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

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!












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! 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Collector's Edition Update

We know everyone's excited about receiving their Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Editions (we certainly are!) and we're here with a quick update about their status. The factory is currently producing sample units for us to inspect, to make sure their appearance and quality are exactly what we want. Once we've signed off on the samples, the factory can begin the production run.

Our estimates still point to a ship date this summer, and we'll have more exact information for you the closer we get to production. We'll post those updates on the blog and send them via our newsletter. If you have any other questions about your order, we're happy to help you out through

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Update 2.2 is here!

Update 2.2 for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, and Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear is now available. This update includes over a hundred fixes as well as new options and updates! View the complete release notes here.

Some of the highlights of 2.2 include
  • Improved multiplayer stability.
  • New Option: Nearest Neighbor Scaling. A number of players asked for an option to switch the scaling back to “Nearest Neighbor”, so we’ve added this option to the Options > Graphics screen.
  • New Option: Allow Scrolling Out of Bounds. Scrolling the viewing area past the edge of the map is now disabled by default. If you want to re-enable it you can turn this option on in Options > Graphics.
  • UI Update: Character Record AC Display. The AC heading is now organized more intuitively, and summarizes your character’s current AC modifiers at the top as well as the end of the section.
  • Item Description Icons Fixed. In the 2.0 update, the description icons for some items in BG:EE became corrupted. We spent a few days fixing the graphics so they’ll display correctly now.
  • Steam Achievements: Localization Update. Our awesome volunteers have translated the Steam achievements for BGII:EE in French and Polish, and for BG:EE in French, Polish, and Italian.
  • Shadows of Amn to Throne of Bhaal Loot Transition. When characters die in the final encounter in the Shadows of Amn campaign, their gear will now transfer correctly to the Throne of Bhaal expansion instead of disappearing completely from the Realms.
  • French Localization: Voice Overs in BG:EE. The original French voice overs have been added to BG:EE; just set the language to French and the game sounds will change to French. (Only original content will be voiced; Enhanced Edition content will remain unvoiced.)
  • Polish Localization: Voice Overs in BG:EE (Update). The Polish translation features voice overs for original game content in BG:EE, but there was an issue with the voice overs being incomplete. We’ve remedied that issue, so the voice overs should now play everywhere that they’re supposed to.
We’re going to keep supporting our games with future updates which you can read about here, on our forums, or via Familiar updates as they become available.