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    Phoronix: A Linux Port Of Baldur's Gate Is Being Looked At

    The creative director for Overhaul Games' Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition title has shared that they're looking at making a native Linux port...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE3Mjc

  • #2
    gemrb

    Seems worth mentioning that there's already gemrb, a free software engine remake, which works pretty well for at least BG1 and BG2 with their expansions.

    http://www.gemrb.org

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    • #3
      It's nice having another classic DnD style RPG besides Neverwinter Nights on Linux.
      But with so many great games heading to Linux in the upcoming year it's gonna be be a really hard blow to my pocket.

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      • #4
        Great news

        I really enjoyed these games and will be thrilled if they release a native linux client!

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        • #5
          pretty cool news.

          Also just found out that Linux game publishing (LGP) released Sacred Gold RPG in USC and probably to desura too:

          http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/08/l...cred-gold.html

          more RPGs the merrier.

          any more good rpgs available ?
          Last edited by madjr; 08-31-2012, 02:28 AM.

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          • #6
            Great!

            I like the isometric Baldur's Gate Series way better than NWN.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by madjr View Post
              pretty cool news.

              Also just found out that Linux game publishing (LGP) released Sacred Gold RPG in USC and probably to desura too:

              http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/08/l...cred-gold.html

              more RPGs the merrier.

              any more good rpgs available ?
              Excellent, just bought this now.

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              • #8
                i have a sneaking suspicion most of you never heard of gemRB project - it allows you to play classic baldur's gate games on wide range of systems.

                http://www.gemrb.org/wiki/doku.php?id=start

                still, linux port of newer version of the game is welcome.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by entropy View Post
                  Great!

                  I like the isometric Baldur's Gate Series way better than NWN.
                  W00t, with the module editor etc.? Community made adventures?
                  Imoen was cool though

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                  • #10
                    Excellent

                    Hope this really happens.

                    I had already prepurchased earlier the game as I was thinking of running it via wine or some other method but a native Linux version makes me much happier.

                    Perhaps on Linux Steam as well.

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                    • #11
                      It won't come on steam, I was hoping they would make BG2 en expansion on BG1 like the mod comunity did.

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                      • #12
                        Okay, now I'm really hyped up.

                        Okay, Left 4 Dead 2 is an amazing zombie experience I can play endlessly, but now balders gate!?!?!? these are like my two favorite game series ever. If they made this come true, they'd definitely get some of my money.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by disi View Post
                          W00t, with the module editor etc.? Community made adventures?
                          Sure, personal taste.
                          But TBH, I never tried the community stuff of NWN.

                          Just from the graphical appearance I rather disliked the move to 3D back in those days.
                          I still prefer nicely drawn 2D assets over mediocre 3D worlds.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by entropy View Post
                            Sure, personal taste.
                            But TBH, I never tried the community stuff of NWN.

                            Just from the graphical appearance I rather disliked the move to 3D back in those days.
                            I still prefer nicely drawn 2D assets over mediocre 3D worlds.
                            Perhaps because I started with NWN, but I much prefer the interface in it. The official campaign is fail, but Hordes of the Underdark was a very good game, and so are some of the premium modules. The community has created tons of custom assets, as well as some very good modules themselves. I haven't played the persistent worlds, but I'm told that a very strong role playing community still thrives because of the freedom offered by that game.

                            Also given that it was linux native since 2003!, it's my favourite game, and my fallback of choice when I don't feel like anything in my backlog.

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                            • #15
                              They should of released BG1&2 as well as IWD1&2 at the same time I spent waaaaaaay too many hours playing these games. Especially IWD! Wonder how close Gem is to working with these I own them all from ... WTF year was that like 98? ... looks up ... yup and IWD was 2k holy crap..

                              Edit NWN was really good, the story was kinda poop but the game play was fun. The Linux native version had some issues last I played something about doors not working or being highlighted I can't remember anymore I am going to have to give it another shot. I own soo many games I wish had native clients, some do now. NWN,sacred and expansion (as sacred gold I guess), RTCW, Unreal 2k? Q3A ... fun times...Must resist urge to spam rockets hehe.
                              Last edited by nightmarex; 08-31-2012, 09:29 AM.

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