Universal Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition - (by Beamdog)

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Echoseven, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Claud

    Claud Well-Known Member

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    Argh doesn't sound so good. I'm always wary of software houses that don't support the further development or optimization of their games.
     
  2. stlredbird

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    I understand what you're saying to a point. But this is s 4 year port of an 18 year old game. Financially they really have no reason up update it to fit new sized screens. With any piece of ios software i only hope they update when an ios update breaks it (cough, cough, capcom and 2k games, cough)
     
  3. eugenemcardle

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    Also, playing a game as complex as this on a phone is, in my opinion, crazy. The buttons and items will be so hard to select I can't see much enjoyment in it. The game itself is a classic and I have in on my iPad Air 2 and it plays perfectly. One of the best games on the store, not designed for phone screens for a reason.
     
  4. horc00

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    Hi all, just wondering, is there any way to import customized items into the iOS game?
     
  5. faceleg

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    YMMV - I greatly enjoyed playing it on my old 5S.
     
  6. senkoujin

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm chiming in to say that I've just recently conquered Durlag's Tower! :)


    I've been having a BLAST with this game, and I am EXTREMELY grateful that it was ported to iPad! Back in 1998, I didn't have a decent enough PC to run this game, nor was I a PC gamer, so I had missed out.

    Anyway, I'm very much enjoying this game; it's so HUGE, and SO much to do! This game is well worth the $9.99 price.
     
  7. faceleg

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    Anyone know if Beamdog is planning an update for iOS/Android... ever?
     
  8. AlexBi

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    Baldur's game won't work with next version of ios: is a 32 bit application. I hope Beamdog will update this.
     
  9. Kenan2000

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    Have no fear!Check the forums,there are links to the twitter posts of it's developers,it is confirmed that it will be updated along with Icewind - dale.
     
  10. Kenan2000

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    Nobody cares?!
    https://mobile.twitter.com/TrentOster/status/844283830412423170?p=v

    HOORAY!!!!!!
     
  11. AlexBi

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  12. psj3809

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    Phew. 64 but update is here
     
  13. AlexBi

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    GREAT NEWS!!!
    Thank you
     
  14. eugenemcardle

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    Great to hear, at last, the world is a better place.
     
  15. Jinxtah

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    Hey guys. So this went on sale just now, and as this is Baldur's Gate (which I've played before) I was hovering over the buy button, but went to read the review on toucharcade which did the game no favors. It listed loads of things that were eyebrow raising, and I'm wondering if those issues were addressed or not. I'd rather not read through 100 pages to find out, so I'm hoping someone here can bring me up to speed.

    Are there any issues left worth being annoyed about?

    One of the big issues in the review was the constant scrolling of the screen with sliding the finger, as there would be no auto center for the characters, and another huge annoyance mentioned was the lack of on the fly pausing, and you having to rely pre-set settings on when to pause (on combat start, on monster death, etc), which removes a lot of the tactical play, as if you have spell casters (and why wouldn't you), you'll be casting spells constantly, making it a right pain not to have pause.

    So I'd love to know if those issues were addressed, and if the game is worthwhile now. Not the quality of the story and setting, just the gameplay itself when considering the port and platform.
     
  16. andsoitgoes

    andsoitgoes Well-Known Member

    So picked it up on the recent sale and can’t say how disappointed I am.

    Doesn’t run properly on the Max, and they’ve never made accommodations for the x style navigation bar at the bottom. Absolutely frustrating that this is an issue a year after the X was made. It’s bonkers.

    But even without that it’s completely unplayable in the current state, and for that I’m insanely sad.
     

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  17. psj3809

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    I’m sad I saw a new post on the Baldur’s gate thread and hoped it was good news about an update .. and it wasn’t

    If youve got an iPhone X or later always look at an apps histoey to see if there’s been an update for the screen size
     
  18. andsoitgoes

    andsoitgoes Well-Known Member

    I have the Max so it’s a bit weird. A lot of games updated for the X aren’t working the same on the Max. I assume this is because the device is basically “new” and is reporting a different screen size. That said, I’ve heard people having these same issues on the XS as well, so maybe they’re only looking at the identification of an X and disregarding it otherwise. It’s kinda weird really.
     
  19. Talbs

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    You made it sound like it’s unplayable, when in fact it is totally still playable. The screen image is just not optimised is all. That bar down the bottom is the least of the optimising concerns imo. If that bar weren’t visible, we’d still have the image unoptimized anyway.
    Imo it’s just scaled down a bit like it’s windowed. But it’s still totally playable. All that we have here is an unoptimized app. Well half the games on the AppStore are still unoptimized. Nothing to do with “doesn’t run properly” imo, it’s just not optimised.


    Yes I’d love to see an optimisation, but the game is still playable and great as is.
     
  20. andsoitgoes

    andsoitgoes Well-Known Member

    You must have SIGNIFICANTLY better eyesight than me, because once you get into that menu it's completely and totally unreadable.

    I don't know if you have a Max and have tried it, but it looks significantly worse than the picture, and I JUST got new glasses so I know that's not it. Just trying again, the text on the boxes is not just small but it's.... different. Just a few minutes trying to get through the main menus was headache inducing, trying to tap on the boxes inside that area are impossible, the font is unreadable. I can't even create characters it's so small.

    I can deal with the bar, it's annoying.

    I can't deal with not being able to read basic text, and having the hit boxes on the main tutorial screen being very difficult to hit in a game that's already a bit of a challenge to play on a small device.
     
  21. Talbs

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    You know you can enlarge text in settings?

    I’ve had this game on a 6+ and now a Max and I can say there’s been no change except that it’s slightly windowed on the Max, so the screen is ever so slightly smaller, but not by much at all. Just enlarge text in options.
     

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