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Pathfinder: Kingmaker has a massive free update with the Enhanced Edition which is now out and a big DLC is available now too with Beneath The Stolen Lands.

It's probably an understatement to say it's "massive", as the changelog of things improved is so ridiculously long it's pretty hard to parse. The basics of it are: New classes, the ability to respec characters, new random encounters, new weapons, new enemies, plenty of UI-flow improvements, new and updated quests, audio improvements and the list feels like it goes on forever. They didn't have the best release but Owlcat Games have shown their dedication here.

Along with that, we also have the Beneath The Stolen Lands DLC, which allows you to explore a massive "endless rogue-like dungeon". When they say rogue-like, they basically mean it's different each time.

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Thanks to the Linux team at GOG for my copy, I've been playing with the Beneath The Stolen Lands and it's surprisingly good. A great way to test out various character builds, while also making a pretty good dungeon-crawler too.

Sadly, the Linux version has one major issue which I've seen linger around for quite some time. You might find you have no music and a bunch of sound effects missing (no footsteps, no action sounds, no combat sounds, no spell sounds and so on). It's been reported to the developer a number of times, all the way back to the original release in September last year.

The good news is that there's an easy to do workaround! You can fix it using the "libAkSoundEngine.so" file from another game like Pillars of Eternity 2 which someone helpfully uploaded here (thanks). Place it into the "Kingmaker_Data/Plugins/x86_64" folder where you installed the game and then it's fixed.

I've emailed the developer myself today to highlight it, I'm surprised to see it still broken considering how easy it seems to get it sorted. Hopefully with my email they will fix it for everyone.

You can pick up your own copy of Pathfinder: Kingmaker on Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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tmtvl 13 June 2019 at 2:04 pm UTC
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is such a good game. I played through the entire thing right after I got it and it was lovely.
Shmerl 13 June 2019 at 3:38 pm UTC
So time to buy it now I suppose
Avehicle7887 13 June 2019 at 6:57 pm UTC
Quotewhich someone helpfully uploaded here (thanks)

That someone would be me

I'm surprised to see that is still an issue after all these months. Regardless of that though, it seems the game has gotten a lot of love since release. To be honest I pre-ordered this game and later asked for a refund out of frustration with how they treated GOG users initially, but I think it deserves another chance.
DaiKaiser93 13 June 2019 at 7:32 pm UTC
QuoteI'm surprised to see that is still an issue after all these months. Regardless of that though, it seems the game has gotten a lot of love since release. To be honest I pre-ordered this game and later asked for a refund out of frustration with how they treated GOG users initially, but I think it deserves another chance.

Yeah, I did the same, refunded my pre-order and didn't bought it until the Linux build was available, still didn't played much of it since I wanted to wait for all the dlc to be available, guess is time to start it.
Shmerl 14 June 2019 at 2:24 am UTC
Just bought the game. The sound bug is indeed there and using .so provided by @Avehicle7887 helps. I didn't look closely, but I suppose either audiokinetic have messed up something between releases. It could also be related to changes in SDL, since it's using SDL to open audio devices.

With non working .so it produces such errors:

AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8323075
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8323075
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8847363
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8847363
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8323075
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8847363
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8585219
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8192003
AK Error: Unknown game object ID on event. Make sure the game object is registered before using it and do not use it once it was unregistered.


With the working one it doesn't.

Searching around, it's not the only game bitten by this bug.


Last edited by Shmerl at 14 June 2019 at 2:34 am UTC
tmtvl 14 June 2019 at 3:05 pm UTC
ShmerlJust bought the game. The sound bug is indeed there and using .so provided by @Avehicle7887 helps. I didn't look closely, but I suppose either audiokinetic have messed up something between releases. It could also be related to changes in SDL, since it's using SDL to open audio devices.

With non working .so it produces such errors:

AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8323075
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8323075
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8847363
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8847363
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8323075
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8847363
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8585219
AK Error: Plug-in not registered: 8192003
AK Error: Unknown game object ID on event. Make sure the game object is registered before using it and do not use it once it was unregistered.


With the working one it doesn't.

Searching around, it's not the only game bitten by this bug.

I wonder if we can do a git bisect of the plugin to find where it broke... if the thing is OSS, of course.
Shmerl 14 June 2019 at 3:07 pm UTC
tmtvl]I wonder if we can do a git bisect of the plugin to find where it broke... if the thing is OSS, of course.

It's not. It's a blob.


Last edited by Shmerl at 14 June 2019 at 3:07 pm UTC
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