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  1. Looks like life leach star could be a good weapon for a TG because it's the only one handed % life leach weapon. Percent LL is very strong fighting bosses. So before I put in modification points into Battle Extension has anyone tested if the double hit works on throwing stars? I know a double hit would double the %LL as it does on other classes of characters. So seems battle extension is the way to go for %LL throwing stars because they have 2 double hit modifications potentially. So anyone have a comment on how Battle Extension works with %LL shuriken? I have tested unmodded Battle Extension with LL throwing stars and they do trigger the LL property. Just haven't tested with modified Battle Extension, What about dedicated blow? Any comments?
  2. Thankfully the GoG game copy worked without the same error. I have a level 8 Temple Guardian with Source Warden Lore/Focus, Armor, and Concentration with Primal Mutation modded for damage. I had wanted to try that out. Thanks for help troubleshooting!
  3. Hi and thanks for the suggestions. I have a question about this quote above. When I installed on steam I don't recall it asking me if I want an integrity check. And so far on GoG it hasn't asked that. On GoG it is about 61% downloaded so maybe it will ask me about an integrity check a little later. Edit: another question so as not to double post I have added here. Suppose I need to troubleshoot and I need to uninstall the game. Do I need to download the game each time which takes a couple hours? Or is there a way to uninstall but keep the download on my computer? @vagnerhammer thank you for linking that. Those fixes look too challenging to me. I would probably just abandon hope of playing sacred 2 and play a different game instead or do something else.
  4. Edit: I just noticed I bought Sacred 2 gold on GoG onsale too. I will try installing that and see if it results in the same problem. Thanks. Hi thanks. I looked at the link and my question is what to get started on first? Some of the things I'm not sure how to execute that task but I can try researching with searches online. But just to confirm is this what I should work on? 1) Uninstall Sacred 2 Gold 2) Update your NVIDIA driver to Version 388.71 by going to the NVIDIA website. Install GeForce Experience (optional) this has an option to update the driver and keeps you informed of regular updates. NOTE: I should update ATI driver. Not sure exactly but I will go to their website. I used to use a program Driver Reviver to find drivers to update and do it automatic but my license expired. 4) Be sure that Windows 10 has installed all of the latest updates including Microsoft Net Framework NOTE: I'm on Windows 7 and not sure exactly how to do this? I think I have automatic updates. I can research this though. 5) Reboot your PC 6) Install Sacred 2 Gold with an integrity check. Not sure what an integrity check is? Is this verifying game files on steam? 7) Reboot your PC 8) Run the CM Patch 160 Not sure how exactly to do this. I wouldn't want to run anything that makes sort of whimsical changes to gameplay like changing what stats affect lightsabers or something like that. I would only want bug fix. So I would only want a fix patch not a change the game patch. 9) Reboot your PC 10) De-fragment/Optimize your PC Not sure how to do this but I could research it. 11) Reboot your PC The game should load properly now. If not let us know and you may want to run CPU-Z and provide more of your system info.
  5. Hi when I run Sacred 2 Gold steam edition I get error message: driver: [aticfx32.dll] graphicscard: [ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series] device: [\\.\DISPLAY1] cPhysics::init - NxCreatePhysicsSDK failed SacredApp::setupEngine phyics init failed! <----------NOTE my cursor was over some writing in this line so not exact SacredApp::setup() setupEngine failed! App::Setup() failed! Then I have to exit steam and re-enter steam or else I get this error: An error occured while updating Sacred 2 Gold (app running) I don't know much about computers but I am running windows 7. I have verified game files on steam. I tried to run as an administrator in compatability for Windows XP service pack 3
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    Can DoTs from CAs cause secondary damage effects?

    I would like to add that Damage Lore skill does not increase damage on magic or ice effects to my knowledge but it does increase the chance they happen. Fire and Poison (edit I mean their DOTs secondary effects) deal damage and Damage Lore increases their amount of damage and also quite a large magnitude. Since Magic and Ice (edit I mean their secondary effects) do not deal DOT damage but rather a status effect (with a duration). So I guess that would be a SEOT (status effect over time). I do not know whether Damage Lore skill effects the magnitude of Slow or Weaken but I am doubtful that it does. Might be another thing to test with those blank characters. Even so without a magnitude increase with Weaken that is still pretty awesome to have a very high chance of delivering the Weaken status effect.
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    The good grilled cheese

    Something fast and along the lines of a grilled cheese. It only has 2 ingredients and yummy and rich like a grilled cheese but even easier. Is it possible to be easier? Yes. I look out for coupons or sales on the brie or camembert cheese I use and I always have the premade biscuit dough that is made by pillsbury or my grocery brand that comes in tubes. This biscuit dough some shapes or kinds you twist open the tube and it pops open and some you press a spoon that breaks the seal of the tube and it pops open. So you open the dough and it is in pieces sometimes 8 small or 5 big depending on the type. Now you open the brie or camembert and I like to slightly trim off that coating or skin on the cheese because I am not so sure about that skin. Then I cut the cheese into pieces and a piece for each bit of dough and then just make the dough surround the cheese piece by working it in your hand. Then bake in the oven 10 or so minutes till the cheese is bubbling out a bit and the dough is a little browned. If it's just to feed myself I don't cook all of them maybe just have 1 or 2 and save the others in the fridge so they can be fresh out of the oven to eat some other time. They are as rich and delicious as a grilled cheese. And very easy to make and easy to keep or store the biscuit dough tubes on hand in the fridge. With any luck the third ingredient could be a glass of wine!
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    Is Alchemy worth it?

    another benefit of alchemy (in addition to buffing healing pots, mentors, and trophies) is the ability to have pretty much permanent yellow regeneration potions.
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    Grim Dawn: Act II Released!

    Sorry to whoever came in my game and I had a phone call. It was good to see someone join! I think I need more practice I am not used to multiplayer!! Double adrenaline in hard core that you have another teamate to consider. But I like single player better because you can chill out between monster packs and not always be wondering where your teamate is going to go.
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    Grim Dawn: Act II Released!

    cool Knuckles maybe we will see each other. I am on 50 hours so far. Probably the most fun I've ever had in a video game. I loe so many things about the game. I've been since tonight playing on a multi server as a host and I named it darkmatters password gogo (as someone suggested).. edit: also I am playing veteran hardcore.
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    Grim Dawn: Act II Released!

    oh wow I didn't know what city the campaign ended (so far in development) at. I played this game all last night and fell in love with it. I got to 'burrwitch' or whatever with a fight against 3 bosses. I was hoping that was like 'act 1' not even done. I am level 21 I think. Playing a nightblade which was a blast. It's a really great game so far though. I can imagine SOOOO much replayability whether online or single player. I love the game.
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    Grim Dawn: Act II Released!

    One thing I didn't like about Titan Quest was the artifact recipes. I would find a recipe in Legendary that required me to assemble things I found in normal. So if I only play 1 toon I have to farm stuff and earn zero xp. I think it is cool to have things like that that require farming. But I think that the equip slot should not be vacant for people who don't play more than one toon. Sort of like Sacred 2 had legendaries of which I only found 2 in years and years play. You would have enjoyed the legendary but there is no empty equip slot if you DON"T find them. So with artifacts I always installed the 'no artifact ingredients' mod. I WOULD like both playstyles rewarded of having special recipes but not leave a gear slot vacant for people who only play one toon. This is especially true for 'untwinked' play throughs which is the way I played.
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    Grim Dawn: Act II Released!

    yes odd considering that titanquest vault (a mod) was a pretty much must have mod. didn't the developers notice?
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    Grim Dawn: Act II Released!

    Wow that screen shot looks awesome. Loot!
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    Grim Dawn: Act II Released!

    I don't like how the skill tree is 90 degrees turned from Titan Quest. Will take some getting used to.
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