Fallout: New Vegas' bugs due to its size

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. justin8776

    justin8776 First time out of the vault

    Oct 20, 2010
    I think I have a solution that will solve everybody's problems with bugs, console or PC alike:

    Play through the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.
  2. Anarchosyn

    Anarchosyn Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 26, 2008
    I imagine Fallout New Vegas murders S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

    It looks to be a fun FPS but at least Fallout still retains vestiges of its RPG roots (reactively branching mission structure, SPECIAL system, etc).

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has great world ambiance but, under the hood, it's still a FPS.
  3. Vic Ious

    Vic Ious First time out of the vault

    Feb 7, 2010
    "Töte Pulverbandidten für die RNK um dir Kronkorken zu verdienen!"

    Worst. Translation. Ever.
  4. hagren

    hagren First time out of the vault

    Mar 12, 2010
    I have been burned by Oblivion and FO3 already, I'll never buy a localized game again :D
  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    Absolutely. I do so regret getting the german version... But I was shopping at Media Markt for CDs and couldn't resist :D
  6. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Completely different games and genres, bad comparison. Each is good at what it does, but I don't see why you'd bring it up.

    Care to name a few? I really haven't played one yet.
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    I'm happy for you, but you need a bit of a reality check on the magic of updated drivers. I have kept my drivers up to date including this one, and it still crashes. And freezes. That's life. There are no magical fix-alls.

    You sure? There's tons of Gamebryo games. Like Pirates! or Warhammer Online.
  8. Ixyroth

    Ixyroth Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 18, 2008
    I think what he's saying is that the bugs in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. make the bugs in every other game pale in comparison. Not that I agree with that, if that's what's being implied.

    There's also Divinity 2: Ego Draconis, though they've since dumped it and remade the game with a new engine.
  9. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Then you have the dreaded DX problem. I'll let you know a secret, if you do a clean install of Fallout 3 before you install New Vegas you'll get a few DX9 files in your system that will fix things up.

    Still the New Vegas oriented 260.99 was released today, that might help you out too.

    And if the Gamebryo version of New Vegas comes from Bethesda, how is that Obsidians fault? Faulty logic fail.
  10. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

    Jun 11, 2008
    New 99 drivers seem to have fixed the flickers that happened with enabled AA.

  11. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    The PS3 version of Fallout 3 is apparently a fucking mess so I'm not so sure...

    KotoR 2 had those problems for the same reasons most of their games do, they were over ambitious for the timeline. It just so happens that they overextended themselves more than usual on that project, thus ended up with more problems than usual. EA should have pushed back the timeline in order to help but Obsidian has pants time management and I doubt they'd argue with that. Personally, I'm pissed when a game crashes regularly, it's completely unacceptable in any game out of beta.

    Agreed. While I think that Obsidian getting all of the blame for preexisting problems is a load of crap, crashes shouldn't happen, especially if they are as random as they seem in New Vegas.

    Not sure why now is any worse than before, especially considering that it's a different developer with a more limited time schedule working with an engine they had never worked with before. Bethesda deserved far more shit regarding bugs with the engine on Fallout 3's release given their history with the engine. What's worse is Bethesda's ambivalence in the matter, the community did most of the leg work on patching Oblivion, releasing 14 patches to Bethesda's 2 or 3. That's all the more reason to complain about Obsidian not dedicating a team to working out all of the engine bugs.
  12. TailSwallower

    TailSwallower First time out of the vault

    Feb 9, 2010
    Personally I've had hardly any issues with New Vegas. Playing on the 360 FWIW.

    In my last playthrough of Fallout 3 GOTY - which was as patched as the game is ever going to get - I still had a number of hard crashes. But so far in New Vegas, no hard crashes and the worst glitch I've come across is a Deathclaw getting stuck in the ground (which would have actually saved my life if it wasn't for the fact that he had 3 other buddies just over a hill). No issues at all since the patch.

    I'm also very pleased with the general quality of the game - after Fallout 3 this really feels like a proper Fallout game, like it was made by people who actually understands what made the original games great.
  13. justin8776

    justin8776 First time out of the vault

    Oct 20, 2010
    Yes, that is what I was implying. For the record, I loved all three of those games, and played through them to the end. Was just trying to make a joke, I guess.