Thanks for all your help on the Road to 2.6 so far! While we work on multiplayer compatibility in the BG I beta, we're moving on to the first phase of testing for Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition.
Test Objective: Launch & Save the Icewind Dale 126.96.36.199 Beta on Steam
How to opt-in & verify in-game you're running the correct version:
Please make sure you're using a clean (unmodded) install. Clear your override folder before testing the beta build
In your Steam Library, Right-Click Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition and choose “Properties”
Click on the Beta Tab
Choose the road_to_2.6 in the drop down menu
If you don't see the road_to_2.6 in the drop down menu, please restart Steam
In-game, on the main menu, you will see that the build is 188.8.131.52
How to Participate:
Fill out the survey below and let us know if you can do the following:
Download the Beta
Launch the Beta
Save games in the Beta
Remember the Ground Rules:
Back up your save games!
Don't test too much. While you're free to explore the whole game, please focus on the objective. Once you hit the objective or a major bug, report your feedback and stop playing the beta for now. We'll be back with more test objectives that we hope you'll take on in the future
Once we have confirmation from enough players—and can confirm there are no blocking issues— we'll be able to move onto the next test objectives in 2021!
11/10 Windows Players (Done!)
3/3 macOS Players (Done!)
4/3 Linux Players (Done!)
You can check out the 2.6 Patch List here for more details on what the full release will look like.
Road to 2.6 | Can you Download, Launch & Save games in the Icewind Dale 184.108.40.206 Beta on Steam? 25 votes
Windows | I've downloaded & started the Icewind Dale 2.6 Beta. Save games & quick saves work as expected.
macOS | I've downloaded & started the Icewind Dale 2.6 Beta. Save games & quick saves work as expected.
Linux | I've downloaded & started the Icewind Dale 2.6 Beta. Save games & quick saves work as expected.
I was unable to get the start screen (please explain).
I was able to start the game, but there is an issue with save games (please explain).