If you have not yet played Time Magazine’s 2010 Game of the Year, now is your final chance. Remedy’s Alan Wake is going offline from stores. This is due to the expiration of music license agreements for the game. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is not affected.
For 48 hours, you can buy Alan Wake including DLCs and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare at a 90% discount on Steam.
If you already own Alan Wake – like the majority of the gaming population out there – you have nothing to worry about. The game will stay in your library and continue to work for you.
• Add Latin-American Localization support (download the Free DLC from Steam and add -locale=esm to Alan Wake's Steam launch options to use it) • Added -directaiming command line parameter that removes all mouse acceleration (enables also -rigidcamera automatically) • Improved low level mouse reading routines to make the control cope better with low and variable frame rates. This also removes the reported jerkiness when -rigidcamera was enabled. You may need to re-adjust your mouse sensitivity in the menus! • Removed auto-aim that was accidentally enabled in the previous build • Added a frame rate limiter to menus & videos to prevent cards running at 1000's of fps (reduces stress on the graphics cards) • Reduced CPU use when game doesn't have focus • Fixed "first run" on a 2nd PC overwriting saves & statistics downloaded from cloud • Fixed crashes when using alt-tab to change out of the game when the game is loading • Fixed DEVICE_CREATE_ERROR for users who have "custom DPI" set in Windows. • Fixed one specific case of "File IO Failure" issue when unable to write to My Documents • Fixed camera to remember it's side preference (tab key) • Fixed Cursor Key / Numpad assignment issues • Fixed screen brightness back to original when changing process • Fixed some cases of "back" and Return to Game functionality so that it doesn't need 3 presses • Thanks for your feedback! We are still working on improvements & fixes, please see our forum for up to date troubleshooting and update information: <a href="http://forum.alanwake.com/showthread.php?t=7759">http://forum.alanwake.com/showthread.php?t=7759</a>
The first update (v1.02) for Alan Wake on Steam has hit fixing numerous issues. We're working as hard as ever trying to get all the bugs nicked from the game so you all can have a care-free game experience. If the issue you're having is not included in release notes below, fear not as we're looking into more reported issues for future updates.
• Fixed problems of game not moving forward and gameplay not triggering properly after videos • Fixed flickering trees on Nvidia • Real Traditional Chinese translation for added PC strings • Fix that the Developer Video Commentary volume is more sensible • Fix that localized cinematic audio volume is at correct volume and adjustable • Fix that controller vibration works (note that it's disabled by default) • Fix that blur occasionally got re-enabled even if -noblur command line option was specified • Added "-rigidcamera" command line option for those who are sensitive to the default mouse/camera controls • Added possibility to bind mouse buttons 4 and 5 • Unofficial support for running the game in lower resolutions than 1024x768 using command line options • Prevent binding controller keys to keyboard actions (prevents odd problems) • Better CPU thread assignment for 3-Core AMD machines (smoother gameplay) • Big thanks for the PC fans out there! We are constantly working on improving the game based on your feedback, please keep it coming! • See our forum for up to date troubleshooting and patch information: <a href="http://forum.alanwake.com/showthread.php?t=7759">http://forum.alanwake.com/showthread.php?t=7759</a>