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Awesome, thank you!
I bought this version off of GOG since I felt that if I played this "original" over Steams "Enhanced Edition" (which I heard was fairly bad by many old school gamers), I would get more out of the game, therefore being more satisfied.

While I've gotten somewhat into the game (getting to Naskel Mines and solving the iron problem), the initial resolution it brings hurts my eyes somewhat. There are exceptions, but I simply cannot bring myself to play Baldur's Gate for too long without being turned off by the low resolution. Back in 1998 it was widely acceptable, but today in 2015 we as gamers need higher resolutions.

The widescreen mod works good, but I haven't been able to download the GUI mod since I've been quite busy in real life. As somebody who has never beaten the first Baldurs Gate (pathetic, I know), I figured it was best for me to simply play through it as it was originally presented to be. While the loads of mods are nice, I really just want a better looking interface that doesn't strain the eyes too much.

All in all, a wonderful game and when I get around to the sequel it will probably be even better. On the flip side it's a shame I can't bring myself to play most of the new games, since they generally lack the charm older games like Baldur's Gate had.
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Ergos: i-Lo, the installation order of your mods is wrong. I'm not sure this is indeed the cause of your problem, but I would recommend to reinstall the game and then the mods in the following order:

BG1 Mini Quests and Encounters
Herbs and Potions Add-in
BG1 Unfinished Business
BG1 Tweaks
Widescreen Mod

In particular, it is important to install the Widescreen Mod last. Besides, it looks like you may have chosen the wrong installation option for the Widescreen Mod, i.e., unless you are using GemRB, but according to the screenshot you posted this doesn't seem to be the case, you should select

1] for the original Infinity Engine (CHOOSE THIS!)

and not

2] for GemRB
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i-Lo: // Log of Currently Installed WeiDU Mods
// The top of the file is the 'oldest' mod
// ~TP2_File~ #language_number #component_number // [Subcomponent Name -> ] Component Name [ : Version]
~WIDESCREEN/WIDESCREEN.TP2~ #0 #1 // Widescreen Mod -> for GemRB: Widescreen Mod v 3.06
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Hickory: Yes, it's definitely the widescreen mod causing this error. It *must* be installed last, and you *must* choose an installation option and resolution that the widescreen mod supports, and never change game resolutions once you have the WS mod installed. Also note Ergos' comment about GemRB.
Ahh you *****.

I read this AFTER I ******* installed the mods for the third time trying to get the damn game to work properly. Now I have to do the installation process all over again.
Post edited January 21, 2015 by DryMango
Can anyone post a mirror link to Bigg's Widescreen mod. all http://gibberlings3.net/ links lead to timed out pages for me. =/
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HyeVltg3: Can anyone post a mirror link to Bigg's Widescreen mod. all http://gibberlings3.net/ links lead to timed out pages for me. =/
G3 and SHS are always going down for one reason or another. The last I heard (last Thursday) they were working on it and hoping to be back by Sunday (just gone).. obviously not. There are no current mirrors.
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HyeVltg3: Can anyone post a mirror link to Bigg's Widescreen mod. all http://gibberlings3.net/ links lead to timed out pages for me. =/
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Hickory: G3 and SHS are always going down for one reason or another. The last I heard (last Thursday) they were working on it and hoping to be back by Sunday (just gone).. obviously not. There are no current mirrors.
Thanks for the reply, guess I'll hold off from starting till their site is back up.
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This is a bit of an odd question for this topic in particular, but I figured this is the best place.

In Baldur's Gate Trilogy there is included a fixpack that combines various fixpacks and the like (Dudley, the one linked here, etc..) Would there happen to be such a combined effort for BG1 without using BGT?
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Projectsonic: This is a bit of an odd question for this topic in particular, but I figured this is the best place.

In Baldur's Gate Trilogy there is included a fixpack that combines various fixpacks and the like (Dudley, the one linked here, etc..) Would there happen to be such a combined effort for BG1 without using BGT?
There is a BG1 Fix Pack. Be absolutely certain to also download and install the Jondalar hotfix on the same page. The hotfix addresses a bug in the Candlekeep tutorial. You should also consider installing the elven racial traits fix from the Unfinished Business mod -- you don't have to install the whole mod.
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Projectsonic: This is a bit of an odd question for this topic in particular, but I figured this is the best place.

In Baldur's Gate Trilogy there is included a fixpack that combines various fixpacks and the like (Dudley, the one linked here, etc..) Would there happen to be such a combined effort for BG1 without using BGT?
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Hickory: There is a BG1 Fix Pack. Be absolutely certain to also download and install the Jondalar hotfix on the same page. The hotfix addresses a bug in the Candlekeep tutorial. You should also consider installing the elven racial traits fix from the Unfinished Business mod -- you don't have to install the whole mod.
Thanks a bunch, that's exactly what I was looking for!

I also installed the Audio restoration from 1UB along with the racial traits, because that sounded more like bugfixing to me.
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I'm not sure where to ask this actually and sorry if you consider this a spam.

As you mentioned in the original post many of the modding guides are designed for BG1+BG2, Tutu or BGT or all of them. I have a physical copy of BG: The Original Saga with the TotSC expansion (not from GOG obviously). Unfortunately (for the problem I have) the localization is Polish and I don't have polish diacritics ingame, making text in some cases very hard to follow. The quality of localization is otherwise excellent, so I don't mind playing the game in polish, providing I can get the font to work.

I have installed Widescreen and I have tried the fix for BGT which is running a program kpzbg1.exe in BG1 folder updating two dialog.* files, unfortunately the only thing that it does for me is changing weird characters to another set of weird characters in places were polish diacritics should be.

Onto the questions
1) has anyone ever came across a similar issues, even with bg1 copies in other non english versions?
2) is it possible to update my copy of game to English somehow if other solutions fail?
3) does anyone have any other ideas to fix it?

I wanted avoid buying both BG1+BG2 from GoG to have reliable supposedly easy fix for all this (it seems like support for such case if much bigger) as I wanted to experience BG1 first in the original setting as I remember I have barely beaten it. I was very young then and was quite a shitty gamer. In BG2 back in the days I believe I have progressed about halfway through the game so I'm in no rush to get back to that, I'll do it someday but my time is very limited now due to newborn in the house.

Thanks in advance,
mash.

edit: to Hickory: My phrasing was bad there, I didn't want to buy another copy of BG1 since I have one on CDs, I wanted to buy BG2 from GoG eventually after I beat BG1.
Post edited March 17, 2016 by mashek
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mashek: I wanted avoid buying both BG1+BG2 from GoG to have reliable supposedly easy fix for all this (it seems like support for such case if much bigger) as I wanted to experience BG1 first in the original setting as I remember I have barely beaten it. I was very young then and was quite a shitty gamer. In BG2 back in the days I believe I have progressed about halfway through the game so I'm in no rush to get back to that, I'll do it someday but my time is very limited now due to newborn in the house.
Why do you object to buying the game from GOG in the mistaken belief that you won't get "the original setting"? If you buy BG1 from GOG it *is* the original game, just with a few fixes added. It will only become something different if you modify it to become different. The same goes for BG2.
I'm trying to get an old savegame editor to work with TUTU Baldurs Gate purely to change the portrait of myself and my companions. Back in the day there were two programmes that did this for BG1 & 2 but I'm struggling to get 'Sword Coast Keeper' to work. Loading the save game it says 'Error: Bad GAME version. Expects version 1.1'.

Does anyone know the best way just to manage portraits, are third party save editors unnecessary?

Thanks a lot, I'm just going from vague memories from the last time I played these off the CDs rather than TUTU GOG versions.
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frowning: I'm trying to get an old savegame editor to work with TUTU Baldurs Gate purely to change the portrait of myself and my companions. Back in the day there were two programmes that did this for BG1 & 2 but I'm struggling to get 'Sword Coast Keeper' to work. Loading the save game it says 'Error: Bad GAME version. Expects version 1.1'.

Does anyone know the best way just to manage portraits, are third party save editors unnecessary?

Thanks a lot, I'm just going from vague memories from the last time I played these off the CDs rather than TUTU GOG versions.
TuTu runs off the BG2 engine, so you need to use the BG2 editor (ShadowKeeper).