Amaurea's BG2 Portraits

A Gibberlings Three Mod
Author: Amaurea (content)/berelinde (code)
n the web: Home page and discussion forum

Version 3 - Check for the most recent version
Languages: English
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux


This mod offers alternative portraits for each of the Baldur's Gate II NPCs. These portraits can also be used by the PC.


This mod is designed to work with Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, with or without the Throne of Bhaal expansion. It may also be used with the Baldur's Gate conversion, Tutu, with or without the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, or with BGT-WeiDU. This mod should be installed in your Baldur's Gate II directory. For many users, this directory is Black Isle/BGII - SoA. Tutu users should install onto Tutu after you have run the conversion program, in your Baldur's Gate Tutu directory, or in your BG2 directory for BGT. Please note that for EasyTutu users, this directory is usually named BaldursGateTutu.

There are no known incompatibilities with any mod, however any portrait modification mod will overwrite the portrait assignments of portrait mods installed previously.


Amaurea's BG2 Portraits is packaged and installed with WeiDU and is distributed as a self-extracting archive. To install, simply double-click the archive and follow the instructions on screen.

Alternatively the files can be extracted from the archive using WinRAR. If properly extracted, you should have an AmaureasBG2Portraits folder and Setup-AmaureasBG2Portraits.exe in your BG2 folder. To install, simply double-click Setup-AmaureasBG2Portraits.exe and follow the instructions on screen.

Please run Setup-AmaureasBG2Portraits.exe in your BG2 folder to reinstall, uninstall or otherwise change components.

Mac OS X
If the mod was previously installed, uninstall it before extracting the new version. Amaurea's BG2 Portraits is packaged and installed with WeiDU. To install, simply extract the contents of the mod into your BG2 folder. If properly extracted, you should have an AmaureasBG2Portraits folder, Setup-amaureasbg2portraits, and Setup-amaureasbg2portraits.command in your BG2 folder. To install, simply double-click Setup-amaureasbg2portraits.command and follow the instructions on screen.

Extract the contents of the mod to the folder of the game you wish to modify. Download the latest version of WeiDU for Linux from and copy WeiDU and WeInstall to /usr/bin. Following that, open a terminal, cd to your BG2 installation directory, run 'tolower' and answer Y to both queries.
You can avoid running the second option (linux.ini) if you've already ran it once in the same directory. To save time, the archive is already tolowered, so there's no need to run the first option (lowercasing file names) either if you've extracted only this mod since the last time you lower cased file name. If you are unsure, running tolower and choosing both options is the safe bet.
Run WeInstall alternatives in your game folder to install the mod. Then run wine BGMain.exe and start playing.


The portraits can be previewed in the G3 Portrait Gallery.

PC Portraits: This component allows the PC to use any of the portraits included in this mod.

BG2 Portraits: This component offers up to four alternate portraits for each of the BG2 NPCs. Please note that if the player chooses the "Install All" option, the last portrait alternative will be installed for each NPC.

Contact Information

Amaurea created this mod, berelinde supplied the code. Visit the Gibberlings Three forums for information on this and any other Gibberlings Three mod.

Thanks and Acknowledgements


Alpha tester: berelinde

Tools Used in Creation
WeiDU by Wes Weimer
Paint Shop Pro XI, Color Washer 2.0b, and TP Brushes
IESDP maintained by igi
Crimson Editor by Ingyu Kang
WeiDU Crimson and ConTEXT Highlighters by Idobek, updated by cmorgan

Credits and Copyright Information

This mod may not be sold, published, compiled or redistributed in any form without the consent of its author. Amaurea's BG2 Portraits is ©2007 Amaurea.

Version History

Version 3

Version 2

Version 1