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6/11/2016

Baldur's Gate II Enahnced Edition - Some Small Mods

A few tweaks I made in NearInfinity.  To use these, just unzip the files into your BG2EE installation's override directory.

Item Tweaks

A few tweaks to change items to my liking.
  • Carsomyr's magic resistance is additive, rather than a flat 50%. Probably not what the devs intended, but I like the convenience of not having to re-equip items constantly to boost it above 50%. (Plus it allows it to stack with any innate MR a character possesses). I also altered its dispel effect; the +5 version works at level 30 while the +6 works at level 40 (because 30 is pretty much useless in ToB). Bootleg Carsomyr (aka Purifier)'s effect has been similarly boosted.
  • Jester's Chain is now actually useful to the class it's seemingly intended to be used by (Bards). This makes it so that it does not disable thieving abilities or magic spells while equipped and grants a +4 bonus against missile weapons, giving you a legitimate reason to consider getting it. I applied the usual thieving penalties for Elven Chain to it as well.
  • Aslyferund Elven Chain is also made slightly more useful. 0 AC is nice, but immunity to normal weapons really doesn't do much for you in Throne of Bhaal. So I gave it a couple of abilities useful to Bards and multiclass Mages: a passive +3 to Luck and two extra castings of Level 2, 4 and 6 spells.
Extract the contents of the into your base BG2EE directory.

Download the Item Tweaks

XP Cap Tweak

This simply raises the experience cap for multiclasses to 16,000,000 (for duals) and 24,000,000 (for triples), allowing them to reach 8,000,000 experience in all of their classes.  Not the most elegant solution to this problem, but it should make small party/solo runs a bit more viable.

I've also raised the experience caps for Mages, Paladins, Druids and Rangers so that they can reach level 40 as well.

Extract this file into your Override directory.

Download the XP Cap Tweak

Protection Bypass Tweak

Makes it so you can equip Amulets/Cloaks/Rings of Protection in conjunction with magic armor, making them actually useful again.  (This mod also works in BG1EE and IWDEE, since they all use the same engine).

Extract this file into your Override directory.

BG1Sux Pack

A simple little mod that adds the skill tomes and Golden Pantaloons to the starting area in Irenicus's lair, so you can tune up your character with those without ever having to play through shitty ol' BG1 again. Just copy the ARE file into your override directory.