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Combining/merge Item[message #351882] Wed, 03 January 2018 01:09 Go to next message
Ommyto
Messages:4
Registered:December 2017
Hi everybody!
How are you?
I'm new on this forum, even if it have helped me with a lot of question i had on JA2 1.13 gameplay.


I've got a big question and i can't find the right answer to it.
I've just discovered JA2, the 1.13 patch and Arulco Revisited with big maps and i'm having so much fun (My own mercenary compagny! My gaming dream!).
But i'm having trouble finding the use of all items.
I've found a bunch of merging recipe on various site (including this one) but i can't find a full list of what can go with what, or the use of such and such.
Like the porn magazine, the cigars (cuban and regular) and so on.
Does anybody habe an idea where i can find a list or even a way to start my own (could be useful for other).



Thank a lot to Flugente, JAsmine and all the other for the great update/mod.
(Ps: I'm french and i'm not very good at writting english, so excuse me if i've wrote something wrong)
Re: Combining/merge Item[message #351887 is a reply to message #351882] Wed, 03 January 2018 16:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
grim

 
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Registered:July 2006
Location: France
One crude way to know the merges (and even add some), is to have a look at the xml files.
In "Data-1.13\TableData\Items", you can find Merges.xml. Each block shows one possible merge of two items and their results :

<MERGE>
<firstItemIndex>37</firstItemIndex>
<secondItemIndex>194</secondItemIndex>
<firstResultingItemIndex>1022</firstResultingItemIndex>
<secondResultingItemIndex>0</secondResultingItemIndex>
<mergeType>6</mergeType>
<APCost>20</APCost>
</MERGE> 


The item indexes can be found in Items.xml, at <uiIndex>.
The first entry of merges.xml i took as example is combat knife(37) + T-shirt(194) = rags(1022)
You can edit xml files with notepad ++ for example, or notepad but less easily.

You can have a look at Item_Transformations.xml too, if you want to know everything you can do with items in terms of transformations.

A less crude way to investigate merges is to use XML Editor.exe (in your JA2 folder), and in Items menu, look for Merges (standard, attachment), and Transformation. You will have pretty lists of things with names and not numbers to munch!

Envoie moi un message privé en français si tu as besoin de plus de précisions.
Re: Combining/merge Item[message #351892 is a reply to message #351887] Wed, 03 January 2018 18:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ommyto
Messages:4
Registered:December 2017
Thank a lot! Merci beaucoup.
I'm gonna take a look right away and make my little list.
Re: Combining/merge Item[message #351895 is a reply to message #351892] Thu, 04 January 2018 01:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gopas

 
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Registered:June 2016
Location: Norway
Hey Ommyto
The porn magazine is not part of the merges. You can talk to Skipper, the old homeless guy in the Estoni junkyard and give it to him, he will thank you and give you an electronic key card. When you get to Orta, you can either bribe the asshole (don't remember his name but he sounds and looks slimy) there for 20000 dollars to unlock a door for you, then kill him to get your money back. (evil chuckle) . OR you can unlock that same door with the key card that Skipper gave you.

It's a similar play as with the porn tape and Brenda in Hans's store, in San Mona.The porn tape can be found on the first house on the right as you enter that sector from the NE, or in the brothel, still on the same sector. There may more here and there but i don't quite remember.

[Updated on: Thu, 04 January 2018 16:35]




Just another old soldier.
Re: Combining/merge Item[message #351912 is a reply to message #351895] Thu, 04 January 2018 22:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ommyto
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Registered:December 2017
Gopas, i like your mustache ^ ^. I'm not at this point yet put thank for the tip. So the porn magazine doesn't restore morale and is just used it those situation?

Grim, with the xml editor, i've managed to figure what do what and what goes together (took me a couple of hour but it was worth it ^ ^).
Re: Combining/merge Item[message #351914 is a reply to message #351912] Thu, 04 January 2018 23:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gopas

 
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Registered:June 2016
Location: Norway
Yes, as far as i know , the porn magazine serves only that one purpose. I've found it accidentally years ago while playing vanilla 1.12. Skipper said that he once found nudie photos in the trunk of a car. lol, So, just for fun i gave him a porn magazine to check his reaction. He gave me a key card in return, which -accidentally again- i've found that it unlocks the basement door in Orta. That's why people love JA2. It's full of surprises happy



Just another old soldier.
Re: Combining/merge Item[message #351918 is a reply to message #351914] Fri, 05 January 2018 02:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hawkeye

 
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Registered:October 2005
Location: Australia
Giving Skipper porn is good connection with his comment about the photos, but I think you can give him just about any item and he'll reward you with the key card. If I remember correctly I even got away with giving him a piece of string, but hard to recall as it was so long ago.


Re: Combining/merge Item[message #351919 is a reply to message #351918] Fri, 05 January 2018 04:59 Go to previous message
Gopas

 
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Registered:June 2016
Location: Norway
I didn't know that, i'll have to check with other items.

[Updated on: Fri, 05 January 2018 05:01]




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