Gothic 3 control question

Gothic 3 control question

Post by john » Thu, 23 Nov 2006 07:45:06


I picked up about a dozen weapons, but I can't
figure out how to get one in my hands. Big bugs
and dinosaurs are eating me everywhere I go.
How do I get a sword off that bunch of weapons
I picked up.

johns
 
 
 

Gothic 3 control question

Post by Spalls Hur » Thu, 23 Nov 2006 11:56:48


If you mean "a bundle of weapons", you can't. It's a treasure item,
useful for sale and quests. You need to find individual weapons to
use.

Fortunately, there are lots of weapons in this game, and you start
with a fairly decent sword. Just make sure to equip it first.

 
 
 

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Post by john » Thu, 23 Nov 2006 16:04:55


A Fat guy with pointed teeth took my sword away.
A bunch of thugs took my gold. I finally figured out
how to fight with my fists, but then the wolves ate
me. There's got to be something better than that
whimpy bow and arrow. I'm a lousy salesman.
All I want is a big stick if nothing else. What's in
all those chests? I keep picking up stuff, but it
seems worthless. Picked a bunch of medicinal
plants, but ?? big deal ?? Can't catch the deer.

johns
 
 
 

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Post by JLC » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 02:04:53


I'm not wanting to sound rude, but how many RPG games have you played? To
equip a weapon you open your inventory "not sure what key it is in Gothic
try "I" " or look in the manual, you do have a manual don't you? You'll see
all your gear and a paper doll picture of your guy. All you have to do is
drag a weapon from your inventory to a hand slot. If you have a shield place
that in the other hand slot.
JLC
 
 
 

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Post by john » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 03:54:04


First RPG game ever. I'm playing with the demo
to see if I would like to do some skill building
and maybe $$$ a real RPG. Right now, I know
nothing. No manual. I've been punching keys
to see what happens, and just exploring the
"demo"scape. Got pretty good with the sword
while I had it .. esp with forward on mouse2.
I pulled the zoomin to where I have a FPS
game, and can get a sense of being in the
action, instead of floating above it. Nice touch.
There's a weapons bar at the bottom of the
screen that I can bring up, but I can't find
any way to add weapons to it so I can use
them. I would like to be able to quickly select
a weapon ( hit a number on keybd ), or put
it away if I was just walking around. Also,
what good is a bow and arrow, if it has no
effect. I must have put 5 arrows in one wolf
before I got him. And arrows had no effect
at all on the thugs .. or the deer. Talked to
a lot of characters, but there was nothing
in their conversations .. no hints of what to
do, or where to go. As for the scenery, that
needs serious work. Nothing can be pushed
or moved. No doors open or close. And yet,
the game is sluggish with lots of screen
pauses. My game box is very good, and
the video card is a GF7900 GTO. No excuse
in the slowness of this game ... just bad
coding which is obvious. And yet the game
was meant to be very high quality. Lots of
work went into the animals and their
movements. No effort went into water, rocks,
trees, leaves, sand. The environment is
just *** for such a modern game. The demo
is 1 gig in size. That is probably because
the graphics engine is written in Visual Basic
rather than an efficient language. That would
certainly explain the sluggish screens.

johns
 
 
 

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Post by Rob » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 05:52:16


You can't use some weapons until you have sufficient strength or other
attributes.

If you open the inventory and hover the cursor over each weapon it
will tell you what strength and weapons skill level you need to be at
to use them.

Drag the weapons that you can use onto the hotbar and use the
corresponding number keys to equip them when in battle. Also keep
health and mana potions in the hotbar, you will need both of them a
lot to start with.

Don't underestimate the value of magic in RPG games like the Gothic
series. I know it's tempting to grab the biggest sword you can find
and then go and bash everything to death, but you won't get the best
out of your character that way.

If you use the right spell from the *** category you can posses
an enemy and it will kill other enemies for you, for as long as it can
survive. If you use the Heal Friendly spell you can heal it and it
will last longer.

The *** fly is great for this. It has a lot of hit points so is quite
durable, but it also has a potent sting which poisons its enemies.
Once possessed an enemy will follow you around until you tell it to
stop (at which point it will return to where you first found it and
become an enemy again) or it perishes.



Find some Flame Arrows, they will do the trick. Don't forget to loot
fallen enemies. Wildlife provides you with meat that you can eat to
heal yourself with. Orcs and Humans carry gold, weapons, shields,
scrolls etc.

If you get into a fight that is too much, use a scroll spell that
takes you back to a friendly village on the map.

You will gain learning points and experience points as you kill
enemies and complete quests. Some NPC's can teach you trades and
skills in return for learning points and gold. There are also Shrines
in friendly sanctuaries where you can spend learning points to level
up.

These sanctuaries also have merchant shops for trading. You can
sometimes get mini-quests from shopkeepers too. They're usually well
worth completing. There are also beds that you can rest in to restore
endurance, mana and health points.

Pick the wild flowers scattered around the place to mix up in an
Alchemists cottage. You can make new health and mana potions that way,
as well as more advanced potions like Resist Poison.

RPG's like Gothic 3 have rather involved game mechanics and they do
take a while to get used to, especially if you're not a RPG fan and
play Action games instead.

It's worth the effort though. Sometimes it just downright refreshing
to get some cerebral reward from a *** session instead of just pure
adrenaline.

--
Rob
 
 
 

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Post by john » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 06:07:02


Holy cat! I've got a long ways to go. Thanks
for the health tip. I finally figured out how to
put weapons on the screen bar, and now I'm
going around wiping out what I could have
better used with magic. I'll try a wolf companion.
That would be cool. Once I figured out that
no matter what, the screen is going to be
hesitant, I returned the settings to max.
Got a feeling that some of the default settings
are not needed .. like AA. I'm pretty sure it
is running and at a screen of 1200x, AA is what
is bogging the game down. I'll bet there is a
config file somewhere that could turn it off,
and greatly improve the screen response time.

johns
 
 
 

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Post by john.ds » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 06:50:16

On Wed, 22 Nov 2006 02:56:48 GMT, Spalls Hurgenson < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




Er, "johns" is the same guy who thinks Prey is a RPG......
You have your hands full............

John Lewis
 
 
 

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Post by JLC » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 13:23:12


Now I remember this guy. Thanks for the heads up. JLC
 
 
 

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Post by john » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 13:44:20


Heh! I am now an expert swordsman. Found
out how to get better screen response. Seems
the Dell 7900 is not nearly as good as my home
7900 GTO which caused Gothic 3 to detect
a much better screen resolution .. 1250 x 800
... and now I have a fast screen at top settings.
Health is getting a little low. So far I have not
been able to find out how to get that back up.
"I" key only shows weapons. I've picked up
a world of plants, and meat from wild boars,
but can't seem to use it. No doubt it is going
to be something like go to a stove and cook
some lizzard meat.

johns
 
 
 

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Post by john » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:08:22


Got it. Lizzard meat works, and so does rest.
Crawled in bed and slept 'til dawn, and got up
with full health. I'll get there.

johns