“Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition” now on Linux

After a long wait we finally have “Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition” on Linux!


L.G.C. (Linux Gamecast Weekly) broke the news over the weekend that Baldur’s Gate had finally arrived on Linux. Although this classic RPG had been running just fine under WINE it is still great to see it appear in my Steam Linux games list. I am over the moon that this whopping big, massive six “CD”, yes folks, you heard right, six “CD” title (for those that remember), is finally ours to play and enjoy once again.  Baldur’s Gate might be an old title but it is definitely a classic game and one worth playing. It beats the hell out of some of the 8bit “Hipster” games we’ve been getting over the last year. And if like me you love old school RPGs, then you will love Baldur’s Gate. Don’t worry if you don’t see the Tux icon on the Baldur’s Gate Steam page, I’m sure they’ll put it in over the coming days. I can confirm that the game is Linux ready as I downloaded it this morning and made sure it runs just fine. Classic D&D gaming here I come!

Since its original release in 1998, this classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons® computer roleplaying games. Customize your hero’s traits and abilities, recruit a party of brave allies, and explore the far corners of the Sword Coast in your search for adventure, profit… and the truth.


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  • New Adventure: The Black Pits
  • New Character: Dorn Il-Khan
  • New Character: Neera the Wild Mage
  • New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
  • A new collection of player character voice sets
  • Native support for high-resolution widescreen displays
  • Over 400 improvements to the original game
  • Improved multiplayer support with connectivity between all platforms

System Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu or Chosen Distro
  • Processor: 1 GHZ
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
  • Hard Drive: 2.17 GB HD space
  • Sound: Sound Card



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