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Bethesda: Patches Coming for Fallout: New Vegas

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For those experiencing bugs and other issues with Fallout: New Vegas, help is on the way.

Bethesda's Pete Hines tells Kotaku that the company is "currently working on releasing patches/updates as quickly as possible for Fallout: New Vegas, for all platforms."

One such bug, which leads to some weird animation with the very first character you encounter in the game, is particularly amusing. It has been documented in a YouTube video, which can be found below.

The animation bug seen above was said to have been squashed, pre-release, by producer Jason Bergman. If you're on the PC version, try re-verifying your game files through Steam, which may fix the issue.

Until the patch hits, let us know what bugs or issues you're facing with Fallout: New Vegas. I started playing it last night on PC and thankfully, haven't hit anything that affected my gameplay experience yet.

From The Chatty

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    October 20, 2010 11:04 AM

    My biggest problem with the PC version is the Nvidia NPC lag, kills the framerate completely :(

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        October 20, 2010 11:35 AM

        ^ this worked for me! Yay, no lag. Smoother frame rates, period.

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        October 20, 2010 12:37 PM

        Worked for me! Thank you!

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        October 20, 2010 2:15 PM

        Can someone upload this dll please

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        October 20, 2010 3:12 PM

        Updated thread:
        http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1123822-potential-fix-for-npc-slowdown/?s=84580b2de853aff305b0349d8a2a24fe

        Note for Win7 users you can get it off your own install:
        C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-directx-direct3d9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c223c2c8c219cb6a

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        October 21, 2010 6:01 AM

        I actually tried that D3D9.DLL fix and it worked.

        I was quite shocked, but I am not positive that it doesn't force the game into using only a limited number of shaders or something because the performance was absolutely outstanding, too good to be true....

        I'll wait for an official fix as my system is more than ballsy to handle this game :)

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      October 20, 2010 11:23 AM

      What model Nvidia card are you using?

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        October 20, 2010 11:25 AM

        Guess it doesn't matter, lot's of people getting the framerate issue. Including myself. :( . It's not too bad, I'll just wait for a patch.

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        October 20, 2010 12:27 PM

        GTX 285

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      October 20, 2010 11:33 AM

      I was so disappointed in how my computer played Fallout NV, that I went out and purchased the 360 version. Huge waste of money, but it's my own fault for being impatient and wanting to play RIGHT at release.

      Here's relevant specs for my machine:

      Windows Vista 64Bit Professional
      AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.1GHz
      8GB DDR2 800 (PC2-6400)
      Geforce GTX 295
      2x 150GB Western Digital Raptors in RAID0 (Game is on this drive)
      1x 500GB Western Digital Caviar BLACK for storage



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        October 20, 2010 11:34 AM

        Congrats on using Vista :(

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          October 20, 2010 11:41 AM

          Vista hasn't been that horrible since SP1 was released.....it more stigma then anything (yes it has issues and 7 is better but it's not as bad as release)

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            October 20, 2010 11:53 AM

            yeah i used vista for a very long time and it was pretty solid. i was not an early adopter though. it seems to me, from an IT standpoint, that the people having the problems with vista were early adopters that grabbed low end laptops and desktops that manufacturers stupidly put out that didn't even come close to matching system requirements for the new OS.

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              October 20, 2010 12:37 PM

              yep that's exactly what happened....vista with 1 gb of ram is horrendous and like i said before SP1 it was flaky but since then it works pretty good

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          October 20, 2010 11:43 AM

          Never had a problem with Vista, except at work.

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      October 20, 2010 1:49 PM

      I haven't had a single issue with it yet. 9800GTX's in SLI.

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        October 20, 2010 2:14 PM

        What are your system specs?

        I'm wondering if my motherboard which uses PC6400 has a memory bandwidth bottleneck.... Plenty of ram, just not quick enough access to it or something...

        My graphics card is incredible, the CPU is fast as hell... I'm guessing it's my dated motherboard.

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          October 20, 2010 5:51 PM

          Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz, 4GB of PC6400 RAM. Each GTX is only 512mb. My mobo is a nforce 680i.

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      October 20, 2010 2:21 PM

      From what people are saying this isn't a perfect solution though, it disables HDR and makes the game thing your card is a 9700GS or something like that.

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        October 20, 2010 3:31 PM

        Yes this is true, but I'm willing to take the downgrade and wait for a patch, it's that bad.