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Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

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Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition cover
Developers
Overhaul Games
Publishers
Beamdog
Engines
Infinity
Release dates
Windows November 15, 2013
macOS (OS X) December 16, 2014[1]
Linux December 16, 2014[1]
Reception
Metacritic 78
OpenCritic 76
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
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
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Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition on Wikipedia
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Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS; increasing the cap makes the game run too fast.

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
Publisher website
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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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
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition\baldur.lua
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition/baldur.lua
Linux ~/.local/share/Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition/Baldur.lua
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition\save\
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition/save/
Linux ~/.local/share/Baldur's Gate II - 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

Video

Graphical settings.
Graphical settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS. Frame rate can be customized in baldur.lua; however, frame rate is tied directly to the game's clock and changing it will adjust the game speed.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Acceleration not present
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
No built-in support; Beamdog supplies an officially-recommended Steam Controller configuration for the Steam release of the game.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Ambient, sound effects, voice, music and movie
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
EE-exclusive characters only have English voice acting.
Italian
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6 Co-op
Online play
6 Co-op

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
2D
User created game profile, read important notes in the vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed

Main PC unable to Talk after returning to human form

In this case, the "Talk"-button is greyed out.
Enable debug mode and restore silence state[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open baldur.lua.
  3. Under line 74, 'Program Options', 'Volume SFX', '100', add:
    'Program Options', 'Debug Mode', '1',.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Start the game and load the affected save and select the affected character.
  6. Press Ctrl+ Shift+/+r

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.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit support added and 32-bit support unavailable as of patch 2.6.[4] Version 2.5 is kept in a Steam beta branch and a GOG.com bonus installer.
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB

References