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KickStarter Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Dan Vavra's medieval chad simulator - now with Band of Bastards DLC

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by conan_edw, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    Take off autorun, get low vis and noise clothing at least.
     
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  2. dragonul09 Arcane Edgy

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    Why are there so many snooze inducing side quests ? Every single one consists in a peasant sending me in the middle of the fucking woods, asking me to find a needle in a haystack and play detective Columbo for half an hour. I would understand if they were a little more action oriented, at least it will keep me entertained for a while, but most of them are basic fetch quests that consists in investigating something, find some plants, find a horse, bring me this, bring me that. There's a war going on, dangerous degenerates are roaming the lands and all you can give me is constant peasantry boring me to tears with their boring problems.

    The main problem is that you can't find enemies 90% of time if you roam the map without the activities activated and most of these activities given to you by the bailifs consist in a bunch of dumb ruffians placed in the same dumb camp again and again, there's not a single decent action oriented quest with a well designed encounter and that's my biggest gripe with this game.
     
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  3. lukaszek the determinator

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    but im found while stationary and opening chest. Very cleanly i must say.

    yeah I have this covered.

    Dunno maybe I should just grind sneak at this point. Any pointers how to do it effectively?
     
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  4. agris Arcane Patron

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    Another PSA.

    -heapsize does nothing (AwesomeButton). it's a command for the source engine for half life 2.

    If you want to increase the potential maximum amount of memory the game can access, you need to specify sys_budget_sysmem in megabytes. A good way to budget this is to open all the programs you would normally have open while playing KCD, open task manager and look at the % of ram used/available, then conservatively set the sysmem budget to the amount of free ram your system has. as per normal, put the command in your user.cfg file. Something I found out very recently is that some commands in user.cfg don't load unless you specifically invoke "exec user.cfg" from the console, such as BIND and setting your available VRAM. Thankfully you can automate that adding +exec user.cfg to the KCD launch options in steam, or the shortcut target link.

    disclaimer, this also may do nothing other than provide book keeping for memory budgets during debugging, but it may help out. there's some other objectively useful commands here: https://www.nexusmods.com/kingdomcomedeliverance/mods/27/?tab=description&BH=0

    This is mainly for those of you with texture streaming issues or beefier rigs. Watch out for the mips -3 setting though, it causes slowdowns for some people.
     
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  5. Jenkem Cipher Patron

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    The side quests aren't really like that. What you are describing are 'activities' the actual side quests have story scenes and more involved quests.
     
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  6. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    Hans would say that you are talking like a noble instead of the pig fucking peasant that you are...
     
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  7. Doktor Best Arcane

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    Playing GTA taught us to repaint it.
     
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  8. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    The game does not only got English voice overs, it go the English weather too!
     
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  9. TheSentinel Arcane

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    I've been playing for the past day and I'm extremely impressed. If this keeps up and the game gets patched I don't have many doubts that the game will become a modern classic.

    That said, why the fuck do cutscenes run like complete shit?
     
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  10. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    Thanks, agris ! From my own observations, I was already suspecting that heapsize doesn't do anything. I learned of "+ exec user.cfg" today from some guide, and I'm using it, but my "hide the compass" command doesn't seem to hold for long. I have managed to disable vsync however, so I know the cfg file is loading.

    Do you think/is there evidence that tinkering with the RAM available will be much use? I've always tended to have faith in the people with PhDs who write the memory management logic and algorithms.

    Something funny I've noticed today - KCD may run laggy when I up the resolution, but even then my videocard temperature remains low, while other games (GTAV, D:OS2) look and run smooth but nevertheless raise the chip temperature over 70'.

    In other news, I just spoke with Radzig & co. at Rattay. I haven't played more than 10-15 hours, but I'm awed for a second time by this game! In my personal experience, it was a perfect unison between player and game character. From my past experience with RPGs, I was expecting that as soon as I reach Radzig, he would have some words of reproach for me, due to the way I left Talmberg, but would somehow be happy to take me back in and give me a "quest". I also imagined that the exchange would be under the sign of Henry apologizing for losing the blade, and asking to be allowed to serve as a soldier to Radzig.

    It felt like a stroke of genius how my predisposition of a trained RPG player expecting the usual, and Henry's naive ideas first were surprisingly united, and then collectively clashed with the realism and cynicism of "older men". The writing in this scene was on par with anything in Witcher 3. I was sitting jaw dropped in front of the screen and thinking "now he should say this", "now the other one should reply that", and what happened was exactly what I thought, but better worded.

    Those were moments of roleplaying. I actully were in Henry's shoes, or as close to that as possible. Great work! Could it be that KCD will turn out to be at the same time a storyfag's paradise, a larper's paradise, a historian's paradise, and a c&c paradise? Time will tell.
     
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  11. Nael Arcane

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    Wuddaboutta haircut?

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  12. dragonul09 Arcane Edgy

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    No, I'm talking about the sidequests and I can actually prove it to you

    A Man of the Cloth- Find a priest for the peasants
    Tough Love- Find a house for Elishka to live in
    At you service My Lady- gather a bunch of crap for lady of Talmberg
    Aquarius- Find a cook and 5 carries for the Bailif
    Pestilance- Find a cure for the peasants
    Tricks of The Trade- Listen to some bullshit blacksmith spell
    The Horse that Bolted- Find the horse in the middle of fucking nowhere
    The Sport of Kings- Talk with someone
    A bird in the Hand- Catch birds
    A friend in need- find jobs for your friends
    Next to Godliness- Drink with Hans
    Courtship- Fuck Theresa

    And the list goes on and on, I wouldn't mind if there was some balance between menial tasks and some challenging combat, but 90% of the time it's pure boredom running from village to village resolving some pesky squabble between peasants.
     
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  13. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    Smejki , I found out what the problem was with people and guards acting as if I'm in stealth when I was right in front of them.

    Actually my reputation was very low, and when it's very low, and you are a little distance from them, they speak the same lines as if you are sneaking and they suspect they see/hear something.

    This brings me to the question of why my reputation was low. When I first passed the good thief quest, I choke-held the executioner who was sitting at his table. Normally, I thought, this would mean no witnesses and no crime reported. But apparently there had been some glitch, mostly because I had come too close to him before pressing F, instead of tapping it as soon as they key hint appeared. He had somehow "seen" me while I had been taking him down, and when he had come to, he had me reported.

    While I was returning from the other miller, to whom I had brought the ring, I passed near Rattay's walls. Suddenly I got a "light crime/fine" icon next to my compass. Because it was dark, I assumed that I had been seen by some guard and he wrongly counted me as "breaking night curfew". But when I tried to enter Rattay on the next day, the guard at the gate told me that I had "crippled" someone. That's how I understood that my actual crime had been the taking down of the executioner.


    On a sidenote, the Bath works a little weird. They will only wash the clothes/armor you are currently wearing, but not whatever you have, and choose to wash from, your inventory. Also, no matter how many articles of clothing you will get washed, the price is always the same.
     
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  14. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Shouldn't you stop playing, if you hate it so much?

    I'm undecided on the balance, so far. I don't really want KCD to have more 'epic' stuff, so I'm totally fine with gathering a bunch of crap for the lady. The real question is from a gameplay point of view. The hare hunt or the horse that bolted, as menial as they may be, were actually highlights for me, because they are good examples of how the game systems and quest design encourage you to explore and experience the forest, the game, the archery, the navigation, etc. as an actual medieval peasant/squire/mercenary might. But the whole game can't be full of that, or that quality is going to wear off and then it is going to feel like any other fedex quest. So it really depends for me on how the mix is 20-30 hours in.
     
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  15. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    I like the game but I do agree with dragonul09 . So far it seems only the main quest has any cool medieval political intrigue or combat. Everything else is just fluff, sure some random fun scenes get played but there is so much busy work to get to those scenes.
     
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  16. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    Sneak around the town and "take out" sleeping people? I got couple levels of sneak like that.
     
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  17. dragonul09 Arcane Edgy

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    No cause I paid money and can't refund after playing so much, so there's that. And yes the game is brimming with fetch quests to the point that I'm already starting to ignore them because it's just a big waste of time just to see a small boring cutscene of a peasant thanking me for menial crap I did for him. The only thing worthwhile in this game is the main story which has some nice action here and there, but replaying the side quests in the future? Never.
     
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  18. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    My modded New Vegas looks better than KCD and it works at 60fps in 4k :M

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  19. Brozef Learned Patron

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    Heresy! Last year gave us Grimoire, which makes it the best year by default.
     
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  20. skacky Prestigious Gentleman 3D Realms Developer

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    Henry's completely deadpan delivery made me laugh out loud. :lol:
    Show Spoiler

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  21. Shadenuat Arcane

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    I found this quest has a followup. And since I solved it so Elishka would stay, she told me where to search for her sad now-hubby. A light c&c right there.

    I liked talking to them all after and seeing how they actually work, although mine seemed pleased enough (except that merchant was sick of Agathas preaching to Lord lol). I wonder if you make like old woman who cried about whooping your ass carry shit what will happen... hey, it pays double!

    It was one of the first quests and I already had to grab a sheet of paper and a pencil and write some notes down about who likes what. Good sign for rpg quest design.
     
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  22. Junmarko Ravioli di canguro Patron

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    "SJW is a banned word on Polygon" - Hahaha.

    Fucking Stasi cunts.
     
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  23. titus Arcane Patron

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    Have been playing this for the last two days, the game is great. Haven't had this much fun since ELEX. Encountered some collision bugs from which one made me jump and lose 90% of my health. Good thing I have the save mod :argh:
     
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  24. Nael Arcane

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    What a bunch of miserable ppl. I almost feel sorry for them, but I don't, and I hope they burn in Hell.
     
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    I dunno about affinities, my CPU cores all around seem to be well utilized, every single one sticking relatively at the same rate of load. There's one core that pushes slightly further but it's more along lines of 70/80/70/70 in wild.
     
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