Reading the official PC forums for Fallout New Vegas right about now can be a little depressing. Frame rate plummets, game slowdowns, Steam install gaffes, crashes to desktop, sound dropouts, menu glitches, and at least one person with gender confusion woes.
The bad news is, that's the state the game was in when Bethesda released it. The good news? They've already upped a patch. And some more bad news: It's for the PC version only.
What's it fix? Bethesda says "quest and scripting issues," which means the engine hiccup remedies are still a-comin'.
Bethesda adds that it's "also working hard to make this update available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game as soon as possible."
Hey, at least they fixed the PS3's digital pre-order bonus issue. "Users should attempt to re-enter the codes to download their bonuses," writes Bethesda, adding that if the '80023156' error continues, you should hold off 24 hours before entering the code again.
If you want to take a stab at remedying "bugs" that might be resolvable without a patch, Geek Montage is compiling unverified "fixes," possibly worth a shot.
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