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Old January 25, 2016, 20:31   #1
DarkGod
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Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.4.0 aka "We are Doomed"

My minions, I am happy and proud to give you Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.4.0 ! See http://te4.org/

Your launcher should automatically update your game so no need to redownload it all.
If your launcher didn't self-update correctly, just redownload it from the homepage.

This is a major release, as such saves are not guaranteed to work from older versions, though they mostly should. If needed the game will prompt to download the old game client.
Now I can work full steam on putting the finishing touches to Embers of Rage!

Enjoy and have fun in Eyal!
Don't forget to help ToME by with donations ( http://te4.org/donate ) !

Release highlights
  • Big improvements to Doomed class
  • Big improvements to Reaver class
  • New cool default UI skin
  • Many misc UI improvements, with special attention to streamer's needs
  • Less need to scum for a good insane/madness start
  • Many code updates to let addon & modules developers get wild
  • Tons of various improvements and fixes

Expanded Changelog
Big Changes
  • Adds bleeding damage to Bone spells.
  • Sometimes, rarely, a special room will appear in the Infinite Dungeon to let you access the Item's Vault (if you have it active and are a donator)
  • New Doomed tree "Advanced Shadowmancy"
  • Allow selecting spell for Arcane Combat
  • Command Staff talent available to NPCs, which will now spawn with the most appropriate aspect selected.
  • Added the Staff Mastery talent to many casters (including bosses) that primarily equip staves.
  • NPCs will try to equip their drops if possible.
  • NPCs can now use item's power they have! Beware!
  • Vault loot can be 1 material tier higher
  • Adjusted material tier for many znoes.
  • Fearscape sustain cost drastically reduced but vim drain per turn increases each turn
  • Updated the Rush talent to allow targeting unoccupied spots
  • New Reaver tree "Rot
  • Buffed Corrosive Worm/Poison Storm
  • Deus Ex Machina achievement altered and now possible to get
  • Roguelike mode characters can now enter the Eidolon plane by a special exploratory farportal event, thus making Utterly Destroyed achievement possible even in Roguelike mode
  • Feed does not take a turn
  • Doomed Fears tree is at mastery level 1.3
  • Gesture of Pain doubles the damage bonus from mindstars and if dual wielding mindstars will proc their on hit effects
  • Made Gesture of Deflection not pitiful
  • Hateful Whispers returns more hate with levels
  • Rounded up Hateful Whispers range
  • Reproach does a bit more damage and at high talent level looses less damage per foes
  • Shadows summon cost reduced slightly
  • Focus Shadows now forces max shadows to appear before focusing
  • Shadows take reduced damage from their master, up to 100% at level 5
  • Unseen Force scales way better
  • Deflection now regens on rest, displays its current value on the icon, absorbs more damage and regens faster
  • Rares/randboss can not be Skirmishers, until they can be rebalanced next big version
  • Starting gold bonus on difficulty levels: 100 for Nightmare, 250 for Insane, 500 for Madness
  • Starting level bonus on difficulty levels: level 2 on Insane, level 3 on Madness

UI
  • New default UI skin "Dark"
  • New big quest popup (disable-able)
  • Added an option (on by default) to auto swap tinkers when swaping items
  • Made the zone load tips look nicer
  • Big Character Sheet update
  • Show message if player fails to move due to encumberance.
  • New UI option to make a small flyer with talent icon and name upon talent use, for both player and NPCs; disabled by default
  • New UI option to get a visual feedback when using a hotkey
  • Right clicking on an object in the hotkeys bar will give a removal prompt instead of removing it directly
  • Main menu will now take on the UI theme configured instead
  • New option to zoom the whole screen, for use on veyr high DPI screens where the game may look too tiny
  • New tinker tab on the inventory for characters able to use them (like demonologists in Ashes of Urh'Rok)
  • Warn the player when stores restock
  • Difficulty and Campaign are set to the last values when you make a new character
  • Trying to force a recall from an exploratory farportal will not assume "Escape" key to mean "OK!"
  • Protect chat from urls with # inside

Misc
  • Resurrecting removes sufficating effect more promptly
  • Make Displacement Shield have priority over other shielding so that it can actually be usefully used in conjunction with them.
  • Corrected Harassed tooltip display (was 100x too high)
  • Lowered difficulty of Murgol Lair, specifically the alt version
  • Clarified Tricks of the Trade to make it more obvious that it does not teach Stealth
  • Devouring flames (and similar effects) will not try to heal the source if it's dead
  • Ritch Hive Mother is correctly set as female
  • Quest items/plot items can not be sent to other party members
  • Undeads cant use infusions instead of only being able to use runes (doesnt change anything for vanilla)
  • If the rod of recall fails to activate it wont go on cooldown
  • Buffed curse of nighmare to start triggering at level 4 (as the description was implying)
  • Yeeks summoned Wayists do not drop items
  • Party members are cleaned of debuff when going to the Eidolon plane
  • Primal Infusion scales with constitution
  • Mitotic mindstars do not copy if tinkered
  • Windblade has 0 range, so NPCs won't misuse it
  • Warn player that the exploratory farportal is broken even if there is less than 45 energy
  • Sludgenest drops Maj'Eyal items
  • Added new horrors
  • Updated Cyst Burst description to reflect that it can spread any disease.
  • Adds more zone-wide effects in. About half of them explain special level mechanics, the rest are just for flavour or some minor gameplay spice.
  • Shield damage correctly reflects no off-hand penalty.
  • Dug sandwalls have a tooltip.
  • Arcane Combat now interacts correctly with the Hidden Resources prodigy.
  • Adds a center view on player key command (Ctrl-Home by default).
  • Reworked interface Archery to properly handle multiple missile launchers.
  • Dwarves can no longer stone walk throught foes
  • Allow damage shields to merge
  • Clarify Arcane Shield talent description
  • Adds some failed necromantic experiment creatures to the Blighted Ruins.
  • Horrors are their own faction
  • Added achievement image for Best Album Ever
  • Altered/added a variety of Undead enemies
  • Draebor is even more annoying.
  • Reduced the cap on how much Sandman effects Insomnia to 12%
  • Reduced Paradox cost on Time Shield, Webs of Fate, and Temporal Fugue
  • Twist Fate gives audio feedback when an anomaly is held
  • Twist Fate gives better messages when an anomaly is targeted
  • Paradox Modifier can not reduce duration below one turn
  • Added text to antimagic quest to explain why Ogres can do it
  • Reckless Charge can once again go through crowds
  • Makes doors and known traps detected at range remembered (and on the minimap)
  • Makes non-player actors get the effects of their on-birth stats.
  • Make ALL_DREAMS unlock be granted even after killing the Mindworm.
  • Cancelling secondary target for Nature's Equilibrium now targets self

Dev Stuff
  • Added "callbackOnChangeLevel"
  • If a module or addon errors out on the loading screen it will jump into a "safe mode" to display the error message and then go back to the main menu
  • Changes disease spreading code to be more general to works nicely with any future or addon diseases.
  • Added Map:setScroll
  • Opening a door triggers a "on_door_opened" event on all entities at the same spot on the map
  • New ActorProject:getTargetLimited method
  • Added a util.show_function_calls() function to help find infinite loops and such
  • Combat:combatSpeed can take an additional speed
  • Added Map:findObject method
  • Added a generic way to get total shield block value, actor:combatShieldBlock()
  • Simplified support of double shields by enhancing actor:hasShield()
  • Forest map generator can require rooms
  • GameState:findEventGridRadius also returns the center of the grids
  • Generic triggers mechanisms added to let static maps do funky stuff
  • Moved greater vaults into data/maps/vaults/auto/greater; any files that addons add there will automatically be added to the list (for zones that do not enforce a specific list)
  • Entities lists loaded with Entity:loadList now remember which files were used
  • Modify module() a bit to prevent leaking the global namespace into each and every module and object.
  • Added an options menu to the birther dialog, for addons registering to it with "ToME:extraBirthOptions" hook. Only appears if addons fill it.
  • Added Game:isAddonActive method to let an addon check the presence of an other addon
  • Added "superload" function
  • Added hook ToME:birthDone
  • Resources now can have a wait_on_rest flag to make resting wait for them (if possible)
  • Move useResources to engine/interface/ActorResource.lua
  • Object's special_desc can return nil
  • Weapons can now have the "double_weapon" property to enable two handed weapons to count as dual wielding
  • "callbackOnTemporaryEffect" can now return true to cancel
  • New callback callbackOnDeathbox
  • Added hook "Faction:setReaction"
  • Allow static maps to define callback to be ran when the level is finished generating
  • Moved Resource definitions to data/resources.lua
  • Added support for depleted resources canceling sustained talents (resources_def.depleted_unsustain and talents_def.remove_on_zero flags).
  • Temporary effects on_gain/on_loose definitions can simply have "true" as the second return to make a flyer of the form +/- "effect name"
  • Added a combat_generic_power
  • New level generator algorithm "Hexacle" (yes the name is stupid, so what?!)
  • Cavern map generator can now accomodate rooms
  • Updated damage_types to use initState & useImplicitCrit; update your addons if needed
  • New extensible command-staff system. Possibly callbacks may be added to it, too.
  • In developer mode an error popup forces all other dialogs to disappear; making sure even level generation errors do popup correctly
  • Added core.game.requestNextTick()
  • Improve lore templating capabilities

Fixes
  • Try to fix the gamma issue on some computers
  • Fixes bugs with sleeping characters being able to change equipment (put on a lucid dreamer robe, for example), drop and pickup objects.
  • Fixes bug allowing stealth to be used with heavy armor (by changing gear while it is active).
  • Enhanced stealth info.
  • Occasional turn loss fix.
  • Fix Rune: Biting Gale not being used by tactical AI
  • Solipsist unlock didn't work on dream altar, should now
  • Fixes a crash when the caustic ego corrodes armor.
  • Savefiles from previous minor patch versions will not require to check the "old savefiles" checkbox anymore
  • Savefiles from previous minor patch versions will not display the "download old data" popup anymore
  • Fix Temporal Fugue on traps
  • Fixed teleportation/phase door ending in walls in the Charred Scar
  • Fixed the racial talent description of Thalore
  • Fixed errors on death for players with a % in their names
  • Fixed Greater Crypt vault
  • Fixed windows scaling bugs on high DPI screens
  • Fixed the game not starting on some latest ubuntu installs
  • Fixed Skirmisher's Swift Shot abuse
  • Make Contingency and Matrix respect fixed cooldowns
  • Fixed flying text to not stutter while disappearing
  • Fixed targetting bugs in Retch and Stone Wall.
  • Fixed Twist Fate
  • New string.prefix and string.suffix functions
  • Fixed archery to properly do on_hit, on_crit, and on_kill effects for ranged weapons and ammo. It now properly handles single and
  • Fixed digging into icewalls
  • Fixed Tirakai Maul; lets see what bug it does next!
  • Fixed Frost Lord Chains
  • Fixed Time Stop + Contingency (hopefully)
  • Fixed The Mouth sometimes erroring out
  • Tentacles spawned by the tentacled totems are correctly named
  • Fix Overseer of Nations double bonus

Have fun in Eyal!
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