TISpack v0.91 (official)
New to v0.91:
Wildcard support (tispack *.tis, tisunpack *.tiz)
Official Mac OS X binary included in package
Written by Per Olofsson, TISpack allows mod creators to publish new area graphics in JPEG-compressed form. This can result in dramatically smaller downloads with negligible loss in quality, when employed properly.
TISpack is already in use in such mods as Glory of Istar, BGT, Getting Rid of Anomen, and Hessa NPC.
(and Per Olofsson is a swell guy who doesn’t even play the Infinity Engine games.)
IWD Animation Importer
This tool, written by japheth, will import animations from IWD into ToB (both are required). The included WeiDU installer will even update your animate.ids file for you.
The animations that the tool will convert are as follows:
- Ice Troll
- Snow Troll
- Beetle (Copper Coloured)
- Beetle (Small, Fire)
- Beetle (Black)
- Rhinoceros Beetle
- Lizardmen (Green)
- Lizard King
- Shade (Large)
- Wight (Grey)
- Wight (Green)
- Wight (Large)
- Zombie (Blue)
BG1 and IWD2 Area Cleaners
Tired of the ugly green overlays that occur when you port a BG1 area into BG2? Do you want to use an IWD2 area, but don’t know how to get around the differences in the file versions? It’s simple. These two area cleaning tools do all of the dirty work for you. Simply run the .exe file, and it will copy all area files associated with the specified area (except the .tis file). It will also erase all traces of actors, containers, animations, and anything else that may cause your area to crash if the resources aren’t there.
Developed by japheth.
This nifty little tool was developed to try and facilitate the porting of PST avatars to BG2. The problem was that all the Planescape avatars were larger than those in Baldur’s Gate 2 by a 4:3 ratio. The author’s name is unknown, but we appreciate his efforts.