With the Easter update now settling in to the dust, it is time to unleash our latest endeavor… another massive update! Perhaps the largest and most exciting we have ever done and with it comes a much requested feature…
That’s right! Steam Workshop support has been fully implemented! Use the POSTed Development Kit to design and upload your Workshop items and then play them with the new Workshop browser in POSTAL 2 Complete. Accessing the POSTed Development Kit Tool is very easy. All you need to do to access the POSTed Development Kit is simply just go to your Steam Library, Click Tools and find it in the list. As a bonus it has its own self-contained installation of POSTAL 2 so you don’t even need to worry about breaking your own base game installation. RWS has even provided you with a testing map so you can easily test all your creations. Who knows, maybe you will make something so famous or so infinitely great we might have to bring you in to our team to take advantage of such superior workmanship. If that isn’t enough motivation to get you cracking on quality Workshop items we just don’t know what is. Perhaps for years you have thought that POSTAL 2 could use a little touch of something even more rare and unusual, maybe it's something that you think is so great or so awesome that you just don’t understand why we never added it ourselves. The explanation could be because we have just never thought of it or it could be that your idea is so strange and bizarre that even trying to comprehend it gives us nightmares. Maybe you thought it wasn’t worth your effort to make your POSTAL 2 mod or item. You may have thought after you were finished you painstaking work it would just get relegated to a random mod hosting site and chances were it would just get lost and forgotten in a cumbersome index. Well thanks to Workshop, your ideas will now get centralized which leads to more exposure and easier access. You will get a one-stop shop for feedback from other Steam users in the form of ratings, favorites and comments in general. You won’t need to bounce between sites just to see how your mod is being reviewed. You also only need to worry about updating at one place if you decide to update your mod with fixes or new features. Steam Workshop really streamlines the process nicely so what are you waiting for, get started today!
If you are not creative enough to make your own Workshop items don’t worry about it. In time there will be plenty of user generated content for you to download and enjoy. It’s very simple to use too. In the Steam client when you click on POSTAL 2 you will see a link to the Workshop. Click Browse Workshop and you will be taken to Workshop’s front page. Look through all the available items and if one catches your eye seek medical attention because that sounds painful and wasn’t supposed to happen. Once you are healed, click on the ones you find interesting and read more about them. If you still think it sounds great, push the subscribe button and they will download into POSTAL 2 for you to use them.
Steam workshop isn’t just limited to adding a hat here, a new weapon there. You can actually download user made expansion packs and brand new features. Of course none of these features or expansions are officially supported so if you are experiencing bugs while playing it, drop the mod creator a note letting them know what is wrong. The mod creator will likely welcome your feedback and do their magic to make it work the best they can.
I guess it's pretty obvious and you can tell by this post so far that RWS is really excited about the Workshop feature. We are really looking forward to everything wildly imaginable that our fans will create. Even more exciting news is that Workshop is not all that has been added in this new massive update! There are some secret weapons and other fantastic and fun things too. For more information check out the patch log on our official forums: http://runningwithscissors.com/main/index.php?topic=1880.0