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Install Order for BG2
« on: September 02, 2004, 06:37:30 PM »
If you have Throne of Bhaal:

1) Install Shadows of Amn.
2) Install Throne of Bhaal, if applicable.  DO NOT install the Shadows of Amn patch.
3) Install the Throne of Bhaal patch.
4) Install the Baldurdash fixpack for Throne of Bhaal.
5) Install up to one non-WeiDU mod.
6) Install any desired WeiDU mods.
7) Play.

If you do not have Throne of Bhaal:
1) Install Shadows of Amn.
2) Install the Shadows of Amn patch.  DO NOT install the Shadows of Amn patch if you have Throne of Bhaal.
3) Install the Baldurdash fixpack for Shadows of Amn.
4) Install up to one non-WeiDU mod.
5) Install any desired WeiDU mods.
6) Play.
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2004, 11:52:18 PM »
wow, that is great, i just printed this out for quick reference.  i just have one question, and its probably a dumb one, but here goes...... i have been downloading some new kits, where do they fit in, and how can i tell if a mod is wiedu or not? (to be honest, im not really sure what weidu means) sorry if this is a stupid question, but im not good technically.
thanks.  ???
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2004, 12:06:02 AM »
WeiDU stands for the Weimer Dialog Utilities and is what alot of modders use to make reversible changes to the game.

Generally, if you take a look at the readmes included with the mods, they will proudly declare their WeiDUness. :)

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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2004, 07:25:59 AM »
Our modlist should also point out specifically which mods are non-WeiDU.

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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2004, 08:01:18 AM »
thanks guys.... see, that's why i LOVE this forum.... everyone is so helpful, and i dont get flamed for asking dumb questions.   :-*
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2004, 02:46:54 PM »
thanks guys.... see, that's why i LOVE this forum.... everyone is so helpful, and i dont get flamed for asking dumb questions. :-*

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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2004, 04:26:35 PM »
If you have Throne of Bhaal:

Well done, clear list with the patch and baldurdash links.

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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2004, 06:25:33 PM »
thanks guys.... see, that's why i LOVE this forum.... everyone is so helpful, and i dont get flamed for asking dumb questions. :-*

n00b lolololz!11! 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2004, 03:37:39 AM »
That was not to be taken seriously. :)

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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2004, 07:31:47 AM »
That was not to be taken seriously. :)

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i didnt take it as an insult  :). its just funny to be called "new" anything at my age.
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2004, 02:38:41 AM »
Can someone please make a list with Tutu (and of course BG1) included.

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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2004, 02:52:38 AM »
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2004, 12:10:10 AM »
Is there a specific order the WeiDU mods need to be installed in?  Or can they go in any order?

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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2004, 01:24:52 AM »
For the most part, yes, WeiDU mods are compatible and install order is unimportant. First and foremost, read the readmes. :) Mod authors generally have the best list of incompatibilities for their mods and whether there are any install order requirements.

Another good rule of thumb for WeiDU mod install order is to install older mods first; mods that are created later may either build upon or alter content in older mods. Mods such as tweak packs (G3 Tweaks and Ding0 Tweaks for example) should go near the end as they modify content in the game and from other mods. Virtue is designed to be installed last.

Again, though, these are only guidelines. The readmes for the mods are your best source of information.
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2004, 05:46:50 PM »
If you have Throne of Bhaal: DO NOT install the Shadows of Amn patch.

 ah.  would that explain why the virtue, turnip golem, and u.b.'s restored minor dialogs were the only things that didn't install properly?
 which would mean i must needs wipe it and start over?  this was all fresh, i hadn't played on this machine yet.
 
 or would it actually be helpful to send simding, icelus and ghreyfain the .debug files?
 i figured i'd ask here first since y'all seem to pop in frequently enough, it might be saving the Time...
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2004, 06:34:19 PM »
Installing the SoA patch with ToB can explain any number of problems, and the cure is to uninstall everything and start over.
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2004, 07:19:38 PM »

 i was lulled by the confidence of baldurdash's latest (final?) fixpack in not needing to adjust - i mean, i certainly didn't install the soa patch AFTER installing tob...
  okay, here goes... *yawn* dammit.
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2004, 09:22:56 AM »
As for inter-WeiDU install order, I can think of a few things off the top of my head:

- Virtue last
- Imoen after Tashia (I believe, might be the other way around  ;))
- Kelsey after Solaufein

Furthermore, I find it useful to install mods like Tactics near the end, since I regularly (relatively) install and uninstall components from those mods. The same applies to any mod that is still under development, like UB.

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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2004, 07:47:52 AM »

 so - the sorcerers' fixpack 1.2 touts weidu compatibility, but it's only for soa... is it therefore no good to we implementing tob from the outset?  (is their fixpack just as big a nono in the above sequence as the baldurdash soa fixpack?)
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2004, 09:29:52 AM »
It should be said that after installing the game and patching, before putting on any mods, to make a copy of the override and dialog.tlk. That way, if something goes wrong, you don't have to do the uninstall/reinstall routine.

Edit by Ghreyfain: Might as well include chitin.key and bgmain.exe among the files to be patched.  They're modified by fewer mods out there, but it pays to be thorough.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2004, 09:41:21 AM by Ghreyfain »
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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2004, 04:19:34 PM »
 i couldn't find a thread for this, probably because it's too obvious (and relatively not often an issue), and figured it didn't need its own thread:

 the couple of soundsets i am considering implementing (both for non-bioware NPCs) don't seem to have instructions on an extraction destination directory.
 
 [bg2install]/sounds?  or somewhere slightly less obvious?
 
 (is it only bioware-NPC sound mods that go in override?  as far as sound mods go - i was assuming they keep to themselves if they are not directly augmenting already-extant locations etc.)
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2004, 05:17:58 PM »
If they are soundsets that you assign to a player character during character creation or via the Customize button in-game, they go into the \sounds\ directory.
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2004, 05:32:14 PM »

 and otherwise, they should have their own folder in root?  (right now i'm deliberating on kiara-zaiya, i haven't come to the other i [thought i] was considering)
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2004, 06:41:23 PM »
NPC sounds get thrown in the override.  ;)
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Re: Install Order for BG2
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2004, 09:46:13 PM »
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Edit by Ghreyfain: Might as well include chitin.key and bgmain.exe among the files to be patched. They're modified by fewer mods out there, but it pays to be thorough.

Patched? I assume you mean copied.
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