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Patch fixes problems and delivers adjustements

Dragon Age: Origins 1.03 - New patch ready for download

Bioware has released a new patch for the RPG Dragon Age: Origins. The update introduces adjustments to the support of the Awakening expansion and the balancing. Furthermore a problem with loading times has been solved.
Dragon Age Origins Patch 1.01a is online. (6)
 
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Patch 1.03 for Dragon Age: Origins has been released. The update delivers several bug fixes and introduces balancing adjustments. Furthermore some problems related to the gameplay have been solved. According to Bioware the latest patch already contains all previous updates. Thus you don't need to install any of the prior patches in advance.

You can download Dragon Age Origins Patch 1.03 from the official Bioware website or, as a logged in PC Games Hardware user at the end of the page.

Below you can find the list of changes and adjustments introduced with patch 1.03:

• Various changes have been made to code and resources to support the Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening expansion pack. Most of these changes do not affect Origins itself.
• Some players were experiencing increasingly long load times. A major cause of this problem has been fixed.
• At higher levels, non-player characters now receive a bonus to armor penetration. This mitigates an unintentional imbalance with well-armored high-level characters, since armor penetration previously did not scale as aggressively as armor itself did.
• Elite-rank enemies (lieutenants) can no longer be shattered. This preserves the intended tactical design of many combat encounters.
• Portraits for summoned creatures (like a ranger's wolf) were displaying improperly while in the party camp. This no longer occurs.



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Author: Mario Riemann (Mar 09, 2010)






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chizow Re: Dragon Age: Origins 1.03 - New patch ready for download
Senior Member
09.03.2010 23:20
Nice, looks like they fixed the memory leak.
connos Re: Dragon Age: Origins 1.03 - New patch ready for download
Senior Member
22.12.2009 07:19
Quote: (Originally Posted by chizow)
Connos, that is exactly the memory leak issue Helldoomed is referring to and it hasn't been fixed. Bioware has said they are aware of the problem but their patches are taking a long time. Memory and OS doesn't matter, it happens on all configurations to the point loading that used to take 5s on my Win7 x64 machine with 12GB and Intel G2 160GB SSD takes 2 minutes after a few hours of gameplay. The only way to reset loading speeds is to exit the game and restart.

Sadly, I think Bioware will rely on the community to fix most of the game's balance issues and left-out features and will instead focus on generating DLC or work on other titles (SW:TOR). The game is fun and certainly worth it but there's far too many problems with it that keep me from playing it over again.


What I meant is that it doesn't always happen for me and its not taking that long. Maximum it can go for me in a long gaming session is 40s. I know that Bioware is aware of the problem.

I found the game very difficult at the beginning but after I learn how to use my skills and tactics I own the game.
chizow Re: Dragon Age: Origins 1.03 - New patch ready for download
Senior Member
21.12.2009 23:56
Quote: (Originally Posted by connos)
Never had any issues. 61 hours in it and I can't stop playing. It's really amazing. Some times the loading is longer after paying for hours but that is not an issue for me. I have 4gb ram and Windows 7 64bit.


Connos, that is exactly the memory leak issue Helldoomed is referring to and it hasn't been fixed. Bioware has said they are aware of the problem but their patches are taking a long time. Memory and OS doesn't matter, it happens on all configurations to the point loading that used to take 5s on my Win7 x64 machine with 12GB and Intel G2 160GB SSD takes 2 minutes after a few hours of gameplay. The only way to reset loading speeds is to exit the game and restart.

Sadly, I think Bioware will rely on the community to fix most of the game's balance issues and left-out features and will instead focus on generating DLC or work on other titles (SW:TOR). The game is fun and certainly worth it but there's far too many problems with it that keep me from playing it over again.

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