Current Version: 11
Version update logs will be posted here. Include replies that directly relate to update changes here.
Updates Version names now reflect the Build Version for consistency
Version 1-5 notes (see more posts below for more recent update Versions)
(Edited to contain fixes from previous versions that were previously only in the devlog)
Version 6 Notes:
Update Version 7 is live!
Thanks for all the feedback and have fun surviving!
Version 8 is live!
You may need to start a new save for this update to work properly.
Thanks for playing Windstone!
Update 10 is live!
Update 11 is live!
This update is primarily an optimization update. Nearly all models have had their poly count reduced dramatically and the landscape itself is optimized. The foliage has also been thinned out slightly to increase performance.
The result on test computers is a 30% reduction in RAM usage and 30% reduction in load times. Results may vary on other computers but this should allow a much larger player base to test Windstone as previously a relatively high end computer was necessary.
RAM usage should not exceed 8gb. It is still fairly high but much better than before and I will continue to work towards reducing this. The primary reason is that the entire world of Windstone is seamless. There are ways to keep the illusion of seamlessness while actually having sections of the island only load in when you are close enough to that area in a similar way that Ark: Survival Evolved works. As this version is being tested my primary focus will be integrating a similar "seamless" landscape loading system into Windstone.
One major bug was also fixed where if you loaded a game without ever saving (essentially loading the very first auto save which happens when you first load into a new game after the intro text) all loot baskets would be empty.