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Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' started by Sorvo, Dec 3, 2023.

  1. Sorvo

    Sorvo Where's the nearest pub? Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    Can you do this like in the original game? Like the old CLUAConsole... :beer:
     
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    The console can be enabled by editing the Baldur.lua file found in the games folder in your documents folder. Add
    SetPrivateProfileString('Program Options','Debug Mode','1')
    to the end of the file.
    https://forums.beamdog.com/discussi...le-in-bgee-sod-bg2ee-in-version-2-0-and-later

    There is also an "EE Keeper" for the enhanced edition of the game. Basically a version of Shadow Keeper for all the EE games (BG1, BG2, IWD & expansions).
    https://eekeeper.sourceforge.io/
     
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    Thanks again Slickster! Now I just gotta remember how to screw around with files :beer:
     
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    To make it easy, install Notepad++
    https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
    Then you can right-click on almost any file, and choose "Edit with Notepad++".
    Notepad++ also has many built-in templates to make it easy to edit various types of text files with special formats by adding some color. Most are geared towards programmers, but there are a few that are useful for game moders or even laymen.

    So install Notepad++, locate and right-click on "Baldur.lua" and add the line in question.
    If you don't want to do that, you can drag Baldur.lua into an empty Windows Notepad (just Notepad in the UI) document and it should open.
    Alternately, from Windows Notepad, choose "open" and change to "all files" while navigating to the location in question.
    You might be able to double-click on the "Baldur.lua" and choose to open it in "Notepad" or "Notepad++". I do recommend the latter on Windows, and Emacs on Linux.
     
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    Using another thing just makes things more complicated to me, I think I tried downloading that once and fucked something up. I figured out old style so I'm sure I'll get this one too :beer:
     
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    I actually use both tools, Notepad++ for editing structured files, but I often use Notepad for quick notes or things like stripping formatting before pasting into an e-mail or a Xenforo-powered site like this one, SB, SV, or QQ, or for occasionally just viewing a text file.
     
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    Never did one of those things, more proof to my statement :beer:
    OK, I opened the file but I can't attempt to add the line? :beer:
     
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    I guess I have to post again so someone knows I'm in trouble :( :beer:
     
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    I didn't get an alert, either e-mail or in the "alerts" e-mail which I check every time I've posted an update to the "free games thread".

    I'm not sure what the issue is. Is it not letting you save, or not letting you edit the file?
    The first thing I would do is right click on the file and get "properties", assuming you are using Windows. Make sure the file is NOT "read only" on the general tab, aka make sure the checkbox is unchecked.


    If it still won't let you save or edit, you may need to run the program as an administrator.
    You shouldn't, since the file is in your personal folder, but there might be some weirdness going on with the install permissions being messed up.
    Again, you should not need to do so, but in any case, find either Notepad or Notepad++ (better) and right-click on it and choose "run as administrator". Authenticate, then choose "open" from the file menu. Navigate to the file in your personal folder and open it that way.
    You should be able to edit and save the file.

    If this works, you might want to run CMD as an administrator and CD to the directory with the file, then type
    icacls baldur.lua /grant YOURUSERNAME:F
    Substitute your username for YOURUSERNAME.
    There is an easier way using the GUI with Windows Professional, Business, or Ultimate, but I'm not sure if you can do it with Home. I know you can't in XP home.
     
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    Not letting edit. Check box unchecked. I'll try notepad later :beer:
    Sonna Bitch! I did it :) :beer:
    Once again, Thanx Slickster.
    If I could only get that splitter to work properly again :hmm:
     
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