Changelog

Year:   20222021 2020 2019 2018


⚠️ WARNING: Potential spoilers below.



Version 0.3.5d – 17 May, 2022

FIXES

Steam:
  • Further fixes to prevent crashes when attempting to submit a leaderboard score but unable to communicate with Steam's servers.


Version 0.3.5c – 15 May, 2022

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Menus:
  • Pagination dots have been replaced with page numbers for clarity.
Couch Co-op:
  • Fixed an error when trying to load a game with 3 or 4 players.
Steam:
  • Fixed a crash when trying to submit a leaderboard score but unable to communicate with Steam's servers.


Version 0.3.5b – 12 May, 2022

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Couch Co-op:
  • Fixed an issue where the Loadout tab would not work correctly.
Touchscreen:
  • Improved tapping detection.
UI:
  • Fixed an issue where Room Modifier text could be positioned incorrectly if UI scaling was greater than 100%.


Version 0.3.5a – 12 May, 2022

WEAPON INFO VISIBILITY

Weapon info now has three visibility modes:

  1. Full info
  2. Basic info
  3. Icon only

New action: Toggle Weapon Info

Allows you to change the visibility mode.

  • Default keyboard binding: T
  • Default gamepad binding: L3 / Left Stick Button

You can also click or tap your weapon info to change the visibility.

New advanced options: Weapon Info Visibility

Weapon info can now be minimized automatically.

For mobile devices, the options are enabled by default. For desktop, the options are disabled by default.

Options include:

  • Enemy Checking (Left Side of Screen / Whole Screen)
  • Minimize When Attacking
  • Minimize When Jumping
  • Minimize When Using Shield
  • Minimized Mode (Icon Only / Basic Info)
  • Maximize After Combat

The new options apply to single-player and online co-op games.

Couch co-op games hide weapon info more aggressively, and info is often hidden rather than minimized. Still, the "Toggle Weapon Info" action lets you switch between full info and basic info.

OTHER FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Gamepads:
  • When using the Weapon Selector, you can now press LB / Left Bumper / L1 or RB / Right Bumper / R1 to navigate your weapons.
Touchscreen:
  • Added a Quick Swap button.

UI:
  • Menu items with long titles now fade on the side, rather than being truncated with "...".
  • Prompts for "Skip cutscene?" have been made smaller.
Other:
  • Fixed an error with the internal aim target system.


Version 0.3.5 – 26 April, 2022

Getting closer to the cross-platform release for mobile.

– Chris

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Android:
  • Added support for the Krom Kloud game controller.
Mobile:
  • The game no longer attempts to automatically sign in during the very first startup.
  • Improved sign-in handling if no Internet connection is available.
  • Fixed a sign-in issue where the game could stall; a Cancel button now appears if signing in takes too long.
  • Fixed a text rendering error on the Core Supporter Pack screen.
Online Co-op:
  • Ranged weapon attacks are now synced properly across all clients, regardless of screen resolutions, aspect ratios, and creature visibility differences.
  • Bow aiming, Multishot procs (especially for Boomerang), and Storm Cloud attacks are now properly synced.
Souls:
  • If a soul spawns too deep within a corridor, the soul now moves closer to the door to ensure it can be collected.
Sound Effects:
  • Reduced the volume of the Tallowmere's Keep entrance sound after using a waypoint.
Tilted:
  • Walking calculations in Tilted rooms, for both players and AI, have been greatly improved.
  • Creatures now walk smoothly up inclines.
  • Improved wall checks and ledge checks for AI.
Touchscreen:
  • Menu buttons for "Up" and "Down" now animate initially to stand out.
  • Menu items for toggleable actions can now be double-tapped.
  • Improved bottom button width boundaries.
  • Fixed an issue where certain touchscreen button settings were not applied properly upon first load.
  • Fixed "Heal" button text not updating when changing language.
UI:
  • Added progress bar animations to various alert boxes.
Weapon Rack:
  • Fixed Poison Boomerang showing incorrect description text.
Unity:
  • Updated engine to 2021.2.19f1.
  • Updated Post Processing package to 3.2.2.
  • Updated In App Purchasing package to 4.1.4.


Version 0.3.4a – 7 April, 2022

FIXES

  • Fixed a crash that could occur after blocking 150 successive hits with your shield.


Version 0.3.4 – 31 March, 2022

Over the past couple months, development on the game has largely been spent getting the mobile version finalised, with support for cross-platform co-op with Steam and itch.io.

0.3.4 is scheduled to be the initial mobile release when ready, but I am rolling this out to the desktop platforms first.

Final mobile testing is underway. Stay tuned.

– Chris

NEW

Hold to Jump:
  • Added option: "Hold to Jump". Available under Options > Advanced.
Privacy:
  • Privacy policy is now available under Options > Account.
  • Added account option: "Delete Data". This removes any statistics and analytical data that is linked to your account.

CONTROLLERS

Desktop:
  • Xbox One Controller is now the default fallback controller type.
Improvements:
  • Left Stick Button (aka L3) and Right Stick Button (aka R3) are now bindable.
  • Improved detection and support for 8BitDo controllers, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, PlayStation 4 controllers, PlayStation 5 controllers, and Xbox controllers.
  • Improved menu navigation if a controller uses BAYX layout instead of ABXY.
  • Added warning messages if actions are assigned to buttons that are not detected.
macOS:
  • InControl Legacy is now the default controller module type, rather than InControl Native. The latest macOS 12.3 Monterey update seems to be less compatible with InControl Native.
  • The 12.3 Monterey update seems to severely break Xbox controller support.
  • Recommended controllers are now 8BitDo, PlayStation 4 (USB), PlayStation 5 (USB), and Steam Controller.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Couch Co-op:
  • Improved camera positioning and zooming when inspecting treasure chests.
  • Player weapon UI now hides after jumping, shielding, drinking, opening the weapon selector, or throwing a key.
  • Fixed an issue where players couldn't attack if their creature was behind their weapon UI.
  • Fixed an issue where treasure chest item pop-ups could show info for the wrong chest.
  • Fixed an issue where player weapon UI would sometimes not appear.
  • Fixed many jiggling UI text issues.
Debug Logging:
  • Debug data now includes a screenshot of the game.
  • Added advanced option: Verbose Statistics & Achievements.
  • Improved overflow prevention to check for 10 recent repeated messages, rather than 1 recent repeated message.
Online Co-op:
  • Final preparations for cross-platform play between mobile and desktop clients have been added. Stay tuned.
  • Fixed an issue where a key could be incorrectly held by multiple players.
  • Fixed an issue where disconnection alerts were not visible during a room transition.
  • Improved error handling when applying player creature data when joining a game.
Other:
  • Camera positioning is now improved if treasure chest UI exceeds top screen bounds.
  • Changelogs are now translated in-game (for recent and future versions).
  • Controller Debugger window now scales text to fit.
  • Feedback and bug report submissions now timeout after 10 seconds, rather than 7 seconds.
  • Fixed a raycast issue with many creatures where eye-check points were positioned on foreheads rather than eyes.
  • Fixed an error when applying poison particle effects.
  • Fixed an error when creating healthbar render textures.
  • Fixed an error with creature states.
  • Fixed an issue where local options could get reset during startup.
  • Fixed an issue where arcane arrow particles would linger too long.
  • Fixed an issue with the Loadout tab where weapon info could overlap description text.
  • Updated Unity to version 2021.2.16f1.
  • Updated Unity Post Processing package to version 3.2.1.


Version 0.3.3 – 5 February, 2022

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Online Co-op:
  • Fixed an issue with saved games from previous sessions where enemies and objects could fail to spawn.
  • Improved data syncing when server vacuums an old room.
Lightning Bolts:
  • Fixed an error where damage could be 0 if its casting creature had died.


Version 0.3.2a – 31 January, 2022

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Leaderboards & High Scores:
  • Times for entries longer than 24 hours are now formatted correctly.
Creatures:
  • Added measures to ensure unique creature states can only exist on the state stack once.
  • Improved clean-up methods after drinking potions.
Online Co-op:
  • Added measures to ensure multiple potions can't be consumed in quick succession.
  • Added measures to prevent creatures getting stuck in a soft-lock state with potions and keys.
Graphics:
  • Updated Unity Post Processing package from 3.1.1 to 3.2.0.


Version 0.3.2 – 28 January, 2022

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Boomerang:
  • Fixed and improved many collision and positional checks.
Boomerang + Multishot:
  • Added a max distance check of 3.25 blocks when seeking an additional enemy. This prevents the boomerang from traversing across the screen too far undesirably.

    Tallowmere 2 – Boomerang + Multishot
Online Co-op:
  • Increased debug logging, especially for room transitions – still investigating a rare error that can occur.
  • Added checks to ensure master NetIDs can't be created client-side when playing online.
Zaeries:
  • Improved collision detection with shields and walls.
  • Added minimum bounceback velocities when the buzzsaw collides with a creature, shield, or wall. Zaeries should bounce back more reliably now.

    Tallowmere 2 – Zaerie shield-bouncing
  • Fixed an issue where saving a game with a death-spiralling Zaerie would have the Zaerie be alive when the saved game was loaded.
Other fixes:
  • Improved hit detection for projectiles and Flail balls.
  • Fixed an error in the menus when a category became empty.
  • Fixed an error when a Stun Bomb collided with an enemy on first frame.
  • Fixed an error with creature states.
  • Fixed sprite ordering issues with giblet body parts.


Version 0.3.1a – 18 January, 2022

Thank you for continuing to submit bug reports and suggestions!

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Blood:
  • Improved layer ordering for blood splats, chest items, and doors.

    Tallowmere 2 – Blood splats on a door

    Tallowmere 2 – Treasure chests and blood
Damage:
  • Fixed issues with Elemental Spinner Traps, Flails, and Leaf Shield where position checks were not reset between room transitions. This caused improper collision sweeps during the first frame after a room became ready, causing creatures to receive damage incorrectly.
Keys:
  • White keys no longer warp inappropriately when dropped against a wall or door.
  • Improved interaction priorities when multiple keys are near each other while also near a door.
  • Fixed an issue where a key could respawn after loading a saved game with key being held then unlocking a door.
Online Co-op:
  • Improved handling if a room transition occurs while using the Demon Statue, Magic Mirror, or Weapon Rack.
  • Fixed a sync issue where the "Auto-equip Loot" option would apply to non-local players.
  • Added checks to resync if a player reconnects just as a chest is being looted or a door is being opened.
  • Added sound effect when resyncing.
Steam Leaderboards:
  • Removed pagination buttons for Nearby and Friends entries.
Weapons:
  • Improved hit detection for Leaf Shield and Stun Bombs.
  • Fixed an issue where Bow rotation would not reset after drinking a potion or if their owner became incapacitated.
  • Fixed an issue where weapons could be held at a weird angle after resuming a saved game.
  • Fixed issues where weapons remained visible while shield was raised or while holding a key.
Other fixes:
  • Handled an error if an audio clip fails to load.
  • Handled an error when attacking.
  • Improved handling if the Discord module fails to initialise.
  • Fixed an error when equipping a melee weapon.
  • Fixed an error with game states.
  • Fixed an error with the Demon Statue.
  • Fixed an error with the menus.
  • Fixed errors with damage-dealing methods.


Version 0.3.1 – 11 January, 2022

RULESET 0.3.1

Due to the following change, a new Ruleset 0.3.1 has been created, along with a new Steam Leaderboard for 0.3.1.

Pedestals:
  • Pedestals no longer spawn if all unique curses have been acquired.

Previously, once all curses had been acquired, pedestals would effectively grant free rewards without any curses attached, which was not intended.

Lady Tallowmere wishes you good luck on the new leaderboard.

GAMEPLAY IMPROVEMENTS

Multishot:
  • Multishot now affects Lightning Orb and Storm Cloud.

    Tallowmere 2 – Lightning Orb + Multishot
  • Fixed an issue where Multishot was not affecting Boomerangs consistently if Multishot Chance was not 100%.

ONLINE CO-OP

Merchant:
  • Items in the Buy tab now show [Purchased] or [Sold Out] after a transaction happens.
  • If an item is purchased or sold, the item stays in the Buy tab, but becomes faded.
  • Items sold from players that the Merchant did not previously have are added elegantly without disrupting the current cursor position.

    Tallowmere 2 – Merchant online UI
Keys:
  • Identified and hopefully fixed an issue where extra keys could spawn client-side that were not able to be picked up.
  • Refactored how keys are managed internally.
  • Fixed an error that could occur when loading a room if a bad key had been spawned.
Game Over:
  • Scores for leaderboard submissions are now synced for all players in the party.
  • The randomly-chosen "You Have Died" message is now synced for all players.
Return to Tallowmere's Keep:

Any player can now initiate the "Return to Tallowmere's Keep" button action.

Upon one player initiating the action, all clients will start a 10-second countdown timer, with their buttons showing the countdown.

All clients will restart the game:

  • if all players press the button before the countdown ends, or
  • once the countdown reaches 0.

Other:
  • TCP is now used as a fallback connection type if UDP connections fail.
  • Servers now prevent new players from joining a game if the party died in the home room without starting the dungeon.
  • When reconnecting to a game, the reconnecting player now becomes the captain if the previous captain is offline.
  • Improved handling if a client disconnected during the game-over sequence, then reconnected.
  • Improved handling to ensure creatures die in their proper rooms.
  • Added checks to handle errors during corridor transitions.
  • Fixed an issue where Hold-to-attack would send too many attack commands after throwing a key.

OTHER FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Menus:
  • Categories are now better at remembering what item you had selected previously, especially when browsing the Merchant or viewing your Inventory.
  • Added various sound effects.
  • Performance improvements.
Quick Swap:
  • Fixed an issue where you could not swap weapons if your equipped weapon was marked as junk.
Saved Games:
  • Improved compatibility for loading older save file versions.
  • Fixed an error when reading saved games if a file had been copied in the saved game directory – duplicate files are now skipped.
Steam Leaderboards:
  • Fixed an issue where the leaderboard category was not being refreshed after the game submitted a score.
  • Fixed an issue where player avatars were not updated after being downloaded.
LiteNetLib:
  • Updated to version 0.9.5.2.
  • Improved string serialization.
  • Fixed an error where deserialization could fail (when loading saved games or receiving netcode messages) if a string contained too many non-ASCII characters.
Miscellaneous:
  • Added a system message when a kitten has been slain.
  • Added checks to handle errors when rescuing kittens.
  • Added checks to handle errors when reviving a player.
  • Fixed an error with the boomerang if its parent creature died while the boomerang was flying.
  • Fixed an issue where creature necks could remain angled incorrectly after a cutscene had ended.
  • Fixed an issue where ranged indicators were being sporadic if Multishot Chance was not 100%.
  • Handled an error with the Unity graphics engine.
  • Refactored modifier UI lists to be handled better internally.
  • Suppressed a controller-related error as a warning.

 
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