A PC patch for Duke Nukem Forever has gone live. It doubles the game's single-player weapon capacity from two to four.
The poorly-recieved shooter was criticised for limiting players to two weapons in campaign mode, a decision developer 3D Realms blamed on mapping the game to console controls.
"We tried for a long time to support lots of guns but we simply could not find a nice way to map it to a controller, despite trying 4-5 designs," 3D Realms boss George Broussard previously explained.
Patch plans previously promised Valve Anti-Cheat System (VAC) support, push-to-talk voice chat, and the ability to adjust the game's field of view. All of these are present and correct.
In addition to the above, auto-aim has been tweaked, enhanced blood effects have been added and leaderboard cheats have been squashed.
There are no current plans to bring the patch to PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 versions of the game.
The full list of included improvements:
- 4-weapon inventory option in single-player campaign
- Multiplayer server favourites
- Dedicated server overhaul
- FOV [Field of View] can be modified
- Change VOIP to push-to-talk (bandwidth fix)
- VAC anti-cheat system enabled
- Support for Japanese Steam ID's for PC release in Japan
- Auto-aim fix
- Blood effects on surfaces behind enemies when shot
- Steam.exe no longer uses unusually high amount of CPU
- Texture quality improvements
- Fixes to prevent single player and multiplayer save data corruption
- Leaderboard exploit fixed
- AMD Dual-Core Optimizer no longer automatically installed (fixes rare bugs with Intel processors)
- Crash/compatibility fixes and other minor bugs