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Post by blahnana @ 07:57am 08/12/11 | 9 Comments
Good news for PC gamers who have been struggling with DirectX 11 issues in Batman: Arkham City with a new update that fixes a bunch of them! This update came through Steam last night. While it doesn't fix it for everyone I played through last night with DX11 on and all the jerkiness is gone, and there's a few noticeable effects that I don't remember from previous play.
Batman: Arkham City Updated
Product Update - Valve
Release notes:
We have just released a patch for Batman: Arkham City PC that provides fixes a variety of DX 11 issues, as well as fixes for a few other non-DX 11 related issues. The DX 11 fixes will apply for the majority of players, however, some specific Steam users will experience issues when running under DX 11.
With this latest patch, Steam users with the following Windows Operation Systems should avoid running the game under DX 11 until further notice:
- Windows Vista 32 bit
- Windows 7 32 bit
Users running Windows 7 32 bit or Windows Vista 32 bit should ONLY use DX 9 settings until a future patch that addresses this specific issue is released. We are actively working to address the remaining issue tied to DX 11 for users running 32 bit versions of Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Major fixes that this patch addresses are listed below.
- Performance / hitching issues have been greatly improved for running in DX 11.
- An issue with players running out of Video Memory or encountering a Rendering Thread Exceptions has been address. This was primarily affecting 32-bit Operating Systems.
- A progression block after defeating Ra’s Al Ghul has been fixed. This was issue occurred primarily on lower end computer setups and described as Batman not readying his Reverse Batarang.
- A crash that occurred when scrolling between the Character Bios and Arkham City Stories has been fixed.
- A crash that occurred when selecting “Press Start” immediately when available at the Title Screen has been fixed. The issue was described as crashing/hard locking around the DLC (Downloadable Content) check.
Thank you all for your patience.
Fire up Steam to get the update and let us know if your experience has improved (or not)!

There's also a new DLC skins pack trailer - check it out below:

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Latest Comments
Posted 09:12am 08/12/11

Now they need to make the DLC available through Steam.
Posted 10:17am 08/12/11
was dx11 set as default? i had no problems with the game.
Posted 10:32am 08/12/11
I had to turn it on so I assume it was off by default.
Posted 11:10am 08/12/11
How does Batman Beyond batman fly? :O
Posted 12:47pm 08/12/11
what about those of us that bought the retail PC version and cant use steam to patch it?
Posted 01:03pm 08/12/11
ok, so it turns out i did all the looking around for a patch without actually launching the game, when u log into windows live from the game it'll automaticly update (for those who dont own it on steam).

sorry for the double post, couldnt see an edit post function.
Posted 08:52pm 08/12/11
so will dx11 work ok with win7 64 bit? only talks of 32 bit.
Posted 03:41am 09/12/11
rrrrrocket, read it

it says that 32bit users should stay with dx9,
Posted 03:51am 09/12/11
just gave it a bit of a run, and a few things i noticed

a) the cd key thingy has popped up for the first time
b) the setup options have changed a little
c) MOST of the jerkyness is gone, but it stills seems to smoothly studder
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