EasyTutu FAQ

Q: Does the name "EasyTutu" have any significance?

A: Yes.  Tutu began its life as "BG1Tutu," which was a phonetic play on words signifying "Baldur's Gate 1 to 2," in light of the fact that Tutu allows for Baldur's Gate to be played using the much superior Baldur's Gate 2 engine.  Over time, this original name was frequently abbreviated to "Tutu" when it was being discussed.  For this reason, the name Tutu took on a life of its own.  When I released EasyTutu, I was looking for a concise way to convey the message that EasyTutu smoothes out Tutu's rough edges and eliminates many of the installation hassles.  Hence: EasyTutu.

Q: EasyTutu installed fine. I'm trying to play it now, and it keeps yelling at me to "insert the expansion disc" (or some other disc). I've put in my Tales of the Sword Coast disc (or whatever other disc it asked for), but that didn't help. What is wrong?

A: When playing Tutu, you are playing the Baldur's Gate game content using the Baldur's Gate 2 engine. Thus, when you are asked to insert a CD, the game wants the CD from Baldur's Gate 2 (the Throne of Bhaal disc if it says "expansion disc", or most likely BG2 CD2 if you are playing from a Shadows of Amn-only BG2 base).

Q: All of the Tutu mods I'm installing are either giving me errors during installation, or are installing fine but with no visible effects in-game. What gives?

A: One feature which distinguishes EasyTutu from conventional Tutu is that it creates a separate, playable installation for Tutu. Consequently, all Tutu mods must be extracted to this separate EasyTutu folder, and not to your Baldur's Gate 2 folder. Please note that many mods were created prior to the advent of EasyTutu, which is why their instructions in this regard (e.g., "extract this to your Baldur's Gate 2 folder") seem misleading.

Q: All of the water in-game is bright green! How can I fix this?

A: See the Known Issues section of the main EasyTutu page for an explanation of this issue, as well as two different methods of addressing it.

Q: Can I somehow convert my savegames from vanilla BG1 so that I can use them in Tutu?

A: No, you can only use Tutu savegames in Tutu.  In addition, be aware that savegames are also tied to the mods in use at the time they were created, so for a savegame to transfer perfectly from one Tutu installation to another, you'd need the same versions of the same mods, installed in the exact same order.

Q: Does EasyTutu include/support Kevin Dorner's Baldurdash fixes for Baldur's Gate 1 and 2?

A: EasyTutu includes Kevin Dorner's fixpacks for both Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, as well as his game text updates. These fixes are included in EasyTutu whether you've applied them to your parent installations or not.

Q: Does EasyTutu include/support the "Dudleyville" fixes?

A: No. At the time of EasyTutu's creation, some of the Dudleyfixes were not compatible with Tutu, so I elected not to try to include them. At this point, work on EasyTutu has progressed to the point where it is no longer practical to attempt to integrate them. Never fear, though: I make every effort to correct any game bugs that are reported in the Tutu forum. Despite their exclusion from EasyTutu itself, EasyTutu will still install successfully if you have applied the Dudleyville fixes to your Baldur's Gate installation.

Q: I've finished my Tutu game and I want to import my character into Baldur's Gate 2. How do I do this?

A: When you won the final battle in Tutu, a savegame folder called "000000002-Final-Save" was created in the "save" subfolder of your EasyTutu folder. Simply copy this "000000002-Final-Save" savegame folder from the EasyTutu "save" folder to the Baldur's Gate 2 "save" folder. Then, during character creation in Baldur's Gate 2, opt to import from a savegame, and select the "Final-Save" savegame you copied over.

Q: I really like using ShadowKeeper to edit my savegames, but it doesn't seem to work for EasyTutu savegames. I'm out of luck, right?

A: Nope! You can still use ShadowKeeper. You just need to point ShadowKeeper to your EasyTutu installation by choosing Settings -> Installation Directory ... from the menu bar.

Q: Do you ever plan on supporting foreign language versions?

A: Yes and no. Yes insofar as I've had owners of foreign language versions of the game report back that EasyTutu is working fine for them...BUT, when you use EasyTutu to create your Tutu installation, you will be playing in English. No, I will never support using EasyTutu to play in a language other than English.