kamster99 Jun 19, 2013 @ 2:52pm
Bad News - game / patch related
Doesn't impact people's ability to buy this from steam, but it could be a sign of more serious problems to come.

(found on www.baldursgate.com)

"Dear Friends of Baldur's Gate,

We recently removed Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from sale on Beamdog and the Apple App Store. We've taken this step at our publishing partner's request as we attempt to resolve a number of contractual issues.

Unfortunately, until this matter is resolved, we are unable to release the latest Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition patch or Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android.

This also prevents the launch of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. I sincerely apologize to the series' fans and promise we are working diligently to remedy the situation.

Regards,
Trent Oster
President, Beamdog & Overhaul Games



Frequently Asked Questions

I have already purchased Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from Beamdog or the Apple App Store. Will I still be able to download and play my game?

Yes. If you have already purchased Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from Beamdog or the Apple App Store, you can still download and play your game.


Why is all of this happening? What caused this issue?

We are unable to discuss details of the complex legal matters surrounding this issue at this time. Please be aware that we are extremely unhappy with the situation and are doing our best to work past it. We have put a lot of hard work into this series, and are eager for fans to see it.


When will Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition be available again?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer the game for sale until all issues with our publishing partner have been resolved. We do not have a specific date for when the game will be available again.


What is in the next Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition patch?

The next Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition patch features:

An updated user interface that allows for high-resolution scaling and transparency.
A new renderer featuring enormous performance improvements, and compatibility enhancements for Intel graphics chipsets.
A new font system for sharper, clearer text.
Full German language support, including new German VO for the expanded content.
Subtitles in movies.
Over 135 gameplay fixes and enhancements.
We are unable to release this patch until all issues with our publishing partner have been resolved.


What's the status of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition?

We have been developing Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition for some time now, but until all issues with our publishing partner are resolved we cannot officially announce or offer this game for sale. This has resulted in significant amounts of wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst the development team.


What's the status of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android?

We cannot offer the game for sale until all issues with our publishing partner have been resolved."
Last edited by kamster99; Jun 19, 2013 @ 2:53pm
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michaelbcurtis Jun 19, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
Is there anyway to "rollback" the Edition I just bought? All I get is a white screen and a leather glove. All my drivers are up to date. I just purchased the game and have no way to even see it.
Bossonova911 Jun 19, 2013 @ 3:41pm 
Great as usual the gamers suffer, you know the ones who pay all of their salaries.
off in the shower Jun 19, 2013 @ 4:06pm 
I wonder what caused this? The game has been on sale for over 6 months. You'd think they'd have the contractual issues worked out.
kamster99 Jun 19, 2013 @ 8:56pm 
Originally posted by off in the shower:
I wonder what caused this? The game has been on sale for over 6 months. You'd think they'd have the contractual issues worked out.

I get the feeling Atari going belly up and the rights they own around Baldur's Gate (not D&D they sold those off in 2011) probably being up for sale has something to do with it.
s2x.Shiro Jun 20, 2013 @ 5:59am 
inb4 people stockpiling this game in their inentories and selling each copy for 50+ TF2 keys later.
TheSnood Jun 20, 2013 @ 7:43am 
Bad news for me as well. It seems the latest patch also broke my game giving me half white and half black screen right at the launch of the game. Cmon steam rollback the update or something, their lawyers even said that those who previously purchaced teh game would be able to download and play it as normal. Please fix this steamy steam!
darren Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:14am 
♥♥♥♥ing IP holder ....

We pay the money and play the game ,

How much of money you get , it's not customer's resposibility

Give us the game and patch , shame on you,
VII_outLaw Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:50am 
Originally posted by darren:
♥♥♥♥ing IP holder ....

We pay the money and play the game ,

How much of money you get , it's not customer's resposibility

Give us the game and patch , shame on you,

+1
The Kaesar Jun 20, 2013 @ 11:52am 
Originally posted by VII_outLaw:
Originally posted by darren:
♥♥♥♥ing IP holder ....

We pay the money and play the game ,

How much of money you get , it's not customer's resposibility

Give us the game and patch , shame on you,

+1

+2
Drakemyr Winterdusk Jun 20, 2013 @ 3:56pm 
+3 and I hope that they let them really start getting back to the patches soon. This is really aggrivating!
Wonderboy2402 Jun 20, 2013 @ 5:54pm 
Definately sounds like Atari, or some part of that entity. Trent Oster said he is on very good terms with the people at Wizard of the Coast.

Unfortunate, but hopefully will be sorted out.
Flashburn Jun 20, 2013 @ 8:36pm 
Without us to pay their salaries, the BGEE team has no choice but to move on to other projects while this mess gets sorted out.

That means work on the next patch, as well as work on BG2EE, is halted.

Phillip Daigle has assured us that the patch and BG2EE will be made, come hell, high water, or if they have to "crack open the Forbidden Tomes of Thussk Kun."

http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/19376/announcement-baldur-s-gate-enhanced-edition-has-been-temporarily-removed-from-sale/p1
Satoru Jun 20, 2013 @ 9:26pm 
Considering "best case" is a few weeks to resolve, I'm guessing Beamdog goes under before this gets sorted out.
Wonderboy2402 Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:07pm 
Why would they go under?
Draumeland Jun 21, 2013 @ 4:18am 
I'm guessing maybe this brought forth the IP debackle

http://neverwinter.nexusmods.com/mods/794/?tab=2&navtag=%2Fajax%2Fmodfiles%2F%3Fid%3D794&pUp=1

"Baldur's Gate: Reloaded is a fan-made tribute to and complete remake of Baldur's Gate (1998), orginally developed by BioWare and published by Interplay Enterainment, for Neverwinter Nights 2. This campaign features both the entire original campaign and its expansion, Tales of the Sword Coast."
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