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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads

The Baldur's Gate Website announces that preloads of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition are now being offered in advance of next week's release of the updated role-playing game. The news is accompanied by some screenshots and this new trailer. Here's word:

Overhaul Games is excited to announce that pre-loading for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has begun ahead of final release on November 28th, 2012. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for PC is available exclusively through Beamdog, and can be purchased here.

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

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17. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads Nov 23, 2012, 14:45 WaltC
 
Sho wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 14:08:
There's more modding than that you need to do. On Vista and newer, the Infinity engine runs like shit and displays graphical glitches on nVidia systems, so you need that dubious zip with the hacked-up DirectX DLLs to fix the accel. Then there is the mod to run the BG1 content on the BG2 engine to enjoy its improvements. And fixpacks. It's my understanding the EE is a superset of all these things done properly (e.g. fixing the nVidia issue on the engine level and recoding the glitchy fog of war, which indeed also looks generally nicer in the trailer) plus more, like some cleaned-up assets. Seems like a decent deal and a time-saver to me.

What I am most excited about is the Android port though. I never would have expected it - never had an interest in handhelds - but since playing the Broken Sword DC and Machinarium on my Android tablet I have realized I really enjoy some bedtime-gaming on these things. If they pull off a good touch UI I will be so all over this ...

Using EasyTutu to play BG1 using the BGII engine (and under Win7/8 x64, I might add) greatly improves on the BG1 experience, imo. And, as the name implies, EasyTutu is *very* easy to use and install. The BGII engine is just so much better than the original BG engine. One of the main improvements that is immediately noticeable is that the BGII engine greatly expands the size of the game-play area onscreen. It eliminates those gigantic text areas (containing tiny little bits of text) that the BG1 engine is known for...;) No strikes against the BG1 engine, though--that sort of thing was necessary at the time BG1 shipped because the gpu horsepower needed for larger game-play screen square footage just wasn't available.

I appreciate what Beamdog is doing, but they'll need to sell me on why I shouldn't just use EasyTutu (or buy BG1 &2 from Gog for $10 and then use EasyTutu, if I don't already own the BG1 & 2 titles.) So far, I haven't been sold. BG1 EasyTutu, along with a few free-of-charge mods, is a pretty darn nice BG1 experience...;)
 
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