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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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starpollo Aug 21, 2023
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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.

Aah yeah I'd heard that as well, I've been using DX11 the whole time, I tried switching to Vulkan to see if it'd be better but the game wouldn't launch at all (just got a black screen).

So strange to hear about so many people having no issues, where I'm struggling with all these crashes 😅
michaldybczak Aug 23, 2023
I noticed a bug in Proton. In my configuration, whenever I save the game in a very tasking areas, FPS drops to 4-6 and GPU is used 100%. It never goes away, until I change the resolution (no matter if up or down). This immediately raises FPS to normal levels, the same with GPU. The issue doesn't happen on Vulkan, however, because Vulkan is unstable (crashes on every dialog), Proton's layer (DXVK) is needed.

Playing on lowest requirement hardware, this becomes very tedious.

Any idea where to submit that proton bug?
starpollo Aug 31, 2023
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Quoting: starpollo
Quoting: melkemind
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.

Aah yeah I'd heard that as well, I've been using DX11 the whole time, I tried switching to Vulkan to see if it'd be better but the game wouldn't launch at all (just got a black screen).

So strange to hear about so many people having no issues, where I'm struggling with all these crashes 😅

Aah just to give an update (in case anyone comes and reads about my struggles and wants to know what happened), I ended upgrading my GPU from a Nvidia GTX 1080, to an AMD RX 6750 XT, and I was able to play BG3 for hours with no crashes!

Not to throw shade on the 1080 though, it was a great card, but I'd had it a while and I assume it was just the hardware dying.. either that or some issue with the drivers on my install, but either way, I'm playing with no issues now, and I can finally use Open Source GPU drivers!
michaldybczak Nov 17, 2023
It turned out that those FPS drops I was talking about, were a known memory leak that was fixed in one of the patches. Just FYI
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