Baldur's Gate II Tweaks

The BG2 Tweak Pack is a WeiDU compilation of fixes, cosmetic changes, and tweaks. Some of these were fan requests, others are needed fixes, and others simply make dealing with the more irritating aspects of the game engine easier. Each component can be installed separately so the player can pick and choose only which ones they wish to install.

This mod includes and deprecates three other mods: the G3 Tweak Pack, the Tutu Tweak Pack, and Wes Weimer's Ease of Use mod.

This mod works on normal Baldur's Gate II games (the expansion Throne of Bhaal is not required) as well as BG1Tutu (Tutu), Baldur's Gate Trilogy (BGT), Icewind Dale in Baldur's Gate (IWD-in-BG2), Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (BGEE), and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition (BG2EE). Every component in this mod makes interactive changes and should, in general, be compatible with other mods. Except where noted, the tweaks adjust items or dialogues added by other mods. As such, it is highly recommended that you install this mod last if you wish to take full advantage of it. For example, installing a mod that adds weapons after you install Alter Weapon Proficiency System from Tweaks will mean that the mod's weapons may not use the new system.

The Tweak Pack is organized into five broad categories:

Cosmetic Changes

This batch of tweaks generally changes the look and feel of the game, without making general rule changes or altering the underlying mechanics of the engine.

  • Remove Helmet Animations
  • Imoen Avatar Change
  • Nalia Avatar Change
  • Viconia Skin Color Change
  • Avatar Morphing Script
  • Weapon Animation Tweaks
  • Icewind Dale Casting Graphics (Andyr)
  • Restore SoA Load Screen Logo
  • Disable Portrait Icons Added by Equipped Items
  • Commoners Use Drab Colors
  • Icon Improvements
  • Change Avatar When Wearing Robes or Armor (Galactygon)
  • Force All Dialogue to Pause
  • Fix Boo's Squeak

Content Tweaks

These components make alterations to content in order to provide a better player experience.

  • More Interjections
  • Alter HP Triggers for NPC Wounded Dialogues
  • Reveal Wilderness Areas Before Chapter Six
  • Make Cloakwood Areas Available Before Completing the Bandit Camp
  • Improved Athkatlan City Guard (Andyr)
  • Gradual Drow Item Disintegration
  • Breakable Nonmagical Armor, Helms, and Shields
  • Improved Kick-out Dialogues (Weimer)
  • Add Bags of Holding
  • Exotic Items Pack
  • Reveal City Maps
  • Add Map Notes
  • Stores Sell Larger Stacks of Items
  • Reputation Resets at Beginning of BG2
  • Gems and Potions Require Identification
  • Shapeshifter Rebalancing (Weimer)
  • Multiple Strongholds (Sabre, Baldurdash, Weimer)
  • Bonus Merchants (Baldurdash, Weimer)
  • Female Edwina (Davide Carte, Wendy Yung, Weimer)
  • Imoen ToB Dialogue Fix (JCompton)
  • Romance Bug Fixes (Sabre, Richardson)
  • Use BG Walking Speeds (BETA)
  • Allow Cromwell to Upgrade Watcher's Keep Items

Rule Changes

These components make alterations to rules, game mechanics, and other aspects of the underlying game.

  • Two-Handed Bastard Swords
  • Two-Handed Katanas
  • Two-Handed Axes
  • Universal Clubs
  • Description Updates for Universal Clubs Component
  • Weapon Styles for All
  • Delay High Level Abilities
  • Change Experience Point Cap
  • Allow Stealth and Thieving Abilities in Heavy Armor per P&P
  • Descriptions Updates for Stealth and Thieving Abilities in Heavy Armor Component
  • Allow Arcane Spellcasting in Armor
  • Descriptions Updates for Allow Arcane Spellcasting in Armor Component
  • Expanded Dual-Class Options
  • Wear Multiple Protection Items
  • Alter Weapon Proficiency System
  • Cast Spells from Scrolls (and Other Items) at Character Level
  • Shopkeepers Have Limited Identification Ability
  • Multi-Class Grand Mastery (Weimer)
  • True Grand Mastery (Schumacher, Weimer)
  • Change Magically Created Weapons to Zero Weight
  • Make +x/+y Weapons Consistent
  • Description Updates for Make +x/+y Weapons Consistent Component
  • Un-Nerfed THAC0 Table
  • Un-Nerfed Sorcerer Spell Progression Table
  • Alter Mage Spell Progression Table
  • Alter Bard Spell Progression Table
  • Alter Cleric Spell Progression Table
  • Alter Druid Spell and Level Progression Tables
  • Triple-Class HLA Tables
  • Add Save Penalties for Spells Cast by High-Level Casters
  • Trap Cap Removal (Ardanis/GeN1e)
  • Remove Delay for Magical Traps (Ardanis/GeN1e)
  • Remove Summoning Cap for Celestials (Ardanis/GeN1e)
  • Alter Multiclass Restrictions
  • Remove Racial Restrictions for Single Classes
  • Alter Dual-class Restrictions
  • Remove Racial Restrictions for Kits

Convenience Tweaks and/or Cheats

These components seek to remove annoying aspects of the game or to make it easier.

  • Higher HP on Level Up
  • Maximum HP Creatures (the bigg)
  • Identify All Items
  • Easy Spell Learning
  • Bottomless Bags of Holding
  • Remove Fatigue from Restoration Spells
  • Shut Up "You Must Gather Your Party ..." (Weimer)
  • Change Effect of Reputation on Store Prices
  • Unlimited Ammo Stacks
  • Unlimited Jewelry and Gem Stacks
  • Unlimited Potion Stacks
  • Unlimited Scroll Stacks
  • Happy Patch
  • Neutral Characters Make Happy Comments at Mid-Range Reputation (Luiz)
  • No Traps or Locks (Weimer)
  • Faster Chapter 1&2 Cut-Scenes & Dreams (Karzak, Blucher, aVENGER, Weimer)
  • Invisible Cloak of Mirroring / Spell Trap (Weimer)
  • Keep Drizzt's Loot, Disable Malchor Harpell (Weimer)
  • No Drow Avatars on Party In Underdark (Weimer)
  • Romance Cheats (Sabre, Richardson, Weimer)
  • Rest Anywhere (Japheth, Weimer)
  • Sellable Items (Icelus)
  • Minimum Stats Cheat
  • Sensible Entrance Points

Joinable NPC Tweaks

Components in this category directly affect joinable NPCs.

  • Adjust Evil Joinable NPC Reactions
  • Improved Fate Spirit Summoning
  • ToB-Style NPCs
  • Consistent Stats: Edwin
  • Consistent Stats: Jaheira
  • Change Jaheira to Neutral Good Alignment
  • Consistent Stats: Minsc
  • Consistent Stats: Viconia
  • Make Khalid a Fighter-Mage (Domi)
  • Make Montaron an Assassin (Andyr)
  • Change Korgan to Neutral Evil Alignment .
  • Give Kagain A Legal Constitution Score of 19