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  1. Well, as many of us know, error msgs may appear but can sometimes be red herrings or worse the same one generated for different problems. BTW, you still haven't said what the error is... You'd be terrible at bug reporting LOL... Turn off ALL unnecessary processes (look at startup list, uncheck boxes...), turn off antivirus etc, have nothing running in background and install with admin, but am sure you tried that already. It has to be system specific. Make sure drivers are is up to date, even visual C++ redistributable, that often is the problem for me.
  2. When you made your purchase, at any point were you notified it would be an epic key? Just curious, see my earlier post, I saw nothing mentioned in the store, or eula, or...
  3. Please don't get me wrong, if I could buy directly from the devs, maybe even somewhat from publishers (they do something afterall, but apparently PD is not good with details such as demonstrated in OP...) I would. Cut off the head of the middle man says I, I'm no steam drone, and no epic fanboi either...
  4. Well, forgive me for not noticing a deep buried response back in July. As far as expectations? Didn't mention any, you seem to have assumed a conclusion yourself, though must admit to some small glimmer of hope... LOL... For the PD store, their eula, and terms & conditions of sale pages, not to mention tmk <anywhere> on an official requirements page, as to how the game will be delivered leaves them well open to at least a boatload of refunds... Just saying, it is not good business sense...
  5. I'm looking at the PD store https://store.privatedivision.com/the-outer-worlds/order and think in the past (correct me if wrong) this linked to epic store front, but now it doesn't. I can't find any mention of Epic on the PD Outer Worlds webpages, again correct me. I copy/pasted the linked EULA https://www.take2games.com/eula/ and searched for "Epic" and there is nothing mentioned about receiving an Epic key or requiring Epic in the EULA. ALSO c/p the terms and condition of sale: https://store.privatedivision.com/en_US/docs/cgv there is nothing mentioned about receiving an Epic key or requiring Epic either. ???
  6. You have no idea what you're talking about, the publisher decides where the game is sold, stop blaming developers. Mindless steam addicts need to learn more about game economy, the stranglehold steam has on small developers and now finally choices where the small developers get more for their efforts from new digital storefronts, hopefully supporting more game development which is what matters. Cut out all middlemen: you can't buy directly from Obsidian, so failing that Private Division (their publisher): https://store.privatedivision.com/en_US AND don't let the door hit your @$$ on the way out...
  7. Oh my, yet another steam whinge fest... You are so into steam, yet don't know you can refund a game if played less than 2 hours??? There is no "exclusive" you can buy Outer Worlds at a variety of stores, try the publishers store in fact: https://store.privatedivision.com/en_US and cut out all middle men, like epic or steam. steam currently has a strangle hold on game distribution, taking a disproportionate cut of profits and disrespecting game developers, yet developers feel like they need to sell there to even have a chance. These new digital game stores are finally emerging, and its about time developers have a choice where they can sell and can get more for their efforts.
  8. It's a contract term. Contractor must meet/provide deliverables by date X or not get paid/risk penalty. Not sure of the OP context reference, but it would be interesting if the player had to provide in-game deliverables, you know, because of the unbridled corporate perspective of the game...
  9. To the post above, yes, a silent segment of gamers getting motion sick in FPV is very real. I suffer as well, and too f__ing bad devs do not pay attention... Those that say 3rd party modded cameras will save the day are naive. Most FPV-only games have crappy player animations because it makes it much MUCH simpler to finish the game without all the proper mocap for player avatar in 3rd person. Also set design does not have to take into account camera clipping into walls etc... The TPV mod for Kingdom Come reveals just how bad/poor/cheap the developers paid attention to player avatar, though who knows the reason for this, money or some other aspect of their strange combat system. To those that think people who get game-motion sick are babies and need to man-up, well I challenge you to get on a boat in rough weather and see who vomits first; it will be you not me.
  10. Yeah, I'll buy it on release (only) because I want/need to support games I really want to play, in order to be able to play other games I want to play in the future, and TOW looks like one of them. Won't support early access BS, burnt a few times, now much too shy...
  11. Not going to quote wall of text above, but it is defo not my experience that steam (little s) has "decades of proven customer service", in fact I think steam CS sucks. I appreciate opinions on not wanting to install/deal with yet another online game store, that's why I do not bother with ubisoft games at all, but they only sell ubisoft games. Bottom line though, steam pressures game developers and takes a huge cut when the economic facts are that volume should reduce the cut of the middle man. Sure they throw a bone once in a while in the form of a sale, but really... Servers and storage are absurdly cheap now, there is no reason anylonger to maintain the same fee to sell a game, and besides I do not use 90% of the crap steam 'offers' and wish their footprint was smaller on my PC. If epic makes steam play at the same retail level, then why not. I choose to support game developers I want to regardless of the sale platform as long as they are [relatively] transparent in the process. Hope that is not naive. PS: the public backlash towards titles choosing to use epic makes me think of steam-hired trolls spreading dissent and negative hype. Somehow Putin's online boys are behind this, or manipulating the gaming community into splinters of its former unity... LOL BTW...
  12. https://www.rpgsite.net/interview/8062-the-outer-worlds-interview-with-senior-narrative-designer-kathryn-megan-starks
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