Unturned 3.17.9.0 Update Notes

Edit for 3.17.9.1

There was a very confusing bug in multiplayer after the update came out where your character would bounce up/down while playing on a server, so I reverted the update while hunting it down. Unfortunately I didn’t run into it while testing because of an option I had enabled on my server. It turned out that due to the bayonet fix the input packet was getting corrupted such that the server thought you were holding the jump key, so your player was rubberbanding to match the server’s bunnyhops! :)

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Landscape

This week I completely rewrote the landscape features as the first half of a big improvement to the terrain systems/visuals - the next half (foliage/trees) hopefully being ready to go next week. I’ve put together a little demo on the Devtest4 map if you’d like to check some of these improvements out:

Terrains can have caves/holes in them now by creating a LandscapeHoleVolume from the type browser. Previously underground areas on maps were large pits in the ground covered by meshes, so I’m really excited for the potential to create metro systems that connect multiple cities, underground cave networks, sewers, etc! This feature works with the old non-devkit terrains as well, so you don’t need to upgrade your map to take advantage of it.

Landscapes are composed of tiles which can be expanded in any direction, so your map doesn’t have to be square and if you have an idea for a new location you can just extend your map. Tiles can also be deleted.

Each tile can have up to 8 different terrain materials instead of the global 8 material limit previously, so a map can have many different biomes with different textures for mountains, swamps, flatlands, etc. Materials are added automatically when painting, but if you hit the 8 material limit you can select the tile and remove one to free up a slot.

I’ve also really improved the sculpting/painting tools and they have a few features I haven’t seen in any other terrain editors like eyedropping materials. If you want to try your hand at landscape creation open a map in the devkit, add a Landscape from the type browser, open the Landscape Tool from the window list and click in an empty space to add a new tile, or just open the Devtest4 map.

Automatically converting old non-devkit terrains to the new system is supported in the tile menu, but although your material placement is preserved it can’t automatically link the material assets. I need to improve and add some more features to the inspector before this becomes easy, so I’d recommend on holding off upgrading your existing maps until I upgrade the official ones.