Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

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  1. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Announcing Baldur?s Gate: Enhanced Edition?

    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.
  2. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    Saw this over on Penny Arcade.

    It makes me very happy, especially if it's an iOS port.
  3. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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  4. The Great No One Force Ghost

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  5. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    This.
  6. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

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  7. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Heh. The BG modding community enhanced the Baldur's Gate series years ago. It's going to take something very special (new characters, more depth of interaction, etc) to draw me back to a prettier vanilla game.

    Still, good to introduce a new generation to a classic.
  8. Nobody145 Force Ghost

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    Hm, I bought a copy off GOG a while ago, although haven't played it yet. Hm, now whether to bother playing through the original or wait for this. Would be nice if they came out with a Mac version too actually.

    And could something like this run on iOS? I know its pretty old (not that happy with Bioware at the moment, but heard very good things about this series), but portable would be very handy.
  9. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    It could. It's basically a 10-15 year old game, and the iPad 2 is somewhere between the PS2 amd PS3 I'm total power.The iPad 3 might actually be roughly on par with the PS3. Technology marches forward!
  10. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Bioware has nothing to do with this rerelease. And this is originally made back when Bioware was good. Before they got corrupted by EA.
  11. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    yea, this predates the modern suckage of bioware by a lot. although even with the drop in quality i still like their games a lot more than a lot of other companies.

    i get the feeling this could open things up to the modding community in a very different way, get some more people interested in it and possibly help improve it even more. currently playing through the tutu version of it, and i have to say that it is very different form vanilla BG1. not a bad thing in the slightest though.
  12. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Not quite true. It doesn't have anything to do with the current company, but Overhaul was founded by former members of BioWare.
  13. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    BG1Tutu > BG1 by miles.

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  14. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    looked at this a bit more... and apparently they're going to try to avoid breaking the mods that are currently available, and add content. which i have to say makes this even more enticing. if they pull the mods still working thing off i think that'll make the game pretty damn awesome.
  15. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Really this is the beginning and end of this debate. :D
  16. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    This is due out September 18th. Two weeks to go!
  17. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Just bought it. I look forward to its release.

    You're stupid, Ulicus.
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  18. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    lol. tell us how this ends up if you don't mind. i wouldn't mind buying it, if i have the funds and all that jazz.

    EDIT

    just looked at the new site for the first time in a while, and saw that they're going to be doing continuing mod support. now THAT is pretty damn sweet. and all the enhancements and such. definitely want to pick this up when i can.
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  19. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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  20. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    sad, but sorta goodish news for you land. make a nice b-day present.
  21. Nobody145 Force Ghost

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    Darn, I was looking forward to this next week. Hm, maybe I'll go try out the original now in the meantime (bought a copy of GOG a while back, never got around to playing it). Bit late to announce it though, yeah, its not just an extra week or something to fix a few last minute bugs, this is a... two month delay? They chalk it up as them adding in more stuff than planned, but still. Oh well, still looking forward to it and hopefully the extra wait will be worth it. Although I saw some random speculation elsewhere that they might be trying to avoid other big releases too, but not sure I believe that.
  22. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

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    Interesting note: November 30th is the 14th anniversary of the original game's release (in 1998). Nice timing.
  23. Saintheart Chosen One

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    *shudder* Remember, guys, ME 3 got pushed back on release, too. This is another Bioware product. Be warned.
  24. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Technically, it's a former BioWare game.
  25. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Yup, there are no EA overlords on this project. ;)