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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New release - version 1.5.0.76 now [post updated Wed night]

(note: Wednesday night 11:00pm PST update):

To clarify - the patch itself (version 76) doesn't actually perform the Punkbuster update, it only changes our game so that it can use the update from the Punkbuster side. We are now waiting for PB to push the change live on their end, and once their systems have been updated as well, then we expect the stuttering issue to be resolved.

We expect this update to happen sometime overnight between Wednesday and Thursday PST (so Thursday morning in Europe).

Cheers / TechMech


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(original post):

We are now going live with version (76) of the game.

This build contains one specific fix - a Punkbuster time-lag issue that we have been observing which can make the game slow down for a few seconds every 20 or 30 seconds.

The team is additionally working a long series of other fixes as well, and I will update this page when those are live.

Also - at this point we have invited everyone who applied for Closed Beta. If you have NOT been invited it means one of three things (1) you told us you were too young to play, (2) your application was not processed (usually corrupt DxDiag), or (3) you simply didn't get the email.

While you could contact our customer support for this - the easiest method to get early access is actually to simply create a G1 account, and then sign up for the newsletter at the front of the APB page on gamersfirst.com using the same email.

We will pull people from that batch, and enable their G1 accounts for access as the next big step. I will update this post as soon as we are ready to do so (probably after some additional minor fixes)

Cheers,

92 comments:

  1. Cant wait! Waterfront was lagging bad right before the server update! THIS GAME ROCKS!

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  2. Hello Bjorn,
    since I'm not sure who to ask about this; since you said customer support but I can't find a way to contact them. I have talked to you before in a previous post of yours (where you talk about the next 35,000 going out) I submitted my DxDiag, am not under 18. I know I applied yet I STILL have not gotten one. I remember you saying that the last 35,000 that I should have been in, yet here I am... also, I'm signed up for the newsletter. Please, Bjorn, help me out here. I would really love to play this game.

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  3. Did you see my comment bout maxing a contact and not receiving any kind of a reward with a premium account active?

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  4. Thanks Bjorn..Im getting an odd crash all the time and im hoping this patch may just clear it up.

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  5. Is this something we can expect today or tomorrow if everything goes well? (the early ob access)

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  6. i hope the crash problem is fix now :D

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  7. Alot of people, me included, are suffering from "mouse jitter" or "stutter", which is the most annoying kind of lag you can have in a shooter. Are you aware of this issue? I never experienced this in the RTW version of APB.

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  8. @ Enbil

    My friend has also reported to me about mouse lag in this current patch only (Well..The last patch the one that we were playing earlier today.) Though if this patch fixes up the temporary lag with the punkbuster I do believe your problem would be fixed. If not the problems has to me more of an internal problem. My advice to you is to close all other programs running whilst running the game.

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  9. @Enbil
    Yes i had this lags too.
    (Looks like a movie is stuck xD) Well it is very annoying when you are the driver for your team...

    But lately (befor this patch) it happend more often.

    Well hope its gone now :D

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  10. ugh so the servers are STILL DOWN AS THEY WERE YESTERDAY yay.... estimate when they will be back so i can play for the first time in 2 days since you manage to patch at prime time in the US

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  11. Hi, i had received the email saying "You are receiving this email because your APB Reloaded Closed Beta Application was approved.". I downloaded Gamerfirst app, installed APB Reloaded, but when i try to log in with my gamerfirst account in the game it says Error 10010. How am i supposed to login??

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  12. It REALLY bugs me how I see people complaining here about the stupidest things. Yes, it's good to make the team aware of your issues, but please, don't act like a 9 year old girl about it. "UGH, for like, the millionth time my game won't open cause my computer is so terrible, like, OMG, G1, you like totally suck, (but Ill still play even though I say I won't because this game is too good) Okay. Coming from someone who isn't even in CB, while everyone else is, this is annoying. People are SO ungrateful. What I would do to get in this CB you wouldn't even imagine. Lol.

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  13. @Tiago R.

    Well the servers are down right now for an update, so that may be why.

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  14. Still crashing as of last night 75 patch .. Hope this one fixes the crashes. Will update later.

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  15. I'm dissapointed that i didn't get in because of my age, thus i cannot benefit from the G1 Credits refund.

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  16. Would it be possible to get any information regarding character restoration? It's been asked a few times in previous blog posts' comments but to my knowledge has not been addressed.

    Waiting to see if I can get that stuff back prior to spending in the ARMAS store!

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  17. @H-Bomb Explosion

    Ok thank you, maybe is because of that. I will try again later.

    @rawrrenato

    Thanks for your constructive comment. So, as you say, i am ungrateful because i'm experiencing some minor issues, and i'm reporting them. Oooook. I thought that's a cloased beta was all about: reporting issues. But you seem more clever than a 9 year old girl, so you must know what you are saying.

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  18. @Bjorn. Sorry about asking you so many questions..My buddy wants to buy premium too however he only has paypal. Is it possible to buy G1 credits with a paypal account?

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  19. Can't wait to try out the new patchs but will have to wait till the general protection faults are cleared up.

    I can't test for more than 5 mins without crashing.

    It seems to be triggered by missions as I can do open world crimes all day without crashing but if I'm on mission or just finished a mission it gives me a gpf

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  20. ... still waiting on the character retrieval. So far enjoying the game and premium on my Enforcer alt, but im really waiting to get my main character back! The Lovely Sylver of SylverDesigns(SD)

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  21. No probleme for me juste some lag very litle lag but the game is corect ...There is cheater , a man go very fast !!! Too fast ...shit!

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  22. Hmf the down time is taking a bit longer than yesterday. I wonder if Bjorn could put some kind of ETA after thoses small patches or something.

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  23. Bjorn, i am probably looking too far into the future here, but when do you forsee moving the US EAST servers to the EAST COAST? Also what location do you have in mind if any, As far as what state they will be in.. Thankyou, and sofar very impressed with the game, Having a blast in san paro. Game runs excellent for me so far.

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  24. the payment on my master card still dont work :/ works in all other games

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  25. my money was debited from my acount and i have nothing from gamefirst !How to do ? shitshitshit

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  26. i7 990x @ 3.5 ghtz on stock settings.. still getting cpu spike.. still annoyed

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  27. looks like PB is still bugged

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  28. yeah,stutters the same as before and punk buster keep eating half cpu.what was this patch for then?

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  29. also: looks like PB version stayed the same

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  31. Yeah, PB wasn't updated because it doesn't need to be. They fixed the lag spikes in the game. There doesn't need to be a PB update for that, just a client update.

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  32. After 10 minutes of play the game closes on its own router on the desktop is the first time it happens

    Après 10 mn de jeu le jeu se ferme tout seul routeur sur le bureau est la première fois que ça m'arrive

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  33. Even though im unsatisfied for not being in the game, i wanted to thank you guys for keeping contact with us and developing this game.

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  34. now when the PB issue is "fixed" (which it not even seems to be -.-) isnt it time to make the game playable with core 2 duos? e8400 runs 100% constantly no matter what quality you set, and im not alone with this issue..

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  35. Why am i stuck on Connecting to district server i was getting on before the patch? and my connection is up.

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  37. Ugh it does this after ever patch....

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  38. Okay, so I added my email to the apb site for the newsletter months ago, cause I missed the closed beta. It matches my account, yet I didn't get an email inviting me to the early open beta?

    I am 18 years of age and my machine is very capable of running this game; Core i5 760 @2.8ghz, 4 gig ddr3 ram, gtx 650 ti... so I don't understand whats going on. Not trying to cry or anything I'm just perplexed.

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  39. They are only taking those who did sign up for the Closed Beta. AFTER that they will start activating accounts who signed up for the newsletter with their G1 account.

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  40. I WANT INNNN. Cant wait to play again. x.x

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  41. This PB "Fix" did nothing for me. PnkBstrB.exe in my task manager was taking up 40-50% of my CPU (with APB being the other 50%) and I was having constant terrible stutters in-game. When I closed PnkBstrB.exe all the lag went away. Unfortunately, PB also kicks you from APB if you do this. This is a huge problem.

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  42. CPU spikes still happening!!!

    @ Bjorn

    I'm frustrated that I built a new rig to play this game and yet the cpu spikes are still like the old RTW cpu spikes... unplayable.

    Any signs of hope? Any reasons I still get the spike after the 150.76 patch?

    The biggest question is... Is this a priority for G1?

    -unlucky
    judgment

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  43. Mikael said...

    now when the PB issue is "fixed" (which it not even seems to be -.-) isnt it time to make the game playable with core 2 duos? e8400 runs 100% constantly no matter what quality you set, and im not alone with this issue..

    /agree

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  44. Although I worry about this PB error, I must say it doesn't seem common as a lot of folks are testing/playing without a peep about it.

    With luck, it'll get ironed out.

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  45. You really aren't alone. You really shouldn't need anything higher than that processor to play the game, it's just so horribly optimized.

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  46. Still no access... haven't been able to play since rel 1.5 when I now always get error 10010 in game...

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  47. ok i did some testing with a cracked version of windows the general protection faults happen on the cracked version of windows if you want to play buy windows dont torrent it.

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  48. some one crash in the missions?? xD

    i crash and crash crash i hope some day fix this D:

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  49. Still stuttering every 30 seconds or so. It's like nothing was fixed at all. :D

    A for effort.

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  50. I know its a pain, but does anyone else bust out laughing when a handful of people have a problem and suddenly that means everyone is? Theres a LOT more people on the servers now as well. I doubt the forums would be quiet if 100K plus people were all lagging.

    Its also funny that all the videos on youtube, not one shows any lagging....

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  51. as I join the newsletter?
    as I create an account on G1?
    sorry for my ignorance :)

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  52. i didnt get and email :(... ive been waiting so long for this game and got so excited :'(

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  53. welp i just played a bit on waterfront NA east and the game was lagging like fucking crazy, the three second imput delay returned :(

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  54. its not the game its your computer i dont have any input lag.

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  55. bruce.. incorrect. Devs have said that the game runs differently on different set ups. The comp might be fine and be completely stable with great internet but might have a conflict causing cpu spikes or frequent game crashes. Not all people experience the same game play.

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  56. @Church
    The people with lag issues aren't making Youtube videos. They're too busy trying to get their game to work properly.

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  57. Yeah i ahve the same prob with punk buster and core 2 duo

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  58. im sick of being a legit player, get screwed 3times by the fucking cheaters

    1. pb rapes my cpu
    2. people call me cheater
    3. poeple cheat on me

    Please punish hackusators. they do nothing but harras me and they BAD

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  59. Any word on when Joker will be moved to its permanent location? I'm frequently experiencing latency of 600-1000+, and I'm worried that an influx of new players before it's moved will just make it worse.

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  60. Hey Bjorn! Applied for the beta a while back and still haven't received anything at all. I check my email everyday =( If you remember me I've been on this blog for a while, let me know if there is a possibilitie of receiving a key.

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  61. @Bjorn.
    i didn't get mail and i tried to create an new account and sing up for the newslatter but it wans't work there is still no mail. Im waiting more than few monts and didin't get mail. How can i join this beta?

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  62. Stop begging for keys and leave this dude alone

    Wait for OB its in a few weeks

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  63. @Bjorn.
    same here. my friend too didn't get the mail.

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  64. Come on guys. I didn't get the e-mail too but I'm waiting patiently. Just be calm and wait. The OBT is close enough. Does it make a difference if you can play today or a couple days later?

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  65. YES!! :):):) wanna plaaaaay! I'm playing right now with my friend but the other one is still waiting :(

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  66. 14:28 GMT.

    Still the same issue. 25% CPU usage from PB. I have updated PB, I've tried to set affinity. I've tried to set administrator. Nothing works.

    The blog entry suggests that this is now "in PB's hands". Well, you're paying them right? Get them to get a bloody move on?

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  67. hi can u just give me a date 4 ob thanks

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  68. Mate it's 17:57 (GMT+1) here and PunkBuster have YET to do anything! Can't you lot threaten them with lawsuits now? Thanks

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  69. So I decided since the PB/stuttering issue still hasn't been fixed, that maybe I'd work on customizing my character a bit, work on her clothing and tattoos.

    About a minute in? GPF.

    I'm getting the feeling APB -really- doesn't want me playing.

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  70. Made no difference for me. I still get the stutter every 20ish seconds, but mine might be because of the RealTek issues.

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  71. CRASHING EVERY 10 ACTION MINUTES.

    but my friend has no problem with game.

    what's the problem?? WTH!

    I gave him my account and hes Game crashing to. but only with my account. WTH ???

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  72. crashes are causes by customization, take it off and you be fine.

    and yes nothing works with this game

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  73. nop. my cloths are the same as my friends cloths and its only 3 piece... anything else I can do? :(

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  74. Get cheap APB:Reloaded hacks at http://artificialaiming.net/ now as low as $13.00 via Paypal!

    So come and join the majority of APB:Reloaded community at Artificial Aiming!

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  75. Cmon put Open beta already lol

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  76. Dear Trigger Happy,

    Speaking of triggers, our new aimbot 3.0 includes "triggerbot" which will fire for you when a target crosses your cross hair.

    Your not allowed to cuss sir, the S.S will get you! Say "china" instead! Hacks are not for chinas, and if you're too cheap to get them enjoy me owning you WITH them ;D

    Once open beta is up, it's on baby! Me and my hacks will own this game!

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  77. Servers are down for maintenance!

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  78. Aimbots take all the fun out of the game. It just proves that you have no life, you enjoy taking other peoples fun, and you suck at the game yourself so you need an aimbot. Do us all a favor and don't play APB when it goes open beta

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  79. Sweet Jesus Please fix this spawning system.
    Three times in row during the same stage in 1v1 match did I spawn in the same damn spot. This is ridicules. How can I get angle on someone if they see me spawn in the same spot three times in a row. Please fix it.

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  80. Someone have to explain to me what the fun peoples have by using an aimbot ? O_o go watch a movie with gun shooting and voilà ... it will produce the same effect. With aimbot you don't do nothing except looking at your screen and wait ... wouaw ! Sooooo funny ...

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  82. @Maykito

    thats exactly what im trying to say about aimbots lol, i wasn't explaining to YOU, I was speaking to
    Gamers last

    anyone know how long the maintenance will take?

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  83. Dear 79d6b860-71f2-11e0-8d9e-000bcdcb8a73 (that's a mouth full),

    Aimbots take all the fun out of YOUR game, and transfer it to mine using the 1337 protocol. I'm not quite sure how that proves that I have no life, it might prove that i'm sadistic, but not conducive to lifelessness. However, I will fulfill one wish for you; I will not play the open beta... My HACKS will ;D

    This game is 100x funner with hacks, give it a shot! I can even give you a discount!

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  84. And you found that funny ? Go buy you a brain with the protocol of your credit card.

    "This game is 100x funner with hacks"

    I think, even looking a report on the tortoise sexuality is way more funny ...

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  85. @ Gamers Last
    you sad sad little boy.. whats the matter are you really so totally lacking in any kind of skill that you have to use hacks? and youve even convinced yourself its fun.. go play in traffic please.

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