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#1 -saxonpirate-

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 02:18 PM

I am about to make a complete run thru of BG2 again.

I really want to have a great experience with the game esp. with all the mods that are out there.
My PC will be a theif (not sure of kit just yet).

What would be the best mods to install?
I want the most I can get to really increase the game and experience.
Anything mods that add quest, items, game balance, theif kits or mods, banters, new areas, etc.

Please post in order of install for I am new to installing mods.

Again i want a very large game and best experience available for BG2: SOA and TOB.

Thanks in advance!

#2 Grunker

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 03:09 PM

Look here for a complete list of Baldur's Gate mods

It includes pretty good descriptions of each mod. When you've decided which ones you'd like to try, post them here. I'm sure people will help with install orders and feedback ones you've chosen which mods you wan't to have a go at :)
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#3 -saxonpirate-

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 02:25 PM

Okay I went thru the list, visited other sites, and came up with a very long list that probably wont be compatible with one another and may have duplicates(just with different names)

Improved Anvil
Herbs and Potions
Tortured Souls
Never Ending Journey
Ribald's Genie
Teh Black Rose Part 1
Victor's BG2 Improvements
BG2 Fixpack(G3)
BG2 Tweak Pack(G3)
Crossmod Banter Pack
Divine Remix
Improved Horns of Valhalla (G3)
NPC Tweak (G3)
Oversight
P&P Celestials
Song and Silence
Sorcerer's Place Collection - Item pack only
Harper Scout Kit
Wolf Lord: Shapeshifter Upgrade
Hubelpot NPC
Beyond the Law
Banter Packs
Berserker Minsc
Nalia Mod [WeiDU]
Nalia's Romance [Non-WeiDU]
NPC Flirt Packs
Sarevok-Be-Gone??
Ajoc's MIniMod
Ascension
Check the Bodies (Fast Forward) ??
CoM Encounters
Desecration of Souls
Every Mod and Dog
Expanded Thief Stronghold
G3 Anniversary Mod
Imnesvale Mod
Improved Oasis 2
KR's Difficult Brown Dragon
Planar Sphere Mod
Planar Sphere Return Mod
Quest Pack
Rahul Kanakia's Potion Quest
Redemption
Region of Terror
Shadows Over Soubar
The Slithering Menace
The Tortured Soul
Tortured Soul Quest
Turnabout
Unfinished Business
Worship the Unseeing Eye
Ashes of Embers
BG2 Refinements
FinnJO's Subrace Mod and/or Subraces
Projectile Retrieval
Rogue Rebalancing Pack
Unique Artifacts
Virtue
Dark Ritual
Exnem's Addon
Freedom's Reign/Reign of Virtue
Heart of the Wood
Improved Anvil
Item Upgrade
Item Value Tweaks
Munch Mod
RotB Armor Set
RPG Dungeon Item Pack
RTT Item Pack
Ruad
Selune's Armoury
The Unusual Oddities Shop
The dye mod listed on here
The Darkest Day?
Big Picture?


I really want to have a very unique and great experience with all these mods.
I dont know which are compatible which arent, the order of install, other installs needed, etc.

I hope you all can help me out and perhaps breakdown that list.

I hope I am not asking for to much.

Thanks!

#4 Anomaly

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 04:09 PM

Some of your mods are tweaks or fixes, you can (mostly) install them all the time :
BG2 FixPack
BG2 Tweaks
Refinements
Bersecker Minsc
Ashes of Ember
Virtue
Banters Pack

About "Worship the Unseeing Eye", you do know that it is a joke mod, right ?

About Neverending Journey, you want to play it alone, or perhaps with Improved Anvil and/or Tortured Souls if you like.

About Tortured Souls, The Darkest Day, Big Picture, Check the Bodies, Shadows over Soubar, this is called a mega-installation with very specific instructions you can find in the BP+BGT forum.

Anyway, you really should do a smaller selection of mods. Less mods = less problems. And I am sure there are mods you would like to have more than others. :)
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#5 -saxonpirate-

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 07:41 PM

About Neverending Journey, you want to play it alone, or perhaps with Improved Anvil and/or Tortured Souls if you like.


Okay. Will Neverending Journey and Tortured Souls be compatible together with the list of mods I have below:
(shortened list of what I want)

Quest Related:
Unfinished Business
WeiDU-Ascension
Redemption
Turnabout
Rahul Kanakia's Potion Quest
Region of Terror
Quest Pack
Improved Oasis 2
Expanded Thief Stronghold

Tweaks:
Ashes of Embers
BG2 Refinements
BG2 Tweak Pack
Oversight
Projectile Retrieval
Rogue Rebalancing Pack
Subraces or FinnJO's Subrace Mod
Unique Artifacts
Virtue
BG2 FixPack

Kits:
Harper Scout Kit
Song and Silence

NPC:
Hubelpot

NPC-Related:
Banter Packs
Berserker Minsc
CrossMod Banter Pack
Nalia Mod
Nalia's Romance
NPC Flirt Packs

Stores and Items:
Freedom's Reign/Reign of Virtue
Herbs and Potions Add-in
Improved Anvil
Improved Horns of Valhalla
Item Upgrade
Item Value Tweaks
Ribald's Genie
Unusual Oddities Shop
Rupert the dye merchant

Tactical:
Domains of Dread


Do any of the mods esp. the Tweak mods do the samething or if all installed adds something different and makes a real nice balanced game?
All mods listed will be compatible with TS and NeJ correct?

What would be order of installation for these mods if all compatible?


Thanks again in advance!

#6 berelinde

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:18 PM

Okay. Will Neverending Journey and Tortured Souls be compatible together with the list of mods I have below:


No. NEJ/TS is really meant to be enjoyed by itself. There are various mega-mod installations that include BGT/BP/NEJ/TS, etc, and you can find guidance on this very forum.

If you leave out Improved Anvil, NEJ/TS, you can install everything on your list, in an order that could best be recommended by someone else.

I am not saying that IA/NEJ/TS cannot be enjoyed with many of the mods on your list, but there are some complications.

Improved Anvil/NEJ/TS are tricky. The authors make compatibility claims that exclude many of your mods. These claims can be based on technical incompatibilities which will possibly render the game unplayable, or conceptual incompatibilities, which you might or might not even notice. I am not qualified to discuss this.

If I may make a recommendation, I would advise reading everything you can about mega installs, because that will talk about a lot of the issues you will have with NEJ/TS.

Sorry this is so vague, but I hope it helped at least marginally.
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