alkampfer.ezanaze Mar 10, 2013 @ 4:17am
How to import an old character?
When I played the original BG, I saved my character-file. What should I do to import it? Is there a specific folder where I have to put that file in?
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Bossonova911 Mar 10, 2013 @ 9:01am 
so hold on, you want to import bg1 into bg1 ee character???? not gonna happen LOL
alkampfer.ezanaze Mar 10, 2013 @ 12:08pm 
ok :) No prob. I will experiment the storyplay of The Black Pits with a new character. The fact is that I evolved a customized character in BG 1 and BG 2, with a personlized set of voices and a peculiar portrait made by me. I'm only sorry that I'm not able to use it: the original BG software was developed to permit players to customize their character's look in that way, and that was really funny.
Flashburn Mar 10, 2013 @ 1:06pm 
You can still customize your portraits, but the dimensions are different from BG1/BG2. Not sure about voicesets though.

The new portrait dimensions are:

210x330 for Large (Used in Character Generation and epilogue of ToB)
169x266 for Medium (Used in Character Record)
54x84 for Small (Portrait for right side of game UI)

These must be in 24-bit .BMP files and should be no longer than 7 characters, followed by L, M, or S to denote what size it is. (ex: ranger1M)

Under My Documents, there should be a "Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition" folder. Inside that, if there isn't a "portraits" folder already, create one and put your portraits there.
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alkampfer.ezanaze Mar 10, 2013 @ 3:18pm 
The directory should be: steam/steamapps/common/Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition, but if I create there a folder named "portraits" (there isn't one yet), the game doesn't recognize it and I'm still not able to import my customized portraits.
alkampfer.ezanaze Mar 10, 2013 @ 3:36pm 
WOW: resolved! Yes! The new dimensioned portraits work well! But the folder "Portraits" must be positioned in this directory: "C:\Administrator\Documents\Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition"; the directory path could slightly change in other PCs, 'cause I use the "Administrator" profile when I'm in Windows. If you use a customised profile in Windows, it could be: "C:\(profile_name)\Documents\Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition". If you put the "Portraits" folder there, and if the portraits are right in dimensions, when you create a character and you choose the portrait for it, you're prompted with a new button that permit you to access a new screen-interface where you can customise the medium and small portraits. Very nice!!!!!!!
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alkampfer.ezanaze Mar 10, 2013 @ 3:37pm 
sorry for my bad english :-P
nooberific Mar 13, 2013 @ 4:47pm 
You can import BG1 characters into BGEE by copying the contents of
C:\Program Files (x86)\Black Isle\Baldur's Gate\Characters
into the directory
C:\Users\You\Documents\Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition\Characters
feralshad0w Jun 1, 2013 @ 9:43am 
The portraits thing isnt working for me.... anyone know why? I am using windows 8 if that makes a difference
alkampfer.ezanaze Jun 1, 2013 @ 9:56am 
where is located your's Baldur's Gate Directory?
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