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#1 skellytz

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Posted 16 January 2023 - 06:05 PM

Baldur's Gate Trilogy v1.22
 
Play the classic Baldur's Gate using the improved Baldur's Gate II engine with continuity between Tales of the Sword Coast, Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal.
 
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Introduction


Baldur's Gate Trilogy is a modification originally created by Bardez that aimed to achieve two major goals: to play Baldur's Gate and Tales of the Sword Coast expansion using the much improved Baldur's Gate II engine, and to generate some kind of continuity between the events of Baldur's Gate, Tales of the Sword Coast, Shadows of Amn, and Throne of Bhaal. Baldur's Gate Trilogy-WeiDU takes this a step further by converting the modification to WeiDU format, which has improved compatibility with other modifications.

While BGT-WeiDU remains mostly faithful to the original Baldur's Gate and Tales of the Sword Coast, a number of new features have been introduced to satisfy the above goals.

Baldur's Gate using the Baldur's Gate II engine: BGT-WeiDU is a modification installed on Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. Therefore, the story of Baldur's Gate can be experienced with the updated graphics, better resolution, and interface improvements present in Baldur's Gate II.

Bug fixes: BGT-WeiDU includes an internal fixpack that addresses a significant number of bugs that remained in Baldur's Gate and Tales of the Sword Coast.
 
Continuity from Baldur's Gate into Shadows of Amn: BGT-WeiDU uses a dynamic system to transfer players from the end of Baldur's Gate to Shadows of Amn. A cover story is used, in which the player talks to Belt after Sarevok is defeated, and NPCs are conditionally imported into Shadows of Amn depending on what fate you led them to experience in Baldur's Gate.
 
Expansive compatibility with other modifications: BGT-WeiDU is compatible with the latest versions of modifications in a mega-modification installation, as well as a large number of other fan-made modifications. This allows the player to expand the world of Baldur's Gate to an enormously rich location to explore.
 
Organised journal entries: BGT-WeiDU utilises a full quest journal system and ensures that all Baldur's Gate journal entries are removed prior to the transition to Shadows of Amn. This prevents clogging up of the journal, which normally makes it hard to find important information in the journal.
 
Map Notes: The advent of map notes makes it useful for the player to pin their own special locations. BGT-WeiDU comes with a number of map notes already inserted to help the player find particular buildings quickly, instead of running around like crazed chickens into every single house in a particular area.

Changes in version 1.22


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New worldmap preview



Edited by skellytz, 01 April 2023 - 09:34 AM.


#2 Bartimaeus

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Posted 16 January 2023 - 08:22 PM

Great thanks. Not sure who made the new world map (as someone that already used dex909's for a number of years), but it looks good - location shifts seem to make sense and make a number of incongruities...well, much less so.



#3 TotoR

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Posted 16 January 2023 - 08:44 PM

This is a Huge work !

 

There is an incompatibility to adress with 1pp: high quality music that check for the wrong installation file, but it should be on 1pp side...

 

Thanks to all for this release !


Edited by TotoR, 16 January 2023 - 09:31 PM.


#4 ALIEN

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Posted 16 January 2023 - 11:56 PM

Fantastic work!


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#5 jastey

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Posted 17 January 2023 - 01:35 AM

Awesome! Thank you very much for your work.



#6 Salk

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Posted 17 January 2023 - 02:01 AM

Congratulations, skellytz!

And thanks!

#7 MikeX

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Posted 17 January 2023 - 08:33 AM

As one of the few still playing the classics, thank you very much!



#8 Sergio

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Posted 17 January 2023 - 11:41 AM

Congrats :)


Low hung brow, dazed look on your face..... It appears that you are correct, my friend. You are indeed a complete imbecile.


#9 Endarire

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Posted 17 January 2023 - 01:42 PM

I was surprised BGT was still being updated so many years after EET launched, but apparently, there's demand for it.  Well done and thankee!



#10 Salk

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 01:48 PM

On a side note, I have been taking a look at the updated bg1.tra and I can but congratulate skellytz further for what seems to be an excellent work, way better than I have done myself when I updated the BG1 strings as part of the BG1 Fixpack.

 

I will of course be doing a comparison check, in case there is something on my side that might be incorporated into BGT's bg1.tra but so far (I have just been checking the first 350 strings) there was nothing. Chapeau!  :Bow:

 

By the way, skellytz, did you tackle the game text update yourself? I know it was a very time consuming job for a single man...

 

If I may ask... what is next in your list?  :cheers:



#11 skellytz

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 04:49 PM

By the way, skellytz, did you tackle the game text update yourself? I know it was a very time consuming job for a single man...

You know how it is: a cup of coffee, a laptop, and WinMerge away. I haven't finished all the dialogue strings yet (several thousand left). Then item descriptions, soundsets, system messages, etc. I'm trying to keep BGT a bit closer to the original by manually discarding many instances of hypercorrection.



#12 Andrea C.

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Posted 21 January 2023 - 04:34 AM

Congrats, skellytz!

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Posted 09 March 2023 - 03:20 AM

skellytz,

 

while checking on the text, I happened to take a look at SW1H03 (the bastard sword Kondar) and I was wondering about two things:

 

1) It is described as a +1 weapon that is +3 against shapeshifters but when I look at the file's properties I see two .eff (DOPPHIT and LYCANHIT) that add a +2 bonus to THAC0 against 106 and 122. Shouldn't it also add 2 points of damage? In my BG1 installation I see in fact two additional eff. (DOPPDAM and LYCANDAM) that do exactly that.

 

2) The weapon does not seem to improve THAC0 or inflict any extra damage to every other creatures. Aren't a generic +1 THACO bonus and a generic +1 damage bonus missing here?

 

Thanks! 


Edited by Salk, 09 March 2023 - 03:20 AM.


#14 skellytz

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Posted 09 March 2023 - 07:28 PM

1) It is described as a +1 weapon that is +3 against shapeshifters but when I look at the file's properties I see two .eff (DOPPHIT and LYCANHIT) that add a +2 bonus to THAC0 against 106 and 122. Shouldn't it also add 2 points of damage? In my BG1 installation I see in fact two additional eff. (DOPPDAM and LYCANDAM) that do exactly that.

For BG2 the bonus damage EFF references have been moved from the global effects to the item abilities. Kondar still uses doppdam.eff and cdsw1h03.eff (which is lycandam.eff cloned by BG2 Fixpack).

 

2) The weapon does not seem to improve THAC0 or inflict any extra damage to every other creatures. Aren't a generic +1 THACO bonus and a generic +1 damage bonus missing here?

Are you sure? These bonuses are set directly in the item abilities (bonus to hit: 1, bonus damage: 1).



#15 Salk

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Posted 10 March 2023 - 06:30 AM

My bad.

 

I missed the fact that two EFF references have been moved.

 

Sorry about the false alarm.



#16 Salk

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Posted 13 March 2023 - 01:26 AM

Thanks. Much appreciated.

 

One question: does Vampiric Touch really work the way it is described? I mean, the hit points loss from the target is actually transferred to the caster?

 

If I am not mistaken, the EE engine has introduced flags that would make spells like this and other similar ones (ex. Larloch's Minor Drain) really work as intended. I guess this is not the case for us? 



#17 skellytz

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Posted 14 March 2023 - 06:13 PM

Does Vampiric Touch really work the way it is described? I mean, the hit points loss from the target is actually transferred to the caster?

No, as far as I know, the original BG2 engine doesn't have the ability to directly transfer HP. The spell uses two separate effects: damaging the target and adding a bonus to the caster. On the other hand, BG2FP addresses a few issues:

Larloch's Minor Drain, Vampiric Touch, and psionic Life Drain were healing the caster even if the target was not affected due to magic resistance. Both spells now only heal the caster if the target is affected. This also fixes an additional bug of Vampiric Touch being able to boost the caster's hit points multiple times through multiple castings, though the description explicitly states this shouldn't happen. This also fixes a damage bug with the innate version of this spell (the one added as a Bhaalspawn ability and used by Foebane on hit) where it did 1d4 damage instead of 4 points, per its description.

 

If I am not mistaken, the EE engine has introduced flags that would make spells like this and other similar ones (ex. Larloch's Minor Drain) really work as intended.

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