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BGII:EE Android Tweaks

rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
This might already be answered elsewhere on the site but I can't seem to find a straight answer wherever I go. Info on the game on androids is vague at best.

Are mods able to be used on Android? I just want the tweak pack, but it looks like the pack itself has been discontinued and is only available in another mod. Everything I find is not compatible with android.

Secondly, are cheats/use of the console not available for android? I'm seeing conflicting answers, but following the instructions of other players it's been successful for hasn't led it to work for me. Editing the .ini, using hackers keyboard app and still not successful.

Before I spend another day or two searching, can someone be able to give details on whether or not these options are even possible on android?

Thanks in advance

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  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    Hi @rosetyler, and welcome to the forum. To answer the first part of your question, if you have a PC, you can use 'some' mods on the android EE games. You will be happy to know that the Tweaks mod can be used. Unfortunately for the second part, I haven't been able to get the console working for cheats directly on android, but again, if you access to a PC, you would be able to use EEKeeper to suit most of your 'needs'.

    For installation of the tweaks module, because BG2EE on android is still at v1.3.x, the tweaks packs would still work, but you can also use the new 'Tweaks Anthology'. To clarify, I didn't install all of the tweaks, my main focus was PnP fixes, inventory management and ability to allow illegal charname classes. Actually, I just looked at the readme and found that I probably used about 3/4 of the pack...

    To install the mods on android, it requires a little more setting up and access to a PC. There is a discussion in the forum that explains how to install mods onto an android device. Have read of that and if you still are having trouble, I could explain further, just ask... I have answered some questions in an earlier discussion about a similar request.


    For EEKeeper, once you have your directory setup for modding, use this as you base to edit your BG2EE saved game.

    If you don't have a PC or access to one, it becomes a little more difficult. You can let me know which parts of the Tweak pack you want installed, I can use my config here to setup the components and upload it...

    Hope all goes well
    Gus

    JuliusBorisov
  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    Thanks for the clarification! Sadly my laptop croaked a few months ago so I'm stuck on android for now. Are they able to be uploaded for download online? It's not all of it, but a bit from each component.

  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    Yeah, no probs. If you create a text file of the components you want added to the mod file, upload it into a comment by using 'Attach File' (looks like a document icon in the edit menu). I will generate a mod file and load it somewhere for download. It is likely to be about 20-30MB in size (mine is 28MB).

    Can you confirm the version number of your BG2EE.

    I am also guessing that you are using English (US) as your default language. This is required for the 'dialog.tlk' that will be modified.

    Gus

    JuliusBorisov
  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    Wow fantastic! I'll get it started. I'm using v1.3.2064 on US, yes.

  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    edited August 2017
    Just to clarify, do you mean upload from my Android or from a laptop? I'm having issues attaching from my phone. I made a text document using ES File Explorer app. What would you suggest?

  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    edited August 2017
    OK. How about copying and pasting the text into spoiler tags. Quick explaination if you are unaware how to create a spoiler..


    It will just stop a wall of text being a prob.

    Enclose you text inside the following:

    [spoiler]
    Insert Text Here
    [/spoiler]




    You can use the preview button to test before posting...

    All good for the version and language.
    Gus

    Edit: Just a quick Q. What android device do you have?

  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37


    Remove Helmet Animations
    Force All Dialogue to Pause

    Improved Athkatlan City Guard
    Multiple Strongholds
    Bonus Merchants
    Female Edwina

    Universal Clubs
    Weapon Styles for All
    Remove Experience Cap
    Allow Spellcasting in Heavy Armor
    No Restrictions on Multiple Protection Items
    Cast Spells at Character Level
    Shopkeepers Unlimited Identifying Ability
    Multi-class Grandmastery
    True Grandmastery
    Add Save Penalties for Spells Cast by High Level Casters
    Alter Multi-class Restrictions: allow all races to have access to every valid multiclass combo
    Remove Racial Restrictions for Kits

    Max HP on Level up
    Max HP all Creatures
    Identify All Items
    Easy Spell Learning: 100% + unlimited
    Bottomless Bags of Holding
    Remove Fatigue from Restoration Spells
    Unlimited Stacks: ammo, jewelery, gems, potions, scrolls
    NPCs are neutral about reputation
    NPCs Don't Fight
    No Traps/Locks
    Faster Cut Scenes
    Invisible Cloak of Mirroring
    Rest Anywhere
    Sellable Items

    Change Korgan to Neutral Evil alignment


    Using an old school Galaxy S5 :)

  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    edited August 2017
    @rosetyler - No probs, I use a Note 4. I am unsure what your technical knowledge is like, so I may have over explained some things! If on the other hand, I haven't explained them enough, let me know and I can expand.

    I have made a copy of the installation instructions on the text file attached, which also contains comments about the mod components. I have also attached the WeiDU.log.

    I made some guesses on which part of the component that you wanted and added some additional (one by mistake and one intentionally). I left them in on the first run to check. There is nothing that would break the game... Anything that does not have a comment beside it modded as requested.

    I also use ES File Explorer and have tested the method below on my Note 4. All seems to work as expected. If it doesn't we can work through whatever probs may occur. Make a backup of the files as we will be deleting a file when unpacked.

    Unfortunately I couldn't get the zip file to work as it should (it should only be one file and work without unpacking). After a little playing around, I found that only packing the lang.zip (contains dialog.tlk) and copying the override folder across, it all worked as it should... so we are going to do that.


    --------------------------------

    To install onto S5 BG2EE:
    - Download file. The file is called ModsS5.zip (~18 MB), and should download into your SCDCARD\download folder.

    - Copy ModsS5.zip into the 'sdcard/android/data/com.beamdog.baldursgateiienhancededition/files' folder. This folder should also contain Baldur.ini.

    As an extra if you aren't aware, if it isn't there already, you can create another folder here called 'portraits' which is where you would place any custom portaits you might want to use ingame.


    - Using ES File Explorer, tap on 'ModsS5.zip' and use ES Zip Viewer. Once open, select unpack (looks like an zipper with an arrow the top menu), then select current path, OK.

    - Once it has unpacked, hit your 'S5 soft return button' (the return arrow on the S5 - bottom right hand key near the hard menu button - looks like an arrow returning on itself) and make sure you have the folder called 'override' and a file called lang.zip in the files directory. If you do, delete 'ModsS5.zip'.

    So now, you should have the following in the folder 'sdcard/android/data/com.beamdog.baldursgateiienhancededition/files/'
    override (folder)
    portraits (folder)
    save (folder)
    Baldur.ini (file)
    lang.zip (file)

    - This should now complete the install.

    Notes:
    - You could probably continue with a current game but I would recommend starting a new one. Some components don't play nice coming in half way though a game.
    - To uninstall, just delete lang.zip and the override folder. It will reset the game back to unmodded.
    - Since this is BG2Tweaks, it will need to be redone when the android version of the game is undated to v2.x or 3.x. It wont work properly on the new version. The current pack for 2.3.x is Tweaks Anthology 3.0 (which contains all the BG2Tweaks plus some). If the Android version allows the mods that the PC version does, there are also some GUI enhancements that you just can't do without...

    --------------------------------


    Hope all this works as expected.
    Gus


    Edit: Files removed

    Post edited by Gusinda on
    JuliusBorisov
  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    edited August 2017
    Incredible. Thank you! To answer your question, you explained things just right! I trust your guesses were good. I know when typing it up I was forgetting certain aspects. I'm 1000% more familiar with the PC version, but you alleviated all of my android concerns. :) The only things I would request to change are no restrictions on strongholds and I feel I should add in Cromwell and Cespenar''s ability to make all recipes. I am so sorry I forgot that, not having the prompt on my screen allowed me to forget a few details. You're an amazing help!

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  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    edited August 2017
    I tried the method you gave me and it works! That's incredible. I was honestly thinking the only solution was that there is no way for any tweaks/mods to work on android. I'm going to roll to get another 97 if I can heh

    Post edited by rosetyler on
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  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    @rosetyler - Happy it all worked. Later today, I will change the stronghold restrictions and add the recipes ability. I will check in before I do, so if you have any further, let me know.

    Glad to help.
    Gus

  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    You are too kind. I did a quick review and it looks like Icon Improvement's under the Cosmetic Changes is the final component I was looking for. I should have reread my list before posting it earlier. Thanks so much Gus

  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    @rosetyler - Not a problem.

    For v2, I have attached all files with the modified content. Don't worry about the reduced size of the Mods file, I just used a better compression. ES File Explorer still does the job in unpacking. For the text document, I have just added the changes to the bottom, the rest is the same. Tested and works on my Note4.


    V2 changes
    Add: Icon Improvement's under the Cosmetic Changes - Cosmetic
    Fix: no restrictions on strongholds - Content
    Add: Cromwell Upgrade Items - Content
    Add: Cespenar's ability to use Cromwell recipes - Content


    To install:
    - Download files
    - Copy file 'ModsS5v2.zip' to the BG2EE files folder
    'sdcard/android/data/com.beamdog.baldursgateiienhancededition/files/'
    - Delete the current lang.zip and override folder.
    - Using ES File Explorer, unpack ModsS5v2.zip to the current path as we did before.
    - Test BG2EE start.
    - Roll and Re-roll for that 97.



    Play on
    Gus

  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    This was the most simple solution and I didn't think it was possible. It works very well! Thank you for your thorough explanations and patience Gus! What a wonderful community :)

  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    No problems whatsoever. Just glad all worked out and yes, it is a great community.

    Happy gaming
    Gus

  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    edited August 2017
    @Gusinda Sorry to necro this a bit, but I'm getting some strange things happen when I try to progress to Chapter 3. Not sure why, but right after paying Gaelan I'm stuck and my character isn't visible anywhere(the same happened after paying Bodhi). In fact, I was getting some (minor) weirdness throughout the game. (i.e. some store items had names that were random NPC quotes, etc.)

    I'm not too concerned with trying to figure out the issue (I'm not much for spending more than a day on it) so I had planned to just create a whole new character, different class. I didn't want to run into the same problem, and wanted to change some components in the tweak pack I'm using currently. I had also thought a fresh new install and mod version might be beneficial.

    Are you available to create v3? :)


    Remove Helmet Animations
    Weapon Animation Tweaks
    Icon Improvements
    Change Avatar When Wearing Robes or Armor
    Force All Dialogue to Pause

    Improved Athkatlan City Guard
    Improved Multi-Player Kick-out Dialogues
    Add Bags of Holding
    Multiple Strongholds -- no restrictions
    Bonus Merchants
    Female Edwina
    Allow Cromwell to Upgrade WK Items
    Give Cespenar Cromwell recipes

    Universal Clubs
    Weapon Styles for All
    Remove Experience Cap
    Allow Thieving in Heavy Armor
    Allow Spellcasting in Heavy Armor
    No Restrictions on Multiple Protection Items
    Alter Weapon Proficiency System--all changes
    Cast Spells from Scrolls at Character Level
    Multiclass Grandmastery
    True Grandmastery
    Triple Class HLA Tables
    Alter Multiclass Restrictions--allow every race to have every muticlass combo
    Remove Racial Restrictions for All Classes
    Alter Dual Class Restrictions--allow nonhumans to dual class
    Remove Racial Restrictions for Kits

    Higher HP on Level Up--maximum
    higher HP on Joinable NPCs
    Identify All Items
    Easy Spell Learning--unlimited spells per level
    Bottomless Bags of Holding
    Remove Fatigue from Restoration Spells
    Change Effect on Reputation--stores gives discounts for higher rep
    Unlimited Ammo, Jewelery, Potions, Scrolls
    Happy Patch--NPCs always remain neutral
    No Traps or Locks
    *NO* Faster Cut Scenes (this is where the bug was forming I gathered)
    Invisible Cloak of Mirroring/Spell Trap effects
    Keep Drizzt's Loot
    Rest Anywhere
    Minimum Stats Cheat--15

    NPC Tweaks--none


    I will do my best to repay the favor :smile:

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  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    @rosetyler, No problems in creating v3. I will post it later today.

    As far as the behaviour, I not sure what is occuring. As a test, could you rename the "override" folder (like it was being deleted). You may get different strange behaviour as dailog.tlk may be trying to display something that may not be there... Try your saved game and see if your char is still invisible. Don't save you game!

    Don't forget to rename folder back to override when test complete...

    Gus

  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    edited August 2017
    Thanks for your understanding @Gusinda !

    I tried the method you suggested by renaming the folder and tried paying Gaelan. My char was visible after! :smiley:

    Afterwards I was able to read some of the battle text. It looks like the journal updated twice (once to agree I'm paying 20k, then second paying 15k). It showed only a line or two of extra dialogue. However it showed a guard calling for help outside and a thug was out waiting for me but wasn't before. (Not a superhuman one or anything but still strange.)

    When I was searching around (including reading a post on this site), it appears it is a bug that occurs for EE users with faster cut scenes enabled under the tweak pack.

    Not sure if you were interested in all the extra info, but for other posters I thought it'd be best to include it all. :smile:

    edit: grammar

  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    edited August 2017
    @rosetyler, It's good that you knew about the invisible character. I should have read your list where said where the prob was... It is always good to test and identify the results for others to learn though.

    Attached are the modded files.

    To install:
    - Download files
    - Copy file 'ModsS5v2.zip' to the BG2EE files folder
    'sdcard/android/data/com.beamdog.baldursgateiienhancededition/files/'
    - Delete the current lang.zip and override folder.
    - Using ES File Explorer, unpack ModsS5v2.zip to the current path as we did before.
    - Test BG2EE start.

    There were two question marks and a comment:
    - Alter Weapon Proficiency System--all changes (I made this Rebalanced Weapon Proficiencies as all changes doesn't exist)

    - Change Effect on Reputation--stores gives discounts for higher rep (This is normal gameplay. I am guessing, and installed, that you wanted discounts for lower rep for if you play an evil team and can bully [RP only - don't hit them or anything... :)] the storekeeper into discounts or something similar...)

    Comment
    - Minimum Stats Cheat--15 (I did this myself although only to 10, in my first mod and found it quite frustrating having very limited access to adjust attributes to lower than 10. If you find the same, just go into the override folder and delete the following two files: abclasrq.2da and cdt03210.g3 to go back to default. If you just want to adjust the minimum attribute figure itself, you can edit abclasrq.2da with a text editor. Once you have a look at it, you will understand. You can adjust it for all or a specific CHARNAME type if you want.)
    Make a backup of the file! Using ES Explorer, long press on the file, go to additional menu options (three vertical dots), and select Open As, Text, ES Note Editor. Opens as read only by default but selecting the pen which will place the file into edit mode. Adjust which ever figures you want, back out, save the file.
    When testing this, placed the cursor against the number to be adjusted, delete the number then add the new number. You will need to watch out as the gaps between the numbers are there for columns so you don't want to spoil the columns...

    I have done a quick test on my Note 4 and all seems to be operating as expected.

    Gather Your Party
    Gus

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  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    edited August 2017
    Excellent! I apologize for confusing you :neutral: I think you may have mentoned those things in the previous log (sorry!). I haven't messed around with mods in a long time, I forget the configuration process somewhat. You have excellent judgement.

    And thanks for that interesting bit on the minimum stats. At first I agreed but naturally it forced all initial stat rolls to 90 and above, making it that much easier to roll in the 100s. It didn't take long to find one heh

    It looks like everything worked correctly. :smile:
    Again, thanks for being the awesome player you are. It's always refreshing when players are kind enough to do these kinds of things for others :smiley: please let me know if I can do something to repay the favor

    edit: I was looking to make a F/M/C but noticed they can't specialize in regular weapons. Are there any ways around that (in case I missed something in the tweak pack)?

    Post edited by rosetyler on
    Gusinda
  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    Happy to maximise player satisfaction where I can...

    So far as tweaking the FMC, by regular weapons I take it that you mean non-blunt. If so, I am unaware of any mods to make this so. If you mean specialise by adding the second point into the proficiency slot, then I thought this could be done. I had a quick check on my Note and was able to place the second point in, so if it isn't working for you, let me know.

    Gus

    rosetylerbrotirael4ik
  • rosetylerrosetyler Member Posts: 37
    Haha, I should have used a different word than specialize. I meant to say non-blunt weaponry. That's sad news though, a mega-buffed tank would be a serious beast

    Gusinda
  • brotirael4ikbrotirael4ik Member Posts: 4
    Gusinda said:

    Happy to maximise player satisfaction where I can...

    So far as tweaking the FMC, by regular weapons I take it that you mean non-blunt. If so, I am unaware of any mods to make this so. If you mean specialise by adding the second point into the proficiency slot, then I thought this could be done. I had a quick check on my Note and was able to place the second point in, so if it isn't working for you, let me know.

    Gus

    Hi, can you make the same tweak but without

    This part

    And with spells animation from ID EE

  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    Hi @brotirael4ik, and welcome to the forum. Always happy to put a modfile together but just to make sure we are on the same page...

    You are using BG2EE v1.3.2064 with Engilsh language and would like the following from Tweaks Anthology (was using BG2 Tweaks for this but now Tweaks Anthology 4.0):

    Remove Helmet Animations
    Weapon Animation Tweaks
    Icon Improvements
    Change Avatar When Wearing Robes or Armor
    Force All Dialogue to Pause

    Improved Athkatlan City Guard
    Improved Multi-Player Kick-out Dialogues
    Add Bags of Holding
    Multiple Strongholds -- no restrictions
    Bonus Merchants
    Female Edwina
    Allow Cromwell to Upgrade WK Items
    Give Cespenar Cromwell recipes

    Universal Clubs
    Weapon Styles for All
    Remove Experience Cap
    Allow Thieving in Heavy Armor
    Allow Spellcasting in Heavy Armor
    No Restrictions on Multiple Protection Items
    Alter Weapon Proficiency System--all changes
    Cast Spells from Scrolls at Character Level
    Multiclass Grandmastery
    True Grandmastery
    Triple Class HLA Tables
    Alter Multiclass Restrictions--allow every race to have every muticlass combo
    Remove Racial Restrictions for All Classes
    Alter Dual Class Restrictions--allow nonhumans to dual class
    Remove Racial Restrictions for Kits

    Is this correct?

    If you want, have a look at Tweaks Anthology and see if there is anything else you would like included.


    Gus

    StummvonBordwehrbrotirael4ik
  • brotirael4ikbrotirael4ik Member Posts: 4
    Thx @Gusinda
    I need only this with Icewind Dale casting graphics

  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    No probs, I will upload later today.

    Gus

    brotirael4ik
  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    OK. Here is the modfile. Unfortunately the component "Change Avatar When Wearing Robes or Armor" has been withdrawn from the Tweaks Anthology in favour of another mod (One Pixel Production). When I find the mod, I will add it on and reupload a new version.

    To install:
    - Copy file to the BG2EE files folder
    'sdcard/android/data/com.beamdog.baldursgateiienhancededition/files/'
    - Delete the any current lang.zip and override folder.
    - Using ES File Explorer (or My Files), unpack the file to the current path.
    - Test BG2EE start.

    You should end up with lang.zip in your 'files' folder and override folder with contents unpacked.

    To uninstall:
    Delete lang.zip and override folder.

    If you have any probs, let me know.

    Happy gaming
    Gus

    brotirael4ikStummvonBordwehr
  • GusindaGusinda Member Posts: 261
    Couldn't find if the 1PP mod was compatible with the EE series so I thought I would get the Avatar changing mod out BG Tweaks v16. In the meanwhile, I will try out the 1PP mod to see what works and what doesn't for EE.

    Installation:
    Remove the previous files and repeat install with this one.

    If probs occur, let me know.

    Gus

    brotirael4ik
  • ViolationViolation Member Posts: 18
    @Gusinda you are awesome for helping people like this. I am in the same boat as @rosetyler, My pc fried a few months back no money to fix it or replace it atm. Currently I am playing on a Nvidia Shield Android TV with a custom Nougat 7.0 Android Full operating system. I am currently running the v3 that you made for Rose, I am curious if it would be possible to add 1 mod to that list?

    Level 1 Npc's?
    gibberlings3.net/level1npcs/

    Thank you if you are willing and have time to do this :smiley:

    Violation

    StummvonBordwehr
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