Last updated on April 23rd, 2021
A big patch update has arrived for Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, and Icewind Dale Enhanced Editions adding 64 bit update, bug fixes, voice sets and more.
Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate 2 & Icewind Dale Enhanced Editions Get Big Patch Update
Beamdog announced last year they would be releasing a major update for the enhanced editions of the classic RPGs Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, and Icewind Dale on Steam. Patch 2.6 has now gone live, adding game support for 64-bit systems, fixing a number of bugs and adding new portraits as well as voice sets so players can customise their heroes. Two sets include the talented Mark Meer, who you may recognise as Commander Shepard from Mass Effect.
The patch notes which were announced on Steam detail that while 2.6 won’t fix every current issue with these games, it does work towards the start of fixing quite a few of them, and Beamdog assure they will continue working on future updates.
You can find the patch details below and known issues:
- Upgrade to 64-Bit
| A much needed upgrade for modern machines— this improves system compatibility
- 7 New Character Voice Sets
| New player voice sets, including two from the legendary Mark Meer reprising his roles as Alveus Malcanter and Baeloth Barrityl
- 11 New Character Portraits
| New character portraits to customize your hero’s look
- Hundreds of Bug Fixes
| Includes scores of fixes to spells and hero abilities
- Improved Pathfinding | Smoother party movement and navigation
- New Localizations
- Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition
| Added French text localization (beta)
- Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
| Added French (beta), Italian, German, Ukrainian and Polish text localizations
- Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
| Added Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese (Simplified) text localizations
- New System Requirements
| 32-bit operating systems are no longer supported. Check out the updated system requirements below, or visit game pages for details.
- Crossplay with Mobile
| Crossplay between computers and mobile devices will not be available until we release the 2.6 patch for iOS and Android (this is in the works!!).
| Some windows users encounter launch issues due to OpenAL. If your game fails to launch, try reinstalling OpenAL— the installer “oalinst.exe” can be found in the root of the game install folder.
- Multiplayer Latency
| Some players report multiplayer latency (delay in communication between game clients)
- French Localizations in Beta
| We consider the new French text localization to be a beta release. We welcome feedback from the community!
- Haste Spell
| The spell works correctly, but the combat log doesn’t reflect the correct double speed/damage that is taking place
In case you missed it, Baldur’s Gate 3 which is currently in Steam Early Acces has gotten a hotfix to help those challenged by the RNG dice gods, with an improved loaded dice feature. You may also be interested in hearing more about Solasta Crown of the Magister which leaves Steam Early Access this May.
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