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Can the mods be installed after you start playing the games? I don't really feel like waiting around.
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drrosenrosen: Can the mods be installed after you start playing the games? I don't really feel like waiting around.
It depends on what mods you mean. Some can, some cannot. Mega mods like BGT, or overhauls like TuTu cannot, neither should quest altering mods, or fix packs. On the other hand, third party NPC mods and some tweaks are generally ok to install afterwards.
Does anyone have a working alternative link for the widescreen mod?
For anyone else wanting the Widescreen mod, it has moved here: gibberlings3.net/forums/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=896 that is why the other download link is no longer working.
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Saturnfly: For anyone else wanting the Widescreen mod, it has moved here: gibberlings3.net/forums/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=896 that is why the other download link is no longer working.
Actually it hasn't moved as such. The problem is that forums.gibberlings3.net has become gibberlings3.net/forums/ , causing problems with old links not redirecting as they should.
fixpack links:
gibberlings3 (dot) net/forums/index.php?app=downloads&showcat=36

BG1 tweak pack links:
gibberlings3 (dot) net/forums/index.php?app=downloads&showcat=37

BG2 tweak pack links:
gibberlings3 (dot) net/forums/index.php?app=downloads&showcat=38

(I can't post links. And thank you Hickory for the change from forums. to /forums/)
Post edited December 09, 2014 by CorneliusBaxter
Holy SH*T...

It took me FOREVER to get the bg2fixpack installed on my Macbook Air and the solution was so f 'ing retarded. I probably spent four or five hours searching the inter-web using something called the google search engine for posts describing a similar problem as I had and the solution. I installed and ran God-knows-what sort of apps and scripts on my computer to no avail. Then I tried something incredibly simple and...TA-DA...success.

I will describe my problem and the solution for those experiencing the same issue.

Well, I downloaded the bg2fixpack Mac file via the link on GOG and followed the instructions but when double-clicking on setup-bg2fixpack.command I got this error in Terminal:

Please run this program in your Infinity Engine game directory.

FATAL ERROR: Failure("Not a game directory")


I tried every work-around I could find, including downloading the most recent WeiDU, running the script from the Resources folder bullsh*t, from the Baldur's Gate 2 folder within the GOG directory, using some Mac WeiDU Launcher app (kudos to subtledoctor BTW), deleting and re-installing, etc.

Then I just try something really simple...

The bg2fixpack download, once un-zipped, is all contained with in a folder named osx-bg2fixpack-v10. I then take the bg2fixpack folder, setup-bg2fixpack, and setup-bg2fixpack.command and place them directly in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder...just to see what happens...

F#CK. ME.

It automagically works perfectly!!!

Now, after looking at the README for the mod for the umpteenth time, I did notice that it does state that those three items should be extracted into the BG2 folder but COME ON!!! That's time I could have spent actually playing the game (or mast#rb@ting...).

Anyway...
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joebro: I tried every work-around I could find, including downloading the most recent WeiDU, running the script from the Baldur's Gate 2 folder within the GOG directory, (failure)


...place them directly in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder. (success)
I am having the same problem you describe having solved, but your solution is confusing.

In the failure example, you place the files in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder.
In the success example, you place the files in the same Baldur's Gate 2 folder.

I don't see how these are in any way different. I don't have a GOG/Baldur's Gate 2 folder with a complete game in it, and ANOTHER nonGOG Baldur's Gate 2 folder with the complete game in it as well.

I have one folder, called Baldur's Gate 2, where the three necessary files and folders are located when I run the .command file. Within that Baldur's Gate 2 folder, there is the game icon labelled Baldur's Gate 2, which is the executable package, not a folder.

What exactly is the difference you are describing? Do you put the fixpack items inside the Game icon called Baldur's Gate 2 itself? This would mean opening the Package.
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joebro: I tried every work-around I could find, including downloading the most recent WeiDU, running the script from the Baldur's Gate 2 folder within the GOG directory, (failure)

...place them directly in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder. (success)
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sdlotu: I am having the same problem you describe having solved, but your solution is confusing.

In the failure example, you place the files in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder.
In the success example, you place the files in the same Baldur's Gate 2 folder.

I don't see how these are in any way different. I don't have a GOG/Baldur's Gate 2 folder with a complete game in it, and ANOTHER nonGOG Baldur's Gate 2 folder with the complete game in it as well.

I have one folder, called Baldur's Gate 2, where the three necessary files and folders are located when I run the .command file. Within that Baldur's Gate 2 folder, there is the game icon labelled Baldur's Gate 2, which is the executable package, not a folder.

What exactly is the difference you are describing? Do you put the fixpack items inside the Game icon called Baldur's Gate 2 itself? This would mean opening the Package.
I think he means taking the files out of the fix-pack folder and placing those files in the main directory (Baldur's Gate 2) folder.
So if the fix-pack was extracted to:
C:\gog\Baldur's Gate 2\Fixpack\fixpack.exe
You'd need to move the fixpack.exe one level higher:
C:\gog\Baldur's Gate 2\fixpack.exe

The bg2fixpack download, once un-zipped, is all contained with in a folder named osx-bg2fixpack-v10. I then take the bg2fixpack folder, setup-bg2fixpack, and setup-bg2fixpack.command and place them directly in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder
^Those three things are inside another folder named osx-bg2fixpack-v10 - take them out of that folder and move them one level higher into the BG2 main directory.

From your post it sounds like you've already done that - can you post a directory path for where those files and folders are on your system?
Post edited March 29, 2015 by TrollumThinks
I think Linux users better use the Windows version of BG+BG2 and Wine if they want to use this mods.
Post edited June 24, 2015 by Wolke
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joebro: I tried every work-around I could find, including downloading the most recent WeiDU, running the script from the Baldur's Gate 2 folder within the GOG directory, (failure)

...place them directly in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder. (success)
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sdlotu: I am having the same problem you describe having solved, but your solution is confusing.

In the failure example, you place the files in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder.
In the success example, you place the files in the same Baldur's Gate 2 folder.

I don't see how these are in any way different. I don't have a GOG/Baldur's Gate 2 folder with a complete game in it, and ANOTHER nonGOG Baldur's Gate 2 folder with the complete game in it as well.

I have one folder, called Baldur's Gate 2, where the three necessary files and folders are located when I run the .command file. Within that Baldur's Gate 2 folder, there is the game icon labelled Baldur's Gate 2, which is the executable package, not a folder.

What exactly is the difference you are describing? Do you put the fixpack items inside the Game icon called Baldur's Gate 2 itself? This would mean opening the Package.
Hey man! You may want to try this:

Now I only installed the Widescreen Mod, but what worked for me was installing the mod inside the Baldur's Gate 2 Folder just inside the GOG Games folder.

man I hate saying "folder" all the damn time. Anyway.

The place you're looking for has literally everything in it; baldur.exe, CharView.exe, scripts folder, yadda yadda. DON'T GO ANY DEEPER OR ANYWHERE ELSE. I saved the widescreen exe to somewhere else entirely; literally a place I named outside of gog in any way called "Random Stuff" which is where all my mod stuff goes before installing it for organization purposes.

Anyway, when you run the exe, you're looking to install it inside of the GoG Games folder, then the Baldur's Gate 2 folder or whatever. Worked the first time like a charm on windows 8.1.

Hope that helps! I'll see if I can't attach a screen shot if you need it.
Still having hangups and headaches trying to configure the widescreen mod correctly...
Gave in and decided to just resign myself to playing in a tiny central screen window with everything in miniature and realized the Sword Coast (even in a tiny micro environment) is still a fascinating place to adventure in.
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TrollumThinks: I think he means taking the files out of the fix-pack folder and placing those files in the main directory (Baldur's Gate 2) folder.
So if the fix-pack was extracted to:
C:\gog\Baldur's Gate 2\Fixpack\fixpack.exe
You'd need to move the fixpack.exe one level higher:
C:\gog\Baldur's Gate 2\fixpack.exe

The bg2fixpack download, once un-zipped, is all contained with in a folder named osx-bg2fixpack-v10. I then take the bg2fixpack folder, setup-bg2fixpack, and setup-bg2fixpack.command and place them directly in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder
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TrollumThinks: ^Those three things are inside another folder named osx-bg2fixpack-v10 - take them out of that folder and move them one level higher into the BG2 main directory.

From your post it sounds like you've already done that - can you post a directory path for where those files and folders are on your system?
I haven't responded in many months because I was otherwise occupied. I did read your message, but the quoted text shows that you don't understand the problem.

This is about the Macintosh, as the poster before me identified. You point to files such as fixpack.exe, which are Windows only, and do not exist on Macintosh. In addition, you are using Windows directories, such as C:, which also does not exist on the Macintosh, and Windows executables in your instructions, which make your post useless to me.
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sdlotu: I am having the same problem you describe having solved, but your solution is confusing.

In the failure example, you place the files in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder.
In the success example, you place the files in the same Baldur's Gate 2 folder.

I don't see how these are in any way different. I don't have a GOG/Baldur's Gate 2 folder with a complete game in it, and ANOTHER nonGOG Baldur's Gate 2 folder with the complete game in it as well.

I have one folder, called Baldur's Gate 2, where the three necessary files and folders are located when I run the .command file. Within that Baldur's Gate 2 folder, there is the game icon labelled Baldur's Gate 2, which is the executable package, not a folder.

What exactly is the difference you are describing? Do you put the fixpack items inside the Game icon called Baldur's Gate 2 itself? This would mean opening the Package.
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jarek56: Hey man! You may want to try this:

Now I only installed the Widescreen Mod, but what worked for me was installing the mod inside the Baldur's Gate 2 Folder just inside the GOG Games folder.

man I hate saying "folder" all the damn time. Anyway.

The place you're looking for has literally everything in it; baldur.exe, CharView.exe, scripts folder, yadda yadda. DON'T GO ANY DEEPER OR ANYWHERE ELSE. I saved the widescreen exe to somewhere else entirely; literally a place I named outside of gog in any way called "Random Stuff" which is where all my mod stuff goes before installing it for organization purposes.

Anyway, when you run the exe, you're looking to install it inside of the GoG Games folder, then the Baldur's Gate 2 folder or whatever. Worked the first time like a charm on windows 8.1.

Hope that helps! I'll see if I can't attach a screen shot if you need it.
My question is about the Mac version. There is no such file as baldur.exe in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder. File suffixes such as .exe are Windows only.

The files you identify are embedded in a Package inside the Baldur's Gate game icon, and that was the gist of my question.

My conclusion is the GoG installer is pretty much worthless for Mac users, as the instructions are incomplete and confusing, and the executables are unusable. It appears to make more sense to download the Fixpack from the Gibberlings forum directly and ignore the GoG version completely.
Post edited July 26, 2015 by sdlotu