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Posted By: Lar The patch - 22/04/03 07:06 PM
Hi all,

You’ll soon notice that the long awaited patch for Divine Divinity is finally being put online. As the many delays illustrate, it’s been hell to get this patch to you and it would certainly have taken much longer if it wouldn’t have been for help of Achim_S, Barnabus, Hellfighter, Kiya, Nemisis Dragon,Raze and Sir Toejam, all members on our forum. They’ve done an excellent job in beta-testing the patch and giving us feedback. Special credits also go to Lynn and Fredric who worked very long hours in putting this patch together. It's no secret that we've had a lot of problems in creating the patch and if it wouldn't have been for the people I just mentioned, I don't know how we would've done it.

Now that the patch is out of the door and I can show my face again, I can perhaps also drop the following piece of info: We’ve been flirting with the announcement of our next title for a couple of months now and we’re finally approaching the stage where we can go public with it. As usual I can’t give you an exact date except that the official announcement will be prior to E3 (which starts May 14th). And what I can also tell you is that nobody is going to mess with the name - Expect more on R…R….R soon <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

Lar

Posted By: drochief Re: The patch - 22/04/03 07:28 PM
Woohoo it's here.

"Fixed bug with passive skills like ranger sight & magic barrier that were acquired through a bonus on a weapon and which would cause constant increments of the stats when loading" Are the weapon expertise skills that were bugged still bugged?

Posted By: Viper Re: The patch - 22/04/03 07:45 PM
sublime news Lar, just sublime.

I can't wait for that next announcement <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/party.gif" alt="" /> Larians <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/party.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Shinma Re: The patch - 22/04/03 08:01 PM
I just read what the patch did but I was woundering if the patch fixed 2 other problems that I was having and that is items getting stuck in the walls and when I drag around chests of loot they disapear.
Posted By: Azraell Re: The patch - 22/04/03 08:18 PM
woo hoo!! GREAT NEWS! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />

Guess I better hurry up and finish Xenosaga <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Hydro Re: The patch - 22/04/03 09:28 PM
Wow great job guys!

Thx alot
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: The patch - 22/04/03 10:48 PM
Great !

I have high respect for these people ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />

Maybe I could've helped, too, but now it's done. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

They truly deserve being mentioned in the game ("Name in the Game" ) ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Mandrake Re: The patch - 22/04/03 10:52 PM
Why doesnt it surprise me that the most helpful members of the forum were involved? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: joliekiller Re: The patch - 22/04/03 11:30 PM
Finaly it has arrived. Man what a patch, just look at the size (+-13 MB).
Thx to all who helped getting it right and online. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/party.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: mystical_fan Re: The patch - 23/04/03 12:28 AM
that's great <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mage.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: AstralVoyager Re: The patch - 23/04/03 02:09 AM
Great news - Thanks a lot Larian <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Mandrake Re: The patch - 23/04/03 02:51 AM
Indiana Lar liberated the patch from the heathen hordes <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Jurak Re: The patch - 23/04/03 03:06 AM
Way to go Team <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
no it does not suprise at the amount of involvement
from the fine gamers who frequent these quality,informative,
helpful forums answering numerous questions and problems,
for everyone involved with this game.
(it's really hard to have this game and not be involved) <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />
And without that we would not have this.
So thanks to All. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> #1
Posted By: Jurak Re: The patch - 23/04/03 04:14 AM
jurak has much wind! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Xavier2003 Re: The patch - 23/04/03 05:41 AM
quick question; where do i see what the patch has fixed?
Posted By: faile Re: The patch - 23/04/03 05:51 AM
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quick question; where do i see what the patch has fixed?


here below the link for downloading.
Posted By: Barnabus Re: The patch - 23/04/03 05:52 AM
Look on this Site and scroll down. There is a list with the solved bugs. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Xavier2003 Re: The patch - 23/04/03 05:58 AM
it says that some of the skills where fixed. Does anyone know if that means the true shot one was fixed too?
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Posted By: Kigeet Re: The patch - 23/04/03 06:08 AM
Patch?? How about an expansion pack for those that finished the game already!!!
Posted By: Hunter Re: The patch - 23/04/03 06:29 AM
YEEEEEEEHHHH...it is there!!!
Posted By: Anthea Re: The patch - 23/04/03 11:39 AM
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And what I can also tell you is that nobody is going to mess with the name - Expect more on R…R….R soon <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

So instead of a game with two D's you now create a game with three R's as capital letters in the title, hoping the publisher won't make 6 R's out of them? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: the_bean Re: The patch - 23/04/03 02:12 PM
hehehe
Revine Revinity Revised?

mmm <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />

But it's Great news for all of ous.
And for the Larians as well, because i'm putting all my money on it that the E3 will have an (big) eye on this great team <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Nemisis_Dragon Re: The patch - 23/04/03 02:23 PM
Will Larian go to E³ aswell? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Moriendor Re: The patch - 23/04/03 02:25 PM
Well, CDV has announced a new free game today. It's called "Rosso Rabbit". The 3rd "R" may have been an intentional lead in the wrong direction <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> .
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23 April 2003

HOP UNTIL YOU DROP

CDV releases Rosso Rabbit free to download from the web


You may have eaten all your Easter Eggs by now but surely you have room for Rosso Rabbit, CDV's spring break present for PC gamers. Following up the massive success of Santa Claus In Trouble, which notched up over three million downloads worldwide when it was released last Christmas, CDV is making Rosso Rabbit available free for download in time for the spring holiday season.

Rosso Rabbit is a clever platform game in which you must steer our hopping hero through forests, meadows, mountains and ice, in search of carrots, beetroot, and exasperatingly well-hidden lettuces.

The downloadable version comprises a full and challenging level of Rosso Rabbit and you can register your high scores on-site to compare with other players worldwide. However, if you enjoy the game and want to play more, you can easily upgrade to the 18-level premium version for just €9.99 (£6.95), which promises plenty of fiendish traps, dangerous enemies, several surprises and hidden bonus areas.

"Rosso Rabbit is a lot of fun, but it's also quite a sophisticated game and very addictive," says Terry Malham, CDV's UK president. "Our Santa game at Christmas was so successful that we just couldn't resist the temptation to do it again."

To download and try out Rosso Rabbit for yourself, just go to http://www.cdvspiel.de/ostern/english/index1.htm and follow the prompts to download the game.
Posted By: Nemisis_Dragon Re: The patch - 23/04/03 02:27 PM
Lol Mo, I think that's the joke Lar made <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Good find! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Mordan Re: The patch - 23/04/03 07:45 PM
Just read what the patch fixes and was suprised that i didt find anything about the broken skills. Hopefully Larian boys just forgot to mention it.

/Mordan
Posted By: vt100 Re: The patch - 23/04/03 08:55 PM
Nope, they're still bugged...I just tested it, no damage increase from True Shot that I can see <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: jvb Re: The patch - 24/04/03 11:27 AM
@ larian + forum members

your the best <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Womble Re: The patch - 24/04/03 01:22 PM
I know... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: jvb Re: The patch - 24/04/03 02:00 PM
not you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
the ones who helped testing the patch <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Viper Re: The patch - 24/04/03 02:25 PM
I wanna be a tester the next time also
Posted By: Mandrake Re: The patch - 24/04/03 03:26 PM
I wanna be Arhu's mate in the next game. Im a studly Tomcat. Do I get the job? *Looks all cute and furry*



Posted By: jvb Re: The patch - 24/04/03 05:30 PM
yeah testing would be cool <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Jurak Re: The patch - 24/04/03 05:41 PM
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yeah testing would be cool <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

i too agree <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Viper Re: The patch - 24/04/03 05:51 PM
been there, done that, want MORE <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Sir_Toejam Re: The patch - 24/04/03 11:35 PM
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I wanna be a tester the next time also


be carefull what you ask for. It was a lot of work!
Posted By: Viper Re: The patch - 25/04/03 06:56 AM
yeah, I realize that now... well gotta make some sacrifices for a superb game.

also I hereby am a candidate betatester for the next project <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Lynn Re: The patch - 25/04/03 09:14 AM
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be carefull what you ask for. It was a lot of work!


True. Don't underestimate game-testing. It involves a lot. It's not really about playing a game, but more about trying out different things over and over again, actually go looking for the bugs. This asks for patience and time. And for a game like <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> which is so huge and full of detail, it's not a piece of cake <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />


<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" />
If you wanna continue regarding testing, please do so in another thread.
Thx.
Posted By: WHISKEYJACK Re: The patch - 25/04/03 11:27 AM

Hi Folks,

New patch is great - game is definately faster - I don't seem to have the bugs others seem to have.

Well done !!

"if you book them, they will come!"
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: The patch - 25/04/03 05:09 PM
Yes, it is definitively faster now.

Only one quirk : The animations of the teleporting portals and stones are no more fully played - they seem to be scrammpbled a bit ... (difficult to describe ..)
Posted By: Viper Re: The patch - 26/04/03 08:31 AM
faster?? REALLY, it runs much slower imho in forest areas <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Jurak Re: The patch - 26/04/03 07:30 PM
yes that i have noticed as well, but only sometimes in some areas, very minor for a short time
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: The patch - 26/04/03 09:52 PM
By the way, saving the game is *much* faster now. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Viper Re: The patch - 27/04/03 06:42 AM
not with me either.
Posted By: the_bean Re: The patch - 27/04/03 10:36 AM
you DID install the patch, didn't you Viper <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/badsmile2.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Viper Re: The patch - 27/04/03 11:17 AM
yes I did, because the startup screen says V1.33
Posted By: IceJad Re: The patch - 27/04/03 12:33 PM
strange but mine saves just fine not to say it is a bit more stable n faster
Posted By: thearcaneone Re: The patch - 01/05/03 07:09 AM
Hmmmm..Well thats cool. Odd thing is,I never had a problem with any bugs in this game,it ran smoothly. Now Fallout on the other hand,ya wanna talk about a game with alot of bugs! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/freak.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Kaan Re: The patch - 01/05/03 11:16 AM
I played the game in an early version and encountered all kinds of bugs, crashes etc.
But I must admit that I enjoyed the game very much. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> is great.
I hope Larian guys started to work on expansion already. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> How unsatisfied I am... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: rexfelis Re: The patch - 01/05/03 04:28 PM
I get errors when I start up <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> but that happened before the patch too. I often have to start it a couple times in a row before it actaully runs. The config program then runs and tells me no directdraw device detected (I have a GF4, latest direct X and Win98 SE) and I select Direct 3D option. Often this config crashes and I have to kill the task and re-run it until it works.
The other problem I have is sometimes using the repair skill boots me to desktop as soon as I click the item I am trying to repair.

Guess this is in the wrong forum, but talk of glitches got me thinking.
I guess Im wondering if anyone else has heard of these problems?
Posted By: Raze Re: The patch - 01/05/03 05:47 PM
I have not heard of the first error, but some people who have run into problems with Repair have found repairing items in their inventory or on the ground is more reliable.
Posted By: thearcaneone Re: The patch - 01/05/03 09:57 PM
Hmmm..only 2 real problems I've had with it was,it booted me off for no reason in the middle of the game,& every now & then,the monsters names would be covered by a flash of my inventory screen. Aside from that,good job,I just beat the game too,soo can't wait till a add-on,or sequel. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: The patch - 01/05/03 10:04 PM
Personally, I think, booting in the middle of the night ... err ... game means : lack of memory (RAM, HD, Swapfile) ...
Posted By: Daveh Re: The patch - 02/05/03 12:59 AM
Well in my case the patch KILLED the game. The actuall problem is covered elsewhere. Now I have the choise of waiting for a second patch whitch just migth cause further problem for me, or start allover in Aloreth with just the hotfix. In Arcanum or Baldursgate I would have done this anyway ,just test new things, but DD , eventhough its very good has no ReplayValue!
I have cleared all Rivellon and Verdistris, taken a good piece of Dark Forest as well. If I restart all this will be "yesterdays dinner" something boring to just push thru.
Ok I can find new ways to kill monsters and avoid a few misstakes but I forsee no new Choices! No suprise!

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />Lar this EnglishPatch really messed this game for me. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Rainmaster Re: The patch - 02/05/03 08:11 PM
I didn't experience any serious crashes/problems with DD, so i didn't feel the new patch, but what i expected, was a skill balance... which didn't come - scorpions are still mass-destruction weapons, ranger sight still gives much less than elven and only has meaning if you need LOTs of sight (to have something more than elven gives you); people reporting that true shot is still worthless and so on...
yep, crashes are always no.1 priority, but i think some balance wouldn't hurt...
i wanted to start a new thief character and use nice thief-trees' sight, use balanced scorpions... oh well <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" /> *looks and feels disappointed*
Posted By: Jurak Re: The 1.33 patch - 15/07/03 11:17 PM
don't know where to go.....hello <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" /> lynn or someone.......
is there a place to get previous patch releases....
...like 1.33 fer instance....someone is looking for it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: the_bean Re: The 1.33 patch - 16/07/03 09:46 AM
jurac try the <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> fanpages! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/freak.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Jurak Re: The 1.33 patch - 16/07/03 05:49 PM
yessir it's been taken care of already....by our infamous librarian of all time.... you know who......and the first three guesses don't count!

thx anyway, bean.... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />

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