treasureclassex.mpq and NoDrop=0

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treasureclassex.mpq and NoDrop=0

Post by joe schmoe » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:12 am

First of all...
I want to apologize because I'm positive that I'm not the first person to come here asking about this, but...
I have searched for this info here and can't seem to find it.

I'm trying to edit my Patch_D2.mpq so that I can take advantage of the nodrop=0 mod.
I have opened the archive in an MPQ editor and found the treasureclassex.txt. I have edited the txt file so that every entry in the NoDrop column reads "0." I have tested my edits using the data folder and -direct -txt method. And my edits are working. But when I try to close the Patch_d2.mpq and place my edited version in my Diablo II directory, my drops are vanilla. My edits are no longer working. I can only seem to get it to work with the data folder. If I try to use my edited Patch_D2.mpq, it's as if the game isn't reading my edits from the mpq. When I reopen my modded mpq, my edits are there. Can anyone explain what I might be doing wrong? Thank you for any help!

Joe

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Re: treasureclassex.mpq and NoDrop=0

Post by HarvestWombs » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:02 am

Are you including the .bin file in your mpq?
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Re: treasureclassex.mpq and NoDrop=0

Post by alucard006 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:07 am

-direct -txt method should not use after you had done that.

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Re: treasureclassex.mpq and NoDrop=0

Post by joe schmoe » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:46 am

Hello and thank you for the replies.
Yes, the .bin file is still in the MPQ along with my edited txt file. Once I put my edited MPQ in the Diablo 2 folder, I removed the -direct -txt from my shortcut. I even tried running Diablo 2 from the Diablo II.exe directly. But my edits don't translate in game. I don't understand... :(

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Re: treasureclassex.mpq and NoDrop=0

Post by joe schmoe » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:33 am

Guys, I'm sorry... I figured it out. I dug around further on this forum and found the answer I needed. I wasn't creating the "new" bin file before recompiling the MPQ.

I needed to put the edited txt file into the data\global\excel folder inside my Diablo II directory, add the -direct -txt parameters to my desktop shortcut, and then go into a game to procure a "new" treasureclassex.bin file which can then be found inside the Diablo II\data\global\excel location. This new bin file must replace the original bin file inside the Patch_D2.MPQ along with the edited txt file before recompiling the MPQ and placing it into the Diablo II folder. Thanks for help !

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