Crossmod Banter Pack for Baldur's Gate II

A Gibberlings Three Mod
Original Author: Dave 'Grim Squeaker' Bradshaw
Original Maintainers: K'aeloree and berelinde
Current Maintenance: Any Gibberling (temporarily cmorgan)
On the web: Home page
and discussion forum

Games: BG2:SoA, BG2:ToB, BGT, BG2:EE, EET

Version 15 - Check for the most recent version
Languages: English
Platforms: Windows, OS X, Linux

Overview

This mod will add new material for between various Baldur's Gate II mods including banters, romance conflicts and interjections.

Compatibility

This mod is designed to work with Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn with or without the Throne of Bhaal expansion pack, Baldur's Gate Trilogy, Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, or Enhanced Edition Trilogy. Please install this after all other NPC mods.

Installation

Windows
Crossmod Banter Pack 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 crossmodbg2 folder and setup-crossmodbg2.exe in your BG2 folder. To install, simply double-click setup-crossmodbg2.exe and follow the instructions on screen.

Please run setup-crossmodbg2.exe in your BG2 folder to reinstall, uninstall or otherwise change components.

Mac OS X
If the mod was previously installed, uninstall it before extracting the new version. Please note that this mod is incompatible with Mod Organizer. Crossmod Banter Pack is packaged and installed with WeiDU. To install, simply extract the contents of the mod into your BG2 folder. If properly extracted, you should have a crossmodbg2 folder, setup-crossmodbg2, and setup-crossmodbg2.command in your BG2 folder. To install, simply double-click setup-crossmodbg2.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 and 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 crossmodbg2 in your game folder to install the mod. Then run wine BGMain.exe and start playing.

Note: Crossmod Banter Pack
This component will add new material to your install if two or more of the mods covered by the project are installed.. It will not be able to see into the future and detect something not installed before it looks at your installation - please place it last in install order after all of the mods in this list.

Mods currently covered by this project:

Contents

There are three components to this mod: The SoA content, the ToB content, and the Romance Conflict (Kill Other Romances When One Is Active).

Crossmod Banter Pack for Shadows of Amn
This component (0) will add new material to your install of SoA based on what mods you have installed.

Contains:

Crossmod Banter Pack for Throne of Bhaal
This component (1) will add new material to your install of ToB based on what mods you have installed. This component requires the previous component to be installed first. Note, some of these banters may also appear in SoA and therefore if they have all already played in SoA, you will see no new banters in ToB between those characters.

Contains:

Crossmod Romance Conflicts
This component (2) will add romance conflicts between many mod NPCs in SoA (and ToB if it is installed). If you prefer multi-romances, don't install this.

Contains:

Troubleshooting Information

This forum thread should help with troubleshopoting. The shgort story - on some batch installers and tools made for massive installs with many many mods, the .debug file created for a mod (NOT the weidu.log) will get overwritten by whatever was installed individually. So someone installs normally, no worries. But if they install from the command line component 0, then component 1, the SETUP-MYMOD.DEBUG file will only reflect what happened in component 1's install...

To hget around this, and to porovide a more readable and targeted debug by component of what made it into your game, what didn't, and a clue or two as to why, we have a custom debug file that is built in the folder "crossmodbg2". The files crossmod_0_debug.log, crossmod_1_debug.log, and crossmod_2_debug.log are simple .txt files that have a log of what installed and a line telling you what it could not find and therefore skipped. These will "float" with each component, so if the component is installed, it will be there in your crossmodbg2 folder.

Contact Information

Dave 'Grim Squeaker' Bradshaw created this mod originally, and it was maintained by K'aeloree and berelinde. Current updates are handled by The Gibberlings Three Modding Community (represented temporarily by cmorgan). Visit The Gibberlings Three Forums for information on this and many other Gibberlings Three mods.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

First of all thanks to Cam for giving the forum for this project.

Major thanks to all those who have contributed to this mod: BobTokyo, Bookwyrme, Bri, Deathsangel, Darios, Domi, Feuille, Ghreyfain, Jastey, JCompton, Kulyok, Lord Mirrabbo, Lucy the Beast, Meira, Mistress Elysia, Miss Sakaki, Moongaze, nethrin, Rastor, Sillara of the Tamari, SimDing0, SisterVigilante, Tameon the Dragoon, theacefes, the bigg and Vlad.

Also, thanks to those who have tested content for the mod: Ajnos, Bookwyrme, Creepin, Nethrin and Sillara of the Tamari

Tools Used in Creation
WeiDU by Wes Weimer
Near Infinity by Jon Olav Hauglid
DLTCEP by Avenger
IESDP maintainedby igi
Bulk Rename Utility by Jim Willsher

Copyright Information

This mod may not be sold, published, compiled or redistributed in any form without the consent of its author and maintainers. Crossmod Banter Pack is copyright 2004 - 2015 Dave Bradshaw.

Version History

Version 15 - July 28, 2015

Version 14 - December 10, 2011

Version 13 - April 30, 2010

Version 12 - April 21, 2010

Version 11 - March 19, 2010

Version 10 - March 11, 2010

Version 9 - July 14, 2009

Version 8 - January 27, 2009

Version 7 - December 6, 2007

Version 6 - November 4, 2007

Version 5.2 - September 23, 2007

Version 5.1 - September 20, 2007

Version 5 - September 18, 2007

Version 4 - August 24, 2005

Version 3 - May 14, 2005

Version 2 - December 10, 2004

Version 1 - October 25, 2004

Beta Version 2 -September 28, 2004

Beta Version 1 - September 28, 2004