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WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition update for 3 January 2022

Public Beta for Patch 1.0.8c -- Updated with Beta 6

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Patchnotes via Steam Community
This build has not been seen in a public branch.

This beta is available in the Steam Public Beta branch (see instructions below) for Windows computers only.

NOTE: Multiplayer IS compatible with the last released version, 1.0.8a, so you can play MP games with those on that version.

BETA 1 - 3 January 2022

IMPROVEMENTS:
  • Adjusted how NPC wolf personalities are created, so fewer will have "average" personalities in the middle of the ranges.
  • More ravens now circle above carcasses.
  • Stranger wolves now tuck their tails when fleeing after losing a fight.
  • Leaving wolf creation/modifying panel with unsaved changed now displays a confirmation notification on screen.
  • Reduced the required howling time to place a carcass marker (because for wolves with long howls, some players had trouble placing markers if they didn't let the how finish completely.)
  • Adjusted the single-tap (on spacebar or other key) duration requirement to be more accepting of various tap styles.
  • Improvements to mate's behavior when following player.
  • On Easy difficulty, cougars are much too easy to thwart.
  • Carcasses spawn more readily now when player is low on health and food.

BUGS FIXED:

  • Game stalls at end of sleep period if a notification is trying to be displayed but cannot.
  • Sometimes mate doesn't return to player after a hunting excursion.
  • Mate still too easily "distracted" when following the player
  • Mate sometimes falls behind for no good reason and has to catch up to the player.
  • Mate gets stuck in loops near creeks when moving on their own.
  • NPCs can get stuck behind mid-sized obstacles.
  • Pups don't come out when mate returns home alone.
  • Wolves sometimes don't react to dangerous prey animals, letting the prey pummel them to death. (In particular, mate when traveling alone and running into bison.)
  • Wolf pup carcass does not glow in scent view.
  • In rare situations, mid-distance terrain does not get rendered when Enhanced Vegetation is enabled.
  • In multiplayer chat panel, the scrollbar does not go to the right place if the player sends a message with the bar above the bottom.
  • In multiplayer lobby, in a very specific state, game could stay stuck on "changing multiplayer region" notification.
  • If number keys are remapped by player, then the multiplayer input keys can trigger other actions.
  • Interface elements specific to pup-raising sometimes appear on other maps.
  • Cursor focus is lost on the Bug Reporter when a non-pausing notification appears behind it.
  • Stranger wolves do not always howl after chasing the player out of their territory.
  • Missing text on notification when grizzly or coyotes give up den raid.
  • Terrain and water issues.

BETA 2 - 4 January 2022

IMPROVEMENTS:
  • Multiplayer lobby: New column indicating private games.
  • Icons for Original Coats in Wolf Customization now show those actual coats (previously showed icons for the Classic Coats).
BUGS FIXED:
  • Beaver constructions and a few other objects are pink.
  • Some audio is muted for some players.
  • In Wolf Customization, current coat is not always indicated correctly.
  • Mate (and other animals) too eager to slow down when encountering obstacles.
  • Mate won't quite go home when sent home alone.
  • In Slough Creek story mode, problems ensue if a player is inside the den when the pack begins to move to another den, or to the rendezvous site.
  • In multiplayer lobby, if the list of games refreshes, the current selection can switch to a newly added game.
  • Sometimes carcasses decay much too quickly. (Fix will work only in new games.)
  • In certain circumstances, player can get stuck in den at end of Raise Pups quest.
  • Cougar never arrives at den during raid.
  • Typos.

BETA 3 - 4 January 2022

BUGS FIXED:
  • Beaver dens don't play nicely with the water.
  • Private games can't be joined.

BETA 4 - 4 January 2022

IMPROVEMENTS:
  • Improvements to mate hunting behavior.
BUGS FIXED:
  • NPC wolves lost their mojo.
  • In Wolf Customization, some issues with saving changes.
  • In main menu, wolf carousel gets offcenter in certain situations.

BETA 5 - 5 January 2022

IMPROVEMENTS:
  • Mate is more eager to attack calves and fawns during calf-mother fights.
  • Mate is a bit less jumpy when attacked.
BUGS FIXED:
  • Eagle freezes in air during den attack if all pups go into den.
  • SC multiplayer: When choosing rendezvous site, text on World Map refers to dens instead.

BETA 6 - 5 January 2022

IMPROVEMENTS:
  • Added "Hide Ironwolves" toggle in My Wolves and Setup New Game panel.
BUGS FIXED:
  • Slough Creek multiplayer: Sometimes no music playing after leaving den.

TO GET THE BETA BUILD
  1. In the Steam app, go to your Library, then right-click on the WolfQuest: AE name in the left column and choose Properties.
  2. Then go to the Betas tab and select the WQ current Beta option in the pulldown. No password is necessary. Steam should then start downloading it. Later you can switch back to the public version in that Betas tab, by selecting NONE in that pulldown.

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