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Offline Ladymame

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Unable to Install DSotSC
« on: October 15, 2013, 08:08:07 AM »
Hi,

I'm trying to play BG1 again after many years.  I'm trying to add in the DSofSC but the download I get from here is an .rar file only, no exe file or anything, just the single .rar file.  I've read post after post but all indicate that a setup should have been downloaded. 

First, I need instructions on either where to get the setup file or how to convert this .rar file into a working form.  Then I need to know where in the game folder I place it.

I appreciate any help, hints, direction, advice, ect. on solving this installation issue.

I do NOT have the Enhanced version but I do have an updated (2011) version.  I've also downloaded and already installed the"BG1 ease of use pack" and "no wear limitations" mods, so please let me know if either of these interferes with DSotSC.

Thank you.

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Re: Unable to Install DSotSC
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 10:16:35 PM »
You need to have software that can open a .rar archive which you can get for free at http://www.rarlab.com/ . After you have that software installed just double click the mod archive and extract its contents to your BG game folder and double click the setup-ds exe and install the mod.
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Re: Unable to Install DSotSC
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 12:05:07 AM »
Thank you.  However, I'm still having difficulties.  I keep getting a message: 

Unable to find CHITIN.KEY:  Run me in an Infinity Engine game directory.

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Re: Unable to Install DSotSC
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 11:36:22 AM »
The mod has to be placed in the Baldur's Gate directory.
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Re: Unable to Install DSotSC
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 07:00:40 PM »
It IS in the Baldur's Gate Directory.  C:\Program Files\Black Isle\DnDMC\Baldur's Gate

My 2011 copy was originally  under Atari instead of Black Isle.  I had to change it to Black Isle in order for another mod to find the Chitin key.

What is considered an Infinity Engine?  Is your mod looking for Infinity Engine instead of Black Isle?

I'm sorry to be so dense but I'm not very savvy on all of this and I really would like to play the Dark Side.

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Re: Unable to Install DSotSC
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2013, 09:27:42 PM »
This is my BG game. Under the Baldur's Gate folder is the chitin.key and dialog.tlk file which is essential to installing the mod. If this is not the case with yours, upload a screenshot of the directory structure.
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Re: Unable to Install DSotSC
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 03:51:23 PM »
That IS exactly where I've been placing it but I keep getting the following message instead of the install:

WeiDU v 196 Log

 C:\Program Files\Black Isle\Baldur's Gate\DSotSC105\setup-ds.exe
[C:\Program Files\Black Isle\Baldur's Gate II/CHITIN.KEY] loaded, 590551 bytes
[C:\Program Files\Black Isle\Baldur's Gate II/CHITIN.KEY] 182 BIFFs, 41793 resources

ERROR: Unable to find DIALOG.TLK in:
   dialog.tlk

Please run this program in your Infinity Engine game directory.

FATAL ERROR: Failure("Unable to find DIALOG.TLK")

      WeiDU Timings
stuff not covered elsewhere      0.000
loading files                    0.000
unmarshal KEY                    0.047
TOTAL                            0.047

EDIT: Ok, I found an old download, version 1.02 from years ago.  That one installed with no issues at all.  I uninstalled it and installed version 1.05 in it's place and it's working fine now...after days of doing EXACTLY the same thing over and over and over.   ???   Very frustrating and I can't for the life of me see anything that I did differently, but I don't care...it's working. :D

Ummm....What is the Level 40 Rule Pack?  I said yes to installing it but can't find an description of what it does. 

Thank you again for you help.

« Last Edit: October 26, 2013, 04:08:39 PM by Ladymame »

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Re: Unable to Install DSotSC
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 12:11:24 AM »
Level 40 pack will enable your party to reach level 40 in the game instead of being capped out around level 10-11.
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