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Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« on: June 18, 2012, 01:35:44 PM »
I can not believe that there arent more members of the site here talking about this remake. It looks great so far from the few screen shots I seen an the fact that they hired on a former TSR employee to write a few new quests is great news indeed. I have to think that this edition is being made because of the BG Modding Community here. So a special thanks to those who made all these fantastic mods. An I hope to see new ones for this HD edition.
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 02:55:54 PM »
a link to my very own spasm!  well worth the wait.  takeover commencing! :P
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 09:10:06 AM »
I found this out due to an article posted and couldn't believe it made me head towards this place to see if the PPG had anything to do with it or knew what was going on.  I dunno if I am going to play this yet or not but I did sign up for their forums to so I could take a look see.
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 01:38:40 PM »
Well, it's an interesting project, of course. And the people doing it have been sharing some long-sought after insights into game file formats, which is a wonderful gesture. The main attraction of the new edition, for people who are already comfortable modding the game, would seem to be the iOS version--but iOS's closed nature will mean that mods can't be distributed through "normal" channels for that edition of the game. So we'll have to wait and see whether the Enhanced Edition really opens up more of a player base for our work.
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 03:56:34 PM »
I think the real power of this remake is that (hopefully) it will be very popular, even, or even especially, the people who don't want to hassle with mods, but want BG. It'll show the industry that there's still a sizable market for games of this caliber.
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 12:23:46 AM »
I don't know: it's a great game, but if you turn it on, say, right after ME3, it's a little disappointing; takes time getting used to. Imagine you're a younger player, who is used to games like Assassin's Creed and, okay, STALKER. I'm not sure they can switch to isometric games easily.

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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 01:08:50 AM »
That would depend on whether the younger player has previous experience with BG.  For instance, I can see one who has never played the game trying it out, having fun with it, but putting it away fairly soon because of all the graphics-intensive games that are coming out now.  But some of the people who have played BG1 in the past, even back when it was first made, and are still considered "young" may still prefer this to the newer games.  I know after just returning to BG1 after playing newer games I've been wondering why I left it in the first place.   Or at least, I was wondering that.  Today all four of my Tutu saved games for my solo mage just corrupted and I can't continue that game....

Anyway, I hope BG:EE does foster a renewed interest in games of this type as well as modding them. 
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012, 04:44:37 PM »
from what I understand as it states on the website that this game will be modder friendly as a nod at the BG modding community who as we all know kept intrest in this fantastic series alive after so many years. I am really pumped for the release in a few weeks. I have already pre-ordered it so I'll be ready to go. Just the list of fixes and new additional content (about 10-20 hours) should be enough to warrent a second look from those who enjoyed the series. I bet it will also bring around some members who havent been heard from in quite some time back to site.

I'm pumped for the new characters to tell you the truth and the fact they brought back a couple of the original voice actors to do new voice overs! The new adventure looks pretty cool aswell!
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012, 04:46:14 PM »
Sorry for the double post but I really hope this rerelease breaths some life back into this place its been a little too quiet.
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 07:36:15 PM »
There's certainly been a lull, but other sites have capably absorbed the energy we used to have. The broader IE modding community seems to have been well-served while PPG has napped.
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2012, 01:22:30 PM »
I really wonder what will happen with BG:ee

I am really skeptical about it

they add some "new content"
which obviously isn't story related

and do bug fixed which modders fixed ages ago
and new gui is like MEH

what tutu and bgt already didn't do?

they are highly promoting their new content
and i really doubt they will live up to their expectations
and i truly wonder how modder friendly this is, I may be wrong but i don't think they can put their old mods right into BG:EE

and i also wonder why they didn't pick some NPC from PPG/g3/sp or w/e that already have becoming loving characters

the only bright side will be you don't beed multiple fixpackages for your BG:ee :D

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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 11:34:22 AM »
I can tell you what none mod ever had, even the so deep engine-changing (fixing, enhancing, etc.) as TobEx. It is the full screen worldmap. I would use BGEE only for that even if no other significant changes were introduced.
On the other hand, we will probably be able to play the full BG1-BG2 storyline only after the release of BG2EE. But that's fine, most modding-related issues will be settled by then.

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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 12:47:47 AM »
But that's fine, most modding-related issues will be settled by then.

 really?
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 01:30:36 AM »
Quite probably, yes, but BG2:EE is a loooong way away(if ever). And, anyway, I'm waiting for my ME3:Omega copy, Diablo 1.0.6(or, rather, 1.1) and Dragon Age 3. :)

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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2012, 05:43:06 PM »
I can tell you what none mod ever had, even the so deep engine-changing (fixing, enhancing, etc.) as TobEx. It is the full screen worldmap. I would use BGEE only for that even if no other significant changes were introduced.
On the other hand, we will probably be able to play the full BG1-BG2 storyline only after the release of BG2EE. But that's fine, most modding-related issues will be settled by then.

so you are fast pleased;)

Reading at the forum om baldursgate.com

there have been serveral issues already lol

GREAT WORK beamdog lmao

just the fact that they only did BG:ee and not all of them together makes them a money milking machine

I will wait for a complete pack if one ever comes cause they said it theirselves, we only go for bg2:ee if bg:ee sells good enough lol

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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2012, 12:33:00 PM »
was there already a rare vocal of Imoen requesting " a story about trollops and plug tails"?
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2013, 08:17:21 PM »
I've tried EE.  The idea was certainly great but the implementation, just terrible. Couldn't be any worse
Other flaws aside, there are bugs upon bugs, and it doesn't surprise me. It rather surprises me that the game still runs. They should code every script and dialog anew, no exceptions here
I've looked through a few, and they are extremely poorly coded. It never occurred to me before that someone's coding skills could be so poor

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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2013, 01:14:16 AM »
I believe the modders helped with the worst troubles, or it could've been much worse. Anyway, hopefully it brings more attention to the world of Baldur's Gate and the mods - which is good. And there's always GoG and the original edition.


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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2013, 04:46:59 AM »
No Merry Christmas.

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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2013, 06:00:49 AM »
And we've got something to discuss! BG:EE forum's got 19 pages, though, including posts from lawyers, fortune-tellers and game designers. I'm green with envy. If only half of those people went and finally got Crossmod Banter pack done tested my mod... :)

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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2013, 07:24:12 PM »
Id find BG:EE enjoyable enough were I expecting a good mod...  I mean, with such a hype, I expected to see unicorns n shit. The arena was fun once, but hardly a new campaign that was advertised.

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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2013, 07:02:31 PM »
FWIW, I read a review and will not be shelling out additional monies until I actually do a playthru with Tutu.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition/user-reviews?dist=negative
"All the game does is take the (free) Tutu engine modification, slap it on, add a couple of new characters and quests, and triple the price of the game. They also managed to introduce a load of new bugs into the game that community patches had mostly fixed with the old versions. Of course, those community patches now don't work properly with this version, so it's technically inferior as well."

Honestly, there is/was so much good done here, I don't want to risk its undoing.
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Re: Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2013, 07:14:27 PM »
EE is definitely not Tutu, it's an entirely different conversion of BG1 to an overhauled and updated version of Infinity Engine. It was buggy at release, but has since been extensively patched; there are a couple of minor bugs early on, but that's about it apart from some stuff with the new kits. The Enhanced Edition fixed all of the bugs the community had fixed, plus stacks more, including many we haven't been able to touch because they were hardcoded. :)