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GemRB is a free and open source game engine reimplementation for Infinity Engine games including Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale 1 and more.

The latest release went out recently with version 0.9.2 giving numerous improvements to Planescape: Torment support. The developers mentioned it also has "onfigurable AI speed, improved performance and others. Notably GemRB now also supports PVR(Z) based formats, making content creation easier, most new opcodes/actions/triggers and together with some infrastructural changes, BG2EE games can now be loaded (still not playable though!)".

Pictured - Planescape: Torment

From the 0.9.2 release:

New features:
  - PVR(Z), BAM2, MOS2 and TIS2 support
  - support for higher AI speeds ("FPS") and VSync
  - support for EE-style saves, TLK locations and many more tables
  - PST's floating text and personalized pc comments
  - optional smooth fog of war on SDL >= 2.0.18
  - 3e-style sneak attack and crippling strike from HoW/iwdee
  - Anbernic device support

Improved features:
  - PST effect durations
  - performance, pathfinding, formations
  - combat, opcodes, EE compat, hp handling, demo
  - bugfixes

Another great cross-platform open source project that will keep some classics alive forever. 

See more on the website.

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kaiman Jul 12, 2023
Quotesupport for EE-style saves
I'd rather the EE editions would have offered support for non-EE-style saves :-). But maybe here's a potential conversion utility in the making ...
TheSHEEEP Jul 12, 2023
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More looking forward towards IWD2 in GemRB, as that is the one game that truly needs some love on modern & future machines.
tthimble Jul 17, 2023
Pretty sick, I have to check out how it works, haven't used GemRB before.
Installing Baldur's Gate: Original Saga through Lutris didn't work, so I'll probably have to do it manually.
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