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General Discussion / Re: How can I send savefile to Sami?
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:51:51 PM »
One way is to find Sami in the list of Members, then click the button to email him.

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Mod Releases / Re: Could some one please post a link to Rain's cookbook mod?
« on: September 04, 2019, 12:03:24 AM »
Just a thought... in case you didn't try it yet, you could search the old forum.

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General Discussion / Re: Guess I'm back in this rabbit hole
« on: September 01, 2019, 02:47:50 PM »
Welcome home  :)

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Stories / Re: Rauko
« on: August 24, 2019, 01:51:26 AM »
Since tinypic.com is shutting down soon, many of the pictures in this story will be lost August 26, 2019.  >:(

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Development News / Re: Summer Sale, Summer opportunities
« on: July 28, 2019, 01:15:12 PM »
Just a note on distribution: i actually bought the game on Steam in stead of donating because it was easier for me, but i still prefer to use the free version from the website. That's because the Steam version (on Linux at least) only works when you launch it via Steam. I actually had quite the annoyance when i tried to play URW on an airplane, and Steam refused to start (even in offline mode) because it couldn't connect to the internet. The version of the game downloaded via steam would not start on its own.

So as for donations drying up... perhaps like me other people simply purchase via steam in Stead of donating as they consider it equivalent?

Thanks for posting this, yobbo, I've never used Steam and didn't realize it wouldn't even work without an internet connection after downloading. That's very limiting and not useful for me at all so I will stay with the normal version.

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Suggestions / Re: Improved trading system
« on: July 04, 2019, 04:08:16 AM »
For me, the game is all about role-playing, and my imagination tells me that Iron age villages would not be "convenient" trading centers for any stranger (the PC) who happens to wander by.  So from this aspect I believe the game hits trading just right.

I see learning the values of items (approximately) as part of the "growing up" of the character, who is, after all, a teenager who just left home. Perhaps the teenager should not have much knowledge of exact values of barter items (in my mind anyway).

I do agree that the mechanic of the actual trade could be improved, especially the "start over" part of trading.

Having the game tell the player anything like the value in squirrel hides of a list of items would be just flat wrong, IMHO.  Learning this for ourselves is part of the charm of the game and part of what separates it from the rest of the "pack".

Like you, I did keep a spreadsheet for a while so I could remember values of typical items. But it did become tedious and so I decided to simply quit doing it. Doing that was a liberating experience for me and afterwards I found the game's enjoyment increased.

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Bug reports / Re: Magic Berrys!
« on: June 21, 2019, 12:29:09 AM »
How does one update without losing the characters , is there any posts about that?
Copy character's name folder from the old directory to the new version's directory. Simple as that!

If you use mods, you'll also have to copy them over too.

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This looks great, Sami!  I certainly like to see the emphasis on quality over quantity for the new features too.

Has your shoulder healed to the point of using your arm normally now?

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Suggestions / Re: But that villager died
« on: March 31, 2019, 12:12:53 PM »
I'm afraid time won't heal the villagers feelings in regards to non-returning companions, but this is not a bug either, it's just a way it is, and I'll move the thread at suggestions.

Adding mechanisms to tell the NPCs what really happened is tricky, and still even if the companions would die fairly I don't know if villagers still should always be like "He died when hunting with you? Ok, we don't mind that, here have a another hunting assistant, we wish him better luck than the previous. Hehe."   :D

This is something to tweak/ponder in the future, but there's not an easy way to find a good consensus.

Wouldn't it be a simple case of adding a descriptor for where the damage came from? ie. deep knife cut/bit off arm. And then when you bring the body, the village shaman would examine the body to see if you were in fact telling the truth? Surely, getting killed by a bear would be different from a fight with a human?

And is there really that many different cases of death in the unreal world? Especially for NPC's?
That could be a good start, but how does the shaman know who's hand held the knife? 
Plenty of players have stated they hire NPC's and then kill them to steal their gear.

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Gameplay questions / Re: Help plz! Stuck and going to die lol
« on: March 30, 2019, 01:50:10 PM »
I'm pretty sure you can't get out of the situation by deleting files, etc.

The only way I know to "cheat death" is to make a backup copy of the character's folder.
Then you can go back and start from that saved point.

Just roll with the situation, and like you already said, you've learned something and will know better next time.
Permadeath is, of course, one of the hallmarks of roguelike games!

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Stories / Re: A bear-hunting trip gone wrong...
« on: March 30, 2019, 01:10:23 PM »
Thanks for the story, and hopefully your comments will draw more players to this excellent game.

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Off-topic / Creator of DF compliments Sami & Co. and UrW
« on: March 25, 2019, 04:25:46 AM »
This interview happened 5 year ago, but is new to me because I'm just learning Dwarf Fortress.

Tarn Adams seems like a pretty cool guy and has a life goal similar to Sami's, so it was neat to hear him acknowledge UnReal World and Sami & his helpers in this interview... listen to the first 2 1/2 minutes at least:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnc5YU-qIWk


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Suggestions / Re: Super Mario...
« on: February 19, 2019, 11:08:25 PM »
Yup, the tiles are 2 x 2 meters. Most unencumbered people can jump over 1 tile, and it would be a realistic addition to the game.
Of course the weight you're carrying should DRASTICALLY affect your jumping ability.

Whitetail deer can jump incredibly high and far (I know they're not in UrW).
I don't know about reindeer, elk, moose, etc.

Check youtube for a video of a lynx jumping over a stream... its quite a leap!

If it can be done with the AI realistically, I hope jumping gets on the dev's list for all animals/people.

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Stories / Re: Run Away Slave on Winter (lucky)
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:33:17 AM »
Wow!  :)

The spirits have blessed that one!

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Gameplay questions / Re: Trees as effective barriers?
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:51:55 AM »
I've been suspicious that large animals may be able to pass through spruces, because they seem to do it occasionally when chasing them. But I have no proof. I'm interested to know the truth on this... sort of. Many things that are uncertain in the game are part of the greatness of it, and I don't want to know all the secrets. Discussion of what can go through/over fences has been ongoing for ever, but trees... I don't remember a definite conclusion.

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