How to turn Baldur's Gate 1/2 into a dating sim (or, a list of entirely too many romance mods)

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  • BG1_Romantic_Encounters

    A mod for BG1, adding several romantic adventures and also heart-warming quests all over the game.

  • BG1 Romantic Encounters: a lot of this is just one-off affairs. I’m listing it here because it’s got some added quests I really liked, even though most of the, ah, encounters themselves are not my cup of tea. However, the components “No Regrets,” “Molly the Husband-Grabber,” “Late Night with Jaheira,” “The Great Zudini,” “The Messenger,” “The Novelists,” “The Honest Lies of Two Riversides,” “Girdle of Gender Reactions,” “The Messenger 2: Rain or Snow or Gloom of Night,” and “Camryn and Tamah” are fun additions to the game which feature no actual intimacy. If you want to check out some of the other components, the readme is fairly exhaustive (and, thoughtfully, warns for mature and potentially triggering content). A similar mod for BG2 is available, but note that, while not all of its components are sexual in nature, it lacks quests, and I found it somewhat less interesting as a result. Again, read the readme and see if any of it appeals.

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  • Isra_NPC

    This mod adds Isra Ghadir, a young paladin of Sune Firehair, to Baldur's Gate. You can find her in the Nashkel Mines region, trying (with no success whatsoever) to resolve Prism's legal difficulties

  • Isra: Isra is a young paladin devoted to Sune. As a worshiper of the goddess of beauty, she’s no less committed to justice and goodness, but she’s not quite so… paladin. She puts me in mind of a somewhat less serious Cassandra from Dragon Age: Inquisition: her faith and morality are important to her, but she’s perhaps less severe. Some flirting in BG1, no romance till the sequel (see below).

  • Sirene-NPC

    Sirene NPC mod for BG:EE

  • Sirene: tiefling paladin of Ilmater, the god of suffering. Romance option beginning in SoD, no race or gender restrictions.

  • Vienxay-BG1

    NPC Mod for Baldur's Gate

  • Vienxay: an embittered neutral evil elf exiled from Evermeet. She’s a thief/mage with a custom Shadowmage kit, and can be romanced starting in SoD by any elf, half-orc, human, or half-elf PC. Review here.

  • Edwin_Romance

    This is a Baldur's Gate II mod that allows the player to carry out a romantic relationship with Edwin Odesseiron, the Red Wizard of Thay. It also offers a less tragic epilogue for romanced and redeemed Viconia.

  • Edwin romance: yes, Edwin, the sarcastic, self-absorbed Red Wizard. Beneath his arrogant exterior beats a romantic’s heart – or does it? He’s interested in a woman who can match him insult for insult, so his romance is restricted to human, elf, half-elf, halfling or gnome women with 14+ intelligence.

  • Isra_NPC_BG2

    This mod adds Isra Ghadir, a cavalier paladin of Sune Firehair, to Baldur's Gate II. She is playable through to the end of Throne of Bhaal. You can find her in the Den of the Seven Vales in Waukeen's Promenade, where she is looking into some family concerns.

  • Isra: see above for full description.

  • Sirene-NPC-for-BG2-EE

  • Sirene for BG2: tiefling paladin of Ilmater. Romance option, no race or gender restrictions. See BG1 section for full description.

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  • CerndFriendship

    This mod adds a series of dialogues with Cernd.

  • Friendship mods: Cernd, Valygar, Minsc, Imoen, Yoshimo, Korgan, Viconia, Haer’Dalis, and Mazzy. There’s one I haven’t linked here for spoiler reasons. Only click this if you don’t mind having a semi-hidden NPC spoiled: Sarevok friendship Also recommended are BG1 Neera Expansion (for BG1), Wilson Chronicles, and Wings, an Aerie friendship/banter mod.

  • ValygarFriendship

    This mod adds a series of dialogues with Valygar.

  • Friendship mods: Cernd, Valygar, Minsc, Imoen, Yoshimo, Korgan, Viconia, Haer’Dalis, and Mazzy. There’s one I haven’t linked here for spoiler reasons. Only click this if you don’t mind having a semi-hidden NPC spoiled: Sarevok friendship Also recommended are BG1 Neera Expansion (for BG1), Wilson Chronicles, and Wings, an Aerie friendship/banter mod.

  • MinscFriendship

    This mod adds a series of dialogues with Minsc.

  • Friendship mods: Cernd, Valygar, Minsc, Imoen, Yoshimo, Korgan, Viconia, Haer’Dalis, and Mazzy. There’s one I haven’t linked here for spoiler reasons. Only click this if you don’t mind having a semi-hidden NPC spoiled: Sarevok friendship Also recommended are BG1 Neera Expansion (for BG1), Wilson Chronicles, and Wings, an Aerie friendship/banter mod.

  • ImoenFriendship

    This mod adds a series of dialogues with Imoen, the PC's sister, expanding on Imoen's experiences and struggles.

  • Friendship mods: Cernd, Valygar, Minsc, Imoen, Yoshimo, Korgan, Viconia, Haer’Dalis, and Mazzy. There’s one I haven’t linked here for spoiler reasons. Only click this if you don’t mind having a semi-hidden NPC spoiled: Sarevok friendship Also recommended are BG1 Neera Expansion (for BG1), Wilson Chronicles, and Wings, an Aerie friendship/banter mod.

  • YoshimoFriendship

    This mod adds a series of dialogues with Yoshimo, our favourite charming knave whom we meet in Irenicus Chateau at the beginning of the game. Spanning the length of the time he's in the party, the Yoshimo Friendship expands on the humorous rogue, adding to his story and giving the player a new perspective on the character.

  • Friendship mods: Cernd, Valygar, Minsc, Imoen, Yoshimo, Korgan, Viconia, Haer’Dalis, and Mazzy. There’s one I haven’t linked here for spoiler reasons. Only click this if you don’t mind having a semi-hidden NPC spoiled: Sarevok friendship Also recommended are BG1 Neera Expansion (for BG1), Wilson Chronicles, and Wings, an Aerie friendship/banter mod.

  • KorganFriendship

    This mod adds a series of dialogues with Korgan.

  • Friendship mods: Cernd, Valygar, Minsc, Imoen, Yoshimo, Korgan, Viconia, Haer’Dalis, and Mazzy. There’s one I haven’t linked here for spoiler reasons. Only click this if you don’t mind having a semi-hidden NPC spoiled: Sarevok friendship Also recommended are BG1 Neera Expansion (for BG1), Wilson Chronicles, and Wings, an Aerie friendship/banter mod.

  • ViconiaFriendship

    This mod adds a series of dialogues for a female PC or a male PC who has turned Viconia down, and attempts to give someone who isn't interested in a romantic relationship something to bite into. But bear in mind that Viconia is not an easy person to talk to, let alone befriend. She has a mind of her own, and although she is willing to travel with you, she may not wish to become your confidante.

  • Friendship mods: Cernd, Valygar, Minsc, Imoen, Yoshimo, Korgan, Viconia, Haer’Dalis, and Mazzy. There’s one I haven’t linked here for spoiler reasons. Only click this if you don’t mind having a semi-hidden NPC spoiled: Sarevok friendship Also recommended are BG1 Neera Expansion (for BG1), Wilson Chronicles, and Wings, an Aerie friendship/banter mod.

  • HaerdalisFriendship

    This mod adds a series of dialogues with Haer'dalis.

  • Friendship mods: Cernd, Valygar, Minsc, Imoen, Yoshimo, Korgan, Viconia, Haer’Dalis, and Mazzy. There’s one I haven’t linked here for spoiler reasons. Only click this if you don’t mind having a semi-hidden NPC spoiled: Sarevok friendship Also recommended are BG1 Neera Expansion (for BG1), Wilson Chronicles, and Wings, an Aerie friendship/banter mod.

  • MazzyFriendship

    This mod adds a series of dialogues for an eligible PC, in which you can discover more about and befriend the valiant halfling. Mazzy is not the most talkative woman in the world, but she definitely has her opinions, and will voice them if she feels it appropriate--similarly if she has questions she will not be afraid to ask.

  • Friendship mods: Cernd, Valygar, Minsc, Imoen, Yoshimo, Korgan, Viconia, Haer’Dalis, and Mazzy. There’s one I haven’t linked here for spoiler reasons. Only click this if you don’t mind having a semi-hidden NPC spoiled: Sarevok friendship Also recommended are BG1 Neera Expansion (for BG1), Wilson Chronicles, and Wings, an Aerie friendship/banter mod.

  • SarevokFriendship

    This mod adds a series of dialogues with Sarevok, the PC's brother, expanding on Sarevok's experiences and struggles.

  • Sarevok friendship

  • Neera_Expansion

    This mod adds a series of dialogues to the lovely elven wild mage Neera, in an effort to help flesh her out and give the game a little more content for those who've played through it a half-million times. For the romantically inclined, it also adds a number of flirts that you can initiate if you force-talk her.

  • Friendship mods: Cernd, Valygar, Minsc, Imoen, Yoshimo, Korgan, Viconia, Haer’Dalis, and Mazzy. There’s one I haven’t linked here for spoiler reasons. Only click this if you don’t mind having a semi-hidden NPC spoiled: Sarevok friendship Also recommended are BG1 Neera Expansion (for BG1), Wilson Chronicles, and Wings, an Aerie friendship/banter mod.

  • Banter_Pack

    Adds Banters to the BioWare NPCs of Baldur's Gate II!

  • Banter: Banter pack and Extended Banter. The latter contains an optional timer that makes banters (dialogues between NPCs) occur more often (choose whichever timer you prefer).

  • IEP_Extended_Banter

    The goal of this mod is to ensure that each Bioware NPC gets their fair share of banters with each other.

  • Banter: Banter pack and Extended Banter. The latter contains an optional timer that makes banters (dialogues between NPCs) occur more often (choose whichever timer you prefer).

  • Arath_NPC

    This mod for BGII adds Arath, a complex, self-assured, humorous and somewhat hedonistic, romanceable druid NPC.

  • Arath: a hedonistic druid companion for BG2. Romance option for male or female PCs.

  • Kale-BG1

    Kale NPC Mod for Baldur's Gate

  • Kale: BG1 mod. Kale is a brash young halfling barbarian from Gullykin. Romance starting in Siege of Dragonspear for any gnome, dwarf, or halfling PC.

  • SkitiaNPCs

    Skitias NPCs for Baludr's Gate 2

  • Skitia’s NPC pack: For BG2. Emily, Helga, Kale, Recorder, and Vienxay, all in one convenient installer. These mods come fairly well-recommended, but I haven’t played them myself, so I can’t comment. However, note that Vienxay, Emily, and Kale are all romance options.

  • A7-DlcMerger

    This mod allows you to merge DLC archives into Enhanced Edition games.

  • DLC merger - necessary if you own the Dragonspear DLC, otherwise ignore this.

  • BG_Quests_And_Encounters

    Quest Mod for BG1(TotSC), Baldur's Gate Trilogy, Tutu, BG:EE, and EET

  • BG Quests and Encounters: minor quests, plus some alternative resolutions for existing quests.

  • BG1NPC

    The BG1 NPC Project adds a great deal of content by expanding the depth of character and levels of interaction with the NPCs from the Baldur's Gate game. Requires Tutu, BGT, or BGEE.

  • BG1NPC: banters, romances, and interjections.

  • Black-Hearts-BG1

    For Black Hearts for BG:EE

  • Black Hearts: adds a series of bounties, culminating in stopping a new ally for the final boss.

  • EndlessBG1

    Remain in BG1 after Sarevok's Fall - with more Content inspired by Siege of Dragonspear! A Mod for BG:EE, BG:SoD, BGT, and EET!

  • Endless BG1: continued play after beating the last boss

  • A7-HiddenGameplayOptions

    A mod that makes a number of useful options directly accessible within Enhanced Edition games.

  • Reveal hidden gameplay options - the AOE indicator for spells is really nice.

  • Portraits-Portraits-Everywhere

    Portraits Portraits Everywhere (PPE)

  • Portraits portraits everywhere - gives portraits to NPCs

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