Gavin NPC mod for BG Tutu or BGT-WeiDU

A Gibberlings Three Mod
Author: berelinde
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Version 8 - Check for the most recent version
Languages: English
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Overview

This mod adds Gavin, an NPC cleric of Lathander, to the Baldur's Gate conversions Baldur's Gate Tutu and Baldur's Gate Trilogy.

Compatibility

This mod is designed to work with the Baldur's Gate conversion, Tutu, with or without the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, or with BGT-WeiDU. This mod should be installed onto Tutu after you have run the conversion program, in your Baldur's Gate Tutu directory, or in your BG2 directory for BGT. Please note that for EasyTutu users, this directory is usually named BaldursGateTutu.

The mod is designed to work with or without the BG1 NPC Project. It has been tested with TutuFix v 17 (sans Walking Speeds Fix, although Gavin will check for it), Ashes of Embers, BG2 Tweaks, Divine Remix, Sword Coast Strategems (give that boy a magic weapon, he's going to be in for a rough ride), Jastey's Fun with Slime Quest, Sirene's Call, Finch, Indira, Mur'Neth, and many other mods. There are no known incompatibilities with any mod.

Please note that as Gavin is not a Bioware NPC, he will be unaffected by mods that target Bioware NPCs. He will be unaffected by the leveling practices of Sword Coast Strategems, although he has his own leveling script. Tutu NPC Kitpack will have no effect on him whatsoever. Neither BG1 NPC Project nor SCS will send him to wait at an inn, however this feature has already been included as part of his kick-out dialogue. Gavin's starting proficiencies are consistent with those allowed by his stats using Ashes of Embers.

Note: The file structure of Gavin v 1.3 is very different from previous versions. It is recommended that you uninstall any previous versions prior to installing Gavin v 1.3. It will be necessary to start a new game.

Installation

Windows
Gavin 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 Gavin folder and Setup-Gavin.exe in your Tutu folder. To install, simply double-click Setup-Gavin.exe and follow the instructions on screen.

Please run setup-gavin.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. Gavin 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 Gavin folder, Setup-gavin, and Setup-gavin.command in your Tutu folder. To install, simply double-click Setup-gavin.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 gavin in your game folder to install the mod. Then run wine BGMain.exe and start playing.

Documentation

The Romance Guide is available in .pdf format here.

For Modders: an index of variables used in Gavin us available here.

Contents

This component adds the new NPC Gavin to the game. Gavin can be found outside the Song of the Morning Temple, near Beregost. Gavin is a cleric of Lathander, and has the following statistics:

His biography is as follows:

Gavin was born in Ulgoth's Beard, one of the younger children of a sailmaker and a midwife. He had an unremarkable childhood, until, at the age of twelve, he discovered he had a talent for healing. His father was a follower of Tyr, but his mother worshipped Lathander. They were quite surprised to find that thier rambunctious son had a calling to the priesthood, but they enthusiastically supported his decision, nevertheless, accompanying him to Beregost to begin his novitiate. His service to his god and his temple was devout, but otherwise unimpressive, and he was ordained a Dawnbringer at the age of nineteen. Since then, he has spent most of his time performing varied services for the temple, but Gavin's advancement within the ranks has been slow. Gavin is twenty-eight when you meet.

Quest spoilers:

If you can't find the key to unlock the house in Beregost, try looking in the Ulcaster ruins, the Valley of Tombs, and the Bandit Camp.

Contact Information

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

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Contributors:

Alpha testers: Kulyok, Ajnos, wolfsong, and a captive audience who wishes to remain anonymous

* Used with permission, but modified by berelinde. DavidW gets all of the praise, berelinde is responsible for all of the bugs.

This mod would never have been written without the advice, encouragement and feedback of cmorgan, Jastey, Domi, CamDawg, Gorilym, Smoketest, DavidW, devSin, Eirik the Scald, Miloch, and The Gibberlings Three Community.

Tools Used in Creation
WeiDU by Wes Weimer
Near Infinity by Jon Olav Hauglid
DLTCEP by Avenger
IESDP maintained by igi
Shadowkeeper by Mudmaster
Audacity by Sourceforge
OggVorbis by the Xiph Open Source Community
Crimson Editor by Ingyu Kang
WeiDU Crimson and ConTEXT Highlighters by Idobek, updated by cmorgan
Tutu by japheth, et. al
EasyTutu builds of Tutu by Macready

Credits and Copyright Information

This mod may not be sold, published, compiled or redistributed in any form without the consent of its author. Gavin is ©2006, 2007, 2008 berelinde.

Version History

 

Version 8

Version 7

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Version 5

Version 4

Version 3.1

Version 3.0

Version 2.0

Version 1.3 (Beta)

Version 1.2 (Beta)

Version 1.1 (Beta)

Version 1 (Beta)

Version 0.9 (Alpha)

Version 0.8 (Alpha)

Version 0.7 (Alpha)

Version 0.6 (Alpha)

Version 0.5 (Alpha)

Version 0.4 (Alpha)

Version 0.3 (Alpha)

Version 0.2 (Alpha)

Version 0.1 (Alpha)