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Valheim update

Post by Boss Llama » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:02 pm

A new patch dropped today. Relatively minor changes so it would seem, but definitely an explanation of why it took so long - apparently they totally rewrote the terrain modification system. Still functions basically the same from our perspective as players, but should make it run better overall. Actually pretty stoked they took the time to do that, since a lot of games at this stage in development just kinda ignore things like that and get stuck down the line with unfixable problems because they've got too much stuff relying on the old system.

I'm bouncing around to see if I note any specific differences. At this moment though, I can just say that the stone cost to raise terrain has been lowered to 2 - land-bridgers, rejoice!


After reading some commentary, maybe don't rejoice quite yet. Sounds like perhaps the ground doesn't raise as much per click as it used to.

Patch notes:
This was a long one! This patch has been taking extra long time to develop due to the new terrain-modification system. The new terrain modification system is made to reduce the number of network instances and make loading faster and smoother. Technically it’s a pretty big change but hopefully you should not notice that much of a difference except some minor behaviour changes to the hoe and pickaxe and of course much smoother loading of areas with a lot of terrain modifications. All terrain modifications after this patch (using the hoe, pickaxe or cultivator) will automatically use the new modification system. For existing areas where heavy terrain modifications have been made before this patch we have added a special console command “optterrain” that basically converts all the old terrain modifications in the nearby area to the new system. To use the “optterrain” console command, you first need to enable the ingame console by adding “-console” as a launch argument for the game.

* Swamp draugr spawner location fix to prevent draugrs from spawning inside stones
* Lox pet-sfx fix
* Torches in locations should no longer support constructions
* Dolmen location stone size fix
* New terrain modification system
* Terrain-modification priority changed (Terrain modifications in an area should load before buildings, only applies to the new terrain modification system)
* World loading tweaks (to fix issues with ships and buildings getting damaged while loading)
* Stop server list download when leaving the start menu (to decrease network bandwidth usage)
* Lowered the amount of stone required to Raise ground using the hoe
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