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Updated on February 1st 2001
Puzzle Room in Icewind Dale
have IWD. I also have a problem with it. I am on Chapter
4, Dorn's Deep, and I have fulfilled all of the
requirements to gain access to the level below the
Lightning Bolts o' Death floor. I have walked on all the
correct squares, heard the machinery run as I did so, but
the center of the floor still hasn't dropped. This is very
frustrating. What am I doing wrong, or is it a bug in the
game? Please help.
you may have missed is that there is a lever on one of the
statues in the room with the map on the table (the room before
the actual puzzle room). the lever is on the right side.
You'll know which one when it is outlined in a pink box which
one it is.
Problems in Baldur's Gate 2
This site rocks!, I just started really playing
video games and I wanted to thank your staff for helping
me through the process. Now that that is out of the
way I wanted to ask the staff about the Baldurs Gate 2
section. On any cheat where I try to create
something (i.e. a monster or item) I get a message
"Error File does not exist" The rest of
the cheats work though and I cant figure out why these two
cheats aren't. I would really appreciate any help
you can give me.
P.S Can u tell me if you know the release date of
Black and White.
may be entering it incorrectly or you are trying to request an
item that doesn't exist. If you are wanting to cheat, and
create items, I would defiantly download the Editor called Shadow
Keeper. Its an AMAZING editor that will allow you to add
ANY item to the game, and even max your spells out! Download
this Editor Here.
For the release date of Black and White, I would check out Gonegold,
an excellent site for release dates. As of now, they report is
as being released on 02/28/01.
I hope so, it looks to be a sweet game!
and a few other Questions
couple of questions. Tried installing the W&W
patch - followed the directions (I think) and got a sound
init error - had to reinstall the whole game -luckily
saved my saved games. Was this a common error or is
this something involving my own system and/or idiocy?
Finished the game without the patch - with a lot of
crashes and freezes but loved it -thanks for all the help
2. I sent in some hints and cheats but I haven't seen them
added yet. What is the turn around time?
Should I resend them?
3. any release date for heart of winter?
4. What is the vampire game you are talking about in the
5. Is there any way to get the 2 additional disks for BG2
(that came with the collectors pre-order from Black isle)?
- Are they worth it? Not interested in the sound
files or clothe map/notepad but extra character and misc.
spells/kits/weapons seem interesting. Worth the extra $15
to get it over regular BG2?
Sometimes installing a patch can cause problems, but it could
have been any number of things (You know Windows). I
always back up my saved games too. I wouldn't worry about it
being your system if the errors were just in W&W.
2. We get 100's of tips a week, and I'm just one person
(grin), I try to add as many as I can, and I'm sure yours will
be added soon. (I dunno if anyone knows, but I maintain the
entire tgeweb.com website, just me. weee! :-) I like it that
way though in a way, the less corporate, the better! heheh.
3. We received an early version of it for review last month
(Dec) and it seemed pretty complete, so I'd expect the release
date we have posted as
4. That would be Vampire:
The Masquerade. you can get more information on the game
at Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade website.
We also have a review of it here.
5. You can download those extras at BGDungeon.
have bought the game recently and finished the installing
it into my system. and I want to play it but it gives me a
"CD ROM FAILURE" message on the screen and kicks
What's going on? What can I do about?
could be one of three things:
1. The CD is Scratched, or defectively burned.
2. The Copy protection scheme is not compatible with your
CD-ROM at some point.
3.Your IDE Controller is loose or damaged. Check to see if the
ribbons are not loose (Don't attempt unless you know what you
You should email the make of the game and ask them as well.
Perfect Party for Baldur's Gate II
I spent many
hours researching "The Perfect Party". I
also went online and went to many forums for outside
information and applied any accurate information I
received from those to it as well. Also, I just
wanted to say, your forum at TGE was by far the most
The Perfect Party:
A normal GOOD-ALIGNED mostly TRUE-CLASSED SELF-CREATED
(multiplayer) party would include three warriors, a rogue,
a priest, and another warrior to dual to wizard (remember
the category of warrior is larger than the category of
fighter, same with rogue, priest, and wizard too).
All characters should be as close to chaotic good as
possible. All characters should be HUMAN to allow
greatest potential. Here is how you should design
each character for the highest potential:
The first warrior should be a common fighter and
specialize in two-weapon style and axe. If he/she
were to wield the Stonefire Axe and the Frost Reaver,
he/she would be a very adaptable fighter that can cause a
horrid amount of damage with a high chance to hit.
He/she needs 18 strength, 18 dexterity, 18 constitution, 6
intelligence, 8 wisdom, and 12 charisma, at least.
Intelligence is the only ability that doesn't need to be
The second warrior should be a common fighter and
specialize in two-handed weapon style and two-handed
sword. If he/she were to wield the Carsomyr +5
he/she would obliterate all that impedes his/her progress.
He/she needs 18 strength, 18 dexterity, 18 constitution, 6
intelligence, 10 wisdom, and 10 charisma, at least.
Wisdom is all that could be higher (wisdom is useful for
The third warrior should be an archer-ranger and
specialize in two-handed weapon style and longbows.
If he/she were to wield the Heartseeker Longbow, he/she
would be an awesome ranged attacker. The heartseeker
is a wonderful weapon and is nearly as good as the Short bow
of Gesen. Remember to utilize arrows of dispelling
(mages), arrows of detonation (groups), and arrows of
piercing (armored). He/she needs 18 strength, 18
dexterity, 18 constitution, 6 intelligence, 10 wisdom, and
10 charisma, at least. Wisdom is all that could be
The rogue should be a common thief and should specialize
in two-handed weapon style and short bows. If he/she
were to wield the Short bow of Gesen, he/she would unleash
a furious assault without the needs for arrows.
Remember you are unable to utilize arrows (when using the Short bow
of Gesen) with this character, that's what your third
fighter is for. He/she needs 18 strength, 18
dexterity, 18 constitution, 6 intelligence, 12 wisdom, and
8 charisma, at least. Intelligence doesn't need to
be any higher.
The priest should be a common cleric and specialize in
two-weapon style, flail, and war hammer. If he/she
was to wield the Crom Faeyr and the Flail of Ages +3,
he/she would both have great strength and great speed; a
truly lethal mixture. He/she needs 14 strength (Crom
Faeyr will boost to 25), 18 dexterity, 18 constitution, 6
intelligence, 18 wisdom, and 6 charisma, at least.
Intelligence is, amazingly, nearly worthless for a priest.
The warrior should be a Kenai and should be dueled at
level 9. The newly dueled wizard should be a
necromancer and specialized in two-weapon style, katana,
and long sword. If he/she was to wield the Daystar
and the Celestial Fury, he/she would both be devastating
to evil/undead and be able to dish out a great deal of
damage; awesome for a mage! He/she needs 18
strength, 18 dexterity, 14 constitution, 18 intelligence,
8 wisdom, and 4 charisma, at least. Wisdom shouldn't
be increased anymore than it is.
All of this has been researched for a LONG time and all of
this information is totally true. This design is the
most powerful setup for a party. The use of the
necromancer, the rarity of dual classing, the different
proficiencies, and the different weapon choices are all
based on real data and a consensus between gamers.
tip! This should help many BG2 players out there!!
Quest Editor Help?
downloaded the Darkstone Quest Editor from your site
yesterday, along with the tutorial, which took me about 6
hours to totally make it through... I have a basic
grasp on how to do the terrain building, and what not, but
all the "Machine" options, have left me very
confused, and I'm not too sure on how to fully complete
what's left to do after the tutorial (If this is making
any sense). I suppose I'm asking, do you happen to
know where I can locate a more 'through' English tutorial?
In the same format as the one on your site would be nice,
but really any that could better explain things.
wish there was, but as far as I know, the tutorial that came
with the Editor is the only I know of. I just messed around
with the editor until I learned what it did. Its a really
great editor, and Darkstone never really got a lot of
attention, which is sad, it was a great RPG!
of Stakes in Baldur's Gate II!!
about 2 weeks of owning Baldur's gate 2, I can safely say that's
become a big part of my life. But just a couple of
hours ago I found myself actually stuck in a bad
situation. Currently my party has just rescued
Imoen, and is in the dungeon that follows. I got to
the point where I killed the vampire (Dace something) but
to my surprise I found that I had no stakes left at all.
I figured that after Bodhi's dungeon they would serve no
purpose so I dropped them (taking up inv. space). So
here I am unable to kill this vampire, which I assume is
pretty critical to the quest. I've even stooped so
low as to try to cheat and get steaks in my inventory, but
apparently there isn't even a code for them. Any
advice you can give me would be much appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
believe that the editor Shadowkeeper will add stakes to your
inventory (if you really need them). Also, if you can
return to a town, a few people sell these.
about us Mac users?
I simply love your site, it's easy to browse and has a lot
of good information on current and upcoming RPGS. That's
right, honest compliments, just suck it up.. :).
I have one wish for a feature, which is sorely missing all
over the web: Macintosh specific game info and release
Ports of PC-first-games don't seem to get enough attention,
which is too bad. Fact remains, not all people use PCs for
whatever reason, but the games are pretty much the same.
Your Baldur's Gate 1 resources work brilliantly on the Mac
version for example. It would be a shame if the RPG
community is split up into platform-specific sites (which
usually end up static and uninteresting).
Anyways, it would be greatly appreciated if you would
brainstorm for a solution to include us Mac users into the
be adding Mac download sections to all the game areas that
have also been released on the Mac. All the info that is
currently there will work for Mac users as it did for PC users
(And Playstation users). As I was saying, we'll have Mac
downloads as well soon. This will include Patches to games,
and Trainers/Cheats/Editors as well.
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