This game satisfies my cravings for both dice and miniature giant space hamsters with burly protectors.

This is the Windows PC version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

The dawn is especially cruel this morning...

For as long as you can remember your view of the world has been limited to the heavily fortified walls of Candlekeep. Your foster father, Gorion, has done everything in his power to protect you, and keep you out of harm’s way.

All of that is about to change. Forced to leave your home under mysterious circumstances, you find yourself drawn into a conflict that has the Sword Coast on the brink of war. An iron shortage of unknown origin threatens to plunge the city of Baldur’s Gate into conflict with Amn. Meanwhile, there is something else at work, far more sinister than you can even begin to fathom...

Since its release in 1998, this classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons™ computer roleplaying games. Customize your hero’s traits and abilities, recruit a party of brave allies, and explore the far corners of the Sword Coast in your search for adventure, profit… and the truth.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition contains the original 60-hour epic, as well as the following expansions:

  • Tales of the Sword Coast: Explore the fabled Durlag’s Tower and more locations from the original Baldur’s Gate expansion.
  • The Black Pits: You have been captured and forced to fight in Baeloth’s marvelous arena. A myriad of monsters await, as well as countless other adventurers who face the same fate. Maim, murder, and maul your way to freedom…if you can!
  • Brothers Lost: Lend your aid to Rasaad yn Bashir, the Sun Soul Monk, as he scours the Cloud Peaks in search of his lost brother.
  • Neera and the Red Wizards: Save the wild mage Neera from the cruel machinations of Thay’s dreaded Red Wizards.
  • Path of the Bloodied: Join the blackguard Dorn Il-Khan in taking revenge against those who betrayed him in Luskan.
  • Gallery of Heroes: Reimagine your character with eleven never-before-seen character portraits from acclaimed Icewind Dale artist Jason Manley!
  • New professionally recorded voice sets to choose from to further customize your character
  • Discover countless improvements we’ve made to the original game, including high-resolution fonts, an improved interface, dynamic zooming, and more!

We’re making improvements all the time; join the discussion on our official forums, or visit the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition website to learn more!

What's new in this version:

  • Added support for iPhone
  • Added "Font Size" to Graphics Options
  • While viewing a mage's Spellbook screen, players can now switch to a priest character and the game will immediately switch to the Priest Spells screen (and vice versa)
  • Spell scrolls that can be written into a spellbook for the current character now display a green-tinted overlay
  • Non-friendly NPCs that are Blinded will no longer stand still; they will wander aimlessly until they are close enough to see someone worth attacking
  • Drizzt is now properly equipped with his scimitars, and has been recolored to match his description in the books
  • All golems in the game now possess appropriate immunities to Poison, Charm, Hold, Fear, Sleep, and Backstab
  • Luck spell no longer erases character's weapon proficiencies
  • Improvements to Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Polish, and Turkish languages
  • Hundreds of general gameplay improvements

System Requirements

Required System Memory (MB) 512 MB
Minimum Graphics OpenGL 1.1 compatible
Processor Speed (GHz) 1 GHZ

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From the forum

  • Getting download info...

    I get the same message that the signature of the installer for Baldur's Gate is corrupted or invalid. What is the problem? BGII installs fine.

  • Install Package


  • Screenshots?


  • Baldur's Gate

    @HaHaCharade You do NOT have to use the beamdog client for bgee, but you can if you want to, otherwise bgee has its only launcher that will validate (for first use) and then check for updates, after which it closes and the game runs. I don't know much about sound sets, but bgee is said to be very accessible to modders, so I'm sure it won't be a problem.

  • Can I run it?

    Best solution so far, but not the last one:
    Run the game in compatibility mode with Windows 95.
    Video will be still choppy, but the gameplay will be better.

    However there is another solution for those of you, who already own both the BG1 and BG2 games.
    Install both BG1+TotSC and BG2+ToB. Apply the Tutu mod and install widescreen utility (v 3.05 works fine) after that.
    You have now BG1 containing all the BG2 enhancements plus all the resolutions supported by the widescreen utility.

    It's not a solution, but until some real BG: EE patch comes out, we can play. Hopefully the saves will be compatible with the BG EE version. If not, I don't care.
    Sorry for spam.

  • Languages supported?

    Per chi chiede della traduzione italiana, la stanno completando e tra poco sarà pronta
    Italian language will be released asap
    Here for info

  • Buy on DVD? Or copy to DVD?

    The solution seems obvious. Buy the game. Download it. Backup your c:\program files\BeamDog\Games folder to HD or DVD.
    Now you're covered.

  • Graphics Improvements - Effects

    just be fucking grateful that you got it working. i havent.


    can't wait for BGEE to come out XDDDDD

  • Will Baldur's Gate have DRM?

    Everything I've read says there will be DRM on the game.

  • pre-order period and Linux support.

    1. Price will be $19.99
    2. Since they are sold through mutliple stores, we have to sell each platform individually.
    3. Yes, We are still working on the contract
    4. I am unsure. We use OpenGL 2.0 and we play nice in Windows, so it may.


  • Language Support

    It's not released in any translations yet, but a user added patch was posted on Baldur's Gate Forums on Nov 22 currently for the German, Italian and French from the original '98 version at

  • Baldurs gate Enhanced Creation Help

    Ok I used to heavily modify baldurs gate in a lore friendly way and was wondering if the following features have been added or still user friendly.

    Portraits- is it still the same way of putting them in your data folder for custom portraits

    Sound Recording- Does this game have a built in sound recording for your character to play your own voice? Or can you add your own voices by placing them in the sounds folder.

    Also since ive never used your website before I was wondering when we can pre-download without the client OR use my original cd's to install a fresh copy and then overhaul the game via a download.

  • Can not download the installer, Beamdog client is stuck

    I had problems with this on release. Got that fixed eventually with great pains, now with a new pc I return to dl/install the game again... Go to play, Nah, crashes instantly. So regret not using steam from day one.

  • Pre-loading

    I had no issues at all. After it's done downloading the loader just comes up and says pre-load complete in the stand-alone installer. It will have a play option when it comes out on the 28th. Not before.

  • BG:EE Launcher and downloading problems.

    It is my sincere hope that these glitches with the Beamdog launcher/downloader with be addressed and adjusted long before BG2:EE is released. And, yes, Beamdog, you will give us BG2:EE. We like it. We love it. We want some more of it. My current issue is that my launcher is switching between "1 hour, 10 minutes" and the dreaded "Limited connectivity: One or more games can't be downloaded". Oh, the horror!!!

    Okay, true, I have the original game and expansion on CD (6 discs in all), and I can easily just install that and bask once more in the glory of that epic tale. Of course, the resolution is only 640x480, and I have to make certain adjustments to make it function properly on Windows Vista. But I can still play the game, darn it!

    That being beside the point, I plunked down my $19.99 so that I could relive it in higher rez and experience added content. Begging is not my strong suit, but if that's all you need to iron out the download issues, then I and BG fans everywhere are more than ready to oblige.

  • When will i be able to play?

    Did I really see you mention STEAM? You obviously have never had to wait over 24 hours for a new Steam product to download. Please ... never Steam. I won't buy Steam products on principle!

  • BGEE : stand alone & beam dog downloaders not working

    Guys pls, can you tell me, how can i disable p2p option. I dont see it in downloader properties and forum dont say it, how to do it. My launcher crashing all the time ... Thanks.

  • Moving the installer

    I hate this goddam internet installers.

  • Crash after character creation

    I actually managed to get it to work!

    I thought I had the latest ATI Drivers (at least, Steam was saying they were up to date), went to AMD/ATI's website and downloaded their latest software, this installed "ATI Catalyst" which I didn't have anymore having installed my lastest drivers through steam.
    And now it works!

    So for every ATI users experiencing the same crash, you should get this here, and install all components :

  • choppy and slow

    Turned off footsteps for slight improvement. I've managed to get the game somewhat playable by turning off footsteps and adding to/playing with the baldur.ini file otherwise... but even still I'd rather play the modded originals. Running an i3 with HD Graphics and I'm pretty sure the HD Graphics are problem. From what I've read they have poor OpenGL support even after updating drivers (which I have)

  • Game Not working

    I had the white screen problem as well. I was able to fix it (after much frustration) with a slight modification of Deathorators suggestion. I played around with all the settings and it seems the only one that was required was to "Disable Desktop Composition"

    I'm using Windows Vista so can't say this will work for everyone but here's the specifics in case you don't wan't to scroll back up.

    -Go to the 'Steam file' in your 'Programs file' (or where ever you put it)
    -Open Steamapps folder
    -Open the Common folder
    -Open the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition folder
    -Find the BGEE.exe icon and right click on it
    -Select properties
    -Click the compatibility tab at the top of the properties window
    -Make sure the 'run this program in compatibility mode for' box is checked and select Windows XP (service pack 2) from the drop down box
    -Just below the drop the compatibility mode section is a section for settings, make sure to check 'Disable Desktop Composition'
    -Click the 'Apply' button in the bottom right corner of the window, then press 'OK' button'
    -Double click the BGEE.exe program and hopefully you can see the screen now :D

    Hope this helps people.


    He inglés menos :P
    Si quieren que lo compren los españoles, ya saben a lo que atenerse, full spanish como casi todos los juegos que sacan ahora

  • Workaround for Intel integrated cards?

    oh, a friend pointed me here, so if anyone else has problems, check this:

  • 2560-1600?

    How to expose the permission 2560-1600?

  • how to buy multiple copies of BGEE?

    Hi is there any way that I can buy multiple copies on one account and distribute or gift the remaining copies to friends? Also does this support LAN?

  • Baldur's Gate E.E. Multiplayer

    whats this stuff about ports?

  • BG:EE - Expected download time: 18 days.

    Really, Karrick? ... Fine. I'll borrow a flatmate's laptop tomorrow and go study somewhere with free Wifi. -_- Insane solutions to insane problems. *sigh*

    Beamdog has crashed so many times I've deleted the thing.

    Now using uTorrent over free wireless to download the 00766 file.

    106MB in 24 hours. So. Painful.

    Do about fifteen hundred people feel like being overly angelic and seeding the torrent?!

  • Can't launch post download

    @Splaat - Glad it worked for you. Cheers!

  • Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

    If you are having problems with Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition we suggest you visit the official Baldur's Gate Message board PC support page here:


  • BG:EE Multilanguage (text+voices)

    When we have the sounds in other languages​​? The old version of Baldur's Gate did have voices in other languages. For example, in Spanish.

  • Do you have to purchase extra characters on the iPad?

    PC players bought BG:EE for $20. Let's call that the "full game".

    ipad users are given a choice. The base BG:EE game is $10, thats the Enhanced Edition in all of its glory, kits, new UI, native high res and more plus the Black pits and new monk character.
    Then you can add the 2 other new characters and the portrait pack for $3 each.

    Buying the base game and the rest of the content for the ipad would be $1 less then PC players paid for the same "full game".

    Starting with a less expensive base game allows them to have a competitive price point in the mobile platform market. While giving us the chance to get the rest of the content if we want it.

    BG was great, BG:EE is better. However you look at it 10-20 bucks for a game that has 100's of hours of playtime is amazing.

  • Baldurs Gate crashes

    i had a problem where the game was crazy slow and i ran it in windowed mode and now it works fine s i'd first suggest that. if not that then perhaps updating drivers or updating the game, if that doesnt help post exactly whats wrong and ill see what i can do

  • How many units has BG:EE sold currently?

    Ha, thank you for that bit of info. Merry Christmas

  • Can´t run the stand-alone installer for BGEE

    You shouldn't need to use the Beamdog client in order to get the stand-alone launcher to work.

    The launcher requires .NET 3.5 in order to run properly, though; make sure your .NET installation hasn't been corrupted.

    If you have more issues with the launcher (or with any other aspect of the game), send an email to support @ and I'll take a closer look.

  • Where I can find cd-key?

    Unfortunately we don't have any control over the Steam version of the game (including Steam keys); Atari handles the distribution there.

  • video card

    I have a generic PnP monitor on Intel(R) express chipset family. Will BGEE run on my computer?

  • Problems with launcher

    I do apologize for the lack of responses on this forum; in the future, if you're experiencing issues with this or any game in our catalog, if you send an email to I'll do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

  • New Features I'd like to see in iPad

    Few more comments:

    Just realize that the last request is already available (Character edition).
    I also noticed that I set my char's script isn't being saved. Everytime it re open the game I've to set the default script to the characters.

  • Working last night now load screen black flashes

    Thanks Dee!

    Strangely enough, I discovered a weird workaround while fiddling. If I turn the screen from fullscreen to windowed and then fully exit, go back in and load the save file and then put it back to fullscreen (or just leave in windowed mode) it seems to fix it.

    Until then, this is workable... takes five seconds to go back in and out again. Can't wait for the next update though.

  • download for Mac and PC?

    Hey, I purchased this a couple of months back for OSX because I wanted to be able to play this on my laptop, and it works great! I recently repaired my previously dead desktop and was wondering if I could download the PC version on it or if I'd have to pay for another copy of the game

  • steam?

    Send an email to but I don't believe they can give you a Steam key as well...

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