How do I change skill requirements?

elpikaron

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Greetings everyone. Before all I'd like to mention that I'm completely new at this, so I don't mind if I'm being pointed "the obvious", if anything, it would be more than helpful. My question is, how can I go about editing skill requirements?

What I've tried:
Using SIE, go to datatables and then find the skills.iff.
-In there I'd change the values of some skills (for example, the first box of unarmed brawler requiring 1 skill point instead of 2) and after that, I'd hit "save as" (thus creating a datatable file).
-In the repository "create .tre from directory on disk" to make a .tre out of that database file. Then with the tre I'd paste it in the swgemu client I use to log to the server, edit it into user.cfg and then add it to the tre folder in the server side of things.

Result? I pretty much couldn't log into the game at all (it would get stuck on login), had to restore a backup of the server. I assume my method isn't correct, so would anyone know the right one? Thanks!
 

elpikaron

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I ended up solving it by following some of the steps from this thread https://modthegalaxy.com/index.php?threads/how-to-create-a-custom-profesion.594/, for anyone that is wondering how to do it, what I did was:

-Go to datatables and find skills.iff
-Select skills.iff, right click and extract the file, this will extract the database folder as well as the skills subfolder and skills.iff.
-Go to the editor and open a database editor, then select the skills.iff you extracted before.
-Change the values accordingly to what you want and then hit save, then close and open it again and check if the values were saved correctly (for some reason it took me a couple of tries before they finally saved it)
-Create a .tre from directory and seelct the database folder that you extracted before. Additionally, you can also open the tre itself to see if all is ok.
-Paste the tre onto the server side's tre folder, and paste in your client too, also edit swgemu_live to include the .tre name and proper order.

This is the first change I ever make to the server that doesn't actually end up breaking it, so if anyone knows a better way to do it please share. I myself did not have issues with this, the skills change their requirement properly as well as the cost to get them. You can also change credits cost this way too.
 

m5215

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Rather than going through the effort of making TRE files for the changes I just put the folder path in both the server and client and place the edited file in that folder area just as it is in the TRE file. Works perfectly and makes it easier to change the file out since you don't have to deal with making a new TRE file.
 
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