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Patch 0.8.21 (Fortification Update)

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Hello all,

We’re moving our experimental branch to default today. 0.7.21 will become 0.8.21 :) The update below will go over what we’ve been up to along with what has changed in 0.8. This coming Friday we'll post a dev blog on what to expect in 0.9.x. You can check out a little of what to expect via the changelog to see what the team has done so far.

This update (0.8.21) focuses on the implementation stages of our fortification mechanic among other things. This is just the initial introduction to the mechanic and it will be expanded on with upcoming builds. As of now, the player is able to plank windows, fell trees and craft strong planks or harvest weak planks from wood objects (like fences) in the world. @Jayty did a video blog a few weeks back shortly before the branch was introduced to our experimental build on Steam. If you've not checked it out have a quick look, it goes over the mechanic pretty well.


Changelog for 0.8.21.

Hotfix
  • Fixed scenario where zombies could get warped back to previous object that was climbed over.
  • Picnic benches worn plank and nails harvest now working.
  • House 3 double interior now fixed.
  • Cabin 6 interior now has collision.
General
  • Fixed dupe glitch with containers when taking a stack of items!
  • Free placed shotgun trap added which takes 12 gauge ammunition.
  • Free placed propane fire wall trap added which can also be exploded on being shot
  • Free placed bear trap added which damages players and AI and locks them in position
  • Wooden fences can now be searched for worn planks
  • Fixed issue which was causing the database to become corrupt
  • Added global sounds system which has the ability to sync sounds between clients (current client side only sounds will slowly be migrated to new system)
  • New variant of the placement mode system added for bigger (Traps/Generator/Campfire etc.), the system aligns items to the terrain/ground and makes sure the player can’t place items on steep surfaces.
  • Crouching altered so players can access buildings through windows
  • Placement mode collision with buildings fixed, this prevents players from placing things inside of walls.
  • Fixed issue with the in game terminal which was causing the game to lag.
  • Hammer attack/swing sound improved.
  • Hammer attack animation improved.
  • Fixed issue with world initialisation which was causing the server to lag when new players joined.
  • Fixed scenario which would allow the weapon to slip into inspecting when searching area for items.
  • Zombie screaming mechanic fixed.
  • Weapon avoidance now works again on buildings.
  • Changed the guide page of the player inventory to "Coming soon" to save confusion.
  • Fixed glitch where zombies would snap on to roofs when walking through door ways.
  • Items dropped from a stack in the inventory no longer have the same identifying ID which was causing issues where things would sync to the wrong items.
  • Added rubber hose drop.
  • Added improved hammer model.
  • Added crafting recipes for shotgun, fire and bear traps.
  • Mouse invert option now works again.
  • new worn and fresh plank drops added.
  • Bear trap model tweaked to make contact with ground better.
  • New tweaked bear trap animations added.
  • Window frame positions and centres updated for Zombie traversing.
  • Updated all command input help info accessed via /help
GUI
  • Free placed shotgun trap added which takes 12 gauge ammunition.
  • Free placed propane fire wall trap added which can also be exploded on being shot
  • Free placed bear trap added which damages players and AI and locks them in position
  • Wooden fences can now be searched for worn planks
  • Fixed issue which was causing the database to become corrupt
  • Added global sounds system which has the ability to sync sounds between clients (current client side only sounds will slowly be migrated to new system)
  • New variant of the placement mode system added for bigger (Traps/Generator/Campfire etc.), the system aligns items to the terrain/ground and makes sure the player can’t place items on steep surfaces.
  • Crouching altered so players can access buildings through windows
  • Placement mode collision with buildings fixed, this prevents players from placing things inside of walls.
  • Improved 'Killed by' UI notification.
  • Centered small hover GUI.
  • Added new screen centered hover GUI which can be used for meshes where the pivot is far from the player. (fences)
Animation / Rigs / AI
  • Zombies no longer glitch on top of roofs when passing through doorways.
  • Players and AI will now catch on fire and take damage when walking into a propane fire wall trap or a campfire.
  • Impact force added to player and zombie ragdolls when receiving gun or explosion damage.
  • Zombie scales now tweaked for traversing through window frames.
  • New hammer attack animation added.
  • Improved player ragdolls.
  • Tweaked physics default solver iterations to improve ragdoll stability/jitter.
  • Zombies character rig and animation overhaul to allow for more precise animations and rag dolls.
  • Improved rag dolls for zombie AI.
  • Water bottle drinking proxy animations improved.
  • Zombie climbing through window animations added.
Quality of Life
  • Bear trap interaction time reduced to 1 second
  • Reduced amount of time it takes to search area for items when holding F.
  • Improved the notifications when searching for items.
  • Fixed issue where player vitals weren't always being written to the database on log off which would result in out of date stats on login back in.
  • Fixed AllwaysSafeLogOff perm so that it now always store up to date log of position.
  • Wilderness cabins now contain more storage containers.
  • Added design around new player spawn locations to help direct new players.
  • Fires now start with a few items in them.
  • Added tips to loading screen!
  • Updated generator GUI so that quantity no longer shows 1/1 and now displays the fuel amount.
  • Reduced time it takes to start generator.
  • Added [Interact] button to fires to match other machines.
  • Updated fuel display on fires to simplify it and match with generators.
Environment
  • Fixed radiator that was sticking through wall in strip mall variant 3.
If you're interested in helping us bug test, please check against the changelog above. You can fill out bug reports on our public tracker here. Thanks much for the continued support, we'll see you Friday with a devblog and a sneak peak at what's to come!
 

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a2z, fighting the good fight, keep'n on keep'n on, boxing with the best and while others are falling you guy's are the rising stars (and woman ofc ;) 2018 woke n shit).
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