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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition cover
Overhaul Games
Release dates
Windows November 28, 2012
macOS (OS X) February 22, 2013
Linux September 27, 2014
Metacritic 78
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Finite spend
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Scrolling, Isometric
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Baldur's Gate
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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is an enhanced release of the 1998 fantasy role-playing game Baldur's Gate and its expansion pack Tales of the Sword Coast. The changes include a high-resolution support up to and including 4K Ultra HD, cross-platform multiplayer, new cutscenes, toggleable quality-of-life improvements and bug fixes.[1]

On March 31, 2016, the game received its first package of new content in the form of the Siege of Dragonspear DLC with a new storyline and characters, which was poorly received by critics and fans for its writing. Another set of DLC, a set of new player portraits Faces of Good and Evil was released on August 14, 2017.

General information

Official forums
Unofficial Wiki Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Publisher website
macOS (OS X)
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
The default Windows version is 64-bit; a separate set of 32-bit installers is also available. Includes redeemable key for the original version.
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam running.[2]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)


Type Notes
Expansion pack The Siege of Dragonspear expansion adds a new chapter to the game.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
Cosmetic The Faces of Good and Evil DLC consists of 6 character portraits that have no effect on gameplay.
Finite spend The Faces of Good and Evil DLC can only be bought once.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Siege of Dragonspear Expansion pack.
macOS (OS X)
Faces of Good and Evil Cosmetic. Includes 3 male and 3 female portraits.
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business is a mod that restores missing and cut content from the game's release. Available both for the original version and for the Enhanced Edition. List of all changes here.

Restore original cutscenes

BG:EE Classic Movies is a mod that replaces the new animated cutscenes with the 'classic' CGI movies from the original Baldur's Gate. It also restores missing in-game cutscenes.[3]

Game data

Configuration file location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition\Baldur.lua
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Documents/Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition/Baldur.lua
Linux $HOME/.local/share/Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition/Baldur.lua
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition\save\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Documents/Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition/save/
Linux $HOME/.local/share/Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition/save/
Four quicksave slots (Q), unlimited manual saves. Number of quicksaves can be manually adjusted with this mod.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
"Enable Cloud Saves" in the gameplay settings menu.


Graphics Settings
Graphics Settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game runs at desktop resolution but only takes up part of the screen on multi-monitor setups and shifts to the left side.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
If you're experiencing screen flicker or menu flicker, turn on Vsync in Nvidia CPanel for the game-exe or if you're running an ATI card, turn it on in the Catalyst Control Center.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Game is capped at 30 FPS; increasing it in Baldur.ini makes the game run too fast.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
A touch stylus may be needed due to the small HUD buttons.[4]
Controller support
Spells can be deleted from spellbooks by right-clicking on the spell icon.
Additional formations are available by selecting a group and right-clicking on a formation button.

Show area of effect for spells

Edit baldur.lua
  1. Go to the configuration file location and edit baldur.lua
  2. Search for the option Show AOE and switch it from 0 to 1. If you don't have that line, add it.

SetPrivateProfileString('Game Options','Show AOE','1')

Alternatively, use the Hidden gameplay options mod


Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
The GOG version is only subtitled; Enhanced Edition content has an English dub. Improved translation available
DVD Retail, GOG, Epic Games Store, Steam and Prime Gaming have a German dub.
Enhanced Edition content has an English dub.
Brazilian Portuguese
Official in-game localization. Enhanced Edition content has an English dub.
Fan translation by prozh
Siege of Dragonspear Spanish Fan translation by ElGamerViejuno


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
6 Co-op
Online play
6 Co-op
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c Can be enabled with 'Alternate Renderer' under the 'Graphics' options.
OpenGL 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
64-bit support was added and 32-bit support is unavailable as of patch 2.6.[5] Version 2.5 is kept in a Steam beta branch and has a bonus installer.
macOS (OS X)
Despite MacUpdater claiming ARM support,[6] there are no other sources online that support their claim, despite the game having extensive update logs and player bases.

Issues fixed

Game not launching

Fix Data Execution Prevention setting[citation needed]

Ensure Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is set to the default (Windows programs and services only).

In-Game Audio Loss

Install OpenAL_Soft.exe[citation needed]

Download OpenAL_Soft.exe from this link and install into your game installation folder.

Can't save / corrupted saves

Add the game's install folder to your antivirus exceptions.

Additional downloads

To apply the following mods to Siege of Dragonspear, you first need to run DLC Merger. Download the version for your system, unpack it to the game's folder and run setup-DlcMerger.exe (which should now be in the same folder as Baldur.exe), preferably as an admin.

Tweaks Anthology

Modular tool that allows making dozens of big and small changes to the game's balancing, presentation etc. Can be downloaded here. Documentation here.

Hidden gameplay options

Enables new settings in the game options, for example showing the area of effect before casting a spell, showing more detailed combat informations, etc. Full list of options here, the file can be downloaded here. To install, unpack the full content to the game's folder (where the Baldur.exe is) and run setup-HiddenGameplayOptions.exe there.

Radar overlay

Allows right-clicking on enemies to show their detailed stats.

Game has to be run in windowed mode to use this mod; starting the overlay will automatically switch to borderless fullscreen windowed.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.0 compatible
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12+
Processor (CPU) Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.0 compatible


  1. List of features that Overhaul has added over the original Baldur's Gate - last accessed on May 2023
  2. Verified by User:Vetle on 2016-03-20
  3. [MOD] BG:EE Classic Movies - - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  4. Touch-friendly games - last accessed on 15 September 2022
  5. Steam Community Announcements - Patch 2.6 Launches Today! - last accessed on 2021-04-20
  6. Mac App 'Baldur's Gate' v2.6.6 Download - last accessed on 28 March 2022