Sword Coast Keeper is a new game editor for Baldur's Gate
and Tales of the Sword Coast.
There is already one game editor the Baldur's Gate and Tales of the Sword Coast,
GateKeeper by Aaron O'Neil. This editor has one main limitation : it does not
allow for adding custom items and spells.
Since then Aaron O'Neil has made new editors, for Icewind Dale and Baldur's
Gate II - Shadows of Amn, that allowed for much more flexibility.
Aaron gave me permission (and source code :-)) to make a new editor for Baldur's
Gate, based on Shadow
Keeper. Here is now the result of that work. Sword Coast Keeper (as I decided
to call it) will allow people using custom items or spells to display or modules
such as Dark Side of the Sword
Coast to display properly their saved games and perform any change you may
want to do, much like Shadow Keeper allowed for Baldur's Gate II.
3 November 2002, version 1.0.0
- First released version, based on Shadow Keeper 2.1.4 sources.
- Changes made to match Baldur’s Gate instead of Baldur’s Gate
II (proficiencies, affects format, removal of kits, structures versions, missing
2da files in BG).
- Only the basic functions were tested.
7 December 2002, version 1.0.1
- Fixed bugs in the Characteristics page (most of the time, access to Speciality
when class was changed to mage, or access to Racial enemy when changing to
Ranger was not granted). Thanks to Alain Courouge for reporting this.
- Made a new affects list (Affects.uld) that matches known effects from BG1-TotSC
as listed on the IESDP site.
29 December 2002, version 1.0.2
- Fixed a bug with speed parameter in the Characteristics page. It still used
a Baldur’s Gate II effect so putting another value than 0 generated
an internal error and prevented saving. Thanks to Mark Hammonds for reporting
- Sword Coast Keeper now looks first in the Portraits directory to display
portraits, so that you can put there your updated NPC portraits, as the game
itself allows. Thanks to MadCat69 for mentioning this problem.
- Fixed a bug in the Portrait selection which only displayed large portraits
from the Portraits directory and not those from within the game.
- Now comes with an installer/uninstaller created with NSIS 2.0. It allows
you to select the installation directory and creates a shortcut (selectable)
in the Startup menu.
30 March 2003, version 1.0.3
- Fixed a few bugs with Mage speciality and Racial enemy in the Characteristics
page. Now the value the program will assign the character is the one which came
from the character or the one you changed. Thanks to Ann Li for reporting the
bug and for her kindness despite the troubles it caused her.
- Added a Clear All button to the State flag page which allows to remove all
states for the character (this is the "normal" status).
- Updated the documentation a bit.
- Now comes with a new installer/uninstaller created with NSIS 2.0, as I lost
the previous script in a computer crash :-(
25 July 2003, version 1.0.4
- Fixed another bug with Mage speciality and Racial enemy in the Characteristics
page (one created with version 1.0.3 :-( ). Now the program won't assign an invalid
value if the original value was good. This bug didn't seem to cause problem in
the game until you tried to import a character into BG2. Thanks to BeckyLunatic
for reporting this bug with much details and example.
- Updated the documentation to explain how to fix a broken character or saved game
(see the Note to Sword Coast Keeper 1.0.3 users section).
4 December 2005, version 1.0.5
- Fixed a bug with proficiencies. Proficiencies set down to 0 in the editor
kept their original value. Thanks to Noah for reporting this bug.
- Updated links (Web site, IESDP) in the about page.
- Updated installer to NSIS 2.10 together with cosmetic changes.
26 January 2008, version 1.0.6
- Replaced the Max+/Max- buttons in the Memorization tab with an Edit box
and Up/Down control to ease entering high values.
- Replaced the Mem+/Mem- buttons in the Innate, Priest and Wizard tabs with
an Edit box and Up/Down control to ease entering high values. These two
modifications were suggested by Chris.
- Sword Coast Keeper will now warn to quit the game when it is denied access
to the text resources.
This was tested under Windows XP but may not work on other Windows versions.
- The software references the upcoming new e-mail address (changes on the
18th February 2008). See the Bug report below.
Please read the Readme.doc file included in the archive before sending a bug
report. Also, give some details about the problem you have. Thank you.
Please send any message related to the program to the address in the Contact page
Just run the installer program. You'll be able to select installation directory
and a program group for the Startup menu.
When first run, Sword Coast Keeper will try to locate your Baldur's Gate installation
through the registry. If it cannot find it, it will ask for the installation
path (the place where the BGMain.exe file is located).
All accompanying files (*.uld) must be left in the same directory as the executable,
SwordCoastKeeper.exe. The readme.doc file must also stay in the same directory
if you want to open though the program menu.
The program comes as a standalone installer (click
here to download, 248 Kb).
Please do not put the program elsewhere for download, make a link to this site
instead. Thank you.