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News Archive - 2005

November 12, 2005: Divine Remix Version 3 Released

Version 3 of the Divine Remix has been released. The Divine Remix is a large mod, focused on the divine spellcasting classes (clerics, druids, rangers, and paladins), designed to enhance roleplaying by expanding the options available to players. The Divine Remix aims to rebalance and change several aspects of divine-magic-using classes in Baldur's Gate (via BG1Tutu) and Baldur's Gate II. The mod originally began as Cleric Remix. Version 3 adds nine new spells, a Polish translation, bug fixes, and now kits several non-joinable NPCs throughout the game with appropriate kits (i.e. the Morninglords in the Lathander temple and now really Morninglords). Download the new version, join us in the forums, read full notes in the readme, or learn more on the project page.

November 12, 2005: Mur'Neth Version 4 Released

Mur'Neth is an NPC mod for BG1Tutu. He can be found inside the Nashkel Mines and is a Ghaunadan, a member of the race of ooze - like shapechangers who venerate Ghaunadaur, the evil deity of oozes, moulds and the like. New in this version is a French translation of the mod (thanks to Egrevyn of the d'Oghmantiques) and crossmod content with Bons' NPC Finch (from PPG). Mur'Neth can be acquired from the downloads page or you can learn more about the mod in the forum, the project page, or the readme.

October 30, 2005: Multi-Install Tool v4.1 Released

The multi-install tool is a program that allows side-by-side installs of Baldur's Gate II at a minimal size. This can be useful for example when playing incompatible mods, or when wanting to test a mod on a fresh install. Version 4.1 addresses an issue where starting XP was 0. At present, this tool is Windows-only. Multi-Install is available on the downloads page (source code is also available). You can also view the readme, check out the forum, or visit the project page.

October 19, 2005: The BG1 NPC Project Releases Version 11; Five New Romances Included

The hard work of the BG1 NPC has culminated in the completion of the longest and most content-rich phase of the project. Version 11 is a milestone release featuring a great deal of new content, including five new romance options and greatly expanded player-initiated dialogues. The BG1 NPC Project expands on the depth of character and levels of interaction with the NPCs from the BG game. When BG2 was released, one of the major improvements in many peoples' eyes was the increased level of interaction one could have with the party members. This mod was developed to allow BG players a similar experience.

Grab version 11 off the downloads page, view the readme from the mod, check out the BG1 NPC Project webpage, or visit the forum.

October 16, 2005: Oversight Version 7 Released

Oversight version 7has been released. Oversight is a mod that seeks to address errors in the original game, such miscoded alignments, classes, and other issues, as well as adding new content such as Monk HLAs, a new paladin kit, and a tougher version of Sendai in Throne of Bhaal. Version 7 features a new Russian translation and an improvement to Sendai's script. You can learn more about it on its project page, visit the Oversight forum, check out the complete readme, or head straight to the downloads page.

September 26, 2005: Divine Remix Version 2 Released

Version 2 of the Divine Remix has been released. The Divine Remix is a large mod, focused on the divine spellcasting classes (clerics, druids, rangers, and paladins), designed to enhance roleplaying by expanding the options available to players. The Divine Remix aims to rebalance and change several aspects of divine-magic-using classes in Baldur's Gate (via BG1Tutu) and Baldur's Gate II. The mod originally began as Cleric Remix. Six new kits (five ranger, one druid) have been added in version 2, as well as three new spells, and numerous enhancements and bugfixes--both for the mod and Baldur's Gate II itself. Download the new version, join us in the forums, read full notes in the readme, or learn more on the project page.

September 18, 2005: G3 Celebrates Its Second Anniversary with 8 Mod Releases

The Gibberlings Three invites you to celebrate our second anniversary! It's been an enjoyable two years providing a fun environment for modders and players, and we look forward to the start of our third year. To celebrate, we've made a big push to provide even more of the quality Infinity Engine mods you've come to expect from us with 8 mod releases.

Cleric Remix leaves beta and has been re-christened the Divine Remix, to reflect its growing breadth. Divine Remix now covers all divine spellcasting classes--clerics, druids, paladins, and rangers--and features much new content. The first of many new changes to druids has been included, as well as a new Heartwarder of Sune cleric kit. The spell sphere and kit system has been revamped and stabilized.

To complement our ever-growing line of Tweak Packs, G3 is pleased to unveil the Planescape: Torment Tweak Pack. Based off G3 Tweaks, this mod seeks to bring many of the same customizations to the modding-fickle Planescape: Torment.

Three new mini-mods have been added as well. Moinesse's Avatars, previously available as zip files, have been modernized and packaged in a WeiDU installer so players can better enjoy her new paperdolls and avatars. Plasmocat has produced a beautiful series of ethnic portraits for BG2 NPCs, available collectively as Plasmocat's Portrait Pack. You can preview the portraits in our Portrait Gallery. The third new mini-mod comes courtesy of icelus' Shards of Ice, a WeiDU collection of icelus' modding miscellany. Rounding out the eight, G3 Tweaks, NPC Tweak, and Tutu Tweaks have all been updated for the anniversary.

On behalf of G3, we'd like to thank our visitors and resident modders for making this a very enjoyable, productive, and fun two years. As always, we hope you enjoy playing our mods as much as we enjoy making them.

September 3, 2005: New Tutu, G3 Tweak Packs Available

Tutu Tweaks v15 and G3 Tweaks v14 have been released. The new versions feature new components--P&P Style Protection Items, Rebalanced Weapon Proficiencies, and Remove Fatigue from Restoration Spells (G3 only) --in addition to a slew of bugfixes and compatibility updates. Find the new releases on the downloads page (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks), learn more on the project page (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks), browse the readmes (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) from the mods, or visit the Tweak Packs forum.

September 3, 2005: The BG1 NPC Project Music Pack Updated

Version 4 of the BG1 NPC Music pack has been released. This version removes Tutu-specific checks, making it easier for players of the BGT-WeiDU and BGT-BP versions, as well as updating code to reflect changes to BG1 NPC itself. Version 4 is available on the downloads page. You can also view the readme from the mod, or visit the BG1 NPC Project webpage or forum.

August 29, 2005: The BG1 NPC Project hits Version 10

The BG1 NPC Project expands on the depth of character and levels of interaction with the NPCs from the BG game. When BG2 was released, one of the major improvements in many peoples' eyes was the increased level of interaction one could have with the party members. This mod was developed to allow BG players a similar experience. The new version features new interjections for several characters and a slew of bugfixes. Grab version 10 off the downloads page, view the readme from the mod, check out the BG1 NPC Project webpage, or visit the forum. The BGT version has not been updated.

August 29, 2005: Crossmod Banter Pack for BG2 Version 4 Released

Version 4 of the Crossmod Banter Pack has been released. Version 4 includes a new component 'Crossmod Romance Conflicts'. In this release it provides automatic romance autokills between various mod NPCs (Arnel's Nalia Romance, Chloe, Corthala Romantique, Fade, Kelsey, Lord Mirrabbo's Imoen Romance, Saerileth, Sime from Tortured Souls, Tashia, Tsujatha and Weimer's Solaufein). This means no more dual-romancing e.g. A serious Kelsey romance will now kill a non-serious Chloe romance. If you do want dual-romancing however, just don't install this component.The Crossmod Banter Pack is a collaborative effort by mod NPC authors to write banters between mod NPCs. Current NPCs who have new banters with the Crossmod Banter Pack include Alassa, Fade, Goo, Hubelpot, Kido, Kindrek, Kivan of Shilmista, Saerileth, Solaufein, Tsujatha, and Yasraena. Grab version 3 off the downloads page, view the readme from the mod, or visit the forum.

August 29, 2005: Icewind Dale Tweak Pack Updated to Version 4

The Icewind Dale Tweak Pack brings many of the tweaks from the Tutu Tweak Pack and the G3 Tweak Pack to Icewind Dale. Version 4 corrects some errors in the Spanish translation. You can learn more about the mod, head to the download page, hit the forum, or browse the readme.

August 27, 2005: The Grey Clan Moves to Black Wyrm

The Grey Clan Episode I: Last Breath of the Past is moving to Black Wyrm Lair. The Grey Clan: In Candlelight is a revision of the original Last Breath of the Past mod. You can find more information on its website and discussion forum.

July 4, 2005: New G3, Tutu Tweak Packs Available for Windows

Tutu Tweaks v14 and G3 Tweaks v13 have been released. The new versions feature new components--Change Avatar When Wearing Robes or Leather Armor, NWN Style Higher HPs at Level Up, and P&P Spell Progression Tables (was already in Tutu, added to G3). A few bugs were fixed, more code improvements were included, and a full Spanish translation has been added. Apologies to our OS X members; the new Tweaks require WeiDU v184 which is not yet available for OS X. Find the new releases on the downloads page (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks), learn more on the project page (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks), browse the readmes (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) from the mods, or visit the Tweak Packs forum.

UPDATE: OS X versions are now available.

June 30, 2005: Icewind Dale Tweak Pack Updated

The Icewind Dale Tweak Pack brings many of the tweaks from the Tutu Tweak Pack and the G3 Tweak Pack to Icewind Dale. Included are Unlimited Ammo Stacks, Unlimited Jewelry and Gem Stacks, Unlimited Potion Stacks, Unlimited Scroll Stacks, Bottomless Bags and Cases, Weapon Animation Tweaks, Force All Dialogue to Pause, Identify All Items, Remove Helmet Animations, 100% Learn Spells, Stores Sell Larger Stacks of Items, Universal Clubs, Allow Stealth and Thieving Abilities in Heavy Armor per P&P, and Allow Arcane Spellcasting in Armor. Version 3 includes faster code for installation and bugfixes to handle newer versions of WeiDU. You can learn more about the mod, head to the download page, hit the forum, or browse the readme.

June 29, 2005: Kivan of Shilmista v5 BETA released

Kivan is a WeiDU mod that adds a joinable NPC from BG, Kivan, and under certain circumstances, his elven wife Deheriana to the cast of BG2 actors. This mod is a first cut at telling one of the most romantic stories of BG. Version 5 includes many new banters as well as installation options to choose Deheriana's class. Several bugs were also fixed. You can visit the forum, check out the project page, view the complete readme, or you can grab the mod from the downloads page.

June 29, 2005: NPC Tweak v2.7 Released

Orion's Stardom and andrewas have updated NPC Tweak, which changes certain aspects of Baldur's Gate II NPCs. It hopes to bring them more in line with the character presented, and/or to make them more useful without deviating from their character. The new release fixes a bug with Anomen's helmet and includes cleaner code for installation. The Valygar component is now deprecated. Visit the project page for more information, check out the readme, browse the forum, or get the update from the downloads page.

June 21, 2005: Mod Kit Remover Hits Second Release

Idobek has updated Mod Kit Remover with new functionality. The player now has a choice of removing mod kits or removing mod kits and the original BioWare kits. The mod was primarily made because The Darkest Day fills all available kit slots, but players wished to use kits from other mods when playing it. Kits from other WeiDU mods can be installed and be selectable at character creation. Grab version 2 off the downloads page, hit the project page, view the readme from the mod, or visit the Miscellaneous Released Mods forum.

June 19, 2005: New Tweak Packs Available

Tutu Tweaks v13 and G3 Tweaks v12 have been released. The new versions feature multiple new components--several NPC tweaks (five for G3, seven for Tutu), Icon Improvements, Change Nalia's Avatar to Thief, Commoners Use Drab Colors--in addition to bugfixes and speed improvements to the installation process. Find the new releases on the downloads page (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks), learn more on the project page (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks), browse the readmes (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) from the mods, or visit the Tweak Packs forum.

June 19, 2005: New Tutu and BGT versions of BG1 NPC Project Available

Version 9 of the mainline, Tutu version of BG1 NPC has been released. Additional content has been added, along with some miscellaneous bugfixes and corrections. Sir Billy Bob has also been hard at work, and has created version 2 of BG1 NPC for BGT, containing all content through v8 of the Tutu version. Download the new releases on the downloads page, visit the project page, view the readmes (Tutu | BGT) from the mods, or visit the BG1 NPC Project forum.

June 19, 2005: New Mini-Mod: Mod Kit Remover

Idobek has completed and released the Mod Kit Remover, a WeiDU mod that will remove all mod kits from the character creation screen. The mod was primarily made because The Darkest Day fills all available kit slots, but players wished to use kits from other mods when playing it. Once the Mod Kit Remover has been installed, BioWare's kits will remain selectable and the mod kits will remain installed for use by NPCs and previously created PCs. Any changes made by other mods to BioWare's kits will remain intact, and kits from other WeiDU mods can be installed and be selectable at character creation. Grab version 1 off the downloads page, hit the project page, view the readme from the mod, or visit the Miscellaneous Released Mods forum.

June 14, 2005: Limbo Mods joins G3

G3 is please to announce that Limbo Mods has joined us! Orion's Stardom (aka MagusWizardo aka Lennon Victor Cook) and andrewas are coming aboard and bringing the kit and caboodle with them.

The NPC Tweak mod changes certain aspects of Baldur's Gate II NPCs. It hopes to bring them more in line with the character presented, and/or to make them more useful without deviating from their character. This mod is completed and currently available. The Multi-Install Tool is a simple program that allows multiple installs of Baldur's Gate II at a minimal size. (This program is currently Windows-only, but a Mac OS X/Linux version is in the works--any help that can be provided with this is appreciated.) The Third Way is a BG2 mod that aims to provide an additional, tongue-in-cheek, way to get to Spellhold.

May 14, 2005: Crossmod Banter Pack for BG2 Version 3 Released

Version 3 of the Crossmod Banter Pack has been released. The latest version features 50 more banters than the previous version. The Crossmod Banter Pack is a collaborative effort by mod NPC authors to write banters between mod NPCs. Current NPCs who have new banters with the Crossmod Banter Pack include Alassa, Fade, Goo, Hubelpot, Kido, Kindrek, Kivan of Shilmista, Saerileth, Solaufein, Tsujatha, and Yasraena. Grab version 3 off the downloads page, view the readme from the mod, or visit the forum.

April 23, 2005: Oversight Version 6 Released

Oversight version 6 has been released. Oversight is a mod that seeks to address errors in the original game, such miscoded alignments, classes, and other issues, as well as adding new content such as Monk HLAs, a new paladin kit, and a tougher version of Sendai in Throne of Bhaal. In version 6, the German translation will now work, Detectable Spells is now Patch-riffic, and Comet now appears more appropriately icy. You can learn more about it on its project page, visit the Oversight forum, check out the complete readme, or head straight to the downloads page.

April 2, 2005: Kivan of Shilmista v4 BETA released

Kivan is a WeiDU mod that adds a joinable NPC from BG, Kivan, and under certain circumstances, his elven wife Deheriana to the cast of BG2 actors. This mod is a first cut at telling one of the most romantic stories of BG. Version 4 includes new content in the form of new interjections, and expanded banters. Numerous bugfixes are also included and the soundset has been revamped and merged with the main download package. You can visit the forum, check out the project page, view the complete readme, or you can grab the mod from the downloads page.

March 13, 2005: G3 Tweaks v11 and Tutu Tweaks v12 Released

New versions of G3 and Tutu Tweaks are out. The new versions fix a handful of bugs from the previous release. You can hit the forum, read more about the mods (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) view the complete readmes (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) or head to the downloads page (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks).

March 13, 2005: SP Collection Version 6 Released

Version 6 of the Sorcerer's Place Collection has been released. The SP Collection comprises six kits and an item pack. Version 6 fixes issues with the Arcane Fist's disappearing fist and made the Sylvan Mystic friendlier for SoA-only installs. You can learn more about it on its project page, visit the forum, check out the complete readme, or head straight to the downloads page.

February 13, 2005: The BG1 NPC Project hits v8

The BG1 NPC Project expands on the depth of character and levels of interaction with the NPCs from the BG game. When BG2 was released, one of the major improvements in many peoples' eyes was the increased level of interaction one could have with the party members. This mod was developed to allow BG players a similar experience. The new version features new interjections for several characters and a slew of bugfixes. Grab version 8 off the downloads page, view the readme from the mod, check out the BG1 NPC Project webpage, or visit the forum. The BGT version has not been updated.

February 13, 2005: G3 Tweaks v10 and Tutu Tweaks v11 Released

New versions of G3 and Tutu Tweaks are out. The new versions fix a handful of bugs from the previous release. You can hit the forum, read more about the mods (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) view the complete readmes (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) or head to the downloads page (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks).

February 11, 2005: SP Collection Version 5 Released

Version 5 of the Sorcerer's Place Collection has been released. The SP Collection comprises six kits and an item pack. Version 5 fixes issues with the newer versions of WeiDU and item patches, as well as allowing Archers of Sylvanus proficiency points in weapon styles. You can learn more about it on its project page, visit the forum, check out the complete readme, or head straight to the downloads page.

February 10, 2005: Oversight Version 5 Released

Oversight version 5 has been released. Oversight is a mod that seeks to address errors in the original game, such miscoded alignments, classes, and other issues, as well as adding new content such as Monk HLAs, a new paladin kit, and a tougher version of Sendai in Throne of Bhaal. In version 5, the Second Wind HLA no longer displays an erroneous string, the description of Solar Stance has been changed, the ToB holy symbol change has been included in the Cleric Kits component, the icons used for selecting Stunning Blow and Quivering Palm as HLAs have been changed, and a few dozen characters who had no alignments at all have been added to the Alignment Correction component. You can learn more about it on its project page, visit the Oversight forum, check out the complete readme, or head straight to the downloads page.

January 29, 2005: G3 Tweaks v9 and Tutu Tweaks v10 Released

G3 Tweaks and Tutu Tweaks underwent more recoding to make them compliant with the new versions of WeiDU. Two bugs from the previous versions were fixed as well. You can hit the forum, read more about the mods (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) view the complete readmes (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) or head to the downloads page (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks).

January 29, 2005: BG1 NPC Music Pack v3 Released

Version 3 of the music pack for BG1 NPC has been released. This package will address the issue of the game music overlapping with the musical theme of the NPC, as well as reflecting coding changes in the new mainline BG1 NPC packages. Thanks to icelus for taking care of this. Grab it from the downloads page.

January 21, 2005: Kivan of Shilmista v3 BETA released

Kivan is a WeiDU mod that adds a joinable NPC from BG, Kivan, and under certain circumstances, his elven wife Deheriana to the cast of BG2 actors. This mod is a first cut at telling one of the most romantic stories of BG. Version 3 includes a fix that addresses a stuttering bug. You can visit the forum, check out the project page, view the complete readme, or you can grab the mod from the downloads page.

January 21, 2005: Site Notes - Sharpshooter superseded by Song & Silence; OS X Oversight released

A few notes of interest for everyone. Support for the standalone Sharpshooter Thief kit has been discontinued as the kit has been integrated into the larger Song & Silence mod. Thanks to Armin (Scar) we received a new copy of WeiDU for OS X, enabling us to release an OS X version of Oversight (in addition to the tweak packs and Kivan of Shilmista) for OS X.

January 20, 2005: G3 Tweaks v8 and Tutu Tweaks v9 Released

G3 Tweaks and Tutu Tweaks underwent major overhauls and are now ready for release. Many components were recoded from the ground up to take advantage of new WeiDU features and were re-organized to allow for future expansion. You can hit the forum, read more about the mods (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) view the complete readmes (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks) or head to the downloads page (G3 Tweaks | Tutu Tweaks).

G3 Tweaks features nine new components, though four of them (Description Updates for Make +x/+y Weapons Consistent Component, Description Updates for Universal Clubs Component, Description Updates for Stealth and Thieving Abilities in Heavy Armor Component, and Descriptions Updates for Allow Arcane Spellcasting in Armor Component.) are for English language only. The other five--Disable Portrait Icons Added by Equipped Items, Reveal Wilderness Areas Before Chapter Six, Expanded Dual-Class Options, Gradual Drow Item Disintegration, and Sellable Staffs, Clubs, and Slings (Icelus)--are available in any language. A translation into Czech, courtesy of Razfallow and Vlasák, has been added, bringing the total number of languages available to seven.

Tutu Tweaks features a mere seven new components, though again, three of them (Description Updates for Universal Clubs Component, Description Updates for Stealth and Thieving Abilities in Heavy Armor Component, and Descriptions Updates for Allow Arcane Spellcasting in Armor Component) are restricted to English only. The other four--Breakable Nonmagical Armor, Helms, and Shields, Disable Portrait Icons Added by Equipped Items, Expanded Dual-Class Options, and Sellable Staffs, Clubs, and Slings (Icelus)--are available across versions. A translation into Czech, courtesy of Razfallow and Vlasák, has been added, bringing the total number of languages available to seven.

January 15, 2005: Oversight Version 4 Released

The first release of Oversight at G3 is here. Oversight is a mod that seeks to address errors in the original game, such miscoded alignments, classes, and other issues, as well as adding new content such as Monk HLAs, a new paladin kit, and a tougher version of Sendai in Throne of Bhaal. Version 4 features new icons for the monk HLAs, expanded content for the Cleric Kit components, and has a lot of under-the-hood coding improvements--for example, the mod will now install on SoA-only games without requiring a separate package. You can learn more about it on its project page, visit the Oversight forum, check out the complete readme, or head straight to the downloads page.

January 15, 2005: The Gray Clan Episode I: Last Breath of the Past v1.75 Released

Version 1.75 of the Gray Clan Episode I: Last Breath of the Past has been released. The new release makes some corrections to the language of the mod and the Polish translation. There is also a new German translation thanks to Branka, Caswallon, Ciramon, Jastey, and Würfelpech. You can learn more about the mod on its project page, visit the Gray Clan forums, view the complete readme (also in German), or head off straight to the downloads page. There will be no serious changes in the content of this mod in the future. If a newer version is released, it probably will contain a new translation of the mod or changes in an already existing translation of it. You can consider this version (1.75) of the Grey Clan Episode I as final.

January 5, 2005: Quadruple Shot of Mod Releases

G3 is pleased to announce the first release of Song and Silence, a new mod focusing on thieves and bards. The mod offers several changes and bugfixes for the classes, as well as new kits, items, and merchants. The mod will work on both Baldur's Gate II and Baldur's Gate Tutu. You can learn more about the mod on its project page, visit the S&S forums, view the complete readme, or head off straight to the downloads page.

Three other mods have been updated. Mur'Neth has been released at v3. The new release features a lot more content and more voicing than the previous version. The Gibberlings Three Anniversary mod has some new bugfixes and some expanded content in version 3. The Icewind Dale Tweak Pack hits v2 with some new components (including some bugfixes for the game itself).

January 1, 2005: Oversight and NPC Strongholds mod now at G3

G3 is pleased to announce that the Oversight and NPC Stronghold projects are now hosted at G3. Oversight is a mod that seeks to address errors in the original game, such miscoded alignments, classes, and other issues, as well as adding new content such as Monk HLAs, a new paladin kit, and a tougher version of Sendai in Throne of Bhaal. While Oversight is a completed project, it is not yet available from the Downloads page. You can learn more about it on its project page or by visiting its forums.

NPC Stronghold is a project in development that will give certain NPCs the option to run BG2 strongholds not available to the player. For example, Mazzy may end up running the de'Arnise Keep, Jaheira the grove, etc. You can learn more about it by visiting the project page or the forums.