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    File Altering Guide by Demandred82

    Version: 1.25 | Updated: 12/31/04 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    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

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