Version 1.51 is released.

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Version 1.51 is released.

Post by TrueMage » Sun May 24, 2015 12:07 pm

So... brand new days - new version :)

I try to work as fast as it possible and now I came with something new.
Battle for Elements 1.50 to 1.51 update pack has been released. Characters from version 1.50 are compatible with this new version. I fixed many bugs from 1.50, so game more stable now. Also, Cubaholic made impressive cartography work. Many players required Gamble Filter, so here it is. In addition, in this version we have not one, but even three new contests! Happy gamimg. ;) Please see the full list of changes below.

Remember that is update pack, so you need version 1.50 installed in order to install this. You may get 1.51 here.

Global changes:
:!: New dynamic gamble costs (thanks to Nefarius for code clarification). Now it scale with character level. This way required to balance maximum buy prices, so those are 10000 on Normal, 20000 on Nightmare and 30000 on Hell. Also, I raised overall game drop quality. And in addition, chances for gamble set item now 10%, and 5% for unique item. Formula for gamble exceptional and elite versions of items also changed in better way. Now it is: exceptional chance = (ilvl - excep qlvl) * 1,5% + 1% for Nightmare and exceptional chance = (ilvl - excep qlvl) * 1,0% + 1%; elite chance = (ilvl - elite qlvl) * 0,5% + 1% for Hell.

Launcher changes:
- New launcher feature: Gamble Filter.
- I fixed some bugs when user doesn't have appropriate game registry keys.
- Now you can edit some PlugY options. Remember that you can't edit any options stated in PlugYDefault/PlugYFixed.ini.

New features:
- 4 new stacking recipe items for rings and shields.
- Blood of Prime Evils was added as well as few cube recipes.
- Short storyline for 9 unique weapons.
- Monastery Gate location was rebuilt (Cubaholic).
- Plane of Water location was rebuilt (Cubaholic).
- Bishibosh was reworked (Cubaholic).
- Dark Elder environment was reworked (Cubaholic).
- New conception of Legendary Items drop. Now you can't get it neither from gambling nor from cube recipes, but you can get it from drop.
- One new skill (on set item): Plague Axe.
- Shaman' Tricks set has been remade.
- Now all class skills regrouped to 6 skillbars instead of 3.

Balance:
- Levels of shard guards were raised.
- Some set items were revisited.
- Some monster tweakings.
- Sanctuary takes 5% damage synergy from Cleansing instead of 10%.
- One-way waypoint to Plains of Despair was removed.
- Hireling levels on Normal difficulty equal to area levels where you hired them now.
- Drop of health and mana potions on Hightmare and Hell difficulties was reduced (excluding champion and unique monsters). Drop of some special potions (potions of statistic and potions of resistance) on Hightmare and Hell difficulties was disabled.
- No more skillpoints from Mystery Potions. Now you gain +X to Stamina instead

Bug fixes:
- CRITICAL bug with corrupted "Reanimate as", "+X to Mana after each kill", some other properties and weird behaviour of such skills as Energy Shield and Cyclone Armor was fixed.
- CRITICAL crash when entering Morgan's Lair on some systems was fixed.
- Bifrons animation was replaced with Dark Barbarian animation model.
- Blizzard bug with game crash when character goes to another act with sound off was fixed.
- Too big log file in "Three Ways" location was fixed.
- Countess Scroll image was fixed.
- Bug when character can't take more than one any Malah charm was fixed.
- "Skillful Like a Fox" mask doesn't get ethereality when you equip two items of Murderer's Teachings set.
- Following sets now have their aura modifiers on their items instead of full set bonus: Dream in Steam, Melt in Plasma, Live in Clouds, Barbaric Aspirations, Amazonite Nightmare, Barbaric Shaman, Mocker Set, Oak of Druid.
- Rarities of Legendary Items were fixed.
- gl32oglinit.exe (3dfx Glide emulator control panel) now included in mod package.
- Bug when Hard difficulty has even worse drop quality than Easy difficulty was fixed.
- Monsters drop sphere shards in Act1 in right order.
- Bug with wrong Magic Zombies' skill on death on Nightmare and Hell was fixed (Cubaholic).
- Inner Tower location: transparency to walls was added, automap was fixed (Cubaholic).
- Cold Plains location: entrance to Ancient Tower was added to automap (Cubaholic).
- The Three Ways location: torches were removed (Cubaholic).
- Mysterious Caves locations: torches were removed (Cubaholic).
- The Ancient Labyrinth: perspective was disabled (Cubaholic).
- The Abuzz Forest location: portal place was changed (Cubaholic).
- Maze of the Light location: now you can see monsters behind walls (Cubaholic).
- Act 1 town location: some problems with roof tiles were fixed, two waypoints were added (Cubaholic).
- Catacombs lev.4 location: Pitspawn the Fouldog was moved to location entrance (Cubaholic).
- Morgan's Lair location: tiles gamma was reduced (Cubaholic).
- Act 2 town location: Book of Lore was moved to another place (Cubaholic).
- The Ancient Vault location: the day/night cycle was disabled, some changes in wall tiles, portal place was changed, red portals were added, other fixes (Cubaholic).
- Halls of Fame location: tiles gamma was reduced (Cubaholic).
- Duriel's Lair location: non-functional waypoint was removed, some changes in wall tiles (Cubaholic).
- Viper Temple lvl.2 location was reworked (Cubaholic).
- Izual Chamber location: fire was added (Cubaholic).
- Some other fixes (like file names, etc).

New contests!
- As a result of last contest (winner: NEITR0N), two secret runewords were added, one for melee weapon and one for bows and crossbows. Both can be assembled in items with 5 sockets. And even more, these runewords ARE NEW CONTEST! Actually there are TWO contests. You need to assemble one of these runewords and you will be winner! ;)
- Third contest even more mysterious. :) The only thing we know is the one key for this contest and this key is... shrines! ;)

How to install:

- Make sure that You have Diablo2: Lord of Destruction with 1.10 patch.
- Make sure that you have BFE version 1.50 installed.
- Run BFE1.51setup.exe and follow installation instructions.

P.S. Please, read documentation in "Knowledge Base" folder !!!

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