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Semi-major update released

JoePlay January 16, 2013 User blog:JoePlay

A quite significant update was released today that includes a new unlockable character (a robot) and plenty other new gameplay features.

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NEW FEATURES

  • Food spoils over long periods of time. Stale and Spoiled foods are less beneficial. Rotten food is practically inedible, but can be used as fuel or fertilizer.
  • Crock pot foods are now stackable.
  • You can build a Ice Box now to mitigate spoilage.
  • New unlockable character: WX78, a robot who can eat spoiled food with no penalties, and who hates all living things.
  • Steam cloud can now be disabled. (details below)
  • New camera controls for streamers/YouTubers: CTRL+P will freeze the camera in place. CTRL+H will hide the hud.
  • Smallbirds now grow up to become angsty Teenbirds. Teenbirds will grow up to be Tallbirds and leave the player.
  • The mysterious Otto Von Chesterfield can be found in some swamps. (You will need to start a new map to find him)
  • Beefalo travel in proper herds now. Herds regenerate off-screen (currently with adults)
  • Beefalo herds become agitated when they go into heat, and will chase away the player if they are not wearing a beefalo hat.
  • Beefalo sometimes drop a beefalo horn, which can be used to move beefalos around.
  • The Spider Hat is no longer craftable - you just wear the Spider Queen's head directly. It also can't be used to steal spiders from an existing queen.

FIXES

  • Health and Hunger values have been re-tuned across the board. Characters have a larger hunger buffer now.
  • Addressed minor spelling mistakes
  • Minor tweaks and fixes
  • Fixed various save/load issues

DISABLING STEAM CLOUD

  • Some people have reported save/load issues with Steam Cloud. We have added a workaround that will cause the game to save its files in your documents directory instead. To activate this mode, add the following two lines to your "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\dont_starve\settings.ini" file:
[STEAM]
DISABLECLOUD = true

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