MorningStar Mar 24, 2013 @ 10:15am
HD vs. Original
I have the normal version on GOG and some old discs laying around... somwhere. My question is to anyone who has played both. Are there any real significant enhancements in this version or is it a waste of 10$ if I already have it? Opinions are welcome and I appreciate the help!
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LN3000 Mar 24, 2013 @ 10:28am 
I'll probably wait until next time it's $10 or less, since I have way too many games on my list right now to play.
I'm mostly just writing this for my own benefit, since I was getting frustrated that I was about to buy yet another game, but now I can feel fine in waiting. :)

It is a great game though, hoping the HD update is solid, which I assume it is. But probably not worth the immediate purchase if the old discs still work fine.
George Lincoln Mar 24, 2013 @ 11:24am 
Not really worth it if you already own the old version, it's mostly just mods.
http://www.pcgamer.com/review/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-review/
Flashburn Mar 24, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
It is mostly just mods so Im just glad I dont have to figure out which bug-fixing ones I should be using. There are other conveniences like instant load/save times and being able to see how your equipment affects your character's THAC0, damage, AC, and other things without leaving the inventory screen. The 4 new NPCs are great but they aren't special snowflakes like you'd expect them to be. The original new 3 have quests on par with the companion sidequests you'd find in BG2.

Reviews for BGEE are a bit outdated IMO because there have been several patches, so they're good for a general feel of the game if you've never played it before or don't know anything about the Enhanced Edition. If you want to know more before buying, head to the official BGEE forums and talk with people there. I swear they are the nicest community I've ever seen in videogames.
Diarrheabetic Mar 24, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
Don't waste your money at all. Its the same as the original just added fans bug fixes and high resolution support and charging what modders made for free.
MorningStar Mar 24, 2013 @ 6:25pm 
I figured as much. Thank you for the assistance.
Elazul Mar 24, 2013 @ 10:20pm 
This is not HD. If it was I could actually see this game being worth it, but when asked why they didn't do it they gave some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ response about the original artwork being "lost". What the probably translates to is they didn't get the rights to it from the current owner so they had to stick with what they actually could enhance which is not much. Only a couple of new characters(which any novice modder could have cooked up in 20 minutes) and a new game mode that doesn't add anything to the story and is only accessible through the main menu. You are better off getting the GOG versions when they go on sale. I was able to pick up the entire D&D anthology for $20 over the holidays and I'm betting they will do that again sometime during the summer since they seem to be following suite with Steam's seasonal sales model.
Mappi75 Mar 24, 2013 @ 10:51pm 
I bought it because they still release updates with lots of fixes so i want to support them to continue the work - and they hired new people for bugfixing:

http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/16716/game-update-v1-0-2014-hotfix-now-live-and-other-news

here is a update list:
http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/16298/game-update-1-0-2014

BTW: the steam version is 1.0.2014 too
no problem with starting the game on windows 8 pro 64-bit.
MacbethOL Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:23am 
Originally posted by Mappi75:
I bought it because they still release updates with lots of fixes so i want to support them to continue the work - and they hired new people for bugfixing:

http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/16716/game-update-v1-0-2014-hotfix-now-live-and-other-news

here is a update list:
http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/16298/game-update-1-0-2014

BTW: the steam version is 1.0.2014 too
no problem with starting the game on windows 8 pro 64-bit.

Thanks for the informations!
Harley Quinn Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:30am 
Originally posted by Diarrheabetic:
Don't waste your money at all. Its the same as the original just added fans bug fixes and high resolution support and charging what modders made for free.

Whats wrong with supporting the makers of a game you loved?
MorningStar Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:46am 
Originally posted by C= 64:
Originally posted by Diarrheabetic:
Don't waste your money at all. Its the same as the original just added fans bug fixes and high resolution support and charging what modders made for free.

Whats wrong with supporting the makers of a game you loved?

I plan on picking it up once it hits android myself. Just seemed redundant to purchase it for PC a third time if there were no significant updates.
X-ecutioner Mar 25, 2013 @ 1:34am 
Originally posted by LN3000:
I'll probably wait until next time it's $10 or less, since I have way too many games on my list right now to play.

1196 games (which means 600+ with add-ons & dlcs), and I thought I had a sick backlog with 697...
FantasyFreak_UK Mar 25, 2013 @ 6:15am 
If this version is supported then it is worth getting.
iemander Mar 25, 2013 @ 6:23am 
Originally posted by Elazul:
This is not HD. If it was I could actually see this game being worth it, but when asked why they didn't do it they gave some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ response about the original artwork being "lost". What the probably translates to is they didn't get the rights to it from the current owner so they had to stick with what they actually could enhance which is not much. Only a couple of new characters(which any novice modder could have cooked up in 20 minutes) and a new game mode that doesn't add anything to the story and is only accessible through the main menu. You are better off getting the GOG versions when they go on sale. I was able to pick up the entire D&D anthology for $20 over the holidays and I'm betting they will do that again sometime during the summer since they seem to be following suite with Steam's seasonal sales model.

Sorry but this is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, this game is definitely HD. I did not notice any resolution switch that goes to a non-HD resolution.

This game is running at 1920x1080 on my computer.

Please don't spread any false information.
Cyrus Mar 25, 2013 @ 7:23am 
Originally posted by iemander:

Sorry but this is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, this game is definitely HD. I did not notice any resolution switch that goes to a non-HD resolution.

This game is running at 1920x1080 on my computer.

Please don't spread any false information.

A game runing in a Higher resolution does NOT make it HD.
There was no graphical overhaul to make it HD, nor were any graphics realy changed in the slightest.
So he is indeed correct in calling it "Not HD" because its not. Nothing about it is HD.
FUS-RO-DAH Pro™ Mar 25, 2013 @ 7:45am 
Originally posted by Cyrus:
Originally posted by iemander:

Sorry but this is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, this game is definitely HD. I did not notice any resolution switch that goes to a non-HD resolution.

This game is running at 1920x1080 on my computer.

Please don't spread any false information.

A game runing in a Higher resolution does NOT make it HD.
There was no graphical overhaul to make it HD, nor were any graphics realy changed in the slightest.
So he is indeed correct in calling it "Not HD" because its not. Nothing about it is HD.

I think the fact it scales on a 21:9 screen 2560x1080 correctly means it upscales to HD res correctly. The fact textures and UI etc also scale correctly helps. Hardware mouse cursor to cope with mice of 2013 not pre 2000 also helps! Being able to zoom in and out (even beyond 16:9) is quite impressive.

The fact that a game this old is now getting people work! When it's also 50% off is worth supporting. And being on steam, auto patching updates and redownloads vs messing with a disc for some gamers thats going to be worth the price.

And some of the ingame art and movies, sound FX are higher res than from the original.

So it's HD and widescreen ready if people want to argue over terms...
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