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Ma_Sys.ma Strong Arrows

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name		strong_arrows
section		34
description	Ma_Sys.ma Strong Arrows
tags		oblivion mods cheat
encoding	utf8
compliance	public
lang		en
attachments	MaStrongArrowsDroppedSilver.png MaStrongArrowsDroppedSpiddal.png
		MaStrongArrowsLocationMap.png MaStrongArrowsLocationVisited.png
creation	2013/04/28 21:58:25
version		1.0.0.0
download	main
dlink		http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/dezpi8s9um/ma_strong_arrows.7z
ddescr		Ma_Sys.ma Strong Arrows
dver		1.0.0.0
dsize		3505
dchcksm		8886dabd934e7638df38b91f080388c4a023886c08ca6ded9cac2d752ee216ea
copyright	Copyright (c) 2013 Ma_Sys.ma.
		For further info send an e-mail to Ma_Sys.ma@web.de.

-----------------------------------------------------[ Questions and Answers ]--

What?
    _Much_ stronger arrows. Two different meshes available. Check the
    ``Credits'' section for the authors.
Where?
    A daedric sack outside the ``Drunken Dragon Inn''.
Where is the Drunken Dragon Inn?
    Draw a line segment from Bravil to Leyawin. Mark the centre and mirror it
    over the nearest river to get a point near the Drunken Dragon Inn.
    You may check the file `MaStrongArrowsLocationMap.png` alternatively.
How to install a mod?
    Merge the contents of the `Data` folder and your Oblivion `Data` folder and
    activate the mod in the menu before playing the game.
_Warning_
    Many may consider this a cheat. Destroy the game's balance at your own risk.
    Check ``About arrow strength and weight'' for further information.

{\img{MaStrongArrowsLocationMap.png}{The green X locates the arrows on the map}}

-------------------------------------------------------------------[ Credits ]--

The ``Strong Arrow'' arrows used in this mod are Grumblepunk's Silver Arrows
from his ``Arrow Replacement Pack'' 1.0 -- a mod to replace the default arrows'
meshes. Compare url(http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/9051/).

The ``Strong Spiddal Stick Arrow'' was taken from Dominick
Crymonde's ``Spiddalstick Arrows''
url(http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/28810/).

I did not find any statements by the authors not to use their meshes which is
why I have done so. However, if any of the authors does not want their mesehs to
be used for this mod (or wants me at least not to include them) they may e-mail
me and I will remove the meshes and textures probably replacing them with
suitable alternatives.

----------------------------------------------------[ Background Information ]--

Playing The Elder Scrolls IV for the second time, this time as a Bosmer archer,
I found it annoying not to be able to kill any opponents except for those who
could not reach me at all -- I was alyways much better off, just using my sword
or dagger. Also, I did not like the arrows' appearance very much -- especially
of the stronger ones which were also too expensive in my opinion.

I decided to to some quick and dirty solution: 65536 overopwered silver arrows
were added to the game, because from the stock arrows I liked the silver ones
best. Still dissatisfied, I tried to replace the silver arrows with elven arrows
keeping the silver quiver. It worked, but I still disliked the feathers' colors
which lead to me trying to retexture them -- but the result was not very good.

Therefore, I looked for arrow-mods on the internet which could be used to
improve the appearance. I found cool arrows in the ``Ayleid Arrows'' mod, but it
unfortunately required to request permission from the author to use the arrows,
which I did not want to do. For the mods I took the meshes from, TES Nexus still
stated that this would be required but also, that the user had ``not updated
their distribution permissions since the system was implemented'' and at least
the readme file of the ``Arrow Replacement Pack'' explicitely said: ``Feel free
to modify and reuse these to your heart's content'' -- and so did I.

-------------------------------------------[ About arrow strength and weight ]--

The following table contains the normal Daedric Arrow for comparison.

    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
      Name                        Damage  Weight  Value
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Daedric Arrow               15      0.1     35
      Strong Arrow                128     0.001   16
      One Strong Arrow            128     0.001   16
      Strong Spiddal Stick Arrow  128     0.001   32
    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

The data listed is subject to change. Do not rely on it too heavily.

I consider this change extreme but not that problematic because for most players
it is still easier to kill opponents with an Umbra instead of using bow and
arrow -- I myself often switch from arrows to dagger or sword when the opponents
are near. The additional strength makes shooting out of a hidden place much
stronger, that is to say: useful for the first time and combined with 100\,%
camelion (which you can reach by enchanting your whole armor) this is _very_
strong but on the other hand: No opponent has any chance against you if you are
invisible -- regardless of the arrow-type used.

---------------------------------------------------------------------[ Files ]--

`Data/`
    Mod files. They do not conflict with any of the mods the meshes were taken
    from.
`LICENSE.txt`
    A copy of the GPL v3.
`MaStrongArrowsReadme.txt`
    This file. It might be adivsable to keep this for reference.
`Makefile`
    Used to generate archives ready for upload. You do not need this.

---------------------------------------------------------------[ Screenshots ]--

{\img{MaStrongArrowsDroppedSilver.png}{Screenshot of the Silver version from the
							Arrow Replacement Pack}}

{\img{MaStrongArrowsDroppedSpiddal.png}{Screenshot showing the Spiddal Stick
					version from ``Spiddal Stick Arrows''}}

{\img{MaStrongArrowsLocationVisited.png}{A screenshot near the Drunken Dragon
			Inn with the mod installed and activated. On the right,
			you can see the Drunken Dragon Inn.}}

-----------------------------------------------------------------[ Changelog ]--

0.0.1.0 `Sun Apr 28 21:58:25 CEST 2013`
    Initialization (not released). Only one type of arrow.
0.0.1.1 `Mon Apr 29 18:13:48 CEST 2013`
    Prepared to retexture.
0.0.1.2 `Mon Apr 29 18:16:48 CEST 2013`
    Renamed ``MA Strong Arrow Silver'' to ``MA Strong Arrow''.
0.0.1.3 `Wed May  1 22:19:41 CEST 2013`
    Renamed ``MA Strong Arrow'' to ``Strong Arrow'' because I had no longer
    created the arrows myself.
0.0.1.4 `Sat May  4 23:45:29 CEST 2013`
    Added Spiddal Stick Arrows.
0.0.1.5 `Sat Dec  7 00:53:49 CET 2013`
    Added a version of the ``Strong Arrow'' which does not have any quiver -- it
    is just a single plain arrow.

------------------------------------------------------------[ Redistribution ]--

I have decided to release this mod under GPL. Although it is designed to be used
for programs, it may also be used for other work -- quoting from the GPL: ``"The
Program" refers to any copyrightable work licensed under this License.''

	This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
	it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
	the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
	(at your option) any later version.
	
	This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
	but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
	MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
	GNU General Public License for more details.
	
	You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
	along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

Be sure to also give credit to the meshes' and textures' authors for their great
work. Check the ``Credits'' section for further details.


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