sonny wrote:1. I only have one saved game. It was after I picked up the Wand. (Now I know why my grandson told me save, save, save.)
Regarding saving many and often:
Whenever you enter any main map area, the game automatically does an "Auto-Save". I assume your one saved game is named "Auto-Save" when you're in the Load Game screen.
You can also do a "Quick-Save" anytime during the game that hostiles are not present, by pressing 'Q' on the keyboard.
You should also create additional saves as you progress, by pressing 'O' on the keyboard for the Options screen, then clicking the Save Game button, and finally clicking the (empty) Save button on the Save Game screen.
I personally create a save game at the start of each chapter, using the name "Chapter 1", "Chapter 2", etc. And I hit 'Q' before and after every fight.
sonny wrote:2. I have not patched the game. It is as it came from the box when I purchased it from eBay 2 months ago. Its BG1 The Original Saga w/TotSC ver.1.3.5521.
This edition of the game contains with the final, fully patched version out of the box. You should NOT download and install any additional patches.
sonny wrote:3. The only thing I did stupid, (I think) other then not have enough saves, was to try that CLUAConsole thing which I could not get to work, and after this freeze thing happened, I took that Cheats=1 line out and then saved.
4. I am able to load the game and open the saved game. How ever as soon as I do anything at all (move cursor, click on character, etc. it freezes up and I have to ctrl, alt, del. to get back to my desktop.
5. I just went in to Single Player, new game, created new character, got through Prologue and walked around Candlekeep and interacted with other NPC's. Did not save as it was a temp thing.
Based on the fact that a new game seems okay, I'd guess that your .ini file is okay. I'd also guess that the wand item is okay, based on how you describe the freeze occurring.
I'd guess you have one of the following things going on:
A. Your save game is corrupt.
Fix: delete this save game, and start a new game, and save many and often.
B. The Ulcaster Dungeon map area (where you're at when the freeze occurs) is corrupt.
Fix: perform an uninstall (see below), and reinstall the game. Then try loading up your save game. If the freeze still occurs, see A.
C. One of your CDs has a bad spot on it, causing the Ulcaster Dungeon map area to be corrupt during the installation process.
Fix: obtain another copy of the game, or see A, and avoid the Ulcaster Dungeon map area.
sonny wrote:If I do have to uninstall and reinstall, if it's not asking to much, could you give me a short step by step so I don't screw that up. Just ordered Windows XP for Dummies from Amazon. I think I need it!
When the Baldur's Gate Launcher window comes up, just click the Uninstall button, and follow the prompts. Then reinstall the game, as you did when you first bought the discs.