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Postby ThunderTitan » Oct 2 2006, 14:02

Just started playing. So, is there any way to see how much life your enemy has?
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Postby Angelspit » Oct 2 2006, 14:04

I don't think there is -- you just have to hit them until they fall.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Oct 2 2006, 14:06

Angelspit wrote:I don't think there is -- you just have to hit them until they fall.


That's what i don't like about old games, lack of info/features. Then again, looking at H5...
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Postby DaemianLucifer » Oct 2 2006, 14:15

Spmetimes lack of info is actually a good thing.Here it shows you that the acent is not on the battles.

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Postby Angelspit » Oct 2 2006, 14:30

On second thought, wasn't there some sort of indication about the health of every character in the log? Something like lightly injured, seriously injured, dying and so on? I prefer this "lack" of information, as a mage can't never tell for sure if a magic arrow will be enough to kill the orc who's running toward him with his axe in the air...

We could double-check a screenshot of the game somewhere.

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Postby DaemianLucifer » Oct 2 2006, 14:56

Yep.And that one persisted in other RPGs.Its unhurt,slightly injured,badly injured and near death(I think).

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Postby Gaidal Cain » Oct 2 2006, 15:38

Indeed. Right click will tell you, I think.

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Postby Nebs » Oct 2 2006, 21:05

Anyone in mood for some MP? Though, I don't have 1st part, just Shadows of Amn, and it's expansion, Throne of Bhaal.

As for game itself, think it's easily the best game I ever played along with H3.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Oct 2 2006, 21:20

DaemianLucifer wrote:Here it shows you that the acent is not on the battles.


Yeah, but i'd like to know what dmg i did before my char died, so as to know if i try again or not.
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Postby asandir » Oct 3 2006, 3:32

easiest way to check (and bear in mind im working off BG II here - but i think it's the same) is to hit space bar to pause and then mouse over the enemy unit should give indication of how injured they are in the increments that DL gave
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Postby Gaidal Cain » Oct 3 2006, 9:23

I think you can get info on how much damage you've done with a particualr attack by changing the settings. You can't see how much damage the enemy has left though.
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Postby DaemianLucifer » Oct 3 2006, 9:29

Yep.It should be in the text log below,just like in NWN.

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Postby Nebs » Oct 3 2006, 11:12

Yeah, in log there are THAC0 rolls, spells, damage,...

Anyway, I like not knowing the exact hp of critters, in real AD&D I've played, DM never told us how many there is left, and as game follows rules of it, there's no such thing here as well.

Here's off-game documentation of creatures statistics if anyone wants to know.

http://db.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/ ... onster.txt

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Postby ThunderTitan » Oct 3 2006, 14:16

Gaidal Cain wrote:You can't see how much damage the enemy has left though.


Drats... oh well, guess i'm gonna have to learn the creatures.
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Postby Suleman » Oct 7 2006, 15:21

One of the best game... series in the world. By this I mean that the first game was not all that spectacular (great adventure, though) while the second one was the greatest, most epic western CRPG ever.
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Postby Kalah » Oct 7 2006, 17:17

I played BG Dark Alliance on PS2 and got hooked. Thinking about buying this collection from Amazon...
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Postby Kalah » Oct 12 2006, 11:30

I just bought it. Right decision?

I was wondering, how does BG play online? Any good?
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Postby Angelspit » Oct 12 2006, 12:57

I never had any problem with multiplayer. But it's probably much more fun with another player in the same room than someone on the other side of the world.

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Postby Gaidal Cain » Oct 12 2006, 16:42

Kalah wrote:I just bought it. Right decision?


If you want to play a good RPG but won't mind a bit dated graphics, then yes.

Perhaps not if you were also considering Planescape Torment though.
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Oct 12 2006, 19:26

I think it was a good buy.

Sadly, I can't get Baldur's Gate to work on my PC anymore. The second game works fine, just not the first. Icewind Dale 2 also doesn't work well on my laptop. Something with the keypad doesn't register properly and the game barely recognizes inputs. Makes it very difficult to type in a character name.
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