Vienna, Austria, November 23rd; Spellbound Entertainment, BVT Group and JoWooD are releasing a new patch for ArcaniA - Gothic 4. This update slightly alters specific gameplay dynamics, increases the overall performance and gets rid of rare crashes.

Detailed Patchlog:

FIXED: Interruption of interactions with sword strikes

FIXED: Acknowledgements playback after loading a save game

FIXED: Jump interrupted by FMV character freeze

FIXED: Cool down in the inventory screen

FIXED: Reduced ocean clipping problem for Stereoscopic 3D

FIXED: Arrows stick on already disintegrated Demon

FIXED: Stamina consumption while sprinting with equipped spells added

FIXED: SLI issues&optimizations

FIXED: Crash on vista machines when starting the game on the second adapter while the first adapter was disabled

FIXED : Stereoscopic 3D can be deactivated from the NVIDIA control panel before launching game

FIXED: Pickable item restoration

FIXED: Multiple CPU profiles in process manager

FIXED: Clouds use dynamic vertex buffer for frequent locking

FIXED: Performance problem with terrain tile generation

FIXED: Performance bug in trails

FIXED: Rare crash when arrows stuck in players vanished

FIXED: Additional unnecessary loading screen when using a teleport stone-need

This patch will be installed automatically via the auto-updater on November 23rd.

Players can also install the update manually. File download for press contacts (please host on your own!):

About JoWooD Entertainment AG

JoWooD Entertainment AG is listed in the Mid Market segment of the Vienna stock exchange. JoWooD is a publisher of computer and videogames, releasing international acclaimed, high-quality entertainment software for all existing and upcoming gaming systems.

JoWooD Entertainment also offers distribution services for third party developers/publishers over its global distribution network.

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About DreamCatcher Inc.

DreamCatcher Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software. DreamCatcher Interactive is owned by JoWooD Entertainment AG, an Austrian based video game publisher traded on the Vienna stock exchange.

Established in 1996, the company markets its products under two popular labels: DreamCatcher Games, featuring the critically-acclaimed, bestselling game Painkiller; and The Adventure Company, the number one brand for PC adventure game sales worldwide including award winning titles such as Syberia and Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None.

DreamCatcher products include titles for Windows® as well as leading hardware platforms– the Xbox 360™, PlayStation® 3, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™.

About BVT Group

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, with US operations based in Atlanta, Georgia, BVT Group was founded in 1976 and, since its inception, has originated 185 closed-end funds with a total volume in excess of€ 5.57 billion and around 65,000 investors. The investment focus of the BVT funds are real estate in both Germany and the United States, alternative investments (including computer games, private equity and life settlements) as well as energy- and environment. BVT has approached the fast growing games market in 2003. Following a pr ivate placement, five public funds with a total volume of almost€ 120 million and 7,000 investors were syndicated so far. In cooperation with specialized partner Attaction, 17 game productions have been realized up to now, including three #1 hit games. In its 30-year history, BVT has repeatedly proven itself as a pioneer for new product lines. In 2005, the company was granted“Scope Investment Awards“ in the categories“closed-end real estate funds global” and“closed-end private equity funds”. In 2009, BVT founder Harald von Scharfenberg was granted the Scope Honor Award for his lifetime achievements, 2010 the BVT Group was awarded with the Feri EuroRating Award.


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