Riding horses in NWN2


#1

Although RWS provided a hak to ride horses in NWN2, he didn’t have time to complete the attack, cast and death animations, and also his system unfortunately didn’t allow to wear a cloak on horse.
So I decided to have a look on my own, and I got it working: wearing cloaks while riding is possible, and I also added a mounting/dismounting animation.
Regarding the attacks: 1hS and 1hSS are done, I’m not sure I’ll include the D2h, C2h, O2hS and O2hT animations though.
Anyway, here are a few screenshots:

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One last thing to note, but it’s rather important: as cloak and mount use the same skeleton, the number of wearable cloaks is limited (basically, I had to create a mesh for each cloak model, multiplied by the number of species [white, brown, palomino and pinto]). And since the cloaks are tintable, and I couldn’t find a way by script to get the tint of the standard cloak and set it onto the cloak+horse model, the number of blueprints increased accordingly.
All in all, not really a nice way of doing things, but it works.


#2

Good work 4760 :slight_smile:


#3

that’s really nice!


#4

Excellent! When will you post this so we can try it out? Caesar needs his steed! =)


#5

This is really great!


#6

Thanks for the comments! :grinning:
Since I added the cloak, I need to update the animations, and add some more blueprints to at least cover all the stock items. It will probably take a few weeks, but this is my top priority project.


#7

Really nice work 4760. I love what you have done. Now we just have to wait. Keep up the good work. I only rode horses in two modules and both were in NWN1.


#8

Good stuff, as always :).


#9

And since riding bareback is not the habit, I added a saddle, the stirrups and the reins too:NWN2_SS_042318_040411


#10

I’ve already put in some stables for the Gallic Wars in anticipation. Question: Does it include some combat animations from the rider?


#11

Absolutely. One-handed only right now, but with bow and crossbow as well. Spears will probably be the only two-handed weapons I’ll consider (let’s just say that you’re likely to lose your balance with other two-handed weapons).


#12

What about the lance also?


#13

Fantastic


#14

Very nice, 4760!


#15

Now all we need is the horse poop ejection vfx and we’ll be all set.


#16

All the scripting is now done, along with a basic conversation to buy a horse (which sets all the necessary variables).
Back to the animations now!


#17

That’s great 4760 keep up the good work. I’m looking forward to my characters riding into the sunset, and riding in general.

                         Greenman

#18

Would look good for a western with rjshae’s Hats

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#19

Yeah, but then we’d need a wearable poncho and cowboy boots.


#20

. . . and a slim cigar a la Clint Eastwood.