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BG II: Throne of Bhaal Patches

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Patch version 26498

The following is a list of the major items fixed in the Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal Patch version 26498. This is also found in the patch readme (BG2-ToBPatchReadMe.txt) after the patch is installed.

You can download the patch below

  • Two new items added! A Gold Ioun stone and a Silver Ioun stone have been added into Throne of Bhaal.
  • Adds to the Adventure Mart in Shadows of Amn the merchant Deidre and the special items from the Collector's Edition of SoA.
  • Fixes a stutter bug experienced by some players that caused the game to pause momentarily every few seconds while playing.
  • Fixes the NPC "X appears busy" bug associated with Win2K and WinXP
  • Fixes the problem where WinDoctor or other registry checking/cleaning programs would erase the BG2: Throne of Bhaal registry entry
  • Fixes the incorrect calculation of the assassin backstab modifier when importing an assassin character from Shadows of Amn to Throne of Bhaal
  • Fixes the party-splitting bug where players would make the in-game transition from the end of Shadows of Amn directly into the start of Throne of Bhaal and have some characters left behind in Shadows of Amn
  • At level 20, the Jester bardsong ability also gains stun and slow in addition to confusion.
  • New keymap file fixes the problem where certain keys could not be assigned. Some of these keys are now no longer assignable from the config program due to localization reasons (though can be assigned manually - read on). This new keymap file will replace your current keymap.ini file which means that you will lose all of the key mappings if you have made any. Your current keymap.ini will be renamed to keymap.ini.ToBpatch.backup when the patch is run. To restore all your key mappings after running the patch, copy the entire section from keymap.ini.ToBpatch.backup and replace the one in keymap.ini for the following sections:
    [Keymap Page]
    [Keymap Actions]
    [Keymap Miscellaneous]
    [Keymap Quick Slots]
    [Keymap Priest Spells]
    [Keymap Wizard Spells]
    [Keymap High Level Abilities]
  • High level Sorcerer characters who already have 10th level spells from SoA, will no longer permanently lose them when reselecting their spells upon transition/import into ToB. In fact, they need no longer need to reselect any of their spells. Lower level sorcerers (below 2.95 million XP) will still have to reselect their spells, but this gives them the chance to choose different spells to use in ToB.
  • The icon and the kit description for the Blade now have identical name for the same ability.
  • Fixes the bug where dialogues for unfinished quests from SoA would show up in ToB.
  • Fixes the bug where Greater Restoration scrolls would appear as Lesser Restoration in the Quick-Item slot.
  • Fixes bug where a second drow woodcutter was duplicated both inside and outside the cabin if he initially followed you inside.
  • Fixes rare bug where the game would lock in cutscene mode if the Spectator is attacked before the cutscene involving Captain Egeissag initiates.
  • Fixes the problem where Wild Mages created in SoA would not get the opportunity to learn Improved Chaos Shield. The spell now automatically appears in the 7th level page of the spellbook at the start of SoA.
  • Wild Mages are now viewable in the Character Viewer program.
  • Fixes bug where stackable items (eg. potions) would not stack when buying them at the store, hence filling up your inventory slots with one item each. The items will stack correctly now when buying them in the store screen.
  • Fighter/Druids can now put two proficiency points in Two-handed and Two-weapon styles.
  • Fixes the bug where the Rest Until Healed option wouldn't work in all cases.
  • Fixes a bug where dual-classed characters lose their inherent abilities.
  • Fixes bug where Carras the smuggler would not offer special items after fighting the monks.
  • Fixes bug where monsters were duplicated when transitioning across areas.
  • Fixes bug where drow scimitars would kill bards instantly.
  • Fixes the rare bug where players could enter into Balthazar's monastery through the locked door in the Amkethran graveyard without using the key.
  • Fixes rare bug where players could not progress to the 2nd level of Watcher's Keep after killing all the statues.
  • Fixes the problem in the Config program where changing the Graphic slider would enable the 3D acceleration setting.
  • As a clarification, Multi and dual class characters gain their first high level ability at the equivalent XP mark as a single class character. Everybody gets their first high level ability at approx 3 million xp, give or take a few thousand. This was done to allow multi and dual class characters to enjoy the benefits of high level abilities before the end of the game.
  • Fixes the Jaheira Romance in Shadows of Amn (special thanks to Kevin Dorner and Michael Kurela!)

Multiplayer Specific fixes:

  • Fixes the multiplayer bug where Sarevok keeps repeating his first line of dialogue after the player makes the in-game transition from Shadows of Amn to Throne of Bhaal.
  • Fixes bug in multiplayer where SoA save games were displayed on the ToB multiplayer or single player Load Screens after quitting from a ToB multiplayer game.
  • Fixes the multiplayer bug where a client would quit a SoA game and host a ToB game, when in fact they would be hosting a SoA game.
  • Fixes the multiplayer bug where simulacrums were allowed to join your party. They can no longer join your party.
  • Fixes a rare multiplayer bug where setting a snare while saving would crash the game.

Notes about the patch:
  1. Most fixes are not retroactive. The patch will prevent certain bugs from happening, but it won't magically fix your save games.
  2. Your save games will be functional after the patch.
  3. You can install this patch overtop of BG2: Throne of Bhaal, whether it is unpatched or Beta patched.
  4. For Multiplayer, only same version games can play with same version games. People without the patch won't be able to play with people with the BETA patch, nor with people with the final patch.
  5. Once the patch is installed, the only way to go back to an unpatched version of BG2: Throne of Bhaal is to uninstall and reinstall BG2: Throne of Bhaal.
  6. If you need to reinstall the patch you can do so at any time as the patch simply overwrites the files.
  7. If you are mirroring this patch file on your web site, please shoot an e-mail to support@bioware.com so we can update the mirror list.

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Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal English Patch version 26498 - 8 MB

This patch is only intended for users playing an English version of the game, whether it is a UK or North American English version.


Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal European Patch version 26498 - 8 MB

This patch is only intended for users playing the German, French, Italian or Spanish versions of Throne of Bhaal (English UK players should download the English patch instead). The list of fixes is the same as the English patch version above.


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Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal BETA Patch version 26499 – 4.2 MB

This BETA patch is being provided to fix a particular issue with the Throne of Bhaal 26498 patch. If you are having a problem with save and load times noticeably increasing, the new Throne of Bhaal 26499 BETA patch has been found to resolve the problem. The patch is applicable to the English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish versions of Throne of Bhaal.

Note: Please keep in mind that this patch has received limited testing and so is marked as BETA. You should only install this if you are having very slow save and load times in Throne of Bhaal. If you are not experiencing these problems, do not install this. Installation of the 26499 BETA patch must only be done after the 26498 patch is installed.

Instructions

To repair a slow saving/loading saved game, you must first have the BETA patch installed. The patch installer copies a new BGMain.exe into your Baldur’s Gate II root directory. Then start the game and load the affected game (with the slow loading time), and resave it (the saving time will continue to be slow at this point). The save game has now been fixed and future saving/loading of the saved game will now take the normal amount of time. This new BETA patched version of Throne of Bhaal is still multiplayer compatible with the 26498 patched version of the game.

 

Still having problems? Just shoot us an e-mail at support@bioware.com and we will see what we can do!

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