• Author arn
  • Posted On2009-06-25 15:06:38
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main_appstore20080612While we've been excited about the 3.0 release, a number of high profile games seem to still be having issues with the latest version of Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch firmware. Forum user skamando and others have compiled a list of games with known issues under the latest firmware. Partial list here:

Many developers have chimed in saying that patches have been submitted, but that Apple's approval process is backlogged even further than usual with the release of 3.0. One common theme seems to be that music or audio may be contributing to the problems due to a change in audio behavior in 3.0. So, if you are noticing problems turning off sound or music may be the first thing to try while you wait for the updates.

  • http://www.zero101.com Chris

    Defender Chronicles crashes on me fairly often now too... never did that before I got the 3Gs with 3.0 on it. Great game, hope it gets fixed soon.

  • http://www.zero101.com Chris

    Defender Chronicles crashes on me fairly often now too... never did that before I got the 3Gs with 3.0 on it. Great game, hope it gets fixed soon.

  • http://www.jv21.com/ John V. Keogh

    GeoDefense: the author recommends:

    "If you have troubles with geoDefense after 3.0 upgrade, just delete and redownload. Not sure why... an Apple thing."

  • http://www.jv21.com/ John V. Keogh

    GeoDefense: the author recommends:

    "If you have troubles with geoDefense after 3.0 upgrade, just delete and redownload. Not sure why... an Apple thing."

  • Derfel

    Woflenstein is definitely impacted by the update. Playing on the hardest level has horrible lag. Tried everything to fix it (reinstall, restore, etc...), but still have problems. Sent 3 emails to id Software, with no response.

  • http://www.davidleblond.com/ David

    My app Claustrophobia has the framerate stuttering issue found in a lot of these apps, but the patch is on the way (and has been for a few weeks now.)

    A tip to any developers scratching their heads over this, use the SoloAmbient session category.

  • Derfel

    Woflenstein is definitely impacted by the update. Playing on the hardest level has horrible lag. Tried everything to fix it (reinstall, restore, etc...), but still have problems. Sent 3 emails to id Software, with no response.

  • http://www.davidleblond.com/ David

    My app Claustrophobia has the framerate stuttering issue found in a lot of these apps, but the patch is on the way (and has been for a few weeks now.)

    A tip to any developers scratching their heads over this, use the SoloAmbient session category.

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/silviantrius diabolus

    I SAID ZENONIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ZENONIA!!!!!!!!!!

    ZENONIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You cannot play with OS 3.0!!!

    2-3 fps!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SO PLEASE ADD it because its one of the best and most important games!!!!!!!

    • Izemax

      It's your issue only. Just played for 2 hours straight. Not a problem at all. Tested on 3G and 3G s.
      Try to delete and reinstall it from scratch. I'm afraid your save file might not survive the process.

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/silviantrius diabolus

    I SAID ZENONIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ZENONIA!!!!!!!!!!

    ZENONIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You cannot play with OS 3.0!!!

    2-3 fps!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SO PLEASE ADD it because its one of the best and most important games!!!!!!!

    • Izemax

      It's your issue only. Just played for 2 hours straight. Not a problem at all. Tested on 3G and 3G s.
      Try to delete and reinstall it from scratch. I'm afraid your save file might not survive the process.

  • dean

    have serious problems with cjs and youtube

  • dean

    have serious problems with cjs and youtube

  • Adams Immersive

    Thanks, all! I was hoping for a list like this; and happily there aren't too many problems, it seems.

    Defender Chronicles has been rock-solid for me, both before and after the update (iPhone 3G). I did have some weird GPS issues at first, but they went away.

  • Adams Immersive

    Thanks, all! I was hoping for a list like this; and happily there aren't too many problems, it seems.

    Defender Chronicles has been rock-solid for me, both before and after the update (iPhone 3G). I did have some weird GPS issues at first, but they went away.

  • nizy

    I've had issues with Bounce On, framerate is pathetic and definitely unplayable!!! I noticed this on the last 2 or 3 levels and boss stage of world 4, but unfortunately never played them under 2.2.1, but earlier levels of world 4 (which I did) seem ok.

  • nizy

    I've had issues with Bounce On, framerate is pathetic and definitely unplayable!!! I noticed this on the last 2 or 3 levels and boss stage of world 4, but unfortunately never played them under 2.2.1, but earlier levels of world 4 (which I did) seem ok.

  • http://www.3Dave.com 3Dave

    Space Bikers just goes to a white screen for me when launched. I beat the game twice on my old iPhone, and wanted to go back for a third on my new 3GS. Oh well...

  • http://www.3Dave.com 3Dave

    Space Bikers just goes to a white screen for me when launched. I beat the game twice on my old iPhone, and wanted to go back for a third on my new 3GS. Oh well...

  • Vimpis

    Puzzle quest has unstable framerate. At first it runs ok, but slowly framerate gets slower til eventually it crashes. Saw other people complaining about this too.

    • http://www.devshack.biz Boris

      Yes, PuzzleQuest doesn't run nice on OS3.0 (iPhone 2G and 3G S). The longer you play, the slower the game gets.

      I wrote an email to the developer, the answer was:

      "...Yup, the update has been submitted to Apple and should be on your
      device soon...."

  • Vimpis

    Puzzle quest has unstable framerate. At first it runs ok, but slowly framerate gets slower til eventually it crashes. Saw other people complaining about this too.

    • http://www.devshack.biz Boris

      Yes, PuzzleQuest doesn't run nice on OS3.0 (iPhone 2G and 3G S). The longer you play, the slower the game gets.

      I wrote an email to the developer, the answer was:

      "...Yup, the update has been submitted to Apple and should be on your
      device soon...."

  • Jakkers

    One of the big reasons I haven't upgraded yet - the other being the idiotic fee for ipod users. Less functionality gain, 10 bucks more? Doesn't make sense to me.

    • Fattychance

      The fee makes perfect sense...but it's annoying.

      It's worth it for push notifications alone though. In a heartbeat.

      It's not worth it for our iPod Touch though because wifi doesn't work since the 2 hours it spent underwater thanks to my son.

      Oh well....my iPhone 3G is just fine...and backgrounder for 3.0 was released today.

  • Jakkers

    One of the big reasons I haven't upgraded yet - the other being the idiotic fee for ipod users. Less functionality gain, 10 bucks more? Doesn't make sense to me.

    • Fattychance

      The fee makes perfect sense...but it's annoying.

      It's worth it for push notifications alone though. In a heartbeat.

      It's not worth it for our iPod Touch though because wifi doesn't work since the 2 hours it spent underwater thanks to my son.

      Oh well....my iPhone 3G is just fine...and backgrounder for 3.0 was released today.

  • booch138

    Im starting to wonder if I even got the 3.0 update, because I am not having hardly any problems with a few said games. Zenonia runs fine, Zombieville runs fine, Bounce On runs fine. Defender Chronicles has been solid as well. Did notice the Wolfenstein one though.

  • booch138

    Im starting to wonder if I even got the 3.0 update, because I am not having hardly any problems with a few said games. Zenonia runs fine, Zombieville runs fine, Bounce On runs fine. Defender Chronicles has been solid as well. Did notice the Wolfenstein one though.

  • Peter321

    NFSU - constant 1 sec. lag and severe slowdown in some scenes.

    The lag can be removed by playing your own music instead of the built-in soundtrack.

    Just turning off the soundtrack does not help

  • Peter321

    NFSU - constant 1 sec. lag and severe slowdown in some scenes.

    The lag can be removed by playing your own music instead of the built-in soundtrack.

    Just turning off the soundtrack does not help

  • Tolax

    Whack-a-Quack also does not work - its free but my kids used to like it

  • Tolax

    Whack-a-Quack also does not work - its free but my kids used to like it

  • http://www.computerbase.com Pawel Przeslanski

    @diabolus

    You are sure with Zenonia?! I just have played it for almost one hour and haven't noticed and Framerates Problems. Which iPhone are you using? Classic or the 3G/3GS?

    @Peter321

    Sorry to tell you but on my Site i don't see currently any Troubles with the Game, just Battled the last Race again with my Porsche and hadn't any Troubles. Give your i* a fresh Restart, might Help.

    @All the Others that are following:

    Could you please at least write down which iPhone/iTouch you are using? It's really hard to follow if it's the Game/Program itself or Apples Update/Hardware :(

    Currently Games that i might had FrameDropsOut:

    Castle of Magic Free Version.

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=319988334&mt=8

    I haven't contact Gameloft yet since i have to give it at least another Try to be 100% sure and be able to Prove it.

    My iPhone Version:

    3G 16 GB ( The First "White" One )

  • http://www.computerbase.com Pawel Przeslanski

    @diabolus

    You are sure with Zenonia?! I just have played it for almost one hour and haven't noticed and Framerates Problems. Which iPhone are you using? Classic or the 3G/3GS?

    @Peter321

    Sorry to tell you but on my Site i don't see currently any Troubles with the Game, just Battled the last Race again with my Porsche and hadn't any Troubles. Give your i* a fresh Restart, might Help.

    @All the Others that are following:

    Could you please at least write down which iPhone/iTouch you are using? It's really hard to follow if it's the Game/Program itself or Apples Update/Hardware :(

    Currently Games that i might had FrameDropsOut:

    Castle of Magic Free Version.

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=319988334&mt=8

    I haven't contact Gameloft yet since i have to give it at least another Try to be 100% sure and be able to Prove it.

    My iPhone Version:

    3G 16 GB ( The First "White" One )

  • sufy

    Castle of Magic has some serious issues with 3.0! It's proper sluggish the framrate is so bad that it's unplayable.

    Please download it and see for yourself. Download Castle of Magic Free it's made by Gameloft.

  • sufy

    Castle of Magic has some serious issues with 3.0! It's proper sluggish the framrate is so bad that it's unplayable.

    Please download it and see for yourself. Download Castle of Magic Free it's made by Gameloft.

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/silviantrius diabolus

    Pawel Przeslanski , Zenonia

    iPhone 3G 8GB.

    German. WITHOUT Jailbreak.

    Only legal Software.

    • http://www.computerbase.com Pawel Przeslanski

      Thx for the Information, guess we will have to wait till the Developer do something against it, if there is a Problem :(

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/silviantrius diabolus

    Pawel Przeslanski , Zenonia

    iPhone 3G 8GB.

    German. WITHOUT Jailbreak.

    Only legal Software.

    • http://www.computerbase.com Pawel Przeslanski

      Thx for the Information, guess we will have to wait till the Developer do something against it, if there is a Problem :(

  • okhouraki

    Backgammon Online by multimedia-go no longer works at all. The app stutters and flickers when going from portrait to landscape mode in order to facilitate the game board.

    Have contacted the app developer several times over the last week and have not received any response.

    This is totally unacceptable.

    • jamesoo

      relax...

  • okhouraki

    Backgammon Online by multimedia-go no longer works at all. The app stutters and flickers when going from portrait to landscape mode in order to facilitate the game board.

    Have contacted the app developer several times over the last week and have not received any response.

    This is totally unacceptable.

    • jamesoo

      relax...

  • nbast

    Besiegement is unplayably slow unless you turn the music off.

  • nbast

    Besiegement is unplayably slow unless you turn the music off.

  • iago

    Westbang on the 3GS is almost unplayable unless you turn off the sound. Turning the sound down only makes the scratchiness quieter. And one of the best (and IMHO important) parts of this game is sound.

  • iago

    Westbang on the 3GS is almost unplayable unless you turn off the sound. Turning the sound down only makes the scratchiness quieter. And one of the best (and IMHO important) parts of this game is sound.

  • http://www.bovinedragonsoftware.com/ Kevin Calderone

    From what I have heard, there have been some issues where mp3 playback is switching to software decode rather than hardware decode, which explains why turning sound off fixes the lag.

  • http://www.bovinedragonsoftware.com/ Kevin Calderone

    From what I have heard, there have been some issues where mp3 playback is switching to software decode rather than hardware decode, which explains why turning sound off fixes the lag.

  • http://ctsgrsphics.com Daniel

    Universe on Fire. There's something wrong with the accelerometer and touch input — they lag for about 5 seconds whenever you start up or switch screens — then it goes back to normal.

  • http://ctsgrsphics.com Daniel

    Universe on Fire. There's something wrong with the accelerometer and touch input — they lag for about 5 seconds whenever you start up or switch screens — then it goes back to normal.

  • http://www.decane.net Martin Schultz, Decane

    I have 3.0 compability updates for 12 apps waiting for over 2 weeks now. Apple is soo much backlogged - weird. Games that wait for patches are for example Big Fun Racing and Bubble Bang. I think it was a fault from Apple letting developers start submitting patches only with the Goldmaster release that was released too short before the final release. In that time frame even Apple can't get 50.000 apps approved.

  • http://www.decane.net Martin Schultz, Decane

    I have 3.0 compability updates for 12 apps waiting for over 2 weeks now. Apple is soo much backlogged - weird. Games that wait for patches are for example Big Fun Racing and Bubble Bang. I think it was a fault from Apple letting developers start submitting patches only with the Goldmaster release that was released too short before the final release. In that time frame even Apple can't get 50.000 apps approved.

  • Claudio Santos

    Hi there,

    I noticed some lags in these games after updating to OS3.0:

    -Zenonia;
    -NFSU;
    -X2 Football 2009
    -Sonic (this is the worst one)

    I have an Iphone 3G 16GB(Dark Side) and is usual to reboot iphone at least once a day or after "noticed something strange" with the device. Rebooting doesn't repair the lags and bugs for me.

    kind regards

  • Claudio Santos

    Hi there,

    I noticed some lags in these games after updating to OS3.0:

    -Zenonia;
    -NFSU;
    -X2 Football 2009
    -Sonic (this is the worst one)

    I have an Iphone 3G 16GB(Dark Side) and is usual to reboot iphone at least once a day or after "noticed something strange" with the device. Rebooting doesn't repair the lags and bugs for me.

    kind regards

  • http://www.anwest.se Andreas

    Montezuma is very slow after some minutes of playing. Luckily the developers say there's a pending update to be approved by Apple.

  • http://www.anwest.se Andreas

    Montezuma is very slow after some minutes of playing. Luckily the developers say there's a pending update to be approved by Apple.

  • ZinDC

    Puzzle Quest is almost completely hosed with the update. AS mentioned earlier it just gets slower and slower (though the music and sound effects stay at normal speed) until it just crashes the app

  • ZinDC

    Puzzle Quest is almost completely hosed with the update. AS mentioned earlier it just gets slower and slower (though the music and sound effects stay at normal speed) until it just crashes the app

  • ujp

    Apple just approved the 1.1 update for Isotope. The jerkiness issue with 3.0 is fixed.

  • ujp

    Apple just approved the 1.1 update for Isotope. The jerkiness issue with 3.0 is fixed.

  • HyperDevbox

    ExZeus has no Framerate problem under 3.0, the game works perfectly and has been tested under the retail 3.0 OS (not the beta), the only issue that have been reported is just with 3G-S hardware

    Please correct the post.

    Thank you,

    HyperDevbox

  • HyperDevbox

    ExZeus has no Framerate problem under 3.0, the game works perfectly and has been tested under the retail 3.0 OS (not the beta), the only issue that have been reported is just with 3G-S hardware

    Please correct the post.

    Thank you,

    HyperDevbox