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In this topic you can find all sorts of information about this mod.

  • Information, what is this mod about?
  • FAQs, yes we have that, nothing but the FAQs.
  • How do I install this mod?
  • How to report bugs, problems and other sad things.
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Re: Dark Horizons Information, FAQs and All Sorts of Stuff. Read First!
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 11:48:48 PM »
Information, what is this mod about?

This mod is something I started back in late 2002, early 2003 I believe. I always felt that the Sword Coast should be more dangerous than what the developers had done with the game. If you read Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast, you would get the idea that this is a dangerous place to travel through and it is, hence the name, the Sword Coast. I started adding more deadly encounters to some of the areas that were not very populated and then I came up with the idea of; what if an organization was contracted to hunt you down? And the ideas of this mod was set in stone.

As you journey along the Sword Coast you will encounter undesirables trying to do harm to you. Not only that, but an organization for good, Section, has been contracted by someone to send its operatives to hunt you down. They don't want you alive, they want you dead. Your first encounter is behind the very walls of Candlekeep and it won't end until you defeat Section and their overseers at Oversight. If you are lucky, you may survive. And perhaps you may pick up a new friend or friends along the way.
My mods:
Dark Horizons
The Undying
Nikita
IWD2 store

Co-contributor:
Dark Side of the Sword Coast BG1 Weidu
Aurils Bane
Encounters
Saerileth
Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition beta tester
Baldur's Gate 2 - Enhanced Edition beta tester
Icewind Dale - Enhanced Edition beta tester

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Re: Dark Horizons Information, FAQs and All Sorts of Stuff. Read First!
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2013, 12:02:46 AM »
FAQs, yes we have that, nothing but the FAQs.

Q: What is this mod compatible with?
A: Dark Horizons should work with any mod for Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. The conversion mods, BGT and Tutu are compatible with Dark Horizons.

Q: What do I need to use this MOD?
A: Dark Horizons requires Baldur's Gate with Tales of the Sword Coast and the latest Bioware/Interplay patches. If you have the 3 CD "Original Saga" you do not need the latest patch since that comes with the latest patch already. Dark Horizons works with the enhanced edition of Baldur's Gate.

Q: Is this mod quest or NPC mod?
A: Dark Horizons basically a tactical quest & encounters mod. Two NPCs will join you party but they are not developed at the moment in regards to banters and interjections. New NPCs might be brought in at a later version of this mod.

Q: So there are a lot of new encounters and quests?
A: There are many encounters in Dark Horizons. They range from cut throat assassins to anti-social druids. But not all encounters are hostile, some of them may be beneficial to you if you help them out. There are minor quests and the main quest that will lead you to those who are responsible for sending these assassins after you. Refer to the Encounters and Quest topic for more information.

My mods:
Dark Horizons
The Undying
Nikita
IWD2 store

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Dark Side of the Sword Coast BG1 Weidu
Aurils Bane
Encounters
Saerileth
Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition beta tester
Baldur's Gate 2 - Enhanced Edition beta tester
Icewind Dale - Enhanced Edition beta tester

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Re: Dark Horizons Information, FAQs and All Sorts of Stuff. Read First!
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 12:07:37 AM »
How do I install this mod?

For Baldur's Gate, BGT and Tutu versions of the mod:

Double-click the setup-darkhorizons.exe file and install to your main BG directory
Once the install program has finished, it will launch the WeiDU installer program. Simply follow the on-screen instructions in the new DOS window.

For Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition:

Unzip the mod to your 00766 folder.
Make a backup of your chitin key and your dialog.tlk (lang\en_US) Only in English at the moment.
Double click the setup-darkhorizonsBGee application.
Follow the install instruction from that.
Play the game and enjoy.
*Make sure you have an override folder or create one.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2014, 11:27:06 AM by Solaufein »
My mods:
Dark Horizons
The Undying
Nikita
IWD2 store

Co-contributor:
Dark Side of the Sword Coast BG1 Weidu
Aurils Bane
Encounters
Saerileth
Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition beta tester
Baldur's Gate 2 - Enhanced Edition beta tester
Icewind Dale - Enhanced Edition beta tester

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Re: Dark Horizons Information, FAQs and All Sorts of Stuff. Read First!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2013, 12:18:53 AM »
How to report bugs, problems and other sad things.

I am not going to have a general bug topic, it'll get too confusing with the game versions that are out there. So what you do is start a new topic. Put in [] the version of the game you are playing followed by the topic title.
Examples:
[BGEE] Nikita doesn't join party
[BG] Game crash when using Axe +3
[BGT] Spelling error in shopkeepers dialog
[TuTu] Missing entrance in Ulcaster Dungeon

You get the idea. Be specific in your description on what the problem is.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2013, 12:13:43 AM by Solaufein »
My mods:
Dark Horizons
The Undying
Nikita
IWD2 store

Co-contributor:
Dark Side of the Sword Coast BG1 Weidu
Aurils Bane
Encounters
Saerileth
Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition beta tester
Baldur's Gate 2 - Enhanced Edition beta tester
Icewind Dale - Enhanced Edition beta tester