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Hi. I haven't played this game since 2005 and I just downloaded the GOG version.

So did anyone else actually try Dudley fix?

There's someone on the second page on this forum who says the fix makes Ulgoth's Beard inaccessible. Anyone else experienced this?
I tried emailing the dudleyfix guy but I got an undeliverable error.
Is there anything specific I'm supposed to do when installing the widescreen mod?
I downloaded widescreen-v3.05 because it's the latest one and although it creates a window of the size I specified, the game only renders in the top left corner instead of stretching over the entire screen.

All I do is run the installer for the mod on the Baldurs Gate directory created when I installed the game.
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DucksWorth: Is there anything specific I'm supposed to do when installing the widescreen mod?
I downloaded widescreen-v3.05 because it's the latest one and although it creates a window of the size I specified, the game only renders in the top left corner instead of stretching over the entire screen.

All I do is run the installer for the mod on the Baldurs Gate directory created when I installed the game.
Does installing the GUI mod help with this?
Post edited January 06, 2014 by Projectsonic
I add myself to the line of thanking people for this guide. Just wanted to be sure if Baldurdash bugfixes and text update are still the best fixpacks to use for GOG BG1 release. Thanks for those willing to clarify!!
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Rossocuore: I add myself to the line of thanking people for this guide. Just wanted to be sure if Baldurdash bugfixes and text update are still the best fixpacks to use for GOG BG1 release. Thanks for those willing to clarify!!
I do not recommend the Baldurdash fixes. There are some issues with it, like not being able to visit Ulgoth's Beard (the map transition is broken) for example. There is no comprehensive fix pack for BG1, like there is for BG2. This is only one I use personally, for vanilla BG1.
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Rossocuore: I add myself to the line of thanking people for this guide. Just wanted to be sure if Baldurdash bugfixes and text update are still the best fixpacks to use for GOG BG1 release. Thanks for those willing to clarify!!
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Hickory: I do not recommend the Baldurdash fixes. There are some issues with it, like not being able to visit Ulgoth's Beard (the map transition is broken) for example. There is no comprehensive fix pack for BG1, like there is for BG2. This is only one I use personally, for vanilla BG1.
Thanks Hickory. At the moment I am still busy with the trilogy mod installation. But I like this game so much that maybe I wann play it vanilla, one day..
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Hickory: I do not recommend the Baldurdash fixes. There are some issues with it, like not being able to visit Ulgoth's Beard (the map transition is broken) for example. There is no comprehensive fix pack for BG1, like there is for BG2. This is only one I use personally, for vanilla BG1.
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Rossocuore: Thanks Hickory. At the moment I am still busy with the trilogy mod installation. But I like this game so much that maybe I wann play it vanilla, one day..
If you are installing BGT, then most of the BG1 fixes are irrelevant (BG2 engine) or have been addressed. Not only that, but you MUST NOT install any fixes whatsoever: a BGT installation requires a completely virgin BG1 installation.
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Rossocuore: Thanks Hickory. At the moment I am still busy with the trilogy mod installation. But I like this game so much that maybe I wann play it vanilla, one day..
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Hickory: If you are installing BGT, then most of the BG1 fixes are irrelevant (BG2 engine) or have been addressed. Not only that, but you MUST NOT install any fixes whatsoever: a BGT installation requires a completely virgin BG1 installation.
Maybe you forgot, but we were talking about my actual installation in this thread:
http://www.gog.com/forum/baldurs_gate_series/baldurs_gate_2_essential_mods/page18

I followed your advices, there. I was just wondering if it'll be worth playing the vanilla game one day, too.
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Hickory: If you are installing BGT, then most of the BG1 fixes are irrelevant (BG2 engine) or have been addressed. Not only that, but you MUST NOT install any fixes whatsoever: a BGT installation requires a completely virgin BG1 installation.
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Rossocuore: Maybe you forgot, but we were talking about my actual installation in this thread:
http://www.gog.com/forum/baldurs_gate_series/baldurs_gate_2_essential_mods/page18

I followed your advices, there. I was just wondering if it'll be worth playing the vanilla game one day, too.
Ah, I see. Well, ideally speaking, you really should have played vanilla first. Not just because of the graphics improvements of BG2/BGT, but because what you have got used to in BGT will have to be completely 'forgotten' in vanilla, something that is very hard to achieve: no more kits; no more overpowered weapons; no more dual wielding; no more highlighting of interactive elements... and the list goes on -- BGT is NOT BG1. Never has been, and never will be.

Having said that, I think is is absolutely worth playing. You will have to try to put BGT out of your mind, and be prepared to approach the game (and it's engine flaws) with an attitude of a first time player. I much prefer the vanilla BG1 over BG2 or BGT, and it is the game I play the most often. Love it or hate it, it is still the original, and by that fact alone it is worth playing.
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cbarchuk: I tried that resolution but everything is still off. The loading screen and main menu all appear in the top left corner and the actual GUI is goofy looking as well.
I gave up on the Widescreen GUI mod. It is terrible. Just terrible. Sometimes works, sometimes not at all. If it works, the GUI will look screwed up, unless one installs another mod that screws up BG even more.

So, I gave up on that jazz and just set the GPU to keep the aspect ratio of 4/3 resolutions. So it runs as it was designed, no stretching on a widescreen monitor. It looks right to me.

Some games do not benefit from a higher resolution. BG1 is one of those games IMO, so to fix the aspect ratio is really the best solution.

For AMD users, go to Catalyst Control Center > Digital Flat Panels and choose Properties. Select "Enable GPU Scaling".

Then go to Desktop Management and pick a 4/3 resolution, such as 640x480 and press *Apply*. Go back to Digital Flat Panel and Properties, there choose "Maintain Aspect Ratio" and press *Apply*.

That's it you can go back to your native monitor resolution, and every time you run a game in 640x480 or 800x600 etc it will maintain aspect ratio automatically. Just fire and forget.
Post edited February 13, 2014 by Atlantico
Just skimmed over first post and wanted to share my experience with modding BG and applying some fixes. it takes only few minutes. I didn't install trilogy, I like the original BG1 stone gui so I installed things that are only really needed: a fixpack mod, a text update mod, then unifinished business mod (all of these are very little mods), then widescreen mod but only use one of those resolutions that TWM gui mod supports (which is next) and didn't select support for multiple resolutions, so check that out during install, and then that twm gui mod. So I guess that's 5 mods in total, most of them just fixes. Everything works, you can even customize a bit in command prompt when installing and later on if you wanted something different, like bigger fonts, just run the setup how many times you want and change some settings, like twm gui mod. I also installed bigger screen for journal during install of twm gui mod so that's also a nice addition.
I have both gog versions.

You need to figure out if you want trilogy installed with Weidu mod or the original gui in BG1 and both games separated (main two reasons I wanted them separated is because of BG1 gui not being present in trilogy mod, and BG2 main menu music, which if you install Weidu mod changes to BG1 music, and BG2 menu music is divine from the gods themselves; and also because I like playing as vanilla and as pure as possible to experience the game, so I just got rid of the minor annoyances, so I just got fixed those necessary things and the rest left intact). I'm still looking for a bigger inventory gui mod, if anyone knows... With trilogy mod you get BG2 gui, it's better engine, probably better fog and some other thingies. It's not that big of a difference really.

Since I cannot post links for some reason the two guides that I used are "Enhance the gameplay in your edition of Baldur's Gate from GOG.com" and "The Weekend Modder's Guide: Baldur's Gate 1+2". So just google those, sry.

Note: If you're installing trilogy mod - weidu, text mods are not necessary (or so I think, pay attention when installing it).

I hope information that I've provided is correct, if it isn't then someone should correct me, but as far as I can se my game is running great, and it's almost vanilla. I like that
Happy gaming :D
Post edited February 21, 2014 by pacolovac
Sorry if this is mentioned but out of curiosity, when I install the high res patch it asks me if I want multiple resolutions and if so what is the highest I want available. That being so I don't see a way to change the resolution without completely reinstalling the patch. This morning I realized the high res I had was just making the characters too damn small so I went to revert to 800 x 600 but like I said I had to redo the whole patch.
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tinyE: Sorry if this is mentioned but out of curiosity, when I install the high res patch it asks me if I want multiple resolutions and if so what is the highest I want available. That being so I don't see a way to change the resolution without completely reinstalling the patch. This morning I realized the high res I had was just making the characters too damn small so I went to revert to 800 x 600 but like I said I had to redo the whole patch.
Choosing multiple resolutions is a bad idea. Once the widescreen mod is installed, your saved games will be completely incompatible with any resolution other than that it was saved in. There is no other way to change it, other than a reinstall of the mod, and (if required) the somewhat dodgy conversion of saved games. Don't do it.

If you are using TuTu or BGT you don't even need the widescreen mod for 800x600, since you can simply run BGConfig and enable the unsupported resolutions.
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tinyE: Sorry if this is mentioned but out of curiosity, when I install the high res patch it asks me if I want multiple resolutions and if so what is the highest I want available. That being so I don't see a way to change the resolution without completely reinstalling the patch. This morning I realized the high res I had was just making the characters too damn small so I went to revert to 800 x 600 but like I said I had to redo the whole patch.
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Hickory: Choosing multiple resolutions is a bad idea. Once the widescreen mod is installed, your saved games will be completely incompatible with any resolution other than that it was saved in. There is no other way to change it, other than a reinstall of the mod, and (if required) the somewhat dodgy conversion of saved games. Don't do it.

If you are using TuTu or BGT you don't even need the widescreen mod for 800x600, since you can simply run BGConfig and enable the unsupported resolutions.
I don't currently have any save games so I'm good.