Patch 7 for PC - Release Notes

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PC Patch Notes v1.07

Audio
• Fixed an audio issue in one area in Shenmue II.

Controls
• Fixed an issue where running kick and punch couldn't be performed with a keyboard during a free-battle.

PC Patch Notes v1.06

Audio
• Further improvements to Shenmue 1 audio playback.
• Fixed an issue with corrupted audio outside the Golden Qr Tomato Convenience Store.
• Fixed an issue that caused the Darts 7 background music to crackle.
• Now plays correct Japanese fight grunts when playing with Japanese voice audio

Controls
• Fixed issue with being unable to use left thumbstick whilst working at Lucky Hit stand or when catching leaves

UI
• Fixed an issue where French characters would sometimes be cut-off while viewing photo information.
• Fixed an issue where uncollected gacha sets could sometimes be sold in a pawnshop.
• Integrated steams controller and button icons.
• Fixed issue with incorrect help screen display after being forced back to Ryo’s room
• Fixed issue with Ryo’s moves display when using lower screen resolutions
• Fixed issue where by the 70 man battle and Magic Weather options could disappear when they should be available

Graphical Issues
• Fixed an issue that would cause Ryo’s shadow to be distorted while airing out the books.
• Fixed an issue with the numbers displayed on Neo Darts.
• Fixed various graphical issues present in AfterBurner II.
• Fixed Ryo’s jacket clipping into the Dojo floor when sparring with Fuku-san

Miscellaneous
• Secret commands can now be used in AfterBurner II.
• Fixed an issue that caused difficulties entering training in the Dobuita Parking Lot.

PC Patch Notes v1.05

Audio
• Improved the MIDI playback for various instances of background music.
• Fixed a MIDI playback issue that could cause “stuck notes”.
• Increased music volume when playing games in “Shenmue Collection”
• Fixed various issues with SFX.
• Fixed an issue that would cause the volume of some dialogue during combat to be controlled via the SFX volume option.
• Fixed various issues with lip syncing.

UI
• Fixed an issue that would cause the money panel to sometimes continue to display over arcade games.
• Fixed an issue that would cause the clock to obstruct the score in Space Harrier.
• Fixed an issue that could cause the wrong animation to play in the moves list UI.
• Fixed various issues caused by low UI scale values.
• Fixed an issue where the cassette player battery would sometimes display while viewing cassette tapes.
• Fixed various issues with help screens.
• Fixed various issues with the “completed game” save screen.
• Fixed an issue that would cause text to occasionally display with a blue outline.
• Fixed issues with missing prompts and missed input in QTE title when obtaining high scores.
• Improved the display of directional inputs when playing Excite QTE 2.

Graphical Issues
• Added the ability to adjust gamma values via the graphics options.
• Fixed the “A”, “B”, “X” & “Y” gacha colours.
• Fixed an issue with some cutscenes being incorrectly displayed in 16:9 with graphical issues.
• Fixed an issue that would cause the camera to clip through scenery in Bunkado Antiques.
• Fixed issues with Shenmue 1 shadows which caused them to appear “blocky”.

Controls
• Improved the controls while playing HangOn.
• Improved the controls while playing Afterburner II.
• Space Harrier and Afterburner II controls now no longer default to inverted.
• Fixed thumbstick issues when interacting with the Shenmue 1 Jukebox.
• Fixed an issue that could cause the forklift truck to become unstoppable.

Miscellaneous
• Fixed issues with move experience gains not working as expected.
• Experience gains are now correctly saved.
• The UI has been updated to show the experience progress since the last time the moves list was opened.
• Fixed an issue that would cause Gacha rewards to not be given when playing Space Harrier in Shenmue II.
• Fixed an issue what caused Ryo to not receive the certificate of completion after playing HangOn.
• Fixed an issue that caused the “Mini HangOn” gacha to be incorrectly awarded.
• Fixed occasional freezes while playing Space Harrier.
• Fixed an occasional crash when attempting to enter initials in Outrun.
• Fixed an issue where pausing while entering a loading screen could sometimes cause you to get stuck in the loading screen.
• Subtitles showing betting information for gambling mini-games are now localised.
• Fixed an issue that would cause snapshots to be corrupted when taken at certain resolutions.

PC Patch Notes v1.04

Audio
• Fixed some issues with arcade game background music.
• Fixed some issues of corrupted SFX.
• Fixed issues with notebook SFX.

UI
• Fixed various issues with help screens.
• Fixed some instanced of overlapping UI.
• Dobuita shop names now correctly appear when looking around without having to zoom.
• Fixed various issues with the end game save screen.

Graphical Issues
• Fixed some instances of oddly positioned hands.
• Fixed an issue that would cause Ryo to disappear when activating the watch in the Dobuita car park.

Miscellaneous
• Fixed an issue that would cause Gacha rewards to not be given when playing Space Harrier.
• Further stability fixes.

PC Patch Notes v1.03

Audio
· Fixed an issue that caused volume settings to be applied inconsistently between games.

UI
· Fixed an issue where Excite QTE button prompts would appear blank when bound to W, A, S, D.
· Fixed various issues with help screens.
· Fixed UI issues after viewing items.
· Fixed some issues with pawnshop fliers.

Controls
· Fixed issues with the left stick during the Shenmue 1 bike race.

Miscellaneous
· Fix for a crash that would occur when detaching a sound device on some platforms.
· Further CPU load optimisations.
· Fix for various instances of localisation issues.
· Fixed a crash when transitioning to evening while listening to music at Tom’s Hot Dog Stand.

Patch notes (v2):

UI
• Fixed various instances of incorrect help screen text displayed around the game.
• Fixed various instances of incorrect button prompts being shown in the HUD.
• Fixed duplicated button prompts in QTE Title 2.
• Fixed an occasional issue when transitioning into the menu when in Shenmue 1.
• Fixed an issue with 2560 x 1080 UI resolutions.
• Fixed issues with resolutions wider than 2560.
• Fixed an issue with QTE prompts not flashing.

Controls
• Fixed inconsistencies when sparring in the dojo.

Graphical Issues
• Fixed various character skinning issues.
• Fixed an issue that caused bloom to re-enable itself when opening the notebook.
• Fixed an issue that would cause crushed blacks on some hardware setups.
• Fixed various instances of missing geometry and textures.
• Fixed various issues with cameras being incorrect in cut scenes.
• Fixed issues with hair sometimes rendering slightly transparent.
• Fixed some instances of missing facial animation.
• Fixed occasional issues with cloth rendering.

Miscellaneous
• Fixed an issue that caused increased CPU load on some hardware.
• Various stability improvements.
• Fixed a soft-lock when playing Shenmue 1 arcade games past Ryo’s bed time.
• Fixed an issue that could cause stuttering on monitors that support 75Hz refresh rates.
• The gong in Bunkado Antiques can now be interacted with.
• Fixing various instances of localisation issues.
• Fixed an issue in Shenmue 1 where sleeping would sometimes not update move experience.
• Various performance improvements.

Audio
• Fixed various instances of crackling background music.
• Fixed crackling while listening to cassettes.
• Fixed various issues with arcade game audio.
• Fixed issues with rain.
• Fixed issues with some sound effects not looping correctly.
• Fixed issues with some sound effects crackling.
 
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Jibby

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A healthy list of improvements! Hopefully they'll get round to sorting the slightly off sounding music in Shenmue II soon, but I'm glad to see essential stuff like softlocks and cutscene glitches fixed.
 
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I hope this patch fully addresses the cutscene glitches, that one is the worst problem of the game.

I only encountered those on Shenmue 1, Shenmue II biggest problem was weird audio emulation problems.
 

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Looks like they mixed patch 1 and 2 fixes together as some of these fixes were already in the first patch. Makes sense since it's still beta. But good patch. Hopefully they can get a stamp of approval and push this to consoles as they've gone long enough without any fixes...

....although considering how often PC users get the short end of the stick in other ports it feels good to be on the winning side of things for once, especially when that's shenmue
 
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Did they fix the UI being broken when playing in 4K? (3840x2160) ?
It was fine on launch but it broke on the first beta.
 
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Good.

Btw it seems like Masterchan's widescreen patch still works on Shenmue 2 but not in Shenmue 1. Bizzare.

Also bloom doesn't reactive anymore. Yay
 
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Looks like they fixed the issues with missing geometry and textures... Does that include those that are caused by some Intel HD Graphics chipsets?
 
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OK, but what about the muddy music in Shenmue 2 from too much sustain? That to me is a much more important audio issue than "crackling" (whatever that means)
 
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Ok so this is an odd one. I'm using input mapper to use a DS4 to play Shenmue 2. When I press the Dpad, or use the analog sticks the button prompts now change to DS4 prompts. But when I use the face buttons, or triggers they change back to Xbox prompts. This is only present for me with the v2 patch.
 
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Ok so this is an odd one. I'm using input mapper to use a DS4 to play Shenmue 2. When I press the Dpad, or use the analog sticks the button prompts now change to DS4 prompts. But when I use the face buttons, or triggers they change back to Xbox prompts. This is only present for me with the v2 patch.
Hmm interesting. What happens when you dont use any 3rd party programs while the ds4 is connected? Atleast with Yakuza 0 thats how the DS4 controllers works, without any programs. Button icons and all. Maybe the new beta patch added native DS4 support or is it a glitch? :unsure:
 
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Hmm interesting. What happens when you dont use any 3rd party programs while the ds4 is connected? Atleast with Yakuza 0 thats how the DS4 controllers works, without any programs. Button icons and all. Maybe the new beta patch added native DS4 support or is it a glitch? :unsure:
Still no native DS4 input unfortunately
 

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Ok so this is an odd one. I'm using input mapper to use a DS4 to play Shenmue 2. When I press the Dpad, or use the analog sticks the button prompts now change to DS4 prompts. But when I use the face buttons, or triggers they change back to Xbox prompts. This is only present for me with the v2 patch.
I'm getting this behavior too. Hopefully they're working on DS4 support.
 
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OK, but what about the muddy music in Shenmue 2 from too much sustain? That to me is a much more important audio issue than "crackling" (whatever that means)
I thought they fixed the sustained notes in the first patch that just went public, no? I haven't made it to S2 but heard this was the case on Steam.
 
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I thought they fixed the sustained notes in the first patch that just went public, no? I haven't made it to S2 but heard this was the case on Steam.

It's possible, but I was checking for a while and literally every playthrough of Shenmue 2 I've seen on YouTube has this problem. It affects the opening cutscene, so it's incredibly easy to spot. It's been a few days since I last checked, though - I'll look into it more.

I should have made it clearer up-front that I haven't played the game, my bad.

EDIT: I've looked into it, and I'm pretty sure it's still the same. If you listen, even the Dreamcast version had almost no sustain in the opening cutscene, and the HD remake has a lot. Or check out the music that plays when Ryo sees the arm wrestlers for the first time. Not good.

Of course, it could just be that none of the videos I've seen are using the patch. It was in beta until this one came out, and this one just came out today. Who knows.
 
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If it wasn't almost 4am I would download the new patch and give it a try. But yes, this is my only real issue that irritates me. Not to open the while debate about every miniscule detail v bug that exists, playing both games on PC and console, the sustain issue was the only one that made me grit my teeth.

The absolute worst was the Stand Qtr. In Shenmue 2, during the day. In some places, it actually sounded good, like a weird new remix in some ways. But, when at this point in the game, I struggled with listening to it. If that's resolved, then I myself personally am over the moon.

Actually no, sorry, 2 more very small changes: get rid of down on the left analogue stick acting as a brake function in Hang On, and also get rid of the snap to center function in Space Harrier. Then I am golden.

In fact feck it, I need to know now....

Edit: ok so good news and bad news. Hang On issue had been fixed, as well as the snap to center in Space Harrier, but the controls for Space Harrier still are inverted with no way to switch them as of yet.

The audio in Shenmue 2 seems to have been fixed. Not completely I suspect, but as close to the original as it can be which is awesome. The crushed blacks in Shenmue 1 seem to have been fixed, but in Shenmue 2 are still present. Start a new game and go into the shadow of where the fortune teller sits, or any building shadow cast to see what I mean.

Still, steps in the right direction.
 
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