[Wall Post] AMD Catalyst™ 11.4 Release Notes

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.

Source: support.amd.com

This article provides information on the latest posting of AMD’s software suite, AMD Catalyst™ 11.4. This particular software suite updates both the AMD display driver, and the AMD Catalyst Control Center. This unified driver has been updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and reli

Dragon Age Legends: Get Medieval Update

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

Dragon Age: Origins – Patch 1.05 (PC) Released

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

[Wall Post] New NVIDIA WHQL Reference Drivers

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.

Source: www.bluesnews.com

NVIDIA now offers new version 280.26 reference drivers, the first WHQL-certified drivers from the new 280 series for their GeForce and ION GPUs. There are drivers for Windows 7/Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit, and Windows XP 64-bit. These enable SLI technology on SLI...

Dragon Age 2: Patch 1.03 (PC/Mac/X360/PS3)

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

Post-Patch 1.02 Known Issues

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

[Wall Post] [H]ard|OCP – AMD Catalyst 11.5 Drivers and CAP

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.

Source: hardocp.com

AMD just sent along word that the new AMD Catalyst 11.5 drivers are now available along with the new Catalyst Application Profiles (CAP). The new driver package weighs in at less than 60MB so grab em' if you need em! Here are the links for Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit , Windows Vista 32-bit / 64-bit ,

Dragon Age 2: Patch 1.02 (PC/Mac)

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