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Offline bleu

Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« on: Mar 21, 2009, 05:55 AM »
Prelude:
Sometime ago, I reported to my GM that /effect does not switch off the visual effects on Blindness as it should be on official servers. His reply was simply, "Its a client related thing. Nothing we can do about it."

Well, he was correct. If the GM is unable to do anything about it, then it's up to you to fix the bug and edit the client side.  /gg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVkFYF1HEvg


This edit will remove the visual effects of Blindness from:

- Demon of the Sun, Moon and Stars (a Star Gladiator skill which causes permanent reduction in visibility)
- Wall of Fog
- Blind Attack/Darkness Attack (from Anubis, Marc, Familiar, etc..)
- Blind Status (Familiar cards)


1. If you don't have a program to extract .zip file (winzip or winrar will do it), download and install the program below.

http://www.7-zip.org/

2. Download the necessary files (fullb.tga and white02.bmp in the .zip or .grf) from attachment section of this post.

- the .zip opens to the data/ folder with the 2 files
- the .grf.rename.rar is actually a .grf file, you just have to rename it back to .grf put it in your RO folder then include it in your data.ini

3. IMPORTANT
Create the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Ragray\data\texture\effect\

4. Copy the extracted files and paste them in the newly created folder.



(As you can see, both files are blank "hot pink" images. The color "hot pink" (Red: 255 Green: 0 Blue: 255) will appear transparent in game. Thus, we are editing the client to show the visual effects of blindness as "transparent" instead of the normal black/darkness)


5.  Just load RO, and you will be immune to the visual effects of Blind on your screen only. When affected by Blind status, your HIT and FLEE rate will continue to be reduced by 25%; however your range of visibility will not be affected due to the modification.




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If you are from a TYPE III Server. I pre-made blind.grf which can be downloaded  (see attachment). Simply edit your data.ini file and ensure that blind.grf takes priority over other grfs.


DISCLAIMER:
Please check with your server if you are allowed to edit the client side. Some servers prohibit that.

It appears, this edit might disable the "visual timer effects" indicator shown next to the effects icons found on the top right of the screen on some servers.

Edit 2015-04: updated links.
« Last Edit: Apr 15, 2015, 04:12 PM by yC »

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Offline Anti-Static Foam Cleaner

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #1 on: Mar 21, 2009, 07:41 AM »
DISCLAIMER:
Please check with your server if you are allowed to edit the client side. Some servers prohibit that.

You'd think!

Offline Nightlinks

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #2 on: Mar 21, 2009, 01:37 PM »
Hehe, this works perfectly, and it helps a little.

But it was nice to know that you *were* blind.
The Whitesmith Extraordinaire

Offline yogiwizard

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #3 on: Mar 28, 2009, 11:05 AM »
Ahh this is a nice modification. Thanks for the guide!

By the way your uploading.com always show me as having exceeded my download limit for the day (even though I didn't download anything from it). Is there any other upload sites that you've uploaded this zip file into?

If not do you mind teaching us how to create the 2 files that you showed in your screenshot? Not sure if I've done it correctly but I've created white02 using paint, size 256 x 256, with it filled as the "hot pink" colour. I have no idea how to create a fullb.tga file though.

Please reply when you see this post. Thanks  :)

Offline Cielte

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2009, 11:14 AM »
- Demon of the Sun, Moon and Stars (a Star Gladiator skill which causes permanent reduction in visibility)
- Wall of Fog
- Blind Attack/Darkness Attack (from Anubis, Marc, Familiar, etc..)
- Blind Status (Familiar cards)

I swear those were put in for a reason.

Offline bleu

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #5 on: Mar 28, 2009, 08:02 PM »
I have no idea how to create a fullb.tga file though.

MS Paint does not read .tga files. Take the white02.bmp file which you have just created and Copy and Rename it to fullb.tga using Windows Explorer. That should work.
« Last Edit: Mar 28, 2009, 08:07 PM by bleu »

Offline yogiwizard

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #6 on: Mar 28, 2009, 09:05 PM »
Thanks bleu. I'll try to follow what you say and create the 2 files.  ;D

Descent

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Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #7 on: Mar 29, 2009, 10:20 PM »
- Demon of the Sun, Moon and Stars (a Star Gladiator skill which causes permanent reduction in visibility)
- Wall of Fog
- Blind Attack/Darkness Attack (from Anubis, Marc, Familiar, etc..)
- Blind Status (Familiar cards)

I swear those were put in for a reason.

Quote from: bleu
Sometime ago, I reported to my GM that /effect does not switch off the visual effects on Blindness as it should be on official servers. His reply was simply, "Its a client related thing. Nothing we can do about it."

Well, he was correct. If the GM is unable to do anything about it, then it's up to you to fix the bug and edit the client side

Not everybody is blessed to have a blazing fast comp. Blindness can lag up a Client on older PCs, moreso than Hallucination effect(which is an instant lockup for any comp that dwells near the minimum requirements). What Bleu did was smart, isolate the problem and fix it. If /effect doesn't work, you make your own fix.

Just because his Client isn't black and laggy doesn't mean he isn't suffering the effects of it(stats or otherwise).

Offline Dean Stark

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #8 on: Mar 30, 2009, 01:48 PM »
Hold on... Something's wrong. Blind.rar isn't a .rar file, it's an .html file (takes you back to that download page). Might wana edit that, thanks.

Offline Anthres

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #9 on: Mar 30, 2009, 09:45 PM »
I tried to do this, created the folder you said to, and then created a folder inside my RO directory under Data. This has not worked for me. Could anyone possibly add anything I might check that I'm doing wrong?

Descent

  • Guest
Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #10 on: Mar 30, 2009, 10:15 PM »
I can give this a shot when I have some spare time and post my results, the only issue currently is that my Client(custom DIFF'd X-Ray) that I used to use for SolsticeRO disabled "Blind" graphic effect via /effect and the "Hallucination" was completely disabled via the DIFF.

Bleu, if you can toss me a link to the Client you use for your server, I can try it out from there.

Offline bleu

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #11 on: Mar 31, 2009, 12:32 AM »
Hold on... Something's wrong. Blind.rar isn't a .rar file, it's an .html file (takes you back to that download page). Might wana edit that, thanks.

Added a Spoiler: How to Download from uploading.com

(click to show/hide)


I tried to do this, created the folder you said to, and then created a folder inside my RO directory under Data. This has not worked for me. Could anyone possibly add anything I might check that I'm doing wrong?

Could u be more specific on what you have done so far? And some screenshots would help.

Found this from RebirthRO website:
"We have switched to a new encryption scheme for the client. If you do not patch up, you will not be able to connect."


Did you create the correct directory path? You should do the following instead of STEP 3 as recommended above:
C:\Program Files\RebirthRO\data\texture\effect\  or wherever you might have saved your Client




There has also been other reports that after the new RebirthRO patch, the Blind Effect Edit was no longer working. May I suggest you contact Juan and SLLOSHY from RebirthRO (Loki). They should be able to assist.
« Last Edit: Mar 31, 2009, 12:48 AM by bleu »

Offline Dean Stark

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #12 on: Mar 31, 2009, 02:45 AM »
Hold on... Something's wrong. Blind.rar isn't a .rar file, it's an .html file (takes you back to that download page). Might wana edit that, thanks.

Added a Spoiler: How to Download from uploading.com

(click to show/hide)

Erm... I do know how to download. You should've specifically said to use Firefox. I downloaded it via Internet Explorer and w/ my Download Manager. The reason why it appeared as an .html file was because...

uploading.com/files/U5ZXA8LS/blind.rar.html


Edit: Doesn't work for PhaseRO's client, sorry. =(
« Last Edit: Mar 31, 2009, 03:14 AM by Dean Stark »

Offline yogiwizard

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #13 on: Apr 04, 2009, 09:10 AM »
Well I was able to get it to work. I've attached the screenshots below as proof.


This is My SG with Level 10 Demon. (Without the files)


This is the same SG with Level 10 Demon. (This time with the file)

As you all can see, I'm not affected by blind effect at all. I've even shown the skill list which says that I have Level 10 Demon.


For those of you with problem downloading the file from uploading.com, here's an alternate link provided by bleu
http://rapidshare.com/files/214753573/blind.rar.html

Once you've downloaded the said files, put them into your ragnarok > data > texture > effect folder.



For those of you who tried to create the 2 files by yourself because of the problems when downloading form uploading.com, re-download the 2 files and replace your own creations. Once done, restart your client to "see clearly" again  :) Hope it works for you all just like it did for me.

Not forgetting, Thanks bleu who shown us how to make it possible  ;D

« Last Edit: Apr 04, 2009, 09:20 AM by yogiwizard »

Offline Brainstorm

Re: Creative Editing: I Can See Clearly Now
« Reply #14 on: Apr 05, 2009, 09:48 AM »
Just hope you all get banned for using this guy cheats.