Resolution mod for Black Isle games

May 30, 2008

Icewind Dale II.

The Widescreen Mod allows Black Isle titles like Planescape Torment,
the Baldur’s Gate series, Icewind Dale I and II to be played at previously unsupported resolutions, like those of widescreen monitors. Any resolution is supported, and fullscreen works if it’s supported by your graphic card, driver and screen.

The project is currently an open beta, get it here. (via RPS)

ROM Check Fail! (PC)

March 30, 2008

Demented and exhilarating.

Feel like playing Asteroids and Gauntlet at the same time? Or perhaps Zelda mashed up with Super Mario? Well, today is your lucky day.
ROM Check Fail!
is a competent (and demented) arcade mash-up and retrospective at the same time, forcing you to play at least two classics at the time, merged together and unified in awesome ways. Confusing for sure, but I’m pretty sure your nerdy brain will be able to handle it.

Download ROM Check Fail! by clicking here. (via Independent Gaming)

Kriegspiel (Mac/PC)

March 13, 2008

Cut-out mountains and cavalry. Beautiful.

In January 1977, the French Situationist Guy Debord founded the Society for Strategic and Historical Games. The Society had an immediate goal: to produce Kriegspiel, a game of war that Debord had already designed in his head years before. The game was played by two opposing players on a game board of 500 squares arranged in rows of 20 by 25 squares. Now, developer RSG has recently released a computer edition of Kriegspiel. This version is an attempt to translate Debord’s game to the contemporary landscape without interfering with the simplicity and depth of the original creation. Essentially a board game played top-down or in 3D mode, Kriegspiel is very impressive, not only visually. Unfortunately, there is currently no single-player mode, no computer opponent – which makes it online only. Enjoy!

Download it for Mac and PC here.