EA patches ATI problems in The Saboteur

Written by Joe Martin

December 21, 2009 // 11:09 a.m.

Tags: #32-bit #64-bit #ati #crash #ea-patches-the-saboteur-for-ati-cards #pandemic #patch #quad-core #saboteur

Electronic Arts has released a new patch for Pandemic Studio's latest and last game, The Saboteur. The patch, which is still labelled as a beta, is said to finally make the game playable for ATI card owners.

The Saboteur is a third-person World War II game set in Paris, which we reviewed earlier this month and quite liked. It was also the last game to be developed by Pandemic before EA merged the studio with EALA, effectively closing the team.

Unfortunately, the PC version of the game has suffered from huge incompatibility problems with ATI hardware and is unplayable for ATI 3000, 4000 or 5000 GPU owners running Windows Vista or Windows 7 in either 32-bit or 64-bit configs.

The new patch is said to solve most of the stability problems with the game, but is apparently still a bit flaky with quad-core CPUs. EA advises that quad-core users disable some processes in order to avoid "streaming glitches" and has issued instructions alongside the patch.

You can pick up the patch from the official Pandemic site for the moment, with a full and final release said to be on the way soon.

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