This update introduces a number of user experience improvements and fixes that have been discussed and requested by the Driftland community in recent weeks. At the same time, we've synced all three development branches: Steam PC, Steam macOS, and GOG to version 1.3.x
Gamepad support introduced in the previous update has been improved with many new features and has become more convenient. Therefore, from the experimental test version it changed into a full-fledged game feature.
Fulfilling the requests with version 1.3.x, Driftland becomes DRM-Free. For most of you, nothing changes, the game works and starts as before.
However, for players who treat DRM (Digital Rights Management) as a restriction of ownership, this is a significant change that allows running the game without Steam and effectively creating an offline backup. However, please note that to use some of Dritland features like Steam Cloud save games, cloud campaign progress save, multiplayer mode, and achievements, the Steam client must be running in the background.
Since the previous update we have introduced several hundred changes and fixes in the source code of the game. The result is the elimination of many rare but annoying bugs that occur in specific situations, e.g. the (in)correct numbering of camps (and raids) during their frequent creation and removal.
The second group of changes and fixes improved the game's performance and stability. Here we owe a huge thank you to our wonderful community, which provided us a lot of feedback, game saves, and logs.
May your lands remain unshattered
- Star Drifters Team 🧙🏼♀️🧙🧙🏿♀️🧝