Nov
27
2004

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Compiled in this section are the most commonly asked questions about the module.  Please note that most of the answers will contain spoilers, and they will be noted as thus.  Read at your own risk!

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GAME-RELATED QUESTIONS:

I have downloaded the module and all the hakpacks. Why can’t I hear any music? 

The music files are in a separate download, called The Lord of Terror Music Pack. You must download that music pack and extract the files to your /NWN/music folder in order to hear the music for the module. Note that it’s a pretty huge download, so dial-up users beware.
 

I have downloaded all the necessary hakpacks, but it says it can’t find a .hak file(s)?

Make sure you have downloaded all the needed hakpacks – this includes the Community Expansion Pack (CEP). Most of the common “missing .hak file” errors are caused by the absence or improper installation of the CEP.
 

I have downloaded all the necessary hakpacks, but it says it can’t find a custom .tlk table (cep.tlk)?

Make sure you have downloaded and installed the Community Expansion Pack (CEP). The “missing .tlk file” error is caused by the absence or improper installation of the CEP. Ensure that you have the cep.tlk file in your /NWN/tlk folder.
 

The game crashes during character creation, what should I do?

Check to see if you have anything in your /override folder that may be causing the crashes. If you have any custom portraits, back them up from /portraits folder and empty that folder to see if it still crashes. If the game still crashes, redownload the module and see if that solves the problem.

When I load the game, my character is missing a head or body?

This is a common glitch for some video cards when playing modules using custom content. Just save your progress, exit the game and NWN, and then re-launch NWN and load your game.
 

When I load the game, the textures and colors are all messed up?

This is a common glitch for some video cards when playing modules using custom content. Just save your progress, exit the game and NWN, and then re-launch NWN and load your game.
 

My game crashes when I enter some areas, especially the Hell areas?

This may be caused by the number of placeables and/or encounters in these areas. Disable EAX and use lowest graphics setting to see if it solves the problem. Also make sure you have the latest DirectX drivers. It would also be a good idea to save the game everytime you enter a new area, especially in Hell.
 

How do I turn off item level restrictions in single player?

In your /NWN folder, open nwplayer.ini with Notepad or your favorite text editor.  Look under Game Options for the entry that says “Single Player ItemLevelRestrictions” and make sure the value is set to 0 instead of 1. then save the file and load the game.
 

I have just downloaded an updated version of this module. Will my earlier saved games be automatically updated?

Unfortunately, no. In order to take advantage of the changes/updates in the new version of the module, you would need to start a new game using that new version. Older saved games would be unaffected, even if you rename the updated module.
 

I have finished the module and I want to use my character in another module, but I have undroppable items in my inventory. How do I get rid of them?

I have uploaded a tiny module at the Vault that should help you get rid of undroppable tomes and/or stones in your inventory. Please note that your character may still not behave properly if you use it in a module that does not use CEP or any of the custom content used in The Lord of Terror.
 

Some monsters are invisible to me but they are not using an invisibility spell or hide skill. I can’t seem to target them. What do I do?

This is a common glitch for some video cards when playing modules using custom content. Just save your progress, exit the game and NWN, and then re-launch NWN and load your game.
 

I have finished the module and I want to use my character in another module, but my character seems messed up (i.e. missing body, missing weapon graphics, etc)?

Your LoT character file may not behave or look properly if you use it in a module that does not utilize CEP or any of the custom content used in The Lord of Terror. One workaround may be to strip your character of his all his items using my tiny fixit module, and then import him into the module of your choice (however, this will not fix issues with custom “heads” that may have come with CEP).
 

I just fired a henchman and now I am unable to hire any of the henchmen in the tavern. What should I do?

You would need to clear the henchman variable manually using DM commands. Do the following in your game (or if you’re in a multiplayer game, have the DM do the following steps): 

  • In the game, hit the tilde (~) key.
  • Type: DebugMode 1 then hit ENTER, then hit the tilde key again
  • Type: dm_setvarint nHench 0 then hit ENTER
  • Click on yourself (or the character you’re using). Afterwards, hit the tilde key again
  • Type: DebugMode 0 then hit ENTER. This will take you out of Debug Mode and you can resume playing the game normally.

 

Will there be a SoU/HotU version of this module?

Definitely. After the game-breaking bugs have all been squished in the original version, a new version of the same module will be updated to require SoU/HotU, and also take advantage of the Prestige Class Consortium Pack (PrC). Also, the areas will be updated/revamped to make use of the expansion-specific tilesets.

Is there gonna be a Diablo II Remake as well?

Unfortunately, no. A Diablo II Remake would be much more time consuming, and development time might take more than twice as long as The Lord of Terror. My next module will still be based in the world of Sanctuary, however, and will be a prequel instead of a sequel.

 

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STORY-RELATED QUESTIONS:

How do I enter the cavern in the Northern Forest? The boulders are blocking the entrance!

The Forest Caverns in the Northern Forests are related to The Lost Boys quest. You must trigger that quest from Deese in order to gain access to that area. Check The Lost Boys quest in the Quests section.
 

How do I enter the Temple Ruins? The boulders are blocking the entrance!

The Temple Ruins in the forests are related to the Andariel quest. You must trigger that quest from Deese in order to gain access to that area. Check The Lost Boys quest in the Quests section.
 

Where is the Archbishop Lazarus? I have searched the levels under the church but I can’t find him!

The entrance to the Archbishop Inner Sanctum can be found in the third level of Hell.
 

Who can I sell the Butcher’s Cleaver to? Everyone in town says they won’t buy it from me!

Try asking Wirt if you can sell it to him. You can use your Persuade skill to get more money from him for it.
 

Where can I buy Town Portal books?

The witch Adria sells tomes of Town Portal with 10 charges. She also sells multi-charged Heal and Identification tomes.
 

Where are Roof and Inneas?

You can find Roof and Inneas in the Jail Area located southwest of the second level of the Forest Caverns.
 

Where is Vico Carlias, Jacho’s brother?

You can find Roof and Inneas in the Jail Area located southwest of the second level of the Forest Caverns.
 

Where can I find the cow’s brown suit?

You can find the cow’s brown suit inside a chest in the third level of the Hive area (northeast of the map). It is guarded by a Hork Demon Crossdresser.
 

Where can I find Theo?

At the third level of the Hive Area, just southeast of the map, there will be a Hork Demon Lord who will “drop” Theo after you kill it.
 

What do I do with the Cathedral Map I found in the Hive?

The Cathedral Map is the key to opening up the Crypt areas. Just place the map inside the grave in front of the entrance to the Crypt in order to unlock the gate. If you want a reward in finishing that area, show the map to Cain first, then show it to Gillian the barmaid. This will trigger the quest called Grave Matters, and then you can place the map into the grave. You will find an item inside that grave after you have defeated the demon in the crypts.
 

Snotspill won’t let me pass. He wants me to give him a magic banner. Where is it?

The magic banner Snotspill is referring to is Ogden’s missing tavern sign (if you have triggered the The Missing Tavern Sign quest from Ogden). The tavern sign is just around the corner inside a chest, guarded by a few Devil Kin Brutes.
 

Where can I find Ogden’s missing tavern sign?

Ogden’s missing tavern sign should be just around the corner where you found Snotpill. The tavern sign is inside a chest, guarded by a few Devil Kin Brutes.
 

Where can I find the Heaven Stone?

The Heaven Stone can be found in the Forest Clearing (just northeast of the bandit camp). It is inside a stolen wagon.
 

How do I enter the opening in the second level of the caverns, the one with the three ice columns in front of it?

Accessing the area beyond that cave requires a series of keys. The first key is a trinity stone inside the shimmering barrel just a short distance in front of those three stones. Refer to The Island Where Angels Watched quest in the Quests section for the correct order in which to place the stones.
 

Where will I find Izual?

Izual is in the middle of the Hellforge area (he will spawn on the platform with the red portal if you have activated the quest) , which can be entered from the third level of Hell.
 

Where will I find the Warlord of Blood?

The Warlord of Blood is in the middle of the Armories of Hell which can be entered from the third level of Hell. please refer to the Warlord of Blood quest in the Quests section to find out how to initiate that quest.
 

Where is the Butcher?

The Butcher is inside his chamber in the second level of the Cathedral.
 

Where is King Leoric?

The entrance to King Leoric’s tomb is located in the third level of the Cathedral. Note that the door to his tomb will be locked if you have not initiated the quest from Ogden first.
 

Where is Fleshdoom?

Fleshdoom sightings are trigger in three areas – second level of the Catacombs, second level of the Caverns, and second level of Hell. In the Hell sighting, he will battle you instead of running away. Consult the Fleshdoom quest in the Quests section for more info.
 

Will I be able to save the Lost Boys and/or the Bandit’s Brother in time?

No. They are both dead by the time you get to them, no matter how early or late you do the quest.
 

How do I enter the trapdoor in the Farmer’s Orchard?

The trapdoor requires a password. You can get this password if you go ask the talking cow near Lester the farmer in Tristram. Once you trigger The Jersey’s Jersey quest, you should be able to enter the trapdoor and access the Hive areas.
 

How do I revive/resurrect my henchman?

As long as the henchman is bleeding (constantly losing/healing hitpoints), you can use the Henchman Healing Kit you should have gotten from the henchman when you accessed their inventory. If a henchman dies, any normal Raise Dead or Resurrect spell should revive them, but not if they are bleeding.
 

Can I have more than one henchman in this game?

The module is designed only for one henchman. There may be a bug that can be taken advantage of in order to hire additional henchmen, but it will be a buggy implementation if you try it.

 

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