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Month: April 2019

[Building] Market Stalls

Since we focused on the Residences in the last blog, let us now look at the Market Stalls where our residents get all the ingredients for their tasty dishes.

There are several different Market Stalls, each for multiple different goods of a category, and in contrast to other buildings, they cannot be upgraded. Each of them is manned by a trader, who takes care of offering the ingredients to residents, while carriers take care of supplying the market stall with goods from the various production buildings.

In total there are 6 different market stalls:

The Forager’s Stall which is for Berries, Herbs & Mushrooms
The Fishmonger’s distributes all the different fish
The Wild Game Stall focuses on meat from the Hunter.
While the Butcher’s Stall is responsible for meat from the animal farms
The Baker’s Stall distributes Bread from the bakery as well as eggs from the animal farm
And at the Grocery our residents can get Corn & Vegetables from the farm

We don’t need to always build all Market Stalls in each settlement since we usually won’t have all food production buildings in the same area.

While fish is a good food source for our settlement near the sea or a lake, our other settlements further inland probably better focus on different ingredients and different recipes. This directly plays into the whole transportation topic because, as you might imagine, the best place to construct Market Stalls is close to residences to reduce transport times. Building multiple different market stalls close to each other also helps the residents to buy different ingredients at one place… and suddenly you have marketplaces using your preferred placement layouts in central key locations.

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[TSHC] TS4HE & TS7HE Multiplayer lobby +TS3HE Changelog

After we released the multiplayer lobby for The Settlers 3 last week, we are happy to announce that we just enabled the lobby for The Settlers 4 & The Settlers 7 History Edition.

Every multiplayer game created will appear in the overview and as long as open slots are available, other players will be able to join.

If there are public multiplayer games still looking for additional players, they will appear in the list before you create one. You can simply click on the name and join.
Do you want to give your game a specific name? Make sure to adjust it, maybe add your game conditions in the title like peacetime or any other specifics.

Additionally, we deployed a small patch for The Settlers 3 History Edition:

  • Limited the characters that can be used in the game name field to ASCII
  • Fixed an issue where map names where cycling through in the lobby overview

If you want to help us test the lobbies for The Settlers 5 or 6 History Edition before they go live, feel free to do so by following this small guide:

  1. Choose the game from your library and click on “properties”
  2. In the category “game version” click on “unlock a test version” and enter this code:
    1. The Settlers 5 History Edition: “TheSettlers5LobbyTest”
    2. The Settlers 6 History Edition: “TheSettlers6LobbyTest”
  3. You will now be able to select “Lobby Test” as alternative version – this one is connected to the lobby server.
  4. Once the test version files are downloaded, please restart Uplay PC to ensure all files are updated correctly

If you have other feedback about the lobby, we would like to hear from you in the comments below.

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[TSHC] TS3HE – Multiplayer lobby is live

After our announcement last week that we are going to test the lobbies for the various The Settlers History Edition games, we are happy to release the lobby for The Settlers 3 History Edition today for everyone. The test helped us to gather valuable and important feedback.

Thanks to your suggestions, we already adjusted the setting that all multiplayer games will be public from the beginning. You can of course still click the “private” button if you just want to play with your friends.

If there are public multiplayer games still looking for additional players, they will appear in the list before you create one. You can simply click on the name and join.

Do you want to give your game a specific name? Make sure to adjust it, maybe add your game conditions in the title like peacetime or any other specifics.

If you want to help us test the lobbies for The Settlers 4, 5 or 6 before they go live, feel free to do so by following this small guide:

  1. Choose the game from your library and click on “properties”
  2. In the category “game version” click on “unlock a test version” and enter this code:
    1. The Settlers 4 History Edition: “TheSettlers4LobbyTest”
    2. The Settlers 5 History Edition: “TheSettlers5LobbyTest”
    3. The Settlers 6 History Edition: “TheSettlers6LobbyTest”
  3. You will now be able to select “Lobby Test” as alternative version – this one is connected to the lobby server.
  4. Once the test version files are downloaded, please restart Uplay PC to ensure all files are updated correctly

If you have other feedback about the lobby, we would like to hear from you in the comments below.

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[Building] Residence

We have covered residences before in one of our dev-blog before, namely the food and stamina system. Now want to take a closer look at its different levels and the advantages those bring.

Residences are central for our economy: Residents prepare food for our busy workers who will otherwise stop working. On the other hand, they also collect the ingredients for their meals at market stalls or food production buildings. Because of that, the connection and distances to the food supply, to the workers in production and to the resource buildings matter.

In order to cope with the increasing demand, as out settlements becomes bigger, we will need more houses and residents. Since building space is limited, upgrading residences is the way to go – especially since higher-level buildings unlock new recipes for dishes, which provide more stamina to our workers. Let us take a look at the different levels:

At Outpost-Level, one resident lives in the house and is responsible for supplying the buildings nearby. At this point, we only have access to the simplest meals, which only use 1 ingredient and just recover little stamina.

At Village-Level, a second resident moves in and basic recipes, which uses 2 ingredients, e.g. meat with corn, unlocks; these recover more stamina for our workers.

At Town-Level, the residence does not only start looking fancy, three people are now busy supplying our workers with delicious dishes. This level also unlocks even richer recipes using up to 3 ingredients, giving a wider variety of food to our hard-working settlers.

At City-Level, we have four residents delivering the most advanced and exotic meals to the production facilities nearby to keep up with the ever-increasing demand.

Depending on how we set up our economy, an upgraded residence can either supply more (lower level) buildings at the same time or supply the upgraded production buildings in their vicinity. The residents will automatically create the most advanced dishes they can cook, depending on our production and availability of the individual ingredients in their vicinity. More advanced dishes need more time to collect the ingredients; however, the residents still saves a lot of time by delivering the powerful combined meal.

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[TSHC] Lobby Test Announcement

Hello everyone,

it’s about time for another small community update.

As you’ve seen, we started the year with a lot more info about the new The Settlers like the upgrade mechanics and territory expansion – something a lot of you have been asking about in the last months – but today we got a special announcement for you.

For the History Editions we released some patches over the last weeks addressing various issues – and we’ll continue releasing patches over the coming weeks. Also included in this week’s patch is something many of you have been asking for for a long time: multiplayer lobbies!

Our team has been busy setting things up behind the scenes but before we push this feature live for everyone, we want to make sure it’s running smoothly. For this, we ask for your help and the experience of the multiplayer community:

If you want to test the multiplayer lobbies for any remaining bugs or issues, you can now unlock a test-version of the game in Uplay by following these steps:

  1. Choose the game from your library and click on “properties”
  2. In the category “game version” click on “unlock a test version” and enter this code:
    1. The Settlers 3 History Edition: “TheSettlers3LobbyTest”
    2. The Settlers 4 History Edition: “TheSettlers4LobbyTest”
  3. You will now be able to select “Lobby Test” as alternative version – this one is connected to the lobby server.
  4. Once the test version files are downloaded, please restart Uplay PC to ensure all files are updated correctly

Of course, you can switch back to the live version anytime, but make sure to restart Uplay PC again.

We’re looking forward to your feedback on this topic!

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[TSHC] Changelog 10 April

The Settlers IV History Edition

  • Fixed an issue that some parts of the game were in German even though English was set/chosen in the config menu

The Settlers Heritage of Kings History Edition

  • Steam: Added Polish language
  • Steam: Fixed an issue where the language option had no effect

The Settlers VII Paths to a Kingdom History Edition

  • Steam: Added Russian language
  • Fixed an issue where the “on-demand” function was not working properly
  • Fixed an issue where the “transport here” function in storehouses was not working properly
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