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Old 10-26-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Post Payday - Guide, Q&A and Tech Support.

I have worked together with Overkill Software and craftede this rather long thread for everyone to read, this thread will contain basic guide a Q&A and Tech Support, i hope this will help you guys out, feel free to post any comments in the thread or any questions you might have.

Basics about Payday - The Heist.

Payday is a old school game, it is fast and it is teamwork. You are 4 robbers, Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains who pulls off insane heists.

Payday is made for everyone who loves to play Co Op either with friends or just with random people, the heists is pretty much for any level of gamer, ofc the Overkill level takes a lot of teamwork or pratice not just a walk in the park.
Unlike a lot of other FPS games out there Payday has put a lot of time and effort into getting the old Quake/Unreal feeling back of speed gaming, you aim, shoot and run all the time, you will not have the time to just sit back and take a cigar and you will NOT have the time to play rambo, Payday is a Co Op so yes teamwork is the ULTIMATIVE KEY to victory.

So to the top 10 player tips.
1) Always play as a team, teamwork is the key to this game.
2) Always be polite, we where all new not to long ago.
3) Check your microphone, it can give insane feedback and can be the reason to why you get kicked from games sometimes.
4) Payday is a hard game thats how it is made, so make sure you check if a game is easy/normal/hard/overkill before joining ( a level 4 in overkill mode is a bit optimistic) =)
5) do NOT shoot hostages you will need them futher in the game.
6) Complete your challanges, to get faster rep and more cash the more challanges you completed within the game.
7) if you have your microphone on please turn off the TV.
8) Take clean shoots only, Ammo in this game is hard enough to get dont waste shoots on stuff that you cant hit.
9) You are not GOD you cannot survive 2000 bullets, stay in cover and use the cover that the game gives.
10) Be happy and patient, not everyone is uber gamers from day 1.

Heists -

There is currectly 6 levels/Heists out for Payday, i have below added in game movies of every map that i have played and completed, i will also over time add the achivements so you guys can see one way of doing them at least.

Working on gettijng all movies sortede. I have minor audio sync problems.

First World Bank -
Easy -
Normal -
Hard -
Overkill -

Heat Streeet -
Easy -
Normal -
Hard -
Overkill -

Panic Room -
Normal -
Hard -
Overkill -

Green Bridge -
Normal -
Hard -
Overkill -

Diamond Heist -
Hard -
Overkill -
I pushed the button and lived achivement - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSSjI0-8Mtc (not done by myself)

Slaugtherhouse -
Hard -
Overkill -

If you have any movies of you doing achivements or any maps please let me know, if they are good i will add them to the list.

Classes and leveling -

Leveling in payday is rather unique as you can truely build your very own criminal, dosnt matter what type you love to play overkill made sure you can, you obtain levels/rep by pulling off heists completing challanges or achivements. The harder stuff you do the more cash you get to get you closer to next level/rep.
You can at anytime within the game change what tree you want to level in by pressing Tab and then 1-2-3 depending on wich you wish to level next.

In payday there is 3 main trees that will provide you with whatever you need to pull of the heist of your dreams or nightmares.
The three trees are Assult, Sharpshooter and Support each with unique weapons and bonus's to your crew. A total of 144 levels to take.

Weapons of Payday -

You can check out Overkills own little preview of the weapons in payday here - http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/pos...day-the-heist/


Q&A
So during my time on the Payday forums i seam to always run into a lot of questions, i will here try and answer as many as possible as detailed as possible.

Q - Will the DLC's be free or paid ?
A - We arnt sure about that yet, but will announce it as soon as we sortede the last few bugs that is still around.

Q - The Soundtrack is AWESOME anyway we can get it as DLC sometime ?
A - We do not know at this.

Q - I am unsure weather or not i can run payday
A - You can test your computer here - http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

Q - is there a demo out ?
A - Not yet, it is a work in progress.

Q - is there somewhere i can get wallpapers ?
A - yes on our offical website http://www.overkillsoftware.com/payday/

Q - I keep getting kicked from games by other players why ?
A - Normally there is 3 reasons for that
1. They are trying to do a map on overkill/hard and your rep isnt quite high enough.
2. Your mic is connectede and are making sounds
3. They are asses find another game plenty out there =)

Q - Will there come a mod/map tool for Payday ?
A - We do not know at this.

Q - Is Payday censored in some parts of the world ?
A - To our knowledge there is no censor in the game what so ever.

Q - How does the cops always hit us ?
A - They have magical Aimbot ^_^

Q - How many people are you at overkill and how long did it take to make Payday ?
A - Overkill currectly are 20 people and took just around 2 years to finish Payday - The Heist.

Q - is there someway to remove a upgrade for a weapon that i have obtained ?
A - Yes go into the list on main menu called upgrades and click the star next to the upgrade you wish removed.

Q - If there is only 6 heists how can it be replayable ?
A - Every heist has multiple things that is random generatede, sometimes a door is open sometimes not, sometimes the codes work and mostly they dont.
It all changes for everytime you load the map, the map itself, the cops, the challanges and much much more is random generatede from play to play.

Q - Do the devs play Payday aswell ?
A - Yes you can find the creators of the game playing online now and then.

Q - is there anyway to compeat on who completes the maps fastest ?
A - Yes there is a ladder/score system located within steam http://steamcommunity.com/stats/Pada...t/achievements

Q - Will we get more maps and masks ?
A - Yea we have plans to make both more heists and mask during the upcoming DLC's.

Q - How do i get cops as hostages ?
A - You have to wound them and then use F to shout at them to cuff themselfs, remember you cannot take a cop hostage during a assult.

Q - I have a Alienware computer but no funky mask help ?
A - Check out this thread - http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2194370

Q - I see other people have diffrenet masks ?
A - There are certian people that have diffrenet masks such as the Devs and people playing on Alienware computers.

Q - No push to talk how come ?
A - We are aware of this and are working our way to add it to the game in a futher patch.

Q - I love the game and got a looot of suggestions.
A - We have a thread for that right here on the forums - http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2189140


Tech Support -
I have during my time on the forums helped quite a few out about the tech problem that can come with newer games, i have added the more common problems and fixes below if you still have problems after checking the stuff below please check out http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2194765 where Bo from overkill software will do his best to help you out.

First things first make SURE you do NOT have PhysX beta drivers.
Exit steam entirely while installing this.
There is a installer included with payday that you can find \Steamapps\common\payday the heist\redist\PhysX\PhysX_9.10.0513_SystemSoftware. exe
Then reboot your PC.
If you still have problems look below.

Game wont start! HELP! -
If you have problems starting the game after the newest patch try first verifying cache, restarting steam and computer and running the game as admin (Win7/vista users) for that you have to go into the Payday folder wich is locatede C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\payday the heist then right click on the icon and say run as admin.
If this dosnt work please head to http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2194765 and Bo from Overkill will help you fix it.

Cant find any online games -
There is 2 common fixes with this first is your steam cloud, steam finds games closes to you, this has nothing to do with payday but with the steam client itself you can change your steam cloud/location by going into Steam > Settings > Downloads + Cloud > Download Region and change it to something else.
Second thing is your ports isnt open, Payday runs with ports 98 and 99 you can read more about port forwarding here http://portforward.com/ where you can also get a step by step guide.

I keep getting random crashes to desktop help ? -
Random crashes is normally due to driver problems try updating your drivers and if you still have problems contact Bo in the support thread locatede here - http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2194765 or mail a crash rapport and dxdiag to info@overkillsoftware.com
You can find your crash rapport in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\payday the heist named something along the lines of "payday_win32_release_1210574_crash_2011_10_22T0_4 7_13C0.mdmp" and your Dxdiag you get by going to start > Run and write Dxdiag then save all info and attact it to the email.

Patches -
All patch info you can find http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2191958
Patch 1 has been released the 22nd october 2011.
Patch 2 has been released the 5th of november 2011.
Patch 3 Upcoming ETA TBA

DLC content -
Coming soon!

Driver update sites -
9 out of 10 problems with Payday seams to be driver problems, So we ask you to make sure your drivers are fully updatede also check your windows update as Win7/Vista have certian problems from there aswell.
I have listede a few of the main hardware driver sites to make it a bit easier for you guys, if any problems finding your driver feel free to ask and i will look into it for you.

ATI - http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
Nvidia - http://www.nvidia.com/content/global/global.php
Dell - http://www.dell.com/
Microsoft Update - http://www.update.microsoft.com

Other Links -
Offical website - http://www.overkillsoftware.com/
Huge Payday forum - www.paydaytheheistforums.com (not controlled by overkill but the devs are there)
Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/Overkill_tm

Last but not least -
Special Thanks
Overkill for a great game.
All the people i game with everyday.

I will try and keep this thread and post updatede as much as possible with news and other common questions i run into if you guys have anything to add please post below.so If anything comes up or you want a game of payday feel free to add me to steam - http://steamcommunity.com/id/zyddie

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Old 10-26-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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Good stuff, stickied!
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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Reserved since we know there will come more stuff =)
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:57 AM   #4
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wow thats well good.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:56 PM   #5
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You should also add in to send crash dumps to info@overkillsoftware.com so they can really get down to what is happening in these crashes.

-- If that is OK with OVERKILL, of course.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:01 PM   #6
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You should also add in to send crash dumps to info@overkillsoftware.com so they can really get down to what is happening in these crashes.

-- If that is OK with OVERKILL, of course.
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I keep getting random crashes to desktop help ? -
Random crashes is normally due to driver problems try updating your drivers and if you still have problems contact Bo in the support thread locatede here - http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2194765 or mail a crash rapport and dxdiag to info@overkillsoftware.com
You can find your crash rapport in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\payday the heist named something along the lines of "payday_win32_release_1210574_crash_2011_10_22 T0_4 7_13C0.mdmp" and your Dxdiag you get by going to start > Run and write Dxdiag then save all info and attact it to the email.
already did ^^
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #7
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already did ^^
Ah, sorry - I only skimmed through for the email address and must have missed it.

GG on the thread.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:17 PM   #8
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Ah, sorry - I only skimmed through for the email address and must have missed it.

GG on the thread.
heh no worries =)
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:38 PM   #9
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Good work buddy, you've put a lot of work into that guide
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:36 AM   #10
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Nice one. See you in game.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:37 AM   #11
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Nice one. See you in game.
Always ^_^ and thanks for the nice words ^_^
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:05 PM   #12
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You should also add This and I had no damn idea of this.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:55 PM   #13
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For sending you videos, can they be Single Player? And what about commentary?
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:45 PM   #14
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For sending you videos, can they be Single Player? And what about commentary?
Yea they can be singel player =) and commentary is fully upto you =)
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:53 AM   #15
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I don't know if anyone else is having this problem, but I can start up my game and all that,but when I try to join a server my game freezes and I have to manually close it through Ctrl Alt Delete
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