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Renee
post Oct 12 2016, 01:58 AM
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What timescale do you folks prefer in your various games? and why? I will answer first, since I am the first one to ask. (duh)

I jumped from 30 to 10 when I first started Oblivion, because I wanted something closer to Earth, but not too close. And I enjoyed the feeling of finally being able to see days & nights stretch out. PC gamers grew up with changing timescale, I assume, but for me (as a console gamer for nearly 30 years) just that one facet alone made a huge difference.

I did the same thing in Fallout 3 recently, when I began my first PC game. And this feels right, since Fallout games are supposed to actually be on Earth. But.....

BUT (and this is a rather BIG BUT), recently in Oblivion I switched from 10 to 20. blink.gif I know, shocking right? ... It's because after playing Arena and now Daggerfall, in which it's supposed to take a long time to get from Point A to Point B, I want my Cyrodiil experience to feel 'larger' than it is.

For instance: walking from (let's say) Cheydinhal to Aleswell...it'd go from morning to maybe early afternoon with timescale of 10, and by the time we get to the Imperial City it's still not even dark yet. But with timescale at 20, now the sky's getting dark by the time we're at Aleswell (especially factoring in all the random moments, combat and such), giving me a feeling like the party should rest for the night.

Silly thread, but I'm curious about you all..

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post Oct 12 2016, 02:09 AM
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Interesting thread!

In Oblivion I think I used 15, and while I liked it for underground I did find it made the world feel a little small.

In Skyrim I use 12 or 15, I'll have to check to be sure. Setting up camp, gathering wood, and cooking takes time, so looking for a campsite by mid-afternoon helps me not feel like my characters could run across the whole province in a day when they're traveling. I use the mod A Matter of Time to display the time when I hit a key. That helped me get used to the longer days.


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post Oct 12 2016, 02:54 AM
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I stick to 1:10 in all the ES and FO games. For me it just feels right. The default is way too quick.


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post Oct 12 2016, 09:22 AM
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10 here as well, but after reading your post, Renee, I´m almost thinking of speeding it up too. But then again I´m rather used to my current setup kvleft.gif kvleft.gif


In Fallout 3 I have default.


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post Oct 12 2016, 09:50 AM
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Timescale = 10 in Oblivion. It was set to approximately that for my brief foray into Skyrim. The only other game I alter time flow in is ARK: Survival Evolved. There I took the opposite approach. The game provides options to adjust both daylight and nighttime time flow separately. I did not touch daylight time flow, it lasting plenty long enough. Nights are sped up! Not coz I particularly like shorter nights. Rather, the game, even in single-player mode, does not allow us to sleep the night away if we so choose. With the game's night sky as dark as it is (which I approve of) I found the default nighttimes too long to watch my avatar twiddle his thumbs waiting for the sun to come up. That said, my original adjustment proved too drastic. Where I have it set now is better but might still be a bit on the abrupt side.

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post Oct 12 2016, 03:51 PM
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17.5 in all games. Before that it was either 15 or 20 but now I find 17.5 the perfect for my tastes.


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post Oct 12 2016, 03:52 PM
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QUOTE(Lopov @ Oct 12 2016, 04:51 PM) *

17.5 in all games. Before that it was either 15 or 20 but now I find 17.5 the perfect for my tastes.

How fast would you say 24 hours in-game take in real life with that setting?


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post Oct 12 2016, 03:59 PM
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I think it's about two hours.


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post Oct 12 2016, 04:15 PM
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I don't touch that setting. This is Nirn, and if their day is only a few hours long, that's part of the fantasy. There's almost a case for not wanting the timescale to match what I'm used to IRL.


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post Oct 12 2016, 08:38 PM
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I used 12 in OB and 8 in Sky. I much prefer the slower speed else Buffy starts looking for a campsite right after breakfast. Lol. I know what you mean about the lower timescales being able to make the world feel smaller while traveling. Even worse for horse riders. That is why Superian always walks unless tactics require a burst of running and Buffy dismounts to investigate any/everything - particularly any body of water. We intentionally have her dawdle en route and that slows the amount of ground she covers during a day of travel nicely.


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post Nov 16 2016, 10:35 AM
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Actually I'm currently running at 20, as actually the default was a bit too quick for us...

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post Jan 5 2017, 11:22 AM
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Any leads as to what criteria you expect people to specify, or should we answer with whatever comes to mind?
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post Jan 5 2017, 03:35 PM
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I think I'm running at 10 in Skyrim. It seems to work for me, so far. Days actually feel long enough to warrant pitching a tent at nightfall.
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post Jan 5 2017, 07:22 PM
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Lately I switched to 20 and I like it the most. When walking to some place it actually feels that some time passes by the time you reach the destination. Also, with my limited time for gaming, I can't "afford" to have too long days.


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post Jan 26 2017, 05:38 AM
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8-12 works best for me.


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post Mar 25 2017, 12:45 AM
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What the whaa? How do you change the timescale?


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post Mar 25 2017, 01:13 AM
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QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 24 2017, 07:45 PM) *

What the whaa? How do you change the timescale?

If you are on PC, open up the console, and type "set timescale to X" without quotes. Press enter and close the console. The X can be whatever you'd like. 30 = vanilla, while 1 = real-life Earth time (so 24 hours in game would take 24 hours of Earth time). Most of us choose somewhere between 10 and 30.

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post Mar 25 2017, 01:13 AM
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QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 24 2017, 07:45 PM) *

What the whaa? How do you change the timescale?

Usually with the console command "set timescale to nn" but I think there's also an ini setting that does it. A mod could set the corresponding variable, too.

The command is the same for Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim.


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post Mar 25 2017, 01:59 AM
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QUOTE(Renee @ Mar 24 2017, 07:13 PM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 24 2017, 07:45 PM) *

What the whaa? How do you change the timescale?

If you are on PC, open up the console, and type "set timescale to X" without quotes. Press enter and close the console. The X can be whatever you'd like. 30 = vanilla, while 1 = real-life Earth time (so 24 hours in game would take 24 hours of Earth time). Most of us choose somewhere between 10 and 30.



QUOTE(ghastley @ Mar 24 2017, 07:13 PM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Mar 24 2017, 07:45 PM) *

What the whaa? How do you change the timescale?

Usually with the console command "set timescale to nn" but I think there's also an ini setting that does it. A mod could set the corresponding variable, too.

The command is the same for Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim.

Khajiit must've seen this thread title a hundred times without really thinking about what it meant. Glad he decided to check it out! Thanks for the info!


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post Mar 25 2017, 02:56 AM
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Default is 30 in Ob and 20 in Sky. I settled in to using 12 in Ob and 10 in Sky. Very handy console command. smile.gif


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