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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance to get a Steam release and for Linux too

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Well this is something of a surprise, the classic Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance appeared on Steam just recently and it seems the developer is ensuring there will be a Linux port too.

Originally released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and later other consoles it recently saw an improve re-release for the latest generation of consoles. Black Isle Studios are now bringing it to Steam, with the store page going live just recently and going by the store page trailer it will go to GOG too but no store page there yet.

Black Isle Studios have been working on older titles a fair bit recently, bringing more retro games to Steam with Interplay and this is another that will have a Linux version.

"Experience the massively popular world of Baldur's Gate as never before. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance thrusts you into an epic Dungeons & Dragons adventure filled with intense action, intricate puzzles and sinister intrigue, where your mastery of cold steel and devastating spells is the only thing between you and ultimate evil."

No release date is being given yet but the team did mention on Twitter that it would be "very soon".

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Tags: GOG, RPG, Steam, Upcoming
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adolson Dec 17, 2021
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: adolsonI loved this game. Bought it for Xbox, then later for GameCube, and even the [kinda crappy] GameBoy Advance port. Will buy it at some point for Linux, too.
Sadly, I think the second one only came out on the PS2. Good thing I put a hard drive in mine :P
It was on Xbox for sure. I didn't like it as much as the first game, personally, but that was then. Maybe my opinion would have changed since then, I dunno.
slaapliedje Dec 17, 2021
Quoting: adolson
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: adolsonI loved this game. Bought it for Xbox, then later for GameCube, and even the [kinda crappy] GameBoy Advance port. Will buy it at some point for Linux, too.
Sadly, I think the second one only came out on the PS2. Good thing I put a hard drive in mine :P
It was on Xbox for sure. I didn't like it as much as the first game, personally, but that was then. Maybe my opinion would have changed since then, I dunno.
Oh, I may just ignore the Xbox's existence, as it's made by Microsoft. :P
adolson Dec 23, 2021
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: adolson
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: adolsonI loved this game. Bought it for Xbox, then later for GameCube, and even the [kinda crappy] GameBoy Advance port. Will buy it at some point for Linux, too.
Sadly, I think the second one only came out on the PS2. Good thing I put a hard drive in mine :P
It was on Xbox for sure. I didn't like it as much as the first game, personally, but that was then. Maybe my opinion would have changed since then, I dunno.
Oh, I may just ignore the Xbox's existence, as it's made by Microsoft. :P
Just noticed your reply, sorry for the late response!

That's fair.

I had already been messing with Linux by the time the Xbox released, and I deleted my final Windows partition in 2002 (I get my 20-year chip next summer!). I was mostly a Linux gamer back then (as well as my old consoles, SNES and TG-16), though we had real slim pickings with only LGP, Loki, icculus, Epic, and id really doing anything games-wise. I was as anti-Microsoft as they come...

However, a friend convinced me to get a [second-hand, pre-modded] Xbox by showing me the [open-source] Xbox Media Player (this was before the rename to XBMC, and now Kodi) running on his, streaming movies over his LAN. The price was right. Majority of my time with it was playing movies and TV shows on it, but a handful of [also preowned] games, too.

Anyhow. If my friend had showed me XBMP on a PS2, I would have bought that instead. Or a GameCube, or whatever. Just happened to be a Microsoft product. Oh well. It was a great media player at the time. Controller sucked for gaming, though. (And to this day I don't have a single Windows computer in my home, and I intend to keep it that way!)
slaapliedje Dec 23, 2021
Quoting: adolson
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: adolson
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: adolsonI loved this game. Bought it for Xbox, then later for GameCube, and even the [kinda crappy] GameBoy Advance port. Will buy it at some point for Linux, too.
Sadly, I think the second one only came out on the PS2. Good thing I put a hard drive in mine :P
It was on Xbox for sure. I didn't like it as much as the first game, personally, but that was then. Maybe my opinion would have changed since then, I dunno.
Oh, I may just ignore the Xbox's existence, as it's made by Microsoft. :P
Just noticed your reply, sorry for the late response!

That's fair.

I had already been messing with Linux by the time the Xbox released, and I deleted my final Windows partition in 2002 (I get my 20-year chip next summer!). I was mostly a Linux gamer back then (as well as my old consoles, SNES and TG-16), though we had real slim pickings with only LGP, Loki, icculus, Epic, and id really doing anything games-wise. I was as anti-Microsoft as they come...

However, a friend convinced me to get a [second-hand, pre-modded] Xbox by showing me the [open-source] Xbox Media Player (this was before the rename to XBMC, and now Kodi) running on his, streaming movies over his LAN. The price was right. Majority of my time with it was playing movies and TV shows on it, but a handful of [also preowned] games, too.

Anyhow. If my friend had showed me XBMP on a PS2, I would have bought that instead. Or a GameCube, or whatever. Just happened to be a Microsoft product. Oh well. It was a great media player at the time. Controller sucked for gaming, though. (And to this day I don't have a single Windows computer in my home, and I intend to keep it that way!)
My hatred for MS started before my love of Linux. Mainly started as I wanted to be a writer for a long time, needed a word processor, and at the time for Windows 95 the cheapest one I could find was Microsoft Home Essentials for 100, that included Word... a month later, Office 97 released, and they offered ZERO upgrade support from Home Essentials... swore to give them no money since then, and have for the most part succeeded (some controllers, and that is it.)


Last edited by slaapliedje on 23 December 2021 at 3:30 pm UTC
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