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Batman Arkham City PC Patch Released (AC Starts when Fermi says so)

kamspy
12-07-2011, 08:01 PM
Should download automatically through Steam. The file size is slightly larger than the patch that intentionally leaked last week (the one I PM'd you 2+2) and it seems to be an improvement from it. I'm assuming the leaked patch was a work build, and they added just a little more polish.

patch notes (by kamspy)

-DX11 now works reasonably well on Nvidia hardware
-New, Extreme Detail level in GFX options.

Basically, it did this.

1920x1080
2xMSAA
DX11
Normal Tess
Extreme Setting* (new option under "Detail" option, defaults to Tess high DX11, don't know if it adds to textures or not)
Normal physX, etc.

BEFORE (based on memory)

LOW: 1
Average: 32
High: 60

In reality, unplayable because of hard stutters whenever you do a 180 turn (or even anything higher than 90 really, anything that draws an entirely new field of view would make the game pause)

NOW

Low: 32
Average: 48
High: 60

Sweet. Thinking of capping the game at 30fps until they get it right though. BF3 runs better than this. Disabling PhsyX does nothing for my performance. It seems the Nvidia beta driver basically made the Normal PhsyX "free" on the 580. The high doesn't do much worse, but it drops the average specifically in phsyx intensive parts. All it adds is more particles. No completely new effects like Asylum High vs Normal. Fore some reason, there is a ton of stuttering the first 10 seconds of gameplay when you boot it up. Not when loading new areas or rooms. Just the first time it boots. Dunno why. No biggie though.

TwoPlusTwo
12-07-2011, 08:11 PM
So I don't have to DL that file you PMed me now?

Steam will do it automatically?

kamspy
12-07-2011, 08:33 PM
Steam will do it automatically

railven
12-09-2011, 10:20 AM
Grats guys - you are now at AMD levels :D

Glad nVidia gave you guys the go, AMD had nothing to do with development of this game and we've had the go since last week ;)

kamspy
12-09-2011, 11:22 AM
Glad nVidia gave you guys the go, AMD had nothing to do with development of this game and we've had the go since last week ;)

You're either lying, or the luckiest Radeon owner in the world. I could link you to a place where every Radeon own is still unable to play the game, even with the 11.11b and the new patch. ;)

railven
12-09-2011, 11:29 AM
You're either lying, or the luckiest Radeon owner in the world. I could link you to a place where every Radeon own is still unable to play the game, even with the 11.11b and the new patch. ;)

Let me check...nope my username isn't Kamspy :D

railven
12-09-2011, 11:47 AM
I must be lying :D

Okay, I found a happy medium for me. Slow downs weren't as painful, and frankly, I had tons of eye candy!

Radeon HD 5870 + GeForce 9800 GTX+
DX11 On/Tess Normal/PhysX Normal/FXAA High
http://i.imgur.com/Gq3sC.jpg
Min 5/ Max 74 / Average 44

Results for above post settings
http://i.imgur.com/n7sYs.jpg
Current settings:
http://i.imgur.com/Xlzyn.jpg

Just for the non-believers, some PhysX ONLY features:
http://i.imgur.com/Pgbei.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ILpp2.jpg


Victory! Alright! Now maybe I'll play this game haha, but I installed Rage while benching...sooo not sure which first.

Didn't I document all this already?