This is just awesome. Remedy’s Markus has just revealed the PC Patch roadmap for Alan Wake and PC gamers will get on their hands two updates by the end of next week. Remedy will release a patch this week that will address various issues that are already fixed. Sadly, SLI support won’t be included but there is a high probability to see it in the second patch that is slated for release next week. Unfortunately for all 3D lovers, Stereoscopic 3D will take a backseat and will be improved at a future patch. You can view the changelog for the upcoming patches below. Enjoy!
Alan Wake PC Patch Roadmap:
Patch 1 – This Week:
-Fix problems of game not moving forward / triggering properly after videos. (Workaround: avoid pressing space or enter when those videos trigger, restarting the chapter helps)
-Nvidia tree flicker – if Remedy manage to catch it. They are doing our best.
-Unofficial support for 640×480 and 800×600 resolution through command line
-Fix that blur occasionally gets re-enabled even if -noblur specified
-Add “rigidcamera” command line option for those who are sensitive to our current mouse/camera controls.
-Add possibility to bind mouse buttons 4 and 5
-Fix that the Developer Video Commentary volume is more sensible
-Fix that Localized cinematic audio volume is not too loud and adjustable
-Fix that going to menus during a cine skips the cinematic when you return to game
-Fix that controller ruble works even without weird workarounds of enabling it with keyboard
-Prevent binding controller keys and thus preventing weird problems
-Real Traditional Chinese translation for added PC strings. Apologies for the current
-Simplified Chinese in menus.
-Better CPU thread assignment for 3-Core AMD machines (smoother gameplay)
Patch 2 – Next Week
-Fix crashes when using alt-tab during loading
-Solve “File IO Failure” issue when unable to write to My Documents
-Somehow offer Latin-American Localizations through Steam
-Hopefully add a free camera for those who want to explore the world
-Chance to see SLI support but the company can’t promise that yet…
-Continue sorting out other problems users have been having
A Future Patch:
-Solve Cursor Key / Numpad assignment issues
-Remember camera side preference (tab key)
-Improve Stereoscopic 3D
-Longer grass draw distance option
-“Low Performance Mode” improvements
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