Alan Wake gets PC patch this week

/ 7 years ago

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The PC port of Remedy’s survival horror Alan Wake is due a patch later this week, the developer has announced.

As detailed on the game’s official forums, the update will fix various bugs.

Here’s the full changelog:

  • 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 we manage to catch it. We 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)

A second patch will follow next week, including the following changes:

  • 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
  • We’ll try to get SLI support in but can’t promise that yet…
  • Continue sorting out other problems users have been having

Finally, Remedy mentioned a number of other tweaks are also planned but it “hasn’t been evaluated how much work these are, and we continue to prioritise based on feedback.” These issues include:

  • 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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