Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

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Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Roneye » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:39 pm

Well been playing Diablo 2 single player for the last couple of days. Just been using stock plugy mod.
I'm level 85 from just farming Countess, Andariel and Mephisto, the drop rate is just not made for single player. Got a few decent items but nothing usable for my sorcs and it's not like I can trade :D
So i really want to alter the drop rate of Set, Unique and runes.
Tried to change this file for my liking https://d2mods.info/index.php?ind=revie ... w&iden=368 , but I doesn't seem to be registered or maybe I'm just doing something wrong.

Now I see the UVLOD has the perfect drop rate ratio for single player. But sadly everything dropped or created (runewords) are always perfect stats.
Can one of these modpacks be altered to fit my needs?

Plugy:
Cons: Needs better drop rates, no stackable pots, no auto gold pickup.

UVLOD:
Cons: Only perfect items, not infinity storage (ingame) - Rest of the things I would consider cons can be disabled in .ini file.

Thanks to devurandom96 and Yohann for these amazing modpacks!

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by devurandom » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:20 pm

Hi,

You can install UVLoD with vanilla mpq at install time. That option has full open TXT files that you can modify.
No perfect drops in that, but you loose most of the softcoded changes that's been done in UVLoD version mpq.
In either case you want to change ItemRatio.txt for drop rates.

Eventually hope to give users the option to change drop rate formula to linear instead of diminishing return droprates. Unreleased v2.03 will give users the option to drop perfect items or not, independent of txt files used.

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Roneye » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:24 pm

Heey it's you! Great modpack you made!
What things would be lost with the vanilla mpq? Because the really love the drop rate in UVLoD.

Saw somewhere you wrote the perfect drop would be able to be disabled in 2.03. But i also read you had some issue with the 2.xx because of anti-virus. So had the project been completely dropped?

edit: by any chance you got the ItemRatio.txt you use in your modpack, but just able to change the perfect viables. I really see myself blind in these txt codes.

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by devurandom » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:30 pm

Vanilla MPQ option has only minimal changes to allow for stacked potions, etc. no increased droprates.
Too many changes to list for UVLoD version mpq... like how mechanics prefix items always gets 2 sockets
instead of 1-2 sockets.

Still working on the next version, and I'm guessing they encrypted code will still get marked as false positives by a few anti-virus.

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Roneye » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:12 pm

Oh well I love the stacked potions and increased droprates. Wouldn't it be possible to combine the two MPQ files so the drop rate and stacked potions are kept but the stats of the items are random as normally?

I really appreciate the response. And a huge thanks for what you did for the Diablo2 mod community :)

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by devurandom » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:20 am

Thanks

Vanilla mpq is for people who want to mod the txt files themselves. so yes its possible to change the droprates and have random items stats that way.

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Roneye » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:23 am

Could you maybe hook me up with some txt files matchning the drop rate of items/runes in UVLOD?

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by devurandom » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:35 am

FearedBliss has open txt files in his mod which are similar to mine.
https://github.com/fearedbliss/Diablo-I ... its/master
You'd need to go back to an old version (2+ years) where he talks about 1.09 drop rates & grab
ItemRatio.txt & TreasureClassEx.txt

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Roneye » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Great. I see he made a new balanced version Dec 13, 2017. Could you have a look and see what the multipler is over stock drop? I See keys dont drop in it. Can that easily be changed back to normal settings?

Where and How to save and use these txt files in plugy?

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by devurandom » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:01 pm

you need to enable -direct -txt startup option then include the txt files in your diablo II directory
under /data/global/excel/ sub folder.

vanilla version txt file TresureClassEx drop keys so you need to do some reading to know what else to replace.

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Roneye » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:26 pm

Can't really get the txt files working with Plugy.
Gonna wait until UVLoD 2.03 to play Diablo again.

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Kaladann » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:52 pm

Hello !

If you want add arguments at the PlugY launch, you can do this way :
Create a new txt file in the root D2 directory (along with PlugY.exe).
Inside, put this batch command :

For FULL SCREEN mode :

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@echo off
start "Diablo II PlugY" PlugY.exe -direct -txt
For WINDOWED mode :

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@echo off
start "Diablo II PlugY" PlugY.exe -direct -txt -w
Then del the extension txt of this file, and put bat instead.

Et voila, when you launch this bat, PlugY run with the arguments :)
Want to play but not enought time to drop good stuff and raise decent level ? Try Casual Nostalgia !
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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Roneye » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:20 pm

Thanks tho it wouldn't work for some reason. Also tried the that command line within the .ini

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Kaladann » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:52 pm

I forget we can add arguments into PlugY.ini :oops:
(I personnaly use the .bat cause sometimes I need to launch game fullscreen, sometimes windowed... And I don't want to open plugy.ini each time ^^)

For WINDOWED mode :

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[LAUNCHING]
Param=-direct -txt -w
Library=PlugY.dll

This had to work. If not, verify that you set game.exe in compatibility mode (XP sp3) on win7. You can also tic the boxes for admin launch...


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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Roneye » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:58 pm

Sadly the txt files were ignored for some reason anyway. Same issue this guy had: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=63797

Everything is work after some messing around :D

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Kaladann » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:08 pm

What was wrong ?
It could help some people around :)
Want to play but not enought time to drop good stuff and raise decent level ? Try Casual Nostalgia !
More infos here : viewtopic.php?f=5&t=63800
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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by Roneye » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:28 pm

Kaladann" wrote:What was wrong ?
It could help some people around :)
Well messing around and ended up creating my own mod folder.

Make a new folder (I made one on the desktop) Copy everything within these folders into the new folder
C:\Program Files (x86)\Diablo II\Mod PlugY
C:\Program Files (x86)\Diablo II\PlugY
(not the folders but all the content within the two folders)

Now you make this inside the new folder you also make this: C:\Users\Roneye\Desktop\MyMod\data\global\excel put every softcoded txt files you make into the excel folder.
ofc in the PlugY.ini folder you just put:
[LAUNCHING]
Param= -direct -txt

Now just open the PlugY.exe file in the new folder.
If you get an error when saving characters you need to find the saved folder in the Diablo 2 folder, right click it and give all permission to it.

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Re: Change drop rate in Plugy or UVLOD

Post by JustinYummy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:34 pm

Check out the mod I made: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=63796

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