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Game News Alphaturd Receives Some Polishing

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    Tags: Alpha Protocol; Obsidian Entertainment

    <p>... reports RPGWatch. Rejoice!</p>
    <p>Yes it's true, <a href="http://help.sega.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&amp;_a=viewarticle&amp;kbarticleid=789" target="_blank">Sega released patch 1.1</a> for Alpha Protocol.</p>
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    <p>We&rsquo;ve recently released a patch for Alpha Protocol PC that addresses issues with installation, activation and some other minor technical problems.&nbsp; Below are the simple steps to install the update.<br /><br />1) Go to: <a href="http://help.sega.com/index.php?_m=downloads&amp;_a=viewdownload&amp;downloaditemid=262&amp;nav=0,1">http://help.sega.com/index.php?_m=downloads&amp;_a=viewdownload&amp;downloaditemid=262&amp;nav=0,1</a><br /><br />2) Download the new APGame.exe<br /><br />3) Open Alpha Protocol&rsquo;s binaries folder.&nbsp; The default location is C:\Program Files\SEGA\Alpha Protocol\Binaries, though various download retailers often change the default layout to be under their own folder.<br /><br />4) Replace the APGame.exe in the binaries folder with the new APGame.exe you downloaded.</p>
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    <p>You know what's most hilarious?</p>
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    <p><span class="mediumtext"><strong>[Update]</strong>: Multiple posters note that the game fails to start with this file.&nbsp; Whether it only suits a particular version or Sega has made a mistake, we'll have to wait to find out.</span></p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.rpgwatch.com/#15781">RPGWatch</a></p>
     
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  2. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    I think it's one of those cursed games.
     
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  3. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    A good game is now even better! Notice how the patch doesn't really fix anything? It's cause AP is already perfect!
     
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  4. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Sega is clearly too advanced to post an actual changelog.
     
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  5. gothfox Scholar

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    Sega tries to save its customers from Alpha Brotocol. How commendable.
     
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    lolol
     
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  7. MetalCraze Arcane

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    Looks like it's closer to perfection now
     
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  8. Silellak Liturgist

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    Sounds like an improvement to me. :smug:
     
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  9. ZbojLamignat Educated

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    Sounds like one of the best updates ever. Almost beats the dlc for F3 where all the characters were replaced by giant exclamation mark placeholders.
     
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  10. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Don't worry guys, with NWN2 Obshit will have the proper time to polish the game and deliver what they're capable off unlike KotOR2 which LucasArts basically forced them to release unfinished.

    Don't worry guys, with Alpha Protocol Obshit will have the proper time to polish the game and deliver what they're capable off unlike NWN2 which Atari basically forced them to release unfinished.

    Don't worry guys, with New Vegas Obshit will have the proper time to polish the game and deliver what they're capable off unlike Alpha Protocol which Sega forced them to release unfinished.

    Don't worry guys, with Dungeon Siege 3 Obshit will have the proper time to polish the game and deliver what they're capable off unlike New Vegas which Bethesda forced them to release unfinished.
     
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  11. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Eh. It its. A shitty game gets a shitty patch. To be expected.
     
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  12. Dragula Augur

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    Was the patch even needed? Most people have already completed the game once and probably won't touch it again.
     
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  13. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I would say it's about fucking time but I don't really care at this point.
     
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  14. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    That's piracy protection and was present in version 1.0 too. Activate the game and sound returns to normal.

    I'll be honest, I don't know what this patch is supposed to fix. It's too small for a fixpack and too big for a copy protection remover.
     
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  15. MetalCraze Arcane

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    Sounds like some piracy protection indeed.
     
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  16. denizsi Arcane

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    Yes, they protect the pirates.

    :salute:
     
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  17. MasterSmithFandango Arcane

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    Succinct, coherent, and right to the heart of the matter. Almost Melcarian of you.
     
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  18. roll-a-die Magister

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    True statement. Lucasarts did force them to release it unfinished. They literally forced them to release it 1 year earlier than planned.
    Untrue, there were other reasons for the bugginess, IE that Atari gave them a beta version on the NWN engine to customize.
    Eh, True and untrue, they could have worked on it, but Sega forced them on an 8 month hold prior to release, while they considered if they were even going to publish it. And it was better than previous titles in terms of completeness.
    Given that Bethesda had 5 years and 50 more developers to make Fallout 3, while Obsidian has had 2 years, this will likely be a reason for a bad game. So potentially true.
     
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  19. Drakron Arcane

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    Well FO:NV is build on top of FO3 so a lot of initial basic work can be skipped, granted its still just 2 years and substantial changes can break things up but the engine is unlikely to break.

    Also Bethsoft games have a VERY HIGH number of errors, even if few are lethal (as in CTD) so even if bugged its not as FO:NV can do much worst that FO3 did.

    Now problem is Bethsoft is not what I would call a good publisher but who the hell can I call a good publisher these days? Atari is shit (Hasbro even wants to bail out), Sega is crap and LucasArts is nothing but "publishing Star Wars games since we own the IP".
     
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  20. denizsi Arcane

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    Lucas Arts used to be cool.
     
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  21. Drakron Arcane

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    Used to.

    It started about the same time as Episode 1 come out, they were pulling back from Adventure Games (that were dying at that time) and started to make a LOT of shovelware to tie in with the prequels.

    As the company only did had a strength on Adventure games it lost all its developing strength, we did had some good games after but it was never the same ... a lot of things changed with the prequels, It would be easy to blame Jim Ward for it and he certainly helped the fuck up but its not the issues did not come before and after him.
     
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  22. Cassidy Arcane

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    Obsidian could have a Grimoire development cycle: the end result would be the same.
     
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  23. roll-a-die Magister

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    And what substantiated evidence do you have of that?
     
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  24. Azrael the cat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I'm actually quite happy to see that this game is looking like it's reasonably highly anticipated amongst the bethtards and console gamers. Regardless of whether Obsidian is good or shite, they're a company that can only be improved by having a decent amount in their bank accounts.

    No, I'm not saying 'buy this so that they can make a good game later guys!!' - that logic is retarded. I'd just rather see OTHER folk buy it than not. MotB-style games might be rare and might not be produced either way, but Obsidian seem to have a 'retreat-to-mediocrity' mentality, when if profits are running low they flee to the mainstream, making the occasional attempt at creativity only when their financial asses are well-covered (e.g. in an expansion following a highly profitable NWN2, or with a guaranteed-hit star wars licence - hell, if you go back to Black Isle days I'd include 'using a streamlined BG engine', I suspect that the creativity of PS:T may have had something to do with it being low cost).
     
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  25. Azrael the cat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Well, given that Grimoire was clearly completed after a 2 year development cycle, but has been kept from release because Cleve has had so much fun playing the world's first perfect game that he hasn't been able to find the time to set up online distribution (everyone who has tried apparently makes the mistake of actually playing the game, thinking 'I'll just play for 5 minutes, then get back to work, and then can't stop themselves). So with a 2 year development cycle, Obsidians' games would be about the same as they currently are.
     
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