Gothic 3: Community Patch 1.71 available for download
Gothic 3 fans can now download the Community Patch 1.71. It fixes problems that occurred with Patch 1.7.
There is a new patch for Gothic 3 which definitely is the final version. For Patch 1.71 the Community Patch 1.7 is required, both patches are available as a local download at PC Games Hardware.
The Community Patch 1.7 for Gothic 3 has a size of 880 MByte. The changelog lists more than 700 improvements and bug fixes. After more than one year of working on the update, the result is worth the effort. The Community Patch 1.71 for Gothic 3 is a hotfix and has to be installed on Patch 1.7. Savegames are still available afterwards. In case you have installed any modifications you should save your G3 files in advance. The quest package 3 will be deinstalled and has to be reinstalled. The complete changelog of Patch 1.71 can be found in the Jowood forum as well as alternative mirrors.
Community Patch 1.7
The most important improvements are related to alternative balancing and a new A.I. for the opponents that affects their combat behavior. Furthermore the textures have been upgraded, the water visualization improved and missing environment sounds have been added. Saving the game is said to be more reliable now and the movements of trees and leaves has been modified. Additional graphics features: A software based filter for anti aliasing was integrated (Edge Smoothing), the lighting of caves was improved and some weapons got visually improved with Bump Maps. The full changelog is offered by Jowood.
Quest package and game tool
Together with Patch 1.7 there have been published two interesting downloads. The quest package 3 is especially made for the Community Patch 1.7 and offers new quests for Gothic 3 players. The list of changes is endless, we therefore recommend the Jowood forum.
Furthermore a new version of the Gothic 3 game tool is available for download. The game tool allows changing the graphics settings of Gothic 3 via easy accessible menus. You can change the sighting distance as well as effects such as Rim Lighting and depth of field blur. Even here the Community Patch 1.7 for Gothic 3 is required. The game tool is available for download in the Jowood forum.
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