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      The Long Dark Test Branch **February 2018* [OPT-IN, FORUM PASSWORD, SPOILERS]   02/21/2018

      Hello community, 

      As we have done in the past, we are implementing a TEST BRANCH to look over numerous fixes we've completed for The Long Dark. 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 


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  1. Not detecting firewood

    It's Christmas morning. Why am I even on here replying to posts? Anyway, it seems to me that these unharvestable limbs are fresh drops. To harvest these, simply step indoors for a moment. Once you return to the limb, it should be harvestable. Merry Christmas everyone.
  2. I can confirm that this can still happen. Just happened to me yesterday. I began applying first aid after the first wolf attack without first scooting out of its sight. The wolf came back for a second round. I easily fought it off with no additional damage to my character but it definitely can still happen.
  3. Wolves that bad?

    I've played this way many times. The problem is that by about DAY 40 (in Voyageur), you realize that you have more food than you can consume, especially if you like to occasionally supplement your diet with fish and other wildlife. You also end up with material to make enough wolfskin coats to last you 'till the end of time. By DAY 100, you find yourself making week-long excursions across the island just to find another birch sapling or two just to maintain your habit. But yeah, in Voyageur, wolves are more of a food source than a hazard.
  4. Fruitcake is edible?!? I've never seen anyone try to eat that stuff IRL.
  5. Mouse cursor disappears under linux

    That's the first thing that I looked for but no luck. Considering that it's such a serious glitch that makes the game totally unplayable for so many purchasers of the game and the fact that it should be such an easy fix for them, I'm saddened that the devs have chosen to ignore it for so long and then decided that it was time for a month-long vacation. Hopefully they'll get it fixed by the end of the year.

    Since the OP mentioned that the bedroll was his/hers and that it was used in an attempt to escape, it's probably safe to assume that the last save is right there.
  7. Mouse cursor disappears under linux

    You won't get a mouse cursor until you confirm your selection. However, you can still highlight and click "CONFIRM" if you: (a) don't click anything until you're ready to confirm your selection, (b) don't move the mouse until you're ready to "Confirm" your selection, and (c) you're fast The trick is to start the game, then get to the menus without clicking anything. Use the navigation keys to navigate the menu and select "Unlock Mouse" At this point you still won't have a visible mouse cursor but you should be able to highlight (and click) the "CONFIRM" button if you're fast enough. Just remember, once you start moving the mouse to hunt for the "CONFIRM" button, you only have a second or two before the mouse stops working completely. If this happens, you'll have to start the process over. You should be able to highlight and click that Confirm button eventually. It's difficult without being able to see the cursor but it's not impossible.
  8. Mouse cursor disappears under linux

    Well, after about 100 hours of gameplay over the past 3 weeks, I guess I might agree that "the game is worth that angst." Still some Linux-only issues remaining in the game but nothing that makes it unplayable now...at least in Sandbox mode. I haven't attempted Story yet and I have little interest in doing so at this time. Really, REALLY enjoying Survival.
  9. Mouse cursor disappears under linux

    Yeah. Thanks. Got it 1st attempt simply by not touching the mouse until ready to 'CONFIRM' my changes. I had already given up on the game but now I'll give it another try...Thanks.
  10. Mouse cursor disappears under linux

    I attempted this yesterday. Unfortunately the cursor becomes disabled far to quickly on my system. I can make these selections in the menu using the WASD keys but I can't save the settings (no way to click "CONFIRM").
  11. Mouse cursor disappears under linux

    Same here as the OP. Running Kubuntu 16.04 with the current stable proprietary NVIDIA driver. It's my understanding that this issue affects at least some Debian users as well. Tried the game on openSUSE. That was a disaster. Nothing but a black screen similar to the experience of some Fedora users.