- Android icons should be fixed.
- The bottom “cropping” should also be fixed for android.
- Some minor typo fixes.
- A rekindled hatred of android development.
Files should be arriving soon™
Files should be arriving soon™
Firstly, only Fenoxo can actually post TiTS builds to Patreon, and it’s kind of a laborious process that we can’t easily automate or anything. That said, we also wanna start pumping out builds on a more regular basis- the last few weeks should be a good indicator of what we can do when all the annoying busy work of preparing builds is all handled automatically. (By hand, it is no-shit about 40-50 minutes of tapping fingers whilst waiting on compilers and file uploads).
I also wanna really put some time down on figuring out the nitty-gritty about the imagepak enabled build too. We kinda have the system working (and have for a long time), but not really having enough art to kick it off combined with questions about how we should distribute it have kinda held us back on it a little bit; one of the test versions I kicked together was over 100mb, and all that really had in it was high-res versions of all the busts, so we ideally need to find a way to bring that down somehow, especially between build updates! It’s pretty clear that it would be a nightmare to distribute purely through Patreon at that size period, so it’s likely that it would only ever be regularly kept up-to-date through the blog.
To get around all of that, the user accounts here on the blog can be tied to your Patreon info. If you make an account here and go look at the Profile page that’ll show up in the menu whilst you’re logged in, down the bottom there’ll be some options for linking to either old Offbeatr or current Patreon pledges. Smash-click that big old orange button and you’ll be taken to the Patreon site to confirm you wanna let the blog access your TiTS pledge info. Then you’re done! The blog will know you’ve pledged (and for how much), and let you access a bunch of stuff through a new menu specially for backer builds.
As a side note, the system had a few issues during the server migration. The keys we use to keep everything tied together only have a short duration before they expire, and unfortunately it took me longer than the expiry time for some of the keys to get everything moved over. If you’ve got any issues, try resetting the Patreon connection – look in the same place you first clicked that big orange button and there should be an option to remove the binding. Once you’ve removed it you can try adding it again, which will generate a new set of keys, but it also requires granting access to the blog again which is why I can’t do much about it for you! If you still have issues after that, send us an email so we can look into things.
As a note though, I’m going to manually clear out all of the keys and remove all of the bindings when we do the next public build, probably some time in the next couple of days, so we can get a clean start (and my logs aren’t full of key access errors). The public build will also arrive with a new solution for public source code access too, for all of you that were waiting for that.
Now, to break up this wall of text, have some
work in progress science porn courtesy of echo3Dx and the combined science of a 3D artist and Ged-“I know lots of long words about Unreal Engine”-an.
Image: Rocket-powered fisticuffs spessmandragon, courtesy of JayEcho!
If you’re seeing this, then you’re viewing the blog on the new server. There’s probably still some flakey and/or broken shit around that I’ll need to fix tomorrow. Nothing is probably sending out emails for a start, so don’t expect password loss/password resets/new user reg to work right now.
Also I used this as an opportunity to fuck IPB off finally. The forums have been moved over to XenForo, but I’ve not had a chance to do much of anything past “make it installed” thus far.
The nursery is kind of in right now. I say that in so far as it exists, but I haven’t had the opportunity to polish it and test it properly; one of the big features for it was to enable the ability to “skip” to the end of a pregnancy without having to keep spamming rest or sleep. Unfortunately a lot of the general time passage code wasn’t really written to handle passing more than a couple of hours of game time at once, so guess what I’m busy doing!
— Your friendly, cleaned up, neighborhood spess dragon, again courtesy of JayEcho
Reminder that pubby build is due around October 6th.
– Your friendly neighbourhood spess pirate, care of JayEcho.
I just made some updates to the Patreon integration process to catch a few oversights in the account state information. If any Patreon backers have lost access to the backer portions of the site, get in touch with us so we can investigate. I’m fairly certain there should be nobody that got caught by the change that shouldn’t have, but hey, mistakes happen :V
The first poll using the new system is over; congratulations everybody who voted, you just won yourself a dragondong’d dragontaur as the third rescue agent for Uveto. The idea for her is already roughed out, so I’ll get some stuff coded from out of the backlog and then write her too!
Also, the next poll is up- this one should give us a good indication of what you guys consider the most important out of all of the major systems we’ve still got to add, and hence, which ones we should focus on sooner rather than later. You can vote on multiple options, just not all of the options, so throw down whatever it is you prefer and we’ll see what happens.
I’ve just got done adding some more stuff to the backer build page. Expect some tweaking to happen over the next day or so once we figure out everything on our end, but the Save Editor should now be available on there for Offbeatr backers that previously had access to it.
We’re also trying out something a little extra too. We’ve been using a build server to better reproduce game builds and do all the packaging and such automatically. As a benefit of that, we get a build every time we make changes… so we’ve decided to make those available too. Only pretty high-tier Offbeatr backers will have access to it now whilst we figure out how to dish out access to it, as well as make a few other changes so that the builds properly identify themselves for sake of bug reporting clarity.
Also I finished writing and coding a subby, chubby bearman for the bar in Uveto. I’ve been told it’s rather gayyyy~
Also, if you like things that are cool and good you should go check out this other thing I’ve been working on; NewRetroArcade: Neon. Peep dis vidja :V
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