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NWN Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - Beamdog's latest enhancement

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by `Hellion, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. `Hellion Arbiter

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    http://nwn.beamdog.com




    https://www.gog.com/game/neverwinte...k?pp=cb4e5208b4cd87268b208e49452ed6e89a68e0b8

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    For lack of a more suitable thread...

    http://blog.beamdog.com/2017/11/blog-post.html?m=1



    :hmmm:
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
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  5. Fairfax Arcane

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    I thought it was a joke. :lol:
     
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  6. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    I suppose next they're going to make a NWN2:EE so it can finally get back on Steam. :M
     
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  7. Ramnozack Learned

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    These fucks will do anything to avoid actually making anything themselves. Wonder if existing mods will work with this POS, if not, then fuck off.
     
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  8. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    the masses were clamoring ceaselessly for a remastered NWN, and we can trust Beamdog to always give the people what they want
     
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  9. `Hellion Arbiter

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    Is what we're seeing in the trailer supposed to be "Enhanced Graphics" or just an early proof of concept?
     
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    Why must they defile everything beautiful?
     
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  12. Sacibengala Learned

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    WOW! Is there ANY difference from the original in this video?
     
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  13. Terra Learned

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    Eh, the only interesting thing about that is that they've presumably got the source code for the aurora engine, makes me wonder if they'd dress it up and retool it for future projects.
     
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  14. Fairfax Arcane

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    I think this is easily the laziest "enhancement" out of everything they've done so far.

    IIRC the multiplayer is a pain to run nowadays, so that might make it a better contribution already. Other than that, there isn't much to enhance, though. It only lacks UI scaling, and I doubt Beamdog would (or could) optimize the performance hit from shadows.
     
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  15. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    They couldn't even be bothered to spring for higher resolution textures. Phoning it in with an enhanced UI, shaders, and a few bug fixes Bioware never got around to doing.
     
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  16. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    In terms of graphics, doesn't look any changes were made.

    But if it is anything like BG:EE or BG:SoD, they would likely have added in a few new homosexual/bisexual/transexual companions and changed it so that Aribeth and Aarin are bisexual (they had different dialogs based on gender in the original). I shudder to think what they would do to Hordes of the Underdark because, you know, DROW.

    Having seen BG:EE and what they did to the franchise, what you can expect out of Beamdog is basically stereotype horny, immature, socially maladjusted SJW nerd fantasies of girl-on-girl action with a side of bi and trans. With the ocassional giggly schoolgirl kawaii crap. All blue-tacked on to an existing game in order to "enhance" it.


    EDIT: Actually, having taken a second look at the video, it seems that all they did with the much vaunted UI is make the whole screen resolution higher. I get the same small quick bar and message box on my screen in my original Platinum Edition NWN because of my screen resolution.
     
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    Ahahahhahahahaha...
    <breathe>
    ...ahahhhahahahahahaha.

    Can those Beamdog hacks get any more shameless?
     
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  18. Lahey Laheyist Patron

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    Buy my shame.
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  19. Fairfax Arcane

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    Yes. They're charging $19.99, twice as much as the GOG release, but with the same content. The 3 modules not included in the Diamond edition will be sold as DLC:

    :lol:
     
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  20. Background Character Learned

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    I think it's a great deal, Beamdog "enhances" the games

    And I pirate them! HAR HAR!
     
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    I was hoping that Beamdog would actually do something original for once.
     
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    I have mixed feelings about this

    :codexisforindividualswithgenderidentityissues:
     
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    Well, this one will be easy to skip.
     
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  24. Pizzashoes Learned

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    Time to load up NWN Diamond, a game which has been easily accessible for years now, but which I assume will only be offered with Beamdog's "enhancements" in the future.
     
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    Are they adding support for bodies that aren't segmented messes? Multiple Henchmen? Controllable henchmen?

    If not, can't tell what the point is.
     
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