[H3] - How to edit default starting skills for heroes?

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[H3] - How to edit default starting skills for heroes?

Postby Gay Lord » Feb 24 2014, 11:13

Hi guys, I've just spent half an hour searching the web trying to find an answer.

What I'd like to do is change the default starting skills for heroes for every map. I know the map editor will let me change hero skills, but only for that map. I want to change the default skills, and I don't know where to look.

A newbie modding thread on the Heroes Community forum was helpful in listing file names:

http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=39961

However, neither HOTRAITS.txt nor HEROBIOS.txt contains anything about secondary skills. Does anyone know what file I need to edit to change the starting skills? And if it's difficult, how do I do so?

As an extra, would their starting spells be in the same file?

TIA

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Re: [H3] - How to edit default starting skills for heroes?

Postby Baronus » Dec 15 2015, 17:32

Modding guide in polish:

http://soe.bnx.pl/readarticle.php?article_id=6

Hero editing:
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0A 00 00 00 0B 00 00 00 0C 00 00 00 D1 00 00 00 P1 00 00 00 D2 00
00 00 P2 00 00 00 SB 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF
S1 00 00 00 S2 00 00 00 S3 00 00 00 XX XX XX 00 YY YY YY 00 01 01

First hero:

00 00 00 00 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 06 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00
00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF
00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 44 F1 67 00 34 F1 67 00 01 01

0A - sex [ 00 - m /01 - w]
0B - race [07 - human]
0C - profession [00 - knight 01 - cleric, 02 - ranger etc. see herotraits table for number or erm tool guide. ]
D1 - first skill [00 - pathfinding, 01 - archery see herotraits table for number or erm tool guide. ]
P1 - first skill level [ 01 - basic, 02 - advanced, 03 - expert]
D2 - second skill
P2 - sec. sk. level
SB - spellbook yes 01, no - 00 .
FF FF FF FF - starting spell (no for knight) see spell table txt for number or erm tool guide.
S1, S2, S3 - start units 00 - pikeman , 01- halabardier etc. se crtraits.txt for number or erm tool guide.
XX XX XX - dont change
YY YY YY - dont change
00 01 01 - ????


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