Unofficial Book Patch

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Eksevis
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Unofficial Book Patch

Post by Eksevis » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:09 pm

This mod aims to correct many typos, format issues and so on within the books found in Vanilla Daggerfall.

This mod is currently NOWHERE near completion, so a complete fix should not yet be expected.

As of Version 1 this mod fixes:
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Key:
Bold = Completely fixed
Italics = Only partially fixed
1. Redguards, History and Heroes
2. Of Jephre
3. From the MemoryStone
4. The First Scroll of Baan Dar
5. The Sage
6. The Asylum Ball
7. A History of Daggerfall
8. The Real Barenziah, Part II
9. The Real Barenziah, Part IV
10. The Real Barenziah, Part VIII
11. On Lycanthropy
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If there are issues you notice in the currently fixed books, please do report them and point me towards where it is.
If a book that isn't edited has large issues that make it unreadable, report the names and I'll prioritize them.
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Eksevis
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Re: Unofficial Book Patch

Post by Eksevis » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:18 pm

Version 1 Patch Notes:
Redguards, History and Heroes
  • All unnecessary double spacing should be removed
    All instances of "sword singer(s)" has been corrected to "sword-singers"
    2253,a -> 2253, a
    the song of the blade -> "the song of the blade"
    (This change was added in UESP. It is subject to change)
    monsters than infested the land -> monsters that then infested the land
    BOOK OF CIRCLES -> Book of Circles
    "the father of Mountains" -> "the Father of Mountains"
    his strategies his tactics -> his strategies, his tactics
    Hira and his Army -> Hira and his army
Of Jephre
  • Removed all unnecessary double spacing
    of the seasons and He -> of the seasons and he
    the streams the tinkling ethereal tune -> that taught the stream their ethereal tune
    high elves -> High Elves
    dark elves -> Dark Elves
    Elven Bards -> elven bards
From The MemoryStone
  • The name should now be displayed as "From the Memory Stone"

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Interkarma
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Re: Unofficial Book Patch

Post by Interkarma » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:32 pm

This is awesome to see happening so quickly. I respect when people just roll up their sleeves and start fixing stuff.

I'll link this thread from the Released Mods page. The only change I might suggest is to use .zip format instead of .rar. Many Windows users might not have the ability to extract .rar, whereas .zip is built-in to the OS and most commonly available.

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Re: Unofficial Book Patch

Post by AlexanderSig » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:55 pm

Good stuff!

Looks like UESP highlights some of the spelling errors in the game with [sic]. You could use that to help you find errors if you're not using that already.

For example: http://en.uesp.net/wiki/Daggerfall:A_Hi ... Daggerfall highlights Akaviri as misspelled.

Eksevis
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Re: Unofficial Book Patch

Post by Eksevis » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:58 pm

Thanks! I didn't notice that! I was using UESP to check some things, but past that, nothing else. I've also replaced the RAR version with a ZIP file.

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Re: Unofficial Book Patch

Post by Narf the Mouse » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:20 am

Hmm... Spelling errors are kind of authentic, though. ;)

Gobahkfahrenufantspelingantgramerantpunktwashunetherwernaughtstandartizedorenaunectzistint.
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Go back far enough and spelling and grammar and punctuation either were not standardized or non-existent.
There. Genuine medieval-style text, aside from being typed on a computer. Heh.

p.s. Message redundant where unhelpful; message possibly helpful where non-redundant. ;)
Previous experience tells me it's very easy to misunderstand the tone, intent, or meaning of what I've posted. If you have questions, ask.

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Re: Unofficial Book Patch

Post by Eksevis » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:09 pm

I actually considered leaving the errors in Redguards, History and Heroes, as it's supposed to be a transcript, but I decided otherwise. The mod was mostly made for those books that have text that go off the screen anyway.

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Re: Unofficial Book Patch

Post by Narf the Mouse » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:31 pm

Eksevis wrote:I actually considered leaving the errors in Redguards, History and Heroes, as it's supposed to be a transcript, but I decided otherwise. The mod was mostly made for those books that have text that go off the screen anyway.
Fair enough. It's *you're mod. ;)

* This was accidental, but I left it in for irony. :)
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Re: Unofficial Book Patch

Post by Eksevis » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:36 pm

Okay. Version 2 is coming up today in about 7 hours! I need some last minute help; what are some books that have text that go off the screen making it unreadable?

The aim of the upcoming version is to make all books readable, but understandably this may not be done until the next version, at least.

If Verison 3 is done before next week (making all of the books readable), I will post it early. Once again, all you have to do is point me towards books that aren't possible to be fully read.

I already know of and have fixed;
  • The Sage
    The Real Barenziah, Part II
    The Real Barenziah, Part IV
    On Lycanthropy
Version Plans:
  • Version 1 - Introduction to mod
    Version 2 - Getting more serious, fixing a handful of books to be readable
    Version 3 - Filling out the books that hadn't yet been fixed.
    Version 4+ - Formatting the books to look better and have less spelling errors.
    Version 5+ - Making all book names appear correctly in the inventory (thought I had figured it out, but I'm really not sure how to do it)

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Re: Unofficial Book Patch

Post by Eksevis » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:06 am

Version 2 Patch Notes:
The First Scroll of Baan Dar
  • Made the paragraph spacing more consistent to the other books
    ShadowMaster -> Shadowmaster
    MasterMind -> Mastermind
    megood -> me good
The Sage
  • Is now fully readable
From The Memory Stone
  • Unnecessary double spaces were removed
    Fixed a few instances of unnecessary capitalization (some have been kept as it expressed the passion of the author)
    Paragraph indentation is now more consistent to the other books
    The entire beginning is now correctly centered
The Asylum Ball
  • Is now fully readable
    Paragraph indentation is now more consistent to the other books
A History of Daggerfall
  • Removed unnecessary empty page
The Real Barenziah, Part II
  • Is now fully readable
    A few words have been moved to not be so close to the edge
The Real Barenziah, Part IV
  • A few words have been moved to not be so close to the edge
    removed unnecessary empty page
The Real Barenziah, Part VIII
  • The title is now correctly displayed as The Real Barenziah, Part VIII, however the item name isn't fixed
On Lycanthropy
  • Is now fully readable

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