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Planescape Torment

Another Bioware game based on the Infinity Engine and the AD&D V2 rules. A lot of the BG2 modders community argue this is the best game of all. Currently Amazon are offering second hand white label copies for upwards of 50 quid.

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NWN Stability

When playing NWN, I have had some serious stability problems while playing using my XP platforms. This article was written in Nov 2008 and is probably pretty redundant.

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Jaheira

Jaheira

In Baldur’s Gate 2, there are specific quests related to the interaction between you (the protagonist) and certain individual party members. One of the candidates as an object of your affection is Jaheira, who you first met in part one, Baldur’s Gate. This part of the game is very buggy and I collected the advice on how to fix the game in this FAQ. It was originally written in April 2002. It’s mainly about fixing, patching and poking the game, although it contains a couple of hints. The links section is going to be pretty broken by now. DFL 2014

This page has several sections; Lennon’s Hints, Poking the Game, Q & A, I’m in a hurry aka Read me first, Some Links, Background and playing hints.

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Diablo

Diablo

This article was originally posted in Sep 2008, I said, “Only marginally an FRPG, more a hack & slash.”, but the bulk of this article is/was about how to play multi player and the home network hacks needed to make it work. 

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Unearthed Arcana

Unearthed Arcana

“Unearthed Arcana” was a supplement to the AD+D V1.0 rules. Unearthed Arcana’s introduction and publication date was dated May 1st 1985. It had a number of variations from the V1.0 rules and introduced some additional sub races, and character classes, including the Barbarian and Cavalier. It also made the Paladin, a cavalier sub-class which at the time was a good thing as it increased the Paladin’s innate abilities, but is the slippery slope that leads us to the anaemic thing it is today! It also added a bunch of spells for all spell casting classes, introduced weapon specialisation and changed the way in which attribute generation occurred, recognising that the choice of class should come before the attribute rolls.

Another great feature was the enrichment of the demi-human multi- combinations and the enhanced level restrictions for demi-human multi-class options. …

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BG1: Installing

BG1: Installing

This was first written in 2008, various links are no longer available, and I have lost some of my supporting documentation but you might still consider bits of this article useful. I have tagged it as deprecated since next time I play BG1 or II I plan to use the NWN engine.

21st Century Install

This is not as easy as it once was. The reasons for installing BG1 have changed with the advent of BG1 NPC Mod, which requires BGtutu and the Dudleyville fixes.

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Ninafer, a BG1 mod

Ninafer, a BG1 mod

The Ninafer mod for BG1 was hosted at the “Chosen of Mystra”. I found that her installation files seem to have disappeared from the internet. I have uploaded my disk copy to this page. The best I can offer is this zip file, called Nina.zip, it contains a setup.exe the .tp2 file and the supporting folder. I talk a bit about her, and document my mirrors; there are two pictures, one of which can be used with the mod. 

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NWN Class Builds

This snip originally collected some resources aimed at helping people take their characters through to level 40. It was re-written in 2007 in what was an unsuccessful attempt to re-ignite my interest in the game. It failed and I left it alone for a number of years, I had another look when I started NWN2. The links have degraded over time, firstly with bioware hack and so are no longer easily available , but later the Epic Guild site went away too.  The Epic Guilds recreated themselves at a new site, http://nwn2db.com.

An almost balanced party, of pure class character, from NWN/UTC

I need to rescue the links below, and what follows is the original content, now at least 7 years old. Dave July 2013