Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC patch targets stuttering

Fixes for stuttering and other bugs, performance improvements, and the ability to skip its intro movies arrived for the PC edition of Deus Ex: Human Revolution yesterday.


A noteworthy patch for Deus Ex: Human Revolution's PC edition launched yesterday on Steam, bringing changes including fixes for stuttering and other bugs, performance improvements, and the ability to skip its intro logo movies.

Looking forward, Human Revolution will also be getting support for Nvidia 3DVision and Nvidia Surround in a future patch. Presently, it only officially supports multiple monitors and 3D though AMD's Eyefinity and HD3D tech. The patch notes also mention that the developers "are continuing to monitor for any issues that may need to be addressed in a future patch," which is always welcome news.

Here's the full changelog for yesterday's PC patch:


  • We have addressed various issues that can occur for players that would result in 'stuttering'.

    • Stutters that are the result of graphics driver shader processing are now removed or significantly reduced.

    • Stutters that are the result of data streaming have been removed or significantly reduced.

    • Performance has been improved and made more stable on dual-core systems. This could previously als
    • result in stuttering.

  • Fixed issue where some players couldn't complete the Motherly Ties side quest.

  • Fixed an issue where doors in Omega Ranch sometimes wouldn't open.

  • The TYM medical card should no longer fall through the table if an NPC's body comes into contact with the card. Players already stuck in this area will need to revert to a previous save before the card fell through.

  • Occasional hangs for some players during video-playback have been fixed.

  • A crash on startup when running DX11 on a single-core CPU has been fixed.

  • An issue causing Eyefinity setups to not be correctly detected for some players has been fixed.

  • Fixed an issue where the HUD would get permanently disabled for some players.

  • Fixed certain issues that caused the mouse cursor to be able to leave the game-screen on multi-monitor setups.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the mouse cursor to not be visible in-game when the user has mouse trails enabled in Windows. We still recommend disabling mouse trails for a smoother in-game mouse cursor.

  • Fixed issue where ammo count for collected guns is incorrect when Adams weapon is augmented.

  • In DX9 mode:

    • Fixed error message for some users when trying to use FXAA Medium or FXAA Low anti aliasing modes.

    • Fixed shadow-mapping 'lines' on some graphics hardware when using anisotropic filtering.

Feature Additions:

  • The Enter and Numpad-Enter keys can now be bound to game actions in the keyboard control menu.

  • Intro logos can now be skipped on all but the first run of the game.

  • Added windowed mode.

    • Selectable in the menu, and can be toggled between windowed, fullscreen, and fullscreen windowed using ALT-ENTER.

  • Added an option to change the text language of the game. This setting only changes the text language, the audi
  • is controlled by the language option in Steam.

From The Chatty
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    September 16, 2011 6:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC patch targets stuttering.

    Fixes for stuttering and other bugs, performance improvements, and the ability to skip its intro movies arrived for the PC edition of Deus Ex: Human Revolution yesterday.

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      September 16, 2011 6:19 AM

      They forgot to mention the section where they force advertisements down on us.

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        September 16, 2011 6:23 AM

        And by that you mean, actually turn them on, as they should have been running since release day.

        That said, the product placement is terrible from an immersion point of view.


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          September 16, 2011 6:26 AM

          What happens if you block them somehow? Big, black boxes?

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          September 16, 2011 6:32 AM

          I'm glad I've played through at least once without the advertising turned on.

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        September 16, 2011 6:25 AM

        Forgot to mention I don't care about ads and im glad its minimal though hell any of you guys remember some of the games after 2000 where nothing but walking billboards signs

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        September 16, 2011 9:48 AM

        I played through that entire game and never really noticed the ads.

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        September 16, 2011 10:02 AM

        hahahaha where is that "reviewer" anyway that claimed he saw some huge ad, couldn't screenshot it, the ad switched to something else, still couldn't screenshot it...?????

        played through missing only one side quest, not one "real" ad at all.

        if all we have is loading screen ads, some people are seriously little whiner babies

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          September 16, 2011 11:10 AM

          Why? Getting pissed about ads being patched into a game is a legitimate complaint.

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        September 17, 2011 11:22 PM

        The only one i really saw is the heinneken one. It was obvious it was the heinneken logo, but with a different name. But well, that one is in Dead island too, but with another different name xD.

        And... its kinda funny how people want realism and then they doesn't want REAL adds (that fit the game ofc) in their games. xD

        I personally don't bother about it if they fit them that well in the atmosphere of the game, but if for example i saw a heinneken add in, lets say, the witcher, then i will rage xD.

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      September 16, 2011 7:14 AM

      My game was great before, with the EBN hack it ran at a whopping ~100 framerate with everything maxed out on DX9.

      Since this patch the game now stumbled around at barely 30 frames or worse.

      Where's that patch rollback function, Valve?

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      September 16, 2011 7:39 AM

      still no option to turn head bobbing off which means most people who bought this can't even play it.

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        September 16, 2011 8:09 AM

        Most people? Call me crazy but I think you maybe just might be exaggerating a little there.

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          September 16, 2011 9:09 AM


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        September 16, 2011 8:21 AM

        +1 to my backlog...

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          September 16, 2011 9:12 AM

          It's not that bad. Barely noticeable.

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            September 16, 2011 1:35 PM

            i didnt even realize there was headbob till now

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          September 16, 2011 9:16 AM

          The game is awesome, peasofme is stupid. EOT.

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        September 16, 2011 9:22 AM


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        September 16, 2011 9:47 AM

        Head bobbing was particularly bad in this game for some reason. But I still played it to the end, so it's tolerable.

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        September 16, 2011 9:49 AM


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        September 16, 2011 9:50 AM

        MOST PEOPLE!!!!!!

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          September 16, 2011 10:07 AM

          Most people can't play or repost this game. Repost this on you wall in order to show your support!

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        September 16, 2011 10:02 AM

        There was headbobbing in this game?

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          September 16, 2011 10:03 AM

          lmao I thought the same. this is hilarious

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            September 16, 2011 10:05 AM

            Maybe it's more noticeable on the lower fov settings, but I played with that shit cranked.

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              September 16, 2011 10:11 AM

              Oh, but regardless...

              The game's fucking awesome and the developer actually did shit for PC gamers to improve the experience. People nitpicking or bitching about shit should punch themselves in the scrotum until their eyes bleed.

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                September 16, 2011 12:54 PM

                The OP is really exaggerating, but the head bobbing in the original would make me dizzy. I probably wouldn't have played it if I couldn't turn it off. That being said, I didn't have any problems with Human Revolution.

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          September 16, 2011 10:54 AM


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        September 16, 2011 10:07 AM

        What head bobbing?

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        September 16, 2011 10:47 AM

        This is the bad example politicians are teaching our youth these days. People feel free to just make up facts on the spot

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        September 16, 2011 10:55 AM

        Lawl Fornt Paeger!!11

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        September 16, 2011 11:02 AM

        It's ironic that we all enjoyed the game, while you sit in lonely suffering because you are so particular about the littlest elements. You make your own reality.

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        September 16, 2011 11:02 AM


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        September 16, 2011 11:07 AM

        * P O S T - O R D E R C A N C E L ' D *

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        September 16, 2011 11:18 AM

        lol i'm like 20 hours into it and i didnt even realize it until you said this. grow a pear.

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          September 16, 2011 11:41 AM

          Dammit, pear rhymes with peer, not pair. Just like bear rhymes with beer, not bare. Yes, these are my home grown rules and yes, I will stick to them till the end of the Earth.

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        September 16, 2011 11:43 AM

        what the hell is this

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        September 16, 2011 12:46 PM

        99% of all people switched it off in disgust after 5 seconds.


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          September 16, 2011 12:52 PM

          I just threw the box in the trash with the shrinkwrap still on it.

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        September 16, 2011 12:55 PM

        Head bobbing has never affected me negatively.

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      September 16, 2011 11:36 AM

      Please make a patch for the Xbox360 so the game doesn't stutter when I press "Play" and that oh so wonderful "bing" sound comes up and it could all be so wonderful but then the stuttering ruins that potentially perfect moment and I drop to the floor, weeping in a fetal position for 20 minutes.

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      September 16, 2011 1:43 PM

      Before this patch, it was "I i i i i i didnt ask f f f f f for th this"

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      September 19, 2011 8:48 PM

      Nice, but it comes too late for me. I already played through on normal and hard. Didn't notice any major problem, apart from that crappy load time at release. Ran like a dream on my system.

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