Wasteland 2 Beta Out!

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Admin

    Aug 6, 2010
    Hey @Nark and @Lexx. Should be back over the next couple days. Not sure what happened but I think it got deleted... needs to be re-imported from the old forum.
     
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  2. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    In worst case, you could setup a new empty board for now. :p
     
  3. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    Would it be much of a challenge to merge the old forum with a new temporary one, once it's recovered? Just a question, not a suggestion.
     
  4. danielje

    danielje First time out of the vault

    54
    Mar 24, 2006
    I think its safe to say that this game is awesome. I've only played a scant 1.5 hours but it was enough to show me that this game will provide a ton of quality game play, especially if later on we'll be seeing some mod-ability added to the game, at which point the skies the limit. Having Mark Morgan do the music for this game really helped it a great deal, this guy seems to be able to capture the spirit of post apocalyptic ambient/trance/dubstep(i kid). The graphics are quite well done, nothing spectacular but on maximum detail its got quite a nice polished look to it. I don't know why people are saying it feels like a "very" early beta. It doesn't at all seem like that. It seems largely like a fully fleshed out game that is in need of candid feedback about everything to help improve it. Bottom line is that if you know anyone that enjoyed F1-2, they will love this game to pieces, unless for some reason they are just absolutely attached to ONLY getting 1 player character and ONLY having the atomic age post nuclear vibe. I think everything this game offers is definitely working big time in its favour though.
     
  5. Gnarles Bronson

    Gnarles Bronson regular mutant

    373
    Oct 30, 2011
    I would def prefer this :(. I'm sure I'll like wl2, but if I whine enough about it do you think I could get inexile to make a fo clone?
     
  6. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    It's now out on Steam Early Access.
     
  7. Tokugawa

    Tokugawa First time out of the vault

    4
    Oct 21, 2008
    Then it get cracked and downloaded immediately...
     
  8. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Scotchmo doesn't give aah FUCK about some piddling pirates
     
  9. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
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    Pirate!
     
  10. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    346
    Jun 20, 2007
    Issue resolved: just switch the global settings to NVIDIA and you're all set. Worked for me, at least.

    So, I played yesterday quite a bit and I must admit it seems like a quite a robust RPG, promising a lot of depth. And yes, UI needs overhaul, but otherwise I enjoyed it better than I expected.
     
  11. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    I get to report my first bug! woo!

    Not sure if I should report it now or compile a list first. I guess I'll log in to the site and see how they want me to do it.

    The bug is this though: the game won't load any of my save games anymore. It just sits there on the loading screen and the counter in the bottom just keeps going up. I let it try to load overnight and it still hadn't loaded after 8 hours or so. Guess I'm starting over. lol
     
  12. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Anybody here in the beta know where the save games are located for Wasteland 2? I noticed that it was just save games in Highpool that I was having a problem with so I wanted to include a save file from Highpool that won't load and a save file from earlier in the game that does load. But since I couldn't find them, I didn't supply them. I made a comment about that in my bug report. Perhaps they'll get back to me, tell me where they are and then I can send them to them. I think it'd be easier for them to figure out what's wrong that way.

    Anyway, even though earlier saves work, I'm thinking of just starting all over again. Not really liking my party configuration right now. I had my medic be a handgun expert but that turned out to not be a good idea because they got knocked unconscious and then I had no one to resuscitate her. So I had to level up one of my other characters and give them surgeon so they could bring them back to life. Wasted a lot of skill points doing that.

    My new idea is to make my sniper the medic. That way, he/she can hang back in combat away from closed quarters and (hopefully) always be alive to heal people who do get knocked out. We'll see what happens. :p
     
  13. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Shouldn't they be in My Documents / My Games / Wasteland 2?
     
  14. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Yeah, you're right. I searched my hard drive for "Wasteland" and it never came up. Stupid Windows Explorer. >_<
     
  15. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Yeah, search in kinda fucked in Windows 7, if that's what you're using. You gotta make sure that the folder (or parent folder) is set to index in search indexer (in this case, My Documents, or My Games). For some reason this is always necessary for me but only when it's in a Library. (which My DOcuments is). So it's just dumb with Libraries. Anyway to get it to work, you ALSO need to enable "index contents as well as file names". Then it should work.
     
  16. 4Aces

    4Aces First time out of the vault

    3
    Dec 15, 2013
    Did you try loading an old save that does work, then loading your most current? Sometimes it is a worldspace initialization issue (prob an array index) and this will bypass it.


    I only wish this were half the game that danielje thinks it is. I had a few glimpses of fun, but was far too limited in the gameplay and combat. I realize that with more skills it will improve, but the basic design is to waste player time and draw out the length of the game artificially. Every map is combat oriented with joke scattered around that have no actual value to the game. Fallout 1/2/(even 3/NV <shudder>) had a life, but it appears that the player is chasing the next apocalypse, as everywhere they go is combat and death. Combined with the weak combat system (little ammo requires hit locations - or else 3/4 team members need to be melee), and the walls of text (unvoiced) which appear to be completely skippable without consequence, the overall gestalt is of a game that is at least a year away from release. The crappy graphics were supposed to be offset by amazing gameplay, but without an overhaul to the current system, it will disappoint more than it pleases. It does have some interesting parts, do not get me wrong. It just needs a lot of work, and based on the haphazard communications coming from Brian and inExile, they seem to think the early areas are mostly finished. With bad occlusion culling, poor UI design, linear map design - where large parts of the flat terrain on a map (AG center at least) are explorable for no apparent reason, and very low poly meshes / low resolution textures, I can only wait to see what the mod tools allow us to do with whatever is eventually released.

    My hope is that Brian gets the proper feedback and puts everything back into development. My expectation is that most of the budget has been paid out to full salaries instead of back-ending the contracts, and that they will just reach a point and just release whatever they have (which is what they claim they will not do now that they have gone from professionals back to Indie game makers - but many of the others KS backed games have done just that). :(
     
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  17. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Yup. Didn't work. I started over.
     
  18. 4Aces

    4Aces First time out of the vault

    3
    Dec 15, 2013
    I forgot to ask if you are using the hotfix?
     
  19. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    I have it set to automatically update. Do I have to do something else to install the hotfix?
     
  20. Bewitched

    Bewitched aka Vault_13

    459
    Jun 13, 2006
    I've collected all character portraits (or at least most of them) from the beta resources. I think you will be able to use them as portraits for your own characters when the issue with that feature will be fixed. Enjoy!