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#1 Gith

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 06:46 AM

Hi,

I'm sure you get plenty of these but...

I am looking to replay BGII; I'd like to use a few mod though.

I have this list of mods I would like to install:

BG2 Fixpack (obviously)
Ascensions
Auren...
G3 Tweakpack
Questpack
de'Arnise romance
eSeries
npcdamage
Romantic Encounters
Item Upgrade
Underrepresented Items
IEP Banters
Unfinished Business
IEP Yoshimo Friendship
IEP Mazzy Friendship
IEP Viconia Friendship
Assassinations
Turnabout
Amber
Banterpack
Crossmod banter pack
D0Tweak
Divine Remix
Kivan
Oversight
Refinements
Song and Silence
Tactics/SCSII
Wheels of Prophecy
Freedom's ROV
Ashes of Embers
NPCFlirt
Virtue.

So, I would really appreciate any advice on installing these. Any compatability issues and installation order etc.

Are there any that are unnecessary (included in another mod or something)?

I have tried to do a bit of research and figure it out myself but it's a lot to take in. I have read that it is best to install Fixpack first - unless you install Ascension (which should go first?).

I think Ascension and maybe another both have improved bosses - which version is best to install? In the readme of Ascension it says Illera (sp) is "widely regarded as being insanely difficult" maybe just install the "Ascension" component and not the improved bosses?

I want to install either tactics or SCSII - tactics is pretty old now so I don't know about compatability - SCSII also seems better apart from a few parts of Tactics I wanted (improved Illyich etc.). Any advice on this? Could I just install those parts of tactics I want and SCSII after?

Thanks if you read all that - I really appreciate any help - been researching how to install mods for 3/4 days now and I just want to play the game .

#2 Leomar

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:31 PM

Try this installation order:

Ascensions
BG2 Fixpack (obviously)
Oversight
Assassinations
Freedom's ROV
Underrepresented Items
Item Upgrade
Amber
Kivan
Auren
de'Arnise romance
Romantic Encounters
Banterpack
IEP Banters
IEP Viconia Friendship
IEP Mazzy Friendship
IEP Yoshimo Friendship
Unfinished Business
Questpack
Turnabout
Wheels of Prophecy
NPCFlirt
Crossmod banter pack
Song and Silence
Divine Remix
Refinements
Ashes of Embers
SCSII
G3 Tweakpack
D0Tweak

You should install these mods last and if you have problems with them you can easily uninstall them:

eSeries
npcdamage
Virtue

I think Ascension and maybe another both have improved bosses - which version is best to install? In the readme of Ascension it says Illera (sp) is "widely regarded as being insanely difficult" maybe just install the "Ascension" component and not the improved bosses?

If you are unsure, then install the Ascension main component, only. SCSII does the rest for you.

I want to install either tactics or SCSII - tactics is pretty old now so I don't know about compatability - SCSII also seems better apart from a few parts of Tactics I wanted (improved Illyich etc.). Any advice on this? Could I just install those parts of tactics I want and SCSII after?

I recommend to use SCSII only.


Additional I recommend for your installation to use the BiG World Fixpack after you have extracted all your mods into the BG2 main directory and before you install them.

Greetings Leomar

Edited by Leomar, 01 June 2009 - 08:34 PM.





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