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Darksiders 2 patch to address progression bugs, add requested PC features

Saturday, 25 August 2012 18:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A patch for Darksiders 2 on PC and console is in the works at Vigil Games.

The patch on PC will address a number of bugs which can potentially block progression and will contain “additional features” per player request such as: vsync updates, improved shadow map resolution, X-axis options and additional keyboard mapping options.

For PS3 and Xbox 360, a patch will be rolled out to fix progression bugs users are experiencing alongside PC users.

Vigil said it’s “prioritized addressing these issues,” but the approval process for patches “can take a little while,” so to please remain patient.

Darksiders 2 is out now on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. A Wii U version is expected around the console’s launch.

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18 Comments

  1. Andytizer

    For bugs, fixes and workarounds for PC version of Darksiders 2, visit this page: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Darksiders_II – if you discover a new fix, please add it in, no account required.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Edo

    Too little too late(for me anyway).I managed to finish the game somehow but the game fucked up my entire PC.It caused constant lock ups and display driver crashes…whatmore even as I am typing this my PC freezed for a second.This is one of the laziest PC ports in the history and what rubs the the salt into the wound is not the fact that THEY lied about these day one features for the PC version(cause that’s a given for the developers these days)but,that there is this MORON(who’s name I wont mention)who works for a certain gaming site that praised to the heaven and back how good of a port this game was.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @2

    That wouldn’t be because of a game if anything the game made an error come to the surface even though it was already there. Did you try using Driver Sweeper and re-installing the latest drivers? I have this game on the PC while it does have the bare bones for PC options the game has ran smoothly and that is with a MSI 560ti. Your GPU could be about to kick the bucket aswell.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Edo

    @3 Sure buddy,it’s just a coincidence that THIS game crashed my display driver dozens of times in an hour or so or that it’s non-working vertical synch caused my GPU to overheat and that I had to use D3Doverrider to fix it…sigh.My Radeon 6870 GPU(that I bought this year) is not”about to kick the bucket”,I have played dozens of games this year,games that were couple of times more demanding and none of which cause these problems…the game is a lazy port…nothing more nothing else.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    I am not defending the game. It just seems to me like you have a bad driver. Then again you have an AMD GPU which are known for shitty drivers.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. bo_7md

    Didn’t face a lot of problems here–Nvidia– Nothing game-breaking at least.

    Finished the game and was satisfied with it, much better than the first. Not too epic not too bad, worth the price.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ps3fanboy

    that is some serious bugs for a new game, thank god i didn’t buy this spaghetti code. lets give it a 10-20 years and these patches ain’t available, the game will be unplayable junk… to bad for game collectors.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Cobra951

    When reviewers mention program crashes, you know the code is garbage. I’ll give it 6 months minimum for fixes before I buy it, if I ever buy it.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. AnklaX

    wow. I had no idea. I finished the game almost glitch free. Only once the enemies appeared to be attacking a ghost instead of me but a restart fixed that. Otherwise its glitch free.

    I have a pretty low spec PC with a decent graphics card and this game runs better/smoother than the first. So I have to conclude that it is a better optimized game.

    @2 I’d suggest uninstalling graphic driver and installing older driver. I have ATI card that is a few years old. I used to update drivers but that created problems. Maybe it will help some of you to solve your problems. Maybe, maybe not.

    btw had a lot of fun playing. Now off to play Dark Souls.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. silkvg247

    If I turn anti aliasing on on my AMD card, all 3D models become ghosts. So can’t even override the total lack of display options.

    I’ll try on my PC (gf580) after this LAN. On my laptop at the mo.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Kabby

    That usually happens if you enable transparency multi-sampling. Skyrim has the same bug. Just use the AMD FXAA equivalent. MLAA is it?

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    Would anyone care to remind me why I should save 50 bucks on buying an AMD card next time? :P

    #12 3 years ago
  13. TheWulf

    I think it’s silly not to buy games because of port elitism. Still, it’s the loss of anyone who doesn’t because it’s quite a fun game. I wasn’t expecting it to be fun, to be honest. It’s like someone took Diablo (Diablo I or II, that is, one of the good Diablos, the Diablos that had sidegrades) and smooshed it into Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Then they took one of the best action games of all time, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and they ground it up and sprinkled it over that already bizarre concoction.

    The result is surprisingly fun. I’m really jaded by games so I don’t buy them, often, but it was TB’s WTF video of it that convinced me to jump on it. Since that’s three of my favourite games mentioned, there. I love Zelda, Diablo, and Prince of Persia. And this is like all of them in one game. Whomever came up with this was an evil genius.

    And I hope they keep making more games. It’s better than most of the generic pap out there right now,t hat’s for sure.

    —Edit—

    Another thing I will add is that Darksiders II has billions of times the amount of replay that Diablo III has. In Diablo III, due to not being able to specialise your classes or find sidegrades, the progression is a boring, monotonous experience, and playing it again is just stomaching the same, monotonous thing. But Darksiders II took the best from the older Diablo games instead.

    It’s kind of funny, because Darksiders II isn’t so much an action RPG. I don’t think it’s meant to be. And yet it’s so, so, so much better at being an action RPG than Diablo III could even dream of being.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. viralshag

    I have it on PC and it’s been smooth as. Really enjoying it and will get back to it once I’ve finished with GW2.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. silkvg247

    @11 Any AA setting whatsoever (other than application controlled i.e. off) causes it. :/

    This is one of the worse ports I have ever seen. The low res textures, the complete lack of any PC options, the horrible character render in the inventory screen (I mean what is that, 800×600?), the fact you can’t even quit out of the title screen!?? Wish I’d waited for it to go down to £5 on PS3 or something now.

    How on earth can this be by the same company that did SR3? A proper PC port. Maybe different devs, but surely the same QA department? How did it even pass? I would have been writing fail all over that fucker.

    And yes I am a PC snob; and yes I do expect games to make the most out of the hardware I spend thousands on.

    Is the game playable and fun? Probably. But to me part of the fun is seeing a game run smoothly with max settings. Seeing it look awesome. Not like something that could have been made 6 years ago.

    I owned DS1 on xbox and loved it. I should have got DS2 on console as well, but I did not realise they would literally do nothing at all on the PC version. It’s really fucking shoddy. Steam should do refunds for shit like that. In meantime I’m off back to sleeping dogs and GW2.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Cobra951

    “I think it’s silly not to buy games because of port elitism.”

    @13, I’m not looking to buy the PC port. I’m looking at the Xbox version. That one is technically garbage too.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    “Maybe different devs, but surely the same QA department?”

    No QA is in the same studio(Vigil) that the developers are. THQ has their own QA to make sure milestone deliverables(ie the game works and runs properly to the satisfaction of the publisher).

    The original Darksiders was barebones as well.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Sublimeone

    Sucks to be you people that bought this game and had it tough, no Offense.

    I learnt my lesson from the first Darksiders 1, here I was thinking I made the better choice over Bayonetta. Boy, was I wrong, that stuff (Darksiders) was so broken, I feared for my PS3 with the constant restarts due to the hangups, glitches, you name it. That release was pure garbage, how the hell did it even pass Quality Control/Assurance.

    I know it wasn’t universally broken, but jeez this was like a hit/miss Lottery with CRAP – (some had it good, other didn’t)

    As a result I made sure to trade it in so fast with/without completing the game within the time frame I gave myself. So like when Vigil announced the 2, I was “uh uhh!!” “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”.

    #18 3 years ago

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    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

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  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

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  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

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  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]