File Altering (Version 1.25)

This FAQ shows how you can alter the files in the WheelOfTime/System folder
to enhance your WoT experience.  All of the information was gathered by Jack
Smith and all credit goes to him.

If you have any problems trying anything on this guide I recommend emailing
him at wotscreenshots@yahoo.com.  If you have any additional information to
add to the guide email me at alexturvey@lifebylifelevelbylevel.com.

Feel free to do what you want with this document, I don't mind at all.
A html version of this guide can be found at:
http://www.lifebylifelevelbylevel.com/books/wot/file altering.html

Examples of tweaked files made by Jack can be downloaded from:
http://www.lifebylifelevelbylevel.com/books/wot/tweaked files.html

In this guide I will list what you can change by altering the file, then show
the original file and then an example of how to alter it.  To alter a file
open the file in a text editor (i.e. Notepad) make your changes then save the
file.

NOTE: sometimes I've formatted the text from the file so it is on multiple
lines (instead of one long line like it is in Notepad).  When you actually
come to edit the file make sure you leave the formatting exactly as it was,
i.e. if it's all on one line, leave it all on one line.

WARNING: before you alter a file make sure you make a backup copy, so if
something goes wrong you can replace it, otherwise you'll have to completely
reinstall the game (and that's a really fun way to spend 20 minutes).  I have
to stress that we won't take responsibility for any problems you might have
from altering these files.  If you screw up, it's your fault :).


Angreal.int-------------------------------------------------------------------

By altering this file you can change the following things:
-The names of Ter'angreal.
-The description of the Ter'angreal (comes up when F2 is pressed in game).
-The quote for the Ter'angreal (comes up when F2 is pressed in game).
-The message on screen when you pick up the Ter'angreal.

Original:
[AngrealInvDisguise]
Title=Disguise
Description=As long as you continue to activate the artifact, Disguise cloaks
you with the image of the nearest creature or person.
Quote=His skin tingled slightly as she channeled, and for an instant her image
changed. Her skin became coppery but dull, her hair and eyes dark but flat.
PickupMessage=You got the Disguise ter'angreal

Example:
[AngrealInvDisguise]
Title=Sneaky Sneak
Description=This let's you look like the nearest enemy.  Sneaky or what?
Quote=Elayne and Nynaeve are pretty sneaky. (Lord of Chaos p268)
PickupMessage=You've got the power of sneakiness

Here I've changed the name of the Disguise Ter'angreal to Sneaky sneak.  I've
also changed the description and quote you get from pressing F2, and I've also
changed what it prints on the screen when you pick up one of these
Ter'angreal.


WoT.ini (Configuration Settings)----------------------------------------------

By altering this file you can change the following things:
-The level shown in the background behind the main menu.

Original:
[URL]
Protocol=WOT
ProtocolDescription=Wheel of Time Protocol
Name=Elayna
Map=Index.wot
LocalMap=WheelOfTime.wot

Example:
[URL]
Protocol=WOT
ProtocolDescription=Wheel of Time Protocol
Name=Elayna
Map=Index.wot
LocalMap=Mission_10.wot

I just replaced the LocalMap's default with the map of my choice
(in this case Mission 10 - The Excavation).


WoT.int-----------------------------------------------------------------------

There are multiple WoT files, so make sure you get the right file.

By altering this file you can change the following things:
-The level objectives/description.

Original:
[MissionObjectives01]
Title=Bank of the Manetherendrelle
Content[0]=%f=2
Content[1]=%s=8
Content[2]=%c=0
Content[3]=     @Tar Valon gold convinced a sailor to take me down the 
                 Manetherendrelle, but drawing nearer to Shadar Logoth made
                 him increasingly nervous.  He finally left me off, saying
                 that this is the closest he'd come to the cursed city.
Content[4]=     @The assassin has already been here.  He and his Trollocs
                 left a swath of destruction in their wake; others from the
                 Tower are bound to find it.  The Trollocs' latest victims
                 appear to be a caravan of peace-sworn Tinkers, but I'm too
                 late to help them.  I must try to overtake the assassin
                 before we near the city.  What's inside scares even the
                 shadowsworn.@
Content[5]=%d=2
Content[6]=%f=3
Content[7]=%c=0
Content[8]=%b Try to track down the assassin before he can reach Shadar
              Logoth.
Content[9]=%s=4
Content[10]=%b In doing so, learn to use your ter'angreal to defend yourself
               against his protectors, the Trollocs. 
Content[11]=%s=4
Content[12]=%b Research what you carry by selecting an artifact and then
               pressing the F2 key.
Content[13]=%s=4
Content[14]=%b Gather any ter'angreal you can find among the remains of the
               Tinkers' wagons; some caravans are suspected to carry such
               ancient artifacts.

Example:
[MissionObjectives01]
Title=Bank of the Manetherendrelle
Content[0]=%f=2
Content[1]=%s=8
Content[2]=%c=0
Content[3]=     @The Hound has stolen my favourite pencil and he used it
                 to graffiti on the walls of the White Tower.  The Amyrlin
                 Seat has told me to get my pencil back and give the Hound
                 a good spanking.
Content[4]=     @I've followed the Hound down river in a boat.  I assume he
                 came this way because he's got a lot of family in this
                 area who will give him refuge.  The Hound has about 20
                 cousins, but I think they're a bit in-bred because they
                 have the ugliest faces I've ever seen, they almost look
                 like they have animal faces.@
Content[5]=%d=2
Content[6]=%f=3
Content[7]=%c=0
Content[8]=%b Try to track down the Hound and get the pencil back before
              he escapes into the haunted city.
Content[9]=%s=4
Content[10]=%b In doing so, learn to use Ter'angreal to defend yourself
               against his cousins. 
Content[11]=%s=4
Content[12]=%b Research what they do by selecting an artifact and then
               pressing the F2 key.
Content[13]=%s=4
Content[14]=%b Gather any ter'angreal scattered in the trailers the Hound's
               cousins live in.

This one's pretty straight forward.  I just replaced the text with my own.


WoTPawns.ini (Configuration Settings)-----------------------------------------

There's also a WoTPawns.int, so make sure you get the right file.

By altering this file you can change the following things:
-The type of Ter'angreal that enemies carry.
-The amount of time the enemy takes between each Ter'angreal usage.
-Which Ter'angreal from their inventory the enemy is going to use more often.
-The enemy's health.

Original:
[WOTPawns.Sister]
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[0]=Angreal.AngrealInvAirBurst
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[1]=Angreal.AngrealInvDart
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[2]=Angreal.AngrealInvSeeker
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[3]=Angreal.AngrealInvShift
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[4]=Angreal.AngrealInvShield
MinOffensiveAngrealUsageInterval=4
MinDefensiveAngrealUsageInterval=2
AII_Priority[0]=1
AII_Priority[1]=9
AII_Priority[2]=9
AII_Priority[3]=10
AII_Priority[4]=9
AII_MinChargesInGroup[1]=5
AII_MaxChargesInGroup[1]=8
HealthMPMin=350
HealthMPMax=350
HealthSPMin=350
HealthSPMax=350

Example:
[WOTPawns.Sister]
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[0]=Angreal.AngrealInvAirBurst
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[1]=Angreal.AngrealInvDart
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[2]=Angreal.AngrealInvSeeker
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[3]=Angreal.AngrealInvShift
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[4]=Angreal.AngrealInvShield
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[5]=Angreal.AngrealInvBalefire
AII_AngrealInventoryStr[6]=Angreal.AngrealInvDisguise
MinOffensiveAngrealUsageInterval=2
MinDefensiveAngrealUsageInterval=1
AII_Priority[0]=1
AII_Priority[1]=9
AII_Priority[2]=9
AII_Priority[3]=10
AII_Priority[4]=9
AII_Priority[5]=5
AII_Priority[6]=17
AII_MinChargesInGroup[1]=5
AII_MaxChargesInGroup[1]=8
HealthMPMin=122500
HealthMPMax=122500
HealthSPMin=122500
HealthSPMax=122500

So here I've given the Sister two extra Ter'angreal, Balefire and Disguise.
The names of the Ter'angreal are the same as if you were summoning them
with the SUMMON cheat (see Cheats and Glitches).
AII_Priority[#]=# sets which Ter'angreal the Sister is more likely to use.
The higher the priority the more often they will use that Ter'angreal.  This
Sister will favour Disguise and Shift.  Other factors in the game also affect
this, so they may end up using Ter'angreal with low priority if it fits the
situation.  I've also halved the Usage Interval for offensive and defensive
Ter'angreal, so the Sister can use them faster.  Finally I increased her
health to a crazy amount.


WoTsubtitles.int--------------------------------------------------------------

By altering this file you can change the following things:
-When you, the Hound or any other enemy speak or make a sound subtitles appear
on the top middle of the screen.

NOTE: For the subtitles to appear they must be enabled in User.ini (default is
off).  See User.ini section below for turning on subtitles (3rd example).

Original:
[AesSedaiA]
Aes_DieHard1=
Aes_DieSoft1=
Aes_Drown1=
Aes_Gasp1=
Aes_HitHard1=
Aes_HitHard2=
Aes_HitSoft1=
Aes_HitSoft2=
Aes_Jump1=
Aes_LandHard1=
Aes_LandSoft1=
Aes_Taunt1=
Aes_Taunt2=
Aes_Taunt3=
Aes_Taunt4=
Aes_Taunt5=
Aes_Taunt6=

Example:
[AesSedaiA]
Aes_DieHard1=VACATION AT LAST!
Aes_DieSoft1=...stupid mission...
Aes_Drown1=...shoulda brought that swimsuit...
Aes_Gasp1=Oh my!
Aes_HitHard1=AAH!
Aes_HitHard2=OOH!
Aes_HitSoft1=It's not nice to hit a lady!
Aes_HitSoft2=Ow!
Aes_Jump1=
Aes_LandHard1=SPLAT!
Aes_LandSoft1=THUMP!
Aes_Taunt1=You suck!
Aes_Taunt2=God bless you
Aes_Taunt3=It's on!
Aes_Taunt4=HELP ME!
Aes_Taunt5=I'll kill you!
Aes_Taunt6=lol

Here I've included subtitles for all the noises/speech Elayna (you) make.  The
only action that doesn't have a subtitle is when Elayna jumps.


User.ini (Configuration Settings)---------------------------------------------

By altering this file you can change the following things:
-The player settings.
-The order the Ter'angreal are arranged along the bottom of the screen.
-Add functionality to previously unused keys, make shortcut keys.
-The size of your crosshair and your mouse sensitivity.
-The name of your saved games.
-Turn on subtitles (as long as you have altered WoTsubtitles.int, otherwise
no subtitles will be shown).

Original:
[DefaultPlayer]
Name=EnterName
Class=WOTPawns.AesSedai
Team=0
Skin=WOTPawns.Aes_Base

Example:
[DefaultPlayer]
Name=Viewtiful Joe
Class=WOTPawns.Forsaken
Team=1
Skin=ForsakenSkins.For_Black

Here I've changed the username that is used in online play.  I've also changed
my character to the Forsaken skin (the black one).  And I've changed my team
to 1.  All of this can be done in game quite easily though, so this isn't that
useful.

Original:
Space=Jump
PageDown=LookDown
End=CenterView
Left=StrafeLeft
Up=MoveForward
Right=StrafeRight
Down=MoveBackward
Insert=FreeLook
Delete=LookUp
0=SelectHand 9
1=SelectHand 0
2=SelectHand 1
3=SelectHand 2
4=SelectHand 3
5=SelectHand 4
6=SelectHand 5
7=SelectHand 6
8=SelectHand 7
9=SelectHand 8
A=StrafeLeft
B=

Example:
Space=Fire
PageDown=LookDown
End=CenterView
Left=Fly
Up=God
Right=Walk
Down=Meteor
Insert=AllAmmo
Delete=KillAllPawns
0=SelectHand 9
1=SelectHand 0
2=SelectHand 1
3=SelectHand 2
4=SelectHand 3
5=SelectHand 4
6=SelectHand 5
7=SelectHand 6
8=SelectHand 7
9=SelectHand 8
A=StrafeLeft
B=FOV 20 | OnRelease FOV 90

Here I've changed Space so I can use it for shooting instead of jumping.  I've
I've assigned cheats to the four arrow keys and to Insert, Delete and B.
There's a lot more keys than this listed in the User.ini, but I'm sure you get
the idea.

Original:
[Engine.HUD]
HudMode=0
Crosshair=13

[WOT.menuSlot]
SlotNames[0]=Gathering the Seals 19:04 September 12
SlotNames[1]=Saving the White Tower Part 1 15:15 September 19
SlotNames[2]=The Bowels of Shadar Logoth 15:16 September 19
SlotNames[3]=The Fortress of the Forsaken 15:27 September 19
SlotNames[4]=..Empty..
SlotNames[5]=..Empty..
SlotNames[6]=..Empty..
SlotNames[7]=..Empty..
SlotNames[8]=Bank of the Manetherendrelle 14:13 September 8

[WOT.WOTPlayer]
bSubtitles=False
bShowSounds=False
bShowOtherSounds=False
bShowLocalizeSoundErrors=False
AngrealHandOrder[0]=AngrealInvBalefire
AngrealHandOrder[1]=AngrealInvFireball
AngrealHandOrder[2]=AngrealInvEarthTremor
AngrealHandOrder[3]=AngrealInvDart
AngrealHandOrder[4]=AngrealInvAirBurst
AngrealHandOrder[5]=None
AngrealHandOrder[6]=None
AngrealHandOrder[7]=None
AngrealHandOrder[8]=None
AngrealHandOrder[9]=None
AngrealHandOrder[10]=AngrealInvSeeker

Example:
[Engine.HUD]
HudMode=0
Crosshair=None

[WOT.menuSlot]
[WOT.menuSlot]
SlotNames[0]=The Final Level Woohoo 19:04 September 12
SlotNames[1]=Saving the Sisters 15:15 September 19
SlotNames[2]=The Scary City 15:16 September 19
SlotNames[3]=The Fortress 15:27 September 19
SlotNames[4]=..Empty..
SlotNames[5]=..Empty..
SlotNames[6]=..Empty..
SlotNames[7]=..Empty..
SlotNames[8]=The Start 14:13 September 8

[WOT.WOTPlayer]
bSubtitles=True
bShowSounds=False
bShowOtherSounds=False
bShowLocalizeSoundErrors=False
AngrealHandOrder[0]=AngrealInvBalefire
AngrealHandOrder[1]=AngrealInvFireball
AngrealHandOrder[2]=AngrealInvEarthTremor
AngrealHandOrder[3]=AngrealInvDart
AngrealHandOrder[4]=AngrealInvAirBurst
AngrealHandOrder[5]=AngrealInvFireworks
AngrealHandOrder[6]=AngrealInvHeal
AngrealHandOrder[7]=LegionInvSeeker
AngrealHandOrder[8]=None
AngrealHandOrder[9]=None
AngrealHandOrder[10]=AngrealInvSeeker

Here I've turned off the crosshair by setting it to None and I've changed the
names of my save files.  I've also changed it so the first set of Ter'angreal
I access in game (by pressing 1) also include the Fireworks, Heal, and Legion
Seekers Ter'angreal.  When changing this [0] to [9] is the first set (Hand 1)
[10] to [19] is the second set (Hand 2), and so on.  I've also enabled
subtitles.

Original:
MouseSmoothThreshold=0.070000
MaxTimeMargin=3.000000
ngWorldSecret=

Example:
MouseSmoothThreshold=0.080000
MaxTimeMargin=3.000000
ngWorldSecret=

Here I've changed the mouse sensitivity.  And that's all for User.ini


However you can do most of these things much easier and faster by using THUMB.
THUMB (Ter'angreal Hand Utility Modifier and Builder) is a utility created by
one of the guys who made the game.  It lets you customise how your ter'angreal
are organised, i.e. you can assign Fireball and Seeker to the same key.  It
also allows for a few extra cheats (see Cheats and Glitches).  You can
download THUMB here:
http://www.lifebylifelevelbylevel.com/books/wot/files/THUMB_117.exe