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onilink_  [developer] Jun 7, 2016 @ 8:39am
UNSTABLE BRANCH - I need some brave gamers
...to regularly test the (not so) unstable branch.

The unstable branch (only for windows users), allows you to test the next patch and to give feedback here. When the patch seems to be stable enough, it passes in main branch.


Backup your save

Before any tests, backup (create a copy of) your save folder:
"your documents/Planet Centauri"

Just copy it to an other location.

You should do that because the version of the unstable branch is not the same of the stable branch, if you return to an older version of the game, it will be unable to load your saves.


How to test the unstable branch

In your steam library, right-click on planet centauri, go to betas and add this code to unlock the branch: 1234567654321

Then choose the right branch.
At this point the game is now Planet Centauri [unstable].

/!\ Be careful, BACKUP your SAVE folder before /!\


How to return to the stable branch

When the tests are done, you can return to the stable branch with the same procedure.
But you should restore your save backup (or wait the official release of the patch of the same version).


April 10 2017 - Chunking engine - Windows and Linux

Requires some tests to know if everything works well.

>Chunking engine loads chunks near to the player and unloads other chunks.
Should works well in multiplayer.

/!\ Be careful, BACKUP your SAVE folder before /!\

Changelog 0.6.17 - We will no longer lose focus in fullscreen borderless when we change application - The chunking system has been added. - The speed of loading and saving the world has been greatly improved. - The necessary memory resources have been reduced, improved performance. - You can use shift + click in the crusher crafts - Particles were added in the game at various locations (gfx) Fixed Multiplayer - Possible crash if a player (client) leaves a dimension. - Action items can be replaced by those of another player when a player leaves a dimension. - Exception "uid is already assigned" can occur when changing dimension. - Monsters had a level 1 instead of their normal level when a player (Client) was loading a world. - Bosses are level 1 client side. Solo / Multiplayer - Player can not hit slimes on slopes.

Last edited by onilink_; Apr 10 @ 2:32am
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Kezov Jun 7, 2016 @ 9:26am 
Oh this is great. Ill definetly be doing this :)
2d0x Jun 7, 2016 @ 9:45am 
A new character in the new world is created without problems. Created a new world can be visited by any character. If you create a new world of the old character, then error:
An exception has occurred: 'std::bad_alloc'
std::bad_alloc
Last edited by 2d0x; Jun 7, 2016 @ 9:49am
onilink_  [developer] Jun 7, 2016 @ 9:51am 
Thank you for the test 2d0x, you always get a bad_alloc or it's random?
2d0x Jun 7, 2016 @ 9:56am 
Yep; 3 of 3. The error only if you create a new world from the old character. All other variants not cause problems. 4 world has created! And 5.
Last edited by 2d0x; Jun 7, 2016 @ 10:16am
onilink_  [developer] Jun 7, 2016 @ 10:06am 
Ok thank you! Very strange, i'll try to figure out what causes problems.
Last edited by onilink_; Jun 9, 2016 @ 7:09am
2d0x Jun 7, 2016 @ 10:06am 
Error always after a new character, I go to the old world, and then create a new world and old character. More precisely, the creation of a new world immediately after the visit of the old causes an error.

onilink_, visit any character in the old world, and then try to create a new world with the same character. But if you start the game, and the old world didn't attend, and immediately create a new world - all ok.
Last edited by 2d0x; Jun 7, 2016 @ 10:23am
onilink_  [developer] Jun 7, 2016 @ 10:31am 
Well found! I correct the problem thank you :D
Warzok Jun 7, 2016 @ 11:03am 
I'll gladly throw myself into this whenever needed.
ZYY Jun 7, 2016 @ 11:14am 
How's this version different? Are there more specific features you would like us to test?

It has run pretty smoothly for me so far

Only 2 very minor bugs i think:

1.
Any item that could be interacted (chest/workbench) if placed within 8 blocks from the edge of the map, could not be interacted. The menu opens but quickly closes right after.

2.
Cactus door is "undefined" and could be placed directly on the ground (without top block)
onilink_  [developer] Jun 7, 2016 @ 11:35am 
Thank you ZYY! It's the 0.5.12 with some bugs corrected.
For the moment it's only the world generation which interests me :)
BloodyBane Jun 7, 2016 @ 11:49am 
I'm getting a bad_alloc after visiting an old world then making a new one. But making a new one immediately works fine.
2d0x Jun 7, 2016 @ 12:16pm 
And in version 0.5.13 not generated Shiba :\
onilink_  [developer] Jun 7, 2016 @ 12:28pm 
Updated! Shiba should work, and the bad_alloc is corrected.
Thank you all :)
Desolator Jun 7, 2016 @ 12:36pm 
Yeah, the world generation works fine for me, except the bug mentioned above. I've yet to see another problem with the 20+ worlds I've made
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