Can anyone make Bad Luck work in HOMM3?

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Can anyone make Bad Luck work in HOMM3?

Postby Super Goober » Oct 30 2010, 23:08

I've noticed that bad luck has not occurred once in HOMM3, making the Misfortune spell not as useful as it should be.

I've check some of the files out with MMArchive, and I've noticed that there is indeed a sound file for Bad Luck. Also, I've heard reports of there being good luck/bad luck titles in there too.

If someone can make a mod, putting bad luck back in the game, I, and I'm sure a lot of others, would appreciate it.

I have no scripting experience whatsoever apart from replacing sound files and txt files.

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Re: Can anyone make Bad Luck work in HOMM3?

Postby benbird » Nov 1 2010, 1:53

Super Goober wrote:I've noticed that bad luck has not occurred once in HOMM3, making the Misfortune spell not as useful as it should be.

I've check some of the files out with MMArchive, and I've noticed that there is indeed a sound file for Bad Luck. Also, I've heard reports of there being good luck/bad luck titles in there too.

If someone can make a mod, putting bad luck back in the game, I, and I'm sure a lot of others, would appreciate it.

I have no scripting experience whatsoever apart from replacing sound files and txt files.


good idea :D

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Re: Can anyone make Bad Luck work in HOMM3?

Postby AngelEyes » Nov 14 2010, 12:07

Super Goober wrote:...making the Misfortune spell not as useful as it should be.


It would also give a small boost to Devils. I always wondered why bad luck was left out of the game.

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Postby lotusreaver » Jun 6 2011, 23:36

Did bad luck ever work in Heroes 1 and 2? I don't seem to remember ever seeing it. I always assumed that bad luck was just no luck.

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Postby Kristo » Jun 7 2011, 2:28

In Heroes 2 you can get -2 luck if you visit a Pyramid that's already been cleaned out. Bad Luck manifests itself as a rain cloud (as opposed to a rainbow) and causes the affected stack to do 1/2 damage. Since it's pretty easy to get some level of Good Luck in H2, it's actually kinda hard to make bad luck happen, even on purpose. The -2 penalty only lasts until your next combat.

In H3 I think you can have a negative luck modifier (there's a fountain that changes between good and bad luck depending on the day of the week), but it just lowers your chances of getting good luck in combat.
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Postby Qurqirish Dragon » Jun 7 2011, 13:56

Kristo wrote:In Heroes 2 you can get -2 luck if you visit a Pyramid that's already been cleaned out. Bad Luck manifests itself as a rain cloud (as opposed to a rainbow) and causes the affected stack to do 1/2 damage. Since it's pretty easy to get some level of Good Luck in H2, it's actually kinda hard to make bad luck happen, even on purpose. The -2 penalty only lasts until your next combat.

In H3 I think you can have a negative luck modifier (there's a fountain that changes between good and bad luck depending on the day of the week), but it just lowers your chances of getting good luck in combat.


I saw bad luck a total of 1 time in all my playing of heroes 2 You really had to try to get it, since luck boosts were plentiful.
As for H3, negative luck only counters positive, you cannot get bad luck (although the neutral luck graphic implies that they intended to have it at some point)
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Postby GreatEmerald » Jun 7 2011, 21:01

Qurqirish Dragon wrote:As for H3, negative luck only counters positive, you cannot get bad luck (although the neutral luck graphic implies that they intended to have it at some point)


There are also sounds and graphics for it in the game.

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Postby Darmani » Jun 8 2011, 3:49

In HoMM II, if you have -1 luck, what is your chance of getting bad luck?

If you answered 10%, you're wrong! It's 0%.

-2 luck gives you a 1/24 chance. I believe this to be a bug, since +1 luck gives you 1/24, +2 luck gives you 2/24, etc.


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