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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-05-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By el_kalkylus
Re: exploits you manage to resist (cheesey spoilers)

Pre-knowledge is an exploit of the game, but what can you do? It's not like new Baldur's gate type of games are released every week. The way I go about is to have someone scout ahead in shadows...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-28-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By el_kalkylus
Re: Party with mostly ranged attacks. What is cheating?

I read the manual again, and you're right. Intelligence is about how many spells you can scribe, not how many spells you can cast. I don't think 18 intelligence allows you to scribe all spells. You...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-27-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By el_kalkylus
Re: Party with mostly ranged attacks. What is cheating?

Thanks for your input SixOfSpades. Exactly, I'm powergaming, not cheating. There is a difference. :) I see your point of stats for roleplaying purposes. I like to think of my partymembers as persons...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-27-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By el_kalkylus
Re: Party with mostly ranged attacks. What is cheating?

I agree with all that for the most part, but I don't see the point of having charisma though. It should be sufficient if the leader/protagonist has good/decent charisma.

Here are the stats that my...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-26-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By el_kalkylus
Re: Party with mostly ranged attacks. What is cheating?

Yeah, I'm looking for a "fire-and-forget" team, if there are good scripts for sorcerers, I'm interested to try them, definately. Thanks for the tip!

I like using scripts, and I've made some...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-26-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By el_kalkylus
Re: Party with mostly ranged attacks. What is cheating?

Elfbane, I agree with you of course. I bought the game, so I can do whatever I want with it. When I play I try to play "realistic" and without cheating. CLUAing in any way is obviously cheating, but...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-26-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,403
Posted By el_kalkylus
Re: Thief HLA

I know that Keldorn can take it.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-26-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By el_kalkylus
Cool Dude Re: gem and potion exploit and other cheats.

I can give you a videoclip about the gem exploit:

http://se.youtube.com/watch?v=rYc-SoZShqU

Regarding adding gold etc, you use CLUACONSOLE. There are tons of pages which describes how to...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-25-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By el_kalkylus
Re: Party with mostly ranged attacks. What is cheating?

What do you mean by fake-talk? I don't talk - I kill. :p


Yes, I have seen speedrun with a solo sorcerer for example. That's really an example of prowess and deserves respect. That's not exactly...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-25-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By el_kalkylus
Re: Party with mostly ranged attacks. What is cheating?

I have patch 26498 installed which I think is the latest and I can do the gem and potion exploit.

You're right of course that it's my game and I have to set the limits as to what is acceptable....
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-25-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,559
Posted By el_kalkylus
Re: aTweaks v1.1 released

Thanks. I'll definately use these tweaks.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-25-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By el_kalkylus
Party with mostly ranged attacks. What is cheating?

Hello,

Nice to see people are still active players of BG2. I have started playing again, and maybe I will record my progress.

I was planning on playing with the following party:

* Elf...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-04-2006, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By el_kalkylus
Agree. The throwing skill includes sling and...

Agree. The throwing skill includes sling and stones so you don't go wrong putting points in this skill though. A ninja however will always do damage on a hit with darts or throwing knifes, and...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-04-2006, 04:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By el_kalkylus
I have wiz8fast installed at x625 speed and it...

I have wiz8fast installed at x625 speed and it works great, can't play this game without it. The monster attack animations are however still slow, so I was wondering if there exists a program to...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-19-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By el_kalkylus
Hi. I'm also a powergamer. I've ran insane...

Hi. I'm also a powergamer. I've ran insane no-reload parties alot. Now I've come to the point where I want better autoscript so that I don't have to do alot of tedious clicking and lose alot of real...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-19-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By el_kalkylus
I already did.

I already did.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-19-2006, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By el_kalkylus
I am currently running a party of 6 pre-made...

I am currently running a party of 6 pre-made partymembers.

Human Berserker - Dualwielding longsword and/or scimitar.
Dwarf Kensai - Throwing hammers and wielding quarterstaff.
Half-elf...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-28-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By el_kalkylus
Assassin->Fighter gets much less hp though; about...

Assassin->Fighter gets much less hp though; about half than if you start as a kensai.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-25-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By el_kalkylus
I had the following succesful no-reload party...

I had the following succesful no-reload party (bg2 soa and tob):

1) kensai/mage - dualwield swords. Main char.
2) kensai/mage - throw knives
3) Dwarf kensai - throwing hammers
4) half orc...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-06-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By el_kalkylus
OK, SixOfSpade. Kyrvias, I already knew...

OK, SixOfSpade.

Kyrvias, I already knew that. I just wanted 1 NPC slot so that I could do some more quests. I don't see it as a big of a deal anyway since he stayed with the ranged group firing...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-04-2006, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By el_kalkylus
True_Moose, I used Taralash bow sometimes to...

True_Moose,
I used Taralash bow sometimes to make him run faster. He does more damage with Gesen's bow than any other bow I know. I like the electrical damage that pierce through any stoneskin, so...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-03-2006, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By el_kalkylus
But Mage/cleric doesn't have endless supply of...

But Mage/cleric doesn't have endless supply of timestop. Besides, my mages can also cast timestop and hit dragons. Abazigal, the dragon form, died by one timestop and a breach spell and blackrazor...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-02-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By el_kalkylus
Andraste, The problem I have with alot of magic...

Andraste, The problem I have with alot of magic in the party is that it takes so long to choose spells, to scribe scrolls, and to finally cast them. I've been running a magic heavy party before, and...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-02-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By el_kalkylus
The party got killed in the final battle in ToB....

The party got killed in the final battle in ToB. It was a bad mistake. So I had to start the game over from scratch again (Bg2-SoA).

This time I decided to have 5 good ranged attackers and 1...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-26-2006, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By el_kalkylus
You will find many high level scrolls in ToB...

You will find many high level scrolls in ToB tower and underdark. As you know, you can buy good scrolls after underdark in Waukeens promenade. After that, you'll have to wait until chapter 9 where...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-26-2006, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By el_kalkylus
True_Moose, I've also been fiddling around...

True_Moose,
I've also been fiddling around with a few power parties. In your party, you have 4 characters that can cast mage spells, and two that can cast cleric spells. Personally I think that is...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-04-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By el_kalkylus
yes. when I play game, the winamp sound is turned...

yes. when I play game, the winamp sound is turned off...sometimes when the game loads I hear a little winamp music but it turns off when the game starts.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-04-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By el_kalkylus
Spoiler alert! Spoilers about ToB below: ...

Spoiler alert! Spoilers about ToB below:


Now, they've managed to go all the way to Demigorgon and kill him. It took alot of traps and some buffing. The dragons they encountered were pushovers,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-04-2006, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By el_kalkylus
It doesn't even work in windowed mode. I'm...

It doesn't even work in windowed mode.

I'm running windows 2000, winamp 5.1.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-03-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By el_kalkylus
I tried that of course... doesn't work

I tried that of course... doesn't work
Forum: Entertainment (Movies, TV Shows and Books/Comics) 02-03-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,792
Posted By el_kalkylus
I've only read Robert Jordan's books. I read...

I've only read Robert Jordan's books. I read about 3 or 4 books when I was younger and got tired of it, but thought it was excellent in the beginning. A few years later I started reading through it...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-03-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By el_kalkylus
Is it possible to listen to winamp while playing...

Is it possible to listen to winamp while playing bg2?
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-02-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By el_kalkylus
They've made it through SoA now. The party...

They've made it through SoA now. The party members complement each other nicely. Party consists of (after the few small changes I made)

Swashbuckler(15)/mage
Skald
Keldorn
Multiclassed...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-27-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By el_kalkylus
SixOfSpades, I see your points. You said I have...

SixOfSpades, I see your points. You said I have too many priests spells. That may be, but what I really want is their fighting abilities and ironskin, and of course chaotic command. The totemic druid...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-26-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By el_kalkylus
Hah! I'll see how good it really is. So far they...

Hah! I'll see how good it really is. So far they haven't died. You see, it's my ironman game. I've done several ironman games before but always died somewhere, and told myself it was just sloppiness...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-25-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By el_kalkylus
6 chars great range attacks good melee good...

6 chars
great range attacks
good melee
good magic
very easy party to use
no need for buff spells all the time
easy beginning
easy middle game
easy end
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-21-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By el_kalkylus
Maybe I can create a script myself. Shouldn't be...

Maybe I can create a script myself. Shouldn't be too hard if it's just gonna stand and play music.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-21-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By el_kalkylus
I've thought about starting a game with an...

I've thought about starting a game with an assassin and dual it into a fighter before, but the problem with this idea is that you'll lose about 60 hp than if you would start with a fighter instead. ...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-21-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By el_kalkylus
How about a script where you bard does nothing...

How about a script where you bard does nothing but use bard music?
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-20-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By el_kalkylus
Hi, I'm going to run a 6 man fighting party, and...

Hi, I'm going to run a 6 man fighting party, and so I was wondering if there is a script that would just do bard music until the music affects him/her/party, and then do ranged attacks with bow (or...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-15-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By el_kalkylus
You get 1/2 extra attack per round when you dual...

You get 1/2 extra attack per round when you dual at level 13.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 12-13-2005, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By el_kalkylus
Toxic cloud is in the Alchemy spellbook though. ...

Toxic cloud is in the Alchemy spellbook though.

I always liked the mage as well. The beginning of the game will be so much easier with a mage, while you have to work hard with the bishop. I also...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 12-02-2005, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By el_kalkylus
I know why I got the problem now. The first time...

I know why I got the problem now. The first time I met Rubble, I gave him security level 1 card to complete the obstacle course. This seem to cause this bug. Now when I talk to him in mount gigas,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 12-01-2005, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By el_kalkylus
1.24

1.24
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-30-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By el_kalkylus
Letter Know anyway to fix this? I just talk to him and...

Know anyway to fix this? I just talk to him and then the game crashes. First time I talk to him too. (He is the umpani in the mine tunnels). I need to talk to him to complete umpani quests.

The...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-22-2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,331
Posted By el_kalkylus
The great reach of the quarterstaff is also good...

The great reach of the quarterstaff is also good for beating up those big golems. Have a thief hide in shadow, and make him wear necklace which protects from poison. Then use the thief as an...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-09-2005, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,735
Posted By el_kalkylus
I'm also restarting constantly. I truly want to ...

I'm also restarting constantly. I truly want to beat the game without my main character dying once or any in my party getting splattered. I've tried 12 parties so far. They go a long way, but then...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-28-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By el_kalkylus
Ok thanks. I guess you are right. Best to...

Ok thanks. I guess you are right. Best to reinstall. I never installed baldurdash fixpack, because I installed the patch before, and it said I couldn't install it.

Another thing that is bugging...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-27-2005, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By el_kalkylus
It took a few minutes only for her hp to go back...

It took a few minutes only for her hp to go back to normal. (I did not cast any tenser transformation)

Another bug: I have two sorces in my party. If they cast the same spell, one of them will do...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-27-2005, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By el_kalkylus
SPOILERS: Bug number 1: My sorc had 63...

SPOILERS:


Bug number 1: My sorc had 63 hp and sacrificed 1 point in constitution (she had 17 constitution) while Irenicus drained her powers. When the dream was over, she had 126 hp for some...
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