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Tutorial for John Doe's Editor by Tekmage
To begin editing your character, open d2edit312.exe (from
wherever you put it in your hard drive) and open your
character savegame file by clicking the open file button.
(Obvious, isn't it???)
This is a familiar screen for most people. You open
your character savegame file by double clicking on it's
filename. (the extension is always .d2s) For this tutorial,
I will use Brutus, my muscled up Barbarian.
Impressive, isn't he? Now, it's pretty obvious what to
do to muscle up your character. Simply enter the values
for each attribute. There are three tabs: Stats, waypoints,
quests. You can also Edit Items in your inventory.
First: The Stats:
Character Name: Your character's name. You
can change it. Yes. You can. (I'm screaming "Duh!" right
Class: Your character's type. He/she can change
to a sorceress, whenever you feel like. (It's sad to
change a Barbarian to a Sorceress. It's like forcing
a man to go for a sex change, grow boobs, slim down,
Hardcore: You can change your character to a
hardcore character. I think it changes the difficulty
of the game. Hardcore players, once dead, cannot be
Difficulty allowed: Changes what level of difficulty
you are allowed to use. Duh.
Skill Points: The available skill points for
upping your skills can be changed here.
Current skill levels: The skill level for each
skill can be changed here. To change all skill levels
to the maximum, click Max Skills.
Gold on person: Amount of gold you have. (It's
amazing that you can still walk, carrying 50000 gold
coins in your pocket.)
In stash: Amount of gold in the stash.
Save Location: You can change which act where
you want to be located at when you load the next game.
Level shown on Char Select Screen: It's a display
thing. You may want to scare your friends with a 255
Level Character, when it's really Level 99.
Level in game: The actual level of your character.
This must not exceed Level 99.
Experience: Amount of experience your character
has. After entering the Level in Game, click
on the Experience box. It will automatically
update itself according to the level.
Available Stat points: The available stat points
for upping your statistics (Strength, Dexterity,
Vitality and Energy)
Strength: How strong your character is. The bigger
the value, the more damage your weapon will have on
the enemy. Also, you can wear armor that requires a
certain amount of strength..
Dexterity: How accurate your attacks are. The
bigger the value, the bigger percentage chance that
you will hit your target. It also improves your defense
rating and allows you to use weapons that require a
certain amount of dexterity.
Vitality: How much life you have.
Energy: How much stamina and mana you have.
Stamina: How long your character can keep on
running. If you're illiterate, you enter your stamina
like this: How much stamina you have now / The maximum
stamina you can have.
Life: How much hit points you have. The more
the merrier. Don't be alarmed when the life indicator
shows that it is diminished to nothing when you enter
a large value for this statistic. The game is like that.
Maxlife: The maximum number of hit points you
have. This must be bigger or equal to the Life
Mana: How much energy for casting spells, using
skills, etc... The more the merrier. Don't be alarmed
when the energy indicator shows that it is diminished
to nothing when you enter a large value.
MaxMana: The maximum amount of energy you have
for casting spells, using skills, etc... This must be
bigger or equal to the Mana statistic.
Phew. That's a lot of typing. I hope it wasn't too vague.
Post a message on the Cheatlist
Item Center Forum or the D2Edit
Message board to let me know of any mistakes. Now,
on to Waypoints.
This enables you to enable your waypoints for each act.
Act: Choose which Act you wish to enable
Difficulty: Choose which Difficulty you
wish to enable waypoints for.
Enabled checkbox: I think this determines whether
you can access the waypoints in the Act.
Location Checkboxes: Check the locations you
wish to enable waypoints for in the Act and Difficulty
you have selected.
Set all waypoints for *Difficulty*: You can choose
the Difficulty, then click this button to enable
all the waypoints.
All clear? Now, for the Quests.
Act: Choose which Act you wish to complete/uncomplete
Difficulty: Choose which Difficulty you
wish to complete/uncomplete Quests for.
Enabled checkbox: This determines whether you
can access the Quests in the Act.
Quest: The quest you wish to complete/uncomplete.
Complete all quests for *Difficulty*: You can
choose the Difficulty, then click this button
to complete all the quests.
Quest started checkbox: Whether the quest has
started. The Quest log will show your instructions.
Return for reward checkbox: Check this box to
enable you to return to whoever gave you the quest for
Completion Flag 1 & 2: Whether the quest
is completed. Both checkboxes must be checked for it
to be completed.
Quest completed: Whether the quest is completed
Stage 1-6 checkboxes: I dunno wat this is, but
it must have some use. Probably it is whether you completed
a part of a quest or not.
Enable Cow Level for this difficulty: The famed
Cow Level! I love this option. Click this button to
enable Cow level. To get to Cow level, get Wirt's leg
from Tristram and use the Horadric cube to combine it
with a tome of town portal. You must be in the Rogue
encampment and you must have killed Diablo in this difficulty.
This works only once per difficulty, so if you want
to play again, click this button.
I just LOVE the Cow Level. Moo moo, moo moo moo..
It just cracks me up. Especially when I use my Sorceress's
spells to mass kill hordes of cows. The outcry of moos
are just music to my ears! :)
The best part of John Doe's editor is the item editor.
It just rocks! Here it is:
Notice that warning written across the top? It is
there for something.
Actually, if you are smart enough, item editing is easy.
You won't get hosed if your items are legit to the system.
Hats can only have two sockets. Some swords can only
have two sockets as well. Only hats, weapons and shields
For some of you, the pictures of the items are not
shown. This is because you have not downloaded the image
of items pack from John Doe's website and unzipped it
into the directory where John Doe's editor resides.
To select an item, click on it. To select an empty
slot, click on it. To dupe the item, click on an item
and drag to an empty slot. CTRL - X to cut and CTRL
- C to copy the item.
Equipped Items: Stuff you're wearing. You can
click and drag items from your inventory to the boxes
Belt: Stuff on your belt.
Horadric Cube: Stuff in your Horadric cube.
Stash: Stuff in your stash.
Inventory: Stuff in your inventory. (DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!)
For things to exist in your horadric cube, you must
have a horadric cube in your inventory or stash.
Durability: Durability of your item. For you
illiterates, it is: Durability of weapon / Maximum durability.
Quantity: Quantity of the item. Only applicable
to keys, tomes of town portal or identify and certain
potions, throwing knives, javelins, etc...
Socketed checkbox: Whether the item selected
Identified checkbox: Whether the item selected
Newbie item: Whether the item selected is a newbie
items. Newbie items can be repaired for just one gold
piece, and can be sold for one gold piece.
Items on corpse: Items on your corpse. You can
click and drag items from your inventory to the box
Gemming info: The types of gems in your item.
As I said, hats can only have two sockets. Some swords
can only have two sockets as well. Only hats, weapons
and shields have sockets. The first box is the type
of gem, the second is the quality and the third box
Unique Items: What unique item is the item selected.
Not all uniques are listed, time is required to identify
the various uniques. (I think not all uniques are listed,
I'm not sure.) Select the item, set Item Quality
to Unique, then select the unique item you want
it to be from this box.
Set Items: Of what set is the item selected.
I'm not sure if all Sets are listed. Select the
item, set Item Quality to Set, then select
the Set you want it to be from this box.
New potion in Selected slot: Creates a Full Rejuvenation
potion in the selected slot. After creating a potion,
you can change the item base type to whatever item you
Load item into Selected slot: Load a item you
downloaded from the internet into the selected slot.
Item file extensions are .item, .ite, .d2i
Save selected item: Save the item for you to
distribute to friends. Item file extensions are .item,
Remove selected item: Delete the worthless, useless,
Item Description: You can type a description
for the item. Usually redundant.
Item Base type: Type of item. Is it a sword,
a shield or a potion? Choose here.
Item Quality: Quality of item. Is is damaged,
a magic item or a rare item? Choose here.
Find armor defense: Find the defense of the particular
item. Click on the piece of armor, then click this box.
Click and drag the slider to the desired defense value
and click search. After it is done, click close.
Modifier level restriction: This is a rough
indicator of the minimum level required to use the item.
The higher the modifier, the more prefixes and suffixes
you can choose, but the higher the requirements.
Magic Dword 1 & 2: This determines what prefixes
and suffixes your item has. Yes. It looks like gibberish.
This is what the entire savegame file looks like: gibberish!
Be thankful that John Doe is kind enough to make things
simple for us. :) Certain websites are featuring a Magic
Dword sharing thingie. I do not meddle with this, you
shouldn't meddle with this box either.
Choose Prefix & Suffix: The very feature
that I love. There are two types of Choose prefix &
suffix boxes, depending on whether the item is a magic
or a rare item. First: the magic item box.
Allowable search time (seconds): I dunno what
this does, but apparently, it limits your search time.
You can set it to a bigger time, but really, it's redundant.
Desired Prefix: Choose the prefix you want the
item to have.
Restrict Prefix Modifiers: Check this if you
want the item to make sure it has the prefix that is
Suffix match required: Check this if you want
the item to make sure it has the suffix that is selected.
Desired Suffix: Choose the Suffix you want the
item to have.
Restrict Suffix Modifiers: I don't know what
is this. Don't bother with it.
Modifier slide: I also don't know what is this.
Don't bother with it either.
That's the Magic item box. Now, the Rare
"Prefix" & "Suffix":
The name. I think it has no effect on the item. It's
just a name. I think. :P
Require prefix match & Require suffix match checkboxes:
Uncheck these. The name doesn't have much effect. Unless
you want your search to continue for hours and hours,
Update Frequency slide: You can see the search
generate random attributes, then move on to the next
one if it dosen't match. This slide adjusts how fast
it updates the screen. Set it to slow for a faster search.
Modifiers: The attributes of the item are shown
here. It is not 100% accurate, but it's good enough.
Auto close on search completion?: Sets the box
to automatically close after it finishes it's search.
Required Modifiers for Search: Set the number
of required prefixes and suffixes, set the prefixes
and suffixes you want and hit the search button. Presto!
You've got the rare item of your dreams.
Search button: Begin the search.
Close button: Close the box.
That's about that! Hopefully, this tutorial was of
some help. Post a message on the D2Edit board to comment
or complain! :)
Thanks to XuDuX
of Cheatlist for hosting this tutorial!
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