User talk:Widus

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Hello Widus! I see you have done a shitload of stuff in the wiki (look here), I almost assume you have some wiki experience from before? I have just started myself to try and sort these two wikis out to some extent, and It would be nice to have someone to ask for opinions, advice or the like... Are you used to talk on forums only, or on talk pages like these as well? Anyway, great work, I know that lots and lots of Diablo fans are coming back for Diablo II, and it's nice to make a reliable source on the interwebz, thanks to people like you and I =) Keep in touch! --Leord 18:04, 21 August 2008 (CEST)

Hello, are you there? =) Good work on the suffix/prefixes ;) --Leord 11:11, 15 September 2008 (CEST)

Hey, deaf-man ;) --Leord 19:46, 25 September 2008 (CEST)

Hi Leord: Sorry still not very familiar with this user talk. Yeah I keep updating the suffixes/prefixes and there will be still a lot to do I am afraid --Widus 17:39, 26 September 2008 (CEST)
Well, you're doing fine! =) I think the updates are awesome anyway =) Just check the Help:Talk page for help on the topic ;) --Leord 12:57, 3 October 2008 (CEST)

OK now I think I have finally understood how to use the user talk. --Widus 20:11, 3 October 2008 (CEST)

Hello Widus, how are the affixes coming along? =) --Leord 18:20, 22 October 2008 (CEST)

Just coming back from a 2-week holiday. Will resume working on the affixes but as I edit the wiki pages according to what I discover in the game the project has no fixed endpoint. --Widus 16:31, 29 October 2008 (CET)
Oh, nice! Where have you been? I agree with you on the wiki having no end point, even if you specialize a lot more than me, it's still true ;) --Leord 18:28, 30 October 2008 (CET)

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Continued excellence on the Prefixes/Suffixes pages =) Ever considered making a brief comment on your user page? If nothing else, it will stop all the red links on the Special:Recentchanges that I need to check every day =P Look at User:Azymn or User:Leord for examples. No need to be serious, you can just fill the page up with handy notes =) --Leord 11:22, 7 November 2008 (CET)

That's an as good as any user page, Widus =) Nice you took the great step ;) --Leord 14:24, 13 November 2008 (CET)


I see you are diligently continuing to fix Prefixes and Suffixes. =) Do you feel you are closer to the light of the end of the tunnel now than when you started? =) (Leord)

To be frank I do not know if it will ever be finished the way I do it which is recording the various possibilities of affixes on magic items I encounter in the game. The only way I think I could end this would be to get the exact affix values and ranges directly from Blizzard ... Would you know how to do this?--Widus 18:40, 9 January 2009 (CET)
Actually, no. I doubt they would part with such information, if it isn't out now, so long after release. I'll definitely try to remember and asking the next time I speak to Bashiok. On the other hand, it would slowly be less and less work with it. It would be great with 1-2 more people on it. --Leord 17:18, 16 January 2009 (CET)
Pardon me for butting in, (perhaps stupidly,) but isn't it possible to get the values from the .txts?
On a different note: Widus, I don't know the proper etiquette, so I added a couple of comments on the Suffix page's discussion --Sing in Silence 13:22, 17 April 2009 (CEST)
Great. I added the info. Do not hesitate to modify the pages yourself though. Also Sing, how do we get the .txts info?
I have a question for Leord: it would be nice to create a link on this subject to provide more details on this MDR modifiers (see How would this be done?--Widus 18:15, 17 April 2009 (CEST)
That site has a whole lot of useful info.
You get the .txts by opening the patch_d2.mpq with any mpq editor ([Ladik's] or [Stormless] come to mind).
After that, you'll need some spreadsheet program (MSExcel or D2Excel work well)
You can probably find anything (tool-wise) you need either on [Phrozen Keep's File Center] or at [Volf's site] --Sing in Silence 21:19, 18 April 2009 (CEST)
Thanks Sing. I'll check the weapon txt file.--Widus 14:04, 19 April 2009 (CEST)
I also checked the affix txt file. What do you think "etype" means? They are up to five etypes for a given affix.--Widus 14:33, 19 April 2009 (CEST)
To quote Nefarius:
eType1 to eType5 - These fields are ID pointers to ItemTypes.txt that control what item types this affix will never appear on. The affix will not appear on any item type that inherits this item type. So putting 'armo' here would prevent it from showing up on all armor (etc).
A truly excellent Resource, is Phrozen Keep's Knowledge Base.
Quoted text comes from the [MagicPrefix/Suffix.txt] File Guide.
Enjoy :) --Sing in Silence 15:08, 19 April 2009 (CEST)
Thanks again. I thought it was something like this. I will now be able to use this info to update once and for all the affix pages. Yahoo....--Widus 20:38, 19 April 2009 (CEST)
Well hopes are down: the text file does not provide all the information (at least not directly). For example, in the entry for the affix giving charges, I could not determine the level of the spell and the number of charges :(--Widus 19:00, 29 April 2009 (CEST)