Patch Released for PS3

skyrim patchA patch has been released for the PS3 version of Skyrim which reportedly addresses the slowdown — in some cases, extreme slowdown — that accompanied save files larger than 5 MB.

Over on the Bethesda forums, people are saying that it does indeed correct the lag issues. There are also unconfirmed reports that the patch lowers certain in-game textures, which is not particularly good news. But the “unconfirmed” portion of that previous sentence mush be emphasized.

Here’s the official list of fixes:

  • Improved occasional performance issues resulting from long term play (PlayStation 3)
  • Fixed issue where textures would not properly upgrade when installed to drive (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed crash on startup when audio is set to sample rate other than 44100Hz (PC)
  • Fixed issue where projectiles did not properly fade away
  • Fixed occasional issue where a guest would arrive to the player’s wedding dead
  • Dragon corpses now clean up properly
  • Fixed rare issue where dragons would not attack
  • Fixed rare NPC sleeping animation bug
  • Fixed rare issue with dead corpses being cleared up prematurely
  • Skeleton Key will now work properly if player has no lockpicks in their inventory
  • Fixed rare issue with renaming enchanted weapons and armor
  • Fixed rare issue with dragons not properly giving souls after death
  • ESC button can now be used to exit menus (PC)
  • Fixed occasional mouse sensitivity issues (PC)
  • General functionality fixes related to remapping buttons and controls (PC)

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November 28th, 2011