Feature Friday - September 10, 2021

  • Added a new wayfaring skill, Wilderness Lore: Rivers and Lakes.
  • Renamed Wilderness Lore: Mountains to Wilderness Lore: Hills and Mountains.
  • Made moving across rivers, lakes, and the Rainbow Wood a little slower.
  • The Rainbow Wood and Palladium Reef are no longer considered jungles for the purposes of wilderness lore.
  • Various becoming nooks across Qud now have implants in their cybernetics racks again.
  • Gravity grenades now down flyers in their area of effect.
  • Creatures beguiled via the cooking effect triggered action now lose interest in their beguilers after the metabolizing effect expires.
  • Algal water pools in Lake Hinnom and the Palladium Reef are now deeper and squarely past the swim threshold.
  • Serrated and nanon weapons now have a very small chance to decapitate independent of whether you have the Decapitate skill power. Having Decapitate does not augment this chance.
  • Nanon now requires Tinker III.
  • Moved the river referenced in Raising Indrix to south of the Kyakukya instead of north. Also fixed a bug with its starting location.
  • Added descriptions for all new cybernetic implants.
  • Changed the name of some high-tier implants.
  • Added descriptions for prism perch, white esh, quatravolt glider, and sultan croc.
  • Updated what secrets svardym and the denizens of the Yd Freehold are interested in.
  • The Hydropon is no longer subject to svardym storms.
  • Urns in the Yd Freehold now have appropriate names.
  • Changed the names and added descriptions for finger coral and tunnel sponge.
  • Increased the number of times you can drink [redacted] for a positive effect.
  • Meditation no longer occasionally cures gamma moth mutation.
  • Damage reflected by equipment is now attributed to the equipment's wearer.
  • Fixed a bug that caused new characters to be created without the proper faction reputations for their genotype and subtype.
  • Fixed a bug that caused natural claw weapons from Skulk Tonic to remain after the effect expired.
  • Fixed a bug that caused you to start with the skill that your random starting village teaches via the water ritual.
  • Fixed a reputation bug that caused several hostility issues with creatures' attitudes toward you.
  • Fixed a bug that caused map notes to not load until you opened your journal.
  • Fixed a bug that caused recipes intended to give corrosive gas generation to have no effect.
  • Fixed a bug that made it impossible to complete an important Tomb of the Eaters quest step.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented relics that bestow extra carry capacity from working.
  • Fixed a bug that caused kills via your spaser-generated plasma to not be attributed to you.
  • Fixed a bug that caused robots to be unaffected by ganglionic teleproject and Rebuke Robot.
  • Fixed a bug that made it possible to fly underground with a certain flight-granting cybernetic boosts.
  • Fixed a bug that caused you to be referred to in the third person wehn dealing damage with Sunder Mind.
  • Fixed a bug that caused up-stairs to generate on the surface level of the Palladium Reef.
  • Fixed a bug that cauased identified artifacts to keep their unidentified color.
  • Fixed a bug that caused [redacted] to fail to render correctcly if entered with penetrating radar enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an exception when a [redacted] is targeting during a serialization cycle
  • More [redacted].
  • [modding] Fixed the player's body object not being sourced from Genotype/Subtype.

Additionally, here are the notes for some additional changes that were included in the last few alpha and beta patches.

  • Our official, community-mananged wiki has a new home: https://wiki.cavesofqud.com. We updated the link in the Modding Utilities.
  • You can now jump through squares that contain creatures who are out of phase or flight with you.
  • You can no longer manipulate the results of cooking with nectar by using Precognition.
  • The carrying capacity bonus from Multiple Legs now reflects its description.
  • You can no longer talk to your original body while dominating another creature. (This led to bad things.)
  • Ctrl+Space once again looks at items on the equipment screen.
  • Most things that interrupt autoact now provide a visual indicator of what caused the interruption, if it's something external.
  • Psionic weapons no longer affect inanimate objects.
  • Night-vision goggles are now overloadable.
  • Creatures are now a little better at escaping environmental damage.
  • Creatures no longer use Force Bubble if an ally is adjacent. This prevents rare Force Bubble + Temporal Fugue crashes.
  • Nulling weapons now apply astral burdening for a short time after they hit, rather than only instantaneously as they hit.
  • Looking at objects in force fields and stasis fields now gives info on the object instead of the field.
  • Rephrased messages about additional body parts needed to equip items in more abstract, inclusive terms.
  • Slightly decreased the traversal speed of most projectiles.
  • A visible rhinox getting ready to charge now interrupts autoact.
  • Temporal fugue clones are now placed a little more intelligently with respect to natural movement modes (e.g., aquatic creature clones will prefer spawning in swim-depth water).
  • Fixed a bug that caused autoexplore to dig around boulders and rubble instead of through them.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Temporal Fugue clones to always spawn northwest of you.
  • Fixed a bug that caused jewelers to occasionally have double-jewel-encrusted items.
  • Fixed a bug that caused you to occasionally get stuck inside walls when using Space-Time Vortex.
  • Fixed a bug that caused creatures to sometimes generate inside walls.
  • Fixed a rare crash in Grit Gate.
  • The "you" pronoun is no longer incorrectly used when creatures collect liquids.
  • [modding] Added some new predicates to conversations: IfTrueKin, IfNotTrueKin, IfGenotype, IfNotGenotype, IfSubtype, and IfNotSubtype.
  • [modding] Unity impostors now support X and Y offsets.


cavesofqud-windows-beta.zip 334 MB
Version Sep 11, 2021
cavesofqud-osx-beta.zip 335 MB
Version Sep 11, 2021
cavesofqud-linux-beta.zip 351 MB
Version Sep 11, 2021

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