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  1. "Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Scavenger Hunt Rewards" That name is taken from the Galaxy data for Deadfire so they are working on it.
  2. Here you go Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Pillars of Eternity\ macOS ~/Library/Application Support/Pillars of Eternity/Saved Games/ Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/PillarsOfEternity/SavedGames/ Taken from pcgamingwiki I'll add its super annoying not being able to skip that intro bit where you are walking towards the adra I've plodded through it way too many times trying to fix kinks get save files recognised or change character and experiment with the history creator.
  3. When you imported did you get the Hylea's Bounty item? I refused to promise my actions to any of the gods but because I picked to return the souls to the Hollow Born I ended up with a fancy cake that claims its for fulfilling my promise. Given I specifically avoided making a promise thats a bit annoying.
  4. I'm pretty sure they've said patches will be posted here for the DRM-free disc
  5. I think it was a fair way to test just think of yourself as a beta tester who has been given a specific area to test. Not like beta testers always have free reign in what they test. Was there a proper bug tracker would have been cool/useful thing to have dunno how it would compare to handling emails for bugs or forum posts in terms of effort required?
  6. I'm interested in knowing how the DRM-free patches that are going to be put up here will compare to steam getting patches. It would be cool if this were the first place to get the updates. It seems sensible that GOG's install will be the same as the disc one so it may be possible to grab the patch from here and cut out GOG's testing and installer creation. I'd imagine they won't be pushing the initial patch even if thats true. They will have enough to worry about with all the extras being downloaded here.
  7. I'd guess that its the different SKUs and the decision to sort backers into the most appropriate one rather than just giving access to the base game on GOG and Steam and handling the extras here that has caused them the difficulties. As I'm sure if they did that people would explode in rage at not being able to point to owning the fanciest named edition in their library its probably worth it for them. Dang it I was going to say that
  8. I don't recall the swearing in Dragonfall so I assume I accepted it as totally fair usage. I really don't care about swearing in fact I get annoyed about the use of replacement words cause I don't see how simply replacing the word changes anything. The replacement is used in the same context and assuming the audience are adults they know exactly the word that fits in the spot so whats the difference. I mean in real life the slurred word of the drunk swearing at me probably has less similarity to the swear word they're going for than many of the fake replacement words on TV.
  9. No it is not, if it done by not letting you download the software instead of another software that prevents you to use the software that you have downloaded until certain date passes. Wait I wasn't reply to you, took rather a long time to actually post I don't consider GOG's implementation of preload DRM if thats what your saying. I don't really care about the definition of DRM I refuse to use Steam. If I was to call it names I'd say adware but really my thing is only open source programs get to connect to the internet on my computer. I didn't actually know that they had done that for Witcher 2 I had put off buying it cause I feared they were going to make you use the game launcher for patches. It will be interesting to see if they will be doing it for any games other than their own. The issue I see for third party games is the day 1 patch if they are getting the patch at the last minute, whenever that may be then the whole thing Obsidian were worried about people playing a unpatched release would rear its head. So it would need a concerted effort from Obsidian and GOG and perhaps Paradox depending on how things are currently arranged.
  10. Enforcing time related access to software is pretty much a text book definition of DRM no? You have the right to access the game at whatever time on whatever date not before. Though feel free to define as you wish I guess the steam client is merely acting as your browser would in the GOG example automating the process of getting the "key" from a server and then "installing" the game. I do love these games.
  11. Preloading gives you a encrypted version of the game the steam client then decrypts it on release day. GOG can't do that as they don't have a client to do that kind of DRM stuff. I have often wondered what the download speed versus decrypt time tradeoff is.
  12. I usually go for something Gáidhlig female Fia or Faolan male for humans otherwise if I just randomly type stuff and whittle it down to something that sounds about right, helps if you know the setting and the types of names that fit your race/culture but meh. Alternatively hit up Dwarf Fortress : Stukos, Kulet, Minkot, Quathari, Sareve or Bembul
  13. Heres my understanding of GoG patch release timing. GOG can be left without the patch, that is the dev sits on the update waiting to see if anything significant pops up Steam users are used as testers. I presume this is cause GOG either use weird delivery mechanisms or compressing the game folder and uploading to GOGs servers is onerous and worth waiting however long to save doing twice. Then when GOG get the patch they install it on a bunch of different rigs and see if anything breaks then they make it into their installers/patches. So in addition to them perhaps catching bugs and seeing if the dev can fix them they also have their own installer patching process that can go wrong or require fixes. Oh and GOG are European so depending on delivery times of patches from devs it might not match up and the testing they perform is delayed till the next day. So in summary the devs can sometimes slow things down by not delivering the patches to GOG in a timely fashion, after that GOG slow things down by testing the patch works and adding their installer and possibly making patches. Just a disclaimer I don't have a Steam account so I'm not 100% on the details of what happens there I think Steam distribute whatever the devs give them without checking. All info provided is probably just nonsense I imagined reading somewhere.
  14. Patience is a virtue, seem to recall waiting over a year for X3 to be released DRM free. My preference is all at once as I see it multiple postings just means more chance for stuff to go missing. If you have access to cheap/free warehouse space ( Who doesn't want to fill their homes with boxes and live in burrow type spaces ) offering the option to delay might be nice. I also would like to rebuke the idea that I give a damn about other people playing the game before me or that I would be upset to see exclusive backer only content available to others, not sure if there is any in this sort of thing, and too lazy to check. I do not care for the exclusivity of these things it adds value to physical goods but digitally its meaningless.
  15. I'm really liking the character classes, maybe I should write down which one I plan on playing first and see how often it changes as information is released. I hope the classes get to shine during the game, that is the lore associated with them gets thoroughly aired so they feel real rather than just something you pick to kill/support the killing of stuff in a particular manner.
  16. I'll admit I was a little worried given my limited knowledge the only thing I recalled about Paradox was they were steam only so a big thank you for clarifying that DRM-Free is still good. Its also good that GOG have announced future Linux support means I don't have to fret over redeeming the game with them only to be unable to get it for Linux.
  17. The download page will almost certainly be a page containing the redeem buttons for steam GOG or the third site along with whatever digital extras your receiving. If you need confirmation from Obsidian the forums are probably not the best place either PM a developer or email the support.
  18. I don't see anything weird about not having the choice at this point, you seem to be in a rush to restrict yourself, what happens if you get knocked on the head and become incapable of using Steam? Ultimately you will have a choice of Steam GOG and a third delivery platform why do you need to select it before making that selection will affect anything?
  19. Just noticed this page https://eternity.obsidian.net/buy addressing the lack of Linux DRM-free so alls good from my perspective. As an aside, and if they aren't going with Humble unrelated, Humble purchases often come with steam codes meaning you get the game on steam and a DRM-free download from Humble themselves. I'm weird enough that I resent being given steam codes but thats me.
  20. One point to make would be that the reason the option for where to redeem the game isn't there yet is cause the deals with the companies haven't been inked. Given that steam has the whole early access thing and is almost certainly, if it hasn't been confirmed somewhere, the platform that the beta will be handled through I think folks worrying about not getting in on the largest digital games platform are splitting hairs over nothing. My position is that I have a tier that has beta access but I most likely won't see any benefit from that as I do not have a steam account and won't be getting one.
  21. There is one point that should be brought up sooner rather than later with regards to distribution platform that is you need to have more than Steam and GOG as with that setup you will be failing to provide DRM-free to Linux users. This has come up with the release of the Broken Sword game they intend to add Humble to the list to fill the gap but its a tad unfair and certainly confusing that it wasn't part of their release.
  22. The issue with consoles is the control method and UI, assuming they are spending zero time on making the game gamepad compliant and while a console may support keyboard and mouse the majority won't have or won't want it. The other point would be the game being text heavy the UI would need to be customised for the TV to maintain usability. Like the vast majority of things the requirements and changes needed to support stuff is far more tricky than just getting Unity to spit out a compatible binary.
  23. Have there been m/any kickstarters that have had a significant lead in before the actual campaign started? I'm far from the most in touch person so most kickstarters seem to appear from nowhere. The main way for my finding them is through random stumbling on random peoples blogs/tumblrs rather than media stuff, that and kicktraq I go there more to see the latest madness rather than trawling for things to back.
  24. I realise this is by far the least important thing possible to mention in this thread but could it be made so we can choose to disable the forum tags/badges or whatever they're called?
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