Baldur's Gate II Updated to Version 1.1
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Those Mac OS X users who have been reporting crashes and slow performance with Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn will be relieved to know that MacPlay has just made available the patch to version 1.1, which should address most, if not all, of the issues that were hampering OS X gameplay for some users.
The patch was created by Chris Jacobson of Contraband Entertainment, who tested it with his own team of testers before turning the patch over to MacPlay quality assurance. The lead programmer on the Mac port of Baldur's Gate II, Jacobson has maintained a presence in the IMG Forums, communicating with our readers since the game's release about the issues encountered under OS X.
Here's a rundown of what the 1.1 patch addresses:
- Fixes the inventory screen crashing when switching characters or moving items.
- Fixes random encounters that interrupt resting. Monsters and Guards now appear at proper times.
- Fixes crashes from using containers and writing spells.
- Includes support for scrolling with multiple monitors.
- Includes non US/QWERTY keyboard support.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Load and Save times reduced.
Multiplayer Notes: All systems in a multiplayer game must be running the same version of Baldur's Gate II. Version 1.0 is incompatible with version 1.1. Please ensure that all users are running version 1.1.
OS X Notes: Due to current issues with all versions of OS X, turning on 3D acceleration will cause the game to run very slow. Please turn off 3D acceleration if you are running in OS X. If you are using 10.1.1 or earlier, use 16 bit color mode. Changes to OS X 10.1.2 allow 32 bit color to function properly.
Follow the link below to download the Baldur's Gate II 1.1 update from our sister site, MacGameFiles.
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