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Dragon Age II Beta Patch

The BioWare Social Network now offers downloads of a PC-only beta version 1.01 patch for Dragon Age II, the just-released role-playing sequel. The patch fixes save game issues on single-core machines, the game asking for non-existent drives, release control issues where some players were unable to unlock correctly, and a Steam-specific issue related to VO not playing after switching languages. That last fix is a pretty odd one to include in this beta patch, since there's a footnote saying: "Steam does not support BETA patches. Steam users will have to wait for the final non-BETA patch before they can take advantage of these fixes. We're working on it but, unfortunately, this will not occur in time for the weekend." There is also a typical warning that users are applying a beta patch at their own risk. The patch is mirrored on Gamer's Hell and Strategy Informer.

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39. Re: Dragon Age II Beta Patch Mar 13, 2011, 20:28 Dirwulf
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:21:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:15:
For anyone criticizing DA2 based on the mindless combat seen in the demo, it should be noted that the combat is exponentially harder on Nightmare difficulty. You have to plan carefully and micromanage your party, otherwise you'll get destroyed. Granted, there's still a lot of filler combat and most of the combat encounters aren't particularly well-designed, but it's definitely not mindless.

For anyone thinking people are only talking about the combat: Its the whole game that makes you think youre sitting in front of a console. Just look at the repeating scenery and dumbed down content and controls.
I wont even start about the audacious way of implementing DX11.

What Audacious way of implementing DX11? You mean the Hi-Res pack? Ever heard of little game called Lord of the Rings Online? Did you know they do the same thing? They have a hi-res version of the game and a low res version. Why? Because not everyone has a friggin' video card that can handle DX11. So why waste the space and time if you can't use it?
 
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