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The Movies v1.1 Patch

movies_1_1_patch.exe —


This is the retail patch for The Movies game, and upgrades your game to version 1.1.

The Movies 1.1 patch will allow owners of the game to access the PropShop, which will feature a variety of new, downloadable content for the game, including additional costumes, sets, & props.

This patch is only for the US, UK, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch localized version of the game. For additional fixes, please view the Readme support file.




The Movies(TM) - Patch v1.1 Readme file--------------------------------------------------------

Minimum System Requirements--------------------------------------------------------

- Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 98SE/ME/2000/XP

- Pentium(R) III 800 MHz or Athlon(TM) 800MHz processor or higher

- 256MB RAM

- 2x Speed DVD-ROM drive, or 8x Speed CD-ROM drive (1200KB/sec sustained transfer rate) depending onthe version of The Movies(TM) that you own, and latest drivers.

- 2.4 GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 500MB for Windows(R) swap file) for the original installation of The Movies(TM)

- A further 60MB is required to install Patch v1.1

- 100% DirectX(R) 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers

- 100% Windows(R) 98SE/ME/2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers

- 800 x 600 Monitor Resolution

- 3D Hardware Accelerator Card required - 100% DirectX(R) 9.0c compatible 32MB Hardware T&L-capable video card and latest drivers*

ATI(TM) Radeon(R) series (7000 or better).7000, 7200, 750085009000, 9200, 9250, 9550, 9600, 9700, 9800x300, x600, x700, x800, x850

NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) series (GeForce 3 or better).GeForce 3, 3 TiGeForce 4, MX, TiGeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, PCX 5300, 5750, 5950GeForce 6200, 6600, 6800

Important Note: *Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipsets listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by The Movies(TM). Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX 9.0c compatibility.

Online Requirements: Internet (TCP/IP) supported Online content requires broadband connection and the latest drivers.

NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disc and virtual drives.

NOTE FOR MOD USERS: It is recommended that any user modifications that have been installed to the The Movies(TM) directory be removed. These modifications are not supported by Activision(R) and may not be compatible with some of the fixes that are included with this patch.



- Performance issues on Minimum Specification machines have been resolved.

- Stability on low end Athlon(TM) processors has been improved.

- Post Production had a number of issues fixed to aid user interaction and avoid player confusion.

- Audio echo during Post Production has been removed, and general stability of this screen is improved.

- Stars retirement ages now work as intended when saving and loading a game while shooting a film.

- Some scenes have been updated to address issues with clipping, props and set objects.

- Some movie scenes have been updated to ensure they would finish filming in the lot.

- Placeholder text has been changed to final text.

- Saving StarMaker(TM) and The Movies(TM) on Non-English Operating Systems has been improved.

- Saving a game while a Star is in surgery now functions as intended.

- Overall stabilty has been improved.



- Players can now record more pieces of custom audio in Post Production.

- The game will now check the space available in the users My Documents directory to ensure there isenough space to run the game.

- Online connectivity now correctly handles situations where players had no internet connection.

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