A Baldur's Gate mod by AstroBryGuy
In the original Baldur's Gate, Imoen was a late addition to the game. Unfortunately, this means that she has no banter dialogs or interactions with other NPCs. Her voice set was also cobbled together. This mod expands Imoen's voice set and adds interaction banters with other NPCs. It also has a component to change Imoen's portrait to one of three choices: BG1, SoD, or BG2.
Chatty Imoen is compatible with BG1 (with or without TotSC), Tutu, BGT, BG:EE, and EET.
Chatty Imoen: Expanded Character Sounds
This components expands Imoen's character sounds using lines from BG2 and the BGEE tutorial. Some of her original BG1 sounds are also repurposed for interactions with other NPCs.
If you have kicked Imoen out of the party, she gets a voiced line when you start a conversation with her to rejoin the party.
Chatty Imoen: Add NPC Interactions
This component adds Imoen to the INTERACT.2DA file, which controls the "non-dialog" banters that BG1 NPCs have. This component requires the Expanded Character Sounds component, otherwise Imoen will have nothing to say.
Also, this component gives Imoen a specific reaction to Garrick's death (no other NPC does).
Chatty Imoen: Imoen Portrait Replacements
If you want Imoen to have a consistent portrait through BGEE and SoD, you can use this component to make all her character files use the same portrait. The options are:
- Give Imoen her BG1 Portrait
- Give Imoen her SoD Portrait
- Give Imoen her BG2 Portrait
Note for Steam/GOG users: Before installing any mods, you will need to use the ModMerge utility to make your game moddable.
Note: You will need to start a new game. The Imoen character files in any previously saved games will NOT be affected.
If the mod was previously installed, uninstall it before extracting the new version. Chatty Imoen is packaged and installed with WeiDU. To install, extract the mod archive, then copy of the contents of the archive into your game folder (the folder which contains the chitin.key file). If properly extracted, you should have a "chattyimoen" folder and setup-chattyimoen.exe in your game folder. To install, simply double-click setup-chattyimoen.exe and follow the instructions on screen.
Please run setup-chattyimoen.exe in your game folder to reinstall, uninstall or otherwise change components.
Mac OS X
If the mod was previously installed, uninstall it before extracting the new version. Chatty Imoen is packaged and installed with WeiDU. To install, extract the mod archive, then copy of the contents of the folder "OSX-chattyimoen-v1" into your game folder (the folder which contains the chitin.key file). If properly extracted, you should have a "chattyimoen" folder, setup-chattyimoen, and setup-chattyimoen.command in your game folder. To install, simply double-click setup-chattyimoen.command and follow the instructions on screen.
Version 1.3 - May 6, 2017
- Added French and German translations
- Added .tra template and sourcefile list for expanded character sounds
- Added BGT and EET compatibility
Version 1.2 - May 30, 2016
- Fixed issue with blanking Imoen's biography
Version 1.1 - May 14, 2016
- Added Italian translation - Thanks @Aedan!
- Added compatibility with BG1, TotSC, and Tutu.
Version 1 - April 6, 2016
- Initial upload