I installed IWD: EE way back, but gave up playing it before I really got going for 2 reasons.
When a party character died, I couldn't create a new character to replace him/her... Characters could only be created when starting a new game, meaning I had to create my entire party right away before I begun the game and I could not suffer casualties, since they couldn't be replaced... That was/is a game-breaker. I know the game-developers couldn't port that function from the original to the EE, which explains why it worked in the original but not in the EE. I know because I read it. But I recently read that there's a way around it by moving your save-file from the single-player-save-folder to the MULTI-player-save-folder. Is this correct?? I would like to confirm whether this works before reinstalling.
The second issue was that they had removed the original IWD art from SCROLLS and VARIOUS ITEMS (weapons, armour etc.) and replaced it with the faaaar inferior scroll/item art from Baldur's Gate. Preposterous !!! A farcical decision
The esthetics, the menus, the art, the music, the sound, the atmosphere, the mood, and the feel of the original Icewind Dale game far outshines Baldur's Gate in every single area. Everything about it was so inviting and so atmospheric that I felt like I was physically there, setting foot in Kuldahar and standing face-to-face with undead wraiths in ancient tombs!! Why did they destroy part of that by replacing the art that is part of the IWD game's identity ??? Anyway, my question is whether there has now come a MOD that fixes this problem and returns the original art to the game in EE ??? I've looked at this mod page (gibberlings3.net) to look for such, but I've been unable to confirm whether such a mod exists or not. So I ask you, fellow players....
I cherish Icewind Dale above any other game, above any other story, and I cherish the places the game took me to above any others. I love it. I was 13 years old when it came out in 2000, first time I played it, and the game introduced me to the whole medieval fantasy genre. It left a profound impression on me. I really hope there are ways to fix these two above issues, as I really want to return to the Dale and play it *one last time*. I have the the original box at home with CDs and stuff, but they were meant for Windows 98. They don't work no more... So I reckon EE is my only chance to return to the dale a last time.