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Posted 16 November 2005 - 02:46 PM

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~ BALDUR'S GOTH II - v.1 ~
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- A Baldur's Gate II (SoA with or without ToB) Mod

+) Section 1. About
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Baldur's Goth II is a mod which enhances the graphical side of Baldur's Gate, in an attempt to make the game more 'Gothy'. The first version features edited portraits and paperdolls of all NPC's, as well as a new startup screen for both SoA and ToB.
Baldur's Goth II has support for Throne of Bhaal, but the expansion is not required.

+) Section 2. Installation
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Baldur's Goth II is a WeiDU mod, which can be installed before or after any other WeiDU mod. Official patches and non-WeiDU mods should be installed prior to all WeiDU-mods, including Baldur's Goth II.
The mod has two separate components:

1. NPC Enhancements
This component will add new portraits and change the paperdoll colours for all joinable Bioware NPC's, including Sarevok for ToB, as well as for Jon Irenicus.

You can choose to install the portraits or the paperdolls separately, or to combine them. The latter is recommended for full experience.
2. New Main Screen Images
This component will change both the SoA and the ToB main screens.

+) Section 3. Credits
=====================
Yasu -
Original Imoen Edit.
Dymphna -
Original Aerie, Anomen, Cernd, Edwin, Haer'dalis, Jaheira, Jan, Keldorn, Korgan, Mazzy, Minsc, Nalia, Valygar, Viconia, Yoshimo and Sarevok Edits.
Lightspeed -
Main Screen Images, CRE-tweaking and Additional Editing.
SConrad -
WeiDU Coding and Packaging (really, I didn't do much at all).
All included portraits are edits of the original Baldur's Gate II artwork.
Thanks to:
- MajorTomSawyer and Ismail for their great ideas.
- Yasu and Dymphna for their kind permission to use their edits.
- Spellhold Studios for hosting.
Modding and packaging tools used in creation:
- WeiDU by Westley Weimer
- Near Infinity by Jon Olav Hauglid
- NSIS by Justin Frankel

+) Section 4. Contact Information
=================================
For technical issues, please contact SConrad at sconrad@spellholdstudios.net, or at the Spellhold Studios community - http://www.shsforums.net
For general praise, feedback or other comments, one of the three artists (Yasu, Dymphna or Lightspeed) should be contacted.
The Baldur's Goth II mod is not developed, supported, or endorsed by BioWare or Black Isle.

+) Section 5. Version History
=============================
v1
- Initial release.


Topic tiltles edited by MTS

Edited by MajorTomSawyer, 31 October 2007 - 07:35 PM.


#2 MajorTomSawyer

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:32 PM

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~ Baldur's Goth for TuTu/BGT - v3.1 ~

==========================

- A Baldur's Gate II (SoA with or without ToB) Mod

+) Section 1. About
===================
This mini-mod is a companiion to Baldur's Goth which enhances the graphical side of Baldur's Gate. This is an attempt to make the modded NPCs more "goth" and fit in more with the original Baldur's Goth mod. This version features edited portraits and paperdolls for all but one of the modded NPCs for the TuTu and BGT expansions of Baldur's Gate I.

+) Section 2. Installation
==============================
BTBGT is a WeiDU mod, which can be installed before or after any other WeiDU mod. Official patches and non-WeiDU mods should be installed prior to all WeiDU-mods, including The conversion of BG1 to either TuTu or BGT. It will only work if desired NPC is installed first.

+) Section 3. Components
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Fabio - Fabio is the bard from The Secret of Bone Hill mod by Sir BillyBob. Fabio is a neutral bard, who can be found in the town of Restenford. The Secret of Bone Hill has it's own forum at Spellhold Studios. http://www.shsforums...p?showforum=194

Indira - Indira is a wonderful NPC mod by Ghreyfain. She is described as "half-elven, lawful good fighter/mage to be found in the Firewine Ruins." Her webpage can be found on the TuTu enhancements page: http://www.pocketpla...p...4&Itemid=94

Mulgore - Mulgore is one half of a NPC mod by Grave. Mulgore is a chaotic evil half-orc barbarian, who can be found at Ulgoth's Beard. He can be found (along with Xavia) at Spellhold Studios on this thread (they do not have their own website): http://www.shsforums...mp;#entry229673

Mur'Neth - Mur'Neth is a NPC mod by Andyr. He is described as "a member of the race of ooze-like shapechangers who venerate Ghaunadaur, the evil deity of oozes, moulds and the like". He can be found in the Naskell Mines. He has his own page at Gibberlings Three: http://www.gibberlin...rneth/index.php

Xavia - Xavia is the other half of the NPC mod by Grave. Xavia is a neutral evil half-elf female assassin. Like Mulgore, she can be found at Ulgoth's Beard. She can be found (along with Mulgore) at Spellhold Studios on this thread (they do not have their own website): http://www.shsforums...mp;#entry229673

+) Section 4. Special Note
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Finch was not included in this mod at the request of Bons. I aksed for her permission via PM at Pocket Plane, and her responce was very nice:

"While a player can privately replace an NPC's portrait with anything they desire, I cannot endorse a mod that would change this attribute to be so at odds with Finch's character. I'd personally find it detrimental to the work I put into creating her, so I'll have to decline participation. Thank you for inquiring and good luck with your project."

So please, no one ask for a Finch component. Let's respect her wishes. Badgering people about thier mods is one of the many ways the modding community looses many talented modders.

+) Section 5. Credits
=====================
Major Tom Sawyer -
Coding, Packaging, and Portrait Editing.

Sister Sinister -
Encouragement, Patience, Planning, Portrait Editing, and Snuggling.

Andyr -
Original author of the Mur'Neth mod.

Ascension64
Pointing out several embarassing errors as well as how I could correct them.

Ghreyfain -
Original author of the Indira mod.

Grave -
Original author of the Mulgore/Xavia mod.

Sir BillyBob -
Original author of The Secret of Bone Hill mod.

SConrad -
WeiDU Coding and Packaging (I totally ripped of his work). Not to mention the layout for this readme, it looked so cool!

Thanks to:
- Andyr, Ghreyfain, Grave, and Sir BillyBob - This mod would not exist without thier hard work. Thanks again for allowing permission for this mod.
- Ascension64. Thanks for your suggested future bugfixes.
- Sister Sinister, for your constant help.
- Jyzabyl, your support has always been a constant help.
- SConrad, for not getting POed when people rip-off his coding.
- Spellhold Studios - For hosting and providing a forum for this mod.

Modding and packaging tools used in creation:
- WeiDU by Westley Weimer
- Shadow Keeper by Mud Master? I am not certain on this....
- Photochop by Adobe.
- Notepad by Microsoft.

+) Section 4. Contact Information
=================================
For technical issues, please contact MTS at majortomsawyer@hotmail.com, or on the Baldur's Goth forum at Spellhold Studios - http://www.shsforums...p?showforum=269

The Baldur's Goth for TuTu/BGT mod is not developed, supported, or endorsed by BioWare, Black Isle, or even The Pocket Plane Group.

+) Section 5. Version History
=============================

v3
- Added the option to Install the portraits in your portrait folder to be used by <charname> or muli-player characters. The portrait names have been slightly altered so they will not override the NPC portraits if you choose to use them for the PC, but not for NPCs.
- Corrected the size of the Mur'Neth M portrait from 172 x 110 to 170 x 110 as it should have been originally.
- Removed the .bmp.bmp extension from the easter egg.
- Many corrections and fixes as suggested by Ascension64:
- Added placeholder to the backup folder.
- Removed the question marks from ~Install mod component~ to prevent two question marks showing.
- Removed the thumbs.db file and changed all folders from the slideshow view to icons.
- Renamed the Mur'Neth folder to MurNeth, as it could cause problems with non-english language systems because of the apostrophe.

v2
- Corrected an error with Fabio's .cre files not having the extension listed in the .tp2 file.
- Thanks Ascension64!
- Corrected the spelling of Indira, thanks Kulyok/Ascension64/Camdawg and sorry Ghreyfain.
- Indira is no longer a cyclops.

v1
- Initial release.


"A good pipe and tobacco will allow you to endure fools, boobs, nitwits, most bosses, angry spouses, (well, maybe not angry spouses), incompetents, slings and arrows, broadsides and people who cut in front of you after you've waited 15 minutes in highway construction zones, and most of life's little problems." - Ted's Pipe Shop

Completed:
Alex Macintosh (PC) - Project Lead. - (Updated to version five - 2/17/10)
Baldur's Goth - Maintainer/Head of the various expansions. (Updated on 02/07/2010)
Hubelpot the Vegetable Merchant - Writer & Quest input.
Summon Bhaalspawn NPC (PC) - Project Lead. - (Updated to version three - 2/17/10)
The MTS Crappack - Project Lead. (Updated to version three - 2/17/10)
Johnathan NPC conversion for BGT - Project lead.
Taim NPC English Conversion - Project Lead - (Updated to 1.2 on 11/01/2007)

In Progress:
Shyhinworunto Chende NPC - Project Lead (Beta updated to version two! 11/12/2007)

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#3 MajorTomSawyer

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:32 PM

Baldur's Gate II
The Baldur's Goth Expansion Pack - BETA 2
by MajorTomSawyer - majortomsawyer@hotmail.com
(As you may have guessed)


Table of Contents
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I. About
II. Installation
III. Components
IV. Tools
V. Special Thanks
VI. Version History


I. About:


On the original "Baldur's Goth" thread, Sidhe requested versions of the Bioware NPCs without red lipstick. Dymphna created some great alternate portraits, and options are always a good thing. Then I browsed though the forum a bit more. I found her Jaheria without the lipring, and her Saervok without the red glowing eyes. I thought, why not include these? This also seemed to be a good place to toss in my alternate Jaheria. Suddenly my second "mod" was under work (Yes I started this and left it unfinished for a long time).

II. Installation:


BGII is required. ToB is optional. "The Baldur's Goth Expansion" should work fine with any WeiDU mod. It will work best with the original "Baldur's Goth mod. That way you can have the edited paperdolls and the awesome startup screen.

Unzip the main ZIP file into your BGII main directory. This is normally:
C:\Program Files\Black Isle\BGII - SoA\

Run (click on) "Setup-Baldur's Goth Expansion.exe".

Then choose which components you would like to install. You may always uninstall them later by re-running "Setup-Baldur's Goth Expansion.exe".

As far as I know, you do *not* need to start a new game to take advantage of anything you installed. But some of them only help at the beginning.

III. Components

There are several components and multipule portraits for each of the NPCs. In time, there will be a splash preivew pic, but this is a beta I rushed to finish in time for a Halloween/Samhain release.


IV. Tools

Not many here
Weidu
Photochop
Winrar
Notepad
Picture It!

Credits:

Archmage Silver - Edwin
Dymphna - Aerie, Anomen (x2), Cernd, Haer'Dalis, Jan, Keldorn, Korgan, Mazzy, Nalia, Saervok, and Viconia.
MajorTomSawyer - Coding, Jaheira (x2), & Melissan.
SisterSinister - Aerie (x4), Cernd (x4), Haer'Dalis (x2), Mazzy (x2), & Minsc.
Xenobia - Alora, Dynaheir, Edwin, Eldoth, Imoen, Jaheria, Minsc, Skie, & Woman 1.

Some of the credits may be wrong, please post and inconsistancies on the Baldur's Goth forum - http://forums.spellh...p?showforum=269

V. Special Thanks

The original Baldur's Goth Team: Yasu, Dymphna (most of this is her work), Erephine, and SConrad.
Archmage Silver for his contribution.
sistersinister for her many contributions (and bug hunting).
Xenobia for her contributions.

VI. Version History

2 - Corrected errors in the .tp2
Added the " Hooded Jaheira" from the ToC, which will be a depreciated component in it's next release.

1 - Open Beta.


Edited by MajorTomSawyer, 01 January 2008 - 05:18 PM.

"A good pipe and tobacco will allow you to endure fools, boobs, nitwits, most bosses, angry spouses, (well, maybe not angry spouses), incompetents, slings and arrows, broadsides and people who cut in front of you after you've waited 15 minutes in highway construction zones, and most of life's little problems." - Ted's Pipe Shop

Completed:
Alex Macintosh (PC) - Project Lead. - (Updated to version five - 2/17/10)
Baldur's Goth - Maintainer/Head of the various expansions. (Updated on 02/07/2010)
Hubelpot the Vegetable Merchant - Writer & Quest input.
Summon Bhaalspawn NPC (PC) - Project Lead. - (Updated to version three - 2/17/10)
The MTS Crappack - Project Lead. (Updated to version three - 2/17/10)
Johnathan NPC conversion for BGT - Project lead.
Taim NPC English Conversion - Project Lead - (Updated to 1.2 on 11/01/2007)

In Progress:
Shyhinworunto Chende NPC - Project Lead (Beta updated to version two! 11/12/2007)

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#4 MajorTomSawyer

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:33 PM

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~ Cross Goth for Baldur's Gate ~

=============================

- A Baldur's Gate II (SoA with or without ToB) Mod

+) Section 1. About
==============================
This mini-mod is a companion to Baldur's Goth which enhances the graphical side of Baldur's Gate. This is an attempt to make the modded NPCs more "goth" and fit in more with the original Baldur's Goth mod. This version features edited portraits and paperdolls for a small number of the modded NPCs for Baldur's Gate II.

+) Section 2. Installation
==============================
CGoth is a WeiDU mod, which can be installed before or after any other WeiDU mod. Official patches and non-WeiDU mods should be installed prior to all WeiDU-mods, including The conversion of BG1 to either TuTu or BGT. It will only work if desired NPC is installed first.

+) Section 3. Components
==============================
Allison - Allison is a True Neutral druid who is extremely friendly and somewhat playful. She'll probably remind you of an overly affectionate Imoen. - http://www.rpgdungeon.net/allison

Chloe (red or black hair) - A female kensai demigoddess NPC, includes original portrait and voicing, and optional romance for a female PC or Imoen. Currently content for SOA only. - http://www.spellhold...net/mods/chloe/

Goo - The original third-party NPC mod. A joinable eyeball creature. Includes original, critically-acclaimed voicing. As a note, Goo has no changed paperdoll. - http://www.pocketplane.net/audio

Kitanya - Kitanya is a friendly, chaotic good elvish wizardslayer with lots of dialogue. - http://www.rpgdungeon.net/kitanya

Kiyone & Kova from Beyond the Law - This Mod introduces 2 new NPCs to the BG2 Gaming Experience: Kova, a mage/thief with an unsavoury background and good heart (or so he claims), and Kiyone, a law-enforcing, impartial (or so she claims) archer. This Mod looks into proving one man's innocence against the odds, and highlights the unlikely yet strong bond formed between the two people, so different yet so much alike. - http://www.shsforums...p?showforum=325

Kari the Kobold (pierced and without piercings) - Kari, the young and innocent half-kobold girl, offspring of a human father, a cleric of Sune, and a kobold mother. She will probably remind you of Aerie, but she won't toss her problems in your face. - http://chosenofmystr...wforum.php?f=68

Sheena the Half-Red Dragon (two versions, one by MTS, the other by SisterSinister) - Sheena is a neutral good half red dragon multiclass fighter/wizard. - http://www.blackwyrm...slair/Index.htm

Wikaede - Sir Wikaede is a male human Priest of Helm. He can be found in the Temple of Helm in Athkatla's Temple District. He has one banter with every Bioware NPC, and interjections at the Tree of Life, Hell and Final Irenicus Battle. He is voiced by Moongaze and has a custom weapon. - http://forums.rpgdun...board,33.0.html?

+) Section 5. Credits
=============================
Archmage Silver - Author of the Wikaede edit.

Dymphna - Author of the Kitanya edit.

K'aeloree - Artist behind both of the Chloe edits.

Major Tom Sawyer -
Coding, Packaging, and Portrait Editing.

SConrad -
WeiDU Coding and Packaging (I totally ripped of his work). Not to mention the layout for this readme, it looked so cool!

Sister Sinister -
Coding, Encouragement, Patience, Planning, Portrait Editing, and Snuggling.

Thanks to:
- Ghreyfain, Lucy the Beast, Moongaze/Tameon the Dragoon, Rastor, Red Knight, and Zyraen - This mod would not exist without thier hard work. Thanks again for allowing permission for this mod.
- Sister Sinister, for your constant help.
- Jyzabyl, your support has always been a constant help.
- SConrad, for not getting POed when people rip-off his coding.
- Spellhold Studios - For hosting and providing a forum for this mod.

Modding and packaging tools used in creation:
- WeiDU by Westley Weimer
- Shadow Keeper by Mud Master? I am not certain on this....
- Photochop by Adobe.
- Picture It! by Microsoft.
- Notepad by Microsoft.
- Winrar by rarlab.

+) Section 4. Contact Information
=================================
For technical issues, please contact MTS at majortomsawyer@hotmail.com, or on the Baldur's Goth forum at Spellhold Studios - http://www.shsforums...p?showforum=269

The Cross Goth mod is not developed, supported, or endorsed by BioWare, Black Isle, or even The Pocket Plane Group.

+) Section 5. Version History
================================
v1.1
- A few .tp2 bugs were caught and fixed by SisterSinister!

v1
- Initial release.


"A good pipe and tobacco will allow you to endure fools, boobs, nitwits, most bosses, angry spouses, (well, maybe not angry spouses), incompetents, slings and arrows, broadsides and people who cut in front of you after you've waited 15 minutes in highway construction zones, and most of life's little problems." - Ted's Pipe Shop

Completed:
Alex Macintosh (PC) - Project Lead. - (Updated to version five - 2/17/10)
Baldur's Goth - Maintainer/Head of the various expansions. (Updated on 02/07/2010)
Hubelpot the Vegetable Merchant - Writer & Quest input.
Summon Bhaalspawn NPC (PC) - Project Lead. - (Updated to version three - 2/17/10)
The MTS Crappack - Project Lead. (Updated to version three - 2/17/10)
Johnathan NPC conversion for BGT - Project lead.
Taim NPC English Conversion - Project Lead - (Updated to 1.2 on 11/01/2007)

In Progress:
Shyhinworunto Chende NPC - Project Lead (Beta updated to version two! 11/12/2007)

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