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State of Decay PC Steam patch sorts physics, shooting and more

24 Apr 2014 by Paul Younger
State of Decay PC Steam patch sorts physics, shooting and moreState of Decay

State of Decay

The Lifeline DLC for isn’t with us yet but there is a new patch for the PC on Steam this morning. The update brings fixes to game physics, a smoothed framerate, and zombies even prefer tasty NPCs. Yum!

The game should update on Steam adding the following changes.

Physics and Pathing

  • Made vehicles less flippy
  • Improved vehicle entry distances
  • Added a physics test when a vehicle flips to avoid throwing you out of the environment
  • Fixed glass failing to break properly
  • Fixed potential crash when zombies try to path outside of the playable area
  • Fixed zombies occasionally running in straight line towards target through collision
  • Fixed zombies getting stuck facing each other
  • Fixed dead zombies running in place
  • Reduced instances of zombies walking through doors
  • Radius is now proper on aggro range (fireworks, talking dolls, etc. now only pull nearby zombies)
  • Hordes no longer target buildings they can’t infest
  • Changed the floor height on industrial warehouses to fix pathing

Shooting

  • Increased snap distance of all guns
  • Removed rotation spread penalty on all assault rifles and SMGs
  • Tuned aim friction

Graphics and Sound

  • Smoothed framerate
  • Increased range for the home base audio loading
  • Fixed base environment audio preload

Zombies and AI

  • Zombies prefer tasty NPCs (taunting, blazing, cowering NPCs)
  • Zombies prefer tasty targets (fireworks, talking dolls, etc. over echos and disturbances)
  • Cleaned up zombie distribution

Outposts and Resources

  • Corrected the daily resource calculations on asset page of journal
  • Capped the number of resources you can receive on subsequent offline days at 15
  • New outpost resource model
    • Each outpost costs 1 material for upkeep for the first day you’re offline
    • All resource outpost types now correctly generate resources
    • If an outpost contains resources it generates 3 of that resource

Cleaning up Under the Hood

  • Fixed bug preventing the Steam leaderboard score from maintaining your highest scores
  • Retroactively award Breakdown achievements for unlocked characters
  • Implemented fix for crashes if an NPC is trying to enter a vehicle and you exit and continue
  • Fixed an issue with button substitutions
  • Changed main menu selection to support upcoming Lifeline DLC
  • Fixed world-reset issue when switching from the base game to Breakdown and vice versa
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