Item Randomiser

Overview

Item Randomiser is a large-scale random treasure mod for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II. It is available for EasyTutu, Baldur's Gate Trilogy, Baldur's Gate II and is partially available for Baldur's Gate.

Item randomiser features two modes of randomisation:

  • Mode 1 randomises the items at the start of a new game. The items are re-randomised every time a new game is started.
  • Mode 2 randomises the items when the mod is installed. The items are re-randomised every time the mod is reinstalled.

In terms of installation order, Item Randomiser should generally be installed late, or even last, in the order. Specifically, it should be installed after any mods which move or remove items.

Full documentation can be found in the readme. Spoilers regarding randomised items and where you can find them can be found here.

Compatibility

Item Randomiser is available for EasyTutu, Baldur's Gate Trilogy and Baldur's Gate II with or without TotSC or ToB. However, the mod has not yet actually been tested without TotSC or ToB. It is unfortunately not available for regular Baldur's Gate at the present time.

Item Randomiser should generally be compatible with other mods. Unless otherwise noted, Item Randomiser is not compatible with conversion mods. Item Randomiser can be installed together with such mods, but it will only affect the original content. New items or areas added by the conversion mod will not be affected.

In terms of installation order, Item Randomiser should be installed last or close to last. Specifically, it should be installed after any mods which move or remove items. Doing otherwise can potentially result in two or more copies of the same item being found in the game world.

At the present, there are two known potential clashes between Mode 1 of Item Randomiser and other mods or mod components. These are Dungeon-Be-Gone and the Sword Coast Stratagems component 'Skip Candlekeep'. Dungeon-Be-Gone and 'Skip Candlekeep' can be used together with Item Randomiser, but caution is advised. Mode 2 of Item Randomiser is not affected by either of these potential clashes.

Dungeon-Be-Gone
Dungeon-Be-Gone allows the player to skip the initial dungeon in Baldur's Gate II. It is in this dungeon that Mode 1 of Item Randomiser carries out the randomisation process. Leaving the first area before the randomisation is completed will abort the randomisation process and prevent items from appearing in the game world. This problem can be avoided entirely by waiting until the randomisation process is completed before speaking to Jasper.

'Skip Candlekeep'
The Sword Coast Stratagems component 'Skip Candlekeep' potentially allows the player to leave Candlekeep earlier than what would otherwise be possible. Leaving Candlekeep before the randomisation process is completed will result in the randomisation process being aborted. Any problems along these lines can be avoided by waiting until the randomisation process is completed before talking to Gorion and choosing to leave Candlekeep. Please note that the game tends to be paused while you are in dialogue and any time spent as such will not count towards the time needed for the randomisation to be completed.

Full documentation can be found in the readme. Spoilers regarding items randomised can be found here.