0.5.3.1 Patch Early Testing

Here’s the 0.5.3.1 patch a couple of days early for some last minute testing against critical bugs.

We are making this release as binding agents is stuck / not being worked on currently, and we wanted to release some important fixes like the save errors should be gone now (please report if you still get errors when saving), and the AI, which has been broken since 0.5.0, can now finally act as a predator again.

Here are the downloads:
Linux: https://dev.revolutionarygamesstudio.com/api/v1/download/8854
SHA3: 82b770789877d84d0eb2b01df42143773f6d009d0892732a61e0c183f038ee05

Windows: https://dev.revolutionarygamesstudio.com/api/v1/download/8856
SHA3: 57d3d304d02ed96c616bdb575fe3809cf119e9c5e2e60a563d0df7d89bd5c8ce

Windows (32 bit): https://dev.revolutionarygamesstudio.com/api/v1/download/8857
SHA3: d15df78b360f9bc71dc1a7352bee06933d8402fc032161370b75ef7d840e17a5

Mac: https://dev.revolutionarygamesstudio.com/api/v1/download/8855
SHA3: 01b59c3351bd18d9634cce1d48bef4797a4ff286725104e09327a44de5b9a040

Note that this version might let you load older saves (which are incompatible) but the 0.5.3.1 release version won’t. This is caused by how the old version number check is done.

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It’s nice that the predation bug was fixed, I died three times in a row.
The cells usually attack me in a group.

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The AI works, but it doesn’t engulf the organelles of the cells it kills(leaving giant clusters of organelles), making scavenger the new meta. Was this intended or not?

A lot of the things the AI does are not intended as the core logic hasn’t been updated in years, so it doesn’t know of new features, and isn’t very good at targeting sensible chunks.

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it depends on how aggressive they are, if they are super aggressive they may choose to just kill things instead of engulfing the chunks. In my game, i saw them engulfing after kills plenty.

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Yeah they do an opportunism check after kills to see if they want to eat the chunks after a kill, so it is indeed intended, a highly aggressive species with low opportunisticness will just go on killing sprees and not eat the chunks sometimes because they are just super bloodthirsty :stuck_out_tongue: .

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That is some elaborate attack plan for a

Light NSFW word

gang bang

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Is there existence of such a single cell species in LAWK on Earth?

:drop_of_blood:

Its a very common behavior actually Surplus killing - Wikipedia

a cougar did this… https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/Multiple_sheep_kill.jpg

It still doesn’t give so many single celled organisms that do this as examples. They mentioned “zooplankton”, but they never specified which ones. They also haven’t spoken of bacteria or prokaryotes.

There is no reason to assume that single celled organisms who are predators are any less likely to do surplus killing as non single celled predators. And they do, for example fungi or bacteria that emit antibacterial substances do alot of surplus killing, they don’t eat what they kill in that situation.