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News Archive - 2007

December 31, 2007: IWD2 NPC Project Version 2 Now Available

The IWD2 NPC Project is a mod that allows for an interactive party in Icewind Dale II. The player can use six pre-made characters or build a main character and fill out the party with five of the pre-made characters. Both will result in full interactivity within the party, and there are ten pre-made characters from which to select. Version 2 includes a new romance for Diriel as well as miscellaneous bug fixes. You can learn more about the mod and the characters on the project page or by perusing the readme. Come discuss the mod on the forums or head straight off to the downloads page to get it.

UPDATE (1/7/08): The original v2 package had some errors in the scripts to unpack the sound files; this has been fixed and the package updated.

December 17, 2007: G3 Welcomes Domi's Mods for Neverwinter Nights 2

Our resident modder Domi has completed and released mods for Neverwinter Nights 2, and we're pleased to offer support for them here at G3. There are currently three mods available and a fourth in development:

  • Bishop's Romance: This is a fan-made modification for NWN2-OC that adds romantic dialogues to an existing character, Bishop.
  • OC Companions in MotB: The OC Companions in MotB is a simple hack that lets you add any companion from the OC to your MoTB party. No role-playing capacity, just purely pack-mule and combat thing.
  • The Requiem: The Requiem is a tiny add-on that adds a number of dialogue options to Ammon Jerro’s conversation about the OC companions in MotB.
  • A Deathstalker (in development): 'A Deathstalker' is a tongue-in-cheek short prequel mod for BG (made for NWN2 - MotB ) for an evil non-cleric character with Bhaal as their deity (the Deity will be re-set for you).

A new NWN2 modding section of the forums has been created for technical support and development of these mods as well as project pages. Downloads will not be available at G3, and will instead be handled offsit (download links are available from the project pages).

December 16, 2007: New Release of the BG2 Tweak Pack Now Available

G3 Tweaks, Tutu Tweaks, and Wes Weimer's Ease of Use mod have been combined into BG2 Tweaks--a single mod designed to work on Tutu, Baldur's Gate Trilogy, or regular Baldur's Gate II games (with or without the expansion Throne of Bhaal). As of Version 6, BG2 Tweaks is now available in 10 languages thanks to Miranda's Chinese translation. This release also features a number of bugfixes for issues identified since the last release. 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. Grab BG2 Tweaks from the downloads page or learn more about the mod on the project page or in the readme. You can provide feedback and discuss the mod in the Tweak Pack forums.

December 8, 2007: G3 Introduces a New Coran Friendship Mod and a New Portrait Pack

G3 is pleased to welcome the Coran's BG Extended Friendship Talks mod for Tutu or BGT. This mod expands Coran's Friendship talk sequence, adding up to eighteen (18) new banters with the protagonist (and one potential comment by Garrick) for a player character who is not in an active romance with him. If you have The BG1 NPC Project installed, they begin playing after the last regular friendship talk. More information is available in the forum, project page, and readme. You can get the mod on the downloads page.

Amaurea has also completed a portrait pack for Tutu/BGT. Similar in style to her portrait pack for BG2, the mod adds alternative portraits for all joinable NPCs. There is also an option to make the portraits available for the main characters. A preview of the portraits is available in the portraits gallery. Support will be handled in the Miscellaneous Mods Forum; you can also check out the readme or go straight to the downloads page.

December 8, 2007: New Crossmod Banter Pack Available

The Crossmod Banter Pack is a collaborative effort by mod NPC authors to write banters between mod NPCs. Version 7 contains two new banter and adds voicing for some of the banters. Current NPCs who have new banters with the Crossmod Banter Pack include Alassa, Amber, Auren, Deheriana, Edwin (Laufey's), Fade, Goo, Hubelpot, Iylos, Kari, Kelsey, Keto, Kido, Kindrek, Kitanya, Kivan of Shilmista, Nathaniel, Neh'Taniel, Saerileth, Solaufein, Tashia, Tiax (Kulyok), Tsujatha, Willie Bruce, Xan (Kulyok), and Yasraena. Grab version 7 off the downloads page, peruse the project pages, view the readme from the mod, or visit the forum.

December 8, 2007: Gavin Leaves Beta; Version 2 Released

Gavin leaves beta status with version 2, which fixes a number of miscellaneous bugs. Gavin is a Morninglord of Lathander and can be found outside the Song of the Morning Temple, near Beregost. Gavin includes romance and friendship track. You can get Gavin from the downloads page, learn more about Gavin on his project page or the readme, or join us on Gavin's forum for discussion.

December 8, 2007: Geomantic Sorcerer Updated to Version 2

The Geomantic Sorcerer is strongly based on the Druidic Sorcerer Kit by Constant Gaw, and resurrected by hlidskialf and loosely based on the Geomancer presitige class from the AD&D 3rd Edition Masters of the Wild manual. The kit combines the sorcerer's spellcasting methods and spells with additional druidic spells and abilities and features its own unique tiered HLA progression and custom spells. Version 2 corrects a number of typos and makes the kit available for all games on the BG2 engine (i.e. BGT, Tutu). Full details on the kit and its abilities are available on the project page or in the readme. Support will be handled on the Miscellaneous Released Mods forum; grab the mod from the downloads page.

December 8, 2007: Two Spanish Language Updates

Oversight v11 and Sword Coast Stratagems v8 are now available. The only change from previous versions are updated Spanish translations. You can learn more about Oversight from its mod forum, project page, or readme. Information on SCS is also available in its forum, project page, and readme. Both Oversight and SCS are available on the downloads page.

November 5, 2007: Updated Sword Coast Stratagems II Now Available

Sword Coast Stratagems II is a collection of mini-mods for Baldur's Gate II, affecting both Shadows of Amn and the Throne of Bhaal extension. Like its Tutu predecessor, SCS II is mostly a tactics mod, intended to make the combats in the game more challenging and interesting. Overall, playing SCS II shouldn't exactly feel like a whole new game - it should feel like the old game, but with your foes acting much more intelligently and realistically. Version 2 contains mainly bug fixes and some enhancements to existing comonents. Grab it direct from the downloads page. You can also visit the extensive project pages, readme, or SCS II forum for more information.

November 5, 2007: Version 6 of the Crossmod Banter Pack Released

The Crossmod Banter Pack is a collaborative effort by mod NPC authors to write banters between mod NPCs. Version 6 contains one new banter, but is otherwise mainly a bugfix release. Current NPCs who have new banters with the Crossmod Banter Pack include Alassa, Amber, Auren, Deheriana, Edwin (Laufey's), Fade, Goo, Hubelpot, Iylos, Kari, Kelsey, Keto, Kido, Kindrek, Kitanya, Kivan of Shilmista, Nathaniel, Neh'Taniel, Saerileth, Solaufein, Tashia, Tiax (Kulyok), Tsujatha, Willie Bruce, Xan (Kulyok), and Yasraena. Grab version 6 off the downloads page, peruse the project pages, view the readme from the mod, or visit the forum.

November 5, 2007: G3 Welcomes Two New Mods: Level 1 NPCs and the Geomantic Sorcerer Kit

A project that's been discussed and developed on the forums at length, the Level 1 NPCs mod is ready for release. This mod allows the player to select classes and kits for all joinable NPCs, and then start them from level one (with enough experience to level up to the player immediately) so that the player can select skills, spells, proficiencies, etc. More information is available on the project page, forum, and readme. You can also download the latest beta.

Caedwyr has completed the Geomantic Sorcerer kit. The Geomantic Sorcerer is strongly based on the Druidic Sorcerer Kit by Constant Gaw, and resurrected by hlidskialf and loosely based on the Geomancer presitige class from the AD&D 3rd Edition Masters of the Wild manual. The kit combines the sorcerer's spellcasting methods and spells with additional druidic spells and abilities and features its own unique tiered HLA progression and custom spells. Full details on the kit and its abilities are available on the project page or in the readme. Support will be handled on the Miscellaneous Released Mods forum; grab the mod from the downloads page.

October 16, 2007: New BG2 Portrait Pack by Amaurea Now Available

This mod offers alternative portraits for each of the Baldur's Gate II NPCs. These portraits can also be used by the PC. A preview of the portraits is available on the Portraits page. You can download the mod on the downloads page or you can learn more about the mod from the readme. Support and discussion will be handled in the Miscellaneous Released Mods forum.

October 12, 2007: New BG2 Soundtrack by theacefes Now Available

theacefes has made several new musical tracks available for Baldur's Gate II. Available now as a mod, the ten tracks replace the original game music in several areas. The full mod (roughly 20 MB) is available on the downloads page; for our low-bandwidth users the mod is available in smaller chunks on the project page. Support will be handled in the Miscellaneous Released Mods forum. You can learn more about the mod in the readme or project page.

October 8, 2007: ToB Content Added for Auren Aseph in New Release

theacefes' Auren Aseph mod is now in version 6 and contains content for Shadows of Amn and the Throne of Bhaal expansion. Auren Aseph is a is a NPC mod for BG2, featuring a young and eager fighter from Beregost. She was born to a middle class merchant and his wife, and grew up a headstrong girl. Her father would tell her stories of adventurers he'd run into while on his caravan routes, and Auren became more and more interested at the thought of adventuring as she got older. She'd spend hours every week at the famous blacksmith Thunderhammer's shop, staring at all of the many types of weapons and armor, both magical and non-magical. Auren also features an original soundtrack, which is also available separately on the downloads page. Auren is available on the downloads page or you can learn more about the mod in her new forum and project page. The readme is also available.

October 7, 2007: G3 is Pleased to Announce Sword Coast Stratagems II for BG2

DavidW has completed Sword Coast Stratagems II, a collection of mini-mods for Baldur's Gate II, affecting both Shadows of Amn and the Throne of Bhaal extension. Like its Tutu predecessor, SCS II is mostly a tactics mod, intended to make the combats in the game more challenging and interesting. Overall, playing SCS II shouldn't exactly feel like a whole new game - it should feel like the old game, but with your foes acting much more intelligently and realistically. Version 1 is now available as an open beta from the downloads page. You can also visit the extensive project pages, readme, or SCS II forum for more information.

October 7, 2007: New Version of Sword Coast Stratagems Available

Version 7 of Sword Coast Stratagems has been released. SCS is primarily a tactical mod for Tutu and Baldur's Gate Trilogy. The idea is to make the game rather more tactically challenging, rather than just making it harder by brute-force methods like tripling all the damage rolls. It also contains a few rule tweaks and ease-of-use features. v7 corrects a couple of bugs in v6 and contains a new Spanish translation. It can be installed over v6 without needing to start a new game. Grab the new version on the download page . You can learn more about the mod on the SCS project pages or in the readme. SCS also has a forum to discuss ideas and provide feedback.

October 6, 2007: G3 Expands Tools & Resources

G3 is pleased to announce the expansion of our Tools & Resources section. It's been reorganized and expanded with two new projects:

DLTCEP

Avenger's all-purpose IE editor now has a home at G3. While the main download will continue to be available at the GemRB Sourceforge page, technical support and the latest data file updates are available here in the new DLTCEP forum.

Widescreen Mod

The Widescreen Mod allows Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal to be played at previously unsupported resolutions, like those of widescreen monitors. The project is currently an open beta, and only some engine variants are supported, though these will expand in future releases (maybe also expanding to standalone SoA, or the IWD series).

September 28, 2007: Sarah v1.1 Released

Sarah is a chaotic good ranger NPC for Baldur's Gate II. The mod features full voicing, friendship tracks and, for female PCs, a romance. Sarah, like Auren Aseph, also features an original soundtrack that is available separately. The new version 1 of Sarah addresses some installation issues and a bug found in the romance track. Sarah is on the downloads page. You can learn more about the mod at the project page, forum, or readme.

September 21, 2007: G3 Welcomes Sarah, a New NPC NPC for Baldur's Gate II

G3 is pleased to announce a new mod by theacefes. Sarah is a chaotic good ranger NPC for Baldur's Gate II. The mod features full voicing, friendship tracks and, for female PCs, a romance. Sarah, like Auren Aseph, also features an original soundtrack that is available separately. Version 1 of Sarah and her soundtrack are available on the downloads page. You can learn more about the mod at the project page, forum, or readme.

September 20, 2007: New Version of Multi-Install Tool Available

A new version of the Multi-Install Tool is now available. Version 5.1.12 adds support for Baldur's Gate II: The Collection games. The multi-install tool is a program that allows side-by-side installs of several IE games 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. The Multi-Install Tool is released under the GPL; as such full source code is contained in the archive. Multi-Install is available on the downloads page. You can also view the readme, check out the forum, or visit the project page.

September 20, 2007: Crossmod Banter Pack Re-Released as v5.1

A bug that prevented installation has been addressed in the Crossmod Banter Pack, resulting in the v5.1 release. 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, Amber, Auren, Deheriana, Edwin (Laufey's), Fade, Goo, Hubelpot, Iylos, Kari, Kelsey, Keto, Kido, Kindrek, Kitanya, Kivan of Shilmista, Nathaniel, Neh'Taniel, Saerileth, Solaufein, Tashia, Tiax (Kulyok), Tsujatha, Willie Bruce, Xan (Kulyok), and Yasraena. Grab version 5.1 off the downloads page, peruse the project pages, view the readme from the mod, or visit the forum.

9/23 UPDATE: A second error would appear if Kari and Hubelpot were installed. This is fixed in the new version 5.2.

September 18, 2007: G3 Celebrates Its Fourth Anniversary

G3 turns four today and, as is our wont, we're celebrating by rewarding our visitors and players with eight mod updates, a new tool release, and the first public release of the IWD2 NPC Project. Thank you for making G3 a fun place to be, and for continuing to provide the impetus to keep modding! The anniversary releases are detailed below.

First Release of the IWD2 NPC Project

The IWD2 NPC Project is a mod that allows for an interactive party in Icewind Dale II. The player can use six pre-made characters or build a main character and fill out the party with five of the pre-made characters. Both will result in full interactivity within the party, and there are ten pre-made characters from which to select. Some of them also include romances. You can learn more about the mod and the characters on the project page or by perusing the readme. Come discuss the mod on the forums or head straight off to the downloads page to get it.

New BG1 NPC Project Release Now Available

A new release of BG1 NPC, version 14, is now available. Version 14 reflects a major recoding effort, and the mod now works natively on both Tutu and Baldur's Gate Trilogy. This mod 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. NPCs in your party now have banters with the PC, with each other, and small side-quests of their own. In addition to the cross-platform improvements, the new version also quashes a number of bugs and features expanded content. Grab it off the downloads page, view the readme from the mod, check out the BG1 NPC project page, or visit the forum.

Version 5 of the BG2 Tweak Pack Now Available

G3 Tweaks, Tutu Tweaks, and Wes Weimer's Ease of Use mod have been combined into BG2 Tweaks--a single mod designed to work on Tutu, Baldur's Gate Trilogy, or regular Baldur's Gate II games (with or without the expansion Throne of Bhaal). Version 5 features several new components and installation options as well as bug fixes from the previous versions. 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. Grab BG2 Tweaks from the downloads page or learn more about the mod on the project page or in the readme. You can provide feedback and discuss the mod in the Tweak Pack forums.

New Crossmod Banter Pack Released

Version 5 of the Crossmod Banter Pack has been released. 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, Amber, Auren, Deheriana, Edwin (Laufey's), Fade, Goo, Hubelpot, Iylos, Kari, Kelsey, Keto, Kido, Kindrek, Kitanya, Kivan of Shilmista, Nathaniel, Neh'Taniel, Saerileth, Solaufein, Tashia, Tiax (Kulyok), Tsujatha, Willie Bruce, Xan (Kulyok), and Yasraena. Grab version 5 off the downloads page, peruse the project pages, view the readme from the mod, or visit the forum.

New Gavin Beta Available

A new beta version of the Gavin NPC mod for Tutu is now available. Gavin is a Morninglord of Lathander and can be found outside the Song of the Morning Temple, near Beregost. Gavin includes romance and friendship track. The new version now works on Baldur's Gate Trilogy, and features bug fixes from the previous release. You can get Gavin from the downloads page, learn more about Gavin on his project page or the readme, or join us on Gavin's forum for discussion.

Mur'Neth v7 Goes Multilingual; Stats Tweaked

Mur'Neth sports a new German translation, and the Spanish translation has been updated. Mur'Neth's stats have also been tweaked to bring him more in line with how he behaves in the game. Mur'Neth is an NPC mod for the Baldur's Gate portion of either of the conversions, Baldur's Gate Tutu or BGT-WeiDU. 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. 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.

Romantic Encounters Updated to Version 2

Enjoy 40 brand-new romantic adventures by eight different authors with joinable and non-joinable, BioWare and custom characters. An additional component with Anomen's, Aerie's, Jaheira's and Viconia's reactions is available. Teen and adult, male and female, long and short - Romantic Encounters are here! Version 2 fixes issues reported since its debut release, and changes the circumstances under which some encounters can occur. Romantic Encounters is available on the downloads page or you can learn more about the mod in its new forum and project page. The readme is also available.

Sword Coast Stratagems Version 6 Now Available

Version 6 of Sword Coast Stratagems has been released. SCS is primarily a tactical mod for Tutu, though it now works on Baldur's Gate Trilogy. The idea is to make the game rather more tactically challenging, rather than just making it harder by brute-force methods like tripling all the damage rolls. It also contains a few rule tweaks and ease-of-use features. In addition to the new BGT support, the mod also corrects a number of issues identified since the v5 release. SCS is complete and available for download. You can learn more about the mod on the SCS project pages or in the readme. SCS also has a forum to discuss ideas and provide feedback.

New Song & Silence Released

This mod adds many options to those who use rogues and bards in BG2 or BG Tutu. It includes new bard and thief kits, as well as a store featuring items for the same. The new release adds a new thief kit, as well as bugfixes for issues identified since the last release. The complete readme is available, visit the forum, or you can browse the project pages. The mod is available from the downloads page.

Sword & Fist Updated

Sword & Fist is a mod for monks and warriors. It features several new fighter kits as well as rebalancing the monk class. The new version adds a new fighter kit and corrects bugs from the initial release. More information on the mod is available on the project pages or in the readme. You can discuss the changes in the S&F forum, or download the mod.

New WeiDU Highlighters for Text Editors Available

Put together by cmorgan, these highlighters can be used in the ConTEXT Programmers Editor, Crimson Editor, or TextPad. They highlight WeiDU syntax for easier coding and debugging. They work for tp2 (and the various libraries that use tp2 coding) as well as scripts and dialogue code. You can view the readme or download the package (direct download). They will remain available in the Tools section.

August 10, 2007: Version 7 of the Icewind Dale Tweak Pack Now Available

The Icewind Dale Tweak Pack brings many of the tweaks from BG2 Tweak Pack to Icewind Dale. 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. Version 7 adds two new components and features an expanded Assorted Fixes component, along with the usual assortment of bug fixes. You can learn more about the mod, head to the download page, hit the forum, or browse the readme.

July 31, 2007: G3 Welcomes the Romantic Encounters Mod; Version 1 Now Available

Enjoy 40 brand-new romantic adventures by eight different authors with joinable and non-joinable, BioWare and custom characters. An additional component with Anomen's, Aerie's, Jaheira's and Viconia's reactions is available. Teen and adult, male and female, long and short - Romantic Encounters are here! Romantic Encounters is available on the downloads page or you can learn more about the mod in its new forum and project page. The readme is also available.

July 23, 2007: Auren Aseph Version 5 Released; Soundtrack Also Updated and Available

Auren Aseph is a is a NPC mod for BG2, featuring a young and eager fighter from Beregost. She was born to a middle class merchant and his wife, and grew up a headstrong girl. Her father would tell her stories of adventurers he'd run into while on his caravan routes, and Auren became more and more interested at the thought of adventuring as she got older. She'd spend hours every week at the famous blacksmith Thunderhammer's shop, staring at all of the many types of weapons and armor, both magical and non-magical. Auren also features an original soundtrack, which is also available separately on the downloads page, and has been updated along with the new version. Auren is available on the downloads page or you can learn more about the mod in her new forum and project page. The readme is also available.

July 14, 2007: Icewind Dale Tweak Pack Version 6 Released

The Icewind Dale Tweak Pack brings many of the tweaks from BG2 Tweak Pack to Icewind Dale. 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. Version 6 fixes a bug in the Assorted Fixes component that could cause serious issues in games without the expansions. You can learn more about the mod, head to the download page, hit the forum, or browse the readme.

July 13 , 2007: Sword Coast Stratagems Version 5 Now Available

Version 5 of Sword Coast Stratagems has been released. SCS is primarily a tactical mod for Tutu - the idea is to make Tutu rather more tactically challenging, rather than just making it harder by brute-force methods like tripling all the damage rolls. It also contains a few rule tweaks and ease-of-use features. The new version features a very small amount of extra content, some improvements to the AI scripting, a great many bug fixes, and new translations into German and Polish. SCS is complete and available for download. You can learn more about the mod on the SCS project pages or in the readme. SCS also has a forum to discuss ideas and provide feedback.

July 12, 2007: New Version of Multi-Install Tool Available

A new version of the Multi-Install Tool is now available. Version 5.1.11 now works on a number of IE games, not just BG2, and also adds OS X support. The multi-install tool is a program that allows side-by-side installs of several IE games 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. The Multi-Install Tool is released under the GPL; as such full source code is contained in the archive. Multi-Install is available on the downloads page. You can also view the readme, check out the forum, or visit the project page.

July 10, 2007: Icewind Dale Tweak Pack Version 5 Released

The Icewind Dale Tweak Pack brings many of the tweaks from BG2 Tweak Pack to Icewind Dale. 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. Version 5 has been rebuilt from the ground up, with more than 20 new components, a huge expansion in the Assorted Fixes component, new translations, and many other improvements. You can learn more about the mod, head to the download page, hit the forum, or browse the readme.

July 4, 2007: BG2 Fixpack Version 4 Released

The BG2 Fixpack is a WeiDU compilation of fixes for Baldur's Gate II. With the disappearance of Kevin Dorner and the cessation of activity of the Baldurdash fixpack for BG2, several modders form many modding communities began working on a new WeiDU fixpack to address the numerous bugs that have been identified since Baldurdash. This collaborative effort, including the work of modders from several different modding communities, has resulted in a fixpack that currently includes all of the fixes addressed by Baldurdash (including the Game Text Update) and several hundred new bugfixes. The project is ongoing, and we're working through a substantial list of bugs culled from various sites, the old Baldurdash forums, and our own research. Several new fixes have been added to the BETA Core Fixes component. The Fixpack is available from the downloads page or you can browse the readme. You can learn more about the mod (including complete documentation of the bugs fixed) from the project page. Feedback is strongly encouraged; please join us on the Fixpack forums.

July 3, 2007: Kivan and Deheriana Companions for BG2 Updated to Version 8

This 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. A year in the making, this update continues to expand the available content as well as fixes a number of bugs, typos, and other miscellaneous errors reported since the last release. The complete readme is also available, you can visit the forums, or you can grab the mod from the downloads page.

April 19, 2007: BG2 Fixpack Version 3 Now Available

The BG2 Fixpack is a WeiDU compilation of fixes for Baldur's Gate II. We'd especially like to thank BioWare's David Gaider for his assistance in this release, clarifying several issues as to developer intent. With the disappearance of Kevin Dorner and the cessation of activity of the Baldurdash fixpack for BG2, several modders form many modding communities began working on a new WeiDU fixpack to address the numerous bugs that have been identified since Baldurdash. This collaborative effort, including the work of modders from several different modding communities, has resulted in a fixpack that currently includes all of the fixes addressed by Baldurdash (including the Game Text Update) and several hundred new bugfixes. The project is ongoing, and we're working through a substantial list of bugs culled from various sites, the old Baldurdash forums, and our own research. This release adds a new Italian translation (courtesy of Andrea C.), addresses the errors from the last release, expands existing fixes, and includes two new optional-but-cool components. Several new fixes have been added to the BETA Core Fixes component. The Fixpack is available from the downloads page or you can browse the readme. You can learn more about the mod (including complete documentation of the bugs fixed) from the project page. Feedback is strongly encouraged; please join us on the Fixpack forums.

March 23, 2007: New Oversight Release

Version 10 of the Oversight mod 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. Courtesy of Andrea C., version 10 fixes errors in the Italian translation. You can learn more about Oversight on its project page, visit the Oversight forum, check out the complete readme, or head straight to the downloads page.

March 22, 2007: New Gavin Beta Available Redux

Beta v1.2 of Gavin is now available. The new version fixes a bug that was preventing the romance track from proceeding beyond a certain love talk. Gavin is a Morninglord of Lathander and can be found outside the Song of the Morning Temple, near Beregost. Gavin includes romance and friendship track. You can get Gavin from the downloads page, learn more about Gavin on his project page or the readme, or join us on Gavin's forum for discussion.

March 5, 2007: New Gavin Beta Available

A new beta version of the Gavin NPC mod for Tutu is now available. Gavin is a Morninglord of Lathander and can be found outside the Song of the Morning Temple, near Beregost. Gavin includes romance and friendship track. The new version features bug fixes from the previous beta as well as new content in the form of expanded conflicts with other characters. You can get Gavin from the downloads page, learn more about Gavin on his project page or the readme, or join us on Gavin's forum for discussion.

March 5, 2007: Moinesse's Avatars Now Available for Icewind Dale II

Thanks to some work by berelinde, Moinesse's Avatars now work for Icewind Dale II and is available as version 2. Moinesse's Avatars contains a series of new avatars and paperdolls. Avatars are the graphics of your characters as they walk around the game world and paperdolls are the graphics that show on the inventory screen. You can get version 2 on the downloads page, learn more from the readme or project page, or visit the Miscellaneous Released Mods forum.

February 25, 2007: Version 3.1 of the NPC Tweak Mod Now Available

Version 3.1 of the NPC Tweak mod has been released. The new version fixes a bug with the Anomen component and adds compatibility code for use with the NPC Kit Pack. NPC Tweak 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. NPC Tweak can be found on the downloads page. You can learn more about the mod by browsing the readme or its project page or visiting its forum.

February 19, 2007: Version 2 of The Gibberlings Three Debugging Suite Released

In the course of BG2 Fixpack development, several errors kept cropping up repeatedly--so much so that it became time-efficient to write some automated checking tools. With some polish, these tools are now ready to be released independently so that modders can use them to diagnose issues in their own mods. This suite is not designed for players. Note that the suite doesn't actually alter any game files and leaves no entry in the WeiDU log, so that it can be used at any point in the install order, as many times as needed. Version 2 fixes a handful of bugs and enhances some of the error reports for the area checks. You can learn more about the Suite and its capabilities on the project page or in the readme. Discussion and feedback can be directed to the forums and the mod is available from the downloads page.

February 18, 2007: The G3 Anniversary Mod Hits Version 5

Version 5 of the G3 Anniversary mod is now available. The G3 Anniversary mod was created by the resident modders on the site's first anniversary as a way to thank our wonderful community. It features one long (and admittedly somewhat silly) quest that can be initiated by speaking a Drini, a half-elf in the Copper Coronet. The new version features many bug fixes from version 4. More information about the mod is available in the readme or on its project page. You can download the mod or come and join us on the forums.

February 12, 2007: Version 4 of the BG2 Tweak Pack Now Available

G3 Tweaks, Tutu Tweaks, and Wes Weimer's Ease of Use mod have been combined into BG2 Tweaks--a single mod designed to work on Tutu, Baldur's Gate Trilogy, or regular Baldur's Gate II games (with or without the expansion Throne of Bhaal). Version 4 features some new components and installation options as well as bug fixes from the previous versions. 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. Grab BG2 Tweaks from the downloads page or learn more about the mod on the project page or in the readme. You can provide feedback and discuss the mod in the Tweak Pack forums.

February 10, 2007: Spanish Translation Added to the NPC Tweak Mod

Thanks to Saemon, a Spanish translation of the NPC Tweak mod is now available. The new version is v3.0.2 and the new translation is the only change from the previous release. NPC Tweak 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. NPC Tweak can be found on the downloads page. You can learn more about the mod by browsing the readme or its project page or visiting its forum.

February 3, 2007: G3 Welcomes Tutu NPC Gavin; Beta Now Available

The Gibberlings Three is pleased to announce Gavin, a new NPC mod for Tutu by berelinde. Gavin is a Morninglord of Lathander and can be found outside the Song of the Morning Temple, near Beregost. Gavin includes romance and friendship track and is now available from the downloads page as a beta release. You can learn more about Gavin on his project page or the readme for the mod. You can also join us on Gavin's forum for discussion.

January 29, 2007: Version 2 of the BG2 Fixpack Released

The BG2 Fixpack is a WeiDU compilation of fixes for Baldur's Gate II. With the disappearance of Kevin Dorner and the cessation of activity of the Baldurdash fixpack for BG2, several modders form many modding communities began working on a new WeiDU fixpack to address the numerous bugs that have been identified since Baldurdash. This collaborative effort, including the work of modders from several different modding communities, has resulted in a fixpack that currently includes all of the fixes addressed by Baldurdash (including the Game Text Update) and several hundred new bugfixes. The project is ongoing, and we're working through a substantial list of bugs culled from various sites, the old Baldurdash forums, and our own research. This release adds a new Korean translation (courtesy of web2air), addresses the errors from the first release, expands existing fixes, and includes a new optional-but-cool component for additional alignment fixes. Several new fixes have been added to the BETA Core Fixes component. The Fixpack is available from the downloads page or you can browse the readme. You can learn more about the mod (including complete documentation of the bugs fixed) from the project page. Feedback is strongly encouraged; please join us on the Fixpack forums.

January 27, 2007: Multi-Install Tool v5.0.1 Available

A new version of the Multi-Install Tool is now available. 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 5.0.1 fixes a bug with the stauts bar not appearing. The Multi-Install Tool is released under the GPL; as such full source code is contained in the archive. Multi-Install is available on the downloads page. You can also view the readme, check out the forum, or visit the project page.

January 25, 2007: French Translation Added to the NPC Tweak Mod

Thanks to Graoumf, a French translation of the NPC Tweak mod is now available. The new version is v3.0.1 and the new translation is the only change from the previous release. NPC Tweak 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. NPC Tweak can be found on the downloads page. You can learn more about the mod by browsing the readme or its project page or visiting its forum.

January 24, 2007: New Version of Amber Available

Version 2.4 of the tiefling rogue Amber is now available for download. The new version includes a full German translation (including a soundset for Amber), fixes to the OS X install scripts for sound files, and other miscellany. This mod for Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn adds to the game a new joinable NPC: Amber, a tiefling rogue of a chaotic good alignment. The mod features not only romance and friendship tracks for the protagonist, but also a romance track for a second PC in a multiplayer game (Player 2). This feature is also exploitable in a single player game if you want enjoy two concurrent romances without cheating. In addition, Amber is lavishly voiced and has her own original musical theme. Amber is available for download, or you can learn more about the mod from the project page and readme. Discuss Amber in her forum.

January 16, 2007: Multi-Install Tool Rolled Back to Version 5.0

MIT has been rolled back to the 5.0 release due to the appearance of show-stopping bugs and unforeseen development constraints. Work on the features announced for 5.1 will continue in the in-development builds, but these features alone will no longer be considered sufficient for a new version. The Multi-Install Tool is released under the GPL; as such full source code is contained in the archive. Multi-Install is available on the downloads page. You can also view the readme, check out the forum, or visit the project page.

January 3, 2007: Version 4 of Sword Coast Stratagems Released

Version 4 of Sword Coast Stratagems has been released. SCS is primarily a sort of Tutu version of Tactics. Basically the idea is to make Tutu rather more tactically challenging, rather than just making it harder by brute-force methods like tripling all the damage rolls. The new version features several bug fixes and optimizations, as well as adding a new option for making fine weapons unbreakable. Courtesy of Clan DLAN it's also available in Spanish. SCS is complete and available for download. You can learn more about the mod on the SCS project pages or in the readme. SCS also has a forum to discuss ideas and provide feedback.

January 3, 2007: Multi-Install Tool v5.1 Release Candidate Available

A release candidate for the Multi-Install Tool is now available--if no bugs are found, this will become v5.1 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 5.1 fixes miscellaneous issues with v5.0. The Multi-Install Tool is released under the GPL; as such full source code is contained in the archive. Multi-Install is available on the downloads page. You can also view the readme, check out the forum, or visit the project page.