General information, devlog #2 about current changes and future content.
Posted by Zinnusl on May 25th, 2013
Patch 246 should be available when you read this, with the following changes:
If you have items stored in stockpiles, they will be used for building without having to have the material in the unit's inventory.
Autosaving can be turned off or have the interval be adjusted in the new server_config.txt file.
If you want to use the /save and /shutdown commands with the admin password set, you will need to /auth and type the right password. Type /help to show all available commands.
Stamina is a ressource like health that slowly regenerates and has a certain maximum.
Both the regeneration rate and maximum can be improved by increasing constitution, while willpower will only improve stamina regeneration.
Stamina will be drained when dealing damage in combat. This mechanic will later be tied in with sleeping, and is meant to stop your units from being killing machines. If your unit's stamina falls below 10, its strength, dexterity and intellect will be halfed.
Blood only appears when more than 3 points of damage was dealt. Also you might want to check if blood is turned off in the options menu.
If your game crashes (or shows some other unintended behaviour) please post a bug report over here:
with a description what you were doing, the .crash file and if you can the save file with a description of how to reproduce the problem.
Items will break if their durability reaches 0%. Item quality and material will increase their maximum durability linearly, so a useless stone pickaxe will hold twice as long as a useless wooden pickaxe and a common wooden pickaxe will hold twice as long as a useless wooden pickaxe as well.
Your units will start with a low hunger value, so you will need to find food immediately.
If their hunger value reaches 0, they will start loosing life and eventually die.
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If you missed Devlog #1 check out indiedb.com/games/dungeoncraft/news
There is one feature that I haven't mentioned yet I plan to implement in the future, which is the trap system.
I'm not sure how exactly it will look like yet, but it will certainly require you to connect levers, pressure plates and the like to your drawbridges and floodgates via rope or gears trough the world. You could also make a stone trap by putting stones on a trapdoor and connect the trapdoor to a trigger.
In the next patch (247) I will focus on making the crafting system more interesting, and adding more talents.
I also will look into improving the animations, especially the bow firing animation.