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by Ode to a Grasshopper
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: dealing with charm/imprisonment/instant death
Replies: 10
Views: 3099

I'm good thanks, but I bet I can tell you your Banned from Gamebanshee date.
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Newb to D&D/BGI/II
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Basically, you're doing it wrong. Sorry, but... Your party is only just starting out and they're weak as kittens with minimal equipment. Use druids and clerics for buffs, soften your targets up with ranged attacks first, have mages cast disabling spells like Sleep on groups of enemies to reduce thei...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: How can I find out which mod(s) cause my game to crash?
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Maybe list your Operating System and game version, as well as your mod setup and the order thereof.
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Elven Chain...
Replies: 9
Views: 3316

Get NearInfinity and edit the useability restrictions. It's what I did for the exact same reason and it works fine (once you figure out how to use it). I won't send you my item files 'cos they cause games to crash if the mod setup isn't the same, but with a little practice you'll get the hang of it....
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Experience Cap & The Gate...
Replies: 6
Views: 2545

No worries.

Dunno about the Bard/RoW thing, but as far as mods go you might also like the [url="http://www.gibberlings3.net/bg1npc/index.php"]BG NPC Project[/url], BG Unfinished Business, and if you can get it to work Level 1 NPCs.
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Why not common rogue to cleric dual?
Replies: 28
Views: 7079

It is a good dual, but the other thief to whatever duals or whatever to thief duals just seem to be a bit better - fighters get more attacks per round, mages get robes that don't screw with thief skills. And of course you get stuck with Cleric HLAs meaning you can't get Cheese any Item or the myriad...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Experience Cap & The Gate...
Replies: 6
Views: 2545

Since Tutu runs on the BG2 engine it'll work for Tutu. But really, [url="http://www.gibberlings3.net/bg2tweaks/index.php"]the G3 Tweakpack[/url] has a component that removes the XP pack and a whole bunch of other goodies besides, uses Weidu, and is IMO generally a must-have for any BG2/Tutu playthro...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: Error when loading ToB saved game
Replies: 11
Views: 3653

Try reinstalling outside of Program Files.
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: Error when loading ToB saved game
Replies: 11
Views: 3653

I don't know, but you might want to list your PC setup (mainly your OS, i.e. XP, Vista, Windows 7, Linux) and what version of the game you have (old-school 5 CDs, Complete Collection, downloaded version), as well as if you've imported your game to/from a different computer. In the meantime, why not ...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: BG Tutu on Win7
Replies: 9
Views: 3850

No worries, it's nice to know the four days-odd I spent trying to figure out what was screwing up where can save someone else the same pain. The really stupid bit is I've played BG2 to death, I only installed it all 'cos I'm going to Japan and want to show any JRPG fans I get to know what a decent W...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: BG Tutu on Win7
Replies: 9
Views: 3850

So far the only problems I've encountered have been that the most recent version of Level 1 NPCs (1.7) doesn't work with EasyTutu and crashes the game. I haven't played it through so there might be other hassles, but so far that's it. L1NPCs also caused a crash in ToB with Viconia as a Ranger/Cleric...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Modifying NPCs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

You could switch to a multiplayer game and create a custom Bounty Hunter, or you might be able to use the Level 1 NPCs mod to change HD into a Bounty Hunter if you haven't already met him.
Though that might require starting a new game...I'm not totally sure.
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Fighter/Thief Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

Another benefit of staves is that your F/T can use the Staff of the Magi to cheese invisibility and Dispel enemy buffs/protections. You won't be able to backstab with it and it really is as cheesy as a triple-cheese-base, stuffed cheese crust, cheese pizza with extra cheese (don't eat these btw, you...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Specialist mages?
Replies: 3
Views: 2748

Haha, again; read what I'm saying. You're only losing the enchantment/charm school as an invoker. Not conjuration/summoning. I know that's the case in BG1 but not for me in BG2/ToB. Really? 'Cos on the Gamebanshee BG2 info page it says [url="http://www.gamebanshee.com/baldursgateii/classes/speciali...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Specialist mages?
Replies: 3
Views: 2748

Well, Conjurer IS the best specialist. Illusionist or Enchanter aren't bad, or for some fun try a Wild Mage. Really, Invoker is about the worst option possible - no Conjuration so no summons aside from Skellies (IIRC), and no Charm spells. That means no Emotion, no Hold Person, no Chaos, no Dominati...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Postponed underdark ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Nope. :(
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Tue May 31, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Effective spells for Mage/Cleric in BG1?
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

I did something similar with a Blade. I'm not sure how much of my advice will be useful to you since I used Tutu, changed a few classes/proficiencies with Level 1 NPCs (Minsc was a Barbarian, Khalid a Berserker, Dynaheir a Conjurer, Imoen started as a Swashbuckler) and don't mind light cheating with...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Sun May 29, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Thief or Fighter/Thief
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Fighter/Thief multiclass. The extra versatility, hitpoints, damage, attacks per round, ability to wear helms and use shields in combat more than make up for the slower levelling, especially when you have Imoen right from the get-go (and other thieves later if you're not an Immy fan) to share skills ...
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Mon May 16, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Should i us a Swashbuckler or Assassin?
Replies: 6
Views: 4377

Why not just go a Thief/Mage multiclass?
by Ode to a Grasshopper
Thu May 12, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: First Fighter/Cleric Build
Replies: 18
Views: 10372

Stworca: Vampires CAN be affected by this ability. I'm unsure about the liches though, perhaps low-level ones can. Nonetheless, this is what makes the "I wish to be protected from undead" backfire wish so powerful - you get about a dozen of vampires under your control to demolish everything in the ...