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#1 Schlumpf

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 02:13 PM

Hello.

I've got an error while installing the Big World Mod.

I did this installation a few years ago in english and it worked.

Now I wanted to try it in german and Step 3 (Installation of BGT - Baldur's Gate Trilogy/setupbgt) is failing with an error.

It says wrong path or wrong Baldur's Gate Installation.


If I run BGT-Installation (setupbgt) directly (without Big World Mod) it works without problems.
The path is also easy, so that there should be no error in it
"C:\Games\BG1"

 

I already tried to uninstall and reainstall all BG1 and BG2 components (incl. cleaning up registry).

What am I doing wrong?

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#2 The Imp

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 04:15 PM

Well, on which BWS language have you selected ?

The BWS also checks if you have a valid BG1 install, aka the version needs to be the v1.3.5512 International or whatever the German falls under.

 

Also which BWS are you using ? Aka is it the latest ? Yes, that's the latest... as that link is indirect so it's redirected to the very last one, always.

 

And please say you do not use the quote marks in providing the BG1 path ?


Edited by The Imp, 21 October 2015 - 04:16 PM.

Yep, Jarno Mikkola. my Mega Mod FAQ. Use of the BWS, and how to use it(scroll down that post a bit). 
OK, desert dweller, welcome to the sanity, you are free to search for the limit, it's out there, we drew it in the sand. Ouh, actually it was still snow then.. but anyways.


#3 dabus

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 10:40 PM

He does not use the BWS - I bet on that. ;)
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#4 Schlumpf

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 01:33 AM

@dabus: you won your bet.

I used the setup during my last installation. But this time I found only outdated versions :-(

So I used the install.bat (as I did already 4 years ago).

 

@The Imp: thank you for the link. I think I'll try it once more using the setup this time :-)

 

I was a little bit confused about the path, because you can define a different path during the BWM installation, but it seems not to work.

Why does this error not occur when I'm starting the BGT-Setup.exe directly?



#5 The Imp

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 02:47 AM

Why does this error not occur when I'm starting the BGT-Setup.exe directly?

Well you are using a .bat from 4 years ago... I have to rhetorically ask: Is there even a point in figuring it out ? ... cause for me, it wouldn't matter if it's the method or insert or a mistake in the .bat file, which I would remember there to have been a few times. For example the .bat not reading the insert it was provided and instead of using the default path forcibly*, which was: C:\Program Files\Black Isle\Baldur's Gate ... which was fine most of the time, until the Windows made it useless.

 

Back to the point, using the BWS instead, you'll be assured to avoid this and the tons of other things that have been fixed for years. And the install should be easier, as you don't need to do any of the heavy lifting as the setup will do all the downloading, extraction and installing and other manual things you need to do, except selecting mods and their components. Or you can select the auto selections, but I recommend that you do NOT use any of them. Cause you have the option to not. Using the "..." button next to the compilation selection.

 

*this was because the BGT-weidu itself altered the insert method a few times.


Edited by The Imp, 22 October 2015 - 02:54 AM.

Yep, Jarno Mikkola. my Mega Mod FAQ. Use of the BWS, and how to use it(scroll down that post a bit). 
OK, desert dweller, welcome to the sanity, you are free to search for the limit, it's out there, we drew it in the sand. Ouh, actually it was still snow then.. but anyways.


#6 Schlumpf

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 01:14 PM

sorry. Yet another stupid question.

Which option should I choose, when I use the BWS for Installing?

 

There are the Options:

Baldur's Gate 2 / Baldur's Gate Trilogy (BWP)

Baldur's Gate 2 / BiG World Project Install.bat

 

Which one is the right one?

 

- - -

 

By the way: I finished an installation using the (4 year old) bat now. The problem with the path is solved.

But there are things missing, that should be installed (according to the weidu.log) - for instance the classical Icons/graphics for the shields and bucklers. This should come with one pixel productions (what is installed) but it is missing in the finished installadion.



#7 The Imp

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 02:24 PM

This:
Baldur's Gate 2 / Baldur's Gate Trilogy (BWP)

Yep, Jarno Mikkola. my Mega Mod FAQ. Use of the BWS, and how to use it(scroll down that post a bit). 
OK, desert dweller, welcome to the sanity, you are free to search for the limit, it's out there, we drew it in the sand. Ouh, actually it was still snow then.. but anyways.