Changelog for Patch #3 - January 27th

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Changelog for Patch #3 - January 27th

Fixed issues/bugs
  • UPnP will no longer crash the game.
  • Lack of playable avatar will no longer crash the game.
  • Improved reports on disconnect and connection failed.
  • Game crash on startup due to old gamer with long name fixed.
  • Game terminates properly on crash.
  • Save data wipe bug on multiplayer disconnect fixed.
  • Boss crashes in Chapter 6 and 12 fixed.
  • Servers limited to 4 simultaneous steam users.
  • Players that have not selected a slot when the game starts is kicked.
  • Server browser no longer displays games of a different version.
  • Version miss match check.
  • No longer possible to bounce between islands in Chapter 6
  • Fixed interrupted dialog from Vlad in Chapter 6.
  • Fixed trigger sequence in Chapter 9.
  • Chapter 12 boss damage texture added.
  • Fixed a bug where a client was locked in an animation.
  • Delayed message from steam no longer forces player into game.
  • Challenges are now playable using the French version


New features/balancing
  • Added version number in menu.
  • Added server password. (player requested feature)
  • Default undie-time changed to 0.5s (Staff of the Dead)

Known Issues

  • Beam spells merging sometimes crashes game with stack overflow (for real)
  • Chat still awkwardly positioned.
  • Self-shields sometimes get out of sync
  • Players are still able to have multiple summons
  • Server list sorting not implemented
  • Network congestion on high ping (>400ms) connections still problematic.
  • Game stutters slightly on some systems despite good performance (cause known, fix pending)
  • Steam attempts to install XNA framework every time game is launched or rare occasion
  • Game sometimes hogs uplink bandwidth - (Being researched)

Workaround

pending (waiting for patch to be deployed)

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Please follow these general steps and hopefully it'll help most of you.

Make sure you're on a computer that has sufficient juice:

MINIMUM Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard disk space: 2 GB Available HDD Space
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or equivalent
  • Direct X-compatible sound card
  • DirectX® 9
  • 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
  • Internet connection for multiplayer

We've seen that a bunch of players are reporting that the game is running poorly on their netbooks/laptops without proper graphics cards. This is the primary reason why their game is acting up.

Make sure you have the latest drivers for your graphics card. Visit www.nvidia.com or www.amd.com.

Make sure your have the following installed (should have autoinstalled)


We (devs and publisher) are still super committed to fix stuff that's broken and make sure you guys can have a great time with the game.

Additionally we've also have a bunch of improvements planned and will be patched in as soon as the major issues are out of the way! These are based directly off your input

Keep letting us know if there's anything else we can do!

Thanks again for playing and watch out for friendly fire!

/ Paradox & Arrowhead Team

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Sweet, hopefully this fixes the MP for most of us. My friends and I are badly wanting to get on and blow stuff up. Any idea how long it takes for Steam to push your patch to their servers? How will we know if the patch has been installed? I see you added a version number in the menu so if this patch is downloaded what version of the game should it read?
 

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Don't forget the Chapter 5 boss fight crash for the list of 'known issues'. ;)
 

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Sounds like great stuff!
BTW LOL @ "Game terminates properly on crash." This game is so good that Windows couldn't even stop it!
I have luckily had no problems whatsoever.

I would like to make a small feature request:
Please link to the patch notes posted such as this from the main menu if you click on the version number, please. I have a feeling that many people don't know that patch notes exist or didn't even realize that there was a patch. A little pop-up from the version number indicating the patch installed would be fantastic, too.
Keep up the great work!!
 

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I downloaded the update but now when my friend and I try to connect to each other using the "join game" in the steam menu it says Connecting... and then a window pops up with "authentication failed". We both have registered our CD keys on the website. When we did a password protected game and tried to join it would pop up and say "wrong password" even though we haven't typed in a password. We also can't find each other when using the filter and just searching for friends games.

It seems like you are making progress but still have some work to do.
 

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It would be really great if it was possible to join an already running game, especially with all the crashes! That would at least allow to play on and not having to go back to the lobby and restart the chapter... Would be nice if this could be included in one of the following patches :)
 

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Is there any way you could lower the minimum hardware requirements for lower detail? My laptop is weak but this game looks awesome! :)
 

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Saved campaigns still get wiped on a multiplayer disconnect, I'm not playing it through a 4th time just to get punished playing with friends :( will wait for a definite fix
 

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Is there any way you could lower the minimum hardware requirements for lower detail? My laptop is weak but this game looks awesome! :)
This. I have two friends that really want to play this game and would pay for it but their computer's graphics card can't handle the requirements.