[Feb 13, 2013, 10:23 am ET] - Share - Viewing Comments
Gearbox Software Support
offers details on a patch for the PC edition of Aliens: Colonial Marines
that's now automatically available through Steam
. This offers a number of single-player and multiplayer bug-fixes, as outlined in this change list:
- General user interface improvements.
- Various performance improvements.
- Fixed issue where a door may not function properly if a Xeno was killed while opening it.
- Addressed issue where players could become stuck in a close encounter after killing a Lurker that had pounced them.
- Fixed collision issue where bullets would not pass through certain open doorways.
- Fixed an issue related to clients incorrectly interrupting Xeno melee encounters.
- Addressed an issue where doors would sometimes not open properly.
- Addressed an exploit where players could melee while throwing a grenade or placing a claymore.
- Fixed some collision detection issues that could result from a close encounter.
- Prevented campaign pop-ups from appearing outside of campaign.
- Fixed an issue that could prevent NPCs from getting on the elevator in the Sulaco.
- NPCs no longer attempt to open doors while being welded.
- Fixed issue where Raven could sometimes pass through welded door.
- Implementing a message to warn players that campaign progress will be overwritten if they try to start an offline campaign game from within the co-op campaign UI.
- Adjusted the distance between players before they're warped to the location of furthest player in co-op.
- Fixed issue where torch would sometimes appear incorrectly to co-op clients.
- Fixed issue where difficulty could sometimes become stuck incorrectly after switching modes.
- Fixed issue where co-op player would not recover properly after being saved from a close encounter.
- Fixed issue where Russian players could not drop into a co-op match in some missions.
- Updated late-game close encounter moment to disable player input, which could cause them to become stuck.
- Resolved issue where campaign Motion Tracker could incorrectly in multiplayer loadouts.
- Fixed issue where clients would sometimes be invisible after spawning in No Hope in Hadleys.
- Multiplayer teams are now randomized (parties excluded) if percentage difference in scores is greater than 15%
- 'Switch Teams' option removed from the Pause menu.
- Corrected issue where server and client could get out-of-sync when switching out of a power-up while firing.
- Fixed issue where controller would vibrate during the scores screen if Rage ability was active upon match end.
- Fixed issue where Cloak ability would not conceal the Lurker when walking or jogging.
- Corrected bug where clients appeared to spawn outside of world before match start.
- Removed placeholder text from appearing on scoreboard in certain situations.
- Improved camera transition when Xeno enters a vent.
- Fixed issue where Xenomorph HUD could sometimes appear in the wrong color.
- Fixed issue with Spitter acid sometimes preventing players from deploying a Sentry Turret for a short while.
- Spitter's "Acid Spray" now originates from the mouth.
- Escape: Fixed issue where Xenos could spawn in unplayable space.
- Escape: Fixed issue where Xeno players could lose functionality if warped to next area while in a vent.
- Escape: Addressed issues where players would spawn with no weapon if they were the last Marine to die in Escape.
- Escape: Fixed issue where Cat-Like Reflexes ability would not properly complete in an Escape match.
- Escape: Improved timing and placement of warp locations in Emergency Evac map.
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||Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched
||Feb 14, 2013, 07:47
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 01:15:
Indeed, they would never make animations that they don't need but they definitely make some that they don't use...
Though there is no excuse for removing actual graphic features again. If they are in the tech demo, the shaders were done, the maps made so that these features work right.
Removing them is completely absurd, especially if you could make them extra features for PC...
No. Again, no. This is so untrue.
For one, this wasn't a demo, it was a demonstration on a controlled environment showing a tiny part of the game.
Remember fucking Milo? When he was demonstrated for the Kinect launch? That's what this was the equivalent of!
And just because something is in the game doesn't mean it works. Features are cut last minute all the time because they just do not work. In this case there was a DX11 version. Gearbox trumpeted the DX11 version all the time.
Did they release the DX11 version?
IT WAS NOT FINISHED!
This demonstration, with all the fog, is almost definitely DX11. They had a running DX11 version. At some point they decided not to finish it and everything got downgraded.
This sounds like a cash-strapped production so odds are they simply did not have the cash to do a version not everyone could play so they cut it and never mentioned it to us.
This does not excuse what they did. I am not saying Gearbox didn't do something pretty underhanded and dishonest, nor am I saying anyone should buy this game, nor am I saying it isn't probably one of the worst AAA games of all time.
But this explains why we saw such a better version.
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