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  1. Anyone here played Kingdom: Come Deliverance? Would you recommend it?

    I played it briefly a while back on Xbox Game Pass but never really got into it, and seeing as I can just play it on PC through Game Pass instead (and hopefully have a better frame rate than the crappy Xbox version) I'm considering giving it another shot.

    (Then again, Bannerlord has just come out. Decisions, decisions...)

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    2. Stormie97


      I got 246 hours clocked in (even created a sword for the game a few weeks ago) so here are my two cents:

      In a nutshell, I love it. An interesting thing is that you learn to play the game at the same rate as your character.

      The playable character, Henry, is just the young son of the village's blacksmith and hasn't done much of his young adulthood apart from drinking and getting into trouble. So you, the player, and Henry, will have to learn to fight (among other things). You, to get accustomed to the initially challenging combat system, and Henry, fighting at all. Same applied to basically all other skills. It's hard at first, but after a bit of practicing, you'll get gud.

      The story is pretty good and there are enough side quests to keep you entertained for hours and hours. The game is pretty stable now and most bugs have been corrected. Be aware though that the game still has a bit of a jankiness to it. The animations aren't all always top notch and dialogues barely have any animations or even facial expressions, which is a shame, especially nowadays. But you get used to it quickly.

      So yeah, I'd say give it a try. I've been playing Bannerlord a lot since Monday and I can tell you that for now it's just a barely graphically enhanced version of Warband. Most actual new features are missing from the early access, so if you're not in a hurry to play it, I'd advise you to wait a bit more (or grab it now to get the 20% off and wait for a few updates).

    3. DarthVarkor



      It's an interesting game. How much you get out of it really depends on your personal preferences. Give it a try, but be aware that the start is a slow boil. It's probably an hour or more before you see the actual title roll and the game proper begins.

      Oh yeah, I think I put about 3 hours into it last time. I remember the slow start, but I think I got to the part where you join a town guard or something? Definitely seems like an interesting game though. I really like the idea of the slow progression as your character learns how to fight, too. (Think I spent most of those three hours getting my ass handed to me repeatedly.)


      I've been playing Bannerlord a lot since Monday and I can tell you that for now it's just a barely graphically enhanced version of Warband. Most actual new features are missing from the early access, so if you're not in a hurry to play it, I'd advise you to wait a bit more (or grab it now to get the 20% off and wait for a few updates).

      Yeah, after looking into it a bit that's what I've heard, too. Apparently it's not very well optimized at the moment either? I've read about people with high end rigs getting about 30FPS max during the heat of combat. Think I might wait until about Summer-time when some patches come in (and I assume the Steam Summer Sale will at least match the current discount offer.)

      Sounds like I'll be giving KCD a try then once this I get this film done, thanks for your input guys! 

    4. Malkior


      I would personally recommend it if you are interested even a little in actual history and want to try to live the closest approximation of "Fighting in the Middle Ages". The Developers take great pains to ensure that every detail is accurate according to official record right down to the characters themselves. 

      The graphics as many have probably are mentioned are among the best in recent years, and at times can look remarkably close to real life. 

      The only gripe or at the very least hesitation I would have in recommending it is the combat. If you like the flow of first-person swordfighting from something like Skyrim, you should feel right at home but it certainly takes some getting used to. The AI is also capable of adapting, so the only "Cheese" moves you can do are Perfect Block and Ripposte (Master Strike), but if you do them too much combat just gets repetitive.

      Also (From what I can tell) It has some pretty decent Graphical pre-requisites, so you need a good rig to play it if you hope to have a good framerate.

  2. Well. that's a replay of the Mass Effect Trilogy done. That ending still leaves a bad taste in the mouth...

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    2. DarthVarkor



      You ever try the fan mod Mass Effect Happy Ending Mod or MEHEM for short?

      Oh yeah, I used expanded galaxy in this playthrough, it added quite a bit to the experience, as did Priority: Earth overhaul. That one really surprised me, they fixed a lot of bugs and added cut content, added new music to the combat encounters and other small details that made the level feel a lot more potent. Even gave Harbinger some lines, which was nice!


      There was another mod that made it so Citadel DLC was basically an epilogue, no references to the war or anything like that. It made for an enjoyable "after the credits" kind of experienc

      I used that in combination with the original MEHEM once and it was quite a nice combination. I honestly don't know why I decided to use the vanilla extended cut ending this time. But, at least I still got to enjoy the Citadel DLC. Definitely the best part of ME3 and gave us this brilliant track: 



    3. Malkior


      @JenkoThere is even a mod that removes the "Starchild" from the nightmare cutscenes and replaces it with things a character who had seen things like Shepard would actually care about like: The scene from Virmire from the first game, the horror of the Reapers, what a post Reaper Earth would look like, and the disturbing scenes from the Prothean vision. nexusmods.com/masseffect3/mods/534

    4. Jenko


      @Malkior yes! i used THAT one too! don't know WHY they did the DUMB child thing

  3. Same.

    Star Wars  Knights of the Old Republic 2 Screenshot 2020.03.18 -

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    2. Mephiles550


      He's not a neck beard

      He's a T E E T H  B E A R D

    3. Mellowtron11


      You never cease to amaze me with all the crazy head model glitches you run into, Varkor!

    4. DarthVarkor


      @Mellowtron11 They're usually of my own volition being a complete dumb ass :')

  4. Hello there! At long last, I'm pleased to release the first teaser for Echoes of the Past! I'm incredibly happy with how production on this film is going. Everything about it is a considerable step up from The Soldier's Destiny, from creating new animations in 3DsMax, VFX shots and my own knowledge and capabilities with modding the game. I'm really excited to finally start showing this film off before its release in (hopefully) late Spring/early Summer this year. Enjoy! ~ DV

    1. Mellowtron11


      Is there a release date yet?

    2. DarthVarkor



      Is there a release date yet?

      @Mellowtron11 when it's ready ;) 

  6. If you're referring to his mdl and mdx files, they are: - p_candba.mdl/mdx -p_candbb.mdl/mdx -p_candh.mdl/mdx. You can re-extract them from KOTOR Tool under Kotor 1 - BIFs - Aurora Model & Aurora Model Extension.
  7. I would say the unmasked model needs a bit of work, particularly with the scar being mirrored on both sides of the face, but the hooded & masked version is pretty sweet. Nice work!
  8. I still use that mod to this day in my machinima films, great work! Well, since this mod's release, I've learnt a lot more in regards to scripting, and now using 3Ds Max to create custom VFX sequences (spaceships, etc.). So, I may one day - time permitting - revisit this mod (and do my own take on other cutscenes, too), but we shall see.
  9. https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-is-delayed/ Well, I had a feeling it was coming. Gutted I won't be able to play it as soon as originally hoped, but if it means the game will be a more perfectly polished experience then I'm happy to wait.

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    2. DarthVarkor


      Damn shame, because they make great games & their consumer-friendly approach has always been well received. Hopefully the amount of tension this has garnered will force them to approach the crunch in a healthy & reasonable fashion.

    3. DarthParametric


      their consumer-friendly approach has always been well received

      Except that time they threatened supposed TW2 pirates with lawsuits unless they handed over a bag of cash (up to €1000 apparently). They soon realised that probably wasn't the best way to win friends and influence people and did a complete 180. They also used the horribly invasive DRM Starforce for the original release of TW1.

    4. DarthVarkor



      Except that time they threatened supposed TW2 pirates with lawsuits unless they handed over a bag of cash (up to €1000 apparently).

      Admittedly, that wasn't the best tactic on CDPR's part at all. But, I find it hard to sympathize with these alleged pirates who pirated from (at the time) an up and coming game studio who was relying on the success of The Witcher games to stay in business. Not saying they are perfect, by any means, but they are a far cry from the likes of Bethesda, Activision and EA these days, I just hope they don't devolve during this crunch period on Cyberpunk.

  10. Playing The Witcher 1 the first time before a play-through of 2&3 and...YIKES. The story is good but the gameplay is absolutely killing it for me.

    1. LDR


      The gameplay is AWFUL but the story is great. It kinda grows on you in a sick demented way. I jokingly referred to it as gaming Stockholm syndrome.

  11. On the whole, season one of The Mandalorian was absolutely fantastic. Given how divisive the Disney produced Star Wars films have been, it's great to see the majority of fans really enjoying some new Star Wars content again. Bring on season two!

    1. Ebony Moon

      Ebony Moon

      It started out good and ended up great. I hope they can keep this up.

    2. Sith Holocron

      Sith Holocron

      I was happy with The Mandalorian.  Too bad that we'll have to wait until Fall 2020 but at least that will give them plenty of time to do some great things. 

    3. Effix


      It was awesome, I watched almost every episode twice, but I'll binge them all again in a while. Yes, quite a wait until season 2.

  12. Six episodes in and I am absolutely loving "The Witcher" Netflix series. I absolutely adore the games, read bits of the books and it's been great so far!

  13. I...honestly don't know how I felt. There were some visually stunning moments and exciting set-pieces, but the story was all over the place. Incredibly convoluted and rushed, especially the first hour. There's a whole trilogy's worth of story in this film, it's a shame we didn't get that adapted properly over three films as apposed to cramming it all into the last one. I thought it was good to finally see Rey, Finn and Poe together off on an adventure, they had a lot of chemistry, just wish we had gotten more of it. Overall, while I think I need to see it again, I can definitely say I'm very underwhelmed with what we got.
  14. You thought the last image was bad enough? Well...


    1. Mellowtron11


      Oh man, this is even more painful and frightening to look at!!! :D


    2. Ebony Moon

      Ebony Moon


    3. Sith Holocron

      Sith Holocron

      Proof that Revan was always too mouthy.

  15. Canderous demonstrating an advanced Mandalorian stretching technique.


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    2. Mephiles550


      Mandalorian Yoga calls on the Dark Side of the Force

    3. DarthVarkor


      For those wondering, this was actually the result of my first attempt at creating a custom animation in 3Ds Max and importing it into the game. Not perfect but it's a start!

    4. Malkior


      That pose would really make sense if he suddenly grew to 150 feet tall.