Trick Summary Edit
The Dimension Door glitch allows you to teleport great distances on a map or to otherwise not reachable places on a map.
Games It Works In Edit
Baldur's Gate I - Yes
Baldur's Gate II - No (no Dimension Door available in vanilla game)
Icewind Dale I - Yes
Icewind Dale II - ?
Planescape: Torment - No (no Dimension Door available)
Method And Explanation Edit
Baldur's Gate 1 and Icewind Dale I
Cast the Dimension Door spell and leave the area before the spell is finished. In the new area you'll be placed at the coordinates at which you would have been placed in the old area (check by pressing l or x). Addionally, maps sometimes have different coordinate systems, which can make this trick highly effective.
Cast the Dimension Door spell and leave the area before the spell is finished. The area you're leaving to must create an autosave. Then reload the autosave. The character will be misplaced at position (0,0) (or the nearest possible if blocked).
Notable Speedrunning Applications Edit
- In Baldur's Gate to get into BG-City while the bridge is still raised
- In Baldur's Gate to quickly zone up the north-east and north parts of BG-City
- In Baldur's Gate to get in and out of Candlekeep before chapter 6
- Numerous times in Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale to skip too much walking