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Not-Enhanced SoA + ToB question: Which official patch?

http://www.sorcerers.net/Games/BG2/index_misc.php
^This link has the latest official patches for BG2, but it does not specify which patch to download if you have both Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal. Does anyone know?

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  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,143
    This is what you have to do:

    1. Fully install Baldur's Gate II (SoA + ToB). If you're installing from CD, make sure you update it to version 26498
    (http://www.moddb.com/games/baldurs-gate-ii/downloads/bgii-tob-english-patch-version-26498/)

    2. Download Baldur's Gate II Fixpack (http://www.gibberlings3.net/bg2fixpack/) and extract it to your Baldur's Gate II directory. I strongly advice you this patch, not Baldur's Gate II Official Patches that are mentioned in your link.

    3. Run the newly extracted setup-bg2fixpack.exe (if not automatically started).

    4. It is safe to select yes for all the optional fixes, but if you want to learn about each in detail, consult the readme file that comes with the BG2 Fixpack.
  • thesoloerthesoloer Member Posts: 77
    What is the difference between the moddb patch and the sorcerer's place patch? I believe the sorcerer's place patch also says 26498.

    And what is the difference between the gibberlings3 fixpack and the baldurdash fixpack? What if I don't have "WeiDU"?
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 16,305
    The moddb patch and the sorcerer's place patch look like they are the same patch.

    The baldurdash fixpack is much older (I don't think its been updated in over a decade) compared to the g3 patch.

    Also don't worry about not having WeiDU. In the case of the windows version the installer that is used is just an exe file so you can pretty much just double click it and then follow the instructions on the screen. Its a pretty old school interface but it works.
  • thesoloerthesoloer Member Posts: 77
    What fixes does the g3 fixpack have that the baldurdash fixpack doesn't have?
  • TwaniTwani Member Posts: 640
    Quite a few. Check both readmes, and compare them.
    elminsterjackjack
  • XukuthXukuth Member Posts: 78
    thesoloer said:

    What fixes does the g3 fixpack have that the baldurdash fixpack doesn't have?

    The real issue with Baldurdash is that the version you get from the Baldurdash website isn't even WeiDUed. That means it overwrites game files instead of modifying them in a reversible way. It's ancient.

    CrevsDaakelminsterJuliusBorisov
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