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Help with Opening Doors to Next Dungeon

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale (Classic)' started by Nippaditty, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I would suggest enlarging the entire text on the forums instead - it's easy to do. Just hold down the Ctrl key and move the mouse wheel up or down (depending on your browser). You can enlarge it as much as necessary for you to read it comfortably.
     
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    This is drifting off-topic, and if Taluntain wishes to delete it, just send me a PM and I'll start a new topic in Techno-Magic.

    If you're using Windows, I'd suggest looking into the DPI feature and increasing it.

    Windows XP
    Windows 7 and 8/8.1
    Windows Pista

    Also, if you use Firefox, try the extension NoSquint
    On a related note, Image Zoom can be helpful for small images
    Use this in conjunction with the DPI. NoSquint really helps, along with adjusting the minimum font size for all fonts, not just the one that the UI allows. Use about:config to look for all font.minimum.size and put the same number into them all. Make sure the normal sizes are a bit larger than the minimum you specify.

    These addons can adjust the minimum font sizes automaticlaly, but it doesn't always "stick" during updates. You're better off typing about:config into the location bar, then searching for font.minimum-size and changing everything manually.

    Again, change the default font sizes in the normal UI first.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/no-small-text/?src=search
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/minimum-font-size-hotkey/?src=search


    There isn't anything as good in Chrome, but this is the closest
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zoomy/jgfonhdeiaaflpgphemdgfkjimojblie?q=Zoomy
     
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    Help

    Thank you. I'll do that.

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    Does this work also for a Mac-Book-Pro ?. When I travel I use that as well.
     
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    The last Mac I owned was a pre-G3 PowerMac 6500/300 running Mac OS 8.6 (originally 7.6.X, it was upgraded to 8, 8.1, then 8.6).
    I ran Mozilla up until version 1.3.

    I do not know if Mac OS X has a "display DPI" feature. Mac OSes <X did not.

    The Firefox specific features on the other hand should work reguardless of platform.

    Also, I worded the post wrong.
    If you are having trouble reading text across the board, not just in Firefox but the text under the icons on the desktop, and in menus, the first thing you should do is try the DPI.

    For Firefox-specific changes
    The FIRST thing you should do is adjust the font sizes in the options dialog.
    The SECOND thing you should do is go to about:config and copy your changes to all the other languages. Just type font in the search dialog to display all the font related things. Most important is to make sure X-unicode as well as English is covered.
    THEN install NoSquint.

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    A little searching with Google yielded this:
    http://superuser.com/questions/13412/change-dpi-on-osx

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    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060119152725322
     
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    So my question now is ,,,,, where do I find these +3 weapons ???.
    I have yet to come across more than one +3 weapon. Do I have to buy them.
    And the ones I see are Light-years away in costs
     
  6. dmc

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    My quick research indicates that the only way she should be immune to +2 weapons is if you are using the Auril's Bane mod. Are you?

    If not, you should be able to hit her with +2 weapons. If you are using the mod, you are pretty limited to the hammer from conlan and any random weapons that might have dropped. I seem to recall her being subject to fire attacks, so you might want to see if you have spells that do fire damage. Might want to first reduce her saves with appropriate cleric spells. I think there are some potions that you can toss at her that will explode as well.
     
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    Well I figured out how to kill the Snake woman. I did it with some + 2 weapons plus
    using the Cleric to throw spells that conjure up Skeletons, Zombies, that divert her
    from my characters and then we can wheel and deal with her.
    I did find that she was not resistant fire spells or Molotov cocktails ( fire bombs ).That did the trick

    Now I have a problem because I went back to the Wizard ( or what ever he was ) that sent me on this quest and it turns out he is a bad guy also.
    I do know my next quest should be to go to "The Seven hand" or "Severed hand" but there isn't any place like that. Is it in the Dragons eye ?.
     
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    Once the Severed Hand opens up to you, look farther down on the map.
     
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    I killed the Snake Lady ( kid ) with my +2 weapons plus I found out Fire worked well also on her.
    Now that I went back to the town to see the so call "Good Wizard" ( which turned out to be a bad guy ).
    He gives this speech and evaporates. Now I know I'm supposed to go to and Area known as "The Seven hand" or "The Severed hand".
    but there is no place like that on the map. Is it in around the "Dragons eye" ?.
     
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    It's south on the map. It won't show right away, you need to mouse down on the map.
     
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    Thanks to all that have helped a lot.

    No,, not on my map, I have scrolled down to the bottom and there is not
    an area down there. Who do I have to go to in order to trigger this event ?.
    Is there someone or something I talk to that tells me to go there and
    opens up that area ???.
     
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    Hmmm. I never had that problem. Please see the below image to make sure you have really gone to the complete bottom of the map.


    Link
     
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    Yes I have DMC. It was just not there. But it is now.

    Well,,,,,, I discovered the problem. You have to go up stairs in the "The Grey's" home and that's where you find the real "The Grey" up stairs. He explains that something not human stole his Identity. That's what triggers it. Problem solved. Now I'm at the "Severed Hand" Area and just fought through a bunch of Orc's. Orgre and shamans. I guess you have to hack and slash your way to the main Elf dude.
     
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    How many chapters in this game ???
     
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    Fortunately you don't need +3 to kill many things for a while (after the marilith) -- but you'll run into a bunch of good weapons in the next chapter. These will both be good to use and to sell so you can buy the better ones ... I really didn't buy many weapons in IWD, but Heart of Winter has excellent weapons for sale (save your money whenever possible -- but buy spells whenever you can).

    There are six chapters plus the add on (Heart of Winter).
     
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    Is this something you down load after you finish the original game ?.
     
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    It's best (IMO) to play HoW after Severed Hand.

    Heart of Winter comes with the complete game on GOG -- most game sets now are complete and it should automatically load with the game. If it's installed you can access it through the main screen (before loading your saved game). In game you talk to Hjollder after you're high enough level and he'll transport you to Lonelywood (Kuldahar is in the lower right corner house). He'll tell you to come back later if you're not ~9th level.

    There is also the Trial of the Luremaster add on as well (which requires HoW) -- it comes with the GOG download but you can download it from SP.

    http://www.sorcerers.net/Games/IWD/index_misc.php
     
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    Bruno,,,, how does this fit in with IWD II. Is it a continuation.?
    I hate to admit it but I bought this game maybe Ten years ago. I have a feeling I'm going to have to go to some site and down load HoW
     
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    If I recall correctly, HoW is an addition that basically allows you to take a detour at a certain point in the main game and then come back after you're done to complete the main storyline.
     
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    It doesn't really fit in with IWD II. IT's just a big side quest in part 1 that gives more XP, items and a nice Boss to kill.
     

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