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by Philos
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: The Temple of Elemental Evil
Topic: Late Discovery TOEE & Windows 7
Replies: 0
Views: 11448

Late Discovery TOEE & Windows 7

Because I already had TOEE on my desktop, I had never loaded it on my laptop. My laptop has Win 7 as the OS. Long story short, I recent did and to my delight I discovered that the "looting bug" disappeared! I have not apply the "official patch" as that has its own issues. I have ...
by Philos
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Missing the voice of Jon Irenicus? Look no further!
Replies: 2
Views: 11776

Re: Missing the voice of Jon Irenicus? Look no further! SPOI

David Warner reprises his role as Jon Irenicus in the new BG EE: Siege of Dragonspear. He appears merely as a mysterious "hooded figure". But there is no mistaking who it is. Also he voiced one of the new optional male voices for your character. Check out the one titled "commanding ma...
by Philos
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Things are pretty...different here.
Replies: 5
Views: 13516

Re: Things are pretty...different here.

I come back to visit from time to time myself. Glad to see a few familiar names. It seems like there was a time frame when posting on the forum was disabled. Don't know if it was long or if it just that I was unfamiliar with the new site updates. It could be that many got discouraged/frustrated and ...
by Philos
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Melissan Damage Type
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

Don't get me started on Salamanders, the built in protection cheats for them are ridiculous! However, by the end-game they are cannon odder. LOL! Yes, They "are" annoying. Hate those skuts. Usually everyone in my parties carries a missle weapon of some type. So they receive a hailstorm of magical b...
by Philos
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Branwen BG2 NPC released!
Replies: 5
Views: 2999

I restarted a BGII game using a PC (bard) that I had just completed BG1 with. Picked up Branwen early on. Have not run into a fatigue problem so far. The whole party got fatigued once travelling back and forth a couple of times to Nalia's home (understandably) but no problem after resting. I've done...
by Philos
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Melissan Damage Type
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

To play Devil's advocate, not being able to dispel demons in this context is kosher. They are after all on their home plane, difficult to send them home when they're already in the Abyss. However the auto summons bit is definitely not honest DMing! It is a typical end-of-game super boss encounter t...
by Philos
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: The Temple of Elemental Evil
Topic: Completed at Last
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

By GawainBS [INDENT]I actually liked the questsolving in the village as much as the combat in the Temple. [/INDENT] [INDENT] I did as well, I only hit one bug doing them and that was with the "Rescue of Paida" quest but found a way to overcome it. These non-combat quests added to the PnP feeling fo...
by Philos
Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)
Replies: 20
Views: 7707

True, I had meant to mention the saving throw bonus but forgot. Oddly looking back I realized I haven't played a Half Orc before. Just didn't realize they can start with a 19 CON too. :)
by Philos
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: The Temple of Elemental Evil
Topic: Completed at Last
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Completed at Last

I have worked at finishing ToEE for a few years. Kept making progress but got tired of fighting the bugs/glitches so I would set it aside for a while. Finally I gutted it out and completed it with my first party. As an aside, I did it without using the patches or Co8 mods. In retrospect I must say I...
by Philos
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)
Replies: 20
Views: 7707

I resemble that old timer. I much prefer the 2nd edition myself. Although I guess I'm included in the "old farts" as well as I started playing back in the 80's too. In fact I started with the 1st edition. But back to topic, if damage absorption is a prime goal, I would recommend a dwarf over the hal...
by Philos
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Durlags tower
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

After trying different methods I now place the rune stones (tokens) in the dummies after attacking them as GotYou recommended. As Galraen mentions you can complete the level without doing so, but it does seem to help keep the corresponding doors open if you go back upstairs to drop off or sell some ...
by Philos
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Melissan Damage Type
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

Quote by Galraen: I couldn't find any item evidence for auto dispel-magic, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if that was scripted in somewhere. This game has no compunction when it comes to cheating. I wondered about the "auto dispel", seems like she was constantly doing that without so much as bl...
by Philos
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: The Temple of Elemental Evil
Topic: Grocery shopping - crossbow bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 3415

Old thread but worth adding a comment. What I found easiest to replenish my crossbow bolt supply was to simply make a couple of trips between Hommlett and Nulb. I frequently would have a random encouter with 3 or 4 pirates who were no challenge and usually had a few crossbows and quarrels among them.
by Philos
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Branwen BG2 NPC released!
Replies: 5
Views: 2999

Yah!! I know she was fairly vanilla in BG 1 but I liked her. So glad to see her as a BG 2 NPC and not limited to the tutorial. I will be anxious to try this mod out. Many Thanks!!
by Philos
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Icewind Dale II
Topic: Can you spontaneously change cleric spells?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Just checked my game manual. Can confirm GawainBS is right. If you "Shift-left click" on a spell it will convert to the appropriate spontaneous cast spell based on your alignment.
by Philos
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: What to do about Tahazzar (WC L3)
Replies: 5
Views: 945

I do not believe the potion stacks with the boots. I do believe the potion gives you extra attacks per round while the boots only help you move fast.
by Philos
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: baldur's gate bottom toolbar issue
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Sounds llike a bug. Have you installed the Official Patch? Should be a link to it in the BG I section here on Game Banshee.
by Philos
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: What to do about Tahazzar (WC L3)
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Potion of speed for your PC, engage and use greater whirlwind attack if a fighter type. Should bash the tanarri pretty quickly. Hope Aerie or Imoen have spell triggers or at least au-dalhzim's horrid wilting. Horrid wilting usually affects any/all of the bad guys in that room. Just takes a while to ...
by Philos
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: How to give all th experience from rescribing all scrolls to only one character, say Sarevok?
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Quote by galraen One of the worst things Bioware did was to give experience for learning spells. It's bad enough that the mage gets the unearned XP, but absolutely ridiculous that everyone else in the party gets XP too, even a barbarian with an intelligence of 3 if there was one in the party. I feel...
by Philos
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Icewind Dale
Topic: Ability Increases?
Replies: 13
Views: 2451

IIRC from my old AD&D books, a character's stats (unless changed through magic or an item) remained consistent while gaining levels, BUT they were subject to change based on a character's aging. Humans being most susceptable of course. A character's strength, for example, would decrease in later mid...