Installing With Mac OSX WeiDU
Get a Mac OSX native version of WeiDU from
Adventurers' Spa & Grill.
- Go to RAR Labs to get the Mac
version of the RAR extractor.
- Download the most recent RAR version of the mod you want to install
- Extract that RAR file into your main BG2 folder and go to that folder.
- You now have two options. Pick whichever you prefer.
- Copying Option.
- Copy weidu-mac over Setup-Foo.exe (where
Foo is something like Solaufein or Tactics or
whatever is appropriate for the mod you are installing).
- Run Setup-Foo.exe (you may have to type
./Setup-Foo.exe to do so)
- Hand-Installation Option.
- Run weidu-mac Setup-Foo.tp2 --tlkout dialog.tlk
Installing With Virtual PC
From: J. Bruce Cook
Installing WeiDU mods on a Mac, using Virtual PC.
There will be other ways to achieve this, but this is the way I got it to
- System Tested (Mac) G4/500/DP/384 running OS9.2.2
- System Tested (PC) VPC 4 with 128Meg memory allocated running Win98SE
You need to set up a shared directory containing the BGII game between Mac
and PC, which in VPC4 is done in the "Settings" panel from the "PC List". I
used the one I keep BG games in, but you could use the BGII-SoA folder (just
seems a bit inelegant to me). This directory will then be available as the
drive letter of your choice on the PC. The game install tested and working
was a full Mac installation - I don't know whether a full /recommended
/minimum makes any difference (but the game is a darn sight faster anyway
with a full install).
Now from the PC side of things, you then follow the main PC installation instructions (ie,
extract mod files into your main BGII directory, etc.). Running the
Setup file will probably take quite some time, but as long as it
seems to be doing something, you'll be OK. (It will tell you if it's not
Swap back to Mac mode, and you're there. Start BGII and enjoy the mod.
Note: Jeanne Burch has reported problems with the "Additional Tactical
Encounters" portion of the Solaufein Mod when installed using VPC and
played on a Mac.
Solution: uninstall the "Additional Tactical Encounters" component of the
Sola mod if you have any problems.
This odd one, and I can't tell which mod might be responsible for it:
twice I've had a "freeze" in the action when my characters were in inns
talking to the innkeeps. Now, this isn't a computer screen freeze; the
characters themselves freeze into position. The cursor moves, the
characters respond if I click on them, there's not a break in the
music, but they can't move. I can even quick-save so that I pick up
exactly where it left off, but I have to quit and re-start the problem.
I suspect that it may be related to the "improved you have been
waylaid" encounters, because I uninstalled only that part of the
problem after being "waylaid" three times in one night, and I haven't
had the freeze occur since.
- Other Mac users (without Virtual PC or Mac WeiDU) should go to J. Bruce
Cook's website to get an old, outdated StuffIt version of the Sola Mod.