Community Announcements - Mr Rossignol
Update!

Dogs and trombones are now working in multiplayer. The trombone is networked up so that you can play "tunes" for multiplayer friends (the mouse wheel controls pitch.)

Yes.

An exceptionally productive week has resulted in some great new features and a tonne of bugfixes. Version 0.1.48 will now be LIVE on your Steam library if you've opted in to the beta. As always the full patch notes are below but some stand out features include: The return of the Dog NPC, higher damage from Players and most pleasingly of all, the playable trombone. You've always been able to adjust the pitch of this in singleplayer (with the scrollwheel), but seeing a group of chums trying to hold a tune on rusty digital instruments in a big multiplayer brass band is the clear high-watermark for the whole project...

It's worth emphasising that the damage received from other players is now much higher (a common request). We're expecting to roll out server controls for this in the next update so that server operators will be able to set the % of damage from players per-server however they want (including 0% to facilitate non-pvp servers) but this week we're testing out the upper levels. Shotguns to the face aren't just flesh wounds anymore...

As always we've been reading your comments on the Steam and BR forums and have implemented some requests (the higher player damage for one, chat history etc) but we're still hungry for your feedback and bug reports so keep them coming.

Thanks once again for your continued support and we'll see you on the islands!

Patch Notes

  • New - Chat notification when a Player changes their name.
  • New - Damage from other Players increased. Now in line with damage dealt to bots.
  • New - Chat log history (PageUp/PageDown to scroll through message history).
  • Fixed - Stop clients running worldgen when they start an in-progress game on an incompatible server.
  • New - Server browser improvements.
  • New - Lobby now shows the state of the game you are trying to join (i.e. in Lobby or in Progress).
  • New - Indicate & prevent connection to incompatible servers (i.e. incompatible versions).
  • Fixed - Stop client hanging if server password is incorrect.
    New - Player Location Pings on the compass now make a noise ( default key “Y” to reveal position).
  • Fixed - Clientside lodding improved
  • Fixed - Better performance generally
  • Fixed - No more dropped sounds (e.g. sometimes robot beepboops could be missing, no more getting sneaked-up on by bots...)
  • Fixed - Guards no longer guard empty fragment caches.
  • Fixed - Wisps no longer head to empty fragment caches
  • Fixed - Connecting window retooled, cancellable window added instead.
  • New - Trombones now visible on other Players (including note change with Scrollwheel!) We demand some brass-band videos...
  • New - Robo-Dogs are back...
  • Fixed - An issue with animation weighting that lead to some glitchy anims
  • Fixed - An issue where walking footsteps where heard more loudly by AI than running footsteps...
  • Fixed - Server uses less CPU after returning to lobby
  • New - Servers now republish on the master list periodically (should stop long-running servers dropping off the browser)
  • Plus - Sundry minor tweaks and fixes (performance improvements, click sound for torch, reduced verbose logging, similarly minor-but-pleasing stuff...)

Community Announcements - Mr Rossignol
We're here with the first of a (hopefully) weekly series of updates to the Sir Multiplayer Test. The new version is v0.1.45. If you've opted into the Multiplayer Branch on Steam you should get the new update automatically.

The first week of testing went smoother than we could have hoped for with our official servers more or less constantly populated and only one short outage all week. It's all been remarkably stable and we're very pleased. It's also been fantastic to see so many of you hosting your own servers for friends and the general public, and to that end we've spent a good deal of this week adding some more controls for server operators. The full release notes are below but the long and short of it is there's now a proper voting system for electing and replacing admins, kicking grumpy ne'er-do-wells, voting to start maps if someone is idle in the lobby and won't ready up...

There are of course a number of bugs found and squashed - thanks to your feedback - so keep those reports coming in. We've been listening to feature feedback too and have added a new system for locating and identifying other players. You can now 'ping' your location onto the compass with a keypress (default “Y”) so friends can find each other or mark areas of interest like good loot. This marker will last for 10 seconds and for the duration the player's name will also appear above their head if you are within a certain distance. It's essentially the visual equivalent of shouting “Oi! I'm over here!”

Thanks from the whole team for your enthusiastic uptake of Multiplayer Sir, it's been fantastic to watch your streams and videos, and even better to play alongside you all.

More to come!


Patch Notes:


Server Controls.

1. Server operators can now optionally add an Admin Password during set up.

Use #admin password to log in as admin with this password.

2. Admins can make other players the admin with #makeadmin playername.

3. You can now vote to use admin commands even if there is no admin.

Use #callvote command to start the vote (e.g #callvote kick playername to kick someone or #callvote new to start a new map. Clients then use #vote yes or #vote no to vote on this request.


Command list:

#new – starts new map.

#restart - restarts current map.

#kick playername – kicks playername.

#admin password – logs in as admin if an admin password is set up on the server (note that admins logged in in this way override voted admins).

#makeadmin playername – makes playername the admin.

#lobby - returns players to the lobby.


Fixes & Additions

- Improvements to server browser (including auto-refresh, summary, and an alphabetised list).

- No more smashing/exploding sounds when joining lobbies.

- Reveal your name & position to other players by pressing a key (“Y” by default).

- Miscellaneous small bugfixes (rider volume, UI tweaks, similar sundries).
Community Announcements - Mr Rossignol
The multiplayer test is now up on the betas branch for Sir, You Are Being Hunted. Details of how to get at that and how to run your own servers are over here.

We've got a few of our own servers up, but they might be a little slow, so if you can run your own and let us know how you get on, that'd be appreciated.

We did a video to explain a bit about what we're up to, over here: https://youtu.be/zDxvUqyktoo

Please do let us know how you get on. We'll be updating again early next week.

Cheers!
-BR
Community Announcements - Mr Rossignol
Hello there. Long time! How've you been?

This is a quick update to say that the Sir, You Are Being Hunted multiplayer test will start on July 1st. It's been a long and difficult road to get to this point, but thanks to the hard work of Dan and James we're now able to open up a test client to everyone who owns the game at the start of next month. We'll collecting feedback bug reports as usual for this work-in-progress aspect of the game.

We'll provide information on how to get hold of the client - as well as some other details about what we're up to - on the day.

Hope to see some of you online in July.


Choo!-Choo!

Cheers,

-BR
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Community Announcements - Mr Rossignol
Hello!

We've just deployed an update to fix some issues with controller support, and that means it should work fine on your Big Screen setup, and indeed on the Steam Box you are getting for Christmas. Oh man, was that a secret? We shouldn't have looked in the present cupboard!

Anyway, there will be another small patch soon to fix a couple of other issues reported recently, we'll say hi and explain when those go up.
Community Announcements - Mr Rossignol
Hello!

Just a very minor patch today fixing menu bugs and implementing 5.1 sound.

With regards to multiplayer, it's still a long way off, unfortunately. While we've got it wired up for networking there's a lot of things that were never really designed for multiplayer to be fixed, and some design stuff to be worked through. We're going to be a bit quiet on that until we've got it all nailed down, but we'll explain the plan as soon as we've been able to apply some serious time and focus over the summer. Thanks for your patience!

And so:

Fixes

- Inventory now closes with Esc key properly (second tap required to open menus)
- Menus optimised, will produce a performance boost on some systems.
- Logging reduced, will produce a performance boost on some systems.
- Error on credits screen exit button resolved.

Changes

- NEW 5.1 support in game options. Click "Stereo" to cycle audio setup. This will only restart sound on a session change, ie loading a level.

Cheers!
Community Announcements - Mr Rossignol
Hello, all!

Today we're serving up the 1.1 patch for you all, which fixes a bunch of minor issues but also adds a custom biome and a global robot manager.

Here's a video to explain more:

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The robot manager allows you to select global values for how enemies appear in the world, which should allow you to make it harder or easier as you prefer. You can even remove all hostile NPCs from the world (the pheasants and rabbits stay!) and consequently add a "Walking Simulator" mention to our Steam tags...

The custom biome means that you can create some non-standard worlds that go way beyond what the five standard biomes allow. You can switch that on in Game Options. But wait! We know that the first thing you'll do is make the maddest worlds you can, so it's important to stress that the permutations this world generator provides are so extreme that they might make teleporter fragments inaccessible to you, which means there's a chance the crazier levels can't be completed.

If you don't want to risk that for a proper playthrough, then stick to the standard templates or spend some time experimenting with a myriad of valid worlds. If you're happy just to see what you can make, however, that's what the custom biome is for. Remember that with the robot manager you can also now tour these worlds in safety. There's even a world code function in Game Options so you can share your creations with others. (Paste these codes in the Custom biome editing screen to get that exact world!)


Changes

- NEW: Custom Biome (activated in Game Options.)
- NEW: Global robot spawn manager.
- NEW: Added graphics option to disable God Rays.
- NEW: Colour picker for robot visors (Colour blindness support).
- Robot step height tweaked.
- Fences no longer appear over seriously sloped terrain.

Fixes

- Audio-based distraction of robots now more reliable.
- Robots can no longer spawn inside pylons.
- Shots Fired stat now accurate.
- Starting gear item count now matches menu list.
Community Announcements - Mr Rossignol
V1.0 is live right now, so jump in and let us know what you think. It also means that Early Access is over, so tell everyone in the world, please.

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Thankyou, everyone, for your feedback so far. And please keep it coming for the 1.1 patch. (And Linux testers, we're working on new builds right now.)

Tea and biscuits!
Community Announcements - Mr Rossignol
Are you using the Linux version of Sir, You Are Being Hunted and having some problems? More importantly, are you using Linux with AMD and finding the game doesn't run properly? We want to hear from you!

It would be just fantastically helpful if you could swing by the official forums and let us having any game logs you're able to provide. We're super keen to nail down the issues some users have been having with Linux, and we're going to need lots of feedback and systems spec detail to do that.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.
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