Community Announcements - Modlin_Techland
List of fixes in version 1.4.0:

Hardware, performance & stability issues
• Resolved various stability issues
• Numerous general performance optimizations
• Significantly reduced RAM memory usage

Gameplay issues
• Added option to disable film grain video effect.
• Fixed the issue with reaching Survivor Rank 25
• Optimized video memory management to eliminate “ResizeBuffers failed 0x887a0005” error message
• Fixed extremely long load times that some users were experiencing
• Resolved issues with unlocking certain achievements
• Fixed the issue with ammo disappearing from player’s inventory when attempting shooting challenges
• Resolved issues with Personal Statistics menu
• Fixed problems with using keys assigned to gameplay features during chat
• Fixed duplicating weapons exploit

Be-the-Zombie mode
• Fixed the ‘infinite spit’ exploit in Be-the-Zombie mode
• Fixed several issues with connecting to games when playing as the zombie
• Added additional tools for tracking network issues

Game data integrity (modding)
• Games can be modded
• Modded games will not work online with original unchanged versions
• Modded games will work with other identically modded games

Graphical Bugs
• Resolved extremely low resolution textures on certain objects regardless of texture quality settings

Linux specific improvements:
• Fixed motion blur switching via main menu
• Fixed messaging when playing cross-platform session

Known issues we are still working on:
• Screen flickering when using dual-GPU setups
• Radeon support on Linux platforms
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Johnny Protagonist engages in the exciting new sport of Xtreme Modding.

Techland, makers of Dying Light [official site], have announced they plan to release official mod tools for the free-running zombie ‘em up. Developers actively encouraging mods rather than simply tolerating them is grand in this day and age, when official support in blockbusters is rarer than it once was, and especially after the kerfuffle surrounding Dying Light mods over the past fortnight (I’ll explain in a bit). They haven’t said yet quite what the tools will support or when they’ll arrive, only that they’ll be “extensive”. Good-o!

… [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - Modlin_Techland


[Windows/Linux]

Fixed various co-op crash issues
Fixed various Be The Zombie crash issues
Hunter invasion during a GRE transmission sequence no longer possible
Fixed cut-scenes crash issue for Nvidia effects users
Minor performance tweaks for GTX970 users

KNOWN ISSUES WE ARE WORKING ON:

Performance issues of systems based on the AMD processor
Freezes when using Nvidia DoF
Unsatisfactory performance on multi-GPU systems
Limited ability to modify game files - future patch will allow modifications to game files, but will not allow users with modded game files to join/host public games (they will still be able to play with friends via invites)


[Linux]

Fixed a block with optional safe zones
Fixed a bug with spawning enemies
Fixed game process priority
Fixed mouse wheel sensitivity in map menu
Fixed too intense blur effect

KNOWN LINUX ISSUES WE ARE WORKING ON:

Game does not launch on some systems (i.e. Linux Mint)
Game does not work with Radeon cards
Some rendering/OpenGL performance issues
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

The zombie represents something and the hand is a mod or look I don't know whatever.

The Dying Light [official site] mod unpleasantness of the past week has been cleared up, and was indeed double whammy of overzealous protection. Developers Techland are doing something about the cheat protection that also blocked legitimate mods, while the Entertainment Software Assocation have nonapologised for copyright takedown notices issue in its name against sites hosting mod downloads. Huzzah! They don’t hate mods, they simply didn’t think things through.

… [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - Modlin_Techland
Dear Gamers,

With the recent patch (1.2.1) on Steam we blocked cheating to make sure the game’s PvP system (Be The Zombie) would not be abused. This, however, had the side-effect of hindering mod-makers from making changes to the game.

Creating obstacles for modders has never been our intention, and we are sorry for the inconvenience. We are now working on a quick patch that will re-enable common tweaks while stopping cheating in the game’s multiplayer mode.

At Techland, we have always supported the mod community, and loved seeing how our own game can be changed by the players. A big part of the original Dead Island’s success was the passion and creativity of mod-makers from our community. We want the same for Dying Light. For quite some time, we have been working, and still are, on giving modders all the power we can. We will keep you updated!
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

So, the pipe represents mods, yeah, which makes the zombie...

Ooh, mods! Lovely, lovely mods. But while mods can add all sorts of lovely new things to games, a game letting folks fiddle its files might also make it vulnerable to cheaty cheats. The difference between a rad dinocop skin and a spiked model is artistic intent. Dying Light [official site] is being a bit overzealous in its attempts to block the bad, though.

The latest update’s changelog includes “blocked cheating by changing game’s data files”, which also blocks things like editing weapons. Some modders have even had mods they uploaded to public file hosts removed through copyright protection laws.

… [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - Modlin_Techland


1.2.1 patch notes (Windows & Linux)


• numerous performance optimizations, both general and configuration-specific, that resolve many performance problems
• compatibility fixes – related to language and regional system settings
• fixes a number of crashes in various situations
• blocked cheating by changing game’s data files
• new issue tracking mechanisms (-safemode switch, additional logs, minidumps always, full dumps on request)
• numerous audio compatibility fixes

Bug fixing:
o resolved disappearing inventory in a save game in specific circumstances
o resolved blocked using of items after breaking reloading of shooting weapon
o removed weapon duplication glitch of throwable weapons
o limited camera field of view on cutscenes when in-game FOV set to other than default
o lowered frequency of docket availability information

KNOWN ISSUES WE ARE WORKING ON:
• performance issues of systems based on the AMD processor
• freezes when using Nvidia DoF
• unsatisfactory performance on multi-GPU systems

1.2.1 Linux specific patch notes:


• added keyboard support for unicode characters
• fixed crashes (when unplugging game PAD controller, on landing movie)
• fixed primary weapon HUD selection via mouse controller
• fixed input system performance (along with mouse wheel)
• fixed v-sync in windowed mode
• fixed fullscreen support
• fixed game process priority
• fixed water reflection
• fixed in-game menu map background
• fixed characters faces morphing (chatters)
• fixed missing (yellow) materials, i.e. sense mode, bushes, rocks

KNOWN LINUX ISSUES WE ARE WORKING ON:
• the game does not launch on some systems (i.e. Linux Mint)
• the game does not work with Radeon cards
• some rendering/OpenGL performance issues
• too intense blur effect
Product Release - Valve
Dying Light is Now Available on Steam for Windows and Linux/SteamOS!

Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created.

Community Announcements - Modlin_Techland
Dying Light is coming soon to SteamOS/Linux and Windows! Pre-Purchase Now to receive the exclusive "Punk Queen" in-game weapon and start your pre-load now so you're ready to play right at launch!

Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression - but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.
Announcement - Valve
Dying Light is coming soon to SteamOS/Linux and Windows! Pre-Purchase Now to receive the exclusive "Punk Queen" in-game weapon and start your pre-load now so you're ready to play right at launch!

Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression - but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.

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