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ModNation Patch Promises Quicker Loading

And invite your friends.

ModNation Racers is a great game, but for everyone that’s just a little bit bored gazing upon the wonderfully named Jimmy Mango on the game’s loading screens (look out for him) can rejoice now, there’s a patch coming next week that’s going to solve all your problems.

According to IGN, the first fix will be to the load times, which, according to Sony, will be reduced by up to 50%.  But that’s not all, with United Front Games acknowledging that the “computerized bastards” (IGN’s words) were a little tough, and are introducing a casual difficulty level.

What else?  How about the ability to invite friends into XP?  Done.  Removal of the completely pointless ‘online room’ that sits inbetween races?  Done.  Network fixes to reduce disconnections?  Done.  Tweaks to a few of the tougher challenges?  Done.

Sounds like one hell of a patch, doesn’t it?

Thanks, ProjectJay.

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46 Comments
  1. Parker
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Well I hopped into MNR yesterday after not playing it since launch, got disconnected 4 times, and on the fourth time – I couldn’t reconnect at all.. Wasn’t just me either, 5 others who I was talking to via a forum were all having the same issue, from different parts of the world.

    The servers kinda suck, to be honest. Lets hope it’s fixed up, I was less than impressed with MNR overall, tbh. I dream of the result of MNR, had Media Molecule been at the reins.. wow.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:11.
    • Michael33
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Patch 1.02 will be live wednesday august 4th 2-4am PST.

      Comment posted on 02/08/2010 at 00:56.
  2. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    75% would be better.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:11.
    • Serebii.Net
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Spoilt.

      Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:14.
    • MyLeftTesticIe
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      75% would be better.

      Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:22.
    • bajere
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      yea, but as it stands, 50% will help me alot with the enjoy ment level

      Comment posted on 31/07/2010 at 00:51.
      • Amphlett
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Be careful and read the comment again “up to 50%”. This could mean anything between 1% and 50%, just like ubiquitous “..up to 8Mb broadband”.

        Comment posted on 31/07/2010 at 10:14.
  3. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    I wonder if the challenges will count using the casual difficulty, I/most people did them on computerised b*******s difficulty so that should be interesting. In all this sounds like a fantastic patch though, only one thing they missed was the Hotlap times using glitches being fixed.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:11.
    • Michael33
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      hotlap glitch IS getting fixed.

      Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:15.
  4. iAvernus
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Really? I don’t believe it.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:14.
  5. Forrest_01
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Wow, i am finally tempted 2 pick this up now!

    Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:17.
  6. teflon
    Community Team
    Since: May 2009

    Aside from load times and those 3 ridiculous challenges which are actually 100% impossible for me to manage when the AI refuses to drive underneath the devastators, I’ve had no problems with MNR for a while now. Difficulty of the AI or otherwise.

    A lot of server side changes have worked wonders and s**t miracles. I can hit XP Series and be in a game with 4 or more players (I had 8 today) a minute later and already off to our first loading screen. Perfect.

    Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:26.
    • Boomshanks
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Just a shame the loading screen takes another minute :P
      But really good patch. This will certainly shut most people up

      Comment posted on 31/07/2010 at 19:56.
  7. Charmed_Fanatic
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Really? wow sounds like a great patch for people with the game

    Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:34.
  8. emekcrash
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Great, I’ve sold the game because of exactly those issues… -_-

    Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:45.
  9. DJ-Katy
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    I fixed the patch myself a couple of weeks ago by trading the game in – worked brilliantly! :D

    Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 22:56.
    • shakengandulf
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      “A couple of weeks ago” really.. it was that bad? i personally haven’t tried it.

      Comment posted on 31/07/2010 at 07:20.
    • Shakugan
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      This game is not interesting me at all, i don’t know why…

      Comment posted on 31/07/2010 at 11:36.
  10. ProjectJAY
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    My first news credit, I feel so loved… *sniff*

    anyhoo, very glad to see pretty much all my gripes with the game getting addressed. maybe we can even have XP meets now. although I feel a massive facepalm is in order for spending 2 hours straight (I kid you not) trying to win those three impossible challenges. which I eventually did :)

    Comment posted on 30/07/2010 at 23:03.

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