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Mass Effect Patch, Bonus Content Available

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Patch 1.01 for Mass Effect is now available, as is the free expansion (PC) Bring Down the Sky (thanks Blue's). Details on the patch are as follows:

    • added some infrastructure support for additional downloadable content
    • updated the image of the Batarian race in the codex
    • fixed an issue where the center channel for hardware audio wouldn't play correctly sometimes
    • fixed an issue where the hardware mouse pointer would disappear when first selected
    • fixed an issue where Shepard did not auto-crouch when entering cover in some places
    • fixed a tool-tip indicating a game restart is needed before enabling hardware or software audio if the option was changed
    • fixed an issue where ambient conversation would not be heard from rear speakers sometimes
    • fixed a text string to make it clearer on how to exit a vehicle
    • fixed a text string so the tool top for dragging the map is clearer in French languages builds
    • fixed a crash running on certain multi-core AMD systems
    • fixed an issue where video RAM was not being reported properly on certain cards
     
  2. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    cool, because I just finished this awesome game

    too bad they didn't fix the "not cooling down" bug


    ****ing annoying DRM... took me 4 tries to install the add on
     
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  3. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    This game crashes a lot on diverse computers for mysterious reasons and it doesn't sound like this patch does much to address the problem. But hopefully it helps a little.
     
  4. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Is "Burn Down the Sky" free on Xbox 360 as well now?
     
  5. Fuzzle

    Fuzzle spam noob

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    Sweet, thanks for the heads up. This would probably have gone under my radar as I stopped checking for updates since it was taking so long.
     
  6. AMmayhem

    AMmayhem Mayhem is everywhere

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    Awesome game, I just hope I can download the patch sometime soon. 56k ftl... :(
     
  7. -=WolverinE=-

    -=WolverinE=- New Member

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    Not trying to be an ass, but isn't the expansion called Bring Down the Sky? Anyway, good news and certainly will d/l.
     
  8. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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    I've been waiting for two criteria to be met before buying this game:

    1) Patch that fixes the big issues people have been having.
    2) $30 price tag.

    Point 1 may or may not have been met, though. I was hoping for a v1.1 patch, not v1.01. D:
     
  9. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    well.. just finished it the extra stuff

    not really that great, for the most part it was like one of those standard side missions on various planets
     
  10. Maktaka

    Maktaka New Member

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    A quick check on their forums has revealed that this "patch" introduced multiple game-breaking bugs. Lava textures are completely absent on some machines, and others are either losing all sound entirely, or all sound is replaced by static. Guess it's back to the waiting game.
     
  11. Mr. UglyPants

    Mr. UglyPants 2007 never existed, it was all a dream.

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    Ah, i just got Bring Down the Sky for my 360 version... oh well. Any news on more downloadable content?

    I loved it, probably the best battles in the game in that little addition, must be smart Batarian AI or something or where they spawn, cause when assaulting your defending then slowly advancing until a rocket drone appears and downs one of your ream mate.
     
  12. srø

    srø #unstoppable

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    Had to quit the game and google it in before I figured out how to exit a vehak. :lol:
     
  13. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    I just checked the key configuration window within the game
     
  14. Fuzzle

    Fuzzle spam noob

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    I think it uses the same key as Draw Weapon, which is what it's labelled as in the key config.
     
  15. srø

    srø #unstoppable

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    As did I, only to find that exiting a vehak was not mentioned. :eek:

    [​IMG]

    Silly me should've known that "Draw/Holster Weapon" also meant "Exit Vehak"? :(
     
  16. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    then I have no idea how I figured out the key..

    ah well.. it's in the past nouw
     
  17. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Well hi there answers!
     
  18. [VaLkyR]Assassin

    [VaLkyR]Assassin Kidneythieves and Blind Guardian Fan

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    Good to hear about this - I'm still yet to get the game, so it's great to have the opportunity to try it along with the patch and expansion when I finally do!
     
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  19. Beelzebud (Satanas)

    Beelzebud (Satanas) New Member

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    Mass Effect was a great game. I just wish the side planets hadn't been so dull and lifeless. Driving the Mako around on what looks like randomly generated terrain maps, to find old Soviet style space probe number 3218 gets rather boring after awhile.

    That being said, the story line and the main quest is amazing.
     
  20. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    yep, that sums it up quite well.

    too bad the bonus content is just a new side planet
     

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