It seems that when you leave a zone and head outdoors, the destinations available may depend upon which edge of the map you exit from. For example, North of the Friendly Arm Inn there is a great destination with a great Paladin NPC, just what sort of NPC I wanted! However, this destination is not available when you leave to the South?!
I bought the Gog version of BG EE and could not locate the mouse cursor when playing the game! To use the mouse I had to guess the cursor's current location.
In the main BG1 EE directory you will find a file called Goglog.ini, that lead me to the location of Baldur.ini. On line 57 of that file I found a Demonic power and principality:
'Graphics', 'Hardware Mouse Cursor', '1',
Changing the 1 to a 0 enabled me to see where the cursor was and thus play the game normally.
(Incidentally, for activating the console, for BG EE the phrasing is:
'Game Options', 'Cheats', '1',)
(You may need to run EnableCheatKeys() every time you load a game.)
Don't know what the problem was but it went away. This was also a problem when I recently tried to run my Neverwinter Nights game, which came out years ago, on a CD. I am on Windows 8.1