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The biggest problem for me with this game is that you can't "zoom out" enough to be able to play it like Baldur's Gate. They restricted that in Origins and have made it even worse in this. I have to be able to see the whole battlefield and spread my characters out in it without having to scroll or change angles. It's getting really annoying, especially indoors.
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Well, I've put a good 50 hours into this one so far. I like the new combat, but being stuck in the same city the entire game really bugged me. I mean, I realize the game is based on Kirkwall, but just throwing new enemies into the same areas is quite boring.

How many freakin times do I have to climb Sundermount. Really guys?
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Well, I've put a good 50 hours into this one so far. I like the new combat, but being stuck in the same city the entire game really bugged me. I mean, I realize the game is based on Kirkwall, but just throwing new enemies into the same areas is quite boring.

How many freakin times do I have to climb Sundermount. Really guys?
bump that difficulty up to nightmare... lol that should change your strategy a great deal
i've put in over 30hrs so far and am still enjoying it a lot. i've been staying up until around 2:30am when i had to be up for work the next morning at 7:30
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Well, I've put a good 50 hours into this one so far. I like the new combat, but being stuck in the same city the entire game really bugged me. I mean, I realize the game is based on Kirkwall, but just throwing new enemies into the same areas is quite boring.

How many freakin times do I have to climb Sundermount. Really guys?
That's my main complaint with the game too. Reused dungeons and not enough new areas. Every time I had to go to some "thug hideout" in Darktown I cringed, knowing the dungeon would be the exact layout of all the other dungeons.
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Dragon Age II PC beta patch 1.01

What platforms is this for?
• PC only. This patch does not address issues impacting Mac, Xbox360 or PS3.

Where’s the actual patch file?
• The beta patch can be manually downloaded HERE

What are the patch notes?
GENERAL

Fixed save game issues on single core machines

Fixed game asking for non-existent drives

Fixed release control issues where some players were unable to unlock correctly

Fixed a Steam-specific issue related to VO not playing after switching languages**

What does BETA mean?
BETA means:

Users apply this patch at their own risk. In general, we recommend you only download and apply it if you are affected by the specific issues listed in the patch notes.

**Steam does not support BETA patches. Steam users will have to wait for the final non-BETA patch before they can take advantage of these fixes. We're working on it but, unfortunately, this will not occur in time for the weekend.

( http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/to...ndex/6482838/1 )

it runs smoother on "High" (DX10) in "DX11" mode (as the renderer)for me~
Edited by Abiosis - 3/14/11 at 2:02pm
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^^i posted this just a page back
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okay, so i can confirm that the newest drivers (beta) ones helped a crap ton. GPU usage went up to 96% before even loading the new drivers so maybe that's an issue with the 400 series regarding DX11. not sure.

old driver:
DX11, High, AA 2x AF off, SSAO off
FPS: 166 was lowest, averaging ~180

DX11, High, AA 2x, AF 8x, SSAO on
FPS: 85 was lowest, averaging ~102

DX11, Very High, AA 2x, AF 8x, SSAO off
FPS: ~24


new driver (beta)
DX11, High, AA 2x, AF 8x, SSAO on
FPS: ~104

DX11, Very High, AA 2x, AF 8x, SSAO off
FPS: ~90 (huge difference from before!)
some stuttering. when i turned AA/AF off, stuttering went away completely

this was all at 1920x1080, with the other 3 check boxes (for Very High) left unchecked. so there is def some improvement. i think a final release driver from nVidia and a patch from BioWare will solve the issues.

now, time for some DA2!

edit: also, i'll be glad to post screen shots of the ~90 FPS. i also took one of MSI afterburner before installing beta driver to show GPU usage was indeed up to 96% at one point while playing.
Edited by mrvirginia - 3/14/11 at 4:08pm
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I really liked this game, until the very end, AAHH the anticipation for DA3 !!!!!!!!12
   
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That's my main complaint with the game too. Reused dungeons and not enough new areas. Every time I had to go to some "thug hideout" in Darktown I cringed, knowing the dungeon would be the exact layout of all the other dungeons.
LOL, I think it was always the docks layout
   
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The biggest problem for me with this game is that you can't "zoom out" enough to be able to play it like Baldur's Gate. They restricted that in Origins and have made it even worse in this. I have to be able to see the whole battlefield and spread my characters out in it without having to scroll or change angles. It's getting really annoying, especially indoors.
Is this not bugging the hell out of anyone else? It's ridiculous when during battle the camera is only on you and your ranged characters are completely out of view.
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