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Installing fixpack onto gog "BG2 complete" for Linux mint 16

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This post is for Noobs like myself. I just thought id share how after 3 days I was able to install the bg2fixpack after many fails. It was actually not that hard. The installation notes in gibberlings readme file give an "idea" of what needs to be done but are in need of explanation. Also reading and rereading the error lines in the terminal gave hints to missing data. Here goes:

 

First install BG2 properly. (just thought Id say)

 

Download WeiDU-Linux-237.zip for linux which at time of this posting Jan 9 2015 will be version 237.

Download lin-bg2fixpack-v10.tar.gz (the fixpack for BG2 linux)

 

Move those zips/tars to the "correct" Baldur's Gate 2 directory.

Mine goes: /home/downloads/BG2Linux/Baldurs Gate 2/prefix/drive_c/GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2

 

You want that last BG2 directory.

 

Extract both the archives into that directory. I use engrampa 1.6.0 (archive manager) to extract others like to open up the terminal and type the command.

 

You will now have a weidu-linux folder.

Go into /weidu-linux/bin folder and choose iether amd64 or i386. i386 worked for me. Move the tolower, weidu, weinstall files to .../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory.

 

Then open your terminal from system tools. Type sudo caja

then enter

(my file management system is caja). Caja will open with superuser privileges.

Navigate to /usr/bin

select the 3 files above tolower, weidu, weinstall and drag(which will copy) them into the /usr/bin

close the superuser caja

 

Now in the .../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2/bg2fixpack directory copy the 2 lone files namely:

readme-bg2fixpack.html and setup-bg2fixpack.tp2 and paste them into the .../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory.

 

HARDEST PART (or if you have chitin.key in the "correct" afore metioned directory, use that and disregard "HARDEST PART")

Your going to need a file called chitin.key. It did not come in my GOG BG2 linux download. I had to get it from a BG2EE iso torrent download called Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition.tar.gz

Copy and paste the chitin.key from this into .../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory.

After downloading the tar ball again (since I had deleted it) and checking the files. Indeed as others have said the chitin.key file is there. In my confusion and late nights to get the mod working i must have moved/deleted the original chitin.key. Anyway use the one that comes with the game you are moding (although Ive had no problems as of yet).

 

Next run tolower in ../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory and all its sub directories. Basically you are lower casing everything. Gibberlings mod directories come lowercased. I had to manually go into all the main directories within ../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory. Using caja or your favorite file manager simply be in the desired directory (starting in ../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory) and right click and select open within terminal. Then type:

tolower

select y for both questions

from here on out select y the n

Then go into every other main directory within the ../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory and do the same. Just by glancing at the files you should notice that every file is now lowercase and subdirectories seem to get lowercased also.

 

Then finally you can go back to the ../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory and open in terminal. Type:

weinstall setup-bg2fixpack.tp2

enter

and the install should begin.

Edited by crunchmylunch

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HARDEST PART ...

Erhm, mixing the EE and non EE versions of the games data in this way could be... BAD to say the least. Why can't you just install the GoG game to your computer ? As the chitin.key should be in the game directory after the GoG game is correctly installed there.

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I am certainly no authority on the right way to do things. All I can say is it works smoothe with no problems. I believe that the game was properly installed. There is no hard copy of the game. It is a download from GOG. Never could find chitin.key after install and playing the game. Later when I wanted to mod it I had to go find chitin.key in a torrent. If you look on this board and on the web other linux users have had the same problem.

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HARDEST PART (or if you have chitin.key in the "correct" afore metioned directory, use that and disregard "HARDEST PART")

Your going to need a file called chitin.key. It did not come in my GOG BG2 linux download. I had to get it from a BG2EE iso torrent download called Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition.tar.gz

Copy and paste the chitin.key from this into .../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory.

I just downloaded the Linux archive off GoG to confirm, and it does include a CHITIN.KEY in the appropriate folder (drive_c\GOG Games\Baldur's Gate 2). The game wouldn't work right without it.

 

Now in the .../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2/bg2fixpack directory copy the 2 lone files namely:

readme-bg2fixpack.html and setup-bg2fixpack.tp2 and paste them into the .../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory.

This should not be necessary. See below.

 

Then finally you can go back to the ../GOG Games/Baldur's Gate 2 directory and open in terminal. Type:

weinstall setup-bg2fixpack.tp2

enter

and the install should begin.

Without moving the .tp2 file, you should be able to just type:

 

weinstall bg2fixpack

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Thanks and feel free to amend anything you see from my post anyone. It's just what worked for me. As far as chitin.key goes....hell i don't know why i did not have one. I kept getting the no chitin.key error upon installing the fixpack. Heck maybe ive missed a step somewhere that creats the chitin.key. All I can say is that everything works now that i have one.

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no, it's a file crucial to the game, so it's always there. You just weren't looking close enough or confused an error message and/or deleted it. You'll hit problems with the bgee one sooner or later.

 

No need to copy files to /usr/bin either, but that's another story.

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