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You Can Fix the Enemy AI in Aliens Colonial Marines for PC by Fixing a Typo

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

In one of the most bizarre discoveries of recent memory, it turns out you can greatly improve the enemy AI in the PC version of Aliens: Colonial Marines by fixing a typo.

This can all be done with a quick edit in the PecanEngine.ini file. A modder on Moddb explains the process:

A new update will be coming soon with this change included, however after getting reports back from several players on how much this effects the game, I just had to post it now

Inside your games config file (My Document\My Games\Aliens Colonial Marines\PecanGame\Config\PecanEngine.ini) is the following line of code :

ClassRemapping=PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachXenoToTether -> PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachPawnToTeather

Im sure you’ll notice the spelling mistake

ClassRemapping=PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachXenoToTether -> PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachPawnToTether

If you fix it to look like the above and then play the game, the difference is pretty crazy!

Why is this line important? There are two reasons :
1) AttachXenoToTeather doesn’t do anything. Its basically empty or stripped
2) AttachPawnToTether does ALOT. It controls tactical position adjustment, patrolling and target zoning

When a Xeno is spawned, it is attached to a zone tether. This zone tells the Xeno what area is its fighting space and where different exits are. In Combat, a Xeno will be forced to switch to a new tether (such as one behind you) so as to flank, or disperse so they aren’t so grouped up etc. (*disclaimer* this is inferred opinion, I cant see the actual code only bits)

Whenever the game tried to do this, nothing happened. Now it does!

So if you fancy a dip back into Aliens: Colonial Marines and own the PC release, you can now play a considerably more challenging version of the game with this quick fix.

[Source: Reset Era Forums]

Sonic 4 Ep 1 iOS Updated: Now Features Higher Resolution Art

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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A long overdue update to Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 has finally arrived for iOS. We’ve had a quick muck around with the new version of the game this morning and found the following changes:

– Sonic’s character model is considerably more detailed and more closely resembles the home console versions (image comparisons below)
– All art assets are now of a much higher resolution which makes use of modern iOS retina displays. Menus and HUD items do still look a bit stretched
– The stage select screen now resembles the home console stage select screen that uses a map of Sonic’s world (image comparisons below)
– The gyro controls in the special stages are much smoother now

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If you already own Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 for iOS, then you can get the game update from your App Store now.

Aliens Colonial Marines: Please Sir, Can We Patch It More?

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Another Aliens: Colonial Marines patch has been rolled out for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. Check out the patch notes below:

Xbox 360

General

•Added additional safeguards to better protect save data.
•Resolved an issue where a player’s level could sometimes appear incorrect when backing out of a party.
•Addressed several scenarios under which players could spawn without a weapon.
•Changes to better prevent audio from sometimes cutting out during end of mission cinematics.
•Fixed issue where Xeno death animation was not properly calculating momentum of the killing blow.
•Smart Gun animation now properly tracks targets.
•Addressed some instances where Xenos would display erratic animations.
•Increased light radius for player’s shoulder lamp.
•Adjusted aim assist to better reflect player input.
•Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Campaign

•Tweaked enemy and friendly AI to be more aggressive and responsive.
•Modified campaign difficulty to account for improved AI responsiveness.
•Improved enemy collision detection regarding doors and Power Loader.
•Players will no longer bleed out immediately when downed in a Power Loader.

Versus

•Increased duration of Lurker Pounce Challenge “Cat-Like Reflexes” from 10 to 20 seconds.
•Fixed issue where certain multiplayer challenges would not unlock properly for all characters.
•Crusher pick-ups now correctly appear as highlighted for clients.

PS3

General

•Added additional safeguards to better protect save data.
•Resolved an issue where a player’s level could sometimes appear incorrect when backing out of a party.
•Addressed several scenarios under which players could spawn without a weapon.
•Changes to better prevent audio from sometimes cutting out during end of mission cinematics.
•Fixed issue where Xeno death animation was not properly calculating momentum of the killing blow.
•Smart Gun animation now properly tracks targets.
•Addressed some instances where Xenos would display erratic animations.
•Increased light radius for player’s shoulder lamp.
•Adjusted aim assist to better reflect player input.
•Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Campaign

•Tweaked enemy and friendly AI to be more aggressive and responsive.
•Modified campaign difficulty to account for improved AI responsiveness.
•Improved enemy collision detection regarding doors and Power Loader.
•Players will no longer bleed out immediately when downed in a Power Loader.

Versus

•Increased duration of Lurker Pounce Challenge “Cat-Like Reflexes” from 10 to 20 seconds.
•Fixed issue where certain multiplayer challenges would not unlock properly for all characters.
•Crusher pick-ups now correctly appear as highlighted for clients.

[Source: Eurogamer]

PC Patch for Aliens: Colonial Marines Rolled Out

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

More patches for Aliens: Colonial Marines! This time the PC version gets a hefty 3.8GB patch to address a huge list of bugs and issues that you can see below:

General

•Improved texture resolution.
•Various visual improvements.
•Added mouse smoothing to options menu.
•Fixed crashes tied to launch and motion tracker.
•Added additional safeguards to better protect save data.
•Resolved an issue where a player’s level could sometimes appear incorrect when backing out of a party.
•Addressed several scenarios under which players could spawn without a weapon.
•Changes to better prevent audio from sometimes cutting out during end of mission cinematics.
•Fixed issue where Xeno death animation was not properly calculating momentum of the killing blow.
•Smart Gun animation now properly tracks targets.
•Addressed some instances where Xenos would display erratic animations.
•Increased light radius for player’s shoulder lamp.
•Adjusted aim assist to better reflect player input.
•Addressed an issue that could sometimes cause co-op player revival to not work under certain circumstances.
•Addressed issues with players not spawning into a level properly.
•Fixed a marine player invincibility exploit.
•Resolved several instances where players could walk or fall outside of maps.
•Addressed an issue where Ripley’s Flamethrower (bonus content) would sometimes fire continuously without player input.
•Fixed an issue that could cause localized text to sometimes display incorrectly.
•Addressed an issue where weapon ammunition was not always highlighted properly.
•General user interface improvements.
•Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Campaign

•Tweaked enemy and friendly AI to be more aggressive and responsive.
•Modified campaign difficulty to account for improved AI responsiveness.
•Improved enemy collision detection regarding doors and Power Loader.
•Addressed some issues that could cause improper warping for co-op players.
•Various tweaks to address instances where NPC characters would not always properly navigate to objectives.
•Players will no longer bleed out immediately when downed in a Power Loader.

Versus

•Fixed issues that could cause clients to report inaccurate results and statistics.
•Addressed instances where a map would appear to “pop in” when loading into a new match.
•New Xeno appearance customization added.
•Multiplayer teams should now correctly auto-balance between rounds.
•Increased duration of Lurker Pounce Challenge “Cat-Like Reflexes” from 10 to 20 seconds.
•Fixed issue where certain multiplayer challenges would not unlock properly for all characters.
•Crusher pick-ups now correctly appear as highlighted for clients.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Further Bugfixes in new Aliens: Colonial Marines 360 Patch

Friday, March 8th, 2013

The Xbox 360 version of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been patched to address various issues and bugs.

Gearbox have assured players of the PC and PS3 versions that “updates for Aliens: Colonial Marines on PC and PlayStation 3 are on the way as well – notes will be posted as they become available.”

You can see the full patch notes below:

General:

■Addressed an issue that could sometimes cause co-op player revival to not work under certain circumstances.
■Addressed issues with players not spawning into a level properly.
■Fixed a marine player invincibility exploit.
■Resolved several instances where players could walk or fall outside of maps.
■Fixed an issue that could cause localized text to sometimes display incorrectly.
■Addressed an issue where weapon ammunition was not always highlighted properly.
■Addressed some issues where multiplayer / co-op clients could see interactive objects displayed in a different state.
■Fixed a bug affecting voiceovers with the Firing Range bonus content.
■Addressed an issue where Ripley’s Flamethrower (bonus content) would sometimes fire continuously without player input.
■Addressed a rare issue that could cause Achievements to not unlock properly.
■General user interface improvements.
■Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Campaign:

■Addressed some issues that could cause improper warping for co-op players.
■Various tweaks to address instances where NPC characters would not always properly navigate to objectives.
■Added safeguards to prevent players from using a weapon in the weapons-suppressed portion of “One Bullet.”
■Modified Bella and Reid’s behavior in “No Hope in Hadley’s” to prevent them from spawning at the wrong point.

Versus:

■Fixed issues that could clients to report inaccurate results and statistics.
■Addressed instances where a map would appear to “pop in” when loading into a new match.
■Addressed an issue that was could cause stutter when opening the multiplayer scoreboard.
■Switching profiles while in a lobby now returns players to the title screen immediately.
■Multiplayer teams should now correctly auto-balance between rounds.
■New Xeno appearance customization added.

[Source: Eurogamer]

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