Deus Ex: Human Revolution patch nerfs zig-zags, improves loading times

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Have you been playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution this week? Have you noticed how Adam Jensen plays like a twitchy, zig-zagging maniac? No, nor have I. Nonetheless, the first patch has reduced Jensen's diagonal movement speed, and lowered the default levels of mouse sensitivity. He's less like a bishop, and more like a sturdy, straightforward rook. In truth, he's flexible. Like a queen with a pointy beard and robot arms.

Start up crashes and loading times have also been fixed and improved respectively. You'll find the Steam patch notes below.

Issues addressed include:

  • A frequent issue for AMD/ATI hardware users that can cause the game to crash on startup.
  • Improvements to loading speed. The speed increase depends on machine spec and settings, but loading time improvements of over 50% have been measured on some machines.
  • Some control fixes:
    • Diagonal movement is no longer faster as intended.
    • Adjustments have been made to mouse sensitivity in response to user feedback.
    • Mouse sensitivity for X and Y axis can still be configured separately, but is now consistent when set to default settings.
    • The range of settings for mouse sensitivity has been adjusted to provide for more accurate adjusting.
    • The default mouse sensitivity has been altered to be somewhat less sensitive.