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Alpha 18 Dev Diary!!

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Looks like they went with two parts now, handgun and rifle. I guess it makes things simpler.

 

Inventory space and late game usefulness too.

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Any chance of getting attached storage for crafting stations? maybe as an upgrade or just plain QoL. It makes sense to have to gather stuff up, but after the millionth time it's just tedious.

What do you want again? I have no idea what you just said.

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New patch b143 improved what otherwise was already a smooth game for me...

Rocking between 60 - 80 fps now with all options maxed with exception of,

 

DOF : OFF

RES : Window 1768x992

Vsync : OFF

Motion Blur : OFF

 

Windows 10

GPU 1080ti

Ram 8gb

 

 

Continue to test and kill zombies..

 

More to come, I committed a boatload more of non streaming texture. Faatal said his mem went from 6 to 3 gigs.

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I’ve missed the last 50 pages or so as I’ve been playing this awesome alpha!

 

So if this has been mentioned previously, please ignore - to open the shape menu quickly, double tap R

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"gfx af 0" is the only one right right now that will improve FPS dramatically at the cost of texture sharpness. (mostly noticable at certain angles).

 

P.S. I don't think this latest experimental patch was aimed at fixing performance problems. That is still coming.

 

I fixed a ton of new textures that did not have streaming enabled, so this helps reduce vram which if you run out of your fps tanks to single digits usually. So it does, but it doesn't solve the terrain being slow yet, or the random issue of getting very slow fps for no reason.

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Just a quick review of b143 and FPS

With b183 I had framerates of between 30-50 both indoors and outdoors. But when I was outdoors the system was working hard and the cooling fans would kick into high gear. Inside things would relax and the fans would kick back to low power.

 

With b143 I am getting between 20-30 FPS but there seems to be little difference in CPU/GPU effort so that part is an improvement for sure.

 

I started a new RWG with b143 but all the video settings are the same, custom high+

 

My machine is Intel 2.6GHz with 16GB Ram, Nivedia GTX 1080 with 8GB VRam.

 

Hopefully for the folks that were having problems it is an improvement, but for me the results are mixed.

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Ugh WHY? Youre trying to fix something that is not broken. What streamer suggested this dumb change?

 

Dont do this to me MM, we were doing SO good.

 

Inventory space and late game usefulness. Face it you were never going to find 15 m60 parts, but now all those ak's can be used later game if you find an m60 schematic you might actually craft one.

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@Madmole

Ben "A18 is like they went from A16 to A18 skipping A17. Its like they took all the good stuff from A17 and junked the bull♥♥♥♥. Dude you were right, A18 plays and feels like A16 again, I;m so ♥♥♥♥ing happy"

 

My brother just said this on the phone when i asked him what he thinks.

 

I'm glad he likes it.

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Weird RWG map, lots of sliced terrain:

 

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If your generation is fast its bugged, I'd regenerate a new seed. nerd works good.

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Doubt it, haven't found a single AK in my MP and SP worlds.

 

It's just random.

 

There is equal chance of all t2 firearms dropping.

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I'd like random stats for crafting but not allow t6 crafting. That level should remain loot only. But just like random stats have juiced up exploration, static mid-range stats for crafting have killed that part of the game or at least made it unexciting.

 

Another thought would be to allow for some limited LBD crafting on increasing the stats slightly on weapons and tools you've already crafted. The loot only parts help gate the frequency of crafting the same thing so nobody is going to be spam crafting compound bows. You are limited to the parts you've been able to find. But it might give crafting some juice if the player knows that the second or third compound bow he crafts will be slightly better.

 

First crafted bow: Midrange stats

Second crafted bow: Midrange stats +1

Third crafted bow: Midrange stats +2

etc. up to a ceiling.

 

Then crafters can become expert craftsmen in the things they perk into and it isn't general LBD and spam crafting on everything.

That's just bringing back spam crafting. I would make everything repeatedly even if the resources to make it were rare. Delayed spam crafting is spam crafting nevertheless. Why not just spend one weapon in the workbench to improve the stats of another weapon? Self crafted weapons could be used the same way. The weapon parts' rarity gate will do the rest.

 

I like your idea and mine. And also both together.

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@madmole any tips for playing as an agility character? Obviously my main strength is using stealth and not outright combat. But in those moments where I have to defend myself, I feel like I'm so squishy even with the armor pieces I've found.

 

Pistol with silencer and mag extender has some pretty nice stopping power, and get all the pistol perks and books. keep an Ak on your belt for oh ♥♥♥♥ situations until you can get an SMG or magnum. Always open up with a sneak shot to get the double damage and aim for the head to get the headshot bonus that multiplies with sneak shot damage.

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Do the various mineral deposits (iron, lead, etc.) appear on the map like stone/boulders do?

 

Hmmm I don't recall giving them a specific map color so we might have overlooked that. But if it extends the base material as it should, they probably show up. Take a look a the next node you find and then check the map.

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Gotcha. Will we still be able to shovel up our crafted and placed boxes to get a full planter box in order to relocate? I definitely don't want to experiment right now with it.

 

Nope, once its down thats it.

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Ohhh. Today, for 24 in-game hours, I mined up 36,000 coal. Maybe that was a bit excessive, no? :p (I tend to spend entire days mining. As in, the whole day, night included.)

 

Also, on a side note, you know the air conditioners? (Pictured below.) You mentioned how they are supposed to drop brass radiators. Well, I can confirm that after wrenching over a dozen of them... I got no radiators. Loot table bug?

 

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you sure it wasnt the oil heater radiators ?

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The randomness is another reason why the parts were combined.

Intellect: there is 1 gun

Perc: 2 guns

Agi: 3 guns

 

If all parts drop equally per attribute the int guy finds 3x the parts.

If all parts drop equally per gun then the Agi guy finds 3x as many parts because he can use all 3.

 

There is no solution to this situation. We changed the problem so that it became solve-able. =P

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you sure it wasnt the oil heater radiators ?

 

Yep, I can confirm that. I just swore I heard madmole say that these air conditioners would also give them. Maybe I was mistaken. *Shrugs*

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Ohhh. Today, for 24 in-game hours, I mined up 36,000 coal. Maybe that was a bit excessive, no? :p (I tend to spend entire days mining. As in, the whole day, night included.)

 

Also, on a side note, you know the air conditioners? (Pictured below.) You mentioned how they are supposed to drop brass radiators. Well, I can confirm that after wrenching over a dozen of them... I got no radiators. Loot table bug?

 

6OIxF0c.jpg

 

There is a 70% chance to get a radiator if wrenched. You had bad luck.

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@MM

 

Curious, what length of day do you usually play?

 

I use all defaults, except nomad difficulty, 16 alive on bm, 7 day air drops with air drop markers on. So 60 minute days.

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25 up to 40 fps on ULTRA with my potato Radeon RX590 - 8GB -1920x1080 :02.47-tranquillity: I had sometimes less fps on a medium setting before.

With A18.0 this was unplayable, now it runs like on speed ^^

 

Nice!

 

Edit: This was still with AF set to 2x. Maybe i can now set the AF back to usual :-)

 

You call that a potato? Ha!!

Gtx 560m

intel i7-2670qm

12gb ram ......... 7yr old laptop

 

gfx dt on/off but playable. I get roughly 45fps indoors

 

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Can someone clarify if explosive bolts, grenades, and contact grenades are supposed to do damage to structures or not? I'm testing now and they seem pretty useless unless used against zombies. Couldn't even blow up a wooden park bench.

 

TNT seems to do fine

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Can someone clarify if explosive bolts, grenades, and contact grenades are supposed to do damage to structures or not? I'm testing now and they seem pretty useless unless used against zombies. Couldn't even blow up a wooden park bench.

 

TNT seems to do fine

 

They wreck the crap out of zombies but don't do a ton of block damage. My base got f'd up from using grenades, I kind of wish it did 0 block damage to concrete and above.

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