The Beaurin Legacy NPC mod for BGII:SoA or BGII:EE

A Gibberlings Three Mod
Author: jmaeq
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Version 1.1
Languages: English
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Overview

The Beaurin Legacy introduces an elven Enchanter/Thief and a hidden NPC to BGII:SoA and BGII:EE. Minyae Beaurin can be found outside of the Crooked Crane in the City Gates. The mod includes custom portraits, a friendship track, numerous banters and interjections, encounters and quest(s), voicing for both NPCs (However, Minyae is fully voiced), a romance with a Bioware NPC, player-initiated dialogues, and a custom friendship track theme.

Compatibility

This mod is designed to work with Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition and the original Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn by Bioware.

The mod should be compatible with other WeiDU mods.

Installation

Windows
The Beaurin Legacy is packaged and installed with WeiDU and is distributed as a self-extracting archive. To install, simply double-click the archive and follow the instructions on screen.

Alternatively the files can be extracted from the archive using WinRAR. If properly extracted, you should have a TheBeaurinLegacy folder and Setup-TheBeaurinLegacy.exe in your Tutu folder. To install, simply double-click Setup-TheBeaurinLegacy.exe and follow the instructions on screen.

Please run Setup-TheBeaurinLegacy.exe in your Tutu folder to reinstall, uninstall or otherwise change components.

Mac OS X
If the mod was previously installed, uninstall it before extracting the new version. The Beaurin Legacy is packaged and installed with WeiDU. To install, simply extract the contents of the mod into your Tutu folder. If properly extracted, you should have a TheBeaurinLegacy folder, Setup-TheBeaurinLegacy, and Setup-TheBeaurinLegacy.command in your Tutu folder. To install, simply double-click Setup-TheBeaurinLegacy.command and follow the instructions on screen.

Linux
Extract the contents of the mod to the folder of the game you wish to modify. Download the latest version of WeiDU for Linux from WeiDU.org and copy WeiDU and WeInstall to /usr/bin. Following that, open a terminal, cd to your BG2 installation directory, run 'tolower' and answer Y to both queries. You can avoid running the second option (linux.ini) if you've already ran it once in the same directory. To save time, the archive is already tolowered, so there's no need to run the first option (lowercasing file names) either if you've extracted only this mod since the last time you lower cased file name. If you're unsure, running tolower and choosing both options is the safe bet.
Run WeInstall TheBeaurinLegacy in your game folder to install the mod. Then run wine BGMain.exe and start playing.

Contents

This modification adds Minyae, a Neutral Evil Elf Enchanter/Mage, to the game. Her statistics are as follows:

Unlike most thieves and mages, she specializes in daggers and two weapon style. She also has a proficiency in darts.

Minyae includes a "friendship track", banters with all Bioware NPCs (including the Beamdog's four NPCs and a romance path for a certain Red Wizard), numerous interjections and extensive player-initiated dialogue.

Player-initiated Dialogue

The player can talk to Minyae directly at any time in the game, no matter if the PC is on the friendship path or not. However, there is one specific friendship talk that must be initiated through the player-initiated dialogues to continue her friendship path. However, this dialogue will not be immediately available, you must wait approximately 45 minutes in real-time to initiate the talk.

Contact Information

jmaeq created this mod. Visit the Gibberlings Three forums for information on this and any other Gibberlings Three mod.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Contributors:

Writing and Coding: jmaeq

Cast:

Soundtrack: jmaeq

Tools Used in Creation
WeiDU by Wes Weimer
Near Infinity by Jon Olav Hauglid
IESDP maintained by igi
Shadowkeeper by Mudmaster
DLTCEP by Avenger
Audacity by Sourceforge
gedit by Nick Mead
Zamzar by Zamzar
MuseScore by Werner Schweer
Gimp by Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis

Credits and Copyright Information

BALDUR'S GATE II: SHADOWS OF AMN Developed and © 2000 BioWare Corp. All Rights Reserved. BALDUR'S GATE II: THRONE OF BHAAL Developed and © 2001 BioWare Corp. All Rights Reserved. Baldur's Gate, Shadows of Amn, Tales of the Sword Coast, Forgotten Realms, the Forgotten Realms logo, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, the AD&D logo, TSR and the TSR logo, and the Wizards of the Coast logo, are trademarks of the Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and are used by Interplay Entertainment Corp. under license. All Rights Reserved. BioWare, the BioWare Infinity Engine and the BioWare logo are the trademarks of BioWare Corp. All Rights Reserved. Black Isle Studios and the Black Isle Studios logo are trademarks of Interplay Entertainment Corp. All Rights Reserved. Exclusively licensed and distributed by Interplay Entertainment Corp. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

The Beaurin Legacy NPC mod for Baldur's Gate II © 2018 jmaeq. The Beaurin Legacy (Minyae and Elaryn) is not developed, supported, or endorsed by BioWare, Black Isle Studios, Interplay Entertainment Corp., or the Wizards of the Coast. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

REDISTRIBUTION NOTE: The Beaurin Legacy was created to be freely enjoyed by all Baldur's Gate II players and picked apart by all Baldur's Gate II modders. Please, don't mirror The Beaurin Legacy anywhere, but feel free to use her code as a base for your mod. If you manage to sell her, let me know.

Version History

Version 1.1 - August 26, 2018

Version 1 - July 29, 2018