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Research books--bug?

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Ever since updating to the Redux version, I don't see an option to research the books (on field dressing, angling, etc.) that I have.

There is no Research section when I go to the Journal. If I click on the envelope icon, I can see the research books I have, but there's only an option to "examine" it--like rotate it--but not to "read" it to up your skill level.

Seems so odd I wonder if it's a bug? I saw another user posted about this about a year ago and no one answered.

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4 hours ago, fezbling said:

If I click on the envelope icon, I can see the research books I have, but there's only an option to "examine"

Research is done from the inventory

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fezbling - I have had the same problem.

 

Doc Feral - I don't understand your reply. 

When I go to the inventory the only place I see the books is in the journal, as fezbling describes.

 

While I'm at it let me ask about a problem I have in the Wintermute journal. 

On the side mission Basics of Survival, the box for snaring a rabbit has not been ticked off in spite of my having snared many rabbits.

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1 hour ago, peteloud said:

fezbling - I have had the same problem.

 

Doc Feral - I don't understand your reply. 

When I go to the inventory the only place I see the books is in the journal, as fezbling describes.

 

Whaaat?! Since when? I got the "deep forest" achievement on the 27th of march and I've read "Advanced guns guns guns" by the fire. Unread books appear in the tools (the one with the hatchet) section of the inventory, or at least they did last time I checked.

Unless it's in Wintermute (it wasn't stated), in that case it may work in a slightly different way but I don't remember the details. There was another similar topic a while ago. Wintermute is picky. You may need to find all clues, do things in the right region, fully harvest and all that.

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In Story Mode (Wintermute), picking up the research books opens a new side quest/learning quest that you have the option  to complete. You only research the books in Survival Mode. Not in Story Mode.

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Hawk,

"... You only research the books in Survival Mode. Not in Story Mode. "

Yeah, that's what I thought.  For a moment I wondered if I had missed something fundamental.

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A noticeable difference is that in WM, they don't show as an inventory item (hence the reason they cannot be "used").

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Yes, I'm in Wintermute. And yes, I'm in story mode. So if it only works in survival mode, that would explain it.

Seems odd that there would be research books placed there, but aren't researchable. They aren't even burnable! (b/c they are not in inventory but appear along with the notes etc. I've picked up.) This world's god has an odd sense of humor :)

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On 4/10/2019 at 11:51 PM, fezbling said:

Yes, I'm in Wintermute. And yes, I'm in story mode. So if it only works in survival mode, that would explain it.

Seems odd that there would be research books placed there, but aren't researchable. They aren't even burnable! (b/c they are not in inventory but appear along with the notes etc. I've picked up.) This world's god has an odd sense of humor :)

No, it isnt, you should pay more attention :) I am playing Wintermute redux at the moment too, so I have it very freshly in my memory - every time you pick up a "research book" in there, your journal updates with new side quest. Its a side mission that is meant as a tutorial of sort. Say you pick up the sewing primer at Grey Mother´s - your log updates that you are supposed to "repair a clothing" - to teach you about the repairs. In the previous version of the game, you had to stay in the ravine at the crash for a few days to "recover" as the game taught you several things. This was deemed pretty lame by people reviewing the game. Now, the redux just throws you in, puts you through grinder till it teaches you some things. Its a lot more fun, too. 

Used to be the survival school was in Episode 2 as a part of the main quest (I'm not that far in Redux yet but I expect at least part of it still is) - but now, you get side quests about survival school in Episode 1 already as well, where it explains some things and gets you to work on them. Like picking up a book about skinning animals actually triggers a side quest to snare a rabbit, and teaches you how to make snares.

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