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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition iOS Patch 2.4




Patch 2.4 for Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition on iOS is here!



This update brings many of the features and fixes seen in the patch released for Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition to Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition! The 2.4 patch for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is coming soon!


In order to bring Icewind Dale to 64-bit, we had to bring it all the way from our 1.4 codebase to 2.4, a major jump to take with the ticking clock of iOS 11 looming over the team. As a bonus, the team was able to make all the engine & UI improvements without significantly changing the look and feel of the game. Our hats are off to the developers and designers who put in the extra effort to bring IWD:EE this far!


Before jumping into the patch notes, we’ve got exciting news to share!

We’ve hinted at what’s next for the Enhanced Editions in previous posts, now it’s time to share more! To start, we’ve already begun work on another patch for Icewind Dale, this time bringing all the 2.4 fixes, features, and more to Google Play, Mac Store, Steam, and other platforms the Enhanced Editions are available on. More you say? Absolutely! We’ve got a laundry list of fan feature requests and bug fixes to include alongside Steam achievements, and… insert drum roll here… bringing the Shaman class to IWD:EE!


After IWD:EE, we’ll be returning to BG:EE and BGII:EE to update each on Steam, GOG, Beamdog, Google Play, iOS, and Mac with the latest features and fixes.


BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! The team is hard at work on several projects that we can’t wait to share news about throughout the remainder of 2017 and over the course of 2018!


Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and the Beamdog forums for the latest Enhanced Edition news!


Patch Highlights
  • 64 bit support
  • IPV6 support
  • Engine improvements!
  • Added HD UI/icons


Area Map Background
On the local area map screen, players can now toggle an option to display a turquoise overlay showing the walkable parts of the current area, which can help when navigating dark dungeon corridors. By default this option is disabled; if you find that you want it enabled by default when you open the map screen, you can change this setting from Options > Graphics.


Health Bars
When in combat, creatures now display an approximation of their current health visually with a colorized bar above their heads: green for allies and red for enemies. You can disable this feature from Options > Graphics.


Expanded Color Selection
The available color options for Hair, Skin, and Clothing have been greatly expanded to give every player as many realistic options as possible for their character’s appearance.


Mage Specialists
Specialist mages have always received a +2 bonus (NEW: now shown in the description as a -2 penalty on enemy creatures) on saving throws to resist spells of their chosen school. Additionally, specialist mages have always received a +15% chance to learn spells from their chosen school, and a -15% chance to learn spells from all other schools. These features are now correctly reported in the description for each kit.


Greyscale on Pause
When the game is paused, the area is now set to display in greyscale, giving the player greater contrast when examining the battlefield. By default this feature is enabled. You can disable it at any time from Options > Graphics.


Sprite Outlines
Sprites now display a dark outline to make them stand out from the area’s background more clearly. By default this feature is enabled. You can disable the highlighting and sprite outlines from Options > Graphics


Dialogue box
The dialogue box can be resized vertically.
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3 comments:

  1. I was very surprised to see updates for this and BG II and can not wait for BG to be updated on the IOS as well. I am hoping beyond hope that Beam dog has gotten a hold of Both IWD 2 and Neverwinter nights and are bringing them up to scratch for today's computers.

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    1. Agree with every word!
      (especially IWD2 and Neverwinter Nights I&II)

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  2. Thanks BD for the patch, but I can't find a new class shaman. Help, please!

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