For new players wanting to enhance their core BGEE experience in an immersive way while not significantly altering the original game here is an ease of use mod list with links.
Install in order of the links. Recommended to consult readmes for each install on compatabilty conflicts
~BGEE+SOD Modmerge tool
: Mandatory tool to use Weidu mods with SoD Expansionhttps://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/50441/modmerge-merge-your-steam-gog-zip-based-dlc-into-something-weidu-nearinfinity-dltcep-can-use/p1
~BG1 NPC Project:
Adds Banters and personality to NPCS and some quests HIGHLY reccomendedhttp://www.gibberlings3.net/bg1npc/
~BGEE Unfinished Business:
Adds Cut content from original gamehttp://www.pocketplane.net/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=161&Itemid=114
~BGEE Quests and Encounters:
Adds various quests http://www.gibberlings3.net/bgqe/
~BGEE Small Non NPC Portraits:
Adds Portraits to ALL nonNPCS in the game. HIGHLY recommendedhttps://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/55237/mod-minor-npc-portraits-for-bgee/p1
Allows you to move NPCS better locations and quickly alter their portraits and Kitshttps://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/58941/mod-bgeenpc-tweaks-for-bgee-sod-bg2ee-eet
~BGEE: Journal Fixer:
Cleans up the Journal for Active/Completed Questshttps://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/60029/mod-journal-fixes-for-bgee-bg2ee-and-bgee-sod-v2-2/p1
~BGEE Free Action Override:
Makes Free Action not Cancel Haste as per PnP rules
~BGEE: Blur Remover:
Removes Blur from Cloak of Displacement and Claw of Kazgaroth
Download BelowOPTIONAL CONSULT README FOR INSTALLATION FOR INCOMPATABLIITY AND REDUNDANT ON CONFLICTING CHANGES
Allows you to Tweak aspects of the game for Ease of Usehttps://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/48165/testers-wanted-tweaks-is-dead-long-live-tweaks/p1
~Sword Coast Stratgems:
Enhances the AI/ Bossfights/ and generally the whole BGEE game. Recommended for those seeking a challenge.
SCS SHOULD NOT be used with first time players unless they want to test themselves. Without Metagame knowledge it may overwhelm you. That said, the mod is amazing and takes the game to a new level.http://www.gibberlings3.net/scs/
~SCS MANDATORY hotfixhttps://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/comment/732385/#Comment_732385
~NPC Kit Pack:
Allows you to assign kits in game to NPC Followers if you desirehttps://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/43305/mod-npc-ee-non-player-characters-enhanced-for-everyone/p1
~NPC Portrait Pack:
Replace Portraits in the BGEENPCTweak Files if you like my included pack at the bottom before installation of BGEENPCTweak
~Scales of Balance:
Overhauls the entire Armor / Weapon / System in the game. Consult Readme diligently for compatability. Some people may not want the changes and prefer the vanilla system. Not recommended for first time playthrough.https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/33657/scales-of-balance-a-post-hac-tweak-mod/p1
Save editor Tool. Lets you Alter Proficiencies/ Kits / and Alter most aspects of an NPC. USEFUL TOOLhttps://sourceforge.net/projects/eekeeper/
Thanks to all the Modders and their wonderful mods.
I hope this thread helps new players find a way to Enhance their Core BGEE game above and beyond. Many of these mods are used by long time members of the community and VASTLY improve the atmosphere of the Vanilla game.
If you do not want your mod featured here PM me and I'll take it down. Many players do not know how to mod or want to move into the trial and error but I feels to be exposed to these mods in an Ease of Use way they will fall deeply in love with the Game as we have.