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Hi, I've been playing with both BG1 and 2 with TUTU and noticed that some items' names are bigger than the tooltips. I've tried editing the tooltips using the bam workshop and have been able to make the tooltips bigger vertically, but when I try to stretch it, in the game it is always the same length. Anyway, is there anyway to mod it or are there any tooltip mods available?

Also, in case anyone's wondering, the items which names extend past the tooltip (the one's I've found so far) are Amulet of Meta Spell Influence and Cursed Berserking Sword +3 and in BG1: Two Handed Sword, Cursed Berserking +3
This question / problem has been solved by anamorphicimage
I find it curious that you get a problem with those tooltip, since they are from the original game and work just fine.

Only possible culprit coming to my mind right now is maybe too short tooltip delay?
If the tooltip parchment unrolls to some specific dimensions, enough to hold the current text, and you move the mouse cursor to another place too fast for the parchment to reroll, it keeps the previous dimensions.
That can be duplicated by keeping tab pressed (temporarily 0 tooltip delay) and moving the cursor around the gui buttons (lots of tooltip areas near each other).

If it's not it then the blanket statement is... a mod you installed perhaps? :P
Thanks for the reply!

For the most part the tooltips work right. It's only the items I listed above which can't fit. I have no mods which affect the tooltips plus I tried it on a vanilla install and same issue. I think the tooltips are harcoded in length. I do have a short tooltip delay, but I usually don't go from item to item quickly so I don't think that's the problem. It's not a big issue but still really distracting all the same.
There is probably a max size, and those items happen to be too wide to fit.
I guess there probably is a max size.Does anyone know how to mod it or what files in the game controls this though? Maybe there's some way to make it bigger? Any ideas will be appreciated.
The BG2 mod TobEx has an option for this already ("Tooltip Scroll"). Therefore it is likely hard-coded in the EXE because that is the stuff TobEx fixes. Not sure if it does what you want enough though because I've never compared the difference. Note: this mod recommends to be installed first in mod order, even before the Fixpacks.

EDIT: Yes it works. Just loaded up a game and the Cursed Berserking Sword +3 fits in the tooltip just fine.
Post edited January 07, 2013 by anamorphic
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anamorphic: The BG2 mod
TobEx
has an option for this already ("Tooltip Scroll"). Therefore it is likely hard-coded in the
EXE because that is the stuff TobEx fixes. Not sure if it does what you want enough though
because I've never compared the difference. Note: this mod recommends to be installed first
in mod order, even before the Fixpacks.
EDIT: Yes it works. Just loaded up a game and the Cursed Berserking Sword +3 fits in the tooltip
just fine.
Yep seems that it works.... Now I just gotta uninstall all the mods in my main game and install this first... Anyway thanks for your help.