Pillars of Eternity Patch 1.05 Released

Though Pillars of Eternity was mostly stable upon release, several small annoyances (Maybe bigger depending on your configuration) have been bothering users since its release. Obsidian, with its latest patch, hopes to address some of these issues.

Some of the missing features of the GUI have been restored, such as an option to sort your stash, the ability to rename saved games, and a button that will enable you to change the portrait of your character without having to remake them entirely. The patch also adds an option in the difficulty menu that allows you to reset an NPC’s level to 1 when you recruit them so as to allow you to specialize them yourself rather than leave it up to the designers.

The full patch notes can be found on their forum, if you’re interested. Though the one thing players should know is what the patch can potentially do to your install folder. According to a post on their Kickstarter project page:

    Note: We performed some changes to the game’s Steam depots yesterday. Most of you shouldn’t notice any difference, but some individuals that may have had non-standard game install locations were seeing some strange behavior where the PillarsofEternity_Data folder in the root of their game directory was getting renamed to EmptySteamDepot. If you rename that folder back to PillarsofEternity_Data, it should resolve the issue.
    If renaming the folder doesn’t work, try performing the Verify Integrity of Game Cache option in Steam to fix the problem. You can do this by right-clicking on the Pillars of Eternity game in your Library, clicking on Properties, clicking on the Local Files tab, and clicking the button that reads Verify Integrity of Game Cache. This will repair any missing or damaged files so you can play the game again.

Though you’ll likely have no issues, it’s something to be aware of.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

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