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Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

The Baldur's Gate Website announces that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is now available for Windows PCs through the Beamdog Service. The game was to be released for all platforms today, but Trent Oster tweets that the iOS build is not approved, Android is trailing iOS, and the Mac OSX version is also delayed (thanks Eurogamer/Modojo). Here's word:

Overhaul Games is pleased to announce that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition of PC has been released through Beamdog, and can be purchased here.

If you've already purchased Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, you can either download it through the Beamdog client, which can be found here, or through the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Installer which can be downloaded here.

Please note that due to extreme server load it may take some time to get your game, but we are working around the clock to alleviate the situation.

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24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 06:58 Sho
 
> So these people are charging us to make things worse and you're defending them yet we need to switch on our brains?

Wait, they are "charging you"? They're offering a product. It's your decision whether you like that product and buy it, or not. You don't like it, you don't buy it. There is no grounds for feeling entitled here.


> There are free mods - easily installed to the game I already own - which will bring me almost the same experience that they are selling.

And yes, I'm aware of those mods (I went through the process of making a pimped-up BG1 install using the BG2 engine, with the nVidia fix, and the high-res mod, etc etc last year). Yes, I'm aware it's not all that hard to install them, thanks to fan-made installers. It's still harder to find and put together than their product, though, and that makes a business case for it. People dish out money to save on personal time and effort all the time. It's a significant part of your economy. (And before you go on accusing me of being a lazy ass, fuck it, I'm a regular Linux gamer - I spend more time getting shit to run in Wine sometimes than actually playing it, heh.)

I also think their product does offer some things on top of the mods, though, from a casual look at their screenies and videos last week. For example, they seem to have rewritten the fog of war effect, likely to fix the nVidia performance/artifacts issue, and it looks a lot smoother and more modern now, I think. The new HUD assets and fonts look well-chosen, too. There's probably more than that.


> What they should be doing is focusing on the platforms which do not have this title and making it work flawlessly over there.

Right, and if they didn't make a PC version, what do you think this comment thread would be bitching about instead?

I agree that the tablet versions are the main attraction here, though. Looking forward to trying it on my Nexus 7.

This comment was edited on Nov 29, 2012, 07:03.
 
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