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CHKN update for 12 April 2019

New Creature Builder Features!

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Patchnotes via Steam Community

This latest update has brand new features in the creature builder, improvements to creatures throughout the game, plus a ton of bug fixes thanks to our Discord helpers. If you have any feedback or issues to share, let us know on Discord!

New Builder Features

  • Creatures now emote and look around while in build mode! This gives you a glimpse into their personality and lets you see how they’ll move before you exit the builder. (Plus, it’s just fun!)

“You want to put feathers where!?”

  • Creature’s stamina will not deplete while in build mode, so it won’t get hungry while you’re editing
  • Rigidity settings are now saved in undo/redo states
  • When clicking off a creature while Lock Selection Mode is active, your current selection will be deselected (instead of generating new blocks in mid-air)
  • Background blurring re-enabled so you can focus on what you’re building
  • And if you haven’t tried it out yet, we’ve also recently added better rotation and more block sizes for all animal types. Building has never been better!

Creature Behavior Improvements

  • Creatures will now get happy and excited when pet (in addition to the facial emotes)
  • Creatures will now back up and give space when you walk very close to them
  • Creatures will no longer look back through themselves when observing the environment
  • Friendly creatures will no longer do a death spin when the player walks on their backs or dismounts from a saddle
  • Spawning a creature from the collection now assembles it block by block
  • The creature AI sleeping priority has been reduced for wild creatures
  • General whistle commands are no longer applied to creatures powering mills (so they won’t stop working while you’re commanding your other creatures)
  • However, mill creatures will stop working if the player is attacked or the creature is attacked directly
  • Reduced creature animation stutter when colliding with another creature
  • You can now assign a creature to an empty mill without having to unassign it first
  • Reviving a creature now starts at 100% energy

Quality of Life Improvements

  • You can now load prior saved game backups from in the game mode. (Hit [ESC] in game to see the option.) This helps in situations where save data is broken and you want to revert to an old version of your game.
  • Life Blocks no longer litter your inventory in Creative mode when removing them from a creature in the builder
  • The loot sack spawn distance has been increased so you can see it from further away
  • Added a field for contact info to the in-game feedback tool so we can contact you if you’re requesting help or more info is needed
  • Added party menu key bindings to messages
  • Added a new set of images/backgrounds to the loading screen rotation

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed game state breaking bug involving items and sacks
  • Fixed possible ways to break a new game before building a creature in Adventure
  • Fixed an issue with creature AI and saddles that would cause it to freeze
  • Fixed creature spinning for clients in multiplayer
  • Clients will no longer get an infinite loading screen on death in multiplayer
  • Treadmill animation fixes for clients in multiplayer
  • Treadmill assignment fixes for clients in multiplayer
  • Physics layer fixes for when a client builds a creature in multiplayer
  • Fixed network syncing on chest and crafting structures for clients in multiplayer
  • Fixed interact and distance check mismatch for chests and crafting structures
  • Fixed applying force to the wrong entities which caused players to fly off creatures when dismounting
  • Fixed AI bug where creatures would stop working on a mill to break trees and bushes
  • Defaulted fur off for non Nvidia cards due to reported rendering errors (can be toggled in the options)
  • Fixed undo/redo in non-Adventure modes
  • Fixed creature neck eating animation
  • Added limiting to chain targeting to prevent underground targets and targets behind and above creature
  • Set forward chain look turn angle limits to be in line with upward twists
  • Removed all creature sprite creation hitches
  • Fixed health bar going to 50% after knockout in Arena modes
  • Fixed Game breaking bug after leaving and loading a save game
  • Fixed missing XXL mech dino block materials
  • Fruit respawning fixed, will now respawn after the correct amount of time if an area is left and returned to
  • Fixed double fruit spawning
  • Fixed red damage effect being stuck on screen
  • Fix respawning when not near set respawn location after death
  • Fixed a bug in AI that made creatures not follow their target
  • Steam Workshop sync now triggers high priority download instead of polling to fix endless-trying-to-download subscribed creatures
  • Inactive party creatures now spawn at the right location if abandoned
  • Ram horn now highlights correctly when selected in the builder
  • Safety added to animation code to prevent bad states when building

Workshop Creature Spotlight

We had to share this creative creature called Giantconesnail by squidking. With a Movement Speed of 7.3, it’s actually faster than you’d think. Spawn a few, party up with your new snail army, and leave a slimy trail of destruction in your wake. cackle

- Team CHKN

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