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Well we no longer have to worry about a back story for the campaign side of the game. With the coronavirus going on, by the time 7DTD comes out of Alpha, it will be a documentary!! :biggrin-new: Time to remake "Night of the Comet".

 

Night of the Comet, what a great 80's Zombish movie.

 

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Then, does that mean that , once fully implemented, we potatoes will get absolutely no popping and a little performance gain on top of that?

 

To get no popping requires dithering in the shader, which is not free. I said low overhead, which means more that zero. Any performance gains would come from culling meshes, which will probably be a break even change, since currently some cull too close, some too far.

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What are the problems with grass?

It seems to be just four primitively animated triangles, but you are afraid to draw the grass at a greater distance.

It doesn't look like this is a problem for any video card...

 

Grass was not in my post....

 

Grass could be drawn farther for Gold once it is balanced with all of the other things that need to be drawn and we determine the final performance budget we want to use for it, but it is fine for now.

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To get no popping requires dithering in the shader, which is not free. I said low overhead, which means more that zero. Any performance gains would come from culling meshes, which will probably be a break even change, since currently some cull too close, some too far.

 

I see. So less jarring visuals/popping on lower end for virtual zero cost, which is good.

 

Question: Have you guys thought about implementing Nvidia DLSS 2.0 for 7dtd? I know it's been only a couple of weeks and very few games, but the potencial gains are brutal even for a Voxel title. That is, in RTX cards only which by 7dtd gold will be pretty much the standard.

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I'm alive. Mornings are good, late afternoon and nights, not so much. Wife and I caught type a flu on the ship, then I got pneumonia in 3 nodes (whatever those are), hospital (isolation ward) for a bit, released, corona came back negative (2 weeks to get results!).

 

Still have a nice green phlegm so still fighting an infection, but already done with my courses of anti virals and antibiotics.

 

But my daughter had the best time ever on the cruise so it was all worth it. :)

 

Since pneumonia is what kills you with both corona and flu, trying to take it easy (not that I have a choice, I'm wiped out after going to pee).

 

Bit disappointed I don't have corona, because now it means I have to worry about it. Ah well.

 

Ship had confirmed cases of covid so dunno how we dodged it.

 

Mostly I just mod these days when I have the energy. :)

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Sweet mother of God how have you got 2.1k posts already are you settibg out to be the next guppycur?

 

Hehe what do you mean, I'm down to only 7k posts.

 

Even scrubs like Roland have more than me now. ;-)

 

(The great forum culling of 2020).

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@MM Was it ever thought of to add a random spawner to zombies in the since that the faces where the only sliht changes maybe or no change at all but animations were different?

Like a RNG to the animations but not the model? I think that would be an easy solution to the "all zombies of this type walk attack the same its boring and predictable" dilema? hell,

you could just mix up ALL the animations of said class type (Not lumberjack movments with arlene) but it would mix it up a little atleast

 

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I'm alive. Mornings are good, late afternoon and nights, not so much. Wife and I caught type a flu on the ship, then I got pneumonia in 3 nodes (whatever those are), hospital (isolation ward) for a bit, released, corona came back negative (2 weeks to get results!).

 

Lymph nodes, part of your immune system. You've got around 450 of them so 3 is a reasonably low score. If you're thin enough the pelvic nodes can be felt pretty easily, they're the lumpy bits at the front of the abdomen where the thigh bends. They're a little smaller than your testes... on a good day.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymph_node

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while i like the new female zombie looks, the hair looks dreadful to me, and is a step back from the older looks. Specifically, those band have to go, and both having the same color hair seems a poor artistic decision choice. maybe one could be a redhead?

 

I'm not digging the more "futuristic' look of a lot of items, but its not my game so not my call. 7 days never felt like a futuristic game to me... it always felt like an alternate reality current date game instead.

 

I DO like the more colorful looking world, and hope the rwg world splat thing that makes terrain a pain to traverse unless you are on a road is lessened.

 

Question: Is the mentioned vehicle damage and repair feature still in a19, or did it get pushed back?

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while i like the new female zombie looks, the hair looks dreadful to me, and is a step back from the older looks. Specifically, those band have to go, and both having the same color hair seems a poor artistic decision choice. maybe one could be a redhead?

 

I'm not digging the more "futuristic' look of a lot of items, but its not my game so not my call. 7 days never felt like a futuristic game to me... it always felt like an alternate reality current date game instead.

 

I DO like the more colorful looking world, and hope the rwg world splat thing that makes terrain a pain to traverse unless you are on a road is lessened.

 

Question: Is the mentioned vehicle damage and repair feature still in a19, or did it get pushed back?

 

got pushed back to A20

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Hey Gazz, are you planning on having spear throw damage increase with points in the spear skill?

 

If it is a balance issue, you could always have the damage kick in at like rank 3 or 4 of the skill.

 

I just want to primarily throw spears next update, and would also like to have a reason to invest in the spear skill.

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I'm alive. Mornings are good, late afternoon and nights, not so much. Wife and I caught type a flu on the ship, then I got pneumonia in 3 nodes (whatever those are), hospital (isolation ward) for a bit, released, corona came back negative (2 weeks to get results!).

 

Still have a nice green phlegm so still fighting an infection, but already done with my courses of anti virals and antibiotics.

 

But my daughter had the best time ever on the cruise so it was all worth it. :)

 

Since pneumonia is what kills you with both corona and flu, trying to take it easy (not that I have a choice, I'm wiped out after going to pee).

 

Bit disappointed I don't have corona, because now it means I have to worry about it. Ah well.

 

Ship had confirmed cases of covid so dunno how we dodged it.

 

Mostly I just mod these days when I have the energy. :)

 

That sounds too much like corona. I would guess that the test was faulty. After you get better, they have a new antibody test that can confirm if you've ever had corona in the past because of the presence of antibodies. Not sure how soon it will be widely available but they want to use it to let people rejoin the work force. Glad you are still with us in any case.

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