Improved Horns of Valhalla

A Gibberlings Three Mod
Author: Eric Kerr (aka Cirerrek)

Version 1.3 - Check for the most recent version

Overview

This is a minor modification to Baldur's Gate II that improves the berserkers summoned by the three Horns of Valhalla. Only the creatures and their items are modified. The horns themselves are left unchanged. The berserkers have improved weaponry, proficiencies, and are constantly in a state of enrage (per the Berserker kit).

Compatibility

This mod is designed to work with BG2: Shadows of Amn with or without the expansion pack Throne of Bhaal. At present there are no known incompatibilities.

Installation

Windows
Improved Horns of Valhalla 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 valhorn folder, Setup-ValHorn.tp2, and Setup-ValHorn.exe in your BG2 folder. To install, simply double-click Setup-ValHorn.exe and follow the instructions on screen.

Please run Setup-improved_horns.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. Improved Horns of Valhalla 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 valhorn folder, Setup-ValHorn.tp2, Setup-ValHorn, and Setup-ValHorn.command in your BG2 folder. To install, simply double-click Setup-ValHorn.command and follow the instructions on screen.

Contents

All three of the berserkers summoned by the horn are berserk as per the Berserker Fighter Kit Innate ability BERSERKER_ENRAGE for the entire duration that they are in existence (60 seconds).

This is done through the replacement of the item BERSERK.ITM with the item BERSERKR.ITM

BERSERKR.ITM provides the following advantages/disadvantages:

Additional improvements for each horn are as follows:

Silver Horn of Valhalla [MISC3I.ITM]

Summons a 5th Level Berserker - BERSERSU.CRE

New Proficiencies:

Un-modified Items:

New Items:

Bronze Horn of Valhalla [MISC3J.ITM]

Summons a 7th Level Berserker - BERSER02.CRE

New Proficiencies:

Un-Modified Items:

New Items:

Iron Horn of Valhalla

Summons a 9th Level Berserker - BERSER03.CRE

New Proficiencies:

Un-Modified Items:

New Items:

Contact Information

Eric Kerr (aka Cirerrek) created the Improved Horns of Valhalla mod. You can visit The Gibberlings Three for information on this and any other mods on which we may be working.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Black Isle Studios - For producing such an excellent RPG
Bioware - For the Infinity Engine and making such an outstanding RPG
CamDawg - hosting, installation package, G3'ifying documentation

Tools Used in Creation
WeiDU by Wes Weimer
Near Infinity by Jon Olav Hauglid
IESDP maintained by igi
DLTCEP by Avenger

Credits and Copyright Information

This mod may not be sold, published, compiled or redistributed in any form without the consent of its author.

Version History

Version 1.3

Version 1.2

Version 1.1

Version 1.0