not gonna bother with the cheating. I'll get used to it :) thanks
That's really what you should do. The walking speed in BG1 original is far, far nearer to realistic than the sequel. Fretting over something as trivial as walking speed is just a symptom of the hustle of modern life. Chill, you will get used to it and eventually not even notice.
Really? 'The hustle of modern life' isn't the problem. The problem is that in the time it takes to move across the map without anything happening along the way, I wound up finishing at least one to two decently sized chapters in the book I was reading at the time. At least when something like this happens with long load times in modern games, I can at least understand that a lot of complicated stuff is going on under the hood. In BG, the dead air that is trekking across the screen is completely pointless.
Just started, have to walk around this town doing errands, nothing really wrong with the game except my character is so... freaking... slow... it feels like forever to get to the other side of the town (and makes the game's pacing feel slow and boring in turn) and I can't find any options to speed him up (Seeing as it's the starter town, I'm terrified of what the major cities will be like)
I heard beyond good things about this game, and I take their words for it. But to be honest it's not pulling me in.
The only way I know of to fix the problem without cheating is to not play BG1 vanilla. So long as you are either playing the base game with Tutu or playing the EE, the game will let you move at the BG2 pace, which is much faster. The downside is that Tutu has some exceptionally bizarre assignments of proficiency points to companions, and neither option is going to provide a vanilla experience (if that is what you are after).
Iirc, there is also a way to run the setup for BG and up the game cycles; the problem is that while this does increase movement speed, it does so by making everything
go faster. Entire rounds can pass in the blink of an eye if you aren't careful, which can lead to party wipes.