I know you guys are going to yell at me for my question about installation orders and all, but.....
Firstly, I'm not new to BG series, or using mods. But what I have always been confused with is, exactly what order you are meant to install things. I was looking my last night, and went through about 3 or 4 different forums, and they all had different mod install orders, which just made me more and more confused, and the mods I want to really install, either no one likes them or no one combines them with anything else *sigh*
I've looked at the BG2 install order post in here, and also looked at within that post where it points to another forum site I believe, if you install the Big Picture, but this is where I get confused the most, cos neither one covers a huge amount of mods on here, or off site. I guess possibly part of what confuses me, is in reply number 6, by Icelus in this thread, I can follow up to the end of step 5, and then if I applied the mod application of the Big Picture Install Guide, then again I get stuck, because if I want to install any npc's, kits or anything else, I have no idea whether they should be before, or after or what not. I suppose I don't know what IAP/SFX mods actually cover, and that probably sounds really bad
Anyway, I'm digressing like I always seem to do in a forum post, sorry guys. But like I said each forum seems to have a different idea of what order to install mods in, and the only reason I've never learnt, is until recently, I've never had the hdd space to be able to download, save, then burn all the mod packs, that I've wanted.
Anyway, what I would really like to install, because I do get tired of seeming to do certain pc classes over and over, cos I tend not to change my party formation much, and can never play an evil party.
I'd basically like to have the following mods, mostly listed on the pocket plane list, whether they be off site or not:
- The majority of all the npc's for some new variation;
- The majority of kits, that are compatible with each other, some I wouldn't bother with because I do think some are still very broken;
- A lot more new quests, and the like, so I'm guessing putting a whole host of Big Picture mods in but also Weidu mods.
I don't want any total or partial conversion mods though or obviously non-english mods or macintosh mods.
I'd like a challenge, but I don't want it to become insanely tough. But I do seem to get through BG2 and ToB too easily last time, with varying tactics depending on my kit, because I know all the quests so well.
So any thoughts or advice on how much I can install from http://www.pocketplane.net/modlist/index.php?ax=list&cat_id=12
here and that it won't crash and be all compatible, I don't know.
I'm sorry if I'm not too clear on what I want or what my question is
I just want I guess a ton more content, but I don't want a suggestion for a newbie mod user either though of what to install, if that makes sense. I'd rather know what to install for an expert/veteran player, cos I know there is no way I'd get confused with I dunno 30-40 mods installed, or something like that. I dunno if I'd instal that many, but obviously there is that many at least.
I read somewhere there is a limit on npc kits, and that TDD ends up filling them all up, bu there is a removal kit mod, but where does that take you back to ? So I'm guessing I'm also asking from the BG2 Kit Mods list on this site, how many of them for a start could I install at the same time, along with any kits that would be in Weidu mods, as well as possibly any kits that are in BP series ?
Okay, I think that's it. I've probably made no sense and not been clear on anything I asked. I'm just extremely frustrated and confused by all the mods, and like I said every forum seems to have a different thought on what to install, especially the order to install weidu mods, but not many people seem to install BP or any dialog.tlk changing mods and Weidu at the same time.
Anyway, thanks for any thoughts, or suggestions, suggesting to install:
BG2 -> Patches ->Kits -> NPCs -> etc, something like that in that order is probably what I really need, which I guess I need some of it spelled out. But I dunno.