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It's update time everyone, and this time it's a doozy!

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Towns has just reached 0.40!
It's update time everyone, and this time it's a doozy!

Over the past month we have been pounding our heads against the keyboard in a desperate attempt to implement loads of new features that you would come to love. Since that didn't work, we decided to actually code it in ourselves...

Towns 0.40 sample 2 Towns 0.40 sampleTowns heights (2)

As you can see, there are a lot of new changes, in particular is the directional facing and the height we threw in for good measure. We hope you enjoy it!

Other features are content (of which there is loads), an entire intermediate cooking zone, new animals, items, weapons, and bug fixes that will help the auto production system work smoother than ever before.

Now I must continue this post with a bit of a sour note, I know we said that 0.40 would be the Hero update, but with Alex stepping down from scripting duty and going into PR full time, we had to find a new member to cover his position. Thankfully, Sphaz stepped up to bat and is doing a bang-up job. We are sure that with him scripting we will get much more accomplished in the following weeks! We will not be giving an exact date on the Hero system, as we want it to be perfect, but expect it sooner than later!

Here is a showcase video of this build


We all hope you enjoy Towns, and remember, you can speak your mind freely on our forums.

Kind regards
SMP Team

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lolpew
lolpew

Looks wonderful!
Awesome job guys :)

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supermalparit Author
supermalparit

Thanks lolpew!

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DevLewa
DevLewa

The beginning of this Video is hilarious. XD
Really good job! ;)
Keep up the good work.^^

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alexpoysky
alexpoysky

Glad you like my potty mouth!

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joshino
joshino

Cool looks like the isometric view of DF but functional!

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Aarkreinsil
Aarkreinsil

Yeah you're pumping out the updates way faster than Toady xP
Please don't ever let us wait almost one year for an update.

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Vhorthex
Vhorthex

Credit Card overloaded from Xmas purchases, does this mean I'll wait to buy Towns? Nope! I actually bought it yesterday! :D Strange how my CC let me buy it altough it's full. :P

Great game guys! Has a little DF feel to it, which is great! Slowly got the hang of the basics. PEOPLE EAT A LOT THOUGH. :O

Oh and a little 'issue' I noticed is that, if you wall in your town, with the new ceiling/roof feature well, your whole city end up under a roof. :S I don't know if ramparts are things that people do, but if you do, you'll have a nice surprise. :D

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supermalparit Author
supermalparit

By the way:

TAB - Hide/show roofs
CONTROL - Apply transparencies to walls

:P

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Vhorthex
Vhorthex

Oh yes, I got that from a Youtube Video! :D WEll, except for the roof toggle, I was simply using the transparency with CTRL.

The thing is that some of my farms are inside the ramparts, so it makes me feel strange to be growing crops inside. :S I know, i'm silly. I'm assuming that the game mechanics dont' negatively affect "indoor" farming? :)

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supermalparit Author
supermalparit

Right now the game doesn't look at that.

But..... the production on zones (carpentry, masonry, ...) with roof are speeded up

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Vhorthex
Vhorthex

Credit Card overloaded from Xmas purchases, does this mean I'll wait to buy Towns? Nope! I actually bought it yesterday! :D Strange how my CC let me buy it altough it's full. :P

Great game guys! Has a little DF feel to it, which is great! Slowly got the hang of the basics. PEOPLE EAT A LOT THOUGH. :O

Oh and a little 'issue' I noticed is that, if you wall in your town, with the new ceiling/roof feature well, your whole city end up under a roof. :S I don't know if ramparts are things that people do, but if you do, you'll have a nice surprise. :D

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middlemonster
middlemonster

I played this game for about 4-5 hours so far.

The sound effects in their current state are way too harsh. This makes gameplay frustrating. I think you could probably remove or soften up the eating sounds. Add ambient sounds instead attached to ground tiles and areas where bad guys exist. The most common sound effects should be soothing and immersive not grating.

I think time of day should be added or you should be able to schedule work time, meal times and sleep times. You should also be able to toggle attack mode or flee mode for soldiers or create patrol areas. So soldiers don't blindly throw themselves at enemies until they are hungry or dead. A forman or leader unit would be great. Someone whose primary purpose is to lead citizens. Like heroes but for citizens.

Another good addition to citizens would be the ability to set roles. Hunter, gatherer, forester, farmer, butcher, baker. These would allow for a bit more control but still be indirect enough. This would stop things like a citizen walking over to a piece of wood on the other side of the map and pick it up to place it back down again and go gather some milk only to eat it immediately after.

Keep up the good work. Great job. I feel like my money was worth the encouragement.

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Vhorthex
Vhorthex

Good points,
Although I'm assuming the sound stuff is all WIP. So hopefully it'll get better as they move forward.

Totally agree with you on the citizen "specialities". Like making someone a gatherer, or a lumberjack. And I'd like for it to go even further, and include actual skills and have it so that the more a citizen performs a task the better he/she gets at it. In fact, I'm hoping that a lot of the DF concepts get put in this game. Could make for a very interesting finished product!

Anywyas, like I said before great foundation you guys have here! :)

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fexas1
fexas1

i need a help. I play demo towns. After i installed this update my map become white and some of my peoples are white. What i need to do?

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Vhorthex
Vhorthex

Sounds like the the update made savegames incompatible. It would make sense given the number of changes that were done to tiles and such.

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supermalparit Author
supermalparit

Hi fexas1,

try to upgrade your graphic card drivers. In some integrated graphic cards this annoying problem occurs

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killabb23
killabb23

I have a bit of a problem that I am far into the game and it just crashes and doesn't save and I lose everything :(

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zen57
zen57

I LOVE THIS GAME !

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Magikaas
Magikaas

I'm loving the game so far! :)

Is it possible to upload screenshots? I'm playing the game at 3840*1080 and want to share that amazing view with the world :D

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