Hello Blade & Soul fans, Welcome to the official Blade & Soul Dojo FAQ! This thread contains commonly asked questions about Blade & Soul's Western versions. Have a question? Check to see if it's posted here or use our forums search feature before creating a new thread. This thread will be updated at all times by any of the Dojo staff members. For additional information on Blade & Soul visit our wiki, or check out the official Blade & Soul West website. Table of Contents <a href="#1">What is Blade & Soul?</a> <a href="#2">Is there an official site for Blade & Soul's Western version?</a> <a href="#3">What is Blade & Soul's release date?</a> <a href="#4">Has Beta Testing started?</a> <a href="#5">What type of pay model will Blade & Soul use?</a> <a href="#6">Will the Western clients be censored?</a> <a href="#7">Where will the Western servers be located?</a> <a href="#8">Will there be Oceanic/SEA servers?</a> <a href="#9">Will my characters from the other regions be transferable to the Western versions?</a> <a href="#10">Will the Western version be region blocked?</a> <a href="#11">What are the playable races?</a> <a href="#12">Why did they change the name of the Kun race to Yun for the Western release?</a> <a href="#13">What are the playable classes?</a> <a href="#14">Are there race and class restrictions?</a> <a href="#15">What will be the Western versions initial level cap?</a> <a href="#16">Will there be a vigor/fatigue system the the Western versions?</a> <a href="#17">What systems will this game be released on?</a> <a href="#18">What are the required PC specs for Blade & Soul?</a> <a href="#19">I didn't catch one of Blade & Soul's Livestreams, what did I miss?</a> <a href="#20">Will there be founder packs for the Western versions?</a> <a href="#21">Will Blade & Soul be on Steam?</a> <a href="#22">Will Windows 10 be supported?</a> <a name="1">What is Blade & Soul?</a> Blade & Soul is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Korean game development studio, Team Bloodlust and is published by NCSOFT. <a name="2">Is there an official site for Blade & Soul's Western version?</a> You can find the official Blade & Soul West site here. <a name="3">What is Blade & Soul's release date?</a> The North American and European versions are currently set to be released on January 19th, 2016. Head Start for founder's pack owners will begin at 10:00am PST on January 15th, 2016, and name reservations for Disciple and Master pack owners will begin on January 11th, 2016. The game has already been officially released in the following regions: Korea: June 30, 2012
China: November 28, 2013
Japan: May 20, 2014
Taiwan: November 20, 2014
<a name="4">Has Beta Testing started?</a> Yes. CBT 1: Oct 29, 10am PDT - Nov 2, 10pm PDT [NA server only]* CBT 2: Nov 13, 10am PDT - Nov 16, 10pm PDT [NA/EU]** CBT 3: Nov 24, 10am PDT - Nov 30, 10pm PDT [NA/EU]** CBT 4: Dec 11, 10am PDT - Dec 14, 10pm PDT (English/French/German)[NA/EU]** CBT 5: Dec 18, 10am PDT - Dec 21, 10pm PDT (English/French/German)[NA/EU]** *NA servers will only support English. **EU servers will support English, French, and German; except on CBTs 1, 2, & 3. <a name="5">What type of pay model will Blade & Soul use?</a> Blade & Soul has been announced as a F2P (free-to-play) title for the West and will have no content limitations. They have also stated that the game will not be "pay-to-win". <a name="6">Will the Western clients be censored?</a> No. <a name="7">Where will the Western servers be located?</a> Blade & Soul's Western servers will be housed in the following location: North America: Dallas, Texas US
Europe: Frankfurt, Germany.
<a name="8">Will there be Oceanic/SEA servers?</a> There are currently no plans to support Oceanic/SEA servers. However, NCSOFT has stated that if the community shows enough interest they will reconsider. A petition has been created for NCSOFT to reconsider. <a name="9">Will my characters from the other regions be transferable to the Western versions?</a> No. Transferring accounts is not possible, but transferring the physical appearance of your character from other versions is possible through the profile screenshot function in Character Creation. <a name="10">Will the Western version be region blocked?</a> There are currently no plans for region blocking. <a name="11">What are the playable races?</a> Jin, Gon, Yun, Lyn. Click here for more information. <a name="12">Why did they change the name of the Kun race to Yun for the Western release?</a> In North America, the word "Kun" closely resembles a derogatory racial slur. <a name="13">What are the playable classes?</a> There are currently six confirmed playable classes for the Western versions. The "Warlock" class can be found in the KR, CN, JP and TW clients but have yet to be confirmed for the North American and European release.
<a name="14">Are there race and class restrictions?</a> Yes. The playable races in Blade & Soul are indeed restricted to a select few classes. Below you'll find what you can play each race as. Jin: Assassin, Blade Master and Kung Fu Master
Gon: Destroyer, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
Lyn: Blade Dancer, Force Master and Summoner
Yun: Blade Master, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
<a name="15">What will be the Western versions initial level cap?</a> The initial level cap on release will be 45. <a name="16">Will there be a vigor/fatigue system the the Western versions?</a> No. <a name="17">What systems will this game be released on?</a> Blade & Soul will be released for Windows PC. <a name="18">What are the required PC specs for Blade & Soul?</a> Below are the PC specs taken from Blade & Soul's Korean client. [Minimum Spec] CPU : Intel Dual core/AMD Athlon 64X2 or better RAM : 2G or better VGA : nVidia Geforce 8600GT/AMD Radeon HD4600 or better HDD : 15GB OS : Windows XP (Service pack 2), Vista, Win7 (32bit / 64bit) DirectX : 9.0c [Recommended] CPU : Intel Quad core/AMD Phenom II X4 or better RAM : 4G or better VGA : nVidia Geforce 8800GTX / AMD Radeon HD4850 or better HDD : 15GB OS : Windows XP (Service pack 2), Vista, Win7 (64bit) DirectX : 9.0c <a name="19">I didn't catch one of Blade & Soul's Livestreams, what did I miss?</a> You can view all past broadcasts here. <a name="20">Will there be founder packs for the Western versions?</a> Yes, you can view their packages here. <a name="21">Will Blade & Soul be on Steam?</a> This has not yet been confirmed. <a name="22">Will Windows 10 be supported?</a> Yes. Updated: December 25th, 2015
Salut tout d'abord vous remercier de votre logiciel que mon très utile mon pourrait vous faire une vidéo ou mieux expliquer comment mettre un jour je n'arrive pas que je voudrais mettre le logiciel en version 2.0.7 grâce à l'avance :(
Hi first of all thank you for your software which my very useful my could make you a video or better explain how to put it a day I do not arrive I would like to put the software in version 2.0.7 thanks in advance
One click costume replacement mod tool Update: 2016-09-29 Version: v2.0.7 Software: http://www.mediafire.com/file/9eed9i5i9n9y6mj/BladeSoulTool_v2.0.7.zip If you want to update the database yourself, please read the document #5: DOC 1. Effect Sample1: Note what's the items in the equipment columns: Sample2: 2. Download Download Dir: Baidu Pan, find archives named BladeSoulTool_vx.x.x.zip, the bigger later numbers are the newer version is, all archives share the same password 3. Install Unzip the archive Install .net2.0： It's not necessary for win7 users to install it, since system already contains it If anyone already installed it manually, just skip this step If 32 bit system, execute `resources/dotnet/dotnetfx20.exe` If 64 bit system, please go to this link to download and install the .net2.0: Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x64) Install nodejs: execute `resources/nodejs/node-v0.10.26-x*.msi`, if 32 bit system, execute `x86`, otherwise `x64` Execute the install script: `resources/nodejs/install.bat` If the output fonts on the top is: That means nodejs installation succeeded If the output fonts on the top is: `Command node not found, please install it first.` That means nodejs installation failed or not activated, you have to restart your pc to activate it Normally it's not necessary to restart pc after nodejs installation When the console displays things like image below, that means install script finished it's work: Execute the bat file at the root dir `BladeSoulTool.bat`, open the software Switch to the `工具` panel, to change the language of UI: Find the `选择语言：` block, and set the language to which you want Restart the software after you set the language config Switch to the `Utility` panel, click `Select` button to select the game installation dir Please select this layer: Please backup your client resources, just copy and paste the `contents` dir 4. Usage Execute the bat file at the root dir `BladeSoulTool.bat` to open the software 4.0 Preview Since some items in the list is not possible to be owned by player, there is no official icon for those items. Software will display default icon for those items: And every item icon & 2d preview images are all downloaded from network, if download failed, error icon will be displayed: 4.1 Replace Select an item in the items table, click the `Select as origin model` button Select another item in the items table, click the `Select as target model` button Click `Replace from LEFT to RIGHT` button Confirm the dialogue Wait till `Specified grunt task done` dialogue pop up Enter game to see your avatar change EDIT： Version 2.0, now origin model is no longer limited to "col1" Version 2.0, attachment replacement functionality done 4.2 Restore NOTE: all replaced models would be restored Click `Restore` button Wait till `Specified grunt task done` dialogue pop up Enter game to see your avatar change 4.3 View 2D model screen shot Click `View 2D model` button 4.4 View 3D model Click `View 3D model` button 4.5 Race Lyn Lots of Lyn costumes are under the race of LynM, since a lot of costumes of Lyn share the same skeleton of male & female before version 2.0, you found there is only a little choices under race of LynF after version 2.0, I combined those two races into on big "Lyn", you would no longer have the problem of finding LynF models 4.6 Model Search Version 2.0, use code to find target model: Search action will only search from the line selected to bottom, it's better to select the first line before your search 4.7 mod files generated Version 2.0 mod files generated are all put under sub dir "mod" in tencent dir: If restore action failed, you can delete this dir to restore all models modified 4.8 Download all resource images All icons & screenshot images are all downloaded from web when you click the model, sometimes it's annoying since download action took a lot of time Version 2.0, download all images functionality added: I added a serial of zip archives: BladeSoulTool_ImageResources_vx.x.x.zip Naming rule is the same as software itself Download this zip archive, unzip to `BladeSoulTool/VS_GUI/BladeSoulTool/tmp` 4.9 upk conflict Sometimes, when you start the game, client will pop up: Version 2.0, all mod files will be put under sub dir "mod", there is no longer any overwrite of upk files, this means there will be several upk have the same name Client will notify that there is some upk have the same name Click the "确定" button, you can play with this notification, no worry 4.10 Report issue "Report Issue" button added on replacement UI Please finish the replace action, and click this button, software will make a report to server Replace action: select the origin model, select target model, click the replace button 5. Announcement Publish Announcement: Author: Jonathan, forum id: xenojoshua, support team: 17173 bns mod group 17173 bns mod forum: http://bbs.17173.com/forum-9665-1.html Init release topic: http://bbs.17173.com/thread-8018028-1-1.html I will release later updates on this topic too. Repost Announcement: This software is made by Jonathan for the love of bns, the purpose is to make more players experience the joy of modding. Thus I would not restrict the spread of this software. Please show the respect for the author. Contact me if you want to spread to some place. License: GPLv2 6. FAQ & Tips Don't use those model has col20 7. TODO List Add attach & weapon replacement functionality 8. Change Log 2014-06-06: v1.0.0 release 2014-06-06: v1.0.1: Fix 3D view log not zipped 2014-06-11: v1.0.2: Add new version notification functionality 2014-06-11: v1.0.3: Add I18N 2014-06-21: v1.0.4: Fix database built algorithm, enhance the database. Fix UI of undefined icons & download failed icons. 2014-07-03: v2.0.1: * Add costume colX to colX functionality * Add attachment replacement functionality * Add download all images functionality * Add model search functionality * Add report issue functionality * Combine LynM with LynF to Lyn 2014-12-08: v2.0.2: Update database, contains the latest "枫情万种", no functionality update 2015-03-16: v2.0.3: Update database 2015-08-11: v2.0.4: Update database 2016-09-29: v2.0.7: Update database, Add self update tutorial 9. Password Hidden Content jTjWb3Gzeqh^&9sf