Thrasador

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  1. Nice, thank you for the various verifications peoples! Now when I feel like getting my The Long Dark groove back on, I won't have to fiddle about with various backup saves....and/or starting Episode 2 over....
  2. Apparently they finally released the patch for Jerimiah's flare cache.... I've been playing Subnautica, not sure when I'll feel like playing The Long Dark again. That being said, if anyone else has a save like mine, I'd like to know if the patch fixed the flare cache retroactively....or if I have to start Episode 2 over....or if even worse I have to start over from Episode 1.....AGAIN.... The type of save game I would be interested in hearing about is anyone who got Jerimiah his meds, picked up the cache note in the Carter Dam for Allan's Cave Cache and got Allan's cache, but then did NOT get 50 Trust with Jerimiah because they were waiting on this being patched. If you were in a similar situation and now that it was patched, you got 50 trust or more with Jerimiah and then the cache appeared and you were able to collect it, I'd like to know before I mess around with old saves and whatnot.... Thank you to anyone who takes the time to respond!
  3. Well I don't particularly care about the flares in the "flare cache" either, but there is an achievement for finding all the caches. An achievement which is impossible to achieve until this is patched.... As far as loot, yeah they implemented mechanisms to limit one's ability to hoard loot between episodes. I defeated the first rope in Episode 1, and the second rope in episode 2 appears easier to defeat. First it doesn't snap....allowing multiple trips. Secondly you can place heavy items over the blocked area the same way you move items in your base. I really don't understand the point in attempting to not permit you to carry whatever loot you acquired between episodes anyways.... Hoarders gotta hoard.... (Hinterland should make a shirt that says that)
  4. I think what he was trying to say is he has to kill tons of wolves to get his skill up to lv5 so he can then stalk deer and shoot them from crouching position. What you should be telling him is you can crouch to approach deer and hide behind trees, and then pop up and shoot the deer while standing real fast. They usually don't notice you right away when you stand, as long as you don't take any steps while standing....
  5. I believe Fluffy is dead....
  6. I love paragraphs and commas....
  7. I have a save from before I went to the dam and got the note for Allan's cache (allegedly even getting the note breaks the flare cache), and I'm just not playing anymore until this is patched. I haven't been playing The Long Dark since September 1st (which is when I reached Episode 2 after restarting Episode 1 at least 5 times for all the other patches). I started playing Subnautica instead with Jafo.
  8. No, the cache has been broken since before this thread was started. It was supposed to be fixed in the patch that came out before this thread, but it wasn't. We have been waiting for a new patch to fix it since. Since the thread began another patch was released which didn't address this issue in the patch notes. This post was made over a week ago, but then everyone at Hinterland was granted a month off. I asked if this patch was still coming a few days ago, and Patrick said yes, but the flare cache has been broken for almost a month total at this point.
  9. Holy Mary, mother of God.....now that's compensating....lol!
  10. WOW.....that's quite the "joystick." It's almost like you are compensating for something.....lol j/k
  11. I already tried to tell him this in a another thread that was also about harvesting bears or quartering them....I'm not sure why he constantly spreads so much false information without even checking if it's right by trying it in the game first.... "Unless I am wrong, but I believe quartering takes more time then simply "harvesting" the leather and guts first (if it doesnt then I suppose it makes sense to quarter)" You ARE wrong.... It would take at least 2 hours or more to harvest the bear hide and 10 guts....AND it would take ANOTHER 2-3 hours to harvest all 30-40 kilos of meat.... If you quarter it you get all the meat in bags, and the hide and guts are automatically harvested and lying on the ground for you to pick up in just about 2 hours total.... The only condition you lose would be like 10 condition on the first hour's worth of meat if you harvested it first and separately, and then harvested the rest without quartering. The meat in meat bags from a freshly killed bear is typically 70 condition or higher.....which is plenty of condition above 50 condition to get it back to 100 with cooking.... If the bear or whatever animal is still pretty fresh, the two hours are worth the tradeoff to get everything off the animal at once and in two hours. The meat bags decay at a rate of 10 condition per 24 hours, or at least twice as slow as leaving meat on the bear carcass, giving you much more time to harvest the meat bags, than if you left the meat on the bear to rot. I ALREADY explained ALL of this to you in the other thread a couple days ago.
  12. I'm glad you got past the fear of wolves finally. I did too! I view them as more of a nuisance now, something I have to go deal with....but I'm no longer afraid of having to deal with them. Especially with bait and a bow or rifle (usually bow because it's lighter and I have loot hoarding issues). I carry a couple small pieces of cooked leftover meat pretty regularly. Then if I hear barking I drop a piece and back up. When I see the wolf going for the bait, I shoot it in the face.... No more fear.... I still do my best to avoid them, especially if I'm not looking for meat/hide/guts, and I'm on my way to/from somewhere that I have to go for some other business in the game. However, if I fail to avoid them and they see me, then I just take care of them.... The game feels even more fun to me now that I am not constantly in fear of wolf attacks everywhere I go....
  13. Your welcome m8....yeah I was surprised too, I didn't realize how much had happened regarding display technology, and v-sync improvements.... That one article I linked that explains the different display technology benefits and capabilities was the most useful/interesting in my opinion....
  14. I understand you fixed it lol, but you are stuck at one particular resolution. This is still a mystery for my brain....like this doesn't make sense lol.... Are you still running it in windowed mode, or can you run it full screen now?
  15. As it turns out, if @JAFO or I were more knowledgeable about refresh rates and v-sync this post that you made weeks ago about your problem being partially solved by using windowed mode, should have been a clue.... Apparently when you run a game in windowed mode, Windows forces on old school v-sync and triple buffering....which helps with differences between your monitor's refresh rate and the game's current FPS.... I did NOT know that until I read the post below.... https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/577522-does-windows-10-force-triple-buffering-in-windowed-mode/ Running the game in windowed mode uses something like v-sync and triple buffering through Windows Desktop Window Manager (DWM). Somehow this caused an improvement and allowed you to play longer because there was something bad happening with trying to run the game at the 144hz refresh rate of your monitor....at various resolutions that I guess the game/your monitor/your graphics card didn't like..... Even if you are using the correct dual signal DVI cable, I am wondering if you can run the game at higher resolution with a lower monitor refresh rate, with or without using an FPS limiter.....like at 60FPS. There could be some issue between having such a high refresh rate of 144hz and then running the game at very low or very high frames per second.... Using v-sync and triple buffering somehow plays a part too....
  16. The best similarly priced monitor with a displayport input that I could find was an MSI one on Newegg. However it had freesync for AMD cards instead of G-sync for NVIDIA cards. Pretty sure freesync simply is not utilized if you don't have a freesync AMD graphics card. The cheapest G-sync monitor on NewEgg was like 350 bucks...wozers! The only reason I mentioned it is because 144hz is a pretty damn high refresh rate, it says when games experience a frame rate dip below the refresh rate, the slowdowns and stuttering can get pretty bad.....that's why Freesync for AMD and G-sync for NVIDIA were invented in the first place.... https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16824475002
  17. Here I found this article from March of 2017, it does a great job of explaining all the different ports out now. Technically IF the NVIDIA GTX 980 TI has the NEWEST displayport technology on the card, then it's even better than dual link DVI, actually even the old displayport technology is on par with 1080p at 144hz. Also, like I said there should be three displayports on that model card, so even if one is malfunctioning, there are still two more ports.... At the very end of the article it also says this: "No matter what connection you choose, you'll want to ensure that you go into your monitor's settings (OSD) to set it to DP 1.2 or HDMI 2 and into your GPUs settings to configure the faster refresh rate." http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/accessories/pc-monitors/1404476/hdmi-vs-displayport-vs-dvi-vs-vga-every-connection-explained That model benq monitor doesn't have displayport does it? If so, that blows....they make nice monitors though, huh? I never heard of them before today.... That monitor allegedly came out in 2016....I don't understand why the heck it doesn't have a displayport...input...
  18. Well my PS4 controller still worked....the game was just telling me to press buttons that are only on an XBOX controller....sometimes... So you can still use a bunch of different controllers with the game.... Like I said though a lot of PC Windows titles are also on XBOX because Microsoft owns them both, so when they say "full controller support" they aern't really lying.....but they meam XBOX controller specifically. Like for Mad Max they had a controller button map you could look at, to see what button does what in the game, but it was a picture of an XBOX controller with all it's buttons labled. There wasn't separate pictures for PS4 and Steam controllers though, because they aren't going to take a picture of every controller in the universe and label it for use under the controller options menu in the game.....they probably just went with XBOX because it was also an XBOX title. I was just saying it seems that often times, for the reasons I described above, full controller support often refers to XBOX controllers by default....especially if it's a game on PC and XBOX. Since Playstation is owned by Sony and they don't make a computer OS (like Windiws), their controller layout probably isn't going to be the default layout in most PC games....
  19. Oh I love the bow....simply because it weighs 0.50 kilos....you know so I can hoard more loot....
  20. Well, that's all I got. I didn't realize resolutions, refresh rates, and DVI connections had gotten so damned complicated over the last 10 years.... I believe the last time I built a PC we only had VGA and ONE type of DVI.....simply called DVI. We didn't have displayport technology or HDMI, and it seems like there's now old HDMI ports and new ones that are better.... Just do you know, this "new" displayport technology also supports high resolutions and refresh rates....at least higher than HDMI, and there are supposed to be THREE displayports on your GTX 980 TI card.... And one HDMI port....
  21. Nvm, that was a benq xl2411z.....wow what a peculiar naming convention....
  22. I read the threads about this particular model screen and this refresh issue. It says if you have the right cable, a dual link DVI-D cable, there are stll two different DVI ports on the back of the monitor and they are labeled in a way that makes it confusing for a lot of people. Try the other port and see if it supports higher resolutions....even if you think it might be the "wrong one." Here check out this reddit thread, and hit "view more comments(if you have to)" and go way to the bottom, the guy in the thread tried the other port....which I think was labled DVI-I.....which you would think is the wrong port....and then higher resolutions at higher refresh rates worked.... https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/3j7iqu/benq_xl2411z_problem_with_getting_120144hz/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=comment_list
  23. You are using a newer DVI-D dual link cable then right, and not some old DVI connector you had lying around the house then right? Q. What does single link or dual link mean? A. DVI-D and DVI-I connectors come in single link and dual link formats. Dual link DVI has more pins and allows for a higher resolution and faster refresh rates. Single link can display up to 1920x1080 @ 60 Hz and dual link can display up to 3840x2400 @ 41 Hz.
  24. What are you using for a monitor? A TV? An LCD/LED computer monitor? What cable are you using to connect to the monitor/TV? Dvi? HDMI? What were you trying to run it in before(when it was crashing), 1080p? Or 4K?
  25. Wow good job man! So in the end it seems it was at least somewhat graphics related.... Did Hinterland ever get back to you to tell you to try this, or did you inevitably just figure that out on your own?