Don't get me wrong, I am super excited (and spiritually and financially supporting!) Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, but my first love is and always will be Icewind Dale 2 when it comes to the Infinity Engine/Dungeon & Dragons games. It's a strange relationship, born probably out of nostalgia more than anything else, but nothing (not even a lack of source code!) is going to separate me from my beloved.
Truth be told, I've already conducted a fruitless search of any old hard drives that may have once been owned by Black Isle Studios on the off chance that somewhere, somehow, even an obsolete version of the code could be contained within.
All silly musings aside, I've recently (finally) given the WideScreen mod for the Infinity Engine games a try in a bid to take the first step at trying to Discount Enhanced Editionify my beloved Icewind Dale 2, only to find myself exceptionally underwhelmed. Granted, I knew it'd be a lot more work than just installing the WideScreen mod, but it still felt like hitting a brick wall just the same.
Attempt at 1920 x 1080 on one of my laptops.
Attempt at 2560 x 1080 on my main screen.
Usually I choose a smaller resolution than my monitor is set at because I like to see things with better clarity (Keratoconus in both eyes tends to make the high definition, small text, etc. graphics of most games very difficult to consume or appreciate), but I feel like even shrinking these down would still leave much to be desired.
With all of that out of the way, my questions are thus: Does anyone know of any other essential UI mods out there for Icewind Dale 2 that could improve my user experience overall?
Does anyone out there know of any great/detailed modding tutorials for the UI for this game in particular? I know there are sources out there for the other (less unusual) Infinity Engine games, but Icewind Dale 2 seems to be one that is really difficult to find much of anything for.
I'm ready to cut my teeth on this if the resources are available. Unfortunately, I do lack the free time to just dive in and start from scratch--so if I can find someone who's already started the ball rolling, I might find myself motivated enough to pick up (or share) the mantle, so to speak.
Thanks for reading the mindless babblings of a desperate fool!