I have named it BiG World and it is an ongoing project that aims to bring together as much mods as possible into one complete big Baldurs Gate game so that they can be loaded and played at the same time.
It's really hard to find through all that truth, half-truth and untruth about megamod installs that are all around in the net. Many of the posts are only guesswork, others are only copied without verification and they don't become true by repeating them again and again. Much of the logfiles swirling around cannot work, but a lot of manpower is bound useless in searching for a solution. A bug-free huge megamod is possible with a big effort from all the creative folks here at spellholdstudios and the other big sites, but only if they develop in one direction. It don't make any sense when a lot of people try different installs and run from one problem to the other.
This install order is a comprehensive advisor for most of the available mods. I hope it would be a base for further improvements. I have made several fixes for a installation without any error. That means not, the megamod is bug-free. But if we can use my megamod as a starting point, we could make any necessary adjustments.
Don't change the order of this Installation without any strong reason. I spent several months on working this out. The fixes will mostly work in one order. Changing the order of one single component may ruin the whole installation! One problem with the megainstall is, that mod A + B + C may work, but A + C + B won't.
During installation some fixes and patches are needed. To make it simple, I have collected all the needed files as well as the changed TP2s in one folder named BiG World Patches. So you need only download this one collection instead of searching dozens of files in the internet.
Also I have created some simple .bat-files that do the installation for you. With this files, you save a lot of hours with installation! This .bat files together with some other needed mods made by friends are in the folder named BiG World Tools.
I had installed the mod several times without any error. At the last try, however, I got error Messages with the mods Unique Artifacts and Ding0 Experience Fixer that showed up never before. I don't know why. The only reason I could think about is, that one component or mod was skipped unnoticed during installation.
Unfortunately, I don't have time within the next few weeks to do further attempts.
In the BiG World Project.zip you will find the instructions as a PDF-file in English and in German together with all the needed Fixes, Patches, .TP2 files, Biffer and some more mods.
Not yet solved problems:
The improvement of the installation-procedure is urgently necessary.
1. The .bat files are not compatible with WeiDU 2.01. Some mods like BG2Fixpack, NEJ, CtB cannot be installed with this method.
2. The installation stops when a window opens
3. Apparently some mods get skipped, especially on a faster Computer. Happened installation should be checked autamatically.
4. Copy and paste should be performed automatically.
I am glad about every suggestion and criticism which serves to improve the megamod and these instructions.
The attached file is no longer up-to-date.
Download the new file v4 instead from here: http://www.shsforums...d...&showcat=72
Edited by Leonardo Watson, 25 December 2007 - 11:41 AM.