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Magicka Patched

Steam News announces the availability of a new patch to automatically update Magicka to address some of the issues with the just released action/adventure game. This comes shortly after Paradox informed Rock, Paper, Shotgun that such a patch was in the works and that the game would be receiving new patches approximately every 24 hours to address any other problems that crop up. The change list follows.

  • Characters will now clear any crossfading previously in progress when initializing.
  • Character network performance has been improved.
  • Servers will now properly clear pending clients when starting a game.
  • Some grapical improvement has been made to the tutorial level.
  • Burning grease is now working properly over network.
  • Grease network performance has been improved.
  • PhysicsObjects now update their orientations correctly over network.
  • DamageableObjects status effects now work properly over network.
  • Character status effects now work properly over network.
  • Fixed a dialog problem which prevented cutscenes from ending properly.
  • Wizard castle collision mesh has been adjusted.
  • Havindr Arena's collision mesh has been adjusted.
  • Glade's collision mesh has been adjusted.
  • Hyphen (-) has been added and other fixes have been made to the fonts.
  • Ruins script has been modified.
  • Ruins textures has been improved.
  • A few missing NPC name tags have been added.
  • A glitch when characters performed multiple move orders in sequence has been fixed.
  • Picking up items over network has been fixed.
  • Random teleport over network has been fixed.
  • Music will reset properly when restarting from checkpoints now.
  • NPC wizards now use the correct coloring for network clients.

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12. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 27, 2011, 01:02 Sepharo
 
It does require installing XNA.

Also I just had my first blue screen in years while picking the color of my robe. A whole computer restart, I have latest catalyst drivers for my 5870.
 
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11. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 26, 2011, 06:50 Overon
 
ou're probably right. In any case, I picked it up on Steam. Played the first couple levels, really fun game. Doesn't seem very optimized though, runs a bit clunky and I've got a relatively high end gaming PC. Hopefully after some patches things clean up, but it's certainly an innovative game.
I have everything set to high and I have a high end PC and yet when moving around the scrolling of the environment is chunky like I'm getting low fps.
 
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10. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 23:49 justice7
 
Golwar wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 20:33:
justice7 wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 20:18:
ASeven wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 17:52:
Prez wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 17:44:
I saw this on D2D - it says '3rd party addon required'. Does that mean Steam? I know RUSE and Metro 2033 (2 titles I bough from D2D) did. I kind of like being able to support D2D and still have my games imported into Steam.

Yes, it means Steam.

I'm pretty sure it's talking about XNA

At Gamersgate it says "DRM: Requires a 3rd party download and account".
Seems more like they mean Steam instead of XNA.


You're probably right. In any case, I picked it up on Steam. Played the first couple levels, really fun game. Doesn't seem very optimized though, runs a bit clunky and I've got a relatively high end gaming PC. Hopefully after some patches things clean up, but it's certainly an innovative game.
 
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9. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 20:33 Golwar
 
justice7 wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 20:18:
ASeven wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 17:52:
Prez wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 17:44:
I saw this on D2D - it says '3rd party addon required'. Does that mean Steam? I know RUSE and Metro 2033 (2 titles I bough from D2D) did. I kind of like being able to support D2D and still have my games imported into Steam.

Yes, it means Steam.

I'm pretty sure it's talking about XNA

At Gamersgate it says "DRM: Requires a 3rd party download and account".
Seems more like they mean Steam instead of XNA.
 
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8. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 20:18 justice7
 
ASeven wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 17:52:
Prez wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 17:44:
I saw this on D2D - it says '3rd party addon required'. Does that mean Steam? I know RUSE and Metro 2033 (2 titles I bough from D2D) did. I kind of like being able to support D2D and still have my games imported into Steam.

Yes, it means Steam.

I'm pretty sure it's talking about XNA
 
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7. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 17:52 ASeven
 
Prez wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 17:44:
I saw this on D2D - it says '3rd party addon required'. Does that mean Steam? I know RUSE and Metro 2033 (2 titles I bough from D2D) did. I kind of like being able to support D2D and still have my games imported into Steam.

Yes, it means Steam.
 
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6. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 17:44 Prez
 
I saw this on D2D - it says '3rd party addon required'. Does that mean Steam? I know RUSE and Metro 2033 (2 titles I bough from D2D) did. I kind of like being able to support D2D and still have my games imported into Steam.  
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5. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 17:18 Bucky
 
I somehow managed to earn an achievement that involves killing somebody by crossing the beams....and I was the only one playing. I recommend against casting whilst inside a shield.  
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4. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 17:16 LOC
 
ASeven wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 16:00:
justice7 wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 15:55:
Is this game any good? Anyone tried it yet?

One of the best games I've played in a long, long time. Also one of the most innovative ones and a damn funny one to boot. This is a must-have for any PC gamer.

QFT.

Awesome little gem of a game. There are some MP issues (some with work arounds though)and stability issues overall. But it's still a fun game, with very innovative gameplay, and it's funny to boot.

For the $10 asking price, it's a freaking steal if you ask me.

Oh and anyone who says "Oh it uses XNA no wonder it looks like crap" - it doesn't look like crap.
 
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3. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 16:02 Overon
 
I shall try the demo.  
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2. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 16:00 ASeven
 
justice7 wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 15:55:
Is this game any good? Anyone tried it yet?

One of the best games I've played in a long, long time. Also one of the most innovative ones and a damn funny one to boot. This is a must-have for any PC gamer.
 
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1. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 15:55 justice7
 
Is this game any good? Anyone tried it yet?  
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