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Gameplay questions / Re: Injured adventurer clarification
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:33:14 PM »
@bethefawn: The quests are tedious, and I certainly wouldn't mind if the search area was smaller. The wounded adventurer quest isn't hard (apart from the risk of getting killed), provided you use an effective search strategy. The bird thief and robber quests are worse, as it's a lot harder to see and find what you're looking for. However, I've succeeded with all the ones attempted, except the one where my character was killed (but I've been a hair's breadth from giving up a couple of times).

I use two different search strategies:
1. When the shelter is NOT is spruce infested terrain (so you've got a decent visibility), I start at one end of the circle and move back and forth over it on the world map, sweeping over the whole area one tile at a time. Each tile which matches the search criteria is entered and I look forwards, then backwards, and then zoom out again. If this is done when there is sufficient light (and you shouldn't search when there isn't), you should see either the shelter or blood scapes if you've found the tile. For robbers I do this for every tile. Covering the whole area for a robber quest takes about 3 days.
2. If the target is in spruce infested terrain, or there are a limited number of clear lines of border terrain, I move from one end of the line to the other on the zoomed in map, sufficiently far into the target type tile to see a little bit of the neighboring tile (which has the other type of terrain). Keep walking to follow the border line, and zoom out once in a while to get your bearings.

To help in the search, I use temporary markers to show where I've swept, in particular at the end of the day, so I know where to continue the next morning.

These are very good tips, and I have used some variations of them myself. But even with them, yes, tedious is the word! I do like your idea of a smaller search area, that could work well.

Gameplay questions / Re: Injured adventurer clarification
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:35:15 AM »
I hate to be negative, but I just spent a few hours trying to complete yet another of these, and I feel they are a frustrating addition to the game. The only time I have ever successfully completed one of these quests is when I saw the shelter on the wilderness map. Catching one in a hundred animals is one thing, but these searches are just too hard in an unfun way (for me). I suspect I'm in the minority, but I just had to vent some frustration to people who would know what I'm talking about.

General Discussion / Re: Culture Poll
« on: September 03, 2017, 02:15:39 AM »
I like Driik because after I spend the first summer genociding the islanders, I'm usually able to spend the winter taking over a fortified village!

Bug reports / Re: Impossible quest
« on: September 03, 2017, 02:08:53 AM »
I wonder if you maybe missed his joke. You said "silly old man" about the sage, and he said "silly young kid" about you. Your character in the game is likely 17 winters old. I don't think he was trying to be nasty.

Solved'n'fixed bug reports / Re: Setup Options do not save
« on: August 28, 2017, 07:26:02 PM »
Well, we didn't solve the bug, but you definitely fixed my problem. Thanks a ton for your help!

Solved'n'fixed bug reports / Re: Setup Options do not save
« on: August 27, 2017, 11:49:59 PM »

I think the directory permissions might be at fault (depending on what user/group is the Urw binary executed as.. not sure about how Mac handles that). In short, permissions "r-x" in second position, for a directory, only allow reading and modifying files, not creating them.

So if the URW program is executed with a user NOT belonging to the group "staff", it would only be able to modify existing files but not create new ones.

I don't know if the above is the actual reason - it would be nice to test it. If you want to give it a try, just move the files urw_ini.txt and urw_ini_tmp.txt outside the directory, then type:

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sudo chmod 775 urw3-Darwin
on that directory. This should change the permission line, when using "ls -ld", to:

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TARDIS-AIR:urw3-Darwin bethefawn$ ls -ld
drwxrwxr-x  105 bethefawn  staff  - ...

Now just open URW again (it should be closed when doing the above) and see if the settings get persisted :)

Done, and the result: none. However, ls -ld yields:

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TARDIS-AIR:urw3-Darwin bethefawn$ ls -ld
drwxrwxr-x  102 bethefawn  staff  - ...

102 instead of 105. Don't know if that's a material difference.

Solved'n'fixed bug reports / Re: Setup Options do not save
« on: August 27, 2017, 06:38:49 PM »
Took me a few minutes to remember that a "\" is needed when a folder has a space character in the middle, argh, but here it is!

Solved'n'fixed bug reports / Re: Setup Options do not save
« on: August 26, 2017, 09:11:34 PM »
Koteko, your setup options file saved the day!

To answer your questions, however:

I was absolutely able to toggle Map Lighting Effects and have it persist. It was one of few options that even allowed a change, and the only to persist. Quite odd.

I can use terminal, but I already had my urw3-Darwin folder open, and I always force my mac to show all hidden files, are you still interested in seeing the directory?

Also, not using Steam.

Solved'n'fixed bug reports / Re: Setup Options do not save
« on: August 26, 2017, 03:16:31 AM »
Unfortunately, yes I have!

I'm noticing now, additionally, that there are actually quite few of the setup options it even lets me toggle, let alone save when exiting the options screen. The audio settings all reset to defaults after any changes. The only option that persists, oddly, is Map Lighting Effects.

Solved'n'fixed bug reports / Re: Setup Options do not save
« on: August 25, 2017, 10:22:58 PM »
Maybe I should ask if anyone with my setup *is not* having this problem?

I'm attempting to increase night brightness and disable background musics, but after I alter the settings they do not persist. I also do not seem to have urw_ini.txt in my urw3-Darwin folder. Using 3.4.0 on macOS Sierra.

Anyone have any advice or are also experiencing this? Not game-breaking, but it would be nice to use these features.

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