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Posts posted by canadianbluebeer

  1. 4 hours ago, Feycat said:

    Honey, people kept playing long before vehicles were even in the game. Running for a while isn't going to make them quit, it hasn't before. I'm betting lots of us here remember the minibike being added. Actually, most of my games we never even used it because it was buggy as hell.

    You mean riding along, the game crashes, you come back, and the bike is a kilometer behind you?



    (hitting scrub,  gods I hated that scrub)


  2. Who's talking about a base?   Most of this behaviour is just in the wild, or clearing a POI.


    Sometimes they make a beeline for you, others, they really are in search of braaaaiiinnnsss.... 'cause they ain't got none.  😛


    The falling damage putting them in Hulk Smash mode is funny.  (and I still love the ragdoll/faceplant effects  that occur)   :D



  3. How about the idiot that runs past you and starts banging on a tree.  I have to smack him in the back of the head to get his attention. oops, too hard, no head.


    Why are you trying to dig through the steps? Just walk down.  No? Ok, have it your way.


    Banging on the fence?  Can you not see that the fence ends just a few feet away?  sigh.  C'mere you...  *SPLUT*   There, happy now?


    Yes, quite a few like that. Sometimes it's hilarious, other times, just sad.



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  4. I've actually yet to get an auger.  :(    Chainsaw yes, but not an auger. (rng hates me there)


    The pick is faster than using the axe for rock/iron etc.   Mind you, without the ergonomic grip, and points in sexrex, yes, you'll run out of stamina.

    (I tend to make a q3 or 4 one, and stay with it until steel)


    The fire axe is faster than stone on wood, and of course, if you get jumped, you can whack the zeds with it then switch to something more lethal.


    The shovel though, as I said, I'd have to check.  I do agree the stam usage on the stone one is waay less than the iron one.

    I DO run out of stam with the iron shovel, but not so much with the pick or axe. hmm.


    I don't bother making steel tools below Q5, as making steel takes more resources, and of course, finding enough steel parts.

    Plus, Q5 means 3 mod slots, vs 2.    (so I can go ergo grip, bunkerbuster, iron breaker on the pick.  Ergo grip is a must on all of them)


    I may just spawn in an auger tomorrow, just to try the silly thing.  Mind you, haven't found the desert yet, so saving the gas for the vehicles right now.


    It's all on preferences though. What works for me, may not for you.  (eg: if you can't find/buy/make an ergonomic grip, then yep, iron tools are gonna

    hurt, and stone may work better for you)



  5. They do more damage to the block, thus faster mining.


    I stay on iron until I can get/make Q5 steel tools.


    Making iron is easy.


    Iron axe over stone any day, same for the pick.


    The shovel though... I'll have to check that next play through.

    (see the thread on stamina usage tho)


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  6. 2 minutes ago, Gideon said:

    If you invest heavy in Strength then you are generally okay for most stamina uses.

    Of course, this means points not spent in anything else.

    Seems Strength is heavily favored as a stat.


    only if you do a lot of mining.


    SP you probably will.

    MP  maybe not.  Other fellow in my one game, isn't going mining, he took the farm stuff.  I took mining and cookery.


  7. Lvl 3 Sexrex with ergo grip, coffee/food buff, yes, pretty much non-stop (even lvl 2 does real well)


    Steel tools want lvl 4 and the consumables.  Which is just fine.


    Oh, this is with no points in faster melee. Start upping that and your results may vary.

    (gee, swing faster, thus more often, use more stamina.  hrmmm...   Who let Capt Obvious in here!!)  😛


    I rarely used coffee before. Now I do for the night time mining sessions. I'll go through a whole stack.

    (3 min for the cheap coffee.  can't make the good stuff yet, and need points in iron tummy for it to last longer)


    Stamina while running has always been a pain, but hey, padded armor, jacket and HP running shoes and you can go a long long time.

    Crush for the Benny Hill effect. (which is hilarious on a horde night)  :D


    So, if yer doing it right, you won't run out of stamina while mining.  It be that smiple.






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  8. I go for 3 in mining/motherload/sexrex asap.  Then other stats.

    Then 4 in mining/motherload.  4 is sexrex I wait until I have q5 steel tools.

    Then max mining/motherload.


    A modded Q5 steel pick is a great melee weapon when you learn to time it right. A head popper.

    (mods: ergo/bunkerbust/ironbreaker)


    Steel axe does more damage, but if you miss and hit a wood block.. byebye block. Notso with the pick.

    Axe for the sneak powerattack decapitations though.   :D


    With the coffee buff and ergo, my stam doesn't run out at all when mining.

    (I don't use coffee when chopping trees, I just walk between them is all)


    Biggest thing though, is make sure you get the ergonomic grip asap for the mining tools.


    Oh, and remember, you CAN swap it between the tools.




  9. Running and clubbing chickens is a fun minigame.


    For the bunnies, best to just either:


    A) ignore the damned things,

    B) wait for them to stop and take up the "Shoot me now... if you can" pose.

    C) wait for them to fall into your open pit mine, THEN treat them like a chicken.




    (can't even run them over with a motorcycle.  Deer, wolves, BEARS you can. not the wee ones.)

    oh well.


  10. RNG.   We got a boatload of books out of that last night, and 3 boatloads of paper.


    Speaking of which, if you want stupid amounts of paper, clear the Crak-A-Book tower.

    All those paper rolls are now actual paper rolls.  Waaaaayyy more than in the papermill.




    btw, I've had the only 1 book ,or no books in the crackabook in the stripmall version.


  11. Loading something clobbers the FPS for sure.


    WIndows on the SSD it's very brief.

    Linux on a good HD, it's a few seconds.


    Windows though, has an issue with the lighting in streamlabs OBS (colors are way off on game capture, and screen capture only shows the main screen, not the game.  Linux OBS no issues at all.  grump)


    Once the POI etc have loaded, all is fine.

  12. ergonomic grip?


    3 SR and iron tools not much of a problem, I just walk between trees instead of run.

    4 sexrex, coffee, and I can mine non-stop until the coffee runs out. (and with the book for extra goodies when buzzed on coffee.. nice)


    try coffee then lotsa chopping.  (at least coffee has a use now, and there's tons to be found even before getting a farm going)



  13. Started a new game last night.


    Some stuttering/pausing on load, but nothing major... until..


    time to head to the trader. As I got to the town, fps dropped from 60 down to less than 1.

    Stop moving, wait a few seconds... fps pops back up.  Move some more.. drops again..


    Loading the prefabs, or saving new regions could be it.


    This did NOT happen in 163.


    (once everything has loaded, FPS is around 60 most of the time, standard drops for various areas)


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  14. OS: Ubuntu 18.x
    CPU:  i7 6800k
    RAM: 64GB DDR4 3300MHz Dual-Channel  (I think its 3300, but the 64gb, oh yeah, that I gots)   :D
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
    OS: 2 TB HDD wd black I believe 7200rpm

    Save folder: same

    Game client: same.  only 1 drive for Linux itself.


    ... will update with the windows info later. (win7pro, win on SSD sata)

    will move the game to the other SSD in windows. (is where FO4 is. the loading screens from hell with that thing)


    dropping terrain settings down helped for me.



  15. I have the same thing, turned off a few settings and it got better, but then got worse again.

    Very odd.


    Dedi server that I did not wipe, so was wondering if that was the issue. apparently not.


    Gonna test SP in a bit. (need moar coffee first)


  16. In Fallout I disable the count for settlements yes.

    I've also added a few items for the cool base look. (Canadian items all over the US. heh)


    There are a lot of items in FO4 you can't craft unless someone mods in the recipe.


    So having items that we can't craft YET, is fine.  CM for now, and once it's gold, I guarantee someone will mod in all the

    extra things.


    I'll certainly do another extreme overkill base again. (gonna try for a 200m tower next time, not just 100)  :D


    Someone might even mod in some Canadian Imports to liven things up.  (blame the lumberjacks. they're not ok)   😛


    Lotsa chickens, rabbits (ignored) and even deer after the update.  Went to my mining pit, hopped in.. grrrrooowwwlll... uh-oh..

    Mr Wolf was in the pit. He got to nibble on me while I picked him apart.  😛


    Graphics are being weird, but was on a dedi server and did NOT wipe after the update, so could be issues with that. (is why no bug report)


    Love A19 though. Ginormous improvement over 18.  :)


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