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"CoM Encounters"
A MOD for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Developed by: Dark Raven, Magnus Thorenson and CoM Solaufein

Encounters Support Forum: http://forums.chosenofmystra.net/index.php?board=13.0

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  1. Installation
  2. Uninstallation
  3. Compatibility
  4. FAQs
  5. General Overview
    1. Improved Druids
    2. Underdark Adventures
    3. Improved Shagbag
    4. Sewer Encounters
    5. Windspear Encounters
    6. New Stores
    7. Ring Quest
  6. Spoilers
  7. Legal Matters
  8. Credits
  9. Version History

I. INSTALLATION

  1. Double-click the com_encounters.exe file and install to your main BG2 directory
  2. Once the install program has finished, it will launce the WeiDU installer program. Simply follow the on-screen instructions in the new DOS window.

Though this mod is made using the WeiDU standard, and *should* be compatible with all other WeiDU-based mods, there is always the possibility for conflicts.  We suggest you install this mod AFTER the official patches, Baldurdash, and TeamBG mods.  If you encounter any problems installing the mod, please our forums.

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II. UNINSTALLATION

Uninstalling is simple. Double-click the setup-com_encounters.exe file and enter the given commands for Uninstallation.
Afterwards, you may delete the following files:

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III. COMPATIBILITY

CoM Encounters should be compatible with as many Weidu mods as possible, there is always a chance that incompatibilities will arise.

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IV. FAQS

Q: What do I need to use this MOD?
A: CoM Encounters will require Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhall with the latest Bioware/Interplay patches. We also strongly encourage the installation of the Baldurdash Fixpack as well.

Q: What new encounters are encountered?
A: There are two new encounters in the sewers. Another is found at Windspear Hills and there is a special Underdark encounter.

Q: Will this MOD add new quests or encounters to the Throne of Bhaal expansion?
A: No there are no new quests or encounters yet. There may be in a future release.

Q: Why did you decide to develop this MOD?
A: This mod originally started a long time ago shortly after BG2 came out. It was known as Underdark Adventurers which dealt with adding new encounters in the Underdark and adding additional drow through out those areas. Underdark Adventures originally had new areas added to the Underdark but that was lost due to computer problems. I may redo those areas and put them in a future release. For now what was salvage is included in this mod.

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V. GENERAL OVERVIEW

CoM Encounters("CE or Encounters") is a WeiDU-based mod for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal.  It adds new encounters, improves the druid grove, makes the Shagbag encounter slightly harder! As usual, Encounters should be compatible with most other WeiDu-based mods, and should be installed after all official patches and preferably the Baldurdash Fixpack.  Encounters requires the Throne of Bhaal expansion pack.

Listed below is an explanation of some of the mod's additions:

 

A. Improved Druids

The druids in the Druid Grove had mistakes and were lacking in some areas. Some of them had no druid scripts or druid spells even though they are druids. This has been fixed. Some of them had no weapons or armor which now has been fixed.

B. Underdark Adventures

Here you will meet a drow party who is escorting a matron mother to Ust Natha. Things will not go well and a fight will break out. Later, on the surface, the party will meet the matron's daughter who is not very happy to see you. Also there are additional drow found in Ust Natha.

C. Improved Shagbag

Nothing outragous added, just beefed up the Shagbag encounter and added some new weapons and items.

D. Sewer Encounters

There are two new encounters in the sewers of Amn. They are nothing but thieves and cutthroats or are they?

E. Windspear Ecounter

"He" of great red dragons, has sent a greeting party too meet you and your friends. They are more than thrilled to greet you. Trust me. ;)

F. New Stores

There are three new stores included in this mod. They sell things from junk, scrolls, weapons and armor.

G. Ring Quest

There is a quest in Umar Hills that involves a halfling and his missing ring.

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VI. SPOILERS

Later maybe. ;)

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VII. LEGAL MATTERS

Com Encounters is copyright 2004-2010 Dark Raven.

BALDUR'S GATE II: SHADOWS OF AMN, BALDUR'S GATE II: THRONE OF BHAAL: 2000, 2001 Bioware Corp. All Rights Reserved.

Com Encounters is not developed, supported, or endorsed by BioWare or Interplay/Black Isle.
All images and contents of this mod are copyright BioWare, Interplay/Black Isle or Wizards of the Coast.

REDISTRIBUTION NOTE: Com Encounters was created to be freely enjoyed by all Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn gamers. Com Encounters, however, may not be sold, published, compiled or redistributed in any form without the consent of its authors.

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VIII. CREDITS

Many people are to be thanked for their support of this mod and contribution to this mod.

First and foremost, we'd like to thank Bioware and Black Isle for supplying us with such an enjoyble PC game. We would also like to thank the Infinity Engine community as a whole for their ongoing dedication and support of the Baldur's Gate series.

On a more personal level, we would like to thank the following individuals for their assistance with Com Encounters:

 

  • CoM Solaufein for the drow translations, support, items borrowed and ideas.
  • Magnus for the improved druids, improved Shagbag, stores, items borrowed from his BG1 mods and the Windspear encounter. Also keeping on me with the question, "when will it get done?"
  • Dark Poet for some of the items he created.
  • The friendly and knowledgeable posters at the Chosen of Mystra.

Below are links to community-related sites:

http://chosenofmystra.com/ The Chosen of Mystra
http://www.chosenofmystra.net/ Chosen of Mystra News
http://www.chosenofmystra.org/ Chosen of Mystra Game Resources
http://www.baldurdash.org/ Baldurdash
http://forums.bioware.com/ Bioware Forums
http://www.idi.ntnu.no/~joh/ni/ Near Infinity
http://www.WeiDU.org/ WeiDU
http://infexp.sourceforge.net/ Infinity Explorer

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IX. VERSION HISTORY

Version 1.04 (January 13, 2010)

    CHANGES

  • Added portraits for some of the encounters.

    BUGFIXES

  • UCMGBL01 (Flail +3 "Flaming Death") was unsellable.
  • CM2H07 (Green Dragon's Sword +4) was unsellable.

Version 1.03 (January 5, 2009)

    CHANGES

  • None.

    BUGFIXES

  • Fixed Patriot Helm's icon not showing.
  • Fixed Flail of Venom's icon not showing.
  • Fixed Goon's (Improved Shagbag Encounter) armor information not showing.

Version 1.02 (May 29, 2007)

    CHANGES

  • Added 3 halberd that did not show up in the mod originally. They are for sale in the Magic Carpet Ride store.
  • Updated the TP2 file and readme to include up to date links.

    BUGFIXES

  • Fixed Callendous. He was trying to backstab with a weapon not suited for it.

Version 1.01 (June 6, 2005)

    CHANGES

  • Added French translation thanks to Thot
  • Added Improved Druids Encounter

    BUGFIXES

  • Fixed Improved Druid Encounter. TDR8B creature file made the game crash.

Version 1.00 Full release. (April 18, 2005)

    CHANGES

  • Removed Alora npc from the mod. She deserves to have her own star on Broadway.
  • Update the Weidu installer to version 176.

    BUGFIXES

  • Commented out the Improved Druid Grove. I am going to do something different with this area at a later release.

Version 2.00 BETA release. (January 19, 2005)

    CHANGES

  • Added banters for Alora. She will comment on Aran, Maevar, Renal Bloodscalp's dialogues.
  • Update the Weidu installer to version 169.

    BUGFIXES

  • Fixed missing BAM for Grand Wizard Robe, Kedl Gloves.
  • Fixed unidentified description for Green Dragon Armor, Patriot Helm, Kedl Gloves.
  • Fixed description of Winter King Plate.
  • Fixed description of BloodIron.
  • Fixed description of Cynicism.
  • Fixed Flail +3 "Flaming Death". It had extra damage abilities that it shouldn't.
  • Fixed dialogue problem with Shikoku. It was calling up a non-existant store.
  • Fixed the problem where improved druids and shagbag encounters did not install. It was omitted from the TP2 file.
  • Fixed game crashing bug involving the UCMGHUN4 creature.
  • Fixed game crashing bug involving the UCMGCL02 creature.
  • Fixed proficiency of Katana +4 "Toran El Desiade" which now uses the katana proficiency.
  • Fixed the drow encounter from occuring in the Graveyard if you had not gone to the Underdark yet.
  • Removed the extra ritual guards in Ust Natha.

Version 1.00 BETA First release. (December 2004)

    CHANGES

  • None yet.

    BUGFIXES

  • None Yet

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