Baldur's Gate: Reloaded mod for Neverwinter Nights 2 out now

Re-creation of first Baldur's Gate CRPG that requires Neverwinter Nights 2 has been in development since 2006.

A 3D re-creation of 1998's PC RPG Baldur's Gate is out right now under the name Baldur's Gate: Reloaded.

Baldur's Gate: Reloaded will re-create the 1998 CRPG original and its expansion.

Players are required to have a copy of Neverwinter Nights 2 and its expansions, Mask of the Betrayer and Storm of Zehir, to play the mod. Gamers can play the game either in a third-person perspective or a top-down view. The re-creation features both the original first game and its expansion, Tales of the Sword Coast.

It is available as a free download and is no way affiliated with BioWare. Details on patch notes and installation instructions can be found on the mod's Nexus page.

Baldur's Gate: Reloaded has been in development since November 2006 by game designer Drew Rechner and a small team of developers called Baldur's Gate: Reloaded Team.

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69 comments
angeloflegionz
angeloflegionz

do you buy it or download it? I have neverwinter nights but I think its different


neroist
neroist

Wow a Gamspot editor gives a game no one not in the press has played a 8.0 and that gets +16k comments. Meanwhile a team of devs/modders spend 7 years remaking the entire Baldur's Gate game in a 3D engine and gives it away free! And there will maybe be 100 comments?  Bah I give upon the internetz.

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

I'd rather have BG3 but that's pretty cool I guess!

Aphyosemion
Aphyosemion

I was excited until I realized this was made on the OLD Neverwinter Nights 2 engine.  Sheesh, there is such a thing as taking TOO LONG to develop a game when by the time you finish, the engine is already super outdated.

And if this is free, how are they supposed to make any money for all that hard work?

VolcanoMan001
VolcanoMan001

All that work and effort, to bad they cannot sell it. They deserve to make some money off of it!

SkylerX
SkylerX

I just so happen to have bought NWN2 Complete from GOG the other day. Time to get this, because I was not impressed with BG:EE in the least. Seems like you can install BG and get some player patches and it runs better... Hopefully BG2:EE will be better.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

This reminds me that I never finished Throne of Bhaal.  DANGIT.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Lol, a mod that consists of six parts and in total takes up about 3 GB. Wow, that's massive! Now do Baldur's Gate 2 plus expansion or why doesn't someone remake TES: Daggerfall in the Skyrim engine :P.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever

Wow, what a great day for PC gamers!  Congrats and enjoy!

cyberarmy
cyberarmy

YAY! Now we can play BG1 in one of the most clumsiest gaming engine >__>

I admire the hard work and time spent on this and I hope they got the attention they deserved but I'm not even touching this thing with a ten foot pole...

SandRunneR
SandRunneR

My question now would be: "Is it better to play Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition or this?"

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

Much faith in humanity is restored!
Anyone else think the team behind this should Kickstarter a sequal using the Oblivion or Skyrim engines? I'd totally sell whatever I have to in order to make donations

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

this is certanly better than DA2 and probably 3 put together :p

madjack1812
madjack1812

Cool!  Although I just checked the price of NWN2 and expansions on Amazon.  Still quite a lot of money...

sorintitus
sorintitus

And yet another opportunity to play this fine title. I'm really looking forward to experiencing it in 3D. Congratulations are in order! 

jj2112
jj2112

Does anyone know if it works with the gog version of NWN2?

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Who really played it? Report!

M-S-M-S
M-S-M-S

I just love PC gaming!

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

That is insane.

Bravo to these fine people. This calls for a lot of alcohol and a lot of rpg. And probably a lot of death....in that order.

Iranazi
Iranazi

Downloading it as I'm typing :) more classic games should be remade this way. Last year someone remade Icewind Dale on Neverwinter Nights 2 as well, it's also on the Nexus.

Saidrex
Saidrex

Get it fast, before Bioware gets it down for some stupid copyright claims

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

There was also a Baldur's Gate 2 remake attempt using the Dragon Age Origins tool set, too bad it died a long time ago.

alanorman
alanorman

Someone should really buy this guy a tank of beer! Awesome job!

natturk
natturk

I checked the size of the mod , it is about 3 gigs big

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

Impressive!  That's no small feat, BG 1 is a huge game, and to have to recreate it using NWN2's tools is not easy.  It'd be interesting to see how the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition compares to this mod.

Honestly, I find NWN2's graphics to be stellar, even to this day.  My guess is that the NWN 2 mod version'll probably look much more graphically impressive.  Although in the end I suppose it would depend on your own personal preferences.  The Infinity Engine still looks good today, imho.

jj2112
jj2112

Wow, great! I think I might try it, but I'll have to finish both games first! I never seem to find the time to do it...

borkkmor00
borkkmor00

Give these people a hug and a cold beer.

Awesome job.