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by Brevan
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: Multiplayer Game WONT Run
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

I installed SOA+ patch + TOB + patch. Game DIDNT work...changes in the direct play Test BG2! ... and firewall settings... I was able to create a Multiplayer game. ...installed the latest direct x version Test BG2! and opened my firewall for bg2 and direct play Test BG2! ...installed the G3-Fixpack....
by Brevan
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: Multiplayer Game WONT Run
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

I've experienced an issue with Windows 7 where only Multiplayer was broken. In that case you need to run the game in windowed mode and everything will be fine. I've never had a problem in WinXP except that in WinXP Media Center Edition some of the sounds (voices during the cut scenes) have muted seg...
by Brevan
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: The Adventures of Nad - Solo Hardcore Blog
Replies: 45
Views: 3045

...Rayic Gethras finishes casting his spell, Sphere of Chaos. Whatever the effect is that hits Nad I do not know, but he must have failed his save and he dies instantly. There's a chance of disintegration. My strategy for dealing with Rayic early using a solo melee char is to drink 1 or 2 Fire Resi...
by Brevan
Mon May 20, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: Best romance in ToB
Replies: 5
Views: 2700

It's been about a year, but I don't recall Anomen doing much in ToB. My PC even wore his gift to the end... pfft, not that he noticed.

It's not a romance, but the Saeravok or Imoen dialogues are notable in ToB, a bit more so if they travel together after she helps him.
by Brevan
Sat May 18, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Swashbucklers in BGEE
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Klorox wrote:1) does this apply to non-thief weapons (if the character dual classes)?
Yes, and missile weapons too. It can be very effective with Melf's Minute Meteors or similar fast-attacking abilities.
Klorox wrote:2) is it applied at levels 1, 5, 10, ect. Or is it applied at 1, 6, 11, ect.?
5, 10, etc. Their THAC0 doesn't quite catch up to a fighter's, but you could always dual-class (I like to switch at lvl 25). Note that Swashbucklers don't get the extra 1/2 attack from weapon specialization, so darts are quite nice, and in BG2 there are a few weapon options that add extra attacks.
Klorox wrote:3) does the AC bonus apply in non-thief armors?
Yes. It also stacks with potions of defense, making for quite the impressive AC no matter what you're wearing.
by Brevan
Fri May 17, 2013 12:47 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. It depends on what patches you are using. I forget which patch, but one of them changed the boots of speed from a haste-effect to a simple movement speed effect (as in BG1). If your boots are improving your attacks per round, then the potion of spe...
by Brevan
Thu May 16, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: The strongest warrior?
Replies: 16
Views: 2368

Speaking of proficiencies: How many proficiencies should I put into weapons for the off-hand? I remember reading that, regardless of number of attacks, they only hit once per round… True, the off-hand is the last hit of the round. Sometimes I don't bother with any proficiency points for that weapon...
by Brevan
Wed May 15, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: The strongest warrior?
Replies: 16
Views: 2368

'Tis a fine portrait. What class do you think would make the strongest warrior? If we're just considering single-class characters, then I had plenty of fun with a dwarf Kensai with high constitution (mostly for the +5 Saving throw against spells). As long as I had potions of Defense or Invulnerabili...
by Brevan
Sun May 12, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Lothander's Poison (spoiler maybe)
Replies: 3
Views: 743

The [url='http://www.gamebanshee.com/baldursgate/walkthrough/baldursgatecentral.php']walkthrough[/url] mentions that Lothander waits at the Blade & Stars inn (SEast BGate), have you already checked for him there? Keep in mind that the Diviner and Temple of Umberlee won't have your antidote, you are ...
by Brevan
Sun May 12, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Hey you there! Come here and give me a hand... (need advise)
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Since the original poster is surely finished with this thread, I'll take a stab for explaining the half-hits: I think playing BG2 without patches resulted in a buggy dual-wield that would alternate the weapon being used rather than adding an extra attack (the record page erroneously showed an extra ...
by Brevan
Sun May 12, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Balder's Gate 2 Sucks? Please motivate me to go on
Replies: 23
Views: 3683

[QUOTE=LastDanceSaloon]who should I dump in favour of a decent Mage?[/QUOTE]Edwin is surely the most powerful mage NPC (his amulet gives him bonus spell-boxes), but he's evil so you might prefer Nalia, Imoen, Aerie (Minsc's Witch), or Jan (the gnome). I've never understood why Nalia and Imoen were d...
by Brevan
Thu May 09, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Hey you there! Come here and give me a hand... (need advise)
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

It's not a listed class combo, but I found an Avenger Druid dualed to Fighter at level 21 to be pretty powerful, especially if you're concerned with your buffs being dispelled. Even if you're in human-form, you can be dispel-resistant and weapon-immune via Ironskins (although the potion of Defense a...
by Brevan
Thu May 09, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Balder's Gate 2 Sucks? Please motivate me to go on
Replies: 23
Views: 3683

I've played through BG and BG2 dozens of times, but I still remember some of the scars of my first BG2 play through. Here are some of the things I like to do to make the going smoother. Note that some of these might be nearly spoilers if you enjoy thinking of ways to overcome the challenges in a gam...