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    Planescape: Torment Joins Baldur's Gate on Good Old Games

    Bad: GoG closes. Good: GoG to allow downloading of purchased games. Bad: Whole affair a marketing stunt. Good: Bioware and Black Isles games in catalogue. Oh GoG, why do you torment us so?

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    If you have a wide-screen/relatively large monitor it might be an idea to download the unofficial widescreen/User Interface mods so you're not stretching a 640x480 game across 26" or whatever.

    Anyway, this marks two of the seven planned Hasbo titles GOG say they're going to release. I'm guessing three of the other five will be Baldur's Gate II and Icewindale I/II, and another one may be The Temple of Elemental Evil, but what about the last one? Gold Box collection? Dark sun: Shattered Lands? Ruins of Myth Drannor, lol?

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    Dark Sun: Shattered Lands I thought went freeware a while back.

    My money is on Neverwinter.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!

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    I'd LOVE to play this! I'd never got a chance to and I'm really kicking myself for it. How many years before Neverwinter Nights was this? I just remember it was great like Icewind Dale was (Both of which I never got to play. ~_~). IS Icewind Dale I and II available anymore? From what I remember, Ruins of Myth Drannor was TERRIBLE. It needed a patch just to work properly if memory serves.
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    Hasbro? I thought Wizards of the Coast owned them now since Interplay is no longer making games. I'd also love to play the full version of BG II... I'd love it if someone would go back and make HD remakes of them. ^_^ I'm sort of confused by this post. Does this mean that ALL of the Black Isle Studios games are now available for download? This is really cool. I may invest in some CLASSIC PC games! It looks like they have a LOT of good stuff! ~_^ Beyond Good and Evil! That's sweet!
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    I feel like I've been asleep for years... I've never even heard of this place before... I'm so ashamed. ~_~ So do ALL of these games work under 7?
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    They don't have all of the classic BioWare / Black Isle games, but they've got a fair number of them and will be adding more soon.

    By the way, Planescape: Torment is basically the best RPG ever (at least, in terms of story and writing). The gameplay's a little dated by modern standards, but it's still one of my favorite games.

    Also, I recommend that anybody who gets Baldur's Gate or Torment (or any of the other games that used the same engine) get this mod, which will allow you to play in higher screen resolutions: http://www.gibberlings3.net/widescreen/

    There's also a fan-made patch that fixes a number of issues that are still present in the final official version of the game: http://www.sorcerers.net/Games/Torme...tter/index.php

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    This is why I never really got angry. Grat classic games without DRM can't get any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reionpremente View Post
    I feel like I've been asleep for years... I've never even heard of this place before... I'm so ashamed. ~_~ So do ALL of these games work under 7?
    I've only known about GOG for a few months myself, wish I'd known of them earlier. Most games aren't officially supported with Windows 7 but all my games(I have 11) from them work just fine. There is one game(Jagged Alliance 2) I have to run as administrator if I want to save my games but that's it.

    I purchased Baldur's Gate last weekend and Planescape Torment this morning.

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    Never played Baldur's Gate and all this stuff has helped pique my interest so purchased a copy of it today. Went for a physical copy though as the 4-in-1 boxset of 1+2 and expansions was only 10, which is more value for money than GOG is currently doing (plus it doesn't have 2 yet). And I like physical stuffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reionpremente View Post
    I feel like I've been asleep for years... I've never even heard of this place before... I'm so ashamed. ~_~ So do ALL of these games work under 7?
    It's been in beta for two years and didn't get a ton of press aside from the initial roll-out and some of their holiday sales. As Pimp pointed out, not all games are Win 7 certified... yet. I do believe they're working on it, but anything that works on Vista 32/64-bit should work on 7.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!

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    Yes, they've stated that they're currently going through the catalogue and making sure that games work in Win 7 before they certify them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quin View Post
    Bad: GoG closes. Good: GoG to allow downloading of purchased games. Bad: Whole affair a marketing stunt. Good: Bioware and Black Isles games in catalogue. Oh GoG, why do you torment us so?

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    All that for one pun, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quin View Post
    Bad: GoG closes. Good: GoG to allow downloading of purchased games. Bad: Whole affair a marketing stunt. Good: Bioware and Black Isles games in catalogue. Oh GoG, why do you torment us so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reionpremente View Post
    Hasbro? I thought Wizards of the Coast owned them now since Interplay is no longer making games.
    and Hasbro owns WOTC. And George Lucas is a major investor in Hasbro, and George Lucas is owned by an evil franchise-ruining entity disguising itself as his neck fat pouch thing.

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    Just remembered something about this game (and other Infinity Engine games): some NVidia cards (particularly Series 8) don't play well with the DirectDraw calls this game uses, which can result in graphical corruption. If you're having issues like seeing a solid, "blocky" fog of war (ie the black mist that covers sections of the map until you explore them) you may want to try downloading and running this fix.

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    In my experience, the compatibility mode is more than wishful thinking in Windows 7 as well. I haven't had much trouble running games, and I play anything from Civilization V to Jazz Jackrabbit.

    Planescape: Torment is also one of my favorite, if not my favorite, RPG. The writing is brilliant, the characters are top notch, and the story is not shabby. Combat is your basic turn based This-Is-A-CRPG combat. Graphics are, well. What you would expect from 11 year old graphics.

    It's a shame it, alongside Icewind Dale, didn't sell well at -all-. We might've seen Fallout 3 / Baldur's Gate 3 coming out from Black Isle if at least Planescape had sold as well as it reviewed. Ending on Icewind Dale II was hardly a high note, and that game was outdated by the time it came out.

    Nevertheless, Black Isle will always bring up warm fuzzy feelings of flying smarmy skulls and blowing up thieving children with live grenades.

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    Based on what's been revealed about BGIII/F3/Torn's development I don't think anything could have saved those games from Interplay's incompetence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThroneofDravaris View Post
    Based on what's been revealed about BGIII/F3/Torn's development I don't think anything could have saved those games from Interplay's incompetence.
    Completely true. Really heart-breaking reading about how Interplay mismanaged some of the best video game talent in the industry. You need Stonekeep 2 in that list as well, since that seems to have been the biggest money and time sink.

    @Kiro -- Planescape: Torment was designed and developed as more of a side project while the Real People worked on the next Real Game. This is how Interplay let something so outstanding and unique out the door. Planescape didn't sell horribly -- it just didn't sell on the level of Interplay's other major releases, and it didn't sell well relative to the most successful PC games of that time. I'm pretty sure it sold over 500,000 copies in the first year, and for what was a lower budget side project, that isn't bad at all. Torn was the planned spiritual successor to Torment, so it made enough of a profit to warrant a new game in the "series."
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    Quote Originally Posted by reionpremente View Post
    Hasbro? I thought Wizards of the Coast owned them now since Interplay is no longer making games.
    Other way around, Hasbro owns Wizards of the Coast.

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