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Hello everyone!

Patch 3 (which hasn’t been named yet) is just around the corner, and with it comes the first changes that affect story. Unfortunately, this means Patch 3 will introduce the first save incompatibility, transitioning to the new version.

Fret not, however! Each patch will come alongside a secondary branch which will allow you to continue playing the previous version with your existing savegames, until you decide you’re ready to play on the latest version. Maybe you’d like to wait for a few patches to pass, for example, before you re-roll. Totally up to you!

It’ll work like this:

The secondary branch will be the previous version, but the primary branch (default download) will be the latest version. To access the secondary branch, do the following:

STEAM:

-Right click on the game in your library
-Select properties
-Click the BETAS tab
-In the list under "Select the beta you would like to opt in to", select patch2
-Close the properties menu

If you do the above steps, you are all set to continue your current playthrough.

If you are unsure whether you want to update to the new patch, we recommend disabling automatic updates now, so that you have the choice to manually update to the new patch or opt-in to the secondary branch once the patch arrives. To disable automatic updates follow the below steps:

STEAM:


-Right click on the game in your library
-Select properties
-Click the Updates tab
-Select "only update the game when I launch it" in the drop down menu

GOG:

-Select the game from the owned games section
-Click the settings button top right and select manage installation > configure
-To disable auto-updates, there is a checkbox “automatically update to new version” > uncheck this box to stay on the current patch
-Unchecking this box will let you roll back to a previous version

You can already move to the beta branch now, if you’d like to protect your save file and continue on the current version. Note: save files are not ‘deleted’ from your computer; they’ll remain in your folder, but you’ll only be able to load saves specific to their respective versions.

Important note: If you want the option to go back to the previous patch, it’s best to make a new in-game profile and backup your local saves from the previous patch. You can do the following before or after updating to the latest version:

  • Before starting a new playthrough, create a new profile by clicking the profiles button on the top left of the main menu. All your progress in the new patch will then be saved under this profile while your old saves are safe in the previous profile.
  • As an extra safety measure, you can manually back up your savegames:
    Go to /Documents/Larian Studios/Baldur's Gate 3/PlayerProfiles/
    Find the folder that is named after the profile you used in the previous patch
    Copy and paste this entire folder into a backup location
  • If you want to revert back to the previous patch, follow the instructions above and activate your old profile
  • If you have somehow lost your progress by overwriting savegames and want to restore your old backed up savegames simply copy over your old profile folder into its original location again: /Documents/Larian Studios/Baldur's Gate 3/PlayerProfiles/
    Sync back to the patch2 beta branch with the instructions above and load your old savegames


We know that having to switch branches may be annoying, but this is part of early access. All the feedback we’ve been gathering from your adventures and posts will go right into these patches, so next time you play it’ll feel like an experience you’ve helped to create.

Note: Branching unfortunately won’t be available on Stadia for the moment.

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Thank you for the pre-patch announcement!
Now to get a clean install so I don't mess up the update with mods :|


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Hurray!

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While your are at it:
When?
Sneak peak?
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that is just the worst way to use early access branching.

use it to give us access to the next upcoming "unstable" build (that is how every single early access dev does it, except you.....)
not the previous version.....

rip

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It's amazing how little they are willing to tell us


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Thank you for the heads-up.

I set the game to the beta branch now to ensure old saves work (and to Update only on launch).

Considering how there are always some people who do not read anything, I dread the whining threads to come on the forums.

I like that, at worst, players can still revert the update and the old saves will remain untouched.

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Originally Posted by Evil_it_Self
that is just the worst way to use early access branching.

use it to give us access to the next upcoming "unstable" build (that is how every single early access dev does it, except you.....)
not the previous version.....

rip

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Originally Posted by RumRunner151
Originally Posted by Evil_it_Self
that is just the worst way to use early access branching.

use it to give us access to the next upcoming "unstable" build (that is how every single early access dev does it, except you.....)
not the previous version.....

rip

Source?



the 50+ early access game in my steam library and egs library

let me name you some just at random

industries of titans ,does it
satisfactory ,does it
foundation ,does it
space haven ,does it
factorio did it
oxygen not included did it
kerbal space program did it
ark did it
rust did it
starbound did it
besiege did it
prison architect did it
I could go on like this all day

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Originally Posted by Evil_it_Self
Originally Posted by RumRunner151
Originally Posted by Evil_it_Self
that is just the worst way to use early access branching.

use it to give us access to the next upcoming "unstable" build (that is how every single early access dev does it, except you.....)
not the previous version.....

rip

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the 50+ early access game in my steam library and egs library

let me name you some just at random

industries of titans ,does it
satisfactory ,does it
foundation ,does it
space haven ,does it
factorio did it
oxygen not included did it
kerbal space program did it
ark did it
rust did it
starbound did it
I could go on like this all day

No..No. I want a list of EVERY game and verification that it did it the same way. Its what you said...back it up or STFU.

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Originally Posted by RumRunner151
Originally Posted by Evil_it_Self
Originally Posted by RumRunner151
Originally Posted by Evil_it_Self
that is just the worst way to use early access branching.

use it to give us access to the next upcoming "unstable" build (that is how every single early access dev does it, except you.....)
not the previous version.....

rip

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the 50+ early access game in my steam library and egs library

let me name you some just at random

industries of titans ,does it
satisfactory ,does it
foundation ,does it
space haven ,does it
factorio did it
oxygen not included did it
kerbal space program did it
ark did it
rust did it
starbound did it
I could go on like this all day

No..No. I want a list of EVERY game and verification that it did it the same way. Its what you said...back it up or STFU.


have fun shorturl.at/gjvJ3

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Hoping we will see Paladins and Good Guy Companions

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Interesting, changes affecting the plot! It sounds promising. We are waiting

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Originally Posted by Evil_it_Self
Originally Posted by RumRunner151
Originally Posted by Evil_it_Self
that is just the worst way to use early access branching.

use it to give us access to the next upcoming "unstable" build (that is how every single early access dev does it, except you.....)
not the previous version.....

rip

Source?



the 50+ early access game in my steam library and egs library

let me name you some just at random

industries of titans ,does it
satisfactory ,does it
foundation ,does it
space haven ,does it
factorio did it
oxygen not included did it
kerbal space program did it
ark did it
rust did it
starbound did it
besiege did it
prison architect did it
I could go on like this all day


The difference is that Larian will actually release the game next year, while many of the games you mention were/have been in 'Early Access' for years. I personally vastly prefer Larian's model.


This is also pretty much how they've done things since D:OS ten years ago. If you had done the slightest bit of research before impulse-buying a €60 EA game that clearly marketed itself as such, you would have known that.

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Hopefully the story update is that as you're floating on the raft towards the towers you gain 2 additional combat AP and introduced to source vamparism.

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Yay


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Hurraaay a new patch. Looking forward to it.

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I'm intrigued because you said it would change story. Also thank you for notifying us, it's nice to be informed. Looking forward to patch.


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