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metroid13
metroid13 @ Game-Play Footage

Well, that... didn't inspire a lot of confidence. :/

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metroid13 @ DoctorX Desolation

That's understandable. I'll be sure to use whatever you put out next, whenever it arrives :)

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metroid13 @ DoctorX Desolation

This can use an update for the beta patches - specifically RC4, this gets rid of the arena master.

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metroid13 @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Chernobyl

Yeah, it's a file that controls the names of new anomalies and such, I think. It's safe to remove.

If I had to guess, it crashes due to some incompatibility between the Russian language it's written in and the English version you're probably using.

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metroid13 @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Chernobyl

Does this addon do anything besides add stuff to labs?

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metroid13 @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Chernobyl

Yeah, an addon that reduces spawn rates would actually go a long way toward increasing my enjoyment of CoC.

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metroid13 @ Chernobyl Chronicles

I got the mission to pick up the documents at the Yubleny Service Center - except I already had them cause I visited the place before talking to the Monolithian leader. He won't take them now :( Is there some kind of work around for this?

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metroid13 @ Deus Ex: Revision

My game crashes on basically every other loading screen (so I can load a save once, but if I load it again the game will crash.) I'm using BioMod, and my system is pretty modern. Any ideas? Hoping this gets seen amid all the childish stuff going on.

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metroid13 @ Draw/Holster Speed

I'd say combat strength makes sense, though it'd be a decent enough reason to invest in Low Tech for a ranged weapons run. Still, gotta go with the augmentation here.

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metroid13 @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha

Is the AI supposed to be as dumb as a sack of bricks? I went on the first raid and the bandits just kept ambling around casually as I was shooting their buddies in the face.

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metroid13 @ unifiedDeusEx

Eh, it doesn't seem to change things much, but I appreciate the effort to help.

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metroid13 @ unifiedDeusEx

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(As you can see on this last one, the top of the menu is actually cut off by the screen)

There you go.

Also, behavior by design or not, it's kinda annoying and I'd prefer it to be smaller! Hope this helps.

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metroid13 @ unifiedDeusEx

I've had it checked since first install. Doesn't do anything.

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metroid13 @ unifiedDeusEx

Well, that fixed the weirdness, but the menus are still way too big to enjoy the game properly (the HUD also obscures like, half the screen during play. Not fun.) I'll wait for the next release.

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metroid13 @ unifiedDeusEx

Also, worth noting that my monitor's dimensions are 1600x900.

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metroid13 @ unifiedDeusEx

(Sorry, wasn't logged in!)

I'm having some menu scaling issues, but I think the biggest problem so far is that the "Challenges" tab (added by Biomod, I think) takes me to the game intro and then dumps me back in the main menu screen. Very bizarre, any idea why this is happening?

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metroid13 @ MISERY

Liking it a lot so far - it pushes most of the right buttons in terms of atmosphere and difficulty.

What I don't like so far: there's a lot of superfluous items that're mostly vendor trash or offer negligible repair percentages. I literally found "Mein Kampf" as a pick-up - I don't mind, necessarily, but maybe cut down on a few of these random items, maybe? There's something to be said for streamlining.

Additionally, I'm gonna echo the complaints about the "NPC force field" effect that makes it difficult as -sin- to stab someone in the back. Since I went recon class, this is especially annoying and I'm shocked it made it past the testing phase (that along with the flashlight bug? C'mon.)

But I digress! Overall, really good job. It's polished as hell, which makes the aforementioned bugs all the more embarrassing, so fix 'em!

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metroid13 @ Deus Ex: Revision

I used pretty much all of 'em besides the French translation. I've got Shifter enabled, so yeah. And it occurs when I use the executable. (I sent an email regarding this, if you'd prefer not to clutter the comments section. Either way is fine, though.)

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metroid13 @ Deus Ex: Revision

I can't seem to play this - I get an error saying "Can't find file for package: DXmod." Anyone have an idea on how to get past this?

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metroid13 @ Gas Station

Ehhh. I'm not sure I agree with the look here. The original may have been bland, but it was all ruined and abandoned looking for a very specific reason - this looks sleek, modern and well used - kinda contradicts what the story tells you, imo.

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metroid13 @ Deus Ex: Nihilum

I just wanna add that I'm also having difficulty with the chopper - I've actually had a slew of errors come up while playing this mod, but I'll save those for my review.

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metroid13 @ UI overhaul

I kinda have to agree with the guy who spoke earlier in this thread. While it's obvious a whole lot of thought has been put into this, it's really almost... too much? Almost boring, I would say. Short and succinct descriptions work better, especially for artifacts, to preserve that degree of ineffability that should be part and parcel for living in the Zone. To explain it is to rob it of mystery, in my opinion.

This goes double for the more mundane items - I'm simply not gonna read it if it's a wall of text with technical stuff, and since I'm not the most scientifically inclined person I know I'm gonna be confused by all the new values for what items actually *do.* It's pretty alienating, actually. But yeah, even if it seems like you're dumbing stuff down, well, brevity is the soul of wit and all that.

If this could be an optional thing (you can opt in or out during installation, I mean) then I think that would be for the best.

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metroid13 @ Real Deus Ex Final

XD, what?!

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metroid13 @ Universal Power Device (UPD)

This has been said a bunch, but it'd be really cool and lore-friendly to Roadside Picnic if you guys included certain artifacts as a viable power source, like the Battery artifact. Maybe elecro-based artifacts (Sparkler, Flash, Moonlight) provide more than batteries, but are still limited (so you have to decide whether to sell such an artifact, or use it for power instead,) while the Battery is unlimited, but extremely rare?

And, as said, it'd probably be for the best if you had to take said artifact to a technician (maybe the Yanov ecologists?) so he could hook the artifact up to a power source which could double as a battery.

At any rate, I really like this idea, cause the thought of losing my mini-map on the PDA just sends chills up my spine...

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metroid13 @ Deus Ex: Revision

Great progress! Any chance for another demo? I really wanna see this in action, lol.

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metroid13 @ Fallout: Project Brazil

You don't read, do you?

(Edit: Wonderful mod, by the way, I'm anticipating this like hell.)

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metroid13 @ The beauty of simplicity.

You've already distinguished yourself from Lovecraft in an interesting way, with Newport, albeit probably not to the degree that you're hoping. I noticed that the "protagonist" is primarily spurned to do what he did not because he was necessarily "evil," or that he was foreign, or by knowledge, but by love. Lovecraft's protagonists were quite the ideologues, doing what they do for the sake of intellectual pursuit (villains and heroes alike fit this) or by a perceived duty to safeguard mankind from horrors unimaginable.

Personal emotion never came into it, as far as I could tell, except perhaps with the exception of "The Outsider," and even then the protagonist is motivated by simple loneliness and curiosity.

What I'm saying is that Gray's actions are somewhat more palatable and emotionally satisfying because they do not stem purely from the fact that he's been corrupted by evil forces. He simply misses his wife. In that respect, he's catapulted to top of Lovecraft-inspired characters I could easily identify with.

I'm sure Triptych will be just as enthralling, whether it owes its genesis primarily to Lovecraft or not. We all have our inspirations, and you could do much worse.

As for becoming your own writer... I would say you have a fair shot at getting into the game industry with these credentials, so I would give that a shot first. It's not like your writing would ever fall by the wayside - it should remain a passion you can draw on.

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metroid13 @ The beauty of simplicity.

Ironic, then, that Lovecraft allowed so many of his stories to become bloated as he impressed on the reader just HOW unutterably horrifying something could be.

Not necessarily a critique on him, mind you, as I feel his purple prose is simply part of the experience. He's minimalist in the sense that he doesn't come right out and explain what the monster is --sometimes-- otherwise his typical style of wrigting is very overblown indeed. You've done well to to cherry pick the best elements and adapt them for the visual medium - I believe TWoN is proof positive of that.

I'm not disagreeing with anything you wrote up there save the implication that Lovecraft was in any way subtle. Subtle, I suppose, in the sense that he doesn't come right out and lay the motivations of his horrors out to the reader, but everything else is illuminated in exquisitely horrifying detail.

That's the beauty of his technique; he can tell you EVERYTHING there is to know about this thing, save what it actually is, cause goddamnit, that **** is just too maddening to even contemplate.

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metroid13 @ Radiator

Not at all. Destroying the boxes releases the protagonists emotions; the therapist gives you positive reinforcement, while at the same time this further drives in the wedge between James and Dylan.

On the flip side, if you refuse to open up, they stay together. Take from that what you will.

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metroid13 @ Radiator

We're all queer down here.

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