(TUTORIAL LOD 110) How to make a Magic Find display counter

(TUTORIAL LOD 110) How to make a Magic Find display counter

Description: This tutorial will show the new modder how to create a basic stat display that the player can carry in their inventory which can be also be added to by various spawned items which will increase the property each time.

Categories: Tutorials (1.1x) - Item Mechanics


This tutorial will use items available in the game already and will not alter graphics. It is up to the modder to alter the graphics if needed or to add new item types for using to add to the item.
This tutorial will show how to make an item with charm abilities which can be added to and displays the total of Magic Find bonus available on your armour, weapons etc.

The tutorial is for LOD 1.10 but just change Version = 100 to 0 for Diablo2.

Based upon a posting by SVR (many thanks to Svr for explaining Op/Op param/OP base and pointing out problems)

Knowledge required:
Text/tbl editing + use of the -direct -txt switch

Files needed:
Cubemain.txt
Itemstatcost.txt
Itemtypes.txt
Misc.txt
Properties.txt
UniqueItems.txt
Patchstring.tbl

Tools needed:
Spreadsheet editor (available in the file section of the Keep)
Table editor (available in the file section of the Keep)

1. The Item (part 1).
First, you need to make the item that will carry the properties.

Open Uniqueitems.txt

Enter the following in the collumns mentioned:
Index = Magic Herb
Version = 100
Enabled = 1
Rarity = 999
Lvl = 0
Lvl req = 0
Code = hrb
Type = charm
Carry = 1
Cost mult = 1
Cost add = 1
Flippyfile = flphrb
Invfile = invhrb
Dropsound = item_gem
Dropsfxframe = 12
Usesound = item_gem
Prop1 = magbondisp
Par1 = 100
Eol = 0

Save Uniqueitems.txt as we have now made an item for carrying in the inventory which has the new property/stat on it which we will create further down in this tutorial.

2. The item (part 2)
Open Itemtypes.txt and look for the row with Herb in it.

Enter the following into the collumns:
Equiv1 = misc
Equiv2 = char
Normal = 0
Charm = 1
Rarity = 1

Save Itemtypes.txt as we have now made the herb have the ability of a charm.

3. The item (part 3)
Open Misc.txt and look for the row with Herb in it.

Enter the following into the collumns:
Version = 100
Level = 0
Levelreq = 0
Rarity = 1
Spawnable = 1
Usable = 0
Unique = 1
Belt = 0

Now remove the values in the following collumns:
pSpell
State
cState1
cState2
len
Stat1
Calc1
Stat2
Calc2

Save Misc.txt as we have now removed the right click and storing in the belt abilities.

4. The Stats (part 1)
We will now make a stat which will display the total of Magic Find bonus on all your items.
Open up Itemstatcost.txt
Add a new row at the bottom.
Enter the following into the collumns:

Stat = disp_magbonus
ID = XXX (XXX is the next available number)
Divide = 1024
Save Bits = 1
Op = 2
Op param = 0
Op base = item_magicbonus
Op stat1 = dummy2
Descpriority = 180
Descfunc = 2
Descval = 1
Descstrpos = MagbonStr
Descstrneg = MagbonStr
Eol = 0

Now add a new row and enter the following in the collumns:
Stat = dummy2
ID = XXX (XXX = next available number)
Eol = 0

Save Itemstatcost.txt as we have made the entry which will be used by the new entry we will be making in Properties.txt

5. The stat (part 2)

Open up Properties.txt
Add a new row at the bottom.
Enter the following into the collumns:

Code magbondisplay
Done 1
Func1 17
Stat1 disp_magbonus
Eol = 0

Save Properties.txt as we have now made the property which will be used by Cubemain.txt


6. Creating the Item

Open Cubemain.txt

Add a new row at the bottom
Enter the following in the collumns:

Description = Magic Herb
Enabled = 1
Version = 100
Numinputs = 2
Input1 = hpot
Input2 = isc
Output = Magic Herb
Eol = 0

Save Cubemain.txt as we have now made a recipe to make the Magic Herb using a health potion + identify scroll.

7. Adding text viewable on the item

Open up Patchstring.tbl with your selected table editor.

Add the following entries to the table:

STRING TEXT

Magic Herb - Magic Herb (or any name you want)
hrb - Herb of Magic Find (or any name you want)
MagbonStr - Magic Find Total Bonus


8. Adding skills etc to the item

Open up Cubemain.txt
Add a new row at the bottom
This will show the basics of having incremental additions to the item.

Enter the following into the collumns:
Description = Adds damage points
Enabled = 1
Version = 100
Numinputs = 2
Input1 = Magic Herb
Input2 = hpot
Output = useitem
Mod 1 = dmg%
Mod 1 min = 1
Mod 1 max = 1
Eol = 0

Save Cubemain.txt as you have now made a recipe that when you place the Magic Herb into the cube along with a health potion, it will increase your damage by 1 %.

If you make more than one new stat, you can make a universal entry in properties.txt and can enter up to 7 stats, thus using one entry in Cubemain.txt. This gives the possibility of 35 stats for one recipe. If using a skill to fire your stat, you will need an entry in the recipe for this which will reduce the number.

I have made an item based on this which is used for adding skills to as I have removed the skill points in my mod, so that you have to basically kill and search everything for a chance to get new skills. I can say that with the whole 31 skills on an item (test purposes) it doesn't look good in my opinion.

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