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Phantom Dust |OT| Out of the ashes, into the Dust

wwm0nkey

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you know your load times are good when you have to add an option to keep the load from completing so people can read them :p

Yeah I actually wanted to read a few of them from time to time but wasn't able too lol

Also once I see what I am doing this weekend, I will set up a Arsenal Drafting date
 

peppers

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It doubles your resolution, so when you see resolution options there will be one that it's 2x your native resolution

Yeah just tried it myself, thanks! Although it's 2x on each axis right? so I'm actually getting 3840x2160 downsampled which is pretty cool.
 

LukasTaves

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Finally finished the campaign, got stuck for a few days on the last boss until realizing all
her
patterns.

Goddamn that's such a tragic story.

And wow at that patch support, plenty of changes for not even having the source codes.
 

TheSeks

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I know that, I was just looking for the actual folder.

There's no actual folder. Just the UWP app. If you have it installed, it should be on the "Metro" bar of the Start Menu.

Edit: Oh you mean the FOLDER folder. Yeah, MS hides that due to UWP. I don't know where it is, but it should be like Forza Horizon 3's, so you could look up that location maybe and rummage around there.
 

carda114

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Hey guys, does anyone know if I can get this game to run when windowed while I have other things open (like a chat program)? So I don't have to basically alt-tab between windows while I play and just use my keyboard whenever I want to. Thanks in advance.
 

butzopower

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Hey guys, does anyone know if I can get this game to run when windowed while I have other things open (like a chat program)? So I don't have to basically alt-tab between windows while I play and just use my keyboard whenever I want to. Thanks in advance.

Think it's in the options computer in Visions HQ under Video.
 
Does anyone know where this installs on Windows 10? I'm having a hard time finding it.

Phantom Dust is inside the WindowsApp folder, my apps folder is on my D: drive so it's location looks similar to this: D:\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MSEsper_1.1.25418.2_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

It's locked behind a Windows permission system (why Microsoft?) so you'll probably need to change a setting to access it.

EDIT: Esper is an appropriate folder name, lol.
 

Lumination

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Tbh, this is what I was waiting for. The DLC skills have some cool gems and I thought it made the balance better iirc.
 

Phreaker

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Nice, good we get the patch notes today

Here are the patch notes by Adam Isgreen for Wednesday's upcoming update: http://phantomdusted.com/phantom-dust-2nd-update/

Hello everyone! We're all ready to go on the 2nd update for Phantom Dust, and on behalf of Microsoft and Code Mystics, we'd just like to say thank you to the over one million players out there that have checked the game out – this blows away the original numbers of players the game had when first released, and we couldn't be happier with the level of exposure that it has received.

What's new in Update #2 –


Expansion skills are now available!



Phantom Dust had two updates post-launch that added a total of 74 new skills, across all 5 schools. These skills are rather crazy and powerful, and originally the only way to earn them was to earn one random skill every 30 multiplayer games played. There was no weighting based on what you owned already – it was completely random – leading some players to never be able to earn all the additional skills no matter how many games they played.

We've said before that we're going to give players other ways to obtain these skills, the main way is through a daily skill reward system we've added to the game. All you have to do is sign in to one of your save profiles in the game (going to the LIVE menu will also trigger it), and you're rewarded with a free specific skill for that day. There's also a bonus skill you can earn every week if you play at least 4 days in each week. You'll see a pop-up telling you what you earned and how many more days you need to play to earn the bonus skill.





Since there's 74 skills to give out, one a day, it will take ~11 weeks to get all the skills for free. Each week focuses on a specific school, with a final week handing out the skills that were in the bonus category originally. What is given out on each specific day? Play and find out!

Once we've cycled through all the skills, the set will repeat, so if you missed one earlier, you will always have a change to get it again when it comes around. Don't forget you can also trade someone for them!

Of course, we've not taken out the original way to earn the expansion skills, so you'll also earn a random skill every 30 games played.

If you're impatient and don't want to wait to get them for free, an expansion skill pack will also be available for $4.99 USD which gives you 3 copies of all 74 of the skills immediately.

In-game voice chat

In-game chat was a great part of the original game, and we're very happy that it's back. Be sure to be a good sport with your opponents, win or lose! This is a big opportunity for experienced players to help new players get into the nuances of Phantom Dust in a positive way, so lead by example and give tips and share strategies – grow the community!

NPC mission guide

Finding who you need to talk to in the campaign to get your next mission can sometimes be an act of frustration. The game doesn't globally track who has the next mission (otherwise we could try to do something with the map display to tell you where to go), so we've done what we could and added an option to the pause menu that will open a web page with a complete list of who you should talk to at any point in the game to get your next mission.

Other changes and fixes:
Beyond the big changes, we've refined some behavior and fixed issues we've found, or the community has raised.
• Optimized performance options
• Updated Quick Match behavior to handle full lobbies more gracefully
• Resolved screen orientation issue that was present on some devices
• Fixed a bug on PC where title performance would dip on some systems when the VSync toggle option is set to off
• Fixed a bug where the active user can be changed without returning to the Phantom Dust title screen after a prompted sign in following a sign out from the main menu
• Fixed a bug where the cursor navigation inputs remain permanently active when a gamepad is disconnected while a cursor navigation input is held​

Known issue:
We have one lingering known issue regarding controller disconnection and chat. We're working on a fix for this, but it's easily worked around in the meantime.
• Disconnection of an active Xbox One chat device or powering down a controller with an Xbox chat device plugged into it while voice chat is active causes to the system to stop taking controller input
o Workaround: Avoid this by not disconnecting a chat device from the controller or Xbox during voice chat sessions or turning off or allowing the controller to lose power during voice chat sessions​

If you're chatting and playing wirelessly, make sure your batteries aren't close to running out!

Keep fighting, Espers!
 

Zeta Oni

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Patch Notes

Nice, thanks Phreaker!

Took some time off waiting for the DLC skills, almost time to hop back on. Glad to see they are working on more than just that though.

Also, more than a million players so far?

Phantom Dust 2 when?
 

Gestault

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I didn't expect to have so many hours into this when it was first announced. These updates are appreciated.
 

wwm0nkey

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Kind of want more stats on that 1million player count, but that + free update that includes old DLC I feel warrents a new thread imo (at work so I can't really post a good thread right now)
 

Lumination

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I've logged on from W10, but no popup box about new skills. I'm on v1.40 and my stock still says x/300 skills.
 

TheSeks

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Hey everybody! Our patch no---

/sees they've already been posted.

...

Hey everybody! Hope you like the update!

Man, I'm too slow some days.

Please, if it's possible: Let us use the DLC skills in single-player. If you want to make it a checkmark for "balance," let us do it once we've beaten "...and Now to the Future"/last mission.