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Steam Marines v0.5.9a is out with more talents, game settings and options, and bugfixes.

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Hello, everyone.

This will be the last build before Steam Greenlight hits (barring catastrophic build failure reports!). It's 11 p.m. over here so I'll give you the short version:

New Features
Reduced base sight range for squad members.
Increased base sight range for monsters.
Added weapon mods: laser and flashlight. Laser increases accuracy, flashlight increases sight range.
Cycling weapon attachments (laser/flashlight) costs action points.
Grenade keybind removed; added Cycle weapon attachment keybind in its place.
Changed Leader and Scout class talents to reflect the new 4/8 system.
Implemented Grenadier class talents (Napalm not yet implemented - just a normal ranged attack for now).
Implemented Support class talents.
Allow player to take either talent of a pair, but it overwrites the other.
Added game setting options for monster turn speed.
Added game setting options for toggling auto-end turn.
Added game setting options for toggling auto-switch squad members.
Stripped left side info and put it in right panel. Left side is for squad information, right side is for more detailed individual information.
All in-place actions now face the character In the appropriate direction.
Removed Action Point cap.
Increased damage and accuracy ranges for randomized weapons.
Updated thrown grenades to hit and explode in even empty tiles.
Thrown grenades explode in empty tiles when max range is obstructed.
Updated Grenadier fire to explode on empty tiles.
Updated font caching; custom font should display properly on all computers.
Added full weapon sprites for inventory icons.
Fixed broken tool tips for inventory slots 9-12.

Bug Fixes
Fixed graphical inconsistencies when swapping weapons/armor.
Fixed bug with desynchronizing squad member sprites on hit.
Fixed extra space in talent log messages.
Fixed bug with scrolling event log not scrolling with mouse wheel.
Fixed bug with squad members sometimes being able to fire with no action points left.
Fixed display bug with Grenadier showing Support talent points in Promotion window.
Fixed bug with being able to choose talent 1 over 2 but not vice versa.
Fixed talent “Scoped” always performing AP check on Leader.
Promotion animation removed when opening that squad member's Promotion window.
Fixed bug with save state status on main menu sometimes showing a blank sprite for a dead squad member.
Fixed right side panel boundaries for mouse clicking.
Fixed some talents failing to work if character had the exact AP cost required.

PC/Mac builds are awaiting authorization on IndieDB, but as usual you can grab them on the Steam Marines official website, the Steam Marines forums, or here:

Win installer.
Mac installer.



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