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Grimoire Thread

Discussion in 'Golden Era Games' started by LESS T_T, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Sacibengala Scholar

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    Wish GOG stopped this nonsense and accept this game. It hurts the need to buy rpgs on steam.
     
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  2. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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  3. luj1 You're all shills

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    Still necessary?
     
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  4. sputtering fart balloon Educated Patron

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    Lady Error I meant memes as in being in on Grimoireposting, but thanks, I am reading those now.
     
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  5. Valky Cipher Manlet

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  7. Rpguy Cipher

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    Steam:


    GOLDEN ERA GAMES
    [developer] 19 hours ago
     
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  8. Valky Cipher Manlet

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    Are the bugfixes and updates simultaneously pushed to the itch.io version of Grimoire when the steamtard version gets them?
     
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  9. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer

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    Are you one of the 0.1 hours reviews? How is Anita these days since she ran out of money?
     
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  10. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer

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    That used to be in the code a couple years back. I think Shams recommended it. It was sitting in there until about 2014 when I began my final code cleanup to release it. I deleted that line when I looked up what it did.

    I took it out, thinking it just more fluff trying to hitch a ride on the mean, lean Grimoire machine of basic vanilla Windows old school.

    So there. I admitted it. Shams recommended it, I took it out. I messed up. I'm sorry I cannot keep up with every new version of Windows writing out fake data to fool older versions. So it appears all these scaling problems on some machines are my doing.

    This is another reason I am so glad I have moved to Unity where all these issues are handled by the backend rendering engine.

    EDIT : Just tried it and it fixed the problem on one of the test machines. Seriously, I really appreciate it. At least this problem will be finally fixed in the next release coming up.

    EDIT #2 : ... and SetProcessDPIAware sounds like a neckbeard gay sex function stuck into Windows just to make millennials feel extra special. Can you blame me? Do you know how many of these fluff commands you could stick into your code just to try to cover every eventuality? You can just see the Microsoft guy who wrote that command chugging a monster through a hole in the wall at the local rest stop on the highway.
     
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  11. Solanacean Educated

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    No one is blaming you, Cleve. Certainly not me. I appreciate all the hard work you've been doing and have a deep respect for you. Please consider using assembly manifest file with dpiAware property set to true rather than SetProcessDPIAware though. It does the same thing but it's safer, cleaner and is recommended by Microsoft.
     
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  12. biggestboss Learned

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    I'm going to buckle down and force myself to beat this game. I played this back at release having paid the full price for incline, but stopped after one of Cleve's patches destroyed my save file.

    Time to stare at character creation for a couple of hours.
     
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  13. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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  14. Solanacean Educated

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    I hate to say this, but I believe there's a big fat problem with Grimoire's rendering code: it doesn't seem to be thread-safe at all.
     
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  15. Dorateen Arcane

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    On this second anniversary of Grimoire Release Day, I wanted to once more praise the quality of the art used for the area transitions. Each screen is atmospheric and evocative of what the party is about to encounter. These images have never failed, not once, to color the tone for every new location.

    Breaking Ahriman's hold on Kublai Axis and restoring the Khan Raji to power was one of the greatest triumphs I've enjoyed in any computer role-playing game.


    [​IMG]
     
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  16. luj1 You're all shills

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    What happened to Shams? Is he still around?
     
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  17. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    Yes, happy birthday to Grimoire! It's now a two year old Golden Baby (after a 20 years pregnancy)
     
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  18. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    And to celebrate the 2nd anniversary, Grimoire is now the 22nd best RPG of all time according to the Codex. Not bad for a one-man project competing with decades of AA and AAA titles.

    The only blobber that ranked somewhat higher is Wizardry 8 at #20, while Grimoire overtook its spiritual origin Wizardry 7, which is at #29.
     
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  20. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    Yay, a new title screen for a new year. Some traditions should always continue...
     
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  21. luj1 You're all shills

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    Logged in after more than a year and have some questions about game options...

    Has anyone played with wandering monsters on Onslaught?

    Also, how important are Journal hints? Has anyone tried turning them off for increased EXP?

    What are adaptive Critical item lock and Tablet robbers?

    Thx
     
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  22. Martyr Prophet

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    I have. difficult at the beginning and you have to rest a lot. but you get tons of xp and it all gets pretty easy, quickly.
    I played V1 with the default difficulty and had more problems tbh. "onslaught" is kind of the grinding equivalent, but I don't mind since combat is the most fun and important aspect for me anyway and with that setting you pretty much have a combat encounter per tile.
    note that when you're resting it's very likely that an encounter will interrupt the resting action and that powerful enemies could surprise your party, especially when some of them are still sleeping. therefore I'd recommend setting the wandering monsters to "never" in the starting area, whenever you rest. and save each time before resting, if you leave the setting on "onslaught".
     
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  23. Gunnar Savant

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    Critical item lock prevents you from being able to discard quest items. Tablet robbers will make it so that the tablets may be gone from their fixed locations when you get there.
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    You can always get the stolen tablets from the White Owl near the end of the game.
     
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  24. Dorateen Arcane

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    Adaptive Critical Item Lock allows you to drop inventory items that are flagged as "critical". By default, I believe, this is on so that you don't accidentally drop on the ground something that is needed to progress. But being able to discard these items once you are done with them is important for making room in the inventory. You can toggle this option from the menu any time during the game.

    Tablet robbing was a feature added in one of the later updates that would increase the chance of NPCs stealing the plot specific tablets before the party reached them. However, I think I was too far into the game to see this working in action. The option in the menu is to disable this completely, so you don't have to worry about missing tablets.

    I have suspected that the journal hints option has to do with when you Super ID critical items, there is often additional text in their journal entry giving a clue about its use. I would say the puzzles in Grimoire are difficult enough to unravel, that leaving this option on is worth it.
     
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  25. Martyr Prophet

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    very very nice, just like the roaming NPCs in Wizardry 7 that take main quest relevant items if you're not fast enough. I didn't even know that such a feature exists in Grimoire. Kudos, Cleve. :salute:
     
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