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Batman: Arkham City DirectX 11 issues

Rocksteady offers temporary fix: use DX9 instead.

Running the PC version of Batman: Arkahm City in DirectX 11 causes performance issues, Rocksteady has confirmed.

A title update to address the matter is in the works, US Community Manager Andy Cataldo wrote on the Batman forum.

He suggested as a temporary fix players run the crime caper in DirectX 9 instead. Here's how you do it:

Instructions for changing DX 11 to DX 9

  • The Launcher can be accessed on Games for Windows LIVE and Steam to change DX11 to DX9 in the Settings menu.
  • Change both DirectX 11 Features and DirectX 11 Tessellation to OFF.

Games for Windows LIVE

  • Start > All Programs > Games > Right click on Batman: Arkham City and select Launcher > Settings
  • 1. Open the Start Menu
  • 2. Select All Programs and then the Games folder
  • 3. Right click on Batman: Arkham City and select Launcher
  • 4. Choose Settings then click on the arrow next to DX options to change

Steam:

  • Launch Steam Client > Library > Right click on Batman: Arkham City > Configure PC Options
  • 1. Open Steam
  • 2. Select Library
  • 3. Right click on Batman: Arkham City and select Configure PC Options
  • 4. Choose Settings then click on the arrow next to DX options to change

"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience with your gameplay experience and thank you all for your patience as we work to resolve this issue," Cataldo said.

The PC version of Arkham City launches in the UK on Friday.

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