Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Skyrim patch 1.3.10!

Apparently, there is a new Skyrim patch available today.  Bethesda is not fast and furious with these patches.  I have been having an increasing amount of freezing and crashing of my PS3 of late so I have given Skyrim a bit of a break. (and because my girlfriend was around all weekend. Damn you, girlfrend!!!)

Here's the breakdown of what they are fixing:

Update 1.3.10 Notes (PC)
  • Support for 4-Gigabyte Tuning (Large Address Aware)
  • Fixed issue with accented characters not displaying properly at the end of a line
Update 1.3 Notes (all platforms unless specified)
  • General stability improvements
  • Optimize performance for Core 2 Duo CPUs (PC)
  • Fixed Radiant Story incorrectly filling certain roles
  • Fixed magic resistances not calculating properly
  • Fixed issue with placing books on bookshelves inside player purchased homes
  • Fixed dragon animation issues with saving and loading
  • Fixed Y-look input to scale correctly with framerate

The upgrade to the PC versions is pretty helpful. Most people I know were already running a mod to let them use 4GB and they said the game ran great like that. The other improvements are a bit underwhelming.  I guess the magic resistance thing was a big deal for some people, but I never ran into the problem.  I did run into the bookshelf problem, but I kept on living my life without putting books on a shelf in a pretend world.

Working in QA as I do, I'm sure tracking down the crashing bugs is a huge pain in the ass. But I'm also sure they have a ton of under-paid, over-caffeinated dudes at their shop who are spending most if not all of their time tracking this shit down.

Or they are working on localization.

Because it's not only important to ship your buggy ass game "on time", it's also important to ship it overseas so that people in foreign countries can complain about their shit not working as well. Good times!

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