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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2008, 06:39:21 AM »
Thanks for posting this.  I've always gone through the painstaking process of uninstalling the whole shebang and then reinstalling if I hate a mod. 

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2008, 08:41:34 PM »
It might be good to include backups for bg1 with/without totsc.

I had had one and made the mistake of dragging and dropping rather than copy/paste.  I didn't realize my error until after bg1 was modded again. I carefully uninstalled each mod in reverse weidu log order. I made a new override backup with the remaining files. I've not had any problems, but it would have been nice to have been able to get a backup copy to download.
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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2008, 12:15:25 AM »
It's not too common, I'm afraid - too big a download for two or three people. ToB backup averages around thirty-fifty people a month, SoA backup - even less. We had EasyTutu backup before, but now that there's an old version, a new version, plus Tutu 4 - it's better just to warn the users to make their own.

So, it's not "BG1 backup is missing", it's "People, make backups! IWD, PS:T, BG, everything! And, all right, if you screwed up, we got help for SoA/ToB".

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2008, 10:04:16 AM »
Hi there. Are there versions of these backups for OS X, by any chance? I have a problem with freezing when the Death Gaze spell is cast that I'm assured can be fixed by using these files -- should I just use the chitin.key and override and dialogue.tlk from the PC version, or will that cause horrible problems? Thanks for any help.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2008, 11:48:01 AM »
You can make these backups yourself - just do a clean installation, and backup the necessary files. In 99,99% cases override directory and dialog.tlk is enough.

I'm not a Mac-competent person, however, so, if you're still unsure, please, open a separate topic with "Mac" or "OS X" tag - here's hoping a Mac specialist will come by and see it.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2008, 04:27:29 PM »
Right -- fresh install it is. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2010, 05:54:35 AM »
TO RESTORE A CLEAN INSTALL

1.) Delete the file weidu.log[/i] from the game's main directory
2.) Delete the entire override folder from the game's main directory
2.) Copy (do not move) the following files from the backup[/i] directory to the game's main directory (answer "yes" when asked if you'd like to overwrite existing files):
  • dialog.tlk
  • chitin.key
  • baldur.ini
  • bgmain.exe/bgmain.exe/idmain.exe/iwd2.exe/torment.exe (depending on the game)
  • the entire override folder (not just the contents--copy the ENTIRE folder)
8.) Your game should now be restored to its original state.  Reinstallation not necessary.  :)


I cant find the baldur.ini file...:(


Baldur (icon), baldur (config), baldur (txt), baldur.err, BG manual and some more, but none ini...:(


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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2010, 11:10:16 AM »
Don't worry about it: you won't need it as badly as other files. If you don't have baldur.ini and your game is still working, just backup other files and keep playing as you normally do.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2011, 08:05:56 AM »
Hi there,

I thought that this backup was going to rescue me. My dialogs had got confused from too many mods and by TOB disc is slightly damaged so that I can't reinstall. So I created a second installation of BG2 using the Multi-Install tool from elsewhere and then turned it into a clean install using your backup. Unfortunately, I still got confused dialog and other text after I installed a few mods. To test this, I rolled back to a clean install and simply installed one mod (Dungeon-be-Gone) and, sure enough, the tooltip for Jaspar said "Detect Alignment(divination)".

So, I was wondering if I am missing something. I have not installed any fixpack on top of the clean install this time, just the backup and then DbG. Thanks for any help

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2011, 08:19:38 AM »
Test this: roll back to a clean install, don't install any mods and make sure your dialog.tlk is the one from ToBBackup directory. And start a new game, of course - old saves can be corrupted. Then, if your game dialogue is okay, you can start installing mods one by one, carefully.


If not, then, yeah, you might want to get a new ToB copy and remove your install althogether. There are some modding technologies called biffing which can change your install for good - which is what might've happened with your installation.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2011, 09:53:24 AM »
That was quick  ;D.
It sounds like I might be heading to Ebay, then, as I have done everything you said. The game dialogue looks fine in the unmodded install (not that I have run on for that long). Then I stop, install DbG and start a new game and Jaspar is corrupted immediately. Thanks for confirming this.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2011, 12:41:52 PM »
Okay, but before rushing to Ebay, consider that something may be wrong with the mod or the download or the way the mod is installed. Before installing DbG on a clean install, check that DbG's backup folder is empty. Like, completely empty, no 0 or 1 folders.  Maybe it's worth it to download DbG again, then delete all DbG folder, unpack it and install it anew.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #62 on: February 18, 2011, 02:37:22 AM »
Howdy. Does anyone know where the official Throne of Bhaal/Shadows of Amn parches are available? All the links on this site to the ones that used to be at Bioware take you to the Bioware website but there are no patches or anything there. Maybe Bioware removed the official patches since the game is so old? I hope not, because I really want to start playing this game again, but I remember without the patch there were lots of bugs and stuff. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #63 on: February 18, 2011, 03:04:06 AM »
I can give you the link to the latest "normal"(Widescreen mod and most other mods require it)ToB patch: http://downloads.bioware.com/baldursgate2/BGII-ThroneofBhaal_Patch_26498_ENGLISH.exe

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #64 on: February 18, 2011, 02:26:00 PM »
Howdy. Does anyone know where the official Throne of Bhaal/Shadows of Amn parches are available? All the links on this site to the ones that used to be at Bioware take you to the Bioware website but there are no patches or anything there. Maybe Bioware removed the official patches since the game is so old? I hope not, because I really want to start playing this game again, but I remember without the patch there were lots of bugs and stuff. Any ideas? Thanks!
Using a net archive links:

Baldur's Gate; the v1.1.4315, without the DirectX 8+ patch, cause those are betas!
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast; the v(1.3.)5512 without the DirectX 8+ patch, and even though the link says not to patch the Original Saga version, it needs to be patched to gain the most compatible version of the game.
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn; the 23037.
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal; the v(2.5.)26498... DO NOT use the 26499!

The but BG1 & BGII - SoA patches are unnecessary if you have the add on pack, as they already have the patch in them.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #65 on: November 26, 2011, 11:36:37 AM »
I just ended up going to CNET for it: : http://download.cnet.com/3001-7536_4-10282467.html?spi=932c0c76cbe9e5c379c6651017a6c6a4

The Bioware help page is singularly unhelpful.
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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #66 on: August 31, 2012, 02:23:14 PM »
Howdy. Does anyone know where the official Throne of Bhaal/Shadows of Amn parches are available? All the links on this site to the ones that used to be at Bioware take you to the Bioware website but there are no patches or anything there. Maybe Bioware removed the official patches since the game is so old? I hope not, because I really want to start playing this game again, but I remember without the patch there were lots of bugs and stuff. Any ideas? Thanks!
Using a net archive links:

Baldur's Gate; the v1.1.4315, without the DirectX 8+ patch, cause those are betas!
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast; the v(1.3.)5512 without the DirectX 8+ patch, and even though the link says not to patch the Original Saga version, it needs to be patched to gain the most compatible version of the game.
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn; the 23037.
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal; the v(2.5.)26498... DO NOT use the 26499!

The but BG1 & BGII - SoA patches are unnecessary if you have the add on pack, as they already have the patch in them.

These links don't work any more.

The CNET link I posted still does, but I did have to fend off about 3 different programs it wanted to install while it was at it.
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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #67 on: August 31, 2012, 03:58:42 PM »
G3 has them in downloads, or at least the ToB one, I believe. I will have to go spelunking for the others.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2012, 05:15:07 PM »
The CNET link I posted still does, but I did have to fend off about 3 different programs it wanted to install while it was at it.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #69 on: September 01, 2012, 10:11:44 AM »
The CNET link I posted still does, but I did have to fend off about 3 different programs it wanted to install while it was at it.

AdBlock? NoScript?

These were the "While you're installing this, why don't you add this as well?" sorts, with the "Yes" button conveniently pre-checked for your convenience. Adblock doesn't touch them. The good news is, you can say no. The bad news is, you have to be sure you do!
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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #70 on: September 01, 2012, 01:40:39 PM »
They can be found at http://www.rpgdungeon.net as well.

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Re: Building and Maintaining a Clean Install
« Reply #71 on: September 01, 2012, 04:16:54 PM »
The CNET link I posted still does, but I did have to fend off about 3 different programs it wanted to install while it was at it.

AdBlock? NoScript?

These were the "While you're installing this, why don't you add this as well?" sorts, with the "Yes" button conveniently pre-checked for your convenience. Adblock doesn't touch them. The good news is, you can say no. The bad news is, you have to be sure you do!

Then NoScript is whaddadoya.

I went to your link before posting above: no popovers, unders, masking, etc. I could see in my browser's statusbar that the site was attempting all types of foolery, but in seconds it got to the download page without having to manually avoid anything.

The only thing--a download(ing) window did not open; I had to click on the 'Click Here' link, which did the trick. Small price to pay.

I use CNET as a test site whenever I make big settings changes in adblock or noscript. CNET's not the worse offender site, it's just popular for testing ad/script-blocking.
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