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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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23. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 06:51 Fibrocyte
 
Sho wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 06:20:
IMHO that's a stupid conspiracy theory. Here's a simpler, more likely explanation for why the intro is bad: This is a small team remastering a big game, and doing so on a small budget. Creating an elaborate intro cinematic requires a skill set they don't have inhouse, since they wouldn't require that skill set for their primary operation. Contracting an outside studio to make one, OTOH, costs big bucks. The intro cinematic is also a tiny, tiny part of a long experience. It's simply not an effective or likely even possible use of their budget to make a fancy intro cinematic.

Man, how much anger could be avoided if people would just switch on their brains. Or have had contact with the real world, I guess.

So these people are charging us to make things worse and you're defending them yet we need to switch on our brains?

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

What they should be doing is focusing on the platforms which do not have this title and making it work flawlessly over there.
 
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22. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 06:22 Gymper
 
Am I to understand that we are judging the entire work by the intro movie? Granted, I wish they had beefed this up with today's specs. But, what were you expecting, Disney CGI?

Gameplay/lore is what sold this game then and should do so again. If enough people buy this, maybe we will finally get a Baldur's 3 or at least a similar game engine. Go f'ing buy it!
 
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21. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 06:20 Sho
 
IMHO that's a stupid conspiracy theory. Here's a simpler, more likely explanation for why the intro is bad: This is a small team remastering a big game, and doing so on a small budget. Creating an elaborate intro cinematic requires a skill set they don't have inhouse, since they wouldn't require that skill set for their primary operation. Contracting an outside studio to make one, OTOH, costs big bucks. The intro cinematic is also a tiny, tiny part of a long experience. It's simply not an effective or likely even possible use of their budget to make a fancy intro cinematic.

Man, how much anger could be avoided if people would just switch on their brains. Or have had contact with the real world, I guess.
 
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20. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 05:34 s1mon75
 
jimnms wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 22:49:
Shok wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 20:38:
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.

Pro-tip: Use Steam next time.

Or better yet, use GoG.

Or even better yet, Bittorrent.
 
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19. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 05:09 ShakaUVM
 
You don't need to install Beamdog. I don't have it installed.

It'll download using a P2P client.
 
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18. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 04:30 Dev
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 04:05:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 23:42:
New intro cinematic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egfgFZATd5E

Good god, who thought THAT was an improvement? Never thought I'd prefer 15 year old CGI to much of anything, but here we are.

That intro was appallingly, inexcusably, bad.

Simultaneously both over-styled and overly-simplistic, with cut and paste audio melodrama plus poorly executed cut-paper-doll "animations" that even the most cheaply produced Saturday morning cartoons surpass.

Mediocrity around every corner, Boo, careful not to step in any.

They probably had to change it because a) the credits at start were changed and b) they needed a higher resolution version for the tablets.

As to WHY its so crappy, its as I've said before. Its easy to explain when you realize their primary goal. Its to get marketshare for beamdog. Thats it. All other goals are secondary. Its not to make a bunch of sales (like they would on steam). They likely wanted to do minimal effort for this, and go on name recognition alone. Interplay likely sold them the rights for this and the MDK remake for a song since the Caen bros seem to be getting desperate for cash.

Saturday morning cartoons are better because they want to sell ads.
 
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17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 04:05 Optional Nickname!
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 23:42:
New intro cinematic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egfgFZATd5E

Good god, who thought THAT was an improvement? Never thought I'd prefer 15 year old CGI to much of anything, but here we are.

That intro was appallingly, inexcusably, bad.

Simultaneously both over-styled and overly-simplistic, with cut and paste audio melodrama plus poorly executed cut-paper-doll "animations" that even the most cheaply produced Saturday morning cartoons surpass.

Mediocrity around every corner, Boo, careful not to step in any.

 
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16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 03:43 wonkawonka
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 03:16:
Pete wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 00:24:
Oh wow, that intro cinematic is cringe worthy.
That "enhanced" intro was terrible. 15 year old CGI intro in 640x480 was better and that's saying something and I'm not even waxing nostalgic.
The new intro is HORRIBLE. Just seeing that face rotate 30 degrees when supposedly the hand flexes on the neck makes me totally reconsider getting this. If the quality of the "improvements" is as amateurish as this, they can shove it where it don't shine.
 
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15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 03:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Pete wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 00:24:
Oh wow, that intro cinematic is cringe worthy.
That "enhanced" intro was terrible. 15 year old CGI intro in 640x480 was better and that's saying something and I'm not even waxing nostalgic.
 
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14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 02:42 Beelzebud
 
Kosumo wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 23:02:
What are you guys on about? I'm sure this will be a great game worth the price, I sure it will be on the best digital download service yet soon for a sweet price.

Pirate Bay is good like that.

Puke Outtahere

Lame
 
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13. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 02:00 Flo
 
Oh they went the cheap way with that intro. Skipping this one, that's an Insult, plus, they cut a line (there are others I can show you , pleeeease)  
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12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 01:16 DrEvil
 
Pete wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 00:24:
Oh wow, that intro cinematic is cringe worthy.

For those wanting to see the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoSqDtky0pU
 
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11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 00:24 Pete
 
Oh wow, that intro cinematic is cringe worthy.  
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10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 00:12 Jivaro
 
nin wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 23:21:
John wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 23:16:
How much will the iOS version be?

I believe it's $10, but some of the features you find in the $20 pc version will be in app purchases.

IE the pc version gets everything, but at a higher entry price.


Exactly correct. Lower entry price on the iOS, but if you want all of the same content that PC version you pay the difference with a in-app purchase. The bottom line price is the same. At least that is what the forums and a tweet sometime ago said.
 
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9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 28, 2012, 23:42 Scottish Martial Arts
 
New intro cinematic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egfgFZATd5E

Good god, who thought THAT was an improvement? Never thought I'd prefer 15 year old CGI to much of anything, but here we are.
 
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8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 28, 2012, 23:21 nin
 
John wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 23:16:
How much will the iOS version be?

I believe it's $10, but some of the features you find in the $20 pc version will be in app purchases.

IE the pc version gets everything, but at a higher entry price.

 
http://store.nin.com/index.php?cPath=10
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7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 28, 2012, 23:16 John
 
How much will the iOS version be?  
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6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 28, 2012, 23:08 nin
 
jimnms wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 22:49:
Shok wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 20:38:
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.

Pro-tip: Use Steam next time.

Or better yet, use GoG.


I'd buy it from there before I'd buy it from SunShitzu...

 
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5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 28, 2012, 23:02 Kosumo
 
What are you guys on about? I'm sure this will be a great game worth the price, I sure it will be on the best digital download service yet soon for a sweet price.

Pirate Bay is good like that.

Puke Outtahere
 
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4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 28, 2012, 22:49 jimnms
 
Shok wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 20:38:
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.

Pro-tip: Use Steam next time.

Or better yet, use GoG.
 
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