Heinrich6745 Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:15pm
Heinrich's tweaked files
I thought i would share my edited files i am playing with and give an example of what i have done that make the game a bit better ( in my opinion! ), don't worry there isn't any cheats in these edits.

Some of these use to be on Darkmatters but since it is down for who knows how long...they are included here and i updated them myself, Good thing i had them backed up!

Before we start be sure to back up your files that i have listed here just to be safe!

Also these edits are using the newest CM patch v0140. and the groups servers do NOT run on these edits so you don't have to worry about that...but if you DO use these edits and would like servers with these edits let me know!

I should mention that these edits will not allow you to play online with others or join other servers that do not have the same files as you due to these changes i have made, to fix this you have these options,
  • Remove your edited files and replace with the default ones. ( could lose items with the Tiny icon edit restored to default depending on amount of items compared to normal size etc...unless you back up your chest/save file or put the items in a safe spot in the chest JUST FYI, it happen to me once lol ) but it isn't that bad really so don't freak yourself out and just pay attention..works perfectly fine!

  • Other people have the same edits as you
  • Play single player ( if you don't play online you have nothing to worry about anyways ).
Overall it's rather simple to do and back up, just don't be careless lol.
But playing with others who also have these edits makes it SO much fun trust me lol.


I will start with my Tiny icons edit,

What this does is make every single item in the game use a single slot in the inventory/storage, instead of say...a chest piece that takes 6 slots? everything now is the size of a potion! So you can see how this help!

Here is a screenshot of the Tiny icons edit
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=120706601
First off go the Shared folder which should look something like this
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sacred 2 Gold\scripts\shared
Unless yours is not in the C drive it should be named something very close.

Assuming you already made a back up of your default file, just download and replace with mine
{LINK REMOVED}here[www.mediafire.com]

The next edited files will now be located inside the Server folder which can be located here
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sacred 2 Gold\scripts\server


Boss Arena quest edit

At the Start island in Free play mode there is a Colosseum that you can visit, what this edit does is add a new NPC with a quest you simple click the guy to accept the quest, Walk inside the Colosseum and a mini-boss will spawn, they will spawn 1 at a time in waves till it is over, return to the NPC and accept your reward.

These mini bosses that spawn are pretty much the ones you will find through out the game to fight and kill not story based ones so no need to worry about that!

Quest giver example: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=120709047
Boss Arena Example: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=120709096

You can download from {LINK REMOVED}here[www.mediafire.com]


Increased spawns

Short and simple...increases the amount of enemies that spawn through out the world.

Example of something i found in the desert, great xp from these guys hehe just FYI this is in Niob difficulty, you won't see tons and tons in each difficulty, as each one also increases their own spawns, i have tested with a level 1 in silver and got it up quite a bit and it works just fine trust me: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=120513654
Download {LINK REMOVED}here[www.mediafire.com]



Balance edits
This file contains many edits i will list what i have done here,

Slightly increased the movement and attack speed cap of 150 to a max of 200, could go higher but i feel this is good enough ) it always annoyed me that the cap was too easy to reach and speed lore was kinda pointless for the most part, now it has a use. :)

Vendors have the following edits,
Slightly higher chance of selling Rares ( also effected by Bargaining )
Faster refresh of items.....I found this useful...lowering this value to the number i have displayed recycles the items in a vendor's inventory...you have to kinda leave the area and come back, like in the main city, just running around in a circle to the 3 vendors in each part of the city is enough to always get different stuff

Standard, Champions, and bosses have a slightly higher chance of dropping more items, Not a ton..just very slightly ( also effect by Enhanced Perception ).
Items dropped on the ground will stay a little bit longer, and same goes for the amount of time before they are destroyed..not too long, just slightly increased.

I did restore enemy armor/damage/hitpoints back to default for you all though...i had mine increased to mimic multiple players.

In my opinion The balance edits and increased spawns go well together after playing for a long time with these edits.

You can download {LINK REMOVED}here[www.mediafire.com]

That's it!

P.S. If you would like to download all of these at once, here is everything bundled together,
i also included my camera settings which should be placed here
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
My camera settings shown here

{LINK REMOVED}CLICK ME!! :D[www.mediafire.com]
Last edited by Heinrich6745; Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:06pm
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Gixxerdude Jan 16, 2013 @ 7:12am 
Looks great, going to give them a try, thanks for uploading them dude!
Siddha Jan 16, 2013 @ 8:55am 
Hello Heinrich
What is free play mode & the Start Island?
Heinrich6745 Jan 16, 2013 @ 9:01am 
The Start Island is where all plays start while playing in free play mode, just go to multiplayer -> LAN -> join or create a server and select free play mode.

The Start island has 3 vendors, a portal and a cave that has portals to each of the regions. It is like campaign mode but free to do whatever you want in the game, Quest, grind, farm, kill things, boss hunt, whatever you want except for the campaign can be done there and pvp ( these 2 are separate ).

I spend a lot of time in free play when not working on the campaign. it's fun when you have 5++ people grouped together doing things :) ( max is 16 )
Siddha Jan 16, 2013 @ 9:15am 
Do you have to actually be online and on a server to play free play; or can you do it single player?
Heinrich6745 Jan 16, 2013 @ 9:45am 
Can't get to the start island in single player..unless you save while there in free play mode then load up single player..pointless though.
Larvi Jan 16, 2013 @ 3:52pm 
@Siddha, you can start a LAN mode game in the manner Heinrich stated above and play solo. You don't have to have multiple players or connect to another server online just create a server for yourself. This will allow all of the benefits of the Start Island to a solo player.
ScHwAntastic Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:14pm 
Originally posted by Heinrich6745:
I thought i would share my edited files i am playing with and give an example of what i have done that make the game a bit better ( in my opinion! ), don't worry there isn't any cheats in these edits.

In my opinion the tiny icon edit is in a way cheating. Almost all RPG's have some limitation on loot, either weight or space. The developers of Sacred chose space.

Different items because of their size take up different amounts of space. Therefore you are only able to carry a certain amount of swords or staffs because of their size, which limits the amount of other gear you can carry.

You have effectively removed that limitation and now can carry many more large weapons along with other gear, as opposed to someone that isn't using that edit.

Of course it's your game and you can do whatever you want, I just wanted to point out that in a way it is cheating.
It's like taking out the weight cap in Skyrim. Which is easily done by going into Godmode.

Although good post in pointing out these edits!!

I still have to ask, how do you guys get a gold GUI when mine is blue?
Gixxerdude Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
Your tweak for the increased mobs is fantastic, really love being swarmed by6-8 mobs only to finish them as another large group comes over. That's the one thing I really liked aboud D3 was the swarms of monsters you would kill and this change made S2 gold much more enjoyable...

Thanks dude!
Heinrich6745 Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:45pm 
Originally posted by ScHwAn1gga:
Originally posted by Heinrich6745:
I thought i would share my edited files i am playing with and give an example of what i have done that make the game a bit better ( in my opinion! ), don't worry there isn't any cheats in these edits.

In my opinion the tiny icon edit is in a way cheating. Almost all RPG's have some limitation on loot, either weight or space. The developers of Sacred chose space.

Different items because of their size take up different amounts of space. Therefore you are only able to carry a certain amount of swords or staffs because of their size, which limits the amount of other gear you can carry.

You have effectively removed that limitation and now can carry many more large weapons along with other gear, as opposed to someone that isn't using that edit.

Of course it's your game and you can do whatever you want, I just wanted to point out that in a way it is cheating.
It's like taking out the weight cap in Skyrim. Which is easily done by going into Godmode.

Although good post in pointing out these edits!!

I still have to ask, how do you guys get a gold GUI when mine is blue?

Yea i thought about that, but once you play as long as i have over the years you really get tired of being limited on space...even having the filter to pick up only yellow items and up lol, you get soooooooo much crap, i can understand where you are coming from though..

The biggest thing i hated was having to always back up my chest and save file with loot i stored away for other characters and friends, which i have been finding A TON, it is a pain having tons of files just for mules, tiny icons really helps! therefore i love it for that single reason haha.

As for the GUI, we are all using the Community patch which does many things! also as you pointed out...changes the color to gold on the GUI.


Originally posted by Gixxerdude:
Your tweak for the increased mobs is fantastic, really love being swarmed by6-8 mobs only to finish them as another large group comes over. That's the one thing I really liked aboud D3 was the swarms of monsters you would kill and this change made S2 gold much more enjoyable...

Thanks dude!

Glad you are enjoying it, i should also mention the higher the difficulty the more mob spawns there are too ( each difficulty on their own increases spawns some what )
But with these edits it really gets fun and sometimes a real pain in the ♥♥♥, depending on your character and build. But i love it. :D
ScHwAntastic Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:52pm 
Thanks for the response!! Also thanks for answering the GUI question. I have downloaded the community patch just haven't installed it yet. Been playing the game vanilla and enjoying it.

I switch off between Sacred 2 and the original Sacred Gold. Love them both!!
Heinrich6745 Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:58pm 
^ I have been doing that too, i have always loved both games!, but recently put my s1char on hold because i been leveling my s2 char a lot haha.
Siddha Jan 16, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
@larvi
Thanks you answered my question exactly.
I must try free play mode :)
Heinrich6745 Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:08pm 
It has come to my attention that the last link i provided that bundles everything into one zip was missing the creatures.txt file for the increased spawns. I have now updated the link and everything is there now.

If you downloaded the bundle be sure to get the creatures file from either the increased spawns link or the bundle's new link.
belgarathmth Jan 18, 2013 @ 11:07am 
Thanks for all your hard work, @Heinrich6745. It was very nice of you to do this for our community.
SgtKazie Jan 18, 2013 @ 7:12pm 
hey heinrich do you happen to know if there is a way to mod the mini map? I am trying to make it less circle-ish and more like the EQ2 mini map along with how to change the look of the UI
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