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Product Update - Valve
Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams was Just Updated

Patch Notes for Version 1.1.1

Updates:

- A remixed mode for all levels and bosses. The remixed mode is a lot easier to survive than its standard counterpart. The “easy” difficulty for Giana should roughly correspond to the “normal” difficulty for casual platformer games. And, of course, the standard and hardcore modes are still there.
- The code has been optimized further to boost the performance of GSTD (DirectX10/11 mode only). The improved framerate should be the most noticeable on mid-range machines that required lower graphical settings to run smoothly in the previous version.
- Added Japanese and Russian language support
- Added in-game menu for basic audio and controller settings
- Uber-hardcode achievement fix, finally those of you who managed to beat the game will get the achievement you deserve (all you need is to beat one level in uber hardcore and you should be awarded with the achievement if you have already played through every level in that mode).

Bug fixes:

- Fixed an issue that caused a black screen after starting a level in DX9 mode with some AMD/ATI setups
- Fixed a crash that could occur when playing fullscreen in DX9 mode
- Fixed a resolution issue occurring with the Steam overlay (fuzzy graphics)
- Fixed a bug that clipped the mouse, keeping you from clicking on part of the interface
- Twisting the world now causes the background to wobble properly again
- Greatly reduced the amount of flickering for shadows in DX10/11 mode
- Fixed inconsistent particle effects
- Soft shadows can now be properly selected in the menu again
- Fixed a crash that could occur when launching level 3-5
- V-sync can now be set properly above 60 Hz
- Fixed a launcher crash that could occur when starting the game
- Fixed a crash with the error message “MSVCP100.dll is missing”

Language selection update:
- Setting your language now follows the Steam standards and is done from the Steam menu instead of the launcher
- How to set your language after the update:

-Open the Steam Library
-Right click on your Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams entry
-Choose Properties
-Go to the Language tab
-Select your desired language (you can choose between English; German; French; Italian; Spanish; Russian: Japanese)
-Start the game
Product Update - Valve
Halloween Special
The nightmare isn’t over! For Halloween, Black Forest Games revisits one of the levels from Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams. Based on the Enchanted Mountain Path level, this version brings new challenges in an exclusive night setting surrounded by spooky pumpkins and a ghost invasion.
You can select this level under “Extras” in the main menu. Enjoy – it’s free!

Patch Notes for Version 1.0.1

Gameplay
- More code optimizations for smoother frame rates.
- Removed and/or altered final boss attacks that could trap you or catch you by surprise. Shield gem now spawns after phase 2 instead of after phase 1.
- More checkpoints!
- Miscellaneous level tweaks.
- Trampolines now have more lenient timing.

Audio
- Updated music and sound effects.

Bug Fixes
- Alt-tabbing should no longer cause any issues.
- Dashing into an enemy and rebounding into another should no longer get you killed except in some rare cases.
- Missing screen resolutions for certain refresh rates have been fixed.
- Game no longer crashes if you have no sound card or deactivate it.
- The idle animation can now also be canceled with a crouch as intended.
- Jumping on owls in Score Attack now gives you points as it should.
- Dashing at turtles should now be easier.
- Bricks now always shatter if you dash through them.
- Some erroneous EN text in non-EN languages has been fixed.
- Miscellaneous small fixes to the launcher.
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