Console Patch 1.3/PC Patch 1.4: released August 10th 2016
Various small bug fixes the most noticeable of which were Champagne corks (which had stopped popping) and removing Xbox buttons from the PlayStation version. The corks not popping was stopping players from achieving one of the Signature Smashes and hence one of the Trophy and Achievements so it was an important fix to make.
Console Patch 1.2/PC Patch 1.3: released July 12th 2016
NOTE: If you already owned Dangerous Golf then not all features will be automatically obvious (so as to not confuse or annoy those who were perfectly happy with the game as it was!). See notes below in the Control system and Tutorial sections.
Fast Restarts – number 1 requested feature. We reduced them from 30secs to 2-3 secs and it transforms the game in Single Player, in Co-Op and in Party Golf.
New Control system – we introduced a significantly easier single stick, single buttons control system and added in game prompts for all actions. Note: If you have a previous save game the controls will default to the original, more advanced controls. You can change this in Settings – change SmashBreaker Controls to ‘Simple’ and the Drop to Putt controls to ‘One Button’.
More control over Tee off – introduced ‘Free Aim’ on the Tee and in Putt. Aim where you want on every hole, 360 degrees of movement.
Follow Cameras – on the Tee and the Putt and we also improved Camera Collision with the Ball. (The Follow Cameras can be turned off and on in the Settings Menu). You can also now use Danger Time in the Tee off.
Better Introduction to the Game Features – we brought back an old friend, Ted Stryker, the LA DJ who recorded all our Burnout 3 v/o, to narrate our new Tutorial Video. This is already on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9Ey0cvc1Kg. Note: if you have already played the game the tutorial will not autoplay – you will need to select it from the ‘How to Play’ menu.
We also introduced a new Loading screen Tip system to give the player per hole contextual help.
More Destructive Power – new SmashWave feature enables Players to cause even more destruction whilst clearing their path to the Flag.
More humour – the ESRB upped our rating to Comic Mischief based on ‘flatulence sounds being heard in the bathroom level’. We thought that was hilarious so listen out for more comic sounds – statues, bears, deer, milk, eggs, skeletons.
Frame Rate – we optimised every Hole and the game runs at a smooth 30fps.
Updated Holes – we listened to player feedback and fixed the Holes that people disliked and evened out the difficulty curve.
Steam specific Features: Support for Steam Controller and Enabled Cloud Save for Steam.
Bug fixes – including Environment Collision, Translations, Leaderboards, Trophies and PS4 Crashes
Patch 1.2 – PC/Steam
This Patch fixed an audio corruption issue and also added Keyboard and Mouse support. NOTE: there is not yet support for remapping PC controls or for foreign keyboards.