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May 21, 2014
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Story by Julian Benson-PCGamesN
You aren’t mad. Or, at least, if you were thinking you were mad because you could hear Aloth and Kana’s voices in Pillars of Eternity when they weren’t in your party then that was a bug and not madness.

To prevent further players worrying about their sanity Obsidian’s latest patch stops the companions from being the voices in your head along with a lot of other fixes, including removing one of your party member’s psychic powers.

Yes, Sagani, was a psychic. She kept it quiet, mainly because she wasn't meant to be. Somehow she knew your antagonist’s name before their identity had been revealed. That, too, has been fixed in the latest patch.

Quite a few of the bugs fixed in the current patch are unfortunate typos - the Talisman of the Unconquerable, for instance, was supposed to give you a 1.25 focus multiplier but, instead reduced your focus to a quarter of its original because someone missed the ‘1’ in ‘1.25’.

You can read the full list of changes below:

Items, Spells, and Abilities

• AOE indicators should now properly resize if the caster has a sub 10 Intellect score.

• Fixed an issue with over-time aura spells not applying the correct value on the final tick.

• Knock Down will now correctly be applied for the full duration of the effect.

• Mantle of The Dying Boar will now trigger at 33% Endurance with the effect of 5 Endurance a tick.

• Talisman of the Unconquerable will now give a 1.25 Focus multiplier instead of .25.

• Blooded should trigger properly in all cases now.

• Boar Animal Companion bonus damage should now work as intended.

• Prone Reduction mod should now work correctly.

Quests and Companions

• Fixed Aloth and Kana speaking when they weren't in the party in one of the last levels.

• Sagani's fox-specific banters now require the appropriate items in the player inventory.

• Falanroed's dialogue no longer displays a script node.

• Durance will now properly discuss your dream with you if you've already discussed his staff.

• Relaxed some constraints on Durance's quest conversation. This allows all characters, regardless of background or stats, to finish his quest.

• Players can now loot the nest in Oldsong.

• Fixed an invalid conditional check in one of Pallegina's conversations.

• Heritage Hill tower will be fully revealed when exploring the map.

• Fixed spawn issue in a scripted interaction near the end of the game.

• Fixed an invalid creature spawn in the Ogre Lair in Od Nua.

• Sagani no longer references the antagonist by name before you know it.

• A container in the Catacombs of Od Nua will now remember if it was looted.

• The "Master's Tools" quest will now work if you have the required items before starting the quest.

• The "A Two Story Job" scripted interaction will not require a second grappling hook to climb down from the window if one was already used to climb up.

General Fixes

• Fix for camera movement problems when the game is paused or in a cutscene.

• Fix to retroactively restore party movement in saves that display movement speed problems.

• Made some fixes to movement speed problems that were being reported with some items.

• Optimized Save/Load game system for better performance.

• Optimized how scene transitions are handled for better memory usage on 32-bit machines. This may allow players to transition to new areas without running out of memory.

• Sound Sets from hired companions will now be properly restored when adding them to the party from the stronghold.

• "All Stronghold Upgrades" achievement now checks 25 upgrades instead of 26. This will properly reward the achievement if you already have fully upgraded your stronghold.

• The "Kill All Dragons" achievement will now properly fire if they are killed indirectly (like by a trap). This is a retroactive fix and will be rewarded if the dragons are already dead.

• Fixed issue where store prices were getting exceptionally large after receiving a discount.

• Fixed issues with gaining infinite XP from bad Stronghold data.

• World time will not get very large in some cases after Save/Load.

• Modelling offset with Durance's head has been adjusted.

• Icon scale is now correct on Hearth Harvest and Reghar Konnek.

• All shaders will now compile properly under DirectX 11.

• Restored all the missing effects in the intro cutscene.

• Removed Blunderbuss item from an early game loot table.

• Changed the cursor type on the blood pool in the Temple of Skaen to conversation.

• Fixed a few save game issues with dead summoned creatures.

• Fixed issue where occasionally a crash would occur when initializing the Steam API.

• Draggable windows are now handled properly when running at very high resolutions.

• Swamp Lurker's animation wont spaz anymore when the game is paused.

• Fixed an issue to prevent binding mouse buttons to window controls.

• Game will now pause if you alt-tab during a cutscene in full screen mode.

• Audio will now resume properly if the game loses focus.

• Fixed an issue with infinite load screen if you transition while hovering over a container.

• Characters will now wait for their idle animation before trying to reload which fixes an animation sync issue.

• Damaged characters performing AoE attacks will not overload their AI state stacks anymore.