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Icewind Dale: The Collection (Windows)

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Box Back Cover (US):
    In the northernmost reaches of the Forgotten Realms lies the frozen and untamed region known as Icewind Dale. Journey deep into the Spine of the World, a harsh and unforgiving environment teeming with merciless beasts and terrible dangers. In this exclusive adventure pack developed by the award-winning Black Isle Studios, are the full versions of Icewind Dale and Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter. Put your valor to the test and discover the secret that is locked beneath the icy tundra of Icewind Dale.

    Icewind Dale:
    • Battle Ice Trolls, Giants, and hordes of terrifying Undead. Over 70 types of new monsters (for a total of over 150) that will put your valor to the test in real-time combat.
    • Adventure through a wide range of beautifully rendered environments, from ancient ruins to volcanic caverns and icy plains.
    • Multiplayer support for up to six players over LAN or Internet connections.


    Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter:
    • Continue your adventure in five huge new areas that add directly into the original Icewind Dale.
    • Hack your way through a host of never-before-seen monsters to discover over 100 new items and 59 new spells.
    • Increased 800x600 resolution and drop away interface panels developed by Bioware Corp. for Baldur's Gate II reveal even more of the Forgotten Realms on screen.

    Contributed by rfox (114) on Dec 30, 2002.

Interplay Web Site:
    Summary
    Icewind Dale: The Collection is an exciting high-fantasy action adventure with cross genre elements. This incredible compilation pack includes these revolutionary games from the RPG series: Icewind Dale and Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter. Also included is the Icewind Dale Soundtrack by critically acclaimed composer Jeremy Soule, the IWD and IWD Heart of Winter mini strategy guides, plus a bonus CD that includes the full strategy guides for both Icewind Dale and Heart of Winter AND a trailer of Icewind Dale II.

    Features
    Icewind Dale:
    • Utilizes an enhanced version of the Bioware Infinity Engine as used in Baldur's Gate.
    • Developed by Black Isle Studios, the group behind the bestselling role playing games Fallout 2 and Planescape: Torment.
    • A completely new ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS adventure with an epic storyline in the tradition of Baldur's Gate.
    • Includes 3D technology developed for Baldur's Gate II that allows for incredible spell and environment effects.
    • New spells, equipment and abilities provide a higher level of gameplay.
    • Play as a single player or in a group of up to six people with full LAN and internet multiplayer support with free game matching service on MPlayer.


    Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter:
    • 800x600 support.
    • Gem bag and scroll case support, allowing players to carry more items without the clutter of nonessential equipment.
    • Drop away interface in game: Remove the left, right, bottom, or all of the interface with a keystroke (Developed by BioWare Corp. for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn).
    • Hotkey to easily find items on the ground, and doors that may be difficult to see.
    • Improved OpenGL 3D support
    • 5 main new areas, including Lonelywood, another of the Ten-Towns in the Icewind Dale region.
    • Over 100 new magic items to find.
    • 59 new spells, for both lower and higher level characters.
    • Playable during or after the original Icewind Dale.
    • 10 - 20 new monsters and NPC's, from barbarians, to new undead, as well as some special monsters.


    (URL: http://www.interplay.com/games/product.asp?GameID=524)

    Contributed by rfox (114) on Dec 30, 2002.