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Friday, September 1, 2000

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Baldur's Gate Patch Due Soon
4:11 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

MacBaldur has managed to procure some information from GraphSim regarding their port of the RPG Baldur's Gate. It seems there will be a bug-fix patch out next week, although which issues it will resolve is not known at this time. Mac players of this game have noticed several behavioral differences between the Mac and PC versions, and as the goal of most ports is to replicate the source game identically, these issues will most likely be at the top of the list for Rosetta (the company which is actually working on the port) to fix. Also in the works is a patch to include multiplayer support for this title; it is still not known at this time whether that support will be Mac-only or include networking with the PC version.

Here is the update MacBaldur received from Graphsim:

We hope to have a patch out next week. I haven't heard back from Rosetta on what it will fix yet.

Tales of the Sword Coast is coming along. It's not to the beta testing stage yet, so estimating on when it will be released is impossible.

We are waiting for the multi-player version of BG is out until we release a DVD version. This also, is not in the beta testing stage, so again, a estimated release date is impossible.

Also, I might have hit on something that is causing BG to crash. I'm still waiting on Rosetta to get back to me, so I'm not sure how valid this information is. Anyhow, I was using GameSprockets 1.7.2 and had no problems with BG crashing. I had to update to 1.7.4 to test Descent, and noticed when playing BG, it would crash at least once an hour. So I updated to 1.7.5. No more crashes. Rosetta is looking into this, and hopefully they will find the same. I will post something on the newsgroup when I know for sure. But feel free to pass this information along...

Thanks to MacBaldur for their investigation. Be sure and check out their site for hints, downloads and news about this RPG.

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