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Patch Notes: 1.04

Darren Monahan

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These are the patch notes for 1.04, which is now available on Steam. It may be a bit before it's available on GOG and Origin, as they manually put it up.

 

We are now working on patch 1.05 and will launch the beta for it during the week of April 20th. We're continuing to read through support threads and e-mails. Thank you, everyone!

 

Update for GOG Linux Users: 1.04 is available on GOG, but not as a patch - unfortunately you have to download the full version of the game. GOG doesn't support patching for Linux for Pillars of Eternity unfortunately. They have the file version listed as 1.2.0.3.

Items, Spells, and Abilities

  • AoE indicators should now properly resize if the caster has a sub 10 Intellect score.
  • Fixed an issue with over-time aura spells not applying the correct value on the final tick.
  • Knock Down will now correctly be applied for the full duration of the effect.
  • Mantle of The Dying Boar will now trigger at 33% Endurance with the effect of 5 Endurance a tick.
  • Talisman of the Unconquerable will now give a 1.25 Focus multiplier instead of .25.
  • Blooded should trigger properly in all cases now.
  • Boar Animal Companion bonus damage should now work as intended.
  • Prone Reduction mod should now work correctly.

Quests and Companions

  • Fixed Aloth and Kana speaking when they weren't in the party in one of the last levels.
  • Sagani's fox-specific banters now require the appropriate items in the player inventory.
  • Falanroed's dialogue no longer displays a script node.
  • Durance will now properly discuss your dream with you if you've already discussed his staff.
  • Relaxed some constraints on Durance's quest conversation. This allows all characters, regardless of background or stats, to finish his quest.
  • Players can now loot the nest in Oldsong.
  • Fixed an invalid conditional check in one of Pallegina's conversations.
  • Heritage Hill tower will be fully revealed when exploring the map.
  • Fixed spawn issue in a scripted interaction near the end of the game.
  • Fixed an invalid creature spawn in the Ogre Lair in Od Nua.
  • Sagani no longer references the antagonist by name before you know it.
  • A container in the Catacombs of Od Nua will now remember if it was looted.
  • The "Master's Tools" quest will now work if you have the required items before starting the quest.
  • The "A Two Story Job" scripted interaction will not require a second grappling hook to climb down from the window if one was already used to climb up.

General Fixes

  • Fix for camera movement problems when the game is paused or in a cutscene.
  • Fix to retroactively restore party movement in saves that display movement speed problems.
  • Made some fixes to movement speed problems that were being reported (e.g. Boots of Speed).
  • Fixed stacking health problems with the gul's "Vomit Blood" ability. This fix should retroactively fix your saved games.
  • Optimized Save/Load game system for better performance.
  • Optimized how scene transitions are handled for better memory usage on 32-bit machines. This may allow players to transition to new areas without running out of memory.
  • Sound Sets from hired companions will now be properly restored when adding them to the party from the stronghold.
  • "All Stronghold Upgrades" achievement now checks 25 upgrades instead of 26. This will properly reward the achievement if you already have fully upgraded your stronghold.
  • The "Kill All Dragons" achievement will now properly fire if they are killed indirectly (like by a trap). This is a retroactive fix and will be rewarded if the dragons are already dead.
  • Fixed issue where store prices were getting exceptionally large after receiving a discount.
  • Fixed issues with gaining infinite XP from bad Stronghold data.
  • World time will not get very large in some cases after Save/Load.
  • Modelling offset with Durance's head has been adjusted.
  • Icon scale is now correct on Hearth Harvest and Reghar Konnek.
  • All shaders will now compile properly under DirectX 11.
  • Restored all the missing effects in the intro cutscene.
  • Removed Blunderbuss item from an early game loot table.
  • Changed the cursor type on the blood pool in the Temple of Skaen to conversation.
  • Fixed a few save game issues with dead summoned creatures.
  • Fixed issue where occasionally a crash would occur when initializing the Steam API.
  • Draggable windows are now handled properly when running at very high resolutions.
  • Swamp Lurker's animation won't spaz anymore when the game is paused.
  • Fixed an issue to prevent binding mouse buttons to window controls.
  • Game will now pause if you Alt-Tab during a cutscene in full screen mode.
  • Audio will now resume properly if the game loses focus.
  • Fixed an issue with infinite load screen if you transition while hovering over a container.
  • Characters will now wait for their idle animation before trying to reload which fixes an animation sync issue.
  • Damaged characters performing AoE attacks will not overload their AI state stacks anymore.
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Question: When and where do we get patches (if necessary) for our Linux versions. I got my copy from GOG.com. I've seen nothing there for patches for Linux but the patches for MS Windows is out. We' ve been seeing patches for windows for awhile but haven't seen or heard anything about the Linux patches. I do not nor will I ever use steam. (DRM is drm) so please make sure the backers who wanted their DRM-free Linux version aren't left hanging out in the cold with the patches. Thanks!

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Question: When and where do we get patches (if necessary) for our Linux versions. I got my copy from GOG.com. I've seen nothing there for patches for Linux but the patches for MS Windows is out. We' ve been seeing patches for windows for awhile but haven't seen or heard anything about the Linux patches. I do not nor will I ever use steam. (DRM is drm) so please make sure the backers who wanted their DRM-free Linux version aren't left hanging out in the cold with the patches. Thanks!

There are unofficial patch for linux on GOG (browse the POE forum on GOG), but no official patch for technical reason I believe. You need to redownload the entire game again to have the last patched version of the game.

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I have used the unofficial Linux patch from the GOG forums and it worked fine for me.

It's much smaller than the entire tarball, but obviously there's not much technical support for it. Anyway it might be worth a try.

 

If, for some reason, you don't like to use that, the tarballs available for download have been updated pretty soon after Obsidian released 1.04. For some strange reason GOG decided to number it 1.2.0.3, so don't get confused by that, it's actually 1.0.4.

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There are unofficial patch for linux on GOG (browse the POE forum on GOG), but no official patch for technical reason I believe. You need to redownload the entire game again to have the last patched version of the game.

 

Yeah, we learned today from the folks at GOG that their Linux patches are full downloads of the game, unfortunately. :( 1.04.540 is up there, and as mentioned by El Zoido, it's listed as 1.2.0.3 (which is their version number for the file).

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