I have had almost no luck using mods with Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition or the bug fixes that are rampant through here. So, I have came to ask for help.
Several issues to help me [and probably others] with:
I purchased the game via Steam, which created a long directory of C: Program Files (x86)/Steam/SteamApps/Common/Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition
As I bought it from steam and most people here are referring to a Beamdog [?] version - did I buy the wrong/broken/whatever negative[positive] version? If so, how do I fix the game [fix patches/general mod-ability/ect]?
When someone gives a directory tree, and it's a Beamdog sourced game, how do I install in my version?
I have read that most mods require this program. I found it http://weidu.org/
<-- there, downloaded, unzipped and now have no idea exactly where to put it, or how to use it with the various mods available.
Where do I put the WeiDu files? How do I use it to sync the various mods [if that's what it is even for?]
00766 & Override
I finally found these folders. They are located in my Steam data tree, yet it seems most people have them in the auto generated My Documents portion of the game. Is the data not being generated properly for my copy/do I need to copy/move these two folders to the My Documents portion?
When someone says to put file x in their override folder, that's it? There's nothing else? The game knows to call to that folder, with or without Weidu?
External Drive Play
I tend to have all my game files on an eHD. I copied the data in the Steam tree for the game, and can play it freely from my eHD. Does this impact any effect on whether modified files function or not? Do I have to launch the game from the Steam Client to play properly? I haven't had stability issues, but it is a concern.
The fix for the Firebead quest at the beginning of the game is located here http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/comment/268466/#Comment_268466
. I downloaded, unzipped and moved the file to my override folder, yet it didn't fix the issue. Teleroth or whoever only lets me speak to him three times, and then no more interaction is allowed. How do I utilize the patch [along with many others here]? I would love to have a game that works as well as everyone else, especially as this was my first DLC/game purchase ever.
As a side note, I have read the various help threads such as How To Manually Customize Your Game, Mod and modding tutorials quick links and Here's how to use custom portraits. They are helpful, but again, I cannot utilize their knowledge, apparently.
If anyone can help me in any way they can, I would very much appreciate it.
I get the feeling that most of the patches look at a certain directory for the files they effect, when placed in the override folder. If this is true, then do they really fix anything if designed for use in one game version [beamdog] when placed into another [steam]?