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30, 2000 - Site News
Updates, Additions... Tons of Each
While most people were lazing around enjoying the carelessness that comes
with each holiday season I actually managed to put a lot of work into
Sorcerer's Place and the results are before you.
A bunch of additions, some changes in the major sections of the site and
many more tweaks here and there. This time the update report has been
broken into separate (sub)sections for easier reference.
Community section has
been re-created to include some of the recent changes regarding the opening
of our Friendly Arm Inn chatroom.
In the Chatrooms subsection
you will now also find additional info that everyone keeps requesting
update here was made to the Related
links subsection. I've removed two dead links and added a couple of
interest in J.R.R. Tolkien's literature has been demonstrated on our message
boards which reminded me of the fact that still many of his excellent
writings haven't been added to our Tolkien
With this update I added 5 new ones, almost all of them ranking 5 stars
at Amazon customers' book reviews. If you consider yourself a fan of Tolkien,
then those books are a must.
leave out the other popular parts of the Fantasy
Books section, I've also added 3 new books to the Forgotten
Realms subsection, namely The Avatar Trilogy, another must for all
a novelization of the Dungeons & Dragons movie has been added to the
Other recommended books
subsection. In spite the fact that the movie was mostly accepted as a
so-so production, the book got many more positive reviews.
the requested Pantheon of the Realms & Human Gods of the Realms
tables to the Forgotten
Realms subsection. This time they're zipped and in the original and
unmodified form for anyone who wants them.
Note however, that they contain exactly the same information as their
online counterparts. A History of Myth Drannor has also been added in
the same subsection.
- Baldur's Gate Subsection
not kidding. I've actually found something to add there still. After all
these years (hm, almost) I noticed that the original Baldur's
Gate subsection is the only one that doesn't have the official FAQs
And since it wouldn't be like me to leave something unfinished, I promptly
added those FAQ for the original Baldur's
Gate AND Tales of
the Sword Coast. (The official expansion).
proven to be quite a trip down the memory lane to read. At first I was
thinking about correcting them as I read, but when I noticed that they're
inaccurate almost every other sentence I left them be.
They still provide a ton of info (if somewhat inaccurate) to anyone who
hasn't played the games yet.
Any veterans of the original game and Shadows of Amn as well should check
them too, if only to see how much the final products differentiate from
the ones described in the FAQs.
NOTE: The original Baldur's Gate FAQ is very
large and has obviously never been updated with the changes that were
implemented later in the development stage. Same goes for the TOSC one,
which explains the amount of inconsistencies you'll find if you read carefully.
- Icewind Dale Subsection
Dale won't get cold anytime soon, especially with a hot expansion like
Heart of Winter coming up. (Gee, 3 antonyms in one sentence. I'm getting
good at this).
2 new FAQs/Walkthroughs to the main Icewind
Dale subsection, and updated another one.
The official FAQ for Heart of Winter has been added to the Tips,
Tricks & Hints subsection, along with another downloadable items
- Baldur's Gate II Subsection
the one you've all been waiting for, eh?
Well there's a bunch of new stuff here as well. An addition has made it's
way to the main BG II subsection.
Next are the changes to our own Baldur's
Gate II Online Solution. I have fixed the NPC tables which are part
of the NPC Guide
so that they now reflect the fixed stats in it. Quite an undertaking if
I say so myself.
Tips, Tricks &
Hints subsection, there are 3 new additions. First is the inclusion
of the spell casting advancement tables for all magic users. Second are
the experience point tables for all classes. Third, and last, is a full
list of familiars with all their stats & bonuses.
List of BG II Cheat Codes has grown even larger with this update.
I've fixed some of the item code errors and added a couple new ones, bettering
the already immersive cheater's paradise.
Most notable additions are the item codes for all of the special items
from the Bonus and Collector's edition CDs.
NOTE: There's also a patch to spawn the two
special merchants with these items in the Editors,
Hacks & Cap Removers subsection.
new addition for today is the log from the post-production chat Bioware
had at The Ultimate SpeedZone. Read it in the Miscellanea
concludes one of the largest updates to date, I believe. Thanks for reading
and stay tuned for more goodness in the new millennium!
18, 2000 - Site News
three days of "downtime" (lightning fried my modem) I'm finally
back. Well it's not in my nature to stay idle no matter what, so I made
the best of the extra time that I didn't spend on the Internet.
Erran, a devoted member of our message boards and (now) a contributor
to the site has sent me a ton of material regarding the religion and deities
of the Realms which I converted to online layout and added to the Fantasy
Worlds/Forgotten Realms subsection.
You'll find a general overview of the pantheon
of the Realms there, plus a detailed listing of all human
other subsections of that part of the site (Other
Worlds and Fantasy
Movies) are in need of some more coverage, so if you have anything
that you think would fit there, please contact me and I'll add it there.
Especially Fantasy Movies section needs at least a short report regarding
the D&D and LotR movies, so if you've got an hour or two of free time
and would like to contribute to the site, contact Sorcerer
for more details.
other news, our official chatroom is now called Friendly
Arm Inn, by popular demand. I hope to see all of you there eventually!
has also been working on his Baldur's
Gate II Online Solution.
Three new areas have been added to it today; The Temple
District and The
I've been adding the finishing cosmetic touches (mostly grammar checks)
to many of the areas lately and will continue to do so until I catch up
with Sylvus' writing.
11, 2000 - Site News
might have noticed, there's a new feature at Sorcerer's Place. After a
short testing period I have decided to open our first chatroom
which has yet to be named, so check out this week's poll and vote for
your favorite name!
frequently drop by with the nick Taluntain, and Sylvus will be a regular
visitor as well. I will also try to lure here any of the remaining people
from our old channels on EFnet, so I expect the chatroom to grow swiftly.
If you want to drop by and say hello or you might have any questions about
any of the games we cover, please visit us!
On a side note, the chatroom is written in Java so you need to have Java
enabled in your browser's preferences.
changes have been made in the entire Community
section, so check it out. The section now reflects the fact that there
is an online chatroom up, plus
lists all of our message
boards more coherently.
About Us section
has also been redone so that it now contains only the people who regularly
contribute to the site.
to the Baldur's Gate II
section has also been made; I have prepared a heavily modified version
of the unofficial Gamespot's monster guide. It can be accessed through
Gate II Online Solution in the Foul
It is a complete list of all monsters with extensive listing of strategies
on how to beat them. I've added my own to most of them. ;)
4, 2000 - Site News
the Neverwinter Nights webring
code so that it actually points somewhere now.
the city of Athkatla map in the Athkatla
part of our Baldur's Gate II Online Solution. The old one was still
from the beta version of the game and just about all locations except
the Slums, Graveyard and Waukeen's Promenade have been placed completely
different in the final version of the game.
the link to Dark Side of the Sword Coast homepage in the Baldur's
Gate/TeamBG Tools section.
As suspected, Ken Baker has retired from the position of the leader
of TeamBG, so the site has not been updated in a while, and was recently
down completely. Well, it seems that things are changing now since there
is someone new on the project and they seem to be rebuilding the site.
If they had an e-mail listed on the site it'd be even better since as
it is now, I have no idea who this person is or how to contact them.
has been busy updating our Baldur's
Gate II Online Solution so we have even more areas online now. Trademeet
has recently been updated with some submitted info and Druid
Grove has just gone live with today's update.
final Baldur's Gate II patch is out, so it has been added to the Baldur's
Gate II/Miscellanea subsection of the site. If you don't have it
yet, download it immediately. It can be installed over the beta, should
you have installed that one before the final one.
is an unaccredited patch in the Baldur's
Gate II/Editors, Hacks & Cap Removers subsection (please mail
me if you are the author or know who the author is!) that allows
you to have all 3 romances running at the same time.
Some people have reported having problems with it, if installed in tandem
with the official patch so I have put a warning note next to it. However
it works fine if your game doesn't have the final patch installed...
- I have
added a direct link to the search engine of our Baldur's
Gate II message boards to the Baldur's
Gate II/Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection, along with a short
list of suggest keywords to try on it. Our archives are massive, so
just about anything you enter will yield a few (or a dozen) results.
Very handy for a quick lookup of all things that have been posted in
but not least, I have added an article detailing the history of 3 NPCs,
along with their concept portraits. (Big difference from the finals).
The article was posted at CGO about 9 months ago, but none of the details
from it have changed in the final game, except for the portraits, of
course. Jan definitely looked more devilish back then, and Keldorn even
more battered, not to mention blind on one eye. (Ouch!). Aerie has probably
changed the least.
You can read it in the main
Baldur's Gate II subsection, in the same frame where our NPCs guide
24, 2000 - Site News
have finally calmed down a bit, so I was able to do some REAL work on
the site for a change, not just the most urgent updates as has been happening
here for the last two weeks. There are plenty of new things to be seen
here, so take a few minutes and read the exact details of this rather
with the smallest changes, the Neverwinter
Nights section has been updated with a chat
log the Neverwinter Stratics had with Bioware earlier this month.
It isn't all that long, so if you're interested, weren't there and haven't
read it before, now is the time. ;)
The NWN Frequently Asked
Questions page has been updated as well.
big additions have been made to the Baldur's
Gate II section of the site.
I'll start with what I spent the most on - the Baldur's
Gate II NPC Guide. Although the NPC guide has been on the site for
quite a long time (a few weeks before the game was released), some readers
have noted that certain stats in our list were wrong, in one instance
even a whole class was reversed.
all the stats and classes have been fixed now, plus I added the locations
of all NPCs and how to get them to join you. As an additional bonus, all
of the old portraits (some were taken from the screenshots back then)
have been replaced with crispy-clear new ones. A link to the list was
also added to the main BGII section for easier access.
time eater was the Baldur's
Gate II area map. Sylvus was good enough to have scanned it, and I
put my editing skills to work and so we can offer you the whole Baldur's
Gate II paper map, which was only included with the US version of the
game. On a side note, a bunch of in-game maps are also available in our
II Online Solution.
Hacks & Custom Characters subsection has been split in two parts
due to it's size. The upper half now consists of things like custom characters,
portraits, savegames, voice sets etc., while the lower is purely for hacks,
editors, scripters and the like.
New things that should be mentioned in this section are a bunch of submitted
voice sets (excellent ones), and the extra merchants that enable you to
access some of the very special, very expensive weapons and items.
4, 2000 - Site News
Links section hasn't been updated in a long time, so I took the
time to go through all the links there, removed some dead ones and added
a couple of new ones.
new screenshot galleries have been added.
To tie a loose end, the one for the original Baldur's Gate (and TOSC)
is now finally online and can be accessed in the Baldur's
Gate/Screenshots subsection. Looks pretty pathetic after you get
used to the glory of next-gen Infinity Engine games...
other one is of Icewind Dale. I took 130 screenshots throughout my game
and you can see them all online in the Icewind
Also, a small addition was made to the IWD
Cheats list (only a small part is online, you can download the whole
list). I've been asked a few times if I know how to enable all movies
in the game to be seen without actually playing the whole thing through,
so I added the movie codes to that cheat list.
to be left out, there are two new additions for Baldur's Gate II. First
is an update to Deborah Norris' BG II Desktop Theme which now also includes
a very cool screensaver. You can download it from the BGII/Miscellanea
Second is an interesting character pack which contains Ignus & Morte,
two NPCs from Planescape: Torment. They have been re-created to work
with Baldur's Gate II by B. B. Hart, to whom go our thanks for sending
them in. The whole thing can be downloaded from the BGII/Editors,
Hacks & Custom Characters subsection.
1, 2000 - Site News
It took me half a day but I finally put the whole IWD
Maps subsection together. The pictures used are from Sylvus' solution,
but the script that prevented right-click in htmls has been removed and
the pages have all been named so they'll be a bit more useful now. ;)
named John sent in a Dragonheart soundset he converted from BG1 to BG2
format and wanted to share it with the world...
You can download it from the BG
II Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters subsection of the site.
of R. A. Salvatore's fans around the world already know, a new book of
his has been released yesterday, namely Servant of the Shard. For a change
Entreri, the wicked assassin, and Jarlaxle, the cunning drow, share the
all other great Forgotten Realms books, this one can also be found in
our FR Fantasy Books
29, 2000 - Site News
a while the Sorcerer returns with a bag full of new stuff... As usual.
First I'll mention an addition to the Torment
Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection. Daniel Herfield started writing
what he thinks will be the best Torment guide ever, but for now it's still
in the early stages so only time will tell. It will be updated on a regular
Personally, I'd like to see a list with locations of all spells there,
something no one else bothered to put together yet.
Icewind Dale subsection
has also seen some additions. I have been updating the Heart of Winter
features list the whole week so if you only checked it the first time
it was posted, look again. There's much more there now.
Gate II subsections have a boatload of additions this week. Starting with
the Miscellanea subsection,
there's a new cool desktop theme there.
of Firkraag screenshot (from our BG
II Online Solution) has been fancified and enlarged.
other new BG II additions/changes were made to the Editors,
Hacks & Custom Characters section:
the link to Shadow Keeper, the best Baldur's Gate II editor
3 submitted voice packs: Female
Fighter voice, Male Warrior of Chaos voice and Gnome Illusionist voice
Portrait Manager, a
very handy program for viewing, moving and copying portraits
NPC Romances Hack, a patch that allows you to have romances with all
3 females at the same time
two savegames that were submitted by Draco, a regular on our
message boards, plus a bunch of custom character files
130(!) character portraits that were graciously submitted to us
16, 2000 - Site News
Problems Resolved (I hope)
at the main news page, the message boards and the rest of the scripts
needed to operate Sorcerer's Place are back up & running. Thank you
for your patience.
no! Even More Subsection Updates ;)
'tis not as vast a update as yesterday's, but quite an undertaking nontheless.
I've added a handy little table of familiars to the BG
II Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection, just in case someone doesn't
know yet what type of familiar your main character can get. Furthermore,
a BG II known issues page has been added to the same subsection as listed
above. If you're having trouble with the game be sure to give it a look.
IWD, after a long time there's a new addition to the main
IWD subsection. I've compiled a large list of all known facts &
features about the upcoming expansion, Heart of Winter. Give it a thorough
read if you liked the original game. It might persuade you into buying
the expansion in case you are having second thoughts about it.
read last week's poll results at the front page, but a copy of it is available
in the Poll Archives section
15, 2000 - Site News
probably noticed, at the time of this writing our message boards (and
all other cgi scripts running on the site, including the main news script)
are down again.
I've bitched about it to anyone willing to listen, but a sad fact is that
the server the site is running on is seriously overloaded and can't handle
all the traffic coming through, a fact that has been obvious for months
but has recently gotten much worse.
I've requested that eUniverse, our host, do something about it immediately,
but you can see the results yourselves.
I will persevere for a while longer, but if we don't get placed on a new
server (or they don't fix this one) some more desperate measures will
have to be taken. Don't ask me what, I'm too angry to be able to think
A little illustration for everyone who thinks that webmasters these days
get it easy. *Sigh*
my sincere apologies to our message boards community which suffers the
most from this ordeal. Hopefully we'll be able to get out of this mess
soon. Keep your fingers crossed...
a ton of new stuff for you this week and practically all of it BG II material.
start with the Cheats List.
It's been updated with an enormous items list covering all weapons, scrolls,
armor and a bunch of other items and is now REALLY huge. I've placed links
to the top of the page in it periodically so hopefully none of you will
get lost while plodding through it.
some brand new additions.
In the main BG II subsection
two new walkthroughs have been added. One is in early stages of development
and more of a general reference than a fully fledged solution, while the
other goes a bit further and is also more detailed. Don't forget to check
up on our own
BG II Solution that is coming along nicely.
in the BG II Tips,
Tricks & Hints subsection is a new guide to the treasures of Amn,
something anyone playing BG II should read. It was originally posted at
CGO, but I converted it to our site layout and corrected it in several
II Misc subsection has also been updated, with a pretty cool wallpaper
made out of all NPC portraits from the game. You can preview the whole
thing in the above mentioned section.
the BG II Editors
subsection, a level 50 patch/cap remover has been submitted to us
by Karl Hunt, to whom go our thanks. More details about it are available
at the file listing.
not least, two new books have been added to the Fantasy
8, 2000 - Site News
very few people bothered to read the Site News here or wade even deeper
into the site to the Archives section
where the poll results are usually published, I decided that from now
on they'll be displayed among the more-or-less-daily news at the root
of the site. (But also in the Poll
Archives, of course).
Also the poll comments will be shorter now because most of the polls I
do these days are so self-explanatory I really have no idea what more
to say about the results. I guess you'll just have to live without my
short poll essays every week. Don't mourn too much. ;)
interest of introducing this vital section of the site to more people
I decided to start announcing when Site News get updated. This way you'll
be able to keep track of things that get changed around here. So from
now any changes to Site News will be displayed on the main index as well.
a while the Icewind Dale FAQ (Unofficial) has been updated and the newest
version is available in the main
Icewind Dale subsection. Also, a thorough spelling check has been
performed on our own Icewind
Dale Solution which should be a bit easier to read now. ;)
are some new things on the BGII front as well. Brent Knowles' BG2Script
utility has been added to the BGII/Editors
subsection and is available to all of you who wish to edit your custom
scripts in Baldur's Gate II.
new addition however, is the BGII/Tips,
Tricks & Hints subsection which has finally been opened. For starters
I compiled a giant Cheats List, plus a link to another big one at IGN.
there's been an addition the main
BGII subsection in the form of a link to the short BGII guide Daily
Radar is putting together. As always, our dedicated walkthrough scribe
Sylvus is constantly updating his excellent BGII
Solution as well.
29, 2000 - Site News
might have noticed in case you signed the guestbook
recently, it was very sluggish to load and often didn't display whole
Well, I've managed to remedy this by starting the guestbook anew but,
of course, keeping the old one as well.
the new guestbook should now load very quickly, while all of the old
guestbook entries can be displayed on a separate page. (A new subsection
was added for this reason).
Isle have released a new patch for the UK version of Icewind Dale, specifically
for the customers who were unfortunate enough to have bought the game
from the batch that had a faulty CD 2.
arises at Dorn's Deep so anyone (that is, all of us who have the English
UK version of Icewind Dale ONLY) experiencing problems there should download
and install it. The patch only fixes this glitch and doesn't add anything
new to the game. You can download it from our Icewind
Baldur's Gate II front; Sylvus, our dedicated walkthrough scribe has been
busy with the game so that we may (in our fine tradition) provide you
with the first and best BGII
Solution on the net.
The whole starting area of Irenicus' Dungeon has been covered in detail
in his constantly updated Baldur's Gate II Solution and is already available
TODAY! (Follow the link above).
fixes have also been made to the BGII spell listings, while the NPC alignments
update is on it's way.
Gate II: Shadows of Amn Novel
novel has recently been published and is now available from our Fantasy
Books/Forgotten Realms section.
Help us keep up the good work by ordering yours from our Fantasy
Books section today. ;)
27, 2000 - Site News
Week's Poll Results
results (in which the amount of time people will play BG II was the topic)
have been collected and are available here,
accompanied by a few short comments. It's all pretty self-explanatory
(again) so I didn't go into many details this week either.
What would we be without it? (console gamers? -ed.)
the answer, cheating (or to be politically correct, Character Editing)
has been a favorite pastime for many of us since the early days of the
original Baldur's Gate and this time around, it's no different.
the guys who have a special subsection in all our game sections have struck
Recently they've released the first Baldur's Gate II savegame editor,
which can now be downloaded from our site as well. (BG2/TeamBG
Tools subsection), plus the obligatory experience cap disabler.
I just hope you have a good reason for downloading them before completing
the game at least once...
26, 2000 - Site News
have been wondering if I'm ever going to make those Screenshots sections
for the games, but finally the wait is over.
I decided that it's about time I converted, arranged and presented them
on the site since they've been sitting on my HD for months.
There was always something else that needed my attention so I kept postponing
them, but I hope I'll be able to finish them ASAP now.
check out the amazing Torment
Screenshots (Gameplay and Movie shots) accompanied by a short story
that seemed fitting to include. ;)
is a total of 141 gameplay screenshots spanning the entire game and 54
beautiful in-game movie screenshots. Some of them are excellent wallpaper
material so be sure to check them all out!
21, 2000 - Site News
Week's Poll Results
results (in which 3rd Edition
D&D manuals were the topic) have been collected and are available
here, accompanied by a few
short comments. It's all pretty self-explanatory so I didn't go into many
details this week.
worldwide release of Baldur's
Gate II is getting closer and closer, and we're more than ready for
Sylvus is making regular updates to his Baldur's
Gate II Solution (which is much more than just a plain old walkthrough),
so there's new stuff to report here all the time.
Today he updated the NPCs
part of the Solution with a ton of new information, and very cool
charts are huge and they rate each NPC from 1st to 16th covering all attributes,
AC, THAC0, HP, Level, Lore, Thieving Abilities, Magic Resistance and so
on. All of you interested in who you'll be journeying with and what their
stats are like should check this out immediately!
As always, stay tuned for more.
18, 2000 - Site News
start in Baldur's Gate II section first. Our Baldur's
Gate II Solution is getting updated about 3 times a day now, so it's
an url to bookmark and return to every day.
(Don't worry, the actual solution hasn't been started yet, but you can
already check the most interesting details about Amn, Athkatla, party
NPCs and much more).
Sylvus Moonbow would like to
thank all of those who helped in getting the Icewind
Dale solution (all chapters and files were finalized today) where
it is today, and would also like to add that it will not be updated for
some time as he will be working constantly to bring you a lovely BG II
Online Solution. Feel free to continue to send Sylvus IWD notes, but be
patient for the updates.
16, 2000 - Site News
our very own Exclusive Solutions Scribe has prepared another excellent
guide. This time he focuses on soon-to-be-released Baldur's Gate II, more
accurately on Amn (where most of the game takes place), it's long and
interesting history, it's capitol Athkatla and much more.
to The Baldur's Gate II Solution and become sucked into the fascinating
will be updated on a regular basis so check back often!
11, 2000 - Site News
Week's Poll Results
last week's poll was somewhat special (and quite popular with 493 votes
total), I scribbled my comments to the results a bit sooner so you can
already check them here in
case you're wondering what the end result was.
Vlasavius, a 14th level fighter (custom character) has been added to the
IWD Editors, Hacks
& Custom Characters subsection. I thought more of you would send
yours over, but it seems that everyone is jealously keeping them for themselves.
thanks for submitting yours Draco. I'm sure people appreciate it.
30, 2000 - Site News
Week's Poll Results
it's taken me so long but I was overwhelmed with other things and I completely
forgot that I haven't posted the results yet. So without further ado,
here are the newest annotated
go to Vermillion who submitted the first story to the Fantasy
Worlds/Other Worlds section. The story is an introduction to the cast
of characters that will take part in the continuation of the series. The
title of the story is Vows.
else is feeling creative and wouldn't mind a bit of fortune & fame
(well, fame anyway), please submit
your stories to us.
It doesn't really matter in which format they are, as long as it's not
something obscure I won't be able to open with any of the programs I have.
It all gets copy/pasted to our site layout in the end anyway, so it might
as well be just plain old text file.
you need to send with the story:
of story (single, part of series, whole series etc.)
- A sentence
or two describing the story (for indexing in the main section)
alias under which do you want the story to be posted (your name, nick
e-mail that will be appended to your alias (optional, but good for feedback)
there are also some guidelines you should adhere to:
story must be at least 300 words long
story must be written in English
at all possible, check spelling and grammar before you send me the story.
Especially if English is not your mother-tongue, this is VERY important
26, 2000 - Site News
Dale section was updated with a new game guide. This one was done
by Gamespot and is quite detailed. Both the online and downloadable versions
chat log of the BGII developer's chat held over at IGN two days ago has
been added to the Baldur's
Gate II Misc section. I've also updated my Guide
to Kits with some new information. Now the three new classes - Barbarian,
Monk and Sorcerer are also described in detail.
face it - we're growing fast, and some sections are turning into huge
resources which demand even better organization so that new things that
get added to them stand out a bit, not just blend in with the rest. Therefor
I started putting a small flashing NEW icon next to the headlines of all
new (or updated) files, guides, maps and so on.
be applied to the last new entry in each section (from this day forward),
and to all updated files, guides, walkthroughs or new versions of various
programs. Hopefully this will make it easier for all regular visitors
to find new stuff more quickly.
I know, we're too good. ;)
24, 2000 - Site News
Gate II Solution Intro
our dedicated walkthrough scribe who made the excellent Icewind
Dale Solution has started work on his BG II Solution!
Ok, to be completely honest there's no actual walkthrough as of yet, but
you can rest assured that there definitely will be one once the game has
shipped. In the meanwhile you can read Sylvus'
introduction to Baldur's Gate II where along with a short story he
describes all key features of the glorious sequel, plus puts up some promo
material from E3 for you to enjoy.
Baldur's Gate II Preview Stuff
has been kind enough as to provide us with a review copy of Baldur's Gate
II so check back here often because we'll have plenty of BG II goodies
to share with you. Athkatla, here I come!
21, 2000 - Site News
Dale Solution Updated
a ton of additions we got for the IWD Solution we now have a first major
update. The Prologue
has been updated with a lot of new info. Thanks again to all who have
look at the latest weekly poll
and also check out last week's
19, 2000 - Site News
Books section is now finally complete. The last subsection to be added
was Manuals, which now
includes at the moment very popular 3rd Edition PHB, MM, DMG and others.
You can order them from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. A good new book was
also added to the Forgotten
Realms Books. It's entitled The Halls of Stormweather (by Ed Greenwood).
The reviews rate it very highly, so anyone interested should check it
out. It's the fifth book from the bottom up.
update was also made in the Icewind Dale section. Under Miscellanea
you can now download the German, French and Spanish versions of the 1.06
patch as well.
18, 2000 - Site News
start in Baldur's Gate II section first. There's a new edited log of a
chat with the Baldur's Gate II developers, held by Voodoo Extreme on the
7th of this month. Surprisingly enough, there's actually some new info
in it as well. A must read for anyone who wasn't there. (You can download
it from the Miscellanea part of the Baldur's Gate II section).
the Icewind Dale section. Here we have three new things for ya. First
is an excellent editor called the Dale Keeper (sounds familiar?). Yea,
it's from the same guy who made Gate Keeper. Then there's also the Icewind
Dale script compiler, which was supposed to be on the game CDs. You can
find both of these in the Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters part
of our Icewind Dale section.
not least is the Icewind Dale Cheat List (Version 4), fresh from the oven.
Download it from the Tips,
Tricks & Hints subsection.
15, 2000 - Site News
Dale Solution Complete!
have taken a while, but boy was it worth it! Our complete online Icewind
Dale solution is now up. You can find the entire thing here
while you can send comments about it directly to it's maker, Sylvus.
Books section has been updated with new material. At the moment all
of the sections except Manuals are up. (The rest will be up shortly).
of broken links were also fixed. Most notably the ones in the Pool of
Radiance/Misc section. Thanks again to the person(s) who notified
me of the glitches.
will never go as planned now will they...
The last poll was stuck in place for more than two weeks while I was in
London, so it's about time I changed it. From now on they'll really be
weekly, changed every Sunday. Take a look at the latest
poll. (Old poll results are available in the Archives
30, 2000 - Site News
of you noticed, last poll wasn't really meant to stick there for the duration
of the entire week, but it needed a test run and so I just left it hanging
there. I was also doing a lot of modifications to the main page the entire
last week because some things weren't working as they were supposed to,
but (thank God) that's all fixed now so I can start with my more interesting
week's poll is about the new character portraits, i.e. your opinion
of them. If you haven't read our news and found the link there, you can
check them out by clicking on the link in the poll question.
additions - the Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate TeamBG sections were both
updated with the newest versions of Character Control editors.
have noticed that the Dragonlance
Books section was under construction... Not anymore. It is now up
and awaits your attention.
I included some of my old-time favorites there, some collector's/one-volume
editions for those of you who already have separate books, and also some
of the new books from the Fifth Age.
Remember, Sorcerer's Place is still a project started and run by fans
who aren't getting paid a dime for all their hard work. True, nice letters
from people like you and praises for the work on the site help maintain
our spirits high, but we have to eat too. ;)
words, when you buy a book
directly from Sorcerer's Place (by clicking & ordering through links
next to the books, or by clicking & ordering any other book through
one of the Amazon ads at the bottom of most sections) you make a good
investment for the future.
thanks go to all people who have already bought any recommended books.
By doing so you help me keep Sorcerer's Place up and running.
26, 2000 - Site News
long-awaited 5th chapter of our excellent online Icewind Dale Solution
is up! Thank Sylvus for this one folks, he's put a lot of work into it.
You can find the Solution here.
Not yet. We also have another great piece of Icewind Dale art by Jason
Manley in our Icewind
Dale/Miscellanea section. This time it's a beautiful elven female
not to forget, our About Us section is now complete, featuring bios of
all current members of the Sorcerer's Place staff. You can read about
us right here.
23, 2000 - Site News
After three weeks of hard work, the new look of Sorcerer's Place is finally
online! There have been many changes to just about every aspect of the
site, but I tried to preserve the useful parts of the old one wherever
parts (especially the Screenshots sections) haven't been finished yet,
but I'll get on it as soon as I have the time. After all this I'm going
to take a few days off to recuperate. ;)
big thanks to all my visitors who continue to support me (one way or another).
I couldn't have done it without you, and that's the truth. I should also
like thank the people who have decided to help around the daily news sections.
Sorcerer's Place has grown far too big for me to be able to control all
parts of it, especially the news that require far more time than I have
on my hands.
you've probably noticed the news section is now divided in two - one,
main daily news section will appear when you load the root of the site
(at http://www.sorcerers.net) and this one, my section where all site
updates, additions, changes etc. will be posted. The weekly poll feature
has also moved - it is now site-embedded on the first, main news page.
course working on a project this big, there's bound to be something I
missed too, so if you notice anything out of place (a broken link, a duplicate
link, links leading to wrong parts of the site and similar), please let
me know and I'll fix it ASAP.
the new site!