I decided to have a let play wtih xolotl's very awesome map editor to see what it could do and very quickly got hooked and have spent the last week making a bit of a modification for the game.
To install extract the contents of the zip file to your Eschalon Book I\Data folder
(besure to make a back up of this folder first)http://raverdave.co.uk/eschalon/RDs_Book1_Mod.zipWhat does the mod include?
Island added off the coast of Aridel complete with dungeon / maze as part of a new side quest to earn another set of eggs.
(See Eleanors office in Aridell for a clue on where to head.)While this area is avaliable right from the start I recommend you wait until you have a good character before heading in.
Rebuilt start house, inc second floor and a few secrets.
Rebuilt buildings in bordertown, added a new buuilding for Aaron + some secrets areas and a tunnel to Darkford.
Extended Darkford, several new rooms including a secret enterance so you can come and go as you please.
Gates at Blackwater can now be opened with out commiting a game, south gate now functions.
Added hidden area in Blackwater.
Minor modifications to Underground Repository, Shadowmirk and Tangletree Forrest maps to accomodate new story.
Enjoy and please let me know what you think.
I'm currently trying to finish up the 'mod' portions of Jedi_Learner's Book I mod (hoping to finish that today or tomorrow), so it may be a week or two before I try to take a look at your mod (I suspect that I'll try to take a look at your mod with a pre-existing and developed character...).
But I'll try and add a link to this thread in the Book I "Strategy Central" post in the next couple of days...