Welcome to Page 11 of this Website and the First Page of Baldur's Gate Character Portraits!
This page consists of Baldur's Gate character portraits derived from fantasy art by
Jay Anacleto and Luis Royo.
It also contains the Instructions on how to put the portraits into your BG 2 game.
Page 12 consists of Baldur's Gate character portraits from fantasy art by Dorian Cleavenger, Julie Bell, Clyde Caldwell, Karl Bang, Ragen, and other artists.
Page 13 consists of Baldur's Gate character portraits taken from television shows such as "Xena: Warrior Princess"; and from movies such as "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers", and one of Stitch from "Lilo and Stitch".
I plan to add more portraits in the future.
Page 14 contains links to some of my favorite Shadowrun Sites and to some truly fantastic Baldur's Gate Web Site Links that have custom mods for Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn and The Throne of Bhaal as well as a link to one website called "The Attic which has amazing fanfiction based on Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment, and other roleplaying games
Page 1 is this Site's Homepage and the beginning of the Shadowrun Role Playing Game section.
Baldur's Gate II Introduction
Baldur's Gate 2: The Shadows of Amn and The Throne of Bhall are two of the best computer role playing games to come out since Planescape: Torment (still the best computer RPG ever created, in my opinion.)
Baldur's Gate 2 (BG2) made character interactions important, something not commonly seen in the usual hack and slash RPG fare. It is even possible to have a romance in the game!
This game became so popular that talented fans began creating add-on "mods" which introduced new quests, romantic interests, and characters to the game, creating a new gaming experience. It was the introduction of these fantastic "mods" that truly elevated Baldur's Gate II to the star status that it now has.
If you enjoyed the original game, check out these sites for exciting mods (Page 14 contains the following links):
For the Kelsey Romance Mod (and many others) see: http://www.forgottenwars.net/kelsey/
For the Solaufein Romance Mod see: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~weimer/bgate
For the Imoen Romance Mod see:
And for a great site with tons of mods for many games including BG2:
For some truly fantastic Baldur's Gate Fan Fiction check out "The Attic" at http://www.gamejag.com, especially Laufey's excellent novels, "In the Cards", it's sequel, "Cards Reshuffled", and her short stories.
For great romance stories, check out Kendis' "Journey to the North."
For some excellent "Planescape: Torment" Fan Fiction, see Nemelle's work on the same site.
There are many other talented writers in "The Attic" as well, so check it out!
Thank you for stopping by!
To add the character portraits below to your game:
1) Right Click on the picture.
2) Select "Save As".
3) Choose "Local Disk C".
4) Select "Program Files".
5) Select "Black Isle".
6) Select "BGII-SoA".
7) Select "portraits" folder.
8) The image title for the large picture MUST end in a "L" and the small picture title MUST end
in an "S".
For example, the very first picture in the portraits section is labelled: ARIA2GRL.jpg. All of the existing names are already in this format.
9) Save the image to the portraits folder as image type "Bitmap", NOT "JPEG".
For example: you must change "ARIA2GRL.jpg" to "ARIA2GRL.bmp" in order for the game to recognize it. You may do this by deleting the "jpg" and typing in "bmp" or by clicking the "Save as type" box and selecting "Bitmap".
You are done!
The following character portraits are derived from artwork by the very talented Jay Anacleto. Anacleto.
The following character portraits are derived from art by one of my favorite artists, Luis Royo.
This is my favorite portrait and is the one that usually graces my BGII game.
BALDUR'S GATE II: SHADOWS OF AMN, BALDUR'S GATE II: THRONE OF BHAAL: (c) 2000, 2001, Bioware Corp. All Rights Reserved.