Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Beamdog's Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 Enhanced Editions

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Xzar, Feb 28, 2012.

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    Probably a fan project based on the recent fan-made open source version of IE.
     
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    Hmmm according to the US Copyright site, BioWare still own the right's to "Baldurs Gate", which seems odd someone could just buy this domain name? Though I don't exactly know how that all works.
     
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    Gods are not invincible in FR universe. He may got stripped of his powers due to conspiracy of other gods, or even better - he got the Dragonlance-like reversal (Raistlin becoming a god then unbecoming one). Either way, characters of the series are too awesome to let them go, there's a lot of stories that can be told with them, so by no means BG is done. And as getting a new protag working with the same squad seems like a weaker decision, we'll have either this or complete reboot, in case BG3 really happens.

    As for this one, I'm almost convinced now, that this is HD remake in style of MDK2 HD.
     
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    Yeah, I saw this too..."Raise Dead : Infinity Engine", seriously? Fucking n00bs can't even use Resurrection yet...:lol:

    Still, such a stupid detail would probably be seen by fans working on it, so it may be something "official"...who knows...
     
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    I always thought it'd be pretty awesome if the story carried on in Baldur's Gate III but with your character as a god, walking the outer planes, interacting with other gods, and generally doing godlike shit. It'd be a super weird game but a super awesome one too.

    But then I looked around at the candidates for its development. Fuck that idea.
     
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    Went on to BSN to see if anyone was discussing this and, surprisingly, they were. And found this:

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    :hmmm:
     
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    Who is Trent Oster?
     
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    TBH, that was kind of the way I expected the game to be when I was reading the manual (Only newfags don't bother RTFM before playing a game). I assumed you would start out in Baldur's Gate, visit all the cool places Volo talked about, and do some quests in some city catacombs or something before branching out into the wider world. I was so pissed off when I realized you couldn't get IN Baldur's Gate until Chapter 5!
    :rage:
     
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    Ehhhhh....Where could they take the series from where it already went? They could go the black hound route, but who but Black Isle could have pulled that off?
     
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    It had better be isometric
     
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    Maybe it's a HD Remake to start with?

    The dude was already involved in making MDK2 HD: http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/10/10/m...s-trent-oster-on-putting-the-hd-into-mdk2-hd/

     
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    I thought modders had already made BG "HD".
     
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    What would be the point of an HD remake? It is not a 3D game, the only thing they could do IMO is to increase the resolution, which is already available through the widescreen mod. I don't think they will remake the game in a totally new engine.
     
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    I've just read the OpenInfinity/ GemRB project is announced to be playable for BG*/IWD games. A bit impressive, considering they got almost nothing in 2008 and just a year ago they didn't have even projectiles and levelling implemented. However I doubt the eventual HD remake would use it. They'd rather get original source or write a new engine from scratch for old documentation.
    I think it's pointless, to write a whole new engine just to reuse old assets. Maybe they want to go full 3D.
     
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    If he has access to the original game assets, a lot of which are 3D eg. backgrounds and characters, they could be re-rendered to isometric at higher resolutions or may even be used directly over 2D backgrounds re-rerendered to higher resolutions. And theoretically, if the 3D background source models are detailed enough, the game itself could switch to 3D entirely though that would be unlikely and costly.
     
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    Eh, modders managed to make Widescreen Mods that up the resolution by showing more of the screen but that doesn't up the res of the artset, just makes everything more tiny. They could rescan major art, or maybe they still have high-res originals somewhere.
    They could also rework some features and UI that were fail (useable quest-journal, better item-management etc. or this) and would stop people from playing nowadays (thinking Monkey Island: SE) while keeping the game and game systems intact as they were.
     
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    I have no idea what's going on, but it has something to do with Baldur's Gate so it's gonna be:incline:

    ...

    ...right?
     
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    The best part of BG. :M
     
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    Better item management? You mean like a list with huge fonts for consoletards to scroll through? :rpgcodex:
     
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    BG1 didn't even have mouse-wheel support without BGT or EasyTutu, no scrolling there xD
     
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    And so it is....














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    Good job, but try harder, you haven't reached racofer-level thread incline skills yet. :obviously:
     
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    sorry, potato version is much more majestic



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