Easygoing Eyebeast Jerakeen Posted March 12, 2011 Share Posted March 12, 2011 (edited) WARNING: This thread contains information about modifying your game files. If you modify your game, it may change in ways you don't expect or want. These modifications are not designed or supported by Spiderweb Software. Use at your own risk. To me, lockpicks on the ground or tables are virtually invisible. Probably this was intentional, but hitting 'g' every 5 seconds gets old. If, like me, you don't mind cheating a little in the interest of preventing eye strain, you can make them stand out more with a little script editing. Windows: Open the Avadon Files folder and then the Scripts folder. Mac: Right-click on the Avadon icon and select "Show Package Contents". Open the Contents folder and then the Resources folder. Now find and open avitemschars.txt (always make a back-up copy of a script before editing, of course). Find this: Code: // LOCKPICKS/TOOLSbegindefineitem 14; import = 0; it_name = "Lockpick"; it_variety = 13; it_graphic_template = 54; it_graphic_sheet = 2; it_which_icon_ground = 4; it_which_icon_inven = 5; it_charges = 1; it_value = 60; it_weight = 2; Change it so it looks like this (one line added at the end): Code: // LOCKPICKS/TOOLSbegindefineitem 14; import = 0; it_name = "Lockpick"; it_variety = 13; it_graphic_template = 54; it_graphic_sheet = 2; it_which_icon_ground = 4; it_which_icon_inven = 5; it_charges = 1; it_value = 60; it_weight = 2; it_graphic_appearadj = 72; Lockpicks will now glow like some magic items do. This makes them easier to spot, even against gray backgrounds. Note that candles and lamps will also glow now. If you don't like that, just add a line to the next item in the script, so: Code: begindefineitem 15; it_name = "Candle"; it_variety = 9; it_graphic_template = 52; it_graphic_sheet = 9; it_which_icon_ground = 0; it_which_icon_inven = 1; it_value = 2; it_weight = 3; it_ability = 145; it_charges = 1; it_graphic_appearadj = 0; As it's an animation effect, it probably won't work if you don't have the graphics at the highest setting. It was previously thought that the Mac App Store version of the game could not be modified, but at least one person has reported successfully doing so. You may need to enter the admin password to replace the original files with the editor files. Mac users with the Steam version: if you are having trouble finding the game files, see this post. Edited December 27, 2015 by Lilith added warning nikki. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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