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G3: New Mod Released; Full Plate & Packing Steel, v1


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The Gibberlings Three


With a new tweak mod, erik delivers a rework of the armour system of BG2, IWD and BG1Tutu, and a small collection of tweaks, dependent or not. In the standard armour system, characters as agile and sprightly in full plate as in light leather armour. Heavy armour helps not one bit if a goblin happens to hit you in the chest with a bent butterknife - you get hurt just as bad as the random unarmoured commoner. In erik's rework titled Full Plate and Packing Steel, light, enchanted armours actually help you dodge and take a bit of the sting out. Heavy, enchanted armours don't help dodging much. But they absorb perhaps half or more of the blow in exchange for slowing you down. Armour spells and potions are modified to match the systematic changes. Stealth, thieving and casting in heavy armour is possible, but difficult. Heavy armour has quite another feel now. With packages for Windows, OS X, and Linux, version 1 ships with (and requires) "Dr." the bigg's shiny new WeiDU v209.

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