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The IWDification is a modification or "mod" to bring some of the elements of Icewind Dale into the Baldur's Gate series of games. A lot of this project is based upon the work of the IWD-in-BG2 conversion project, which later formed the backbone of IWDEE. The mod adds various elements such as selectable bard songs, two-handed axes, and over 70 new spells into your BG2, Tutu, BGT, BGEE, BG2EE, or EET game.

Main components[]

IWDification has several components, which can be installed completely independently of one another. The components are broken into three broad categories:

Miscellaneous changes[]

  • Icewind Dale Casting Graphics: (Andyr) Also available in the The Tweaks Anthology mod.
  • Commoners Use Drab Colors: Also available in the Tweaks Anthology mod
  • Two-Handed Axes: Icewind Dale also featured two-handed axes, as opposed to the strictly one-handed variety found in the Baldur's Gate series. This component scatters normal and magical two-handed axes throughout the game to make them available for players. Two-handed axes use the axe proficiency and have base stats of 9 speed and 1d10 damage. Spoilers about their precise locations are available on the forums.
  • Expanded Polymorph Self Options: This component adds three new forms to the arcane Polymorph Self spell: winter wolf, polar bear, and boring beetle (the boring beetle requires Infinity Animations on original BG2).
  • Use IWD Damage Animations: Enhanced Editions Only.
  • Randomized Enemy Equipment: Enhanced Editions Only.

IWD Class updates[]

  • IWD Class Updates: Bard: Add IWD Bard Songs (formerly known as Bard Song), Bards in Icewind Dale gained different bard songs as they leveled.
  • IWD Class Updates: Bard: Selectable Bard Songs for Jesters and Skalds: Requires Throne of Bhaal.
  • IWD Class Updates: Bard: Use IWD Spell Progression. Also available in the Tweaks Anthology mod.
  • IWD Class Updates: Druid: Use IWD Shapeshifting and Ability Progression.
  • IWD Class Updates: Druid: Allow Elves to be Druids. Enhanced Editions Only
  • IWD Class Updates: Paladin: IWD Abilities and Skills.
  • IWD Class Updates: Paladin: Use IWD Spell Progression. Also available in the Tweaks Anthology mod.
  • IWD Class Updates: Ranger: Use IWD Spell Progression. Also available in the Tweaks Anthology mod
  • IWD Class Updates: Thief: Evasion. Updated and revised slightly. Enhanced Edition Only.

Spell packs[]

  • Arcane Spell Pack: This component adds more than 30 arcane spells from Icewind Dale. This component does not alter existing BG2 spells to match their IWD counterparts, except as noted in the documentation. Complete descriptions are available on the project pages as well as in-depth technical information.
  • Divine Spell Pack: This component adds more than 40 divine spells from Icewind Dale and does not alter existing BG2 spells to match their IWD counterparts. Divine spellcasters will receive these spells, as appropriate, in their spellbooks as they level up. Joinable NPCs also receive updates to their spellbooks to account for the new spells. Complete descriptions are available on the project pages as well as in-depth technical information.
  • Expanded Portrait Icons: Non-EE Games Only. On the Enhanced Editions, all of the Icewind Dale portrait icons for the spells in the Arcane and Divine Spell Packs and the songs from IWD Class Updates: Bard are added. Unlike the Enhanced Editions, portrait icons in the original BG2 are limited to a fixed number of slots and, as such, many of the imported spells and bard songs do not get their unique portrait icons. These are made available as a separate component because there's no easy way to patch these into the game and this component will destructively overwrite changes made by other mods to expand the portrait icon system.

Known mod conflicts/issues[]

IWD Class Updates: Bard: Add IWD Bard Songs should be installed after the Rogue Rebalancing and Garrick: Tales of a Troubadour mods. Note that IWDification's new bard songs will replace Rogue Rebalacing's normal trueclass bard song, but it will not affect the kitted bard songs and will preserve the HLA bard songs--e.g. a trueclass bard will get IWDification's bard songs, but they will get RR's version of the Enhanced Bard Song as an HLA selection. Kitted bards will just get Rogue Reblancing's songs.

IWDification should be installed before argent77's Trials of the Luremaster for Baldur's Gate mod.

Known Issues Two-handed axes use the same combat and paperdoll animations as halberds.

Contact Other Plane has no dialogue written, and is therefore unavailable at present.

Known Issues (Non-EE Games) For the Arcane and Divine Spell Packs, not all spells could be converted to the original Baldur's Gate II engine. The Cat's Grace spell (part of the Arcane Spell Pack) requires TobEx for its unique dexterity modifications. Giant Insect (part of the Divine Spell Pack) requires the beetle animation, part of Infinity Animations. Soul Eater, Seven Eyes, Favor of Ilmater, and Spiritual Wrath are not available. All of the compromises made for the Arcane or Divine Spell Packs can be found in the notes on their respective spell listings (arcane, divine).

If you install the Arcane Spell Pack, Divine Spell Pack, or Add IWD Bard Songs after Expanded Portrait Icons, they can roll back some of the changes from Expanded Portrait Icons. Given that Expanded Portrait Icons is the last component of the mod, this should only be a concern if you're running the installer multiple times.

Installation[]

The mods "read me" has advice and instructions as well as helpful links, including Windows, MacOS and Linux users. There are also specific notes for Siege of Dragonspear content when using the Good Old Games (GOG) and Steam game versions.

Mod content gallery[]

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