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#16 YounGMessiah

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 20:59

Alright thanks, yeah around the quarantine zone it got crazy!


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:19

I have had this game installed on my Steam Library since release day, just have not found the time to play it. My goal is early next year when there is the inevitable drought of no real games being released, to finally play it. I am actually very much looking forward to it. (Y)

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:21

I found the
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I also found a really nasty bug: under certain circunstances apparently involving the amount and kind of stuff I have in my inventory (it seems to happen when it's full, but doesn't happen every time it's full) when I use a mod to build something, some of the stuff I have in my quick inventory (R2) disappears (it doesn't show in the full inventory list, nor is it dropped to the floor). First time I losed a quite decent golden pistol when checking what the piranha mod was about, second time I losed three swords when making pistol and rifle ammunition (fortunately this second time I rebooted the console before it saved, so I finally didn't really lose anything).

I think it might have something to do with the way the game handles building items (if you make a new weapon and you already have 8 weapons in the weapon slots, the new one is automatically assigned to your current quick inventory slot and you get two status messages as if you had picked up both the new weapon and the weapon that was replaced from the quick inventory), combined with the weird way it seems to handle some of the items. Eg. 20 first aid kits only take one inventory slot, yet sometimes if my inventory is full I can't pick up a new one even if I have only about 12 of them :huh:
And then there's the fact that weapons built with mods that don't require base weapons (eg. developer mods) disappear if your inventory is full... all that probably sums up as several potential WTF situations.

I have only found that bug twice in the... hmmm... about 60 hours I've spent with this game :blush: but it happens.


Anyway, I'm at 96% of my second playthrough :laugh: I thought I had picked up all the secondary missions on the first one, but turns out I missed quite a few.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:30

So any tips for a first time player?
As I posted above, I actually have owned the game since it was released (got a great deal on Green Man Gaming), but I never checked it out initially due to all the reported bugs, etc., and once they did patch it, I was already playing the bigger releases of the day.
But since it is a pretty slow time in gaming right now, thinking of finally firing the game up. So what should I look to do to get the most out of the game if I only intend to do one play through?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:51

Note DirtyLarry, you should take a peek at "dead island stutter fix" if they haven't patched it in the game itself yet - there was an issue with key repeating causing "micro stutter" within the game, there's an external program that fixes it (and allows a bunch of other graphical options to be set that aren't available in the game itself) - it's available in the Steam Forums.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 00:02

Note DirtyLarry, you should take a peek at "dead island stutter fix" if they haven't patched it in the game itself yet - there was an issue with key repeating causing "micro stutter" within the game, there's an external program that fixes it (and allows a bunch of other graphical options to be set that aren't available in the game itself) - it's available in the Steam Forums.

Is this the app you are talking about?
Thanks for the tip. (Y)

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 00:03

Exactly that one - if you run into the stutter issue, that's what I used to fix it from mine.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:49

Did not feel the need to start a new thread, so I am resurrecting a thread from January of this year...

So I just have not done much gaming at all on my PC these days, my wrist issues from computer usage have really been flaring up thanks to work, so I unfortunately have been steering clear of playing anything on the PC.

So it is a slow time for games right now, an as such I decided to rent the PS3 version of Dead Island from Gamefly as I finally wanted to check it out.

I am not even sure how this game made it to the PS3, the performance is truly awful. As soon as any type of real action happens, the game just totally freezes and stutters for a few seconds. It is enough of a problem that my very first encounter I had with a group of zombies, literally right at the start of the game, next thing I knew I was dead, as when the first zombie attacked me, the game froze for a good 2 seconds before I realized what the prompts on screen were telling me to do. Really was awful.

Just walking around the game, constant little freezes, etc. This title really should have never made it to the consoles at the state it is in. The performance is just abysmal.
I did some research, and while the PS3 version does seem to suffer more from performance issues, it is not much worse at all then the 360 version.

Total disappointment. It is IMO pretty much unplayable. I think I may lug my computer downstairs, hook it up to my TV, and play it on the computer using a controller. But from the earlier comments in the thread, it sounds like the PC version may suffer the same issue as well without the patch provided above.

Truly what a let down.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 13:04

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Total disappointment. It is IMO pretty much unplayable. I think I may lug my computer downstairs, hook it up to my TV, and play it on the computer using a controller. But from the earlier comments in the thread, it sounds like the PC version may suffer the same issue as well without the patch provided above.

Truly what a let down.

I have a mid-range gaming PC (Core i5, GTX 560) and the game runs fine.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:19

I have a mid-range gaming PC (Core i5, GTX 560) and the game runs fine.

Right, I was talking about the consoles, specifically the PS3. As I said, do not game much on my PC anymore, but I was possibly going to...

I think I may lug my computer downstairs, hook it up to my TV, and play it on the computer using a controller.



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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:12

Anyone here up for a new co-op game sometime? I caved in and bought it a few weeks ago, thanks to Green Man Gaming's deal (£7.20, and I knocked off an extra £3 by trading in Disciples II, which I got for free, and later got on Steam thanks to an indie bundle :p ). Got all the DLC too on the cheap, thanks to them. :)

I've played Dead Island before a while ago, but only solo, and I never bothered to complete it. So anyone up for playing through it? :)

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 16:29

Did not feel the need to start a new thread, so I am resurrecting a thread from January of this year...

So I just have not done much gaming at all on my PC these days, my wrist issues from computer usage have really been flaring up thanks to work, so I unfortunately have been steering clear of playing anything on the PC.

So it is a slow time for games right now, an as such I decided to rent the PS3 version of Dead Island from Gamefly as I finally wanted to check it out.

I am not even sure how this game made it to the PS3, the performance is truly awful. As soon as any type of real action happens, the game just totally freezes and stutters for a few seconds. It is enough of a problem that my very first encounter I had with a group of zombies, literally right at the start of the game, next thing I knew I was dead, as when the first zombie attacked me, the game froze for a good 2 seconds before I realized what the prompts on screen were telling me to do. Really was awful.

Just walking around the game, constant little freezes, etc. This title really should have never made it to the consoles at the state it is in. The performance is just abysmal.
I did some research, and while the PS3 version does seem to suffer more from performance issues, it is not much worse at all then the 360 version.

Total disappointment. It is IMO pretty much unplayable. I think I may lug my computer downstairs, hook it up to my TV, and play it on the computer using a controller. But from the earlier comments in the thread, it sounds like the PC version may suffer the same issue as well without the patch provided above.

Truly what a let down.


That's weird, I've finished the game about three times already plus a couple of unfinished coops and I haven't noticed any slowdown at any time.

What truly sucks about the game though (at least on PS3) is connecting for coop: it fails to connect 4 out of every 5 attempts, and then sometimes (not very common, but happens) the whole game freezes competely, to the poing you have to reboot the console (and go again through the painfull process of reconnecting to the coop game).
It only seems to happen when playing coop, and only when playing with friends. If I pick a random coop partner from the list it works fine :/

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:22

Is it just me, or do the zombies start to walk away after you use all your stamina and they knock you down? I don't think any self-respecting zombie would do that. Your an easy meal once your down, so why stop attacking and procede to walk away?