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The Long Dark Survival Mode Updated to V1.48 -- STEADFAST RANGER

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7 minutes ago, ManicManiac said:

Folks need to be patient when new content comes... there are always unexpected bugs or unintended side-effects of systems interacting with other systems.

Everybody who played WoW back in the days knows: "never play on patch day"  😀 It wasn't that bad in TLD! Just a few sprains which could be slept off and couple of rounds wasted due to the strange aiming system (I do not mean the thing which were implemented, they are cool, it just seems that the aiming itself is different than it was before).

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11 minutes ago, ManicManiac said:

Yeah, most likely a bug, but Raph says the team is working the issue(s).  I kind of find the pain mechanic a little odd... oh I mean it makes sense "treat pain with pain meds" intuitive and I like it.  Their representation of pain is some blurry edges and a neat sound dampening effect - and I like that too.  However, now I find that the pain part is not all that bad and I find myself option to just let it pass.  So now I have no use for rose hips and painkillers... Treating the pain will still not allow you to resume your normal physical activity... and I am far to stingy with cloth to waste a bandage on anything other that a bleeding wound. 

This is not a complaint... Just an observation.  I used to always make sure I had pain meds on me for sprains... now I don't carry any :D  Heck I don't even bother to pick it up.
I just keep an extra bandage on me in case I get a bad sprain and I really need to run.

I hear you.  I'd hate to see them remove the option to sleep away sprains and pain though since it is quite possible to be caught in a position where you just don't have any painkillers or bandages or cloth.  I think that painkillers and bandages should lessen the effects with the notation of "sprain treated" rather than the current "sprain healed" and then it should take an additional 4 hours of sleep to heal the injury.  If you were unable to treat it first with painkillers or bandages, you would have to "suffer" the full-strength effects until you reached a place ot sleep and it should require 6 hours of sleep to cure an untreated sprain (as opposed to 4 hours to cure a treated one).  Additionally, the pain should never outlast the injury itself.

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@UpUpAway95
Not to worry, the affliction description points out that the affliction will heal naturally (with rest), so I don't think there is any danger of them being a permanent affliction if left untreated.  You can even naturally recover from food-poisoning if you can just manage to live something like 18 hours after infection (that is if your condition was in good shape when you started).  There's only two afflictions that MUST be treated as far as I know...

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RNG is being very cruel to me... I've searched the major locations in 5 regions, I have a satchel full of rounds... no revolver.  I'm presently in on a death march to the top of Timberwolf.  The route I opted for: I spawned in Hushed River Valley and passed though Milton, Forlorn Muskeg, Mystery Lake, Ravine, Costal Highway (current location).  Next I'm off to Pleasant Valley before trying for the summit.  I would have thought I would have found a Revolver by now.  :D 

I suppose that's what random means though... maybe you'll find it, maybe you won't.  Good news is I have all the gear I need to keep drifting. 

I can't even put into words how much I love this game...  :) 

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On 5/6/2019 at 8:07 PM, Admin said:

Hello community,

We’ve just updated The Long Dark to v1.48 [47675] -- STEADFAST RANGER. 

This update includes a range of new gameplay features and improvements to existing features, all of which are outlined in the video below:

New! Revolver -- A close-quarters defensive tool against hostile wildlife.

New! Birch Bark Tea -- A slow-gain condition restoration item brewed from a renewable natural resource.

New! Energy Drink -- Quick-shot Stamina and Fatigue boost, useful for getting yourself out of a variety of bad situations.

New! Improvised Cloth Wraps -- Stave off Frostbite on your Head and Hands with these basic wraps.

Overhaul! Rifle & Shooting Gameplay -- Completely overhauled shooting and aiming mechanics for the Rifle and other ranged tools.

Overhaul! Sprain System -- Improved Sprain gameplay dynamics and first aid solutions.

...and much more.

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NOTE: Please be aware there may be WINTERMUTE story spoilers in the changelist.

If you encounter issues while playing The Long Dark please visit our Support Portal.

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You’ll find the complete changelist for the Update below.

CHANGELIST v1.48 [47675]

Known Crash

* We are working with Unity to resolve a known, rare crash in the engine. This crash appears to only affect Windows players, although it may appear on other platforms. The crash seems to be a memory issue that is triggered by transitioning between scenes. We will release a fix for the crash as soon as we’re able to diagnose the root cause. In the mean time, we recommend you Save Often (in WINTERMUTE) or Rest Often (in Survival; Resting triggers a save). For more information, please refer to our Support Portal.

General Fixes

* General performance improvements across the game.
* Upgraded to a new version of Unity, enabling widespread improvements across the game.
* Fixed issue that restricted the game’s framerate to 120fps (on applicable systems).
* Streamlined the information appearing in players’ session output logs, to aid with support queries. 

General Art

* [Enviro] Numerous optimizations to improve performance.
* [Enviro] Fixed numerous issues causing the player to become stuck in the terrain.
* [Enviro] Fixed numerous issues allowing the player to get outside the intended play area.
* [Enviro] Fixed numerous issues causing objects to clip and float in the world.
* [Enviro] Fixed numerous issues causing stretched or missing textures.
* [Enviro] Fixed issue causing lighting hotspots in the Bear Cave in WINTERMUTE Episode Two.
* [Enviro] Updated LOD to reduce popping on buildings and cliffs.
* [Enviro] Fixed issue causing hinges to appear on the same side for both exterior and interior doors.
* [Enviro] Updated transition zone entrance from Mountain Town to Mystery Lake to be more visible to the player.
* [Enviro] Updated flags to animate.
* [Enviro] Fixed numerous issues causing unlit textures.
* [Enviro] Fixed issue causing Cat Tails to appear out of alignment during their animation.
* [Enviro] Fixed issue causing inverted snow textures on trees.
* [Enviro] Updated numbers on lock boxes in the Milton Credit Union bank.

User Interface

* [UI] Updated “Disable HUD” setting to remove object labels (useful for game footage capture).
* [UI] Updated various text localizations.
* [UI] Fixed various overlapping UI elements in all languages
* [UI] Fixed issue causing mission sub-objectives to overlap with the next line.
* [UI] Fixed issue causing the “Archivist” badge to always appear as Complete.
* [UI] Updated various missing subtitles.
* [UI] Fixed issue causing a rounding error in Imperial Units when Melting snow.
* [UI] Fixed issue causing incorrect scroll bar alignment on the Stats screen in the Journal.
* [UI] Fixed issue causing the Scent Indicator to not always appear on the Status screen.
* [UI] Fixed issue causing the Radial Menu to inconsistently show the correct number of Light Sources in the Backpack.
* [UI] Fixed issue causing sub-objective text to overlap in certain Challenge Modes.
* [UI] Fixed issues causing the Stone ammo counter to be missing from the HUD.
* [UI] Fixed issue causing the Milton Water Tower icon to appear in the wrong location on the Map.
* [UI] Fixed issue where the player was unable to add potable Water to the Radial Menu after dropping the Water and drinking from it.
* [UI] Added an Accessible Struggle option, allowing players to select between Tap to Win and Hold to Win options.
* [UI] Updated the Weak Ice indicator.
* [UI] Added a new Slope indicator to warn players when they are traversing slopes that are steep enough to cause Sprains.

WINTERMUTE

* [WINTERMUTE] Made several updates to the Bear Spear encounters in Episode Two, including adding a checkpoint and streamlining the final Cave encounter.
* [WINTERMUTE] Polish pass on various cinematics and dialogues.
* [WINTERMUTE] Updated tutorials to reflect gameplay modifications introduced in this update.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed various issues with subtitle typos and timing.
* [WINTERMUTE] Updated description for the side mission “Basics of Survival: Find and harvest some medicinal flora native to Great Bear Island."
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing the Milton Credit Union bank vault door to play a closing animation when reloading your game, if the player was standing in front. 
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing a black screen to appear if a dialogue pop-up occurred during a cinematic. 
* [WINTERMUTE] Updated Medicinal Flora tutorial text with additional details for clarity.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed script issue where the Carter Dam Control Room door cinematic wouldn’t play during The Wounded Trapper mission in Episode Two.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing players to be pushed into another room when opening the vault door in the Milton Credit Union. 
* [WINTERMUTE] Numerous updates to Wildlife pathfinding.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing Blueprints to disappear from the Journal between Episodes One and Two. This fix is retroactive and will resolve it for players already impacted by the issue.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing players to become stuck in the floor if they loaded a game after saving it at the exact time the Milton Credit Union vault door was unlocked.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing overlapping text when hovering over a mission objective on the Map.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing Jeremiah to clip through his bed when reloading a save at the beginning of Episode Two.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issues that allowed players to get on top of the burnt Schoolhouse in Milton.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue that kept the Bear Spear from appearing properly in the Journal after examining it. 
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing players to spawn in the wrong location if they reloaded a game saved immediately after the first Bear encounter in Episode Two.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing players to spawn in the wrong location if they reloaded a game saved while falling from a rope.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing mismatched values to appear for collected wood in the Journal, and when inspecting Grey Mother’s Firewood Bin.
* [WINTERMUTE] Fixed issue causing Milton Knowledge Items in the Journal to update incorrectly.

Survival Mode

* [Custom Mode] Fixed issue causing certain combinations of Custom Mode settings to generate an invalid sharing code. 
* [Custom Mode] Fixed issue causing incorrect container loot to appear in Custom Mode.
* [Survival Mode] Fixed issue where Forging actions were not being interrupted when the Forge ran out of fuel.
* [Survival Mode] Fixed issue causing a partially-crafted Survival Bow to be usable if it was picked up while a completed Bow was equipped.
* [Survival Mode] Updated the Cold Fusion Feat description to properly reflect Air Temperature bonus.
* [Survival Mode] Updated medicinal Tea so it now acts like a First Aid item if a treatable Affliction is present. Otherwise it will still work as a Food item.
* [Survival Mode] Fixed issue where the Archery Skill Bonus was not applying reduced Arrow Condition loss correctly.
* [Survival Mode] Fixed issue causing some lockers to display the “locked” icon incorrectly.

Challenge Mode

* [Hunted] Fixed issue causing the Old Bear to clip through trees when fleeing.
* [Hunted] Updated Deer carcass placement.
* [Archivist] Fixed issue causing the sub-objective to update incorrectly after collecting the Buffer Memory from the Milton Post Office.

All Game Modes

* [All] Fixed issue where the fade to black transition would not appear correctly when exiting to the Main Menu
* [All] Fixed numerous pathing issues in the world due to missing nav mesh.
* [All] Fixed issue where Water in the Backpack would be consumed when drinking Water from the Cooking Screen.
* [All] Fixed issue causing audio for feeding Wolves to play even when the player wasn’t near one.
* [All] Fixed issue causing chimney smoke to be visible when no fire was active inside a house.
* [All] Fixed issue causing ambient audio to cut off when entering a car.
* [All] Fixed issue causing the player to limp incorrectly after holstering a weapon while suffering from a Sprained Ankle.
* [All] Fixed issue causing the Storm Lantern extinguish animation to play after death, if players fell off a high cliff while holding a lit Lantern. 
* [All] Fixed issue where the player was unable to extinguish a Storm Lantern if they opened the Radial Menu while placing it.
* [All] Fixed issue where "Worn Thermal Underwear” appeared as “New Thermal Underwear” in the Backpack.
* [All] Fixed issue that kept the player from fighting back during a Struggle if they were attacked while Repairing clothing.
* [All] Fixed issue causing muffled dialogue VO after firing a Rifle indoors.
* [All] Adjusted the amount on Condition decay on the Bedroll when it is left outside.
* [All] Fixed issue where the Wolf growl audio was missing in some scenarios.
* [All] Fixed issue causing absent wind audio when standing outside a cave entrance.
* [All] Fixed issue where the screen could become blurry during Wolf Struggles. 
* [All] Added dialogue VO for quartering Wildlife. 

Xbox One-Specific Issues

* [Xbox] Fixed issue where the game would no longer update information in the gamercard after resuming from standby.

Steam-Specific Issues

* [UI] Fixed issue where an incorrect mouse icon would appear when using left-handed mouse settings.
* [UI] Added scrolling with the keyboard arrow keys for the Buffer Memory screen interfaces discovered in-game during an Aurora.
* [General] Fixed issue causing graphical corruption when playing in OpenGL on an Nvidia GPU.

###END OF CHANGELIST###
 

Amazing so far haven't found the revolver yet though :/

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Heh! Yeah, neither have I.

 

Dozens of revolver rounds, not a single revolver yet.

Milton, Trappers, Mystery Lake, Carter Dam first floor, Maintenance yard.... nothing.

Next stop, Hunting Lodge.

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There is a thread naming locations where others have found it.  Perhaps try there?

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UPDATE: we have narrowed down the issue with the Sprains System and are now working on a fix, to be released as soon as possible. We will update everyone here and on the usual channels when it's up.

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, ManicManiac said:

@kristaok
You are being more than a little melodramatic. 

Please don't say or accuse me of that. Thank you. 

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@kristaok
I wouldn't accuse you of anything, just making an observation based on behaviors I witness.  I realize you are in a fragile state right now and did not wish to exacerbate your condition.  I was only trying to point out that you might be over reacting to (in the grand scheme of life) a relatively small problem.  I am encouraging patience, because what you are having anxiety about is being worked on. 

Hang in there, it's going to be okay :) 

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12 minutes ago, ManicManiac said:

@kristaok
I wouldn't accuse you of anything, just making an observation based on behaviors I witness.  I realize you are in a fragile state right now and did not wish to exacerbate your condition.  I was only trying to point out that you might be over reacting to (in the grand scheme of life) a relatively small problem.  I am encouraging patience, because what you are having anxiety about is being worked on. 

Hang in there, it's going to be okay :) 

I don't get what you are trying to say right now... "my condition"? I am not over reacting, this IS how I react. To me how I am is normal, how is this not normal? I am VERY patient I have always been for and not against TLD and Hinterland. The only time I got hurt is well having my Game crashed after the Update, and being called a Spammer, and then attacked by others sure didn't help. But other than that I was only giving Feedback, I was not being what you said I was. 

You think this is a small problem, but to someone like me every little change in routine can equal melt down. I have to have routine in my life, I do not cope with changes too well. 

I have not behaved bad at all, I have just been very open and honest with my feelings. 

TLD Game is like my best friend, so having it not work for that day there was SO hard. That should prove I LOVE this Game! I have NEVER hated on the Team, Raph, this Game, the Forums! even though I can get mad... because I am on the Spectrum and I have Bi Polar. 

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1 minute ago, kristaok said:

I am not over reacting, this IS how I react

I believe you... and in my option you are reacting disproportionally to the severity of the issue.
Heck, you are even doing it right now.  :) 

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2 minutes ago, ManicManiac said:

I believe you... and in my option you are reacting disproportionally to the severity of the issue.
Heck, you are even doing it right now.  :) 

Are you picking on me right now??? Because I don't know how to take this? It's really hard for me to understand if you are being nice or bad? I am at a loss, confused, but also hurt right now. 

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@kristaok
Not al all... It's unfortunate that you feel persecuted, it certainly wasn't my intention.  Unfortunately I can't control how you perceive things.  I really wish you would stop being hostile towards me.  I've only ever tried to be a voice of reason since I started posting again.  I hope you feel better soon, I wish you all the best.  :) 

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5 minutes ago, ManicManiac said:

@kristaok
Not al all... It's unfortunate that you feel persecuted, it certainly wasn't my intention.  Unfortunately I can't control how you perceive things.  I really wish you would stop being hostile towards me.  I've only ever tried to be a voice of reason since I started posting again.  I hope you feel better soon, I wish you all the best.  :) 

Umm... you are being hostile to me? If I recall you were one of the ones who attacked me in my Thread that got Locked. I honestly do not think you are being nice right now. I am sorry you do not understand that people like me exist, those on the Spectrum with Bi Polar. We have feelings, and we have our own way with handling things, and I am sorry you think I am whatever you said "melodramatic" and all these large flowery words. 

You attacked my character and you expect me to be happy about that?

This needs to stop.

This Topic is being derailed because you called me an actress.

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2 hours ago, hozz1235 said:

There is a thread naming locations where others have found it.  Perhaps try there?

While I'm all in favour of people doing that for their games, it's not something I do for mine.

 

I'm perfectly happy just continuing to look around until I find one. :)

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@kristaok
:D I'm not attacking anyone.
I didn't call you any names nor did I ever attack your character as a person, it seems you are twisting my words now.
As I said I never intended to exacerbate your condition, but I'm not going to pretend I agree with you just because you are upset.

I agree this has gotten pretty derailed, if you like we can discuss things more someplace else.  Again I regret that you feel the way you do... but I can't control how you choose to feel or interact with others.  I do sincerely hope you feel better and wish you all the best :) 

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9 hours ago, thekillergreece said:

Which house/region? Might relocate there.

PV farmhouse

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@kristaok and @ManicManiac: let's please stay on the topic at hands, stay courteous towards each other, and avoid any personal comments.

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@Admin
I've done my best to curb that part of the discussion, and have no plans to further participate in it.  I regret getting tangled up in the conversation and never intended to draw your attention.  I hope you didn't find my part objectionable.

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I admit the sprain system is a pain right now, I end up leaving a lot of gear behind and I do my best to keep some reserve in carrying capacity, Well fed bonus is very useful right now...
But I get that this is probably just temporary issue and that they will fix it.

Found 2 revolvers till now, and very interestingly - the 2nd one that I found was already loaded. Had 3 rounds in it. Which is wonderful - always found this "video game logic" of finding empty weapons and having to find ammo for them to be immersion breaking and lame. Now, you can find both unloaded and loaded weapons, it seems. This makes the Revolver all the more useful if you are in desperate need of ready-to-use defensive weapon. The ammo doesnt seem to be so rare, either, which is great. At least it wont be so hard to level it up to level 5. 

Birch Bark tea is amazing. It is just right... not terribly powerful and not completely useless as a medical item... even though I would probably love it regardless, only for the warming up bonus... it is simply great!

Go! energy drink is also great addition! Although so far I have only seen one... it has already saved my life, was able to run down to Hat creek from Low Blind before dying from freezing when a blizzard showed up.

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1 minute ago, Mroz4k said:

I admit the sprain system is a pain right now

I see what you did there :D Nice.

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@Mroz4k
I agree, all in all the update has been a wonderful addition to the game.  :) 
There will likely be some fine tuning, but over all a great value add to the experience.

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@Mroz4k I can't wait to play later and have this Birch Bark Tea, and this Energy Drink when I find them!!! I have the Revolver Bullets so far, but I do not have the Revolver heh. So I will find this Revolver! YES! I posted on my Profile my progress on my new Save, later I will update it. Here's to hoping I find that Gun! 

PS. Hinterland at first the Vision Distortion was hard for me, I felt confused but then I realized I am starting to LOVE this realism! so I have changed my mind on the Vision Distortion so please do NOT remove this! ❤️ Thank you for adding the Go Energy Drink! the Birch Bark Tea (and Birch is my favorite Tree btw!) ! the Revolver! The new Pain and Vision Distortion Mechanics! and the Cloth Hand and Head Wraps!!! :D I appreciate ALL that ya'll do! 

Lastly, sorry I freaked out during the crashing... it was only because TLD is my FAVORITE GAME! ❤️❤️❤️ 

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