The Hunter Tutorial 1: the basics - Part 1


Uploaded by ReinierKaper on 24.05.2010

Transcript:
Hi and welcome to The Hunter tutorials,
I'm Reinier...
...and I'm going to walk you through some the basics of this game.
We're going to look at the different settings that are available and how to bind your keys...
...and how to move around in The Hunter.
That will be it for this tutorial and next time we'll go into the huntermate...
...and do some tracking and stuff like that.
All right, let's begin:
I assume you actually installed the game and know how to start it up,
which leaves you at this main menu screen here. You can do a couple of things here...
...not too much. You can enter the reserve, which means: start the game, leave the reserve: just quit it.
Check out the credits here; who made this great game...
...and change your settings.
We're going to look at changing your settings first because I want you to feel comfortable with it.
If you click it you've got roughly two options:
change some mouse and keyboard settings...
...and check out some display and audio settings. Let's check out this first...
...this is fairly simple and straightforward.
"Gamma" here, defines how bright your game will be. The more you click to the right the brighter...
...it becomes. You can also downscale it a bit. Just pick a setting that's comfortable for you...
...you generally want this area to be completely white and this area to be completely black for optimal settings.
"Master Volume" is just the volume of the game sounds itself. I've put it down low...
...for this tutorial because otherwise my voice gets mixed up with the game sounds which is not very handy.
You can always return to the default settings by clicking this button.
All right let's go back.
Now let's take a look at the mouse and keyboard settings over here.
All right, you've got two types of sensitivity. The main "Look Sensitivity" which is the sensitivity when you walk around the island...
...do stuff like calling and things like that.
Some people like this setting high, I generally have it pretty low.
I like more control in my movement, but other people like small moves for turning around and stuff like that.
Just pick a setting that you're comfortable with. You can always press the [Escape] key in the game...
...and alter these settings at any time. Your "Aim Sensitivity" is the sensitivity when you're...
...actually aiming down your rifle...
...this is always, by default, a bit lower then your "Look Sensitivity", because you obviously...
...can't turn 180 degrees around, so...
...just play with this setting as well. Something you feel comfortable with. You don't need it too high, because... well...
...you're probably going to aim at one target at a time anyway.
All right "Invert Y-axis", this is used for people that are used to invert their axis...
...which means if you pull your mouse down like this, then...
...you'll actually begin to look upwards and...
...if you pull, pull... eh... sorry... if you push your mouse forward, you will actually look down.
Some people don't want this and just put it to "No", which means if you push your mouse forward, you'll look upwards as well.
I've always learned to play with it inverted, just check what you like.
All right, "Keyboard Setup" here...
...this is an important screen, because you can actually...
...reconfigure allmost any key that's used in the game.
If you messed up somehow, you can always press the "Default" key and it will return to it's original settings.
I personally don't like the original settings, so let's take a look here.
As you can see you can bind each action to two seperate keys if you like.
I don't use it myself, I don't know...
...if anybody else actually uses it...
...you can see I use it here, but it's more coincidence than actually thought about it.
For your primary keys or secondary keys, you can assign...
...basic things like moving forward,
...moving backward; doesn't need any explanation. Moving left, moving right; this is sidestepping so...
...you turn with your mouse, but you sidestep to the left and to the right with your keyboard.
"Crouch": [Left Control]... This just basically moves you from a standing up position into a crouching position...
...and then when you press [Left Control] again you will actually lie down.
So there are three stages of movement.
You can pull yourself up again with [Left Shift] and...
...when you're lying down you'll always have to crouch first and then stand up again. We'll get to that in the game.
You can toggle "walk" and "run". Normally you don't want to run in this game, because it just scares all the animals away...
...but, if you do missions or have to get from A to B, it can be retty handy.
The "Toggle Automove", this is a big friend...
...it basically means if you press this key (in my case it's the [2] or [Middle Mouse Button])...
...you don't have to keep [W] pressed to forward. You actually move forward automatically and you just can... you know...
You can make yourself some coffee and return again and you'll be a couple of meters further on.
This only works for the forward movement, not the backward and side movement.
"Use Environement", currently it's only used to enter or leave hunting stands.
I'm sure there will be more to follow in next updates, but right now it's only used for that.
I think the default is [Space Bar], I just left it there. All right, let's take a look at the weapons next.
Ok, there are a couple of things assigned to weapons. First, there's the "Raise Weapon".
In this game you actually have to raise your weapon before you aim down it or shoot it...
...so that's "Mouse key 1", just the [Left Mouse Button].
"Lower your weapon". If you are aiming but you decide not too shoot or you want to reposition you have to lower it; use "Mouse 2".
In this case the [Right Mouse Button]. "Fire Weapon", if you're aiming... and it's just the same button as "Raise Weapon"...
...just the [Left Mouse Button] as you are probably used to.
You obviously have to reload your rifles. You do this with the [R] key...
...if you want to do it manually. If you're out of bullets and you put new bullets in your inventory into an ammo slot (we'll get to that later)...
...then it will automatically reload one or more rounds, depending on the weapon.
Ok, "Hold Breath", very important one.
When you're aiming down your rifle, you'll probably notice (and we'll get to that later), that your weapon is kind of swinging...
...from left to right and up and down.
If you hold down [Space Bar] for a while, you can actually hear yourself take a deep breath...
...and it will stabilize the gun. It is your friend, especially for long distant and when your skill level gets higher.
Ok, "Zoom In", "Zoom Out", this is for scoped guns only. If you use a scope, you can zoom in or zoom out. Not with every scope, but most of them do.
These are actually assigned to [F] and [V], but I just use the [Scroll Button]. Seems to work by default as well. Just reassign them if you want.
"Equip Weapon 1" and "Equip Weapon 2", you've got two weapon slots that you can use in the game.
I've assigned mine to the number [1], which is pretty close for my left hand so I can quickly change it...
...and my "Equip Weapon 2" is currently assigned to the [0]. I've actualy got to remap my keys someday, but, you know... It's just what I'm used to.
All right, then on to the items. Now items are everything but guns and things like that...
...so here we go.
You can assign different sets of keys as well. I just use one.
You can bring up your inventory at any time using the [I] key. This looks like a [1], but it's actually an [I].
If you want to change it, by the way, just click on it. It will begin to blink, the cursor and just tap the key you wanted to use. I pressed the [I] again.
The inventory you can bring up any time during the game for switching guns, adding ammo and things like that...
...but keep in mind that only when you're near a lodge, you can actually get other guns out of your...
...main inventory and your main inventiory is actually all the guns that you have in possesion, but not with you at the time.
It will become more clear in the next screen we're going to look at.
Ok, the "Equip Item Slot 1" and "Equip Item Slot 2", these are primarily your first and second caller or lures or scents, whatever you use.
I usually have two callers here and I've got some scents in my backpack, just, you know, so I can switch it during the game.
Ok, "Equip Binoculars", it's assigned to [Q] for me. Default is, I think, the [B] key, which is kind of... I don't know... I don't like it...
...because you actually have to to move your hand...
...it brings up your binoculars, you're going to use these a lot and you can spot a lot of animals...
...without even hearing them, so it's a very very valuable piece of equipment.
The huntermate, your big friend in the game. This is the portable device you've got in your left hand, with the map on it...
...with which you can track deer and animals and stuff like that.
I'll actually make a seperate tutorial for that one, because it's a pretty advanced piece of equipment and you really need to learn how it works.