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Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Is Coming To Linux

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Published on 13 December 2012 08:48 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Back in August I wrote that a Linux port of the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition game was being considered. There's now word that a native Linux port of this game is indeed coming.

The year 2013 is looking to be the year of Linux gaming and Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition of Overhaul Games will be among the native Linux titles. Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition is a remake of the original Baldur's Gate role-playing game and its Baldur's Gate Tales of the Sword Coast expansion. The game was released last month for Windows while the Mac OS X port is expected this month.

Besides remaking the original game and boasting improved graphics for the popular RPG, the enhanced copy also features downloadable content, modding support, and other additions. This new Linux game is powered by the Infinity Enhanced Engine, which was originally developed by BioWare.

Confirmation of the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition officially coming to Linux was made via Twitter. Trent Oster, the Creative Director on the game, tweeted: "I have just signed the #Linux #BGEE agreement. Waiting on counter-signature. Here we go!"

At this time there's no expected release date for the Linux port but it will likely be a few months out.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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