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Hey folks :)

We just uploaded a first version of the new "Sandbox settings" update on the tester branch!
What has changed in this new version?

New features:

  • New ability, Insect collecting
  • Insect in the swamp can now be collected and swooped if the Nicheling has the Insect Collecting ability
  • New animal type “Defender Bear”
  • New animal type “Peaceful Bear”
  • New gene Bat Head
  • New gene Savanna Horns
  • New gene Bat Wings
  • Nicheling names can now be customized via a file
  • Gem colors can now be customized via a file
  • Added new sandbox settings:
    • Age and pregnancy duration settings
    • Start animal amount and gene settings
    • Damage and healing multiplier settings
    • Food and nesting material start amount settings
    • Blind gene mode setting
    • All genes unlocked setting
    • Tribe size limit setting
    • (Achievements are disabled if you play with custom sandbox settings)
       

Improvements:

  • Added exhibiton mode 
  • Unlocked genes are now highlighted in the mutation list
  • Added gene name to gene unlocked message
  • Reduced amount of Balance Bears that can spawn
     

Fixes:

  • Apes can no longer move through jungle rivers
  • Wild Nichelings drown themselves less often
  • Moved tailfin body part a bit to avoid collision with water body
  • SetGene and SwitchGender console command should no longer break the game or cause bugs
     

Some things are still missing, we're working on them:

  • New gene Sticky Tongue
  • Termit hills in Savanna
  • (Maybe) Basic options to deactivate field occupants (aka switch off the rogue males)
  • (Maybe) Very basic options to create challenges
     

How you can customize the animal name setting:
Open the file: C:\Users\username\AppData\LocalLow\Team Niche\Niche - a genetics survival game\AnimalNames.ini
Add new syllables and names, don't forget to save.

How you can customize the gem colors:
Open the file: C:\Users\username\AppData\LocalLow\Team Niche\Niche - a genetics survival game\ActionPointColors.ini
Add new colors, don't forget to save ^^


Please help us to test if all the new things are working!

To do so, you can head over to Steam.
Right click on Niche in your game library, select properties, open the Betas tab, enter the password.
The password is: NicheTesterBranch
Select tester_branch from the drop down. The game should now be updating. If now, restart Steam.
Happy testing and please report all bugs here. Thank you ❤️

 

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Just now, Renio2490 said:

MY NICHE HASN'T UPDATED PLEASE HELP

 

2 hours ago, Philo said:


To do so, you can head over to Steam.
Right click on Niche in your game library, select properties, open the Betas tab, enter the password.
The password is: NicheTesterBranch
Select tester_branch from the drop down. The game should now be updating. If now, restart Steam.
Happy testing and please report all bugs here. Thank you ❤️
 

 

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10 hours ago, Snowy Owl said:

I hope this gets added, because with the defender bear hating violence you can’t even get rid if the rogue males, which makes them even more annoying  

Yes, already added it yesterday ^^
Will push e new version with it today!

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I'm loving the new update so far! Everything is working just fine for me :D

I have just one question, would it be possible to have an option for the randomized genes to be completely random? What I mean is that every gene could have the same chance to be selected for your starting nichelings, because right now there are some genes that are never selected due to very low or nonexistent chance (like the bearyena/prehistoric genes or rare immunities) while others like the long snout or the normal ears are super common; I think it'd be funny to start the tribe with crazy looking nichelings without having to put the most common genes in the forbidden option.

And you could keep the option with the normal chances for those who prefer it that way...

What do you think?

 

(I don't really know if I've explained it clearly or not, sorry if it's a bit confusing 😅😅)

(Also I don't know if this is the right place to suggest it, because it's some kind of feedback for the new update, so... tell me if I should post it anywhere else)

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30 minutes ago, StarWolfQueen said:

image.thumb.png.01ba9075edfcf62be97d56928ca5b476.pngSo apparently in the character creator (or whatever it's called) isn't showing the heat body or the webbed paws, even though I have them in.

This is because even though you placed them in the recessive spots, the other allele is still more dominant. Big body is more dominant than heat body and therefore shows, same with webbed hibdlegs and normal hindlegs.

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A tribe of babies, abandoned to survive on their own! *dances excitedly*

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(I couldn't get the customisable gems to work, but I'm pretty sure that's user error

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What I did to get mine working was, I restarted steam, then followed the instructions above to get to the beta page, put in the password in the spot for passwords and then it gave me the option to select the tester branch, which I did and then it downloaded the update

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Just now, Renio2490 said:

THERE'S A PASSWORD?

Yeah, it's in the bit that Lilytuft quoted, it's NicheTesterBranch

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I did it! NOW TIME TO SUFFER BECAUSE I HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL.

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I HAVE A ONE HOUR DELAY 

TIME TO PLAY NICHE

MUAHAHA

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what does forbidden genes mean?

and i need help changing the gem colours, i read where to find them but i can't find it.

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Just now, Snowy Owl said:

what does forbidden genes mean?

and i need help changing the gem colours, i read where to find them but i can't find it.

also it's kinda strange editing a creature without seeing it

Forbidden genes means the randomly generated nicheling won't have those genes

As for changing gem colours, I tried but failed, it's in Niche folder and it's like a notepad file (the icon has a little gear on it)

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1 minute ago, Snowy Owl said:

question is the short snout gone? 

That might be one for bugs, since it doesn't appear to be an option in my forbidden genes either. It's still in the actual game though, I have the option to mutate it onto my creatures

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OH MY GOOOOOOSHHHH YESSSSSSSSS IT'S HERE! 

Could- could someone maybe just take screens or something of the new genes? i'd do it myself bUt AHAH my computer is dead

I can't wait to see the variety!! Hope everyone has fun, and thank you developers!! 

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2 minutes ago, Basil said:

OH MY GOOOOOOSHHHH YESSSSSSSSS IT'S HERE! 

Could- could someone maybe just take screens or something of the new genes? i'd do it myself bUt AHAH my computer is dead

I can't wait to see the variety!! Hope everyone has fun, and thank you developers!! 

Look into your local rainforest and you will find a girl and a friend

 

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15 minutes ago, ValkyrieWolff said:

Look into your local rainforest and you will find a girl and a friend

 

Niche - a genetics survival game 28_02_2019 11_17_39 PM.png

We have a new competitor to Derp Snout. That is officially the ugliest thing I've ever seen but I'll probably get used to it.

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1 minute ago, Skysplash8 said:

We have a new competitor to Derp Snout. That is officially the ugliest thing I've ever seen but I'll probably get used to it.

I find it kinda cute... though I find derpsnout cute to soo that probably doesn't say much :D

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Just now, Skysplash8 said:

We have a new competitor to Derp Snout. That is officially the ugliest thing I've ever seen but I'll probably get used to it.

To be fair, that colour scheme really doesn't help, I like my pink bat a little better (but yeah it is definitely more an ugly bat than a cute bat, but tbh I love how hideous it looks)

 

Niche - a genetics survival game 28_02_2019 11_55_31 PM.png

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QUESTION: Can is remove forbidden genes? So far I have only found out how I can add them

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2 minutes ago, ValkyrieWolff said:

To be fair, that colour scheme really doesn't help, I like my pink bat a little better (but yeah it is definitely more an ugly bat than a cute bat, but tbh I love how hideous it looks)

 

Niche - a genetics survival game 28_02_2019 11_55_31 PM.png

Okay, that does look cute. I wonder what it looks like with different eye colors? Also, is the Tailfin icon for Swimming? And the Hearing and Smelling icons have changed, too!

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Just now, Jojo said:

QUESTION: Can is remove forbidden genes? So far I have only found out how I can add them

I've found that is I click on the gene to open up the menu and then click on the question mark, it takes that gene out of the forbidden gene section

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