PS Vita Release: GemRB (Baldur’s Gate/Icewind Dale/Planescape: Torment engine) 0.8.7

Developer Northfear has released a port of version 0.8.7 of GemRB for the PS Vita.

What is GemRB?

GemRB is a portable open-source implementation of Bioware’s Infinity Engine. In essence, it allows you to run games based on the Infinity Engine, on a variety of platforms. In our case, this means you can enjoy Baldur’s Gate 1, Baldur’s Gate 2, Icewind Dale and a bunch of other games on your PS Vita.

This update brings the following changes:

  • I/O performance improvements. Faster loading times, MUCH faster loading times with mods installed (from 80 minutes to 40 seconds in some extreme cases).
  • Improved SDLAudio plugin (added functional volume controls and positional audio support).
  • OpenAL support added (supports ambient sounds, audio effects). Use AudioDriver=openal in config file to select it.
  • TTF support added.
  • Support for GemRB console (press L1 + R1 + △ to open the console).
  • Mapped more keyboard shortcuts to D-Pad.
  • General performance improvements.

Download GemRB (Baldur’s Gate engine) for PS Vita

You can download GemRB here.