Introduction

One of the things many find sorely lacking in the Bioware NPCs are the more complex relationships presented by modern NPC mods--especially in regards to "friendships," the relationships NPCs have with the PC when not romancing them.

This mod adds a series of dialogues with Yoshimo, our favourite charming knave whom we meet in Irenicus Chateau at the beginning of the game. Spanning the length of the time he's in the party, the Yoshimo Friendship expands on the humorous rogue, adding to his story and giving the player a new perspective on the character.

Written by Shadowhawke, author of many popular BGII fanfiction stories and contributor to the Khadion NPC mod, the Yoshimo friendship is a must-install for anyone with a fondness for him.

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Installation

PC

The Yoshimo Friendship is a WeiDU mod, packaged in an extractable .RAR archive. Simply unrar "yoshimo_v1.rar" (WinRAR) into your Baldur's Gate II directory and run "setup-yoshimo.exe".

To uninstall, run "setup-yoshimo.exe" again and select the uninstall option.

Compatibility and Installation Order

The Yoshimo Friendship mod should be compatible with all WeiDU mods, however, we cannot test every single one. It is only compatible with BGII: ToB. If you do encounter an error, please contact K'aeloree (kae@spellholdstudios.net) or alternatively post on the forums.

Although it is not required for the Yoshimo Friendship to function properly, it is always a good idea install the latest version of the BG2 Fixpack.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the Yoshimo Friendship compatible with XYZ mod?
A: It most certainly should be, but we have not tested it with every single mod available. If you do encounter an error, please contact K'aeloree (kae@spellholdstudios.net) or alternatively post on the forums.

Q: When will the friendship start?
A: It will begin after Yoshimo has his canon PC dialogues, of which there are 3. Expect the first of these around an hour after Yoshimo joins the party.

Q: This mod isn't in character at *all*.
A: We're always looking for ways to improve the characterisation in this mod, so please post any suggestions or constructive criticism on the forums.

Q: Have you got any plans to expand the mod by adding more dialogues in future?
A: There are no plans to add to the mod, no.

Q: How many dialogues are there added in total?
A: There are a total of 9 new dialogues added by the mod, on top of the 3 existing dialogues in the game. Some of these do have particular circumstances in which they occur--for more information feel free to ask on the forum.

Q: Does this mod change the game in any way besides adding more dialogue to Yoshimo?
A: No, it shouldn't.

Q: Is there any chance that player initiated dialogue will be added in future?
A: There are currently no plans for it, but if players are interested in it we would be happy to consider adding some in future versions.

Q: I would like to translate the Yoshimo friendship into another language. Any chance you could TRAify the mod?
A: Sure, we'd be happy to. If you are interested in translating, just send us a line and I'll see what I can do for the next version.

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Credits

Thank you to everyone on the Interaction Expansion project team, and everyone who has contributed to the mod!

Author: Shadowhawke
Coder: K'aeloree
Editors and Proofreaders: K'aeloree

Programs/tools used in creation:

  • WeiDU, by Westley Weimer/Valerio Bigiani (the bigg)
  • Near Infinity, by Jon Olav Hauglid
  • WinRAR, by Eugene Roshal/Alexander Roshal
  • IESDP, maintained by igi
Copyright Notice:

The Yoshimo Friendship was developed by Shadowhawke and K'aeloree, based on material from the game Baldur's Gate II and its expansion.

All mod content is © Shadowhawke and K'aeloree.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal © TSR, Inc. The BioWare Infinity Engine is © BioWare Corp.

Please note that any and all redistribution and/or hosting of this mod is expressly unwanted without permission from the author(s).

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Version history

1st January 2009 - Version 1.0:
  • Initial release
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