Currently merged hange of hordes attracting signal change
It affects only wander spawn (aka hordes).
What does it changed:
[ul][li]Sound for hordes calculated more “naturally”. Alsmost like sound actually reach horde;
[li]Hordes now able to heard sound not only if player on surface level. Now sound source z-level used. Also note that sound from underground will be heavily reduced. Lower you are - lower the sound;
[li]Hordes will NOT react to almost any sound from crazy distance as it was before;[/li]
[li]Hordes will hear only really lound sounds that loud enoug to leave so called “reality bubble”. So hordes may hear sound only more than 60;[/li]
[li]Hordes will react to non-silenced gunshot from around 7-8 overmap tiles. So if you deep in wilderness then you may use firerarms safely (almost). Hovewer there is lot more lound sounds than gunshots, so be carefull while exploding mininukes - it will draw horde attention for 13 overmal tiles;[/li]
[li]Also you may use cars without big risk of attracting hordes;[/li]
[li]Maximum hearing distance for hordes capped with 13 overmap tiles now. So deep in wilderness you can do anything.[/li][/ul]
So now if you thought that hordes way to hardcore for you - you may give it to try now. Sounds still will attract hordes, but it should be much more managable now. So gampley with wander spawn should be much more fluid.
Vehicle engines got a big update. Combustion engines now have gears and are damaged when you exceed their safe rpm whereas electric engines have equal efficiency at any speed. Engine selection is now more of a factor in vehicle construction - you can have a slow traction engine, a lightweight 2-stroke engine or a reliable but fuel inefficient wankel engine. More importantly engine and fuel code is moved to JSON. It should be possible to implement a scotch engine powered by whiskey or in the near future a steam engine. Mod authors might be best waiting for the API to become more stable and for any significant bugs to be first identified and resolved.
Total conversion mods are also now possible. We’re working on an example and some documentation for this at the moment.
Some reworks in inner workings of cars, by mugling.
This time more buffs than nerfs. Solars recharge faster (maybe too fast), minireactor is currently unbalanced hard and provides nearly free power (mugling wants to cut the efficiency by a factor of 100, I’d argue more than that - that’s how OP it is).
Minireactors now only actually work when batteries run dry. That is, having minireactor and solars on is no longer a waste, you can keep the reactor as pure backup.
One small problem: they no longer can recharge batteries on other vehicles.
Reverted the entire vehicle overhaul that has been causing so many problems, there might be some fallout from that here and there, but on balance it never delivered on its promises and caused many more problems than it solved.