Every year, on All Hallows Eve, our cheeky cherry turns evil! As the sun sets he undergoes a spooky transformation into his alter-ego the 'Chumpkin' it sounds cute, but he's not, he shares nothing with his usual joyful self except for his sweet red skin. So on this sacred spooky day where the dead arise from their slumber the Chumpkin bounces around the streets of Manchester waiting for unsuspecting victims, so if you hear a thud at the door tonight, don't open it or you may get a visit from the ChUmPkIn... mmmwwaahahahah
To celebrate this spooky time of year we're offing discounts on our DLC and the Pool Nation FX:
Pool Nation FX is out and in the middle of its second update, so I thiought I'd keep you abreast of our progress so far and this ones a big one! *As loyal customers you recieve a loyalty discount for owning Pool Nation and this expires on 7th November. Thanks again for all your feedback.... http://store.steampowered.com/app/314000/
This update see's the Introduction of the first stage of the Pool Hall, a living online pool experience, bringing digital pool to life...
Include: Spotting balls correctly Baulk colours spotted correctly Updated points accounted correctly on a foul
Table friction in Snooker and Pool
We have altered the table friction before the implementation of the slider to ensure the default speeds we are working on feel correct this has been updated for Snooker and Pool
Full Patch Notes: - Snooker players now break correctly, playing a proper snooker break. - Mute/unmute hints when using controller - Accepting invite from main menu no longer disables the controller - Hot swapping between mouse/kb enabled throughout - Resolution options filled from list of resolutions supported by the monitor - Endurance best time now retrieved when going to endurance menu - Removed hints from overhead view - Can now choose from 3 different 'watch' camera types - Disabled text chat in single player - Fixes for graphics menu not working correctly with controller - Brand new online Map. The pool hall. - Fixed an issue with drawing double info on tour win when we had endurance bonus match - Fixed horrible noise playing sometimes when a ball is entering a pocket - Increased speed of tables and started the basics for implementing a table - speed option - Update drop stop music correctly if we foul/restart endurance. - Reduced the occurrence of the random crash bug. - Fixed issue with preferences being lost if you play in offline mode - Prize fund now drawn on HUD when in Play For Cash - Respotting balls in snooker now follows official snooker rules - Player can now claim the frame when they are on black and >7 points ahead in snooker - Hitting reds on two consecutive shots now gives 7 points away instead of 4. - Endurance sound/music coming back when fouling in drop stop. - New resolutions listing. - Controller speeds on some menus. - New follow ball camera. - New game mode in pool hall to create match and easily play with aiming aid off.
Here is the offical changelog for the Cherry Popping good Bonfire night update :)
Box of tricks unlocked.
Workshop integration (BETA) added. Share trickshots with other people.
8Ball UK rules added with Reds and Yellow balls (including leaderboards and online play)
Walkaround camera added. (Activated/deactivated by pressing A when it is your turn)
New 'mode' icons to indicate which view mode you are in. (walkaround, shot taking, replaying etc)
Fix to hopefully prevent non-gaming/unsupported devices interfering with controls (steering wheels etc)
Replay HUD visuals updated to now show replay speed in a more elegant way.
Reply control panel can now be hidden (by clicking the left stick on controller)
Fixed incorrect reflection maps being used on cues/tables in certain locations
We no longer display the 'archive_' prefix when listing saved archive matches.
Alt-Tab crash fixed
Favouriting shots with controller now has correct button hint.
Floating balls over pockets in Endurance are now frame rate independent.
Online 'spectator' bug where both players think it is other other player's turn fixed.
New foul messages for UK 8 Ball specific fouls
Nominating with keyboard and mouse in Straight now works correctly
Fixed issue with 'Force Forfeit' message being shown at incorrect times.
Pre-order Stripy skin pack unlocked, only those who pre-ordered Pool Nation will be able to use these skins, and every object pack you add to your Pool Nation account there after you will get the Pre-order stripy skin for also.
To confirm the update now has a confirmed launch date, (yey!) next wednesday 5th November, this is due to a number of bug fixes highlighted from our kind beta testers and a fix for the spectator bug online that has been brought to our attention via the Steam community, where you would play online and be unable to take a shot - this is fixed in this update (or so it seems) but this did cause a few other issues that need vigorous testing.
We would not like to send it live tomorrow before the weekend, when the office is unmanned, we want to be on hand to support the update, should anything need our attention, so I hope you will all join us for a game on Wednesday :)
Those who want to get help beta test over the weekend please do get in touch the more the merrier - we really appreciate all your help.
You have probably heard rumours that we are planning an update (yey!!!!) I just wanted to post an official announcement that we are, it's true, and this update will include, but not limited to, the following:
The Box of Tricks - unlocked - our sandbox mode developed for the creation of trickshots, this is a workshop enabled feature and provides another element to the game of billiards. Add objects to the table, move your balls around and shoot them in the air! Do what you wish with our balls, in this mode, the more creative the better!
Reds and Yellows with UK rules - enough said! :)
Free Cam - so you can walk around the table
New mode icons to show which camera mode you are in to help with new free cam
You can now enter overhead when in free cam
New replay display that shows you your playback speed in a nicer way.
You can now hide the replay panel in replay mode.
Fix for incorrect reflection maps being used on cues/tables in certain locations.
Saved archive matches now omit the prepended 'archive_' from the file name when displayed.
Further fix to prevent non-gaming devices interfering with controls.
*this is just a breif list, a full changelog will be included with the update.
The update is going through the final stages of testing now, and all going well will be released next week!!!