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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September

The Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Website is now accepting preorders of the upcoming Baldur's Gate revival, saying we should expect the PC edition on September 18th. Here's word on what this will include:

Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition™ includes the entire Baldur's Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never before seen content including a new adventure, and three new party members: The Calishite Monk Rasaad yn Bashir, Neera the Wild Mage, and Dorn Il-Khan, the evil blackguard.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Windows contains the following enhancements:

        • New Adventure: The Black Pits
        • New Character: Dorn Il-Khan
        • New Character: Neera the Wild Mage
        • New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
        • A new collection of player character voice sets
        • Native support for high resolution widescreen displays
        • Over 400 improvements to the original game
        • Improved multiplayer support, with connectivity between all platforms

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Windows will be available as a direct download from Beamdog, with no client install necessary. Pre-purchasing will allow you to preload the game, so you can access it immediately after release.

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50. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September Jul 27, 2012, 10:39 kgub
Dev wrote on Jul 27, 2012, 03:10:
If thats the case, its good news, and much better than I've come to expect from beamdog. You say they acknowledge the contributions, but I haven't seen them do so, do you have any links?

Here's a quote from Trent Oster, the creative director of the project regarding the possibility of incorporating popular mods in the official game:
Trent Oster wrote on Jun 21, 2012, 03:10:
If we plan to use anyone's content we'll contact them and ask them if they wish to contribute. In the case we can't track everyone down, or get everyone to agree, we can't use the content. If they choose to contribute content, we will make every possible effort to add them into the credits as contributors. However, our lawyer advises me we cannot guarantee credit as the approval process could deny any text additions to the game, even credit entries (even to members of our own team). While it is extremely unlikely any credit would be denied, we contractually can't promise a credit. I can say personally that if we use someone's content I'll go to bloody war to get them credit.

Some tweets by Mr. Oster:
@JGScott1 we are trying hard not to break mods
@sylvank the modders have done some amazing work. #bgee
@guysholliday @Asthner We're very interested in supporting the modding community and hopefully kicking off even more mods #bgee

Here's another thread where the developers go out of their way to provide modders with information on some of the inner workings of the game engine (developer Scott Brooks posts source code details):

Also, the developers are basically gutting the old code which a had a ton of hard-coded things that mods would never have been able to change without access to the source code, so modding in the future can only be easier and more powerful.

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