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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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Hello idk if you have addresses this but dose this effect already existing files and should I worry about the other files being corrupted?

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For some reason I don't have ANY of the files to get to the Animal names or Action Gem Colors... I don't even know where my Users area is.

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14 minutes ago, Skibble said:

can we upload glitches here?

 

Welcome to the forums! You should upload your bugs/glitches here.

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On 2/28/2019 at 6:45 AM, Micha said:

The colors in the file are in hex. Here is a good website where you can get the codes (https://htmlcolorcodes.com/)

 

For some reason I can't open the files in the way it says to. I tried through Steam, too. That didn't work either. I've literally have tried everything. Do I have to back up the files or something?

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54 minutes ago, princesskittenw said:

For some reason I don't have ANY of the files to get to the Animal names or Action Gem Colors... I don't even know where my Users area is.

Nevermind I fixed it!

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Welcome @Icestar1251
Yes you are right :)
We will push a new version tomorrow that will fix the problem.

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image.thumb.png.9a3fb4334da2886c23f48e4f0746adeb.pngFirst bug I've found, loaded up a game (An old one, pre update) and everyone is now either a teen or a child. Hooray for mass extinction!

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I'm not sure if this is a glitch or if I messed up somehow? I can see the area for adding custom settings but it's just a blank blue wall.. Any suggestions??

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agh please help i keep on doing the password in the betas thing and its approved but i dont know what to do after that?

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32 minutes ago, kenz said:

agh please help i keep on doing the password in the betas thing and its approved but i dont know what to do after that?

At the bottom in steam it should show the tester branch being downloaded, you should be able to start playing right away. 

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okay so i finally figured out how to get the tester branch i had to open the app, not the website so im happy now.

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Um, How did I find 2 Defender Bears? xD, this is actually really fun to find and I got so scared that the Defender Bear somehow teleported across the game and that I broke the game lol. image.thumb.png.171c33b5abe059365cd867d9c7f7ff79.png

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Um, what exactly does the Defender Bear do? I mean, I give it my nesting material, and that's about it. :/

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If you attack anything, he will attack you. if anything attacks you, he will attack that. Also, do you mean Peaceful Bear?

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@KitACat If you mean the peaceful bear: You give it nesting material so that it stays with you. All other carnivores are afraid of it, so it's a protector for you ^^

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wait so even if you attack a bunnil or a stagmole or even a fish the defender bear will just automatically attack you?

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also for the world settings

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does the boxes that are crossed out mean that they are in the game or not in the game?

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1 minute ago, pebbleheart.the.med.cat said:

also for the world settings

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does the boxes that are crossed out mean that they are in the game or not in the game?

x means it IS possible to be in the game, as long as the island allows it (ex. you won't find a Killer Bearyena on peaceful meadows, even if you keep it checked).

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I entered the code and steam said it was correct, but I still haven't gotten the update. Is there something else I have to do to access tester_branch?

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41 minutes ago, Rexxor said:

I entered the code and steam said it was correct, but I still haven't gotten the update. Is there something else I have to do to access tester_branch?

Nevermind I figured it out. (I had to hid properties again and hit the drop down and select tester_branch, but before it wasn't dropping down for some reason)

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On 2/28/2019 at 3:44 AM, Philo said:
  • Nicheling names can now be customized via a file
  • Gem colors can now be customized via a file

How does this work? I can't figure it out for some reason. 

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