Path of Evil Remastered

I am in the summoning circle with Carcarin, but the quest doesn’t start. Carcarin does nothing. I can’t talk to her about it even though she mentioned it just before we transitioned into the area.
I couldn’t bribe Mutasin. He acts like we already spoke. He will not join the group, he acts like he already did, but has not.

Do you have the Mutasin dialog override from the Vault page? That specifically fixes the join dialog, I have tested it repeatedly.

How are you killing the kobolds in the first summoning circle? This is another thing I’ve repeatedly tested successfully (literally successful 10 times in a row).

There are no kobolds nothing happens. I even turned on debug mode so I could make sure she crosses the trigger points. Nothing happens. She mentions the quest before we transition, we transition and we walk around taking multiple paths to the summoning circle. I have quit and reloaded 3 times. I have left the summoning area and returned several times. I am at a loss. Between Mutasin and Carcarin, I am wondering if I should delete POE completely and try a 100% fresh download?

I checked the summoning circle. I thought they were kobolds, but they are bladelings. They are manually placed in the area, not spawned, so they should always be there since there’s no chance of a spawn failing.

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Ok, I am redowloading the whole thing. There were no bladelings or anything else there when we entered. I have no problem restarting.

@kamal
I would’ve just reported these bugs via a message but I started digging through the files and found a lot (hundreds) of loopholes/bugs. I figured it would be better if I just made the fixes myself and give the new files to you. Otherwise, I imagine, you would have been overwhelmed with it all. There is a change log with the fixes file.
So far these fixes are only for everything in the SouthWest quarter of Faerun. I’m working on the other quarters.
Some major fixes include:

  • The warehouse fights in neverwinter (rogue/fighter paths) now execute very nicely.
  • Any uncontrolled rogues that automatically open locks or disarm traps now also get XP and a notice appears letting you know this. XP is divided among the party.
  • The troublesome tiles in the Temple of Old Night and Tortured King Ruins are fixed.
  • Companions that have been removed from the party now reliably spawn at their designated locations (prior to finding the stronghold).
  • The annoying “black void on transition” bug fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with some of the “defender” NPCs in Qasr (and the Pier area) that would attack you after dealing with the Genasi in Intisar.
  • Under some circumstances you would not be able to recruit Mutasin. Now you can (under the right conditions).
  • The loading screens sometimes displayed some odd tips. This is now fixed. See install notes.
  • The custom cleric domian script didn’t seem to be working as advertised. I scraped it and used some extra code to reset Mutasin and Laisera based on the packages.2DA. See install notes.
  • There are literally hundreds of other minor fixes.

You must have the Feb 03 2019 version of Path of Evil from the Nexus installed before using these fixes!
Extract this file into your <mydocs/neverwinter nights 2> folder. All files are set into the appropriate folders so just click yes when it asks to overwrite.
Next, delete the following files from the Campaign/Path of Evil/resources/2das folder:
loadscreens.2da, nwn2_tips.2da and packages.2da.
These files are now represented in the hak or the override folder. Apparently, due to some weird bug in the engine, edited versions of these files don’t work reliably from the campaign folder. Additionally, an edited packages.2da won’t work from the campaign folder nor a hak file. Don’t ask me. That’s why I have it in the override. This is a necessary move for the domain reset on Mutasin. So make sure there are no other copies of the packages.2da in your override.
Of course, these fixes need to be tested for confirmation.

**************UPDATE*****************
3/3/19
This now includes fixes for the NW quadrant of Faerun.
Major fix for the Carcarin quest.
Many minor fixes.

**************UPDATE*****************
3/8/19
Now includes everything except the Stronghold and the Final module -I’m working on those next.
Major fixes include a few areas that had troublesome tiles. Several custom tiles were causing much trouble. If I could not replace them with an adequate variant, I had to delete the MDB file from the \Campaigns\Path of Evil\resources\models folder.
The following files have been deleted as I could not use a variant to replace them to get a proper bake:
TL_SF_HHHH_03.MDB
TL_SF_SPU1_02.MDB
TL_SF_SPU3_01.MDB
TL_SF_WWCC_03.MDB
TL_SF_WWWC_02.MDB
TL_SF_WWWC_03.MDB
TL_SF_WWWX_11.MDB
TL_SF_WWWX_22.MDB
TL_SF_WWXX_18.MDB

Made some modifications to Timoteo’s quest.
Many minor fixes.
**************UPDATE*****************
3/17/19
All done! Lots of major fixes in the stronghold module. Four areas crashed the game as soon as you tried to enter them - they are all fixed. Several bugged quests are fixed. Cleaned up a lot of loopholes. The temple building can now be accessed after repairing it.
A ton of minor fixes.

These fixes could use to be tested to make sure I haven’t created other bugs. Other than that, I think the game is greatly improved. Make sure the 2das and MDAs mentioned above are deleted, else some problems will remain.
Thanks kamal! I actually enjoyed digging through this mod in the toolset. I learned a lot!

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Whoa!

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When you’re done with this, I’d like your permission to include it.

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Yep, you can have all of it. I’m doing the southeast quad now. After that is the northeast.

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Just curious if you have more play thru’s planned for your YouTube channel? I really enjoy them. If so, might Path of Evil Remastered be on the list?

BrotherMutant73 did Path of Evil on Youtube if your interested although it’s an older version.

I’m certainly going to do more vids. I had fun making them. Not sure what to play next though.

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BrotherMutant’s LP was not even finished.

I looked at the first 2 episodes of BrotherMutant73’s PoE playthru and I just couldn’t watch it any more. The main thing was, there were some obvious things that he just missed and it was annoying me too much. Like he’s just walking by treasure chests and things that are flashing because he’s pressing “Z” and he just completely missed them, walked right by them. And I’m like, “Go to the chest! Check the chest! What are you doing?!”, etc. I tried to play PoE more than a year back and ran into some insurmountable bugs but it seems like it has been updated since then. I’ll give it another try.

Wait for Travus’s fixes

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Final fixes complete! Download the final 3-17-19 fix file from the updated link in my post above. I also updated some notes there as well.

I highly recommend that this be tested by a few folks to make sure things are good. I hope I didn’t unknowingly make more bugs :slight_smile:

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Running through with the new fixes. Very little to report, with my only issue being no doors in Pros. There were doors in the Pros Graveyard though.

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No idea on the doors, I checked with Travus’ fixes installed and Pros has doors.

With the fixes being tested, I’m going to merge them into the main files.

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I finished the campaign in Friday. I did minimal side quests, and none of the character personal quests. Pros is where I had the issue with doors missing, maybe caused by my override folder?

Most likely. If you have doors.2da or something similar in your override folder, then you are overriding the resources of the builder. That’s why it’s recommended to not use the override folder. At least not when campaigns state they have their own customizations.

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