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[STABLE] UPDATE 1.11 - DAYZ COLONY

Advanced Role-Play Systems 

  • [STABLE] UPDATE 1.11

  • DayZ Colony Community Spotlight can be found in our Status Reports
DayZ Colony Community Spotlight can be found in our Status Reports
 #7069  by Weyland
 
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Colonists,

We’re thrilled to announce that DayZ began the new year with a bang, setting an all-time record in January in average player count for the PC on Steam! We couldn’t be happier that so many of you are enjoying the game!

Our main news, however, centers around the release of 2021’s first game update, 1.11. A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the experimental phase of the update on both the PC and Xbox. For those of you who already checked out our changelog (PC, console), you know that this particular update wasn’t focused on any significant additions to the game. DayZ is a complicated beast, and since we had a fair-sized backlog of issues, we decided to focus on bug fixes and improving the game’s stability instead. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at what this update actually contains.

One of the things we looked at was how the infected collide with players during melee fights and adjusted it so that the infected no longer go inside the player’s character. Getting out of cars had proven tricky in the previous update as well, as some players were randomly teleported onto the car’s roof. This has been fixed and your feet now remain exactly where you’d expect them to be after leaving your vehicle. Sea fishing would also be interrupted at times, but we squashed that issue too and play should now be as smooth as the calm waters. Finally, we improved horticulture in a number of areas, including removing garden plots with the shovel and the infestation of plants.

Moving on, we paid close attention to area damage triggers (used on barbed wire and fireplaces) and players should no longer receive damage when moving out of the area. Speaking of barbed wire, we disabled its dismantling action on any built fence or watchtower from the outside. The maximum heat range for the fireplace was also adjusted and now gives a constant maximum heat bonus within a slightly larger radius, which lowers a player’s chances of burning their feet during warmup sessions.

Our efforts continued with the infamous hand slot desynchronization issues, though we can’t claim victory on that one yet as there are multiple sources that can trigger the problem. Rest assured that this remains a top priority for the team this year and we’d really appreciate your feedback while we work to solve it. The best way to help is by recording a few minutes of gameplay prior to first encountering the issue and getting in touch via our feedback tracker.

If you’re part of our thriving modding community, then you’ll be pleased to learn there’s been a massive improvement on the engine script side of things, which now allows the game server to load more mods than ever before. This, of course, increases the options for community server owners who can now utilize even more creations from our awesome community.

But not all in 1.11 can be simply considered as bug fixing. That is mainly because not everyone on the team can actively contribute to these efforts, which means that even throughout the 1.11 cycle, we were able to continue with limited asset production and balancing efforts. This includes new flags, which are being awarded to player groups from all three platforms (PC, Xbox, and PlayStation) for winning the base building contest.



Another thing we took note of were the central economy setups for both Chernarus and Livonia. We wound up making a huge balance pass over the number of available magazines and ammo because the economy was way too saturated with spare magazines and ammo boxes in previous versions of the game. This change will reduce the occasionally extreme difference between the number of weapons in the world v.s. the availability of magazines and ammo.

While we’re on the subject of weapons, there’s a new “badass” rifle spawning at helicopter crash sites around Chernarus and Livonia. We decided to name it SVAL, which is the Czech word for muscle. The weapon is derived from the existing VSS rifle, uses 9x39 ammo with an integral suppressor, and has been modified for close-range combat, with the added ability to attach a flashlight and universal sights (western types). We also added a new 20 round magazine for 9x39 ammo, which can be used with both the SVAL and VSS. And we responded to your feedback regarding the signal pistol (introduced in 1.10), so flares should fall much slower now.

One final bit of news – paired with the update, we had a complete wipe on all official servers. The wipe is meant to compliment the update 1.11 for a fresh start into 2021. It also secures us a clean foundation to monitor the changes made with previous economy updates

ADDED
  • Added the SVAL rifle
  • Added the 20 round magazine for SVAL and VSS
  • Added new textures for the static (abandoned) M3S truck
  • Added abandoned truck parts for M3S
  • Starting a vehicle engine now slightly depletes the battery
  • Added flags of the winners of our base building contest
  • Garden plots can now be removed with shovels and pickaxes
FIXED
  • Fixed an exploit to look/glitch through walls
  • Plants could not become infested
  • Fixed a server crash related to pulling corpses out of vehicles
  • Fixed a game crash connected to item attachments
  • The player can no longer execute certain actions when their legs are broken
  • The player can no longer dance with a broken leg
  • Preparing Mackerels or the Carp did not stain the player's hands with blood
  • An applied splint would disappear if the player's inventory was full at the moment the healing was completed
  • The Pumpkin Helmet was still shining when ruined
  • Flares shot by the flare gun often disappeared inside objects
  • The glow of the flare was immense when seen from up close (now scaled with the distance)
  • Getting out of a car could result in the character appearing on the roof when an object was on the exit position
  • Fixed a server error caused by repeated crouching during an ongoing action (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T154062)
  • The inventory of improvised shelters could be accessed from the closed-off sides
  • Infected could hit the player through shelters and tents
  • Infected could enter closed-off containers (variants 2A and 2B)
  • Infected would glitch into players during combat
  • Dead bodies getting stuck in mid-air
  • Bodies of infected would sometimes rotate while already dead
  • The wrong particle effect was displayed when hitting infected with a Pipe, Wrench, or a Lug wrench
  • Adjusted collisions and occluders of buildings against unwanted behavior (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T152082, https://feedback.bistudio.com/T154532)
  • Removed collisions of low-hanging tree branches for better navigation
  • Exploit allowing players to get infinite plant seeds
    The Frying Pans and Cooking Pots would disappear from fireplaces upon server restart (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T153689)
  • The inventory of the M3S truck did not refresh after removing attached containers from it
  • The dashboard on certain vehicles would disappear after certain actions
  • Ruined hatchets showed the wrong texture
  • The contents of the fireplace would not always be displayed correctly in the world
  • The indoor fireplace could sometimes get wet during rain
  • Land mines were not dealing damage when placed in the doorways of specific houses
  • Barbed wire could block the damage of grenades (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T154631)
  • Sounds were missing when skinning with some tools
  • It was possible to build overlapping fences and watchtowers
  • Swapping materials attached to base building objects could trigger a desynchronization
  • Fixed a server error when checking the pulse of a disconnecting player
  • The battery charger is not a heavy item anymore
  • The battery charger could not recharge car and truck batteries
  • Items could not be rotated and placed on the same space
  • Placing a connected battery into the inventory would not disconnect it
  • It was possible to use items placed in attachment slots for crafting operations
  • Entering a vehicle with a Chemlight or Road Flare turned on would ruin them
  • It was problematic to open/close the doors of certain vehicles when in third person view
  • It is no longer possible to cut a raincoat into armbands when its inventory isn't empty
  • Attempting to throw a handheld plugged device would unplug it, preventing it from being turned back on
  • Slicing a rotten pumpkin produced edible pumpkin slices (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T155304)
  • Preparing spoiled fish would produce edible fish
  • Players were unable to remove some car parts from close range
  • An engine belt was displayed in the ADA 4x4 (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T148071)
  • It was possible to craft a long torch from a sharpened stick with food attached, causing the food to disappear
  • Items split in the inventory of the truck would appear below it
  • Items were appearing on the roof when swapped while inside specific buildings
  • It was not possible to open cans that were upside down while in full inventory
  • Character hand slot become broken after exiting a vehicle in the water
  • Endless white cable appeared after placing a Spotlight
  • It was possible to sometimes light a fireplace underwater
  • Fishing in sea was frequently interrupted, making it difficult to find a place to fish
  • The revolver was not dealing consistent damage
  • It was problematic to place a Medium / Party Tents too close to the player
  • Issues with fertilizing garden plot slots (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T156389)
  • The magazine of a weapon on the players back was detached after relog
  • The immunity system was not updated on the player (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T156489)
  • The spotlight could be plugged into a battery that was inside of a vehicle
  • It was possible to place two tents inside each other
  • It was possible to stack up stone ovens
  • It was possible to sometimes place objects inside furniture of buildings
  • Epinephrine was not working correctly (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T156359)
  • Improved the client performance when holding an item in hands
  • Continued damage from a fireplace or barbed wire after moving away from it
  • Packing a tent while having an item in the hands would not hide the item
  • Resuscitation while having an item in hands caused it to appear in the middle of the action
  • Blurred text on the logout dialog window
  • Camera clipping issues in the big ATC building and airfield service hangar
  • Infected walking through service hangar doors
  • Several object placement issues on the Chernarus terrain
CHANGED
  • Updated the Tarp (Fabric) durability, textures, and inventory view
  • More tools can be used to slice pumpkins
  • Reduced initial velocity of the 5.56x45mm ammunition by 9% to match real values
  • Barbed Wire and Fire now deal damage to infected and animals
  • Deployed Barbed Wire can only be dismantled from inside on Fence and Watchtower
  • The fireplace now warms a larger area, with the maximum heat reaching further
  • Lowered the maximum heat of the fireplace
  • Updated the credits
  • The flare from the signal pistol now falls down slower
CENTRAL ECONOMY
  • Changed: Reduced the amount of ammunition and magazines
  • Tweaked: Deagle and Revolver now spawn in Towns only
  • Tweaked: Repeater tiers adjusted from Tier 1,2,3 to 2,3,4 (Chernarus)
  • Tweaked: Batteries won't spawn with a full charge anymore
  • Fixed: Spawn points on Land_Castle_Stairs_nolc
  • Fixed: BearPelt was missing
SERVER
  • Added: timeStampFormat now supports two additional options "ShortTZ" and "FullTZ" which will append the time zone in UTC (RPT log only)
  • Fixed: Server startup freeze when using too many mods (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T153090)
LAUNCHER
MODDING
  • Added: IsBoxCollidingGeometry, an extended version of IsBoxColliding, with parameters to fill in what geometries to check against (primary and secondary)
  • Added: Moved cargo conditions for Clothing into separate functions for modders to override (https://feedback.bistudio.com/T154093)
  • Added: Road parts for the terrain making on the sample GitHub repository (https://github.com/BohemiaInteractive/DayZ-Misc)
  • Fixed: FPS dropping down to 1 when using the backward compatible SetActions implementation
  • Changed: the ActionDismantleGardenPlot has been added to the items that could build it
  • Changed: Created new base recipe PrepareFish to limit the script duplication in prepare mackerel and carp Do methods
  • Removed: Unused internal organ classes from the character config DamageSystem >> DamageZones
CREDITS