On these forum peras you regularly see the term "vanilla game" provided. I have actually the feeling that rarely two people usage the term with the very same intention.

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Wikipedia does not make me any type of wiser here:


"In PC games, the term "vanilla" is often provided to explain the original variation of a game, which has not been modified through third-party addons, developer updays, downloadable content (DLC) or patches. It have the right to additionally describe the original game engine when resource ports or growth packs are easily accessible."

 

Taking the example of BG1. Which one is the *vanilla* game

 

- The original initially CD release of the classical game still WITHOUT TotSC and any patch?

- The classic game with TotSC had however without utilizing mods?

- Any version of BG1 that has actually not been modded?

 

Even worse - many type of newer or younger players execute not also understand any kind of of these games, and for them it might mean

 

- BGEE without SoD and also without any type of mods added? With new NComputers included.

- BGEE/SoD however without any mods?

 

OR

The original content of the game regardmuch less of the platform (classical or EE) in any develop that has not been modded?

 

How do you use the term?

Edited April 28, 2018 by Roxanne
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argent77


Posted April 28, 2018

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Posted April 28, 2018

To me "vanilla game" simply implies "unmodded game", regardless of the game being amplified or not. I"m utilizing the terms "classic" (or "legacy") and "enhanced" (or ssuggest "EE") to distinguish in between original Bioware/Black Isle products and new Beamdog releases.


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bob_veng


Posted April 28, 2018

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Posted April 28, 2018 (edited)

original = the first, non-EE, edition

vanilla = unmodded (whether EE or original is expected is context dependent), including BGEE-SoD

 

classic = to me personally dubious; can mean:

original (same as above)bg1 in the sense of exactly how it"s rules/units differ from bg2 (proficiencies and so on.)"old" as in a previous, older variation (before a later patch that alters somepoint noticeable, for example)original non-totsc bg1 (an ancient method of seeing as nobody distinguishes totsc from the major game anymore)

 


edit: so basically
original vs. EE
vanilla vs. modded
classical vs. novel/revised in a wide sense
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Gwendolyne


Posted April 28, 2018

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Posted April 28, 2018 (edited)

+1 with Argent77.

 

In the French modding and also gamers area, we use "classique" (classic) and also EE to identify old and brand-new versions of the games. vanilla is scheduled to an unmodded game, regardless of the version.

Edited April 28, 2018 by Gwendolyne
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CamDawg


Posted April 28, 2018

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Posted April 28, 2018

I"ve been utilizing vanilla to describe the originals, yet what Argent states provides sense. I"ve checked out people usage terms favor BGOE (original edition) to differentiate them from the magnified editions, and also I think it"s time to Make This A Thing.


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lynx


Posted April 28, 2018

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Posted April 28, 2018

I agree through Argent77; it"s the exact same interpretation used in other gaming areas.


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Ardanis


Posted April 28, 2018

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Posted April 28, 2018

Vanilla is original aka non-EE for me.


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jastey


Posted April 28, 2018

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Posted April 28, 2018

Vanilla is original aka non-EE for me.


That"s exactly how I offered it so much, as well.


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Jarno Mikkola


Posted April 28, 2018

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Posted April 28, 2018

Vanilla, is the normal tasting icecream ... so vanilla BG1 is the not moded, not patched, not expanded BG1.

Vanilla TotSC is likely the patched version. But definitely not moded ...

Vanilla BG1EE, yeah, I would go through latest patched not modified game here.

Vanilla BWS"ed EET with absence of judgement, a great party.


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Roxanne


Posted April 28, 2018

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Posted April 28, 2018 (edited)

Vanilla is original aka non-EE for me.


Vanilla is original aka non-EE for me.


That"s how I offered it so much, also.

 


This is interesting, bereason (unstable summary) now we have rather various views

 

Non-EE = timeless (aka original)

Vanilla = not modded

vs

Non-EE = vanilla = classic

 

As much as I can tell, everybody who made a statement so much knows the classic AND the EE games.

 

How would someone who is new to the game and began in the EE-civilization best away perceive that?

 

How are people to know what you are referring to through *vanilla* as soon as they do not have actually the timeless game as a reference? Will even the dinosaurs (no offense, I am one myself) understand this still - e.g. I shed my original games and also just have an old BGT installation by currently, via hardly a way to identify vanilla and modded contents tbelow.

Edited April 28, 2018 by Roxanne
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AL|EN


Posted April 28, 2018

AL|EN

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Posted April 28, 2018

Vanilla method "game without mods" for many many games out there:

 

- Standard games without mods = vanilla

- EE games without mods = additionally vanilla (for eg vanilla BG2EE )

- the "is modded?" covers both Standard and EE games

 

That"s is just how I check out it.


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Mike1072


Posted April 28, 2018

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Posted April 28, 2018

I usage the term vanilla to describe the unmodded game or unmodded assets.

 

When talking around the older games in comparichild to the intensified editions, I refer to them as "original", "non-enhanced", or "non-EE".


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Roxanne


Posted April 29, 2018

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Posted April 29, 2018

In the situation of

vanilla = unmodded

this have to exclude unsupplied content from being vanilla. We recognize of the instances where dialogue lines etc were created and also left in the game package but are not provided in the game. Some restoration mods make some of this accessible, yet I would still speak to such *added* contents as being modded.

The initially intended use of those resources is not recognized, so it is a modder"s interpretation of just how to make this stuff show up in game. Just to mention the Pique/Imoen instance or the totality NTotSC Northern Citadel pursuit that is based on unprovided dialogues and also actors found in the game"s vaults.


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lynx


Posted April 29, 2018

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Posted April 29, 2018

Of course.

 

Here"s an additional difference. Jagged Alliance 2 had its resource released and the engine gained a bunch of cleanup and some bugfixes from the neighborhood. Due to the latter it can not be referred to as vanilla, so it"s called stracciatella, the fixes being the tiny chunks of cocoa in the vanilla.

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Avenger


Posted May 7, 2018

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Posted May 7, 2018

To me vanilla method the last patch of any type of of the originals, completely unmodded.

If EE is included to the mix, then more than likely the first EE version released.


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