This mod does two things:
1) makes it possible for more items to spawn as rare.
2) adds some weapons (and shields) to the game.
In standard Torchlight, any specific weapon or shield that's not unique can appear either as normal (white) or magic (green), or rare (blue). This effectively means that some weapons aren't really viable at some point. I thought this was kind of too bad, as it limits your options in terms of visual appearance.
I mean, I might really like, say, the Warsword. However, I've never used one since it can only spawn as normal or magic, and by the time it starts showing up I'm already decked out in rares and uniques, so it's simply inferior.
As such, this mod makes it possible for all weapons and shields that could otherwise only spawn as normal or magic to spawn as rare as well.
Then, the added weapons. Basically I've made weapons using models from the game that either went unused in standard Torchlight, or were not normally accessible to the player - such as say the Zealot Polearm or the Tu'Tara weapons.
This adds 28 weapons with a distinct appearance to the game, plus a few recolours I made for flavour *shrug*
You'll notice that quite a few of them are crossbows, but there's a reason for that. For some reason there aren't many different crossbows in Torchlight, and there are actually no unique crossbows at all. In the end, only seven models for crossbows were used, while there are 18(!) folders with crossbow data in the models folder. So yeah, that's eleven crossbow types for me to use right there
Oh, and there's an icon sheet with 14 icons that I made. Some of the models did not have an icon associated with them anywhere in the data, it seems, so I had to fashion some myself, which was an interesting process. Though they turned out decent in the end, I feel.
The updated version adds an unused weapon previously left out, icons for said weapon and its variations, and makes crossbows more common. Crossbows are fairly rare in standard Torchlight, and when most of these unused weapons are crossbows, I'd like to actually get to see them
A note to players of the Mac version of Torchlight: this mod will NOT function properly for you. For some reason, the Mac version has issues with imageset files, and, well, this mod uses an imageset file.
Download (and pics): http://www.runicgamesfansite.com/downlo ... ile&id=466
Video showing added weapons/shields: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2ElDdr9cHk
Cheers and have fun cutting stuff up with your new toys,