Introduction - A battle begins...
SSI's AD&D "Gold Box" games were released in 1988-1992 and set in the fantasy worlds of Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance. They were among the best of turn-based CRPGs and are still being played today.
Gold Box Companion is a tool for all the Gold Box games plus Unlimited Adventures and the two SSI's Buck Rogers games. It offers automapping, easy-to-use journal entries and helps with some of the interface issues to make playing a little less tedious.
What's new in v2.30 (18-December-2016)
DownloadsGold Box Companion
GBC starts with a wizard to search for game/character data in the memory. You select a game, set the game folder, select the save slot then search. Saved games are listed chronologically and the map name is also shown.
HUD with combat icons and effects displayed. The bars are for Hit Points and XP. Map with autoexplore.
World map view in Pool of Radiance.
World map view in Dark Queen of Krynn.
Combat view. Stats and effects can be viewed by targeting a monster with the mouse.
A menu opens by moving the mouse over the HUD.
Level up dialog. Usable anywhere so you don't have to visit training halls. Ignores demihuman/game level limits.
Journal entries can be viewed through the menu.
Character editor. When in combat, monsters can also be edited.
Save game editor. You can backup saves, replace/add characters and edit inventory/effects. You can also copy full inventories from one save slot to another so you can use this to keep your items in Pools of Darkness where most magical items get destroyed when moving through the Limbo. You can even add monsters to your party (the combat icons do not show in the older games).
With the Monster Modder you can browse and edit monsters.
GBC supports Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and Matrix Cubed.
Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures (and UAShell) is also supported.
Pool of Radiance modded with the font from Pools of Darkness. Paladins, rangers and monks can be played as hacked classes. In the character editor, level 1 fighters can be converted to paladins or rangers and level 1 thieves to monks. GBC needs to be used for level ups. Imported paladins and rangers can be trained in training halls in Curse but monks always have to use GBC to level up and can not be further exported to Secret.
LinksBuy the games