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Posted By: DAD Salvation at last - 01/10/03 04:41 PM
In your config.div text file append this line at the end.

[color:"yellow"] startup logo 0[/color]

This should stop the two logo binks from being played. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />


For those who get really tired from voice comments like:

"How wonderful"
And
"I wonder what that just did"

Append this line at the end also.

[color:"yellow"] voice comments 0 [/color]


Kind regards.
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: LewsTherinKinslayer13 Re: Salvation at last - 01/10/03 10:28 PM
yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


yes! yesssss! finally its here!


thanks, finally, can skip em.

er, what configuration <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: HandEFood Re: Salvation at last - 01/10/03 11:15 PM
Yay for no more "I'm carrying too much!" and "I wonder what that did?"
Posted By: Raze Re: Salvation at last - 01/10/03 11:23 PM
There is also an option in the sound settings to turn character comments off.
Posted By: Barta Re: Salvation at last - 01/10/03 11:30 PM
I don't agree with you. What is the salvation ?
I like to hear my character talking.
In Riftrunner the dialog is fully spoken, will you cut off the voices too ?
Barta
Posted By: Raze Re: Salvation at last - 02/10/03 12:59 AM
It is just the comments every time you mix potions (try that 20 times in a row), pull levers, etc. that get repetitive/annoying.
Posted By: HandEFood Re: Salvation at last - 02/10/03 01:29 AM
Perhaps there should be a timer, say 60 seconds, between repeating any one comment. For mana and stamina, it should also reset the timer to zero if you use a potion so those who churn through those resources quickly don't lose out.
Posted By: LewsTherinKinslayer13 Re: Salvation at last - 02/10/03 01:53 AM
yeah, but I just hate those begining intro's after 500 times of 'emn.
Posted By: DAD Re: Salvation at last - 02/10/03 04:25 AM
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I don't agree with you. What is the salvation ?
I like to hear my character talking.
In Riftrunner the dialog is fully spoken, will you cut off the voices too ?
Barta


Hi Barta,
Please do not confuse the spoken dialogues with the “actions” voice comments.
Try opening your skills plate and using 30 points you have accumulated and you shall curse the day that you were born listening to “How wonderful” and “That was nice” for 30 times, 15 times for each but alternatively. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Turning off voice comments does not affect the spoken dialogues at all.

Turning off the “logo binks” is a great blessing too.

Regards.
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Posted By: janggut Re: Salvation at last - 02/10/03 06:30 AM
thanks for the heads-up, DAD, but i know these already. i think i learnt it from raze, or was it barnabus, or maybe kiya? i think it's in the official FAQ or tips, tricks & hints or something like that.

what would be really nice, especially for future games like RRR & DD2 is to have a default setting of playing intro only once with option to enable/disable in the options/configuration/settings.

having to open up config.lcl file & then edit/add/subtract the contents is not friendly. it's obvious as we can see lews's reaction. sure we can teach those who do come over to the forum but what of those who do not go to the internet or have no internet connection?

btw, i'm too lazy to check the game manual so i don't know if this tip is in it or not.
Posted By: DAD Re: Salvation at last - 02/10/03 08:15 AM
@janggut
The manual begins with installation, system requirements and then a brief troubleshooting guide.
Then there are the main game menu options that include a sound option to turn off voice comments.
But I could not find any option on turning off the logo Binks. It must be done manually by editing the config.div file.

I also raised this point before but I got no answer, so I hacked my way through the executable to know my options and I found what I was looking for.

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />

Posted By: janggut Re: Salvation at last - 02/10/03 08:30 AM
"I also raised this point before but I got no answer, so I hacked my way through the executable to know my options and I found what I was looking for." DAD

didn't know about that, bud. i must've missed it. plus i assumed (yeah i know, i shouldn't) that most DD fans know this 'commandline in a config file' trick so i didn't mention about it. should've put more meat in my posts, huh?

anyway, preventing resolution switch can be done that way as well.

resolution switch 0
Posted By: DAD Re: Salvation at last - 02/10/03 12:13 PM

Quote

janggut:
"I also raised this point before but I got no answer, so I hacked my way through the executable to know my options and I found what I was looking for." DAD

didn't know about that, bud. i must've missed it. plus i assumed (yeah i know, i shouldn't) that most DD fans know this 'commandline in a config file' trick so i didn't mention about it. should've put more meat in my posts, huh?

anyway, preventing resolution switch can be done that way as well.

resolution switch 0


Hi janggut

In [Riftrunner >> Suggestions]

Under the thread [Bypassing the introductory movies ]

Here is a link to your reply.

Your post

No one in the entire thread mentioned anything that helped me, so I helped myself.

Kind regards.

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Posted By: Stridar Re: Salvation at last - 18/01/08 03:29 AM
Hi it is now 2008 with a new and last update.

I was wondering where and how to do the changes to the loading. Where can they be found in the latest update?

Tanks

Posted By: Raze Re: Salvation at last - 18/01/08 07:00 AM
The '..\Divine Divinity\Run\config.div' file is plain text, and can be opened in any text editor (such as Notepad).
Run Notepad, click on File | Open, browse to where you installed the game (default is 'c:\Program Files\Divine Divinity'), then keep going to the 'Run' subfolder, and finally open the 'config.div' file. Type (or copy / paste) in the [color:"orange"]startup logo 0[/color] line, and save the file. The next time you start the game, the intro videos should not be played.

NOTE: if you add the 'startup logo 0' line to the end of the file, hit the Enter key before saving. The game expects the last line of the file to be blank, and ignores it.
Lines starting with double slashes are comments, and are also ignored by the game.


With the latest game version, skipping the intro videos will eliminate the need for the Play CD, except for a couple cases (the blessing ceremony, after hitting the gong late in the game, and at the end of the game). These are the same limitations as with the no-CD hack.
The version number is shown in the bottom right corner of the main menu (latest is 1.0034A, otherwise you may need the patch). The DVD version has already been updated, CD versions may or may not be, depending on when they were produced.
Posted By: DrunkenTofu Re: Salvation at last - 18/01/08 01:16 PM
Brother Raze is back!

All hail the Lord of Chaos. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Macbeth Re: Salvation at last - 18/01/08 01:38 PM
But the man's an angel! It says so under his name!
Posted By: DrunkenTofu Re: Salvation at last - 19/01/08 04:35 PM
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But the man's an angel! It says so under his name!


He's a fallen angel, dear. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: twoheadedragon Re: Salvation at last - 02/03/08 05:19 AM
RAZE? A FALLEN ANGEL?!?!? NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/memad.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Palimpsests Re: Salvation at last - 27/12/08 05:51 PM
The only config.div file I've been able to find opens with DivX. Where is the one you were meaning, as there is another config file, only this sets the video settings for the game.

On doing a little checking, it seems that the install WAS faulty, so I'm doing a re-install as we speak. Maybe then the config.div text file will be there! I should still have my saves as i backed them up to a separate folder, and can easily restore them, though I'm not far enough into the game to worry about losing them altogether in necessary.
Posted By: Raze Re: Salvation at last - 27/12/08 11:00 PM

The '..\Divine Divinity\Run\config.div' file is plain text, and can be opened in any text editor (such as Notepad). DivX apparently also uses that extension, but if you hold the Shift key down and right click on the file, you should get an 'Open With' context menu entry which will let you open it in a text editor, or you can drag and drop the file onto a Desktop shortcut for an editor, etc.
See my post above for more details.
Posted By: Palimpsests Re: Salvation at last - 28/12/08 02:56 PM
I've looked into the game files, and to be honest there is NO config.div text file, is this a sisign the game may need removing and then re-installing and patching?

I've just had a look at CD1 of 3, there is a note here stating that the ART No. is CDR7066/UK2; does this shine any light on the subject, or could it just be a missing file from the original install?

Anyway - a somewhat belated Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all.
Posted By: Raze Re: Salvation at last - 28/12/08 08:00 PM

If you have the English version of the game, the file should be there. Check the folder for any files just named 'config'. Starting with XP, MS' default option in Explorer is to hide file extensions for known file types (you can change this in the Options). There should be two such files in the run folder, config.div and config.lcl (if the extensions are hidden, the file type should differentiate them if the folder view is set to details).

AFAIK the North American and UK releases were identical (my CDs contain the same 'art' number, except they end in 'US2' rather than 'UK2').
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