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Alpha 18 Dev Diary!!

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What's the best method to harvest the desert skulls? I only get 2 bones from each one.

 

It doesn't matter on that.

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Try console command (f1 to open) Gfx af 0

 

And that will give me my +90fps back? i don't think so xD, ...

 

Did you even try

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Its equally distributed by the number of guns that use it, so since 2 weapons use 9mm ammo you will find twice the amount of 9mm than 44.

 

Is it only the amount that is affected or it it the probability as well? It would be fine if it was just the amount, but i feel like i can use any type of weapon freely, since i always have extra bullets, but if i want to use magnum i have to craft them. I have found only 120 .44 ammo vs 1000 + of 9mm, 800+ of 7.62 and it has been like that in previous alfas as well.

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30 mb to free? Very few

 

Every bit helps man. All of that uses CPU too, and there was a bug that got "patched" by Windows that caused Cortana to have large CPU spikes. But we all know Microsoft and "patches" lately. I fixed major lag on someone's laptop recently (3 weeks ago), and even with the patch disabling Cortana gave a massive boost in performance.

 

If you go to Settings > Privacy (why windows, is this is privacy...) you can see a huge list of apps that start up with boot. Disable them at will.

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Buddy logged out at our kill base after we tested both of us on Turrets, he logged out just behind the 2 dart traps, and I came out to do some upgrades the next day and this is what I see where we tested the turrets.

 

The turret on the right is mine, the one on the left was his, it appears to be still active. Bug????

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Zombies have a very short life span, it probably just starved to death. If you drive a lot you will see dead zombies on the roads a lot, and not the gore piles either, but regular zombies.

 

ah, that helps to explain yesterdays oddity of returning to my base and finding a yellow loot bag just sitting there waiting for me.

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I need a perk called cemetery man 1994, in which shovels become viable weapons against the horde.

 

Also, there should be a very low chance for the block under the one I am hitting to spawn a coffin for me to loot.

 

I will troll the side of madmoles base and spawn coffins in his walls... np.

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First time starting a real game on A18 and I got the honeycomb bug :( lol.... normally I love bugs but this one....not so much ha ha ha

 

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I'll admit this does look pretty cool in the game though. :)

Side note. after further tweaking I am now able to get a steady 55-60 FPS on a gtx 960 4gb so thats good :)

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Buddy logged out at our kill base after we tested both of us on Turrets, he logged out just behind the 2 dart traps, and I came out to do some upgrades the next day and this is what I see where we tested the turrets.

 

The turret on the right is mine, the one on the left was his, it appears to be still active. Bug????

 

Speaking of possible junk turret bugs, I noticed after I placed a 2nd junk turret in my house and the 1st one deactivated, reactivating once I picked up number 2. Intentional that only one per player works, or should I make a bug report on it?

 

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First time starting a real game on A18 and I got the honeycomb bug :( lol.... normally I love bugs but this one....not so much ha ha ha

 

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I'll admit this does look pretty cool in the game though. :)

Side note. after further tweaking I am able to get a steady 55-60 FPS on a gtx 960 4gb so thats good :)

 

Lol that does look kinda cool though.

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does anyone know of a way to check what the actual screen resolution is at? not what its set at and supposed to be in the settings but what it actually is while playing?

 

Trying to narrow down this possible bug I found in the settings menu and unity screen selector....

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So my Son who is an Armorer in the Army. looked at the M60 and was wondering why you made a drum mag for it? it is belt fed from box or backpack or 2nd soldier. there is no such thing as a drum mag for it.

 

my response was "So next you are going to tell me there are no such things as Zombies?"

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So my Son who is an Armorer in the Army. looked at the M60 and was wondering why you made a drum mag for it? it is belt fed from box or backpack or 2nd soldier. there is no such thing as a drum mag for it.

 

my response was "So next you are going to tell me there are no such things as Zombies?"

 

hmmmm... good point I cannot recall ever seeing a m60 with a drum mag before.......now that you point it out. it does seem stupid that its in the game. should be a box mag not a drum

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So my Son who is an Armorer in the Army. looked at the M60 and was wondering why you made a drum mag for it? it is belt fed from box or backpack or 2nd soldier. there is no such thing as a drum mag for it.

 

my response was "So next you are going to tell me there are no such things as Zombies?"

 

like father like son maybe? stop teaching them bad habits. :)

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well I do not feel like waiting 20 minutes just to load a rwg that is half honeycombed everywhere so....... Back to Navezgane I guess. I really hope that bug gets fixed. I'm really looking forward to playing RWG and seeing all the improvements.

 

EDIT: if anyone knows a fix or work around for this bug please let me know.

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@Faatal

 

The new commands - I am thrilled to report after playing until 3AM thinking it was midnight - helped tremendously. I have not been in a desert biome yet in my playthrough, but I can say the burnt forest biome is still taxing. But, I get between 28 - 35 FPS when mountains are in view in the burnt areas, and up to 50 when it's just flat ground in my view. I am now in the ~60 range indoors, 50 - 60(holy mackerel!) in outdoor snow biomes, and 40 in grassland/forest areas outdoors. Granted, again, potato settings, but man the game looks great even on those settings lol.

 

For reference: I used gfx st budget ; gfx af / dt / pp set to 0 ; and I played with gfx st at 450 -- not sure if that did anything or not.

 

For fun note, I almost bit the dust that night. I just got done looting a poi and was taking my heavy armor off to get running and heard a dog, then 2. I spun around with my spear to see many dogs. I threw my spear into the gut of one of them then saw two zombie bears behind them. I pulled out my smg and noped out anyway spinting my ass off. Luckily, one of the zombie dogs must have been a good boy in the previous life, for he found me with my level 5 modded spear sticking out his side haha. Got it back. Good times.

 

BTW @Madmole , I think high performance running shoes needs to be mildly nerfed, at 2 ranks of Cadio and the shoes on my stamina doesn't drain, at all. But, they may be rare to get so who knows. I get lucky sometimes.

 

Nice. This week I hope to sort out AF and budget values.

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Be helpful if in the patch release notes, TFP spelled out some things:

 

1. Recommend new game or saved game ok yes/no ?

2. New graphic controls, how/when to use

 

Without this info as part of the patch, forcing people to either wade through these hundreds/thousands of posts, not play the patch or try to wing it.

 

Software(a game in this case) Documentation goes a long ways...

 

So been away a few days, what is the recommendations for new/save game in regards to the new 18 patch?

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The hell... a black glowing eyed wolf spawned on me during a fetch quest on day 3...

 

I gotta like build frames on the walls and play hot lava now in every house now?

 

EDIT: lol and my bag is not there now

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Be helpful if in the patch release notes, TFP spelled out some things:

 

1. Recommend new game or saved game ok yes/no ?

2. New graphic controls, how/when to use

 

Without this info as part of the patch, forcing people to either wade through these hundreds/thousands of posts, not play the patch or try to wing it.

 

Software(a game in this case) Documentation goes a long ways...

 

So been away a few days, what is the recommendations for new/save game in regards to the new 18 patch?

 

always start a new game during exp.

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Hey @madmole, after a racking up a nice amount of hours in 18, I found some text fixes you could make:

 

Lockpicks description mentions that you can pick "some locks". A new player might think you can also lockpick doors. A mention of "you can lockpick safes only" would be good.

 

Perk trees descriptions are inconsistent. Strength, Perception, Intellect include a tidbit of what increasing the perk tree attribute improves. Fortitude and Agility does not. (The second sentence:

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) I suggest adding the sentence to Fort and Agil and maybe move it to the lower panel like the books tab has.

 

This quest string should have a comma added to after "Be careful":

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Charred Meat and Corn on the Cob descriptions should have a comma added before the "but":

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Streaming textures seems to now work in A18. :)

A17 it always had a negative impact when friends and I turned it on, now it actually boosts fps instead of dropping. *thumbs up*

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well I do not feel like waiting 20 minutes just to load a rwg that is half honeycombed everywhere so....... Back to Navezgane I guess. I really hope that bug gets fixed. I'm really looking forward to playing RWG and seeing all the improvements.

 

EDIT: if anyone knows a fix or work around for this bug please let me know.

 

U can also play the 3 pregen RWG maps.

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U can also play the 3 pregen reg maps.

 

oh, did not know that was a thing. frickin awesome!!!!!!! Thank you so much! Was not looking forward to playing navezgane again lol

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The hell... a black glowing eyed wolf spawned on me during a fetch quest on day 3...

 

I gotta like build frames on the walls and play hot lava now in every house now?

 

EDIT: lol and my bag is not there now

 

The wolf ate it. 😅

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2 bones Madmole! 2 Bones! lol

 

Its 1-4 bones, probably needs tuning I didn't do it.

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