The year is 2052 and the world is a dangerous and chaotic place. Terrorists operate openly, killing thousands; drugs, disease and pollution kill even more. The world's economies are close to collapse and the gap between the insanely wealthy and the desperately poor grows ever wider. Worst of all, an ages old conspiracy bent on world domination has decided that the time is right to emerge from the shadows and take control. No one believes they exist. No one but you.

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Here's our "Assumptively Asked Questions", a rather good summary of our rundown via rant:

Q: Hatchet is an Apoc Setting?
A: Yes. A nuclear apocolyptic setting, 50 years after so, where humanity is finding a foothold once more, but finds itself struggling with questions of freedom, ideologies, and belief structures.

Q: Is this setting related to or inspired by Fallout?
A: No. In fact, you may be disappointed to here that I (WCCC) rather disliked fallout when playing it. Purely not my taste, really. But I love elder scrolls. Don't let the similarities deceive you, that's pure coincidence. Once you see Hatchet's inner workings you won't associate them in the slightest, I promise you.

Q: Where does Hatchet take place?
A: 50 years post-apoc near a fictional version of Pearce, Arizona.

Q: How extreme is the environment of Hatchet?
A: Technology and successful settlements are both VERY prevalent. Radiation exposure is mild, but existent, and the wildlife has grown to adapt in its own way to the Apoc Environment. You guessed it, a bit of strange mutation (cherynobl esque) and a large increase in deadly features, particularly size and toughness.

Q: What are the factions in Hatchet?
A: The Followers (Cultists depending who you ask), The Bandits (Blood Wolves), The Order, and The Neutrals (N/A). Each of them feature unique settlement, living, and weaponry styles all their own, along with unique quest lines that guarantee choice replayability and paint Hatchet's world further.

Q: How are each of the factions?
A: The Followers are highly religious (no relation to modern religions, oddly) and in recent years are violent. They use low tech weaponry (for personal reasons) and feature underground settlements and an adept nature for all things dark and violent.

The Bandits have a roughly structured, yet primarily anarchistic society. Their ranks are organized, their tactics effective, and their highest ranked men bear more resemblance to Hitokiri of Japan than a street thug. Their society is highly detestable, yet their level of skill and population is hard to match when they go full steam ahead. They don't make their own tools and arms, they steal them, as you might have guessed.

The Order live in highly fortified towns not unlike communes. The people live long and healthy (as can be) lives, but they work hard, are fed with dissatisfying rations, and have little personal freedom without a level of bureaucracy. They have reverse engineered much of the old world technology (but maybe not smithing and machining quality), and have put together their own custom arsenal of high firepower weapons meant to keep their enemies in check, and to solidify their settlements STAY safe.

The Neutrals are peaceful, reasonable, and actually very kind, despite their harsh surroundings. They just want to reboot a modest existence and carry on their way of life, even though their environment limits this greatly. They use weapons most relatable to modern arms and have a good level of personal freedom, but their security is constantly put under pressure.

Q: What is the main objective of Hatchet's story?
A: Complex. Largely it's about finding those who led to the apocalypse (not those that failed to stop it, but those that fed its conflict to the boiling point it reached) and making a point that they can no longer harm the new societies of man, while still asking questions at to when it's time to forgive and place trust vs when it's time to exact violent revenge. Moral questions we rarely can say for sure, put up to the highest stakes for the sake of humanity's future.

Q: What are these random bind paper drawings?
A: Digi doodles. Doodles from the dawn of Hatchet's inception back in High School that have been preserved and digitized so that they can be tracked and used easily. Dig in, there's a few fun concepts to be found, including a lot of origin for items that have already made their finesse'd cameo.

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J. Sep 6 2008 says:

I attempted to play Deus Ex again, recently. Everything worked fine at the installation and startup, until the screen where one selects the graphics driver (Direct X or OpenGL). No matter what I choose, my computer somehow sees an empty CD/DVD-drive.

I have a Dell Latitude D620 with 1GB RAM, DVD R/RW, 80 GB HDD,
Graphics (copy&pasted from the chip's system info, in case it might help):
Accelerator in Use: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 1343

O, and my notebook came degraded from the suppliers with Vista. I have tried running as administrator and in compatibility mode for XP and for 98/ME and for 95.

Could anyone help me on this? I really wish to play DX again.

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J. Apr 10 2009 replied:

Sorted. I upgraded to XP.

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gamer4NL Sep 14 2008 replied:

I think the game automatically sets the drive to D: or to the drive from which you installed it. So if you have two drives, put the CD-rom into the other drive. If that doesn't work, change "CdPath=D:" to "CdPath=" in DeusEx.ini (C:\DeusEx\System by default). This only works with full installation. And if THAT doesn't work, you can always try a crack.

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asdfzxc Sep 22 2008 replied:

The same thing happened to me once. I had an I drive at the time... (that's a CD DRIVE!!!! Okay, it was virtual but same difference...)

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Rigelblast Sep 5 2008 says:

Deus Ex is an excellent game. There's lots of gameplay and elements from many genres (FPS,RPG,etc.). The environment is highly interactive: you can pick up, carry, use and destroy almost everything as well as talk to most people. There are lots of weapons, items and upgrades (such as weapon modification kits and augmentations). The storyline is an essential part of gameplay and sometimes you have a freedom to choose what you will do - the game has several endings. There are also lots of conversations and missions. The environments are also rich in variety (cities, research facilities, etc.). All in all, Deus Ex is, or should be, a classic.

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FPSUHalcyon Apr 26 2008 says:

one of the best games ever. the mix of rpg and fps is nearly flawless, and multiple paths through each senario, as well as a long campaign, add to a surprising amount of replayability. seriously, why did no one follow in this game's footsteps?!?!

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Chadc Aug 22 2008 replied:

Because nobody cares about gameplay anymore, and I can pretty much guarantee you that deus ex 3 will be another cash in just like the second one was..

Im not even trying to be cynical here people, but didn't deus ex teach you anything? stop being so optimistic.

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Fuzzie Jun 24 2008 replied:

Deus ex 2 was released a couple of years ago, although not as good as first, And the third is WIP and hopefully will live up to the first.

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floor-pie Sep 7 2008 replied:

Warren Spector did aplogise for Deus Ex IW, so maybe he's learned his lession and Deus Ex 3 will be good

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Jonas Feb 9 2009 replied:

Warren Spector is not working on Deus Ex 3. ION Storm Austin no longer exists, and DX3 is being developed by Eidos Montreal.

Pardon the necro-post.

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You will reinstall this game a lot.

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