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Thank you!!!!

Oh sweet mercy, thank you. I have been trying in vain for days attempting to get these different modification packs to function. There are tons of them (some with malware, some that are just terrible wastes of time). To read this is like soothing balm on my soul.

Thank you. Oh thank you.

If I could, I would kiss you. And I would shave first. Thumbs up!
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hellomello123: This option does not seem to appear on my control panel (see attached), is there any other way to do this?
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Hickory: Not even an option to change resolution? I've never seen that before. Go to the nVidia website and download the latest drivers for your computer. Once you've done that, uninstall the current drivers via Control Panel and install the downloaded ones. Make sure you choose to perform a completely clean installation in the setup.
I did as you instructed, but I still do not have a resolution option, only the 3D settings.
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Hickory: Not even an option to change resolution? I've never seen that before. Go to the nVidia website and download the latest drivers for your computer. Once you've done that, uninstall the current drivers via Control Panel and install the downloaded ones. Make sure you choose to perform a completely clean installation in the setup.
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hellomello123: I did as you instructed, but I still do not have a resolution option, only the 3D settings.
Then it must be a funky notebook driver thing. I have no idea how you are going to get the game to display to your monitor aspect, if you can't even change resolutions via your display drivers. Windows 8 just does not like games at all.
Windows 8 is a bizarre and sadistic beast. Thanks for the help anyway
Post edited March 29, 2014 by hellomello123
I would like to warn you about the Widescreen mod. It is great, and you can get a better display of the game on your panoramic screens, however, it ruined my game on Baldur's Gate I. It made the game crash randomly whenever I attempted to enter into a house, inn, dungeon. It even screwed up the game up to such a point, that I couldn't return to kandlekeep (near the end) as the game crashed. It was so frustrating that I had to end up the game by taking savegames from someone else's.
There's just two things from BGII that I would like to see in BG:

The ability to highlight containers, and not having the inventory screen unpause the game.

Can anybody point me to mods which will make these changes in BG?

Personally, while BGII is fun, I found that a lot of the additional tweaks just overcomplicated the game from the simplicity of BG. The grouping of weapon proficiencies was ideal for allowing lower-level characters a good variety of weapons to choose from, and give a sense of being able to "upgrade" mundane weaponry - like going from a Longsword to a Bastard Sword.

Thus, I would like to keep vanilla BG, but with a few important gameplay enhancements.

Highlighting containers saves having to scrabble around the screen looking for all the lootable containers. Sure, it means that the hidden items are easily visible (but then, who really doesn't know the location of such items by now?) but it sure beats having to move the mouse over everything that might look like a container to see if it actually IS a container or not.

Having the inventory screen pause the game means that encounters can be more tactical, as players are more likely to use those odd potions, wands, and scrolls that don't fit in their quick slots. I know that you probably don't need to use them, but it would make combat more interesting than the usual sword/arrow/spell beatdown that it currently is. I think the random scrolls you find are more likely to be used than sold if BG had the same inventory mechanics has BG II.
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Davane: There's just two things from BGII that I would like to see in BG:

The ability to highlight containers, and not having the inventory screen unpause the game.

Can anybody point me to mods which will make these changes in BG?
There's only one way to have the ability to highlight interactive objects and have the game stay paused in the inventory, and that's to play the game in the BG2 engine via one of the two available mods that do this: BGT or EasyTuTu.

Both convert BG1 into the BG2 engine. The difference between the two is that BGT's purpose is to seamlessly take the game, your character, and all relevant NPCs, all the way from Candlekeep in BG1, through Shadows of Amn, and to the Throne of Bhaal. All characters keep their status and XP right from the start, including NPCs, so no need for importing.

EasyTuTu is different, in that it is ONLY BG1 in the BG2 engine, but it does have the advantage of being completely separate from BG2, so you can play the original BG2 if you wish -- with BGT you can't do this. However, TuTu has more bugs and a few graphical issues that BGT does not.

If you want a seamless trilogy all the way through, go for BGT. If you want a standalone installation, go for TuTu.

NB: To get the weapon proficiencies as per BG1 (well, a variation of that system), you will need the tweak pack.