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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is out now with Linux support

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Square One Games Inc., Black Isle Studios and Interplay Entertainment are back with another classic revived. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is now available with Native Linux support.

"Unspeakable evil has returned to the legendary city of Baldur's Gate in this dungeon-crawling, action RPG fantasy classic. A call for adventurers echoes through the embattled land. Cunning warriors and bold magic users are desperately needed to reclaim Baldur's Gate from a dark sorcery that threatens all in its path."

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Features:

  • Five new heroes with new class feats and abilities
  • Hack your way or cast powerful spells through over 80 perilous levels
  • Hidden areas, secret characters, and hundreds of items to discover, customize, and use
  • Forge unique magical weapons and armor to maximize the damage you inflict in battle
  • Conquer hordes of beasts and armies of Hobgoblins, Ghouls, Golems and dreaded Dragons
  • Compelling single or two-player cooperative modes of play

Available to buy on GOG and Steam.

What other classics would you like to see revived for modern stores and platforms? Let us know in the comments. There's likely thousands that could do well with a proper re-release don't you think? Some older games just have an atmosphere that plenty of modern games can't touch, although there's a bit of nostalgia at play there at times.

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slaapliedje 20 Jul
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Hopefully they fixed the cross-platform cloud save.
Maki 20 Jul
My word, GoG actually has the Linux version. What a new age we live in... :)
Leopard 20 Jul
QuoteSquare One Games Inc.

Oh no. Those guys are the worst when it comes to Linux support.

Their Bards Tale port for Linux has an input bug that makes character run in a direction non stop for years. I've tried to reach them via multiple channels but they don't just don't respond.
Vishar 20 Jul
i think i see more and more overpriced games that will do 'fake' -50% discount soon :P
Quoting: Vishari think i see more and more overpriced games that will do 'fake' -50% discount soon :P

Yeap 100% agree..... Thank Lord Gaben that we have regular good sales on Steam so we can pick and choose when to buy games......
DrMcCoy 20 Jul
Quoting: LeopardTheir Bards Tale port for Linux

Dunno, but I had a different experience back in the day. I found a bug where they didn't check the return value of an X call for NULL, which in my case it was because I'm running multiple monitors on separate X screens without Xinerama. I hacked together a quick LD_PRELOAD fix that both works around the bug and shows what they missed, put that up in the Steam forums for anyone who needs that and send a bug report with the same information their way. Shortly after, they release a new version where that was fixed.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/41900/discussions/0/810938082700488770/
Leopard 20 Jul
Quoting: DrMcCoy
Quoting: LeopardTheir Bards Tale port for Linux

Dunno, but I had a different experience back in the day. I found a bug where they didn't check the return value of an X call for NULL, which in my case it was because I'm running multiple monitors on separate X screens without Xinerama. I hacked together a quick LD_PRELOAD fix that both works around the bug and shows what they missed, put that up in the Steam forums for anyone who needs that and send a bug report with the same information their way. Shortly after, they release a new version where that was fixed.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/41900/discussions/0/810938082700488770/

https://steamcommunity.com/app/41900/discussions/0/2860219962085398108/

https://steamcommunity.com/app/41900/discussions/0/1480982971183269134/

Nope, they claimed they fixed the issue i mentioned last year but it still persists.

QuoteThis should no longer been an issue with the latest LTS update.

This doesn't make sense to begin with anyways, that is a distro agnostic issue.


Last edited by Leopard on 20 July 2022 at 11:50 pm UTC
TheRiddick 21 Jul
Quoting: LeopardTheir Bards Tale port for Linux has an input bug that makes character run in a direction non stop for years. I've tried to reach them via multiple channels but they don't just don't respond.

You mean the newer bards tale V? I never experienced such a issue, thought it did have performance issues in areas.

I think the big issue is they made the Linux version use OpenGL instead of Vulkan which is a byproduct of using OLDER engine versions. Developers often struggle updating to newer engine versions especially when it involves moving graphics APIs.
Leopard 21 Jul
Quoting: TheRiddick
Quoting: LeopardTheir Bards Tale port for Linux has an input bug that makes character run in a direction non stop for years. I've tried to reach them via multiple channels but they don't just don't respond.

You mean the newer bards tale V? I never experienced such a issue, thought it did have performance issues in areas.

I think the big issue is they made the Linux version use OpenGL instead of Vulkan which is a byproduct of using OLDER engine versions. Developers often struggle updating to newer engine versions especially when it involves moving graphics APIs.

Nope.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/41900/The_Bards_Tale/

Bards Tale Remastered and Resnarkled.

QuoteThe all-new Remastered & Resnarked update adds support for Steam Achievements and Steam Trading Cards, as well as Italian language support, compatibility improvements with 64-bit systems, and more!
slaapliedje 22 Jul
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Quoting: Leopard
QuoteSquare One Games Inc.

Oh no. Those guys are the worst when it comes to Linux support.

Their Bards Tale port for Linux has an input bug that makes character run in a direction non stop for years. I've tried to reach them via multiple channels but they don't just don't respond.
Huh, which Bard's Tale did they port, the top down version? I don't think I have ran into that bug on it. I should try it on my Deck.
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