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RSS Feed Towns 0.45 has been released!

This next patch brings a slew of many new things, as well as addressing some old concerns.

Posted by supermalparit on Apr 26th, 2012


They will slay monsters!

They will explore the dungeons!

They will charm your ladies!

They will steal your stuff!

Ladies, gentlemen, and those between, brace yourselves: Heroes are coming!

This next patch brings a slew of many new things, as well as addressing some old concerns.

We have reworked the guards to now have several roles instead of just the suicidal one. They will supervise work, patrol areas and rush to help other townies in danger.

The known hunger-lock phenomena has been reworked, no longer will hungry townies protest in anger. Now they will work slower and get depressed. A fair trade we might add.

We have added new content, decorations, different roofs, froggies camps in the jungle, windows, gates, colors, dressings and hats… yes... hats!

In the recreation area we have added the arena, where badgers can fight and shed blood to the joy and cheers of the viewers.

Oh yes, we also added the heroes. Right now, they fulfill maybe 5-10% of their potential. They explore the dungeon, which now has a fog of war and is not instantly revealed, they  fight monsters, they may, depends on their moral, steal your stuff. But whatever you do, don’t lock them up. They will be driven insane and rampage through your town.

The heroes seeing light in this version are the dwarves, who prefer to sleep underground, the rogues, who prefer to steal your stuff than mess with dangerous monsters, the barbarians, who doesn’t care where they sleep, as long as they are getting their fresh stream of food, the highlanders, a danger junkies heroes who rather spend time at the dungeons than socialize in the tavern, the knights, an honourable fighters, and two special kind of heroes: Sips, the camp maker, who shoots fireballs, and Sir Punchwood the noble, who will help any damsel in distress.

In addition, we have reworked a lot of the underline code and mechanics, which should improve performance.

We do hope you will enjoy this update as much as we enjoyed making it!

-SMP

 

Comments
DrHojo123
DrHojo123 Apr 26 2012, 12:38am said:

lol Paulsoaresjr reference "Sir Punchwood"

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heikkik
heikkik Apr 26 2012, 1:41am said:

Sips from yogscast also getting his part in this update :)

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Recs
Recs Apr 26 2012, 4:02am said:

nice update, the changelog on desura shows many other fixes as well.

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DarkOnyx
DarkOnyx Apr 26 2012, 6:56am said:

Awesome! ♥ Just updated and ready to play!

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noxein
noxein Apr 26 2012, 7:41am said:

Update, Update, Update, Yaay! and Play =D

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JSJosh
JSJosh Apr 26 2012, 1:46pm said:

Yipee! Sips :D

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xfpsacex
xfpsacex Apr 26 2012, 2:11pm said:

My Heros keep dying :(, but still really cool

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who885
who885 Apr 26 2012, 2:40pm said:

I love this Team and game i hope you Guys make it far :D

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HumbleLinux
HumbleLinux Apr 26 2012, 3:46pm said:

nice, is there a detailed changelog?

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supermalparit
supermalparit Apr 26 2012, 7:27pm replied: +1 vote     reply to
VMetal
VMetal Apr 26 2012, 3:48pm said:

Can´t wait to get home and play, tons of fun to be had!

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komixx
komixx Apr 26 2012, 4:53pm said:

i will trade Steel Storm: Burning Retribution for this game

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HumbleLinux
HumbleLinux Apr 26 2012, 5:02pm replied:

Steel what?

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komixx
komixx Apr 28 2012, 3:34pm replied:

it is a over top shooting game of some sort

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supermalparit
supermalparit Apr 26 2012, 7:28pm said:

Thanks to all!
We are working in a 0.45a patch that we will release soon. It includes some fixes, some tweaks, a revamped pile/container management menu and a better exploring routine for heroes

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Remyskayne
Remyskayne May 4 2012, 11:43am replied:

does the bug fixes include planted pear trees disappearing while in the bush stage?

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BiskutMentega
BiskutMentega Apr 26 2012, 10:37pm said:

My town was raided by blood thirsty spiders. None were left safe. =(
Anyway. the towns wiki need to be updated, or the tutorial due to so many content added.

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Daninja95
Daninja95 Apr 27 2012, 1:34pm said:

I don't know why but I can't seem to update my game. It says; 'There was an error during the gathering information process and it has stopped. There is no update available for this item. [52.0]'
Anyone help please?

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supermalparit
supermalparit Apr 27 2012, 10:02pm said:

It's a Desura error message. Please, try to uninstall and install the game again. Or just try to update again (maybe the servers still doesn't refreshed the game data)

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honeywave
honeywave Apr 27 2012, 10:23pm said:

Awesome... reference... :D Now... to become a YouTube celebrity and make videos... Too bad I don't have a very good recording setup... MUST GET BETTER COMPUTER!

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fencer12
fencer12 Apr 28 2012, 12:45am said:

I wish sir punch wood paulsours jr would put up more of towns like a play trought

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hemebond
hemebond Apr 28 2012, 4:48pm said:

Played for about ten minutes. All my villagers committed suicide. None of the fundamental user-facing issues appear to have changed.

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eternjc
eternjc Apr 28 2012, 4:56pm said:

The last two patches have really opened up the game, nice work devs!

Erm, since 0.45a I now can't seem to use the "harvest" tool on apple and pear trees which I planted in tilled earth. Right click -> harvest still works, but that's obviously tedius for big farms.

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karabeep
karabeep Apr 29 2012, 8:49am said:

Yay finally they fixed that stupid food lock seemed 99% of my gameplay of this was just making bread

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Jerico555
Jerico555 Apr 29 2012, 10:14pm said:

Why cant desura update it as soon as the main site updates it =/

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supermalparit
supermalparit Apr 30 2012, 1:35am replied:

Desura needs authorization for all the files we upload. They have to test if the game/installation works before approve it.

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thither
thither Apr 30 2012, 5:05pm said:

The desura client has been updated to 0.45b but the standalone installers are still at 0.45a. Could somebody update the installers for those of us on Macs. please?

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supermalparit
supermalparit Apr 30 2012, 5:46pm replied:

Now is done! But the demo files still needs authorization.

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supermalparit
supermalparit May 1 2012, 7:10am replied:

All is done now

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thither
thither May 1 2012, 9:51am replied:

Thanks!

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dabtech
dabtech May 2 2012, 4:09am said:

not sure how i've seen this update so far. honestly before hand i could always get my town to thrive untill the feed me bug killed them.. now i get ghosts of hero's past appearing and killing everyone in town, killed 1 two more pop'd up and killed my whole town. oh well, still like the editions to it

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supermalparit
supermalparit May 3 2012, 3:55pm replied:

In this patch ghosts don't appear from graves, just from dead corpses. So, try to make graves :)

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dabtech
dabtech May 6 2012, 2:11am replied:

Ah so graves, okay that answers that. on the winter maps will wild wheat ever appear? also mixed maps are fun. yet killer when your surrounded by mobs on all sides. and is there anything that can be done about them walking soo slow from hunger they die even if they have the food in there hands? just cause they have to walk to the dining room first? they just never seem to make it. or the fact they will keep working instead of eating in time when they are hungry thou that only seems to happen a few random times

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HumbleLinux
HumbleLinux May 2 2012, 4:03pm said:

game speed setting has no effect whatever I choose.

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supermalparit
supermalparit May 3 2012, 4:00pm replied:

The game has 3 speed levels, from 1 to 3

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irogue
irogue May 4 2012, 11:43am said:

Thanks for continuing the great additional features and bug fixes, this game is coming along superbly.

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kats2911
kats2911 May 11 2012, 11:23pm said:

hi

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chosenpred1339748823
chosenpred1339748823 Jun 15 2012, 4:31am said:

looks really good I hope something unique comes along with heroes like villains or random creatures..sort of like dungeon village for the iphone with the unique dragons appearing and different species coming to attack your town because of it's popularity..could add more depth to it

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