The BG2 Fixpack is a WeiDU compilation of fixes for Baldur's Gate II. With the disappearance of Kevin Dorner and the cessation of activity of the Baldurdash fixpack for BG2, several modders began working on a new WeiDU fixpack to address the numerous bugs that have been identified since Baldurdash. This collaborative effort, including the work of modders from several different modding communities and assistance from BG2 lead writer David Gaider, has resulted in a fixpack that currently includes all of the fixes addressed by Baldurdash (including the Game Text Update) and several hundred new bugfixes. The new Enhanced Editions have also provided the team access to more of the original developers, and the bug reports (and fixes) for the Enhanced Editions have been farmed back into the Fixpack where possible. The project is ongoing, and we're working through a substantial list of bugs culled from various sites, the old Baldurdash forums, and our own research.
The Enhanced Editions of the game has been a huge boon to the project, as a lot of new players means a lot of new bug reports. Working with Beamdog has given us access to new bug reports--as well as testing of existing ones, as the EEs are built upon the Fixpack--and allowed for v12 to be the largest expansion of the Fixpack since its first release.
Though the project has now left beta behind, there remains a need to introduce and test new fixes. To facilitate these new fixes without compromising the stability of the project, a component entitled BETA Core Fixes is available. This component includes fixes intended for the Core Fixes component and tested in a limited fashion, but have not yet been tested 'in the wild' or with other mods. As such, this component is considered to be of a BETA status. As fixes in this component get tested and validated in the wild, they will move into the Core Fixes.
The BG2 Fixpack strives for complete transparency in its fixes. As such, complete documentation is available of the fixes on the project pages, visual fixes are noted in the BG2 Fixpack Gallery, and all discussions leading up to fixes are in the Fixpack forums. There are no private workrooms.
The BG2 Fixpack is basically five items: core fixes, a game text update, a modder pack, beta core fixes, and several optional but cool fixes. Optional but cool is broken down further into individual components.
BG2 Fixpack (Core Fixes)
This component includes all fixes deemed to be core by the Fixpack team. While some bugs are clearly bugs, the team also has a review process for 'gray area' bugs to insure that fixes do not contradict developer intent. The result is a 'core fixes' component which aims to address true bugs only and in a manner consistent with BioWare's original goals. When we encounter something we happen to think is a bug (or just strange behavior) but appears to be intentional, we generally fix those as an Optional But Cool component. Complete documentation is available on the G3 web site. Additionally, the complete Fixpack forums are open, so if you want to see the reasoning behind a bugfix (or tell us we've got it all wrong), please join us on the forums and provide feedback. If you find a bug that is not fixed and is not in our Pending Fixes forum, please report it.
Game Text Update
This component, based upon the Baldurdash Game Text Update, seeks to address miscellaneous errors in the text. Typos, grammatical errors, item description inconsistencies, etc. are addressed by this component. It should be noted that incorrect text that is actually a bug is addressed by Core Fixes. The Game Text Update can be installed in two ways. The first (and recommended) option will install "GTU Light" (by Wisp), a fairly minimalistic dialogue update which contains only the most relevant typographical corrections. The second option will install "GTU Classic" (from Baldurdash, by Kevin Dorner), an in-depth dialogue revision, parts of which may be considered arbitrary by purists.
Super Happy Fun Lucky Modder Pack
This component has been discontinued due to lack of interest.
BETA Core Fixes
Though the Fixpack has long since left beta, new fixes still need to be added. This component includes fixes intended for the Core Fixes component and tested in a limited fashion, but have not yet been tested 'in the wild' or with other mods. As such, this component is considered to be of a BETA status. As fixes in this component get tested and validated in the wild, they will move into the Core Fixes. These fixes are shown in red on the documentation page.
Optional But Cool
There are a number of individual Optional But Cool fixes; more information on these individual components is available on the OBC page.