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  1. The_Rock


    By the way, fellas (sorry to hijack IWD-in-EET) if any of you are unhappy with the way BG3 plays right now a petition has been recently launched to make our voices heard (as far as the combat mode): http://chng.it/dBJ58ZVP I know there are other issues that could be pointed out but I believe combat in its current state will gain traction the fastest. Please share it with your buddies on as many platforms as you can think of.
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    @K4thos hey dude, I hope things are going great for you. Any updates on the mod? I was pretty bummed out about the BG3 that was recently revealed so I figured your mod would be the closest thing I'd ever get to an authentic sequel. Are you still working on it?
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    Thanks for keeping us up to date, @K4thos! Haven't been on in a while because I've been busy squaring things off in real life. I absolutely love those screenshots you shared earlier (bump: https://imgur.com/a/teitafp)! They gave me an urge to replay the series almost instantaneously. Here's a health to all your hard work and may your coding efforts continue hassle-free!
  4. Well that's how I think of Chapter II of Shadows of Amn. You embark on a bunch of quests but some linger in your journal until just before Suldanessellar. I take my time raising funds for Imoen's rescue. In fact, I have over 37 hours of gameplay logged in BG2 and tomorrow is the day that I finally set sail for Brynnlaw lol.
  5. Yes, mate, that's exactly what I had in mind! Imagine a game with several main quest lines that can be begun by a low-level party. The more headway you make in one line the tougher things get while the experience gain has very little to show for it. In that case you choose the next one you'd like to tackle and switch quests over and over again until you have all the quest branches resolved with incremental returns as far as story elements and narration. There's potential to make terrific non-linear experiences with high replay value that way just like BG1 and Shadows of Amn.
  6. I'm playing through Icewind Dale 2 right now so it's got me thinking how EET ought to balance experience gain across the board. It's no groundbreaking idea, I know, but reducing the gain globally so that players can't finish IWD or IWD2 in one go but are encouraged to change campaign settings on the fly seems best to me. It would also make EET more Metroidvania-esque as the world would slowly open up to the player like a tree branching out.
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    Yeah, I've just begun playing the GOG version of IWD2. Although the interface hasn't aged well and setting higher resolutions doesn't take much strain off your eyes (even with the widescreen mod which I've disabled for fear of game-breaking bugs), it feels like a classic IE game nonetheless. This mod could be a game-changer even though we haven't got much in the way of screenshots or gameplay yet.
  8. Well met, friends! I've been setting up my very first run of IWD2, plagued as it may be by bugs and glitches. I've got nearly all of them out of the way except one: the fog of war. I'm not sure if it's a software renderer or hardware acceleration issue but the fog begins to flicker as soon as I move the mouse or scroll the map with my arrow keys. I don't know how this is meant to be resolved on a Windows 10 system but I'm starting to lose hope as none of the fixes seem to work for me. Is there any way I could edit out certain aspects of the fog so I can salvage my GOG purchase? I've fiddl
  9. Icewind Dale 2 Sound Format Baldur's Gate II Sound Format (non-EE) xxxxx03.wav : Battle Cry 1 XXXXXXXa.wav : Battle Cry xxxxx04.wav : Battle Cry 2 XXXXXXX8.wav : Battle Cry 2 xxxxx05.wav : Battle Cry 3 XXXXXXX9.wav : Battle Cry 3 xxxxx08.wav : Becoming Leader 1 XXXXXXXb.wav : Becoming Leader xxxxx10.wav : Tired 1 XXXXXXXc.wav : Tired xxxxx12.wav : Bored 1 XXXXXXXd.wav : Bored xxxxx14.wav : Hurt 1 XXXXXXXe.wav : Badly Wounded xxxxx16.wav : Selected Common 1 XXXXXXXf.wav : Selected 1 xxxxx17.wav : Selected Common 2 XX
  10. @Caillean YES, that's exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much! Now I can get on with my IWD2 playthrough. Anyway, I owe you a cookie. I'll work out the shipping details later. I'm off to rename my sound files.
  11. Hello everyone, I'm trying to import a few custom sound sets into Icewind Dale 2. Unfortunately, I'm having a really hard time getting it done mostly because there are no references for the original Baldur's Gate 2 sound sets so I can't tell how I should rename my files to be compatible with IWD2's sound list. Apparently IWD2 has an extra few sound files compared to BG2 but from what I understand the conversion should still work albeit with slightly less variety in my party members' interjections. Some help would be tremendously appreciated! Oh yes, I forgot to mention that the voice pack
  12. @K4thos I've been thinking about what others have put forth as suggestions on how we ought to be able to access IWD1 content. Instead of having the genie send you back in time as a one-time affair perhaps he could open a two-way portal to Kuldahar that would allow you to go back and forth between present-day Faerun and erstwhile Icewind Dale? I'm not sure how this would jibe with DnD lore but it would certainly keep players from getting burned out midway through the campaign. It may be easier to balance IWD this way as you wouldn't be expected to finish it all in one go. Of course, the jackass
  13. Ah, OP meant the mod. I'm terribly sorry, my reading comprehension was at an all-time low on that day.
  14. Ah, you must mean the Planar Sphere! The original developers had extraordinary foresight or perhaps it's just a lucky coincidence (a team mate's nod to a video game being developed concurrently in the same studio I presume). I am in favor of a minimum interference approach as regards PST's story. Do you reckon the Bhaalspawn could be modded into the setting as someone who does the fighting and dungeon-crawling for the Nameless One? Maybe that would entail the least amount of additional writing and/or rewriting. No idea if the engine would support such a thing.
  15. Is that the "official" canon? No wonder I can't stand it.
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