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My Colony v0.55.0 Released

Yesterday and this morning I pushed out the v0.55.0 update for My Colony to all platforms, and it should be arriving to your device as the relevant app stores give their stamps of approval. This is a smaller update than normal, but it still has some goodies. I planned on adding more but everyone in our house has been sick for the last week and I couldn't get myself into the mood to do that much work. Still though, check out what's new in v0.55.0!

My Colony v0.55.0 Changelog

New Stuff
  • New Structures: First Aid Station, Trash Transporter, Paste Extractor, Square of Arbitration
  • New Occupations: Medic, Arbiter
  • New Engine Setting: Low-Res Mode
  • Windows Native Client gets a 32bit build
Changes
  • Reptilians can now build a slightly modified version of the Insectoid Mining Operation (keep in mind it requires some civics to build)
  • Further increased the rate of colonist aging
  • Increased the rate of IQ growth at entertainment facilities that offer IQ
  • 'Show Workers' list on a building now lets you focus on each individual worker with a new 'View' button
  • Lowered the trade capacity of the Reptilian Star Gate
Notes

With this release, Reptilians now have the ability to start generating Civics and Ant Paste. I also nerfed the Reptilian Star Gate a bit, as it really made them too powerful too early on. Next update there will be another host of Reptilian structures, and probably a third Reptilian planet, one that starts with no atmosphere. The game has all of these graphics assets for Reptilians with little purple space helmets on, but they are never used because the current planets both start with full atmosphere. This must be addressed!

Moving on, I have released a 32bit build for My Colony native client on Windows 7/8/10, which you can download on the Ape Market website here: https://market.ape-apps.com/my-colony.html . Now, I do not actually have a 32 bit machine myself, so I have not 100% tested it, but it does install fine on a 64bit machine. If you use 32 bit Windows, give it a try and let me know. The two releases on the download page are clearly labeled 32 and 64 bit, so if you do have a 64bit machine, you should use the 64bit build, as it allows more memory to be used by the game than the 32bit version does.

For Human colonies, a new occupation class has been added, the Medic, and all medical facilities have been updated to use the new Medic class. You can now set pay scale rates for the Medic at your Consulate or Capitol.

In further continuance of the quest to increase performance on lower-end devices, My Colony now has a new Low-Res mode option, which you can find in the Engine Settings menu. Low-Res mode will recompile all game textures to 75% of their native size as they are loaded, thus reducing memory usage and speeding up render times. A lot of progress has been made on reducing processing times for the actual simulation aspects of the game, but if you benchmark the game in your browser of choice, you will see that generally 80% or more of it's processing is taken up by rendering the graphics of the game. Low-Res mode should improve this a little more on slower devices, as does the 'Check Render Distance' option which is already available. On really slow devices which are having troubles keeping their FPS up right from the beginning, the game will now automatically switch into Low-Res mode without input from the user.

Finally, I have increased the rate of IQ and age growth among colonists. I want to start making Age and IQ a factor in the game, but I first need to get the game to where those stats are actually fluid with the population, so I will be making tweaks to Age and IQ over the next few updates, so be aware of that.

One last thing, I have been putting together a small My Colony themed game that will probably come out within the week or so. It is essentially my game My Business Empire but with My Colony themed businesses and an added tech-unlocking system. More details will come in a few days, but this is the closest My Colony will ever be to an 'idle' game 🙂

Anyway, that's all for today. Thanks for playing, and stay tuned for more!
4y
#2
the 32 bit does not download when clicking on the download link .
just opens a blank http page
ill try using my phone and transfer the zip file
phone will not download the file ether page comes up saying ( the page is not redirecting properly )
( also problem can be caused by not accepting cookies (

Now I dont mind cookies as long as they are chocolate chip lol
ps both my pc and phone let me download the 64 bit version ZIP file

PSS will defintly check out the new game please when you put it in add a link to the download if you dont mind
4y
#3
colbya said:the 32 bit does not download when clicking on the download link .
just opens a blank http page
ill try using my phone and transfer the zip file
phone will not download the file ether page comes up saying ( the page is not redirecting properly )
( also problem can be caused by not accepting cookies (

Now I dont mind cookies as long as they are chocolate chip lol
ps both my pc and phone let me download the 64 bit version ZIP file

PSS will defintly check out the new game please when you put it in add a link to the download if you dont mind


Sorry about that, should be working now.
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4y
#4
it is downloading now ill give it a werol and see how it goes ( man I have wanted this for so longgg .
ty ill put you in my will you can have all my bills lol
well the 32 bit version works ( matter of fact It looks like it works as well as the 64 bit or chrome .

Congrads I thought it would be much harder .
4y
#5
progressing nicely and cant wait to see more about this iq and age theme, will there be better ways to get rid of atmosphere coming other than the atmos condensers ? or have i not reached that stage in the game where air scrubbers are available?
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4y
#6
the drop down resource counter that use to be clear is now semi clear .
Thing is that already takes up a lot of screen space and having it clear is easer to see
more buildngs and what not .
wile I can minmise it even what is left still takes up quite a bit of space.
besides i love seeing my resource counter go up .
4y
#7
bastecklein said:Moving on, I have released a 32bit build for My Colony native client on Windows 7/8/10, which you can download on the Ape Market website here: https://market.ape-apps.com/my-colony.html .


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You kept your promise and I'll keep mine

Thanks Bast for this making this game and updating it as much as you can.
4y
#8
Quick question. After the new updates I cannot access my game because it says I have to be connected to play an online game. I am connected, always have been and this is a new thing which has made it impossible to play my colony. Please fix this or help me and the community solve this. Thank you!
4y
#9
@highaces28 - are you signed into your ape app account IN the game? That is also a requirement now.
4y
#10
@misteddawn yes I have that's why I don't understand why it isn't working.

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