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Baldur's Gate The Definitive Icewind Dale II Extended XP Table

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by 1eyedking, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. 1eyedking Erudite

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    -> Download here <-

    Code:
    The Definitive IWD2 Extended XP Table v1.1
    ===============by 1eyedking===============
    
    Extract the "Override" folder into the directory where you installed
    Icewind Dale II (e.g.: C:\Program Files\Icewind Dale II).
    
    This is a perfectly balanced extended XP table. It was crafted
    by determining the multipliers for experience between each level
    jump, across all of the experience point award table.
    
    After said constants were calculated and other placeholder values
    inferred, their distribution pattern was deduced and written into
    a spreadsheet matrix, which even led to some minor corrections.
    
    Through reverse engineering these multiplier constants in the
    matrix were then used to divide the experience values starting
    from the last level all the way to the first.
    
    The result is an extended XP table that relies on factual evidence
    for its extension rather than on arbitrary constants. Marvelous!
    
    This version has been extended for level 30-40 parties. It won't
    conflict with the game if your experience cap hasn't been removed.
    I've also included the source in Excel spreadsheet format.
     
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  2. 1eyedking Erudite

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    Now if only there was a way to remove XP penalties.
     
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  4. Wulfstand Prophet

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    And there I was, thinking that this was a fix for the Windows XP SP 3 crashes... :(
     
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  5. 1eyedking Erudite

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    What do you mean? Character Level Penalties for Drows, Svirfneblins, and the like, or "penalties" for tackling an encounter below your level?
     
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  6. Harold Arcane

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    Bro, I'm ithching for a replay of IWD2 (never actually finished it, played it once, got to chapter 3, stopped playing for awhile then forgot about it) so i have a quick question:

    Will this allow me to reach level 30 by the end of Heart of Fury without having to level-squat through a load of areas because of shit encounter-design by Sawyer?

    Also: yes, fucking necromancy, whatever.
     
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  7. SkeleTony Augur

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    Correct me if I am wrong but isn't "heart of Fury" the expansion for IWD(the first one)? IWD2 did not have an expansion that I remember. Or am I confusing a similarly named expansion for IWD with a chapter from IWD2?

    In any case I cannot play IWD2 because of the conflict with Nvidia cards or whatever...
     
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  8. SkeleTony Augur

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    Thanks for that. Now I guess I have to reinstall IWD2 and check this out.
     
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  9. entertainer Arbiter

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    file contains a virus, dont download
     
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  10. 1eyedking Erudite

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    No, but I could make one for you:

    +33% XP Bonus:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CDVT40FG

    +50% XP Bonus:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CUHLYKS8

    Pick whichever you like most. And fuck you, now I'm wanting to replay it too.

    Also don't blame Sawyer for the experience rewards, blame shitty D&D 3rd edition mechanics. He did a fantastic job of putting together a lot of interesting and challenging encounters - he's a D&D junkie and it shows. IWD2 is definitely among the best RPGs I have had the pleasure of playing.

    ???

    'Heart of Fury' is a special (harder) difficulty. Hardcore stuff. Once again we have Sawyer to thank for going beyond a dumb +200% damage bonus (as in the first Icewind Dale) and instead providing a major overhaul of monster stats.

    'Heart of Winter' is what you meant, the expansion pack for the first Icewind Dale. Besides that you've got 'Trials of the Luremaster' which is a free quest pack for HoW.
     
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  11. Harold Arcane

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    Thanks a bunch.
    Yeah, I know Sawyer's a tabletop junkie, it just that the game has, as you said, some really nicely thought out encounters (defending the palisade, preventing the bridge from being destroyed - from what i remember) and some really retarded areas - ice temple, retarded forest, that eventually made me stop playing.
    Anyway, I'm gonna download the 33% version and maybe this time I'll get to actually play this magnificent HoF I heard so many nice things about.
     
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  12. SkeleTony Augur

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    Ah...yeah. I had a feeling I was getting something mixed up. It had been a LONG time since I was last able to play IWD2 so I was thinking of the "Heart of Winter" expansion for IWD.

    Sorry about that.
     
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