Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
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The dawn is especially cruel this morning...
For as long as you can remember your view of the world has been limited to the heavily fortified walls of Candlekeep. Your foster father, Gorion, has done everything in his power to protect you, and keep you out of harm’s way.
All of that is about to change. Forced to leave your home under mysterious circumstances, you find yourself drawn into a conflict that has the Sword Coast on the brink of war. An iron shortage of unknown origin threatens to plunge the city of Baldur’s Gate into conflict with Amn. Meanwhile, there is something else at work, far more sinister than you can even begin to fathom...
Since its release in 1998, this classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons™ computer roleplaying games. Customize your hero’s traits and abilities, recruit a party of brave allies, and explore the far corners of the Sword Coast in your search for adventure, profit… and the truth.
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition contains the original 60-hour epic, as well as the following expansions:
* Tales of the Sword Coast: Explore the fabled Durlag’s Tower and more locations from the original Baldur’s Gate expansion.
* The Black Pits: You have been captured and forced to fight in Baeloth’s marvelous arena. A myriad of monsters await, as well as countless other adventurers who face the same fate. Maim, murder, and maul your way to freedom…if you can!
* Brothers Lost: Lend your aid to Rasaad yn Bashir, the Sun Soul Monk, as he scours the Cloud Peaks in search of his lost brother.
* Neera and the Red Wizards: Save the wild mage Neera from the cruel machinations of Thay’s dreaded Red Wizards.
* Path of the Bloodied: Join the blackguard Dorn Il-Khan in taking revenge against those who betrayed him in Luskan.
* Gallery of Heroes: Reimagine your character with eleven never-before-seen character portraits from acclaimed Icewind Dale artist Jason Manley!
* New professionally recorded voice sets to choose from to further customize your character
* Discover countless improvements we’ve made to the original game, including high-resolution fonts, an improved interface, dynamic zooming, and more!
We’re making improvements all the time; join the discussion on our official forums to see what’s coming next!
What's New in Version 126.96.36.1999
* Dual-class characters now receive the correct number of hit points when imported
* Journal entries no longer disappear when scrolling on the Journal screen
* All portraits in-game now use the highest-resolution version available
* Arriving on the east side of an area now correctly places the party at the edge of the map
* Spells that can be written into the mage’s spellbook now display a green overlay
* User journal entries created during multiplayer no longer appear as invalid strings when created
* Portraits larger than 1024x1024 now display an error message if selected on the Custom Portrait screen instead of crashing the game
* Characters that deplete a stack of ammunition will now automatically switch to the next stack if one is available
* Combat music no longer cuts off when changing interface screens
* Subtitles now display in the correct width during movies
* The game no longer remains paused after resting (this prevents duplicate spawns from appearing in towns or other areas where rest is interrupted)
* In languages other than English, dual-classed thieves no longer get stuck with x0 backstab multipliers instead of x3
Issues? Probably your Mac, not the app.
After reading several reviews complaining of bugs, crashes, and things like that, I was a little hesitant to re-purchase this majestic game which sucked up countless hours of my undergraduate self on my old Windows PC. But my nostalgia and insatiable desire to squander more hours got the best of me, and so there I was, typing my Apple ID passward to throw down a Jackson and dive back into the beautiful artificial world that is Baldur’s Gate.
And that’s it. It’s done. I did everything there is to do, all over again, and I regret nothing. In fact, I’m downloading BGII right now, because that’s how far-gone I am. I also have a cold and have to stay in tonight, so it’s justifiable, right? Guys?
After getting through the entire game, plus the expansion, with absolutely zero issues— and, in fact, some seriously improved performance— I have to conclude that, if you’re having issues with your game crashing, it’s your Mac, not the app. Do an SMC reset, clear out unneeded programs and files, reinstall OSX if you need to, but I encountered not a single problem with the operation of this beautiful game. It’s still one of the best games every made, it’s beautifully immersive and enjoyable, and it runs, for me, better than ever. Cheers.
Crashin’ like it’s 1998
After the extended delay is releasing this game, I really hoped the basics would be in working order. Looks great, is fun while it lasts. But crashing during cut scenes? Thats a 1998 experience I don’t look for or like to pay for in 2014. How will I know when what update fixes that? I shouldn’t have to QA this product that I paid for. And I don’t want to play it if I have to keep redoing things or save every 10 seconds.
Other than that, it’s a great port. Guess I’ll sit around and wait till users confirm it’s mostly fixed (again). I’m not very picky, but it’s just not fun. It’s not like I paid for early access to a cutting edge game, this is a (extensive) port of a 15-year-old game.
I still suspect delays blamed on other things were really because they found these bugs way too late and have been constantly trying to patch it. As an old school gamer/ hacker (and former CTO), I’ve seen it all before.
How refreshing if they would just declare the obvious facts up front and mention the reality. Again, this is not a cutting-edge game. The people who want it are willing to help and support.
If you are young and considering this game because of it’s legacy, I’d reconsider. If you loved the old PC version, it’s a surprisingly impressive (and certainly enhanced) edition. …between crashes.
App version Not Mod Compatible (or very unfriendly)
My only, but very serious, complaint: I could not make mods work with this verison of BG:EE.
I spent 8+ hours working on it and reading forums. It appears that the file structure of the app version is not friendly with mods however (not in the least because of restricted permissions forcing manual overwrite of individual files). Unless you want to play on iPad I’d recommend getting a different version.
Game seems like a very nice update. (I’ve mucked about the original and played BGTuTu using the GoG version).
Character models and a number of other things are updated to look reasonable on a modern screen. A few new portraits. A few new classes.
I never made it past the opening, but only encountered one obvious bug - Full Screen is sometimes too big for screen (using 15” Retina display laptop). - -Easily fixed by windowing and then full screening again.