Alpha 0.5.6 released. Halloween update! Important features: bug fixes, performance improvements, crafting refinements, brewing and drinking introduced, plus several fall / halloween treats!
Happy Halloween Everyone!
To celebrate, for the month of November Lugdunon's oak trees will present themselves resplendent in their full fall regalia. Also, permanent additions to the world of Lugdunon include farmable pumpkins, 3 types of jack-o-lanterns (both lit and unlit for 6 total), pumpkin pie, and a special treat in the form of Elsbeth's Pumpkin Ale!
Several other additions include the introduction of:
- Millstones, for use in milling certain items such as flour, sugar, and barley.
- Sugar beets as a crop (seed and produce).
- Raw sugar.
- 4 standard grades of knife.
Yep, the brewing crafting profession has finally arrived! Brewing takes items such as barley, wheat, hops, yeast, and sugar, then combines them in a fermentation vessel to produce kegs full of refreshing beverages.
- Fermentation Vessel
- Empty Mug
- Wooden Tap
- Empty Keg
- Keg of Toklas' Ale
- Keg of Ol' Nick's Stout
- Keg of Elsbeth's Pumpkin Ale
Beverages produced in brewing can be poured into an empty mug, then drunk or given to a party member to drink.
Drinks benefit the player by imparting certain effects.
Be careful though, as drinking too much will cause a negative effect that prevents those afflicted from drinking anything else for a short period of time. Food must also be enjoyed in moderation, as eating too much will cause a similar negative effect.
Streetlamps, wall sconces, smelting furnaces, and fermentation vessels all received graphical updates this release:
Several performance improvements were also implemented with chunk loading and rendering, and placeable item label rendering that should make screen transitions smoother and lessen the periodic FPS drops.
The lighting model was also improved to allow a more natural blending of multiple overlapping light sources.
The full change log for 0.5.6 is available here.