I've looked over these forums many times but I havent found much of a community for modding geneforge 5. I've seen various script editors but I don't think people realise how far you can take it.
I started with Ganduv's script editor and then I had a look in g5itemschars myself and was able to edit loads of things really quickly. It was really very simple. I could change the stats of my creations, change their names, change what they looked like (make one creation look like another)and change their attack animations.
I took it even further when I discovered g5objsmisc. I started changing abilities such as adding a slowing ability to the kill spell. I personally preferred essence orbs in the old games to shocking rain so I removed shocking rain and replaced it with essence orbs. I made purifying rain like acid shower in that it could hit every opponent nearby rather than just a small group of opponents.
Theres a couple of things I havent been able to do though like give a certain spell multiple stat effects or change how fast a character runs.
Does anyone know how to do these things and has anyone been able to mod the game to the extent I have?
EDIT: I want to make this thread an open discussion for G5 modding. I've started posting my mods to the game here to encourage other people to start experimenting with modding. If anyone wants to post their own mods, that would be great.
If people want me to show them how to mod specific things, they can post their requests here and I'll try to get back to them.
Note: I would encourage people to first play the games as they were meant to be played at least twice and gain a good understanding of the game before they mod it. And try to keep your mods balanced. And ALWAYS make a backup of the file you're modding.