New craftables and a new companion: Shale, whom you may remember from Dragon Age: Origins, if you played it with The Stone Prisoner DLC. Read More
The AMD Radeon Catalyst 11.4 video card driver, whose early alpha/beta versions were recommended to Dragon Age 2 players to alleviate crashing and display problems with DirectX 11, finally got an official release yesterday.
Dragon Age Legends, the Facebook game, was patched last night with a slew of new features and balance tweaks. Notably, if you log in anytime from March 23 to March 29, you can claim a free item, the Medieval PlumbBob, in celebration of the release of The Sims: Medieval. Other changes include the addition of Crowns to a few quest rewards, the ability to respec your character (costs 1,000 gold), and ability tweaks. Read More
This has been percolating for a while, but a new patch has been released for Dragon Age: Origins, bringing it up to version 1.05. If you own Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition, your game should have come patched up to 1.04. This patch is purely a maintenance release, fixing the quirky authentication problems with newly installed DLC. Furthermore, the unintended(?) requirement to log into your EA account every time you played in order to have access to DLC or load a saved game of a playthrough that included DLC has been removed. This problem only existed in the PC and Mac versions of the game, so console users are unaffected. Read More
The latest Dragon Age: Legends update adds Guild vs. Guild combat, as well as some gameplay fixes.
Nvidia's new 280.xx drivers are supposed to remedy a performance issue with Dragon Age 2, as noted in the 1.03 patch notes.
Patch 1.03 has recently been released for Dragon Age 2. In addition to almost 200 bugfixes (across all platforms), it introduces significant changes to the overall balance of the game, "improving the strategic elements and making combat and class progression more engaging and enjoyable for players." Here are the patch notes complete with table of contents and platform specific changes compiled all into one place. Read More
Dragon Age Patch 1.02 (aka 1.01 for console users) may have fixed a slew of bugs, but Bioware has acknowledged that there are still issues that they're going through for the upcoming 1.03 patch (1.02 for console users). Luke Barrett has been kind enough to compile a list of known issues that they're aware of, actively investigating, and/or fixing as we speak in the PC and XBox Technical support forums. More after the break. Read More
Although there are no Bioware game-specific improvements in the Catalyst 11.5 graphic card drivers (unlike 11.4, which improved DX11 stability in Dragon Age 2), I'm giving this a mention for people who like to stay up to date.
As promised, Bioware delivered a new patch for Dragon Age 2 today for PC/Mac users. The console versions, which will update the game title to '1.01' instead of '1.02', is still undergoing the testing and approval process by Microsoft and Sony and will likely be made available next week. The patch is cumulative, meaning that the fixes from Patch 1.01 are included in the download for Patch 1.02. You do not need to patch twice. Read More