How to experience Baldurs Gate for the first time

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  • A7-DlcMerger

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

  • DLC Merger https://github.com/Argent77/A7-DlcMerger/releases You'll need to install this first if you plan on using EET. See more instructions below.

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  • bg1ub

    Similar to its BG2 cousin, BG1 Unfinished Business ("BG1UB") is designed to restore many of the cut items, quests, dialog, and encounters from the game's final release, as well as try to tie up some of the "loose ends."

  • bg1 unfinished business (mod that restores unfinished quests, etc that were not completed for the original game) https://github.com/Pocket-Plane-Group/bg1ub/releases

  • EET

    Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Trilogy (EET) is a modification for Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition that merges whole saga into one game and provides continuity between the events of Baldur's Gate, Tales of the Sword Coast, Shadows of Amn, Throne of Bhaal and Siege of Dragonspear expansion (also for both Black Pits adventures). The name of this this modification probably rings a bell to those who have been following IE modding scene, thanks to the classic mod that inspired this project, calle

  • EET https://github.com/Gibberlings3/EET/releases The install process can be complicated, but this fundamentally changes the game; transforms BG1+SOD+BG2 into one gigantic epic experience where all of your equipment carries over and you can revisit locations. Highly recommended. This explains how to install it. https://rawgit.com/K4thos/EET/master/EET/readme-EET.html If you decide to try EET, you will need the DLC Merger mod, mentioned and linked in that EET readme. If so, DLC Merger must be installed as your first mod.

  • DragonspearUI

    Dragonspear UI++, a UI mod for BG:EE (by anongit)

  • Dragonspear UI++ https://github.com/anongit/DragonspearUI/releases/tag/21.09.0 (download the source code zip) There is another popular UI mod, but my *very strong preference* is Dragonspear UI++. If you're like me, and you don't care about nostalgia or purism at all, then this might be the mod for you. It overhauls BG's UI, modernizing it, and just looks *absolutely gorgeous*.

  • BG_Quests_And_Encounters

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

  • BG mini quests and encounters https://github.com/Gibberlings3/BG_Quests_And_Encounters/releases Great mod that fleshes out the BG1 world; the content is 100% indistinguishable from base game content.

  • Banter_Pack

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

  • Banter Pack https://github.com/Pocket-Plane-Group/Banter_Pack/releases Adds companion banter that was sorely missing in BG1.

  • IEP_Extended_Banter

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

  • IEP Extended Banters https://github.com/SpellholdStudios/IEP_Extended_Banter/releases And even more great banter.

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  • 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.

  • BG1 NPC project https://github.com/Gibberlings3/BG1NPC/releases Yet more dialogue and more fleshed-out companions in BG1 (in BG1, EE or otherwise, companions aren't as fleshed out as they are in BG2).

  • Portraits-Portraits-Everywhere

    Portraits Portraits Everywhere (PPE)

  • Portraits Portraits Everywhere https://github.com/DaftHunk/Portraits-Portraits-Everywhere (click the green box that says "Code" and click "Download Zip" in the drop-down menu.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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