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Do Not Fear Jazz
Feb 1, 2005

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Spiritual successor to GOONTOPIA (while we all wait for the D2 remaster)

Previous thread: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3797978&pagenumber=1&perpage=40


New Stuff: https://d2es.github.io/item-db/items/newstuff.htm
Patch Notes: http://d2es.urcraft.com/viewtopic.php?id=6

Welcome back to Eastern Sun (for a fifth? time). A heads up for anyone who played with us before but is hesitant to do so again: The old patches from Garfu are in this version. Which means we have all of the new items, drops rates, ore buffs, etc. EXCEPT FOR RADIANCE (why the gently caress do they never add RADIANCE? ) These changes as well as many QoL improvements shorten the end-game grind and make building god characters fun again, even if you've already done it 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 times on previous servers.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE SECTION ON INSTALLATION FURTHER DOWN IN THE POST BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS

#d2es on goonscx.

https://discord.gg/goonscx

Eastern Sun is a free, multiplayer-capable modification for Diablo II that does not overwrite the base game. It makes standard Diablo II look like the handiwork of dribbling baby-men.

If you have never played Diablo II...
...I don't believe you. Either way, The Goon community that Eastern Sun has attracted is friendly and charitable to a fault. Players will unload Set and Unique items on you until your puny 20 Strength spine snaps like a twig, so hop in and see what this game is all about.

If you liked Diablo II...
...you will play Eastern Sun until your keyboard starts to bleed. Eastern Sun adds many features that improve Diablo II a thousandfold, some of which should have been part of the game in the first place, some of which you would never have thought possible.

Some things you might need to know about ES
    Re-allocate your skill points and stat points at any time, without penalty, from our forum.
    All item modifications, such as inserting runes, can be reversed with the Horadric cube. You can then reuse the same runes for your new superior ethereal 5 socket hellfire sword you just found!
    No decisions are permanent. It's not possible to permanently gently caress your character.
    Eastern Sun expands the player's inventory. Even the most loot-hungry whores can vacuum to their heart's content without having to leave their buddies for inventory organization.





The multiple stash pages and shared stash found in single player ES do not appear on our server, but the stockers and tokenizer allow you to hoard a shitload of stuff into simple 1x1 spaces.



    Mercenaries have been rebalanced. No longer is the Act II Mercenary the de-facto tag-along simply because of his Aura. Mercenaries vary in their utility skills, damage output and survivability, but all are useful.
    Mercenaries have the same equipment slots as players.
    Mercenary-exclusive equipment Sets provide an easy means to get a competent sidekick.



    Skills have received a massive overhaul.
    Most skills are more powerful than their Diablo II equivalents or have added effects.
    Each class has received several new skills, some allowing classes to excel in fields they could never previously touch.
    Tired of a dull meteororb sorc? Buff up enchant, aerial guard, and fanatic swing and bash corpsefire's face in while meteors rain down nearby. Or, you can just build the best sorceress of all, the lightning barbarian! He has a knack for decimating baal's minions while simultaneously burning out your allies' retinas.



    Hack and slash through seventeen new, multi-level dungeons. There are even challenges for those with enough Strength to cleave God's skull in twain with their pinky.
    Monsters from other action RPGs bolster the Diablo roster. Try not to get shanked by one of Planescape: Torment's Dusties when you're delving into the depths of the final optional dungeon.
    Ghost cows!



    Eastern Sun adds a bevy of new Unique and Set items.
    Set items in Eastern Sun are exceptionally powerful. Collect full sets of equipment for stellar multi-faceted boosts. Many builds will use sets as endgame equipment.
    A new set of runes based on the Japanese alphabet go alongside Lord of Destruction's runes. The new rune set has its own set of runewords.
    For early-game boons, combine like gems for gemwords, similar to runewords.



    Eastern Sun allows you to customise your equipment to an absurd degree.
    Forge an extra bonus of your choice, from an impressive list, to all equipment of Magic rank or above.
    Using the still-beating hearts of your fallen enemies, add up to thirty small bonuses to any piece of equipment, from extra base life to extra fast cast rate.
    Collect Dragon Stones, dropped regularly throughout the game. These coveted items will allow you to add extra modifiers to most items at a cost of increasing their level requirement.
    A quick video showing how to take a blue item and turn it into a runeword, using various items and item stockers, can be seen here. You can horde all the junk you want and have them ready to use, without cluttering up your inventory
    Garfu added even more item customization options! See the new recipes for details.

Examples of some of my sorceress' builds from prior servers:









------------>IMPORTANT INSTALL INFORMATION<-----------

https://sites.google.com/view/goontopia/goontopia

quote:

Things to note:
Press F1 for maphack. This maphack includes map, light radius, mobs and properties, but not missiles.
This process will install Diablo 2, Eastern Sun, Goontopia Eastern Sun changes, and a slew of add-ons like D2 Loader, D2HackIt, Maphack, Plug-y, GlideWrapper for up to 1600x1200) and a bevy of other tools.
Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/madbrahmin/d2es to see how to use the D2HackIt Modules like .as (auto stock)!
All hail Garfu for his unending support and general awesomeness
To operate the Glide Wrapper, launch glide-init.exe and set your prefered configuration. Once done, press quit. You will then need to run D2VidTest.exe and select 3dfx Glide. Diablo should then open with the Glide Wrapper active and running with the config you set.

INSTALL GUIDE:
    Extract ‘Step 1.zip’ to the path you want your ‘Diablo II’ folder to live
    Extract ‘Step 2.zip’ into the Diablo II folder created during step 1
    Set ‘Diablo II.exe’ to Compatibility mode
    Navigate to your new ‘Diablo II’ folder created in step 1
    Locate ‘Diablo II.exe’ and right click on it
    Select Properties
    On the Compatibility tab, click the ‘Change settings for all users button’
    Check ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for:’
    In the drop down, select ‘Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
    Check ‘Disable desktop composition’
    Check ‘Disable display scaling on high DPI settings’
    Check ‘Run this program as an administrator’
    Press ‘OK’
    Press ‘OK’
    [OPTIONAL] Make a shortcut to ‘Diablo II.exe’ on your desktop
    Navigate to your new ‘Diablo II’ folder created in step 1
    Locate ‘Diablo II.exe’ and right click on it
    Select ‘Send To’ and then click ‘Desktop (create shortcut)’
    From the Utilities folder, run BNGatewayEditor and create the Gateway for Diablo to see my server
    Select the Diablo2/Diablo2Exp tab from the bottom
    Click the Add Gateway Button from the right hand side
    Enter the Gateway information
    Name: d2es.goons.cx
    Zone: 6
    IP: d2es.goons.cx
    Press OK
    In the left hand pane, select the Goontopia Realm you just added, and click the Set to Chosen Gateway button
    Test your ability to connect to my Realm by clicking the Detect Gateway Button
    Exit the program
    Launch Diablo 2
    Click the “Gateway:_____” button under the Multiplayer button and select the Goontopia Gateway
    Enjoy!


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Please check out ALL of the following links if you are just starting, there is a ton of useful info smashed into these websites:

https://discord.gg/goonscx

http://miyoshino.la.coocan.jp/eswiki/ The Eastern Sun Wiki. This place has ALL of the info you need for character skills, merc skills, breakpoints, monster stats, whatever. On the left hand side there are also links to some useful starting tips. While most of the guides aren't all that great, you can check out the character builds and Hall of Glory sections to get some ideas possible items for character builds. There's also a section on cube recipes, but I prefer to use the one found in this next link...

https://d2es.github.io/item-db/items/es3cube_n.htm MOST IMPORTANT WEBSITE FOR D2ES. The Eastern Sun Database. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, LEARN TO USE CTRL-F ON THIS WEBSITE. This place is THE site to find out anything and everything about items. Sets, Uniques, Runewords...it's all here. Any time you want to figure out how to build something or gear your character for this or that, you should come to this website and use ctrl-f on the various pages to find items with those mods. Also, make sure you check out the recipes section. This is crucial to equipping yourself with mid game and endgame gear. Need a 4 socket armor to make a shiny runeword? Look up sockets. Don't have all the ingredients to socket something? Look up the ingredients and see if there is a way to make them. Item customization is huge in this game, and rather daunting at first, but try to just focus on one thing at a time first and remember to use ctrl-f. As you start looking around for ingredients you will learn different ways to make items, its pretty easy to get a hang of but hard to remember everything, so do one thing at a time.

http://d2es.urcraft.com/D2ESClient/allplugins.zip Here’s another link to our plugin pack. You did download it before, right? These are a life-saver once you learn how to use the different containers and recipes. The important one to note is to press F1 in game to load the maphack. We used to have some short guides on them but they seem to be gone.

Do Not Fear Jazz fucked around with this message at 02:09 on Feb 23, 2021

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Do Not Fear Jazz
Feb 1, 2005

W-WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T LIKE MY POST?



READ THIS BEFORE YOU KEEP GOING

Please note, the old goontopia IP no longer works. You need to make sure your gateway is set as the following:

quote:

From the Utilities folder, run BNGatewayEditor and create the Gateway for Diablo to see my server
Select the Diablo2/Diablo2Exp tab from the bottom
Click the Add Gateway Button from the right hand side
Enter the Gateway information
Name: d2es.goons.cx
Zone: 6
IP: d2es.goons.cx


I have no intention of ever taking the server down, sans maintenance. We may do ladder resets though.

Do Not Fear Jazz fucked around with this message at 02:11 on Feb 23, 2021

Do Not Fear Jazz
Feb 1, 2005

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Garfu
Mar 6, 2008

Much like buttholes, families are meant to be tight.


Here's MOST of the patch notes. I think there's some missing stuff that was in before I started writing notes:

OTHER NOTES:
** Revamped tinkering making it actually useful now
* there is no longer a limit to how many times you can tinker an item
* +hp and mana only take 1 heart/soul instead of 3
* 3x Frozen Soul + 3x Shadow quartz = Griswold's Hand (tinkering item)
* 3x Bleeding Stone + 3x Burning Sulphur = Treehead Woodfist's Arm (tinkering item)
* 2x Dark Azurite + 2x Bitter Peridot + 2x Pulsing Opal + 2x Enigmatic Cinnibar = Radament's Head (tinkering item)
* 2x Tomb Jade + 2x Solid Mercury + 2x Storm Amber + 2x Tainted Tourmaline = Hephasto's Hand (tinkering item)
* 1x Frozen Soul + 1x Shadow Quartz = Heart
* Griswold's hand + item = +1 min/max damage
* Treehead Woodfist's Arm + item = +9% Demon/Undead damage
* Radament's Head + item = +3 hp +1 life after kill
* Hephasto's Hand + item = +3 mana +1 mana after kill
* Quivers are now socketable

** Loot table adjustments
* Buffed ore drops from Cows and Clones (Izual, Duriel, Andy, etc.)
* Significantly buffed ore drops from Treant King, Reporb, Reziarfg, and Nihl
* All mobs mentioned above have a very small chance top drop a dragon stone (on top of the chance already)
* Guardians (in Nihl's) have a much higher chance of dropping a dragon stone
* Countess rune drops fixed, now actually worth it (drops 2 runes of a value relative to the difficulty)

* Perfect crystals now cost 120 points, up from 100. +%Summon damage tinker adjusted to reflect new point value.
* Ores have been buffed again, crystals are more abundant to encourage tinkering
* Can now tinker +1 To All Skills: 1 Perfect, 3 Flawed Enigmatic Cinnibar (150 points)
* Cubing an empty ore by itself will now provide you with a few fake notes (!!)
* Cows given additional ore rolls
* Many skills adjusted to reduce their casting delay (not thunder wave)
* Removed thief aura, melee Dead End 4lyfe (to clarify, this was the thing that made you get 0 gold drops in Dead End)
* Giants, Belhifets, and Treants no longer take forever to kill. Treants give more XP

* Jeweler's (6 Socket) on armor is now fixed. It spawns as code 760 or 102, both are active.
* 'Of Aurora' Suffix now spawns with more balanced aura levels
* Aura forging now gives higher aura levels (reforge to attain)
* Most aura levels on Uniques and RWs have been adjusted, reroll to attain
* Prayer aura was acting weird, so it now no longer drains mana
* Transmuting a Kanji rune with a crystal can now returns the correct amount of crystals
* Small chance I fixed the countess rune drops



{12/27/2016}
* Master of Fire works now
* Tripled rate of scroll drops from Izuals

{12/09/2016}
* White aura stone now adds level 31 conviction aura (instead of cleansing)
* Black aura stone now adds level 31 holy freeze aura (instead of thorns)
* A2 merc conviction aura raised to level 20 to be more in line with other auras, actually giving you a reason to use him again
* A3 merc resist auras raised to level 20 to give you an option if you don't want to use the A2 merc

{12/02/2016}
* You can now walk through Duriel's corpse
* Duriel's corpse is now Corpse Explosionable
* Added higher tier crystal conversion recipe: Maple + Can + TP = convert 120 points up, Maple + can + ID = convert 120 points down
* Diabloclone has been buffed and his drops have been adjusted. Summon him by selling 20 devil's foods

{11/28/2016}
* Marsh of Pain spawns reorganized, more Duriels, less of everything else
* Marsh of Pain mob density increased 50%
* Duriels given an additional rune roll, max of Null(purple) in Hell, Mo(green) in Nightmare, O(yellow) in Normal
* Added Skeleton Mastery and Raise Skeleton synergy to Necro Hydra, raised synergy value from 5% to 7%
* You can now summon 1 more of each golem, you can now summon 5 more skeletons
* Puppeteer's Hold summon damage raised from 80% to 400%
* New runeword: 3 Socket Charm - Nerfobaba - Hi Ro Fu - +1 all skills, +15% FCR, +20% elemental damage, Level 20 Ancients Call oskill, +energy/level, +mana/level, resist all +2, CBF
* Storm, Earth, and Fire runeword buffed to account for it being an endgame upgrade to the new AC runeword
* Dead end gold drops increased 100%
* Moonlight runeword re-added (it wasn't working before)
* NPC gold limites increased to 2m

{11/26/2016}
* Necro buffs part 1 of many, this is just the groundwork, much more to come
* Summon Damage % tinkering changed from 2/20/240 to 10/100 for chipped/normal Tainted Tourmaline, so that's 40 TT for max summon damage on an item.
* Skeleton mastery damage per level increased from 2 to 5 (very noticeable will all of the +% damage and auras)
* Skeleton damage % per level raised from 7% to 15%
* Corpse explosion max damage raise from 60% to 80% max hp of mob
* Corpse explosion base radius raised from 16 to 24, + 1/level
* Golem mastery base damage per level raise from 3 to 10 (very noticeable will all of the +% damage and auras)
* Blood golem life steal raised from 10% to 20%, damage from 10% to 20% per level, synergy damage from 3 to 5
* Clay golem damager % per level raised from 10% to 20%, synergy damage from 3 to 5
* Iron golem damager % per level raised from 10% to 20%, synergy damage from 3 to 5
* Fire golem damager % per level raised from 10% to 20%, synergy damage from 3 to 5

{11/23/2016}
* New crystal conversion recipe: Any blemished gem, crystal can, TP scroll for up, ID scroll for down, converts 10 crystals\
* Conviction is fixed finally

{11/17/2016}
*+1 all tinker no longer works on white items

{11/16/2016}
*Buffed drops for all clones (Bosses in non-boss areas) and Cows
*Cows now have the best droprate for Sa runes
*Izual clones now have the best chance to drop Dragon Stones


{11/07/2013}
* Jeweler's on armor is now fixed. It spawns as code 760 or 102, both are active.
* 'Of Aurora' Suffix now spawns with more balanced aura levels
* Aura forging now gives higher aura levels (reforge to attain)
* Most aura levels on Uniques and RWs have been adjusted, reroll to attain
* Prayer aura was acting weird, so it now no longer drains mana
* Transmuting a Kanji rune with a crystal can now returns the correct amount of crystals
* Small chance I fixed the countess rune drops

{11/04/2013}
* Conviction Aura now works as intended (i.e. it actually works)
* Fake note factory now drops fake notes and Sa runes more often

{11/02/2013}
* Fixed a bug that messed up a couple runewords
* Cookbooks can now be made with ANY club, not just wirt's leg

{10/29/2013}
* Hotfixes
* +all skills tinker fixed, only works on some items though
* Amp damage and weaken are fixed, not sure what was wrong but they work now
* Issue with crystals cubing into stocker fixed
* Sorry

{10/28/2013}
* Crystal point adjustments
* Ore buffs
* +1 All Skill Tinker added
* Empty ore cube recipe
* Cow drops buffed
* Skill delay adjustments
* Thief aura removed (WOOO)
* Some minor monster HP/XP adjustments
* See website and SA for more details as always!


{10/20/2013}
* Chipped crystals can now be converted
* +% Summoning damage tinker added
* Sa rune drops adjusted
* See forums and newstuff.html for details!


{09/12/2013}
* Added new unique items (see stats page)
* Added new runewords (see stats page)
* Ore drops buffed, more crystals per ore
* Crystals can now be converted to other types (see thread)
* Revamped tinkering making it actually useful now (see thread)

{08/27/2013}
* Charsi now sells Maple Leaves
* Ancient's Call range doubled
* Item selling limit raised to 200k for all difficulties
* Null runes can now be downgraded to Wo
* All monster resists capped at 110 to give other
resistance breaking skills a fighting chance

{08/09/2013}
* Moved Cain to the stash in Act 5 town.
* Increased character and stash gold limit.
* Fixed an issue with stat respecs not accounting for
completing the Golden Bird quest in Act 3 (+20 max Life).

{08/03/2013}
Goontopia has gone live!

Garfu fucked around with this message at 02:41 on Feb 23, 2021

Do Not Fear Jazz
Feb 1, 2005

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Maybe one day I can trick Garfu into helping me set up the respec server.

Rytheric
Jan 25, 2021

Now imaging if you will that next to the scrap wood shoe matt (damn right im going to have people kick off their shoes before entering my tiny home) a rocking chair or camping chair, and then beside that a small grill or sawn off 55-gallon barrel sitting on top of a wire spool.

I shall try installing as soon as possible. I am a filthy casual though and may be overwhelmed by the new improvements.

Do Not Fear Jazz
Feb 1, 2005

W-WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T LIKE MY POST?



Rytheric posted:

I shall try installing as soon as possible. I am a filthy casual though and may be overwhelmed by the new improvements.

They can be overwhelming at first but once you get the hang of it, they’re very enjoyable!

Garfu
Mar 6, 2008

Much like buttholes, families are meant to be tight.


There's a lot of notes but it pretty much boils down to minor tweaks to shorten the thousand hour end game with a bunch of targeted farm areas instead of 100% randomness.

Rytheric
Jan 25, 2021

Now imaging if you will that next to the scrap wood shoe matt (damn right im going to have people kick off their shoes before entering my tiny home) a rocking chair or camping chair, and then beside that a small grill or sawn off 55-gallon barrel sitting on top of a wire spool.

I'm still too young to play it seems. Gives me time to find an emulator so its good.

nightwisher
Dec 24, 2004


Oh neat, it's back! Gonna get so dstoned

Cobalt-60
Oct 11, 2016

Over time, random factors add up. What is chaos in the moment becomes systemic over time and space. As data accumulates, a pattern emerges.



quote:

Set ‘Diablo II.exe’ to Compatibility mode
Navigate to your new ‘Diablo II’ folder created in step 1
Locate ‘Diablo II.exe’ and right click on it
Select Properties
On the Compatibility tab, click the ‘Change settings for all users button’
Check ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for:’
In the drop down, select ‘Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
Check ‘Disable desktop composition’
Check ‘Disable display scaling on high DPI settings’
Check ‘Run this program as an administrator’
Press ‘OK’

I downloaded the files and followed the directions, but my compatibility window said:

Don't know if this changes anything, since there was no option for desktop composition or display scaling. Were these direction for Windows 7?

Also tried to set up the gateway and got this error:

quote:

Attempt to connect Gateway d2es.goons.cx(d2es.goons.cx)...
Connection failed!

Do Not Fear Jazz
Feb 1, 2005

W-WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T LIKE MY POST?



Cobalt-60 posted:

I downloaded the files and followed the directions, but my compatibility window said:

Don't know if this changes anything, since there was no option for desktop composition or display scaling. Were these direction for Windows 7?

Also tried to set up the gateway and got this error:

Are you trying to launch this in windowed mode? If not try that first. Host name could be a DNS issue, if it still doesn’t work PM for the IP.

Do Not Fear Jazz
Feb 1, 2005

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Does anyone remember what the fix was to not being able to equip mercenaries?

Cobalt-60
Oct 11, 2016

Over time, random factors add up. What is chaos in the moment becomes systemic over time and space. As data accumulates, a pattern emerges.



Tried launching in windowed mode, still getting this message:

Are there up to date directions for Win10?

Do Not Fear Jazz
Feb 1, 2005

W-WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T LIKE MY POST?



Fixed the issue with mercenaries not being fully equitable. May post the patched mpq one of our lovely players made to allow immolation on left click where it was meant to be.

whocares8310
Sep 22, 2010

Sir, I think it's pronounced nook-ya-ler.


Do Not Fear Jazz posted:

Maybe one day I can trick Garfu into helping me set up the respec server.

I'll probably ask about this once a week. Whenever i feel like I've ruined a character and have buyer's remorse for my skill choice.

ikanreed
Sep 25, 2009

Rise and shine, master leprechaun.





I once manually wrote a respec script trying to do my own d2 es battlenet like garfu, but before I totally finished garfu set up a new es server and I abandoned the project

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Do Not Fear Jazz
Feb 1, 2005

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whocares8310 posted:

I'll probably ask about this once a week. Whenever i feel like I've ruined a character and have buyer's remorse for my skill choice.

In the mean time I can manually respec people if they ask. Although deathrat may give me a hand flipping everything from plainfile to SQL so we can have a web-based respec once again. We'll see.

Been running NM nihl's on and off today, trying to gear up for Hell. If anyone gets a rumour of pain belt, I will trade almost anything for it.

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