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Baldur's Gate Mod Beta 1.05 for Diablo II: LoD
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Role-playing gamers rejoice: the unofficial Baldur's Gate Mod for Diablo II: Lord of Destruction has been updated to beta version 1.05. While the storyline and basic gameplay will not vary tremendously from standard Diablo II, there are substantial enhancements to game features; what's more, the mod takes on much of the nomenclature and atmosphere of the Baldur's Gate series. Some of the changes include:

  • Five of the seven character classes have been renamed with D&D equivalents
  • Simplified and reorganized skill trees
  • Reduction of skill choices, but increased depth of abilities
  • A plethora of new items, item sets, and class-specific weapons and armor
  • More powerful and spell-savvy mercenaries
  • A new side quest which results in the creation of the Flail of Ages

To check out the mod for yourself, click the download link below. Be sure to choose the MPQ version, as it is Mac-compatible. As the MPQ instructions are not Mac-specific, here is a detailed guide to you installing the mod on your Mac:

  • Open the "Diablo II Files" folder.
  • Backup or archive "Diablo II Patch."
  • Place the mod's .MPQ file in the "Diablo II Files" folder.
  • Rename it to "Diablo II Patch."
  • Change its file type to "D2pq" and its creator to "Dbl2" (same as the original "Diablo II Patch" file).

Note: it is not advisable to import characters from Lord of Destruction or other mods. The safest course of action is to start a new character. If you decide to attempt importing a character, be sure to observe the following precautions:

  • Sell or remove all set items
  • Sell or remove all forms of the Flail of Ages, flail heads and shaft included
  • Sell or remove all weapons/armor/rings/amulets
  • You may only keep scrolls, tomes, potions, cube, money as the other items may give a bad inventory error
  • When porting your character from b1.04 to b1.05, keep all your items in the stash. If this is not possible, restrict yourself to the left 6 columns in the character backpack.

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