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Faelwolf

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  1. Fishing rod is in the items wheel. Hold TAB (I only know PC) to bring up the wheel, switch it over to items, and you will see it on the lower right. Use it just like you would choose a weapon. When you buy a fishing rod, it goes directly to your item wheel, not your inventory. Wędka jest w kole przedmiotów. Przytrzymaj TAB (znam tylko PC), aby podnieść koło, przełącz je na przedmioty, a zobaczysz je w prawym dolnym rogu. Użyj go tak, jakbyś wybrał broń. Kiedy kupujesz wędkę, trafia ona bezpośrednio do koła przedmiotów, a nie do twojego ekwipunku.
  2. Faelwolf

    Game sound volume

    There is a program called Eartrumpet that used to bypass windows10 and keep your settings, but it no longer works either. If I do find a workaround or fix, I will post it here. I sure wish Micro$oft would stop "helping" us.....
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    Game sound volume

    Looks like the Win10 lowering game volume down to near nothing issue has reared it's ugly head again. Anyone had any luck with it? The old fix doesn't seem to be working anymore.
  4. Thanks for the info! Got in with a good crew, and am loving the game again. It's so much more fun with friends! A few griefers here and there, as well as hackers, but it has stopped considerably since I felt forced to leave. Just an annoyance now, not game-breaking. I imagine after the holidays are over it might die down even a bit more. No camp or disconnect issues to speak of so far, thankful for that! Looks like I'm definitely going to be staying for a while
  5. Edited to prevent confusion. Figured it out, you have to hit those buttons while holding down the right mouse button, and doing nothing else, and not near any object with a menu. Wow, about the clunkiest setup I have ever seen!
  6. Makes sense though. Think about it, in R/L you shoot a rabbit with a 44-40 or larger, it's not going to be in the best of shape. Conversely, outside of that seriously lucky SOB who killed a grizzly with a .22 a few years back, the rest of us are going to have a hard time using a varmint rifle on one.
  7. So I got the game running again, and have been dabbling a bit. Looks like some things changed for the better (only one disconnect so far, and my camp has been there every time) and a few things have stayed the same, though so far haven't had an issue with griefers or hackers, which is nice. When time allows, might just get to playing again, especially if I can find a good posse. Any new issues I need to be aware of? Oh, and to the group who got into a big gun battle with lawmen in the middle of my camp while I was off shooting that nearby gator, thank you for a very entertaining welcome back. I especially enjoyed hearing voice chat with things like "WTF? This is the wrong camp!" And I do appreciate that 8 cents in the loot you left behind (I see RS is still cheap with the loot heh) :D
  8. Don't care for coffee, take my tea straight, no sugar. I like my tea strong, too. I'm just old school I guess.
  9. I am shelving it for a while, most likely a year or so. I had hoped that with some of the recent apparent attempts at fixing the issues that Rockstar was at least making an effort, but they have fallen silent again. I am going to need some additional hard drive space soon, and at this point RDR2 is dead weight, as the game remains unplayable for me. I'll stop by here now and then to keep an eye on things, but the game just isn't worth the frustration right now. If they fix the issues at some point in the future, I'll take another look at it, but I am not optimistic about the time frame.
  10. Took them 16 days to process my Twitch Prime rewards for RDR2O, and a ticket. Still haven't received my $$ in GTA V from the last promotion. RS just doesn't have their act together.
  11. Sounds like yet another hacker. They have also been pulling up a two-headed skeleton and doing the same thing. Worst of all, though, is that some have figured out how to hack accounts now, it's been reported. Rock Star really needs to get on this and lock the hacking down.
  12. I've heard that the latest bug patches were a huge success, and the bugs are much buggier now. If only we could get RS to understand that patches are supposed to remove the bugs! I'll hold off archiving the game for now, at least they seem to be making the effort. Still holding out hope.
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    Bug, or hacker?

    The problem is, I can get my account banned for it, and it takes away the only fun left in the game for me, that of earning my own way.
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    Bug, or hacker?

    I am sure there is yet another reply in my mailbox today, but just don't feel like dealing with them right now. I've told them to go ahead and close the ticket three times now, in plain text, but they just keep pushing. Game is definitely shelved at this point, can't even log on for three minutes without a griefer, bug, or disconnect? Time to move on. It's a shame, this game has such huge potential, but it is being so horribly mismanaged.
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    Bug, or hacker?

    Heard back from support, they told me I could fix the problem by reloading Steam (I don't play through Steam or mentioned Steam at all) Um....... I just can't make this stuff up!
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    Bug, or hacker?

    Either way, it's reported, so if I get the ban, will at least have a leg to stand on to protest it, if that will do anything. My game experience just seems to keep going further downhill in RDR2O.
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    Bug, or hacker?

    So I log into the game today, and miraculously, arrive in my camp. I walked over to the butcher table to donate the few items that survived my previous disconnects, a total of 2 alligator teeth in two weeks worth of attempting to play (Yay! /s). As soon as I hit the button to donate, my character becomes covered in grotesquely distorted animal carcasses, and cougars begin falling from the sky. I didn't hang around long enough to see if any other animals were doing so. Having heard of a hack that griefers are using to get folks banned from the game, I exited immediately and reported the incident to RS. Anyone having an issue like this other than hackers greifing people? As a side note, I tried to give a more detailed report, but RS has some pretty severe text length restrictions in their bug report form, I am getting the impression they aren't really concerned with hunting down bugs.
  18. So I'll log in, get the free ammo which I will leave in my camp box until the game is actually working, then log out. I will never claim the Schofield revolver, just one more thing to clog up my inventory. I already earned the Navy revolver, and not only much prefer it, but it has more meaning to me from having done the work to obtain it. I've already had the varmint rifle pretty much from the beginning, my wife paid extra for the game for me to have it available, to now be given away free. The new clothes for the most part are meh. I have had the game for over a month now, and am still low enough level to receive all the rewards, because the game has been largely unplayable for me for most of it, so I am still rank 11, the rank I was when I started having all the unresolved issues. Since I cannot stay logged in long enough to even reach my camp, what good does it do me to upgrade it? I don't have much in the way of money, as I can't work any of the trades due to the bugs, or even join a posse to help others for trades credit, so there's no money to purchase the upgrades anyway. Other than the occasional log in to bank the seemingly endless supply of "thank you" (for not assaulting our corporate headquarters with torches and pitchforks) gifts, this game is shelved. My wife even asked me the other day if we were ripped off by RS, since she hasn't seen me playing or heard me even mention the game in weeks. I am starting to feel like we have. I can be very patient, but there is no communication from RS on these issues, which is never a good sign. If this continues, I will just archive the files to clear up drive space, and it will take a heck of a lot to make me go through the trouble to re-install it. I am not expecting all the issues to be fixed within a week, but I do expect that in a case like this that has broken the game for many, that there would at least be some communication to the players as to the progress they are making in hunting down the issues, etc.
  19. Great, I'm going to have a hard time getting that image out of my head! LOL I was actually part of the furry community decades ago before it got taken over by perverts and nut jobs, and was just about appreciating the artwork, not planning orgies and eating out of a dog dish. Now to get you back -- Some day, some kid is going to find a picture of grandma being walked on a leash.... enjoy! Given that I am one of the "lucky" ones and can't take two steps in Bayou Nwa without having to check for alligators to be safe, I shudder to think what an over abundance of them would look like. Here's hoping the fix includes the disconnect issue!
  20. You could well be quite right, that fits the timeline. IIRC that was also about the time of the internet becoming a lot more politicized, with paid shills, etc. We might be watching the results of an electronic "perfect storm". In my case, it is limited to my particular area, because that's where I've spent the most time these days. I admit my point of view is limited because of this, I generally don't socialize extensively on the net like I did back in the 90's. Old age, work, and family has a tendency to do that
  21. You've been a good moderator, but along with that, this has been a good group of folks backing you up, too. A moderator can only do so much, and when a community slides like that community has, moderators get overwhelmed. The main forum for my particular sim has banned over 1500 people in the past 5 years, and it is still bad. They finally gave in recently and lifted the bans due to lack of participation in the forums, they basically ended up banning most of the people there. One of the 3rd party forums now sees about 3-6 posts a year unless there is something major going on that spills over, and needs to really just pull the plug. A bad community kills not only a game, but can kill the whole genre. So far as RDR2, I'm not going anywhere, and I accepted the game is really in early release/beta so can be patient with the bugs. Though I admit it isn't an easy wait, as what I got to play of the game I greatly enjoyed for the most part. (When I get good at the game, I'm going "griefer hunting" who's with me? ) Until they do get the game killing bugs fixed, I don't know, jacks or better to open, quarter ante?
  22. Let's not forget IRC chatting for hours on end. Some people even ended up getting married after getting to know each other through VB boards and IRC. In fact I'm one of them, I met my wife on a message board and it's worked out quite well for going on 20 years now. Yeah, we live in the world of Twitter and Discord, but that doesn't excuse the overall behavior, IMO. It seems their brains are limited to 144 characters or less now, they have lost the ability to think rationally, or have any empathy. I'm turning off notifications for those boards and walking away permanently at this point, they can fight amongst themselves. I have noticed on further reflection that quite often I have enjoyed a game, but all the negativity on the forums colored my perception of it and had taken some of that enjoyment away. Other than here, I'm just going to ignore them completely. When I can get RDR2O to play without dropping me within 10 minutes, I will take you up on that offer to team up. Retired now, but decades-long 3rd shifter here, still quite the night owl so it should work out These games are a lot more fun with friends.
  23. I have found I get it if I try to go to "online" and switch areas to do the ghetto quick travel. Any time I want to change areas or lobbies, I have to exit the game and choose it from the initial log in page. When I disconnect, I exit the game for the same reason, though I usually only get the option to quit the game anyway. It is a reported bug for PC, though I have heard of other issues like this as well. No ETA on it from RS that I know of.
  24. Some background, and an example. So, I fly in a certain well known combat flight sim, one that is known for being a bit buggy at times, more than a bit at others. I am not mentioning it by name so this doesn't come up in a Google search and cause problems for me in it's community, as will be explained (much) later in this post. I haven't played it for quite a while, so had a lot of work to do getting all my flight gear working again, etc. due to the developer changing file layouts as well as changing how mods are handled, etc. They can really throw a wrench in the works via an update with undocumented changes! (One of the reasons I stopped playing for so long, just got tired of having to rebuild the software side of my setup or adjust it after almost every update) So I am already tired of the whole thing when I get it working and run into the latest issue with my current main aircraft. It took several long nights to finally get it working right, along with some hardware issues, since Win10 likes to play it's little games with hardware, too. The latest major issue is the the HUD in the A10C is overscanned for many who aren't using VR goggles. For those who don't know WTF I am talking about, basically the HUD (Heads Up Display) is a glass plate in the cockpit that uses a projector to display a lot of information for the pilot, and is critical in modern air combat. The game has been changed so it looks perfect in VR, but in 2D it is projecting too large for the glass so the information can only be seen if you have head tracking, and move your point of view around dramatically. You can't see all the data at once like you should be able to. The developer is pushing hard to be "the" sim for VR, and forgetting, or doesn't care, that at least 80% of it's player base is still 2D, so are dragging their heels fixing it. Not everyone is having the issue, oddly enough, but for those of us that do, it makes the plane a total PIA to fly or attack targets in. I worked with some adjustments in the default head position, and a small tweak to a file in the game to adjust the field of view for the HUD (it's treated as a separate virtual monitor in the game), and it worked very well for me. Very simple and easy fix. So I pass it along, with the usual caveats like "it worked for me, it may not work for you" "YMMV" "You may have to experiment with this setting a bit more, depending on how the game reacts on your system" etc. I covered the basics both for typical trolls, as well as folks who don't quite understand what the setting is doing, but have basic mod skills. I got a few "thanks man, that really helped" so I guess that was a signal for the trolls and the prima donnas. Now the posts are flooded with "now my game is broken!" (not possible if they did what I said, using the right editing software, adjusting head position in the game, and tweaking the HUD field of view in one file won't break the game. Using the repair utility would correct it easily if it did, though that means they did a lot more than this while they were in the files). Then there's the people basically wanting me to hand-hold them over the forum step by step because they claim they don't have even the most basic knowledge of how to mod a file or adjust position in the cockpit (they claim, but other posts from them don't match that) trying to waste my time. (If they were legit, I'd point them to several good resources for learning to mod, but I'm not wasting my time and energy on a troll.) One guy (prima donna) even posted "before" and "after" pics claiming it didn't work, when the pics clearly showed he isn't experiencing the problem, but had adjusted his POV in the game to try to fake it! (And the metadata and file names of the pictures are exactly the same? hmmmmm.....) He's a well known modder and frankly much more knowledgeable of the files in the game than I am, it makes no sense for him to do that other than to troll, and he would darned well know his default head position is incorrect. It just goes on and on. I get the strong impression that if I had just posted some cynical, "so adjust your head position, dweeb" type post with no real helpful information I would have been left alone. So WTF! This isn't an isolated incident, just the last straw in a good number of them lately as I've tried to help some new players out or posted a fix for some old bugs they are coming across, or in this case, a new one. It always plays out the same way. There have always been forum trolls, but the flight sim community wasn't so bad for it, and it was never this bad in general, especially when someone was legitimately working to help out on issues with a game. Has the internet in general devolved this much? I can answer the rest of the questions pretty easily. "Am I going to ever again share a fix for an issue in this flight sim in the forums?" NO "Am I going to find a good squadron to fly with, share information internally if at all, and the rest of this sim's community can shove it?" YES That, or I am going to just fly my own missions offline, and withdraw from the community entirely, it's just not worth the time and hassle. "Has this caused other people to stop trying to help, or leave the game altogether?" You better believe it! I am (was) one of the few old-timers still posting to the forums, though I do run across them online now and then, so they are still flying, but have given up on the community at large. I am now one of their ranks. And that's the real shame of it. Just like GTA V and RDR2, there are lots of good people playing the game, and some are having issues that can be fixed, or could use a few tips, but the narcissists and sociopaths are ruining it for them both in the game and out. It's even showing up in YouTube videos on occasion when people are recording themselves flying on a public server to make a tutorial video or share their flights with others. Running people over on runways and taxiways, disrupting attack runs, team killing, etc. It seems to me to be a lessening of the overall mental maturity of the player base, and a "It's all about ME!" attitude that just wasn't there before. I am also seeing in the flight sim community that "Prima Donna" syndrome has gotten much worse. (For anyone reading this that doesn't already know, that's when a player sets themselves up as the "leader" of that particular forum or game and puts down anyone who posts a fix they didn't think of, gives advice, or otherwise "challenges their supremacy". I am sure many here are familiar with the type.) There were always a couple of "those guys", but before, they usually found themselves shunned, while the "real deal" guys, like professional pilots, military crew chiefs, etc. where honestly looked up to and pretty humble. Now the Prima Donnas set up YouTube channels and promote themselves shamelessly, while other players pander to them. I am pretty sure, based on prior experience, that in a few days at least one of the Prima Donnas will reword my post, repost it themselves, and claim it as their own work after trying to run me off the forum. (They may not even reword it, some of them are pretty darned lazy) Maybe even make a YouTube video to try to make some money off of it. I will be surprised if they don't. Maybe the monetization is the real issue now? Before, if someone posted a fix, and it didn't work for someone else, that person would then experiment a little, then post what did work for them, and we as a community would work out the best method, or have a list of things to try. We would work together to solve the issue for all of us. Now, well, I've already written what you get. This isn't a moderator issue on those forums, IMO, as this isn't limited to just one or two guys causing trouble, this is a "cultural shift" that has become pretty negative. I know there isn't really anything I can do about it, the community as a whole has to stand up to it. But I just don't see that happening at this point. Given that the same prima donnas (and trolls) go to the few flight sim forums there are, if I posted this there, I would have no end of trouble as they would hound me to the ends of the Earth to make sure I submitted to their "authority". (Yeah it's gotten that bad, even to bans from corporate on some who tried to point out a bug) I am sure missing the old days when the flight sim community was a pretty laid-back, fun loving group of folks who just wanted to fly the virtual skies, have fun, and help others do the same. A lot of other games were like that, too! Well, if you've actually read all this, bless you, I do ramble on! Some of this applies to RDR2, and the gaming community as a whole as well, and kudos to the folks of this forum, and the moderators, that I can feel safe posting this here. It's nice to have at least one oasis on the internet where I can just get this off my chest!
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