A BG:SoD/EET mod by AstroBryGuy
Heidi Shannon (the original voice of Jaheira) was unreachable for Siege of Dragonspear, and Beamdog originally cast a new voice actor in the role. Eventually, they decided the new actor was not working out, and left Jaheira's lines unvoiced and her original BG1 soundset. However, many of Jaheira's voiced lines and almost all of her soundset are included in the SoD files. This mod reconnects those files to the dialog lines and gives Jaheira's soundset an SoD update like the other returning NPCs.
Jaheira Recast: Character Sounds - Use new SoD Character Sounds
This component gives Jaheira her planned soundset for SoD. Almost all the files for the soundset are available, except the REACT_TO_DIE_GENERAL and REACT_TO_DIE_SPECIFIC sounds. The former is left blank and for the latter, another appropriate voiced line has been used.
Here is a sample:
Jaheira Recast: Character Sounds - Use BG1+BG2 Character Sounds
This component keeps Jaheira's original BG1 soundset, but supplements it with BG2 sounds for character sound not present in the BG1 soundset (e.g., the "SPELL_FAILED" sound).
Jaheira Recast: Dialog Voiceover
This component adds the available voiced lines to Jaheira's dialogs. There are about 100 lines of voiced dialog/banter in the SoD files.
Note: it is not required to install the Character Sounds component in order to install the Dialog Voiceover component. You can have original BG1 character sounds and new SoD voiced dialog.
Jaheira Recast: Give Jaheira her BG2 Portrait
This component will replace Jaheira's portrait with her BG2 portrait for BGEE and SoD.
Note: It is recommended to start a new game, or at least install this mod before starting the SoD campaign.
If the mod was previously installed, uninstall it before extracting the new version. Jaheira Recast is packaged and installed with WeiDU. To install, extract the mod archive, then copy of the contents of the archive into your game folder (the folder which contains the chitin.key file). If properly extracted, you should have a "jaheirarecast" folder and setup-jaheirarecast.exe in your game folder. To install, simply double-click setup-jaheirarecast.exe and follow the instructions on screen.
Please run setup-jaheirarecast.exe in your game folder to reinstall, uninstall or otherwise change components.
Mac OS X
If the mod was previously installed, uninstall it before extracting the new version. Jaheira Recast is packaged and installed with WeiDU. To install, extract the mod archive, then copy of the contents of the folder "OSX-jaheirarecast-v1" into your game folder (the folder which contains the chitin.key file). If properly extracted, you should have a "jaheirarecast" folder, setup-jaheirarecast, and setup-jaheirarecast.command in your game folder. To install, simply double-click setup-jaheirarecast.command and follow the instructions on screen.
Comments and bug reports can be directed to the Jaheira Recast thread in the [BGEE Mods forum at Beamdog](https://forums.beamdog.com/categories/bg:ee-mods
). If the thread is inaccessible, you can contact [AstroBryGuy](https://forums.beamdog.com/profile/AstroBryGuy
) on the Beamdog forums.
To the Beamdog team - Thanks for giving us the Enhanced Editions and now Siege Of Dragonspear! I look forward to playing your next adventure.
To the BG Modding community - you rock! Without you, we wouldn't have the tools to create mods or the examples you have set for other modders to follow. Thanks!
Jaheira Recast is not developed, supported, or endorsed by Beamdog or Wizards of the Coast. All images, sounds, and contents of this mod are copyright Beamdog or Wizards of the Coast.
REDISTRIBUTION NOTE: Jaheira Recast was created to be freely enjoyed by all Baldur's Gate gamers. You may share the mod freely with others, but for-profit distribution is not permitted. You are free to use the code in your own mod or mod compilation. To avoid confusion, any altered version of the mod should not be released under the name "Jaheira Recast".
Version 3.0 - August 18, 2018
- Fixes for EET support
- Re-added Jaheira VO files removed from SoD v2.5 (Many thanks to CamDawg and Isaya for help with the VO!)
Version 2.0 - July 19, 2017
- Added EET support
- Fixed an incorrect string reference for #69250.
Version 1.2 - May 30, 2016
- Fixed issue with blanking Jaheira's biography
Version 1.1 - April 17, 2016
- Added VO lines for script-banters
Version 1 - April 10, 2016