NWN2 Community Update Focuses on Modders
The latest Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update is up. Fans anticipating the release of Mask of the Betrayer can check out a music clip of the game‘s theme. The big news this week is all about tools that will make modders very happy. There’s a bridge pack and four great area prefabs ready for designers to add their own NPC/monsters too. Animators can use the newly released Expotron (Granny) Animation Exporter plugin with 3d Studio Max to bring their custom creatures to life. Modders can now download a dedicated server creator as well.
My favorite new modding tool is a Castle creator set from NWVault member Nytir.
[Nytir's] package contains 116 building parts ranging from floorboards, staircases, walls, columns, beams, doorways, windows to rooftops. The aim of this Mod to provide an easy way to create complex structures in NWN2. The dimensions of each individual part are all in integers and most of them have the same origin so that you can put them together seamlessly with ease.
You can piece together a structure of any size without worrying about overstretching the texture. You can scale specific parts of the structure to get the proportion you like (For example, if you want a steeper roof, you scale only the roof).
You can build a wide range of structures with these parts including castles, towers, ramparts, houses, bridges, cloisters, docks, curbs and staircases.
The parts are fully tintable.
With all the complaints of how difficult the tool set for NWN2 is to work with. I’m sure many modders will jump at the chance to download these offerings.