Do you still rememebr this great game from 1998?
It started a series of succesfull games: Baldur's Gate 2, Planescape Torment, Icewind Dale 1 & 2.
I recently bought from gog.com (good old games) Baldur's Gate with Tales of the Sword Coast expansion and Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn with Throne of Bhaal expansion.
With the help of tutorial I enhanced my GOG.com edition of Baldur's Gate saga and now I play both games as one, seamless adventure with the visually superior BG2 version of the engine and its updated mechanics, and with high-res graphics better suited for modern wide-screen display. I also installed a lot of mods to further enchance the gameplay.
Tutorial in question: http://www.gog.com/news/enhance_the_gameplay_in_your_edition_of_baldurs_gate_from_gogcom
And it was worth the (small) investment and time spent for modding. The game is still as great as it was back in the day. And now with higher resolution :D
I play with my laptop's native 1366x768 and it's beautifull. Here's an actual screenshot from my laptop screen:
And the game is challenging. There's no giant yellow exclamation marks above the guestgivers heads, no quest areas marked on map, no compass to tell which way to go to reach quest area etc. Mage and priest spells must be learned: when you have used up all your learned spells there's no more spells until you have rested. So no massive spamming of magic missiles on first monster you encounter. No mana pools and such, just hitpoints. It's wonderfully old-school :)
The music and ambient sound during gameplay is great. And it even has changing weather.
If you liked it then you might still like it now. At least I do. And if Baldur's Gate saga is previously unknown to you I urge you to give it a try.
Edit: fixed the picture link.
Edited by Moolok - 3/17/14 at 1:16pm