Baldur's Gate Enhanced now on Steam, but 'very basic'

Fans seeking to try the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition were a bit miffed when the game originally launched only through publisher Beamdog and not on Steam. Well, the fans got their wish, but the version apparently isn't up to par with the current game.

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Some fans seeking to try the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition were a bit miffed when the game originally launched only through publisher Beamdog and not on Steam. Well, the fans got their wish yesterday, but the version apparently isn't up to par with the current game.

"Atari did the integration for BGEE on Steam, so it is a very basic setup. We were not involved," Beamdog Creative Director Trent Oster tweeted, adding that the Steam version will not support cloud saves.

Some fans felt that those who had purchased the game early were being "screwed" now that the game had Steam support, but Oster emphasized that the Steam version was inferior. "I disagree. You get the game early and you get updates instantly. Steam version is currently 2011." He said revisions have been submitted to Atari for the Steam version, but he said updates would be delayed.

We were quite happy with what we played when it came out in November.

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    January 17, 2013 1:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Baldur's Gate Enhanced now on Steam, but 'very basic'.

    Fans seeking to try the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition were a bit miffed when the game originally launched only through publisher Beamdog and not on Steam. Well, the fans got their wish, but the version apparently isn't up to par with the current game.

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      January 17, 2013 1:46 PM

      Haha, WTF. I feel bad for people who bought the steam version.

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      January 17, 2013 5:10 PM

      why even bother?

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      January 17, 2013 5:14 PM

      Trent really knows how to shoot himself in the foot.

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      January 17, 2013 5:36 PM

      wah wah waaaaaah

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      January 17, 2013 8:04 PM

      Heh It all just seemed a bit dodgy from the get go. Glad I never bought it.
      As I was reading I kept thinking that it just smells of big company mentality. That part where they kinda lose touch with what a customer wants.

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      January 17, 2013 8:08 PM

      The fuck. Well. I've got BG: TuTu. Gonna stick with that until the next EE comes out.

      We'll see if things are better then.

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        January 18, 2013 5:10 PM

        The full release version is great, it's just the Steam version which is funky.

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