5089: The Action RPG Update v1.19

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
Thank you again for your feedback! Here are the changes in v1.19:

• Spiderbots no longer cause explosion damage when they die.
• Homing projectiles shall now target "center of mass" instead of just its physics position.
• Convert & expand tools now have a reduced & fixed burden value of 0.5.
• All stations now become powered at the same "Conversion Points" requirement (excluding workstations & backup stations, which are always powered). As a result, Construction & Utilities stations will be unlocked at the start of the game.
• Improved base conversion tool error messages to better distinguish between "Violet Towers" (spiked buildings) & "Violet Bases" (violet territory surrounded by tall walls).
• Stuff you can afford in the shop will have a green hover effect, while stuff you can't afford will have a red effect.
• Tweaked spawn point positioning & Violet tower spawning rules. Hopefully this will combat problems with tower leaders not spawning at the top of large, spiked buildings.
• Windows: Added a debug file called "usedjava.txt" that will say which Java runtime was used. Hopefully this will help troubleshoot issues when trying to play on 32-bit machines (the 64-bit version isn't suppose to take priority).
• Linux: Including Java 9, which people report better success with. 5089 will now try to launch with your default Java installation, if the included Java doesn't work.

New in v1.20:

• Windows: Hopeful launcher bug fix introduced in v1.19
• Windows: Update included Java to 8_u74
• Leaders in violet towers will no longer "wander" (so they will be found easier at the top).
• More tweaks to violet tower spawning. Hopefully they will be more reliably placed on top of towers now!
• Updated to OpenVR 0.9.15 library

An item comparison feature & investigating floating multiplayer bots are high on the priority list.

I'm also planning some virtual reality improvements to prepare for upcoming consumer releases!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.