G3

Tyris Flare NPC

A Gibberlings Three Mod
Author:
Grim Squeaker, Argent77 (fixes and BG2:EE compatibility only)
On the web: Home page, discussion forum, and portrait gallery

Version 8
Languages: English
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Introduction

Meet Tyris Flare, a red-haired amazon who can kick ass and hurl fire!

Sound familiar? That's because I decided to have a nostalgia trip and recreate a character from ye olde Golden Axe computer games that were released on the Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis in America) and arcade machines in the 90s. You may also have seen her recently in Golden Axe: Beast Master, though my interpretation of the character is from the older games.

How does she end up in Baldur's Gate II? You'll have to play to find out!

Once in your party, Tyris will banter with all BioWare NPCs and can be romanced by any human/elf/half-elf male PC. Enjoy!

Bug Reporting

If you should encounter any bugs, please report them to the authors at the Tyris Flare forum.

Installation

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 BG: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
Tyris Flare 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-tyrisflare.exe and the folder tyrisflare. To install, double-click setup-tyrisflare.exe and follow the instructions on screen.

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

Mac OS X
Tyris Flare 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-tyrisflare, setup-tyrisflare.command, and the folder tyrisflare. To install, double-click setup-tyrisflare.command and follow the instructions on screen.

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

Linux
Tyris Flare 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 tyrisflare 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-tyrisflare --uninstall at the command line to remove all components without wading through prompts. .

Contents

The mod contains several components that can be installed independently of one another.

Tyris Flare NPC

This is the main component that will add Tyris Flare to your Shadows of Amn or Throne of Bhaal game. She can be found in the Umar Hills, vaguely near the cave.

Alternate Portraits
Requires Tyris Flare NPC

This multiple-choice component allows you to optionally install one of seven alternate portraits for Tyris.

Contact Information

Grim Squeaker created this mod. Visit the Gibberlings Three forums for information on this and any other Gibberlings Three mods on which I may be working.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Special thanks to Tegan "Emberwolf" Harris for providing Tyris' voice!

Enormous thanks to my three testers/proofreaders: Jordoo, Kabuki and KIrving. Without them the writing in this mod would be... not so good.

Tools Used in Creation

Credits and Copyright Information

The Tyris Flare NPC for Baldur's Gate II is released under the GNU General Public License, version 2. This readme is released under the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.

Golden Axe is either a registered trademark or trademark of SEGA Corporation. Tyris' portraits are also owned by SEGA Corporation.

Tyris' love theme is a portion of "Someone to Trust" by Bear McCreary and is available on the Battlestar Galactica: Season Three soundtrack under the La La Land label.

If the SEGA Corporation, Bear McCreary or La La Land object to the material included in this modification, please contact me and I will remove it.

Version History

Version 8 - January 16, 2019

  • Now works natively on EET
  • Fixed bug where Tyris Flare's soundset may not work on case-sensitive filesystems (e.g. Linux)
  • Found and implemented a seventh alternate portrait
  • Updated text to better integrate on EE games; fixed some encoding issues
  • Code optimization and modernization

Version 7 - August 4, 2015

  • Added basic support for BG2:EE.
  • Added a string fixer script (select Tyris and press F to execute).
  • Fixed wrong description of her non-upgraded armor.
  • Fixed dependencies of the Alternate Portrait subcomponent.
  • Fixed her spellcasting voice.
  • Fixed yet another bug with her Firkraag interjection.
  • Fixed a bug with her Demogorgon interjection.
  • Fixed a bug with her SAREV25J, IMOEN25J, FINSOL01 interjections.
  • Fixed documentation to point to G3 downloads and forum new format.
  • Fixed several area script issues.
  • Fixed several spelling errors.

Version 6 - January 22, 2012

  • Finally bit the bullet and changed the level she dual-classes to level 7.
  • Fixed a bug where you could summon Tyris with the Fate Spirit even if you'd brought her from SoA.
  • Fixed another bug with her Firkraag interjection.
  • Fixed the bit depth of Alternate Portrait 5 so it's actually useable in game!

Version 5 - September 18, 2011

Fixed some embarassing gamestopping bugs that never should have made it into a public version :s

Version 4 - September 17, 2011

  • Throne of Bhaal content!
  • Another two Alternate Portraits!
  • Due to a small mistake on my part, the previous versions were ToB-only. Now fixed.
  • Fixed some issues with the audio (un)install on Mac. Thanks lynx!
  • Fixed an interjection bug where Tyris interjected into "Lord Jierdan's" first dialogue rather than after Andross has revealed his true form...
  • Fixed a bug with Cromwell charging completely the wrong amount for her armour upgrade.
  • Added translation files to allow others to translate Tyris' dialogue.

Version 3 - November 6, 2009

  • Full voicing! Yay!
  • Various teeny, tiny tweaks and typo fixes.

Version 2 - October 18, 2009

  • Additional interjections about returning the Knights of Solamnia home and the Trademeet gyspy.
  • A lot more voicing, in particular joining and leaving dialogues, as well as banters.
  • A new Alternate Portrait!
  • Fixed a tiny bug in Cromwell's Forge if you get her armour upgraded.

Version 1 - September 18, 2009

First proper release. Yay! Complete SoA content, including banters, interjections and a BioWare+ romance (i.e., with flirts and all that good stuff). Unfortunately only the soundset is voiced so far, but this will be expanded upon asap.