Baldur's Gate 3
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About this mod

This allows you to select and play as an illithid.

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There's some work to be done, like adding descriptive text to the racial ability actions, but it works (even in multiplayer, but everyone needs the mod installed)!

Included in this mod are the 6 distinct goblins types as well as the hobgoblin and bugbear.

New Installation Method (Still testing)

To install this mod, use ShadowChild's Candor Mod Manager. Just grab the manager and module, select your game, and import the .zip.

Old Installation Method

To install this mod, extract and copy the .pak file into your \Documents\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\Mods folder, then update your desired profile's modsettings.lsx file, using notepad or something similar, by adding the following node:

<node id="ModuleShortDesc">
    <attribute id="Folder" type="LSWString" value="PlayableMindflayer"/>
    <attribute id="MD5" type="LSString" value=""/>
    <attribute id="Name" type="FixedString" value="PlayableMindflayer"/>
    <attribute id="UUID" type="FixedString" value="79a9b01d-7f54-4826-ae3a-7415b92559ea"/>
    <attribute id="Version" type="int32" value="1"/>

If this is your first mod installed like this, please ensure the node goes after the closing tag (<node/>) of the Gustav "mod", or else it won't work. Finally, make the modsettings.lsx file readonly, or else the game may overwrite it and you'll lose all your hard work!


PS - You'll probably want to also install IgnoreMessage as well, or else you'll get a harmless, but annoying popup when loading into the character creator.

Known Issues
Please report any issues you find not included on this list.
  • Gender may swap on save reload
  • Portrait is missing
  • Dark vision may not be working correctly