News Archive - 2010

December 25, 2010: Widescreen Mod Updates to v3.00

The Widescreen Mod allows Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter and Icewind Dale II to be played at previously unsupported resolutions, like those of widescreen monitors. On SoA, ToB, and TotLM installations, v3.00 supports resolutions as small as 640x480 (if using GemRB). Without GemRB, the best you can get is 642x482 and higher. Allows players to keep 'save' and 'game' resolutions separate on TotSC and PST, so that you can switch between resolutions seamlessly if you set it up beforehand. Also enables save game updating on TotSC and PST. Will clear the explored bitmask (still less destructive than being 100% incompatible). Upgrade is not necessary unless you wished to play a smaller resolution than previously allowed in SoA, ToB or TotLM, or are interested in playing the same save game at two different resolutions on TotSC and PST. Upgrade is save-safe, as long as you acknowledge that all areas will become unexplored in TotSC and PST if changing resolution (unless you use the new 'support for multiple resolutions' mechanism). Available for Windows and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the English Readme | French Readme | Spanish Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

December 25, 2010: Gavin NPC for Baldur's Gate II updated to v20

Need a cleric? Dawnbringer Gavin of Lathander will help you out. Version 20 updates to WeiDU v226 and corrects one dialogue typo. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

December 3, 2010: Item Upgrade for Icewind Dale v2.1 Now Available

Item Upgrade for Icewind Dale allows eleven items in Icewind Dale to be... er... upgraded. It also includes six new, upgradable items reminiscent of BG2. Version 2.1 enables the French translation by Lothringen of the d'Oghmatiques. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux in English, Russian, and French, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

November 28, 2010: Nythrun's Level 1 NPCs Version 1.5 Released

Nythrun's mod derives from Gebhart Blucher's Alternate BG2 NPCs (lvl1npcs.zip). Her massive opus of "allow player choice" allows you to start any of the joinable NPCs from BG and BG2 as level one characters with excess experience points. When they join your party, you can level them up and choose their skills. Level 1 NPCs expands on Blucher's original concept by allowing players to assign any previously installed kit/class - default or customized - onto any default (and many mod-added joinable) NPCs from both BG1 and BG2 games. The mod also allows players to change the NPC's skills and weapon proficiencies, individually tweak stats, and much, much more... Khalid the Fighter/Painbearer of Ilmater, Mazzy the Paladin, Jaheira the Kensai, and Valygar the Wizard Slayer are just a few examples. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, version 1.5 ("Geomantic Sorcerers are not Druids") repairs some minor typos on non-English language versions, allows Sorcerers to get the Geomantic kit again, and allows install on Tutu. The complete readme is also available, you can visit the forum, or you can grab the mod from the downloads page.

November 27, 2010: Item Randomiser Moves to 6.2

Item Randomiser is a large-scale random treasure mod for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II. Version 6.2 is a minor release which fixes some bugs and makes some tweaks to the workings of the mod. Please note that one of the changes technically means you have to start a new game if you upgrade from a previous version of Item Randomiser. You can view Item Randomiser's readme or spoilers, download it from the downloads page, or discuss the mod on its forum.

November 14, 2010: Nythrun's Level 1 NPCs Version 1.4 Released

Nythrun's mod derives from Gebhart Blucher's Alternate BG2 NPCs (lvl1npcs.zip). Her massive opus of "allow player choice" allows you to start any of the joinable NPCs from BG and BG2 as level one characters with excess experience points. When they join your party, you can level them up and choose their skills. Level 1 NPCs expands on Blucher's original concept by allowing players to assign any previously installed kit/class - default or customized - onto any default (and many mod-added joinable) NPCs from both BG1 and BG2 games. The mod also allows players to change the NPC's skills and weapon proficiencies, individually tweak stats, and much, much more... Khalid the Fighter/Painbearer of Ilmater, Mazzy the Paladin, Jaheira the Kensai, and Valygar the Wizard Slayer are just a few examples. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, version 1.4 ("Miloch's Mad Orcish Rampage") changelog includes

  • Added French and Spanish translations; updated Polish translation
  • Added optional dialogue-modding component and logging
  • Added altered proficiency support (a la BG2 Tweaks) for modded NPCs
  • Added display conversion for accented characters leeched from game text
  • Added function to display current NPC stats
  • Tweaked animation assignment (primarily to avoid bearded female gnomes and the like)
  • Fixed regexp typo pertaining to one-handed axes
  • Revised weapon assignment routine to avoid duplicate and redundant weapons
  • Revised armour assignment routine to make heavier armour more realistic (also fixed some bugs)
  • Added more options to the "Tweak weapon proficiencies" component (largely specific to multi-classes and barbarians); fixed a bug or two
  • Auto-skipped weapon-tweaking questions if another mod has done something similar
  • Skipped kit menu for sorcerers and monks (if someone hacks that, we can re-enable it)
  • Added support for mod NPCs
  • Fixed a bug in setting item "baseclass" usability if no kit chosen
  • Fixed kit display in deprecated component and undeprecated it via NO_LOG_RECORD (yes, it should be safe, but keep extra backups just in case)
  • Required main component for all subcomponents to avoid uninstall and reinstall glitches
  • Added "hard to kill" support for Ajantis, Shar-Teel and Viconia pre-joining
  • Fixed bug in proficiency assignment for Haer'Dalis, Jan and Xan
  • Added Ergopad's "NPC Attributes" components for BG1 NPCs (with an extra option by mos_anted)
  • Added option to manually mess further with NPC attributes
  • Grouped components for easier selection (or not)
  • Added sample batch file installer
  • Updated to WeiDU v224
  • Enhanced NPC custom item compatibility
  • Possibly other stuff I've forgotten that Nythrun has probably already recoded in some better form ;)

The complete readme is also available, you can visit the forum, or you can grab the mod from the downloads page.

November 13, 2010: Icewind Dale II Tweak Pack Update

The Icewind Dale II Tweak Pack is a collection of tweaks that have been assembled for Icewind Dale II. They were almost all made for BG2 by Idobek and CamDawg, and cannibalized by Andyr to work for Icewind Dale, and cannibalizated again by The Bigg to work for IWD2. It is a 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. Version 2.1, in Czech, English, French, German, Polish, Russian, and Spanish, ships with WeiDU v224 and is available for your Windows, OSX, or Linux game. the bigg's changelog is "Fixed a bug that was preventing the '100% spell learning' component from installing. The update is only meaningful if you were unable to install the 100% Spell Learning component, and is compatible with existing saves". The complete readme is available, or grab the mod from the downloads page.

November 2, 2010: Item Randomiser Increments to 6.1

Item Randomiser is a large-scale random treasure mod for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II. Version 6 fixes a number of bugs and compatibility problems and introduces the option of reinstalling the mod without needing to start a new game. Please note that this does not mean you can upgrade from earlier versions to v6 without having to start a new game. You will, however, be able to upgrade from v6 to future versions. Version 6.1 includes the latest hotfix but does not otherwise include any noteworthy changes. You can view Item Randomiser's readme or spoilers, download it from the downloads page, or discuss the mod on its forum.

October 24, 2010: Gavin NPC for Baldur's Gate II updated to v19

Need a cleric? Dawnbringer Gavin of Lathander will help you out. Version 19 adds an InParty() check to one script, corrects the removal of Gavin's BG1 incarnation from the beginning of BG2, and adds See() checks to several scripts. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

September 24, 2010: Alternatives Reaches v9

Alternatives offers two new possibilities to consider when making the decision about whether to side with the Shadow Thieves or with Valen's Mistress. In addition to the traditional two, the player may now opt to side with a group even the paladins in the party could have no objection to... or may opt to skip the whole decision entirely and set sail for Maztica. Alternatives also offers a different way to satisfy Mae Var's demand that the protagonist steal an artifact from a temple and a different way to acquire the blood of a true friend. Version 9 fixes a number of bugs (thanks, jastey!) and updates to WeiDU v220. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

September 24, 2010: Widescreen Mod Updates to v2.60

The Widescreen Mod allows Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter and Icewind Dale II to be played at previously unsupported resolutions, like those of widescreen monitors. Widescreen now works with Baldur's Gate patch 5521 (including the version available from gog.com). Thanks to pb1866 for researching the offsets. The update is non-meaningful on BG2, IWD1, IWD2 and PST; on BG1, it's only meaningful if your game version was currently unsupported. Available for Windows and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the English Readme | French Readme | Spanish Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

September 21, 2010: Item Randomiser Levels Up to 6

Item Randomiser is a large-scale random treasure mod for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II. Version 6 fixes a number of bugs and compatibility problems and introduces the option of reinstalling the mod without needing to start a new game. Please note that this does not mean you can upgrade from earlier versions to v6 without having to start a new game. You will, however, be able to upgrade from v6 to future versions. You can view Item Randomiser's readme or spoilers, download it from the downloads page, or discuss the mod on its forum.

September 9, 2010: Item Randomiser moves to Version 5

Item Randomiser is a large-scale random treasure mod for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II. Version 5 randomises more items, offers several new components and fixes a few bugs. You can view Item Randomiser's readme or spoilers, download it from the downloads page, or discuss the mod on its forum.

September 4, 2010: Version 15 of Sword Coast Stratagems II Released

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 15 of SCS II adds a new Russian translation and fixes a nasty bug that crept into version 14 (apologies for this). Grab it direct from the downloads page. You can also visit the extensive project pages, readme, or SCS II forum for more information.

September 4, 2010: Version 16 of Sword Coast Stratagems Released

Sword Coast Stratagems is primarily a tactical mod for Tutu and the Baldur's Gate I part of 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. Version 16 adds a new Russian translation and fixes a nasty bug that crept into version 15 (apologies for this). Get it directly from the downloads page. You can also visit the project pages, readme, or SCS forum for more information.

August 20, 2010: Widescreen Mod v2.50 Now Available

The Widescreen Mod allows Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter and Icewind Dale II to be played at previously unsupported resolutions, like those of widescreen monitors. The changelog for v2.50 includes fixing search maps in PST and BG1, some fixes to the French readme, and the ability to successfully install on the GemRB version of PST and BG1. The update is non-meaningful on BG2, IWD1 and IWD2; on BG1 and PST, the update breaks save game compatibility but fixes a meaningful bug. Available for Windows and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the English Readme | French Readme | Spanish Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

August 20, 2010: Version 14 of Sword Coast Stratagems II Released

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 14 of SCS II updates the French, German, Spanish and Italian translations and fixes a number of bugs and compatibility problems. Grab it direct from the downloads page. You can also visit the extensive project pages, readme, or SCS II forum for more information.

August 20, 2010: Version 15 of Sword Coast Stratagems Released

Sword Coast Stratagems is primarily a tactical mod for Tutu and the Baldur's Gate I part of 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. Version 15 updates the French, German, Spanish and Italian translations, incorporates Ascension's fix to prevent random crashes in Beregost, and fixes a number of bugs and compatibility problems. Get it directly from the downloads page. You can also visit the project pages, readme, or SCS forum for more information.

August 12, 2010: BG1Tweaks Versions Up

Baldur's Gate, the original, is still played by some diehard fans among us. BG1Tweaks, by grogerson, reworks and converts sections of The BG2 Tweak Pack and several other sources to work on Baldur's Gate games. A WeiDU compilation of fixes, cosmetic changes, and tweaks, grogerson comments that "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." With packages for Windows and Linux (Baldur's Gate is unsupported on OS X), version 2 ships with WeiDU v219. You can learn more on the project page or readme, or you can participate in the Tweak Packs forum. The mod is available on the downloads page.

August 12, 2010: Mur'Neth v10, Now With Italian Translations

Mur'Neth has a new Italian translation by Ilot. Mur'Neth is an NPC mod for the Baldur's Gate portion of either of the conversions, Baldur's Gate Tutu or BGT-WeiDU. Available for Windows, OSX, and Linux, version 10 ships with WeiDU v219. 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.

June 27, 2010: Item Randomiser v4 Now Available!

Item Randomiser is a large-scale random treasure mod for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II. It works with EasyTutu, Tutu, Baldur's Gate II, Baldur's Gate Trilogy, is partially available for Baldur's Gate, and is available for Windows, OS X, and Linux. Version 4 offers many new features and improvements and a fair number of bug-fixes. You can view Item Randomiser's readme or spoilers, download it from the downloads page, or discuss the mod on its forum.

May 1, 2010: Unfinished Business for Icewind Dale, v4 Now Available

Like its predecessors for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II, Unfinished Business for Icewind Dale aims to restore content and quests that were omitted from the game as shipped. Version 4 updates the installer to WeiDU v216. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

May 1, 2010: BG2 Tweak Pack, v9 Now Available

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. In version 9, a typographical error in the Exotic Item Pack is corrected, NPC Fight Prevention and Disable the Aerie-Haer'Dalis Romance are pulled out of the Happy Patch and included as separate components, and the installer is updated to WeiDU v216. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

May 1, 2010: Angelo, v4 Now Available

Angelo Dosan is the fighter-turned-mage who served as your brother's henchman in Baldur's Gate. You may remember that he sentenced you to death and fought against you in the Undercity. Most likely he didn't survive your game, but people in this world seem to have a knack for not staying dead. In version 4, the protagonist will no longer deliver Angelo's line at the Tree of Life, the Mac OSX sound installation scripts are restored, the Greater Pearl Sutra necklace is fixed, numerous typos have been corrected, and the installer is updated to WeiDU v216. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

May 1, 2010: Sword and Fist, v7 Now Available

Sword and Fist adds new options for those using warrior classes: Fighters, Monks and perhaps eventually Barbarians. Version 7 updates the installer to WeiDU v216. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Sarah, v3.1 Now Available

This mod will add Sarah, a young but independent ranger to Baldur's Gate II. Sarah is a female human ranger of chaotic good alignment. The mod offers romance possibilities for a female protagonist. Version 3.1 corrects issues with k#anna.cre and k#anna1.cre, incorporates an earlier hotfix, corrects two small script typos, and updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Mur'Neth, v9 Now Available

This mod adds a new NPC to the Baldur's Gate portion of either of the conversions, Baldur's Gate Tutu or BGT-WeiDU. Mur'Neth can be found inside the Nashkel Mines on the penultimate floor, near a pool of water in the bottom - left corner of the map. He is a Ghaunadan, a member of the race of ooze - like shapechangers who venerate Ghaunadaur, the evil deity of oozes, moulds and the like. Version 9 updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows and Mac OSX, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Kivan and Deheriana, v12 Now Available

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. The mod offers friendship and a possible ToB romance for a female PC. Version 12 updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: The Icewind Dale II NPC Project, v4 Now Available

The main goal of IWD2 NPC is to give an IWD2 player the opportunity to play with joinable NPCs that are not silent. IWD2 NPC offers a choice of 10 characters who will banter with each other and with the player character... sometimes leading to romance! Version 4 updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows and Mac OSX, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Haldamir NPC, v2, Now Available

Sometimes, you just want a tank. Haldamir is an unkitted elven fighter who arrived rather unexpectedly in Waukeen's Promenade. He is currently steadying his nerves at the Den of the Seven Vales, but he will join your party to help you on your quest... and perhaps he will find some answers to his own questions along the way. Version 2 updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Gavin NPC for Baldur's Gate II, v11 Now Available

Need a cleric? Dawnbringer Gavin of Lathander is willing to help you out. Perhaps you met before, during your quest to overcome the iron crisis and defeat Sarevok, or perhaps you've never met before. Either way, Gavin is ready to lend his faith and his weapon to your cause. Gavin banters extensively with your BioWare party, will attempt to befriend every protagonist, and will be interested in romancing a non-assassin female protagonist whose wisdom and charisma are both 8 or better. If your protagonist is male, Gavin has a short SoA romance arc with Imoen. Version 11 fixes a typo and updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Gavin, v7 Now Available

Gavin is a cleric of Lathander who will join your party outside the Song of the Morning Temple in Beregost. He offers friendship to non-evil protagonists and will attempt to romance certain good-aligned female protagonists. Version 7 updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: The Gibberlings 3 Anniversary Mod, v7 Now Available

Gibberlings Three was founded September 18, 2003 as the Delainey forums. The community has come a long way since then. This mod was released to celebrate its first anniversary. It introduces one long quest to the game. The update restores OSX installation scripts and updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows and Mac OSX, download the new version, join us on the forum, read full notes in the readme, or learn more on the project page.

April 30, 2010: Song and Silence, v5 Now Available

This mod adds many options to those who use rogues and bards in BG2 or BG Tutu. The update corrects out-of-date patching, fixes chorister, dirgesinger, and acrobat usabilities, fixes a script typo, and updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux, download the new version, join us on the forum, read full notes in the readme, or learn more on the project page.

April 30, 2010: Devine Remix Ascends to v7

Andyr, 'Cam' Camagna, NiGHTMARE's original mod has been updated to version 7. Divine Remix aims to rebalance and change several aspects of divine-magic-using classes (clerics, paladins, druids, and rangers) in Baldur's Gate (via Baldur's Gate Tutu) and Baldur's Gate II. The mod originally began as Cleric Remix. The update includes a fixed script typo and updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows and Mac OSX, download the new version, join us on the forum, read full notes in the readme, or learn more on the project page.

April 30, 2010: Dragon Age Style Portraits, v4 Now Available

Dragon Age Style portraits offers alternate portraits for BioWare NPCs, the PC, and a selection of mod NPCs. These portraits were made using the Dragon Age: Origins Character Creator. Version 4 updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Crossmod Banter Pack, v13 Now Available

The Crossmod Banter Pack is a collaborative effort to add banters between NPC from mods. The current release covers Ajantis, Alassa, Amber, Angelo, Auren, Deheriana, Edwin (Laufey), Fade, Gavin, Goo, Haldamir, Homeward Bound, Hubelpot, Iylos, Kari, Kelsey, Keto, Kido, Kindrek, Kitanya, Kivan of Shilmista, Nalia (JCompton), Nathaniel, Neh'Taniel, Ninde, Saerileth, Sarah, Solaufein, Tales of the Deep Garden, Tashia, Tiax (Kulyok), Tsujatha, Willie Bruce, Xan (Kulyok), and Yasraena. Version 13 corrects TimeOfDay() checks in an Amber-Auren banter and updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Auren Aseph, v7 Now Available

Auren Aseph is a young and eager fighter from Beregost. You can find her at the Copper Coronet. Auren Aseph banters with all the BioWare NPCs and with the protagonist, and she has a romance with Nalia. Version 7 corrects some Mac OSX sound installation issues and updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows and Mac OS X, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Alternatives, v6 Now Available

Alternatives offers two new possibilities to consider when making the decision about whether to side with the Shadow Thieves or with Valen's Mistress. In addition to the traditional two, the player may now opt to side with a group even the paladins in the party could have no objection to... or he may opt to skip the whole decision entirely and set sail for Maztica. Alternatives also offers a different way to satisfy Mae Var's demand that the protagonist steal an artifact from a temple and a different way to acquire the blood of a true friend. Version 6 moves Sir Aster to a less-crowded room and updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Amaurea's BG2 Portraits, v3 Now Available

Amaurea's BG2 Portraits offers alternate portraits for BioWare NPCs. Version 3 updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 30, 2010: Amaurea's BG Portraits, v3 Now Available

Amaurea's BG Portraits offers alternate portraits for BioWare NPCs. Version 3 updates to WeiDU v216. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 21, 2010: Haldamir NPC v1, Out of Beta

Sometimes, you just want a tank. Haldamir is an unkitted elven fighter who arrived rather unexpectedly in Waukeen's Promenade. He is currently steadying his nerves at the Den of the Seven Vales, but he will join your party to help you on your quest... and perhaps he will find some answers to his own questions along the way. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 21, 2010: Crossmod Banter Pack, v12 Now Available

The Crossmod Banter Pack is a collaborative effort to add banters between NPC from mods. The current release covers Ajantis, Alassa, Amber, Angelo, Auren, Deheriana, Edwin (Laufey), Fade, Gavin, Goo, Haldamir, Homeward Bound, Hubelpot, Iylos, Kari, Kelsey, Keto, Kido, Kindrek, Kitanya, Kivan of Shilmista, Nalia (JCompton), Nathaniel, Neh'Taniel, Ninde, Saerileth, Sarah, Solaufein, Tales of the Deep Garden, Tashia, Tiax (Kulyok), Tsujatha, Willie Bruce, Xan (Kulyok), and Yasraena. Version 12 includes one new SoA banter between Haldamir and Kivan of Shilmista and corrects a few code typos. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 21, 2010: Kivan and Deheriana, v10 Now Available

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. The mod offers friendship and a possible ToB romance for a female PC. Version 10 corrects two script typos. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 21, 2010: Gavin, v4 Now Available

Gavin is a cleric of Lathander who will join your party outside the Song of the Morning Temple in Beregost. He offers friendship to non-evil protagonists and will attempt to romance certain good-aligned female protagonists. Version 4 corrects numerous typos, minor script errors, and a couple cross-platform coding glitches. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

April 20, 2010: Gavin NPC for Baldur's Gate II v1, a New Mod, Now Available

Need a cleric? Dawnbringer Gavin of Lathander is willing to help you out. Perhaps you met before, during your quest to overcome the iron crisis and defeat Sarevok, or perhaps you've never met before. Either way, Gavin is ready to lend his faith and his weapon to your cause. Gavin banters extensively with your BioWare party, will attempt to befriend every protagonist, and will be interested in romancing a non-assassin female protagonist whose wisdom and charisma are both 8 or better. If your protagonist is male, Gavin has a short SoA romance arc with Imoen. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

March 15, 2010: Crossmod Banter Pack v10 Now Available

The Crossmod Banter Pack is a collaborative effort to add banters between NPC from mods. The current release covers Ajantis, Alassa, Amber, Angelo, Auren, Deheriana, Edwin (Laufey), Fade, Gavin, Goo, Haldamir, Homeward Bound, Hubelpot, Iylos, Kari, Kelsey, Keto, Kido, Kindrek, Kitanya, Kivan of Shilmista, Nalia (JCompton), Nathaniel, Neh'Taniel, Ninde, Saerileth, Sarah, Solaufein, Tales of the Deep Garden, Tashia, Tiax (Kulyok), Tsujatha, Willie Bruce, Xan (Kulyok), and Yasraena. Version 10 offers over two dozen new banters! Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

March 15, 2010: Kivan and Deheriana Companions for BG2, v9 Now Available

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. The mod offers friendship and a possible ToB romance for a female PC. Version 9 offers audio installation scripts for Mac OSX and Linux and updates the installer. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

March 15, 2010: Dragon Age Style Portraits v1, a New Mod, Now Available

Dragon Age Style portraits offers alternate portraits for BioWare NPCs, the PC, and a selection of mod NPCs. These portraits were made using the Dragon Age: Origins Character Creator. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

March 14, 2010: BG2 Fixpack Version 9 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. Version 9 includes Russian and Japanese translations, updates to the German and Italian translations, a number of revisions to BETA fixes and core components, and a new subcomponent of the Game Text Update by Wisp. The GTU can now be installed in two ways. The first (and recommended) option will install "GTU Light" (by Wisp), a fairly minimalistic dialogue update which contains only the most relevant typographical corrections. The second option will install "GTU Classic" (from Baldurdash, by Kevin Dorner), an in-depth dialogue revision, parts of which may be considered arbitrary by purists. The Fixpack is available from the downloads page or you can browse the readme. You can learn more about the mod (including documentation of the bugs fixed) from the project page. Feedback is strongly encouraged; please join us on the Fixpack forums.

February 22, 2010: Version 13 of Sword Coast Stratagems II Released

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 13 of SCS II fixes a number of bugs and compatibility problems, optimises existing components, and adds a small amount of new content. Grab it direct from the downloads page. You can also visit the extensive project pages, readme, or SCS II forum for more information.

February 22, 2010: Version 14 of Sword Coast Stratagems Released

Version 14 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. v14 fixes all currently-known bugs in previous versions and optimises a few tactical features. Get it directly from the downloads page. You can also visit the project pages, readme, or SCS forum for more information.

January 23, 2010: Widescreen Mod v2.31 Update

The Widescreen Mod allows Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter and Icewind Dale II to be played at previously unsupported resolutions, like those of widescreen monitors. For v2.31, the bigg fixed a bug that prevented uninstalling, and repaired an issue in PST/BG1 that sometimes caused artifacts on areas (notably Mebbeth's house at 800x600). On BG1 and PST, upgrade is *not* compatible with save games created with Widescreen 2.30 or earlier (or created without Widescreen). Players of BG1 and PST who do not have save games they are interested in are recommended to upgrade. Players of any game who have troubles uninstalling Widescreen 2.30 can simply extract the Widescreen 2.31 archive to fix the problem. Available for Windows and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the English Readme | French Readme | Spanish Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 22, 2010: Alternatives v2, a New Mod, Now Available

Alternatives offers two new possibilities to consider when making the decision about whether to side with the Shadow Thieves or with Valen's Mistress. In addition to the traditional two, the player may now opt to side with a group even the paladins in the party could have no objection to... or he may opt to skip the whole decision entirely and set sail for Maztica. Alternatives also offers a different way to satisfy Mae Var's demand that the protagonist steal an artifact from a temple. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 22, 2010: BG Quests and Encounters v6, Now Available in Italian

This is a mini-mod for all BG1 games: "vanilla" BG1 (with or without the add-on Tales of the Sword Coast), BG1Tutu v4, EasyTutu, and BGT. It adds several small quests and encounters to the game, including the "slime quest", jastey's former stand alone BG1 mini quest mod. Version 6 adds an Italian translation by Stoneangel, with translation of the slimequest by Jakkus & Lord Hagen (GIMT). Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the Downloads page, browse the English Readme | German Readme | Spanish Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 22, 2010: Item Randomiser v3, Now More Random

Item Randomiser affects approximately 100 items in Baldur's Gate (including TotSC) and approximately 130 items in Baldur's Gate II (including ToB). Item Randomiser will randomly distribute these items throughout the game world. Version 3 includes numerous bug and compatibility fixes. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 22, 2010: Item Upgrade for Icewind Dale v2, Now Available in French and Russian

Item Upgrade for Icewind Dale allows eleven items in Icewind Dale to be... er... upgraded. It also includes six new, upgradable items reminiscent of BG2. Version 2 includes a French translation by Lothringen of the d'Oghmatiques and a Russian translation by Prowler, Accolon, Hawkmoon, Skaramush, Aldanis Darkwood. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 22, 2010: Level 1 NPCs v1.3, The Bugs Are Especially Squishy This Year, Right Boo?

Level 1 NPCs allows endless ways to customise party-joinable NPCs in Tutu, BGT or BG2. Change their class! Change thier weapon proficiencies! Imagine the possibilities! Version 1.3 includes numerous bugfixes. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 22, 2010: NPC Tweak v5, Now Available in Russian

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. Version 5 includes a Russian translation by Aerie.ru. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 22, 2010: Romance Pack for the NWN2 OC and MotB v2, Bevil and Neeshka Get Fixed

The Romance Pack for the Neverwinter Nights 2 Official Campaign and Mask of the Betrayer Expansion adds romance and flirts to your NWN2 game. It offers flirts for Bishop, Casavir, Elanee, Neeshka, Gann, and Safiya; full romantic tracks for Bishop and Casavir; and a Castle Wall scene for Bishop and Neeshka. It also features romantic epilogues for the four OC characters in the Mask of the Betrayer Expansion (MotB) portion of the game. Version 2 includes bugfixes for Bevil and Neeshka. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 22, 2010: Sword and Fist v5, Now Available in Russian

Sword and Fist adds new options for those using warrior classes: Fighters, Monks and perhaps eventually Barbarians. Version 5 includes a Russian translation by Prowler and Hawkmoon. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 22, 2010: Unfinished Business for Icewind Dale v3, Now Available in Russian

Like its predecessors for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II, Unfinished Business for Icewind Dale aims to restore content and quests that were omitted from the game as shipped. Version 3 includes a Russian translation by Prowler, Accolon, and Hawkmoon. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 13, 2010: Widescreen Mod v2.3 Now Available

The Widescreen Mod allows Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter and Icewind Dale II to be played at previously unsupported resolutions, like those of widescreen monitors. The changelog for v2.3 includes: Fixed doors not turning up in their open status in PST/BG1, French and Spanish translation, and a GemRB version. To upgrade is completely safe and recommended for PST, BG1 and GemRB. The upgrade is non-meaningful on the other games and can therefore be delayed until you start a new game (in particular, the translations don't affect the game, but only the installation). Available for Windows and Linux, you can get it from the downloads page, browse the English Readme | French Readme | Spanish Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

January 13, 2010: Devine Remix Ascends to v6

Andyr, 'Cam' Camagna, NiGHTMARE's original mod has been updated to version 6 by Mike1072. Divine Remix aims to rebalance and change several aspects of divine-magic-using classes (clerics, paladins, druids, and rangers) in Baldur's Gate (via Baldur's Gate Tutu) and Baldur's Gate II. The mod originally began as Cleric Remix. The update includes an updated Polish translation by yarpen, an added Czech translation (thanks Neferit, Katie, Ondrej, Pan Baca, Jab), a new kit: Holy Strategist of the Red Knight (thanks Jab), as well as minor bugfixes from forum reports. It works on Tutu, EasyTutu, Baldurs Gate Trilogy, and BG2:SoA/ToB games. Available for Windows and Mac OSX, download the new version, join us on the forum, read full notes in the readme, or learn more on the project page.