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Icewind Dale in BG2 version 6 (beta) available for testing


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#1 DavidW

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 04:19 PM

Version 6 of Icewind-Dale-in-Baldur's-Gate-II, a conversion project to play IWD in the BG2 engine, is now available. This is a joint project, mostly by Cam and myself with lots of community help.

Although I think the mod is now relatively stable (famous last words), it's definitely still a beta. Basically all the bugs noticed in testing of version 5 are now fixed, but there will no doubt still be others lurking.

You can download the mod here. (Be warned: it's about 20 MB.) To install:

1) Ensure that you're running Windows (the mod doesn't work for Mac or *nix)
2) Ensure that you have a full (and preferably unmodded) install of BG2, including ToB, and with the latest patch
3) Ensure that you have a full (and preferably unmodded) install of IWD, including both Heart of Winter and Test of the Luremaster (the converter doesn't work without both)
4) Run the mod executable (preferably as an administrator or with UAC turned off, if you're on Vista or later) and enter a new directory for the mod to be installed in
5) After a minute or two, you will be prompted to enter the path of your BG2 install; do so
6) After another minute or two, you will be prompted to enter the path of your IWD install; do so
7) After another minute or two, you will be told "all files copied correctly" and prompted to press a key; do so.
8) Go and have a coffee or something, as the rest of the install process will take half an hour or so.
9) Look downthread for the latest post-install Fixpack; download and extract it to your new IWD-in-BG2 folder.
10) Optionally, run the "setup-ice_tutu_tweaks.exe" file in your IWD-in-BG2 directory. The first component of this is a fixpack which fixes any known bugs in the core converter (currently none) and must be installed. The rest is optional; it will let you install some (BG1-level) NPCs and make a few tweaks
11) Run the game by running BGMain.exe, in your IWD-in-BG2 directory.

You should be able to use the widescreen mod with IWD-in-BG2; other mods are at own risk currently.

(A warning: don't run setup-iwd_in_bg2 after installation is complete!)

#2 DavidW

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:33 PM

Unpinned, since version 7 is now available.




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