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« on: August 25, 2009, 11:06:37 PM »
This represents near completion of all the class, race & feat 2da work for AR.  Please test out the classes, races, feats & spells.  There is access to the Character Builder from Tyr thru an unmarked doorway behind the Draqoman Station.  Please test against creatures & other players when possible.  Please try to break things.  Open PvP, but do not grief each other & do not get attached to these characters.  :D

If you have enough hard drive space for another NWN installation, read below on how to connect to the beta.

AR Beta access & instructions

If you want to be able to play on both versions of Athas Reborn you will have to make a copy of your NWN installation to keep at version 1.68.

1.) In Windows Explorer COPY and PASTE your NWN install directory into its current location.  You should have a folder called "Copy of NWN" or "Copy of NeverwinterNights" depending on how you set it up when you installed it.

2.) Rename your new folder NWN168.  Open the folder.

3.) Make shortcuts for "NWMAIN.EXE" & "NWTOOLSET.EXE"  Rename the shortcuts to "NWN 1.68" & "NWN 1.68 Toolset" respectivley.  COPY them to your desktop.  You'll use the shortcuts to play AR Live from now on.  Make sure you never upgrade this installation of NWN.

4.) Go back to your original NWN folder.  Delete the contents of your override folder.  Update this installation to NWN 1.69 either using the Auto-Updater (NWUpdate.exe) or by downloading the 1.69 Critical Rebuild from here.

5.) Install the AR related files listed below.

6.) Direct Connect to 67.223.193.70:5130 to join the Beta Server.  You may also be able to join the server via Tech Support on GameSpy.

Necessary Files
Community Expansion Pack v2.4 (UPGRADED 05-07-11)
Player's Resource Consortium Pack v3.5 (UPGRADED 05-01-12)
Community Skybox Pack (CSP) v2.1 (ADDED: 02-1-2012)

The Hak Paks
Hakpacks & TLK files will all be handled thru Worldgate.  See the Worldgate thread for more details.


Extras
Athas Reborn Portrait Pack (UPDATED 12-23-08)
Athas Reborn Optional Voice Sets (UPDATED 03-09-08)
Alternate Combat Animations v4.0 w/ updated CEP Robes (ADDED 08-26-09)
MtG Portrait Pack (UPDATED 03-26-08)
7Zip Archive Utility
LOLA v5.0 Direct Connect / Logging Utility

!!!This is in no way complete.  PLEASE MAKE BUG REPORTS!!!
« Last Edit: May 23, 2012, 05:32:41 PM by DM Heatstroke »
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 07:49:25 PM »
By the way, if you run across a problem that seems like its a PRC bug & not an AR bug, make sure you get a screenshot (Ctrl+PrintScrn & then paste into MS Paintbrush)
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010, 01:57:02 PM »
The Athas Reborn beta has been updated to PRC 3.3h.  Please run Worldgate to update our custom content.

CHANGELOG

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new:
permanent stat changes for these classes:
Acolyte of the Skin
Alienist
Baelnorn
Diamond Dragon
Disciple Of Baalzebul
Dragon Devotee
Heartwarder
Mighty Contender Of Kord
Oozemaster
Swift Wing
Thrall Of Orcus
Warchief
domain feats added to character files with nwnx_funcs
animal companion blueprints
new spellbook compatibility system
subschools/descriptors for spells (thank you DM Heatstroke)
tome of battle icons
racialappear.2da file support
Bioware 'Horse script' compatibility - custom appearances were reverted to default by this script
effortless healing feat
weapon specialisation for bowman
half-dragon template

fixed
ConvoCC && CEP appearance.2da bug
edited prechacer script - only uses 2das that are really required by ConvoCC
added correct sqlite version - sqlite database will work with ConvoCC
templates (those are working now):
celestial
half-celestial
fiendish
half-fiendish
necropolitan
lich (still needs some work, pre-requirements ecpecially)
Dread Necromancer concentration bug
TMI errors that occured when character had two 'new spellbook' classes
archivists feats:
learn spell won't use up whole stack of scrolls
dark knowledge will display current roll in character sheet
improved ricochet
attune gem feat
noble feats now at correct level
summon undead blueprints
PnP shifter bug
two-handed weapon attacks count
bard/sorcerer anti-cheat check
selectable metamagics not added to divine casters
regroup spell
sublime chord spellcasting bug
lantern archon in gate spell
undead hit-dice script (non-nwnx_funcs version)
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 07:14:58 PM »
I need someone (preferably multiple someones) to log into the beta & help me test something.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 10:45:42 PM »
Thanks for your help Jean Velo.
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Re: Open Beta
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010, 02:37:36 PM »
I'm cleaning up the Worldgate FTP host, so updates via the Worldgate program will be disabled for a couple of hours.  Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Re: Open Beta
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2010, 02:15:02 AM »
Worldgate is back up, you'll have to re-point the Worldgate client to www.athasreborn.com to get it to work.
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Re: Open Beta
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 10:03:44 PM »
Beta testers, please run WorldGate to update.
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Re: Open Beta
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2011, 04:22:45 PM »
Athas Reborn 1.69b has been update to the CEP 2.4.  Please download the new haks & update Worldgate.
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