Mar, 14
KeeperRL Alpha24 available for testing on Steam

In the last few weeks I’ve been very busy fixing bugs, optimizing, and polishing all the new features queued up for this update. The patch has finally reached a point where I can share it with you on the beta testing branch on Steam. Please don’t opt in if you are new to the game, as it’s very unstable, and the tutorial doesn’t work at the moment.

As for the next steps before release, there is only one feature that I need to work on: prisoner rebellion. It is necessary in order to stop players from amassing too many prisoners, and will be triggered when the number of prisoners approaches the size of the armed forces. The logic is quite simple: all prisoners suddenly become hostile. I only need to design an interface that will warn the player about possible rebellion and explain the reason why it might happen.

The last necessary change I will need to work on is to update the tutorial to include some of the new features of Alpha24. It’s not a huge amount of work, so I estimate that the new patch should be officially available within the next 2-3 weeks. Hold your thumbs!

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    empy
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    Hey, I tried the new alpha and it is awesome. I love the new graphics for the tiles (when digging and making stockpiles) they look so good 🙂
    While doing so I have written down few bugs I found. They seem to be mostly easy to fix and some of them were probably also in previous versions.
    Probably specific to alpha 24:
    – FPS limit as I got 120 FPS normal, at peaks almost 180 FPS. After some time FPS fell down to less than 10 for unknown reasons (this was right after I have recruited 5 more prisoners after a raid on bandits) – this really heated up my notebook (Dell XPS 15z running Archlinux, without using Nvidia graphics card)
    – 4th menu icon flashes whenever I click left mouse button
    – fill up tunnel on the new hard rock produces soft rock (it just looks odd)
    – torch over bed produces the option to sleep on torch (this is quite funny)
    – no pressure if not in endless mode, i.e. with all of the ores discovered and 4 imps at hand, one could dig HUGE dungeon and only then start hiring some minions or attacking in general or producing basic weapons, maybe few timely attacks (like in endless mode) would make the game more fun

    Probably bugs from older versions
    – after deleting storage imps still carry wood to where the storage used to be (I notice this as at the beginning I make an early resource storage outside and I move it inside only after some time)
    – satiated info window shows twice, previously seen on ring of satiety

    One more idea: it would be nice if the player could set orcs (army minions) not to be on crafting by default. It is a little annoying having to do this by hand on every new orc, especially when recruiting bigger number.

    Anyway, the game is awesome and I really love it. Keep up the great work.

    #7509

    PS limit as I got 120 FPS normal, at peaks almost 180 FPS. After some time FPS fell down to less than 10 for unknown reasons

    Could you please save the game the next time this happens and send the save file to miki@keeperrl.com?

    satiated info window shows twice, previously seen on ring of satiety

    I don’t understand this one, in what situation does the window show up twice?

    One more idea: it would be nice if the player could set orcs (army minions) not to be on crafting by default. It is a little annoying having to do this by hand on every new orc, especially when recruiting bigger number.

    Nice idea, I’ll think about it. I’ve been planning to overhaul the activity UI to make this possible with a couple of clicks, but for now setting it by default might help.

    Thanks!

    #7517

    empy
    Participant

    I don’t understand this one, in what situation does the window show up twice?

    Doubled infowindow

    #7559

    izquierdo.garcia
    Participant

    hello, can you please update KeeperRL Alpha24 in itch.io??? of course, the version testing on Steam… i know a bit of programming and I would like to help in this incredible game

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