Jump to content
Stray Fawn Community
  • 25

Read this before posting!


Philo
 Share

Suggestion

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 ❤️

 

  • Like 22
Link to comment
Share on other sites

204 replies to this suggestion

Recommended Posts

  • 0
13 hours ago, ilovemlp18 said:

after putting in the beta code and go to play it says i have a game open but there isn't and it closed properly 

Try closing steam and then opening it up again. If that doesn't work... Idk.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
18 hours ago, ilovemlp18 said:

after putting in the beta code and go to play it says i have a game open but there isn't and it closed properly 

And or in addition to Skysplash's suggestion open up the task manager and see if maybe some steam/ Niche related thing is still running and close it

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
On 2/28/2019 at 4:44 AM, 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.

I don't use Steam to play Niche, can this work for gog.com? And if so, how?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
4 hours ago, Aqua Paws said:

I don't use Steam to play Niche, can this work for gog.com? And if so, how?

(I actually had to google what GOG.com was)

Site seems to be legit, but since I don’t have it I don’t know. @Philo (apologies for the ping) what do you think?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
2 hours ago, KimmyAndSpot said:

How do you customize colors? I can't seem to get it to work.

image.png.544c773d5d26f93810a03c0ddd32ff1a.png

image.png.c4ceb955dda3b96d35ba99a2a2bdf495.png

image.png.306889877c1ac3d24e143463df5b0479.png

image.png.20d3a188157dbe2f93b9cbd8d42c0c27.png

'Team Niche' > The only file

Action point colors.

Open 'ActionPointColors' You will see Color HEXES

You have to use color hexes for it to work: here is a good site: https://www.color-hex.com/

image.thumb.png.b1774b5bfd12c4b96506357dd10b9d57.png

 

With that copied code, paste it into the ActionPointColors, the SAVE IT! (most important thing!)

 

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

whenever I open my Niche, I click on play and it always crashes. It worked about a week after I installed the tester branch update. It says that there is an issue. Is anyone else having these issues and can I fix it? Or is it a glitch in the game that is currently being resolved?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
On 5/8/2019 at 1:14 AM, Hey_IzJaz said:

whenever I open my Niche, I click on play and it always crashes. It worked about a week after I installed the tester branch update. It says that there is an issue. Is anyone else having these issues and can I fix it? Or is it a glitch in the game that is currently being resolved?

Try setting your graphic options to the lowest. Maybe that helps.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
Just now, Snowleopard0 said:

Its June and I can't get my game to update. The 'testing branch' you mention won't come. I've tried everything I can think of

Right-click on Niche in the steam library, go to "Properties", "Betas", enter in NicheTesterBranch, click something that says something like "Submit", and select tester_branch from the dropdown menu. Steam should start updating.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
21 hours ago, grayhound672 said:

the option for test branch doesn't show up in my beta menu, what am I doing wrong?

Nothing! You have to put in the code. You see under the beta there's a bar? Well, just enter in "NicheTesterBranch" and hit Check code. ^^

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
1 hour ago, Bgirl said:

Eh. I'm a Steam nub. I don't know how this works.

I try to right-click, but 'properties' doesn't show up anywhere. I've gone to Library>Games, I've done Library>Installed, and I've just clicked Library, but all it shows is the achievements and play button, etc. I've tried clicking the play button and the picture, even just the black part, but nothing.
I could be going to completely the wrong page, I'm not sure. Help?

 

Edit: The drop-down menu won't show now? Or- it won't 'drop down'.

I marked where you have to click yellow for you. Right click there, on the game name and the menu should appear. Properties is at the bottom.

Niche help.JPG

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
1 hour ago, Bgirl said:

Eh. I'm a Steam nub. I don't know how this works.

I try to right-click, but 'properties' doesn't show up anywhere. I've gone to Library>Games, I've done Library>Installed, and I've just clicked Library, but all it shows is the achievements and play button, etc. I've tried clicking the play button and the picture, even just the black part, but nothing.
I could be going to completely the wrong page, I'm not sure. Help?

 

Edit: The drop-down menu won't show now? Or- it won't 'drop down'.

You have to right-click on the game name, not on the game page, but in the actual library's list of names. Properties>Betas>Enter the code "NicheTesterBranch">Check code>Select.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...