GemRB is a portable open-source implementation of Bioware’s Infinity Engine
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GemRB is an open-source game engine reimplementation that aims to provide a portable and cross-platform engine for games developed using the Infinity Engine. The Infinity Engine was a game engine developed by BioWare and used in several classic RPGs, including Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.
GemRB stands for "game engine made with pre-rendered background, and it was first released in 2001 as an attempt to reverse engineer the Infinity Engine. Since then, it has grown into a full-fledged game engine with support for a variety of games, including the original Baldur's Gate and its expansion pack, Baldur's Gate II, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.
GemRB features many improvements over the original Infinity Engine, including better modding support, higher resolution and widescreen support, bug fixes, and enhanced scripting capabilities. It also supports various platforms, including Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android.
It is used by some modders to create new content for classic RPGs, such as new quests, items, and characters. GemRB's scripting capabilities make it possible to add new features to these games, extending their lifespan for fans.
GemRB has been used to create fan-made remakes of classic RPGs, such as Baldur's Gate Reloaded, which remade the original Baldur's Gate game in the Neverwinter Nights 2 engine, and Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition, which added various improvements to the classic Planescape: Torment game.
GemRB is an impressive achievement in the world of open-source game development and has helped keep classic RPGs alive for new generations of players.
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