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Platinum Coins for Modder use
« on: October 09, 2012, 06:26:10 PM »
A while back I had this idea of adding different types of coins into BG2 because in real life, they would not have just one kind of uniform gold coin.. Never really took off, but a lasting remnant of that are the platinum coins found in this mod. Some of the merchants in the Water Gardens will only sell certain rare items for platinum coins and I have added a few more items that can be bought with them. There is also a moneylender that will change platinum coins to gold and vice versa at four gold coins per platinum. (The real value of gold to platinum is 5 gold coins for 1 platinum)

What I am asking of any modders out there, is if they would add platinum coins to their mods. All you would really need to do is change the reward that some of the enemies in your mods give from random treasures into a few platinum coins. I greatly appreciate any that decide to participate as I think it will add some flavor to Amn and add some continuity between more mods. Below I have added an attachment that gives the item and BAM item icon so all you need is to copy the following into your .TP2 and you are platinum, baby!  8)

COPY ~"Insert your folder name here"/PLATNUM.itm~ ~Override/PLATNUM.itm~
SAY NAME1 ~Platinum Coin~      
SAY NAME2 ~Platinum Coin~
SAY UNIDENTIFIED_DESC ~Platinum Coin~
SAY DESC ~Platinum Coin

Platinum coins are a form of currency. As a form of currency, these coins proved to be impractical: platinum resembles many less expensive metals, and, unlike the more malleable and ductile silver and gold, it is very difficult to work.~


 

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Re: Platinum Coins for Modder use
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 09:27:55 PM »
I assume upon receiving platinum coins, the money is automatically converted to the gold amount? What do they look like?

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Re: Platinum Coins for Modder use
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 09:51:17 PM »
I assume upon receiving platinum coins, the money is automatically converted to the gold amount?


No, it will stay in your inventory as a separate entity, like gems, only are highly stackable. You can trade/'sell' them to regular merchants for whatever their 'buy' percentage is or go to the money lender who will give you four gold pieces for each one. 

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Re: Platinum Coins for Modder use
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 06:00:10 PM »
Are you worried about your retirement funds? Tired of seeing your gold lose value as it sits around in a horde?




Then you should invest your funds into platinum bullion and coins. Already, with the price of gold fluxuating thanks to the abundance of it brought in from Maztica, most prominent merchants have already switched to using platinum.

How can I get these marvelous coins for myself you ask? Well, just download the attachment in the first post. It will give you all you need to be rest assured that your financial future is secure. Don't take my word for it though, here is a tail from one of our satisfied customers.




"I switched to platinum and have never felt more carefree when eating horses. Thank you Smiling Imp"

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Re: Platinum Coins for Modder use
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 06:46:32 PM »
I might use them in my mod provided I find a reason to include coins and that I get that far.  Lots of distractions and other things coming up that have kept me away from it for a week.  :(
In progress - Armin Kasun - a mercenary NPC for BG2

On hold - Halbo NPC for BG2, the evil halfling thief, food critic, and party troublemaker

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Re: Platinum Coins for Modder use
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 02:46:46 AM »
I might use them in my mod provided I find a reason to include coins and that I get that far.  Lots of distractions and other things coming up that have kept me away from it for a week.  :(

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Re: Platinum Coins for Modder use
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 11:11:23 AM »
I might use them in my mod provided I find a reason to include coins and that I get that far.  Lots of distractions and other things coming up that have kept me away from it for a week.  :(

When trying to decide whether you want to do this Sir_Carnifex, remember this...



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I already did you one.  ;)
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Re: Platinum Coins for Modder use
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 07:41:37 PM »
Platinum coins. I had a few ideas about  'quest tasks' to take place in the condo.. after all, living lavishly costs money. Prepare for more uses for these splendid coins soon. Also, if anyone wanted to use them in their mod, please, feel free. It would be awesome for a party to carry them with them from Baldur's Gate 1 to finally use them in SoA at the Water Gardens!