devSin Posted May 5, 2005 Share Posted May 5, 2005 Another idea: could this problem be caused by my BGII - SoA install not being on the first partition of my drive? Doesn't seem likely since the install works part-way, but I thought I'd ask....The issue seems to be that WeiDU is not searching the CDn/data folders, but is instead looking for everything in ./data. Most of the game's data is contained inside of the main data folder, but area tilesets, WED files (these files define the layout of the area and how the engine should assemble the tiles), and some specialized animations are included in the CDn/data folders inside of compressed BIFFs. For the most part, normal WeiDU installations will never touch this data (there isn't much call to patch existing tilesets, WEDs, or animations), so it will never actually be required to search the CDn/data folders. For this fixpack, however, there is at least this one patch that updates an existing WED file (as mentioned, it's a trivial patch and not at all required), and it seems that WeiDU cannot find, or simply will not search the CDn/data folders. While this issue could be exacerbated by having the Baldur's Gate II installation on a separate partition, as long as the paths in your Baldur.ini file are correct (if you can play the game with a full installation without having to swap CDs, they are) and CD2/data/AREA050A.BIF exists (and is greater than 0 bytes in size), it would be a bug in WeiDU, not your setup. Assuming we can eventually narrow down the behavior (i.e., if this only happens on separate partitions, or only if the ':' character is used as the path separator (changing this to mirror the PC separator would prevent the game from playing, but may allow WeiDU to install the mods correctly), or if it's simply broken), we can file a bug report and hope that Wes eventually gets the time to track it down and squash it. For now, I'd suggest simply commenting out the AR0512.WED fix, and then installation should proceed as normal (I think this is the only patch that fixes a file contained inside of the CDn/data BIFFs). The AR0512.TIS update will work -- this action simply copies a file that is included with the fixpack to the override folder (the only way this could fail is if the AR0512.TIS file were somehow missing or in the wrong place, or if the override directory was missing or couldn't be written to). Link to comment
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