The Tweaks Anthology

The Tweaks Anthology is a WeiDU compilation of nearly 200 components of cosmetic changes, house rules, and other tweaks. Some of these were fan requests, others are needed changes, 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 (EE) 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 Shadows of Amn (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, dialogues, and other resources 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
  • Change Imoen's Avatar to Mage
  • Change Nalia's Avatar to Thief
  • Change Viconia's Skin Color to Dark Blue
  • Avatar Morphing Script
  • Weapon Animation Tweaks
  • Icewind Dale Casting Graphics [Andyr]
  • Baldur's Gate Casting Graphics [Andyr]
  • 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 Game
  • Fix Boo's Squeak
  • Make Magic Shields Glow [plainab/grogerson]
  • Unique Icons [Lava]
  • Unique Containers [Miloch]
  • Use Character Colors Instead of Item Colors
  • Remove Annoying Visual Effects from Equipped Items
  • Separate Resist Fire/Cold Icon into Separate Icons [Angel]
  • Enhanced Overlays for Colorblind Players [Fouinto]

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
  • Gradual Drow Item Disintegration
  • Breakable Iron Non-Magical Shields, Helms, and Armor
  • Improved Multi-Player Kick-Out Dialogues
  • Send BioWare NPCs to an Inn [DavidW/Zed Nocear]
  • Add Bags of Holding
  • Portable Containers [Zed Nocear]
  • Reveal City Maps When Entering Area
  • Do Not Reveal City Maps When Entering Area
  • Add Map Notes
  • Stores Sell Higher Stacks of Items
  • Reputation Resets in BG2
  • Gems and Potions Require Identification
  • Shapeshifter Rebalancing [Weimer]
  • Multiple Strongholds [Sabre, Baldurdash, Weimer]
  • Make Individual Strongholds Available [DavidW]
  • Bonus Merchants [Baldurdash]
  • Female Edwina [Davide Carte, Wendy Yung, Weimer]
  • Romance Bug Fixes [Sabre, Richardson]
  • Imoen ToB Dialogue Fix [jcompton]
  • Use BG Walking Speeds
  • Allow Cromwell to Upgrade Watcher's Keep Items
  • Adjust Cromwell's Forging Time
  • Allow Cespenar to Use Cromwell Recipes
  • Friendly Arm Inn Hidden Container Restoration [plainab]
  • Move NPCs to Convenient Locations
  • Bardic Reputation Adjustment
  • 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 (Most) BG2 Spells and Make Scrolls Available
  • NPCs Cannot Pass Doors

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 Thieving and Stealth in Heavy Armor per PnP
  • 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
  • Limit Ability of Storekeepers to Identify Items
  • Multi-Class Grandmastery [Weimer]
  • Change Grandmastery Bonuses
  • Change Magically Created Weapons to Zero Weight
  • Make +x/+y Weapons Consistent
  • 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 for Regular Summons
  • Remove Summoning Cap for Celestials [Ardanis/GeN1e]
  • Remove Racial Restrictions for Single-Classes
  • Remove Racial Restrictions for Kits
  • Alter Dual-Class Restrictions
  • Alter Multi-Class Restrictions
  • Alter Gnome Mage Kit/Multi-Class Options
  • Alter Paladin Spell Progression Table (previously known as Paladins Use Icewind Dale-Heart of Winter Spell Tables [grogerson])
  • Alter Ranger Spell Progression Table(previously known as Rangers Use Icewind Dale-Heart of Winter Spell Tables [grogerson])
  • Druids Use 3E Alignment Restrictions
  • Loosen Equipment Restrictions for Cleric Multi- and Dual-Classes
  • Change Equipment Restrictions for Druid Multi- and Dual-Classes
  • Everyone Gets Bonus APR from Specialization [subtledoctor]
  • Enforce PnP Proficiency Rules on Dual-Classed Characters [subtledoctor]
  • Exceptional Strength Weight Limit Changes [sarevok57]
  • Level-Lock Spell Scrolls [Angel]
  • Allow Mages to Use Bucklers and Thieves to Use Small Shields [Angel]
  • Lightning Bolts Don't Bounce [Angel]
  • Speed Up de'Arnise Keep Stronghold Quests
  • Allow Monks to Wear Helmets

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
  • Make Bags of Holding Bottomless
  • Remove Fatigue from Restoration Spells
  • Remove "You Must Gather Your Party..." Sound [Weimer]
  • Change Effect of Reputation on Store Prices
  • Increase Ammo Stack Size
  • Increase Jewelry, Gem, and Miscellaneous Item Stacks (previously known as Increase Jewelry and Gem Stacks)
  • Increase Potion Stacking
  • Increase Scroll Stacking
  • Happy Patch - Alter How Party NPCs Complain About Reputation
  • NPCs Don't Fight
  • Stop Haer'Dalis-Aerie Romance from Starting
  • Neutral Characters Make Happy Comments at Mid-Range Reputation [Luiz]
  • No Traps or Locks [Weimer]
  • Faster Chapter One and Two Cutscenes and Dreams
  • Keep Drizzt's Loot, Disable Malchor Harpell [Weimer]
  • No Drow Avatars On Party In Underdark [Weimer]
  • Disable Romances
  • Accelerate/Decelerate Romances
  • Romance Cheats [Sabre, Richardson, Weimer]
  • Rest Anywhere [japheth]
  • 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 Armor [Icendoan/grogerson]
  • Friendly Random Drops
  • Never Lose Access to Orrick the Gray's Trade Goods
  • Recoverable Ammunition [argent77]
  • Recoverable Throwing Weapons [argent77]
  • Give Every Class/Kit Four Weapon Slots
  • Personalize Automatic Save Names
  • Death Cam
  • Start New Games with Party AI Turned Off
  • No Depreciation in Stores
  • Make Party Members Less Likely to Die Irreversibly
  • Increase Party Movement Speed and/or Casting Speed Outside of Combat [argent77]
  • Create Interval Saves [argent77]
  • Reset UnderSigil Fog of War

Joinable NPC Tweaks

Components in this category directly affect joinable NPCs.

  • Adjust Evil Joinable NPC Reaction Rolls
  • Improved Fate Spirit Summoning
  • ToB-Style NPCs
  • Allow NPC Pairs to Separate
  • 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]
  • Make Dynaheir a Generalist Mage [Angel]
  • Make Xzar a Generalist Mage [Angel]
  • Make Edwin a Generalist Mage [Angel]
  • Move Boo Into Minsc's Pack
  • Allow Yeslick to Use Axes
  • Ensure Shar-Teel Doesn't Die in the Original Challenge
  • Don't Auto-Assign Advanced AI Scripting to Party
  • Removable NPC Items