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I'm trying to export a character from BG1 to BG2. I opened the character folders for both games but any characters that I exported don't seem to be present for me to move them. Any help on this?
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1Macready: There is a beta of the new EasyTutu installer available. Feedback is encouraged - I'm particularly interested in hearing from anyone who was struggling with the old installer. The purpose of this new version is to solve such problems on newer O/Ses (Vista/7) and hardware (x64).

Also, this version was developed using gog.com distributions of BG1 and 2.

Follow this link for details:
http://forums.pocketplane.net/index.php/topic,27712.msg327556.html#msg327556
Works great. I like the simple interface and install procedure, too.

Your list of EasyTutu mods and install order page is also a great resource.

Thanks for putting in all this effort - it's much appreciated! I never completed BG1 when it first came out, it's going to happen this time around.


For others reading this and who're purchasing these games, here's the sequence I followed, using the threads here and the list of mods and install orders at http://www.usoutpost31.com/easytutu/

- Download BG1 & 2 (I still have the original discs, but re-purchased to support GoG and also to get the two expansions).

- Run the new EasyTutu installer linked-to in the quote above.

- Run BGConfig from your EasyTutu install directory to turn up hardware specs to max, enable 3D acceleration, etc. You can also do this from the BG2 install directory *before* running EasyTutu as EasyTutu docs say. This step is flaky for me (enabling 3D), so I use BGConfig to turn up all the other settings and then enable 3D by hand in the ini file. Enabling 3D stops the cursor from flickering, interestingly.

- Optionally, run the de-greenifier linked-to from http://www.usoutpost31.com/easytutu/ This takes about 1.5 GB as the docs say.

- Then the widescreen mod linked earlier in this thread.

- If you have a high DPI screen (1680x1050 on my 15" laptop screen, for eg), you'll need a bigger font. While there are large font mods out there, they don't preserve the feel of the original BG font using as they do everyday fonts. A good alternative is the normal.bam file you can find by googling for "TotSC font normal.bam". It's the larger font included on the Tales of the Sword Coast CD. Copy the normal.bam file into the override directory in your EasyTutu-created install location - makes a huge difference in readability. It's also the same font as BG's normal font, just larger.

- Install any other mods mentioned on the EasyTutu page you like, respecting the install order. The Spawn Randomizer seems to be a requirement.

- Install other mods (Unfinished Business seems to be recommended, so I installed that).

Edit:

Forgot to mention: a huge thank-you to rartino and xenobrain for their stickied threads. I'm essentially rehashing their advice in the context of 1MacReady's updated EasyTutu installer.

It'd be good to mention the Bioware-created and provided normal.bam font file in those two stickied topics, however. It makes playing at 130+ DPI possible at full res.
Post edited October 11, 2011 by vild
Thanks for this thread.

I've worked my way through it but realised after starting BG1 (using Easy Tutu) that I missed the Unfinished Business mod. If I install that now, will I have to start a new game for it to work or can I carry on with the existing save game and still enjoy the mod? By the way, I'm still in Candlekeep, so very, very early on in the game.

Edit: Bugger! - Just realised that I missed FontMod as well - same applies to above.
Post edited October 12, 2011 by pigdog
I'm not sure, but since you're so early on, I'd just export the character and start new (just import your character for the new game).
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Coelocanth: I'm not sure, but since you're so early on, I'd just export the character and start new (just import your character for the new game).
Thanks for the response.

Didn't know I could export/import a character! - I must have a large, flashing, fluorescent sign over me saying "NOOOOB".
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vild: Works great. I like the simple interface and install procedure, too.

Your list of EasyTutu mods and install order page is also a great resource.

Thanks for putting in all this effort - it's much appreciated! I never completed BG1 when it first came out, it's going to happen this time around.
Thanks for posting the feedback and the kind comments. Thanks as well for taking the time to post your installation notes for the benefit of others.

I plan on reworking the main EasyTutu page with updated documentation relative to the new installer once it is out of beta. I think we're close... I've been ironing out glitches reported by people using the older, physical media based distributions of BG1 and BG2. Users of the GoG versions should be pretty solid using the new installer, though, as I developed it using the GoG versions.

Thanks again!
Applying radical mods to a game before even playing it is just... wow... gamers these days.
Post edited October 21, 2011 by doady
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doady: Applying radical mods to a game before even playing it is just... wow... gamers these days.
..are trusting and adventurous?
So I followed the instructions and everything seems to be working fine.

My only problem is that instead of there being a smooth line to where I have no vision or areas I've yet to discover there are blocks.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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doady: Applying radical mods to a game before even playing it is just... wow... gamers these days.
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drizzt380: ..are trusting and adventurous?
A truly adventurous gamer would actually try to experience the game without mods first. Just sayin'.
The gibberling website is suspended. Does anyone know if there are other sites to download the widescreen mod and the bg2fixpack mod? I was able to download everything else.

EDIT: I was able to find a mirror here: http://www.shsforums.net/topic/45799-gibberlings3-down/page__st__20__p__526244&#entry526244
Post edited November 12, 2011 by chuchu258
i'm using baldur's gate 1 with the widescreen mod and also the mod for BG2 engine and i have a problem

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Post edited November 16, 2011 by oigroig
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oigroig: i'm using baldur's gate 1 with the widescreen mod and also the mod for BG2 engine and i have a problem

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I'm having the same problem. I have never had a problem with the widescreen mod before, but now that I have thrown EasyTutu into the mix things have gone pear shaped..
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ABVolp: I'm trying to export a character from BG1 to BG2. I opened the character folders for both games but any characters that I exported don't seem to be present for me to move them. Any help on this?
same problem,,,
use Baldurs Gate: Trilogy (weidu) mod instead, it includes the widescreen mod, already.