Version 2 - Check for the most recent version
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
This mod provides a wide variety of ethnic portraits for the Baldur's Gate II protagonist and also alternative portraits for 13 of the joinable NPCs.
This mod is designed to work with BG2: Shadows of Amn with or without the expansion pack Throne of Bhaal. There are no known incompatibilities.
Plasmocat's Portrait Pack 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 a plasmoportraits folder and setup-plasmoportraits.exe in your BG2 folder. To install, simply double-click setup-plasmoportraits.exe and follow the instructions on screen.
Please run setup-plasmoportraits.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. Plasmocat's Portrait Pack 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 a plasmoportraits folder, setup-plasmoportraits, and setup-plasmoportraits.command in your BG2 folder. To install, simply double-click setup-plasmoportraits.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 WeiDU.org 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're unsure, running tolower and choosing both options is the safe bet.
Run WeInstall plasmoportraits in your game folder to install the mod. Then run wine BGMain.exe and start playing.
The mod contains separate components that can be installed independently of one another.
Copy all portraits for use by player characters
This component will copy all portraits included with the mod into your portraits folder for use by your PC.
Replace BG2 NPC portraits
This component will replace 13 NPC portraits with this set by Plasmocat and change the skin and hair color on the avatars to match the portraits. If you’d like only a few portraits replaced, please select the ‘ask about each component’ option, and you will be presented with a choice of replacing the portriat for each of the 13 NPCs. The NPCs that do not have an alternative portrait are Haer’Dalis, Sarevok, Yoshimo and Valygar.
Big thanks to Plasmocat for creating portraits for this unique gallery and to GrimSqeaquer for advice, CamDawg for always knowing the better way and hosting the gallery.
And thanks, of course, to the Infinity Engine modding community for it's continued existence.
Tools Used in Creation
WeiDU by Wes Weimer
Plasmocat’s Portrait Pack is not developed, supported, or endorsed by BioWare or Interplay/Black Isle.
If there are any copyright issues or this statement needs revision then please contact one of us and advise us what to do about it.
This mod was created to be freely enjoyed by all Baldur's Gate players. However, it should not be sold, published, compiled or redistributed in any form without the consent of the authors.
Version 2 - May 29, 2008
Version 1 - September 18, 2005