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Dark Souls multiplayer region problem fixed on Steam

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Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition dumped Games for Windows Live in December, but something went a little screwy in the process and when the move was complete players noticed that they could no longer join multiplayer gamers with people outside their home region. It's not exactly the biggest problem in the world, but nonetheless it's now been resolved.

A "nice fix" released yesterday removes the region lock and also fixes a crash that could crop up when opening the Book of Guilty. To install the patch, simply ensure that auto-updates are enabled and fire up the game. That's it!

The nature of Dark Souls doesn't really encourage regular online play with the same handful of international friends anyway, but it's nice to at least have the option. And since there's really not much more to say about it, here's a video of a guy completing the game in less than 50 minutes. Try not to feel too inadequate as you watch. It's too late for us.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.