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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition finally available for iPad

After a delay of more than a week, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has finally been released for the iPad. The PC version came out on November 28, but the iPad version had been delayed because of a crash bug found by Apple.

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After a delay of more than a week, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has finally been released for the iPad. The PC version came out on November 28, but the iPad version had been delayed because of a crash bug found by Apple.

The iPad version is available on the iTunes Store for $9.99. Beamdog president Trent Oster said via Twitter that this version is only for iOS 6 and that support for iPad1 and iOS 5.1 is still in the works.

That iPad price is cheaper than the $19.99 PC version bcause there is slightly less new content. The characters of Neera and Dorn are available as an in-app DLC purchase, as well as a voice pack. Oster said that the goal was to keep the cost low for of the iPad version, but to do that they needed to leave some new content as DLC.

An Android edition is planned, but no release date has been announced. If you missed the review, the game is definitely enhanced, and still a great experience that holds true to the original classic RPG.

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    December 7, 2012 7:45 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition finally available for iPad.

    After a delay of more than a week, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has finally been released for the iPad. The PC version came out on November 28, but the iPad version had been delayed because of a crash bug found by Apple.

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      December 7, 2012 8:56 AM

      Hey John, the DLC is available at launch.

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      December 7, 2012 9:21 AM

      I've been playing it all morning. Nostalgic indulgence: SUCCESSFUL

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      December 7, 2012 9:26 AM

      the dlc is content thats going to be created anyway. how does not adding it to the ipad version keep costs down? does porting it cost THAT much?

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      December 7, 2012 9:31 AM

      iOS 6 only at this point FYI.

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        December 7, 2012 9:43 AM

        Which is a non issue for the ipad, since there's really no reason to avoid ios 6 save for the iphone google maps.

        Once iphone games start requiring though I'm going to be sad

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        December 7, 2012 1:16 PM

        Nooooooo! I'm tempted to buy a new iPad just for this...

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      December 7, 2012 9:32 AM

      How is it? Should I get it?

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      December 7, 2012 10:10 AM

      Apparently it already hit #3 in paid apps in the US iTunes store.

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      December 7, 2012 10:14 AM

      I'm guessing no, but is the multiplayer cross-platform with PC like they were originally saying that it would be?

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      December 7, 2012 1:25 PM

      Controls are a little iffy so far. Single click tapping on stuff seems pretty inconsistent. Hopefully as I keep playing I'll get used to it.

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        December 7, 2012 1:26 PM

        Which iPad do you have?

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        December 7, 2012 1:49 PM

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          December 7, 2012 2:40 PM

          I think there is actually a slider under Display that lets you specify how long you need to hold to get tooltip info. It is kind of tough to use though. I still haven't figured out how to actually get tooltips to display on the toolbar and stuff.

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      December 7, 2012 1:46 PM

      Can someone who's played it say how it controls? I'm having trouble imagining how this works well using a touch interface.

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