Hey JimJam maybe you should read up on how the damn game works before you decide it's broke? You died from ignorance not faulty coding. It's pretty easy to kill animals and render them into usable food once you know how.
I see a lot of people didn't bother to read my post.
You need a knife to render an animal bozo, if you don't run across a knife you can't do it. That's my point. You should be able to do it with the much more common axe.
And I didn't die from ignorance, I did read up on the best strategies and the newbie guides, I have a map which shows where things can be found, I went to 8 different locations, including a large city which had a shopping center. I had everything else I might need, except
a skinning knife and food.
Frankly it's rarely even necessary as finding cans of food is stupid easy (unless your playing Namalsk map). I usually find so much food and pop I just leave it laying around... I don't need more than 3 cans of anything because before that runs out I'll find a bunch more.
If you are lucky. I wasn't lucky. I checked out over 25 different buildings, most of them high value, and only found one single can of sardines. I saved that can of sardines till my food button was flashing red, then I ate it. Then I searched again, but didn't find a single scrap of food in three hours of searching another 25 buildings including a shopping center and high value residential buildings, (where else are you likely to find food???). In the meantime I ran across many many cows, goats and pigs, but couldn't kill and eat them because I didn't have a skinning knife. Then I starved to death... That's stupid and poor game design. I didn't die from ignorance, I died from the failure of the game to model realistically. I had plenty of water, I got a water bottle, refilled it many times and drank, had lots of cans of soda, which should give some food value, but they don't, had Morphine, blood bags, painkillers, bandages up the yin yang, lots of weapons and ammo, matches, watch, toolbox, axe, crowbar, jerry can, etc. etc.
What I'm asking for is more realistic hunger modelling, and use of food animals. I don't think that's unrealistic.
Edited by JimJam, 30 November 2012 - 08:02 PM.