Post by Time 4 Tea on Jun 26, 2019 19:18:22 GMT -6
browren - I'm genuinely happy for you and the Linux backers. Although I personally wasn't affected, I felt it was a low-blow to those who were involved and it's great to hear that you can finally enjoy the game you pleged your hard-earned money towards.
Thank you, but no need. I should have followed up earlier, but there's been this game that's been sucking up all my free time...
The solution to my problem turned out to be getting DXVK to work. I'd struggled with getting vulkan to work before, but... struggling with it again did the trick this time for some reason. I don't know, all I did was blacklist the radeon driver but I'm certain that I've done that in the past. Multiple times, in multiple ways. I also used Lutris this time for easy DXVK setup, I was using Play on Llinux before, so maybe that made some difference too.
The only common thing between the rooms where I was crashing, at least that I can see, is that they both have Ordogs in them. I don't know if there's something weird about Ordogs, but... I dunno.
I had the whitescreen problem with DXVK and Lutris: when I started the game it would flash the logo briefly, then the screen would go white and I'd hear a sound like breaking glass and it would stall there. This is a problem I've seen mentioned in other places, solved by renaming the movies directory.
This lead me to my last (current) problem: GPU overheating. Bloodstained looks terrific with DXVK, much better than before, but I've had this laptop for a year and I've never had these kinds of problems with heat. I don't usually play very demanding games, but I can see why they're struggling with getting the Switch version to work.
My heat problems are not Bloodstained's fault of course, a laptop which can't handle the thermal load from it's own GPU is just a poorly designed laptop. I mention my heat problems though because I've seen a lot of people complaining about stuttering and, for me at least, the stuttering is caused by GPU overheating. I've addressed this one by propping up my laptop for better airflow and monitoring my heat carefully. Have to take breaks from playing now and then...
Glad to see that it works with Wine/Proton, and while i won't buy the game anytime soon (i'm not a fan of 555 cause of how they handled things). I will buy it when it goes on sale, heavily discounted, or appears on humble bundle or bundle monthly. Till then i'll stick to my favourites, SOTN and AOS. Though if i get a Switch, i might get the switch version.
OwloftheNight98: And on the case of Robert, in his defense, the church in that time period set a new standard for self-righteous a**holes, and I say that as Christian.
Jun 28, 2020 0:17:14 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: As an organization in Iga's games, they've generally been more on the fictional side than historical
Jun 28, 2020 0:28:04 GMT -6
dareka: It's a bit more complicated than that. The church comes off as fictional in pretty much all Japanese games because there's nothing like it over there, so they don't really understand what it is. Their closest reference is 20th Century Imperial Japan.
Jun 28, 2020 3:46:27 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: Yeah, Iga told me as much in person (about how they don't really understand it etc). It's almost like an interesting mythological thing/hook for character designs and plots.
Jun 28, 2020 16:02:11 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: I always appreciate seeing it portrayed well though, or at least with people on both sides of it (good religious people and bad religious people)
Jun 28, 2020 16:03:10 GMT -6
dareka: Methinks I'll be doing a thread on the topic soon...
Jun 28, 2020 18:48:40 GMT -6
Redogan: Just saw another trailer for CotM 2. Release date: 2020-July-10. Nice. I know what I'll be doing that day.
Jun 28, 2020 19:08:32 GMT -6
OwloftheNight98: dareka I wouldn't mind such a thread. I, in particular, want to see a religious protagonist- who doesn't lose faith due to disillusionment or "God was evil all along!"- in a fantastical game setting, to see how would they handle the crazy stuff like this.
Jun 28, 2020 20:57:33 GMT -6
OwloftheNight98: AS LONG, as they're written well of course, I refuse to acknowledge half-A'd writing.
Jun 28, 2020 21:00:56 GMT -6
RichterB: While far from perfect, the CV franchise has been pretty decent w/ its idea of embattled Christian holy warrior versus evil personified. It's different from a lot of games in that regard. I realized over the years that's been part of its appeal to me.
Jun 29, 2020 0:14:12 GMT -6
RichterB: Decided to spend a good chunk of time on that fan art I mentioned. Getting close to the coloring phase. As I was composing it, Gebel and Gremory decided to join Miriam and Goofball...and then a Valefar reference snuck itself in when I wasn't looking.
Jun 29, 2020 0:18:03 GMT -6
RichterB: Question: When I'm done with this thing, do I just post it in the fan art section of the forum, or is there someplace I'm supposed to put it to be considered for a future Kickstarter email? (assuming that is still a thing with dev updates.)
Jun 29, 2020 0:40:22 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: You can post it in the fanart section here. To be considered for an update is something separate, post it to a social media outlet with the #igavania tag
Jun 29, 2020 2:38:56 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: Also, yes, that was a significant part of the appeal to me for Castlevania as well. I've been hoping to see some of it in Bloodstained. That was what my hope in Dominique was all about.
Jun 29, 2020 2:40:19 GMT -6
RichterB: purifyweirdshard, Thanks for the info. And sorry about Dominique. But there's always Pure Miriam, I guess? I think maybe the Castlevania animated series sort of misses that thematic beat a little bit. I mean, Sypha's no longer related to the Church at all.
Jun 29, 2020 8:36:45 GMT -6