This week we have added fuel efficiency curves to engines, so that, similar to real engines, there is a most efficient RPM where the engine generates the most power from fuel.
We have also improved the torque behavior of engines, where they now produce more torque at higher RPM.
Along with this are a long list of improvements and fixes in response to player feedback.
These changes are part of our current focus of quality improvement, as we are tightening up some game mechanics, as we also focus on the performance optimization major update.
We hope you find these new changes interesting, and as always, we look forward to your feedback!
Much Love <3
The Stormworks Developers
Feature - Added engine fuel efficiency curve
Fix - General torque system rebalances
Fix - Components that have been recently added to the game are now unlocked in career mode if their parent research has already been completed in a saved game
Fix - Fixed small winch not being available when advanced mode vehicles are disabled
Fix - Moved small winch from electric research to rescue equipment research
Fix - Rebalanced winch component masses
Fix - Fixed player being dropped in the ocean/through the ground on some islands when returning vehicles to the workbench
Fix - Increased generator capacitance by 10x
Fix - Engine audio volume scales with throttle
Fix - Reduced engine fuel consumption by 33%
Fix - Updated engine names and descriptions
Fix - Fixed winches no longer transferring fluid
Fix - Fixed some connectors not connecting correctly when rotated/flipped in some cases
Fix - Megalodons will swim back to open ocean if they get within ~450m of an island
Fix - Fixed winch descriptions and lengths
Fix - Gearboxes lock up when connected in a loop
Fix - Electric motor torque scales with throttle value
Fix - Velocity pivot electric consumption and applied force are correctly scaled by "max power" property
Fix - Renamed gear ratios to no longer be inverted
Fix - Gearboxes now have 95% efficiency that propagates through connected torque links
Fix - Added friction to water jet impellers