[Update 4th Nov 2010]: Whaddaya know! Icewind Dale II is also now available for download at GOG! As well as Baldur’s Gate I: The Original Saga.
Icewind Dale is now legally available for download at GOG. It costs just $9.99 for the download and comes with 2 manuals (200 pages), 4 HD wallpapers, 2 soundtracks, 10 avatars, 24 artworks, map and a screen saver.
It includes the original Icewind Dale and its two expansion packs – Heart of Winter and Trials of The Luremaster as well as the epic music composed by multiple award-winning composer Jeremy Soule. Experience an exciting action RPG set in the famous Forgotten Realms campaign setting.
One of the problems being faced is that after you try to start a new game, the game simply crashes back to the desktop. Deleting the contents of the temp folder in the installed game directory solves the issue and allows you to create a party.
But after the prologue text, the message “Paused for chapter text” appears at the bottom of the screen and stays there. The simple fix was to run the game as an Administrator. [ source ]
Download the game now and enjoy one of the best RPGs ever made.