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BG/IWD/NWN/PS:T - Thread for Remastered Official Artwork

WardWard Member Posts: 1,305

"Welcome to Candlekeep's asset library archive, a place deep beneath Bioware's Headq... deep beneath Candlekeep's library, where we collect, preserve, restore and arrange shrubb... artwork".

Remember to BOOKMARK this page for critical updates.

DISCLAIMER: NO images! Assets have been aquired via the internet and are not copies, edits or borrowed from bonus downloads. Images posted here are subject to change without notice, caution or acknowledgement in case of updates or ultimate spontaneous combustion.

This place was intended to be used as a center for the collection and preservation of artwork. I branched off this into restoration, fixing artwork which has been damaged and where there is no 'master' copy'.

If you have any Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planscape: Torment or Neverwinter Nights artwork which is not present here, please submit everything to me. Full deserved credit will be given for each image.

I will make it clear exactly what pieces I repair and what I've left unchanged. I supply the originals for every piece.


The Lossy JPG Format: .JPG is a common image format which is used in contrary to popular storage mediums like .BMP, due to their large space consumption. .JPGs are often used by cameras (these days they mostly take raw files, but that's another story), as the size of such photos (thousands of pixels by thousands of pixels) uses a vast amount of space.

It's also a common format for the internet, as they're small, quick to upload and can be shared with minimal connection. But with all the who knows how many bytes saved by .JPGs, the cost is, we lose a lot of data which is irreplaceable. Such data compression is unchangeable and even the most determined attempts to reverse the process can leave an image washed out.

The Lossless PNG Format: I always save images as .PNGs, for their even lower data usage than .JPGs and their higher quality than 24-bit bitmaps. They can be be used in conjunction with layering and transparency for multiple applications, can be used to store animations (similar to .GIFs) and especially internet friendly.

The Process of Reversing Lost .JPG Data: Once an image has been compressed there's no way to fix it, all you can do is make it a bit prettier. Luckily there's lots of clever filters in various programs to repair the carelessly stored graphics. Once you've got the core damage sorted with filters you can fix physical flaws by hand.

Quality Control: The detail of images are compared to what we'll refer to as the 'height' of available images, from downloads, the closest thing we have to the originals. If an image recieves above 4.5 then it is considered to be similar in quality to their images. Each image will be given a rating to determine their level of satisfaction.

5: Perfect 4.5: Excellent 4: Good
3.5: Above average 3: Average 2.5: Below average
2: Poor 1.5: Bad 1: Terrible 0.5: Abysmal 0: What in the Nine Hells are you doing, beggar?


Baldur's Gate: Original Campaign/Tales of the Sword Coast/Enhanced Edition
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn/Throne of Bhaal/Enhanced Edition

Icewind Dale: Original Campaign/Heart of Winter/Trials of the Luremaster
Icewind Dale II

Neverwinter Nights: Original Campaign/Shadows of Undrentide/Hordes of the Underdark/Kingmaker/Witch's Wake/Shadowguard/Pirates of the Sword Coast/Wyvern Crown of Cromyr/Infinite Dungeons
Neverwinter Nights 2: Original Campaign/Mask of the Betrayer/Storm of Zehir/The Mysteries of Westgate

Planescape: Torment

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