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Plasmocat’s Portrait Pack

A Gibberlings Three Mod
Author:
Portraits by Plasmocat, packaged by Domi
On the web: Home page, discussion forum, and preview gallery

Version 3
Languages:English
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Overview

This mod provides a wide variety of ethnic portraits for the Baldur's Gate II protagonist and also alternative portraits for 13 of the joinable NPCs. These portraits can also be used by the PC.

Compatibility

This mod will allow these portraits to be used as player portraits on any Infinity Engine game (including Enhanced Editions) except the original and Enhanced Edition of Planescape: Torment. For games with BG2 content, the additional components will be available to replace indicidual NPC portraits as appropriate.

There are no known incompatibilities with any mod, however any portrait modification mod will overwrite the portrait assignments of portrait mods installed previously.

Bug Reporting

If you should encounter any bugs, please report them to the authors at G3's Miscellaneous Released Mods forum.

Installation

Special Note for Siege of Dragonspear from Steam/GOG
Good Old Games (GOG) and Steam both package the additional content for Siege of Dragonspear in a method that WeiDU, the tool used to install this mod, cannot access. You must run a program called Modmerge on your SoD installation before you can install this or any other WeiDU-based mod.

Enhanced Editions Note
The Enhanced Editions are actively supported games. Please note that every patch update will wipe your current mod setup! If in the middle of a modded game you might want to delay the patch update (if possible) as even after reinstalling the mods, you might not be able to continue with your old savegames. Alternatively, copy the whole game's folder into a new one that can be modded and will stay untouched by game patches. For BG2:EE it is important that you install the mod to the language version you are playing the game in. Otherwise, the dialogues of the mod will not show but give error messages.

Windows
Plasmocat’s Portrait Pack for Windows is distributed as a self-extracting archive and includes a WeiDU installer. To install, simply double-click the archive and follow the instructions on screen.

Alternatively, the files can be extracted into your game directory using 7zip or WinRAR. When properly extracted, your game directory will contain setup-plasmoportraits.exe and the folder plasmoportraits. To install, double-click setup-plasmoportraits.exe and follow the instructions on screen.

You can run setup-plasmoportraits.exe in your game folder to reinstall, uninstall or otherwise change components.

Mac OS X
Plasmocat’s Portrait Pack for Mac OS X is distributed as a compressed tarball and includes a WeiDU installer.

First, extract the files from the tarball into your game directory. When properly extracted, your game directory will contain setup-plasmoportraits, setup-plasmoportraits.command, and the folder plasmoportraits. To install, double-click setup-plasmoportraits.command and follow the instructions on screen.

You can run setup-plasmoportraits.command in your game folder to reinstall, uninstall or otherwise change components.

Linux
Plasmocat’s Portrait Pack for Linux is distributed as a compressed tarball and does not include a WeiDU installer.

Extract the contents of the mod to the folder of the game you wish to modify.

Download the latest version of WeiDU for Linux from WeiDU.org and copy WeiDU and WeInstall to /usr/bin. Following that, open a terminal, cd to your game installation directory, run tolower and answer Y to both queries. You can avoid running the second option (linux.ini) if you've already ran it once in the same directory. To save time, the archive is already tolowered, so there's no need to run the first option (lowercasing file names) either if you've extracted only this mod since the last time you lowercased file names. If you're unsure, running tolower and choosing both options is the safe bet.

To install, run WeInstall plasmoportraits in your game folder. Then run wine BGMain.exe and start playing.

Note for Complete Uninstallation
In addition to the methods above for removing individual components, you can completely uninstall the mod using setup-plasmoportraits --uninstall at the command line to remove all components without wading through prompts. .

Contents

The portraits can be previewed in the G3 Portrait Gallery.

Copy all portraits for use by player characters
This component will copy all portraits included with the mod into your portraits folder for use by your PC.

Replace BG2 NPC portraits
This component will replace 13 NPC portraits with this set by Plasmocat and change the skin and hair color on the avatars to match the portraits. If you’d like only a few portraits replaced, please select the ‘ask about each component’ option, and you will be presented with a choice of replacing the portriat for each of the 13 NPCs. The NPCs that do not have an alternative portrait are Haer’Dalis, Sarevok, Yoshimo and Valygar.

Contact Information

These portraits were made by Plasmocat and packaged by Domi. Visit the Gibberlings Three forums for information on this and any other Gibberlings Three mods on which we may be working.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Big thanks to Plasmocat for creating portraits for this unique gallery and to GrimSqeaquer for advice, CamDawg for always knowing the better way and hosting the gallery.

And thanks, of course, to the Infinity Engine modding community for it's continued existence.

Tools Used in Creation

  • WeiDU by Wes Weimer, the bigg, and Wisp

Credits and Copyright Information

Plasmocat’s Portrait Pack is not developed, supported, or endorsed by BioWare or Interplay/Black Isle.

If there are any copyright issues or this statement needs revision then please contact one of us and advise us what to do about it.

This mod was created to be freely enjoyed by all Baldur's Gate players. However, it should not be sold, published, compiled or redistributed in any form without the consent of the authors.

Version History

Version 3 - December 30, 2018

  • Added compatibility for EE games; code improvements
  • Player portraits can now be used on any IE game, excluding the original or Enhanced Edition of Planescape: Torment

Version 2 - May 29, 2008

  • updated to WeiDU v207, README, VERSION, removed obsolete auto-update.bat, dropped all filenames to lowercase for linux compatible distribution - G3 Staff

Version 1 - September 18, 2005

  • Initial release