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Skyrim Patch Out In Europe, Seems To Fix PS3 Problems

Okay, it seems the patch PlayStation 3 gamers need is just around the corner.

The US has yet to see it but according to Eurogamer, the much-needed update is available now in some parts of Europe. The 92MB patch brings the game to version 2.01 and apparently fixes some of the severe issues reported by frustrated players.

Bethesda PR boss Pete Hines said the patch will improve performance for "long-term play on PS3." As some of you already know, if the save file gets too large (usually between 6 and 10MB), the game starts to suffer from serious lag and texture problems and eventually becomes a gigantic annoyance. Early feedback for the new patch seems positive, though, so here's hoping the update arrives in North America ASAP.

By the way, if you're wondering, these issues can affect the Xbox 360 version if the game was installed to the hard drive. But that's optional; it isn't optional with the PS3 version, so players have no choice but to deal with the ongoing problems.

Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tags: the elder scrolls v, skyrim, skyrim patch, skyrim update

11/28/2011 10:35:53 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (59 posts)

Vidius
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:07:54 AM
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Wait Ben, some ppl are still claiming that the patch doesn't fix the problems. :(

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Ignitus
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:12:49 AM
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From the reports I have read, the "fix" consisted of lowering the resolution detail of the textures and the problem comes back after a while, between 1 or 2 hours later than before the patch. It seems that the memory leak has not been adressed yet.

Has anyone here applied the update and confirm about the change in the textue's resolutions?

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Beamboom
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 3:14:10 PM

But textures has nothing to do with savegame files?

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Ignitus
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 5:28:26 PM

Because textures and the game files are loaded into memory. But the save file keeps growing, so one way of making space for it is freeing up memory by using lighter(lower resolution) textures.

I understand the problems arise after the save file goes above 9MB.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 3:50:10 AM

Aha! That way. I see. Makes sense. But why on earth do they need to hold the entire savegame file in memory continuously... Are there no swap file on the ps3 system?
Oh well. Thanks. :)


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Vidius
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:17:39 AM
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Comments claims that the patch lowers resolution. WTF? That's taking away from the experience. No more Bethesda products on launch day ever again. I invested 28 hours and I'm afraid of the patch.

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Excelsior1
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:23:42 AM
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This is good news I guess, but I have also read on the Bethesda forums that this 92mb patch also lowers texture resolution which is a downside. A downside I could I live with if it really is a fix. Lowering overall texture resolution in the PS3 version is a nasty trick we used to see from a lot of multiplat developers back in 2007 by the way.

My main gripe with Bethesda is that they refused to send out the PS3 version for review which implies they had something to hide. Also, this kind of bug or whatever you want to call it should have been detected before the game even shipped.

I will never trust a PS3 review based off of a 360 disc again. In hindsight the fact that 360 version was sent to a PS site should have raised more of a red flag. It would be nice to think both versions of the game are the same but that's just not how it always works out for us PS3 owners. We aren't talking about some hasty last minute port either. Skyrim was a high profile release that was shipped with a pretty nasty longplay bug in the PS3 version, Another thing, I feel sorry for the small portion of PS3 users that are not connected to the internet that are unable to download any patches. They are entitled to a working game as well.

Anyways I just hope the DLC will be in working order becuase to this very day parts of Fallout 3's DLC is just atrocious in the PS3 version. Never was fixed, either. I love Bethasda's games but their game testing and coding abilities for the PS3 are a concern.

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Shams
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:56:19 AM

To be perfectly frank, this was only expected. Oblivion, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas all were glitchy and buggy especially on the ps3 (perhaps not to the extent as in Skyrim). This is why I held off on getting any Betheseda ps3 games, despite the review scores, and even Skyrim.

I'm playing my first one, as matter of fact: Fallout 3: GOTY on pc only for 19.99. I'm enjoying the game at 60fps, and full detail, with no game freezes, and no bugs so far. And aside from the nose-picking side missions, I'm enjoying it very much

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Dreno
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:40:10 AM
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I returned my ps3 copy for a cash refund cause my walmart didn't have the 360 version. So I bought online and should get it by the 6th. Won't be installing it, be playin off the disc.

I didn't think the patch would come this soon, oh well on my part though. Hope the ps3 users of this game get a perminate fix, by reading some of the above comments, it seems the problem still persists

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tes37
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 12:15:14 PM
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The problems I'm having are minor and I'd rather not have a resolution lowering patch. That's not a fix, it's more like a cop out.

Bethesda's comment for everyone to calm down while they worked on a patch, now seems like they were being a smart ass.

If Bethesda doesn't give me a real fix, then I don't want it. I want the option to turn down the patch and that's highly unlikely. How they handle this will be the measuring stick for any future purchases for me.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 1:09:20 PM
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I got somewhat excited when a friend told me they'd patched it. Was looking into ways to D/L it for myself, and then this... Whatever Bethesda. They need to get it right. I'm off buying their products, no matter how well they rate and how much I love them. This affair is finished.

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Underdog15
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 1:32:00 PM
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As usual with Bethesda products, I'll be waiting until most issues are cleared up. Only Bethesda game I actually own is Fallout 3. And I only got that this past summer.

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tes37
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 1:35:15 PM
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Does anybody know what version 1.02 is? It's available now.
Ben are you sure the numbers are in the correct sequence in the article? I'm not sure I want to download it just yet.

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maxpontiac
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 1:38:08 PM
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Excellent news. I was very disappointed by this because I am really enjoying Skyrim.

Glad to see Bethesda rectify this situation quickly. However, it doesn't excuse the fact that the PS3 version was shipped with this bug.

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Bloodysilence19
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 1:47:09 PM
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weds is when the patch hits supposedly for ps3,pc and 360 according to their forums
http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1278704-update-on-the-skyrim-12-patch/

i just hope the patch doesn't make skyrim worst cause it took 3 patches just to get nv right even though the game still runs bad.

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Bloodysilence19
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 2:07:26 PM

nvm the patch is out now

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 1:47:13 PM
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All I can say is I'm glad I havnt experienced any of these issues and I'm at around 8mb. It sucks that these issues are there, but I think some people are over reacting. If it's some how worse for some people than others then I guess that's a logical excuse, but since I havnt experienced anything detrimental then I can't help but see it that way.

Anyways, it's certainly not something anyone should pass up on the game for. Bethesda makes great games, I just think they have a problem with quality assurance. I'll admit that. But I've loved every one of their games and they have provided me with more playing time than any other games have. That's a plus in my book.

They do however need to resolve this, it's obviously an issue with the amount of complaints there are out there. If they don't, that would be more frustrating to see happen then them shipping it like this.

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Oxvial
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 1:57:57 PM
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I'm gonna wait for the patched GOTY like all of their games but when the GOTY is released a bunch of new and better games are going to be out there...sorry Bethesda.

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 2:41:16 PM

the goty version of Fallout 3 had more problems than the normal version

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Oxvial
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 7:23:41 PM

WHAT!?!?!? That's just too much, glad I'm not fan of their games.

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ulsterscot
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 2:46:42 PM
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see - you just all should have bought MW3 instead of being sheep buying this garbage. It brings nothing new and is basically a reskinned elder scrolls.




Reel em in

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Clamedeus
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 2:54:58 PM

Every one likes different games, you might think it's garbage but to others it is not.

I'm disappointed I even bought MW3, should of went with Skyrim instead. Would of been a better investment for me.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 6:19:06 PM

It's hard to find expansive games like Skyrim anymore these days. The gaming industry is beginning to run off of mainstream games like MW3 a little too much, so a relief from those re-runs are games like the Elder Scrolls. It's hardly fair to call Skyrim "reskinned", because it really isn't. In more ways than one, it's different, but doesn't stray too far from the tried-and-true Elder Scrolls formula. Sure, there might not be any online gameplay - oh, God forbid! Blasphemy! - but what it lacks in that department, it makes up for in NPC interaction and narrative quests. Unlike in Oblivion and Morrowind, Skyrim easily immerses you into the characters you find in towns, and they actually feel like living, thriving places instead of being a bunch of polygons and textures meant to look like a town.

However, I can't really say the same for MW3. The engine's the same, the animations are the same, the guns, equipment, perks... All the same. It's like a bad re-run that everyone continues to participate in just for its value in easy entertainment and gaming mixed with social interactivity flawlessly. I also believe that the sheep you're referring to are not followers of the Elder Scrolls, but rather the Call of Duty franchise. Do you know how many people I've come across that buy those devils every single year "just because my friends are getting it"? Working at GameStop at the midnight release of MW3, I heard enough of those opinions to fill a very large room. Yeah, talk about sheep.

What I'm basically trying to point out here, is that Skyrim is a once-in-a-while masterpiece that breaks away from mainstream online interactions, and focuses on more what an RPG is about, and goes back to those isolationist days of gaming. In retrospect, I'm glad I'm spending these past 60 hours on a game with such adversity, rather than an old, dying dog that knows the same tricks, never any new.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 7:03:32 PM

I'm sorry, but did you just tell people to buy MW3, and then say Skyrim is a reskinned Elder Scrolls...?

The irony is so thick, I'm choking to death.

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Oxvial
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 7:25:17 PM

No, lol is a different genre, the closes thing would be buy Dark Souls.. and is still a different experience.

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mousekiks
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 10:55:57 PM

I smell troll

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ulsterscot
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 2:57:47 PM
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Oh dear

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Clamedeus
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 3:07:39 PM
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@Highlander

My brother bought me WKC2 for me, so now i can play! Yay! :D (Such a nice brother..sometimes.)

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Beamboom
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 3:16:14 PM

You may want to join the WKC threads over at the forums, Clam. Highlander is the master of everything wkc there and has made a wkc2-guild too! More info at the forums.


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Clamedeus
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 8:17:43 PM

Indeed, already done. I stumbled upon the thread when I was on the forums a few days ago looking to see what's new, at the time my WKC2 disc was broken.

(Too much pressure on the disc putting it back, put a thick but small crack into the disc rendering it useless then many days of boredom. But now I have it back and having a blast! Also can't wait to get Skyrim for christmas, gosh i feel like a broken record saying that all the time about Skyrim.. haha)

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Beamboom
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 3:54:51 AM

It's gonna be a good xmas, for sure. :)

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frostface
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 3:23:08 PM
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Downloaded it earlier today, been playing for a few hours and no problems. Now there's little excuse not to own this beast of a game.

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Beamboom
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 3:37:09 PM

No changes in texture quality either? It's all good?

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frostface
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 3:46:54 PM

I think the texture quality can be over looked when you have that much content. No lag is good enough for me.

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Zemus101
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 7:25:09 PM

I've been playing for an hour or so after the patch and the issues I had before (choppyness, dragon skeles still hanging around) are gone. So far... textures look the same to me, but ..I guess I'll have to get back on there and take a second look. Even if that's the case, I didn't notice it at all.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 3:53:59 AM

This is very uplifting.

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thj_1980
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 5:20:15 PM
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I want to hear from anybody that has this game, if this is still going on or not.

Bethesda really needs to pull their game together.

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JMO_INDY2
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 5:26:21 PM

Same, I've only gotten a chance to play about 12 hours so far. I bought it on the Midnight Launch too haha I'm really worried it's going to screw me over at some point.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 6:03:35 PM

After downloading the patch, I haven't had any lag. It's definitely noticeable how much the lag has cut down from this patch. And the whole textures missing thing? If they are, it certainly isn't very noticeable to me.

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Neo_Aeon666
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 5:54:34 PM
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Well if it can re-assure you all. I have the game on 360 because of the one month DLC thing. It crashed quite a few times in my 50hrs game (around 10 times) Thats without counting the number of times my horse would dissappear while I am riding it or a structure would *not load* but everything inside did and it was raining NPCs lolll

I have the new model too. So yeah both versions have their share of crap. Game is so fun though I can't stop playing :D

Hoping it comes on the Vita for real.

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JMO_INDY2
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 6:02:20 PM

Where did you hear about DLC? And it coming 1 month early to the 360?

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 6:07:10 PM
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The patch has been working out just great for me. If it's true about the textures, I certainly haven't noticed their decline in detail. Everything still looks great and runs way smoother. I haven't had any terrible lag yet, like it would before the patch right from the get-go. I picked up the strategy guide today, and it seems like it was just in time. I can finally play more without being plagued of the lag. Not that it bothered my experience much, anyhow ;)

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Clamedeus
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 8:22:00 PM

A friend of mine says it did lower the textures but it's so small that it's not very noticeable, unless you are one of those people who always have to find something wrong in the game then you will probably see it, but most probably won't even notice.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 1:05:26 AM

I only noticed the low textures when I walked right up to an object. But from any distance it's hardly noticeable.

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Snaaaake
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 6:11:41 PM
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Why must Bethesda's game always have to be so buggy?

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CrusaderForever
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 6:38:29 PM

I think it's due to the nature of their games. These aren't small games. They are so vast with so many things to do. Tying it all together looks to be very difficult. This game has been in development since 2006. It must be very difficult to find all the bugs no matter how obvious we think they are. On the flip side if Bethesda knew about all the PS3 bugs before release and just released it anyway that is not good. Hopefully this whole fiasco will be patched and we can get back to enjoying a truly epic game.

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Oyashiro
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 7:27:11 PM
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Just DLed the patch.

Started playing...
In less than a minute later... game freezes.

Nice work Bethesda.

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Clamedeus
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 8:24:49 PM

Wow, that sucks, hopefully it doesn't do that again.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 10:26:00 PM

Seems like a coincedence, sorry man. Seems fine for me and many many others.

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Oyashiro
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 10:36:27 PM

It happened three times in a row, At least before the patch I could walk around for like 10 minutes before it would freeze.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 1:02:40 AM

Sorry it's not working for you. I never had the issue anyways but even since the patch it's working great. I'm glad that I never had to deal with the lag because Ive been really getting to into Skyrim and if it would have started doing that to me, I'd prolly be upset to.

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TheIllusiveMan
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 8:47:21 PM
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So I updated mine and have had no more lag issues since.

Also, bad news everyone:

http://www.gameinformer.com:80/b/news/archive/2011/11/28/what-changes-would-ff-xiii-2-39-s-producer-bring-to-a-final-fantasy-vii-remake.aspx

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ulsterscot
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 10:55:47 PM
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"I'm sorry, but did you just tell people to buy MW3, and then say Skyrim is a reskinned Elder Scrolls...?

The irony is so thick, I'm choking to death."

Yeah I would have thought the "reel em in" comment at he bottom made it pretty obvious I was just stirring the pot for a laugh and wasn't serious. I guess humour doesn't cross the 49th parallel very well

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 2:49:30 AM

Well, yes it is hard to detect sarcasm sometimes on the internet. lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 4:28:20 PM

Considering your defense of CoD in the past, and comments like, "If you have poor dexterity and slow reactions stick to RPGs," forgive me if I didn't think it was ironic.

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Fane1024
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 7:11:36 AM

"stirring the pot for a laugh" is the definition of trolling.

Grow up.

Also, learn to use the "Reply" button.

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___________
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 3:08:55 AM
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way to put a band aid on a severed artery bethesda!
still no clipping, and falling solutions?
glad i traded this in today!
im done with buying bugthesdas games.
when they learn to debug their games before release, then ill start buying them.
till then i dont have the cash and time to spend on games i cant play for months after release!

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Gravelight
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 1:50:51 PM
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1.02 came out yesterday here for me. Glitch dissolved. Thanks Bethesda, we all love auto-save.

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Ershin
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 2:42:28 PM
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I thought my glitches were dissolved... for about 5 minutes. Then there were 3 Dragons at a Burial Ground, all frozen in place, just flapping their wings. Then they started flying BACKWARDS at insane speeds and telporting... then they would freeze till I used Dragonrend, then it would start all over again. The Save File is almost to 10M and framerate dropped again. *sigh*

--- On a side note, every time I kill someone now, they go SHOOTING across the room... kinda cool. I feel like a giant now. O_o

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