Progress News

Hello again,

This is just a small post to keep you all updated on how things are progressing and what's left for me to get done for v0.4's release.

As you most likely already know, I'm currently working on adding support for race modding. This isn't just so that modders will be able to add new races, however, as I'm using this time to completely finish off all of the remaining framework that I'll need for all future race support.

So far, I've managed to implement support for racial items (equine cider, bread roll, etc.) to be added via modding, and have moved all of the current racial food and drink items out into external xml files as part of this. I've also added tail length modifications, which is one of the last features which were missing from the game's transformation options (along with the ability to grow a second penis, but that might have to be added at a later date).

What I'm going to be focusing on over the next few days is adding full in-game support (mainly sex positioning, clothing detection, and status effects) for the other leg configurations: long tail (lamia); short tail (mermaid); arachnid (arachne); cephalopod (octopus). I'll then be adding support for modded combat moves (so modded races can have unique moves), and definitions for aquatic/nocturnal races (to automatically give relevant status effects when in water/on land and in light/dark areas). I'll then finally add support for ferals, although it's not likely that they'll be fully functional in v0.4.

After all of those final racial improvements have been implemented, I'll move on to adding support for xml-defined races, subspecies, and body parts. Over the last few months, I've been refactoring the way in which body parts are defined in the code, so it shouldn't take me too long to get this done.

Finally, I'll add a new modded race as an example (hyenas), and then I'll get v0.4 released. I really want to get this out to you as soon as possible, so I'll leave the planned Fields and main quest content for the version after v0.4.

I'll make another progress post at the end of the weekend to let you all know how things have gone. Thank you all so much once again for your support!