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Baldur's Gate 2: EE - Patch 2.6 released

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  1. RPGWatch

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    [​IMG]After a very long testing phase, the much-expected patch 2.6 for Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Siege of Dragonspear and Icewind Dale Enhanced Editions has been released by Beamdog:

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    Patch 2.6

    We are launching Patch 2.6 for Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Siege of Dragonspear and Icewind Dale Enhanced Editions on Steam, GOG, the mac App Store and the Beamdog Store (tablet/mobile updates coming soon).

    This massive patch upgrades the games to 64-bit systems, fixes hundreds of bugs, and adds brand new portraits & voice sets to customize your heroes- including two sets from the legendary Mark Meer (voice of Commander Shepherd in Mass Effect)!

    Huge thanks to our heroic community for their tireless adventuring in beta builds for this mammoth patch. Thank You!

    Note: Patch 2.6 won't fix every issue in the games, but don't worry- we're still working on future updates!

    Patch Highlights
    • Upgrade to 64-Bit | A much needed upgrade for modern machines- this improves system compatibility
    • 7 New Character Voice Sets | New player voice sets, including two from the legendary Mark Meer reprising his roles as Alveus Malcanter and Baeloth Barrityl
    • 11 New Character Portraits | New character portraits to customize your hero's look
    • Hundreds of Bug Fixes | Includes scores of fixes to spells and hero abilities
    • Improved Pathfinding | Smoother party movement and navigation
    New Localizations
    • Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition | Added French text localization (beta)
    • Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear | Added French (beta), Italian, German, Ukrainian and Polish text localizations
    • Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition | Added Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese (Simplified) text localizations
    [...]
     
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  2. Taluntain

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    The big question is, does this huge patch fix more bugs than it introduces? :shake:
     
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    It fixes a lot of long-standing issues and they didn't really add much new stuff that could break things. So... hopefully? :shake:
     
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    Wouldn’t mind, but Steam decided to auto update this and destroy my EET modded install :/
     
  6. Taluntain

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    Ouch. I think there's a setting somewhere for Steam not to update a game automatically...
     
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    Not anymore - the two options now are update instantly, or update when you next start it. They've got rid of the don't update option.
     
  8. Taluntain

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    I think there's a config file you can edit in the steamapps folder that lets you disable the updates. But yeah, it sucks that they removed that option from the UI.
     
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    How many years for a couple new voice sets and character portraits that don't really fit the artstyle. BD has failed to deliver anything of note since SoD unfortunately
     
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    The new content isn't really the relevant part here. It's a patch, not a content update.
     
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    I have to say I'm surprised they're still patching this game. Since they just seem to update old games, I wouldn't have thought they'd put in much effort in general.
     
  13. Taluntain

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    I'm guessing here, but it might be modders putting in voluntary or low-paid work hours into these late fixes. I can't imagine Beamdog paying regular developer rates for this so long after the initial EE releases.
     
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