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News Archive - 2012

December 10, 2012: Version 11 of the Baldur's Gate II Tweak Pack Released

The BG2 Tweak Pack is a WeiDU compilation of fixes, cosmetic changes, and tweaks. 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 11 is mainly a series of bug fixes for the previous version. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

December 4, 2012: IWD Fixpack v5 Released

The Icewind Dale Fixpack is designed to fix several bugs and errors that remain in the game after the official patches have been applied. Version 5 adds a handful of new fixes and corrects a bug that would produce invincible revenants. The Fixpack works with or without the expansions Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster installed. In fact, many issues quietly fixed by Heart of Winter or Trials of the Luremaster have been rolled back to every version of the game. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page (including new, extensive documentation), or come participate in the forums.

November 28, 2012: Version 10 of the Baldur's Gate II Tweak Pack Released

The BG2 Tweak Pack is a WeiDU compilation of fixes, cosmetic changes, and tweaks. 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 10 features numerous bug fixes, one new component, and compatibility updates for the newly released Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition. You can get it from the downloads page, browse the Readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

November 24, 2012: Version 9 of the Sorcerer's Place Collection Released

This collection of kits and an item pack from Sorcerer's Place has reached v9 by way of numerous minor bugfixes and compatibility with the soon-to-be relased BGEE. The mods in this collection were originally in an older, harder-to-install format until CamDawg converted them to use a WeiDU installer. Item restrictions are applied dynamically, meaning that the item restrictions for the Arcane Fist and Archer of Sylvanus kits will be implemented across all items in the game, including those added or altered by other mods. Polar Bear, Drizzt1180, and Creslyn wrote the original content. Grab it from the downloads page, browse the readme or project page, or join us on the forum.

November 15, 2012: Version 7 of Unfinished Business for Icewind Dale Now Available

Like its predecessors for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II, Unfinished Business for Icewind Dale aims to restore content and quests that were omitted from the game as shipped. The additional content in this mod is based on what I can piece together from various game resources and from talking with former developer JE Sawyer on the Obsidian forums. Version seven features two new components--The High Baptist's Flock and Restored Random Drops--a new German translation, an expansion of the Minor Item Restorations component along with some miscellaneous bugfixes. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page, or come participate in the forums.

November 15, 2012: Item Upgrade for Icewind Dale Version 5 Now Available

Item Upgrade seeks to expand the fantastic stories behind some of the items in Icewind Dale by making them eligible for upgrades and telling a bit more of the story behind them. Version 5 is a maintenance release to repair the Russian translation. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page, or come participate in the forums.

October 24, 2012: Version 14 of IWD Tweaks Released

This is a collection of tweaks that have been assembled for Icewind Dale. Version 14 features some bug fixes in various components and the return of the Two-Handed Bastard Swords component. This mod is a compilation of cosmetic changes, and tweaks. 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. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page, or come participate in the forums.

October 19, 2012: IWD Fixpack v4 Released

The Icewind Dale Fixpack is designed to fix several bugs and errors that remain in the game after the official patches have been applied. Version 4 introduces several new bugfixes and an updated Russian translation. The Fixpack works on with or without the expansions Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster installed. In fact, many issues quietly fixed by Heart of Winter or Trials of the Luremaster have been rolled back to every version of the game. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page (including new, extensive documentation), or come participate in the forums.

September 24, 2012: IWD Fixpack v3 Released

The Icewind Dale Fixpack is designed to fix several bugs and errors that remain in the game after the official patches have been applied. There was an unreported thread of fixes on SHS; most of the issues were addressed by v2 but the remainder are now fixed. The Fixpack works on with or without the expansions Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster installed. In fact, many issues quietly fixed by Heart of Winter or Trials of the Luremaster have been rolled back to every version of the game. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page (including new, extensive documentation), or come participate in the forums.

September 18, 2012: Nine is Divine: G3 Celebrates Its Ninth Anniversary!

G3 turns nine today! To celebrate, we're releasing five mod updates:

IWD Fixpack v2 Released

The Icewind Dale Fixpack is designed to fix several bugs and errors that remain in the game after the official patches have been applied. Version 2 is a massive expansion from the previous release, thanks to the hard work of devSin identifying and sharing a substantial bug list. The Fixpack works on with or without the expansions Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster installed. In fact, many issues quietly fixed by Heart of Winter or Trials of the Luremaster have been rolled back to every version of the game. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page (including new, extensive documentation), or come participate in the forums.

BG1 Tweaks v4 Now Available

Converted from the Icewind Dale and BG2 Tweak packs, BG1 Tweaks is a WeiDU compilation of fixes, cosmetic changes, and tweaks. 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. Version 4 features a couple of new tweaks as well as fixes and enhancements to the existing components. Each component can be installed separately so the player can pick and choose only those components they wish to install. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page, or come participate in the forums.

Version 13 of IWD Tweaks Released

This is a collection of tweaks that have been assembled for Icewind Dale. Version 13 features some bug fixes in various components as well as a review of the armor tweaks to ensure mod armor and shields are being properly treated. This mod is a compilation of cosmetic changes, and tweaks. 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. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page, or come participate in the forums.

Unfinished Business for Icewind Dale v6 Released

Like its predecessors for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II, Unfinished Business for Icewind Dale aims to restore content and quests that were omitted from the game as shipped. The additional content in this mod is based on what I can piece together from various game resources and from talking with former developer JE Sawyer on the Obsidian forums. Version six features a new Minor Item Restorations component and also fixes a compatibility buig with Auril's Bane. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page, or come participate in the forums.

Item Upgrade for Icewind Dale Hits Version 4

Item Upgrade seeks to expand the fantastic stories behind some of the items in Icewind Dale by making them eligible for upgrades and telling a bit more of the story behind them. Version 4 adds a legitimate upgrade path for the cursed Vexed Armor as well as a minor bugfix. Download the mod, check out the readme or project page, or come participate in the forums.

August 21, 2012: DLTCEP Version 7.4b Released

The DragonLance Total Conversion Editor Pro is an unofficial game file editor/checker/browser for Infinity Engine games. Avenger has released version 7.4b, which includes more checking/searching abilities for various filetypes as well as other fixes. Download it from the Download Center or check out the forums.

July 16, 2012: Item Randomiser v6.8 Released

Wisp's Item Randomiser is a large-scale random-treasure mod for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II. Version 6.8 is a minor release which fixes a few bugs. It is possible to safely upgrade from v6.6 or v6.7 to v6.8. You can view Item Randomiser's readme or spoilers, download it from the downloads page, or discuss the mod on its forum.

July 12, 2012: Version 8 of the G3 Anniversary Mod Released

Version 8 of the G3 Anniversary mod is now available. The G3 Anniversary mod was created by the resident modders on the site's first anniversary as a way to thank our wonderful community. It features one long (and admittedly somewhat silly) quest that can be initiated by speaking a Drini, a half-elf in the Copper Coronet. The new version features bugfixes as well as a Linux version. More information about the mod is available in the readme or on its project page. You can download the mod or come and join us on the forums.

July 12, 2012: Version 6 of Romantic Encounters Released

Enjoy nearly fifty brand-new romantic adventures by thirteen different authors with joinable and non-joinable, BioWare and custom characters. An additional component with Anomen's, Aerie's, Jaheira's, and Viconia's reactions is available. Teen and adult, male and female, long and short - Romantic Encounters are here! Version 6 adds a French translation as well as some maintenance updates. Grab it direct from the downloads page. You can also visit the project pages, readme, or the Romantic Encounters forum for more information.

July 8th, 2012: Sword Coast Stratagems updated to version 21

Sword Coast Stratagems is primarily a tactical mod for Tutu and the Baldur's Gate I part of Baldur's Gate Trilogy. The idea is to make the game rather more tactically challenging, rather than just making it harder by brute-force methods like tripling all the damage rolls. It also contains a few rule tweaks and ease-of-use features. Version 21 is a maintenance update, with new French and Russian translations, a few minor tweaks, and a number of bugfixes. Grab it direct here. You can also visit the extensive project pages, readme, or SCS forum for more information.

July 8th, 2012: Sword Coast Stratagems II updated to version 21

Sword Coast Stratagems II is a collection of mini-mods for Baldur's Gate II, affecting both Shadows of Amn and the Throne of Bhaal extension. Like its Tutu predecessor, SCS II is mostly a tactics mod, intended to make the combats in the game more challenging and interesting. Overall, playing SCS II shouldn't exactly feel like a whole new game - it should feel like the old game, but with your foes acting much more intelligently and realistically. Version 21 is a maintenance update, with new French and Russian translations and a number of minor tweaks and bugfixes. Grab it direct here. You can also visit the extensive project pages, readme, or SCS II forum for more information.

February 1, 2012: Hannah's Portrait Pack released

Hannah's Portrait Pack is a collection of six new portraits (five female, one male) for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II player characters. These are all original artwork, not based on any in-game or existing art. You can preview the portraits at the gallery, check out the mod's Project Page, or download it directly at the download center.

January 28, 2012: Tyris Flare, v6 Now Available!

Meet Tyris Flare, a red-haired amazon who can kick ass and hurl fire! Sound familiar? That's because she used be in Golden Axe! But now she's lost in the Umar Hills and looking for the love of a good (or bad) Bhaalspawn. This latest version of Tyris has a couple of miscellaneous fixes, however the major change is that Tyris will now dual-class at level 7 giving her the extra killing power that people asked for. Enjoy. Please visit the mod's Project Page or Forum for more information or download the mod directly from the download center.

January 15, 2012: Spell Revisions, v3.1 Now Available!

Spell Revisions aims to fix, tweak, and enhance arcane and divine spells in Baldur's Gate II, Tutu, and Baldur's Gate Trilogy. This originally started as a project to make the spell system more balanced by improving weaker spells and nerfing overpowered ones, but has evolved to also include changes to spells designed to make them more fun and interesting and fixes for spell-related bugs found in the original game. Version 3.1 adds French, Spanish, and Russian translations and includes all fixes for v3. Please visit the mod's Project Page or Forum for more information or download the mod directly from the download center.

Item Randomiser is a large-scale random treasure mod for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II. Version 6.3 is a minor release which fixes some bugs and makes some tweaks to the workings of the mod. It also introduces an optional component which was previously part of the main component (i.e. not optional). Please note that some of these changes make it inadvisable to upgrade from an older version. You can view Item Randomiser's readme or spoilers, download it from the downloads page, or discuss the mod on its forum.