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Re: Adding marriage - poll about how you find its priority While I usually don't vote the middle choice in polls because the vote doesn't sway it one way or another, this time I did. Here is the reason: Sami has been developing the game very nicely for a quarter-century and I'm constantly impressed with each new version.

Implementing spouses sounds like a massive task that includes many other game developments, the biggest of which, IMHO, is an A.I. that can play like a complex bot in order to make a believable spouse. Because a spouse that behaves like village NPCs wouldn't really be worth it.

Keep up the good work with your own priorities, Sami :-)

December 19, 2017, 01:41:05 AM
Re: Adding marriage - poll about how you find its priority I had to vote the middle option as well, and for much the same reason as JEB Davis chose to vote that way. I would love to see spouses and eventual offspring in the future, and I agree that if it is to be implemented then it should come after some AI updates so that we don't have the old problem of "It's a nice car to look at, but it won't run without fuel!"

The work that has been done to this game (read:life-changing experience) over the years is wonderful, all of it being due to the dedication and passion that Sami and Erkka have for this work of theirs, and I am more than happy to simply sit back and watch it grow organically at their behest :D

December 19, 2017, 06:03:05 AM
Inari of Seal-Tribe - Video Let's Play Hey guys and assorted UnReal Worlders. I'm back for my yearly foray into the unreal world and this time I bring you Inari of Seal-Tribe; my season 2 youtube playthrough. Better sound quality, better production quality and (hopefully) better gameplay.

This time with a few mods: Honey and Mead mod from the very fine Privateer, Jaredonians Character models for a little bit of good looking character cheer, the UrW Self Sufficiency mod from Caethan.

Hope to see you guys along for the ride and feel free to offer any suggestions on how you would like to see the story developing.

December 24, 2017, 08:45:56 AM
Modding Wishlist I thought I'd compile a list of things that would be useful (long-term) additions to the modding tools, along the lines of Rain's old list here:

  • Time of year requirements for recipes.  Something like [MONTH: 5 6] to restrict an item being made from May to June.  I'd use this for things like birch-bark gathering (early Spring) or sheep shearing (Summer).
  • Weather requirements for recipes.  E.g., [WEATHER: sunny] for drying berries. I always like seeing weatherlore more useful!
  • Quality limits on outputs.  Something like [MAXQUALITY: 1] to prevent the produced item from being better than crude.  Or similarly, something broader than [noquality] like [QUALITY: 1] to make the output always crude.  This would be nice for primitive item crafting like easy cords.  I've got a recipe for cords from soaked branches, but I don't want them usable to make high quality items, so I want to make sure they're always low quality.  Right now I just have a massive %-100% quality modifier, but I still often produce decent or even fine cords from the recipe.
  • Item categorization for use in recipes.  Something like [IS:keyword] to define an item as a member of a preexisting or custom set.  So a recipe for drying berries that has [IS:Berries] that would allow the dried berries to be used in berry porridge.  Or custom items like [IS:Iron Ore] that would allow specifying {Iron Ore} in smelting recipes instead of using complicated regexes.
  • Custom tool preferences.  If I've got multiple tools of the same category, it'd be nice to specify that one is better suited than another.  E.g., I've got stone and iron hammers in my smithing mod.  Something like {Hammer} <Iron hammer> to make iron hammers perform better, even with the same qualities.
  • Cooking without a fire.  Something like [nofire] to allow cooking of foods without a fire, for things like drying berries or cracking bones for marrow and such.
  • Cooking without a pot.  E.g., [nopot] that removes the pot requirement at least for baked foods.
  • Nutrient modifications in cooked items.  Normally, the nutrients of the input food get used to automatically calculate the nutrition of the output food.  Customizing this based on the input items would be nice.  Something like [CARB_DIV: 0.5] to let roasting turnips make them more nutritious, or [PROTEIN_DIV: 2] for losses of nutrients during cooking.
  • Custom flavor text. [TEXT:Something immersive it says in the game text for flavor while you are doing a diy action]
  • Allow [SPOILAGE_DAYS:] in diy items.  Would like this for things like retting grasses or soaking branches for cords.

Anything else other modders have been hankering for?

January 03, 2018, 11:57:46 PM
Rid of the crash related creature and item losses We're clearing bugs away from the path of a stable tag, which is shining in the horizon and to be attached to 3.50beta version soon enough.  Lately I've tried to find ways to improve crash security to overcome creature and item losses when travelling with companions and watercrafts. Not a frequent issue, but a real annoyance if it might happen to you.
And now I think a reliable and fast way to get rid of this legacy issue has been found, and will be put to effect in the next patch.

There's now extra data save added upon each map load to provide crash security and to minimize certain creature and item loss potential. Previously it was quite often the case that the pets and companions you were travelling with would disappear upon a crash. The same sort of crash related disappearence might also happen to the items you were transporting with a watercraft - including the watercraft. This sort of losses should be history now. Crashes may naturally lose some progress in the game world, but all the creatures and items should stay intact and be available upon returning to post-crash UnReal World.

This is a future feature, not yet functional in 3.50 beta version.

January 23, 2018, 06:37:14 PM
Re: Tracks being covered by snow I had a similar situation when the snow was melting away. The tracks on the snow remained on the ground even when snow was already gone.

I guess it would be a nice idea that the tracks were deleted everytime when the ground changes or even when it's raining or snowing.

February 07, 2018, 12:16:33 PM
A "calendar app" for UrW Hello!

As an excuse to try "modern JS" I made an app for tracking all the "be done in N days" events:

Repo at GitHub:
I'm also hosting it:

Note that currently it's at version v0.1.1 - so yeah, very very bare and basic. I'm actually using it form my current play though and so far it works, but the real test will be when I hit next farming season (currently close to mid-winter point, so not much anything going on ;) ).

Feedback and contributions are welcome.

February 11, 2018, 03:10:21 PM
Fennec's Random Plant Mod (cross-posted from the old forum)

Hi all,

If you're tired of finding the same old plants in UrW - or if you'd just like to see some more variety - I've made a mod to add randomly-generated plants into the game.In addition to adding more wild plants, it also adds some other features:

New grains and vegetables grown in fields and sold in villages:

Poisonous plants that also have other effects (pretty pointless for plants poisonous in any form, but useful and interesting for plants that become edible when boiled):

Poisonous berries:

Herbs to help you reach spiritual enlightenment (okay, they're actually just drugs):

Medicinal mushrooms:

Additionally, all plants generated by this mod (except mushrooms and berries) provide seeds so you can grow them at your own settlement.

Download the JAR file (attached to this post) and double-click it to run it. It generates four .txt files, each of which start with "flora_mod". These four files should be in the same directory where you saved the JAR file. Move these files to the UrW directory where any other mod files would go, then have fun exploring a world full of new plants!

This mod simply adds more plants to the game, but it does generate enough to be a suitable replacement for the vanilla plants. If you do wish to replace the vanilla plant files entirely, start up the game, move the "flora_mod" files to the UrW directory, and remove all the existing files that BEGIN with "flora_". These default files will automatically re-appear each time the game is booted, but I would strongly recommend backing these up somewhere just in case something goes unexpectedly wrong. Also, since these files do re-appear when you boot up the game, you will have to remove them each time if you do want to remove all the vanilla plants.

Finally, for my fellow programming nerds here, I have included the source code within the src folder in the JAR file in case anyone wants to see my sloppy coding.

- names of picked berries are now accurate
- mod should no longer generate plants that wither before they can be harvested
- mushrooms are now roughly as common as in vanilla
- beneficial berries and mushrooms are now somewhat more common
- program can now be run by double-clicking on it
- "Ok, done!" message appears as pop-up window
- should be compatible with all operating systems now

Known issues:
- plants with names containing "snap" trigger a sound effect when interacted with. this can be fixed by manually changing the name in the flora file.
- poisonous plants with additional effects may be mistakenly identified as edible before all effects are known. rare issue, but proceed with caution if "there's still more to learn".
- (issue encountered on Ubuntu 14.04) flora files appear in /home directory instead of the directory containing the JAR if run with OpenJDK Runtime. this issue does not occur when using WINE.

March 23, 2018, 10:06:07 PM
Re: NPC hunters gone wild
 this guy just stand on the corpse with no intention to move anywhere. Later on I found out that the crazy NPC hunter had an unbearable craving to skin and cut the corpse of my dead companion, but the moral restrictions came in between and he ended up in endless "Should I? No, you must not." limbo.

Yeah, we've all been THERE!

May 22, 2019, 08:13:13 PM