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Wednesday, July 5, 2000

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Mac Baldur's Gate Is Gold!
1:35 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

We have just received word from Jeff Morgan of GraphSim that the Mac OS port of Baldur's Gate, an award-winning RPG, has just been declared "golden master" status and will be available in stores as soon as next Monday. The actual pressing of the BG CD-ROMs begins later today!

Baldur's Gate has been repeatedly delayed in its development; however, porting and then debugging a massive (5 CDs of data) and complex game such as this was not a trivial matter. As expected, this game will ship with solo play only at first; multiplayer ability will be added later as a downloadable update. There was some talk of a DVD-ROM version of the game, to help avoid switching between the numerous CDs, but plans for this are still up in the air.

Several months back IMG previewed this RPG. Here is an excerpt:

If you are a fan of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) system then you will be a fan of this game. Even "traditional" pen and paper gamers should flock to this one. As an old-school gamer who still has my boxed set of the basic D&D rules, this game instantly drew me in.

It follows the rules and considerations of the world's most popular RPG system exactly. Even when you generate your starting character, it is done randomly with "dice rolls." Pick your race from the usual favorites elf, dwarf, half-elf, human and go from there.

For more of this preview, click the link below. Those who have preordered this title should expect it the middle of next week - and expect their social lives and sleep habits to suffer considerably for weeks afterwards.

GraphSim Web Site
IMG's Baldur's Gate Preview
Baldur's Gate

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