Warning - The Lego City Undercover PC Port Appears to be Totally Broken

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 12:45 PM
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A quick word of warning if you’re hoping to pick up Lego City Undercover on PC today. Initial impressions of the PC port aren’t great at all so it could pay to wait a few months until the issues are ironed out. Some really basic issues are present, including a complete lack of mouse support, the inability to change resolution, and Lego City Undercover crashing when you Alt+Tab.

Over on RPS they’re reporting it’s impossible to change the resolution as the Accept button doesn’t work, meaning it’s stuck on a default of 1280 x 1024. This applies to everyone who’s got the the game. Changing other display settings results in a black screen, while alt-tabbing is seizing up systems entirely and forcing a reboot.

Not a single user being able to change the resolution is frankly absurd. This is a port of a four-year-old game, it’s not as if they’ve had to rush it out. Lego City Undercover must have had some of the most rudimentary play testing of all time.

As for mouse and keyboard, it sounds as if you shouldn’t bother. Mouse support is non-existent, while Lego City Undercover doesn’t allow users to switch between keyboard and gamepad on the fly. You’ll have to reboot the game to switch control method.

Actual performance is still a little up in the air, but we’re hearing reports of stuttering, regular crashes and heaps of bugs.

“You may know me from the LEGO Worlds forums, but the team behind LEGO City have asked me to pass on a message that we are aware of alt-tab functionality and windowed mode issues on LEGO City Undercover,” explained Traveler’s Tales ‘Chris’. “We are working on fixing these asap. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by these issues.”

All of this is a real shame because I finished this game on Wii U a few years back and it really is great. Easily the best Lego game I’ve played, and I’ve played far too many. A rare Lego game that isn’t based on another IP, it gives Traveller’s Tales full rein to deliver a hilarious story with a huge open world to explore. It's Lego GTA, in a nutshell. The one thing it was lacking was co-op, but this has been added with the PC release.

Anyone brave enough to give Lego City Undercover a go? How can a four-year-old game release on PC in such a state?

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00:19 Apr-08-2017

I bought the game instantly when I saw it came out, You can change your settings with the patch that released yesterday.
Another method was changing it in the ini file.

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19:34 Apr-06-2017

Theyre gonna have to fix this mess... Brick by brick. I'm incredibly sorry for this.

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14:39 Apr-07-2017

lets just hope this doesn't turn in to people stacking bad puns on top of each other.


Crap now I'm doing it

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15:12 Apr-06-2017

This game is a lost cause.

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14:14 Apr-06-2017

Shame, it's such a good game. I got it again on the Switch (had it on the Wii U), and that runs fine. Just a few dips here and there which need to be fixed.

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14:02 Apr-06-2017

If it ain't broke don't release it.

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13:14 Apr-06-2017

Makes you wonder why they even bothered....

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