I specifically remember some of the Raptors in Burroughs not instantly attacking but just approaching and sniffing you. Not sure if that's what you mean, though?
Maybe. Anything different from the behavior in the retail could be...
Lee Arbuco wrote:
Yes, it could've been for performance reasons too.
Oh, there's an interview with the developers where they mention the reasons for that, specifically. If you have ever read Isaac Asimov's short story "Runaround", it can give you an idea of what they described: dinosaurs would basically run in circles because the "weights" for different activities kept them switching back and forth between states. So they disabled several of the activities, and in most dinosaurs just scripted the "weights" to the max so that they would be hungry and/or angry and immediately react upon those emotions (and others had "fear" set to the max so that they would get scared and run away at the first sign of danger). Good scripting (by level designers) can take care of that, at least IMO.
But the fact remains that there currently is not enough knowledge to know for a fact what the repercussions are, because it has not been tested enough (only in a private build). It can very well also have balancing issues, bugs etc.. Again, I can fully understand the desire to enable things, I have that too, but the first priority is to make current things work as they should. Then new things can be added/enabled.
And on that subject, Slugger's DX9 crash should be fixed now and there's a chance that it also caused the loading screen hanging for you machf, but I'm going to look a bit more at that before I make an EXE available that you both can test.
Great, let us know how it's going. I haven't had time to test it on a different computer yet, BTW, as my PC died a few weeks ago and I'm still attempting to revive it (I thought it was working again, but it died again and this time the OS files in the HDD were damaged, I got another motherboard but I'll install it tomorrow in the morning, now it's already too late to be working on that), and on the other laptop I don't have Trespasser installed, only the demo IIRC...
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