Where should I begin?
Well, I started playing Icewind Dale II, for I had it laying around and had never actually installed it, and I noticed a problem right away: the game would glitch during character creation and close. Obviously, I was pissed. I reinstalled the game and it worked fine. Or so I thought...
The game was running fine until one day, I wanted to open up the inventory and switch the studded leather armor on my dwarven fighter to chainmail. All of a sudden, there was an error, and the game closed. So I used the "handy-dandy" internet to try and figure out just what the f*** was going on.
I learned that Icewind Dale II has more bugs than yesterday's road-kill, but that there was a patch for it. SO...I downloaded said patch and was able to play the game without any problems.
Unfortunately, just like the immortal words of 'Ponyboy' from the book, The Outsiders, nothing gold can stay. Yesterday, after returning from the <*spoiler*> orc-infested Goblin Fortress <*spoiler*>, I received my meager reward from Lord Cheap-ass of Targos. I gathered up supplies before talking to Oswald and beginning Chapter 2, but I didn't get any farther than that. Upon approaching Oswald, I moved my cursor over him and left-clicked him to start the dialog, when all of a sudden...nothing. The game is frozen. I tried exiting, and the only way is to restart your computer.
I have tried multiple times to initiate the dialog and begin Chapter 2, but I have been granted no such luck. I tried surfing the web for a solution as well, but I can't seem to find any accounts of this specific problem. Hopefully someone here can help me. I can't believe I didn't try writing all of this on Game Banshee right away. I use this site all the time, I just never actually registered. Well, I hope someone can help me by figuring out what the problem is/a solution. Thanks.