So, I have been noticing quite a lot of people complain that banters don't happen anywhere near often enough. I am inclined to agree. While you can always make banters happen at your own pace by forcing them to happen with ctrl-i, I decided I would make a very simple mod for this anyway. I know there are components of other, larger mods that can make the banters happen more, but this is a stand alone mod for those who don't want anything more than an increased rate of banter.
What the default behavior is:
In BG2:EE every 10 minutes there is a 10% chance of a random party member attempting to initiate a banter. If the random party member that was selected can find no valid banter partner the banter fails and you will have to wait another 10 minutes to get another chance. Sooo every 10 minutes there is a 10% chance of maybe a banter happening... Those are pretty slim odds...
What I have done:
I have decreased the time between banter attempts to 7 minutes. I have also increased the chance of a banter attempt happening to 100%. This does not mean that there will be a banter every 7 minutes; it just means there will be an attempt every 7 minutes.
Things to keep in mind:
Most banters are scripted to never happen in dungeon type areas, which there are quite a lot of in the game. My mod will not change this so you are not likely to get any banters in dungeons. This mod will also make characters that don't like each other come into conflict with each other much faster. This is because almost all conflicts between party members are run by banters. If you were planning on keeping, say, Minsc and Edwin in the party together and just hoping they never come to blows, you may as well forget it while using this mod. This will not make romances happen faster since those are run on a different system. This mod was designed for BG2:EE and I do not recommend using it on BG1:EE. If, for whatever reason, you want banters to happen more commonly in BG1:EE just ask me and I will make it happen. This mod will most likely not work at all on vBG2.
To install this mod all you have to do is extract the contents of the zip into your BG2:EE override folder. Note that you may need to create an override folder if one does not already exist.
I am open to feedback on this mod and am willing to change things if you think I should. Enjoy chatty NPCs!
Edit: Having tested this mod a bit I have made a tweak to it. I found the file I originally uploaded made banters happen too quickly for my purposes so I made one that is a bit slower. The original upload is still available as "Super increased rate of banter", but I would recommend the new and refined "Moderately Increased rate of banter" more. If you are curious, in the moderately increased rate of banter file I made the frequency 420 and the probability 50.Moderately increased rate of banter (recommended).Super increased rate of banter.