POSTAL 2 - Rich
Always on the forefront of the cutting-edge technology & practices of more than a decade ago, us humble folk at Running With Scissors are always looking to improve even our oldest games to make them more accessible and more enjoyable for gamers across the world. Today we are proud to release the version 5022 Windows Update for POSTAL 2 on Steam which, among other changes, takes us two important steps forward in this never-ending journey:
  • Full localization (including spoken audio) in Chinese
  • A system which transcribes all in-game spoken dialogue into English, Russian, Chinese or Polish subtitles.

That's right; if you, or anyone you know is a native Chinese speaker who has had trouble getting into POSTAL 2 because of the language barrier, then now's the time to jump right in! We have brought full Chinese localization to the game, translating both visual elements and spoken in-game audio. Paradise, AZ is breaking down all language barriers, and has never been more accessible, or multi-cultural than it is right now!

In addition to these full localizations, we are also introducing a subtitle system which transcribes the spoken in-game dialogue, during both gameplay and cutscenes, in a nice clean visual form (absolutely not lifted from any pre-existing games by other companies) so that you don't miss a single bit of the wacky humorous musings of the citizens of Paradise, AZ throughout your visit. So if you were someone who is hard of hearing, wants to play the game muted, or simply has trouble understanding the bizarre ancient dialect of these primitive southerners because of additional language barriers, then you may just find this new update a godsend. On the flip side, this definitely makes it more difficult to play the game with other people in the room, if you were hoping to hide the dialogue from them by wearing headphones. Though really, you probably shouldn't be playing the game with your grandma in the room anyway - you should be encouraging her to play it, instead. Subtitles are supported in English, Russian, Chinese and Polish languages.

We won't be stopping with this, either. We are already hard at work, creating new subtitle translations for the game, to make POSTAL 2 more and more accessible to folks around the world, because we want as many people to be able to go postal, from the safety and comfort of their desk chairs, as possible!

The full changelog for version 5022 is as follows:

  • Chinese localization added! To play the game in a different language, select one through Steam from the Languages tab in the game’s Properties.
  • Subtitle system added! At the in-game Audio settings menu, check the “Enable subtitles” option to turn them on. This menu is also where you select your subtitle language and configure the text size.
  • Fix for misaligned icons on the HUD.
  • Fix for missing book texture in that beloved bookcase.
  • Fix for NPCs sometimes not putting away their weapon when done with it.
  • Fixed a bug where certain objects would disappear while in plain sight.
  • Strict Speedrun Timer option implemented. For expert speedrunners, this option makes it so that the in-game timer is always counting, except during loading screens. Even reloading your game counts against you!
  • In-game timer position adjusted to not be blocked by the Steam overlay.
  • In-game timer no longer displays in places it shouldn’t.
  • (POSTAL 2) Fix for missing rooms in the night versions of Greenbelt and Industrial Area.
  • (POSTAL 2) The end of day cutscenes (Monday through Friday) can now be skipped.
  • (POSTAL 2) The beginning of day cutscenes (Tuesday through Friday) can now be skipped.
  • (POSTAL 2) Lowered volume of Uncle Dave bedroom music.
  • (POSTAL 2) Fixed an issue where Uncle Dave would get “stuck” and refuse to accept the player’s gift.
  • (POSTAL 2) Fixed a small audio issue in the ending cutscene.
  • (POSTAL 2/A Week In Paradise) Fixed a bug where finishing a POSTAL 2 game would softlock a new POSTAL 2 or A Week In Paradise game.
  • (Apocalypse Weekend) The intro and pigeon mission movies can be skipped.
  • (POSTAL 2/Apocalypse Weekend/A Week In Paradise/Paradise Lost) Ending cutscenes and credits can be skipped after viewing them at least once.
  • (POSTed) Implemented a fix for selecting actors in Windows 10.
  • (POSTed) Implemented an event line view for actors. “Show Event Lines” to enable (E on keyboard).
  • (POSTed) ACTION_StopMusic can now be used to stop all music in the level with the bStopAllMusic flag.
  • (POSTed) Added a new property to SceneManager, bLetPlayerSkipIfSeen, which allows the player to skip the scene only if they’ve seen it at least once already. (Make sure to set bLetPlayerSkip to False for this to work correctly.)

The update is now available for all owners of POSTAL 2 on Steam (Windows only, for now), so get in there and give it a spin! And don't forget - if you have friends, family or loved ones of another category who don't own the game, then you shouldn't be selfish and keep all this fun to yourself. Do the right thing, and buy them a gift that they will thank you for, for years to come!
Community Announcements - Rich
Please note that this post refers to POSTAL 1, not POSTAL 2. Why did we post this in the POSTAL 2 announcements? Shameless self-promotion, of course!

If you're a fan of POSTAL with some knowledge and skill in game development, or if you're just someone looking to get your foot in the video game industry and to have something to put in your portfolio, then we have an opportunity that might just interest you.

We're offering the community with the chance to work with us in creating new updates for the original classic POSTAL title. Your work would be included in future updates of the full game, and you would receive full credit. Interested?

Click Here for details
Community Announcements - Running With Scissors
It was in September, 1997 – over 19 years ago (we’ll round that out to 20, for marketing reasons) – when us humble folk from Running With Scissors unleashed our Robotron-inspired isometric shooter POSTAL to the unsuspecting public at large. It was an instant hit, grabbing the attention of gamers, parents and politicians across the country, and we’ve been supporting and updating it ever since. But now, (almost) 20 years later, we are entrusting our fans with the future of our game, by releasing its source code to the public. Consider it a belated Christmas present!

It’s hard to digest how long ago POSTAL was released. Feels like it was only yesterday that our new fans were sending us wonderful e-mail to praise our work, and we received our very first lawsuit notice… ah, those were the days.
But it’s true – (nearly) 20 years have passed us by. So much has happened in that time, that it’s hard to even keep track of it all – an entire generation has grown into legal adults, while video games have evolved to levels of near-photorealism; plus we’re finally getting that VR tech that we’ve been dreaming of since before we released POSTAL. It’s been a long and eventful couple of decades, full of change and advancement, but there is one thing that has always remained constant – our continued support and updates for our baby. Thanks to the dedicated hard-workers in our team, the loving support of our fans and even the efforts by our detractors, POSTAL has seen a lot of activity during these many years – an expansion pack, a lawsuit by the Postal Service, an exclusive Japanese edition, bans in 14 countries across the world, re-released special editions, sequels, digital re-releases, an Android port, new updates with twin-stick controls, a novelization and even an enhanced modern remake. Not too shabby for one of “the three worst things in American society”, wouldn’t you agree?
The remake – POSTAL Redux – was an especially big step for us; a passion project to make the original POSTAL again, but do it better this time, rebuilding it from scratch and focusing on making the most fun and exhilarating twin-stick shooter that we could by patching up the unfortunately outdated design decisions, and improve the game where we could. We even used the opportunity to bring old content, which was exclusive to the Japanese release of the game, to the west for the first time! For anyone who really wants to see how far POSTAL has come in the last two decades, there is no better way than by comparing the original to Redux.

It’s definitely been a wild ride for us all, and POSTAL means a lot to us – it’s our baby… But now we’re ready to hand the future of ‘the little shooter that could’ to the public at large. People have been asking, and we have been promising this for years now, but today we are proud to announce that the source code for POSTAL is officially released to the public on Bitbucket, under the GPL2 license. Everyone now has ‘under the hood’ access, to see what makes POSTAL tick, and anyone with the time and skills can now tweak/change/update/modify anything in the game at all! And hey, if anyone feels the urge to port the game to other platforms (The Dreamcast, for example *wink* *wink*), then they absolutely can!

This has been a long time coming, and we are tickled pink to see what the community will be able to put together from this (no seriously, someone get on that Dreamcast port. We’re not joking.).

POSTAL Open Source on Bitbucket
Community Announcements - Running With Scissors
Happy Halloween!

Along with our annual Halloween event, we've updated both POSTAL 2 and Paradise Lost, bringing you some new features and bug fixes!

  • The “How to Play” screen has been updated with the default gamepad controls.
  • Fixed a problem with the “Restore Defaults” option in the Performance menu not setting the proper defaults.
  • Removed the non-functional “Level of Detail” checkboxes in the Performance menu.
  • Added new dialog for Vince Desi in both games (he is now fully voiced as a bystander)
  • Added new dialog for black males in both games.
  • Expanded dialog for gay males in both games.
  • Fixed a problem with the Dude’s head rendering poorly at distance.

  • (POSTAL 2) Fixed a gameplay problem where Uncle Dave could be killed by someone other than the player without completing the errand. As a result, a pacifist run is now possible in both POSTAL and Impossible difficulties.
  • (POSTAL 2) Fixed a problem with the “Night Mode” holiday not working correctly on Mac and Linux platforms.
  • (POSTAL 2) Fixed a problem with the achievement introduced in the June update; it can now be obtained by activating the related inventory item if it is not awarded automatically.
  • (POSTAL 2) Fixed a problem where some bystanders were missing from the Lucky Ganesh upstairs during a certain scene.

  • (Paradise Lost) Added Postal Dude commentary for the newspapers.
  • (Paradise Lost) Fixed the placement of several unobtainable and “floating” pickups.
  • (Paradise Lost) Animal Control Center - Improved visual quality of the monkeys.
  • (Paradise Lost) Wipe House/Robotics Factory area - Fixed a problem where the player would sometimes take extra fall damage in this area.
  • (Paradise Lost) Wipe House/Robotics Factory area - Removed a misleading “Locked” message on a certain door which led some players to believe the door could be unlocked.
  • (Paradise Lost) Winter Wonderland interior - Fixed an exploit which would let players escape the Winter Wonderland interior and get into the unloaded exterior area.
Community Announcements - Running With Scissors
Not content with simply ripping off the idea of Hatred, we decided to rip Not Important and put him in our game, too!

Not strictly POSTAL 2 news, but thought you guys might be interested in it. If there is enough demand we may bring him to POSTAL 2 as well, if a modder does not beat us to it!
Community Announcements - Running With Scissors
In cast you missed it, we updated P2 to celebrate the long awaited June 2016 mall store reopening!

Thankfully you don't have to travel to the future to get a copy of POSTAL Redux, you can get it right now for 50% off on the real Steam!

Co-op play is coming shortly, so why not get a head start and brush up your skills? Further free DLC is also planned, so this is a pretty sound investment!

Community Announcements - Running With Scissors
Community Announcements - Running With Scissors

That's right! To show our appreciation for your loyalty, for a short time you'll be able to pick up a copy of the newly released 'POSTAL Redux' for 25% off the asking price. A bargain! If you just picked up P2 in the weeklong sale, and you feel it was worth more than the buck you paid for it, then now is a good time to show us the money and get more POSTAL in your life!

Check out the new Rampage mode, it's rather fun!

Co-op and more maps are coming as part of a FREE future DLC. You guys know how we've supported P2 over the years, and Redux will be no different. Come and watch in evolve, and post in the forums your requests and ideas: we read them all.

Thanks, as always, for your support in enabling us to make outrageous and fun games, just for the hell of it. ːHESSTILLGOODː

May 21, 2016
Community Announcements - Running With Scissors

POSTAL Redux is a remake of the original POSTAL game, made from the ground up and adds new features and game modes.

Check out Rampage!

Co-op and more maps are coming as part of a FREE future DLC.

Leave us a review, too! ːHEALTHFULː
Community Announcements - RWS Rick F
Greetings, POSTAL fans! We have a small update for you today which fixes some issues with controller support in the Mac version of the game. The 360 Controller is now properly supported and the input is no longer "scrambled". If you previously used a 360 controller and had to re-bind the "scrambled" inputs, you should use Restore Defaults to restore the original bindings. Enjoy!

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