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Baldurs Gate 3

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
It’s out in early access. And won’t launch for me.

Still, anybody else playing? What do you think?
 

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CapnZapp

Legend
I have two friends that managed to get it running last night.

Personally I would to know if it supports UI scaling already in Early Access. (Some rpg and sim games with tiny text are unplayable for me if they don't allow the text to be embiggened relative to the graphics.)
 


Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I've given up trying to get it to launch and asked for a refund. It may be my Mac; not sure. I'll have to wait for the non early access, I guess!
 



MarkB

Legend
Downloaded overnight (and halfway through the morning), looking forward to playing it this evening. It will be interesting to see how it runs, as my PC is at the low end of the specs for it.
 

Mallus

Hero
I think Mac early access is due to begin sometime today? Also requires a fairly new MacBook: Pro 15'' 2016+ and 13'' 2018+.

I admit the requirements are influencing the halfhearted laptop shopping I've been engaged in recently. And yes, I know gaming on a Mac is... non-optimal. But they're great all-around computers and as the 1,000+ hours I've dumped into Civ 5 can attest to, they're fine for some use cases (despite running a tad hot...).
 
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Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Early review-


Positive, but incredibly buggy, even for early access.
 

mserabian

Explorer
I'm playing the stadia version with my son. We just finished the tutorial in Avernus, and made it to the realms... No problems withs bugs so far. Really awesome game, we're enjoying it immensely.

Morrus you could try the stadia verion. we're both on macs using that with no issues.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I'm playing the stadia version with my son. We just finished the tutorial in Avernus, and made it to the realms... No problems withs bugs so far. Really awesome game, we're enjoying it immensely.

Morrus you could try the stadia verion. we're both on macs using that with no issues.
What's stadia?
 





Remus Lupin

Adventurer
Wouldn't launch on either of my Macs. I'm going to try to install it in Windows and see if it runs. If not, also asking for my money back.
 
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jsaving

Adventurer
Still, anybody else playing? What do you think?
It's basically Divinity Original Sin 2 with a loosely fitting 5e shell over it. Looks great, sounds great, feels entertaining, will sell really well, but doesn't much resemble past BG titles except for having those words in its name.
 

MarkB

Legend
After consideration, I got a refund for my Steam purchase and bought the game via Stadia instead. It's not perfect playing that way - occasional drops in video quality and sound skips - but for an early access game that would have been pushing my PC's capabilities in any case, it's a good fit. It's not making my graphics card sound like it's trying to take off, and if there do turn out to be any serious technical issues with the game, it's running on someone else's hardware.

Gameplay-wise I've got through the initial tutorial section, and I'm reasonably impressed so far. No bugs so far, the interface works well, and gameplay seems solid. I did have to do a little control re-binding (adding keyboard controls for camera rotation makes for a much smoother feel to moving around the world) but aside from that it's set up nicely. Looking forward to diving back in after supper, and getting to know the characters better.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
After consideration, I got a refund for my Steam purchase and bought the game via Stadia instead. It's not perfect playing that way - occasional drops in video quality and sound skips - but for an early access game that would have been pushing my PC's capabilities in any case, it's a good fit. It's not making my graphics card sound like it's trying to take off, and if there do turn out to be any serious technical issues with the game, it's running on someone else's hardware.

Gameplay-wise I've got through the initial tutorial section, and I'm reasonably impressed so far. No bugs so far, the interface works well, and gameplay seems solid. I did have to do a little control re-binding (adding keyboard controls for camera rotation makes for a much smoother feel to moving around the world) but aside from that it's set up nicely. Looking forward to diving back in after supper, and getting to know the characters better.
Does Stadia decrease the need for advanced hardware to run games?
 


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