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Decrepit
post Mar 15 2018, 08:42 PM
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Woot, woot and woot again! smile.gif Henry did it!! biggrin.gif Made his escape and rode to what I assume will be a temporary sanctuary. He's been there long enough to get patched up, eat, sleep, have a most interesting talk with the castle's mistress, and now helps keep watch atop the castle battlements.

This session's initial riding attempts failed as miserably as did all previous attempts. A breakthrough of sorts came when I realized my fingers simply do no respond correctly when forced to keep W & R constantly pressed while periodically pressing A & D to steer. Those A & D fingers were spasming!!! I could not make 'em behave! Why this is so is beyond me, but there it is. My first thought was to move RUN ® elsewhere. But the few locations I thought made sense didn't pan out. Besides, R works out perfectly for foot travel, and is what I'm used to.

Then an idea came to me. Years ago, before I adapted to W S A D, I used Arrow Keys for movement. I left RUN at R, positioned my right hand atop the Arrows, and tried the escape. Success on my first attempt! Not a very graceful ride to be sure. But Henry got from point A to point B, which is all that matters. I did suffer one further SNAFU. During the run, Henry's horse must gallop most of the way. Only, it gets winded and needs to slow to a walk until recovered. Walk was easy, if scary. But for some reason I was unable to press R twice properly and resume gallop. Best I managed was a trot. That would have done Henry in pronto except he was close enough to safety for the chase conclusion cut scene to kick in ere he died.

Arrow Keys are not an ideal solution as they make mounted combat impossible. But hey, for now I'll take what I can get. As to not being able to resume gallop, I'm sure I'll work that out once able to practice riding under less stressful circumstances.

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post Mar 21 2018, 09:38 PM
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I am at long last beyond KCD's rather lengthy opening tutorial. Been enjoyable so far, but I'm not as obsessed with KCD as I was with Oblivion during its initial (and second) play-through. To be fair, the same can be said of Skyrim. There were times I felt the tutorial too linear, though it allows a great deal of freedom within that linearity, offering variations on quest/task progression comfortably beyond Bethesda's norm. KCD has so far shined at story telling. The game's overall atmosphere has been top notch too. Beautiful graphics once I bumped settings up to a mixture of Very High and Ultra. No performance issues to speak of. Some graphical glitches to be sure, but so far nothing worse than what can be encountered during an Oblivion session.

Hmm...I'm just rambling here. The point is, I continue to play KCD and enjoy it.


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post Mar 22 2018, 09:26 PM
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Good, we can at least change his face. Count me in. laugh.gif I want my "Henry" to be different from everyone else's. tongue.gif

Congrads on getting the out of the tutorial, D. cake.gif Is there a place where KC D's computer specs have been posted? I want to see if I can make Ultra, or even High. I won't settle for anything lower than High, so I want to make my sure my comp can handle this.

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post Mar 23 2018, 12:29 AM
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QUOTE(Renee @ Mar 22 2018, 03:26 PM) *

Good, we can at least change his face. Count me in. laugh.gif I want my "Henry" to be different from everyone else's. tongue.gif

Congrads on getting the out of the tutorial, D. cake.gif Is there a place where KC D's computer specs have been posted? I want to see if I can make Ultra, or even High. I won't settle for anything lower than High, so I want to make my sure my comp can handle this.

Oddly, I didn't notice PC requirements listed on the official Warhorse website. I did find 'em elsewhere:

Minimum Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) [Windows 10 64-bit]
Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz, AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660, AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 40 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated

Recommended Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) [Windows 10 64-bit]
Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz, AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 1060, AMD GPU Radeon RX 580
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 40 GB available space
Sound Card: Creative SOUND BLASTER Zx

Not sure how accurate these are, but suspect they're fairly close. The game has been further optimized since release, so might work well on slightly less powerful PCs. Or not.

Though my version of Henry will likely not stray far from the strait and narrow, based on some of the "quests" he's been offered and what I've seen in some YouTube LP episodes, I'd guess that those who decide to indulge in less honorable activities will fine much that pleases.

Favorite "Perk" my version of Henry will almost certainly never take: Manly Odour. "When dirty, you'll have 50% more Charisma when talking to women. However, people will smell you a mile off, reducing your Stealth skill by 30%."


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post Mar 23 2018, 01:06 PM
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Ha ha ha "Manly Odour." laugh.gif What the hell?

It looks like I just make the minimal specs there. Damn. That's sad. My processor just makes the hurdle for "Recommended" and I've got 16 gigs of RAM, but my graphics card is GTX 760. Dang. I don't feel like upgrading anymore, you know?

Maybe I'll be okay with medium specs; that's probably where I'm at.

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post Mar 23 2018, 01:12 PM
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I might meet the minimums, but never the recommended. I thought about adding another 8gb or RAM, but when I checked recently the price of mine had doubled.


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post Apr 13 2018, 03:50 PM
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I still haven't played enough KCD to give it an honest, accurate eval. I did come across a reasonably recent YouTube eval that reflects many of my thoughts thus far. (Some if not all quest breaking bugs/glitches mentioned are purportedly fixed by recent patches.)

There are some minor spoilers within the video. Take care if you prefer to avoid that sort of thing.


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post Jun 26 2018, 10:09 PM
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My already meager KCD reporting seems to have been abandoned altogether. Big bug-fix Patch 1.5 hit not terribly long ago. Just now Patch 1.6 went live which adds Hardcore Mode and yet more fixes. Here's Sexy Biscuit discussing Patch 1.6.

I sometimes wish I hadn't gotten hooked on train / railroad games when I did. I think KCD is a super neat game but didn't play long enough to do it justice before catching the train bug. There's a lot to learn before mastering its controls. I didn't quite get there before moving on, especially combat which I was admittedly lousy at. If/when I resume play I definitely need to start afresh from the beginning.


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post Jun 26 2018, 11:57 PM
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QUOTE(Decrepit @ Feb 3 2018, 11:09 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Feb 2 2018, 09:50 AM) *

I am wondering if (and kind of get the feeling it will be) this game is kind of like Witcher; where the quests are laid out in a linear mold that the player has to follow up to the conclusions; and then their choice will determine the outcome?

In other words, will you be able to avoid the main questline (like the historical war that they depicted in this vid) or will it be thrust on you after some unseen trigger is passed? (like the dragon attacks in Skyrim).

I am def interested in this game, but not enough to buy it before the release. I think I might hold off a year till I hear Player's feedbacks and give WH time to fix all the new game glitches, etc.

I've no answer to these queries. From pure video observation and nothing else I gather that the main quest line goes (and possibly others) on whether you decide to participate or not. This is the sort of thing I like in a game, where the world goes about its business whether you choose to help it along or not. No idea what consequences this might hold for our avatars, but hope there are some. Seems as if some quests have time limits in the sense that they too go about their business and might resolve before you get around to it if you dawdle too long. This again I like very much.

I have long thought it would be neat if Oblivion could be modded for those who do NOT want to participate in the main quest line so that the game begins soon AFTER the Crisis the over. (Rather than before it starts as extant alternate start mods do.) There would be an NPC with the title of Champion of Cyrodiil our avatars would occasionally see walking to and from White Gold Tower to attend council meetings and traveling to different cities on official government business. Depending on which DLC we own, there might also be an NPC Divine Crusader traveling the realm righting wrongs. Our avatars would hear the populous praise the actions and accomplishments of these renown personages. All the while our avatars roam around Cyrodiil willy nilly as shiftless adventures who never settle down and make anything truly worthwhile of themselves. Or simply lead mundane ordinary lives as farmers or guards or what have you.

But as to CKD I can only speculate.


You can avoid the main questline in Oblivion just by never going to either Kvatch or talking to Jauffre. Going to Kvatch triggers the Oblivion Crisis, whether you go to Jauffre or not. But going to Jauffre sets a lot in motion behind the scenes.

I generally carry the Amulet of Kings around with me and avoid the main quest till I am well over level 17 so that when I handle the Oblivion Crisis I end up getting the best Sigil stones.

In Skyrim you can avoid the main quest by never NEVER bringing that Bleak Falls Barrow Dragonstone back to the court mage in Whiterun. The dragons never spawn till you hand that over to him.

Both Acadian and I have lamented "always being the hero" in these games. How nice it would be if you were just a support to the hero in some way instead of always having to be the uber one. ESO is a lot better about keeping you as an assistant and not a god.







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post Jun 27 2018, 12:44 AM
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QUOTE(Decrepit @ Mar 13 2018, 10:02 PM) *

With patch 1.3.1 installed I began playing KCD in earnest. Haven't gotten far into the opening/tutorial. A surprisingly stumbling block...I can't for the life of me steer my avatar's horse. That means I'm stuck on the first "escape" sequence, fast horse travel being mandatory there. What gets me is that I have the controls set up very like what I use in Oblivion, where my avatar tends to spend a large portion of his active day in the saddle. No issues with Oblivion horse riding whatsoever. But KCD? It is so far totally beyond me. It's gotta be me, not the game. I've watched a number of YouTube KCD vids. No one else has the least bit of trouble controlling Henry's mount.

I also stink at combat. Surprisingly, I won the initial "fisticuffs" combat on my second try. Otherwise, forget it. At least with combat I expect to improve with practice...assuming I lick to riding dilemma enough to advance the game.

My only real gripe that isn't related to player incompetence is the save system, or rather lack thereof. Even with the newly added "save & exit" option in place, lack of "save anytime anywhere" means I rarely play more than five to ten minutes before needing to save & exit so I don't lose valuable progress. Two mods correct this. I'm a bit leery of them at the moment, with the game still being frequently patched. When the dust settles I'll install whichever is the better of the two.

I've encountered only one glitch thus far, no worse than the sort of visual silliness one encounters in Oblivion from time to time.

I'm no fan of cutscenes, though they have their uses (such as at the very end of the Oblivion Crisis...you know the one). That said, the many cutscenes during KCD's tutorial are so well done they don't much bother me.



From the vids of these guys making this game, it was clear that they had an amazing talent and vision for this game; but were learning as they went along. They have the drive to get it right, and I'm sure will fix any flaws = but that is why I opted to stay out of it for the first year while they get the bugs out; and by the time they get it running smoothly I will pick it up, lol.





QUOTE(Decrepit @ Mar 22 2018, 07:29 PM) *

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Favorite "Perk" my version of Henry will almost certainly never take: Manly Odour. "When dirty, you'll have 50% more Charisma when talking to women. However, people will smell you a mile off, reducing your Stealth skill by 30%."


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QUOTE(Kane @ Mar 23 2018, 08:12 AM) *

I might meet the minimums, but never the recommended. I thought about adding another 8gb or RAM, but when I checked recently the price of mine had doubled.



Same here, some of my stuff surpasses the recommended; but the important stuff like the graphics card doesn't come close at all. Mine is the Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 780 Ti, so above the minimum; but closer to it than to the recommended.

It sure is a gorgeous game, and does look like a lot of fun! I really wish we could play a female character in it, that is one of the few things I really wasn't happy with.




QUOTE(Decrepit @ Jun 26 2018, 05:09 PM) *

My already meager KCD reporting seems to have been abandoned altogether. Big bug-fix Patch 1.5 hit not terribly long ago. Just now Patch 1.6 went live which adds Hardcore Mode and yet more fixes. Here's Sexy Biscuit discussing Patch 1.6.

I sometimes wish I hadn't gotten hooked on train / railroad games when I did. I think KCD is a super neat game but didn't play long enough to do it justice before catching the train bug. There's a lot to learn before mastering its controls. I didn't quite get there before moving on, especially combat which I was admittedly lousy at. If/when I resume play I definitely need to start afresh from the beginning.


It may be good that you got hooked on the other game while KCD works out the bugs though = keep you from too much frustration with the game. By the time you are ready to leave the railroad, the game might be cleared of the problems, lol.

To me, even with the problems I can see a lot I like in this game; and so far it looks like the good is outweighing the bad.






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post Jun 27 2018, 03:38 PM
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Lol @ "Manly Odour." laugh.gif

I like reading about this game, but for I'm holding off getting it (despite all my enthusiasm earlier). It's because I'd have to upgrade the heck out of my gaming PC just to get High settings, which I don't want to do because it works so flawlessly as-is. It'd be like I might as well buy another computer. sad.gif

Hmm. They do make this game for consoles though, and I am probably going to get a current-gen console at some point anyway. Hmm.

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