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« on: February 29, 2012, 04:35:01 AM »

Baldur's Gate HD?  it seems Beamdog is hinting at something, and considering they did an HD update of MDK my guess is an updated version of one of the Baldur's Gate games.


oh, and at the very least Baldur's gate 2 is coming to Steam apparently.  already got my GOG copy though.

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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 04:37:13 AM »

You mean like is on the front page?

http://gamingtrend.com/2012/02/28/could-baldurs-gate-iii-or-baldurs-gate-for-ios-be-coming/
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 05:04:19 AM »

I can't see Bioware doing a new Baldur's Gate game, if only because they or EA would have to get license rights from WotC again - or would it be Atari? The only way I could seem them doing a new entry in the series is if they used the Dragon Age engine, which I personaly would not like. If anything I think its likely a remake and probably the 1st game as it's in the most need of it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 06:22:09 AM »

With the megamod bg1 uses bg2 art assets, combined with widescreen mod, the game looks great even today; since its handdrawn graphics.
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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 01:12:52 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 06:28:10 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on February 29, 2012, 06:22:09 AM

With the megamod bg1 uses bg2 art assets, combined with widescreen mod, the game looks great even today; since its handdrawn graphics.

Ah, I'd forgotten about taht. Is the megamod incorporated into the GOG version?
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 08:58:53 PM »

Nope - They are the regular all patched up versions but works perfectly with megamod and the like :-)
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 09:11:11 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 02:56:47 AM »

It looks like we'll find out in about 16 hours.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 07:56:03 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 08:17:57 PM »

So...what is it exactly? Not like I can get to the page at all to look.
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 08:41:40 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on March 15, 2012, 08:17:57 PM

So...what is it exactly? Not like I can get to the page at all to look.

here's what Joystiq has on it:

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Beamdog reps tell us that the team at Overhaul is adding "new, original content" to the original game to make up the Enhanced Edition. "This is the Enhanced Edition, it's not a repackage. We have the original source code and are doing a significant update." He also confirms that no platforms have been announced just yet.
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 09:29:54 PM »

Enhanced=....SVGA! MIND_BLOWN!!!!!  smirk
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2012, 09:30:33 PM »

pore should be pour, right?
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2012, 10:13:39 PM »

And since I finally got into the page:
http://www.baldursgate.com/news/2012/03/15/announcing-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition/

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Announcing Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition™

March 15, 2012

Atari, Wizards of the Coast, and Overhaul Games are pleased to announce work has begun on the Enhanced Edition of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II.

Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur’s Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe, and has received countless awards. This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons® computer roleplaying games ever since.

Re-forged by Overhaul Games

Overhaul Games has assembled a talented team of artists, programmers and designers to enhance this timeless classic. To remain true to the spirit of the game, the team includes original Baldur’s Gate developers.

Relive the most epic story ever told

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition™ and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition™ will feature a re-forged version of the Infinity Engine with a variety of modern improvements.

The greatest roleplaying game of all time, enhanced

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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2012, 10:41:56 PM »

I'm in!
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2012, 10:49:53 PM »

Damnit! I just started a replay on GOG (installed the whole shebang and spent forever figuring out what the best mod experience was).  I got several hours into it, now I'll have to start over again again. 

One of these days I'll finish this game.
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2012, 12:01:04 AM »

What a week.  First the news today that Wasteland 2 is going to happen, and now this?  I'm in.
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2012, 12:18:13 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 15, 2012, 10:49:53 PM

Damnit! I just started a replay on GOG (installed the whole shebang and spent forever figuring out what the best mod experience was).  I got several hours into it, now I'll have to start over again again. 

One of these days I'll finish this game.

I'm in the same boat.  I think I will wait to get this version of BG and start my gog.com version of Panescape Torment instead.
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2012, 03:03:17 AM »

BG 1 and 2?  frickin' sweet!
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2012, 04:06:41 AM »

Quote from: KC on March 16, 2012, 12:18:13 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 15, 2012, 10:49:53 PM

Damnit! I just started a replay on GOG (installed the whole shebang and spent forever figuring out what the best mod experience was).  I got several hours into it, now I'll have to start over again again. 

One of these days I'll finish this game.

I'm in the same boat.  I think I will wait to get this version of BG and start my gog.com version of Panescape Torment instead.


If this thing takes off, look for PS:T to be next (which I'm also a couple of hours into.  Again.
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2012, 04:13:49 PM »

Quote from: KC on March 16, 2012, 12:18:13 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 15, 2012, 10:49:53 PM

Damnit! I just started a replay on GOG (installed the whole shebang and spent forever figuring out what the best mod experience was).  I got several hours into it, now I'll have to start over again again. 

One of these days I'll finish this game.

I'm in the same boat.  I think I will wait to get this version of BG and start my gog.com version of Panescape Torment instead.


looks like the old saves may still work:  https://twitter.com/#!/TrentOster/status/180414591883411456
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2012, 05:30:51 PM »

I'm pretty excited for this.  I've played through BGII, but never got around to BG1.  So this enhanced version will be my first run-through.
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2012, 07:19:21 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 16, 2012, 05:30:51 PM

I'm pretty excited for this.  I've played through BGII, but never got around to BG1.  So this enhanced version will be my first run-through.
I thought BG1 was great fun.  Not a lot of complexity with tons of high level spells and abilities, just good story telling and party based adventure.  I have a lot of good gaming memories from BG1.     
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2012, 08:12:06 PM »

One of the best things would be if they merged BG1, TOSC, BG2 and TOB all into one massive game with upgraded graphics and new areas.  Please don't forget widescreen support smile  Can't wait for this...just hope they don't screw it up.
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2012, 08:21:07 PM »

Ericb - you can already get this with widescreen support, the original games, Bg1 and Bg2 in BG2's engine even with the expansions as well. Either through tutu or Baldurs Gate Trilogi.
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2012, 09:24:11 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on March 16, 2012, 08:21:07 PM

Ericb - you can already get this with widescreen support, the original games, Bg1 and Bg2 in BG2's engine even with the expansions as well. Either through tutu or Baldurs Gate Trilogi.

Yeah, I'm running a tutu install now with all of them.  It's not bad but it still could use a lot of work and as many times as I've been through it I would really like some new areas and abilities smile
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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2012, 02:21:44 PM »

Baldur's Gate 3 also part of the long term goal?
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« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2012, 01:40:00 AM »

Oh, nice! BG:EE is confirmed to launch on both the PC and the iPad!

http://www.gamespot.com/news/baldurs-gate-ee-hitting-ipads-6367578

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« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2012, 02:51:22 PM »

*Also throws wallet at monitor*
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« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2012, 05:07:21 PM »

I'll run to give them my money faster than chitika fastpaws!
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« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2012, 06:46:45 PM »

Looks like I'll need to do some serious soul searching when it comes to what I keep and what I delete on my iPad 2 32 gig.  I'm assuming BG1 and 2 will be a few gigs at least.
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« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2012, 06:54:43 PM »

The first thing that's made me seriously intend to pick up an iPad for myself.
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« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2012, 06:54:44 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on March 23, 2012, 06:46:45 PM

Looks like I'll need to do some serious soul searching when it comes to what I keep and what I delete on my iPad 2 32 gig.  I'm assuming BG1 and 2 will be a few gigs at least.

the download for the first Baldur's Gate (along with the expansion) off of GOG is 1.7 gig, BG2 Complete is 2.3 gigs, and that's before you install them.  depending on how they update things the complete series could easily go over 5 gigs.
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« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2012, 01:16:51 PM »

bg 1 and 2 yet again, grimlock, and diablo 3?   A summer of fireballs...
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« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2012, 01:34:36 PM »

I wonder if those changes include using the new D&D rules. Tongue

Anyway, I somehow skipped the entire Baldur's Gate series in my gaming lifetime, but I did play and love Planescape: Torment. So this is a great opportunity for me to catch up on the originals, without having to deal with too much of the old PC game hassles.
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« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2012, 01:41:07 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on March 27, 2012, 01:34:36 PM

I wonder if those changes include using the new D&D rules. Tongue

It doesnt, thank god!
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« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2012, 03:32:14 PM »

Quote from: Morgul on March 27, 2012, 01:16:51 PM

bg 1 and 2 yet again, grimlock, and diablo 3?   A summer of fireballs...

and lightning bolts!
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« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2012, 11:27:45 PM »

And not enough miniature giant space hamsters.
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« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2012, 10:15:50 PM »

if BG:EE does well, there could be an ID:EE in the cards, with full use of the classes & kits from BG2:ToB.  they also approached EA about Ultima, but were told 'no thanks'.
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