September 29, 2011

MOM -- To dream the impossible dream

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Here's how.

UPDATE:  By the way, at least under Win 7 it has the weirdest installation program I've ever seen. It unpacks itself into a Windows temp directory and then auto-runs it from there. It does that every time you invoke it, using the only obvious file that permits invocation.

I ended up using the task manager to find out the real name of the executable ("MoMSaveEditor.exe") and then searched my entire C: drive to find it, which took about an hour.

Then I copied the entire contents of that temp directory to a real directory in "F:\Program Files (x86)", which is probably where it should have gone in the first place (or "C:\..." except I'm trying not to overuse C: because Windows makes that partition relatively small, after which it tries to put everything in it).

Except for the obvious audience (wimps) it strikes me that what this could be useful for is someone who wants the action to be hot and heavy without getting pulped. So you play at "impossible" but you give yourself 10,000 gold and 10,000 mana and a couple of good summons at the beginning of the game. And make your starting city big and put lots of buildings into it.

Well, another audience is for people who want to try loony stuff, like Invulnerability on Shadow Demons, or Wraithform on Archangels.

Or putting a war college and an alchemist's guild into a Troll village.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Gaming at 02:02 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 I'm not sure.  Would a generous supply of Elite Adamantine Trolls be broken?

Posted by: metaphysician at September 30, 2011 12:23 PM (3GCAl)

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I can't see why. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work just fine.

You get get them to elite anyway, you just have to grow them into it. Or be white and use Altar of Battle.

And if you start with the Alchemy retort, they can have alchemical weapons (though not adamantium).

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 30, 2011 01:42 PM (+rSRq)

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Here they are:

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Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 30, 2011 04:43 PM (+rSRq)

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And then I did this to them:

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One unit like this took out a Sky Drake in a blue node in one turn, and two of the four war trolls were still standing afterwards.

And if I wanted to be really insane, I could give them all Iron Skin. Or Invulnerability. Or Magic Immunity. Or all three.

But they're already overwhelming. I've got 8 units like this in a stack and I haven't run into anything yet they can't defeat easily.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 30, 2011 05:21 PM (+rSRq)

5 Does Wraithform grant the ability to see invisible? Because these guys can see Air Elementals.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 30, 2011 05:28 PM (+rSRq)

6 "Undead" are immune to illusions by default, that's probably why they see air elementals.  (It's also why depending on a pile of phantom warriors to defend a city doesn't work when a group of black-magic-dungeon marauders shows up.)

Posted by: Mikeski at October 01, 2011 12:42 PM (GbSQF)

7 So what you're saying is that it was actually Black Channels that made it so they could see invisible.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 01, 2011 05:09 PM (+rSRq)

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