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News Archive - Current Year 2013

October 3, 2013: Version 4 of Amber Available

Amber is a tiefling rogue of a chaotic good alignment, possessed of a few special abilities. She can develop friendship with your character, and possibly romances with either Player1 or Player2, if you bring her on your adventures. The new version includes updates for BGII:EE compatibility. You can get Amber from the downloads page, learn more about her on her project page or the readme, or join us on Amber's forum for discussion.

October 2, 2013: Version 9 of Auren Aseph Mod Released

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. Version 8 added translations in Russian and French as well as updates for BGII:EE compatibility and a Linux version, however, it contained a bug with the audio extraction routine which is now fixed in v9. 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.

September 30: Baldur's Gate II Tweak Pack v14 Available for Download

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. Version 14 is a collection of bug fixes, some compatibility updates for BG:EE and BGII:EE, and some new, EE-exclusive components. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

September 30, 2013: Mur'Neth v11 Now Available; Updated for BG:EE

Mur'Neth is an NPC mod for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition or either of the Baldur's Gate conversions, 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. Version 11 has undergone major updates to be compatible with BG:EE and also sports some minor bugfixes. Version 11 has undergone major updates to be compatible with BG:EE and also sports some minor bugfixes. 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.

September 30, 2013: G3 Anniversary v9 Released

Version 9 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 has been updated for BGII:EE compatibility. 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.

September 30, 2013: Version 8 of Auren Aseph Mod Released

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. The new version adds translations in Russian and French as well as updates for BGII:EE compatibility and a Linux 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.

September 30, 2013: P&P Celestials Updated to v6

Caedwyr's classic P&P Celestials has been updated for compatibility with the forthcoming BGII:EE. In Pen and Paper AD&D the celestials are powerful and scary enemies if you get on their wrong sides. Caedwyr modifies the Devas and Planetars that are summoned by the player so they gain most of their Monster Manual abilities and stats. You can learn more on the project page or readme, or you can participate in the forum. The mod is available on the downloads page.

September 30, 2013: Two Portrait Packs Updated

berelinde's Dragon Age: Origins Style Portraits and Amaurea's BG Portraits have been updated for compatibility with BG:EE and the forthcoming BGII:EE. For berelinde's Dragon Age: Origins Style Portraits you can dowload, view the portraits in the gallery, or check out the readme. For Amaurea's BG Portraits you can dowload, view the portraits in the gallery, or check out the readme.

September 6, 2013: Version 7 of Romantic Encounters Released

Enjoy nearly fifty brand-new romantic adventures by thirteen different authors with joinable and non-joinable, BioWare and custom characters. Version 7 adds three new components: an entertaining encounter with a black dragon at Suldanessellar (it's not what you think!), a completely innocent bath encounter with Minsc and a sequence of romantic talks with Valygar for ToB. All three encounters have been translated into Russian and French, thanks to our devoted translators, Eleima and Galathée. Grab it direct from the downloads page. You can also visit the project pages, readme, or the Romantic Encounters forum for more information.

Auguest 18, 2013: Icewind Dale Fixpack v6 Now Available

The Icewind Dale Fixpack is designed to fix several bugs and errors that remain in the game after the official patches have been applied. Version 6 adds a handful of new fixes and corrects a bug that would produce invincible revenants. The Fixpack works with or without the expansions Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster installed. In fact, many issues quietly fixed by Heart of Winter or Trials of the Luremaster have been rolled back to every version of the game. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page (including new, extensive documentation), or come participate in the forums.

Auguest 18, 2013: Version 15 of the Icewind Dale Tweak Pack Released

This is a collection of tweaks that have been assembled for Icewind Dale. Version 15 features two new components, Friendly Random Drops and Remove Experience Cap as well as a lone bug fix. This mod is a compilation of 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. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page, or come participate in the forums.

July 24, 2013: G3 Announces IWDification; Beta 1 Available

IWDification is a mod to bring some of the elements of Icewind Dale into the Baldur's Gate series of games. A lot of this project is based upon the work of the IWD-in-BG2 conversion project. The mod adds various elements such as selectable bard songs, two-handed axes, and over 65 new spells into your BG2, Tutu, BGT, or BGEE game. Every component can be installed independently of one another. Download the current beta, learn more from the readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

July 19, 2013: Baldur's Gate II Tweak Pack v13 Available for Download

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. Version 12 introduces the Two-Handed Axes and Sensible Entrance Point tweaks as well as some bug fixes. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

July 21 Update: v13 now available, with a new French translation, new bug fix, and compatibility updates.

July 9, 2013: Sorcerer's Place Collection v10 Released

This collection of kits and an item pack from Sorcerer's Place has a new Russian translation, thanks to subzero400, and an updated French translation courtesy of the d'Oghmatiques. A few more compatibility updates for BGEE round out the updates in v10. The mods in this collection were originally in an older, harder-to-install format until CamDawg converted them to use a WeiDU installer. Item restrictions are applied dynamically, meaning that the item restrictions for the Arcane Fist and Archer of Sylvanus kits will be implemented across all items in the game, including those added or altered by other mods. Polar Bear, Drizzt1180, and Creslyn wrote the original content. Grab it from the downloads page, browse the readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

July 8, 2013: Version 4 of the Geomantic Sorcerer Now Available

The Geomantic Sorcerer Kit 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 4 adds a French translation by Zooloo of the d'Oghmatiques. 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.

July 6, 2013: Version 7 of Every Mod and Dog Released

Every Mod and Dog (EMaD) is a WeiDU-based mod that adds a selection of small diversions and sidequests to Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Its major aim is to recapture some of the more buoyant and adventurous spirit that was found in the original Baldur's Gate. Version 7 fixes some bugs with the Promise of a Troll quest. You can get the mod from the download center or learn more about it in the readme, its home page, or support forum.

April 15, 2013: Version 10 of the Baldur's Gate II Fixpack Released

The BG2 Fixpack is a WeiDU compilation of fixes for Baldur's Gate II. This collaborative effort, including the work of modders from several different modding communities, has been the definitive compilation of fixes to supplement the official patches since its initial relase in 2006 and includes all of the fixes addressed by previous efforts such as Baldurdash (including the Game Text Update) plus several hundred more.

Version 10 is a major update, encompassing nearly three years of work since the v9 release, much of it thanks to the efforts of Wisp and aVENGER. Numerous fixes have been added, many fixes have passed their required field testing and moved from the BETA Fixes to the Core, and the documentation has been completely revamped. 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.

April 14, 2013: BG Quests and Encounters v8.1 Released

This is a mini-mod for all BG games: "vanilla" BG (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 8.1 fixes a bug in vanilla BG, adds a Polish translation and an update to the French and English translations. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can get it from the Downloads page, browse the readme (English, German, Polish, Spanish) or project page, or join us on the forum.