It is because until recently it was thought that there was basically no value to these things after the game had been out for a few years. If a game was popular enough you got to reuse the assets to make expansions and sequels, but after a few years if you hadn't done that then the game was abandoned and the assets were useless. No one thought that there would be huge nostalgia for these games or that people would want to remake them 15 years later.this bit from that article made me go WTF?
only 1 backup? REALLY? I mean I get only having 1 backup for pictures of your dogs and food and shit, but a multi-million dollar game? WTF
I just bought the steam version of BG1, and glad I am not the only one who noticed something terribly wrong with the graphics. They basically just messed everything up, the original graphics were just fine.Upon starting the game, it looks like many of the menus have changed, many of the interface options and buttons totally moved or reworked, and most noticeably, the actual character sprites have been completely redone to be almost brighter, more like a mobile game. I'm not sure how I feel about it honestly, luckily I don't get too hung up on visuals anymore.