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Divine Divinity - Available at Good Old Games

by Myrthos, 2009-10-29 12:12:57

Finally, Divine Divinity is available now on GoG, with Beyond Divinity following in a few weeks. This release of Divine Divinity contains the latest patch and has the following extras:

General:

  • Feature: Allow more resolutions
  • Feature: Recreated config tool
  • Fixed numerous crashes and freezes
  • Fixed: encumbrance could make items disappear
  • Feature: Tooltips of damage stats on stat screen improved

Skills:

  • Fixed: Spellbooks no longer ignore level requirements
  • Fixed: All weapon expertise skills give percentile bonuses instead of static bonuses
  • Fixed: True Sight damage is now actually used
  • Fixed: Bow and crossbow expertise bonuses are now actually used
  • Fixed: Divine Eye removes the fog of war
  • Fixed: Deadly Gift's Scorpion Trap is less powerful
  • Fixed: Resurrected enemies die after region swap

Here is the info from GoG:

A Touch of Divinity at GOG.com

Shortly before the release of Divinity II: Ego Draconis, the first two entries in the acclaimed RPG series are revived at the DRM-free digital distribution site.

Warsaw, Poland – October 29, 2009GOG.com (http://www.gog.com), the only place that brings back affordable memories from gamers’ youth with no DRM, has signed an agreement with Belgian independent game developer, Larian Studios. Thanks to the agreement, fans of role-playing games around the world are getting the opportunity to play DRM-free and XP & Vista compatible versions of Larian’s acclaimed Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity. The first part of the series is now available on GOG.com for only $5.99, while Beyond Divinity will be available soon for $9.99!

In 2002, as many RPGs made the transition to full 3D environments, the creators of Divine Divinity decided to make a classic isometric RPG which, as stated by PC Zone, became “living proof that, when tailored by the right hands, isometric RPGs can still be as captivating and challenging as their 3D counterparts.” The game takes the player on a fantastic quest in a land torn apart by corruption and dark magic. During his journey the player will travel across a huge and richly detailed world, become involved in an intriguing plot and complete loads of engaging quests.

I remember the release of Divine Divinity as if it was yesterday. We had no clue how people would react to the game and weren’t sure that our RPG mix was going to appeal. Then, suddenly we got bombarded with emails and forum reactions from people enjoying the game, and received award after award from the specialized press. It was a very rewarding time, and I look forward to see the reactions from the GOG.com audience,” said Swen Vincke, CEO at Larian Studios. “GOG.com approaching us was also the perfect opportunity for us to address a couple of issues in the original game, and introduce support for higher resolutions.”

Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity are games that really impressed a lot of RPG fans when they came out, but also were overlooked by many,” said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com. “Just before the release of another game in the Divinity series, we thought it would be great to reintroduce these great games to the GOG.com audience. I'm sure they'll love it.”

Divine Divinity is already available for download at GOG.com for $5.99, DRM-free and compatible with Windows XP and Vista. Beyond Divinity will be added to the catalogue in the coming weeks.

Information about

Divine Divinity

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released


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