The Tactics Mod

Latest Tactics release : v25
Sat Aug 15 23:07:51 CDT 2009
(changes since last version are
at the end of the README)

->The Mod

"I have a request to make of you. However, I shall be up-front about things and tell you now that I fully intend to betray you." -- Pontifex
The Tactics Mod Pack adds quite a few optional components to BGII. They all aim to make the game more challenging and rewarding by increasing the difficult (and thus the thought required) of encounters.

Many of these components have been drawn from different mod authors; I did not write everything here. In particular, Gebhard Blucher, Kensai Ryu, Xyx and Ishan have made contributions.

The Tactics Mod adds quite a few new components to BGII. All of the components are individually optional: you may install some but not others, your choice. Contents:

Want more information about a particular component? Check out the Tactics Mod documentation.

Want to read reviews from people who have used this mod?

Want to talk about this mod with others, report a bug or offer a suggestion? Check out our Weimer Mods Message Board.

->Installing The Mod

"Unfortunately, since this is truly the eleventh hour, I don't have time to explain it now. Let me finish up a few things and then we can talk. Don't worry, this will just take a minute." -- Countess Merentha
Installation checklist and instructions:
  1. If you already have portions of this mod installed (from when they used to be packaged with the Solaufien Mod, for example), don't worry. Those old versions will be automatically uninstalled when you install the new ones.
  2. You will not need to start a new game to take advantage of the Tactics Mod.
  3. The Tactics mod (probably!) works with (and definitley works without) The Darkest Day - ToB Compat Version. Install TDD-ToB first if you want to use it.
  4. The Tactics Mod requires BGII. The Throne of Bhaal expansion is optional (but required for some components).
  5. The Tactics Mod works with (or without) all other WeiDU mods. See the Solaufein installation instructions for details (and Mac installation instructions).
  6. The Tactics Mod does not require IEEP or any other TeamBG utilities and it will not replace your existing DIALOG.TLK.
  7. Click here to view the Mod README file.
  8. Download the Tactics Mod (version v25)
  9. The EXE file above is a WinRAR self-extracting archive. Run it, and in the Install to field put your BGII directory. That is normally: If you do not like self-extracting EXEs, you can get a normal RAR version.
  10. Run the included Setup-Tactics.EXE program. Choose your language and then choose which components to install. You may uninstall any or all of them later.
  11. You may run Setup-Tactics.EXE again to uninstall any (or all) component that you have already installed. For example, you might try out the harder battles and then uninstall them later if you do not like them.
  12. I recently installed the tactics, ascension and item upgrade mods- to my delight they are absolutely outstanding. What you have done for the game is much more than adding game hours; a new and far more involving experience that emanates the feeling that it should always have been this way.

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