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#442618 23/04/11 06:54 AM
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No spoilers please. Still playing ED.
Will I be able to transfer my character to FoV? and if I can will I be able to keep my items?

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Yes, you'll be able to continue straight on with the game from where the (stand-alone) ED left off, and your battle tower and all your equpiment will still be accessable.

BUT - only if you have the (stand-alone) FoV expansion!

DKS (the Dragon Knight Saga) contains both ED and FoV rolled into a single package, but it has been remastered - FoV is basically the same in both versions, but there have been a lot of changes to the game engine (for balancing reasons) as well as to the ED part of the game (quest locations, item placements, layouts of flying fortresses and anti-dragon barriers etc).

So ED + FoV save games are NOT compatible with DKS - if you buy DKS you will have to start again. You may already know this, but you'd be amazed how many people on these forums ask why their ED save games won't work with DKS.

Finally, there is a very large patch available for the PC version that will upgrade ED+FoV to match DKS, but if you apply this patch, you will loose all your save games. The patch is not available on the Xbox (too large for the Live marketplace).

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Originally Posted by Trippy
Yes, you'll be able to continue straight on with the game from where the (stand-alone) ED left off, and your battle tower and all your equpiment will still be accessable.

BUT - only if you have the (stand-alone) FoV expansion!

DKS (the Dragon Knight Saga) contains both ED and FoV rolled into a single package, but it has been remastered - FoV is basically the same in both versions, but there have been a lot of changes to the game engine (for balancing reasons) as well as to the ED part of the game (quest locations, item placements, layouts of flying fortresses and anti-dragon barriers etc).

So ED + FoV save games are NOT compatible with DKS - if you buy DKS you will have to start again. You may already know this, but you'd be amazed how many people on these forums ask why their ED save games won't work with DKS.

Finally, there is a very large patch available for the PC version that will upgrade ED+FoV to match DKS, but if you apply this patch, you will loose all your save games. The patch is not available on the Xbox (too large for the Live marketplace).


wow. that REALLY sucks! The remastered version of ED and FoV leaves out one of the most important details????? Not cool larian. mad

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When developing FoV, saved game compatibility was of utmost importance, and anything that would break that was not included in any updates for the D2:ED section of the game.
DKS was primarily intended for people who did not already have D2:ED, so saved game compatibility was not as much of an issue. When there were changes Larian wanted to make to DKS, saved game compatibility was an easy sacrifice to address various issues and add various improvements (though IMNSHO the change to the human target lock system wasn't an improvement).

Lar did mention (once) the possibility of a tool to import a D2:ED save in the Hall of Echoes and export it to the FoV section of DKS. Presumably they didn't think there would be much demand for a built-in import function, or it wasn't a high enough priority to get implemented before release.


For what it's worth, there are plenty of bonus stat and skill points to be had in FoV from mindreading, so starting off with a new level 35 character isn't going to put you at a disadvantage (if you don't want to try a different build in the remastered D2:ED). You would be upgrading your equipment fairly soon in the add-on, anyway, so its lack doesn't really matter. There are additional skill trainers, etc, in Aleroth, so you may not even need to return to the battle tower, so possibly different servants isn't that big a deal (though you may particularly like or dislike specific servants). It would be nice if you could carry over your previous D2:ED saves into DKS, but you do get pretty much the same experience with a new character.


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