The Danny release is characterized by MORE. More UI polish, more features, more content, more long-asked-for changes. It’s the longest-lived and largest in every way release we’ve ever done, and we hope to never do it again. Future releases are planned for roughly 6-month intervals. This release is made up of 37,604 commits authored by over 700 contributors, and it roughly doubled the number of everything in the game, items, monsters, map buildings, you name it, we doubled it.
It’s honestly way too huge to summarize in any meaningful way, but here are the absolute biggest changes, and you’ll just have to dig into the changelog or the game itself for more detail.
- Many quality of life enhancements such as auto-pulp, autopickup, batch actions, interacting with adjacent items and improved long-action handling.
- Pixel minimap for tiles mode.
- Guns accept magazines when appropriate.
- Player stamina stat that is burned by running and other physical exertion.
- Player faction base that allows incremental growth and autonomous work by NPCs.
- The player remembers terrain and furniture they have seen.
- Carrying racks for small vehicles.
- Vehicle system (speed, fuel consumption, terrain effects) overhaul.
- Overhauled nutrition, food spoilage and food state changes (freezing).
- Overhauled bomb fragment handling.
- NPC dialogue support, group commands, tactical instructions and backstories.
- Dynamic Lighting.
- Roughly DOUBLED the amount of in-game content.
- Unheard-of levels of bugfixing.
- Full translations for Chinese, German, Japanese, Polish and Russian.
Head to the release page for the downloads.
Check out the full changelog, if you dare…
Power transmission between vehicles.
Books need to be read to know what they contain.
Extend Stamina burn.
Explosions can create craters.
Zombies push each other.
Overhauled shadowcasting to also provide dynamic lighting.
Gun mods can be built-in to the gun and irremovable.
Gun mods extended to draw power from UPS.
Player can set zone instructing friendly NPCs to avoid picking up items.
Unsupported items/fields/monsters/etc fall to lower z-levels.
Mods can override overmap specials.
Display hints about health upon waking.
Experimental 3D vision and interaction between levels.
NPC interactions: Carrying gear, healing with items, re-layering clothes.
Hordes re-absorb monsters, this allows them to return to moving after spawning.
Hordes can wander toward cities to keep them populated.
Added a pixel-detail minimap option to tiles mode.
Added the ability to use cutting tools or markers for labeling items.
Add talk tags support to signage.
Allow many actions targeting adjacent tiles. Reading, storing liquids, unloading containers.
Allows certain claw-based mutations to count as having a butchering quality.
Adds an item flag for certain clothing that allows making mutation natural attacks without said clothing getting in the way.
Start with book recipes of selected skills on char gen.
Allow gathering wool staples from sheep.
Allow vehicles to pivot around arbitrary points.
Added debug Overmap Editor.
Add steerable wheels.
Reload using magazines.
Mix liquids into a container instead of a CONTAIN tool.
Repair items as a long action.
iuse actor heal for jsonized healing items.
Craft in the dark when it makes sense.
Allow using Enhanced Hearing CBM to crack safes.
Giving NPCs mutagens, meds, food etc.
Add coal mining.
Implement minimum stat and skill requirements for items.
Add ability to cut metal bars on windows with hacksaw.
Allow wielding bows with one hand.
Alternative starting point systems.
Vehicles can spawn items with magazines and ammo.
Stumbling and following improvements.
NPCs reloading mags.
Apply persistent morale.
Allow autolearn at different level than crafting difficulty.
Alcohol mixing for storage.
Bring back NPC hunger and thirst.
NPCs pulping corpses.
Allow wearing clothing with OVERSIZE flag with footwear.
Allow attacking ground to prevent overshooting.
Allow bringing NPCs up/down z-levels in 2D mode.
Zombie corpses transforming due to burns.
Really nasty barfing.
Overmap scent traces.
Allow mending of faults for already installed parts.
Vehicle part armor (damage resistance)
Firing modes including NPC support.
Automatically add starting components to the start vehicle construction.
Mop up liquids in vehicles.
Make NPCs better with (player’s) meds.
NPC command: close doors you walk through.
Melee autoattack feature.
Allow UPS charger to work with partial charge.
NPC vs NPC combat.
NPC guard/follow update.
Add details to message displayed when loading world.
Fancy hairpin can now be used as lockpick.
NPC trading/exchange update.
NPCs helping with crafting, providing recipes.
Turrets can drop casings to CARGO part.
Regional weather settings.
Train relevant skills when installing/removing vehicle parts.
Track items with no covered body parts (morale).
Store any liquid in vehicle tanks.
Scale repair times with damage.
Ammo can be multiple types.
Spawn bones when creatures made of bone are gibbed.
Added automatic prying when [e]xamining on a locked door/window.
Implement NPCs picking plants.
Assign NPC’s as vehicle crew members.
Teleporation to adjacent overmaps.
NPCs swap (or take off) their splints properly.
Allow crafting with sealed container contents.
More “resilient” overmap generation.
Allow nesting crafting lists.
Add in Scratch Attack for (mostly) Zeds.
Adds seasonal variation to daylight levels.
Implements deconstruction without tools.
Contained fires will burn through all its items continuously.
Gunmods contribute “ammo_effects” to the main weapon.
Change crossbow firing skills to match related firearms.
Moddable Milking Monsters.
Option to yell sentences.
Removed ability to pry open closed non-locked doors.
Allow resolutions up to 8K UHD (7680×4320).
Search the overmap around the cursor.
Always save the latest created character as a template “Last Character”.
Give players back the ability to hear soft sounds from their own tile.
Allow character generation menu to scale to screen size.
Allow martial arts to force “offhand” unarmed strikes (kicks etc.) when wielding weapons.
Ability to fully enhance an item.
Option to auto pulp or butcher corpses.
Make all long activities abortable.
Draw power directly from UPS with UPS mod.
Add stimulant/painkiller overdose symptoms.
Loot sorting activity.
Add trait groups.
Added possibility to cut rebar cages with hacksaw or oxytorch.
Make smoke decay outside of the reality bubble.
Implement deployable furniture items.
Allow shelter NPC to provide tips.
Morale craft speed penalty.
Fully random Play Now!
Added vitamin tracking and vitamin-related disorders.
Allow resuming light-canceled jobs.
Washboard Batch Washing.
New characters: Start with loaded/holstered guns and sheathed blades.
Removed restriction to blood draw kit so centrifuge can work with any container with blood.
Update washing machine to be able to use clean water.
Add the ability to soak rags and cotton balls on disinfectant.
Autoattack: Wait a turn if there is nothing in range.
Changed CBM install and uninstall to require an Autodoc or a NPC doctor.
Added control over amount of houses with basements, and basements can have individual weights.
Adds option to disable music and sound.
Underground temperatures relatively constant and independent from weather patterns.
Nearby hordes appear on minimap.
Moves social modifiers of mutations to JSON.
Rates of hunger, thirst, fatigue, and learning moved to JSON, healing mutations use relative values instead of absolute.
Added pet and livestock carriers so animals can ride in vehicles.
Adds shelf life to many foods, previously canned or vacuum packed food has shelf life when opened.
Include/Exclude filter for overmap search.
Carrion can now eat adjacent crops or food.
Allow place_monster to optionally place a randomized monster using a weighted list.
Adds firewood source that automatically adds fuel to fire when it is 2/3s consumed.
Make chickens and other small domestic birds tamable (Chickenfeed)
Vehicles: Open all doors.
Implement player faction base.
Horde improvements: Better displays & zombie lurkers.
Option to spawn starting npc.
Field dressing corpses aka Butchery overhaul.
Smoking rack interactions expansion.
Freezer & freeze mechanics overhaul.
Add reminder effects for some medicine.
Added infrastructure for setting a farm plot zone and triggering actions across the entire zone.
Hot air and direct heat radiation from fires affect local temperature and can heat nearby area including interiors.
Add support for solid fuels like coal for vehicle engines.
Zone manager hides distant zones, shortcut for showing all zones.
New lua feature: Lua-coded monster attack.
Copy World Settings to a new world.
New MOD feature: Add graphical tiles.
Introduces ‘Tip of the day’ in main menu.
Save pooltype and remaining skill-, trait- and statpoints in character template.
Item infos for medication. (Quench, Fun, Stimulation, Portions, Addicting)
Added map memory.
Added a button to hide recipes in the crafting menu.
Adds loadable bike racks.
Allow hauling items along the ground.
Added auto foraging of bushes and trees.
Added autopickup rules based on material types.
Artifacts can consume Portals.
Update the fireman belt to allow attachments from fire axes, war hammers, and maces.
Adds stealth modifier as JSON-ized mutation property.
Npctalk: add support for NPC backstories.
Npctalk: NPC group commands to guard and follow.
NPCs can hear monsters and warn the player about them.
NPC: Warn the player about dangerous monsters.
Background traits - framework for dialogue update.
Adds expertise traits for NPCs.
Faction camp clearcutting mission.
Allow aiming anywhere. Mark practice target.
Vehicles: add multiple fuel support.
Add blind throwing.
Overhaul of map revealing items.
Allow peeking z levels.
Allow custom sprites for corpses.
Makes monster corpses the same weight and volume as defined in the json files.
Favorite ammo location for RELOAD_AND_SHOOT and RELOAD_ONE weapons.
Vehicles: increase effective speed in tiles per turn.
Adds a corpse to gibbed creatures.
Selfies can be made and stored on camera.
NPC photos show visible mutations.
Enable Loot Zones to bind to vehicle Cargo parts.
Add support for amphibious vehicles.
Adds Zone Activity to harvest plots.
Specific guns can be targetted in json gunmods.
Add a debug option to spawn map extras.
Adds a context menu when examining seed drill and advanced seed drill: reload them with seeds.
Adds a Morale boosting chitchat with friendly NPCs as an activity.
Update bone mending machine to use mend mechanics instead of magic stemcell treatment.
Add new pet menu option for survivor to play with certain tamed pets to increase morale.
Improve traction handling and add new wheel types.
Shout commands for NPC wake-up and relax.
Food recipe results’ calories and vitamins now based on components.
Adds skinning butchery action.
Forests now partially block wind turbines output.
Enabled snowstorms - wet and glare effects for snow.
Made wind effects directional, including adding a lee side to structures.
Added gunmods that wear out over time or quickly.
Adds ranged attack mutations (using fake guns).
Lots of improvised tools (stone hand tools, forge, cooking furniture, clay and pottery).
Extensive wilderness foraging.
Super secret underground facility.
Gunmod crafting recipes.
More zombies: Elite grenadiers, Runners, Ferals, Predators, Shady Zombies, Screecher Zombies.
Still more: many child zombie variants, Zombie Brutes, Water Biter, Scorched Children.
Yet more: Fungal Zombie Child, Gigantic Naked Mole Rats, Acid Ants, Zombie Burner.
Monster grab and pull attacks.
Ranch and Ranch-related missions.
Faction Camp and related infrastructure.
Large additions to Lab variety and consistency.
Vehicle based tools, street sweepers, tractors, plows, planters.
Farm vehicles and tool attachments. Plow, reaper, seed drill.
Seasonal variation in foliage.
Expanded tree variety.
Allow city-less mapgen.
Many preserved food recipes.
Two new variants of the military bunker basement.
Items can have a side (left v right).
Add a larger generator part and portable generator vehicle.
More railroad terrain variants, made diagonal tracks subway railroads 7 tiles wide.
Implement surrounded start.
Professions: Hunters, Bandit, Bionic Survivalist, Parkour Practitioner, Burglar, Camper, Road Warrior, Boxer, Photojournalist, Tourist, Zookeeper.
New mapgen: The Red Dragon Teashop, Football Field.
Double the number of survivor’s notes.
Add “calories” field to it_comest.
Terrain connections for groups other than WALL.
Hands free mechanics.
Update Evac Center.
Implements integral_volume for gun mods.
Implement disintegrating ammo linkages.
NPC trade update.
Creation of 5 new overmap special campsites.
3 new roadside rest stops.
Add magazine coloring, improve ammo/gun coloring.
Prison Break Scenario.
Razorclaws and Shipwreck.
Add alternative triffid groves.
Add 2x2 cemetery.
Adds small Ponds.
Adds Apple Orchard to the game.
New characters: Start with loaded/holstered guns and sheathed blades.
Add ability to steal items from NPC.
Sugar House mapgen.
Add ‘Reach Refugee Center’ mission.
Add detergent and allow it to be used in washboard.
Micro Atomic Plant for Bright Nights mod.
Parks and recreation buildings.
Add butcher shop.
Mansion Upgrade Project.
Initial work on multi-story houses.
Make chainmail craftable from scratch.
Add bike shop.
Add MShockXotto+ tileset
Add descriptions to furniture objects.
Small town buildings.
Added Cable Charger Bionic.
Mainlined vehicle rams from Blazemod.
Add ammo pouches for fast access to ammunition.
Hallucination monsters are now described in extended description.
New monster ability ‘ABSORBS_SPLITS’.
Pallet lifter for fast battery swapping.
Remove Solar Panels CBM.
Software Lights on!
Added can sealer and related recipes for better food preservation.
Separated dashboard (electronics controls) from steering.
Acidic Ant Expansion - Acidic Chitin Item & Equipment.
Add engine blocks and engine deconstruction recipes.
Butchering yields for fungal towers and other structures.
New basement variant, with and without hidden autodoc.
Disposable filters for filter, gas, PBA, and survivor masks, as well as filters for hazmat and ANBC suits.
Adds new narcosis effect that Characters cannot be prematurely woken from.
Replaces heavy sticks with long sticks in many recipes.
50% chance of partial lighting in labs.
Recipes to extract seeds from some fruits and vegetables.
Additional doctor’s office variant, a private bionics clinic.
Raw hides can be turned into simple bags to transport remains of creatures.
Adds variability in decay of food created before cataclysm.
Add Trencher (Construction vehicle).
Vehicle mounted pet carriers.
Discordant Mi-go Memes.
Add Cosmic’s Additional Locations to the game.
Root Cellar - food preserving option.
Cosmic’s Golf Course.
More Dog Breeds - Now With Puppies Edition.
Add Whaley’s Locations.
New mutation category: Mouse
Injectable mutagen finales, targetable purifier smart shots.
Overhauling tank drone.
Add refugee center start (costs 1 point).
Adds vehicle wreckages (of crashed helicopters) to helicopter crash-sites.
Adds ant-infested labs.
Adds the incandescent husk, an evolution of the shocker zombie that moves slowly and emits a lightning cloud
Removed CBM crafting.
Adds new location ‘Mass Grave’.
Added extensive new lab-based scenarios, areas and monsters.
Added camping scenario and additional camp related start_locations.
Adds the Intravenous Needletip and Titanium Skeletal Bracing CBMs.
Adding new starting scenario at refugee center.
The Fish mutation tree now has unique, post-threshold mutations.
Labs can have funagloid portals, lab escape allows crowbar.
Many options for using miscelaneous items as improvised tools.
Perception stat now determines overmap visibility, and the Topographagnosia trait is now available.
Added railroad station overmap special.
Re-implements old start location options to the Challenge-Lab scenario.
Implementation to support use of JSON snippets for procedural music descriptions.
Adds LivePeople Tileset.
Add forest trails.
Add new pond map extra.
Added railroad overmap terrains.
Add new offal recipes in the game using the new offal types.
Adds sourdough bread and sourdough starter.
Add trail guide item.
Adds a way to craft anesthetic kits in the game.
Explosion of NPC dialogue.
NPC Dialogue: role-specific survivor stories.
Adds formaldehyde and methanol as precursors for hexamine, and recipes to make them.
Adds shanty-town walls comprised of bolted-together junk.
Adds extra recipe for nitric acid, which requires a pressure cooker and a platinum grille as a catalyst.
Adds lab nanofabricator finale, letting players create high tech items.’
Update RetroDaysTileset to include RetroDaysJar, AdamRetroDays, long grass
Mainline NPC traits mod.
Added outbuildings to default farm.
Regularize city grid and allow large in-city specials.
Adds area_name into info box when looking_around.
Adds gunmods that add slots for more gunmods.
Adds four new NPC backstories available to all NPCs.
Added Electroreceptors as a starting mutation to the Challenge-Lab scenario.
Adds medicine to help nausea.
Added new Martial Art: Sōjutsu.
Upgrades the outer walls of the refugee center and fills the waiting area with beggars.
Allow multiple inputs for rifle portion of rifle turret.
Adds new vehicle part : a wind turbine.
Adds Free Merchant currency.
Adds methanol and ether as a possible Molotov components.
Add “classic literature” and “collector’s edition” books, move choice book spawns to library, and adjust library/mansion book spawns overall.
Adds the possiblitiy to find an evil moose in the kitten finding game.
Adds new furniture flag that restricts vision when in the furniture.