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The Sapling update for 30 August 2022

Patch 10.12 (beta only)

Share · View all patches · Build 9413716 · Last edited 30 August 2022 – 11:09:09 UTC by Wendy

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


  • Added an extra hint to show how the mutation mechanic works, shows up when hovering locked body parts
  • Made underwater temperatures and seasonal effects less extreme
  • Remodeled the 'early lobe' fins to be more sideways oriented, so they look better when the animals drag themselves on land
  • Fixed mutation chances being (much) smaller than the UI claimed they were


  • Made greenhouse level less hot, as even the toughest plants could no longer survive
  • Egg types can now also mutate
  • Implemented the 'mutate alga' button in the alga detail view (did nothing so far)
  • Swimming animals now gradually slow down when they reach their target (instead of abrupt stop)
  • Optimization: only show alga holdfasts when up close
  • Optimization: stop alga animation when not visible
  • Added explanation: land animal with aquatic eggs went extinct because it could not reach water in time to lay its eggs
  • Added explanation: aquatic animal with land eggs went extinct because it could not reach land in time to lay its eggs
  • Fixed inaccessible area in the east of each sandbox map
  • Animals can no longer walk on steep terrain (but plants can grow there!)
  • The seasons editor no longer glitches out after the deleting the last season
  • Fixed confusing animal editor warning for nest builders that are too heavy for their legs
  • Fixed hibernation slider availability when opening the animal editor
  • Fixed crash when randomly mutating algae after loading a savegame
  • Changed the starter level to have water until the edges
  • Changed the default egg type in the sandbox to the intermediate stage (instead of the aquatic egg)
  • Decreased chances of animals flying through mountains
  • Completely removed former primitive limbs and mouths from the game (they could still show up because of random mutation)

Changed depots in beta branch

View more data in app history for build 9413716
Windows 32-bit The Sapling Windows32 Depot 997381
Linux 64-bit The Sapling Linux64 Depot 997382
Windows 64-bit The Sapling Windows64 Depot 997384
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