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kleaneasy
03-17-2011, 09:06 AM
Please post feedback on AC Brotherhood PC in this thread.

To help us gather your feedback please keep all feedback clear, concise and to the point

If reporting an issue please provide as much information as possible including any error messages

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Where posting details of any technical issues remember you should still report the issue to support, even if you think others have already reported the same issue. Their direct weblink is in my signature http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

*Apologies for creating a second feedback thread but the original (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5031067519/m/4141047519) one is not updating correctly.
Any feedback posted to the original thread will still be used, however please post any further feedback to this thread, thanks


UPDATE: - DLC Codes.... - We're pleased to say this issue is now resolved.


Originally posted by ComDevGabe:
Hey there PC-playing Assassins!

We are aware of some players experiencing difficulties redeeming their Special Edition codes for in-game unlockables. We are currently hard at work isolating the root cause and hope to have a resolution soon. In the meanwhile, if you are experiencing such difficulties, please file a ticket with customer support (www.support.ubi.com (http://www.support.ubi.com)) so that we can better track this issue.

Thank you very much for your patience!


UPDATE: - Ubi Store Game downloads - We're pleased to say this issue is now resolved.


We are currently experiencing difficulties with fulfilling digital downloads of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood via UbiShop. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and are working positively furiously to restore service as quickly as we possibly can. We hope to have this issue resolved very, very soon so that you will be able to play!

jahrastafael
03-17-2011, 09:50 AM
hi
i cant dowload ACB, the download manager says that the file isnt on ubisoft server... How i download it so?
R

kleaneasy
03-17-2011, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by jahrastafael:
hi
i cant dowload ACB, the download manager says that the file isnt on ubisoft server... How i download it so?
R

I am aware of a few people having similar problems and trying to find out what the issue is, in the meantime please contact support who can hopefully help http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

D_R_A_K_E_1488
03-17-2011, 09:56 AM
Hello everyone.
I have a problem with Ubisoft Game Laucnher. When it update, in 34% launcher closed. I have a log file and it says:
"2011-03-17 18:42:21 [3696] [DEBUG ] HttpProxyConfig.cpp (316) : Successfully created direct connection to static3.cdn.ubi.com:80 2011-03-17 18:42:57 [4044] [DEBUG ] PatchDownloader2.cpp (797) : failed to get http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/orb...er/0256/msvcr90.dll, patching canceled, trying to start app
2011-03-17 18:42:57 [4044] [DEBUG ] PatchPage.cpp (235) : Patch error. Corrupt file? Restarting and retrying.
2011-03-17 18:42:58 [3936] [DEBUG ] main.cpp (1163) : stopping launcher"
How I can fix this. Tell me please.

arveen11
03-17-2011, 10:19 AM
hope this will fixed. I still cant connect to Uplay >.< cant play multiplayer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

<span class="ev_code_RED">EDIT - Image removed due to excess size, please feel free to repost if reduced in size</span>

shop28C37A4B3
03-17-2011, 11:16 AM
Same problem all over again and again.

Cant find the file on the server when i start the ACB file in the downloader.

Please get this sorted ASAP, realy frustrating to pay for something online to get it smooth and simple and this ****t is what you get..

LEVENTE989
03-17-2011, 11:29 AM
hi
when i enter my serial key it says that my cd key is invalid. i can't play. please help.

fruty
03-17-2011, 11:30 AM
I also have problem with the download manager. File not found blabla, however the file size appears as 7972.53MB. I am guessing if the file can not be found how the file size could be obtained though.

Please keep us posted how the investigation goes. I have no problem providing traceroutes or anything helps.

Or a direct link would be useful as well.

Sincerely,
Attila

Nephr0n
03-17-2011, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by jahrastafael:
hi
i cant dowload ACB, the download manager says that the file isnt on ubisoft server... How i download it so?
R

Had the same problem but it's working now. I just deleted the download manager exe and the autocreated folders and downloaded the file again from the e-mail I received.

Lindballade
03-17-2011, 11:31 AM
I dont know if this happens to everyone, but i cannot be on multiplayer for more than 2 minutes, then it says that i lost connection, and afterwards it just says that ubisoft is down, and ill have to check back later. I know its launch date and everything on the pc version, but doesnt sound like other people have this issue?

Help plox.

fruty
03-17-2011, 11:33 AM
Works now.

Delete downloader and try again for anyone who has/had this problem.

Sorry for bothering.

UbiGabe
03-17-2011, 11:57 AM
UPDATE


Originally posted by ComDevGabe:
Hey there PC-playing Assassins!

We are aware of some players experiencing difficulties redeeming their Special Edition codes for in-game unlockables. We are currently hard at work isolating the root cause and hope to have a resolution soon. In the meanwhile, if you are experiencing such difficulties, please file a ticket with customer support (www.support.ubi.com) so that we can better track this issue.

Thank you very much for your patience!

This issue should now be resolved. If you redeem your codes, you will now receive the appropriate bonus content. Please do not hesitate to notify us immediately if you are still having trouble... and, as always, file a ticket with www.support.ubi.com (http://www.support.ubi.com) too!

Thanks again for your patience!

(I love being able to say problems have been resolved, hehe)

jrmagdaraog
03-17-2011, 12:30 PM
i still have these problems when i launch acb

1. When trying to update through AssassinsCreedBrotherhood.exe:

Trying to get update information to C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi6D8C.tmp.
Found update (Patch, all, all).
Trying to download update file from http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_...hood_1.01_online.exe. Destination: C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi7B53.tmp.exe.
Fatal download error (Connect failed).
Deleting downloaded data.


2. When attempting to log in in Ubisoft Game Launcher:

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz19/jrmagdaraog/asdsad-3.jpg

also i dont have a proxy.
and i live in the philippines

thank you in andvance

Tyryil
03-17-2011, 12:47 PM
I got the same problem, file not found on server, but if i delete the files and then redownload, still got the same problem... if this worked for you guys, do u live in the USA or Europe?
thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

E2i4LiFe
03-17-2011, 12:54 PM
I can't update and also cannot login. Please help.

BePro1995
03-17-2011, 01:19 PM
Yes i have the same problem i can't login to uplay and can't play multiplayer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif also i dont know where u get the downloader? i just put the dvd in my pc and started installing i didn't even have to fill in my installation code ? someone help plz?

BePro1995
03-17-2011, 01:21 PM
BTW i live in Europe in the Netherlands

IvOOO9559
03-17-2011, 02:02 PM
I am just letting you know, that Steam has been behaving rather strange.
When it should have been released, it said 1 hour until unlock, it got a new counter saying that the game will be released tomorrow.

Gabe already knows about this, and said so in his twitter. http://twitter.com/UbiGabe/status/48467440094556160

Was it meant to be like that or is this the usual Valve time (aka pushing release dates)?

shop28836DD77
03-17-2011, 02:06 PM
Still got "The file was not found on the server! the build of ubisoft download manager may be out of date. Press Resume on the main window to retry if you think this is a temporary problem" error...

After deleting the downloadmanager.exe and redownload, the web said that my download attemp (16 times) exceed the normal allocation which is 15 times.

Now what?
BTW, i live in southeast asia. Is anyone who live around here were be able to download the digital copy of ACB?

reka10
03-17-2011, 02:10 PM
Trying to get update information to C:\Users\Gamban\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi2E0F.tmp.
Found update (Patch, all, all).
Trying to download update file from http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_...therhood_1.01_ww.exe (http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_brotherhood/ac_brotherhood_1.01_ww.exe). Destination: C:\Users\Gamban\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi2F96.tmp.exe .
Fatal download error (Connect failed).
Deleting downloaded data.

i get this problem. i read somewhere that i should reinstall my os. but i dont want to do that is thereany way i can fix this?

E2i4LiFe
03-17-2011, 02:12 PM
People having trouble updating or logging in try these steps. Especially number 4. That solved my problem.

1. Try to disable any antivirus software or Windows firewalls to allow the Ubisoft GameLauncher full access.

These are some Online Services Platform Ports:
80, 13000, 13005, 13200-13999
(all TCP) if not using web proxy.

If you are unsure of how ports work, the best course of action may be to contact your router manufacturer, system administrator or ISP for more information. You can also try to bypass the router by plugging directly into the modem to see if the connection error persists.

2. Some anti-virus or firewall programs may prevent the Game Launcher from communicating properly with the service. Please make sure that you have updated any anti-virus or personal firewall software you have installed. Some software may need to be uninstalled from your computer to play the game. Programs known to interfere with the Game Launcher:

ZoneAlarm
NetLimiter
Avira
Komodo
Hamachi
Rogers Online Protection
Ultimate Arena.

3. As a side note, also try to fuly Uninstall and reinstall UBI GameLauncher file, if needed:

To solve this issue, you must manually install the GameLauncher software, which handles the online authentication in the game. Please note that this software MUST be installed to play the game, and cannot be uninstalled or disabled.

First, you will need to uninstall the "Ubisoft Game Launcher" software from the 'Add/Remove Programs' (Windows XP) / 'Programs and Features' (Windows Vista and 7) icon in your computer's control panel. It's possible that the "Ubisoft Game Launcher" software will not be listed if you have already uninstalled it, or the game. If so, you can skip this step.

After uninstalling the software, you will need to manually delete any leftover files in the C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher (32-bit versions of Windows) or C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher (64-bit versions of Windows). Please do not skip this step, it is very important.

Once you have manually deleted the files left in that folder, you can reinstall the GameLauncher software from here, and then you should be able to start the game.

4. You can also give this method a try, but it won't be needed imo. Locate the HOSTS.txt file found under this path, 'C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc'. Open it with any text/notepad, and then delete everything below these two lines of text:

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

After that save this file, and try playing the game again. Also see what happens, if you DELETE this hosts.txt file ?

vinnie603
03-17-2011, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by KristianFTW:
I dont know if this happens to everyone, but i cannot be on multiplayer for more than 2 minutes, then it says that i lost connection, and afterwards it just says that ubisoft is down, and ill have to check back later. I know its launch date and everything on the pc version, but doesnt sound like other people have this issue?

Help plox. I have exactly the same problem

Windrius
03-17-2011, 02:44 PM
Ahm. The game is awesome and all... BUT...
Multiplayer completly crashes my PC sometimes. All I hear is um... This buzzing noise. Like bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. And my PC doesn't respond to anything. Well except the restart button. And prolly the shut down button :/
I have no idea what is wrong with that. Am I the only one who gets this?
*Also my PC is powerful enough, drivers updated etc so no bull$h15 about that.

Earde
03-17-2011, 02:47 PM
Hello i seem to have the same problem the download manager wont connect nor download and the same with my account im only able to play te game offline plz help

wlodi
03-17-2011, 02:50 PM
I don't know if I'm the only one here, but I have a really annoying problem. I also managed to partially solve it.

Problem: The game simply doesn't save my settings. Every time I launch it, I'm back to the default settings. I use gamepad to play the game, but the game doesn't remember that I want to use it and it doesn't remember my remapped controls. The graphic settings are not being saved. It's also very annoying that I have to watch an unskippable movie every single time I want to play multiplayer mode.

EDIT: Even worse, my game isn't saved when I play without administrator rights.

Partial solution: Right click on the game's icon and select "Run as administrator". This actually makes the game remember your settings, especially remapped controls and graphic settings. It still hasn't solved the multiplayer movie and it still doesn't remember I want to use gamepad instead of keyboard and mouse controls.

Cause:
My Windows 7 account username contains a Polish character and it gets ignored, so ACB application cannot write to "Users" directory as it's protected by the system. That's why the settings are not saved. When running in administrator mode, the game creates a new catalog, deleting the Polish character from the username and writing the settings there.

I'm going to report this to support as quickly as possibly, so they can fix that in the next update.

Undeadsee
03-17-2011, 03:34 PM
It seems mouse acceleration is on by default and I have found no way to turn it off. I was looking forward to playing with mouse & keyboard but am forced to go back to xbox controller http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

Is there a hidden feature I am missing or is there no fix for this issue?

VeryFluffy
03-17-2011, 03:51 PM
I've found an extremely specific bug.

I'm using a Playstation 2 controller via a USB adapter (it's recognized as "MP-8866 Dual USB Joypad" in Windows), and in singleplayer I get no button prompt icons whatsoever. You can see in this screenshot they are missing to the upper right: http://i221.photobucket.com/al...03-1720-33-52-26.jpg (http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd60/TzarSectus/acb/ACBSP2011-03-1720-33-52-26.jpg)

But a bigger issue related to the same controller is if I have the controller selected, the multiplayer crashes instantly. It works fine with mouse and keyboard, but the second I change to this gamepad it crashes right away.

pretend3r
03-17-2011, 03:55 PM
I am experiencing a lightning bug where lights inside show through everything. Ie. I can see the windows upstairs in the villa even when I downstairs. it also screws up when a character is in front of one.

Fixed:
Installed the latest BETA drivers from Nvidia (I have a GTX480)

Leandros9999
03-17-2011, 04:06 PM
My controls are very bad! Especially the mouse sensivity. The sensivity is on 10 (max setting) very low and had a bad response. I must move my mouse twice over my full mousepad (30cm!) to move around.

How can I fix this? My resolution is 1920x1080. In Windows is mouse sensivity also full!

Scratched_uk
03-17-2011, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by VeryFluffy:
I've found an extremely specific bug.

I'm using a Playstation 2 controller via a USB adapter (it's recognized as "MP-8866 Dual USB Joypad" in Windows)...
A possible workaround, you'll probably be able to fool AC into thinking it's working with a 360 pad with X360CE ( http://code.google.com/p/x360ce/ ). It lets you map the inputs from your PS2 pad to the equivalents on a 360 pad, then produces an overriding directx input .dll to place in the application directory.

YMMV and all that, but it's worked for me in the past.

oriaphyn2011
03-17-2011, 06:47 PM
I can't connect with Gamelauncher. It WILL NOT and CAN NOT recognize that I have an internet connection. I had to set up a login using the Ubisoft website but I can't access multiplayer at all.

Aeto5
03-17-2011, 07:36 PM
Massive Lag and Suttering/Freeze Troubles:

Bought game yesterday in Australia, and on a fresh install..

Had massive lag and stutter/freeze problems where the game would freeze for a few seconds, and hang for no reason. (even though the frame-rate was quite smooth), [lowering graphic settings and resolution did not improve the matter]

The game froze during the first intro logos, the intro into Desmonds previous games, and the rest of the game. Nothing was not lagging, menus everything.

Currently Using:
Core i7 920 @ 2.67Ghz
6GB Ram
Nvidia 8800GT 1GB
Win7 SP1

Temporary Fix:
Going into the Task Manager and changing the amount of processors running the game solved my issue.
De-selecting one box from the "set affinity options" stopped the stuttering and freezing completely. I have to do this every time i start up the game. For some reason, it doesn't like using all the Processors.

Patch 1.01 was also updated and installed through the ubi-game launcher. Though still did not solve this issue.

[ASC1 and ASC2 did not have this problem]

(I also cant seem to connect online during in game, though i am not gonna worry about that for the moment)

Other than that, great game, works very well when i do the little fix for me.. Great optimization, looks fantastic. I guessing the problem has something to do reading multi-core systems or something, i'm not the pro at this, just hoping for some help.

Will there be a proper fix for this? Or am i the only one experiencing this issue?

gabotron
03-17-2011, 07:58 PM
Anyone noticed low-res cinematics on 1920 x 1080 resolutions and above?

adstar82
03-17-2011, 08:01 PM
Can anyone else not get into a game because no one joins, I only get about 3/6 players in the session and it never gets any more people, I've tried re-playnow'ing and ranked match and player match but I can never get into a game

UtherIV
03-17-2011, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by E2i4LiFe:
4. You can also give this method a try, but it won't be needed imo. Locate the HOSTS.txt file found under this path, 'C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc'. Open it with any text/notepad, and then delete everything below these two lines of text:

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

After that save this file, and try playing the game again. Also see what happens, if you DELETE this hosts.txt file ?
Cleaning the HOSTS file worked for me.
After not working without Firewall nor Anti-Virus, and actually downloading the 1.01 patch from another PC, tried E2i4LiFe's solution. Thanks xD

jrmagdaraog
03-17-2011, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by UtherIV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by E2i4LiFe:
4. You can also give this method a try, but it won't be needed imo. Locate the HOSTS.txt file found under this path, 'C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc'. Open it with any text/notepad, and then delete everything below these two lines of text:

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

After that save this file, and try playing the game again. Also see what happens, if you DELETE this hosts.txt file ?
Cleaning the HOSTS file worked for me.
After not working without Firewall nor Anti-Virus, and actually downloading the 1.01 patch from another PC, tried E2i4LiFe's solution. Thanks xD </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


also tried this method. worked good for me. thanks

yuanminmok
03-17-2011, 11:48 PM
Originally posted by Windrius:
Ahm. The game is awesome and all... BUT...
Multiplayer completly crashes my PC sometimes. All I hear is um... This buzzing noise. Like bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. And my PC doesn't respond to anything. Well except the restart button. And prolly the shut down button :/
I have no idea what is wrong with that. Am I the only one who gets this?
*Also my PC is powerful enough, drivers updated etc so no bull$h15 about that.
dude seems like your not the only one with that problem, its really irritating especially when you can't even finish a game without it crashing.

julian9947
03-18-2011, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by reka10:
Trying to get update information to C:\Users\Gamban\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi2E0F.tmp.
Found update (Patch, all, all).
Trying to download update file from http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_...therhood_1.01_ww.exe (http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_brotherhood/ac_brotherhood_1.01_ww.exe). Destination: C:\Users\Gamban\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi2F96.tmp.exe .
Fatal download error (Connect failed).
Deleting downloaded data.

i get this problem. i read somewhere that i should reinstall my os. but i dont want to do that is thereany way i can fix this?
I have the same problem.

Cederholm
03-18-2011, 01:38 AM
Someone know why some pepole can play online but some cant ???

Pumpkins.
03-18-2011, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by E2i4LiFe:

4. You can also give this method a try, but it won't be needed imo. Locate the HOSTS.txt file found under this path, 'C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc'. Open it with any text/notepad, and then delete everything below these two lines of text:

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

After that save this file, and try playing the game again. Also see what happens, if you DELETE this hosts.txt file ?


yeah!!! worked for me!

I moved the Host file to desktop so I could edit and save it then I moved it back to 'C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc' and it worked fine.. The ubisoft Autopatch patched the game and the Ubisoft Game launcher with a new version. Now Im connected with my Uplay account and I can see all my details and play online.

so you rly need the new patch to be able to play online. If your game doesnt update you will not be able to use the new Game launcher and login.

Thanks.

Aeto5
03-18-2011, 04:07 AM
I think the issue has been fixed now that my online play works after a full re-install of the game. Games been running fine for 15 minutes without a glitch..


Originally posted by papandoniou7:
Massive Lag and Suttering/Freeze Troubles:

Bought game yesterday in Australia, and on a fresh install..

Had massive lag and stutter/freeze problems where the game would freeze for a few seconds, and hang for no reason. (even though the frame-rate was quite smooth), [lowering graphic settings and resolution did not improve the matter]

The game froze during the first intro logos, the intro into Desmonds previous games, and the rest of the game. Nothing was not lagging, menus everything.

Currently Using:
Core i7 920 @ 2.67Ghz
6GB Ram
Nvidia 8800GT 1GB
Win7 SP1

Temporary Fix:
Going into the Task Manager and changing the amount of processors running the game solved my issue.
De-selecting one box from the "set affinity options" stopped the stuttering and freezing completely. I have to do this every time i start up the game. For some reason, it doesn't like using all the Processors.

Patch 1.01 was also updated and installed through the ubi-game launcher. Though still did not solve this issue.

[ASC1 and ASC2 did not have this problem]

(I also cant seem to connect online during in game, though i am not gonna worry about that for the moment)

Other than that, great game, works very well when i do the little fix for me.. Great optimization, looks fantastic. I guessing the problem has something to do reading multi-core systems or something, i'm not the pro at this, just hoping for some help.

Will there be a proper fix for this? Or am i the only one experiencing this issue?

shop27C171CB8
03-18-2011, 04:19 AM
No installation errors, no bugs, no glitches just pure epic gameplay and I'm loving it!

kakofonixx
03-18-2011, 06:20 AM
on singleplayer everything is ok!
on multiplayer I have massive lag!! I connect to servers, start the game but th game suffers massive lag an is practically unplayable http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif
trying to disable my firewall, but it makes no difference...
any suggestions??

oriaphyn2011
03-18-2011, 06:24 AM
I've tried the hosts file fix, disabled firewalls, opened ports etc. and even reinstalled the game.

The update gives me this message:

Trying to get update information to C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi254B.tmp.
Found update (Patch, all, all).
Trying to download update file from http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_...therhood_1.01_ww.exe (http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_brotherhood/ac_brotherhood_1.01_ww.exe). Destination: C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi27EB.tmp.exe.
Fatal download error (Connect failed).
Deleting downloaded data.Trying to get update information to C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi254B.tmp.
Found update (Patch, all, all).
Trying to download update file from http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_...therhood_1.01_ww.exe (http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_brotherhood/ac_brotherhood_1.01_ww.exe). Destination: C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi27EB.tmp.exe.
Fatal download error (Connect failed).
Deleting downloaded data.

When I try to log onto my account it says "Internet Access Problem."

What the hell is going on? I'm CD-key is just sitting there unused.

Pumpkins.
03-18-2011, 07:12 AM
like I said you need to patch the game to be able to login and play online.

Jakcx
03-18-2011, 07:49 AM
Originally posted by julian9947:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by reka10:
Trying to get update information to C:\Users\Gamban\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi2E0F.tmp.
Found update (Patch, all, all).
Trying to download update file from http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_...therhood_1.01_ww.exe (http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_brotherhood/ac_brotherhood_1.01_ww.exe). Destination: C:\Users\Gamban\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi2F96.tmp.exe .
Fatal download error (Connect failed).
Deleting downloaded data.

i get this problem. i read somewhere that i should reinstall my os. but i dont want to do that is thereany way i can fix this?
I have the same problem. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I also had this problem, but I tried this and it worked for me:


4. You can also give this method a try, but it won't be needed imo. Locate the HOSTS.txt file found under this path, 'C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc'. Open it with any text/notepad, and then delete everything below these two lines of text:

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

(Posted by E2i4LiFe)

VeryFluffy
03-18-2011, 07:58 AM
I got a reply from ubisoft support regarding the bug with PS2 controllers making multiplayer crash. Unfortunately, the reply was that only 360 controllers are officially supported. So I guess that bug is here to stay.

badbradmax
03-18-2011, 08:22 AM
I bought the game today and have tried all the fixes. Except the edit of hosts it tells me its in use and i cant edit it. How do i fix this

BePro1995
03-18-2011, 08:34 AM
where can i find the patches i don't even can find the hosts.txt file http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif someone plz tell me what to do ?

kakofonixx
03-18-2011, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by kakofonixx:
on singleplayer everything is ok!
on multiplayer I have massive lag!! I connect to servers, start the game but th game suffers massive lag an is practically unplayable http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif
trying to disable my firewall, but it makes no difference...
any suggestions??
and here is the solution for everyone having this issue in win7 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
http://www.sevenforums.com/gam...-7-a.html#post331641 (http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/31980-lag-online-games-windows-7-a.html#post331641)

D_R_A_K_E_1488
03-18-2011, 09:22 AM
I cannot update Ubisoft Game Launcher. Anyone have a last update? If you have, please upload it on MegaUpload etc.

UtherIV
03-18-2011, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by badbradmax:
I bought the game today and have tried all the fixes. Except the edit of hosts it tells me its in use and i cant edit it. How do i fix this

Originally posted by Bepro1995:
where can i find the patches i don't even can find the hosts.txt file Frown someone plz tell me what to do ?

Originally posted by AlexMerser2721:
I cannot update Ubisoft Game Launcher. Anyone have a last update? If you have, please upload it on MegaUpload etc.
People, listen, for those of you who can't update the game / install the patch / log in to Ubisoft Game Launcher, please, read this:
As E2i4LiFe posted, you need to:

1. Locate the HOSTS file in:
'C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc'

2. Remove its "Read Only" attribute, by right-clicking it and unticking the option "Read Only"

3. Open it with Notepad and delete everything below these two lines of text:
<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost</pre>
4. Save, close, and give it back the "Read Only" atribute.

You should now be able to play/log in =D

Once again, thanks E2i4LiFe for the handy solution.

EDIT= BTW, the game works great so far, but I have a "periodical" lag in the MP which freezes the game for a couple of secs and then continue just fine.
Hope this can be solved in future patches

Weelsson
03-18-2011, 11:44 AM
Hey, me and my friend bought AC brotherhood today and we were looking forward to play some online, ive tryed ALL day and it says that the ubisoft server wont respond, are the server rly down for like all day or have i done smth wrong ? i still havent entered my CD-key witch i find kinda weird,

would be rly glad if someone could help.

spanky2k
03-18-2011, 11:44 AM
Although I'm loving the game so far, I have noticed that it's not quite as smooth in terms of automatically grabbing ledges etc as AC2 was and this is largely due to some errors in the camera control interacting with keyboard movements.

One particular problem area I've just found (and have been stuck on for twenty minutes now) is the romulus lair that begins next to the pyramid-in-the-wall part. In the room where there's a cutscene showing a guy chipping at a jewel in some stones there is a part that is seemingly impossible to do with a keyboard. You have to climb up and then swing across a beam that's directly above the door through which you enter the room. That part is fine. You then need to jump from the platform in the corner of the room across some bars/swings etc.

The problem is that getting Ezio do perform the first jump is virtually impossible. The camera locks in position so you can't manually adjust it meaning that you should have to run in a left but slightly down angle. You can't do that with the keyboard though since you can only do down, left or down-and-left. I've managed to get the first couple of swings down with some luck but then Ezio fails to grasp a later bar - probably because of the camera still being locked and I'm aiming the wrong way. A lot of the time Ezio jumps either into the wall or out into nothingness.

I've ended up quitting out of frustration now and don't know when I'll be able to bring myself to try again. I might have to find an analogue gamepad or joystick just to complete this one section. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

matthias0804
03-18-2011, 01:42 PM
I did that with the keyboard and had no problems.
Keep trying, its not that difficult

un_synapse
03-18-2011, 02:16 PM
Even tho it has its own thread I will post this here too.

Ubi. Make the game properly support 16:10 resolutions. None of this letterbox crap.

niedellan
03-18-2011, 02:38 PM
hi, i'm having a problem with the syncronization between the audio and the rest of the game...

i'm earing borgia talking and just after seeing is face moving, also the same when fighting that happens with the swords and on the cutscenes also.

i already tried in 2 different computers both of them with more then what is need to play the game, and in both happens that.

i already installed the patch also

Weelsson
03-18-2011, 05:37 PM
Hey, me and my friend bought AC brotherhood today and we were looking forward to play some online, ive tryed ALL day and it says that the ubisoft server wont respond, are the server rly down for like all day or have i done smth wrong ? i still havent entered my CD-key witch i find kinda weird,

would be rly glad if someone could help.

AJ_Rimmer_Bsc
03-18-2011, 06:57 PM
feedback thread ?
its just people asking for tech support ????

so where can i read some actual game feedback. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Kassh7
03-18-2011, 07:43 PM
Originally posted by yuanminmok:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Windrius:
Ahm. The game is awesome and all... BUT...
Multiplayer completly crashes my PC sometimes. All I hear is um... This buzzing noise. Like bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. And my PC doesn't respond to anything. Well except the restart button. And prolly the shut down button :/
I have no idea what is wrong with that. Am I the only one who gets this?
*Also my PC is powerful enough, drivers updated etc so no bull$h15 about that.
dude seems like your not the only one with that problem, its really irritating especially when you can't even finish a game without it crashing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
same issue, there is actually a thread (tho no fix there either) about it:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...1051016/m/6241088519 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4721051016/m/6241088519)
I also made a question to the support about it - Reference #: 110318-000453
The sir who responded misunderstood me and thought it was a connectivity issue and told me I should install punkbuster which I apparently tried reinstalling but the game still did it again. Please Ubisoft help!

IvOOO9559
03-18-2011, 07:59 PM
I have a problem.
The top half of the screen is tinted in a transparent yellow.
It is very very annoying and i just cannot enjoy the game.
I noticed other users having the same problem.
Please fix it as soon as possible!

oriaphyn2011
03-18-2011, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by UtherIV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by badbradmax:
I bought the game today and have tried all the fixes. Except the edit of hosts it tells me its in use and i cant edit it. How do i fix this

Originally posted by Bepro1995:
where can i find the patches i don't even can find the hosts.txt file Frown someone plz tell me what to do ?

Originally posted by AlexMerser2721:
I cannot update Ubisoft Game Launcher. Anyone have a last update? If you have, please upload it on MegaUpload etc.
People, listen, for those of you who can't update the game / install the patch / log in to Ubisoft Game Launcher, please, read this:
As E2i4LiFe posted, you need to:

1. Locate the HOSTS file in:
'C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc'

2. Remove its "Read Only" attribute, by right-clicking it and unticking the option "Read Only"

3. Open it with Notepad and delete everything below these two lines of text:
<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost</pre>
4. Save, close, and give it back the "Read Only" atribute.

You should now be able to play/log in =D

Once again, thanks E2i4LiFe for the handy solution.

EDIT= BTW, the game works great so far, but I have a "periodical" lag in the MP which freezes the game for a couple of secs and then continue just fine.
Hope this can be solved in future patches </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

PS. the hosts file needs to have its extension changed to .txt for instance hosts itself cannot be accessed by the launcher for some reason. But as soon as you change the file into a txt file then the launcher can access it and it will work fine.

To do this simply click on the hosts file, press F2 and add a .txt to the end of the file name.

naseem113
03-19-2011, 12:38 AM
I just finished dloading AC: B from Steam today. And it appears that the code for the Extras content on my AC: B is not working. As I just bought the Deluxe Codex Edition for it, I thought it would work. Instead, it states that "ERROR: The code has already been used". I really hope this gets settled soon.

gabotron
03-19-2011, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by oriaphyn2011:
PS. the hosts file needs to have its extension changed to .txt for instance hosts itself cannot be accessed by the launcher for some reason. But as soon as you change the file into a txt file then the launcher can access it and it will work fine.

To do this simply click on the hosts file, press F2 and add a .txt to the end of the file name.
By adding a .txt extension, or any extension for that matter to the the hosts file, you are actually telling Windows to bypass the hosts file entirely. The hosts file, along with the other files in that directory (networks, protocol, services), don't need a file extension. This doesn't really affect Windows, but you won't be able to locally resolve domain names to a specific IP address in case you need to do it in the future.

If you do not understand how the hosts file works, a proper way to edit it in Windows 7/Vista is by running Notepad as an Administrator (right-click, Run as Administrator), going to File - Open, pasting this entry into the Filename field:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

... then clicking the Open button or pressing Enter. Save the file after making changes.

I don't understand why you need to do this, though. I see no reason to edit the hosts file unless you did some workarounds during the AC2-Ubi DRM-permanent internet connection days?

BePro1995
03-19-2011, 02:46 AM
I have got it all working now! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif, when you have the connection problem just do the thing with the hosts.txt file. ACB worked for me when i did that. But i just have one problem now, when i go to multiplayer, and i'm searching for games i can't find anyone :O is this a bug or are there not so much people to play with yet?

Ich4bot
03-19-2011, 04:17 AM
Originally posted by Kassh7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by yuanminmok:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Windrius:
Ahm. The game is awesome and all... BUT...
Multiplayer completly crashes my PC sometimes. All I hear is um... This buzzing noise. Like bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. And my PC doesn't respond to anything. Well except the restart button. And prolly the shut down button :/
I have no idea what is wrong with that. Am I the only one who gets this?
*Also my PC is powerful enough, drivers updated etc so no bull$h15 about that.
dude seems like your not the only one with that problem, its really irritating especially when you can't even finish a game without it crashing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
same issue, there is actually a thread (tho no fix there either) about it:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...1051016/m/6241088519 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4721051016/m/6241088519)
I also made a question to the support about it - Reference #: 110318-000453
The sir who responded misunderstood me and thought it was a connectivity issue and told me I should install punkbuster which I apparently tried reinstalling but the game still did it again. Please Ubisoft help! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same problem here. What a shame I have been waiting for this game a long time.

Guess the specs should fit the game...
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Intel Core i7 860@2,8GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM @1333 MHz
ATi Radeon HD 5970

BePro1995
03-19-2011, 05:03 AM
i haven't play even one game in the multiplayer is this because no-one is online?? i live in Europe does that matter?

justinpunny
03-19-2011, 08:09 AM
Originally posted by gabotron:
I don't understand why you need to do this, though. I see no reason to edit the hosts file unless you did some workarounds during the AC2-Ubi DRM-permanent internet connection days?

Indeed....Even I don't understand why people are editing this Hosts file, unless some extra entries were added !

spanky2k
03-19-2011, 08:17 AM
Originally posted by matthias0804:
I did that with the keyboard and had no problems.
Keep trying, its not that difficult

It's not difficult - the game's not exactly the hardest game out there. However, it is definitely got camera bugs and this part was extremely frustrating due to camera controls and keyboards getting in the way.

For anyone searching across this, I found out a way to get past it:

Don't run and jump like you would off most platforms. Walk right up to the edge slowly then carefully line Ezio up so that you're facing towards the next beam. Jump while holding the right key and keep the free jumping button down until you get to the second bar. Then *stop*. If you carry on free jumping across with the camera to the left of Ezio then he fails to grab one of the bars that he has to swing from - he taps it with his fingers and then falls. Stop on one of the beams. Move the camera around behind you then carry on as you would normally and he'll manage it fine.

It is definitely an issue with camera management and lack of 360 degree directionality whilst using a keyboard.

rvn340
03-19-2011, 09:11 AM
Can't seem to connect to the ubisoft server for the multiplayer/uplay. Turned off firewall, uninstalled avg, checked to make sure all needed ports are clear etc (and they should be). Yet I still can't connect. SP/Everthing else works fine.

Acherrum
03-19-2011, 09:48 AM
Okay, here's some feedback ubisoft:

although you should've known by now - you guys made a lot of ports from console games for the PC - fixed camera angles SUCK for PC users, since we don't have analog directions, we have 8, of which 4 primary... I keep killing myself in pursuit missions, because of the fixed camera angles... You guys gotta try and fix this for future PC releases...

Also, I thought the story was REALLY short compared to AC2... Also, it felt a little milked, instead of a genuine story... Luckily we got multiplayer to keep us busy, but some extra single player DLC would be nice - more Templar tombs etc. I love those http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And the whole Da Vince Disappearance, awesome stuff! I want more!!

Of course, the multiplayer is a real frigging hassle to get going. I remember back in the UT days, we got a list of servers hosting a game, people could set up their own server and host, or just join... You'd get a list and you could choose which game you wanted to join. As of yet, I only tried the Play now function, but I'd love a list of hosts to choose from, that way at least I can see there are games going. Now it's like: let's click and wait for 10 minutes to see if I get anywhere...

Other then that: great release, awesome graphics, nice to see the gameplay polished and even better than before http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I thank you guys lots, hopefully we'll see some more SP DLCs soon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

matthijsking
03-19-2011, 10:21 AM
I have the same problem, can anyone help me?


Originally posted by jrmagdaraog:
i still have these problems when i launch acb

1. When trying to update through AssassinsCreedBrotherhood.exe:

Trying to get update information to C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi6D8C.tmp.
Found update (Patch, all, all).
Trying to download update file from http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/ac_...hood_1.01_online.exe. Destination: C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\Temp\ubi7B53.tmp.exe.
Fatal download error (Connect failed).
Deleting downloaded data.


2. When attempting to log in in Ubisoft Game Launcher:

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz19/jrmagdaraog/asdsad-3.jpg

also i dont have a proxy.
and i live in the philippines

thank you in andvance

Mr_Shade
03-19-2011, 10:38 AM
For people posting Support questions.


These forums are not a direct replacement for Ubisoft support - if you have issues with the game, such as connection problems, you need to report that directly to Ubisoft Support - posting here may not result in you receiving support.

Please contact Support directly, using the link in my signature, or details in teh game's user manual.

Remember to explain the issue clearly and also remember to reply to all emails that support send you - the first contact from support normally is a quick set of things to try - if they do not work, please reply saying so, do not wait - since if you do not reply within 48 hours, the support ticket will be closed.

AJ_Rimmer_Bsc
03-19-2011, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by faidh:
Okay, here's some feedback ubisoft:

although you should've known by now - you guys made a lot of ports from console games for the PC - fixed camera angles SUCK for PC users, since we don't have analog directions, we have 8, of which 4 primary... I keep killing myself in pursuit missions, because of the fixed camera angles... You guys gotta try and fix this for future PC releases...

Also, I thought the story was REALLY short compared to AC2... Also, it felt a little milked, instead of a genuine story... Luckily we got multiplayer to keep us busy, but some extra single player DLC would be nice - more Templar tombs etc. I love those http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And the whole Da Vince Disappearance, awesome stuff! I want more!!

Of course, the multiplayer is a real frigging hassle to get going. I remember back in the UT days, we got a list of servers hosting a game, people could set up their own server and host, or just join... You'd get a list and you could choose which game you wanted to join. As of yet, I only tried the Play now function, but I'd love a list of hosts to choose from, that way at least I can see there are games going. Now it's like: let's click and wait for 10 minutes to see if I get anywhere...

Other then that: great release, awesome graphics, nice to see the gameplay polished and even better than before http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I thank you guys lots, hopefully we'll see some more SP DLCs soon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

THANK YOU !
finally someone who can read a thread title http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I wasnt expecting anything special in the single player side due to the multiplayer aspect,as gamers are notorious for dropping the ball on one or the other,but it sounds like they worked hard on both.

obviously wasnt going to get another AC2 sized game,but really good to hear the SP hasnt suffered.

Mr_Shade
03-19-2011, 12:32 PM
Originally posted by AJ_Rimmer_Bsc:

obviously wasnt going to get another AC2 sized game,but really good to hear the SP hasnt suffered. I'm a little confused about that..

Since Brotherhood is a little longer than AC2 - it's the longest AC game to date..

Brotherhood should take about 15 to 20 hours to complete - if you only do the critical path - main missions..


If you go for 100% sync - your looking at 40-50 hours...


Then there's the extra 2 hours of the Da Vinci DLC...

JozefKavecansky
03-19-2011, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by adstar82:
Can anyone else not get into a game because no one joins, I only get about 3/6 players in the session and it never gets any more people, I've tried re-playnow'ing and ranked match and player match but I can never get into a game

I have problem with joining sessions too. Did you solve it? I think it should have something to do with router

Mouseraider
03-19-2011, 02:18 PM
I don't know if this have already been mentionend.

There appears to be a problem with the "sunlight" effect (or whatever you want to call it), whenever I look down the brightness is increased in the top of my screen, but when I look up (even at the sun) the brightness is unchanged.

The brightness change is even present through buildings/walls etc

Acherrum
03-19-2011, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Shade:
I'm a little confused about that..

Since Brotherhood is a little longer than AC2 - it's the longest AC game to date..

Brotherhood should take about 15 to 20 hours to complete - if you only do the critical path - main missions..


If you go for 100% sync - your looking at 40-50 hours...


Then there's the extra 2 hours of the Da Vinci DLC...

Really? Could be me, but i finished the main plot in a lot less than 15-20 hours... I spent hours having fun, freerunning, killing, making easy money and slaughtering evil guards... And still I finished the storyline within a total of 15 hours of game time... that includes the Da Vinci DLC...

Besides, didn't AC2 have like 12 or 13 chapters? Including the last chapter that isn't a 'Sequence', AC3 is only 9? Doesn't sound longer to me?

AJ_Rimmer_Bsc
03-19-2011, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Shade:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AJ_Rimmer_Bsc:

obviously wasnt going to get another AC2 sized game,but really good to hear the SP hasnt suffered. I'm a little confused about that..

Since Brotherhood is a little longer than AC2 - it's the longest AC game to date..

Brotherhood should take about 15 to 20 hours to complete - if you only do the critical path - main missions..


If you go for 100% sync - your looking at 40-50 hours...


Then there's the extra 2 hours of the Da Vinci DLC... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

someone can TRY and go for 100% sync in 50 hours,but i doubt anyones ever managed to do each mission perfectly first time.

i read one of the missions must be done in 8 mins,now one slip or greasy finger on the mouse and your starting it again.
so i reckon its a lot longer in reality.
AC2 took me weeks if not months.

i expected ACB to be shorter due to all the multiplayer work put in,thats usually a sign of less SP i found.

my lil girl loves the games so much i have to fight to play them,she loves riding round on horses and climbing.
worth the price just for the peace and quiet it gives me from her tirades. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

saintsilence
03-19-2011, 10:59 PM
Well this is a feedback thread so heres my feedback.

Been playing for 4 hours straight with keyboard/mouse. WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE CONTROLS THEY ARE AWFUL.

I think ive jumped to my death >9000 times, its like AC1....

TSLlol
03-19-2011, 11:23 PM
Multiplayer BIG issue:

The session is unreachable.

I can't play with my friends because we're all getting this error message when we invite each-other to our lobby (be it private or player match)...

It's pretty sad because it would be extremely fun to play with/against friends, as the multiplayer is simply awesome

and the singleplayer is fantastic too! (prolly even better than AC2)

LCGuardian
03-20-2011, 04:11 AM
I figure that since I've been such a staunch critic of Ubisoft's handling of communication and release of ACB for PC, I should actually give praise where it's due for the game itself. So, my take on the game. SPOILER WARNING! I'll keep as much as possible down, but some vague references are impossible to avoid.

Story

Pretty good. Probably not up to the quality of AC2 or AC1, but better than most. Ezio's story lacked a bit of direction for a game of this length I felt. However, it did focus more towards the end I felt, and the pace increased correspondingly. Desmond's story was superior to AC2, which was itself superior to AC1. The obligatory cliffhanger was disappointing, but not unexpected.

Graphics

This was one where I was really pushing before the release (DirectX 11?). But its pretty impressive. I felt the lighting and character models especially showed significant improvement over AC2. Water reflections were a step back from AC2 though. Good draw distance, although I'm not sure if that's present on consoles as well or a benefit of increased PC grunt.

Performance

Seems pretty well optimised. I just bought a new rig so I turned all graphics up to full at 1680x1050, and it ran smoothly at all times. I'm using a GTX 580, though, so I'm not sure whether that power was overcoming any poor optimisation, or whether it is good for a range of setups.

Gameplay

I was a bit dubious about the combat mechanics and the BAM, but I'm a convert to the former and don't really care about the latter. I was worried that the combat would be easier than AC2, which is far too easy to dominate as it is. But enemies coming thick and fast, in the middle of combos, is a far better approach than hanging back and attacking one at a time. And the combat reminds me a lot of Batman Arkham Asylum now. Easy to do ok with, but takes a while to get skilled. As for BAM, its really overpowered. But like Mark and Execute in Splinter Cell Conviction, if you don't like it, don't use it. So I don't generally.

Bugs

Almost none. A couple of guards getting stuck on terrain. Very smooth otherwise. I guess that's a real benefit of the PC delay, that the consoles effectively filled a beta testing role for the PC version. I feel bad that it was so bug riddled on the consoles, but its good that the PC has the benefit of the console experience built in.

Multiplayer

Haven't played it yet. But like Dead Space 2 and Bioshock 2, it was the singleplayer that drew me to the predecessors and it's the singleplayer that draws me to ACB. I'll give multiplayer a go, but like Yahtzee, I think a game like this needs to stand on its singleplayer alone.

Overall

This is the TL;DR bit. It's a fantastic game. I thought AC2 was a 9.5 out of 10 (roughly), and I'd say this is about the same.

BePro1995
03-20-2011, 04:22 AM
Multiplayer problem!
ACB just works fine but when i search for sessions i only can find 2/6 or 3/6 people, is this because nobody is playing online or what? plz help me i haven't played even one game. Yesterday i let it search for 2 hours and still found nothing :O plz help

Fudge91
03-20-2011, 05:15 AM
I've been noticing a bug with the cape that your wearing, whenever im walking it look natural. But when i'm on a horse the cape rises slightly and remains completly static, not showing any motion whatsoever. which looks really iffy, anyone else notice this?

HEAT.GRLSOV
03-20-2011, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by Mouseraider:
I don't know if this have already been mentionend.

There appears to be a problem with the "sunlight" effect (or whatever you want to call it), whenever I look down the brightness is increased in the top of my screen, but when I look up (even at the sun) the brightness is unchanged.

The brightness change is even present through buildings/walls etc

If you mean seeing windows' light through walls, go to your CCC (I suspect you have an ATI card) and change Anti-aliansing to "application controlled". That will fix it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Altra001
03-20-2011, 06:01 AM
Helly Mr UBISOFT

My issues since the last update have been with the single player portion.
Issues with MOUSE PANNING. Its very jurky.
Multiplayer does not have this issue.

Not sure but could be related to vSync.

I have an ATI 5970 running CCC2 11.4

Please fix in next release as its extremly distracting and im holding off playing it.

Dreddpool82
03-20-2011, 06:24 AM
Ok I don't have an error as such but i diid find a glicth that allows me to kill guads repeatedly and they don't give chase, they die and get back up again, even the crowd didn't move and run away.

here is a clip of what I mean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq7233ECpy4&hd=1

Aeto5
03-20-2011, 07:57 AM
I have also had this glitch occur in my game multiple times. [i just run away and pretend i didnt see it cause this game is perfect to me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif]

I had it occur to me in the final sequence, when when fighting Cesare Borgia, he glitched on me though i was also not able to hit him with my weapons, only the crossbow and gun worked.


Originally posted by Ghost_Rider2008:
Ok I don't have an error as such but i diid find a glicth that allows me to kill guads repeatedly and they don't give chase, they die and get back up again, even the crowd didn't move and run away.

here is a clip of what I mean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq7233ECpy4&hd=1

BePro1995
03-20-2011, 12:47 PM
can someone plz tell me why i can't join a multiplayer session?

DitchWoctor
03-20-2011, 01:05 PM
As much as I would like to go into specifics regarding each and every aspect of the game, I will just say that I'm VERY impressed by the amount and the quality of the content thus far. I've done about 25% on SP and I'm level 8 on MP, but I still keep being impressed by the variety of the missions, the number of challenges and the zillion of options you have in the game. Initially I thought it would be just another spin-off based on AC2 but I'm glad that's not true. And Multiplayer is GREAT, I've only played 3 modes (and there is a dozen more of them) but I haven't come across any serious connection/player issues that many on the forums are talking about. OK, sometimes it might take a couple of minutes to find a session, but nothing too serious. Congrats Ubisoft, for giving us the best AC to date.

P.S. I'm (almost) ready to forgive the 3-month delay on the PC

DrizzlePistol
03-20-2011, 01:59 PM
Was having a fun time in Singleplayer but I wanted to try the multiplayer for a bit. It launches fine, however my controls are all up No matter how much I configure them in the options, they still don't do as they are "told". In Singleplayer my xbox 360 controller works really good, even showing the xbox icons as on the xbox 360 version, on MP they do not. They only show as (1) (2) etc. Anyone else got this problem?

<span class="ev_code_RED">Please do not bypass the Language Filter.</span>

Avean
03-20-2011, 02:15 PM
The singleplayer is awesome as i'd expect, and the multiplayer is groundbreaking when you look at the gameplay options and how entertaining it is.

I really see a very big future for this that would really triple the sales of the game no doubt.
But there is one thing that stands in this ever happening, and thats the matchmaking system.

It takes usually very long time to find games, often you get disconnect as well. I think thats cause of NAT problems of the players, and thats why matchmaking systems like this are not good.

Also cause of the gametypes you cant join a game that is already started, so when you are searching for games you suddenly get alot less games to join. I see many game modes that are completely empty.

So a serverbrowser, spectator possibilities, chatting browser would really put this game on the TOP of multiplayer games. Ive never had so much fun before.

iN3krO
03-20-2011, 05:17 PM
Single Player:

I loved it, i was thinking due to the new combo feacture the game would be too easy, but after playing and finishing, seeing the NPC IA improvements and anything you did with this game, i've seen this combo were not that powerfull.
I've not used hiden blade to attack normaly, only to do combos (counter attack and than combo) cuz i think be able to fight with hiden blade as if it was a sword is really easy -.-''
The game story is really good (both ezio and desmond), specially seeing that ezio while in-story is more assssin (altair) like, ac2 was bull...

Multiplayer:
Having a "crosshair" is useless.
Sensiblity should work exatly the same as in single player (while in low profile mouse moves slower).
I see this game is for casual matches, but i would prefer if you could make a mp which tries to reach esport too... i have no ideas, but u are professional making games :P

So, in overal i want to say:

AC:B > AC > AC:2

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HEAT.GRLSOV
03-20-2011, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by daniel_gervide:
Having a "crosshair" is useless.

So how would you be able to lock on someone between people? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Lower2011
03-21-2011, 08:03 AM
When will fix on pc???
I m say for trouble with connection to sesion in multiplayer

iN3krO
03-21-2011, 10:01 AM
Originally posted by GhostRiderLSOV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by daniel_gervide:
Having a "crosshair" is useless.

So how would you be able to lock on someone between people? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The same way you do in SP -.-'' plus, due to the sensiblity diffrence beetwen sp and mp i can't aim well even with crosshair -.-''

shop27C171CB8
03-21-2011, 11:20 AM
We are currently examining ACBrotherhood PC multiplayer, if you are having problems, please file a ticket with www.support.ubi.com (http://www.support.ubi.com)

UbiGabe
Gabriel Graziani

NightmareGK13
03-21-2011, 11:59 AM
hey just got my codex edition a couple of days ago im pretty happy with it but i would like however to pinpoint two issues with the game itself

1 - ubilauncher doesn't seem to save my login info even if i tick the remember me box, is it a problem from the launcher or a problem on my end?
i noticed this because the ubisoft forums don't remember my login info as well

2 - multiplayer takes frever, i tried playing it but i quit after 15mins, shouldn't we be abe to play also with people from the ps3 and xbox360? or is it normal to take this long? or is there another issue on my end?

p.s. i reposted this from another thread on the general discussion forum

iN3krO
03-21-2011, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by NightmareGK13:
hey just got my codex edition a couple of days ago im pretty happy with it but i would like however to pinpoint two issues with the game itself

1 - ubilauncher doesn't seem to save my login info even if i tick the remember me box, is it a problem from the launcher or a problem on my end?
i noticed this because the ubisoft forums don't remember my login info as well

2 - multiplayer takes frever, i tried playing it but i quit after 15mins, shouldn't we be abe to play also with people from the ps3 and xbox360? or is it normal to take this long? or is there another issue on my end?

p.s. i reposted this from another thread on the general discussion forum

I don't have problems with multiplayer... it's correct the find game takes too long if there's not any game between the first ping settings (which i supose is Ping <80) and incrensing it too ping <100 it takes like 3 minutes (at other games like call of duty it only takes 5 seconds)... And ofc, when you are at the lobby room, it's only players fault to not chose their profile http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mr_Shade
03-21-2011, 12:20 PM
For people having connection issues:

Please make sure to check the PC forum for this pinned thread:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...691085619#9691085619 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5031067519/m/9691085619?r=9691085619#9691085619)

And just a reminder - it's vital that people follow the readme's advice and open port 1000 - and if you have, it's also vital you inform support!

NightmareGK13
03-21-2011, 01:32 PM
ok ill try that thanks

on a side note
im level 50 at legacy and i already synched my save with project legacy but i don't seem to be getting the capes unlocked
any ideias?
or will i only unlock them after completing the game?

iN3krO
03-21-2011, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by NightmareGK13:
ok ill try that thanks

on a side note
im level 50 at legacy and i already synched my save with project legacy but i don't seem to be getting the capes unlocked
any ideias?
or will i only unlock them after completing the game?

Is legacy a must to full understand AC franchise and to do AC:B 100%?

NightmareGK13
03-21-2011, 04:47 PM
i don't think it is but for the truly addicted its a must play
it fills some gaps and such and helps explain some situations a little better

iN3krO
03-21-2011, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by NightmareGK13:
i don't think it is but for the truly addicted its a must play
it fills some gaps and such and helps explain some situations a little better

kk, i'll check it after this exame's period...

NightmareGK13
03-21-2011, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by daniel_gervide:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NightmareGK13:
i don't think it is but for the truly addicted its a must play
it fills some gaps and such and helps explain some situations a little better

kk, i'll check it after this exame's period... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

you won't regret it

p.s. anyone has any ideas for my capes issue?

Unvilon
03-21-2011, 10:21 PM
Is it possible to raise the height of the sky in nvidia 3D vision? It is too low.

and

do you fix it?
http://s43.radikal.ru/i099/1103/ff/5f416594ce54.jpg

Redeemer_D
03-22-2011, 04:17 AM
I've seen in one of the threads that this is the place to write about bugs and stuff, so this is what I experienced so far:
1 - Sometimes the characters hair is a bit transparent. I've seen this 2 times so far:
a)First time we see the Da Vinci's apprentice.(Apprentices hair)
b)The episode with the rescue of Caterina Sforza from the tower.(Caterinas hair)

2 - There are missions where you don't really have to kill anyone, like the courtesan mission, where you have to steal the antidote. And if you beat up the guy, the full synchronization fails. But the thing is, he's not dead, he's just rolling on the floor, probably from the pain, not the laughter. It's illogical.

3 - Sometimes the controls turn backwards. It happens in the zones where the camera turns console style, where your freedom of camera control is really limited. Then you get that left is right, reight is left. Sometimes it also happens when you get in the well. That's why it really messes up your free run.

4 - The password to the e-mail account outside the Animus. After you get the password to the teammates account, you have to check the message with the passwords everytime(or maybe once in a sequence) to enter their mail. Otherwise it will say - Access denied. which is strange, because the password doesn't change. (I entered their mail once after I got the password, when the new mail arrived and I had an exclamation mark next to "Leave the Animus" I tried to enter their mail and it said "Access denied", then I reopened the letter with the passwords and access was granted).

5 - In the mission where you have to lead the way to The Bankers party it is assumed that you change the outfit and look like a guard. But if you before the mission changed your outfit to the Altairs Armor or Drachen Armor or any else, you will still stay in that outfit and the guards will meet you lile you look like their friend, when you look like an assassin that is right on that poster over there.

6 - The Brotherhood meter. If you use the help of assassins in the memory and then restart it, the meter will be drained to the point where you choose to restart the memory. It is wrong, because the brotherhood is nothing more than a part of a memory, and their meter act's like they're not.

7 - If during a memory you call the brotherhood for help, someone dies and you restart the memory, the assassin will be counted dead. It is wrong for the same reason as 7. If you restart and don't call them or nobody dies then the assassin can't be dead, cause he never was there or he ended up beating all of the guards.

8 - After you got all of the updates from Leonardo the icon will still appear at the meeting spots.

9 - While in the memories about Cristina the crossbow icon and the brotherhood meter is still there.

Just in case you ask, I did update my drivers to the latest version, so the graphical glithes arent caused by that(although, sometimes it might just be the case)) ).
Tech:
-i7 920;
-GTX 275;

ftbscreamer
03-22-2011, 07:54 AM
I would just like to say congrats to UBI on an absolutely great game. The game just ooozes quality, and even though it was only released now on the pc, 4 months after the consoles, I can see that every minute was spent on delivering the best possible experiance for the PC. Its really remarkable considering that in this day and age publishers don't really need to make a PC port, and if they do, most are done really badly. Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Aeto5
03-22-2011, 09:24 AM
78% sync, played for 31 hours now. My first run through was pretty badly synced. But Extremely addicted.

It's also refreshing to see a game have fun cheats again. Haven't really checked it all out, but the unicorn seems cool.

and also extremely refreshing to see a game with such a spectacular story and great twist, and a game that challenges your thinking and the way you view the world [great puzzles]. Really stands out from hundreds brainless shooter games.

Agree with the previous post, Fantastic PC edition. Really hope the PC editions continue until the end of the franchise.

Cannot wait for the massive DLC coming in November (if that's correct) and really hope Assassin's Creed III comes out before the end of 2012 or else it will be too late.

(and find it incredible this was released a year after AC2 with so much content, makes me think that ACIII will be one hell of a game)

My Score: 10/10 (nothing's ever perfect, but in a unperfect world its a 10 for me)

spectatorx
03-23-2011, 10:14 AM
all issues i met until now i described in this topic:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...911059619#8911059619 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=5031067519&m=8911059619&r=8911059619#8911059619)

Please, do something about it.

AbbeyMaine
03-23-2011, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by spanky2k:
Although I'm loving the game so far, I have noticed that it's not quite as smooth in terms of automatically grabbing ledges etc as AC2 was and this is largely due to some errors in the camera control interacting with keyboard movements.

One particular problem area I've just found (and have been stuck on for twenty minutes now) is the romulus lair that begins next to the pyramid-in-the-wall part. In the room where there's a cutscene showing a guy chipping at a jewel in some stones there is a part that is seemingly impossible to do with a keyboard. You have to climb up and then swing across a beam that's directly above the door through which you enter the room. That part is fine. You then need to jump from the platform in the corner of the room across some bars/swings etc.

The problem is that getting Ezio do perform the first jump is virtually impossible. The camera locks in position so you can't manually adjust it meaning that you should have to run in a left but slightly down angle. You can't do that with the keyboard though since you can only do down, left or down-and-left. I've managed to get the first couple of swings down with some luck but then Ezio fails to grasp a later bar - probably because of the camera still being locked and I'm aiming the wrong way. A lot of the time Ezio jumps either into the wall or out into nothingness.

I've ended up quitting out of frustration now and don't know when I'll be able to bring myself to try again. I might have to find an analogue gamepad or joystick just to complete this one section. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
Contextual Camera is about the stupidest thing ever invented. I gave up on doing the Altair armor quest in AC2 because of it (Visitazione's Secret is probably the most crappy scripted mission ever, in terms of camera/controls).

I have read a few posts on Brotherhood for PC, saying that the keyboard controls versus contextual camera are still as uber-sucky as in AC2, and it probably means that I won't bother buying or playing the game. It's supposed to be fun, but those missions where you have to fight the idiotic camera settings suck all the joy out of life.

Nboaram1
03-23-2011, 12:18 PM
Servers and Multiplayer Online play

1.) How come it takes an hour to get in a game which you may only play for 10 minutes.

2.) How come the knight can jump 40 foot in a chase.
Someone in full plate armour seriously can't be that athletic.

3,) How come I can't have a different name for multiplayer like a character profile name.

Thank you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ARustyFirePlace
03-23-2011, 03:39 PM
Is there any chance of there being a chatbox?

Murcuseo
03-23-2011, 03:40 PM
I'm currently having 2 issues, minor things in singleplayer.

One is a vibration in the camera when climb up from ledges and the other is a white hazy bar across the top of the screen when I'm outside.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad255/Murcuseo/003.jpg

I turned the brightness right down so it was visable.

ARustyFirePlace
03-23-2011, 03:44 PM
Oh, and if you guy's don't use dedicated servers soon the game will more than likely be dead in a month or two.

AJ_Rimmer_Bsc
03-23-2011, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by AbbeyMaine:

I have read a few posts on Brotherhood for PC, saying that the keyboard controls versus contextual camera are still as uber-sucky as in AC2, and it probably means that I won't bother buying or playing the game. It's supposed to be fun, but those missions where you have to fight the idiotic camera settings suck all the joy out of life.

although its a superb game,i have to agree,this camera and pc controls are a mess,wondering why ubisoft never got round to fixing them as this is the third game now and its been a pc mess from the first.

beginning to think its deliberate rather than lack of experience,just to make it harder,but the resulting stress caused by this is actually taking years off lives.

stress is the silent killer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

HEAT.GRLSOV
03-24-2011, 03:41 AM
Answers in Bold.


Originally posted by KadorkinCreed:
Servers and Multiplayer Online play

1.) How come it takes an hour to get in a game which you may only play for 10 minutes.

Some ports are not open/fully open. Thus the game takes a long time to find sessions. Otherwise it finds them quite fast.

2.) How come the knight can jump 40 foot in a chase.
Someone in full plate armour seriously can't be that athletic.

The same way the Blacksmith with his hammer and the Priest who is very old can jump/climb around. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Or maybe some very good Renaissance vitamins! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

3,) How come I can't have a different name for multiplayer like a character profile name.

It uses your Uplay nickname, so... no option I think?

Thank you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

You're welcome. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Xanatos2007
03-24-2011, 06:42 AM
From the stab-happy hoodlums at Ubisoft Montreal comes Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood for the PC, the third instalment of the Assassin’s Creed series which they haven’t found a term for yet. And about bloody time too.

Set in Renaissance Italy during the turn of the 16th century, we’re thrust again into the life of Master Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze, picking up where Assassin’s Creed II left off in the mysterious vault beneath the Vatican. After escaping from Rome with the Piece of Eden, Ezio returns to his villa in Monteriggioni only to have it besieged and razed by Cesare Borgia who then proceeds to kill Ezio’s uncle Mario in the most dramatic fashion ever. Serves Ezio right for not killing Rodrigo at the end of AC2, the stupid git. Then, after surviving being shot off a rooftop and God knows how many other injuries, Ezio escapes to Rome where the rest of the story is neatly encapsulated in the title.

Meanwhile, back in 2012, Desmond and his band of college drop-outs proceed to set up a new hideout in modern Monteriggioni, with Desmond & Lucy reaching the Assassin’s sanctuary in a way that pays homage to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Their goal this time is to discover the location of a Piece of Eden and several temples left by ‘Those Who Came Before’ in order to save the world from not only the Templars but also a major catastrophic natural event.
And with that all the believability that was once present in the game’s story has been flung out of a 12 storey window into a bin full of bayonets.

The game’s story has suffered a typical case of “sequel syndrome” like so many others; The Boondock Saints, Pirates of the Caribbean, COD: Modern Warfare, Splinter Cell, etc. The developers feel the need to make the sequels “bigger” and “more cinematic” and so they take the story in whole new directions in an attempt to liven things up, which often leads to the story spinning out of control and becoming what we experts call ‘completely batty’. The first Assassin’s Creed got it right; set in a historical time period with historical events & characters but all the action was taking place in the shadows, making it seem like the Assassins were fixing things behind the scenes rather than being on the frontline of everything. This made the game’s story somewhat believable as it seems like something that realistically could’ve happened. Fast forward to AC2 and now we’re fighting against the Pope, the Pazzi family and putting an end to the Bonfire of the Vanities with Niccoló Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci by our side... with flying machines. AC: B seems to be following suit by cranking up the action another four or five notches, which detracts from the experience somewhat. If there really were tanks & other war machines being destroyed, hooded Assassins infiltrating Il Vaticano at least once a week, men jumping off of tall buildings with primitive parachutes and glowing alien architecture & devices inside famous landmarks I’m pretty sure someone would’ve noticed by now. And I’m also pretty sure there wasn’t a band of smelly wolf men living beneath Roma during the Renaissance. Did no one document anything? Or was this s*** happening so regularly that historians must’ve overlooked it?

More importantly though is the level to which the once brilliantly written storyline has sunk, becoming yet another ******* story of revenge with simplistic comic book villains like in nearly every other videogame & movie on the market. Despite AC1’s shortcomings it has one of the best stories of any game I’ve played, and after reading Alamut (the novel which AC is loosely based off) I appreciate the way the developers incorporated Hasan i-Sabbah’s philosophy through the character of Al Mualim. It was deep and thought-provoking, as a great work of art should be, but perhaps the developers thought that players wouldn’t be able to handle the philosophical elements of the game’s story and so decided to dumb it down in later instalments for the casual gamer market. With the removal of AC1’s investigation missions the assassination targets aren’t very well established or characterised, and in AC: B I barely understood who I was killing most of the time or why aside from the fact that they’re just Templars. The actual threat of the main antagonist seems to have been diminished in AC: B as well; while Rodrigo Borgia from AC2 at least seemed like a diabolical mastermind his son Cesare is depicted as a whiney, insecure, spoiled brat than any actual threat. But all of this is eclipsed by Ezio’s wavering reluctance to kill his main targets; he had about a hundred opportunities to kill Rodrigo over the course of AC2 before letting the old fart live and AC: B follows the same pattern with Cesare. Didn’t this idiot learn anything from last time? This is why I maintain that Altair is still the only proper Assassin in the series thus far: he gets s*** done.
The story of the Assassin’s Creed series seems to have very little to do with ‘Assassins’ or a ‘Creed’ lately, which is pretty damn poor given the title.

But apparently I’m the only one who cares about story, so let’s talk about something else. The PC optimisation in AC: B is fairly noticeable, because there actually is some PC optimisation over the consoles this time. The graphics actually look good for once (improved textures, vegetation and flame effects, prettier sky, etc) and even surpasses AC1 in visual appeal. We’re still stuck with only four quick-selection buttons but now it’s possible to map anything on the weapons wheel to the four buttons, adding a bit of customization to the combat interface. It's also less buggy than the console editions seem to be; the game only crashed once at the start during a cutscene with Machiavelli but when I re-booted the game it continued right where the cutscene left off, so that’s a welcome relief. Okay so aside from those three things there really doesn’t seem to be much of a difference between the PC & console editions, but at least Ubisoft wasn’t kidding this time about the PC optimisation. I still think it could’ve been done in less than five months though.

The core gameplay mechanics remain the same as previous titles with a few cool new additions. The combat has been re-vamped with a killstreak system that lets you start a chain of stylish takedowns when you successfully kill one enemy, which does make the combat even more blistering easy than before but it is pretty fun trying to rack up the highest body count in a single streak. And throwing heavier weapons & polearms at guards never gets old. Although the auto-targeting system seriously needs to be patched because I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve failed a mission because the targeting system suddenly switched to somebody else just before I hit the attack button – usually an ally. Ubisoft have also finally included a crossbow this time, although it seems a little late since we’ve already been given a firearm and it doesn’t really assist in stealth because all the guards are deaf as serpents. Still it’s pretty fun to use and ammunition is a little easier to come by. On the subject of stealth, it’s being seriously mishandled in the series lately. AC’s big thing was social stealth and it worked pretty well, but in AC: B they keep having us play Ninja by running around on the rooftops and hiding behind chimneys from guards. The levels are dead-set linear as well so there’s bugger all strategy involved; just rush from one checkpoint marker to the next without getting spotted by the indecisive guards. The game wasn’t designed for this kind of stealth and the fact that you get instant de-synch in a lot of the missions for being detected makes it doubly frustrating. There were only about two or three instances in the game where I had to utilise the crowd for cover. That worked pretty well and was loads more fun than the rooftop thing, so Ubisoft really needs to focus on the social stealth aspect more in future instalments.

Instead of the game world being made up of multiple cities AC: B is primarily set in Rome, but it is a lot larger than the cities in previous games to make up for it. Horses return for travelling the countryside but galloping has been removed, so travelling long distances can be a bit of a drag. To counter this you’re now allowed to ride horses inside the city, which I’m not sure was a good idea because it means you keep getting pushed aside by other horses when walking the streets - which can get especially annoying when you’re trying to tail someone without being seen. I’ve never used a horse inside the city of Rome anyway because the fastest mode of urban travel is still the rooftops, and as everyone knows horses can’t climb buildings. Although I’m surprised they can’t in AC: B because Ezio can call his horse from virtually anywhere in the game world, so you’re almost never horseless. Not that you really need to call your horse that many times anyway because there’s one about every ten feet which is easily hijacked ye’olde Grand Theft Horse style.

The economic system returns from AC2 although this time Ezio gets to buy the entire city of Rome, including shops and landmarks, but before you’re allowed to start renovating you need to destroy Borgia towers to reduce Cesare’s influence over the district. See the main gripe everyone had with AC1 was that the level design was more repetitive than the Old Testament and so Ubisoft over-compensated in AC2 by stuffing it with so many new ideas that the game couldn’t focus on anything properly (in my experience it’s usually a bad sign when developers start emphasising “variety”). AC: B seems to be continuing this same trend although the individual elements tend to get overly repetitive themselves; seen one Borgia tower taken down, seen them all. Assassinate the overseer of the district, climb the tower and then set fire to the bloody thing in a way which surprisingly the townsfolk don’t seem to notice. Repeat. If AC1 was like reading through the Old Testament then the Borgia towers are more akin to the Old Testament being read by an elderly priest with a short attention span and Alzheimer’s.

AC: B’s most innovative feature is the ability to recruit oppressed citizens into the Brotherhood of Assassins and have them fight alongside you, and Ubisoft should be congratulated on making friendly AI that’s capable of self-preservation and can actually assist in combat aside from mild distractions (in a lot of instances they actually seem to be better fighters than Ezio). At first they start out as mere novices but you can send them out to complete missions around Europe to gain experience and better equipment (and more money, as if you didn’t have enough already). It seemed like a good idea but all this interaction takes place entirely through impersonalised and un-cinematic text messages via pigeon coops, which is a shame because some of the mission briefings actually seem more interesting than the stuff that’s going on in Rome. These little black ops around Europe would actually be better suited for a separate game entirely... perhaps that’s what Ubisoft is leading towards here. When your Assassin recruits aren’t out on missions they seem to stalk Ezio around the city and can be summoned at any time using something called BAM (Brotherhood Assist Move). The way it works is that you point at someone you don’t like and, similar to horses, your Assassins will appear out of virtually anywhere to dispatch the enemy before disappearing just as quickly. Depending on where your target is located they can appear from around a corner, from behind pillars, jump out of haystacks or drop literally out of the sky. The fact that they can be summoned from anywhere to kill anything makes the missions kinda simple and the BAM meter recharges so damn fast that there’s really very little challenge to the game in terms of dying.

As I sit here banging my head against the desk thinking of what to write, I just noticed how similar AC: B seems to be to Just Cause 2: the repetitive stronghold missions have been replaced with the repetitive Borgia towers, Ezio also has the ability to pull parachutes virtually out of his arse to survive a fall from any height, he can also survive a fall from any height by grabbing the nearest ledge when he’s within reach (much like Rico’s hookshot arm) and the amount of side quests completely outweigh the main story missions. Combined with the ability to summon horses & Assassins out of virtually nowhere, Ezio using his hidden gun in a semi-automatic fashion during combat, poison darts, bland faction & Brotherhood interactions and an arseload of irrelevant side quests create a massive sense of disbelief, which takes me out of the experience somewhat and make it harder to engage with the game’s story (what little of it there is). Speaking of side quests there’s certainly a lot of them to keep yourself occupied with; after I finished the main story I had only completed about 50% of the game, and that was with a lot of side quests already done. If you’re aiming for 100% completion then you’d better stock up on supplies and tell your boss that you’re pregnant.

And be prepared for a lot of retries because in order to get 100% synch you’ll have to complete missions in certain ways. The requirements for each range from relatively simple things like kick a guy in the nuts to “don’t scratch the paint on your main battle tank which you’re going to destroy anyway”. Yes, I said “tank”. In Renaissance Italy. As I mentioned before there are certain missions in AC: B that require you to destroy some of Leonardo’s prototype war machines, and they’re the worst idea since platforming in DMC4. They don’t fit with the rest of the game at all; the missions typically involve you infiltrating a compound, burning the blueprints and then using Leo’s machine to tear up the place with a control system from Hell. This is the sort of s*** I’d expect in a Hollywood knock-off of AC, not in an AC game. Who the hell thought this was a good idea? Probably the same pillock who came up with AC2’s horrible DRM, and they also seem responsible for one really annoying combat section towards the end of the game that involves a key plot item if you know what I mean!

Speaking of which, remember that God-awful DRM from AC2 which required a permanent internet connection that p***ed off the entire world? That’s been replaced in AC: B with a one-time online activation like a decent game should. Good to see Ubisoft are learning for once. The music is also pretty good, although what else do you expect from musical mastermind Jesper Kyd? The soundtrack definitely has a darker tone to it than AC2’s (probably a reflection of Ezio’s maturity and new role in the Brotherhood) which gradually livens up as the Borgia become increasingly weaker. However it’s not the best of Kyd’s work and nowhere near as varied as AC2’s soundtrack, although it does give Rome a distinct atmosphere that falls somewhere between Florence’s flourishing and Acre’s war-torn state (from the previous games). The improved NPC behaviours and occasional conversations also add a bit of life to Rome, although the game world as a whole still feels a bit bland.

And finally a brief mention of the multilayer. That was it.

So in short: Good graphics & music, fun (if somewhat redundant) gameplay additions and a decent length campaign, but shallow story, horrible lock-on system, poorly implemented stealth elements, those bloody Leonardo missions and somewhat arbitrary requirements for 100% synch. AC: B is a slightly above average game; there’s quite a few gameplay additions to improve the fun factor but the story is becoming too bland and unimaginative. It falls between AC1 & AC2 in my opinion, if Ubisoft could refine the story to make it a little more engaging and tweak the gameplay mechanics to make the experience a little more believable then they’d have a near-perfect game. This seems to be a trend of Ubisoft; nearly all their games are prevented from reaching perfection by a gaping flaw that’s so obvious it’s a wonder it managed to end up in the final product. Can I still recommend Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood though? Definitely.
Was it worth another five month delay? NO!

Hater_
03-24-2011, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by ComDevGabe:
UPDATE

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ComDevGabe:
Hey there PC-playing Assassins!

We are aware of some players experiencing difficulties redeeming their Special Edition codes for in-game unlockables. We are currently hard at work isolating the root cause and hope to have a resolution soon. In the meanwhile, if you are experiencing such difficulties, please file a ticket with customer support (www.support.ubi.com) so that we can better track this issue.

Thank you very much for your patience!

This issue should now be resolved. If you redeem your codes, you will now receive the appropriate bonus content. Please do not hesitate to notify us immediately if you are still having trouble... and, as always, file a ticket with www.support.ubi.com (http://www.support.ubi.com) too!

Thanks again for your patience!

(I love being able to say problems have been resolved, hehe) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

For the 2nd issue you can solve here (http://ubisoft-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14717)
Do everything on this (although i didn't have the 2nd problem or 1st, this didnt solve me finding games faster) but anyone that has problems should try this and if not open a ticket to ubi or wait for me to get a response and i'll post solutions.

Redeemer_D
03-24-2011, 11:23 AM
Finished the game. Thank you Ubisoft it was really an enjoyable experience. If the main story has a lot of flaws, like Ezio not killing Cesare till the last mission. If he is so concerned about people and Rome he would do this the moment he had an opportunity. And there's no point in dragging Lucrezia all over to Caterina. And the end is just dull, it's never explained what the hell is going on, and what's the point of it all.
But I have to admit, they way you use the real history is awesome. When I heard Machiavelli in the end of 7-th sequence I was like - OMG you cheeky bastards, this is brilliant. That was pretty clever move. Leonardo's machines are a good trick too. Giving us the ability to use the Piece of Eden is very clever too, it's really enjoyable.
I liked the addition and necessity of stealth for 100% synchronization. That is the way of an assassin and it is more interesting that way. Although, please add a "Restart from chekpoint" option, with erasing failed full synchronization if it was until the new chekpoint, otherwise it's really frustrating. Thank you, for a lot of enjoyable moments.

And a little about the bugs.The last bug I noticed:
1 - If Ezio gets under the water that falls from the aqueduct he will not get wet. And in one of the lairs of Romulus where you need to grab a ledge under the water, he will get wet.
2 - When we first see rifts Shaun tries to say something, but there's a delay, that's why I heard him only after I already solved the puzzle.
(There were a lot more, but I really don't remember them right now. Rough week.).

Xanatos2007
You need to decide either you want historical accuracy and realism or you just want an experience that suites you. Assassins didn't trained their body to the max for just showing off their abs you know. And I really doubt that a man in a hood, the ONLY guy here who wears a hood wouldn't be spotted in a crowd of red cardinals. A lot of things you critisized were a balancing thing between AC1 and AC2, they add a little dynamic that was so much needed in AC1.

And yeah, the tank that could be built using the Da Vinci's desings will work -_-.(You need to chage a gear, but it will work). So please, first read all the information you can about the subject and only then draw the conclusion. Right now you're not being objective.

Snypr1818
03-24-2011, 03:17 PM
It would be really nice if there were some more multiplayer options for custom games.

Things such as score limit, kill limit, time limit, etc.

I would also like to have an option to do a free for all mode like Wanted, but have players randomly switch between being hunted or hunting another player, not have players simultaneously hunt and hide from other players.

I would also REALLY like to see a multiplayer "free run" mode where you and some friends can just load up the entire city of Rome and run around aimlessly just for fun.

Also, have you ever considered putting in a "tag" game mode? One guy is "it" and he just has to brush against another player to make them "it", with something like a 5 second delay between the time someone tags another player and that person can be tagged again?

If you guys managed to patch in any of this stuff my mind would be blown.

mandalore242
03-24-2011, 03:50 PM
Single Player is fine.
Multi player is not playable for me(as mentioned in this technical issue thread here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4721051016/m/9721071719))

50% of the game working with a 4 month delay isn't something that can get you a thumbs up.

JohnnyK77
03-24-2011, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Undeadsee:
It seems mouse acceleration is on by default and I have found no way to turn it off.
A thousand times this. The mouse acceleration is horrible in SP - while it is off in MP. Why not make it optional in SP then?
I played countless hours of AC1&2 recently and never had issues with mouse look, but it is absolutely killing the game for me in SP in ACB.

ProFFeS5oR
03-25-2011, 02:24 AM
Now I'm completing sing player part of the game, and I'd like to say - it's awesome. Thx UBI for all work you've done! So much interesting things to do in Rome, I'm never get bored: if I don't like to do main campaign I switch to rebuilding city, train assassin's, or completing side missions.

Sync with facebook for exclusive content is very nice thing too, first time I see so much developers attention to single player. Hope you'll add us some more features in future.

P.S. Haven't try multiplayer, so can't say anything about it.

ProFFeS5oR
03-25-2011, 05:36 AM
Oh almost forgot: VERY BIG THX FOR NATIVE SUPPORT OF LOGITECH RUBLEPAD 2 joypad. I hate stupid xbox360 controller, but now most games have support only of this sh*t. Great that there are developers who cares about there players!

Xmbm
03-25-2011, 06:38 AM
I play games on the PC instead of a console, because then I have the ability to share the experience with other players. It makes the game much more fun. However, this game doesn't have that. There's no text chat in this game, that's a pretty darn shame. Unlike me, almost everybody is not using a microphone. I don't know how much it would take to implement a chat in to the game, but it would defenitely increase the interaction between players and would evolve the community in to something special, like all the other MP games out there.

xp3nd4bl3
03-25-2011, 09:45 AM
Originally posted by Robson19822009:
I'm currently having 2 issues, minor things in singleplayer.

One is a vibration in the camera when climb up from ledges and the other is a white hazy bar across the top of the screen when I'm outside.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad255/Murcuseo/003.jpg

I turned the brightness right down so it was visable.

This particular issue is preventing me from playing the game. Any news on a fix for this?

Thanks

Trenixdecease
03-25-2011, 05:05 PM
Stop trying to clone Prince of Persia. You have something unique here, why you trying to ruin it? Both assassin's creed 2 and assassin's creed brotherhood had annoying obstacles. I don't want to go through obstacles, I want to assassinate in a stealthy way. Hence, the fact that the game is called "assassin's" creed. Make more features instead of altering the game.

Another thing, the game lags way too much when compared to my computer's specs. Add more optimization. Not sure if assassin's creed has it, but I want to remove anti-aliasing. In addition, I wanna be able to remove shadows. Just useless garbage that I'm loading for no reason and causes lag.

WmHilton
03-25-2011, 06:24 PM
Combat related feedback
please fix target lock as it does not work you target someone hit F to lock and it behaves no diferently than non lock in that it will change to any target you look at. In combat it is very annoying that any npc that moves into your view will become your curent target making it VERY dificult to get combo chains off. Movement in combat MUST change no matter which way I try to go the char continues to face and move tword your oponents this along with the random target switches to any npc that comes acros your view makes it next to imposable to try and position your self to attack a specific target. Execute keys are nealy imposable to use on pc try to hit QWES at one time with one hand its near imposable to do please change them edit 2 aparently there are several moves that now req this near imposable key combo back jump wich was like 2-3 keys in AC2 are now 5 keys plus mouse cmon did any one actualy test this stuf ? I really want to know how anyone hits q/w/e/s with one hand I realy loved AC2 but so far the changes in the KB comands needed to play ACB are making it so frustrating that im probaly going to give up if it doesent get fixed you MUST get rid of ALL comands that req the q w e s combo this is just imposable for a normal person to use

CoDim16
03-25-2011, 11:24 PM
Hello to all players. If the Administration reads the forum, we would like to make an offer to optimize the game in multiplayer. Suggestions: Make it to the player adds the sessions have already 5 \ 6 players, so as not to create multiple sessions and the players joined the already finished the session should follow from this that fall load on the server multiplayer. The following sentence: When it went into session and choose the command is make avtotimbalans that the teams were evenly filled with players not to play 4 to 1. Thanks for reading, your CoDim16.

BePro1995
03-26-2011, 08:28 AM
does it matter if you search a session with:
play now
profile match
or something else?
or it doesn't matter?

Acherrum
03-26-2011, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by WmHilton:
Combat related feedback
please fix target lock as it does not work you target someone hit F to lock and it behaves no diferently than non lock in that it will change to any target you look at. In combat it is very annoying that any npc that moves into your view will become your curent target making it VERY dificult to get combo chains off. Movement in combat MUST change no matter which way I try to go the char continues to face and move tword your oponents this along with the random target switches to any npc that comes acros your view makes it next to imposable to try and position your self to attack a specific target. Execute keys are nealy imposable to use on pc try to hit QWES at one time with one hand its near imposable to do please change them edit 2 aparently there are several moves that now req this near imposable key combo back jump wich was like 2-3 keys in AC2 are now 5 keys plus mouse cmon did any one actualy test this stuf ? I really want to know how anyone hits q/w/e/s with one hand I realy loved AC2 but so far the changes in the KB comands needed to play ACB are making it so frustrating that im probaly going to give up if it doesent get fixed you MUST get rid of ALL comands that req the q w e s combo this is just imposable for a normal person to use

The target lock, i totally agree on, but the movement/combat stuff, really dude? I have no trouble with any of the controls, especially not in single player.
Combat is easy like hell, just wait for an attack and counter everything = 1-hit-kills without getting hit
And the backjump, try just wallrunning and pressing space again? That works for me.
I dunno what controls you're using, but Q = weapon wheel, so why would you use that in a combo? And E = eagle vision, again, why use that in a combo?
Controls are easy as hell, if they get even easier, you won't have the sensation of playing anymore... I think you just ought to practice a bit, game is way to easy already...


Originally posted by BePro1995:
does it matter if you search a session with:
play now
profile match
or something else?
or it doesn't matter?

play now = random PLAYER match, so no ranked matchmaking
ranked match = you choose mode, and are matched with people around your templar score - i think?
player match = you choose a mode, and are just matched with anyone else playing that mode, matched less on templar score, more on level?
private match = any mode/map with friends through invitations

And for Ubisoft, I'd like to add: wouldn't it be cool to have a lobby where we can browse all games created/active and look for the modes and maps, and even players, we actually would like to play with and be able to join 'em like that? You could add this as a seperate way of finding a (non-ranked?) game?

GR1N53N
03-26-2011, 05:12 PM
The cinematic/hint camera during lairs is driving me crazy. Is there any way to turn it off so that the camera control remains the same as during regular play?
Thank you.

illuv4t4r
03-26-2011, 08:29 PM
First of all, the game is excellent. It's obvious that alot of artistry and overall hard work goes into this series. So congrats to the devs for crafting these superb games.

However, I've noticed a couple annoying bugs involving Ezio animations in SP:

1. When moving onto (both walking and running) a semi-step (e.g. small bench in hideout), as in from a flat surface to a slightly higher surface but not a full step,
there is no gradual animation. Ezio just "pops" from the lower surface to the higher one, making the movement look jolty. I don't think the previous games had this issue.

2. In virtual training (tested in stealth attacks), when attacking an enemy with a running hidden-blade attack, the victim's head is higher than it should be, going "through" Ezio's body when he jumps on them and making the blade look like it's stabbing thin air. This issue is NOT present in Story Mode, which is weird.

3. Ezio's cape:
a) When swinging back and forth on a horizontal bar, the cape jumps up through Ezio's body for an instance.

b) It seems stiff in the air after Ezio stops running, until he moves it over his shoulder again. This is a minor issue compared to the ones above, but still looks a little strange.

System:
Intel Core2 Duo 3.16 GHz
nVidia GTX 260
Windows 7 Ultimate x32 SP1
Latest drivers and updates

I hope the dev team can reproduce and address these issues, because if they are fixed, along with better matchmaking in MP, this game will be perfection.

Anyone else who has seen these, please comment in this thread:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...121085719#6121085719 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=5031067519&m=6121085719&r=6121085719#6121085719)

illuv4t4r
03-26-2011, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by Trenixdecease:
Stop trying to clone Prince of Persia. You have something unique here, why you trying to ruin it?

I love the lair sequences. They're great exploration and puzzle-like platforming. More like Tomb Raider than POP, and fit the setting perfectly.

This along with all the other additions add alot of variety to the gameplay than just constant killing. They should definitely keep this element in AC3!

Abremms
03-26-2011, 09:59 PM
I just finished my first play through of AC:Brotherhood, and I am impressed. All three AC games have been released late on PC, but this is the first time i felt like the wait was more than just an arbitrary delay to sell more copies on the consoles. It really seems like a legitimate effort was made to make the PC version the best version.

PC gamers have been treated as second class customers for years now. I still don't like the wait, but when there is a product tailored to the PC that feels like a PC game and not a slipshod port at the end of that wait, I don't mind as much.

just having keyboard and mouse control icons instead of xbox icons that i kept forgetting which color was which button made a HUGE difference. its such a simple thing, but I know i cursed the first two games many times as I paused the game mid action and looked up what key corresponded to which color.

now, give me a proper ending, damnit! I like cliffhangers, but I'd really like to not have to enforce another 6month information embargo on all my friends that play on consoles while I wait for PC!

the only real exception to the awesomeness is the contextual camera. It had me quite frustrated several times. When the player has control over something 90% of the time, taking away that control without warning is a very bad thing. almost every time it happened I careened off a ledge because I was unable to compensate for the suddenly different POV. not to mention some of the angles were pretty rough with keyboard and mouse.

d_train_
03-27-2011, 05:25 AM
I have found a bug/issue with the single player PC game. When Ezio dyes his clothes/cape or if he is in a part of the story where he is in disguise (french uniform, etc) he still appears in his standard clothes. When he gets the new armor he still appears unchanged. I like to change the colour of the his outfit, but can't - really spoils the gameplay. This worked perfectly in the last release of AC.


DT

gabotron
03-27-2011, 07:31 AM
I discovered a bug wherein during combat or open conflict in an alleyway, an enemy (guard) grabs Ezio and then no actions can be done except for the LT, Back and Start buttons on the Xbox360 for Windows controller. This resulted in me restarting the game to the latest memory.

The bug is difficult for to reproduce, though. I did not even realize that I was in an alleyway during open conflict. I was about to kill guard number 4 of 4 when suddenly, he grabbed me. Then the controls on my controller became like this:

Larger version (http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/4616/acbsp2011032612435409bu.jpg)
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/971/abcspbug.jpg

I already reported this to Ubisoft support.

BePro1995
03-27-2011, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by BePro1995:
does it matter if you search a session with:
play now
profile match
or something else?
or it doesn't matter?

play now = random PLAYER match, so no ranked matchmaking
ranked match = you choose mode, and are matched with people around your templar score - i think?
player match = you choose a mode, and are just matched with anyone else playing that mode, matched less on templar score, more on level?
private match = any mode/map with friends through invitations

And for Ubisoft, I'd like to add: wouldn't it be cool to have a lobby where we can browse all games created/active and look for the modes and maps, and even players, we actually would like to play with and be able to join 'em like that? You could add this as a seperate way of finding a (non-ranked?) game?[/QUOTE]

thank you! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and yeah that idea of having a lobby really sounds good! it will be easier to find a match you like, i think :P

Acherrum
03-27-2011, 03:13 PM
I was just thinking, all these runners, maybe we should get a Freerun/race-mode, with set courses, but in the city with pedestrians etc. Scoring based on time - like winner gets 4k, and for the other players goes something like
score = 4k-(t*250)
where t is amount of seconds later than first place.

maybe the possibility to create your own courses which are automatically shared in private sessions

and maybe even the possibility of certain none-lethal abilities - there could be an option to have a race with or without abilities and perks...


Originally posted by GR1N53N:
The cinematic/hint camera during lairs is driving me crazy. Is there any way to turn it off so that the camera control remains the same as during regular play?
Thank you.

I don't think so, it's because it's actually a console port, they don't have the same problem we have with our 4 directional buttons/8 directions...

solidsam.cro
03-27-2011, 04:58 PM
I don't see shop quests anymore. Is that because of the DLC? If it is, how to deactivate DLC and what will be deactivated with it? (templar lairs, assassinate cnt-s?

Improvizor
03-27-2011, 08:37 PM
The game is brilliant. One of the best stories in video games ever in my humble opinion, backed with awesome and original gameplay. And PC version of Brotherhood is all I wanted it to bee. Well, almost. There is one very small issue you should take into consideration when you make AC3 on PC. Controls.
See, inventory wheel is nice, and it should stay, but since we have a keyboard it would be nice to be able to use all the numbers to select weapons instead of just first 4. And most keys can do several actions with the same button. That's all nice for people who like to play that way. But one of the keyboard layouts should have the option to chose any key to do any action we want. Keyboards have a lot of buttons. You should exploit that.

Silence911
03-27-2011, 09:15 PM
So far i have not seen a better story in a pc game.There are many in market nowadays with brilliant graphics but no proper story especially the mindless shoot-em-ups.I always enjoy historical games and my favorite was age of empires till i played assassins creed.Hats of to the guys who wrote the story of assassins creed!I think brotherhood is even better than AC 2 especially with the new rewarding,brutal(most satisfying) combat system.It is sinful pleasure at its best.It is elegant and classy and highly entertaining.Assassins creed is not just a game its a work of art.Though i read about quite a few bugs in game i have been lucky to not encounter a single one so far.I cant play multiplayer yet but hopefully ubisoft will release a patch soon.Thanks ubisoft for releasing this wonderful game.

dmzct
03-27-2011, 11:46 PM
I've noticed two graphical bugs that detract from the gameplay, which is otherwise great:

1. The collision detect seems to be broken in some of the animations. Specifically, Ezio (or members of the assassin brotherhood) execute their moves faster than the enemies react to them. This is most apparent during running-leaping assassinations. Ezio and his victim do not fall in sync; rather, Ezio falls much quicker so it appears the two of them are merging briefly. The same is true when it comes to flying assassinations and other animations (including tackling, although less noticeable often due to camera angles). I did not notice this on the console version at all.

2. Many textures flicker noticeably as if they are competing with other textures to be displayed. A good example is at the beginning of the game when Mario approaches Ezio inside the Vault. Both Mario and Ezio's outfits flicker in a very distracting way. This is noticeable on buildings and landmarks, and in the eyes of some characters during cut scenes. I did not notice this in the console version, but I did notice it in the PC version of ACII. I was told by a friend this is called "z-fighting," but I have no idea what that is or if it's correctable.

For reference purposes this game is running on an Intel i9 3.8gz with a 580GTX.

Grafferu
03-28-2011, 04:07 AM
All I can say is that ACB was way better then AC2, which was way better then AC1, which was a great game in itself http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Congratulations Ubi http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif (wish you can bring the same upgrades to POP 08)

Acherrum
03-28-2011, 04:09 AM
Originally posted by solidsam.cro:
I don't see shop quests anymore. Is that because of the DLC? If it is, how to deactivate DLC and what will be deactivated with it? (templar lairs, assassinate cnt-s?

There are only a few shop quests, if you've completed them, they're gone. If they're not showing up at all, and you haven't completed them, you might wanna contact support...

solidsam.cro
03-28-2011, 06:26 AM
yes, I've found them.

melbourne47
03-28-2011, 07:24 AM
I don't know if any of you guys noticed this but why is the dialogue of the npcs in multiplayer in french?... It is set to english and yet they speak french...

Infernal2907
03-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Hi there,

Please address this as a feedback to Ubisoft, and I hope they will fix it as soon as they could.

Brightness Issue
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...1067519/m/1781017719 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5031067519/m/1781017719)

I eagerly await for your reply.

Thanks and Best Regards.

DataAngelis
03-28-2011, 09:10 PM
what would be really nice right now would be a aspect ratio option for the PC version?? not everyone has bloody widescreen monitors! :/
but so far game wise it's not bad but still buggy.

OsontheUnsound
03-29-2011, 01:21 AM
Hi, I've been having a problem with the game since day one and I don't see it being addressed anywhere, and today it just came to a head.

It's been freezing, like game-crashing, massive level freeze. Everything stops and my sound reduces to a... buzz? Or a beep? I'm not sure how to describe the sound. A ringing, like you get in your ears when something goes wrong with your hearing or whatever. Then I have no choice but to hard reset my computer. I've played up until about 50% synchronization and it's happened about 30 times, at varying intervals. Sometimes it doesn't happen even once an hour, but it always eventually happens, usually right when the game is saving.

So, I say it came to a head today because just now my game crashed, and when I tried to load it up again after restarting Windows, it corrupted my save file. I lost all of my work, and that just ruins my ability to start another game, because what if I lose my save again? I can't find this problem mentioned anywhere else and this has me at the end of my patience, with losing my save game. I love this game, I think it's great, but this is a game-breaking crash. Please help!!!

gabotron
03-29-2011, 04:23 AM
Originally posted by OsontheUnsound:
Hi, I've been having a problem with the game since day one and I don't see it being addressed anywhere, and today it just came to a head.

It's been freezing, like game-crashing, massive level freeze. Everything stops and my sound reduces to a... buzz? Or a beep? I'm not sure how to describe the sound. A ringing, like you get in your ears when something goes wrong with your hearing or whatever. Then I have no choice but to hard reset my computer. I've played up until about 50% synchronization and it's happened about 30 times, at varying intervals. Sometimes it doesn't happen even once an hour, but it always eventually happens, usually right when the game is saving.

So, I say it came to a head today because just now my game crashed, and when I tried to load it up again after restarting Windows, it corrupted my save file. I lost all of my work, and that just ruins my ability to start another game, because what if I lose my save again? I can't find this problem mentioned anywhere else and this has me at the end of my patience, with losing my save game. I love this game, I think it's great, but this is a game-breaking crash. Please help!!!
Based on your post, you seem to know little about your computer. Have you checked your CPU and video card temps? Or your sound card's driver? Or if your PSU has enough wattage? Or maybe your hard drive isn't up to shape?

I track my game time with Raptr and yesterday, I played for 8 hours and 5 minutes straight. Last Saturday, I played for 5 hours and 51 minutes straight.

ACB is not crashing on my end. I'm almost certain it's not a problem with the game.

AJ_Rimmer_Bsc
03-29-2011, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by gabotron:

ACB is not crashing on my end. I'm almost certain it's not a problem with the game.

wether or not its working fine for you,the game is definitley not working fine on other machines.

i too am getting crashed out regularly and to say its annoying when it happens right near the end of a mission would be an understatement.

if you look at some of the problem "solutions" bandied about it should be clear some fault lies with the game,for instance the advice to drop 2 cores from a four core cpu,this fault lies at ubisofts feet,as a four core system is common these days.

i waited 6 days for a tech support reply that was just a generic set of advice any total novice would have already tried before raising a ticket.

so pleae before boasting about no errors for hours n hours try and remember we dont have identical systems and so will have problems even if you dont.
to denegrate others problems as "non existent" because you dont have them is a tad ignorant.

my generic reply tells me i wont be getting any personalised help with my crashing,so if anything i should be the angry one,but hoping enough people sing out they will look more closely at things like what exactly is punkbuster doing to realtek and Amd HDMI enabled systems.

i finally got the game running last night without any punkbuster running,and managed to get 4 hours without a crash.
but i also know that getting punkbuster to admit their softwares at fault will take a ubisoft employee to say something.

UtherIV
03-29-2011, 08:53 AM
Buggy feedback first:
- As of Sequence 7 (not really matter which, though), when I finished The Truth's clusters and -that final part-, the cinematic tried to show Desmond getting out of the Animus- instead, he got stuck "floating" in the machine, and yet the animation kept on, with the camera pointing to actually "nothing at all". When it finished, and Desmond should be out of the Animus, standing at the same spot you finish when exiting by "Leave the Animus" option, I ended up stuck standing in the very middle of the "chair".
So, I re-entered the Animus, and exit'd it again. Now, I could get out- but when going around Monteriggioni, Desmond glitched multiple times, appearing and disappearing, and the camera shaked a lot.
That was actually the most amusing bug in the game for me.
- There's a courtesan mission in which you have to steal a medicine from an evil doctor. Also, for full sync it asks you to not to kill him- this is the buggy part: When I tried stealing and running, I got notorious, yet when reaching the courtesan, I get a "Full Sync Failed" warning and recieve 50% for the memory.
I don't get it at all... Why would the doctor die? Did he suddenly exploded or something without that medicine?
It's cruel- just... cruel.
- Full-body outfits (like Drachen Armor) seem "stuck" to the character.
What I mean is, when accessing a memory in which you change your appearence (e.g. Cristina's and the Luigi guard's), the outfit won't get removed (for "the sake of the memory").
It's funny to watch Young Ezio with the Drachen, but feels out of context.

Now, normal feedback:
The game is AWESOME. At first, it was hard to deal with the mouse sensibility, but the inclusion of the Virtual Training sessions helped A LOT- specially with jumps and streaks (that would be a nice addition in AC3).
The game seems to had been polished well, so gameplay is fluent; it's a bit annoying when you jump incorrectly and lose both health and full sync, but I see that as the replayability side of the game.
LOVED The Truth's clusters (the chess game ending, the letter to Argentina's and Chile's templars and the guy calling the TV provider were my favorite) and the Da Vinci DLC's ending. I wish you would add more clusters in AC3, or at least make them longer.
All in all, EXCELENT game. Seemed like an Addendum for AC2, but I'd still reccomend it.

Trenixdecease
03-29-2011, 09:01 AM
Think it's way too easy to free run in multiplayer on the PC, which makes it the best style. You should maybe look into that and balance it accordingly.

gabotron
03-29-2011, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by AJ_Rimmer_Bsc:
wether or not its working fine for you,the game is definitley not working fine on other machines.
...
so pleae before boasting about no errors for hours n hours try and remember we dont have identical systems and so will have problems even if you dont.
to denegrate others problems as "non existent" because you dont have them is a tad ignorant.

@AJ_Rimmer_Bsc
I did not say that the problem is non-existent. I said I'm almost certain that the problem is not with the game. I'm not boasting about ACB not crashing on my end either. I'm just saying there might be some things that can be done before ruling out that the problem is with the game. If I was able to play the game for more than 8 hours straight without it crashing or freezing my system, then that's one vote to the side of: it's not a problem with the game. To rephrase it, I'm almost certain it's not a problem with the game. Again, I did not boast. I just presented something that would prove my point.

I acknowledge your point that the game is not working fine on other machines. Anyone can conveniently declare that on any other game that does not work on their machine. However, I also acknowledge the possibility of user error. We don't have identical systems after all. I don't have a clue what OsontheUnsound's configuration is or how inclined he/she is to finding solutions to PC problems. I just based my input on his post.

OsontheUnsound
03-29-2011, 04:18 PM
Gabotron, have you actually contributed any suggestions or help here? Or did you just show up to flame me when I'm having a problem? Throwing around stupid assumptions about what I do or do not know is not helping anyone. You based your so-called "input" on nothing other than a bunch of assumptions about me and my system. I'm going to leave it at that because my level of interest in a flame war with you is very low right now. So if you have a suggestion for how to fix this, drop it here. Otherwise, go away, because you're not helping with a solution.

Kratier
03-29-2011, 04:34 PM
i think the multiplayer game is great, but there are a lot of things that need to be fixed before releasing the next installment of multiplayer in Assassin's creed series.

A lot of players do not even try to stealth or be sneaky, there needs to be some sort of mechanic, which hinders the melee effectiveness of a person if they aren't being sneaky or discreet.

Often i will find players who run across the map sprinting all over, giant red icon above them, obvious to anyone, they walk up to me, and i cannot do anything to defend myself, if the B button comes up, it comes up too late, because the person hunting me will hit the X button before i even get the chance to press the B button. If they are obvious to everyone, they should have a 50/50 chance at the very least to fail. (edit: also adding that majority of the times smoke bomb/fireworks is useless, as assassinate will lock in from far away and kill me regardless if I use the skills)

Also other things that should be improved are the menu system to launch multiplayer, as you are required to launch singleplayer, then multiplayer, then matchmaking. Plus the options for viewing ability challenges is a little cumbersome , you should have some sort of tooltip for your abilities that show the current progress % of your challenges of that skill, OR perhaps press X to see challenges of ability selected in the ability selection menu.

Another problem seems to be the multiplayer matchmaking, there needs to be some sort of number counter for how many people are actively playing certain modes, so players will have an easier time finding a game. This is prominent in ModernWarfare games on XBOX, they show the exact number of people actively playing each mode, so you can expect how easy it will be finding a new automatched game.

I love this game, i love the multiplayer, but certain aspects of it are very frustrating, such as "CONNECTION ERROR PLEASE WAIT" while you are killing someone, then when it goes away, you are being killed. Perhaps you should limit games to the same continent, show pings or at the very least show connection status. And add some sort of "lobby" system, where games do not end after 1 match, and players can vote on maps/modes for the next encounter.

I think you will take the time to read this feedback, I think it is very helpful and informative if you plan on having your next game be a success.


edit: adding one addition here, there seems to be absolutely no sound options for this game, except during the singleplayer campaign, you cannot change the sound options outside of the campaign, or during multiplayer.

gabotron
03-29-2011, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by OsontheUnsound:
Gabotron, have you actually contributed any suggestions or help here? Or did you just show up to flame me when I'm having a problem? Throwing around stupid assumptions about what I do or do not know is not helping anyone. You based your so-called "input" on nothing other than a bunch of assumptions about me and my system. I'm going to leave it at that because my level of interest in a flame war with you is very low right now. So if you have a suggestion for how to fix this, drop it here. Otherwise, go away, because you're not helping with a solution.
@OsontheUnsound,
I actually asked you some things. I also gave you a point of comparison- that the game is working fine on my end.

Originally posted by gabotron:
Based on your post, you seem to know little about your computer. Have you checked your CPU and video card temps? Or your sound card's driver? Or if your PSU has enough wattage? Or maybe your hard drive isn't up to shape?
...

Your initial post, or should I say feedback did not contain anything about your specs or what you did to remedy the situation aside from a hard reset, so I ended up with more questions. How can one expect a solution with a post like that? To tell you frankly, your post almost sounded like a rant rather than a feedback.

If I would have assumed anything in my input, it would be that my guess is as good as everyone else's. But I did not throw around assumptions about what you did or did not do. After all, I don't have a clue about what your configuration is or how inclined you are to finding solutions to PC problems.

OsontheUnsound
03-29-2011, 10:02 PM
Well, as other people in this thread have said, they're having a similar problem. I don't imagine heat is an issue in this case, as it's never been before and my case is well ventilated, so I'm just going to ignore that one. I'm not getting any artifacts or any graphical indication that anything is wrong with heat in my system. But you're right, I didn't post my specs, I must have forgotten in my consternation.

AMD Phenom II X4 810 processor, ATi Radeon HD 4870 graphics card, SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum sound card, Windows 7 SP 1 64-bit OS. None of that sounds incapable, and the game isn't a vast graphical leap forward from ACII, which ran without a hiccup on my system. SO! Something is wrong with how the game interacts with my computer.

I allowed Windows to find the most up-to-date drivers for my equipment on its' own, and I know that makes me "not sure" on whether it was right (as I'm new to Windows 7), but I'll assume it's on top of things as it said it was. It's paranoid to assume otherwise. So my drivers are very likely fine as well.

So the hardware and software are most likely not the issue, unless between ACII and Brotherhood they somehow made the game hate my sound card or something, as some people are guessing in their dealings with this problem. My HDDs are passable, and the game is actually installed on my second-newest drive, which I got within 2 years from now.

So, lowest common denominator in my opinion is that there's a problem with the game that they didn't catch, some issue it has with my hardware. I'm not running a thousand background programs to monitor my games or hardware because I've never had a problem before, and this is the only new game of mine that's having problems.

I hope that information curbs your opinion.

gabotron
03-29-2011, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by OsontheUnsound:
Well, as other people in this thread have said, they're having a similar problem. I don't imagine heat is an issue in this case, as it's never been before and my case is well ventilated, so I'm just going to ignore that one. I'm not getting any artifacts or any graphical indication that anything is wrong with heat in my system. But you're right, I didn't post my specs, I must have forgotten in my consternation.

AMD Phenom II X4 810 processor, ATi Radeon HD 4870 graphics card, SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum sound card, Windows 7 SP 1 64-bit OS. None of that sounds incapable, and the game isn't a vast graphical leap forward from ACII, which ran without a hiccup on my system. SO! Something is wrong with how the game interacts with my computer.

I allowed Windows to find the most up-to-date drivers for my equipment on its' own, and I know that makes me "not sure" on whether it was right (as I'm new to Windows 7), but I'll assume it's on top of things as it said it was. It's paranoid to assume otherwise. So my drivers are very likely fine as well.

So the hardware and software are most likely not the issue, unless between ACII and Brotherhood they somehow made the game hate my sound card or something, as some people are guessing in their dealings with this problem. My HDDs are passable, and the game is actually installed on my second-newest drive, which I got within 2 years from now.

So, lowest common denominator in my opinion is that there's a problem with the game that they didn't catch, some issue it has with my hardware. I'm not running a thousand background programs to monitor my games or hardware because I've never had a problem before, and this is the only new game of mine that's having problems.

I hope that information curbs your opinion.
If this was the information you posted on March 29 2011 00:21, then I would have responded differently.

Based on what I've read here so far, the freezing/crashing issue of others are in the multiplayer aspect of the game. This may be due to them spending more time with multiplayer rather than single player, but what's certain is that these are different executables (ACBSP.exe and ACBMP.exe).

You could also have looked into the Creative forums to check if there are users having similar problems with the game or if there were any newer drivers released for your particular sound card. (Although in my experience with my ASUS Xonar, the newer driver did not help with my issue on Batman: AA GOTY Edition crash-to-desktop.)

On another note, you could also have checked further by physically removing your discrete sound card, or disabling it from Device Manager, or disabling it from the BIOS if is a built-in one. If the game worked without the card (and apparently without sound), then that would make you certain that there is a problem with ACB single player (or multiplayer) and the Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum sound card you have.

Also make sure that you have your findings reported officially to the guys at Ubi support.

AJ_Rimmer_Bsc
03-30-2011, 03:51 AM
Originally posted by OsontheUnsound:


So, lowest common denominator in my opinion is that there's a problem with the game that they didn't catch, some issue it has with my hardware. I'm not running a thousand background programs to monitor my games or hardware because I've never had a problem before, and this is the only new game of mine that's having problems.

I hope that information curbs your opinion.

a few of us out here have tracked it back to a few possibles.
punkbuster
realtek sound
ati hd audio
corrupted save and game files.

we are now left hoping they stabilise mp and start working to fix our problems.

only solution i have is regular save folder copying,and frequent re-installs.
removing/disabling sound does nothing,as does cpu core switching.
though when removing punkbuster from single playing and system,i found the gaps between crashing gets longer,a lot longer.

Trenixdecease
03-31-2011, 09:38 PM
I'm actually a little disappointed with the game. I've just beat it after not ever having time to play it because of dealing with college and such. So that means I never had time and I already beat it. Another words, the game was so short, possibly the shortest assassin's creed yet. This game is more of an expansion, and the pricing shouldn't of been as if it was a full game.

I also am disappointed with the multiplayer, as I continue to complain about it. If this whole game had to do with the multiplayer, you'd think that it'd actually be good. Everything you've learned in every singleplayer game, Assassin's creed through assassin's creed brotherhood, none of it was reflected in multiplayer. I read some reviews on IGN how you can't just run around? Really, that's hilarious.

Next assassin's creed I hope to see more missions, rather than side quests. More weapons and newer animations, rather than having the same old ones and an actual reason to have recruits and zones. I mean, it all seems pretty pointless. Also these achievements don't keep me playing. Achievements are for online play, not a singleplayer game. There really was no progression in the game and it was way too easy with the new kick feature. I honestly wanted some turf battles like in GTA: SA.

To sum it up, Assassin's creed 1 & 2 were better.

Bog_Umer
04-01-2011, 09:33 AM
I already wroted about my problem here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4721051016/m/9621044819) but nobody answered.
I need save in the beginning of Sequence 8, where EVERYTHING to this moment is unlocked (i mean outfits, collected treasures and flags, 100% sync in all missions before, shop quests and so on).
I nad this save today morning but ACB froze during the gameplay and save became corrupted. I REALLY don't want to replay the entire game, unlocking all this stuff once again. I also don't need 100% sync save, because i sropped in section 8, passing everything before sequentally and i want to complete the game by myself exactly from the place, where I stopped because of corrupted save file.
P.S. I also created a ticket (#110331-000058) about this problem. I am doubling my request on this forum. Maybe Tech Support is able to restore my corrupted savefile. That would be greatest way of solving my problen.
Supprot is silent about 2 days. Can anyone help me somehow?

chiepie01
04-01-2011, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by BePro1995:
BTW i live in Europe in the Netherlands

Misschien heb ik een oplossing voor je?

Is je spel gekocht en heb je een officiële product key?
Ik heb nl contact opgenomen met Ubisoft UK en kreeg een link waarmee ik een nieuwe Ubisoft gamelauncher ontving.

de stappen die moest uit voeren waren de volgende:

1. De-installeer de game installer via configuratie scherm Windows.
2. Onder uitvoeren in Windows (windows toets in combi met R) "%temp%" intypen en in deze folder alle temp files deleten.
3. De nieuwe game installer installeren (ontvangen van Ubisoft)
4. pc booten
5. Game opnieuw starten.
6. username en password ingeven (je moet dan wel een account hebben aangemaakt en dat kan alleen met de installatiecode.

Ik heb dan weer het probleem dat ik on der MP geen mede/tegenspelers tegenkom Wi heeft hier oplossing voor. Ook weet ik niet hoe je vrienden moet maken in deze game, geen idee. Zijn hier clan sites voor of zo

OsontheUnsound
04-01-2011, 02:16 PM
@AJ_Rimmer_Bsc

How do you remove Punkbuster from single player? I'm going to try your method.

OsontheUnsound
04-01-2011, 02:28 PM
I also have a suggestion for the game in the future, but I imagine that this is the last of Italy we'll be seeing:

I took Tycho from Penny Arcade's advice and played the game in Italian with English subs, which is great for the believability. Thing is, you should put in the option to keep the "real world", aka the world outside of the animus, in English. I'd like to not have to quit to the main menu each time so I can get the "right" voices.

I don't know if you're going to bother, but an separate option for animus voices and real world voices would be great.

AJ_Rimmer_Bsc
04-01-2011, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by OsontheUnsound:
@AJ_Rimmer_Bsc

How do you remove Punkbuster from single player? I'm going to try your method.

start game

when you get story etc menu ,alt tab out and hold ctrl and alt,and jab del once...ONCE ONLY !

go down list and end process for the punkbusters.
watch the list for a minute or 2 in case the sneaky shytes decide to restart themselves.

click to restore ACB and play away,i get hours at times before crash that way.
also alt tab out after a few minutes to recheck they are not running again.

but you wont be able to play MP with them disabled.


crash after crash after crash,but even so,what a feckin stunner of a game.

tech support is great once they get round to you.

federcos
04-01-2011, 06:15 PM
hi,i have an error when i try to install the ACB,(i'm from argentina) in the middle of the instalation progress,this stops and appears an error from called new feature in the file data_pc_arc_rome,i change the game for another copy and appears the same error but with a different name,pleeeaaaaaaaase help i wanna play this game for a long timeeeeee

BePro1995
04-02-2011, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by chiepie01:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BePro1995:
BTW i live in Europe in the Netherlands

Misschien heb ik een oplossing voor je?

Is je spel gekocht en heb je een officiële product key?
Ik heb nl contact opgenomen met Ubisoft UK en kreeg een link waarmee ik een nieuwe Ubisoft gamelauncher ontving.

de stappen die moest uit voeren waren de volgende:

1. De-installeer de game installer via configuratie scherm Windows.
2. Onder uitvoeren in Windows (windows toets in combi met R) "%temp%" intypen en in deze folder alle temp files deleten.
3. De nieuwe game installer installeren (ontvangen van Ubisoft)
4. pc booten
5. Game opnieuw starten.
6. username en password ingeven (je moet dan wel een account hebben aangemaakt en dat kan alleen met de installatiecode.

Ik heb dan weer het probleem dat ik on der MP geen mede/tegenspelers tegenkom Wi heeft hier oplossing voor. Ook weet ik niet hoe je vrienden moet maken in deze game, geen idee. Zijn hier clan sites voor of zo </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

heey, het werkte al door de Hosts.txt te veranderen :P maar toch bedankt! Ik heb ook problemen met het vinden van spelers. Je moet gewoon laten zoeken en dan ff wat anders doen hij vind dan vanzelf een game.

om vrienden toe te voegen moet je naar vrienden in het hoofdmenu van MP - en dan klik je op vriendenlijst - vrienden toevoegen - dan tik je de naam in van je vriend bijvoorbeeld die van mij http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif BePro1995 en klik je op oke. Dan moet de ander dat bevestigen en kan je zien wanneer ik online ben enzo :P
ps. je mag me toevoegen :P

Black_Widow9
04-02-2011, 02:20 PM
Please make sure if you are having technical issues that you are contacting Ubisoft Support. The link is in my signature. Please also post in English for these Forums.
Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

OsontheUnsound
04-03-2011, 12:25 AM
I did contact the Ubisoft Support. Do you want to know what they said to me? "Your game is corrupted, your save is lost". They didn't even address my concern, which was What I Can Do To Prevent The Crashing, or at least a promise that they're looking into it. They are being obtuse on purpose, I think. I gave them wads of information about the problem and their only response amounts to a "derp".

I don't get the complete lack of support or official word on this problem, it just makes me never want to buy another Ubisoft game if this is the level of support they give.

Camilitus
04-04-2011, 12:21 PM
hi, its after close of business on monday Uk time, when the patch was due. Twitter said monday, forum said monday etc. It just sad, and lazy that nobody can update the thread and say sorry, it will be tomorrow/this week/ soon!

This is not a small issue, the multiplayer doesn't work thread has nearly 40,000 views.

SixKeys
04-04-2011, 07:41 PM
Firstly, I would like to say I think Brotherhood is the best game in the AC franchise so far. I thought AC2 was far too easy, especially combat-wise, and there weren't enough stealth missions. AC:B fixed these complaints; there was much more stealth involved, either forced or voluntary (for 100% synch) and the guards' AI was slightly improved, so they would attack you much quicker instead of just standing there like idiots after you just killed one of their buddies in plain sight.

The multitude of side quests and challenges is amazing. I was afraid after playing through the first two games multiple times that I would just breeze through this one, but finishing it has taken me longer than both previous games combined. And none of it feels forced at all (apart from the numerous treasure chests and some races, perhaps).

I was also greatly impressed by the game's variety, not only in all the different side quests, but the main storyline. Some of my favorite missions were the ones with a clear change of pace/style, like when Ezio had to dress up as the guard captain and deliver a chest to its destination by listening to the guards' hints to discover the correct route. It was very different from the usual sneaking and stabbing, simple yet creative. In fact I enjoyed all the missions where you had to not only remain out of sight, but to actually pretend to be one of the enemy.

I also found myself more emotionally invested in the story this time. While AC2's vast conspiracy network felt perhaps grander in scope, AC:B does a better job at delving deeper into character relationships.


Some specific feedback:

Praise:

-A big THANK YOU for replacing those colored icons with the corresponding keyboard buttons. It was a real pain in AC2 to try to figure out which key "green head" was supposed to be, especially with all the quicktime events. (Also a huge thanks to whoever decided to get rid of those in Brotherhood.)

-I enjoy some of the more specific NPC animations, like a pair of lovers cuddling and gazing at the stars, a group of friends having a picnic on the grass, two girls braiding each other's hair... These kinds of details are what make the city feel more alive. More of them, please!

-Having the possibility to select an equal number of male and female recruits to your "brother"hood is great. I like that there is no physical difference in strength or abilities when it comes to the recruit's gender. It's also nice that the female recruits' outfits are designed to be practical instead of exaggerated or overly sexualized. Props for promoting equality.

Complaints/suggestions:

-The fixed camera angles are still a huge problem for PC players. There were a few missions, like the "Aqueducts" DLC, that were clearly designed with console controls in mind, and many of the jumps were an absolute pain in the neck. It's also not always consistent which keys you have to press to jump in the direction you want to. Depending on the fixed camera angle, when I want to do a wall-jump in the opposite direction, sometimes I have to press up, sometimes down. It's extremely frustrating when the controls are inconsistent.

-The targeting in multiplayer is terrible. Sometimes I've locked on to my target, such as when I've just stunned them, and while they're lying on the ground, I want to land the final blow, but the game decides to unlock by itself. I keep trying to re-lock on my target who is right there in front of me, but the game refuses, giving my target enough time to regain consciousness and attack me. It's also difficult to lock on to running targets despite the game telling me it should be easy.

Both in multiplayer and in singleplayer it's highly frustrating when trying to lock on to a specific player/NPC, and the game keeps switching your targets. For example, in singleplayer I'm tailing two guards and I decide I want to discreetly kill the one behind the first one. I lock on to him and ready my weapon, when the game suddenly switches my lock to the first guy. I turn the camera slightly, and it switches back to the second guard for two seconds, then back to the first one again. I know who I'm trying to target, I don't need the game deciding for me. In AC2 this didn't seem to be a problem, I don't know why it was changed in Brotherhood.

In multiplayer it can be extremely difficult to target the person you want in a dense crowd, the white outline keeps changing from one person to the next so rapidly you can never get a good lock on. Sometimes you think you've locked on, the game shows you've locked on, and yet when you try to attack them, it tells you you need to lock on to the person first before killing them.

-In AC2, I loved the clear improvements you could see in the environment every time you renovated a part of the villa. It was rewarding to see your efforts transformed into physical beauty. Trees and flowers started to grow, the weather went from cloudy to sunny. Your villa started out almost deserted, but as it grew, by the end you found yourself in a bustling, crowded town.
I was greatly looking forward to renovating an entire city in Brotherhood, but the changes in Rome were much more understated. The buildings did not change apart from the shops, no flowers appeared in previously desolate areas etc. The only real difference was that people started wearing fancier clothes. I would love to see the renovating options continued in future games, but the changes should be more visible to make it worth your while.

-At the beginning of the game, I thought the money system had been improved from AC2. Towards the middle point, however, it quickly became clear I was again turning into a multi-millionaire with little effort. It takes away from the challenge when you can already buy all the best armor and weaponry early on. There are a few ways to fix this:

1) Get rid of the treasure chests or make them a lot rarer. The player already gets enough money from contract missions, renovations and templar lairs. If you must have treasure chests, they should only contain trade items for shop quests, not money.
2) Get rid of the shop discounts. I like having to work towards buying a painting that costs 30,000 florins, not coming back in half an hour and finding the price has dropped to 10,000 florins just because the owner likes me.
3) No regular income from renovations. The constant pop-ups about how much money I currently have in the bank vault or how Rome's total income has been raised to a bajillion florins every 20 minutes are annoying. An assassin should only make money from the contracts they complete, pick-pocketing civilians and any templar treasures they may happen across. Otherwise it's just too easy.

-Is there any way to turn off notifications about your friends being online? It takes me out of the game experience to constantly be told one of my friends just logged on. Most of the time I don't care. At least make the alert a tiny, discreet icon in the corner, like the envelope that stands for new messages. If the player wants to know what the alert stands for, they could simply pause and go to the main menu to check out their friends' current status.

Glitches:

-A small glitch I've had happen several times: sometimes when I'm trying to air-assassinate a guard, if he happens to move underneath a beam or if he's fighting one of my recruits, Ezio starts his jump-kill move towards the guard, then freezes in mid-air and floats there for a while with his arms up in the air, until either landing the kill or missing the guy by a few feet. It looks pretty silly, I'm sure it has to do with the game perceiving an object in Ezio's way that's supposed to prevent him from getting the kill, but if he's already started the jump animation, he might as well be able to finish the move, even if "logically" he should not be able to jump through solid objects.

bveUSbve
04-05-2011, 02:44 AM
First of all: I like 'Brotherhood' equally much as I liked 'AC2', perhaps it's even more "fun". Definitely I found (Brotherhood's) Rome to be a really great place to roam around and the graphics too are great and significantly improved over 'AC2'.

One bug I got: In 2 playthroughs at some point the quickslot-keybindings (of my gamepad!) got switched (i.e. "up" == crossbow instead of the hidden-blade). Is there any way to correct this in an ini-file?

Gameplaywise I liked the diversity. The main-story (Ezio's of course) could/should have been a bit longer, the surrounding "small" missions accordingly somewhat less -- but that's a minor gripe. After all, 'Brotherhood' wasn't meant to be a "full" episode of the AC-franchise, or was it?

The "brotherhood" in itself was just ok, I think. Felt too much as a pure game-mechanic, no real "persons" involved, almost no interaction with my fellow-assassins.
Arrow-Storm == Magic: Definitely don't want in an AC-game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
Normal assassin-recruit assist in fighting: Also felt like some kind of "magic", arriving immediately and out of nowhere. If such an "companion(s)"-element is included in future installments it's involvement in missions should be much more refined, I think.

And finally another minor criticism: The amount of animations for Ezio(/Desmond) is amazing. But why the lack of a "short jump" in most occasions when he is on some "ledge"? Hanging down from the ledge is slow (and "overkill" when just 2m or less above the ground..), "dropping" from it not possible until the hanging-animation has completed.
On the other hand, "jumping" from such a ledge most of the time results in taking a leap -- and propably landing on another "ledge"... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Victoroos
04-05-2011, 06:32 AM
I know that not alot of you will care, but I thouogth I will share it with you guys, are atleast tell the dev's. i already contacted gabe, but you enver know;D.
What i oticed, si that the enw venice by night map, isn't in teh game. It was a server switch thing,s o you 'didn't have to downlaod it, but it seems that that is the problem for pc.
Anyone else who noticed it?
Becasue I really loved the color sheme in the night map

myflyingham
04-06-2011, 12:49 AM
I hate the level system in multiplayer. It would be an innovative fun game, but the level system destroys it. Just finished playing assassinate mode with much higher level people and stood no chance with their upgrades. Very Frustrating.

BePro1995
04-06-2011, 07:31 AM
i found something so you dont have reload time for crossbow, my settings for the quickslot are : hidden blade 'up' and crossbow 'down' the rest dont matter. When you fire a shot with crossbow directly change to hidden blade, then change back and you dont have to reload.

Ottomaniac_54
04-07-2011, 03:24 PM
please ubisoft fix the cutscene lag the dialogue screens are horrible please fix it.
and the courtesan missions when you enter the house its stutter and lag.

mikey2276
04-07-2011, 09:55 PM
Cape Clipping Issue & Other Animation Issue
This is really a small annoyance than a game stopping bug. If you decide to walk around with your hidden blades ejected, there are two different animations you can get.

In the first, which you get by ejecting the hidden blades with Ezio's right foot forward, Ezio sort of twiddles his fingers over the blades as he walks. In the second, which you get when you eject the blades with his left foot forward, Ezio continually forms and relaxes a fist around the blade.

I personally like the second animation more for walking around. But the issue is this: when doing the second animation Ezio arches his back, and pushes his elbow backwards and ,this time around, his arm cuts through his cape intermittently - which is annoying to see.
The reason why I said "this time around" is because this issue wasn't present in AC2 - which is where I sort of fell in love with the animation in the first place.

The other animation issue occurs when you pounce on an enemy. If you jump on an enemy to kill them with the hidden blade (from in front or from behind), the enemy's death animation slows down. When Ezio pounces on them he lands down, piercing them in the neck with the hidden blade, with the other hand's thumb pressed against the enemy's neck - or something like that. At the point the enemy is already supposed to be on the floor. But since the anim slows down, the enemy's body is still on its way to the floor, which throws off the coolness of the kill.

I totally love the game and have no real major issues with it, aside from the Multiplayer connectivity. But I'm also hoping that fixes for these anim issues will be included in the next patch.

illuv4t4r
04-08-2011, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by mikey2276:
Cape Clipping Issue & Other Animation Issue
This is really a small annoyance than a game stopping bug. If you decide to walk around with your hidden blades ejected, there are two different animations you can get.

In the first, which you get by ejecting the hidden blades with Ezio's right foot forward, Ezio sort of twiddles his fingers over the blades as he walks. In the second, which you get when you eject the blades with his left foot forward, Ezio continually forms and relaxes a fist around the blade.

I personally like the second animation more for walking around. But the issue is this: when doing the second animation Ezio arches his back, and pushes his elbow backwards and ,this time around, his arm cuts through his cape intermittently - which is annoying to see.
The reason why I said "this time around" is because this issue wasn't present in AC2 - which is where I sort of fell in love with the animation in the first place.

The other animation issue occurs when you pounce on an enemy. If you jump on an enemy to kill them with the hidden blade (from in front or from behind), the enemy's death animation slows down. When Ezio pounces on them he lands down, piercing them in the neck with the hidden blade, with the other hand's thumb pressed against the enemy's neck - or something like that. At the point the enemy is already supposed to be on the floor. But since the anim slows down, the enemy's body is still on its way to the floor, which throws off the coolness of the kill.

I totally love the game and have no real major issues with it, aside from the Multiplayer connectivity. But I'm also hoping that fixes for these anim issues will be included in the next patch.

I haven't really noticed a slowing down on the attack you mention, but I have noticed these animation bugs:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...081036719#8081036719 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5031067519/m/6121085719?r=8081036719#8081036719)

Please take a look and see if you have these as well.

madarHR
04-08-2011, 09:58 AM
here is my feedback

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...1067519/m/2071059919 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5031067519/m/2071059919)

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...1067519/m/5451009919 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5031067519/m/5451009919)

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...1067519/m/4541019919 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5031067519/m/4541019919)

Ottomaniac_54
04-09-2011, 05:13 AM
this is my feedback:
great game, great story, awsome environment.
but:
fix the cutscene lag at the dialogue.
please.

DarthDeva
04-09-2011, 06:10 AM
On the "liquid gold" templar lair, when you have to chase the papal guard, sometimes he falls back down when he takes the lift and stay immobile. I had to kill myself twice to resolve this.

Also, after the truth part when desmond gets out of the animus, he was levitating over the animus and lucy was kinda talking to his shoes.

guircrc
04-10-2011, 07:56 AM
Hello guys, ok?
I'm having a very bad experience with the anti hackers, I'm being banned from most games I do not use any kind of hacker program for games, and a message appears that I'm banned for 0 minutes, wtf? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif
Please I need help with this, I'm getting very frustrated with it. My game is original.
Thanks in advance.

Renoxzor
04-11-2011, 11:32 PM
Graphic settings reset each time I play on Win 7 64.

bsbylogic
04-12-2011, 02:16 AM
Bug during mission "Pointing Fingers" where if we kill Galvano on the rooftops and pick up his body, it doesn't allow us to drop off the rooftops or drop the body

Knoddy7
04-12-2011, 03:21 AM
my feedback.... fix the damn MP connection issues. i bought this game to play online and with mates. cant do either. any friend i try and join i get session unreachable. and i have to wait 1hour for a game. never had a que shorted than 1 hour ever.

illuv4t4r
04-12-2011, 03:46 AM
Originally posted by Knoddy2001:
my feedback.... fix the damn MP connection issues. i bought this game to play online and with mates. cant do either. any friend i try and join i get session unreachable. and i have to wait 1hour for a game. never had a que shorted than 1 hour ever.

^ This.

g0h4n4
04-12-2011, 10:07 AM
Single player:
Excellent overall
Some slight issues were the repetition of the borgia towers and the aquaeducts. More cities would have been nice like in AC2.

Multiplayer:

When it works it works well. I have to say the perks and game is well balanced especially with the leveling system and bonus challenges. However I feel once someone has reached level 50, there is no more incentive to keep playing on. Perhaps some more perks or ranks would be better.

Obviously documented connection problems as clealy been shown in the forums. Unfortunately this is the problem if you dont have proper dedicated servers. However even if you did would there be enough servers to cover everyone? Dedicated servers really only work in games like Call of duty modern warefare where 50 players jump in and out when they want. In this game only 8 players max and it's probably not economical to have dedicated servers to cover everyone. But clearly this issue is not going to go away and needs to be sorted. It's not fun when a player lags so much he kills you without seeing him or you are unable to lock on because his lag.

I would also consider having bigger servers i.e 16-24 players and see if that works. Would be fun to have a 50 man server and see the choas and massacre from that.

Another annoyance is when players disconnect and the whole game exits, leaving those player who had good kills/stats voided. This clearly needs to be addressed if ppl are leveling or just improving their stats and some noob has had enough and pulls the plug on the whole game.

The buddy system needs to be revamped. Typing text in game should be allowed. Ability to add friends or block players should be allowed on the fly while playing. The adding players to the block list could be more simplified as I am still unable to add players to them, especially those who lag/ cheat.

Is the Anti cheat system proven, I still meet people who get rediculously high scores and are able to find you even within their cool down times.

spectatorx
04-12-2011, 05:56 PM
I already finished the game in single player mode and found one big bug:
in final battle with Cezare i had situation like i've been fighting with him, he lost circa half of health, he stopped in one spot and was standing still, i couldn't do to him any thing, guards were coming three by three, after i killed over 60 guards i figured out that something is wrong and retried memory and finished this memory without problems. Funny thing is that guard accidently pushed over Cezare and Cezare been lying like that and not moving.

PurpleHaze1980
04-13-2011, 09:17 PM
Things I loved about the game:

* Various different types of mission rather than repeating the same Assassinations over and over. I loved the "dress-up" missions, courtesan and thief missions, shop quests, Romulus lairs, war machines, etc. It made the game less monotonous.

* Playing as Desmond and seeing the teamwork between Lucy and Desmond was incredible and I would have loved to have seen more missions with the two of them working in similar conditions.

* I loved the addition of being able to check emails and being able to delve into the other character's email accounts and read what's going on in their personal lives as well as the contact they're having with William M.

* Visiting Monteriggioni in modern times was nice as was re-entering the Colloseum years after Ezio had been there (the changes made it challenging to climb).

* The addition of Assassin recruits was great and a great way to make cash to buy all the shops.

* The parachutes are awesome if you accidentally make a jump too far up (air Assassinate is fun too).

* All the little achievements are fun to chase after and some made me laugh ("Spring cleaning" for example).

* The interactions between characters in the Sanctuary (Rebecca and Shaun crack me up).

* The addition of Poison darts and Fast working poison. Love them.

* Crossbow and Pistol - both great weapons, especially for stealth missions.

* The Rift puzzles were absolutely staggering and well done. I liked the audio clips and snippets of things that we'd hear which made me want to go back and play them again looking for clues.

* The da Vinci Disappearance mission was absolutely brilliant, well done and incredibly challenging at parts. I loved the humour in it (especially Leonardo's trying to cover up his love-life and Shaun's snide comments in the database about Salai having a sugar daddy).

* The Final Truth puzzle at the end was great and I loved the final climb.

* Ezio's exasperation with having his age picked on by the Doctor and then complaining about his back during his first climb - this was hilarious.

* The fact that the characters don't all speak like they're stuck in a Disney Cartoon. I like the fact the game characters speak as we would and get frustrated and swear at times.

* The gambling game was fun, although it is a little slow at points.

* Thank you for not putting in the lepers, mentally challenged and drunk people who randomly attack Ezio in high traffic areas of the game, and for having less begger women in this one than the previous games.

* Thank you for also not having the pickpocket this time round - the muggers are much better.

My dislikes/gripes:

* Lucy's disappearance somewhere after sequence 2-3 is annoying and pointless. A red trail leads from the villa to the fountain outside but Desmond is unable to locate her and Shaun and Rebecca suddenly become too busy to interact with Desmond. The red trail left us all believing that an enemy had been to the villa, or that we were meant to all go find Lucy but we never do. She returns around sequence 6/7 and at no point does Desmond ever ask where she was for the length of time that she was gone. It seemed as though this had been intended to go somewhere and was meant to be more signficant. I spent hours revisiting the area trying to figure out how to find Lucy before she eventually returned. Waste of time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

* Desmond at no point can interact with anyone elses emails to him - I thought at least having an 'outbox' would have shown him sending replies to "erudito" asking who this was, or replies to Lucy regarding Animus timetables, etc.

* The five artifacts search was good, however, once you find them there doesn't seem to be much else (other than I think a small achievement?). If I remember, you can walk up to the shelves and it tells you 'press any key' or something - nothing happens other than a slight zoom? I didn't see the point of this at all.

* Once you get to a certain point in the game money keeps rolling in regardless but there's nothing to do with it. You can pilfer most of your supplies from the guards you kill (with the exception of parachutes) and most of us do this because the shops are so widely spread out they're hard to get to at times. After buying all the shops, upgrading all the aquaducts and purchasing all the landmarks, getting all the art, weapons and armour, what's left to do with the cash but invest SMALL increments into the hopes of getting a Shrunken head?

* There seemed to be less to collect in this game than the previous two (less flags, less feathers, less Art, less armour, less weaponry). I think Ezio's weapon collection, mainly, looked rather poor in comparison to the collection he had in the previous game?

* Would like to know what happened to Mr. Jameson and his son after their "cable was fixed"...

* The game was too easy to complete at points; the only thing that makes it harder is going back and replaying missions for 100% synchronization. It was VERY easy to get to the end of the game - I managed it in 4 days, and this included doing alot of side missions, spending HOURS looking for Lucy and reading through emails and sending Assassin's on contracts, etc. I think there weren't enough "main targets" in this storyline,

* You get the choice to choose the dye for your recruits but when they become fully fledged you can no longer choose their colours and they're all in white. A minor issue, but I hated the override of Assassin white.

* I wish on occasion I could have played a mission as Claudia, seeing as she became an Assassin later in the game.

* The 10 minute window Desmond has to search through Montegerrioni was pointless as when the timer runs out he immediately gets dragged inside with no penalty anyway (and he can immediately go back out for another 10). Either there should have been a point to him having to rush inside before the 10 minutes ends or it should have been permanently nighttime as long as Desmond is out there with no time limit whatsoever. The artifacts can easily be found in 8 minutes even without a walkthrough.

* No closure on Shaun's email to Lucy regarding using the Animus. I think it would have been a fun addition to have a small side mission where Shaun uses it and we play as Shaun's ancestor.

* At certain points during missions, during fights the view would take me right into the trees in fixed angles where I would struggle to see what was going on.

* During the first few Rift puzzles I was getting hints from Shaun (quite helpful) despite the fact I had already completed the game. After Rift four I stopped getting hints completely which was rather unhelpful for the things like Audio file puzzles (I had no clue what to do) and the chess (which I forgot how to play years ago).

* Multiplayer isn't what I expected; I would have scrapped it for more Ezio missions.

Sanctus91
04-14-2011, 02:37 PM
Some multyplayer issue i dont know if anyone else has this , and i dont know if its a graphical bug or game mechanics , so sometimes im like 2 meters from my pursuer and i jump or run and i dissapear and appear near the pursuer and the animation starts or the pursuer was next to me when i tried to kill my target and somehow i killed target ,pursuer killed me and i didnt get the points and the animation was a combination of both my kill and my pursuers

Druid_of_luhn
04-15-2011, 12:56 AM
Please do something about the credits!
I had to wait 20 minutes, and if/when I quit, I had to replay the ending.
20 minutes of the most boring credits ruins the game, almost as much as the ending, which was worse than the "Dan fell off the tower and died" ending.

And please remove a lot of platforming if you make another game. Because when most of the important missions/side-missions are only platforming, it makes them more repetitive than AC 1, which means that people don't really want to play them.

SexCymbal
04-15-2011, 04:52 AM
Hey there,
I too am having massive difficulties connecting to multiplayer sessions on my Win 7 64 bit.
I've played about 3 full games but have had to wait for about 8 hours total http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
I've forwarded all the required ports (even 1000 and 7917) and the fact that I am able to play means there shouldn't be anything wrong on my side. I did check the ports with BitDefender and it looks like port 9100 doesn't receive or send any data throughout the entire duration of multiplayer.
Please help me with this issue... I'd like to say the multiplayer is worth the 3-hours-per-10-minute-game wait but seriously Ubisoft...
I am aware that many of us PC players are afflicted by this issue. I am aware that Ubisoft knows of this issue. But I have not seen their explanation for this problem, nor have I seen a reliable fix for it either. Starting to lose hope, but I'm holding out a bit longer because I know how amazing multiplayer is http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

OsontheUnsound
04-15-2011, 05:26 PM
Here's what I want to see changed: The Leonardo missions. Or, to be more specific, the problems with achieving full synchronization in them. In the mission "Flying Machine 2.0", in the final stage of the mission (where you are actually flying the machine) you have to not get shot to get full synch, right? Well, if you do, crashing the flying machine to restart the section doesn't work, you still failed full synch. So you have to restart the entire thing. I've played this mission about 5 times now and keep having to restart the entire thing. This is ridiculous. It should be resetting the synch requirements when you crash and restart. To make me do the entire thing all over again is RIDICULOUS. Dumb level design right there.

If it's fixable, please fix it, because this is driving me nuts. I've never hated a level as much as I'm hating this one.

OsontheUnsound
04-15-2011, 08:51 PM
Another thing that just plain confuses me is why both the Auditore cape and the Borgia cape make you have no notoriety. I understand the Borgia cape doing that, but the Auditore cape?

I'm one of those people who play the game with full notoriety as often as I can, because I enjoy the challenge, so the fact that there's now no cape that makes you constantly notorious is kind of annoying. I mean, the Auditore cape made you permanently notorious in AC2, so I get the feeling that this was just a mistake you guys made. If it is, could you fix it? If not... please put a cape (or whatever it will be) in the next game that allows you to be notorious all the time, because I find it fun to have to avoid guards.

PurpleHaze1980
04-16-2011, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by OsontheUnsound:
Another thing that just plain confuses me is why both the Auditore cape and the Borgia cape make you have no notoriety. I understand the Borgia cape doing that, but the Auditore cape?

I'm one of those people who play the game with full notoriety as often as I can, because I enjoy the challenge, so the fact that there's now no cape that makes you constantly notorious is kind of annoying. I mean, the Auditore cape made you permanently notorious in AC2, so I get the feeling that this was just a mistake you guys made. If it is, could you fix it? If not... please put a cape (or whatever it will be) in the next game that allows you to be notorious all the time, because I find it fun to have to avoid guards.

I wondered the same thing about that - it seemed to be some kind of error to me because I figured after the notoreity with the name, wearing the Auditore cape would make guards jump on him like there's a 1,000,000 Florin bounty out for his head.


EDIT: I really wish there was a fix to The Final Truth glitch if Desmond is still in the Animus. The chair seizure followed by being stuck standing inside the chair and unable to follow Lucy is annoying - it feels like this was meant to be a pivotal scene where he follows her and learns something, but because of the glitch, we can't.

freeze131
04-17-2011, 01:27 AM
ould also consider having bigger servers i.e 16-24 players and see if that works. Would be fun to have a 50
All I want is a damned Text chat/lobby. I'll be very happy with the game if I get that.

Oxford_of_Dale
04-17-2011, 07:47 PM
Chat function.

'nuff said.

jac104
04-22-2011, 08:06 AM
As Multiplayer match-ups takes a long time it should happen on a smaller window so we can use our computers for other things while waiting.

CowPan
04-23-2011, 03:40 PM
Server list.
'Nuff said.

freeze131
04-24-2011, 06:15 AM
Yep. Server list and a Chat console and I'll be extremely satisfied with the game.

FinalBoss80
04-24-2011, 09:53 PM
how about fixing match-making. i would be happy with just that.

freeze131
04-24-2011, 10:16 PM
A server lobby would fix that.

spectatorx
04-26-2011, 05:35 AM
Multiplayer, mode wanted:
I get contract, i can see it's icon in right upper corner but radar is not pointing my target's position.

Happened to me few times today.



P.S.
Any news about patch v1.03?

shader_hacker
04-26-2011, 04:43 PM
AC:Brotherhood is one of my favorite games of all time. It is epic in scope, and carries forward a very involving story from it's predecessor. Ubisoft has truly created a world that is both imaginative and full of life. I long to live in this world they have created and I hope things only get better from here.

A few things I'd love to see in DLC or future games:

1) Add more control to the combat system. Guard breaks are mundane and counters are really the only way to kill off an enemy when fighting face-to-face. Bring back the combo system from AC1 or better yet, create a more flushed out one where using your hands, head, and feet create a flow of combat.

2) Allow the daggers (or short weapons) to be thrown just like the Heavy weapons. It would be awesome to throw a large dagger into the head of an opponent and then retrieve it (instead of using the almost invisible throwing knives).

3) Please create unlimited random quests so that people can play in the world non-stop. These can be any variety.

4) More enemies please. The number of types of enemies you fight are too limited. I loved the Romulus savages. We need more people like that to fight.

5) Have Ezio fight bosses! I'm tired of assassinating enemies. How about someone who can fight back?

6) Please introduce a gladiator like game where you fight in the colossium.

7) Bar fights!

8) More weapons and weapon types.

9) Bring back backlog story before assassinations so that you fully know the enemy you are about to kill (i.e. AC1).

10) Start creating a mod community so that people can alter the game and create their own missions in the game for others to play.

-M

Chief-ubi.com
04-29-2011, 08:21 AM
can't we just access Virtual Training directly from the root game menu without loading any single player game? And the time limit in Combat mode is the big issue, can't we have survival mode in Combat training? Can't we have customized weapons(Brutus Dagger and Artair's Sword) and enemies in combat training?

Michaeljcox24
04-29-2011, 02:57 PM
Have the game use more GPU power, and a benchmark, like Just Cause 2. Maxing out GPU usage at 55% just doesn't cut it with people with high end systems.

SixKeys
04-30-2011, 06:17 PM
Some people here have suggested a chat function for the multiplayer. This could be a good addition, but there needs to be an option to turn it off at will. In a game that's all about stealth and keeping an eye on your surroundings, having a constant stream of messages popping up would be highly distracting.

I agree with Chief-ubi.com that Virtual Training should be accessible from the main menu, without having to load the single player campaign first.

One aspect I enjoyed in Brotherhood was the surprise attacks by the Cento Occhi gang. The sudden and unexpected nature of them was a welcome challenge. It reminded me a little of AC1 where you would sometimes innocently round a corner, only to suddenly find yourself face-to-face with a tough Templar knight. I would like to see these kinds of additional challenges continue in the series. Fighting an enemy is less annoying than the other random events that appear from time to time, like having to chase after a pick-pocket or Borgia messenger.

lane42
05-02-2011, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by DrizzlePistol:
Was having a fun time in Singleplayer but I wanted to try the multiplayer for a bit. It launches fine, however my controls are all up No matter how much I configure them in the options, they still don't do as they are "told". In Singleplayer my xbox 360 controller works really good, even showing the xbox icons as on the xbox 360 version, on MP they do not. They only show as (1) (2) etc. Anyone else got this problem?


I'm having this same problem. Single player is fine, but in multiplayer the gamepad A/B/X/Y buttons are scrambled and on the screen button icons show button numbers. I'm using a Logitech F710 controller in Xinput mode. Does anyone know of a fix for this?

Thanks.

Thonners
05-14-2011, 10:30 AM
Hello,

Multiplayer freezes when I try to change the controller settings from keyboard to 'PS Vibration Controller'; a PS2 controller which I have plugged in via a usb adapter.

The controller has worked fine in single player and previous AC's, but just causes 'ACBMP.exe' to stop responding when I try to change the settings in the multiplayer environment.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Grafferu
05-15-2011, 12:26 PM
Feedback ? Well for me it was the best AC so far, so keep doing what you're doing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Zyphian
05-21-2011, 03:18 AM
Originally posted by lane42:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrizzlePistol:
Was having a fun time in Singleplayer but I wanted to try the multiplayer for a bit. It launches fine, however my controls are all up No matter how much I configure them in the options, they still don't do as they are "told". In Singleplayer my xbox 360 controller works really good, even showing the xbox icons as on the xbox 360 version, on MP they do not. They only show as (1) (2) etc. Anyone else got this problem?


I'm having this same problem. Single player is fine, but in multiplayer the gamepad A/B/X/Y buttons are scrambled and on the screen button icons show button numbers. I'm using a Logitech F710 controller in Xinput mode. Does anyone know of a fix for this?

Thanks. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



BUMP, same for me even the triggers work great in single player but not in MP. plz find a fix for this, ill be working day and night to get a fix as well, bookmarking this thread to reply if i find one, im using a Madcatz xbox 360 controller and have been trying to get a workaround for last few days, i started the game playing MP first since i have beaten all other AC's it seemed more entertaining to me(it is). ive got a workaround for trigger useage tho, use bumbers for lock on and high profile, use Right analog Click for ability 1, dpad for ability2, its hard to get use to but it works for now. hope it helps and ill post again if i find an actual fix for this. First thing im going to try is make a backup copy of the folder then copy the control files in SP and paste them in MP to see if that works, if so ill post reply as stated

lane42
05-22-2011, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by shop3D3B27E92:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lane42:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrizzlePistol:
Was having a fun time in Singleplayer but I wanted to try the multiplayer for a bit. It launches fine, however my controls are all up No matter how much I configure them in the options, they still don't do as they are "told". In Singleplayer my xbox 360 controller works really good, even showing the xbox icons as on the xbox 360 version, on MP they do not. They only show as (1) (2) etc. Anyone else got this problem?


I'm having this same problem. Single player is fine, but in multiplayer the gamepad A/B/X/Y buttons are scrambled and on the screen button icons show button numbers. I'm using a Logitech F710 controller in Xinput mode. Does anyone know of a fix for this?

Thanks. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



BUMP, same for me even the triggers work great in single player but not in MP. plz find a fix for this, ill be working day and night to get a fix as well, bookmarking this thread to reply if i find one, ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In my case the way I worked around the problem was to NOT use Xbox 360 controller emulation mode. For whatever reason, the game doesn't allow any customization of X360 controllers but it does for others. When I switched my F710 into its native mode I was then able to set it up to work in a reasonable manner. Not perfect, but usable. Ultimately, though, I switched to a PS3 controller and the Motioninjoy drivers. It too required a bunch of manual work to get the buttons in the right places and to get the icons close to accurate. But I'm happy with the results. It plays almost exactly the same as the PS3.

Zyphian
05-23-2011, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by lane42:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by shop3D3B27E92:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lane42:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrizzlePistol:
Was having a fun time in Singleplayer but I wanted to try the multiplayer for a bit. It launches fine, however my controls are all up No matter how much I configure them in the options, they still don't do as they are "told". In Singleplayer my xbox 360 controller works really good, even showing the xbox icons as on the xbox 360 version, on MP they do not. They only show as (1) (2) etc. Anyone else got this problem?


I'm having this same problem. Single player is fine, but in multiplayer the gamepad A/B/X/Y buttons are scrambled and on the screen button icons show button numbers. I'm using a Logitech F710 controller in Xinput mode. Does anyone know of a fix for this?

Thanks. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



BUMP, same for me even the triggers work great in single player but not in MP. plz find a fix for this, ill be working day and night to get a fix as well, bookmarking this thread to reply if i find one, ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In my case the way I worked around the problem was to NOT use Xbox 360 controller emulation mode. For whatever reason, the game doesn't allow any customization of X360 controllers but it does for others. When I switched my F710 into its native mode I was then able to set it up to work in a reasonable manner. Not perfect, but usable. Ultimately, though, I switched to a PS3 controller and the Motioninjoy drivers. It too required a bunch of manual work to get the buttons in the right places and to get the icons close to accurate. But I'm happy with the results. It plays almost exactly the same as the PS3. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Thank you bud, at this time i havent found a solution other then what ive stated before, use the bumber buttons for high profile, and lock on, use analog stick (push down) for abilities, as anything else is not really needed, so atm the only thing that doesnt work correctly is my triggers, but if im not mistaken the PS3 R1/2 etc is not considered the samething as the triggers on exbox so PS3 may work better, if someone has a PS3 controller can u tell me if the R2/L2 buttons work for lock on and high profile in-game (multiplayer). Thank in Advance if you can share.

lane42
05-23-2011, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by shop3D3B27E92:
... if someone has a PS3 controller can u tell me if the R2/L2 buttons work for lock on and high profile in-game (multiplayer). Thank in Advance if you can share.

The PS3 buttons and triggers are reversed from the X360. The PS3 has abilities on the triggers and lock/high profile on the buttons. If anyone understands why they did this, I sure would like to know.

hazza20112011
05-27-2011, 05:13 PM
The acb servers are down! when will they be fixed?

icarus.exe
05-28-2011, 01:42 PM
i have a lot of problems with ac:b, and i am very disappointed because i bought the digital deluxe edition and i don't think it's fair that i can't play online- at all.

i tried to startup the game in multiplayer and co-op modes, but out of some 40 tries i only managed to play once. and then i got kicked out after two matches.

not to say, i got the CD key for additional maps and players, but i can't even find where i am supposed to write it in, which might be my own fault, though.

i've been following the forums for a while and i've seen ubisoft announcing they are fixing the problems for a while now, but is anything actually happening? does anyone know when i'm going to be able to play my game online?

overall, yes. i'm disappointed.

BlueWallpaper
05-29-2011, 02:21 PM
My feedback is that this game is complete pants.

Specifically the multiplayer which has never worked for me and others but ubisoft seems to be making no steps to fixing (I mean, come on, fix this game before releasing the next one)! I've tried the fixes suggested but they don't work, it's outrageous that I have to fiddle around with ports when every other game I have works fine. This game is just very clearly broken.

icarus.exe
05-29-2011, 04:32 PM
:c
i can't get over the fact that ubisoft doesn't seem to care for it's PC gamers and are focusing on PS gamers instead.
it's unfair. i mean, i paid for my game as much as they did. :/

flappie2004
06-04-2011, 11:45 AM
My feedback is that this game is complete pants.

Specifically the multiplayer which has never worked for me and others but ubisoft seems to be making no steps to fixing

^-This!
I haven't been able to access multiplayer in weeks. This is unacceptable. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

(no complaints about singleplayer though)

Wafflepiezz
06-13-2011, 02:54 PM
Excellent. Can't wait for Revelations!

tmonter
06-19-2011, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by OsontheUnsound:
Here's what I want to see changed: The Leonardo missions. Or, to be more specific, the problems with achieving full synchronization in them. In the mission "Flying Machine 2.0", in the final stage of the mission (where you are actually flying the machine) you have to not get shot to get full synch, right? Well, if you do, crashing the flying machine to restart the section doesn't work, you still failed full synch. So you have to restart the entire thing. I've played this mission about 5 times now and keep having to restart the entire thing. This is ridiculous. It should be resetting the synch requirements when you crash and restart. To make me do the entire thing all over again is RIDICULOUS. Dumb level design right there.

If it's fixable, please fix it, because this is driving me nuts. I've never hated a level as much as I'm hating this one.

I'm definitely with you on this. To me the "don't take any damage" to get full sync is really laziness on the level designer's part (as are timed missions unless they have an element like an escaping person ect).

I'd really like to see more thought out goals to get 100% sync. Not being detected is fine, that makes sense, not taking damage or doing it under a set number of seconds on very long missions gets really annoying and simply isn't much fun.

The Tank Mission and the Bomber mission come to mind. Had the goal been something other than not get damaged they would have been a lot of fun.

Publius10
06-21-2011, 02:22 AM
Love the game as always, but really, you guys need to fix the way notoriety works because right now it's way too easy to decrease. You can pretty much do whatever you want until it goes up to 75% and then find and kill one guy - he doesn't even fight back or run away unless you get too close. I have some suggestions which I really hope you'll read:
1. make more actions increase notoriety, like climbing a building not via ladder or hiding in hay or wells - I mean what sane person would randomly jump into a haystack?
2. put posters in areas where citizens can read them! also, if you spend some time near a poster or do any actions that would normally increase your notoriety near a poster, the citizens should spot you and call the guards.
3. heralds and bribes - while these are a waste of money and I currently never bribe them, these should also be modified. make some heralds resistant to bribes - when you try to pay them, they call the guards instead. give heralds the same effect as posters, but with a larger radius (see above).
4. there should be more witnesses! every time you do something severely illegal, like assassinate someone in high profile mode, everyone within some radius becomes a witness. to get rid of them you can bribe them or beat them up, not kill - killing is treated like assassinating civilians.
5. reduce the effect of each action in 2-4 on your notoriety (for instance have all witnesses count for 75% of your notoriety instead of just one) and add a "word of mouth" effect, whereby your notoriety increases on its own at a rate proportional to its current value: the more people know about you, the more they will talk and spread the word.

monster_4202
06-23-2011, 07:13 AM
Heeelp!!!(((
I have a problem: mine CD-Key was used by another account!
If you are admin,i can give you photos of disc,key,etc,but help me!
maksdrift.r@gmail.com - my email

justinpunny
06-23-2011, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by monster_4202:
Heeelp!!!(((
I have a problem: mine CD-Key was used by another account!


Are you using some other Account to log-in, or your Key was used by somebody else ?

The CD-key is linked and binded to ONE UbiSoft account, and it cannot be used on some other account. Try to use your previous Ubisoft account when you first registered the game.

Don't log-in using some other account. You can also read this if you wish:

http://ubisoft-en.custhelp.com...s/detail/a_id/14023/ (http://ubisoft-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14023/)

Hekateras
07-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Finished the game yesterday, loved it. I'm glad to see the minstrels were kept - I always found them hilarious. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Graphics, gameplay was pretty much amazing. I enjoyed the storyline, as well.

Two complaints, however:

1)Why oh why was there so little Leonardo in the game? He was one of the best and most memorable parts of ACII. But in Brotherhood, he's barely present. The DLC "The Da Vinci Disappearance" hardly makes up for it - as the title suggests, most of the plot consists of Leonardo NOT being there. Worse yet, what's there of the plot in Brotherhood is confusing and unsatisfying. Leonardo is forced to work for the Borgia, but security is lax enough that he can afford to secretly meet with Ezio in the city, but for some reason won't use that opportunity to flee Rome or go into hiding with the Assassins? And Ezio is just fine with that? There's all sorts of missions to help people under too much Borgia scrutiny, but he just lets his best and oldest friend be bullied and pushed around by Cesare with a death threat hanging over him constantly?

2) A minor one, but I would have liked to see more interaction with the Assassin recruits, especially given that the game is named for them and you expect them to be a major feature. Watching them grow up into killing machines and unleashing them on guards was fun - I mean it, it was absolutely delightful - but it would have been nice to have more personal stuff. A fighting ring in the hideout to personally train them in combat (thus giving them XP). A sick bay where you could visit injured and recovering recruits. Training them in freerunning in the city. Maybe some randomly generated quests involving helping them deal with personal problems or freeing them if they are captured. Maybe going on a few of those missions WITH them.

Aside from that, I love this. I love what the AC series has shown about what's possible in video games. I finished Dragon Age II earlier, and while it was a great experience, there was hardly a moment when I didn't feel like I was stumbling over stuff left on the cutting room floor or left unfinished to cope with deadlines. I rarely have the pleasure to play a game that is not just ambitiously envisioned but diligently and *lovingly* constructed and polished. And sure, restarting the mission for the tenth time after failing the full-synch requirement got old, but I only have my own perfectionism to blame for that - the full-synch stuff is optional, after all, and most of the time getting full synch was easy enough that I didn't have to worry about missing Cristina memories. Besides, I grew up watching my parents play *Sierra* games - the kind where you could miss an item in the very beginning and then have it come back to bite you when it turns out that the endgame battle is unfinishable because of it. >D

So, in short, again, thank you for showing that even in the time of corporate control and profit obsession, there can still be art in the industry. :')

johnsmith145
07-06-2011, 04:41 PM
A possible solution to all having the "INTERNET ACCESS PROBLEM" issue.

Find the "hosts" file located here:
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ (open it with "notepad.exe")

Delete any text here, the default text does not have any effect.

I used to have the same issue until i did this, since i had an offline server emulator while playing offline.

mrxclusiv.au
07-12-2011, 08:12 AM
implement a roof drop kill countermeasure at present there is no countermeasure for it other than blending under a low roof or not going ANYWHERE near tall structures, every other kill scenario the one getting killed can counter, but with a roof drop you cant do a thing - why is this? all its doing is making everybody roof run and roof drop on others, another tactic to avoid it is to get on the roof yourself, this TOTALLY removes the need for NPCs and totally removes the stealth aspect of the game, please answer this one

AingealMoore
07-17-2011, 11:40 PM
I am going through my 2nd helping of ACB at the moment, without trying to replay a memory, I am wanting to get it right the 1st time round now, even if i have to restart an entire level, or abandon it for another day.

I agree with the points that Hekateras has made also about Leonardo and The Recruits, also that the nice intro video, doesn't have that particular mission in it.

One other note of consensus...

Need More Patchs...

Here are 3 pictures to explain why and yes, before anyone says so, i have already filed in a Bug Complaint.

The last one is a Dozily, you would think that 2 guys standing guard would find a pair of pants, boots and a knife, unsettling near them?

And trust me, there are a LOT more bugs in the game, I have the Deluxe Downloaded Version of the game by the way...

Before you guys even think of bringing out the next expansion, give us a chance to Beta Test it the Hell OUT... Having bugs in a game after a few months of the game out, is a bit, how can i put it delicately, Pointless to say the least...

But I am enjoying the Story of All the characters so far and this is really the first time in my life, knowing the fact that Leonardo was actually gay, wish i learned that one in school...



https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-INqONyRR6Ik/TiPDLAwl8iI/AAAAAAAAAIs/eNtyltCnAfQ/w705-h529-k/Nappoli%2BMission%2B1.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BTMfOfnbQiY/TiPDLEyqcqI/AAAAAAAAAIw/ErhJAjGTeGs/w468-h351-k/Nappoli%2BMission%2B2.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0FgF6KtheaQ/TiPDLOiT8EI/AAAAAAAAAI0/sInswUUU8eE/w468-h351-k/Nappoli%2BMission%2B3.JPG

AingealMoore
07-17-2011, 11:47 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-viB7RTHaYR8/TiPItrnla_I/AAAAAAAAAJI/jdO3afWuuXA/w327-h297-k/Nappoli%2BMission%2B4.JPG

Just to show people im not Photoshop or anything either

Jackal90147
07-19-2011, 09:24 PM
ezio's invisibility cape

strigoi1958
07-22-2011, 04:56 PM
I nearly didn't play brotherhood because it constantly freezes and judders... move for 1 second and freeze for 4 seconds... totally ruined a game I just purchased after many hours searching the net for a solution the only one that works is to play offline... I can play the game without juddering but lose many features... not sure what those are but the game is good..

mr_s_339
07-24-2011, 02:24 AM
Please, for the love of your fans and gamers, fix the 'white gradient' issue:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...641030839#6641030839 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=4721051016&m=1381094409&r=6641030839#6641030839)

Its so bright, the game is unplayable

strigoi1958
07-28-2011, 04:27 AM
2 things would make the game complete for me... a training scenario for all items as you come across them ie the parachute, it is given without any instructions and all I could figure out was it was a combination of forward, shift, space, right mouse button and left mouse button but even after completing the game I have no idea which buttons deploy it... sometimes it opened sometimes I plummeted to my death. Far more often it was death to the point where frustration was ruining the game.... the same with climbing directions especially when timed it would be better to be able to use eagle eye and see a route rather than running around for hours trying to figure out where you're trying to go and against the clock. the 2 examples I'll give are "call of duty" training is simple and removes all guess of which button does what... and "The Saboteur" which has yellow lights showing viable climbing routes... those 2 things make a game far far better. also in Saboteur after you complete all the quests you can still play on to complete all side quests... I had finished but hadn't found all unlocks and treasures.

mrxclusiv.au
07-30-2011, 05:45 AM
I refer to this URL

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02...-multiple-monitor-s/ (http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/10/assassins-creed-brotherhood-for-pc-gets-3d-multiple-monitor-s/)

clearly it claims multiple monitor support well I have two monitors and have spent some time fiddling and guess what? it either just doesn't work OR I am doing it wrong, vidcard is dual output running two monitors and the game won't even allow me to move the cursor outside the bounds of the window in the menus, the game doesn't span two monitors like this URL says (not that I want it to) I just want to be able to move my mouse away from the maximized "game" window to my secondary monitor to interact with it, multiple monitors are said to be supported and they are just NOT, I cannot interact with my second monitor without minimizing my game window (whats the point of a second monitor if I am going to "minimize") this just screams of fail and lie. Awaiting advice on this one

FWIW I am running ATI Radeon video card

mrxclusiv.au
08-04-2011, 05:50 PM
so this is typical I called you on this dual monitor thing and you what just pretend to have not read it, the games fantastic but your customer relations could use some tweaking I think there is no shame in saying "we dropped dual monitor support because xxxxxxx" that is the correct way to handle this, not ignore it

Mr_Shade
08-05-2011, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by mrxclusiv.au:
so this is typical I called you on this dual monitor thing and you what just pretend to have not read it, the games fantastic but your customer relations could use some tweaking I think there is no shame in saying "we dropped dual monitor support because xxxxxxx" that is the correct way to handle this, not ignore it Hi There,

Multiple monitors is only available on Nvidia Graphics cards - running Eye Finity hardware.

ATI / AMD cards are not supported.


I'm sorry it took so long for you to get an answer, however the above is the official response from the game team.

mrxclusiv.au
08-05-2011, 07:22 AM
thankyou for your reply Mr_Shade and after reading it I did some research turns out Brotherhood DOES work on multi monitors even on my Radeon Video card even though it isn't supported you have to configure catalyst to use an "eyefinity display group" then once you do this the multi screen resolutions become available, my card runs two monitors at great framerates and am wanting to upgrade to three will post back if I am successful again thankyou mr_Shade

Prince_Raven
08-05-2011, 11:49 PM
The only problem I had with Brotherhood on the PC was with the multiplayer, specifically, PunkBuster. I'm unable to play a full multiplayer due to being kicked by PunkBuster in under 2 minutes into the game, even with anticheating turned off. I hope that the Revelations multiplayer mode on PC uses a different aticheating software, considering the many problems with PunkBuster users have had in Brotherhood and other games like COD:MW2.

mrxclusiv.au
08-06-2011, 07:39 PM
pnkbstra and pnkbstrb need to be running as services and not blocked by your firewall there is a utility on punkbuster website to test to see if the services are running and working correctly, in some cases it can fix them

http://www.evenbalance.com/ind...hp?page=pbsvcfaq.php (http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsvcfaq.php)

sadly because some people like their computers to play the game for them things like punkbuster are required. As far as I know punkbuster is the best anti cheat software available today. If it is failing and crashing the game for you it is likely due to your setup/install of punkbuster, you could try updating the game and updating punkbuster itself via pbsetup. It is in your best interests to find the cause of it not working and sort it as more and more games are being released with punkbuster anti cheat in them. I hope I have given you some help

Prince_Raven
08-06-2011, 09:17 PM
I have tried everything short of re-downloading my game. I've been playing my brother's PS3 version, so I'm not too bothered by it not working on PC, I just hope I don't run into the same problems in Revelation, as I won't have access to my brother's PS3.

mrxclusiv.au
08-06-2011, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by Prince_Raven:
I have tried everything short of re-downloading my game. I've been playing my brother's PS3 version, so I'm not too bothered by it not working on PC, I just hope I don't run into the same problems in Revelation, as I won't have access to my brother's PS3.

have you contacted punkbuster technical support? if I was in your situation I would assume that Revelations will also contain punkbuster and as such I would be searching to get it working on your pc with brotherhood (maybe thats just me)

mrxclusiv.au
08-07-2011, 06:12 PM
for the love of all that is holy fix the damned lag issues I keep getting killed in my smoke or while my mute is happening it is ruining it because it becomes less about skill and all about who has least lag, this game lags horribly and by design its a game of measure countermeasure and timing, thing is the timing is different for each combatant due to varying levels of lag, this issue is turning the game into a runfest people hear whispers then they run till they dont hear anymore rinse and repeat there must be a way to fix it, please at the very least make Revelations better in this regard I think it may be too late for Brotherhood fixes and patches now

BePro1995
08-09-2011, 02:17 AM
hey is there a solve for my problem that i can't find even a single multiplayer game on my pc? is this my connection or is it the servers? i really want to play multiplayer cause i bought codex edition with Harlequin and Officer ( i really like them!)
so is there a solution?
(srry for my b@d english, i am from the Netherlands)

illuv4t4r
08-09-2011, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by BePro1995:
hey is there a solve for my problem that i can't find even a single multiplayer game on my pc? is this my connection or is it the servers? i really want to play multiplayer cause i bought codex edition with Harlequin and Officer ( i really like them!)
so is there a solution?
(srry for my b@d english, i am from the Netherlands)

Join the club, my friend. This game's connectivity totally sucks. Forget about the port forwarding BS. Simple: Why does every other game I own connect fine in MP?

All ports are open and finding a game in MP is VERY rare. Ubisoft makes us wait for Revelations for a decent MP (maybe).

The support for this title is pitiful.

BePro1995
08-09-2011, 03:54 AM
Originally posted by illuv4t4r:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BePro1995:
hey is there a solve for my problem that i can't find even a single multiplayer game on my pc? is this my connection or is it the servers? i really want to play multiplayer cause i bought codex edition with Harlequin and Officer ( i really like them!)
so is there a solution?
(srry for my b@d english, i am from the Netherlands)

Join the club, my friend. This game's connectivity totally sucks. Forget about the port forwarding BS. Simple: Why does every other game I own connect fine in MP?

All ports are open and finding a game in MP is VERY rare. Ubisoft makes us wait for Revelations for a decent MP (maybe).

The support for this title is pitiful. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

so there is no solution? i have no problems either with other games.. DAMN!! i want to play online i only played one game after 2hours searching (when it just was out in Europe)..

NinjaNamz
08-09-2011, 05:36 AM
PLEASE ALLOW EYEFINITY FOR REVELATIONS MULTIPLAYER!

mrxclusiv.au
08-10-2011, 03:52 AM
Originally posted by NinjaNamz:
PLEASE ALLOW EYEFINITY FOR REVELATIONS MULTIPLAYER!

Eyefinity works with Brotherhood, what makes you think they would remove it from Revelations??