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By Nilfalasiel August 6, 2011 in Noobermeet

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I'm playing Baldur's Gate for the first time using EasyTutu. I've just cleared the Ulcaster ruins in Chapter 4 and picked up the book that Ulcaster's ghost asked for. However, when I go back up to the surface, the ghost is nowhere to be found. I've seen him milling about while I was clearing the area before going underground, but nothing since I've come back up.

I've looked around for answers and I've seen that other people have run into this problem. I know Ulcaster has an erratic schedule. But I've CTRL+T'ed my way through almost 2 entire days, and he was nowhere to be seen. Not at his usual location and nowhere else in the ruins. I've tried panning the camera around, but I don't hear anything that could indicate his presence. I've rested several times, both inside and outside the ruins, snooped around every corner, the local fauna respawned several times, and he's still not there. I've tried going to other areas and coming back, still no dice. I've even tried to CLUA him in, but the creature code I'm using is either incorrect, or I'm doing something wrong, because it's telling me that the file does not exist.

So I'm at a bit of a loss here. Is this a bug, or could this be caused by a mod conflict? I've installed all my mods using an installation guide I found on this site, so they *should* all have been installed properly and in the correct order, but you never know...

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

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He can be found on this map where indicated about 2/3 the time (hours 1, 3-5, 7, 9-10, 12-13, 15, 17-20, 22, 24). If you still have issues, post your WeiDU .log for starters (might also want to look at the area script which is _ar3900.bcs in Tutu).

Yep, that's the place where I've been looking, but still no luck. I've CTRL+T'ed to the hours where he's supposed to appear one more time while standing right next to the spot and nothing.

Here's my WeiDU .log:

// Log of Currently Installed WeiDU Mods

// The top of the file is the 'oldest' mod

// ~TP2_File~ #language_number #component_number // [subcomponent Name -> ] Component Name [ : Version]

~SETUP-EASYTUTUHOTFIXES.TP2~ #0 #0 // EasyTutu Hotfix: A64 Saves Beregost

~EASYTUTUDEGREENIFIER.TP2~ #0 #0 // EasyTutu Degreenifier

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #1 // Assign a kit to Ajantis? -> Ajantis: Inquisitor

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #6 // Assign a kit to Dynaheir? -> Dynaheir: Sorceror

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #9 // Assign a kit to Edwin? -> Edwin: Specialist Mage

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #12 // Assign a kit to Eldoth? -> Elodth: Skald

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #13 // Assign a kit to Faldorn? -> Faldorn: Avenger

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #17 // Assign a kit to Garrick? -> Garrick: Jester

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #21 // Assign a kit to Imoen? -> Imoen: Swashbuckler

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #24 // Assign a kit to Kagain? -> Kagain: Wizard Slayer

// Recently Uninstalled: ~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #26 // Assign a kit to Khalid? -> Khalid: Kensai

// Recently Uninstalled: ~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #29 // Assign a kit to Kivan? -> Kivan: Archer

// Recently Uninstalled: ~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #33 // Assign a kit to Minsc? -> Minsc: Beastmaster

// Recently Uninstalled: ~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #35 // Assign a kit to Safana? -> Safana: Assassin

// Recently Uninstalled: ~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #39 // Assign a kit to Shar-Teel? -> Shar-Teel: Berserker

// Recently Uninstalled: ~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #43 // Assign a kit to Skie? -> Skie: Swashbuckler

// Recently Uninstalled: ~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #44 // Assign a kit to Xan? -> Xan: Sorceror

// Recently Uninstalled: ~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #47 // Assign a kit to Xzar? -> Xzar: Specialist Mage

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #29 // Assign a kit to Kivan? -> Kivan: Archer

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #32 // Assign a kit to Minsc? -> Minsc: Archer

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #35 // Assign a kit to Safana? -> Safana: Assassin

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #39 // Assign a kit to Shar-Teel? -> Shar-Teel: Berserker

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #43 // Assign a kit to Skie? -> Skie: Swashbuckler

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #44 // Assign a kit to Xan? -> Xan: Sorceror

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #47 // Assign a kit to Xzar? -> Xzar: Specialist Mage

~SETUP-TUTUFIX.TP2~ #0 #3 // BG2 Ammo Stacks

~SETUP-TUTUFIX.TP2~ #0 #4 // Totemic Druid Spirit Summons are Balanced

~SETUP-TUTUFIX.TP2~ #0 #5 // BG1 Summoning Spells

~SETUP-TUTUFIX.TP2~ #0 #8 // Hooded unarmoured avatars and hooded bards

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~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #1 // The Suna Seni/Valygar Relationship: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #2 // Kalah and What He Was Promised: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #3 // "Cat and Mouse" (Bodhi hunts you in Spellhold) by Ghreyfain: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #4 // Gorje Hilldark and the Extended Illithium Quest: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #5 // The Pai'Na/Spider's Bane Quest: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #6 // Restored Crooked Crane Inn: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #7 // Restored Encounters: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #8 // Artemis Entreri in Bodhi's Lair: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #9 // Corrected "Xzar's Creations": v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #10 // Restored Hell Minions, by SimDing0: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #11 // Gorf the Squisher Fix, by Gebhard Blucher: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #12 // Item Restorations: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #13 // Yoshimo's Original Portrait: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #14 // Anomen's Original Portrait: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #15 // NPC Portrait Restorations: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #16 // Corrected BAMs and Scripts: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #17 // Corrected Character Names and Biographies: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #18 // Restored Minor Dialogs: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #19 // Restored Bhaalspawn Powers, by David Gaider: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #20 // Extended ToB Item Descriptions: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #21 // Throne of Bhaal Minor Restorations: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #22 // Justifier Kit: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #23 // Feralan Kit: v19

~SETUP-UB.TP2~ #0 #24 // Sarevok's Remorse: v19

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #0 // The BG1 NPC Project: Required Modifications: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #1 // The BG1 NPC Project: Banters, Quests, and Interjections: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #2 // The BG1 NPC Project: Give Edwin his BG2 portrait: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #3 // The BG1 NPC Project: Give Imoen her BG2 portrait: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #5 // The BG1 NPC Project: Give Minsc his BG2 portrait: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #6 // The BG1 NPC Project: Give Viconia her BG2 portrait: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #7 // The BG1 NPC Project: Kivan's "Kivan and Deheriana Companions" portrait: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #8 // The BG1 NPC Project: Add Non-Joinable NPC portraits to quests and dialogues: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #9 // The BG1 NPC Project: Ajantis Romance Core (teen content): v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #11 // The BG1 NPC Project: Coran's Romance Core (adult content): v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #14 // The BG1 NPC Project: Xan's Romance Core (teen content): v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #15 // The BG1 NPC Project: Female Romance Challenges, Ajantis vs Xan vs Coran: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #16 // The BG1 NPC Project: NPCs can be sent to wait in an inn: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #25 // Jason Compton's Accelerated Banter Script: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #26 // The BG1 NPC Project: Make Shar-Teel Unkillable Until In Party: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #27 // The BG1 NPC Project: Bardic Reputation Adjustment: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #29 // The BG1 NPC Project: Cloakwood areas availability in Chapter One -> Open four Cloakwood areas (everything but the Mines): v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #30 // The BG1 NPC Project: Sarevok's Diary Adjustments -> SixofSpades Extended Sarevok's Diary: v18

~BG1NPC.TP2~ #0 #200 // The BG1 NPC Project: Player-Initiated Dialogues: v18

~XANBG1FRIEND/SETUP-XANBG1FRIEND.TP2~ #0 #0 // Xan's friendship path for BG1, v6

~CORANBGFRIEND/CORANBGFRIEND.TP2~ #0 #0 // Coran's Extended BG Friendship Talks, v1, October 20, 2007: v2

~XAN/SETUP-XAN.TP2~ #0 #0 // Xan NPC MOD for Baldur's Gate II, v9

~XAN/SETUP-XAN.TP2~ #0 #3 // Install alternate class for Xan? -> Change Xan's class to Sorcerer

~XAN/SETUP-XAN.TP2~ #0 #5 // BG1-style flaming swords

~SETUP-KIVAN.TP2~ #0 #0 // Kivan of Shilmista: v12

~SETUP-KIVAN.TP2~ #0 #5 // Select Kivan's Portrait -> Do Not Install Alternative Portrait for Kivan.: v12

~SETUP-KIVAN.TP2~ #0 #7 // Install ToB Portion of the Mod: v12

~SETUP-OVERSIGHT.TP2~ #0 #3 // Altered Spells: 13

~SETUP-OVERSIGHT.TP2~ #0 #5 // Cleric Kits: 13

~SETUP-OVERSIGHT.TP2~ #0 #7 // Holy Liberator: 13

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #10 // Remove Helmet Animations: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #40 // Change Viconia's Skin Color to Dark Blue: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #50 // Avatar Morphing Script: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #60 // Weapon Animation Tweaks: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #90 // Disable Portrait Icons Added by Equipped Items: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #100 // Commoners Use Drab Colors: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #110 // Icon Improvements: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #120 // Change Avatar When Wearing Robes or Armor (Galactygon): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #130 // Force All Dialogue to Pause Game: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #1010 // More Interjections: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #1060 // Breakable Iron Nonmagical Shields, Helms, and Armor: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #1070 // Improved Multi-Player Kick-out Dialogues: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #1080 // Add Bags of Holding: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #1090 // Exotic Item Pack: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #1100 // Reveal City Maps When Entering Area: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #1110 // Add Map Notes: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #1120 // Stores Sell Higher Stacks of Items: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #1150 // Shapeshifter Rebalancing: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #1210 // Use BG Walking Speeds (BETA): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2040 // Universal Clubs: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2060 // Weapon Styles for All: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2090 // Change Experience Point Cap -> Remove Experience Cap: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2100 // Allow Thieving and Stealth in Heavy Armor: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2120 // Allow Arcane Spellcasting in Heavy Armor: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2140 // Expanded Dual-Class Options: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2151 // Wear Multiple Protection Items -> No Restrictions: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2160 // Alter Weapon Proficiency System -> Rebalanced Weapon Proficiencies: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2170 // Cast Spells from Scrolls (and Other Items) at Character Level: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2192 // Limit Ability of Storekeepers to Identify Items -> Hybrid of Both Methods: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2200 // Multi-Class Grandmastery (Weimer): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2210 // True Grandmastery (Baldurdash): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2240 // Un-Nerfed THAC0 Table: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2250 // Un-Nerfed Sorcerer Spell Progression Table: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2260 // Alter Mage Spell Progression Table -> Un-Nerfed Table (Blucher): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2270 // Alter Bard Spell Progression Table -> Un-Nerfed Table (Blucher): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2280 // Alter Cleric Spell Progression Table -> Un-Nerfed Table (Blucher): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2290 // Alter Druid Spell and Level Progression Tables -> No Level Progression Changes, Un-Nerfed Druid Spell Table Only (Blucher): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2312 // Add Save Penalties for Spells Cast by High-Level Casters (BETA) -> Arcane & Divine Magic: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2320 // Trap Cap Removal (Ardanis/GeN1e): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #2330 // Remove Delay for Magical Traps (Ardanis/GeN1e): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3001 // Higher HP on Level Up -> NWN Style: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3012 // Maximum HP for NPCs (the bigg) -> For Party-Joinable NPCs Only: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3020 // Identify All Items: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3031 // Easy Spell Learning -> 100% Learn Spells and No Maximum Cap: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3040 // Make Bags of Holding Bottomless: v9

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~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3090 // Unlimited Gem and Jewelry Stacking: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3100 // Unlimited Potion Stacking: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3110 // Unlimited Scroll Stacking: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3121 // Happy Patch (Party NPCs do not complain about reputation) -> NPCs can be angry about reputation but never leave (Salk): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3125 // Neutral Characters Make Happy Comments at Mid-Range Reputation: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3190 // Rest Anywhere (Japheth): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #3200 // Sellable Items (Icelus): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #4000 // Adjust Evil joinable NPC reaction rolls: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #4020 // ToB -Style NPCs : v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #4031 // Consistent Stats: Edwin -> Use BG2 Values: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #4041 // Consistent Stats: Jaheira -> Use BG2 Values: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #4050 // Change Jaheira to Neutral Good: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #4061 // Consistent Stats: Minsc -> Use BG2 Values: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #4071 // Consistent Stats: Viconia -> Use BG2 Values: v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #4090 // Make Montaron an Assassin (Andyr): v9

~BG2_TWEAKS/SETUP-BG2_TWEAKS.TP2~ #0 #4110 // Give Kagain A Legal Constitution Score of 19: v9

~WIDESCREEN/WIDESCREEN.TP2~ #0 #0 // Widescreen Mod -> for the original Infinity Engine (CHOOSE THIS!): Widescreen Mod v3.02

~SETUP-EASYTUTUNPCKITS.TP2~ #0 #3 // Assign a kit to Alora? -> Alora: Assassin

That last line and the bunch of "recently uninstalled" stuff at the top is due to my re-running the NPC Kits mod in an attempt to change Khalid's class and realising I hadn't assigned one to Alora. I'm not sure if that could cause problems or not.
As for checking the area script, how would I go about doing that?
You might consider using Level 1 NPCs instead - it's a little more dynamic for assigning kits etc. (and goes toward the end of the install).
Would that mean reinstalling everything...?
Get an editor like Near Infinity or DLTCEP and open up that file (_ar3900.bcs) - copy and paste the contents here.

I'm afraid I'm a bit useless when it comes to technical things...I've installed both of these, but Near Infinity apparently doesn't recognise the file. As for DLTCEP, I can't figure out how to use it to locate the file. Search > Areas seems to be the logical way to go, but I can't make sense of the search options...



many times when i play we won't be there when exiting the dungeon. The thing i've found that works is to re-enter the dungeon the exit ... try that a couple of times until he's threre

Welp, 'tis a mystery...

I decided to keep a savefile right before exiting the ruins and just carry on with the game on another save. After clearing Gullykin and the Firewine Bridge areas, I decided to stop by Ulcaster on my way back to Beregost to sell some loot, just for a random check.

I did find Ulcaster this time around...Except he wasn't actually *in* the ruins. He'd wandered off all the way to a jutting part of the cliff left of the ruins. If I'd just walked around the ruins as I usually do, I would never have spotted him.

So I thought that maybe he'd been there all along and loaded up my old save to check...but no, he stubbornly stays gone in that one. I CTRL+T'ed a couple of times in that area, just to make sure, and nothing.

So at least, the problem randomly got solved, but I'm still puzzled as to what went wrong in the first place. I was wondering if it may have had something to do with the fact that there are actually 3 copies of the book he asked for? I found 2 more while looting bookshelves in Gullykin, and he accepted all 3 (meaning 3 x 1k Exp for the quest).

Anyway, thanks for the help! (even though I couldn't figure out how to use DLTCEP)

Near Infinity apparently doesn't recognise the file.
As for DLTCEP, I can't figure out how to use it to locate the file. Search > Areas seems to be the logical way to go, but I can't make sense of the search options...
No, L1NPCs can go after everything else. It can mod the NPCs that EasyTutuNPCs already kitted (and is a lot more flexible).

Ok, thanks, I'll take a look.

You want to go to Edit > Scripts then Load script and scroll down or search for _ar3900. Make sure you Setup your Tutu game first by pointing to the chitin.key where it's installed (the game type is BG2 / ToB , assuming you have ToB ).

Aha! Not only was I not doing the right procedure, I was also indicating the wrong game type (I disregarded the fact that Tutu also included BG2 / ToB ).

So here's the area script for _ar3900, for curiosity's sake:




















Hmm...ok, thanks. I guess he wandered off somewhere completely unlikely in that old save then.


In my BGT game, I was completely unable to find the Ulcaster ghost after exiting the School. Even after returning many days after, Ctrl+T'ing for several ingame days, clearing et exploring the area many times. I ended up summoning him again with the CLUA.

It should be possible (in theory) to find out exactly where he is in your save game. Open it with an editor (Near Infinity is probably easiest for this) and decompress the save, then open the .are file (fw3900.are for Tutu) and look for the actor (_ulcast.cre in Tutu). Then note his position and whether he's visible. You can also check his SPRITE_IS_DEADULCASTER global to see if he got killed somehow. Actually you can do that through the console even without an editor with the GetGlobal() command.


Does anybody know what GLOBAL variable records the completion of the Ulcaster quest?

I keep getting frustrated and wandering off before I can find the ghost to finish it, and the variable would be useful to know for a mod I'm working on...

Never mind - Infinity Explorer is my friend, and there isn't one.

Will post this query + answer in case anyone else, in the fullness of time, wishes to know for their own nefarious purposes.

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Now I need to say something about my long-term goals. I won't be going to Baldur's Gate right away. At some point, I plan to kill Drizzt for his equipment (I can justify this from a roleplaying perspective even for a good party). This involves a -10 hit to reputation though. So, I'll want to save some areas where increasing reputation is available for after I kill Drizzt. But I also want to go up a level for some characters (Kivan in particular) before I take on Drizzt. Now my path becomes clear. I will explore those areas that don't have quests that increase reputation. My first choice is Ulcaster.

Flooding the Mines

  • Robe of the Evil Archmagi (+5 armor class, +5% magic resistance, +1 to saving throws, evil Mages only) - This will be Edwin's robe for the rest of the game. The good party can't use it, but they can sell it for plenty of gold.
  • Flickering White Ioun Stone (+10% cold resistance) - A welcome addition from BG1 NPC Projects, as I have no use for the Helmet of Infravision with no human characters in the party. Jaheira wears it for the rest of the game.
  • Scroll of Remove Magic - Like dispel magic, except it only effects the enemy. A great spell for when you want to bring down an enemy spellcaster's buffs, but without bringing your own down as well. Imoen scribes it.
  • Scroll of Stoneskin - The second magic buff for Avastrian. Many of my tactics will be based on Avastrian rendering himself invulnerable to physical attacks through a combination of both Stoneskin and Mirror Image.
  • Traveller's Robe
  • Bracers of A.C. 6 - A temporary upgrade for Avastrian.

Now I go around looting the rest of the chests on this level. At some point I find Stephen, and get him to divulge information before letting him go.

Towards the southeast corner is a room with three chests and a Mustard Jelly. The chests themselves will have gold, a Diamond, a Laeral's Tears necklace, and scrolls of Knock and Melf's Acid Arrow.

The chest closest to the shaft that was behind Davaeorn has a Wand of Fear.

I then take the shaft up, and speak to the Miner next to the plug in order to flood the mines. I get a hefty xp bonus, and a +2 to reputation afterwards. *Evil* The evil party didn't free the miners, but lied and allowed them to drown. They take a -2 hit to reputation for that.

I stopped off to sell my booty in Beregost. I now head for Ulcaster. Once there, I casually dispose of Kobolds and Skeletons.

Towards the southwest, a Halfling named Furret tries to pawn a "Gem of True Seeing" on me, but it's worthless and doesn't have any magical powers so I refuse.

Now I journey towards the center of the area, casually killing off more Kobolds and some Hobgoblins as well. There's another distracted messenger named Wilco who won't offer anything that I already don't know.

I conclude the video by bumping the east edge of the area to reveal Gullykin and the Firewine Bridge on the map.

Ulcaster is definitely revved up in SCS, so much so that players should probably avoid coming here with lower-level parties. Here's the first reason why.

As soon as I step up the narrow trail, I get attacked by the undead wraith called Icharyd, who is definitely enhanced in SCS. He hits hard and often, and has a lot of magic resistance. This was true of him during vanilla BG1. In SCS, once I bring him to 'near death' the first time around, he gets a second wind and is restored to full health. His attacks also now cause extra electrical damage. I pretty much will have needed to accumulate a few Potions of Extra Healing to make outlasting him a realistic possibility, as this video shows. He leaves behind a Flail +1.

Ghost of Ulcaster

Now I go west and then north for a bit. I speak with the Ghost of Ulcaster enough times to get a quest to retrieve his history book for him from the dungeon below.

I find the entrance a little to the north and east. There will be a LOT of monsters, like Kobolds and undead, to the east of the entrance, making this a prime opportunity for Imoen to crank out Fireball. The alcove to the north will have some Kobolds as well, but it's impossible to target it with a Fireball without hitting myself as well, so Avastrian falls back on a Sleep spell before going in to kill them.

Ulcaster Dungeon

A lot of the fights in here are quite routine. I go east, and kill an Ochre Jelly and a Mustard Jelly. Behind the Mustard Jelly will be a Chrysoberyl Gem, a Potion of Mirrored Eyes (which I stash for later), and a cursed scroll.

Then I head towards the northwest corner of the dungeon. A corpse has a Potion of Genius and a Dagger +1.

I continue west, and kill several Dire Wolves and Dread Wolves. A room a little east of where I fought the Wolves has several Huge Spiders, which Avastrian puts to Sleep.

I tread carefully when I reach the south portions of the dungeon. Imoen treads forward carefully, and disarms traps along the way. A corpse near the second trap has 3 each of Arrows of Biting and Arrows of Piercing.

I have Yeslick cast Remove Fear on the party, and then they move towards the southeast corner. I end up killing several Dread Wolves. I am careful to keep towards the south part of the room, to avoid bringing the boss of the dungeon into view. Imoen gets another Wand of Fire for her use.

In vanilla BG1 the boss of this dungeon was a Vampiric Wolf. In SCS it's a unique monster, the Wolf of Ulcaster. The Wolf of Ulcaster can paralyze with its physical attacks, like the Vampiric Wolf. But it also has a fear aura that can passively panic multiple party members (hence the Remove Fear earlier).

First I begin my preparations. Avastrian casts Mirror Image on himself, and then Haste on the party. He then coaxes it forward. Jaheira casts Doom on it, while Imoen adds Blindness, and this helps considerably.

Once I bring it to about half of its hit points, it summons several Dread Wolves and Ghouls. This can turn into a really messy situation. Yeslick, however, makes things much easier with a Holy Smite spell that damages only evil creatures within its area of effect. This softens up the Dread Wolves and Ghouls, thus enabling the party to quickly eliminate them and thus robbing the Wolf of Ulcaster of its support. Once the minions are gone I finish off the Wolf.

Imoen then searches the hallway where the Wolf came from, and disarms a trap. A pile of rubble has a few potions, some magical arrows of various sorts, an Oil of Fiery Burning for Khalid, and a the book that the Ghost of Ulcaster wants.

I bring the book back to the Ghost for 1,000xp.

My next destination is the Firewine Bridge .

ulcaster ghost missing

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