Weekly Torch - the barrel of questions

I’ve been playing a lot of the board game A Feast for Odin lately as well as watching the History Channel TV show Vikings and it struck me that this would make an amazing historical setting for a sequel to Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

Dan, would you ever consider placing a sequel in the 9th century focused on playing a viking during their time of expansion? I see it as a story of a young viking seizing an opportunity to make a name for him- or herself through daring raids against Francia and Anglo-Saxon England as well as diplomacy in working together with other viking clans, and eventually ending with negotiating with the leaders of the conquered lands to establish a permanent legacy for future generations of Normans.

It sounds like a great historical setting for a game and Warhorse Studios has shown with KC:D that they can tranform their love of a historical setting into fun and engaging gameplay.

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I love this music from Gothic III Forsaken Gods

Question for Daniel
What do you think about the criticism of objects models in the game. For example, this discussion :innocent:

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Write it in english and you might have a chance! :smiley:


After the epic answer in english topic: :laughing:

Warhorse has their own historical advisor’s so i can’t see the armor being as unrealistic as you claim it to be.

Is necessary write a lot of text for explanation and correction of mistakes in the models. Hard for me make such a large amount of text in English.
I recommend to use a browsers add-on. For example - http://translatorforfirefox.blogspot.com/ :wink:

Now it is time to ask your questions to our programer Michal “Mikee” Hapala.

Have any of the questions been answered by the last two people? Did I miss their answers somewhere?

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Vojta already answered here.
Dan still didn´t so far.

Huh. I could’ve sworn I read Hellboy’s responses yesterday.

Yeah, they’re both there now. I checked that page earlier today and didn’t see them so my browser must have been loading from local cache or something. But they’re there now so that’s cool.

Dan didn´t answered yet, because of the winter holidays, you can expect his answers in the next couple of days :slight_smile:

@ Michael

Is this YOUR bug or is Henry a duck???


I don´t care for the Spanish inquisition!!!
In the last 2 weeks I have “quicksaved”, more than once! :wink:

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I will be technical and I do not have anything against technical answers :slight_smile:

General Questions

1: In which cases do you rely solely on the CryEngines pyhsical system and in which cases do you use self-desgined physical systems (if any)?

2: Have you modified the CryEngine Core? If yes, then in what extent?

3: What were the biggest problems you have encountered so far?

  1. What tools did you create and for what puroses?

Some architectural/technical questions

1: What are the langues your game is written upon. The Cry-Engine is the core (C++), you have built your system above it with plugins (I presume also C++), then you have your AI/Behavior/Game System Scripts, what languages are you using, I presume LUA but I also saw Python in the install directory.

2: For what do you use Python?

3: What programm did you used to make your animations (Maya? 3DsMax)

4: What is the format of your animations?

5: What are the mesh types your characters are composed of (The standarad, skeleton and static) or with more

6: Do you work with destructible meshes?

7: What IDE are you using, in your videos I saw IntelliJ :slight_smile:


1: What is your approach for the optimization of the NPC-Behavioural optimization?

2: What will be optimized graphically?

3: How many LODs will you include?

4: How is your approach for the LOD change?

5: In which cases are scripts more performant than using only the CryEninge itself? (If there are some cases)

6: Will you use multithreading for AI-Calculations or do you already use it to some degree? If you will use multithreading will you implement it scalabe or will you assume a certain amount of cores/threads and set it as a maximum?

Thank you :slight_smile:

Now it´s time to ask questions for our 3D Environment Artist Joukejan “Jouke” Timmermans from the Netherlands:

Haha, I would like to see Jouke´s face if there is such winter like it used to be 10-15 years ago ever again… :smiley: This winter is still nothing, I remember few meters of snow in front of our house… we could jump from third floor roof and be absolutely ok :slight_smile:

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Do you like Jan Žižka? Or what historic person is you think is best?

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To Jouke:

  1. Since you are making LoDs now, I was wondering what is your opinion about pop-in in games and LoDs in general. Is this something that could be eliminated in the future ? Pop-in of geometry and objects is one of the most distracting and annoying visual issues in videogames today. Some games do pretty good job hiding it (Just Cause 2 or Witcher 3 come to mind), some games do horrible job of it (Forza Horizon 3 has foliage popping everywhere, Kingdom Come tech alpha and techbeta had terrible grass LoD issues).
    Is the foliage and grass pop-in going to be well handled in final version of KCD, to have it non-distracting?
    Thanks :slight_smile:

Hi there,

(1) Of all assets you created or you know that are created and were usable in the real world, how many are usable in the game?

(2) Are there any swords stands, where character can put their swords with scabbards into :wink:

(3) Please name the conflicts you had with your historian (if there were some) :wink: Because as an artist, somehow artistic tendency tends to overrule the reality in the arts :slight_smile:

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Here you can ask questions to our tester Jaroslav “Jantoš” Antoš? now:

FPS on ur screens (20.01) is about 30.
But Tobi posted this screen (18.01)

I’m at a loss. :о)

Damned pink mane.