I don't know how to mod. So I went for Big World to do the work for me and just went hog wild. No, I didn't know what I was doing. No, I didn't know that the game patches would break everything.
With the last 2.2 patch my mods all broke. I reinstalled them, but it looks like the dialog.tlk has been shifted or something. Several NPC names are now what appears to be lines of dialog. Some monsters are now paragraphs of what looks like an NPC bio. Journal entries are all borked.
Also I'm now getting an interesting phenomenon where, in some areas of the world, monsters continually spawn. I don't know if they ever stop as I error out due to the immense amount of monsters spawning or the game slows to an impossible crawl, or I need to escape the area because there are hundreds of monsters trying to attack me. Maybe it's trying to make the odds more even by throwing ten thousand orcs at me (take that, Drizzt). I don't know. All I know is the game as it stands is nearly unplayable. I'd be alright with a few weird name glitches, but my journal entries are all borked, npcs from mods are all borked, and all my good and neutral aligned npcs are warning me they're going to leave and they won't tolerate any more bad behavio, but my reputation is 16. It dropped to 3 inexplicably one time and I hadn't killed anyone that didn't deserve it. Unless finishing Dorn's quest drops your reputation from 20 to 3?
I really, really, REALLY don't want to start over again. Can my game be salvaged? I'm hoping that maybe I can just...I dunno add some line breaks in the dialog.tlk?
I have EditPlus. I looked at NearInfinity and WeDui but my eyes crossed and I remain ignorant. (It's a medical condition; anything resembling scripting makes it impossible for me to focus.)