VT
"Vampire Tales"
A MOD for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Version 1.00
(January, 2010)

Developed by: Dark Raven

Vampire Tales Support Forum: http://forums.chosenofmystra.net/index.php?board=108.0
Vampire Tales Homepage: http://mods.chosenofmystra.net/vampiretales/index.html


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  1. Installation
  2. Uninstallation
  3. Compatibility
  4. FAQs
  5. General Overview
    1. Magical Upgrade Store
    2. The Kali Cult
    3. Improved Cult of the Unseeing Eye
    4. Improved Harpers
    5. My first store mod
  6. Spoilers
  7. Legal Matters
  8. Credits
  9. Version History

I. INSTALLATION

  1. Double-click the vampiretales.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-vampiretales.exe file and enter the given commands for Uninstallation.
Afterwards, you may delete the following files:

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III. COMPATIBILITY

Vampire Tales 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: Vampire Tales will require Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal with the latest Bioware/Interplay patches. We also strongly encourage the installation of the Baldurdash Fixpack as well.

Q: What does this mod do?
A: This mod introduces a vampire thief npc named Miriam. She's existed for a few hundred years and is quite insane. She joins your group because she is bored and needs some excitement in her unlife. This mod also has a store clerk who will upgrade items if you have the right combination. It also improves the encounters with the Unseeing Eye and the Harpers.

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: Originally this mod was Dark Ritual and Miriam as seperate mods. I combined the two mods because Dark Ritual had the Cult of Kali, a vampire cult and Miriam being a vampire, well these two had to come together.

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V. GENERAL OVERVIEW

Vampire Tales("VT") is a WeiDU-based mod for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal.  It adds a new encounter, improves the Unseeing Eye and Harpers encounter which are slightly harder! As usual, Vampire Tales should be compatible with most other WeiDu-based mods, and should be installed after all official patches and preferably the Baldurdash Fixpack.  Vampire Tales requires the Throne of Bhaal expansion pack.

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

 

A. Magical Upgrade Store

This adds a new store in the Morninglord Temple. She sells magical items and scrolls. If you have the right item she may be able to "enhance" or upgrade them.

B. The Kali Cult

A new encounter with the members of the Kali Cult. They are in the dungeon of Firkraag's Lair. Make sure you have a high level party that is mixed with both ranged and melee. They are hard to beat trust me. *evil grin*

C. Improved Cult of the Unseeing Eye

Makes some of the encounters of the Cult of the Unseeing Eye harder.

D. Improved Harpers

When you have Jaheira in your party and you are summoned to the Harper Hold I made it so Galvery and his goons are harder to fight. They were too easy to kill in my opinion and I wanted to make them more challenging.

E. My first store mod

My very first mod! I included it in here so you would not have to download it seperately to play it. Do NOT install it if you already have it. Strange things might happen if you do.

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VI. SPOILERS

Later maybe. ;)

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VII. LEGAL MATTERS

Vampire Tales is copyright 2003-2010 Dark Raven.

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

Vampire Tales 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: Vampire Tales was created to be freely enjoyed by all Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn gamers. Vampire Tales, however, may not be sold, published, compiled, altered 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 Vampire Tales:

 

Below are links to community-related sites:

http://chosenofmystra.com The Chosen of Mystra
http://chosenofmystra.net The Chosen of Mystra News
http://chosenofmystra.org The Chosen of Mystra Game Information
http://www.baldurdash.org/ Baldurdash
http://forums.bioware.com/ Bioware Forums

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IX. VERSION HISTORY

Version 1.00 (January 7, 2010)

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FORMER MIRIAM VERSION HISTORY

Version 102 12/03/07

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Version 101 11/19/07

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Version 100 11/16/07

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FORMER DARK RITUAL VERSION HISTORY

Version 1.03 (January 7, 2009)

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Version 1.02 (December 29, 2007)

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Version 1.01

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Version 1.00

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Version .91 ()

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Version .90 BETA

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