A Neverwinter Nights II Mod by Jon and Dennis Graf

Monday, January 17, 2011

Back on Track

No pics this time - just sharing the good news that I have now fully recovered from the last crash back in October. I did a little work over the Christmas holidays, but kept running into things that had worked previously, but now weren't. I had almost resigned myself to recreating a lot of stuff when I discovered I had been working on a back-up file that wasn't the most recent. Swapped files and I was good to go. Thank god I have been pretty well disciplined about back-ups.

Had no idea how quickly you can forget some of the everyday stuff in the toolset when you don't use it. The good news is that with the long weekend for King's b'day, I had a chance to spend some quality time with the mod. It was very frustrating at first - but it was mostly just stupid little things I forgot - i.e. "oh you have to import companion scripts. No wonder my new companion would seem to join the party but then refuse to follow me"! It is actually kind of funny now looking back.

This morning I did a play through of what I have so far, taking notes as I went. The Mod plays at about 2 hours currently - assuming you do everything possible (which is not necessary to complete the Mod). Then managed to forge ahead a little. I have almost all of the critical plot elements at least sketched out. All of the external areas are now functioning with the world map though I still have to create about 50% of the custom load screens. Now there is a lot of conversation writing to do, not to mention a few key areas yet to be developed. It feels great to be back on track. Forgot how addicting this stuff can be!

4 comments:

Hoegbo said...

great news!

its gonna be fun to se your end result

Lance Botelle (Bard of Althéa) said...

Good to hear you are back on track!

By the way, have you thought about using Dropbox as a means of backup?

I started using it a few months ago, and find it very easy and reliable to use.

Lance.

dgraf said...

Lance - what is "Drop Box"? Had not heard of it.
DG

Lance Botelle (Bard of Althéa) said...

Check out www.dropbox.com.

It allows you to store up to 2GB of information online for free and it synchronises folders on any PCs you associate with it.

Lance.