The Tweaks Anthology

The Tweaks Anthology is a WeiDU compilation of fixes, cosmetic changes, and tweaks. Some of these were fan requests, others are needed fixes, and others simply make dealing with the more irritating aspects of the game engine easier. Each component can be installed separately so the player can pick and choose only which ones they wish to install.

 

This mod includes and deprecates a slew of other mods: the BG2 Tweak Pack, the G3 Tweak Pack, the Tutu Tweak Pack, Wes Weimer's Ease of Use, the Icewind Dale Tweak Pack, the Icewind Dale II Tweak Pack, the Baldur's Gate Tweak Pack, and the Planescape: Torment Tweak Pack.

This mod works on all Infinity Engine games. This includes

  • The series of Enhanced Editions published by Beamdog, which at present includes Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (BGEE), Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition (BG2EE), Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition (IWDEE), and Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition (PsTEE). The BGEE Siege of Dragonspear expansion (SoD) is supported as well. All of the Enhanced Edition games include the original expansion packs, e.g. IWDEE includes Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster.
  • The original Baldur's Gate (BG), with or without the Tales of the Sword Coast (TotSC) expansion
  • The original Baldur's Gate II (BG2 or just SoA), with or without the Throne of Bhaal (ToB) expansion
  • The conversion projects Baldur's Gate Trilogy (BGT), Baldur's Gate Tutu (Tutu), Icewind Dale-in-Baldur's Gate II (IWD-in-BG2), and Enhanced Edition Trilogy (EET)
  • The original Icewind Dale (IWD) with or without either of its expansions, Heart of Winter (HoW) and Trials of the Luremaster (TotLM)
  • Icewind Dale II (IWD2)
  • Planescape: Torment (PsT)

While the mod works on all of these platforms, not every component is available for every game; check the individual components for details using the acronyms listed above. Every component in this mod makes interactive changes and should, in general, be compatible with other mods. Except where noted, the tweaks adjust items or dialogues added by other mods. As such, it is highly recommended that you install this mod last if you wish to take full advantage of it. For example, installing a mod that adds weapons after you install Alter Weapon Proficiency System from Tweaks will mean that the mod's weapons may not use the new system.

The Tweak Pack is organized into five broad categories:

Cosmetic Changes

This batch of tweaks generally changes the look and feel of the game, without making general rule changes or altering the underlying mechanics of the engine.

  • Remove Helmet Animations
  • Imoen Avatar Change
  • Nalia Avatar Change
  • Viconia Skin Color Change
  • Avatar Morphing Script
  • Weapon Animation Tweaks
  • Icewind Dale Casting Graphics (Andyr)
  • Baldur's Gate Casting Graphics
  • Restore SoA Load Screen Logo
  • Restore IWD Loading Screens (icelus)
  • Disable Portrait Icons Added by Equipped Items
  • Commoners Use Drab Colors
  • Icon Improvements
  • Force All Dialogue to Pause
  • Fix Boo's Squeak
  • Make Magic Shields Glow (plainab/grogerson)
  • Unique Icons
  • Unique Containers (Miloch)
  • Use Character Colors Instead of Item Colors
  • Remove Blur Effect from Equipped Items
  • Separate Resist Fire/Cold Portrait Icon into Separate Icons (Angel)

Content Tweaks

These components make alterations to content in order to provide a better player experience.

  • More Interjections
  • Alter HP Triggers for NPC Wounded Dialogues
  • Reveal Wilderness Areas Before Chapter Six
  • Make Cloakwood Areas Available Before Completing the Bandit Camp
  • Improved Athkatlan City Guard (Andyr)
  • Gradual Drow Item Disintegration
  • Breakable Nonmagical Armor, Helms, and Shields
  • Improved Multi-Player Kick-out Dialogues
  • Send BioWare NPCs to an Inn (DavidW/Zed Nocear)
  • Add Bags of Holding
  • Portable Containers (Zed Nocear)
  • Exotic Items Pack
  • Reveal City Maps
  • Do Not Reveal City Maps
  • Add Map Notes
  • Stores Sell Larger Stacks of Items
  • Reputation Resets at Beginning of BG2
  • Gems and Potions Require Identification
  • Shapeshifter Rebalancing (Weimer)
  • Multiple Strongholds (Sabre, Baldurdash, Weimer)
  • Bonus Merchants (Baldurdash, Weimer)
  • Female Edwina (Davide Carte, Wendy Yung, Weimer)
  • Romance Bug Fixes (Sabre, Richardson)
  • Imoen ToB Dialogue Fix (JCompton)
  • Use BG Walking Speeds (BETA)
  • Allow Cromwell to Upgrade Watcher's Keep Items
  • Adjust Cromwell's Forging Time
  • Give Cespenar Cromwell's Recipes
  • Friendly Arm Inn Hidden Container Restoration (plainab)
  • Move NPCs from Baldur's Gate
  • Bardic Reputation Adjustment
  • Change Cloakwood Mine Chapter End Change Trigger to Non-TotSC Behavior (plainab) (BETA)
  • Game Ends When the Main Character Dies
  • NPCs Respond to the Main Character, Not to Whichever Character Talks to Them
  • Make Heart of Winter Accessible at Any Level
  • Restore BG2 Spells and Make Scrolls Available

Rule Changes

These components make alterations to rules, game mechanics, and other aspects of the underlying game.

  • Two-Handed Bastard Swords
  • Two-Handed Katanas
  • Two-Handed Axes
  • Universal Clubs
  • Weapon Styles for All
  • Delay High Level Abilities
  • Change Experience Point Cap
  • Allow Stealth and Thieving Abilities in Heavy Armor per P&P
  • Allow Arcane Spellcasting in Armor
  • Expanded Dual-Class Options
  • Wear Multiple Protection Items
  • Alter Weapon Proficiency System
  • Cast Spells from Scrolls (and Other Items) at Character Level
  • Shopkeepers Have Limited Identification Ability
  • Multi-Class Grand Mastery (Weimer)
  • Change Grandmastery Bonuses
  • Change Magically Created Weapons to Zero Weight
  • Make +x/+y Weapons Consistent
  • Description Updates for Make +x/+y Weapons Consistent Component
  • Un-Nerfed THAC0 Table
  • Un-Nerfed Sorcerer Spell Progression Table
  • Alter Mage Spell Progression Table
  • Alter Bard Spell Progression Table
  • Alter Cleric Spell Progression Table
  • Alter Druid Spell and Level Progression Tables
  • Triple-Class HLA Tables
  • Add Save Penalties for Spells Cast by High-Level Casters
  • Trap Cap Removal (Ardanis/GeN1e)
  • Remove Delay for Magical Traps (Ardanis/GeN1e)
  • Remove Summoning Cap
  • Remove Summoning Cap for Celestials (Ardanis/GeN1e)
  • Alter Multiclass Restrictions
  • Remove Racial Restrictions for Single Classes
  • Alter Dual-class Restrictions
  • Remove Racial Restrictions for Kits
  • Paladins Use IWD-HoW Spell Progression Tables (grogerson)
  • Rangers Use IWD-HoW Spell Progression Tables (grogerson)
  • Druids Use 3e Alignment Restrictions
  • Loosen Item Restrictions for Multi- and Dual-class Clerics
  • Change Item Restrictions for Multi- and Dual-class Druids
  • Everyone Gets Bonus APR from Specialization (subtledoctor)
  • Enforce PnP Proficiency Rules on Dual-Classed Characters (subtledoctor)
  • Exceptional Strength Weight Limit Changes (sarevok57)
  • Level-Locked Spell Scrolls (Angel)
  • Allow Mages to Use Bucklers and Thieves to Use Small Shields (Angel)
  • Lightning Bolts Don't Bounce (Angel)

Convenience Tweaks and/or Cheats

These components seek to remove annoying aspects of the game or to make it easier.

  • Max HP at Level One
  • Higher HP on Level Up
  • Allow HP Rolls Through Level 20 (Angel)
  • Maximum HP Creatures (the bigg)
  • Identify All Items
  • Easy Spell Learning
  • Bottomless Bags of Holding
  • Remove Fatigue from Restoration Spells
  • Shut Up "You Must Gather Your Party ..." (Weimer)
  • Change Effect of Reputation on Store Prices
  • Increase Ammo Stack Size
  • Increase Jewelry and Gem Stacks
  • Increase Potion Stacking
  • Increase Scroll Stacking
  • Happy Patch
  • NPCs Don't Fight
  • Prevent Aerie-Haer'Dalis Romance
  • Neutral Characters Make Happy Comments at Mid-Range Reputation (Luiz)
  • No Traps or Locks (Weimer)
  • Faster Chapter 1&2 Cut-Scenes & Dreams (Karzak, Blucher, aVENGER, Weimer)
  • Invisible Cloak of Mirroring / Spell Trap (Weimer)
  • Keep Drizzt's Loot, Disable Malchor Harpell (Weimer)
  • No Drow Avatars on Party In Underdark (Weimer)
  • Romance Cheats (Sabre, Richardson, Weimer)
  • Rest Anywhere (Japheth, Weimer)
  • Disable Non-Hostile Rest Spawns
  • Alter Hostile Rest Spawns
  • Sellable Items (Icelus)
  • Stores Purchase All Item Types
  • Minimum Stats Cheat
  • Sensible Entrance Points
  • Taerom Makes Additional Ankheg Armors (Icendoan/grogerson)
  • Friendly Random Drops
  • Never Lose Access to Orrick the Grey's Trade Goods
  • Recoverable Ammunition (argent77)
  • Recoverable Throwing Weapons (argent77)
  • Give Every Class/Kit Four Weapon Slots
  • Personalize Automatic Save Names

Joinable NPC Tweaks

Components in this category directly affect joinable NPCs.

  • Adjust Evil Joinable NPC Reactions
  • Improved Fate Spirit Summoning
  • ToB-Style NPCs
  • Consistent Stats: Edwin
  • Consistent Stats: Jaheira
  • Change Jaheira to Neutral Good Alignment
  • Consistent Stats: Minsc
  • Consistent Stats: Viconia
  • Make Khalid a Fighter-Mage (Domi)
  • Make Montaron an Assassin (Andyr)
  • Change Korgan to Neutral Evil Alignment .
  • Give Kagain A Legal Constitution Score of 19
  • Give Coran A Legal Dexterity Score of 19
  • Make Xan a Generalist Mage (Mike1072)
  • Don't Auto-Assign Advanced AI Scripting to Party