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Update Notes: 2.01

Posted by BAdler in Pillars of Eternity Support Blog, in Patch Notes 31 August 2015 - * * * * * · 12972 views
Update 2.01

From Adam Brennecke:

This patch fixes many minor issues that came up before and after launch of The White March - Part I. We have also done optimizations to save/loads and area transitions performance. Please provide feedback if you notice a difference.
As always, there are many more fixes than listed.

Major Fixes
Party members will now default to AI:...

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Update Notes: 2.00

Posted by BAdler in Pillars of Eternity Support Blog, 06 August 2015 - * * * * * · 37500 views
Update 2.0, bug fix, features and 6 more...

Major New Features
Companion AI - You may now set your companions to use AI. For those of you that do not want to micromanage your party, you may now choose to have the AI perform basic commands for you. You can activate and deactivate the AI control at any time, so you can still have ultimate party control when you need it. Each class has specialized AI...

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How do I select Steam or GoG?

Posted by Darren Monahan in Pillars of Eternity Backer Site Blog, 25 January 2014 - * * * * * · 6320 views

Updated on March 30, 2015

Hi everyone, one question we get sometimes is, "Where do I select Steam or GoG for my digital downloads?"

Now that the game has shipped, you can redeem your digital rewards on the Products tab of your Account Profile . Example items that will be here include the digital novella, almanac, soundtrack, and perhaps most importan...

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Project: Eternity and Characterization

Posted by Chris Avellone in Chris Avellone's Blog, 21 September 2012 - * * * * * · 58453 views
Project Eternity and 3 more...

Character building for games isn’t easy, and it requires a lot of effort, especially when it comes to companions. I’ve had the good fortune to work on a variety of titles with strong support characters over the years, and I enjoy writing them a great deal. I still can’t believe I get paid to do this (don’t cut me off, Feargus).

There are a few...

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building better worlds

Posted by J.E. Sawyer in Joshin' Around!, 12 September 2012 - * * * * * · 14313 views
world design

building better worlds Oh.  Hello there.

I wanted to put some ideas into words to help express what it means to build a world at Obsidian.  It takes a lot of time and effort from a boatload (dirigible-load) of people, but there are some guiding principles that keep us focused on building worlds we love that we hope players will love, too.

No matter what the flavor of the...

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Realism vs. What Designers Care About, Verisimilitude, and the Responsibility of Expectations

Posted by Nathaniel Chapman in Chapmania, 26 August 2010 - * * * * * · 5664 views

Something that seems to frequently come up when discussing the design of a game system is whether or not some aspect of that system adheres to reality. Or, more precisely, whether the outcomes of that system accurately simulate the results that the person making the argument expects, based on their particular interpretation of reality.

Generally, these...

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NWN2 News August 8, 2008

Posted by Rob McGinnis in Neverwinter Nights 2 Blog, 08 August 2008 - - - - - - · 10099 views
NWN2 News

Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update
August 8, 2008

Well, it's been a long time since I have done an update.  I have been so busy lately that I haven't had much time to research anything for the community works section, but I wanted to come here and fill you in on some of the progress we have been making.

If you haven't heard already, we have...