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Temple of Elemental Evil Patch #3 Available

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by Taluntain, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Apparently hell froze over and Atari actually shipped another ToEE patch. The only thing it fixes is the Windows XP SP2 looting bug ("Corrects problems associated with upgrading to DirectX 9.0c, specifically, the inability to loot bug.", per patch notes), but it's still better than nothing.

    You can download Troika's Christmas present here.
     
  2. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    [​IMG] I've just recently started a new game with the 3rd patch, and without the co8 mod.

    I have a nagging feeling that the 3rd patch has itself opened up a whole new can of worms in terms of bugs.

    My sorcerer, when he casts Magic Missile, is apparently allowed to cast -511 missiles. He can cast as many he likes, but that causes the game to crash. You can of course get around this by hitting the space bar after pumping only the number of missiles appropriate to your level.

    At some point, all of my savegames besides my first one got corrupted, at the very start of the game. WTF!!?
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Figures... obviously Atari didn't bother to QA the patch. This company's slogan should be "Shut up and like it.", seriously...
     
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    I'll give it a shot and let you know what I find. Honestly I'm tired of being repeatedly dissapointed with this game and Atari's lack of concern for thier products.
     
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    Taluntain, that's whay people in almost every community for an Atari published game have found out.

    Driver 3(wont call it by the stupid bloody name)
    Total Annihilation
    Falcon 4.0
    MOO 3

    Countless others.
     
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    Well if Atari makes most of its profits from console sales none of this really makes a difference.
     
  7. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I tried looking around to see if this thing happened to anybody else. Not so far, so I could be just an isolated instance. On the other hand, one user complained on the Atari forums that his game couldn't even start. So you may as well try it and see what happens. Who knows really?
     
  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Since the release I've found out that the patch didn't even go through Atari, it was just a fix by one of the Troika programmers in his spare time. All Atari did was put it on their server. So the patch never went through the proper testing process. As I said, figures...
     
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