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It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition

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Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.

In the page source from the official site, is this:
div class="clock" style="width: 620px;" secret="0x50 0x53 0x54 0x45 0x45"
Notice the hex there? That translates to PSTEE.

So it's more than likely we will see another remaster from Beamdog with Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition. It should see Linux support like their previous remasters of Baldur's Gate, especially since they specifically mentioned Linux in their call for beta testers.

We will know soon enough, with the countdown having less than 2 days on it.

Thanks for the tip AnachronyX. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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rick01457 26 Mar, 2017
Finally...
neowiz73 26 Mar, 2017
I think I might grab this just for nostalgia and I enjoyed this more-so than BG because of the unique story and world of Planescape: Torment.

although I'd really like to see something new for a change, Spelljammer is probably one of the most exciting yet is never touched.
Shmerl 26 Mar, 2017
Good. I really hope it will be 64-bit. It's pretty annoying that all previous Beamdog games are 32-bit, and they all suffer from the infamous "no LFS support" bug.

Please, comment here if you care: https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/63906/please-make-upcoming-planescape-torment-ee-64-bit-on-linux


Last edited by Shmerl on 26 March 2017 at 10:44 pm UTC
rafebelmont 26 Mar, 2017
This is exciting news for me who is one of the guys that has always wanted to try Planescape Torment but never had the chance. Especially now that it should have a Linux version so it is a good idea to support them.


Last edited by rafebelmont on 26 March 2017 at 10:49 pm UTC
rafebelmont 26 Mar, 2017
Quoting: ShmerlGood. I really hope it will be 64-bit. It's pretty annoying that all previous Beamdog games are 32-bit, and they all suffer from the infamous "no LFS support" bug.

Please, comment here if you care: https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/63906/please-make-upcoming-planescape-torment-ee-64-bit-on-linux

I have the Steam version of BG:EE. Is there any way to test this bug without having a large HDD?
Shmerl 26 Mar, 2017
Quoting: rafebelmontI have the Steam version of BG:EE. Is there any way to test this bug without having a large HDD?

This bug happens on XFS on partitions around 2TB. The edge size is somewhat lower, but for sure on 2 and above. Not sure how else you can test it.

Reported it here: http://redmine.beamdog.com/issues/29687


Last edited by Shmerl on 26 March 2017 at 11:22 pm UTC
Mountain Man 26 Mar, 2017
GoG has had a Linux version of Planescape Torment for some time. It's a Wine wrapper, but it works perfectly.
rafebelmont 26 Mar, 2017
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: rafebelmontI have the Steam version of BG:EE. Is there any way to test this bug without having a large HDD?

This bug happens on XFS on partitions around 2TB. The edge size is somewhat lower, but for sure on 2 and above. Not sure how else you can test it.

Reported it here: http://redmine.beamdog.com/issues/29687

Yeah, I saw this link on the forum post. I was interested in reproducing it for the bug report to get more attention from the devs. I think I will post a reply there anyway.
qptain Nemo 27 Mar, 2017
Nice. I hope that means Steam.

Quoting: Mountain ManGoG has had a Linux version of Planescape Torment for some time. It's a Wine wrapper, but it works perfectly.
Your mileage may vary as they say, but I definitely wouldn't call that perfectly. It's been a while but when I tried it it was pretty bad with the game taking over the entire desktop preventing alt+tabbing or something along those lines. Playing P:T using GemRB is much, much better if you ask me (which you can still do using your GOG copy of course). But hopefully this upcoming release will make all this moot regardless.


Last edited by qptain Nemo on 27 March 2017 at 4:38 am UTC
Feist 27 Mar, 2017
Fantastic! I´ve been waiting for the enhanced edition of "Icewind Dale" for a long time now (and keeping my fingers crossed for IWDII as well) but I didn´t dare to hope for "Torment".

The new "Beamdog Client" sounds interesting as well:

"Sharp eyed users will notice the new Beamdog Client supports products on Mac (we’ve specifically designed it to work well with Sierra) and Linux. Though Linux users will see an empty list where games should be, perhaps that’s a sign of things to come in the future. ;)
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