• Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  

Baldur's Gate Engine

This topic is 4851 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

What is the name of the Baldur's Gate engine? Is there are free/opensource engine similar to the engine? Also, how hard would it be to make an engine like the Baldur's Gate engine? It looks pretty simple with unique features.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement
I actually just found a sourceforge project, called hack and slash. It's a neat engine. I am going to mess around with it. Let me know if anyone see's something cooler/better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Baldur's gate engine is called the "Infinity Engine". There are a few open source clones, here's one of them: http://binf.sourceforge.net/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Original post by rpgdeveloper
I dont have Linux anymore, thanks though.


Too bad for you. Anyway, the engine I posted works in Windows..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You should check out GemRB.. although I think development may be stalled on it (not 100% sure) it is a working Infinity Engine and you can run the games with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Baldur's Gate II is probably my favourite game ever. Good luck if your trying to make a similar game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Original post by Rebooted
Baldur's Gate II is probably my favourite game ever. Good luck if your trying to make a similar game.


That link I gave has a working copy of the infinity engine (with source obviously) that can boot Baldurs Gate, Baldurs Gate 2, Icewind Dale, and Planescape Torment. Check it out :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm interested in this as well. I checked BINF and here's a quote:
Quote:

Beyond Infinty was a replacement for the Infinity Engine (used in Baldur's Gate etc..) now it is dead for quite long time.... (use Gemrb instead of it) I only leave the sourcecodes for historical reasons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GemRB seems quite cool. I wonder if it'll run IWD2 (currently playing it). It's annoying to boot to Windows just to play it. I could also try running it with Wine.

Anyway, if you want to do a BG-like game then perhaps it would be a good idea to mod the GemRB engine? I remember there are some editors for the infinity engine so you might use them. http://www.forgottenwars.net/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Trying to make a commercial quality RPG as vast as, for example, Baldurs's Gate 2 and with graphics like that is probably hard without money.

But you can do an RPG with simpler graphics etc. by yourself. You just need time and motivation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Exactly. One environment is enough. 5-7 characters is enough too and you`re done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Advertisement