A BioShock autoupdate was released today and there has been no word from 2K for its purpose.
Does anyone have any insight on this? I did not know the game had issues worth updating.
Maybe the patch will make the game fun? Or worth all the stupid hype?
Play the game first, whine then. I know it makes some teens angry that PS3 does not have equally good games as Bioshock. Poor Stella, becoming adult makes people often crazy. Teen angst is a normal thing, don't worry.
would have a temper tantrum. for the record i like both. More so bioshock though.
Possibly widescreen bug fixes? Or maybe they fixed the glitch where the Big Daddy looked like his was masturbating after he was killed (video was on n4g a few days ago).
Maybe it's an update to fix the widescreen problem.
That's just a side effect that comes with the Havok physics engine
possibly, they did promise a patch (though i thought that whole episode reeked of b.s.), and many folks on this site have pointed out that the cropped image was a way around frame rate issues. some folks are reporting that having completed the download, the game is lagging.
I just grabbed the update. There's no new choices in the options menu to change the aspect ratio or frame or anything like that (which was previously alluded to by Ken Levine). That's not saying it didn't fix the widescreen issues, but there's no option there.
maybe its to fix the annoying texture pop ups that happen and get worse as the game goes on, i hope so because it really made the game look bad! im actually surprised this issue wasnt mentioned more in reviews, textures that pop in as your standing right next to them is unacceptible
This happens with a lot of games. It was pretty bad in Gears of War also.
the texture pop up on gears was no where near as bad as in bioshock, the only plac i saw it in gears was the first cutscene, and the window in the petrol station where you get the junker, its happening all the time in bioshock now, it started getting really bad after arcadia and now just looks awefull! great graphics sure, but they suffer badly because of this, im sick of the unreal engine! i would have been harsher on this game then the reviewers have been, dont get me wrong i love it and im addicted, ive been five days without bioshock and cant wait to get back into it, but it still doesnt deserve to be up there with zelda oot as one of the best games ever
I've haven't noticed any texture pop-ups in the game on 360.. I will have to go back and see if I missed them. You mention it gets worse as the game progress's maybe you need to clear your cache or you got a bum system? I've played the game thru twice now.
@ marionz It definitely is pretty bad on Bioshock (worse than Gears, but I still noticed it plenty of times on that game as well). I pretty much expect it now when I put the game in (it seems, at least to me, the worst when I start it up after not playing it for a while).
nah its not the cache or console, both are fine and i cleared the cache too, its a problem and people have been going on about it a bit on the 2k forums, i only noticed small things poping up here and there untill the level where you have to get the photos, that was the worst, the next level still had a bit but not as bad as the previous level, ive moved on to the next level now but not played it enough to see any pop out textures yet but its there and it takes you out of the experience once you notice how bad it is, some dead bodies ive seen have had no texture and they stay kind of a deep red colour, check the 2k forums, anyway i hope they fix it cos im really picky when it comes to things like this
I would not mind some more plasmids and/or tonics (I'm greedy!), but I doubt that there would be a content update already, possible but unlikely.
now that is an interesting idea, add more ocntent already? i think its too soon, perhaps there were osme reported minor bugs they wanted to fix, that or maybe MS is using it to scan machines again?
Its probably for some minor and unnoticeable bugs.
Widescreen hopefully. It seems to cramped and you loose peripheral vision as well as up and down. I dont think alot of people realise how much picture you are missing with this issue.
Did the update do something to the frame rate? After I installed it, the game started to stutter and would freeze for a second every so often. I switched the frame rate option on to see if that fixed it, but it didn't. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing?
yes my frame rate has slowed down a bit.... the game is starting to stagger at some points. very annoying
This definitely isn't good. I only grabbed the update to look for major fixes, but haven't played anymore of the game since downloading the patch. Hopefully this gets alleviated
yeah, see my comment above (2.3)
I own Bioshock, and I have nowher near the complaints I'm having about Blue Dragon...The framerate drops to about that of 15 frames a second...And thats unacceptable..Neways..Back to the subject..We all know that Epic has had some serious, serious, serious issues with it's development tools...Look at the lawsuit that they are in...There have been two games now that have had issues with their software....But other than that..I would have to say that the update is for that issue and the glitch that I found which was an extra little sister...I got a four out of three in level...The with the crazed picture guy...I walked in to give like the second to last photo to him and there stood a big daddy and a little sister which blew my mind cause I knew that they weren't supposed to be there as far as I know so I hurried up to kill em' just in case they suddenly disappeared...But the other issue could be how the splicers die...Cause when they die, no joke they flop around like a wet noodle and sometime they just don't stop..Other than that..I'm hard pressed to see any MAJOR glitches...Props to 2K all the way honestly...And to the guy who wrote that storyline...It whetted my senses for future games...=D
well if anyone finds out what it did post it here! im interested to know
people on the 2k forums say the update causes the game to hang every 3 to 5 seconds, 2k always seem to put out buggy games and it sounds like this patch has made things worse, all the issues people have had with this game from crashing at the same place over and over, to framerate issues, its getting annoying ive only had the pop in pop out issue but it sucks, feels like nothing get gets fully tested this generation! i love bioshock but im not getting the update till i know if it will be usefull...or just cause my game to hang
my internet was down cos of some problem at my ip's end. so i played bioshock, just about on the last stage. anyway, the internet comes back on, so i auto signin to xbox live and it asks me if i want to update. i hit update. the update completes and it takes be back to the main menu. i hit continue only to find most of my resent saves have been deleted and it takes me back to about half way or a quarter of they into the game ( the garden stage ) ok, i am a bit pissed, but i have already played it through once, i was trying to play it and save all the little sister, still very annoying ! i take it i am the only one who has had this problem...
thx for the update, gave you bubble for that. wtf is this the mystery patch of death? whyd 2k release it w/o saying anything?
texture pop in is something you are going to have to get used to. It is usually a small problem in games that stream textures realtime to cope with system memory limitations. remember driving too fast in vice city and all of a sudden all of the buildings look like horse crap them boom back to normal. same thing with this but 2k packed so many multi layered hi-res textures so close in the game that even given UE3s superb ability to stream textures on the fly without causing framerate stutter the hardware memory available today simply does not have the bandwidth to handle such large amounts of data sifting. be it the video ram system ram shared or not, it is a huge pain to have relatively large levels as well as extremely high fidelity textures. 2k could have made the streaming time so low you would never experience a texture pop-in but that would be at the cost of quality. i am thoroughly convinced that they have found a good balance if not great. try to appreciate, not criticize. realize that you alone are not capable of anything of this magnitude quality or complexity, respect their work enjoy a kickass game . thanks.
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