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Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by the_bogan » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:44 am

Hi all,

I've been a user of D2SE for a long while now, but I see it's just been announced on the front page that it's here at the keep.
When I first tried the Eastern Sun R6D file for D2SE I noticed a couple of things:
  • You could go up to players 16.
    Only 1 skill point for the skillbook from Radament.
It was at that point I stopped playing and went back to the official ES release.

My question is, have D2SE users noticed this is still the case? Any other things that users should be aware about?

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by Stabby_McTwist » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:07 am

While I haven't used D2SE myself, I have read a few posts from people who have had issues, including the same issues you mentioned if I'm not mistaken.

My guess would be that D2SE doesn't use the launcher or doesn't use it properly. I am unsure if there is a fix or workaround, but maybe you could manually change some settings or launch options.

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by the_bogan » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:14 am

I'm in agreement with your thoughts Stabby. The aim of this topic was to see what other problems are out there/have been fixed, and/or to make people aware that it is best just to use the official Eastern Sun.

The last time I asked on another forum about the skillpoints issue, I was told that I could just use an editor to get that extra point :roll:

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Post by Stabby_McTwist » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:11 am

I took a look at the .ini file used for launching mods, and there doesn't appear to be any way to load an .exe file. This means that ES in it's normal state will not be able to be run properly through D2SE.

I believe I have a workaround for it though... The ES 1.12mod does not use the launcher and would almost assuredly work fine, however it would require you to use 1.12 either as a base install or swapping files (it appears D2SE can do that fairly easily).

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by seltsamuel » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:23 am

Hi,

the assumtions are not really true ..

I will do a new plugin for the Keep. The one that exists is a version that is equal on PC and Mac and as such uses not all Codeedits. Thats the reason and this was needed for the place it was used ;-)

As im not a ES player and the original site is a little bit chaotic organized i have the question which is the latest version available of ES?

Greetings

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by Firesnake » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:51 pm

I can confirm that in single player and lan mode you don't get the full number of skill points. The *insert evil forbidden places here* seem to have their own files that cause it to work properly. That's the only problem that I noticed so far except for the fact that D2SE can't be run twice at the same time (at least on my computer, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an i7-950, Zotac Geforce 470 GTX). But as far as I know this is a known issue.

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by Billybgame » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:45 pm

seltsamuel" wrote:Hi,

the assumtions are not really true ..

I will do a new plugin for the Keep. The one that exists is a version that is equal on PC and Mac and as such uses not all Codeedits. Thats the reason and this was needed for the place it was used ;-)

As im not a ES player and the original site is a little bit chaotic organized i have the question which is the latest version available of ES?

Greetings

Seltsamuel
Looking forward to trying your nifty utility! I'm a long time ESer, but might like to try Zyl El, Median, etc. Always was hesitant, because I didn't want to screw up my working ES.

Anyhow, R6D was the last file Tsuru put out.

P.S. can you PM me? I am having trouble getting the two mods I have downloaded to show up. ES and Zyl El.
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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by gogodanny » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:38 pm

@billy: merely extract the zip archives into the MODS Folder in your D2 archive (written in caps so easy to spot). Every Mod has to have a SEPERATE folder.

Then merely launch D2SE and the games should show up under the corresponding version (1.09 etc)

Sometimes u need to scroll a bit up/down in order to see it.

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by Billybgame » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:43 pm

gogodanny" wrote:@billy: merely extract the zip archives into the MODS Folder in your D2 archive (written in caps so easy to spot). Every Mod has to have a SEPERATE folder.

Then merely launch D2SE and the games should show up under the corresponding version (1.09 etc)

Sometimes u need to scroll a bit up/down in order to see it.

hf
I thought maybe if I just put the ES folder in MODS, it would work, but when it didn't show, I kinda figured, maybe I need to re-unzip my ES download.

As far as Zyl El goes, I downloaded the files.....I unzipped to the MODS folder, but it did not create a Zyl El folder. So, I did so manually. Then copied all the files into that. It still doesn't show. Am I doing something wrong?

Edit again...I take that back, the ES file, once extracted initially, is then self extracting...ok.....extracted to ES300R folder I created in MODS....started D2SE....still did not work.

Edit: Wait...you say you see them under corresponding versions. The screen shot from the D2SE page shows the Mods right below all the vanilla versions. Or, do I need to do something different to get them to show up below?

Edit: Of course, neither the ES download or the Zyl El download are the self extracting zip files that are mentioned in the D2SE instructions. Is that my problem? Can you not just extract all to a folder you create within MODS?

Ok...I now see in SeltSamuel's D2SE post that there's a Zyl El self extracting file...I'll try that. Then, I just need some guidance on how to get ES working....though, from the sound of it, I may not want to do that through D2SE for the time, being, anyhow.
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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by the_bogan » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:19 pm

Billy, the D2SE versions of ES, Zy-El etc. have their own downloads.
It doesn't appear Eastern Sun has been loaded onto the keep site yet, but Zy-El and a few others have been. https://d2mods.info/filecenter/dload.ph ... cat_id=137

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by seltsamuel » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:26 pm

Hi,
yes D2SE needs its plugin versions of the Mod that have a valid D2SE_SETUP.ini inside .. so D2SE can detect and start the Mod.

Greetings

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by oldirtybingo » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:19 pm

Hi there
I have been trying to find an eastern sun version for D2SE, but i havent been able to do it.
Did you ever get to do it?
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by moscitor » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:18 pm

There is as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by robizeratul » Wed May 25, 2016 6:15 pm

moscitor" wrote:maybe you're looking here : http://snej.org/forum/index.php?topic=18504.0
is this : D2SE_ES_3.00R6D the newest version? or are there newer ones somewhere?

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Re: Eastern Sun on D2SE

Post by thepsycho2 » Fri May 27, 2016 7:43 am

robizeratul" wrote:
moscitor" wrote:maybe you're looking here : http://snej.org/forum/index.php?topic=18504.0
is this : D2SE_ES_3.00R6D the newest version? or are there newer ones somewhere?
Yes, that is the latest version of Eastern Sun for D2SE, and the most current right now.
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