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Siege Editor

The SiegeEditor is what is used for us to create our own worlds in Dungeon Siege. It's the largest piece of the Dungeon Siege ToolKit, and recieved a rather massive update around Christmas 2003, when the ToolKit was released in version 1.5.

Local Resources

Dungeon Siege ToolKit Version History
A list of changes, bug fixes, and new features that has come with each upgrade of the Dungeon Siege ToolKit.
Siege Editor Preview
Angel Farmgirl visited GPG's offices in Seattle, and came back with a preview of the Siege Editor.

Siege University

Actor and Party Commands
How to change behaviour, properties, and inventory of actors and parties.
Elevators in Dungeon Siege are more than just lifts moving up and down, all nodes that are moving are elevators. Lifts, cranes, the transporter system on the Utraean Peninsula - the basics about all that can be found here.
Get down and dirty on fading, wildcards, and learn how the game engine keeps track of it all.
Non-Interactive Sequences
How to write in-game movie sequences, to help you tell your story.
Non-Player Characters
Learn how to get non-playable characters to sit down, talk to you, etc.
While quests can be made mostly from the siegeeditor, chapters, which this tutorial also looks into, is more similar to gas editing.
While you won't need to do any gas-editing to just play sounds and voices, you will need to do it if you are to add any.
Teleporters & Displacers
Teleporters and displacers are really just advanced forms of elevators. How advanced? Just look here.
The Basics
For beginners. Learn the very basics of the SiegeEditor in this tutorial by GPG. Everything from starting putting nodes together, to simple fades, to how to load the map in-game.
Triggers I
Learn the basics about triggers and how to use them.
Triggers II
Go in more in depth on triggers.

Other Resources

Health and Mana Shrines
These things are really easy to make, it just takes the placement of a few objects and one node, and BLAMMO! Instant (almost) health or mana shrine! Enuff with the blabbing, let's get it on with the tutorial!
Node Matcher Tutorial
Ever had problems finding a match to the node you are using and nothing seems to fit? No problem, use the node matcher!
Splitting and Stitching Regions
When building a map, the best way to get the lighting and other considerations at the join between two regions to look right is to build part of the second region already attached to the first, then split the regions. Thereafter, when you stitch the regions together, the lighting will blend smoothly.
Stitching is the method used to join two regions together inside a map, typically a map will contain many regions, and GPG recommend no more than 2000 nodes per region, thus we need a way to join regions together.
Zaph's Chapter Interface Tutorial
This was written after we'd figured out how to get the Chapter interfaces working. There are a couple of ommissions in Siege U 209 about firing the Chapter interface and updating the journal. After I'd done it once, and explained bits and pieces here and there, the question was raised again, so I then went through the whole process again, writing it up step by step, in one place so that others would be able to follow.

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