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  1. Just going to post and say thanks for the Linux version. What many developers are misunderstanding however is Linux users and potential Linux users. Theres a lot of people who will support a kickstarter like PoE and might pay more for the game due to Linux support. Or simply support it because of the LInux support, without actually being Linux users.

     

    I know quite a few of these people, they're Windows users, but they're always very positive about projects or games that actively support Linux, most of them because they want to use Linux in the future, but find that their 'one' favorite game isn't supported yet or they've not gotten tired of it yet. So they highly favor projects that favor Linux without being Linux users, because they want to use Linux in the future when they either have time to learn it, or theres enough games for them.

     

    I think this is a shadow segment or percentage of users, one thats very hard to calculate. But I've spoken enough with people both afk and on forums to be able to confidently say that it's a large group of people who think like this.

     

    There has been a few kickstarter projects that I will not name here, who decided that they didn't need to put a lot of effort into their Linux port, or simply cancel it entirely, because the statistics showed that the amount of people using it weren't that much.

    The backlash of doing that however was costly to them, as they suddenly found that alot of their WIndows users stopped playing the game and bad reviews started coming up on Steam from Windows users.

    This I think is due to word of mouth both from Linux users but also from prospective Linux users who get annoyed when their game isn't supported on the OS they 'plan' to run at some point in the future.

     

    This requires more study though, but it's definitely not just a matter of statistics when the statistics don't cover all the data. As an example a large portion of Steams data point to a large amount of Windows XP users, but in actual fact many of those are wine users on Linux, due to wine setting the windows version to XP per default when you run it.

    Understand that supporting Linux at this point is a matter of gaining goodwill from users and helping build a future without vendor lock in.

     

    tl;dr theres more Linux users and prospective Linux users than the statistics show.

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  2. Encountered an odd bug, looks like prices are multiplied by 100.

    Have a look at the attached savegame, my character is in the Black Hound. Talk to the innkeeper and notice camping supplies cost 6200, one succulent meal costs 3700.

    The game was installed completely vanilla off of steam. No mods or anything, never touched the installation.

     

    EDIT: for some reason I can't attach the file to this post. So it's on my dropbox instead https://db.tt/60JJlHmk

  3. If you're using nvidia. open nvidia-settings either by sudo nvidia-settings or kdesu nvidia-settings or gksu nvidia-settings and set the monitor you want to be primary as primary in the "X Server Display Configuration" tab and remembering to apply and save to your xorg.conf. If this doesn't fix the issue you have to be a bit more specific to Xorg. By doing gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf go down to the "Section "Screen" " find the option Option         "metamodes" and specify the resolutions you want the system to be able to use.
    Mine looks like this

    Option         "metamodes" "2560x1600, 1920x1200; 2560x1440, 1920x1200; 1920x1200, 1920x1200; 1600x1200, NULL; 1680x1050, NULL; 1440x900, NULL; 1280x1024, NULL; 1280x800, NULL; 1280x720, NULL; 1024x768, NULL; 800x600, NULL; 640x480, NULL; 320x200, NULL"


    obviously you will have to edit the resolutions to fit your display configuration, but mind the setup, specifically notice where it says 'null'. It means that on any given resolution where ResXbyResy, null. Only the first specified resolution on the first monitor will be set on a full screen application, the other monitor turns off. It'll turn back on again as soon as the full screen application closes.

    I hope this helps you :)

  4. NO CAPES!

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    I'm sorry that was just something that needed to be said. I'll just go away quietly now.

     

    You know, it's actually kinda annoying. There I was thinking I'd make my superhero team with a monk named Superman, a fighter named Batman, a rogue named Batgirl, a cipher named Mysterio, a wizard named Green Lantern, and a ranger named Hawkeye . But when I realised that the capes didn't render, I had to forgo that for now. It's just not the same without capes!

  5. I doubt they send all this stuff out this fast anyway. How many backers were there? Over 77.000? If they were trying to contact all of them right away, they'd probably be blocked as spammers by various services. KS (I assume it'll be a KS mail) surely has some limits of how many mails it sends per hour to avoid unforeseen consequences.

    They're smart guys. So they'll just do as they did with the beta keys; that is to say add them to our individual obsidian.net profiles, that they required us to setup after the kickstarter concluded. This way they only have to send out one email informing backers that their keys are now ready to be claimed on the backer site. :)

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    Will the physical goods be sent out with enough time in advance so that they arrive as close as possible to the 26th?

    For Europe and everything this side of the pond I assume Paradox will take care of that?

     

    It is looking like everything will be shipped pretty close to release day for folks in the U.S.. International deliveries may be a couple of weeks after release, unfortunately. Once we receive confirmation of delivery from Paradox we will let you guys know.

     

     

    That is really dissappointing if it turns out this way. What's the point of having a poll about when to ship the game disks when it doesn't matter for a lot of people in the end? Paradox shouldn't treat europe like second class citizens, escpecially when we backed a good amount of the total money. They might as well ship the disk with the other stuff in that case. :getlost:

    Not only will i have to wait because there is no preload on gog compared to steam, I also don't get my stuff in a timely manner? It's certainly not adding to the hype I was enjoying the last couple days.

    I agree, the original poll specified that the idea was getting it close to release day, or waiting and get everything later. They went with getting it close to release day, but for people in europe it looks like there wasn't a choice to begin with. Just the illusion of one.

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  7. Unfortunately my first post here will be one of complaining, but it's something that I find deeply troubling; the ears of the wild orlans.

    They look too much like so many elves from so many popular mmo's, which get their inspiration from the artstyle portrayed in popular shonen anime's, and thats not what I'd like to be a stablehold in a western made rpg, that harkens back to the 'golden years' of Black Isle.

    I'm glad I pledged to the game and will proudly wear the patch on my jacket when I get it, and haven't found reason to complain. Until now.

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