Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance

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Not to be confused with Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance cover
Developers
Snowblind Studios
Windows Square One Games
macOS (OS X) Square One Games
Linux Square One Games
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Engines
Dark Alliance Engine
Release dates
Windows December 17, 2021
macOS (OS X) December 17, 2021
Linux December 17, 2021
Reception
OpenCritic 64
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Genres ARPG, Hack and slash
Themes Fantasy
Series Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on HowLongToBeat
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on IGDB
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance guide on StrategyWiki
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on MobyGames
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on Wikipedia
Baldur's Gate
Subseries of Dungeons & Dragons
Baldur's Gate 1998
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 2000
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition 2012
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition 2013
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2021
Baldur's Gate 3 EA

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view ARPG and hack and slash game in the Baldur's Gate series.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace logo videos with blank video files
  1. Download replacement files from here.
  2. Extract the video files to <path-to-game>\res, replacing the original files.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Baldur's Gate - Dark Alliance\savedata\bgda.cfg[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Baldur's Gate - Dark Alliance\savedata
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Pre-rendered videos (including the character select screen) are zoomed in, but in-game it displays fine.
4K Ultra HD
There's no in-game resolution setting, it automatically runs at desktop resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
By default. Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
There's no in-game option, and trying to force it on driver level doesn't work. However, the game files reference MSAA and FXAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Forced V-Sync on Windows 10 due to always running in borderless windowed mode.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Going above 60 FPS makes the game run faster and can cause voices to de-sync during cutscenes and dialogues. There is no in-game option to cap the framerate. Fullscreen mode is also forced to run at 60 Hz.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate sliders for music and sound effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game runs too fast[edit]

Frame rate higher than 60 makes the game run too fast, and the audio goes out of sync.
Workaround: Limit the frame rate

Limit the game to 60 FPS with RivaTuner Statistics Server or through Nvidia Control Panel.

Crash when deleting a corrupted save[edit]

Saving the game generates "corrupted saves" as well as working saves. Attempting to delete a corrupted save (even if it's not marked as such) causes the game to freeze and crash to desktop.
Workaround: Avoid deleting saves

To stay on the safe side, do not attempt to delete any saves, overwrite them instead.

Avoid spamming left mouse button or interaction key near save points.
Same key is used for bringing up save menu and deleting a save while in the menu.
Pressing left mouse button near a save point sometimes causes the menu to appear.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5700
ATI Radeon 9600
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.14
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5700
ATI Radeon 9600
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 20.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5700
ATI Radeon 9600
Sound (audio device) OpenAL compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Requires the following packages: libc6:i386, libasound2:i386, libasound2-data:i386, libasound2-plugins:i386, libwrap0:i386, libopenal1:i386, libvorbisfile3:i386, libglu1:i386, libfreetype6:i386, libgtk2.0-0:i386, libuuid1:i386

Notes

  1. It's a binary/encrypted file that can't be easily edited.

References