Dying Light Patch 1.2.1 Boosts Performance But Hampers Modding Community

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Feb 2, 2015 10:15 AM
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Dying Light’s first major post-launch patch has arrived, and in amongst improvements to performance and optimisation, Techland has also taken aim at the modding community in order to combat cheating.

The patch notes for Dying Light’s update 1.2.1 indicate there is a fix in place to block cheaters from altering any of Dying Light’s game data files, eradicating the tricksters but also severely hampering the ability to mod. Mods already created for Dying Light included graphical tweaks that can allow users to disable the depth of field, or chromatic aberration effect, as well as an option to remove the grainy filter used automatically in the game. Users are now reporting these fixes and tweaks no longer work.

It’s not all bad news though, because there’s a number of performance optimisations also creeping their way, which should have see some FPS gains in some configurations. A number of the changes are very suspect though, with a new Very High Shadow quality setting added, when it actual fact it looks to be just a renaming of the five tiers from Very Low-High to Low-Very High.

Dying Light’s View Distance slider has also been altered; users who’ve been poking around the config files report that the maximum option is now just 55% of what it was pre-patch.

Dying Light 1.2.1 patch notes

  • made a number of performance optimizations, both general and configuration-specific, that resolve many performance-related problems some users are experiencing.
  • compatibility fixes in relation to language and regional system settings
  • fixed a number of crashes in various situations
  • blocked users cheating by not allowing changes to Dying Light’s data files
  • new issue tracking mechanisms (-safemode switch, additional logs, minidumps always, full dumps on request)
  • incorporate a number of audio compatibility fixes

Bug fixing

  • resolved disappearing inventory in a save game in specific circumstances
  • resolved blocked using of items after breaking reloading of shooting weapon
  • removed weapon duplication glitch of throwable weapons
  • limited camera field of view on cutscenes when in-game FOV set to other than default
  • lowered frequency of docket availability information

Known issues being worked on

  • performance issues of systems based on the AMD processor
  • freezes when using Nvidia DoF
  • unsatisfactory performance on multi-GPU systems

The patch is out now and should automatically download when you boot up Dying Light. Any GD’ers noticed any performance gains since this patch went live? What do you think of the modding restrictions for a largely PvE game?

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12:38 Feb-03-2015

Hello.


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10:48 Feb-03-2015

does anybody know if vsync on/off help with anything??

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10:35 Feb-03-2015

Dying Light Manager could help getting some mods to work.

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00:05 Feb-03-2015

I want this game, but I better wait till everything is stable.

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18:45 Feb-02-2015

At least it stopped crashing every EFFFING 10 min...

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18:40 Feb-02-2015

No difference. I think I should wait for an amd driver instead.

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05:30 Feb-03-2015

Yup same crazy fps:/

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17:36 Feb-02-2015

They got to get multi-gpu sorter out man, I've avoided this since buying it.

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14:04 Feb-02-2015
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13:08 Feb-02-2015

Performance actually was a little better for me after the patch.


After they fix the known issues, I think they should focus on the multiplayer integration more. I was only able to invade a friend's session as the monster but could not find ONE game with a total stranger, yet I was being invaded just fine.

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12:49 Feb-02-2015

"performance issues of systems based on the AMD processor" this is misleading, i am pretty sure they're talking about AMD GPUs and not CPUs

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13:35 Feb-02-2015

That or there gonna make AMD fix it them self with drivers maybe

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14:15 Feb-02-2015

No, I think they mean CPUs. The game is horribly unoptimized for multi-threaded AMD CPUs, utilizing only one thread to 100% and not touching the others you may have.

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14:28 Feb-02-2015

it works fine for me, about 50% of each core (windows spreads work across threads), the same as two full cores and that's how most of the games work

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07:37 Feb-06-2015

I meant more for Bulldozer/Piledriver processors.

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12:02 Feb-02-2015

What Im wondering is,would I be able to run it on my laptop?8 Gigs of Ram,4700MQ,750M SLI?Seems like an interesting game,would be a shame to missi t.

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11:50 Feb-02-2015

The funny thing is about the update is that it made it unplayable. Before the update I never crashed after the update I crash every 5-6 minutes or so. GG techland GG

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07:33 Feb-03-2015

same here but now i have better fps, now its actually playable if not for the crashes

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11:42 Feb-02-2015

I don't understand why they dont let modding. Why do they care if someone is "cheating" on a single player game by modding. As long as they play multiplayer honsetly what they do on their single player experience is none of the developers business. All they managed to do is create a bad reputation for themselves.

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11:25 Feb-02-2015

I had a weird bug that sometimes I can't interact with things. The "Press F" button doesn't appear. I had to change weapon randomly to fix this or even quit and continue again.
Anybody had this too?

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14:14 Feb-02-2015

I can't take weapon sometimes, only changing weapons in inventory(keep bare hand) solve it.

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10:46 Feb-02-2015

Can i run it better now ? or should i wait for another patch?

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11:43 Feb-02-2015

Dude I can barely run it on the lowest settings 20-25 fps :/

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11:59 Feb-02-2015

I too get around the same average FPS on lowest settings :( Like seriously, the game was only using around 30% of my GPU and now that percentage has only slightly increased, but the increase in FPS is practically nonexistant for me

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12:02 Feb-02-2015

Try medium textures and 0 draw distance. Reboot the game and try again.

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19:04 Feb-02-2015

amd cpu's have been overlooked by techland... my rig is running this game well and thats due to the intel cpu. Wait for next patch and u should be fine.

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10:24 Feb-02-2015

"performance issues of systems based on the AMD processor"


As if they didn't know it already before releasing the game. Another NVIDIA Gameworks failure.

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10:50 Feb-02-2015

freezes when using Nvidia DoF, whats that?

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11:08 Feb-02-2015

Must be some kind of Depth of field powered by Nvidia magic.


Just like Blast Processing from SEGA

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