I shall never reveal my secre.. oh, is that a pie?
Ah yes, installation order. You wouldn't believe how many re-installs i had to make to have it all running.
After installing the last official ToB patch you should :
- Install Fixpack from G3
(some people install Ascension first, but i never had any problems with ascension after fixpack)
- Do NOT install components such as "Smarter mages" or anything like that. Just Kuroisan, Red Badge, Ritual and so on.
- Everything that is not covered above or below (Valen, Sola etc. etc.)
- If you want it : Impr. Asylum
.. HOWEVER! Make sure to replace the SpWi902 from Imp. Asylum installation folder with the vanilla SpWi902 (found in override folder), otherwise your spell trap will not work
(make sure there are no conflicts with Tactics. It's safe to install classes and optional encounters from tactics, everything else from SCSII. Illyich is a good pick too, but that's just personal preference. I also install streamlined trolls, and not more resilient ones.)
- G3 Tweaks
The difficulty has absolutely no effect on enemy AI (it HAD in Tactics and Ascension, but with SCSII it does not), i play on insanity because i am used to it already. Played Tactics long before SCSII. and also.. Saladrex doing 200 damage post fire resistance? Hell yeah! THAT IS A PROPER DRAGON
Some things on insanity are not cool - like Mind Flayer ballistic attack, or Melissan beating your characters to death during time stops - but i like it nonetheless.
There are some console commands though that do increase difficulty, as well as some that reduce it. I'll quote just one. The rest you can find in SCSII readme.
DMWWIISpawn - set to 2 if you want all the fragments of Irenicus in Hell to spawn allies every few rounds (this was default behaviour on Insane difficulty in the Tactics version), or to 1 if you want to stop liches spawning but allow other spawns.
So, "CLUAConsole:SetGlobal("DMWWIISpawn",GLOBAL",2) makes Irenicus spawn liches, dragon wyverns, beholder other beholders etc. As it was in tactics.
Hope this helps.
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