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Game News Oblivion official patch released

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Spazmo, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Spazmo Erudite

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    Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    The first official patch for Bethesda's Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is out, bringing the game up to version 1.1.511. <a href=http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/updates_patchnotes6.htm>Patch notes here</a> and <a href=http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/updates_patches.htm>downloads here</a>. It appears to be the final version of a beta patch that was released some time ago.
     
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  2. Lumpy Arcane

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    Whatever, my browser's being weird.
     
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  3. Sovy Kurosei Erudite

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    What the...? Am I reading this right? Bethesda is saying that they are purposely reducing the performance for ATI Crossfire cards?
     
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  4. Levski 1912 Scholar

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    Obey Bethesda, thy Lord and Master!
     
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  5. Mefi Erudite

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    I'd like to see a screenshot by someone who has one of the cards which require the new 'ultra low graphics' settings to compare with those Russian screenshots which were from an alpha build (or so we were told).
     
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  6. Drakron Arcane

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    Yes, that was already in the beta patch.
     
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  7. dongle Scholar

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    Oh yeah. Forgot about those.

    I just flipped through the gallery of ag.ru shots that the Codex has thoughtfully preserved for us. They are a very accurate representation of what the final game actually looks like. One NPC in the final shot has hands that have messed up textures, but that's about it. I don't think they have it set to show the far distant mountains, at least we don't see any in the shots. That's a standard in-game setting, not a sooper-sekret .ini tweak like MSFD made it out to be. In any case the distant mountains look like ass in the final game anyway. I honestly don't see anything else that looks un-finished or un-optimized in that whole gallery compared to what I see in-game. My card was detected at ultra-high-quality, for what it's worth.
     
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  8. Twinfalls Erudite

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    Here's an even more accurate representation of what the final game looks like

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. AdrianWerner Novice

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    ermm...hmmm...

    what is wrong? An Oblivion news post on RPGCodex without any bashing? No witty irony? No sarcasm? :(

    You let me down, I DEMAND RECOMPENSATION of some sort ;)
     
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  10. don_tomaso Liturgist

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    I think it has something to do with avoiding crashes.. Oblivion is apperently a complex game and if it doesnt have full compability with ATI, they reduce the pressure on the card to avoid crashes, and so getting less complaints about the game crashing... or maybe Im just making this up.. I dont know really
     
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  11. Kendar Novice

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    Haha ! Let me rephrase :
     
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  12. CrusaderTemplar Liturgist

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    lets see, a 1mb patch and it takes 20 minutes to apply....
     
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  13. Lumpy Arcane

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    It doesn't take that long. It installed on my computer in 3 minutes.
    Apparently, it's different from other patches in that it only replaces the changed data, not the whole changed files. That's why it's smaller and takes longer to install.
     
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  14. elander_ Arbiter

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    OK

    They actualy gave themselves the trouble to make Oblivion quests even more retarded than before.

     
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