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Chromebook custom portraits

Can anyone confirm if you can use custom portraits for your own character in SOD for Android. I just got a Chromebook & got the game but can't figure it out TIA


  • TorgrimmerTorgrimmer Member Posts: 329
    Chromebook is not a supported IOS

  • shanevshanev Member Posts: 4
    for custom stuff? I can play the game just fine. I bought it off the android play store. I just can't figure out portraits.

  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 1,802
    Hi @shanev, and welcome to the forum.

    Yes you can use custom portraits on the Chromebook. The path you put them into is:

    If the portraits folder doesn't exist, you can just create it.

    The naming convention applies where it needs to be:
    xxxxxxL.bmp or xxxxxxM.bmp

    The best way I found to add portraits is:
    - only use 7 characters in the filename, the first 6 lowercase and the last a capital L or M
    - I also use both images regardless if I have two different images or a copied.

    Hope that helps

  • shanevshanev Member Posts: 4
    Thanks! Does it matter if they are for male or female; do they just go in that same folder??

  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 1,802
    @shanev, it doesn't matter although using this method, the pictures will show up in both male and female selections during character creation. If you want to separate the sexes, then you can have a look at this thread. Essential, you can create a file called M_myport.lua (or similiar) and add the code using 1 as Male and 2 as Female. This means however that you need to keep all of your images in the 'override' folder and if you are adding mods, this can get a bit messy to keep track of them. I have tried this using the portraits folder, but then you get duplicate images during character creation, I have also tried using a naming convention where I start all the filenames using the first two characters as reserved ie: gm = male, and gf = female, but then maintenance was another thing when reinstalling or remodding.

    In the end, I just keep them all together in the portraits folder and select the image I want while scanning through them all.

    If you aren't aware, you can mod the game for Chromebook if you have a PC. If you are interested, then let me know and I can point you in the right direction. If you don't have a PC, you can still get mods done up as modfiles (mods are pre-installed with the modfile containing just the changed files) and load them onto your device. This is done by a request in the modding forum, or you can follow on in this thread. Something you can think about when you have completed the game in vanilla.

    All the best

  • shanevshanev Member Posts: 4
    Got it, thank you again for your help. It took me awhile to figure out how to move files from my SD card to my Chromebook storage. I've been using a PC since birth, and a Chromebook since last week, so still figuring it all out.

    Appreciate the offer to mod; I do have a PC, and would be interested but like you said, will probably finish my initial play through.

    Thanks again!!

  • TorgrimmerTorgrimmer Member Posts: 329
    Have to say i'm impressed, Bc i was told all Beamdog Games were not Chomebook IOS Supported, nice Thanks for teaching me something new, @Gusinda and @shanev

  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 21,700
    Yes, the games are not officially supported on Chomebook, but the evidence we're getting is that players can make it work.

  • DordledumDordledum Member Posts: 243
    I can confirm BG1EE, SoD and BG2EE work flawlessly on Chromebook and using custom portraits is as easy as on PC. Never got round to trying any mod though.

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