All right, so I beat Baldur's Gate 2 last night, and after digging through my office room, I was able to find the Throne of Bhaal CD. However, upon popping it into my computer, it says that Baldur's Gate 2 is not installed and it won't run.
Funny thing is, I've always had a weird little trick happening with Baldur's Gate 2. I had it installed on my computer years ago (Windows 7), but for some reason I can't remember, the shortcut for the game always had its play button replaced with the install button, as if to suggest it was never installed. However...
I have the game installed. I can see all of the program files, and I can manipulate them however I see fit. The reason why I was able to play it all this time was because of a different shortcut used inside the program files, called "BGMain." It skipped the start-up screen altogether and just went into the game. I was able to play from there with no problems.
But now with Throne of Bhaal freaking out... What the heck? Sure, the shortcut for BG2 is faulty, but can't it see that I still have the game on my computer? I don't understand what's going on here.
I'd really rather not risk uninstalling the game and reinstalling it... I've backed up my save data on my external hard drive, but it's still tricky, and I'd hate to lose my file after all the work I did. Is there anything I can do to make Throne of Bhaal recognize BG2? Or...did something horribly wrong happen years ago in the original installation and I have to reinstall it?