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Elvis painting

Go to the Five Flagons Inn, in the Bridge District. Go to the second floor and look on the left side of the bed that is in the north east part of the floor to find an Elvis painting.

Coded scrolls

Use the CLUAConsole:CreateItem("scrlaa") and CLUAConsole:CreateItem("scrla9") codes to get two scrolls with jumbled letters on them. The "scrlaa" scroll reads:

Aqw vjkpm K co etcba, dwv vjga ycpv aqw vq vjkpm vjcv. K mpqy ugegvu. Mggr vjg rcpvcnmmpu. Cnycau mggr vjg rcpvcnmmpu.

When decoded, it reads: "You think I am crazy, but they want you to think that. I know secrets. Keep the pantaloons. Always keep the pantaloons."

The "scrla9" scroll reads:

Qc twrxepssrw evi jvii sj aiewipw. Mrjsvq xli Uyiir, wr xlex wli qmklx wlrr xliq esec. Livi ai ks 'vsyrh xli qypfivvc fywl. Ks qsroic KS!

When decoded, it reads: "My pantaloons are free of weasels. Inform the Queen, so that she might shoo them away. Here we go 'round the mulberry bush. Go monkey GO!"

Bronze Pantaloons

Go to Abzigal's lair. There will be Sentinels in one room. You will find a wizard in there. Near the wizard are three statues. Use the Stone To Flesh scroll on them, then get them to do the quest.

Summoned creature attack

If you can summon creatures to aid you they will auto-attack the enemy. This is especially useful when you can open a door without the enemy seeing you, Get a quick glimpse of the enemy and run back through the door. Then have the creatures summoned and they will attack the enemy. After they die, rest and repeat. You will regenerate your spells and hit points but the enemy will not. This is useful for the sphere battle in the lower level.

Multiple items for the price of one

Go to any shop. Select a character who has a Gem Bag or Scroll Case. For example, if you want to buy all the Scrolls Of Protection From Undead from a certain shopkeeper, have the character with the Scroll Case select the scroll with by double clicking so you buy more than one Item. Select all the scrolls the shopkeeper has to offer. The price will reflect every scroll you are going to buy, Next, go to the character's inventory. Double click on the Scroll Case. This opens the case for only those items allowed. Go back to the shopkeepers inventory You will see the multiple scrolls you selected by the small number in the upper left hand corner of the item. However, the price will reflect only the cost of one of those items. you Can buy as many of the items as the shopkeeper has to offer for the price of just one.

Easy Genie sword

If you do not want to free the Genie in Irenicus' Dungeon, have Imoen pickpocket him. If successful, he will not attack and you can repeat this until you steal the sword.

Create your own party

  • Go to the folder where you installed the game. Enter the "saves" folder, copy your favorite game and put it and its folder in the multiplayer saves. Start the game, go to multi-player, and load your game. Make your party, play the game, and save it. Return to the multi-player saves folder and copy the file to your saved games.
  • Select the "TCP/IP" option, even if playing offline. You can now create and play as six of your own characters. Note: You will miss some quests that are character-specific.

Keep your items while importing to a single player game

When you export a character and after the game loads, just before you hear your character grunt, pause game play. Take all your items off and set them on the ground slot in the inventory screen. Resume the game and listen to Iranicus' speech. When he is done, just pick your things up.

Create Fighter/Specialist Mage multi-class character

This trick may not work with the full install option or the expansion set. It may also work with other class combinations that a mage is part of. Use the following steps to create a Fighter/Specialist Mage. Choose to creating a character and select "Human" for the race. For class, choose "Mage" and select the Specialist Mage you wish to become with a multi-class. Once at the screen where you select your first level magic spells, back out and continue backing out until you are down to selecting your gender. Note: Do not select "Start Over". Re-create your character (same gender, and later alignment) with a race of either Half-elf, Elf, or Gnome. At class, choose "Multi-class" and select the multi-class Fighter/Mage (or Fighter/Illusionist). Continue creating your character until you have set your first level spells. If your spells have a requirement (for example, if you want to be a Fighter/Necromancer, you would have Larloch's Minor Drain and/or Chill Touch as required spells), then you know that the trick worked. Finish creating your character. Note: The paper doll drawing may look like a Thief. If you want to be a different Fighter/Specialist Mage, click "Start Over" and begin from step one again with a new Specialist Mage chosen. Not only do Fighter/Specialist Mages start with more spells, their map animations look like Mages instead of Fighters. Also, Gnomes do not have to be Fighter/Illusionists. The Specialist Mage you chose will "overwrite" the "Illusionist" (for example, a Gnome Fighter/Diviner or something else).

Effective Stoneskin and Iron Skin spell usage

The fourth level Wizard spell Stoneskin and fifth level Druid spell Iron Skin both have similar functions. They provide the caster with a protective magical skin for the spell's duration. Both spells last a full twelve hours of game time. If you know that you are about to enter a difficult battle, you can enjoy the benefits of these spells without having to sacrifice a fourth or fifth level combat spell to memorize them. Have your Wizard cast Stoneskin on herself. Replace that spell from her spells to be memorized and replace it with something that will be more useful in combat. Then, rest to memorize spells. Resting only takes eight hours of game time, leaving you a full four hours of protection from the Stoneskin spell, and a more useful combat spell in place of Stoneskin. The same thing can be done with a Druid and Iron Skin.

Defeating dragons

Use the following trick to defeat Firkraag or any other dragon. Get a Wand Of Cloud Kill with at least ten charges. Put it in one of your quick item slots. Position your character with the Wand Of Cloud Kill just out of view of the dragon. Keep all your other characters at a distance. Keep shooting your Wand Of Cloud Kill in the direction of the dragon without coming into view of it.


  • Your main character (or protagonist player) can have romances with certain NPCs according to his or her gender:
Female: Anomen
Male: Viciona, Jaheira, Aerie
  • Also if an NPC is having a romance with your character, they get various subplots:
Viciona: Attacked by a Drow and a Yochlol
Jaheira: Attacked by Bandits
Aerie: No subplot
Anomen: Seeks revenge for the death of his father.
  • Relationships develop according to your characters ability scores, alignment, or how you react to them talking to you. For example, Viciona likes a high strength ability, Jaheira likes honesty, and Aerie likes a Good alignment. Some romances always end in a bad way no matter what you say or do. For example, Viciona and Aerie sleep with you, then decide to break up afterwards. Viciona will sleep with you quickly, then starts treating you badly, then finally gives in to you once more. Romances happen when the NPC talks to you and you talk back very nice and if you have the things they like. After awhile, rest at an inn. You will see all the other characters, except you and the NPC you are having a romance with will sleep on mattresses. Then an animation begins, showing the two characters sleeping with each other. When the animation finishes, if it is a "bad ending romance" an argument will follow and the characters will break up. However, if it is "good ending romance", the NPC will keep talking to your character every so often. Some romances will not finish at the end of the game, but will continue into Baldur's Gate 2:The Throne of Bhaal.

Strong characters at end

At the very end of the game, when you have to gather five Tears Of Bhaal. You can increase experience, resistance, spell resistance, and armor class among other things. To do this, you will need to gather all the Tears Of Bhaal. Each tear will do something different. Save the game (save the character holding the Tears Of Bhaal). Modify the character and create a new character (import character from saved game, then import the one holding the Tears Of Bhaal). Step up to the big double door and push as many times as the number of the eyes around the door. Each time you click, you will gain something. Just before the doors open and you will meet Irenicus, you will have a short time to still save your character (export). Try pushing on the door until it opens, but just before that pause and save your character then reload the game. If you continue to do this your character will be able to have maximim saving throws, ability stats (Charisma, Wisdom), AC, and spell resistance.

Easy experience

  • If one of your party members is a thief, try to pickpocket another party member. You will fail, but will gain at least 300 experience points.
  • There is a boring but very easy way to gain experience points. Note: You must be at the higher levels. Use a mage or priest to summon Demons (Summon Fiend, Haekshar etc.). As long as you are protected from evil, those monsters will not fight back. You will gain about 10,000 to 12,000 experience points for each monster. Just memorize those spells in every slot, summon them, and attack.
  • The easiest way to gain experience is to be a spell caster, preferably a Sorcerer. Then, have a lot of the Imprisonment spell. Since no one except Bosses can block this spell, cast it on creatures such as "The Fiend", etc. The spell should not be interrupted if you are attacked by something.

Easy gold and items

To receive 346 gold and other items, pause game play. Enter the CLAUConsole:CreateCreature("dragblac") code and a Black Dragon will appear. Move the pointer over the dragon and press [Ctrl] + Y. A lump of gold, the Goblet Of Life, Dragon Scale Armor, three necklaces, and some shiny rocks will appear atop of his corpse. Note: This works best when the game is paused throughout the procedure. Otherwise, you will talk to the dragon, he will then kill you.
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Change speed of creatures

Enable the CLUAConsole:EnableCheatKeys() code. Press [Ctrl] + B to bring up the creatures speed by one point. To lower the speed you have to cycle back around. Note: This takes several tries.

Unlimited liquor

If you like going to the taverns and buying drinks to find information for your journal, you can remove your intoxication by saving and reloading your game, even after the bartender refuses to give you any more drinks.

Keep Imoen

When you are in the Irenicus' Dungeon, select the entire party and enable the CLUAConsole:MoveToArea("<any location number>"). Imoen should be transported with your main character and your party, and not be taken by the cowled wizards.

Skip to Underdark

If you choose to go with Saemon Havarian and end up at the bottom of the ocean, you can skip directly to the Underdark by pick pocketing the king and getting the magic rope. You may also want to get the key and get the Rod Of The 3 Kings.

Free cabin

You can get the ranger cabin when you finish the Umar Killing's quest as a ranger. Do the Umar Hills Killing's quest. Stop the Shade Lord, then go back to Umar Hills. Talk to Minister Lloyd. He will say something about you being the new ranger. When you finish the quest as a ranger, you will get the ranger cabin. Inside you can rest (by selecting the "Rest" icon). There will be also a note on the table explaining why you got the cabin.

Chapter 1: Defeat fat man

When you get to the very fat man, open the door and wait for him. He will not fit through the door. Keep attacking him with spells until he dies.

Debug dump

Enable the CLUAConsole:EnableCheatKeys() code. Press [Ctrl] + M while the pointer is over a creature. A prompt will appear. Type anything and press [Enter]. You will see all the information for that creature. It will show the tag of items held used in CLUAConsole:CreateItem("itemtag"), and spells tags used in CLUAConsole: AddSpell("spells tag"), and the creature tag used in CLUAConsle:CreateCreature("creature tag"). After getting the information, you can use the tag with the appropriate code. This is great for getting a specific creature to spawn or to get an odd item such as Claws or Slayer's Necklace (neither of which do anything and cannot be removed)

Highlight sprites

Enable the CLUAConsole:EnableCheatKeys() code. Press [Ctrl] + 8 to highlight items or [Ctrl] + 9 to highlight traps doors and interactive items

Fade in and fade out

Enable the CLUAConsole:EnableCheatKeys() code. Press [Ctrl] + 2 to fade in or [Ctrl] + 3 to fade out.

Keep imported items

If you are importing a character from Baldur's Gate or a multi-player game, you can keep the items you collected. To do this, start a new game and import the character you want to use. When the screen turns dark, quickly press [Space] to pause game play before you hear your characters cry of pain. Go into the inventory screen and drop all the items you want to keep on the ground around you. Return to the game. After the introduction sequence, when Imoen frees you, you can pick up all the items you dropped. Note: This may work also with Throne of Bhaal installed.


Duplicating items

Give all of the items you wish to duplicate to a character, then export that person. Then, give all the items back to other characters. Delete the character who was exported (he or she must not have any of the items you duplicated), then import the person you have just exported. After this, you should have two sets of the items you just exported. Note: This may only work in multi-player mode.

Jailkeep Golem

In the initial dungeon the Jailkeep Golem is immune to the damage from the Chaos Blade, yet it still recovers 1 HP per hit.

Exceeding maximum wizard spells

A wizard can only have a certain number of spells of any given level in his spell book. The number of spells he can know is determined by his Intelligence stat. For example, a wizard with an Intelligence of 15 can learn a maximum of eleven spells of any given level. Drink a Potion Of Genius or use some other similar magic to temporarily raise your Intelligence stat. You can now learn as many spells per level as allowed by the temporary Intelligence. Also, the higher Intelligence score will make it easier to learn a new spell successfully. Once the potion or magic wears off, the newly learned spells will remain in your character's spell book permanently.

Unlimited experience

In Chapter 4 "Spellhold", you will start at Brynnlaw. The Sanik and Clair quest is taken there. In it, you must rescue Clair from the evil Galvenena's Feasthall. Complete the mission by drugging the guards after enlisting help off the serving girl and Ellie the cook. Once you have finished the quest, return to Ellie to get your experience point reward. Talk to her again and she will award the same amount of experience points to you. Repeat this as many times as desired.




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