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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-27-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,006
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Solo Assassin

Dropping out of Stealth before you can land your hit: The only things that come to mind are
1) Somebody in the immediate area has a True Sight running, or
2) You're failing your Move Silently rolls...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-23-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Natural Regeneration in Tutu

Thanks for the feedback. So far, the most important thing I have to double-check is that these numbers don't actually have any (drastic) affect in combat with things like Lycanthropes . . . but as...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-20-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By SixOfSpades
Natural Regeneration in Tutu

I'm working on a mod that tweaks the files that control how your primary stats (STR, INT, CHA) affect your secondary stats (THAC0, hitpoints, shop discounts), and I'd like some feedback on the rate...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 05-20-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 955
Posted By SixOfSpades
Natural Regeneration in BG1

I'm working on a mod which, while technically for BG2, could easily be adapted to run on BG1 instead. Right now, I'm tweaking the files that control how your primary stats (STR, INT, CHA) affect your...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-12-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,328
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Improved Faldorn = ueberdruidess

Flydian. Trademeet can also be opened by Mazzy, or by asking about a gong.

[ADD] And yes, Cernd has to be outside the party for the "escape clause" to work: When he enters the ring, there's a 50%...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-12-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,919
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Volothamp's Comeuppance -- 3rd Edition

Sever: Sorry, that Tactics review was hosted on Geocities, and Geocities is no more. I have a local copy that I suppose I *could* send to you if you really really wanted it, but there would be little...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-28-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By SixOfSpades
Tacked Note Re: Advice with my party

I agree, Mazzy is the best archer in the game, but she's also the second-best Tank; personally, I find that Valygar can take Mazzy's place as the party's main archer a lot better than Keldorn can...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-20-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,065
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Fresh start

From Chapter 5 of Volothamp's Comeuppance:
If you kick an NPC out of the party while he's feeling Unhappy (or worse) about the way you've been running the show, he will deliver a few choice insults...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-17-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,065
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Fresh start

Actually, Druids are Priests. Clerics and Druids together make up the Priest "superclass," which technically includes Monks as well. And yes, in BG1, Priests really aren't good for much more than a...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,065
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Fresh start

Minsc & Dynaheir are paired NPCs: When you recruit or boot one of them, the other will follow if possible. And yes, Minsc does demand that you rescue Dynaheir "soon" (within a week or so after he...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-10-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,919
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Volothamp's Comeuppance -- 3rd Edition

Re: Big blocks of text: Yeah, there was a LOT of material I needed to cover, and I had to be precise about it, so there was really no other way. I do go over some stuff twice, though--most of this...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-10-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,791
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Anyone interested in a speed run?

I hear there is a "Game-Be-Gone" mod, which, as soon as you finish the Character Creation process, immediately plays the end movie and final credits.

That sounds like it would probably be more fun...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-19-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,919
Posted By SixOfSpades
Volothamp's Comeuppance -- 3rd Edition

The new edition of the Guide is now online:
http://www.pocketplane.net/volothamp/bgguide.htm

If you were familiar with the 2nd Edition, you may notice one or two changes.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-24-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,650
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Volothamp's Comeuppance wants your input

I chose not to even include the Wizard Slayer and Beast Master because their restrictions are so crippling and so nonsensical that they're almost unplayable, especially by newbies--the kind of people...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-23-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,650
Posted By SixOfSpades
Volothamp's Comeuppance wants your input

Just a quick little survey to help me make the site look better & include a "player feedback" section when choosing a class/kit.

Question 1: What screen resolution is your monitor at when browsing...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-23-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,993
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Volothamp's Comeuppance is going offline

Well, Volothamp's is only HTML, not modding, but yeah, I do have a Version 2 of my Kitpack coming . . . eventually. As least Volothamp's is moving along on schedule: I still expect to be done by the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-26-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,993
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Volothamp's Comeuppance is going offline

Thanks for the feedback, guys! Anyway, the site is now hosted at Pocket Plane, please update your bookmarks (if you have them) to this address:
http://www.pocketplane.net/volothamp

The site...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-08-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,993
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Volothamp's Comeuppance is going offline

Actually, it looks like by the end of October, the site will move to Pocket Plane instead, so if it does actually go completely offline, it won't be for long. Yay! The phoenix-like update will...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,993
Posted By SixOfSpades
Tacked Note Volothamp's Comeuppance is going offline

Yahoo! GeoCities is closing, and because I'm a cheap bastard who doesn't feel like going & getting a credit card just so I can pay a new host, Volothamp's Comeuppance is going down with it. The site...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-28-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Mod issue: TDD + Tactics + Spoilters?

As far as I know, Tactics doesn't touch that area of the tombs . . . its "Improved Undead" component makes the regular Shadows/Shadow Fiends/Wraiths somewhat more difficult, but of course not...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-23-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,014
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: HUGE problem with ToB, and uninstallation/installation

I had this problem once. I "fixed" it by attempting to uninstall, and then attempting to reinstall, over & over & over. On about the 10th try, it finally worked, and I could reinstall as normal....
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 08-19-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Ankheg armor in TuTu

For me, it was just the straps on the armor that were purple. [ADD] Oh, and I've never played Tutu.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-06-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,682
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Perfect MP 4 Person Party

No, they can't. All Mage kits can Dual-class, and the Wild Mage is a Mage kit, but the Sorcerer IS NOT, and cannot Dual or Multi with anything.
Similarly, the only race that can Dual-class is Human...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-28-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,682
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Perfect MP 4 Person Party

When building "perfect" parties, I try to start with what qualities I want, rather than the kinds of people I want. For me, this is what's important:
* As many people as possible have a good chunk...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-24-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 925
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: SoA plot

Sure, he could waste all the Cowls, recapture the PC, and drag everyone back down to his dungeon, but that would mean trying to continue his experiments while enduring constant interruptions from...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-24-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Class Questions

1) Yes--AFTER he reactivates his Fighter half. (Take the link in my sig and read Chapter 5.)
2) "Yes," he said, with a mischievous twinkle in his eye. (Each has different benefits and relative...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-20-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Virtue Mod and Enigma run

Rangers will only Fall if their Virtue goes below a certain level; you can take a couple of hits every now & then, provided you build it back up in the meantime, and you don't do anything too...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-10-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Gorion's history

Wikipedia lists many BG characters as being canon, including folks like Ulraunt and Kelldath Ormlyr. Gorion is not on that list.

As for the Baldur's Gate novels . . . it's fairly common knowledge...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-08-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Yes, sorry, HELP, please.

DLTCEP is something of a beast to use (it has a lot of bells & whistles), but once you get the hang of it it's straightforward enough. You can download it from here:...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-04-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: What am I missing?

SEMI-SPOILERS for ToB

Volothamp's Comeuppance says that Yaga-Shura has an infinite number of followers; this is incorrect. You can hang around the bridge area and (with the help of some good,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-04-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,513
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Hey Six! Ducal Palace ?

That's not a door, but rather a button that open & closes the main gate into the palace. I presume BioWare put it there for testing purposes.
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 06-29-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Officer Vai

You have to speak to her at least once before clearing the Bandit Camp (and starting Chapter 4): If you don't, she never appears at all. Which makes sense, as otherwise she'd be asking you to correct...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-29-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Coming out of the closet

Version 2 of the Kitpack is puttering along--I got fed up with it and stopped for a while, but I'm back on it now. It's still months away, though, sorry.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-27-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Coming out of the closet

Goody!

Don't worry, you're not the only one. The powergaming and linearity of ToB have scared away many a player before . . . well, not so much "scared" as "been less appealing than starting from...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-22-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,827
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Hey Six !! Shilo Chen ?

Kyrvias is right--Shilo Chen is indeed from a mod, Unfinished Business in fact. I find it odd that he's in the Crossroads map, because in my game (admittedly, I have an old version of UB), he's in...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-12-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,219
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Best weapons for Jaheira?

Forget scimitars and clubs (or, rather, Staff Maces), as they're far too heavily protected to be worth putting early weapon proficiencies into. Either go with Staff, or get slightly out of character...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-10-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Balancing a party - interaction wanted

Cernd doesn't actually exist as an NPC, he's just a way to beat Faldorn if you don't have Jaheira and aren't a Druid yourself. There is a bug in the game engine that lets you keep him in the party...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-10-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Balancing a party - interaction wanted

I know she's your sister, but including Imoen is going to cut down on your banters--she doesn't talk to ANYONE, at least until ToB. Jan, however, has a story for everyone. Just sayin'.

Minsc: As...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-07-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Dialog multiplayer bug

I'm not familiar with multiplayer--it's possible (though not terribly probable) that non-quest and non-romance banters are turned off in multiplayer, to give the computers less stuff to worry about. ...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 05-14-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,525
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: What the........... What happened to this place????

Preach it, brother. Amen.

Although a small amount of warning is useful, I find, when you're running your first trip through a game . . . if nothing else, it's good to have a list of those...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-10-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Cone of cold

Even with gore turned on, some items (gold pieces, containers, quest items like the Light Gem, and certain artifacts like the Flail of Ages) cannot be destroyed, even by Disintegrate. (I'm not 100%...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 05-10-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,525
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: What the........... What happened to this place????

WHO DARES ROUSE ME FROM SLUMBER?

Oh, it's you. Yeah, hardly anyone plays BG1 anymore, and when they do, it's through BGTutu or BGT or whichever is which.

Leave me 'lone, I'm busy making more...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-19-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,135
Posted By SixOfSpades
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-06-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,122
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: weapon speed

As far as I understand it, the Speed Factor only comes into play as the response time to the "attack this guy" command. If you have 2 Fighters with 3 ApR, one with a Dagger and one with a Halberd,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-28-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,222
Posted By SixOfSpades
Tacked Note Re: Haer dalis or ToB NPC?

The "Fate Spirit" summons NPCs that are at roughly 2.5 million EXP--unless you've had them in your party (even for just a few minutes) during your previous jaunt through SoA, in which case it summons...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-27-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,222
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: Haer dalis or ToB NPC?

It's my opinion that they continue to be rather useless--I would say he's worth taking along solely because none of the other NPCs can use Carsomyr, but since you've already got that covered with...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-21-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: wizard slayer edit

No Traps, and only 15 Thieving points per level. (Although since they get 3% Detect Illusions per level, and they won't be putting points in Traps, they actually gain skills about as fast as a Bounty...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-13-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: which mods to choose?

Why on earth would you want only 2 fragments of Quest Pack, and not the whole bundle?
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-09-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: wizard slayer edit

The Disillusioned is a Thief kit, who can make several types of grenades (in the manner of Oils of Fiery Burning) and with bonuses in Detect Illusions.

Yes, in the default game, Paladins, Monks,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-08-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By SixOfSpades
Re: wizard slayer edit

It so happens that I'm currently working on Version 2 of my Kitpack, which (among other stuff) gives Wizard Slayers 2% Magic Resistance and 1% Magic Damage Resistance per level. The bad news is it's...
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