A (dangerous) way into Lost Westwillow under Ubuntu

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A (dangerous) way into Lost Westwillow under Ubuntu

Post by lateralus » June 12th, 2010, 4:35 pm

I made a backup of a save slot and opened ironpool_dam_lower.map with GNU/Emacs in Hex editing mode. I then replaced all instances of "Westwillow" with "westwillow". I noticed that it still didn't allow me to enter Westwillow in most of the directions I tried, but one particular angle to the left of the Westwillow sign let me in.

I have no idea how badly this may break stuff. I'll post any breakage if (or when) I come across it.

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Re: A (dangerous) way into Lost Westwillow under Ubuntu

Post by Elwro » June 12th, 2010, 6:42 pm

Wow, a swell idea! I don't have time now to try it myself (no, I'm not chickening out), but please post your experience!

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Re: A (dangerous) way into Lost Westwillow under Ubuntu

Post by lateralus » June 13th, 2010, 1:28 am

Elwro wrote:Wow, a swell idea! I don't have time now to try it myself (no, I'm not chickening out), but please post your experience!
[spoilers]

Never having been to Westwillow I had nothing to compare the experience. But one strange thing was that when came back down the ladder after getting the bell the entire map reset completely. I don't know if the map would reset every time I did this.

The bottom-line here is that I killed The Prospector (twice), got the bell and went on my merry way. Westwillow done.

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Re: A (dangerous) way into Lost Westwillow under Ubuntu

Post by RezoApio » June 13th, 2010, 11:08 am

Thanks for the tip. Done the same via hexedit. 4 places to change Westwillow to wetswillow and I could enter, kill some skeletons and go back.
Will now do it on my current save and go back to the dam to finish the quest.

Thanks again
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Re: A (dangerous) way into Lost Westwillow under Ubuntu

Post by Slammer64 » June 14th, 2010, 2:07 pm

I also found an alternative, but it requires that you have 2 computers or a Linux/Windows dual boot. I tried just for s's and g's copying over my save from Linux onto my drive with Windows, they are compatible and you can enter Westwillow that way. You will need to have Eschalon Book 2 installed on both O/S.
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Re: A (dangerous) way into Lost Westwillow under Ubuntu

Post by Elwro » June 29th, 2010, 6:27 am

RezoApio wrote:Thanks for the tip. Done the same via hexedit. 4 places to change Westwillow to wetswillow and I could enter, kill some skeletons and go back.
Will now do it on my current save and go back to the dam to finish the quest.

Thanks again
The same method worked for me, but I had to change 5 instances, not 4 :mystary:

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