ATHKATLAN GROUNDS: SOUTHERN EDGE
Southern Edge is a new district for our favorite BG2 city - Athkatla - available from the very start, once you talk to Gaelan and hear his offer. The mod is to make the first hours of the game more interesting, as some player might have got bored with doing the same quests over and over again. The area isn't as big as Slums or as Bridge District, but it includes a main quest introduced by a halfling name Mairo and a series of mini-quests and encounters introduced by both some new characters, and some you might have met before.
There are also some nice bits every district should have - a small shop, a tavern, some commoners, a temple, some troubled men and women... what else do adventurers need, right?
It's not a big mod, but it should entertain you for a moment or two. I hope that the Southern Edge will become a nice stop for you, Bhaalspawn, and your trusted group.
This mod adds a new custom icon for Southern Edge area on worldmap and updates map text (Traveling Hours -> Hours; Destination Unreachable -> Unreachable) to uncover some map icons.
Compatibility notes: the mod updates existing mapicons.bam file; if you're using a mod that overrides mapicons.bam instead of patching it, it should be installed before the mod. BP-BGT Worldmap, which is always installed in the end.
As every WeiDU mod - unpack the archive to your BG2EE / BG2 directory and follow the on-screen instructions. However not that to enjoy the mod you need to have an updated game (with patch 2.0 or higher) and you must start a new game, as your old save games won't be updated.
Some users encountered unusual problems with WeiDU making copies of AR0043 and AR0044 files when installing the mod on the old Baldur's Gate 2 (non-EE version). The source of this problem is unknown. One of the users fixed it by copying the problematic tis files to the override folder and then giving the installation a second shot. You may find copies of those in AreaFix directory in the mod and copy it manually to your override folder, but you're doing it on your own risk! Never use those files with EE games, as tis files in both version differ greatly!
GAMES: BG2, BG2EE, EET