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Dragon Age 2 Patch

The BioWare Social Network offers a new automatic patch for Dragon Age 2, updating BioWare's role-playing sequel to version 1.02, offering a manual patch for Windows and saying the Mac edition of the game will update itself the next time it is launched, as will the versions purchased through Steam (thanks Dir Wulf). The release includes a note suggesting users make sure their graphics card drivers are up-to-date: "AMD and NVIDIA have recently released new graphics-card drivers. Using old drivers may cause Dragon Age II to crash, run poorly, or display graphics incorrectly." They also warn that some saved games may not work correctly: "Some plot 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." The change list follows.

GAMEPLAY

  • The effects of various follower talents and item properties are now being properly removed and re-applied when loading and saving.
  • Anders's default set of tactics will now activate Haste when appropriate.
  • Aveline's final armor upgrade is now available during "Favor and Fault."
  • Aveline's Retaliation talent no longer imposes a delay when activated.
  • The warrior's Rally talent now functions as described.
  • The rogue's Lacerate talent now functions as described.
  • Party members who are resurrected during a fight now rejoin combat properly.
  • Hawke no longer gains random spells or talents after using the Maker's Sigh potion, then saving and reloading.
  • Potions, poisons, grenades, and runes can now still be ordered from the Hawke estate after the main campaign is complete.
  • Various minor gameplay issues no longer occur.

QUESTS (SPOILER WARNING)

  • "Who Needs Rescuing" can now be completed.
  • "Duty" will now appear on the Chanter's Board even if the player accepted all of the board's quests before installing the Exiled Prince premium content.
  • The journal for "Duty" will now update if the player left the Docks (Night) area immediately after killing the Flint Company mercenaries.
  • In "Finders Keepers," the door to Woodrow's Warehouse will now open if the player steals the location to the warehouse from the harbormaster's office.
  • In "Finders Keepers," if the player leaves Woodrow's Warehouse before finding the crate, it is now possible to return to the warehouse to complete the quest.
  • In "Herbalist's Tasks," the varterral's heart is now available even if the player killed the varterral before receiving the quest.
  • Merrill no longer refers to the aftermath of "A New Path" before the plot has been completed.
  • Varric is no longer confused about which character Hawke has been romancing.
  • Various minor story-scripting issues no longer occur.

PC/SPECIFIC FUNCTIONALITY

  • Varric's Embellishment talent no longer incorrectly refers to movement speed.
  • It is now easier to select party members by clicking on their portraits when the level-up arrow is displayed.
  • The game now functions correctly if the Windows desktop is set to 150% size.
  • The video options menu now allows a wider full-screen gamma range.
  • Various issues specific to DirectX 11 no longer occur.
  • Various technical changes should improve performance and limit crashes.

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22. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 14, 2011, 10:33 Eldaron Imotholin
 
Sometimes, when I don't have my emotions shielded, I cry solid misery when I read "Dragon Age 2".  
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21. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 14, 2011, 07:05 avianflu
 
at least the DA2 demo served as a big warning not to buy the game. That was nice of BioWare to do for us.  
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20. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 19:33 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 17:44:
Verno wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:26:
Hey now, don't be harsh. $24 and a free copy of ME2 is all it might take to sell it to people Deal

Giggle

I'm amazed it's already on sale. I mean, whodathunkit that rushing a game out in a year's time would tank the sales of a great original? I'm sure Bioware and EA are stunned.

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19. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 17:44 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:26:
Hey now, don't be harsh. $24 and a free copy of ME2 is all it might take to sell it to people Deal

Giggle

I'm amazed it's already on sale. I mean, whodathunkit that rushing a game out in a year's time would tank the sales of a great original? I'm sure Bioware and EA are stunned.

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18. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 17:38 RollinThundr
 
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:34:
Verno wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:22:
Up two places to #9 on the UK sales charts this week.

http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110022

Once all the sales clear out, it will be on the top 10 of Steam for the overall week as well.

"It might stay in the sales lists in the first month!"

Glad to see you're setting the bar low enough to reach Embarassed

So are you saying a month on the top 10 is bad?...lol...

I guess you forgot the part where Bioware said its outsold DA:O so far (first month sales).

And it will be in the top 10 for longer than a month considering its already been out for a month. And yes, that may be because of the bundle. Go ahead and blame clever marketing for increased sales.

We'll see how many it sells say after a year. I bet its more than DA:O.

Really? Its sold 2+ million copies already? Somehow I highly doubt that. Hell DA:O outsold Mass Effect2 as well but Bioware went ahead and streamlined/gutted the game to shit and back anyway.
 
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17. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:56 Verno
 
Come one Verno, its not that hard to look shit up.

Ohhh snap harsh burn bro!

I think Dragon Age II has the potential to sell that much. We'll find out in two more months.

Maybe they can give Mass Effect 3 away with it at Christmas to hit 3.1 Clown
 
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16. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:49 Dirwulf
 
Verno wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:42:
You were the one who tried to bring up it's presence in a single top ten list as meaningful. I treat it like an Impulse top ten list, it's amusing but not terribly meaningful. In the last Steam list it got beat by things like Blood Bowl which even on sale isn't exactly a sales performer.

We'll see how many it sells say after a year. I bet its more than DA:O.

I doubt we'll need to wait that long. DA:O did 2.1 in what, 3 months?

Come one Verno, its not that hard to look shit up.

3.2 million copies in this announcement: http://tinyurl.com/3jooecz

Released Nov 2009. So yes, 3 months by that announcement, all platforms, worldwide.

I think Dragon Age II has the potential to sell that much. We'll find out in two more months.
 
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15. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:45 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:28:
They use dollars in the UK? I that that was pounds or euros...or are you already doing the conversion?
They use pounds in the UK, Euro's for most of europe. I'm just far too lazy to break out charmap and figure out the keycodes.
 
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14. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:42 Verno
 
You were the one who brought up it's presence in a single top ten list. It's getting beat by WoW Cataclysm according to your source by the way so I'm not sure how seriously to take that list unless the expansion just launched over there. I treat it like an Impulse top ten list, it's amusing but not terribly meaningful. In the last Steam list it got beat by things like Blood Bowl which even on sale isn't exactly a sales performer.

We'll see how many it sells say after a year. I bet its more than DA:O.

I doubt we'll need to wait that long. DA:O did 2.1 in what, 3 months? The only way I see them doing anywhere near DA:O sales is if its $10 on the Christmas steam sale.

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13. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:34 Dirwulf
 
Verno wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:22:
Up two places to #9 on the UK sales charts this week.

http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110022

Once all the sales clear out, it will be on the top 10 of Steam for the overall week as well.

"It might stay in the sales lists in the first month!"

Glad to see you're setting the bar low enough to reach Embarassed

So are you saying a month on the top 10 is bad?...lol...

I guess you forgot the part where Bioware said its outsold DA:O so far (first month sales).

And it will be in the top 10 for longer than a month considering its already been out for a month. And yes, that may be because of the bundle. Go ahead and blame clever marketing for increased sales.

We'll see how many it sells say after a year. I bet its more than DA:O.
 
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12. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:28 Dirwulf
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:23:
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:19:
Once all the sales clear out, it will be on the top 10 of Steam for the overall week as well.
That's probably because in the UK you can now buy it for the low-low price of $24. And in other parts of europe it varies between 21 and 29.

They use dollars in the UK? I that that was pounds or euros...or are you already doing the conversion?
 
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11. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:26 Verno
 
Hey now, don't be harsh. $24 and a free copy of ME2 is all it might take to sell it to people Deal  
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10. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:19:
Once all the sales clear out, it will be on the top 10 of Steam for the overall week as well.
That's probably because in the UK you can now buy it for the low-low price of $24. And in other parts of europe it varies between 21 and 29.
 
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9. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:22 Verno
 
Up two places to #9 on the UK sales charts this week.

http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110022

Once all the sales clear out, it will be on the top 10 of Steam for the overall week as well.

"It might stay in the sales lists in the first month!"

Glad to see you're setting the bar low enough to reach Embarassed
 
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8. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:21 necrosis
 
Blue wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 14:59:
Techie714 wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 14:41:
Is this the patch the turns it back into the great game DA1 was?

Steam offers that patch here:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/47810/
Well played sir!
 
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7. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:19 Dirwulf
 
Verno wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 15:16:
For the ten people still playing this mediocre piece of crap.

Up two places to #9 on the UK sales charts this week.

http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110022

Once all the sales clear out, it will be on the top 10 of Steam for the overall week as well.
 
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6. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:16 Verno
 
For the ten people still playing this repetitive, mediocre little game.  
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5. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 15:12 Tim Collins
 
Mashiki Amiket, I swear u took the words outa my mouth  
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4. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 14:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Techie714 wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 14:41:
Is this the patch the turns it back into the great game DA1 was?
No amount of polishing this piece of shit will make it like DAO.
 
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3. Re: Dragon Age 2 Patch Apr 12, 2011, 14:59  Blue 
 
Techie714 wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 14:41:
Is this the patch the turns it back into the great game DA1 was?

Steam offers that patch here:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/47810/
 
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