Thrasador

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  1. Yeah I saw. That was a pretty bad looking unit in general. I would have sent it back and said "as is" it's getting a 5 out of 10 for poor craftsmanship....
  2. Yeah the lake in between the maintenance yard and lodge has maybe around 15 cattails just around the lake portion of the water, the cattails don't seem to extend up either river coming off the lake. There was also at least 2 wolves on the lake, so getting about half the cattails without a fire or a weapon would be an issue. I haven't gotten to check the water regions coming into the zone from FM yet for cattails. Not sure why the added maps only have lake cattails and no river cattails....
  3. I read that review.....WOW. My dad had his own electronics company when I was growing up. At it's height he had about 50 employees. He fixed dot-matrix printers and their circuit boards. He would never allow anything to look like that monstrosity....and that's why I wasn't allowed to solder. I did make cool alien blobs out of the solder though....
  4. That's doing the eat right before you sleep to heal back the damage you took by starving yourself all day.....method. Some people treat that like an exploit almost. I was going by the actuality eat like 2500 calories a day method..... Or were you trying to be facetious, and I didn't get it due to Autism?
  5. Well just because it isn't fair for them to increase the chance of getting a sprain while walking sideways, it doesn't mean someone didn't program it that way. If we used the "it's not fair" argument half the game would have to be rewritten. Starting with 1 kilogram of rabbit meat only having 500 calories in it (instead of 1100) and it taking over 300 calories to harvest a whole rabbit with your bare hands.... That means for every rabbit you harvest with your bare hands you get a potential net gain of about 150 calories. Meaning you would have to catch and eat 15 rabbits a day to not starve if you wanted to harvest the whole rabbit each time, and not waste any guts or hide.... Not to mention seeing someone eat 15 kilograms of anything in one day and not internally hemorrhage would be an act people would pay to see....
  6. The one about staying above zero calories for a 10 day period doesn't seem to count the Story mode....I have not gone hungry once since starting my Story run and I have been alive A LOT longer than 10 days.... I wish they had made it more clear that achievement was Sandbox only...I could have saved soooo much more food. I have waaaay too much food in the Story anyway, so I guess it doesn't really matter....
  7. Is that like OG, but for bears?
  8. I have been requesting an Interloper Lite mode for some time.... Basically the loot rarity of Interloper....like 1 in 10 chance of finding an item while searching.....but without all the other insane and annoying restrictions....
  9. The first thing to do in any Interloper game is decide the fastest and safest route to a shelter....and gathering as many supplies on the way.... @JAFO's plan of action was the most sound. Although you spawned close to the entrance to Broken Railroad, the entrance to Broken Railroad is NOT close to a shelter, and getting around the landslide the correct way (over the fallen log) brings you in close proximity to at LEAST one wolf. That alone would have made me decide against it. At least in the beginning with no weapons, food, clothes, meds, etc.... Instead a good choice would have been to follow the tracks in the ML direction gathering any sticks, cattails, rosehips, and mushrooms you see along the way and take refuge in the Poachers Camp. Looting everything in and around the outside the train car. Or head NE like @JAFO eluded to, and looting the same stuff. Hit the low blind and loot all the plants and sticks on the way to the waterfall cave. Then if the weather held up and a wolf wasn't up there, you could have looted any corpses, backpacks, and metal crates by the radio tower. Then looted that cave. It's a pretty big cave, it's warm, has coal, and I believe some dead guys and maybe even dead deer if memory serves me right. Then on the other end of that cave is the bunny and sapling paradise that Jafo spoke of.... That would have been a pretty safe start, and allowed the most resources with the least risk. After stabilizing yourself with food and water by hanging at the cave for a day or two, then you would have been in better shape to either get to ML or try to get to the Spence Homestead to loot it. If Spence rewarded you with a hammer, hacksaw, and/or prybar along with other various goodies then you may have been able to forge yourself some other tools. Then you could have gone to either BR or ML. I would still probably pick ML though....lol.... The stupid bedroll problem slipped my mind too....yeah screw interloper, lol. Just play Voyager !
  10. Yeah, the crates one is annoying. There are a few crates in the game that ALWAYS have stuff under them, and then others that NEVER do. The only way to really know is to break them down. If possible save first....in the event it was a waste of time you can just reload. I always check crates and boxes last after looting everything obvious and then saving my game. For looting in general do one room at a time, from top to bottom, and in both directions. The top to bottom is important because they sometimes put items up high on top of things....like storm lanterns. They also like to hide stuff under things like couches, chairs, beds, etc. Going around the room from both directions lets you see items behind something from the other side. For instance they sometimes like to put can openers next to toasters or microwaves, but on the side you are not facing when entering the kitchen....so you have to check the other side of everything. I don't often find things in the partially opened cabinets, or in open drawers that you can't search....but it is possible so I try to look inside anything and everything possible. In summary they do a VERY good job of hiding loot. You really need to check EVERYWHERE and keep your eyes peeled....
  11. What I CAN say for sure is having some sort of "black screen crash" with CERTAIN games with THAT model card seems to be a pretty prevalent issue..... https://www.google.com/search?q=gtx+980+ti+black+screen+crash&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi-qZaV0_7VAhUD4iYKHXgPCxYQ1QIIQygA&biw=360&bih=616&dpr=3
  12. The Story starts with like a 4-5 day forced tutorial of sorts which teaches you basic things like bandaging yourself when bleeding, making fires, making water, harvesting and cooking meat, etc. That can be pretty helpful if you have NO idea whatsoever on how to play the game. If you survived 4 days in the Sandbox one would assume you picked most of those things up already....lol....
  13. I'm still hung up on graphics settings, I know he messed around with the Nvidia control panel and settings in game, but there are sooooo many settings to play with, especially in the Nvidia control panel. Like after setting it to default, I'd still go through them all and make sure everything makes sense. I'd make sure anything that could be application controlled is set to application controlled. Then the drop down where you select the Nvidia card or integrated graphics or Auto....I would change it to the Nvidia card to give it no choice....I believe it defaults to Auto. I'd do the same with PhysX....set it to the Nvidia card. In game even if you slide it to low graphics it probably leaves shadows on, but sets them to "LOW." I play with shadows OFF. Under display somewhere at the top of the graphics settings there is an on/off for shadows, which completely turns them off....I'd try that too with all of the above.... Really at this point though like I said I'm pretty much out of ideas. You and Carbon gave him a bunch of other stuff to try....so he should try that.
  14. It may not normally be necessary, but it's easy to do and something to try. I run mine as administrator....that's a very regularly brought up troubleshooting suggestion.
  15. I second the RAM question also because of dual channel and having matching sticks running in parallel. I don't know if it's still the case, but historically when I built my owm PCs you wanted RAM in pairs for the dual channel aspect....having an odd stick out could be bad news....which is why I believe Carbon specifically mentioned 3 sticks at 8GB a piece for 24 GB... Hopefully instead it's 2 sticks of 12GB or 4 sticks of 6GB. However again I'm pretty sure an issue like that would affect multiple games, and he stated The Long Dark is the ONLY game giving him a problem right now. That's actually a pretty big piece of information that rules out many common issues.... So whatever the issue is it has to do with a configuration that The Long Dark specifically doesn’t like. The only new ideas I have thought of since sleeping are a clean install of The Long Dark, and right clicking on tld.exe and running it as an administrator....and then maybe try playing with different windows compatability mode choices via properties, after right clicking on tld.exe and selecting properties....
  16. So this isn't over....yet....lol. Jafo hates being beaten by a stupid box....
  17. Well, I'll keep thinking about it. It sounds like you are pretty smart too, so you should keep researching it. Jafo also likes solving problems and has an IT background....maybe if he reads everything we just talked about, he'll come up with some ideas too.....
  18. Well even if you dont have a G-sync monitor they still have a setting for it in the NVIDIA control panel I think....I was just saying make sure you have that set to off.... I'm pretty much at a loss now if you tried all that stuff..... I can't think of anything else to try.... Maybe when @JAFOwakes up, he'll have some other ideas.... He's on Australian time....he usually shows up after 9PM my time....which is Eastern...
  19. I asked if you built it because one of the issues with the card has to do with plugging the wrong power connectors into it....or switching them if there are others you aern't using.....but again if it was that, it would PROBABLY be affecting more games...
  20. Does NVIDIA G-SYNC work for all games? A: NVIDIA G-SYNC works with all games. However, we have found some games that do not behave well and for those, we recommend that users take advantage of our control panel’s ability to disable G-SYNC per game. Games that NVIDIA discovers that have trouble with G-SYNC will be disabled by default in our driver.
  21. Ok, well most of the stuff I'm reading about that model card and "black screen crashes" has to do with any game or at least multiple games. Since it is ONLY crashing with The Long Dark I'm wondering if you are forcing a graphics setting onto the game that it does not like. Do you have all your Nvidia settings on the recommended settings? And do you have the settings that let you choose "application controlled" set to "application controlled." And turn any silly new stuff like Nvidia's new "G-sync" off.....
  22. Did you build this PC yourself from parts you ordered? Or did you buy it already built?
  23. I read some posts about that card going into standby mode.... I'm wondering if you go into power settings for Windows and change turn off monitor to "Never" and turn off hard drive to "never" if one or both of those will fix it. I'm thinking it has to do with that specific graphics card. I have a very similar specs laptop but I have a Nvidia 980M and the game runs great for me.... You have a much better computer than what is required to run this game.... Is this happening with any other games or JUST The Long Dark?
  24. Is the game crashing or is the display just going black? Is there an error code or anything? Is there a crash report? Do you get dumped to desktop? Do you have to reboot your computer? The more info you give detailing everything that is happening, the more likely it is that me, or Jafo, or someone else will figure this out.... I started reading about errors with that particular Nvidia card, but I need more info... Have you updated to the latest Nvidia drivers?