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#562107 30/01/15 11:52 AM
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It's time for the first update of 2015!

In addition to a number of bug fixes (thank you for all your feedback!), we've gone through all of the encounters in the game and made a ton of balancing changes that we think will make combat even more fun. We've also activated the Steam Cloud saves, and we have good news! PC & Mac savegames are compatible. For the modders out there, we can finally release the exporters that will allow you to import your own models and animations into the game.

Here's the list of the most important changes and a few important remarks about Cloud saving:

Cloud system:
When you enable cloud for Divinity: Original Sin, you will see your cloud quota in the save/load screens. Only new savegames will be uploaded to the cloud as they have a new, compressed format. So if you need your latest saves on the cloud, you will have to load them and resave. You will then see a cloud icon next to them. Hover over the different statuses in the save/load screen to see what will be added and removed from the cloud. You can remove saves manually from the cloud by deleting them via the in-game menu. Furthermore, the game will remove older saves from the cloud automatically when you have run into the max amount of cloud save data. Keep in mind that if you use the Steam Cloud for Original Sin, you will be uploading data on a regular basis if you make a lot of saves. Upload speeds will depend on your Internet connection.

FAQ for Cloud:
  • Do the cloud saves work cross-platform (Mac <-> PC)?
    * Yes, you can sync from PC to Mac and Mac to PC.
  • What happens to my old saves?
    * They remain locally on your current PC. Only new savegames made in patch 1.0.251.0 and beyond will be uploaded to the cloud.
  • What happens when my quota is full?
    * Your newest saves are uploaded to the cloud and oldest saves are removed from the cloud. This does not mean you lose your saves. They are just removed from the cloud, but stay locally on your PC.
  • What do the icons mean in the save/load screens?
    * "Cloud with arrow" means the save will be uploaded to the cloud upon exiting the game. "Cloud with x" means the save will be removed from the cloud upon exiting the game. A normal cloud means the save is correctly in sync.
  • How do I turn on/off Steam Cloud?
    * You can do this by clicking through the following steps: Library > right click on game > Properties > Updates > Steam Cloud > Check or uncheck the checkbox at the bottom.
  • Note: since the game is DRM-free, it can be started manually from the game folder while steam cloud is syncing. Do NOT do this, as it can possibly corrupt your steam cached cloud files. You will not lose any saves, but the cloud will be confused as to what is in sync and what is not. Please only start the game via steam, if steam is running.


Bug Fixes:
  • Gameplay Blocked when talking to Leandra while escaping from Death Knights
  • Bairdotr party size issue fixed. You were no longer able to recruit a 4th party member. Loading your savegame should allow you to re-hire a 4th companion immediately.
  • Fixed Homestead room-opening issue if you spoke to Zixzax with a companion first, while other player characters were arriving. If you had this issue pre-patch, you can try loading your save and returning to the Homestead.
  • Fixed Zandalor being interruptible when you first meet him. This could cause story progression issues.
  • Evelyn NPC blocked and remains in clinic before and after going through the lair scene
  • Equipment usable in skill bar
  • "Send to Homestead" appears in context menu if you start new game after loading save
  • Change Tenebrium weapon damage calculation: Tenebrium ability is now a requirement and you get the damage boost from your weapon ability
  • Kickstarter pet black spider should now be the black spider model instead of fleshy spider
  • Ingame time incorrect after loading a save and then starting a new game
  • Due to cloud being enabled, the way the player profiles are shown in the game has changed. All existing profiles are scanned and available, instead of only the profiles linked to your steam account.
  • Fixed issue that could get your character stuck in skill preview mode after spamming skill keys when leaving a dialog


Mac specific changes:
  • VideoCardBlackList expanded with all the reported models for Yosemite (Lockup on first screen on old hardware)
  • OpenGL specific fixes for flickering objects
  • OpenGL performance improvements
  • Effects library updated with camera effect
  • Smoother zoom and scroll
  • Books rendering issues with OpenGL
  • Mouse right click in fake full screen was not working


Balancing changes:
Cyseal
  • Chimaera (script improved)
  • Dietmar (bugfix: enemies won't turn invisible again on save/load)
  • Lighthouse Horror (bugfix: scripting error)


Black Cove
  • Crab Summoner (now summons more, hits harder, can teleport back to the player if too far away)


Luculla Forest
  • Blue Mushrooms (bugfix: summons will not be of a different faction anymore)
  • Void Shepherd (bugfix: killing the shepherd now ends the fight)
  • Drunk Goblins (bugfix: goblins were not ending turn when drinking from flower)
  • Rafflesia (bugfix: now summons level 14 flowers)
  • Shadow Summoner (now stronger & faster)
  • Spider Queen (bugfix: now summons level 14 spiders)
  • Kromkromkris (bugfix: doesn't get attacked by his own summons anymore)


Hiberheim
  • Boreas (bugfix: made non-teleportable & doesn't move when it's not his turn anymore)


Dark Forest
  • Anguish Demon (removed one summon, making the fight a bit easier)
  • Fire Demon (summons void dogs faster)
  • Kalgruuda Cloudpiercer (doesn't end turn after summoning and summons don't skip their first turn anymore)
  • Braogg Spiritchaser (doesn't end turn after summoning anymore)
  • Tunnel Mushroom (made non-teleportable)


Stats changes
  • Rebalanced Constitution & Damage: from Luculla to Dark Forest, overall, creatures go down faster but deal more damage
  • Toned down Armor: some Armor scores were too high, resulting in unnecessarily long fight
  • Rebalanced Initiative: some creatures had too high an Init, others too little. NPC Init scores will now be closer to players' score
  • Rebalanced Willpower & Bodybuilding throughout the game
  • Rebalanced physical & magical resistances
  • Some creatures had high dexterity and were difficult to hit
  • Pure elementals (fire, water, air, earth) now have proper resistances and immunities
  • Magic weapons changed (example: a flaming sword would inflict pure fire damage. Now, it inflicts physical (slashing) damage + a fire boost)


Editor Update:
  • We have supplied a 3DSMax exporter to allow you to import custom animations and models into your mods


Update:
We added the following hotfixes with 1.0.252.0:
  • loading of a save with missing mod dependencies now throws correct error message instead of crashing
  • fixed possible crash during/at end of combat (texture issue)


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Khm, what about perk change?

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after aplying newst patch my game doesnt work :( i cannot use my save, there appears only main menu then my game crash and quit to the windows

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Originally Posted by pioleo158
after aplying newst patch my game doesnt work frown i cannot use my save, there appears only main menu then my game crash and quit to the windows


please try doing a verification of game cache :

Library > right click on the game > select properties > click on local files tab > click on "verify integrity of game cache"

if this does not work, please send us your latest save
supportdos@larian.com

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Had the same problem, worked like a charm. Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Larian_QA

Bug Fixes:
  • Change Tenebrium weapon damage calculation: Tenebrium ability is now a requirement and you get the damage boost from your weapon ability



Can you be a bit more specific about how this affects damage?

e.g. Let's say I have +2 Tenebrium and +4 Bow skills. If I have a Bow that does 100 piercing, 100 fire, and 100 Tenebrium damage, this used to mean +20% to each (from the Tenebrium only) I think?

Does this now mean +60% damage to each? Or +40% to piercing + fire and +20% to Tenebrium damage? Or something else entirely?

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unfortunately it still doesn't work, create a new save game doesnt work either :( i get crash every time, yesterday everything was ok. I'll send my latest save

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Originally Posted by pioleo158
unfortunately it still doesn't work, create a new save game doesnt work either frown i get crash every time, yesterday everything was ok. I'll send my latest save


could you provide a dropbox or other link to your save ? then we can have a look right away

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Originally Posted by drfrogsplat
Originally Posted by Larian_QA

Bug Fixes:
  • Change Tenebrium weapon damage calculation: Tenebrium ability is now a requirement and you get the damage boost from your weapon ability



Can you be a bit more specific about how this affects damage?

e.g. Let's say I have +2 Tenebrium and +4 Bow skills. If I have a Bow that does 100 piercing, 100 fire, and 100 Tenebrium damage, this used to mean +20% to each (from the Tenebrium only) I think?

Does this now mean +60% damage to each? Or +40% to piercing + fire and +20% to Tenebrium damage? Or something else entirely?


What it means is:
If you have a bow that also does tenebrium damage, you now get damage boost from the bow ability instead of the tenebrium ability. Tenebrium is only used as a requirement to equip tenebrium weapons.

It used to be the case that from the moment a weapon had tenebrium damage, your single-handed, two-handed, bow, .... abilities did not affect the damage

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i have the same problem.. tried verify integrity of game cache twice still not working..tried creating a new game but still same problem.just crash at the loading screen.

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Please provide a link to the savegame if possible

Could you also link the .dmp file that is located in your shipping folder ?
typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\divinity original sin\shipping


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Users with 32-bit OS could have crashing on load or new game.
We will apply a hotfix for this as soon as possible.

Thank you for reporting!

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<Tenebrium change>

So does this mean that:
1. I have to pour in 15 more points into the weapon skill to get the original damage boost as before (with Tenebrium 5 only), or
2. If I put the 15 points, I will get additional damage boost?
Because if it's the 1st case, wow. Just wow.

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Originally Posted by srulz
<Tenebrium change>

So does this mean that:
1. I have to pour in 15 more points into the weapon skill to get the original damage boost as before (with Tenebrium 5 only), or
2. If I put the 15 points, I will get additional damage boost?
Because if it's the 1st case, wow. Just wow.


Balance changes happen. It's a part of life.

The actual change is that weapon damage is now based on your weapon skill, and Tenebrium skill is required to wield higher-level Tenebrium weapons.

Admittedly though, that change is not very good because now you're going from "points into weapon skill do not matter for damage boosts, only Tenebrium does" to "points into Tenebrium do not boost damage only weapon skill does, but Tenebrium is required as a tax anyway".

Requiring a bunch more points that don't really do anything to help you is not great. It seems to me that would discourage using Tenebrium weapons at all.

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The hotfix is now live and the issue for 32-bit users should be fixed. You may need to restart Steam in order to download the hotfix. Thanks again for your quick assistance.

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First of all, thank you for the work.
Anyway, I have to report the same issue, I get a crash when I try to continue/load a pre-patch savegame. The program crashes and I get as additional info of the crash: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

I validated Stream's file as suggested and restart it as well. I also turned off any mod I had installed, but nothing changed.
Saving and reloading a new gameplay works normally.

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Please email supportdos@larian.com, with a zipped save.
Each save is a folder in the '..\Documents\Larian Studios\Divinity Original Sin\PlayerProfiles\<ProfileName>\Savegames' folder. In Windows Explorer you can zip a file or folder by right clicking on it/them and selecting 'Send To | Compressed (zipped) Folder'.

Alternately, you can send the report.zip file generated by the D:OS support tool (for the PC version). The report will contain system and game information, as well as your saved games. To reduce the file size, you can delete most of the saves from the zip.

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As I see it's working now.Thank You very much for awesome help and support. smile

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So is this the big 2015 update? I bought D:OS a few months ago and was about to start playing over Christmas till I heard about the rebalancing update(s) to come. Just wondering if it's time for me to start playing finally or if more is to come. I'm not likely to replay the game (or any other) so I want my play-through to be optimal. If the game is still too easy in the latter stages and there's more to be done to change that, I'll wait. I want a challenge.

I was about to start TW2, but will put it on hold if this patch is it.

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