Shards of Ice

A Gibberlings Three Mod
Author: icelus

Version 5 - Check for the most recent version
Languages: English, Italian, Russian, French
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Overview

Everyone has their crap mod--Goo, Alassa, The Circle, The Darkest Day--and this is mine. The two quests really aren't all that bad. Not really. Well, not too much. If you install the Summon Cow spell restoration component, however, you should be ashamed of yourself. Really.

Compatibility

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

Installation

Windows
Shards of Ice 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 shardsofice folder and setup-shardsofice.exe in your BG2 folder. To install, simply double-click setup-shardsofice.exe and follow the instructions on screen.

Please run setup-shardsofice.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. Shards of Ice 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 "shardsofice" folder, setup-shardsofice, and setup-shardsofice.command in your BG2 folder. To install, double-click setup-shardsofice.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 shardsofice in your game folder to install the mod. Then run wine BGMain.exe and start playing.

Contents

The mod contains separate components that can be installed independently of one another.

The Price of Friendship (From Iron Modder)

Some of my Best Friends Are Slimes (From Iron Modder)

You Could Restore the Summon Cow Spell, But Why?

Contact Information

icelus created this mod. Visit the Gibberlings Three forums for information on this and any other Gibberlings Three mods on which we may be working.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Anyone I mention here would probably not want to be associated with this mod. But tough titty.

Thanks to CamDawg and the rest of the Gibberlings for establishing such a great community. (Although I'm sure there are much better ways to celebrate the Gibberlings Three second anniversary than this atrocious mod).

Thanks to Jason Compton for the Iron Modder concept, for which the two quests in this mod were created.

Thanks to Badgert and aerie.ru for developing the Russian translation.

Thanks to La Voix 2 la Sagesse of the d'Oghmatiques for the French translation.

Thanks to everyone I've bothered with modding questions over the years. You know who you are. The usual suspects can insert their names here.

Finally, thanks to Beaz for creating the Summon Cow spell bams.

Tools Used in Creation
WeiDU by Wes Weimer and the bigg
Near Infinity by Jon Olav Hauglid, FredSRichardson and devSin
ConTEXT by Eden Kirin
DLTCEP by Avenger
Infinity Explorer by Dmitry Jemerov

Credits and Copyright Information

This mod may not be sold, published, compiled or redistributed in any form without the consent of its author. Shards of Ice ©2005-2009 icelus.

Version History

Version 5 - July 3, 2009

Version 4 - October 19, 2008

Version 3 - April 10, 2008

Version 2 - March 5, 2006

Version 1 - September 18, 2005