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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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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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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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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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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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15 hours ago, Rexxor said:

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

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

 

For the colors you need html color codes. I use this site: https://html-color-codes.info/

And then you just copy paste the codes into your ini file.

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