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Konami working on PES fixes

Konami says it is working on fixes for a number of issues specific to the PlayStation 3 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008.

Konami says it is working on fixes for a number of issues specific to the PlayStation 3 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008.

Online gameplay quality, stuttering graphics and game freezes are all addressed in the latest update to the publisher's online FAQ, which also suggests some short-term solutions while they work on proper fixes.

For example, people experiencing "stuttering" are very likely "not playing the game in high definition", it says. "The solution to this problem is to play the game on an HDTV with an HDMI or component cable and the PS3 set to output in 720p resolution or above."

While that may not be a straightforward solution for all gamers, Konami is "continuing to work on finding a solution for those people who do not have access to an HDTV".

Additionally, online gameplay issues will be addressed too. "We have uncovered issues which affect online gameplay quality of PES 2008," the FAQ says. "We are working at full strength to find a solution as quickly as possible. We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience."

Meanwhile, for anybody experiencing problems with the game freezing in the Master League or when starting a match, the issues seem to mainly present themselves when the game has been installed to the hard disk.

In the Master League's case, a combination of auto-saving and hard disk storage causes problems, so turning off auto-save is a short-term workaround, while matches freezing up are apparently down to a mixture of hard-disk install and players with camera-customised appearance - something that can be solved by playing PES 2008 without installing the game to the hard disk.

More information, including some additional fixes related to the PC version of the game, can be found on the FAQ.

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