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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Deluxe Edition + Seed of Evil Expansion |OT| The Moose is Loose

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Finally got my copy today. Only booted it in handheld mode so far and holy hell is that a nice pixel soup. The twitter/YT compression didn't do it justice, must be be resolutions in the low triple digits with how chunky it is? Either way, I still find it actually quite playable and tolerable in handheld mode. Obviously not ideal but no reason not to get this version.

The tacticsplosion continues...

 
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Finally got my copy today. Only booted it in handheld mode so far and holy hell is that a nice pixel soup. The twitter/YT compression didn't do it justice, must be be resolutions in the low triple digits with how chunky it is? Either way, I still find it actually quite playable and tolerable in handheld mode. Obviously not ideal but no reason not to get this version.

The tacticsplosion continues...

I've been on the fence on thia one foe quite a few weeks. I have a PC, Ps4, and a Switch that i coukd play this on but am drawn to the Switch's portablity.

How playable is it on the Switch? Is it as bad as c4itical outlets would lead you to believe?
 

deadfolk

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I've been on the fence on thia one foe quite a few weeks. I have a PC, Ps4, and a Switch that i coukd play this on but am drawn to the Switch's portablity.

How playable is it on the Switch? Is it as bad as c4itical outlets would lead you to believe?
Perfectly playable. Just not pretty. The only thing I've seen that remotely affects playability is that sometimes the pickups can be difficult to spot.
 

Wahad

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So I have a problem with the expansion on Xbox One. I own it, when I go to the store it says, ”You own this product”, ”Product Already Installed”, but when I go to the game, I can't start the new expansion, it says ”Buy Seed of Evil” on that banner on the upper left.

I tried installing it again and again and again but nothing helped. The problem is when I go to Manage Manage game & add-ons” and go to ”installed” list, there is the only base game. If I go to Ready to Install there is nothing there and it says ”Check for Digital Purchases. We couldn't get them just now”

Tried restarting console many times, no help...

For everyone who wonders, of course, I own it, I redeemed my code earlier Today.
 
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So I have a problem with the expansion on Xbox One. I own it, when I go to the store it says, ”You own this product”, ”Product Already Installed”, but when I go to the game, I can't start the new expansion, it says ”Buy Seed of Evil” on that banner on the upper left.

I tried installing it again and again and again but nothing helped. The problem is when I go to Manage Manage game & add-ons” and go to ”installed” list, there is the only base game. If I go to Ready to Install there is nothing there and it says ”Check for Digital Purchases. We couldn't get them just now”

Tried restarting console many times, no help...

For everyone who wonders, of course, I own it, I redeemed my code earlier Today.
If you read a few posts before yours, this is a known problem that they claimed to have fixed but clearly haven't. There's no solution. Contact the devs/publisher.

Here's their latest comment on this:
 

Ravelle

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Oct 31, 2017
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Loved the base game a lot, it's hard in the beginning but gets easier when you get some abilities that knock enemies out for a few turns later on, sneaking and ambushing is key.

Excited to try out the expansion when I'm done with Fire Emblem.
 

Wahad

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Btw almost all of those complaints on Twitter are from the guys who bought expansion but they were playing a base game from Gamepass. I own Base and an Expansion, that is why it was strange to me.

3.4mb update just came out. It reminded me of those .exe updates like 10-15years ago.

And it is working :)
 

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I've been on the fence on thia one foe quite a few weeks. I have a PC, Ps4, and a Switch that i coukd play this on but am drawn to the Switch's portablity.

How playable is it on the Switch? Is it as bad as c4itical outlets would lead you to believe?
It's the worst looking Switch game I've ever seen in handheld mode. Everything is a blurry mess. Dunno if they will make improvements, but I wouldn't recommend it in the current state.
 
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So I have a problem with the expansion on Xbox One. I own it, when I go to the store it says, ”You own this product”, ”Product Already Installed”, but when I go to the game, I can't start the new expansion, it says ”Buy Seed of Evil” on that banner on the upper left.

I tried installing it again and again and again but nothing helped. The problem is when I go to Manage Manage game & add-ons” and go to ”installed” list, there is the only base game. If I go to Ready to Install there is nothing there and it says ”Check for Digital Purchases. We couldn't get them just now”

Tried restarting console many times, no help...

For everyone who wonders, of course, I own it, I redeemed my code earlier Today.
 

Wahad

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Ok new problem.

On every cutscene, the game crashes. When i get back in the game, it starts after the cutscene.

Played it till I got back in the Ark, and I missed two interesting one :/
 
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Does the DLC now work on Xbox?
scroll up five posts.




Hugo August 15, 2019, 8:18am #1

Hello Stalkers!
A new patch for the XBOX version of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden and Seed of Evil is out today! You can find the patch notes below:
Changelog ( 1.12.23.155 ):
Critical Fixes
  • Fix for Treehugger crash.
  • Fix for Ground Pound crash.
  • Fixed a bug with medbot in Pripp mission which could vanish after reloading.
  • Fixed crash after Seed of Evil cutscenes.
  • Fixed possible softlock after pausing Jyko’s first cinema.
Previous Changelog ( 1.12.23.44 ):
Critical Fixes
  • Failsafe for potential crash when AI is moving.
  • Fixed rare crash when travelling to the Under-Ark.
  • Fixed a bug which allowed the player to get to the ark early with the SOE pre-made save.
  • Fix for a crash when leaving the game idle for several minutes after starting a new game.
  • Fixed a bug where the achievement Zone Master wouldn’t always be awarded.
Bug Fixes
  • Fix for difficulty selection bug when overwriting savegames.
  • Control pad/keyboard selection bug fixed.
  • Fix for Big Khan being able to damage himself with his own flame puke attack and the attack not hitting the full grid.
  • Joker ability no longer taunts all enemies in the map, plus some other fixes with this.
    fix for rare bug that makes the GUI vanish.
  • Pyro’s damage VS preview is now consistent.
  • Fixed a bug where leaderboards would not show any records
  • Fix for ‘Doctor’ Artifact skill not granting the amount of health bonus as shown.
  • Fix for Artifact skill costs in Pripp’s Bar.
  • Fix for med-bots revive action not being interrupted under certain conditions.
  • Fix for Magnus’ Puppeteer not being interrupted under certain conditions.
  • Fix for infinite medkit pickup glitch on Sea Titans map.
  • Credits music now loops.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Select” button did not highlight when scrolling over options in the pause menu.
  • Ensured loading dice appear during long ark shop loads.
  • Lots more stability and minor level fixes.
Thank you for all the feedback and bug reports!
 

Twig

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I bought this on Switch and regret it immensely. Why is the entire screen covered in vaseline? Ugh.

Really dig what the game's going for (about an hour in, so not far), but this is... not great.
 

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Switch update:


Switch Patch (06.09.2019)
Here is the changelog for the latest patch for Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden on the Nintendo Switch:
Changelog:
New Additions:
  • Stalker Trial Leaderboards are now live on the Nintendo Switch! See if you can beat the high scores of other players.
Crash Fixes:
  • Added failsafe for potential crash when AI is moving
  • Fixed rare crash when travelling to the Under-Ark.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when leaving the game idle for several minutes after starting a new game
  • Fixed Out Of Memory crash caused by fragmentation
  • Fix for Treehugger crash.
  • Fix for Ground Pound Crash
  • Fixed an issue where a MedBot in a Pripp mission could vanish after reloading
  • Fixed crash after Seed of Evil cutscenes
  • Fixed possible softlock after pausing Jyko’s first cinema
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix for difficulty selection bug when overwriting savegames.
  • Fix for Big Khan being able to damage himself with his own Flame Puke attack
  • Fix for Big Khan’s Flame Puke not hitting the full grid
  • Joker ability no longer taunts all enemies in the map, plus some other fixes with this.
  • Fix for a rare bug that made the GUI vanish.
  • Pyro’s damage VS preview is now consistent.
  • Fixed a bug which allowed the player to get to the ark early with the SOE pre-made save.
  • Fixed an issue where the music would stop playing
  • Fixed a bug where the achievement Zone Master wouldn’t always be awarded
  • Fix for ‘Doctor’ Artifact skill not granting the amount of health bonus as shown.
  • Fix for Artifact skill costs in Pripp’s Bar.
  • Fix for med-bots revive action not being interrupted under certain conditions.
  • Fix for Magnus’ Puppeteer not being interrupted under certain conditions.
  • Fix for infinite medkit pickup glitch on Sea Titans map.
  • Credits music now loops.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Select” button did not highlight when scrolling over options in the pause menu
  • Ensured loading dice appear during long ark shop loads
 
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New Steam and Switch patches are live!



 

Twig

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Does it fix the game looking... not good on Switch? Doesn't look like it from the notes. Honestly the reason I stopped playing it in favor of other stuff. \:

Still, stability is good.

I'll get over it one day, I guess.
 
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Does it fix the game looking... not good on Switch? Doesn't look like it from the notes. Honestly the reason I stopped playing it in favor of other stuff. \:

Still, stability is good.

I'll get over it one day, I guess.
The day-1 patch already fixed that. There's footage in the OP. Handheld mode still has reduced effects and is lower res.

handheld shots, click for full-size. post most recent patch





left: handheld - right: docked

 

Twig

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The day-1 patch already fixed that. There's footage in the OP. Handheld mode still has reduced effects and is lower res.

handheld shots, click for full-size. post most recent patch





left: handheld - right: docked

That's weird. I bought it way after release so I would have that patch. I'll check it out again (and look closer at those screens once I'm not on my phone), but my guess is it was improved maybe but not fixed.
 
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That's weird. I bought it way after release so I would have that patch. I'll check it out again (and look closer at those screens once I'm not on my phone), but my guess is it was improved maybe but not fixed.
The day-1 patch was for docked mode only, though. If you only play handheld then it probably won't do anything for your specific complaints.
 

Twig

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The day-1 patch was for docked mode only, though. If you only play handheld then it probably won't do anything for your specific complaints.
I only play docked. :P

On computer now lookin' at those screens. WOW it was REALLY bad before! Guess I should be thankful haha. Docked screens still look a bit smeared, though, and it looks even worse in motion. Maybe that's just a style thing and it's the same on PC? I dunno. I'm not a fan.
 
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I only play docked. :P

On computer now lookin' at those screens. WOW it was REALLY bad before! Guess I should be thankful haha. Docked screens still look a bit smeared, though, and it looks even worse in motion. Maybe that's just a style thing and it's the same on PC? I dunno. I'm not a fan.
Well if you're just looking at the screens, consider the twitter compression adding a bot of messiness on top.
 

deadfolk

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All I ask is that they change the shining effect on pickups so they don't get lost in the pixel soup and end up looking just like the flowers. Is that too much to ask?
 

deadfolk

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dunno it was fine for me so far. not perfect but I can tell what is scrap loot and what isn't.
I've only done a couple of missions, but it was a real issue for me. I found some scrap and some items, but that's by constantly checking everything, and always being sure that I've missed some. That's literally my only complaint.
 
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I've only done a couple of missions, but it was a real issue for me. I found some scrap and some items, but that's by constantly checking everything, and always being sure that I've missed some. That's literally my only complaint.
I've also not done much but the little twinkle stood out enough so far. I'm curious if that changes depending on the environments.
 

Zach

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just finished the game on Xbox Game Pass. Ran poorly at times. Had a few crashes. And a terrible sound glitch on one (thankfully small) area on the last level.

But what a game. Had a blast. 9/10.

I think I'll go ahead and buy the physical Deluxe Edition to support the developers. Very much hoping for a bigger, more polished sequel.
 

Grandben

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Hi, can someone please explain how the enemy health bars work? What are those shield-like icons on the right? Why can I not empty their health bars in one shot, even if my weapon does enough damage? Why does it seem like they require a finishing shot? Is it something to do with armor, or crit, or both? I'm still early in the game, getting to grips with the fight next to the downed helicopter. I had it down but the game crashed on me (Switch), not for the first time... Thanks!
 
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Hi, can someone please explain how the enemy health bars work? What are those shield-like icons on the right? Why can I not empty their health bars in one shot, even if my weapon does enough damage? Why does it seem like they require a finishing shot? Is it something to do with armor, or crit, or both? I'm still early in the game, getting to grips with the fight next to the downed helicopter. I had it down but the game crashed on me (Switch), not for the first time... Thanks!
A "shield" icon in these games generally refers to cover. You should've gotten a tutorial pop-up about full and half cover in the second combat encounter on your way to the Ark.
 

Grandben

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A "shield" icon in these games generally refers to cover. You should've gotten a tutorial pop-up about full and half cover in the second combat encounter on your way to the Ark.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. Looking around and playing a bit more, it seems the icons I was referring to are actually indicative of armor worn by enemies, which is added to their health bars.