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We leave it up to you to draw your own conclusion. Our take is that the Ubisoft team could have done a better to bringing the game to the PC platform. The proprietary Scimitar engine showed a lot of flexibility when it comes to advanced graphics, but the team developed the DirectX 10.1 path without checking the stability of DirectX 10.0 parts, causing numerous issues on the most popular DX10 hardware out here - the GeForce 8 series. The new patch will kill DX10.1 support and it is unclear when DX10.1 will see another implementation. The first "victim" of this battle was Nvidia (on a title they support), the second victim was AMD. Who is really at a loss here, however, are gamers, who are expected to pony up $50 or $75 (depending on where you live) for a title that was not finished.

Sadly, this is the way PC gaming is: There is a great game, but it is burdened with technical issues and ends up getting caught in marketing wars. We have no doubt that the development team made a mistake in QA process and integrated a feature that caused instabilities with Nvidia cards. Given Nvidia’s market share, Ubisoft had to patch it. What we do not understand is the reason for an explanation that left more questions than answers.

But then again, only the developers at Ubisoft know what the Scimitar engine can and cannot do.

Solution is simple: if you run ATI hardware, just don't patch the game (once that the patch comes out) and enjoy all the advantages of DirectX 10.1 - e.g. one pass less to render.
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Worked fine on XP for me, didn't seem like the game was unfinished at all.
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This seems like a DX10 problem. So, a Vista only problem if DX10 enabled.
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Worked fine on XP for me, didn't seem like the game was unfinished at all.
Most likely because you are running DX9.
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lol XP FTW!
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lol XP FTW! lol
More like Ubisoft at the moment. They screwed the pooch here and not the Vista OS.
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Another example of PC gamers getting the shaft.
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post #8 of 23
As long as they patch Assassin’s Creed, PC gamers are not getting the shaft. If they didn't patch the game and they left it crashing, locking up, etc, THEN we got the shaft. They looked into the future with DirectX 10.1 and didn't look down at 10.0 first and they got semi-burned.
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didn't experience any problems whatsoever with ultimate x64. passed game
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Ubisoft really shouldn't care too much. Have they seen the statistics for this game on the torrent sites?
    
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