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BG2 Testers Needed, Beta Info
7:49 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Jason Whong of MacPlay sent along a quick note over the weekend, announcing they need some beta testers close to the Dallas area for Baldur's Gate 2. If you know the scope of the original game, this sequel is even larger in size with nearly 200-250 hours of gameplay. All of that content means that a lot of testing needs to occur before the game can ship (hopefully around Macworld New York next month). Here's the specifics from Jason:

MumboJumbo Games is looking for gamers in the Dallas area who would be
interested in on-site Beta testing Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn for the
Macintosh platform. You must have previous experience with the Baldur's
Gate series of games (though Macintosh experience is optional), and must
live within the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Beta testing will take place in our
downtown Dallas office, and you must be available for at least four hours at
a time during our normal daytime office hours. Testing begins Monday, June
11. D/FW area residents ONLY interested in testing can contact us at:

And if you're curious how the beta might be, our own affiliate site MacBaldur has posted a few NDA-safe impressions of how this sequel will play. Here's a clip:
We're receiving regular updates/builds, and I'm super impressed with all of the builds I've received.

I gotta say how I'm in love with the ability to play BG2 in 1024x768... it's so much smoother and gives you a much better view of your environment. If you have a gargantuan amount of ram and a beefy video card, the unsupported resolution modes are simply scrumptious

Sounds like things are progressing really well for this huge isometric RPG, and we hope to know more in the coming weeks. If you're lucky enough to be living near Dallas and have some free time, drop MacPlay a note and let them know you want to get in on the action early.

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