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Learn Jamella

What is Jamella you ask?

Well first off, if you have not heard of Jamella don't feel bad... Only the entire populace of Diablo II fans has heard of this great editor...! Just for your general knowledge, this guy has been making the Jamella editor since Diablo was Diablo... It's always been the best and will always be, unless he quits or something... But to make a long story short, this editor will do wonders for your open B.net and single player character(s)! It changes character statistics, all of them, along with quests, waypoints and levels of difficulty... Lets just say you can make any character you put your mind to with this editor... This is also good for items, but gets a little more tricky... That's what I plan to help you understand about his editor... The rest of it is common sense and works great, so I think any novice would be able to figure the basics out... So lets get started shall we!

If you don't have the editor...
Most people already have this editor, but if you do not you can download it here, here or here... Download it now... INSTALL it by creating a directory/folder anywhere you like. I just made a folder on my desktop... You will need Winzip or a zip program variant in order to extract the files... If you have this ability go ahead and unzip the files into the directory/folder you created and that's all there is to it... You can also copy the file into you Diablo 2 directory, but I wouldn't do that... Makes finding certain other files harder if you have to clean up a bad install... This should work without a hitch... Once the files are in the directory you simply double click the program icon and it will start his editor...
Jamella editor settings...

There are not many settings, but you do have to do one thing... When you first use the editor you will need to set the Patch_D2.mpq file in the options for Jamella's editor... To do that, while in Jamella's editor, click the file tab if already not there, click the options button in the lower right had corner, find the MPQ section and click on the Patch_D2.mpq button... Go to the Diablo II root directory/folder... You should see a bunch of .mpq files now... If not start over... If so, find the Patch_D2.mpq file and select it... Click ok and the Jamella editor will reload... The other 2 MPQ files are unrecognizable in the current version... Hopefully this will change because these files are what tell his editor how to react and what type of commands to use in order to work correctly... Fortunately not much has been changed so the editor is still very powerful! You just have to know what settings work and what don't... Follow the steps below on editing each tab for Jamellas Editor...

A bit about Jamella's editor...

Oh, Jamella... Everyone knows a little bit about this editor, that is if you are a person who owns Diablo or any version of it for that matter... He was the first to actually build a character editor with not only all the bells and whistles, but with and item editor to boot... This program is for hacking character information for open B.net and single player games... I'm sure it works in IP as well... This editor does not edit any information in closed B.net because B.net saves your character making it inaccessible to his editor... Just think, if they could some how work Jamella into D2HackIt... What a wonderful world it would be! Visit Jamella's section here for the most detailed information on editing character characteristics, a bug list and of course an item characteristic list... I've used this a lot to develop items and have a great list of all the things that work... That is all explained and outlined for you in Jamella's section...

Getting started... Very Importante!
First of all this editor will not let you create characters... So you will need to enter either an open B.net game or a single player game... Fro there you need to make a character... NOTE: In open B.net you must join a game and you must save the game first before you can use the character in Jamella's editor... If you do not it will load your character with incorrect settings into the Jamella editor and your character will not work and/or you could lose the character all together... That really sux when you spend an hour building a new character... Now that you know this, go to the next step...
Editing Stats...
  • Level and experience: These go hand in hand, pretty basic, change one and the other changes with it... you can only go to level 99 with this editor, but who knows what might happen if you ad a bunch of extra points... =)
  • Strength, Dexterity, Vitality, Energy Fields: These you can put any number you want for the most part... I try not to get out of control with these settings because sometimes it can have negative effects on the game... Make it slower, by producing more lag and can sometime make your character act sporadically... You can also lose items at times.. So be careful... My recommendation is to all 4 of these settings to a safe level of 250 each... This will allow you to use any item and won't disturb the game play to much
  • Remaining: This is a cool feature... Type again just about any number into this field... It will give you point to ad once you enter the game... You can do the same for spells but we will get into that later... I suggest no more than 500 at a time... Otherwise your game may lag, lock or not load at all... And always remember to assign the point before engaging in any battles or you will definitely lag out... Something about having all those extra points that slows D2 down...
  • Character Type: Change your character to hard-core and back... Hard-core character are dead and lost when you die, but I guess you get a lot of cool stuff as a hard-core... So it's worth it to get the items and you can always switch back, unless you die in hard-core... mode...
  • Max Difficulty: This you can change this, but I don't personally.. I've done some messing around with it and it messed my character up twice... Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't... The choice is yours... If you know which settings have to coincide with this option to prevent it from causing issues let me know... I'll gladly post the information here...
  • Health, Stamina and Mana: You'll notice 2 boxes... The ones on the left should never be set higher than the ones to the right first of all... The ones on the left represent the current amount and the ones on the right represent the total amount... Change the setting in the right hand boxes first and then match those settings in the left hand boxes or make their amount less... I recommend figuring out how many points you would get depending on your strength, dex, vital and energy... that way you keep your character in realistic bounds and can count on your character failing on you a lot less... To calculate I usually times my strength, dex, vital and energy settings by at least 5 and then use the results for my health, stamina and mana settings... Hint: The game will calculate the figures correctly, so to get the most realistic character the best thing to do would be to use the Remaining option and just give yourself points... Then assing them while in the game.. You can't go wrong that way, but it does take some time...
  • Gold: What are you kidding! The higher the level your character is the more gold you can stash, so max it out always! You'd be surprised at how many people will trade good stuff for money, which now is free to all who use Jamella! =)
Editing your inventory & FAQ's
  • Introduction: Most people who use this editor complain on how they ad items, change settings and then their character doesn't work anymore... Most people make the mistake of deleting their characters too... Don't delete a character because you get an error over an item you messed with... Because I'm going to tell you how to fix it, recover it and manipulate it so that doesn't happen again or can be avoided in the future... Before you get started you need to know a few things... First of all, when selecting items you should only use the normal items... I do not recommend you use any rare, set or any other special type of weapons... I've tried many different ones and those tend to screw up the most... Set items don't work at all so don't waste your time with those...
  • Items, which ones do I pick?
    You can safely choose any item from the Regular, Exceptional or Elite categories... They all work fine... I suggest going with Elite, they are worth more in the game and give you the most flexibility...
  • OK I found an item, how do I add it?
    You simply click, hold and drag the item onto the correct spot on your body or into your inventory... That's it...
  • Editing an item that works: Well you can't start to edit an item without some sort of a list... What list you ask? Well, before I get started I need to make sure you know how to get started... Right click on the item you wish to edit... Then click "change magical attributes"... A new screen opens which will show you the weapon stats and all that stuff... It will also give you a list of commands on the left that will make that item do certain things... The thing about that list is a lot of the options do not work and will mess things up... So you are going to have to use a different list of commands... Ones that work... Where do you find this list... You can find it here... This list is updated as often as possible by me and other outside parties... I have tested items more than 1000 times and have lost over 100 characters doing so... The good news is, is you can recover, but we'll get into that later on... Now, go ahead and open the list, Once you have the list open read over it and you'll see that all the commands on the cheat sheet are listed as they are in Jamella's editor... There are commands listed that don't work and then a long list of ones that do... Follow that list and you can make any variety of items you wish... Not to mention the list has some other valuable information on it as well... To explain everything I know on item editing would take forever, so if you find a problem or need help let me know and I will help you...
  • Do quest items work?
    As far as I know they do... Just don't edit them... If you find a way to edit them let me know...
  • What about accessories, amulets and charms?
    As far as I know they all work... Some options are unavailable... Tomes work, Charms work - and you can edit them, you can edit arrows too btw, rings and amulets work, again edit only the normal ones, not ones that have attributes... All in all really solid for now... Have fun... =)
  • What other options can I change besides the magical attributes?
    You can change a lot actually and most work without a glitch... You can change the durability, you can inscribe your own name and you can socket any item with the max amount of sockets... To access these options simply right click on any item you've already edited or made yourself and select the options... The windows that open are self explanatory... When you socket an item Jamella automatically sets the socket amount to max, you can change this if you want because a new option will appear after you ad the sockets to change the number...Do not use any editing options for rare, set or magical items you find while playing the game... I wouldn't edit any items you find in the game just to be safe... Remember Jamella always refers back to it's own data for the game items, so by getting the item in a game does not mean the item is correct... Because Jamella will recognize the item you found as the old one in it's database... Just stay away from any items you find while in game play and you will be fine...
  • Is that all? No there is more...
    What did you think I was going to leave you hanging on all those options... I suggest you utilize those options first before adding any magical attributes... Set the defense to it's highest setting, if you can, and set the the durability to it's highest as well... That way when you apply magical attributes the affect on durability and defense will be greater... Do not change the quality of the item... that might destroy it... And always when you are done, not to mention best of all the options, the option to save the item! So when you make that awesome shield with 90,000 defense you can save it, give it away and then refer back to your file... However, remember this.. If you encounter another player with that item.. They will get deleted from yours or both, so if you give away items, make sure you change them a little bit each time before giving them away again...
  • Hint's on options, attributes, character recovery, etc....
    Watch your magical attributes for all your edited items... If the game doesn't let you join or give you are error you know you made a mistake, so keep track of all the attributes as you ad them... Otherwise you might as well delete it and start over... This also help when you want to recover a character... Btw, saving your character is OK, but loading a backup character will not function correctly after you've left a game... There are 3 files involved and Jamella only accesses 1, therefore changing only the D2 character file and not the other 2 map files and such... So if you are using this for open B.net, you will want to remember that... The best thing to do when trying to fix a character is to load the character, and then trouble shoot items... 99% out of 100 it's something to do with a setting you added that doesn't work... Again use the Cheat Sheet to see what works... Use those settings and you won't have a problem, try new things and you may get errors when trying to start a game... However, I encourage you to mess with the settings.. Because once you remove the bad setting(s) and save your character, it will load fine, guaranteed... If you cannot seem to figure out what is causing the problem and have set all your items back to the way they where when your character did work, chances are you will have to take some further measures to fix the problem... Follow my guide on fixing a really messes up character... Check your items first!
Editing your skills:
You can edit skills one at a time by clicking repeatedly or you can do it the easy way... Click the batch action button... You can set all skills to 20 if you want or any other number in increments of 2... I suggest you go with the batch action for 18 and then manually set the good ones to 20... That way when you get a skill in the game you aren't stuck with a point you can't use... If you do get in this position you can get rid of the skill point by changing the number of "Available Skill Points" to zero which is located below the batch action button...

Editing Quests:

Unfortunately the batch action is not complete for this editor, but it's not that hard to enable things... However, be ware that changing quests to finished in act's you haven't even bin in yet can cause problems... Like if you set act 5 as finished in Nightmare, but you where only in normal and still hadn't killed Diablo... That would not work... I suggest only activating normal first and only change settings in act 1 through act 4 and leave act 5 alone... There are points in the game that require you to play in order to move onto act 5 that will cause problems if you set it to available... But you can try it if you don't mind losing the character you just got done making... =) Lets just say it's really buggy and could cause problems to enable anything over NORMAL ACT IV... Besides your character will be tough enough to kill big d in one hit, then the game will open up act 5, from there you can go in and change the setting for act 5 in the editor safely... But do not enable Act I for nightmare until you kill Baal.. You need to let the game progress as if you where playing the game... Otherwise you take a big risk... Just a warning... And if you have any questions just mail me..
Enabling Quests:
I suggest using the batch action for this one... It save a lot of time... Click the batch action button and you will see that there are options for all levels, normal through hell... It's best to only enable the waypoints for the level you are on... If you are only on normal only enable normal waypoints... You can enable the waypoints for all levels of difficulty if you like, I don't know of any issues with doing so, but you never know.. It's better to play it safe than not at all...
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Jamella News:
Section Last Updated: January 11, 2002

  • Cheat Sheet now available...
  • As far as I know his latest version works pretty well with LOD... I don't know if a new release is in the works or not... His page has not been updated since October and in his news he didn't sound too happy... Sounds like he is planning on not doing another release... I really hope this isn't true... So if anyone knows about a new release or one coming up contact me...
  • Tip: By running an older version of Diablo and one of Jamella's older more functional editors you can make better items and convert them to expansion set than you can with the latest version of his editor...
 
 
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