News Archive - Current Year 2019

: G3 Welcomes the Calin NPC Mod; v1.0 Released

G3 is pleased to announce the addition of Calin, a new NPC mod from Kitanna. This mod introduces Calin, a neutral good human Blade Master and includes a romance for females who are Elf, Half-elf, or Human and of non-evil alignment. Calin is available for Baldur's Gate (original and Enhanced Edition) and the two conversion projects, BGT and EET. Calin includes content for both the Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal portions of the game. Learn more about Calin on his project page or readme or head straight to download the mod. You can also join us on the forums or Discord.

: The Beaurin Legacy v3.0 Now Available

The Beaurin Legacy by @jmaeq introduces an elven Enchanter/Thief and a hidden NPC to BGII:SoA and BGII:EE. Minyae Beaurin can be found outside of the Crooked Crane in the City Gates. The mod includes custom portraits, a friendship track, numerous banters and interjections, encounters and quest(s), voicing for both NPCs (However, Minyae is fully voiced), a romance with a Bioware NPC, player-initiated dialogues, and a custom friendship track theme. The new release features native EET compatibility and some bugfixes. For more information, you can check out the project page , readme, or the forum. The mod can be downloaded directly from the download center.

: G3: Amber v5 Released

Amber is a tiefling rogue of a chaotic good alignment, possessed of a few special abilities. Despite being fairly intelligent, she can at times be rather blunt when communicating with other people. This trait rarely earns her friends among the people she meets, and the feeling of initial dislike is usually mutual. But underneath her prickly manners, she has a good heart and is prepared to go to great lengths to help those who she sees to be weak and in need of aid. Version 5 adds native EET compatibility and a ton of bugfixes.

Learn more about Amber on the project page or readme, or download it directly. You can also join us on the forums or Discord.

: v17 of The Crossmod Banter Pack for BG2 Now Available

The Crossmod Banter Pack is a collaborative effort to add banters between mod NPCs that add content to Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal, written by the original NPC authors working in collaboration. Version 17 adds all new content with banters between @jmaeq's The Beaurin Legacy NPCs and many mod NPCs. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, you can download the mod, browse the readme, wander through the project page, or join us on the forum.

: New Releases for Haldamir, Tyris Flare NPC Mods

G3 is pleased to announce updates for two NPC mods for BG2. Haldamir is a TN elven fighter and Tyris Flare is a NG fighter-mage. Both have been updated for native EET compatibility, along with some code optimizations and bugfixes. Tyris Flare also sports a heretofore unavailable alternate portrait! Grab them from the NPC section of the download center, or join us on the forums or Discord. You can also check out their project pages, above, or their readmes (Haldamir, Tyris Flare).

: Tweaks Anthology v8 Now Available

The Tweaks Anthology is a WeiDU compilation of fixes, cosmetic changes, and tweaks that will run on every Infinity Engine game, from the original Planescape:Torment, through the Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate series, and the new Enhanced Editions of the games. The successor to BG2 Tweaks and several other tweak packs, some of these were fan requests, others are needed fixes, 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.

Version 8 fixes a handful of bugs identified since the last release and is available from the downloads section. Come join us on the forums or Discord or learn more about the mod on the project page and readme.

: New Mod! G3 Welcomes Rhaella's Evandra NPC Mod for Baldur's Gate 2

G3 is pleased to welcome @Rhaella's Evandra. This Baldur's Gate 2 mod introduces Evandra, a True Neutral elven illusionist, and for those familiar with the Dragonlance setting, a Red Robed Wizard of High Sorcery. She comes with an extensive friendship track, and perhaps a little more. You can find out more about Evandra by visiting the mod page or her forum or just head straight to the download page

: v6 of Angelo Now Available

G3 is pleased to announce the release of Version 6 of Angelo.  This Baldur's Gate II mod adds Angelo Dosan, the fighter-turned-mage who served as your brother's henchman in Baldur's Gate. You may remember that he sentenced you to death and fought against you in the Undercity, and if you were lucky enough to mine the content, you may remember that he is Shar-Teel's father. Most likely he didn't survive your game, but people in this world seem to have a knack for not staying dead. Version 6 brings native EET compatibility to the mod, numerous bug fixes and optimizations, and item description corrections on EE games. You can learn more about the mod on the project page or the forums . The mod download can be found in the download center.

: v2 of The Beaurin Legacy Now Available

The Beaurin Legacy by @jmaeq introduces an elven Enchanter/Thief and a hidden NPC to BGII:SoA and BGII:EE. Minyae Beaurin can be found outside of the Crooked Crane in the City Gates. The mod includes custom portraits, a friendship track, numerous banters and interjections, encounters and quest(s), voicing for both NPCs (However, Minyae is fully voiced), a romance with a Bioware NPC, player-initiated dialogues, and a custom friendship track theme. Version 2 features the first release of its Throne of Bhaal content, an alternative class (Enchanter) for Minyae, a romance conflict with Laufey's Edwin Romance Mod, an additional portrait, a new soundtrack, and various bug fixes. For more information, you can check out the project page or the forum. The mod can be downloaded directly from the download center.

: v3 of Level One NPCs Available

Nythrun's mod derives from Gebhart Blucher's Alternate BG2 NPCs (lvl1npcs.zip). Her massive opus of "allow player choice" allows you to start any of the joinable NPCs from BG and BG2 as level one characters with excess experience points. When they join your party, you can level them up and choose their skills. Level 1 NPCs expands on Blucher's original concept by allowing players to assign any previously installed kit/class - default or customized - onto any default (and many mod-added joinable) NPCs from both BG1 and BG2 games. The mod also allows players to change the NPC's skills and weapon proficiencies, individually tweak stats, and much, much more... Khalid the Fighter/Painbearer of Ilmater, Mazzy the Paladin, Jaheira the Kensai, and Valygar the Wizard Slayer are just a few examples.  Version 3 fixes an issue that prevented Joinable NPCs more closely match the PC's experience from installing on BGEE games. The full changelog can be found in the complete readme. You can also visit the forumproject page, or you can grab the mod from the downloads page.

: More Portraits! Ace's Enchanters Portrait Pack Now Available at G3

@theacefes is excited to share her new Enchanters Portrait Pack with everybody.  These 8 portraits are by the talented Christine Leonardi and are from the character art of the Enchanters book series. They have been resized and packaged to work with most Infinity Engine games, including the Enhanced Editions. You can check out the preview or just head over to the downloads.

: G3 Announces Universal Portrait Packs Plus New Portrait Pack

As part of the migration, one big item on my to-do list was to revamp the download center. One of biggest issues I noticed was just how out-of-date the portrait packs were--several did not work on the EEs, and some didn't even have Linux versions. One thing led to another and before long I was building all-new versions for all of the portrait packs.

In addition to making sure everything worked for the EEs and adding Linux versions, all portrait packs now universal. All portraits in all packs can be used as player portraits on all Infinity Engine games (excluding original and Enhanced Editions of PsT). In other words you can now use, say, Amaurea's BG2 Portraits for your next IWD2 party... or Siege of Dragonspear... or the original Icewind Dale. You get the idea. All portrait packs are available for perusal in the gallery, or grab the new versions from the download center.

With the code already written, it was also pretty easy to put together a brand new portrait mod: the Infinity Collection Portrait Pack. Every portrait from every Infinity Engine game--be it an NPC portrait or a player portrait--packaged together for use as player portraits for any game. All in all it adds over 150 new player portraits.