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      The Hinterland Forums strive to be a place that is positive, inclusive, welcoming and comfortable. A community where intelligent, entertaining and meaningful conversations can occur. The rules are presented with these goals in mind. NOTE: Warnings, bans, and lifetime bans are all at the discretion of Hinterland depending on the seriousness of the infraction. Rules and Guidelines for the Hinterland Forums No Backseat Moderating Let the moderators do the moderating. Backseat moderating is when people who are not moderators try to enforce the forum rules. If you see a person breaking the rules, take advantage of the Report () button or simply ignore the offensive post(s), thread, or review. Report Posts to Moderators Should you observe a fellow Community member breaking these rules please report the post or item by clicking flag button located on every item, post, and review. Do not do any of the following: • Flame or insult other members • Bypass any filters • Post personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, email, phone number, etc.) • Bump threads • Derail a thread's topic • Post links to phishing sites • Post spam or Re-post Closed, Modified, Deleted Content • Repetitively post in the incorrect forum • Openly argue with a moderator Off-Limit Topics/Replies Do not post any topics/replies containing the following: • Porn, inappropriate or offensive content, or leaked content or anything else not safe for work • Any discussion of piracy will result in a permanent ban from the Hinterland Community including, but not limited to: Cheating, hacking, game exploits • Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke • Posted copyright material such as magazine scans • Soliciting, begging, auctioning, raffling, selling, advertising, referrals • Racism, sexism, homophobia, or discrimination • Abusive language, including swearing • Religious, political, and other “prone to huge arguments” threads No support will be given to those using cheat tools, or hacked/pirated copies, and any forum users who discuss pirated/pirating software will be removed. Please note that these guidelines may be edited or added to by Hinterland Studio as needed. If there is something you do not agree with, please email info@hinterlandgames.com
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      The Light at the end of The Long Dark -- Launch Date, WINTERMUTE, Next Sandbox Update   05/16/2017

      For the latest information on WINTERMUTE (story mode in The Long Dark), as well as details on the final sandbox update prior to our August 1 launch, check out our recent Dev Diary here: http://www.thelongdark.com/news/posts/light-at-the-end/ And while you're there, be sure to have a look at our new FAQ as well: http://www.thelongdark.com/news/posts/frequently-asked-questions/
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      The Long Dark Sandbox **May 2017 Test Branch** [OPT-IN, FORUM PASSWORD, SPOILERS]   05/19/2017

      Hello community, 

      As we did with the December 2016 Sandbox Update, we are implementing a TEST BRANCH for The Long Dark's MAY/JUNE 2017 Update, FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER. This reflects the fact that we have a huge diversity of players on a variety of hardware configurations, and as a small studio we just can’t test them all! 

      The idea here is to provide an early version of the next update, about a week or so before we’d like to launch it officially in the Release branch (i.e. where you are currently getting it), so that we get some extra time to find bugs, crashes, and any other issues before it goes lives for the rest of our community. 
        >>> IF YOU DO NOT OPT-IN TO THE TEST BRANCH, YOU WILL NOT GET IT. I.e. You will not get the Test Branch build "by accident". This should help keep spoilers to a minimum. Here on Official Forums the Test Branch Discussion subforum requires a password to access. The password is: test_branch
      Some details. READ THESE CAREFULLY: 

      * The Test Branch is for STEAM ONLY. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. 
      * The Test Branch is full of SPOILERS. If you don’t want to see what’s in the next update, stay out of the Test Branch and all its discussions. 
      * The Test Branch is a tool for us to find issues with Work In Progress features. We’re primarily looking for feedback on bugs, crashes, and any major balancing issues. 
      * When reporting on bugs or issues, please use the appropriate TEST BRANCH sub-forums on Steam and in our Official Community. DO NOT DISCUSS TEST BRANCH FEATURES outside the Test Branch sub-forums. Those posts will be moved or deleted. 
      * When reporting on bugs or issues, please use the posted bug submission procedures. This will help the development team filter the feedback, eliminate duplicates, and in general ensure we can act on the feedback in a more timely fashion. 

      Our hope is that this new Test Branch process will allow us to ensure we can continue to put out stable Sandbox updates well into the future. 

      We’re very hopeful that the people who choose to opt-in to this Test Branch will approach this as a way to help ensure the updates are as smooth and stable as possible, and not use the Test Branch discussion as a forum to lobby for or against certain features or content. 

      As always, The Long Dark is a community-informed, not community-driven, project. We look forward to enlisting your help in identifying whatever issues we’ve missed in our own internal testing! 

      For more details, please check out the TEST BRANCH discussion forums [SPOILERS!] http://hinterlandforums.com/index.php?/forum/81-test-branch-spoilers/ (See password info above for access)

      Thank you! 

      The Hinterland Team 
Patrick Carlson

Signal Hill Radio, a Hinterland Games Podcast — Episode 0

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Loved hearing from the devs. Would like to hear more about the game itself though. The lore and world of the game fascinates me :) would love to hear some more future plans also. What the devs think about certain good topics on the wishlist and so on. But either way thanks for making the station! Always great to hear from the devs :D

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Just got around to listening to Episode 0. I have a huge subscription list for podcasts as I commute for an hour each way and also listen while doing gardening and housekeeping on the weekends. 

I'm down with the fireside chat style. It's a reasonable length and you mostly kept to the one theme, which is good. A meandering discussion usually only works if the presenter is very well prepared and the guests are always different. Having a solid structure to the discussion (even if it is mostly focused on tangential topics like other apocalyptic fiction or broad inspirations) gives a central point to each episode. My personal preference for topics would be: 

- The creative process, how you approach design

- The natural world and ecosystems (I'm assuming you've an interest in that sort of stuff)

- Any other essential interests/topics that strongly resonate with TLD

- Casual discussions with other members of the team (include a short discussion on what they contribute to the project and their thoughts, but don't make it all about that) They can be special guests if the topic is one of particular interest to them. 

Q&A is always welcome, though I always prefer it as a part of the format overall rather than disrupting the usual structure of episodes just to do a one off. 

Hoping you can commit to a few more episodes and a schedule before deciding whether its something to stick with or not. :) 

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That's awesome, I love it! Love podcasts,  I can listen to them while playing.

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On 2/2/2017 at 3:21 PM, AZHockeyNut said:

It's a nice idea thought and nice to hear that you guys are normal like us.....my Dad's 386.... like what % of the audience would be able to say that? lol.....yeah I predate them...repaired them in high school lol.....started gaming and sector editing copy protection etc in wizardry back in the apple II days.... right there with ya!

Right there too! My first computer was an Atari 1200XL. That should give you some idea of how ancient I am. :) 

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Greetings @MindFog2287!
 

19 hours ago, MindFog2287 said:

Right there too! My first computer was an Atari 1200XL. That should give you some idea of how ancient I am. :) 

Mine was an Apple II. :)

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15 hours ago, Timber Wolf said:

Mine was an Apple II. :)

Mine was a Commodore 64 (although I had occasional use of my brother's Sinclair ZX81, before that). I built my first x86 PC from second-hand components, after university; a 386sx 16Mhz. I swear Windows 3.11 ran faster on that thing than XP or 10 does on my current quad-core 2.2Ghz box (which is long overdue yet another upgrade).

Edit: On man, I'm proper geeking-out over old PC hardware now. Currently reading a Wikipedia article on the AMD K6 processor; I loved my little K6 - most stable set of hardware I've ever run.

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