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Distribution Station

  • Added a new Distribution Station object. This is a stockpile where the owner can set a ration of items that every new player can take, which they will be notified of with a World Marker when they enter the game. With this object, citizens and governments can set up items to provide to new players to help them get started/catch up. You'll also be able to see the items provided from the Server Browser.

  • You can set the max 'age' of a player for them to be eligible for items.

Added Chainsaw

Starter Camp

  • The camp comes with a small stockpile and contains starting supplies.

  • The camp also serves as a crafting table that can craft a limited selection of things.

Real Estate Desk

  • At the desk, you can examine your deeds, edit their settings, move land and vehicles between deeds, create and delete deeds, and unclaim land and vehicles. You can also buy and sell deeds.

  • Deeds are no longer items that you can carry in your inventory.

  • Replaced "Property Claim Flags" with a "Land Claim Stake" tool and "Land Claim Papers". The Land Claim Stake works similarly to how claim flags used to work - hold it and right click to claim some land. It also has some new features.  You can hold it and left click on claimed land to unclaim it. You can also target claimed land with it and press 'E' to open the deed window for that land. The Land Claim Stake uses Land Claim Papers. Each paper represents your right to claim 1 plot of land. Unlocking skills will grant you Land Claim Papers, in the same way it used to grant you Property Claim Flags previously.

  • When you claim land with the Land Claim Stake, the deed that the land is attached to is no longer determined by the deed in your inventory (since you can't have deeds in your inventory). Rather, it is determined by the deeds of nearby plots belonging to you, and .  If there are none within range, a new deed is created.

  • The treatment of vehicles versus stationary objects with regards to deeds and authorization has been unified, and the 'Auth' tab of the object window - which has been renamed to the 'Authorization' tab and given an overhaul to improve both clarity and appearance - will appear for both. No more 'Lock' toggle for vehicles - they now have full authorization settings support just like stationary objects (that is, the ability to set them to public, whitelist, or inherit from deed mode).

  • Added an "Unclaim Property" action to stats, which can be referenced in laws.

Robotic Assembly Line

  • The Robotic Assembly Line is used to craft all internal combustion engine vehicles and other advanced machinery.


  • Added calculated exchange rates.  Eco will now compare trades of the same item in different currencies to make a rough exchange rate, which can be used by citizens to help understand prices (how to shop and how to set prices).  The inner details of how they're calculated is displayed as well, so players can make informed decisions. You can view this in a currency’s ‘Currency Report’. Will be doing more with this exchange rate later.

  • Added intro sequences for food and housing, explaining the concepts with icons and animations.

  • Made it easier to exit water in a few situations like 1 block thick docks.

  • Third person mode in vehicles now zooms out further and behaves more consistently.

  • Vehicles with tools now attempt to dump into multiple inventories for objects that have multiple inventories.


  • Made the server browser ping filter go to ‘unlimited’ (previously went to 500ms)

  • Improved client script performance.

  • Eliminated performance impact of using world markers.


  • Added a key binding to toggle 3rd person (defaults to F5).

  • Changed the nutrient values of almost everything, generally a ~20% increase.

  • Nutrient values now scale more aggressively with higher tier food.

  • Recipe costs changed due to recent farming/collection changes.

  • Removed Campfire Cooking skill - the recipes are now available to everyone.

  • Old Campfire Cooking recipes ingredients have been modified due to no efficiency/speed skills.

  • Removed Basic Crafting skill - the recipes are now available to everyone.

  • Basic Crafting recipes ingredients have been modified due to no efficiency/speed skills.

  • Players now start with reduced land claims and a camp item.

  • Most plants now give less resources.

  • Added seed recipe for mushrooms.

  • Gathered seeds no longer increase with gathering skill.

  • Blast furnaces once again produce tailings.

  • Blast furnaces are now harder to make.

  • Lots of miscellaneous changes to late game recipes.

  • Ingots (all kinds) are more expensive, other recipe costs reduced where appropriate.

  • Ingots now weigh less.

  • Steel now requires coal or charcoal to smelt.


  • Fixed an issue where a vehicle with both a fuel supply and storage would behave inconsistently in the linked inventory UI. (The UI displayed the fuel supply and the storage as separate inventories with separate settings, but the server treated both inventories as sharing the same settings. Now the server also treats them as separate inventories).

  • Fixed the fishing line not meeting with the lure correctly.

  • When attempting to join a server by ip address, if you enter an invalid ip, it will now show an error message instead of attempting to connect forever.

  • Single-player server will now close itself if the client crashes.


  • Added Elevator for transporting materials and carts vertically!

  • Added stone, hewn log, and lumber door recipes.

  • Added wooden standing light, wooden table light, and wooden ceiling light

  • Added the Assembly Line!

  • Added cranes! Players can use the crane to build large walls in one click by targeting the corners with the claw.

  • Added a modular attachment system for vehicles

  • Added the Steam Truck!

  • Added the plough, harvester, and sowing attachments for the steam tractor


  • Players now have more realistic physics

  • Players can push rubble, trunks, and respond more realistically to other physics object movement

  • Stockpiles can now store any item, not just blocks.

  • Vehicles with tools can now give/take from other vehicles, stockpiles & objects with inventories

  • Vehicles with tools now have placement previews

  • World object names can now have color tags

  • Improvements to some display on chat commands

  • Passing ‘?’ as any parameter in a command will now show help for it

  • Property now has a tooltip and can be linked in chat

  • In the server browser detail panel, it will show a dash instead of 0 when ping fails

  • Item tooltips show relevant store listings again

  • World objects now have a default inherited auth-mode

  • Can now compile the game when your OS uses other language besides English

  • Economy Viewer changes:

    • Much, much faster to open and use

    • ‘For Sale’ and ‘Wanted’ are no longer separated, now both are displayed together under ‘trades’. This makes it easier to find things you can buy and sell and compare prices.

    • Trades now list items by category

  • Web map can now support over 256 block types

  • Improved wording of law actions that required units. Instead of "Play (hours) actions", laws will now say "Play hours". ("Play (hours) actions where performed by you" becomes "Your Play hours")


  • Chat window now shows 50 messages at a time, loading more as you scroll. Speeds up chat window significantly for larger chat databases.

  • Sped up several UI’s

  • Improved world layer history compression. (On an example world this shrunk the save file from 261mb to 98mb. This also reduces the impact of browsing the web page)

  • World Layer history animations now work on linux servers


  • Removed the factory from the game, recipes have been offloaded to the assembly line/robotic assembly line. Some have been removed.

  • The tables tab now only shows tables that are marked ‘Public’.

  • The currencies tab now only shows currencies that have circulation (more than one owner).

  • Changed law actions 'Learn Skill' (which referenced skill levels) and 'Unlearn Skill' (which referenced specialties) to 'Learn Specialty' and 'Abandon Specialty', which can be meaningfully compared now, since they both reference specialties. (Existing laws using 'Learn Skill' will be changed to 'Learn Specialty', but existing stat history will still have the skill levels data)

  • Added a law clause option to perform an action every x days (for example, you could tax everyone 1 dollar per day, or tax everyone a percentage of their money once per day).

  • Added a 'Login for the First Time' law action, which enables laws that give things to new players.

  • Added a 'channel' filter for the 'Message' law action, which enables creating restrictions on certain chat channels (for example, you could create an Announce channel that only admins can post in)

  • Changed how 'performed by' action filters are displayed. Instead of 'Harvest actions where performed by you', laws will now say 'Your Harvest actions'. Before, this filter caused much confusion and many mistakes, since people assumed 'performed by you' was the default. Now it is the default. (Existing laws will have strange wording, but should function the same as they did before. New laws should be correct.)

  • Cranes can deposit to trucks and other multi-inventory objects

  • Updates ecostrings.csv to most recent version


  • Fixed a crash caused by multiple people looking at a species tooltip at the same time

  • Fixed a crash caused by changing a drop down selection to ‘<’ on the ‘propose law page’

  • Fixed removing things from vehicle fuel supplies being affected by property authorization (which also affected being able to pick up the vehicle).

  • Fixed a bug causing messages sent by you to a different channel while the chat log is closed not to appear on your own screen.

  • Fixed some strange behavior with favoriting servers. It seems sometimes servers on the same LAN would get confused with each other in the favorites section.

  • Fixes issues with garbage disappearing on server restarts.

  • Fixed world objects not loading occasionally near large bridges. (or other buildings above empty chunks)

  • Players falling through the world is now corrected client side

  • Worlds built in windows can now load in linux again. (Zips now use the standard path separator for zips '/' on all platforms)

  • Fixed fragmented layer history due to zip path separator path changes (some worlds have 2, histories will be merged during migration)

  • Fixed awkward highlighter interactions when switching between specific interactables in the same object


  • Fixed a number of mistranslations and localization errors


Networking Upgrade

  • A large part of the networking code has been overhauled for this release. The server now uses UDP on port 3000 for game traffic by default, and TCP on port 3001 for web traffic by default. If you were forwarding ports to your dedicated servers in the past, you will need to update your rules accordingly, including any rules in firewall programs.
  • In most instances, you should no longer need to port forward when hosting a server. We'd recommend using the steam friends "join game" feature to easily join each other games, instead of needing to find IP address and connect manually.
  • Moved the "MaxSlots" configuration value from the Users.eco config to the Network.eco config

Join Screen


  • New layout and visual style. Among other things, the new layout allows many more servers to fit on screen.
  • This screen has been split into 2 tabs - one for only the servers that you are most likely to join (for example, your favorites, LAN servers, and official SLG servers), and the other for browsing for a new server. This allows you to view the first tab without having to query all the servers, which is more expensive.
  • Added many new searching, sorting, and filtering features
  • Improved performance by limiting how many servers are displayed
  • Added a new category on the server browser for 'Test Servers', which for now will link only the official SLG test server for the next version. Players will need to switch to staging to join this build, and a popup will inform them of that if they attempt.



  • You can now drop any non-carried items into garbage piles
  • If left alone, food items will decompose into nothing
  • If left alone, other items will become trash blocks which will cause minor pollution


  • Added a modern pickup Truck!
  • Added the hand plough
  • Added a nimble Skid-Steer vehicle
  • Vehicles can now dump in water



  • Unstuck can now extract players from ditches, correct invalid positions, added a delay to unstuck
  • Added hewn log, lumber, and stone signs for both standing and hanging.
  • You can no longer consume food when full.
  • Candle Stands no longer require solid ground.
  • Zero and low population plants will now be force spawned into worlds without them.
  • After activating the meteor destruct sequence, removing lasers or generators or otherwise breaking the laser setup will now cancel the destruct sequence.



  • Official integration with mod.io is now ready! https://eco.mod.io/
  • Server can subscribe to, download, and install mods from mod.io

General Server Changes

  • Servers with several thousand world objects should notice fewer cases where world objects seem unresponsive.
  • We are now tracking which world objects need to be saved and saving is distributed over time.
  • Saving during shutdown is much faster.
  • Save all now also saves recent block changes
  • Added proper detection and handling of save-game corruption.
  • If a save is corrupt upon starting, it will restore the most recent backup.
  • If a save is corrupt mid-game, it will delete it and resave everything.
  • Made the server start auto-backups by default.
  • Spaced out backups. Now there are by default 6 made for the last hour, 10 for the last day, -7 for the last week, and up to 100 weekly backups. These numbers are configurable in the backup plugin.
  • Made any server errors that are logged also send to all admins via chat.
  • Fixed a crash when commands cannot be parsed
  • Hid many testing chat commands from players
  • Fixed an exception thrown when a mod overrides PlayerDefaults.GetDefaultSkills to be empty.
  • Show a better stack trace in the tooltip if the tooltip errors out.
  • Blacklisted a few characters from usernames, which caused people not to be able to use chat. Namely '<' and '>'. These will now be automatically replaced with '?' the first time a player signs in to a server.

General Client Changes

  • Now using a borderless window that remains visible when unfocused
  • Improved client performance a bit in areas with lots of world objects
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes made you press interact twice when reopening a world object UI.
  • Fixed some client / server prediction desyncs
  • Disabled the unfocused fps limiter, it didn't work properly when vsync was enabled.
  • Users can now copy the log file easily when an error occurs. Log file will also be attached when bugs are reported.
  • Disabled single player new/load buttons for osx & linux.
  • Can no longer toggle off all chat channels
  • Sending an empty chat message once again switches you to that channel without sending a message
  • Made Skills UI Show All toggle not invisibly take up the whole bottom bar.
  • Added confirmation when deleting markers
  • Fixed contract pickers displaying contents wrong, and sometimes excepting
  • Plants overlapping with constructed blocks now get destroyed during initialization.
  • Fixed lasers lagging servers that have lots of world objects.
  • Icons / rewards now assigned correctly on first login
  • Skip windows firewall setup for other operating systems
  • Fixed valid laws getting incorrectly removed on server startup.
  • Fixed the soil sampler incorrectly displaying yield
  • Fixed fertilizers all having the same nutrients
  • Fixed some instances of invisible plants caused by migration
  • Disabled shader warmup in opengl (fixes initial freeze on linux/mac)
  • Fixed some startup crashes related to districts
  • You can now remove districts that are referenced only by failed/repealed laws
  • Clothes can only be swapped in the avatar editor during the first play session
  • Fixed Tree exceptions
  • Fixed Trees overlapping with other plants/things
  • Fixed simulation data not being saved in all cases
  • Fixed underwater plants spawning air pockets on death
  • Fixed old stacks of torches being immovable
  • You no longer lose calories when you try and fail to pick up an object (eg. a chest with too many items)
  • Fixed incorrect 'not authorized' errors on stores.
  • Fixed plants instantly growing during migration
  • Fixed inaccurate /players list
  • Fixed server migrating every restart
  • Clothes can only be swapped in the avatar editor during the first play session
  • Fixed Tree exceptions
  • Fixed Trees overlapping with other plants/things
  • Fixed simulation data not being saved in all cases
  • Fixed underwater plants spawning air pockets on death
  • Fixed old stacks of torches being immovable
  • You no longer lose calories when you try and fail to pick up an object (eg. a chest with too many items)
  • Fixed incorrect 'not authorized' errors on stores.
  • Fixed plants instantly growing during migration
  • Fixed inaccurate /players list
  • Fixed server migrating every restart


  • Localization system first-draft added to the game! Will be expanding it and adding translations into other languages.
  • Added Steam Friend Listing in the server browser
  • Fixed aqueducts not transporting water correctly
  • Fertilizer will now stack
  • Fishing no longer causes ghost fish to (not) appear in your inventory
  • Fish will now bite slightly faster
  • Repairs now scale with the skill required to repair them


  • Tool calorie consumption no longer scales with durability
  • World markers now appear on a list in a Minimap panel.
  • You can now see all markers on the minimap and click them.
  • Added the concept of global markers, which can be set by the server leader and will be displayed to everyone. These can be hidden per-user.


  • 'Add Marker' in the minimap will add to where you're looking at.
  • Updated the string table with more strings, removed some invalid strings.
  • Fixed the fuel supply tab remaining time display not showing up.
  • Prevent stats errors from kicking people / crashing the server (instead they will show an error message in the server console).
  • Fixed some stat related crashes (The "Cannot insert duplicate key in unique index '_id'" ones and the "The given key was not present in the dictionary." ones. Save files that already saw the latter may not be fixed, but new instances should not happen.)
  • Made the Icebox auth default to 'inherit' instead of 'public', like other storage objects
  • Save config file when selecting 'skill points on action' on a local world
  • Better messaging when /ban fails to find user


  • Fixed a case of carts having the wrong weight
  • Fixed buying/selling multiple of the same item being recorded as only one buy/sell action, for graphs and laws
  • Fixed changing your election speech counting as a 'run for office' action, for graphs and laws
  • Fixed exception when vehicles fall through the world
  • Fixed broken skill tooltips
  • Fixed Excavator / Powered cart moving while no one is driving
  • Fixed Excavator digging while the arm is disabled
  • Excavator has stronger brakes
  • Fixed Fishery occupancy
  • Fixed Stove chimney


  • Adds and fixes functionality to ServerWatcher
  • Meteor Shard can't push physics objects anymore
  • Avatars now put away tools while driving
  • Fixed linux startup stalling during "Compressing"
  • Fixed some people not having their working directory set correctly, which prevented starting up servers
  • Improved error messages when starting new worlds from in game
  • Fixed a bug where double clicking delete on a store listing would get you kicked, which I marked as fixed before, but it is really fixed now!
  • Fixed projects getting stuck at 100% progress without outputting their last item.
  • Made stomach contents tooltip line wrap
  • Change string references to language to enums
  • update CSV to include language


  • Added a framed glass door
  • Fix translation dropdown indexing
  • Obscure "Gibberish" option
  • Added more options to control target frame rate & vsync
  • Reduced FPS to 10 while game is unfocused
  • Gathering efficiency skills are now a multiplier rather than a flat increase from (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) to (20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, 100%)
  • Gathering efficiency skill cost reduced from (5, 10, 15, 20, 25) to (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)
  • Added new steel lighting solutions: table lamp, ceiling light, and standing lamp.
  • Made /spawnplant case insensitive, and added better messaging for error cases.
  • Replaced the prop backpack with an actual backpack
  • Fixes issues with invalid parameters wrongly getting passed in Chat Commands.
  • Adds ability to reset keybindings to default.
  • Prevents issue where users get deadlocked after assigning keys.
  • Fixes misc. bugs related to above
  • Fixed land animals occasionally getting stuck under water
  • Stopped the toolbar from scrolling while the cursor is shown


  • Prevented an exploit where you could continue dragging and dropping an item stack while walking around
  • Almost certainly fixed dragged item icons getting stuck floating on the screen. Hopefully.
  • Fixed searching on the search and select window before all items have loaded (eg. the store selection window)
  • Fixed an exploit where negative-priced store items would cause you to pay negative tax (thus stealing from the government)
  • At stores, the person spending money on each offer pays taxes for that transaction. Eg. if you sell items at a store, the store owner pays taxes. Conversely, if you buy a negatively priced item at a store, the store owner pays taxes.
  • In store windows, tooltips, and the economy viewer, quantities for 'buying' listings all now show the number of items that the store wants to buy minus the number in its inventory.


  • Fixed a crash when trying to repair the road tool
  • Fixed a bug where the skillpoints bar would get stuck at maximum
  • Fixed a crash caused by multiple people rapidly right clicking on the same stack of items.
  • Fixed a crash caused by picking up a chest with stuff in it.
  • Increased starting skill points from 9 to 12
  • Increased the cost of the first two specializations from (0, 0) to (1, 2)


Migration notes

No known issues should exist when updating from 7.1.X to 7.2.



  • Tweaked worldgen to have more "terraced" feel to it
  • Tweaked worldlayer gen to have larger regions of biomes
  • New players now start with the basic tools (previously given through the tutorial) placed in their backpack. The tutorial is updated to direct players there, then to popup tool-specific tutorials when they select them.
  • World objects automatically switch to the "status" tab when they're disabled
  • Added a discord button to the title screen
  • Building is much smoother now and shows an in-world cursor where you are targeting blocks / objects. (can be disabled in advanced settings)
  • Re-enabled stats, with significant performance improvements. Stats can now be disabled manually from the server panel if they continue to be a performance problem.
  • Updated Road and road ramp meshes and textures to function more smoothly with vehicles and buildings.



  • Plastic is no longer a block. If you have any plastic inside stockpiles, it will remain in them, but it should be removed and placed into chests as soon as possible.
  • Objects that affect housing now display it in their tooltips.
  • Exiting vehicles now uses the standard interact keybinding
  • Currencies can now be backed with different items (not just gold)
  • Fixed a bug where picking up mints would cause other mints to have the wrong associated currency
  • Changes the recipe cost of a couple late game research and recipes.
  • Solar Generator cost changed from (1 steel) to (15 steel, 5 servos, 5 circuits)
  • Wind Turbine cost changed from (10 iron) to (20 steel, 10 gearboxes, 10 circuits)
  • Moved the stove recipe from the Factory to the Machine Shop
  • Dead plants now disappear after 24 hours.
  • Plants that die young no longer continue aging to maturity.
  • Player planted plants are now significantly more resistant to natural forces.
  • Tailings in carts will now pollute
  • Fixed the stack sizes for Mortared Stone, Hewn Logs, Bricks, and other block materials
  • Added 8 slots of storage to the shelf, cabinets, icebox, and refrigerator
  • Added acorns (oak seeds) and fir seeds
  • Beans gathering improvements moved from Grassland Gatherer to Forest Forager
  • Added a seed recipe for tomato seeds
  • Birch growth time reduced from 5 to 4
  • Cedar growth time reduced from 5 to 4
  • Tomato growth time reduced from 1 to 0.8
  • Amanita Mushroom growth time reduced from 1 to 0.7
  • Crimini Mushroom growth time reduced from 1 to 0.7
  • Rice growth time reduced from 1 to 0.8
  • Oak growth time increased from 1 to 6
  • Fir growth time increased from 1 to 4
  • Saguaro Cactus growth time increased from 1 to 3
  • Camas growth time increased from 0.2 to 0.8
  • Wheat growth time increased from 0.15 to 0.7
  • Fern growth time increased from 0.2 to 0.6
  • Huckleberry growth time increased from 0.25 to 0.8
  • Beet growth time increased from 0.2 to 0.8
  • Corn growth time increased from 0.15 to 0.8
  • Fireweed growth time increased from 0.2 to 0.6
  • Creosote Bush growth time increased from 0.25 to 0.6
  • Sagebrush growth time increased from 0.25 to 0.6
  • PricklyPear growth time increased from 0.2 to 0.7
  • Beans growth time increased from 0.2 to 0.8
  • Fishing skill max level reduced from 5 to 4
  • Fishing skill cost reduced from (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) to (1, 2, 2, 3)
  • Fish cleaning moved from butchery to fishing, including two new skills under fishing
  • Clams can now be harvested for clams
  • Urchins can now be harvested for urchins
  • Kelp can now be harvested for kelp
  • Fishery has three new recipes: shuck clams, clean urchins, and shred kelp
  • Charred Fish recipe was moved from Campfire Creations to Campfire Cooking
  • Freshly generated worlds have a little special something hidden somewhere probably maybe



  • Simplified client mod building so you just need to select a save location for the built bundle.
  • Added a server option to continuously scan for unity bundle changes for faster client-side mod iteration times. (just save & reconnect to test in game)
  • WorldObjects now automatically set animation controller parameters, see ModKit wiki for details.
  • Added scripts to modkit
    • MaterialEvents - use in conjunction with unityevents to animate material properties
    • iTween Visual Editor - flexible tweening for animating movment / properties
    • EcoLight - make lights that play well with Global illumination.
    • SyncPhysics - keeps physics in sync (makes custom rubble & vehicles possible)
  • Cleaned up the wiki a bit and added an in-depth getting started tutorial covering the complete process of creating a client-object mod



  • A large amount of performance changes were done that will allow the server to handle considerably more players concurrently than before. Our stress test had close to 70 players on a 16km² server at once!
  • Optimized object relevancy check by finally adding that spatial partition we've put off forever.
  • Optimized the connect-to-server process of the client
  • Claiming property no longer causes stalls for all clients
  • Minimap updates are now much more efficient (helps increase players per server limit). On larger worlds, the minimap may take some time to load in fully.
  • Optimized some of the animal simulation code, removed some concurrency issues that caused animals to sometimes just stand in place


Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented users from seeing changes made in a store until they logged out and back in.
  • Fixed ‘Items In Container’ contracts not saving list of items.
  • Fixed inserting items via right-click not counting for contracts.
  • Fixed display of items left to place in world markers for contracts.
  • Fixed Contracts to properly handle temporary, limited authorization on objects (you can put bricks into a container you don’t own if you have a contract allowing it, but you can’t remove them).
  • Fixed currency exchanges working despite bad room requirements.
  • Fixed currency exchanges failing if you try to use default currencies.
  • Fixed currency exchanges letting non-authed users mess with the lists.
  • Fixed issue where server search got out of sync with the displayed search string
  • Blast furnaces can now be placed outside
  • Fixed a web API exploit, allowing anyone to set server config remotely.
  • Sadly, "/unstuck" while driving will no longer do awesome things
  • Fixed silly avatars when destroying a cart someone else is driving
  • Replace stockpile exception with a warning if the world<->inventory sync fails, instead of crashing the server
  • Fix float parsing which has issues in other cultures and caused misc weird issues, including some "connection failed"
  • Fixed occupancy for solar generator, stove, repair station, stove, washboard, couch, padded chair, and washing machine
    *Fixed missing art for washboard and washing machine objects
  • Blocks that don't stick to walls will now fall immediately (fixes phantom blocks when falling across chunk borders)
  • Object spawning is now synchronized to prevent weird physics collisions that often sent objects flying
  • Fixed cut trees occasionally floating w/o gravity
  • Players no longer get stuck when stockpiles change or blocks are placed where they are standing
  • Vehicles, rubble and trees should fall through the world much less frequently
  • Vehicle acceleration has been clamped so launching vehicles should be much more difficult
  • Dev Tool can now target more things
  • Display full stack traces in the disconnection dialog when disconnected due to an exception. This will make reported bugs much easier to fix.
  • Fixed a typo in a chat command name ('exeptional' -> 'exceptional')
  • Fixed some more moderately rare chunk build exceptions
  • Fixed a bug where the fish caught would sometimes not seem to be added to your inventory
  • Fixed being unable to move after exiting a text box using 'Escape'
  • Fixed a server crash related to leveling up skills (A concurrency problem)
  • Show better error messages when there is a problem with our auth servers
  • Fixes preventing the 'Play' action with a law - Instead of crashing the server, it will now kick the player with an explanatory message.
  • Fixed issue that prevented Linux server from running as a background process
  • Can no longer propose new districts with unnamed districts or districts with the same name. Servers stuck with districts with the same name should be able to redefine them to have unique names now.
  • Fixed redefining districts being incorrectly prevented due to editing a district that is referenced by another law
  • Fixed existing law text not getting updated when districts are renamed
  • Fixed a server crash from air pollution emitting objects, which was due to threading problems
  • Fixed a server crash that happened when double clicking 'x' on a store listing
  • Fixed a login problem that may have caused users to log in as someone else
  • On object windows, the 'Status' tab is now hidden if there is nothing on it
  • On object windows, the 'Storage' tab shows an 'empty' message if there is no linked storage on it, rather than just being empty
  • Each time you open an object window, the first tab is shown, regardless of what tab you had open when you last closed it - Unless the object is disabled, in which case the 'Status' tab is shown.


Using the laws system, you can now define districts for your world. Once one or more districts have been defined, you can pass laws that reference these districts, for example that only apply inside a certain district - or that only apply outside of it.

Simulation improvements

  • World generation has been tweaked and balanced, in order to generate a better balance of biomes.
  • Optimized simulation code, in order to speed up world generation and simulation ticks.

Redesigned plant simulation

The behavior and simulation of plants has been redone in order to be both more simple and more realistic. Plant populations are more dynamic, and can migrate and out-compete one another as the environment changes. Soil nutrients are easier to understand, and can be tuned with a variety of fertilizers.

Farmed plants are now treated no differently than wild plants; they will flourish in appropriate environments, wither and die in inappropriate ones, can spread to nearby areas and can be out-competed by other plants. You will need to pick a good spot to farm - or carefully manage soil moisture and soil nutrients - in order to succeed.

Finally, with the new Cause and Effect page (accessible from the server website), interactions between plants and their environments can be explored and understood, in order to get better results with farming and controlling plant populations in the wild.

New Species

Several new species were added to the game (Note: requires generating a new world).

  • Fir and Oak trees
  • Saguaro Cactus
  • Rice
  • Desert Tortoise

Added support for password protected servers

  • You can now specify a password required to connect to a server.
  • Whitelisted users are exempt from needing to enter a password.
  • This removes the prior "Private Server" setting

Reworked and improved tutorials

  • Tutorials now give a base set of items, rather than specialties. (Skipping tutorials will give you all the starter items)
  • Some specialties will award an improved initial tool instead.
  • New tutorial content has been added, and existing content has been rearranged and improved.


  • Updated the HUD with new art, including the nutrition and housing displays, the toolbar, the action bar, and the time of day display.


  • Initial support for downloading and installing mods via mod.io
  • More support to come here soon after beta release, stay tuned


  • Added automatic windows firewall rule settings for the web server ports.
  • Added brightness option
  • World layers can be viewed in-world by selecting a layer in the minimap and checking the "Show In World" toggle
  • World layers are now displayed with a colorblind friendly gradient
  • Polished the world object UI panel graphics
  • Plant nutrients and fertilizer have been redesigned and simplified
  • Nutrients are now consumed and produced by the ecosystem in a cycle, instead of being a static capacity-based constraint on the ecosystem
    • Plants consume nutrients as they mature, and return those nutrients to the soil when they die
    • Only half of the nutrients are returned from plants killed or harvested by direct player action
    • Fertilizer adds nutrients to the cycle, thus restoring the ecosystem
    • The nutrient cycle and plant maturity changes support the Cause & Effect UI
  • Plant maturation mechanics are adjusted to be simpler and to work well with the new nutrient behaviour
    • Plants age at a constant rate independently of the properties of the local environment
    • Plants consume more nutrients, and produce proportionally more yield, if they are raised in a nutrient-rich environment
    • Plants are less effective at taking up nutrients if they are in an inhospitable environment (poor temperature or moisture match or high pollution levels) and therefore have lower yields
    • You can see the potential yield of each species in its corresponding PotentialYield layer
  • Plant population growth mechanics are redesigned to be simpler, more directly related to the behaviour of real plants and to work with the new nutrient mechanics
    • Plant reproduction is constrained by nutrient availability
      • The more nutrients are available, the more rapidly they will reproduce, up to a maximum intrinsic reproduction rate.
      • If there are very few nutrients available, plants will slowly start to die; the fewer nutrients, the faster they’ll die, up to a maximum intrinsic death rate.
      • Plants require greater nutrient availability to survive and reproduce if they are raised in an inhospitable * environment (poor temperature or moisture match or high pollution levels)
    • Plant reproduction is constrained by available empty space
      • There are three kinds of empty space - canopy space, shrub space, and fertile ground. Trees consume canopy space and fertile ground, farmable plants the last two, and grasses only occupy fertile ground.
      • The more empty space there is, the more rapidly plants will reproduce, up to a maximum intrinsic growth rate if there is no competition for space
      • In inhospitable environments (poor temperature or moisture match or high pollution levels), plants require extra empty space to survive and reproduce.
      • If more space is consumed than is available - for example, if a farm is planted too densely and the plants are crowding one another - the plants will slowly start to die. The more overcrowded they are, the faster they will die.
    • Only the tightest constraint limits plant reproduction - for example, if there is very little nitrogen available, plants will grow at the same slow rate no matter how much empty space there is.
    • Different species have different requirements for empty space and nutrient availability, different intrinsic growth and death rates, and different temperature, moisture, and pollution tolerances.
    • As a rule of thumb, intrinsic growth and death rates are tuned so that in perfect conditions the plant population in an area will double in 24 hours, and in completely inhospitable conditions the plant population will halve in 24 hours.
    • Plant reproduction supports the Cause & Effect UI
  • Added the world layers: OccupiedFertileGround, OccupiedShrubSpace, and OccupiedCanopySpace, which record the amount of each kind of space that's currently occupied by plants in the area.
  • Fixed empty tooltips appearing over empty item slots
  • When you right click to add food to a crafting project, you will no longer also eat one
  • Fixed a null reference exception in the inventory system
  • Added ability to change screen resolution at runtime
  • Added ability to toggle fullscreen mode at runtime
  • Allowed unlearning specialties that give you items. Only gives you items the first time.
  • New art & design for the HUD
  • Power type is now displayed on the Power tab for all objects that produce or consume power
  • Fixed some things not being saved when the server's save menu option was clicked
  • Allowed reporting a bug from the title screen
  • Added a report a bug button to the title screen error popup
  • Avatar creation occurs in-world
  • Improved network performance (faster chunk loading, more consistent physics / avatar syncing!)
  • Redid Meteor impact sequence:
    • Meteor enters atmosphere, starts to burn
    • When it contacts ground, triggers a huge explosion + 30 meter radius crater
    • Atmosphere begins to cloud with debris, becomes fully overcast in a few minutes
    • Meteor chunks ejected from the blast begin raining down, creating craters from 2-10m radius
    • These meteor chunks number 1 per 250 square meters of world area (4000 on a 100x100) and rain down once every .2 seconds (13 minutes on a 100x100)
    • High pollution emanates from the crater positions
    • Temperature drops 20 degrees across the globe
  • Fixed bug that made dismounting vehicles difficult
  • Fixed players teleporting to surface on login
  • Removed the default Unity launcher dialog.
  • Fixed 100% GPU usage in title scene
  • Added error message when failing to collect output of a project
  • Fixed getting kicked with an error message when trying to repair some tools
  • Fixed the Repair Station's requirements text sometimes not updating
  • Optimized world layer tick time when checking for tailings in the world.
  • DevTool now places forms like a Hammer
  • Can now select property for contracts.
  • Can now split up property easily with buttons on the deed or the minimap panel which spawn new deeds.
  • Fixed several contracts bugs
  • Fixed the red highlight on crafting ingredients that shows when you don't have enough
  • Removed the delay between law related actions (such as proposing or voting on a law) and others seeing that in their laws window
  • Fixed a duplicated message in the nutrition pie tooltip
  • Sped up server startup by skipping some unnecessary work ticking world layers.
  • Made tooltips for Professions and Specializations in the skills window appear off to the side instead of to the top or bottom (which blocked important parts of the window)
  • Fixed targeting and interaction of objects within stockpiles, such as fallen trees or rubble.
  • Fixed duplicated vehicle inventories showing on the storage tab
  • Removed buy listings where the store is already over 'max to buy' from store tooltips
  • Significantly reduced specialty costs
  • Added a configurable hotkey for opening the skill window
  • Made the control popups display the correct key when rebound
  • Changed error messages, if a disconnect message was expected, the "report a bug" and "copy to clipboard" * buttons are hidden.
  • Contracts can now have repetitions set by the client.
  • Fixed permissions not being granted on build room and road clauses.
  • Capped players at 10 accepted contracts at once.
  • Changed building materials allowed to no longer allow raw logs and stone.
  • Made build road accept only materials marked for roads.
  • Construction posts can be specified for jobs if they are on public property, if you are the creator of them.
  • Hunting animations are now visible on other players
  • Arrows remain in animals/objects for a while
  • Replaced hunting crosshair with a trajectory prediction line
  • Further optimized world layer tick time when checking for tailings in the world.
  • Removed avatar button from action bar. Moved avatar clothing inventory into the backpack. Moved ping indicator into the escape menu
  • Added a 'third person' toggle in the avatar drawer in the backpack
  • Saved the state of avatar drawer, minimap filter drawer, and skills 'show all' option in player prefs
  • Added some wolf whisperer reward items
  • Reward items are now automatically given when entering a server for the first time.
  • Road tool can now be used on tilled soil
  • Fixed tooltips appearing while dragging other items
  • Fixed crashes related to equipping clothing
  • You can now configure the controls for selecting hammer constructs
  • Added scripts to modkit that allow for more interesting mod interactions
  • Added NAT detection for local hosted servers. When enabled (enabled by default), it will search for a UPnP device and add proper port-forwarding for that device, to allow easier connecting by outside clients. This makes it easier to join friends servers without needing to forward or open ports in most instances.
  • Avatars now sit in or pull vehicles more realistically
  • Added support for the "Invite to Game" and "Join Game" features when running in Steam.
  • Fixed bug when eating and placing carried items at the same time
  • Fixed bow damage
  • Fixes some annoying occupancy bugs
  • Fixes min/max value bugs in chatcommands
  • Tweaked default world generation settings such that they are more acceptable for smaller groups of players (~10 or so). Larger server operators are still encouraged to use larger values.
  • Fixed occasional gaps in tree trunks
  • Player icons tinted red on minimap to improve visibility
  • Added the following useful admin commands
    • /kick [user] [reason] - kicks user
    • /ban [user] [reason] - kicks the user, and adds them to the blacklist
    • /whitelist [user] - whitelists a user
    • /admin [user] - grants admin to a user
    • /removeadmin [user] - removes admin permissions from a user (if they have it)
  • Starting a new world will automatically make you an admin.
  • Added a 'showserver' launch option, starting the client with this will cause the server console window to be visible if you start a new world.
  • Can now pass an admin to the server with a command line, -admin=name
  • Fixed some parts of the ugly Escape Menu UI
    • Moved Resolution dropdown to a sensible location.
  • Fixed several scrollbars
  • Added ability to authorize using your steam account, rather than requiring an slg one.
  • Fixed some bugs with resolution/fullscreen switching
  • Hat color is now saved
  • Re-enabled pollution, sea level rising, and etc.
  • Fixed tutorial bugs
  • Improved OpenGL shader pre-loading
  • Fixed a variety of audio bugs.
  • Added /warn admin command
  • Sorter the YieldPotential world layers for each species to the bottom of the list, and hid the Growth world layers for each species completely
  • Added /skillrate to view or change the global skill rate multiplier for the server.
  • Fixed some errors with special characters in names (such as deed or currency names) when used with laws.
  • Fixed a minor issue with setting resolution
  • Tweaedk player audio settings
  • Fixed admin fly mode
  • Added a second pie displaying your different room values.
  • Fixed a problem where if you exited a server before saving your avatar, when you re-entered the ui would be invisible
  • Made the action bar prettier
  • Faster world creation!
  • Fixed an invisible error occurring when attempting to create a new world with the same name as an existing world.
  • Added in-game shortcuts for a few server configuration options when creating a new world
  • Redid habitability information in the soil sampler to match the new mechanics.
  • Removed the option to set store currency to null (this caused crashes)
  • Fixed deeds given with /give (these caused crashes)
  • Added a item weight summary display on the backpack tooltip.
  • Added a server setting so admins can specify an exact spawn location for new players