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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition cover
Developers
Overhaul Games
Publishers
Beamdog
Engines
Infinity
Release dates
Windows November 28, 2012
macOS (OS X) February 22, 2013
Linux September 27, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 78
IGDB 78
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Finite spend
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition on HowLongToBeat
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition on IGDB
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition on MobyGames
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition 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: Dark Alliance II 2022
Baldur's Gate 3 EA

Key points

Numerous improvements over the original game, including performance optimisation and support for high resolutions.[1]
Includes several bug fixes and an overhauled game engine.
Cross-platform multiplayer (Windows, OS X and iPad).

General information

Official forums
Unofficial wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

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

Monetization

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.

Microtransactions

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
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Faces of Good and Evil Cosmetic. Includes 3 male and 3 female portraits.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

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) ~/Documents/Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition/Baldur.lua
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition/Baldur.lua
This game follows 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) ~/Documents/Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition/save/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition/save/

Save game cloud syncing

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

Video

Graphics Settings
Graphics Settings

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

Input

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Remapping
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.[5]
Controller
Controller support

Audio

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Czech
French
Audio is localized only for original content; Enhanced Edition content is unvoiced.
German
Enhanced Edition content in main game has German voices, but Siege of Dragonspear only has English audio and German texts.
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Polish
Fan translation of BG: Siege of Dragonspear, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Official in-game localization.
Russian
Fan translation by prozh
Spanish
Turkish
Ukrainian

Network

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c Can be enabled with Alternate Renderer under Graphics options.
OpenGL 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit support added and 32-bit support unavailable as of patch 2.6.[6] Version 2.5 is kept in a Steam beta branch and a GOG.com bonus installer.
macOS (OS X)
Despite MacUpdater claiming ARM support,[7] there are no other sources online that support their claim, despite the game having extensive update logs and player bases.
Linux

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.

Additional downloads

Tweaks Anthology

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

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
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)
Minimum
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
Linux
Minimum
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

References

  1. List of features that Overhaul has added over the original Baldur's Gate
  2. Verified by User:Vetle on 2016-03-20
  3. [MOD] BG:EE Classic Movies - shsforums.net
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named FPS cap
  5. Touch-friendly games - last accessed on 15 September 2022
  6. Steam Community Announcements - Patch 2.6 Launches Today! - last accessed on 2021-04-20
  7. Mac App 'Baldur's Gate' v2.6.6 Download - last accessed on 28 March 2022