Update 02.070 – Area building, playability improvements

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Hello Engineers! This week we are returning area building to the game and bringing you several improvements to game playability. From now on, when you build, resources will be taken from nearby chests and barrels. To use area building, you first have to ensure that you have a direct line of sight to the containers with materials. These containers also have to be within range.
We have new thumbnails this week – they now better suit the Medieval Engineers style. Inventory multipliers were also redesigned, and have been changed to 0.5x, 1x and 2x bigger. We have increased material production, so now you will craft 4 round/square timbers or 15 wooden sticks from one log. Hammer issues have been fixed – when you are building a block, you will no longer see damage decals. Also, the hammer no longer attacks blocks, preventing you from accidentally destroying a block instead of building it.

Developer’s note: Today’s Medieval Engineers update is on a new stable (and default) branch on Steam. No action is needed from players – you can access it as usual. Take a look at Marek’s latest blog for more details about this, the Keen Software House team structure, and new Medieval Engineers leadership: http://blog.marekrosa.org/2016/05/keenswh-team-structure-new-medieval_24.html


– area building
– playability improvements

Tweaks & Fixes:
– no more damage decals while building blocks
– disabled attack action with the hammer tool on blocks to prevent hitting them
– fixed nullref crash in component combiner
– added a sight-check to the area inventory
– fixed round timber variants not being able to change using mouse wheel in certain situations
– added small block info back to the game when placing small blocks
– fixed missing icon on diagonal platform
– increased production of materials (4 timbers or 15 sticks out of 1 log)
– new scenario thumbnails
– barbarians are spawning only when night starts
– materials needed screen when placing block

– fixed issue where hammer would still destroy blocks
– reduced wooden sticks from timbers from 4 to 3

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