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Baldur's Gate 3 is going to get some big updates

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I'm still completely hooked on Baldur's Gate 3, the first time for a while I've been properly firmly sucked into a game and it's set to get some big updates too. Thanks to Valve's effort with Proton, it's working fantastically on desktop Linux and could easily be my GOTY - it's going to take a lot to top this.

You can see my initial release article here, plus the article about it now being Steam Deck Verified — although for Steam Deck you'll really want to wait for September to get the FSR 2.2 upgrade. 

So what do Larian have cooking? A lot by the sounds of it.

Firstly, in reply to someone on X (formerly Twitter) asking about changing your custom character during the game Larian's Director of Publishing said "Things are being cooked", so you might eventually be able to re-do your look. Sure would be nice, there's a few things I completely missed when making mine.

The latest is from Larian's Founder and CEO, Swen Vincke, who mentioned a little teaser about upcoming updates: "We're all very enthused by your feedback. It's very rewarding. Our focus now is fixing any issues you report, but we are listening to suggestions. Current roadmap: a) Hotfix 4, b) Patch 1 (+1000 fixes and tweaks), c) Patch 2. The latter will already incorporate some requests."

You can buy Baldur's Gate 3 on Steam and GOG.

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ziabice Aug 16, 2023
The game's great, but they should fix the inventory (is a complete mess, seems one from a game in the '90), the font size of the UI and they should let me see the cards/stats of every member of my party, even the ones which are in my camp, so I can decide what items or enhancements are best suited for them.
emod Aug 16, 2023
Quoting: ziabiceThe game's great, but they should fix the inventory (is a complete mess, seems one from a game in the '90), the font size of the UI and they should let me see the cards/stats of every member of my party, even the ones which are in my camp, so I can decide what items or enhancements are best suited for them.

Totally, and I would add to that list being able to swap party members without having to remove one and then add another.

With that said, I expected the game to be more bugged but looks like that the Early Access approach was worth it (at least in my experience)
Liam Dawe Aug 16, 2023
Quoting: emodTotally, and I would add to that list being able to swap party members without having to remove one and then add another.
Yeah, that was especially annoying when one is dead.
Raaben Aug 16, 2023
I just got to act 2 and I think I am going to at least wait for that first patch. It's a nice game but I felt like I was fighting it the entire time to get there rather than playing it. By now I've already had a few choices/plot points that bugged and forced me to go another direction that I didn't want to in order to progress and I heard those issues can get alot worse in Act 2 and esp 3. I hope they'll get better by then.
pete910 Aug 16, 2023
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QuoteFirstly, in reply to someone on X (formerly Twitter)

WTF

Am I in a some weird parallel universe of something..

When on earth did that happen????


Am so behind on well everything by the looks of it!
Trias Aug 17, 2023
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Quoting: pete910
QuoteFirstly, in reply to someone on X (formerly Twitter)

WTF

Am I in a some weird parallel universe of something..

When on earth did that happen????


Am so behind on well everything by the looks of it!

It happened just last month, apparently. Loosing billions in brand value in the process, of course...

Pengling Aug 17, 2023
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Quoting: pete910WTF

Am I in a some weird parallel universe of something..

When on earth did that happen????


Am so behind on well everything by the looks of it!
Quoting: TriasIt happened just last month, apparently. Loosing billions in brand value in the process, of course...
Apparently the mobile app also now has the slogan "Blaze Your Glory!", which has a real childish-early-2000s-tryhard-wannabe twang to it.


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chr Aug 17, 2023
Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: pete910WTF

Am I in a some weird parallel universe of something..

When on earth did that happen????


Am so behind on well everything by the looks of it!
Quoting: TriasIt happened just last month, apparently. Loosing billions in brand value in the process, of course...
Apparently the mobile app also now has the slogan "Blaze Your Glory!", which has a real childish-early-2000s-tryhard-wannabe twang to it.

I feel corporations are hijacking our language. E.g. I frequently have to clarify what I mean or play around with context when using the words ex, meta, or apple. I am forced to think about those brands orders of magnitude more than I would otherwise. The trick is working. I much prefer names like Facebook, SpaceX, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nestle, or Mazda. I hope I EU will have some regulations about brand names one day...
starpollo Aug 20, 2023
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I'm loving the game so far, I'm about 40 hours in.. but the constant crashes are getting unbearable :/

It'll happen when I'm getting into dialogue, in the middle of combat, or just walking around.. the game just freezes, audio still playing, and then closes.

Sometimes I can go a few hours without it happening, and sometimes it'll happen within a few minutes of gameplay, but generally I'm crashing and restarting the game every 15 minutes or so (very frustrating for my girlfriend who I'm playing in co-op with, who's having no crashes on Windows).

I feel like I've tried everything, switching between Proton Hotfix and Experimental, setting all graphics to low, switching from Nvidia driver 535 to 525, skipping the launcher, turning off steam overlay.. regardless of what I do though, the crashes are the same.

OS: Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS x86_64
Host: Z270MX-Gaming5
Kernel: 6.2.0-26-generic
Shell: bash 5.1.16
Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1080
DE: GNOME 42.9
WM: Mutter
WM Theme: Adwaita
CPU: Intel i7-7700 (8) @ 4.200GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Memory: 3277MiB / 15938MiB

I haven't seen anyone else on Linux mention these kind of frequent crashes, if anyone has any advice for me I'd very much appreciate it ^^'
melkemind Aug 20, 2023
Quoting: starpolloI'm loving the game so far, I'm about 40 hours in.. but the constant crashes are getting unbearable :/

I haven't seen anyone else on Linux mention these kind of frequent crashes, if anyone has any advice for me I'd very much appreciate it ^^'

Are you using the Vulkan option? I was getting a few crashes (not so often) when using Vulkan. Switching to DX11 stopped it from crashing completely for me. From what I've read, that's a problem on Windows too as their Vulkan implementation is incomplete and buggy.
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