[Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

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[Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Fawahar » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:26 am

Hello Keep'rs!

Storm Rust is the name of the Diablo II LoD Mod I've scrambled for myself and other LoD Fans (as you) with the help of the Phrozen Keep Community.

The main goal of the Mod Storm Rust is to retain the original LoD Gameplay, yet to push you towards mastering the class you choose to play, focusing on tactics, momentum, concentration, immersion and leaving you but a little space to breathe, so you don't fall into click-click-got-bored situations. To reach that goal I had to completely change several main aspect of the game such as:

-Increased Difficulty
-Item Lore/Affix Lore (completely)
-Runes/Runewords/Crafting (completely)

There are other numerous minor changes, such as:
-Shops (partially)
-Gamble (partially)
-Hirelings (partially)

...and more

I hope I would be able to drive you out of your skin with this mod and let you experience genuine Diablo inspiration, while playing.


INSTALL:
-get yourself running Diablo II LoD
-run patch from here
-replace the native Patch_d2.mpq in the Game Directory with this one
-get few zombies down and see if you like it


Things you might like to know:

Crafting is simple! Put a gem and ring(or)amulet in your cube and watch it sparkling.

Runewords:
Nef Eld Tir - Sword, Missile
Eld Tir Ko - Shield
Amn Eth Mal - Shield
Jah Ith Nef - Shield
Ort Io Thul - Shield, Helm
Pul Ber Sol - Torso
Ist Sur Tir - Torso
Sol Amn Zod - Torso
Tir Ith Tal - Shield
Eld Nef Thul - Helm
Amn Dol Ral - Axe, Pole, Mace
Dol Ort - Shield, Torso, Helm
Nef Sol Dol Ral Thul Tal - Polearm
Omh Hel El Amn - Torso, Shield
Vex Io Ral - Helm
Ber Amn Ber - Helm, Torso, Shield
Jah Cham Ber Vex Um - Weapon
Cham Tal Ist Lo Ort Mal - Polearm
Amn Jah Cham Sol Amn Ith - Weapon
Cham Ohm Shael Ko - Torso

Cow Level Portal Recipe: key + wirt's leg

And don't bother with searching the dusty library shelves for town-portal books, it's not worth it ;)
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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Fawahar » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:56 pm

Hello keep! New update on the horizon. You might want to download the current release, 1.1e from here.

Cheers!
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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by the_bogan » Tue May 22, 2018 8:10 am

Just trying it out now. Not sure if the lack of descriptions on the items makes it more interesting or frustrating :cool:

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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Fawahar » Sun May 27, 2018 12:35 pm

For the folks around who are using D2SE, here is the mod files suited for the program. Extract/paste to MODS folder as usual and have fun!
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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Doub » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:50 pm

did u keep skill pre-reqs?

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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Fawahar » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:30 pm

Doub wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:50 pm
did u keep skill pre-reqs?
There is no synergy in the skill trees, but the requirements for learning a skill are vanilla-like, if that's what you ask.
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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Fawahar » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:48 pm

STORM RUST v2.3c

Change-log:
- For beter Immersion, MINI MAP/AUTOMAP has been disabled
- Major game-play change (removed item slots)
- UI Enhance
- Rebalanced drop rates (lowered)
- Reworked Uniques and Set items to fit new game-play
- New cube recipes - check readme.txt
- Minor Affix Change
- Minor Item Image Change
- Minor Gamble Change (added items)

-download patch

OR

-download for 2DSE
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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by kiddemik1416 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:16 pm

hi guys ... i need somebody to teach me how to use make maps from diablo 2
who can help me?

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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Kaladann » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:31 pm

Hello kiddemik1416 !
You are in the wrong topic for that, but i'll try to answer you.

Take a look at this topics :
Tutorial/Resource Listing
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=22260

Map editing : how to start
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=29549

With that I assume you'll be able to install the map you got.
Please ask in the righ section of the forum later.
You can even ask there for further help :)

Good luck !
Want to play but not enought time to drop good stuff and raise decent level ? Try Casual Nostalgia !
ImageMore infos here : viewtopic.php?f=5&t=63800
CHEERS !

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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Fawahar » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:42 am

STORM RUST v3.1e

Change-log:
-Charms totally removed from the mod.
-Immersion(ethereal) crafting finally incorporated as Paladin craft.
-General changes in the Talisman and Flayer bone ju-ju item types.
-Sorceress enchanting now works on all types of circlets.
-Druid now enchants instead of talismans, Flayer bone ju-ju.
-Cow King now does not always drop uniques.
-Introduced new skill dynamics and balances.

-download patch

OR

-download for 2DSE
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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by nguyentai44 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:56 am

make monsters/bosses stronger does not make the game harder, my opinion is remove TP from game, add some red tp instead

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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Fawahar » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:26 am

Thanks for joining, nguyentai44

I can agree that the new environment is still easily beatable by a skilled player, even on higher players difficulty, however, I must point as well, that the idea of Storm Rust is to "bring back" the average player to the game. This fact, by itself, drives me to keep some reasonable and modifiable challenge levels ingame.

Currently I have no plans of changing the town-portal structure, this is especially due to the fact, that it will break the multi-player heavily. Having automap turned off makes it already enough demanding.

Meanwhile I am preparing the so anticipated Expansion of the Mod. Currently the project is moving along the lines of modern-type of Mod, so there comes the brand new name for it - QUEST!

In QUEST the player will be invited to lay on the past of the great STORM RUST, however explore much bigger deviation from original LoD game-play. What I say!? Unique Items, Drop, Skill and Crafting systems are just the basic of the new Expansion!

Make sure you check the BETA which I carefully prepared for you, act1 is fully playable and I am waiting to see how you will react on this.
Let the QUEST begin!

Download the BETA for D2SE
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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by ocarinas » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:58 am

Looks interesting!
I haven't seen any mods that actually disable mini map.

How complete is the mod? Can I finish the game or is it limited to act 1 only?

Edit:
- I got this error when pressed Tab button to open mini map.

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Assertion Failure
Location : C:\Projects\Diablo2\Source\D2CMP\SRC\CelCmp.cpp, line #1353
Expression : ValidCelContext( pCelContext )
- Most of stats desc texts are blank in character screen.


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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Fawahar » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:04 pm

The map's invisibility is a WIP since 1 month, actually. It crashes the game, currently, but it works for the intended purpose, until I find a solution to make it work better, you'll have a "lesson in violence" each time pressing that map key. Of course, if the binding for the map key is removed from controls menu, this ends all problems whatsoever. This is quite a question on topic actually, believe me or not, but five minutes ago I was just pondering if I should keep the "no map" feature for QUEST, or not...
ocarinas wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:58 am

How complete is the mod? Can I finish the game or is it limited to act 1 only?
- Most of stats desc texts are blank in character screen.
The Beta that I just released is for "chewing purposes". It is meant for the player to make a new char and go around in act 1 to feel the difference from before. Drops are disabled after act 1. However, any of the previous version of the Mod are absolutely complete and as much as balanced as I could fix them. They differ a bit in play-style and features, but the core is the same. Some of that core is planned to remain for QUEST, but we'll see how much, indeed...

The text is blank, currently, since I am switching from the old UI which had the the text removed. It's going to some polish work at the end of the release. I am still deciding whether to make brand new UI or just keep vanilla style.
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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Fawahar » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:59 pm

ANNOUNCING: the Expansion is concept READY!
StormRust-Quest BETA-Download
  • Full gameplay from Act1 Normal to Act5 Hell!
  • All new items are in-game!
  • Many Collectable unique Amulets!
  • Skills rolled back to vanilla, yet revamped to be progressive!
  • Exquisite New Look!
  • Fixed Automap Crash and game-play details!

For further balancing of the Expansion any feedback is welcome!
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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by gogodanny » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:34 pm

Hi Fawahar,

even though I have no idea whatsoever of what to expect from your mod, I decided to reinstall D2 on my new PC and give it a try - I hope I can provide decent feedback asap and real life won't curb my progress.

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Re: [Storm Rust] LoD 1.09b Release

Post by Fawahar » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:48 am

OFFICIAL RELEASE

For this release you will need to have the vanilla runewords, if you want to survive!

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Nef Eld Tir - Sword, Missile
Eld Tir Ko - Shield
Amn Eth Mal - Shield
Jah Ith Nef - Shield
Ort Io Thul - Shield, Helm
Pul Ber Sol - Torso
Ist Sur Tir - Torso
Sol Amn Zod - Torso
Tir Ith Tal - Shield
Eld Nef Thul - Helm
Amn Dol Ral - Axe, Pole, Mace
Dol Ort - Shield, Torso, Helm
Nef Sol Dol Ral Thul Tal - Polearm
Omh Hel El Amn - Torso, Shield
Vex Io Ral - Helm
Ber Amn Ber - Helm, Torso, Shield
Jah Cham Ber Vex Um - Weapon
Cham Tal Ist Lo Ort Mal - Polearm
Amn Jah Cham Sol Amn Ith - Weapon
Cham Ohm Shael Ko - Torso
DOWNLOAD v.1.0
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