Update 0.46

Update time, yay! Got some fun new toys and features for you folks, let us know if you run into any issues. We changed the way the static lighting works a bit (with torches, etc) so let us know if you notice any reduction in performance. As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts, so don’t be shy and let us know what you think in the comments =)

New Content

  • Added the teleporter project! Build two, set them to the same symbol and instantly transport yourself (and anything inside the teleporter) across the world.
  • Added a deployable turret! It loads 9mm ammo and must be retracted to pick it up. Prevents mob spawning nearby.
  • Added flare arrows (Flarrow!)
  • Added Bone Arrows

New Recipes

  • Steel turret – 1x Microchip, 1x Steel Machine Parts, 1x Steel Gun Parts, 1x Large Battery, 1x D6 Polymer (Requires Material Printer)
  • Flare arrows – 1x Aluminum Ingot, 1x Bauxite Ore, 1x Iron Ore (Makes 3)
  • Bone arrows – 1x Bone, 5x Sticks, 5x Feathers (Makes 5)
  • Power Core – 3x Large Battery, 3x Steel Ingots, 3x Plastic, 1x Refined Rose Quartz (Requires Material Printer)

UI Changes

  • Added cursor icons when hovering over things. Let us know if you notice things that we missed that you think should have cursors.
  • Fixed some issues with the medium and large fonts.

Gameplay Changes

  • Added reload animation to grenade launchers.
  • Reduced regeneration salve effect by half, it was pretty overpowered considering you could use 2 and combine it with the health regen from being well fed.
  • Doubled energy regen per step of kinetic inductor

Bug Fixes

  • Changed saving method for player inventory, should be backwards compatible but let us know if you notice any missing items or anything like that.
  • Disabled connection to local server by default, may cause issues so let us know if you have problems dropping items, things not working as expected, etc. This should fix the issue for people who were having problems dropping items.
  • Changing font with a dialogue box open will now properly resize the dialogue box.
  • Changed static lighting system (torches, etc) to hopefully be a bit more optimized. Should result in fewer hitches with lots of static lights, let us know if you see a reduction in performance.
  • Kinetic inductors now properly stop working when unequipped

Update 0.45

Hey folks, I have a small update for ya. Normally I’d hold off until we had a more substantial update ready, but we found a bug with the item details that would occasionally cause items to get removed when you attempted to split a stack so we went ahead and pushed out what we had so far. We also made some balance changes to picks and guns which should make fighting armored creatures a bit less annoying, but we may still need to raise their health amounts to make up for the change, so let us know what you think.

New Content

  • Added a trash container that holds deleted items until you leave the game. This should be useful if you accidentally delete an item.

UI Changes

  • You should no longer open the key item pouch through other containers when you right click
  • Fixed some graphical weirdness with equipping items in the MEG menu with right click

Gameplay Changes

  • You can now dig multiple background blocks simultaneously with the proper upgrades (Meant to be in the last update, but its here now!)
  • Pick damage reduced, but picks now pierce through armored creatures
  • Most bullets (not shotgun pellets) now partially pierce armored creatures (reduce armor by half)
  • You can no longer equip batteries from power sockets menus.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the item detail popup buttons (items getting deleted when split, etc)
  • Fixed a bug that would cause basic smelters to pause their progress
  • Fixed beds not making you go to sleep
  • Fixed some minor tooltip issues
  • Fixed some dupes/issues with the crafting/build menus

Update 0.44

We’ve got a brand spankin’ new patch ready for you folks, featuring mostly quality of life improvements that we’ve been working on the last several weeks. Most of this update came directly from feedback we’ve received on the forums and elsewhere, so I just want to say thanks to everyone who is playing Signs of Life and giving us suggestions and feedback. As always, we more than welcome your comments and concerns with the update, so don’t be shy and let us know your thoughts =)

New Content

  • Added a popout map when you right click the GPS device
  • Rubies now increase the number of blocks you can dig simultaneously with the wrist laser, max of 6.
  • Added Grenade Launcher
  • Added jeweler and munition pouch that collect gems and ammo respectively

New Recipes

  • Grenade Launcher (3x Steel Ingots, 1x Rubber, 1x Launcher Parts)
  • Launcher Grenades (1x Steel Ingot, 1x Propellant, 1x Black Powder)
  • Jeweler Pouch (5x Hide)
  • Munition Pouch (5x Hide)

UI Changes

  • Added buff tooltip labels and duration display
  • Added search box to crafting menu
  • Added expand/collapse all buttons to the crafting menu
  • Item quantities now display on top of all items in a container
  • Darkened the background of the minimap to make it more visible
  • Brightend the minimap lines
  • Added a whole bunch of tooltips

Misc Gameplay Changes

  • Increased damage of the ant queen scythe to 10
  • Destroyed projects now drop all the items they cost to craft
  • Added a GPS device to the starting escape pod on new characters

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug related to middle clicking power cores while they are in power sockets
  • Fixed some spots where animations could get stuck, let us know if you experience any more
  • Fixed a crash related to having apostrophes in your save path
  • Fixed a physics bug related to the jump jet

Update 0.43

Heya folks, got another update for ya. Its a bit light on content as we’ve been putting most of our content creation time towards working on the intro/tutorial (which is coming along freakin’ awesome) but we have quite a few bug fixes and UI changes for ya based on the feedback we’ve been getting on our forums. As always, we’d love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or run into any issues with the update =)

New Content

  • Impact Rod
  • Added Ore Scanning alternate fire mode to Wrist Scanner
  • Added punching as a default melee weapon

New Recipes

  • Impact Rod (6x Tin Ingots, 4x Plastic, 4x Tin Rivets)
  • Impact Rod Ammo(1x Tin Ingots, 1x Copper Wire, 1x Black Powder)

UI Changes

  • Minimap size and brightness increased
  • Wrist terrain scanning changed to left mouse button by default
  • Added edge peek option to settings menu
  • Added keybinds for the Equipment menu, MEG tool, Crafting window and Projects window
  • Ammo is now displayed on the active scroll slot for a second while scrolling
  • Hovering over scroll slots now shows the name of the item in the slot
  • Fixed some of the issues with font size rendering after changing font sizes
  • Analyzing crafting requirements will now give you the recipe for that item if it exists
  • You can now analyze crafting requirements by right clicking on them
  • Added a crafting category in materials for bricks
  • Fixed UI display issue on equipped batteries
  • Added achievements for crafting gems

Item Changes

  • Reduced energy cost of wrist map scanner
  • Lowered granite and marble deposit densities to match block density
  • Basic smelter now requires mud bricks instead of regular bricks
  • Increased number of rocks and flint during world generation

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes result in incorrect collisions on melee weapons
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in 2x the proper encumbrance from shields
  • Fixed a crash related to foreign languages and certain dialogue boxes
  • Fixed a crash related to planting grass seeds
  • Fixed a crash related to changing keybinds without a selected character
  • Added a workaround for people who had items disappearing when dropped in world from inventory, probably still has issues but let us know
  • Fixed a bug that would let you take items from the crafting window
  • Fixed an issue related to switching weapons during a roll
  • Fixed a bug that could cause prefabs to overlap during world generation
  • Fixed winter hat recipe
  • Fixed a crash related to certain dialogue boxes
  • Fixed a bug related to using high velocity ammo on SMGs
  • Fixed an issue that could result in ant tunnels generating over certain underground bases

Creature Changes

  • Mobs that block the player no longer act as trampolines (almost sorry)
  • Reduced mob spawning a bit
  • Further reduced flyer spawn rate

Update 0.42

We’ve still got quite a bit to go on the tutorial/intro we’re working on, but we figured now was as good a time as any to push out an update with some of the other changes we’ve made recently. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback and definitely let us know if you have any issues =)

New Content

  • Aluminum Bat
  • Clobb SMG
  • Micro SMG

New Recipes

  • Aluminum Bat (6x Aluminum Ingots, 2x Leather Straps)
  • Clobb SMG (4x Iron Ingots, 2x Rubber, 4x Tin Rivets)
  • Micro SMG (1x Steel Gun Parts, 2x Plastic, 4x Steel Rivets)

UI Changes

  • Added an auto-organize button to containers
  • Added Key Items pouch to the side of the player’s backpack
  • You can now flip the glass wall project from the project menu before placing it
  • Tweaked some dialog UI issues and added the ability to highlight “important” information.
  • Removed new recipe text from the bottom of the screen, seemed kinda messy? Might put back as an option.
  • Quick slots should now be labelled properly if you rebind the keys

Item Changes

  • Smelters now should continue working when you walk away from them[/b] – This probably needs some testing, but it seems to be working right for me.
  • Made keycard into a key item
  • Fixed some item descriptions, let us know if you see more bad ones
  • Impaler spikes now have a 25% chance to break on contact, do less damage and are a bit slower/heavier.
  • Impaler spikes now do 30 base damage to the player when dropped by Impalers
  • Fixed some UI issues with the equipment window

Bug Fixes

  • Possible fix for save failure/rollback after spending a long time in pause – Definitely let us know if you still run into any save issues
  • Fix for a crash related to explosions
  • Fix for a crash related to orange shorts (lol, not even kidding)
  • Possible fix for issues that could cause the player to get stuck, let us know if you still get stuck and unable to move
  • Fixed a bug that could result in duping/losing block items when added/removed from containers in the world
  • Fixed some bugs related to the escape pod container
  • Fixed a dupe related to multi-quantity recipes in the material printer
  • Creature Changes

    • Changed crawler behavior a bit so they won’t walk on the bottom of platforms
    • Tweaked the big chicken AI a bit

    Recipe Changes

    • Changed most Jewel tier recipes to be less rose-quartz dependent:
    • Jewel Helmet (2x Bornite Ingots, 1x Refined Rose Quartz, 1x Rough Ruby, 1x Rough Topaz, 1x Rough Sapphire)
    • Jewel Torso (5x Bornite Ingots, 1x Refined Rose Quartz, 1x Rough Ruby, 1x Rough Topaz, 1x Rough Sapphire)
    • Jewel Arms (3x Bornite Ingots, 1x Refined Rose Quartz, 1x Rough Ruby, 1x Rough Topaz, 1x Rough Sapphire)
    • Jewel Gloves (2x Bornite Ingots, 2x Rough Rose Quartz)
    • Jewel Leggings (4x Bornite Ingots, 1x Refined Rose Quartz, 1x Rough Ruby, 1x Rough Topaz, 1x Rough Sapphire)
    • Jewel Leggings (4x Bornite Ingots, 1x Refined Rose Quartz, 1x Rough Ruby, 1x Rough Topaz, 1x Rough Sapphire)
    • Jewel Boots (4x Bornite Ingots, 2x Rough Rose Quartz)
    • Jewel Pick (6x Bornite Ingots, 1x Refined Rose Quartz, 1x Rough Ruby, 1x Rough Topaz, 1x Rough Sapphire)
    • Jewel Bow (4x Bornite Ingots, 1x Linen Bolt, 2x Rough Rose Quartz, 1x Refined Rose Quartz)
    • Jewel Crossbow (4x Bornite Ingots, 1x Steel Machine Parts, 1x Linen Bolt, 2x Rough Rose Quartz, 1x Refined Rose Quartz)
    • Jewel Spear (4x Bornite Ingots, 1x Refined Rose Quartz, 1x Rough Ruby, 1x Rough Topaz, 1x Rough Sapphire)
    • Jewel Sword (4x Bornite Ingots, 1x Refined Rose Quartz, 1x Rough Ruby, 1x Rough Topaz, 1x Rough Sapphire)
    • Jewel Axe (4x Bornite Ingots, 1x Refined Rose Quartz, 1x Rough Ruby, 1x Rough Topaz, 1x Rough Sapphire)
    • Jewel Shield (7x Bornite Ingots, 1x Refined Rose Quartz, 1x Rough Ruby, 1x Rough Topaz, 1x Rough Sapphire)