Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition includes the original adventure, Tales of the Sword Coast expansion, and all-new content including three new party members.
Forced to leave your home under mysterious circumstances, you find yourself drawn into a conflict that has the Sword Coast on the brink of war. Soon you discover there are other forces at work, far more sinister than you could ever imagine...
Since its original release in 1998, Baldur’s Gate has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games. Customize your hero, recruit a party of brave allies, and explore the Sword Coast in your search for adventure, profit… and the truth.
Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition includes the original Baldur’s Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion, and all-new content including three new party members.
New Adventure: The Black Pits
New Characters: The Blackguard Dorn Il-Khan, Neera the Wild Mage, and Rasaad yn Bashir the Monk
New player character voice sets
Native support for high-resolution widescreen displays
Over 400 improvements to the original game
Improved multiplayer support with connectivity between all platforms
A fair wind favors the Sword Coast today as the 2.5 update arrives in Baldur’s Gate! After weeks of waiting on becalmed seas, our swashbuckling team of developers have released a patch filled with features and fixes.
Find the full details at: http://blog.beamdog.com/2018/08/updates-to-baldurs-gate-enhanced.html
Ratings and Reviews
Set graphics options at the beginning
The game does not scale itself to the screen correctly. You have to manually set the graphics options. Otherwise seems good. They need to fix the graphics issue, however.
Excellent Experience on Big Sur after Enabling macOS Setting
I had some reluctance given some other reviews about crashing but really wanted this to work, in anticipation of the full release of BGIII. I run a 16" 2019 MBP on Big Sur (v 11.0.1).
The KEY piece is I needed to go to Finder → Applications, right-click on "Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition", select "Get Info". In the window that appears, under "General", be sure to set "Open in Low Resolution" to TRUE.
It then worked perfectly. Before I did that, I had issues getting past the main menu. It now runs beautifully and incredibly smoothly. It even takes up my entire ultra-wide monitor in-game for a more cinematic feel!
I've only experienced a couple slowdowns but it was due to other apps eating up all my RAM (looking at your Google Backup and Sync). Check Activity Monitor for culprits, as Big Sur compatibility, as of right now in Dec 2020, can still be rough for some apps.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: January 2020. If you plan to play the Siege of Dragonspear (SoD) DLC—which I strongly recommend by the way—I suggest you actually buy the whole set through Steam, as I haven't seen a way to get SoD through the App Store. I had completed BG:EE on the App Store, then realized this...
So I re-purchased BG:EE on Steam, then dug into the Library files on my Mac, copied my Save folder from where the BG:EE App Store put it and, pasted it where the BG:EE Steam expects it. I could then Import my BG:EE game into SoD no problem.
Crashes constantly about half way through campaign.
Although the game brings back many fond memories from playing the original, I can’t recommend the game due to a couple of issues. The first is just annoying, that the pop-up text boxes for items and areas in the map have microscopic font that is completely unreadable. I could live with this. However, the game frequently crashes when travelling from area to area. Once I got to the Baldur’s gate bridge, I could no longer travel to any area at all, making any further progress in the game impossible. Given that the last update to this game was 2 years ago, it seems unlikely that these bugs will ever be fixed.
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- Overhaul Games Inc.
- 2.9 GB
- Requires macOS 10.8 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © 2012 Beamdog
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.