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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 13:50

Brink ships with bugs

Written by Nick Farell
bethesda

Not Bethesda's year
Splash Damage's new FPS Brink PC game has shipped with a bug which gives it a choppy framerates.

It was thought to be a bug exclusive to AMD graphics cards, but it seems that many NVIDIA users are reporting the same bug. Some of them are tearing their hair and stamping on their rabbits after getting sub-20 fps framerates after spending a fortune on high-end Core i7 and GTX 590 SLI configurations.

AMD users think they have fixed the problem with a driver rollback to Catalyst 10.10, while others recommend upgrading to the latest Catalyst 11.5 drivers and applying the 11.5a hotfix. Others say that the fix still gives a framerate which lingers below 30 no matter if the resolution and detail settings are high or low. AMD also has a fix that blames the problems on shadows, and recommends turning them off with a console command.

The game has disappeared from the Steam UK store which has sparked an inquest from the distributor Bethesda. It is the second time Bethesda has had a buggy games release. It is possible it is pushing its developers to meet unrealistic release schedules.


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+7 #1 thetruth 2011-05-17 19:11
I don't know many games that don't ship with bugs, especially with new technologies. Anybody remember the fog issue on Source-based games with a geforce 8800 / ati 2900?

This is what patches are for- to fix things like this. And to claim that this is 'Not Bethesda's year' is a bit ridiculous, when Skyrim's launch is looming. Also, is the last sentence based on anything other than just a guess?

Sure, what's happened isn't nice to the people that it's affected. But they are in the vast minority, and it will be fixed.
 
 
-39 #2 Warrior24_7 2011-05-17 19:14
This is exactly what I'm talking about with the PC. You spend $800 on a video card and you can't even play a $50 console game...pathetic!
 
 
+16 #3 Zone 2011-05-17 20:10
Quoting Warrior24_7:
This is exactly what I'm talking about with the PC. You spend $800 on a video card and you can't even play a $50 console game...pathetic!


wait wait wait, you are still here?
 
 
-22 #4 Warrior24_7 2011-05-17 22:26
Quoting Zone:
Quoting Warrior24_7:
This is exactly what I'm talking about with the PC. You spend $800 on a video card and you can't even play a $50 console game...pathetic!


wait wait wait, you are still here?


Yep! Wait...so are you! :eek:
 
 
+9 #5 thematrix606 2011-05-18 01:24
Trolls be trolls, please stop replying to him, just ignore, as I do... it will make him go away even faster.

P.s. perfect software does NOT exist.
 
 
+7 #6 dicobalt 2011-05-18 01:50
Reminds me of Black Ops for PC.
 
 
+7 #7 dicobalt 2011-05-18 02:03
Brink for consoles is also a huge shitstorm of problems. Don't believe me? Read on:

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2011/05/17/bethesda-promises-patches-free-dlc-brink
 

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