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Friday, December 2, 2016

Collector's Edition Update 4



Current Status of the Collector's Edition

Production on the Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition is finished! The dice and maps have been completed by our production partner overseas.

Today a cargo plane laden with magically sealed shipping crates is hurtling through the skies of the Pacific. In it, klaxons blare and warning lights blink from every direction as brave men and women race to and fro. The captain screams over the whine of engines pushed beyond their limits: "We must deliver these maps and dice to Beamdog's distributor!"

Meanwhile, at an airport on the west coast of the United States, workers cast lots to determine who will have the honor of unloading the plane when it lands. Tears well in the eyes of those that are eliminated.

Once the plane arrives and is checked over for itinerant snakes, the containers will be unloaded and we can begin the next phase of this project. Each phase will take some time to complete, but here's where we stand:
  1.  (tick) Construction: Complete!
  2. 😺 Shipping: Pending!
  3. 😽 Customs
  4. 😸 Assembly
  5. 😹 Delivery! To you, the person reading this!
Phase 4 will take the longest, but once it gets started we can announce shipping dates.

We're very excited about reaching the final steps of this process and can't wait for you to see the finished product. If you have any other questions about your order, we're happy to help you out through support@beamdog.com.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Collector's Edition Update 3



Current Status of the Collector's Edition

After many rounds of iteration with our production partner we are at last satisfied with the quality of the Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition. All of the components have been approved by us and production on them is wrapping up.

That's right: The Collector's Edition is complete!
  • (tick) Outer Box: Ready!
  • (tick) Coin: Ready!
  • (tick) Adventurer's Guide: Ready!
  • (tick) Game Case: Ready!
  • (tick) Game Disc: Ready!
  • (tick) Medallion: Ready!
  • (tick) Dice Bag: Ready!
  • (tick) Quick Start Guide: Ready!
  • (tick) Thank You Card: Ready!
  • (tick) Field Report Booklet: Ready!
  • (tick) DiceReady!
  • (tick) Cloth MapReady!
  •  MAKE ROCKET GO NOW: Yes!
Once production is complete the components will be sent overseas from China to our packaging and shipping partner in the United States. They will assemble each copy and begin mailing them to our extremely patient customers.

If you have any other questions about your order, we're happy to help you out through support@beamdog.com.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Collector's Edition Update 2


Current Status of the Collector's Edition

First off, we're sorry. We have been very quiet on the topic of the Collector's Edition as of late, and that's not fair to our customers who have been eagerly waiting for news.

We've been going back and forth with the production company that is building the Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition, and this process has been extraordinarily long and involved. There have been delays in getting us prototypes of certain items from overseas, and when we did receive them we weren't satisfied with the quality and requested improvements. This has been a learning process for us, and we want our first boxed product to set a high standard of quality.

Here's where we're at with the components:

  • (tick) Outer Box: Ready!
  • (tick) Coin: Ready!
  • (tick) Adventurer's Guide: Ready!
  • (tick) Game Case: Ready!
  • (tick) Game Disc: Ready!
  • (tick) Medallion: Ready!
  • (tick) Dice Bag: Ready!
  • (tick) Quick Start Guide: Ready!
  • (tick) Thank You Card: Ready!
  • (warning) Field Report Booklet: Awaiting Final Prototype
  • (warning) Dice: Awaiting Final Prototype
  • (warning) Cloth Map: Awaiting Final Prototype

Our production company wasn't able to deliver on the dice concept that we wanted, so we've switched to a new dice producer that will give us what we're looking for at a high level of quality. For the other components that aren't yet done there were some final adjustments that we requested and we are awaiting the arrival of the final prototypes. Once we have all of our final components we can give an official ship date to customers, and we assume this will happen in the coming weeks.

Again, we apologize for the delay. We don't want to send you a sub-standard product, so we're taking the time to get everything right. If you have any other questions about your order, we're happy to help you out through support@beamdog.com.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Road to v2.0 Wallpapers

We recently ran a "Road to v2.0" event with milestones and rewards to thank our community for their help with testing. Today we're providing the first milestone reward: Two new custom wallpapers!

These beautiful images are available in a number of resolutions and add a stylish element to any desktop. We can't thank our wonderful community and customers enough for all their support. Please enjoy!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Release Notes


v2.3 is here!

Beamdog’s happy to present v2.3 today, an update that contains fixes for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, and Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear.


Normally this is the part where we’d say “check out the full release notes here” but today we’ve got something a little different. We know our fans like to keep current with the fixes we provide, and that’s why we’ve compiled a RELEASE NOTES MASTER DOCUMENT!!

(I was intoning that last bit in a really dramatic voice.)

The v2.3 master document compiles all the release notes from v2.0, v2.1, v2.2, and v2.3. All the updated goodness is right at your fingertips in the downloadable pdf

Enjoy the v2.3 master document, which includes highlights such as
  • Tooltips now display a stylized scroll background that dynamically resizes with the amount of text displayed  
  • The Candlekeep tutors’ dialogue no longer displays placeholder text when a non-English language is selected (BG:EE)
  • Turkish UI strings no longer appear in English (BG:EE)
  • Story Mode protections now apply to the player’s Familiar as well as party members
  • multiple dialogue fixes (eliminating repeated lines, removing incorrect lines, and closing dialogue loops)
  • multiple gameplay fixes and interface fixes
  • multiple quest and achievement fixes

We are continuing to make improvements to the game all the time based on feedback from the community and beta testers. Hop over to the official Beamdog forums to join the conversation!