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11 Jun 2011   #171
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Patch 1.03 out now

Hmmm..... Just realized they released a new patch with a bunch of fixes.....

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Dragon Age II 1.03
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NOTE: Some fixes are retroactive, but not all. Players with plot-breaking bugs may need to revert to an earlier save, particularly a save prior to visiting the affected area during the current year in the game.

GAMEPLAY
- In many fights, enemies now move less quickly at the start of combat. This slower initial pace makes tactical positioning more useful and important.
- If the force of an enemy attack interrupts a party member's current action, the party member now resumes the action once he or she has recovered. This means, for example, that party members who have been instructed to consume a health potion will now do so as soon as they are able, and do not need to be told to consume a health potion again if they are interrupted.
- Enemies are now much less likely to explode into body parts upon death.
- Attacks that hit a stealthed assassin are now more likely to disrupt stealth.
- Abilities that apply a silence effect now also cancel the target's current action in addition to preventing the target from using further abilities.
- When an enemy wakes from a sleep effect due to suffering damage, other status effects that were applied by the same ability that caused the sleep effect are no longer removed at the same time.
- Items that bear the property "100% of basic attack damage vs. enemies that attack in melee" no longer harm the user when equipped in conjunction with abilities like Blood Magic or Sacrificial Frenzy that reduce the user's health.
- The items known as Final Thought, Sataareth, Sundering, and Trepanner's Gift now have damage types that match their elemental damage bonuses.
- The items known as Allure's Crook, Corrupted Acolyte's Staff, Defender of the Wall, Void's Hammer, and Volcanic Shield can now only be equipped by the appropriate classes.
- The high dragon's fireballs no longer track moving targets.
- Pride demons can no longer be affected by their own Crushing Prison spells.
- The size of the area affected by an ability is now explicitly described as diameter or radius (usually diameter).
- When a party member's armor changes after consummating a romance, runes inscribed on his or her old armor now carry over to the new armor.
- Using the Maker's Sigh potion on an archer no longer alters inventory capacity.
- It is no longer possible to create more than one Elixir of Heroism.
- It is no longer possible to simultaneously enable sustained modes that are supposed to be mutually exclusive.
- In some cases, enemies would freeze while entering combat. This no longer occurs.
- In some cases, saw traps or spike traps would throw party members back even when the trap was not visible. This no longer occurs.
- The Special Deliveries chest can no longer get into a state where it contains items but cannot be opened.
- The storage chest is now present in the Hawke estate after completing the main campaign.
- If the Black Emporium premium content is installed, the mabari hound now follows his master more reliably.
- Various character-corruption issues now correct themselves automatically when you load your game.
- Various minor gameplay issues no longer occur.
That's just the Gameplay section, there are 4 more sections with a bunch of fixes listed. Here's the complete list - Choose Language | BioWare Social Network. Be aware that some of the fixes listed in the Quests section contain spoilers.

You can download the patch here - Patches and Fixes: Dragon Age 2 v1.03 Patch - Demo Movie Patch Download Section - GamersHell.com

Seems like this would be a good time to replay the game now


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11 Jun 2011   #172
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I never bothered patching it, i just beat the game and moved on. DA:O on the other hand, i beat like 5 different times, and the dlc with the expansion.
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11 Jun 2011   #173
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah I never patched DA2 either, did the samething you did, finished it and put it away. However I've been wanting to replay it anyway so with the new patch I will.

Started to replay Origins but that game is too long for me. Loved it, but really don't feel like going through it again. Great game though
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11 Jun 2011   #174
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yeah really long, i was afraid i would never finish. the expansion was good too, pretty meaty. for whatever reason i could do DA:O 5 times, but i couldnt handle DA2 a second time. that really speaks about the quality of the game
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11 Jun 2011   #175
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah, that patch came a little late.
And that's not even the complete change log.

Would have been awesome if it was released before everyone had played the game all the way through several times.

I've moved on to the new red faction game.
I honestly think it's one of the best shooters I've ever played though.
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11 Jun 2011   #176
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Yeah, that patch came a little late.
And that's not even the complete change log.
If you're refering to what little I posted in my post, yeah, it's not the complete change log, which is what I said, and provided a linked to the full change log.

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I've moved on to the new red faction game.
I honestly think it's one of the best shooters I've ever played though.
I nearly bought that game, but than got talked (reviewed) of of it. It really looks good but I'm kind of afraid I'd be missing a lot since I've not played the other games before it. Would I be missing out if I jumped in with that one?

Also how's performance? I know all games have issues upon release; are there any glaring issues there?

Thanks.
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11 Jun 2011   #177
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I never finished the previous ones, thought they were horrible.
This one is just on an entirely different level though.
I loved the game play, in places it even had a bit of deadspace 2 feeling in it.
The graphics were incredible too, best use of tessellation I have seen in a game to date.
Ran smooth even on my single 5850 too.

The upgrade system works, and the benefits are meaningful.
Exploration is rewarded with additional salvage (used for upgrades)
Pretty much all the environment is destructible, and in a new twist you have the ability to use the nano forge to actually rebuild things you destroyed.
The weapons are varied and useful.
The bonus weapon you get for completing the campaign is also one of the most insane things ever.
It's called mr. toots, and it's actually a plush unicorn toy that farts rainbows that destroy everything in sight when you squeeze it... lol

There is some level of linearity to it, but it's only enough to keep you from wandering off needlessly for ridiculous amounts of time.

On top of the gameplay I can't stress enough how cool the alien/bug things look. I can only imagine it being even better on a higher end card, as mine is only a mid range dx11 card.
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11 Jun 2011   #178
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'll probably pick it up at a later date. I had initially intended to pick it up on release day but than changed my mind as I've had to make some financial adjustments

The game looks incredible though from the videos I saw.

Thanks for the info.
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11 Jun 2011   #179
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Yeah I never patched DA2 either, did the samething you did, finished it and put it away. However I've been wanting to replay it anyway so with the new patch I will.

Started to replay Origins but that game is too long for me. Loved it, but really don't feel like going through it again. Great game though
Yea. Its been a long time since Ive played through it but ..

I remember Awakening took around 16-17 hours.
Origins was much longer 80-85ish ... If I remember correctly.

Good 100hrs+ depending how thourough you want to be.



Pretty long game for sure, and worth the purchase.


Im a bit curious about the new Red Faction myself.
I actually picked up red Faction Guerilla last weeekend, Steam had it for $5.
Ive not yet played it, but curious if they are anything alike.
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11 Jun 2011   #180
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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I nearly bought that game, but than got talked (reviewed) of of it.
I almost got talked (reviewed) out getting borderlands. im glad i got it, dont put too much thought into reviews. unless of course the negatives outweigh the positives.
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