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Build InDev 34 Unstable 3 Released

11 September 2019 - 12:47 PM

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Unstable 3 has arrived! This patch introduces a ton of small changes, AI improvements and general preparation for the game's launch in October! For the next month, all additional changes will be to gear up for the big "Release" patch on October 14th. So post all your nitpicks in the comments! Exciting times are coming. :)

NOTE: This patch makes extensive chances to your save data, I highly recommend backing up your profile before playing. When you launch the game, a warning panel will pop up, when it does, click "Open Install Folder" and then make a backup copy of the /profiles/ folder!

InDev 34 Unstable 3 Change Log

Balance Changes
  • Cooks and bottlers can now manufacture with their entire workforce again.
  • Doubled both the speed and damage of bows. (Resulting in 4x more DPS)
  • Tripled the ammo capacity of quivers.
  • Villagers now use hostile towers and corruption in their fight or flight mechanics.
  • Tools now require wood boards and iron.
  • Bows now require silk and wood.
  • Iron armor now requires raw hide and iron ingots.
  • Medkits now require silk and wood.
  • Quivers now require feathers and wood.
  • Heavily buffed rations.
  • Rations now require a raw meat and a raw vegetable.
  • All buildings that make the above mentioned resources now have had their storage changed to store those resources.
Miscellaneous Changes
  • Rangers now hunt animals in the morning.
  • Cluckers can now lay eggs.
  • Animals being slaughtered no longer plays the death sound.
  • Workers now try to equip the best tools or food available rather than anything they can find.
  • Loading tips moved to the main game, and now the game starts paused.
  • Top popup panels no longer overlap the left panel's category buttons.
  • Reduced the overlay font size slightly.
Bug Fixes
  • Implemented possible fix for the "lazy bowyer" problem.
  • Animal domesticated this period now properly ticks up when you capture an animal.
  • Fixed a few incorrect tips and tooltip descriptions.
  • Missing water bottle drinking flags for new animals added.
  • Processed leftover trashy trash at the trash processor can no longer go over the storage limits.
  • Fixed a typo in the Total Home Occupancy tooltip.
  • Twitch integration text box now properly loses focus when you close the settings panel.
  • Problems panel now properly detects all food types when checking if the village has food.
  • Fixed numerous areas where the game AI was only looking at raw food and rations rather than all new food types.
  • Fixed an Ancillary on Black Coast that could not be dismantled or reclaimed.
  • Implemented bandaid fix for the resourceCount crash.
  • Domesticated animals no longer count on the population panel's unassigned workers.

InDev 34 Revised Road Map - The Hunting Update

24 August 2019 - 11:58 AM

Greeting everyone! Every once and a while I have to revise my road map plans. This is one of those times! After some extensive thoughts on the future of Rise to Ruins I've decided to rearrange the development scheduled a bit, and drop fishing from the next update, replacing it with some heavy rebalancing, trash system changes and AI adjustments to prepare for Rise to Ruins' launch in October!
 
Don't worry though, fishing is still planned. It'll likely happen after Rise to Ruins releases in the many free content patches you guys will get post launch.
 
Rise to Ruins development will not end when the game leaves Early Access in October.
So be sure to keep posting your suggestions and opinions! I will be supporting the game and continuing on with additional 100% free content patches well after Rise to Ruins has left Early Access. ːrtrheartː
 
You guys have been amazing over the years, and I thank you for all your support on discord and twitter! This has been an amazing experience, and I have you guys to thank for it!
 
I encourage you to post your nitpicky tweaks/gripes/suggestions below! Now that the game is moving into its home stretch to launch, all future patches will have a heavy focus on fixing/polishing "the little things" as I go. So now is the time to complain about all those "little things" that bug you, no matter how small! :)
 
InDev 34 Revised Road Map
 
Hunting
  • Guards will be completely redesigned into a new Ranger job This new job class will combine the functions of the new rangers and the function of guards into a single job. During the day time, they will hunt animals out in the wilderness, and during night they will defend the village.
  • The current outposts and barracks will be re-purposed and the barracks renamed to a ranger's station. Functionally they will remain fairly similar. This is a rename/reskin of the building to make it suitably themed with the new hunter job.
  • 4 new animals will be added to the game, to be hunted. The Beefalo, The Entler, the Rous and The Clucker. They will spawn on uncorrupted land in and outside the village.
  • To complement the new hunting systems, new complex foods will be added. The kitchen will be able to combine multiple combinations of foods into more complex and nutrient rich dishes.
  • A new farm type will be added to house captured animals, to be slaughtered, bred or farmed as needed.
  • The kitchen will now be able to slaughter animals for meats and byproducts like raw leather and feathers.
  • The toolsmiths and armorsmiths will now be able to make wooden and leather tools, weapons and equipment.
Corruption Changes
  • Due to rioting with pitchforks popular demand, the corruption mechanics will be altered, allowing you to completely annihilate the corruption in a region if you're skilled enough. (But it won't be easy!)
  • Monster spawn rate will be slightly re-balanced, opting to spawn higher level monsters rather than higher amounts of monsters. Although spawn counts will still increase, just at a lower rate.
  • A nightly spawn cap will be reintroduced (Similar to InDev 32's mechanics), but instead, when the nightly spawn cap is reached the game will start to greatly increase monster levels.
Trash System and Resource Changes
  • Resources will now take twice as long (and some, 3 times as long) to decay into trash.
  • Less trash is generated overall.
  • A new harvest/refine to storage limits setting will be added to the production panel, allowing your workers to only generate more resources when there is a place to store them in the village.
  • The entire resource storage system will be redesigned to store specific amounts of specific resources rather than totals of all resources. For example, the lumber mill will no longer store 36 wood or boards in total, rather it can store 12 boards and 24 wood.
  • Due to the above changes, many buildings will get their storage heavily buffed or nerfed accordingly.
Miscellaneous Changes
  • The object/building data will be completely overhauled, reducing overall memory usage, and decreasing save and load times.
  • All building perks will now be retroactive.
  • Tons of miscellaneous AI and balance improvements.

Build InDev 34 Unstable 1 Released

24 June 2019 - 07:30 PM

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The first unstable patch for InDev 34 has arrived! This patch introduces a ton of improvements to the save system, lower memory usage, and faster save/load times. In addition it also brings in a ton of balance changes to trash and the corruption mechanics as well as some other nice tidbits. Check out the change log!

NOTE: This patch makes extensive chances to your save data, I highly recommend backing up your profile before playing. When you launch the game, a warning panel will pop up, when it does, click "Open Install Folder" and then make a backup copy of the /profiles/ folder!

InDev 34 Unstable 1 Change Log

Save System Optimizations
  • The entire save system for object/building data has been completely rewritten, significantly reducing memory usage and save data size.
  • Numerous changes and improvements to tons of modules have been done to drastically decrease save file size, save time, load time, and memory usage. (Note: The first time you load an old save it may take some additional time as it converts the data to the new format. I also strongly recommend loading and then saving and exiting at least once on every region just to decrease overall load time and memory usage on the world map.)
Balance Changes
  • Less monsters now spawn overall, but their levels increase more rapidly.
  • Monster level increases extremely fast when the corruption is highly threatened. (Warning: If you pinned the corruption in your save, the difficulty may be unexpectedly much higher suddenly.)
  • The corruption can now be completely destroyed, but it's extremely hard and time consuming.
  • Doubled resource decay times for most resources, and tripled others.
  • It now takes less trashy trash to make a trashy cube.
  • Reduced farm range to 24.
  • A fourth dark purple work selection color has been added to signal when a work selection has been threatened.
  • When pushing back the corruption, it becomes more resistant and slower to push back the more pinned it is.
Miscellaneous Changes
  • Building perks are now retroactive.
  • Wolfmere is no longer connected to Deepnesse
  • Added a new "Make/Maintain until storage is full" option for all resources.
  • Harvesting tasks are now set to maintain to storage limits by default, rather than infinite. Although the infinite option still exists if you want to use it.
  • Made loot boxes more encouraged to teleport closer to the village.
  • Added a "backup your saves" warning to old profiles loading InDev 34 for the first time.
Bug Fixes
  • Send villagers goal now counts correctly.
  • Year calculations fixed (Yes, again)
  • Fixed a string key call in the trash AI task list.
  • Fixed a bug where a monsters "breakaway chance" would fire too rapidly in the day time, possibly causing some lag at dawn.

InDev 34 Road Map - The Fishing and Hunting Update

06 June 2019 - 01:17 AM

Just slightly over 5 years ago (May 3rd, 2014), I decided to make a simple pathfinding tech demo, to prove you can design a large scale pathfinding system for thousands of creatures all at once on a large, complex map. Well, that tech demo sparked an idea, an idea that turned into what you're currently playing; Rise to Ruins.

Now, after 5 years of solo development, the final InDev release is underway! (Actually, it has been underway for about 2 weeks, but hey!) Your support has been amazing over these 5 years, and I'm proud to announce InDev 34 will be the last content update before Rise to Ruins leaves Early Access In October!

This primary focus of this update is (you guessed it!) to add new hunting and fishing to the game. Part of that will also mean reworking guards and adding more complex food options. There will also be a ton of tweaks and improvements done to the new save system, corruption mechanics, as well as the usual general optimizations and improvements.

Rise to Ruins development will not end when the game leaves Early Access in October.
So be sure to keep posting your suggestions and opinions! I will be supporting the game and continuing on with additional 100% free content patches well after Rise to Ruins has left Early Access.

You guys have been amazing over the years, and I thank you for all your support on discord, twitter and writing reviews on Steam! This has been an amazing experience, and I have you guys to thank for it!

I encourage you to post your nitpicky tweaks/gripes/suggestions below! Now that the game is moving into its home stretch to launch, all future patches will have a heavy focus on fixing/polishing "the little things" as I go. So now is the time to complain about all those "little things" that bug you, no matter how small! :)

InDev 34 Road Map

Hunting and Fishing
  • Guards will be completely redesigned into a new hunter job (Name pending, suggest one below!) This new job class will combine the functions of the new hunters and the function of guards into a single job. During the day time, they will hunt animals out in the wilderness, and during night they will defend the village.
  • The current outposts and barracks will be re-purposed into hunters guilds/lodges (Again, name pending! Suggest something!). Functionally they will remain fairly similar. This is a rename/reskin of the building to make it suitably themed with the new hunter job.
  • New animals will be added to the game, to be hunted. They will spawn on uncorrupted land in and outside the village.
  • A new fishing hut will be added, allowing you to fish in nearby waters.
  • Dev time permitting, the new fishing hut will be able to be built on the water.
  • To complement the new fishing and hunting systems, new complex foods will be added. The kitchen will be able to combine multiple combinations of foods into more complex and nutrient rich dishes.
  • A new farm type will be added to house captured animals, to be slaughtered, bred or farmed as needed.
Corruption Changes
  • Due to rioting with pitchforks popular demand, the corruption mechanics will be altered, allowing you to completely annihilate the corruption in a region if you're skilled enough. (But it won't be easy!)
  • Monster spawn rate will be slightly re-balanced, opting to spawn higher level monsters rather than higher amounts of monsters. Although spawn counts will still increase, just at a lower rate.
  • A nightly spawn cap will be reintroduced (Similar to InDev 32's mechanics), but instead, when the nightly spawn cap is reached the game will start to greatly increase monster levels.
Miscellaneous Changes
  • The object/building data will be completely overhauled, reducing overall memory usage, and decreasing save and load times.
  • All building perks will now be retroactive.
  • Dev time permitting, workshop support will be added for custom maps.
  • Dev time permitting, bridges will be added to the game.

InDev 33e - The Red Sands Biome Update - Released!

20 May 2019 - 08:10 PM

The last planned content patch of InDev 33 is here, introducing 9 brand new maps in a brand new biome, and created by a member of the community no less! The Red Sands biome, by Shade (Give him a follow on Twitter as a thank you!)

In addition to the new biome, I've also fixed a ton of bugs and improved the AI. So be sure to check out the change log!

If you're interested in following development much more closely, don't forget to follow me on Twitter or join the awesome community on Discord!

InDev 33e Change Log

Miscellaneous Changes
  • 9 new maps have been added to the world map, creating a brand new "Red Sands" biome to explore!
  • Increased the threat range of hostile towers and mobs.
  • Added several community contributors to the credits page.
  • Monsters can no longer spawn from incomplete buildings.
  • "Clear Resources from Road" AI added that will prevent incorrect resources from sitting on a road and stopping your way makers from upgrading it.
  • New builder AI improvements that should help avoid the "Waiting for one last hit of work" taking forever because the worker tasked with the job is on the other side of the village.
  • All other panels on the world map now close when the player attempts to open a chest or complete a goal.
  • The total available storage resource counts on the resource bar and panel no longer count buildings with paused or banned resources.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a crash if you tried to place a building or draw terrain with a very tall shadow on the most-eastern or southern edge of the map.
  • "Ready to migrate" no longer pops up on already established villages with migrants en route.
  • Fixed a rare bug if a mob was killed while another mob was attacking it, and you saved and exited the game before the other mob's AI reset, it could cause a crash on reload.
  • Fixed total years being offset by 1 day.
  • Workers no longer repair abandoned buildings.
  • Fixed a bug where water harvesting will not respect if a building's storage if paused or disabled when deciding to harvest more water, possibly causing an over harvesting problem.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash with no sound device active.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes some goals that has map specific requirements on maps you didn't yet occupy would cause the game to crash.