I think he means taking the files out of the fix-pack folder and placing those files in the main directory (Baldur's Gate 2) folder.
So if the fix-pack was extracted to:
C:\gog\Baldur's Gate 2\Fixpack\fixpack.exe
You'd need to move the fixpack.exe one level higher:
C:\gog\Baldur's Gate 2\fixpack.exe
The bg2fixpack download, once un-zipped, is all contained with in a folder named osx-bg2fixpack-v10. I then take the bg2fixpack folder, setup-bg2fixpack, and setup-bg2fixpack.command and place them directly in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder
^Those three things are inside another folder named osx-bg2fixpack-v10 - take them out of that folder and move them one level higher into the BG2 main directory.
From your post it sounds like you've already done that - can you post a directory path for where those files and folders are on your system?
I haven't responded in many months because I was otherwise occupied. I did read your message, but the quoted text shows that you don't understand the problem.
This is about the Macintosh, as the poster before me identified. You point to files such as fixpack.exe, which are Windows only, and do not exist on Macintosh. In addition, you are using Windows directories, such as C:, which also does not exist on the Macintosh, and Windows executables in your instructions, which make your post useless to me.
I am having the same problem you describe having solved, but your solution is confusing.
In the failure example, you place the files in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder.
In the success example, you place the files in the same Baldur's Gate 2 folder.
I don't see how these are in any way different. I don't have a GOG/Baldur's Gate 2 folder with a complete game in it, and ANOTHER nonGOG Baldur's Gate 2 folder with the complete game in it as well.
I have one folder, called Baldur's Gate 2, where the three necessary files and folders are located when I run the .command file. Within that Baldur's Gate 2 folder, there is the game icon labelled Baldur's Gate 2, which is the executable package, not a folder.
What exactly is the difference you are describing? Do you put the fixpack items inside the Game icon called Baldur's Gate 2 itself? This would mean opening the Package.
Hey man! You may want to try this:
Now I only installed the Widescreen Mod, but what worked for me was installing the mod inside the Baldur's Gate 2 Folder just inside the GOG Games folder.
man I hate saying "folder" all the damn time. Anyway.
The place you're looking for has literally everything in it; baldur.exe, CharView.exe, scripts folder, yadda yadda. DON'T GO ANY DEEPER OR ANYWHERE ELSE. I saved the widescreen exe to somewhere else entirely; literally a place I named outside of gog in any way called "Random Stuff" which is where all my mod stuff goes before installing it for organization purposes.
Anyway, when you run the exe, you're looking to install it inside of the GoG Games folder, then the Baldur's Gate 2 folder or whatever. Worked the first time like a charm on windows 8.1.
Hope that helps! I'll see if I can't attach a screen shot if you need it.
My question is about the Mac version. There is no such file as baldur.exe in the Baldur's Gate 2 folder. File suffixes such as .exe are Windows only.
The files you identify are embedded in a Package inside the Baldur's Gate game icon, and that was the gist of my question.
My conclusion is the GoG installer is pretty much worthless for Mac users, as the instructions are incomplete and confusing, and the executables are unusable. It appears to make more sense to download the Fixpack from the Gibberlings forum directly and ignore the GoG version completely.