Alpha 7

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Release[edit | edit source]

Alpha 7 was released 7 Jan 2015.

Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

Patch notes are copied from the official Stonehearth blog entry here.

Mining, Phase 1[edit | edit source]

You can now dig into the earth. Mining will be expanded significantly in Alpha 8. This is just the start.

  • Click the mining pick to enter the mining UI
  • Use the terrain visibility buttons to the right of the main menu bar to peer into the earth and view your mines

Roads[edit | edit source]

You can now build roads in your town. Roads make citizens travel faster.

  • Access the road tool from the build menu (house icon)
  • Draw out roads in the same way you drag out building floors

The Mason[edit | edit source]

The Mason crafts furniture and decorative pieces from stone that you harvest from your mines.

  • Build a Mason using the Mason’s Chisel, crafted by the Carpenter
  • You’ll need to mine stone from above ground or by digging mines

The Shepherd[edit | edit source]

The Shepherd will find sheep and bring them back to pasture zones

  • Build a Shepherd using the Shepherd’s Crook, crafted by the Carpenter
  • Once you have a Shepherd, make a new pasture zone from the zones menu

Saved Games[edit | edit source]

  • We’re tracking down some issues with saved games. This will be fixed in an upcoming release.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fix entities flying through the air or through solid objects.
  • Greatly improve the renderer speed when there are lots of light sources.
  • Fix crashing bug on start up.
  • Fix frozen game when walls don’t have space to be built.
  • Items can now be placed on tunnel walls.
  • Add game tips to the loading screen
  • New craftable winter coats from the Weaver
  • Fix game speed stuttering on some systems
  • Fix bug causing ghosted doors, windows, and placeable items to become invisible when toggling xray views.
  • The character sheet no longer closes the citizen management screen
  • The character sheet now properly displays citizen information when clicking through your citizens
  • Fix crashing bugs related to viewing mining and road zones
  • UX improvements to terrain slice viewing mode
  • Fix haverst icons being chopped off in slice mode
  • Better sounds for the Shepherd
  • New “tools” category for stockpiles
  • Fix many items not working properly with stockpile filters
  • Footmen no longer attack sheep
  • New recipes for the mason
  • Lights no longer flash for 1 frame when turning on
  • Add animated effect for sleeping citizens
  • Fix broken icons for cloth and thread
  • Birdbaths are no longer chairs