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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (50.01 Edition!)
« Reply #510 on: February 02, 2023, 03:47:21 pm »

Steam Community Update 2 February 2023: Arena Mode Preview

https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/975370/view/3665402557258815315

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Hello!  We should have the arena mode patch together early next week.  The arena is a great place to test out creature, tree, material, and certain item mods before publishing them, and it's also a place where you can have some sandbox-style fun with the vanilla stuff as well.

The main thing you can do is place creatures with skills, equipment, and teams, as well as special conditions like "necromancer", and set them upon each other.





You can also place liquids, snow, and mud, change the temperature and weather, and grow trees.

We have a few basic arena maps available on top of the Classic one, and are hoping to add an editor and save/load/sharing capabilities for these maps in the future as well.  You can already save and load arena games while you are playing them.

-Tarn
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (50.07 Edition!)
« Reply #511 on: February 07, 2023, 05:22:59 pm »

(This is a sort of composite announcement. There were two patches in short order. --clinodev)


Patch notes v50.07 (Feb 7, 2023)

Arena mode and new crop sprites!

https://steamcommunity.com/games/975370/announcements/detail/3665402557276275546

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Arena mode is here which means you can new test out creatures, trees, materials and certain item mods before publishing them! Also notably we've added new sprites to show the growth progression of crops so now you'll be able to see where and what you plant!


New stuff

    Arena mode is back, with an updated interface.


Major bug fixes

    Stopped new timelines from always saving into region1.
    Fixed crash when copying trade information like ownership on certain items.
    Fixed crash from giant/diagonal activity zones.



Graphics additions/changes

    Underground crops now have sprouting textures.
    Added planted soil texture and updated farmplot texture.
    Fixed list icons for several creatures.
    Updated designation textures.
    Updated statue textures.



Audio additions/changes

    Made ambiences continue from where they left off rather than starting at the beginning each time.
    Now only plays a few random cards for a song on subsequent playthroughs rather than playing them in order each time.
    Added neutral cavern ambience.
    Replaced wild ambience with the biome-specific ambiences (and the existing wild sounds).
    Updated thunderstorm ambience.



Other bug fixes/tweaks

    Stopped dragons and other megabeasts from appearing as relatives of random dwarves in the fort.
    Allowed emotionless creatures to satisfy needs if they still have them.
    Added a few additional embark warnings.
    Added culling of certain dead units to help with performance.
    Made invader summons parts of the invasion.



-Alexandra from Kitfox
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« Last Edit: February 07, 2023, 05:32:55 pm by clinodev »
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (50.01 Edition!)
« Reply #512 on: March 02, 2023, 06:26:04 pm »

Dwarf Fortress @ Pax East + We won an award 🏆 Dwarf Fortress Update News

Party and a panel!

https://steamcommunity.com/games/975370/announcements/detail/3648516594229150167

Hey Urists!

It's Alexandra here with a few community updates! With GDC and Pax East coming up, the team is quite busy with traveling this month. This means that we will be a little slow on game updates for a few weeks. But not to fear because we have some exciting community events planned!

Pax East After-Party!



You are invited to the first gathering of the Fey Mood Society, a gathering of Dwarf Fortress fans to celebrate the launch of Dwarf Fortress on Steam and all things fortress-related! Meet Tarn and Zach Adams, enjoy some delicious food and drink and meet other Urists at Lucky Strike Fenway. We will be in the Polo Room with pool tables, dart boards and a shuffleboard.

Friday March 24th 6-9pm ET

Tickets: $5

RSVP on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dwarf-fortress-pax-east-after-party-tickets-567073541227

PAX East Panel

Don't miss our Pax East panel where Tarn and Zach will be discussing their experiences with procedural generation in some of their favourite games. It takes place Saturday March 25th from 2-3pm ET in the Albatross Theatre.



For those who are unable to attend Pax East, the panel will also be streamed on
pax2 https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilter/?url=https://www.twitch.tv/pax2


Best Strategy/Sim Game

This past weekend Dwarf Fortress was awarded Best Strategy/Sim Game at the DICE awards! It's an incredible honor especially amoungst all the amazing nominees this year. You can watch Tarn and Zach's acceptance speech in full on Youtube https://youtube.com/shorts/bKuXGx3akv8



That's from me today! If you're going to PAX East I shall see you there and in the meantime, happy diggin'

-Alexandra
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (50.01 Edition!)
« Reply #513 on: March 03, 2023, 08:47:00 am »

:sad eurotrash noices:
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Re: Steam Official Announcement Thread (50.01 Edition!)
« Reply #514 on: March 15, 2023, 04:15:42 pm »

Baby Update Preview 👶 Dwarf Fortress Update News

Everything will be baby

https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/975370/view/3682294856281092000

Hey Urists!

It's Alexandra back again for another update from the Dwarf Fortress team! Tarn and Zach will be at GDC and PAX East while the art team have been busy the past month working on baby sprites for dwarves, animals, plants and monsters.   
 
The Baby Update

 
This might be the cutest update we ever have for Dwarf Fortress. Every living thing will be getting a baby form (and in some cases, child forms). This will make it much easier to identify units and what stage of life they are currently in. We know this is especially important for child dwarves who are currently depicted as adult dwarves with red shirts.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the sprites:


Thereís still a few more sprites to do so we donít have an exact ETA on the baby update but we will know more in the coming weeks! We really appreciate your patience between these updates as Tarn and Zach finish with their post-launch work. 
 
PAX East Party and Panel

We are going to Pax East with Tarn and Zach and if youíre going to be there Friday and Saturday, you wonít want to miss our Dwarf Fortress events!

There are tickets still available for our after party on Friday March 24th. There will be food, drinks and games and youíll be able to meet all of us!

RSVP on Eventbrite now to avoid disappointment: https://www.eventbrite.ca/manage/events/567073541227/details

Tarn and Zach are hosting a panel about some of their favourite games on Saturday March 25th Learn about the design inspirations that led to the creation of Dwarf Fortress and get the chance to ask the brothers your questions!




For those who are unable to attend Pax East, the panel will also be streamed on https://www.twitch.tv/pax2. We will also make sure to upload the VOD to Youtube when itís available.

We will see some of you next week so until then!

-Alexandra
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