History Trivia / BaldursGate

7th May '17 2:32:30 PM kensu
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* Atari originally wanted Obsidian to follow up ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' with a Baldur's Gate III. Unlike ''The Black Hound'' this would have been a legitimate sequel to the first two games. Josh Sawyer would only agree to it if Atari gave them a reasonable development schedule and enough money to legitimately finance the product (which was a sticking point since Obsidian had gotten screwed in those areas with both ''Neverwinter Nights 2'' and ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''). Atari grumbled over the demands, but eventually agreed since Baldur's Gate was such a well-known property that they would easily make their money back. Even without a contract Obsidian began to modify the Electron engine to make it truly turn-based. Unfortunately Atari ran into severe economic difficulties and ended up losing the D&D license, and nothing became of the game.

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* ** Atari originally wanted Obsidian to follow up ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' with a Baldur's Gate III. Unlike ''The Black Hound'' this would have been a legitimate sequel to the first two games. Josh Sawyer would only agree to it if Atari gave them a reasonable development schedule and enough money to legitimately finance the product (which was a sticking point since Obsidian had gotten screwed in those areas with both ''Neverwinter Nights 2'' and ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''). Atari grumbled over the demands, but eventually agreed since Baldur's Gate was such a well-known property that they would easily make their money back. Even without a contract Obsidian began to modify the Electron engine to make it truly turn-based. Unfortunately Atari ran into severe economic difficulties and ended up losing the D&D license, and nothing became of the game.
7th May '17 2:32:09 PM kensu
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* Atari originally wanted Obsidian to follow up ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' with a Baldur's Gate III. Unlike ''The Black Hound'' this would have been a legitimate sequel to the first two games. Josh Sawyer would only agree to it if Atari gave them a reasonable development schedule and enough money to legitimately finance the product (which was a sticking point since Obsidian had gotten screwed in those areas with both ''Neverwinter Nights 2'' and ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''). Atari grumbled over the demands, but eventually agreed since Baldur's Gate was such a well-known property that they would easily make their money back. Even without a contract Obsidian began to modify the Electron engine to make it truly turn-based. Unfortunately Atari ran into severe economic difficulties and ended up losing the D&D license, and nothing became of the game.
30th Jan '17 7:41:30 AM UltraWanker
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* ''The Black Hound'' was to be the third game in the series. And with the game allegedly being about 80% done according to a developer on the project before being canceled, one has to wonder what the final product would have been like.
30th Jan '17 7:40:48 AM UltraWanker
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* ''The Black Hound'' was to be the third game in the series. And with the game allegedly being about 80% done according to a developer on the project before being canceled, one has to wonder what the final product would have been like.
14th Jan '17 5:36:49 AM NightShade96
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod from Beamdog explained [[EpicFail that their sole tape backup was stored at one the of the developers' garages and got flooded.]]

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The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, areas and 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod from Beamdog explained [[EpicFail that their sole tape backup was stored at one the of the developers' garages and it got flooded.]]
14th Jan '17 5:33:34 AM NightShade96
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* FanNickname:
** Charname[[note]]From the code used in the scripts to stand in for their player-given name[[/note]] for the Bhaalspawn; kensage for a dual-classed kensai/mage; swashy for a swashbuckler.
** "Abduh", for the novel protagonist Abdel Adrian. Emphasis on the "duh".
27th Dec '16 10:13:47 AM Kelothan
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Alorgoth, the ArcVillain of Rasaad's personal quests and Rasaad's ArchEnemy, is technically native to the tabletop version of ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''; as such, ''Enhanced Edition'' creators [=BeamDog=] needed their permission to use him. They were given it on the condition that [[PlotArmor at no point was he allowed to die]]. The [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge nature of Rasaad's personal storyline]] meshed poorly with this, and not only was Alorgoth [[KarmaHoudini allowed to get off scot-free with no repurcussions for his actions]] and [[NeverFoundTheBody get away from situations]] [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat which should be impossible to escape from]], but actually [[TheBadGuyWins press the advantage and have Rasaad killed]]. What makes this situation even worse is that Alorgoth is an AscendedExtra and a scrub by lore standards, while other ''Forgotten Realms'' personalities who were much more important and heroic than him were allowed to be killed, including [[IdealHero Drizzt do'Urden]]! You could well say that Rasaad's storyline was ScrewedByTheLawyers.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Alorgoth, the ArcVillain of Rasaad's personal quests and Rasaad's ArchEnemy, is technically native to the tabletop version of ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''; as such, ''Enhanced Edition'' creators [=BeamDog=] needed their permission to use him. They were given it on the condition that [[PlotArmor at no point was he allowed to die]]. The [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge nature of Rasaad's personal storyline]] meshed poorly with this, and not only was Alorgoth [[KarmaHoudini allowed to get off scot-free with no repurcussions for his actions]] and [[NeverFoundTheBody get away from situations]] [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat which should be impossible to escape from]], but actually [[TheBadGuyWins press the advantage and have Rasaad killed]]. What makes this situation even worse is that Alorgoth is an AscendedExtra and a scrub by lore standards, while other ''Forgotten Realms'' personalities who were much more important and heroic (and, not helping much, heroic) than him were allowed to be killed, including [[IdealHero ''[[IdealHero Drizzt do'Urden]]! do'Urden]]''. You could well say that Rasaad's storyline was ScrewedByTheLawyers.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod from Beamdog explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and got flooded.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod from Beamdog explained [[FacePalm [[EpicFail that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage of the developers' garages and got flooded.]]
19th May '16 3:45:04 PM Nevermore2002
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod from Beamdog explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and was flooded.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod from Beamdog explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and was got flooded.]]
19th May '16 3:43:56 PM Nevermore2002
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and was flooded.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod from Beamdog explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and was flooded.]]
19th May '16 3:23:48 PM Nevermore2002
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art for the areas were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art for the areas art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''.Edition''. WordOfGod explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and was flooded.]]
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