Help test 0.53 pre-release

Jun 1, 2:28 am
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Download here and post any bugs you find!

Changes:
* Optional xBRZScale now used to stretch the: full dungeon, Silhouette, inventory items, NPCs on lists.
* FrameSkip optional functionality for slow machines (or heavy CPU load as in "play while you work" :))
* You can now optionally review after death events/items/msgs using Ivan3D mode.
* Optionally always center on player after exiting LookZoom mode.
* Optionally show full dungeon name with roman level numbers.
* Grouped config options in categories.
* Custom stack list length (items, drop, throw etc).
* Several new monsters added, including five new uniques.
* Monster AI now knows how to zap wands at you!
* Show items at player position, side by side.
* Nearly 400 new materials added.

Fixes:
* Mainly when toggling full screen mode on linux, it will now wait until you release the key to apply.
* Imprisoned necromancer can cast spells.
* Elianise will no longer steal from you.
* All the ambassadors will stay in the Cathedral and not wander around.
* Nerf mind worm damage a bit.
* Fix unlocking hexagonal and octagonal locks on chests.
* Fix unicorns neighs.
Jun 1, 3:07 am
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Wow this is awesome, I will start testing right now.
Jun 1, 6:38 am
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Cool thanks red. I'll put the changelog up on the release page on Monday.
Jun 1, 11:46 am
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red_kangaroo wrote
Monster AI now knows how to zap wands at you!

Uh-Oh
Jun 1, 12:55 pm
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Batman? wrote
Uh-Oh

Not that bad. Only some will do it, like goblin warlocks. I've decided against allowing kobolds to use wands of fireballs on you.
Jun 8, 8:33 pm
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I updated the release page for 0.53, sorry for the delay
Jun 12, 5:43 pm
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I'll be testing! The xBRZ scaling is nice but definitely very slow for me (when running especially)

Any recommendations on what to tweak so that I can get the 2x scale but with better graphic performance?
Jun 13, 1:29 am
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capristo wrote
Any recommendations on what to tweak so that I can get the 2x scale but with better graphic performance?

In the config menu there is an option "Stretch squares around player with xBRZ (performance)"
Set this to say 1 or 2 or 3. That sets the radius (in number of squares) around the player for scaling. So 3 would be a circle three squares around the player that get smoothed. If you set it to zero, it smooths the whole dungeon, which may be what is making it slow.

EDIT: (A thousand posts!!)
Jun 13, 1:32 am
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Ah yeah it was set to 0. I'll try it tomorrow, thanks!

Congrats, 2/3 of the way there!
Jun 13, 6:05 am
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Heh, you read my post in the dreams thread. Don't worry, I'm still very motivated
Jun 13, 10:32 am
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Setting it to 3 definitely made it better! This is awesome!
Jun 13, 9:55 pm
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Right? It's made IVAN feel like a whole new game.
Jun 15, 3:03 pm
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My autosaves just don't work. Tested with multiple characters, every time I start up IVAN after my pc crashed all autosaves just don't work. When I try to load them it starts a new game and I can't save anymore.

EDIT: Lost another one. Autosaves are extremely useful for me because I have electricity problems and it shuts down quite often.
Jun 17, 4:14 pm
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Some comments on the new materials. I don't like how certain materials are now much more difficult to tell apart.

The biggest offender is blood red iron. I keep thinking it's ommel hair. Chlorophyte also looks to be the exact same green as valpurium, but of course it's unlikely I'll run into any valpurium laying around.

Another thing, I found an obsidian mace that is "highly accurate". I don't think any unenchanted mace should be "highly accurate" no matter what the material. Using the logic from the readme, where they point out that a mace would not be used to kill spiders.
Jun 17, 4:17 pm
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Another comment... I'm torn on the left/right gauntlets and boots. It's a nice idea but, when you see a pair on the ground, especially a broken pair, it kind of just looks like a misshapen lump of material. You can't really tell what it is without inspecting.
Jun 17, 4:19 pm
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Adding more materials is fine, but there are just too much new materials that don't really serve any purpose except confusing the player.

EDIT: And I get killed by golems a lot more often.
Jun 17, 4:38 pm
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Yeah there are definitely a lot more lightweight golems appearing, which seem to have very high accuracy and target your limbs.
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Hmm, I wonder if someone accidentally turned the wick up on golem frequency... That certainly needs a rebalance.

Agreed on the materials mimicking valpurium's green, should be a different colour.
Jun 18, 9:00 am
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Maybe not more frequent, but with the new materials they are more deadly.

The golems I’ve encountered were banana something and grass. The former immediately made both of my arms turn black, the latter chopped one off. I’m guessing in previous versions I would have encountered “parchment” or some other weak golem instead.

Maybe these new materials are lightweight and give the golems extremely high dexterity which lets their arms behave as whips?
Jun 18, 9:17 am
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Wax/sand golems are freaking glass cannons. They have low hp, but a lot of dex and agi which makes them really hard to hit. But carrot golems... They are my favorite.
Jun 18, 11:16 am
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I was thinking about forbidding golems from spawning in UT. The way spawning works, the low HP of some golem kinds makes them spawn way too early. Lower frequency and only spawning in GC/TX should be more manageable for the player.
Jun 18, 6:01 pm
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TX seems much more balanced now (well at least down to the 3rd underground level, still haven't gotten past there )
Jun 18, 9:22 pm
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capristo wrote
The golems I’ve encountered were banana something...

Banana peel? Alveradok strikes!
Jun 18, 9:27 pm
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Sorry for DP.

badbeaver wrote
My autosaves just don't work. Tested with multiple characters, every time I start up IVAN after my pc crashed all autosaves just don't work. When I try to load them it starts a new game and I can't save anymore.

EDIT: Lost another one. Autosaves are extremely useful for me because I have electricity problems and it shuts down quite often.

Is this on Windows? Which version of IVAN is it?

Awesome new forum avatar by the way ^...^
Jun 19, 7:29 am
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fejoa wrote
Is this on Windows? Which version of IVAN is it?

Windows 7 x64; IVAN v053

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Awesome new forum avatar by the way ^...^

Thanks!
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