TheGamerColt Oct 29, 2012 @ 3:12pm
does game work
I remamber it used to lag like mad....and get really slow...did they fix it with his bundle?
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a.k.a. Dead Oct 29, 2012 @ 3:28pm 
It should run as well as the Steam version of Divine Divinity, which is excellent. I don't own Beyond Divinity yet (Steam version), as it just came out - so yes, I am speculating about the performance. Divine Divinity (same exact graphics engine I believe) runs flawlessly.
TheGamerColt Oct 29, 2012 @ 3:36pm 
I hope so Beyond Divinity was a rather good game and I hope they patch it up to work properly :)
a.k.a. Dead Oct 29, 2012 @ 3:40pm 
Originally posted by Bloodsilver:
I hope so Beyond Divinity was a rather good game and I hope they patch it up to work properly :)

So you yourself enjoyed Beyond Divinity as much as Divine Divinity?? Alot of reviews were less kind to Beyond Divinity as opposed to Divine Divinty. Would you care to elaborate further on your experience, if you have the time??

Thanks.
a.k.a. Dead Oct 29, 2012 @ 6:59pm 
It lags, even at the beginning in the dungeon. The steam vents appear to be the culprit in that particular case. What the heck happened?? YIKES!!
Raze Oct 31, 2012 @ 10:10am 
There were some performance improvements in the new version, though a couple people have still reported issues.

I realize this is a couple days late, but I enjoyed BD almost as much as DD, and thought much of the criticism was unjustified (and sometimes just based on it not being the same as DD).

You can select both characters in BD and have them move/fight as one. I did that with a warrior / archer combination (with the archer set to aggressive to automatically attack opponents in range) and rarely had to do any micro managing.

Some of the weapon skills in BD were more elaborate than they needed to be, but I avoided the issue by sticking to conventional weapons (slashing, piercing, crushing). Mages can worry about selecting damage types based on an opponent's vulnerabilities; I collected weapons / arrows that did elemental or poison damage, etc, but didn't find that I needed extra help enough to bother swapping weapons (other than switching to splitting arrows for a couple fights against groups of opponents in moderately close quarters).

The stat system in BD is much more flexible than in DD. For example, in DD most warriors end up pretty much having 2 parts strength, 2 parts agility and 1 part constitution; BD allows many more viable character builds based on your desired playstyle.

BD is split up into 4 acts, so is not as open as DD. The first act is a little linear (like the beginning of DD), but starts to open up towards the end, and later acts are much more open and have a variety of locations and environments. There are a couple characters you see in different acts, but you don't really get to know any NPCs the same way you can in DD.

The demo for DD is linear and heavy on the hack and slash, but at least there were a few small quests and NPC interaction in the starting village to give you an idea of what the full game was like. BD starts with your characters breaking out of a prison, so quests don't really fit, and it lacks a memorable moment like a certain encounter in the Aleroth catacombs in DD.
FatNasty Nov 10, 2012 @ 9:28am 
I bought this game when it came out and I still have it. I tried to play it a few months ago and I had problems with lag and resolution issues on my Win 7 rig. I was wondering if the steam version ironed these out or not before I buy it?
Raze Nov 10, 2012 @ 10:36am 
The Steam version does have some performance improvements and Vista/7 compatibility fixes, in addition to support for higher resolutions. Several people have reported performance issues, though, one due to an anti-virus program and a couple just in the starting level (when there were lots of steam vents on screen).
I didn't have any performance issues on a Win7 laptop with 'Intel HD Graphics 3000', dual core 2.1GHz CPU and 6GB RAM at 1600x900 (the highest resolution the laptop supports).
a.k.a. Dead Nov 24, 2012 @ 4:29pm 
Originally posted by Raze:
The Steam version does have some performance improvements and Vista/7 compatibility fixes, in addition to support for higher resolutions. Several people have reported performance issues, though, one due to an anti-virus program and a couple just in the starting level (when there were lots of steam vents on screen).
I didn't have any performance issues on a Win7 laptop with 'Intel HD Graphics 3000', dual core 2.1GHz CPU and 6GB RAM at 1600x900 (the highest resolution the laptop supports).

Hey Raze. The performance issues basically subsided after the opening area (yea, the steam vents - DOH!!). It really is a most enjoyable rpg - almost, to just as good as DD.
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