Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga

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Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga is the classic edition of Baldur's Gate and its Tales of the Sword Coast expansion.

It can no longer be purchased directly on GOG.com.
Instead, you now get it as a bonus when you buy Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. (In the form of a gift code which you'll find on the download page under "Serial keys".)

Official Overview

Chaos threatens to overwhelm the Sword Coast. The state of Amn is under siege to the south, the High Moor is being overrun in the north and the region around Baldur's Gate is in turmoil. In an area known for its ample resources, a crippling shortage is slowly developing for the metal that is used throughout the Realms for everything from swords to forks - iron.

What's worse, trading caravans coming from all directions into Baldur's Gate are under constant attack from bandits and cutthroats who loot not for gold and gems but for iron. The armed factions in Baldur's Gate can scarcely keep themselves armed and the commoners are suffering all the more. Without iron they cannot mend their tools or purchase plows - and everyone knows that if they cannot farm or craft, they will starve come winter...

Release Information

Extras

Patches and Modifications

Official Patches

Unofficial Patches

Modifications

GOG provided a guide for installing several mods to improve graphics, restore cut content, etc.

Source Port

GemRB is a cross-platform, open-source implementation of the Infinity Engine.

Known issues

See Infinity Engine#Known issues

GOG Trivia

  • The first game released on GOG as the site went out of beta on September 23, 2010 after having been shut down since September 19.
  • This game received an update that added Mac OS X compatibility, as well as French, German, Polish, and Russian languages on April 17, 2014.

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