Latest Version: 8
The Icewind Dale NPCs mod introduces a cast of five new characters to the great frozen wastes of the Forgotten Realms, with all the depth you would expect from PPG companions. The mod will transform the Icewind Dale experience into the story of a single, player-defined protagonist, and his or her fully-interactive allies.
The IWD NPCs includes a fighter(duals to druid or cleric), ranger, multi-classed thief, paladin, and bard. Alternate classes are also available. Each character comes with a new, original portrait, full voicing, interactions with the PC and each other, and quest commentary and interjections. Romance is also in the bitterly cold air…
Version 4 of the mod adds 60 new player-initiated lovetalks – 15 for each romanceable member of the group.
Version 5 adds IWD:EE support.
To start playing, you will have to install the mod, create your protagonist in the first slot, and import your companions alongside. Make sure to choose correct soundsets for them.
HEART OF WINTER EXPANSION IS REQUIRED.
IT IS RECOMMENDED TO START HEART OF WINTER AFTER CHAPTER 3,4, or 5.
IMPORTANT! For classic IWD only: due to engine limitations, it is highly recommended to stop and wait for a few seconds from time to time, especially after entering a new area, to ensure that banters trigger when they should.
You can also play Icewind Dale in Baldur’s Gate 2 engine without any limitations, if you download a IWD-in-BG2 conversion from Gibberlings3, or buy Enhanced Edition.
IWD NPC is available for this conversion, as well as for Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition.