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This 2da is essentially unused by the engine, but is here for reference purposes. See also Creature Size.

Creature Size

It is set only in the appearance.2da - the SIZECATEGORY column is an integer which does reference this 2da, but only in so far as the engine also uses the same but hardcoded values. Altering the order of this 2da won't do anything.

There is also in the same thing different "sizes" for their actual footprint on the world, such as PERSPACE. For more information see Creature Size.

You can get a creatures size in nwscript with GetCreatureSize.

Hardcoded Notes

The games sizes are all hardcoded - this 2da seems to not be really used by the game. It might be used by the toolset for the creature information panel but this is not used in game.

Some other hardcoded aspects:

  • The size of weapons that can be equipped up to 2 sizes larger or smaller, and weapons can change their "type" (eg; a Small creature with a Longsword uses it as a two handed weapon) and it makes it available to dual wield or not
  • Tower Shields cannot be used by those under Medium creature size
  • Huge creatures apparently don't explode excitingly, while there are Engine Hardcoded VFX References for chunking (Gibbing) large, medium and smaller than medium creatures.

ruleset.2da

Reason we know this is that ruleset.2da references these lines that set the values, for Knockdown (size differences), AC, to hit and the monk class "Unarmed dice" also are varied on creature size.

IDLabelDefault ValueValue TypeKnown Valid LimitationsDescription
19KNOCKDOWN_CREATURE_SIZE_MODIFIER4

FEAT_KNOCKDOWN - The multiplier of size differences, eg: if set to 2, a Large creature will get a +2 modifier to hit against a Medium creature.

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91CREATURE_SIZE_TINY_AC_BONUS2

Modifier to AC of creatures with the size CREATURE_SIZE_TINY.
92CREATURE_SIZE_SMALL_AC_BONUS1

Modifier to AC of creatures with the size CREATURE_SIZE_SMALL.
93CREATURE_SIZE_LARGE_AC_PENALTY-1

Modifier to AC of creatures with the size CREATURE_SIZE_LARGE.
94CREATURE_SIZE_HUGE_AC_PENALTY-2

Modifier to AC of creatures with the size CREATURE_SIZE_HUGE.
95CREATURE_SIZE_TINY_ATTACK_BONUS2

Modifier to attack bonus of creatures with the size CREATURE_SIZE_TINY.
96CREATURE_SIZE_SMALL_ATTACK_BONUS1

Modifier to attack bonus of creatures with the size CREATURE_SIZE_SMALL.
97CREATURE_SIZE_LARGE_ATTACK_PENALTY-1

Modifier to attack bonus of creatures with the size CREATURE_SIZE_LARGE.
98CREATURE_SIZE_HUGE_ATTACK_PENALTY-2

Modifier to attack bonus of creatures with the size CREATURE_SIZE_HUGE.

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387UNARMED_SDAMAGE_DIE2

Default unarmed damage die if smaller than Medium size.
388UNARMED_DAMAGE_DIE3

Default unarmed damage die if Medium or larger.

2da Contents

2DA V2.0

    LABEL        ACATTACKMOD  STRREF
0   INVALID      ****         ****
1   TINY         2            ****
2   SMALL        1            ****
3   MEDIUM       0            ****
4   LARGE        -1           ****
5   HUGE         -2           ****
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