will I be able to use previous save games with the #3 and #4 mods? the game looks fine (like it did when released) on my LCD tv/computer monitor) so I don't want to install #1 and #2 and lose my savegames. Also, if I can install the 3rd and 4th mods without losing saves, I'm curious...I'm mostly done with the Lower Ward, do those 2 mods add content prior to where I am in the game that I might want to go back to and play over, or am I good to pick it up from here?
my favorite game of all time, so I don't mind going back and replaying the beginning, but I'm anxious to continue onward after all these years. Silly me for not looking at this before playing a while (I like to stay true to what the publishers wanted in the game, so didn't even bother to look beyond the official patches...but in circumstances like this I think it makes sense to install the mods and get the content, like I did for arcanum.)
thanks in advance for responses!
When I installed the widescreen and UI mods, (#1 and #2) my saves were NOT invalidated. They worked perfectly fine at the different resolution. When I installed #3, my saves WERE invalidated. This is likely due to either the huge number of changes in the fixpack, or to the engine changes it makes. So if you want to play it unmodified but in a different resolution, just install the first two and you should be fine.
On a related note, I found that the game "looks" the best at 800x600, at least for me. If you make it any higher than that, everything starts to get too small, and you have to use the UI mod's text enlarger just to keep yourself from going blind.