I'm assuming that the Windspear Hills Quest is part of the main quest, as I received it through that, but I haven't finished BGII so I don't know of course haha
Anyway, I completed the quest to rescue Garren Windspear's child from Firkraag's dungeon place. The wizard is killed, I had the fun repartee with Firkraag, the kid's out, and my journal says something along the lines of "The kid is rescued. You should probably get out of here, since Firkraag's not a fan. All that's left now is to go back to Garren's cabin."
When I return to Garren's cabin, his son is there and says something along the lines of "Thanks but life still isn't easy" etc. But his dad's not there. This is clearly a bug or a malfunction with my game, as I read online Garren's supposed to be there and thank you profusely and give you a boatload of gold and EXP.
I've reloaded from previous points in the quest and recompleted it - he's still not there. I've left the area, come back, slept, everything, but no matter what, Garren's just not in his cabin.
I would LOVE some help, and I'm really frustrated with it and would love to complete the quest, as the gold and EXP are much-needed, especially after the time put into the dang thing.
Thanks so much to whoever can help me out! Let me know if you need screenshots or the like.
I found this discussion with my issue in it (http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/31880/dupe-garren-windspear-not-present-at-end-of-windspear-quest
) but even in the reposted thread I couldn't seem to find any solution.
I also saw this suggestion:
@Micalabre, remarkably, I cannot find him anywhere. Your only option, I'm afraid, is to use the console to spawn him.
But I have no knowledge about computers and I have no idea how to go about this. I'm running the game on a Mac, if that helps. It was purchased through the App Store.