So, I bought SOD some time ago but am only now getting around to playing it. I have BGEE / SOD via the beamdog store, and BG2EE via steam. So I've installed BGEE/SOD, and have it modded out. I've already beaten BGEE, its just been awhile. Plan is to do BGEE, then SOD, then all the way to throne of bhaal.
...juuuuuuuuuust as I finished I noticed there's now a big BGT utility/tool and autoinstaller out there (EET); I'm also unsure I want to bother with it, as it looks uh, big. Big means 'lots of chances for me to screw up what is already working'. I know how to install mods separately for the games, thats trivial. I'm not sure I want to bother with a whole new framework. How necessary it is depends on the below - because I just noticed something.
So, a number of mods for BGEE/SOD say they 'scatter items across the trilogy' (like the Wild Sorcerer mod) and the "Golem Construction" mod. Now, obviously I'd have to install them to BGEE, and later, to BG2EE for this to actually occur. Assuming I REMEMBER TO DO THIS...
When I beat SOD, will items from mods like that stay through? The last time I beat BG, I remember all of my items just vanished into irenicus' dungeon, the same as if I'd just started a new BG2 game. So I'm unsure how this would work for mods like that, or if there's actually a point; since if I have to collect stuff in BGEE, it'll all be gone in BG2EE.
Can anyone give any input on this sort of situation? To be frank, I don't replay the original Baldur's Gate all that often, so I'm not terribly familiar with how that process worked originally, let alone with SOD, which I have not yet played.
Additionally, is it worth my time to uninstall all my mods and then download and spend a week fiddling with this Big World Setup tool, instead?