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Valheim gets a small patch with a large creature visual overhaul

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While we wait on the first major update to the co-op survival game Valheim, the team at Iron Gate have released a small patch to keep us going.

This is part of the update they teased recently, which includes a nice overhaul to some of the bigger creatures in the game including the Troll and the second and third boss. The Troll, for example, has more hair, nails and more defined muscles making it a bit scarier. Can't imagine meeting it for the first time again now, it was scary enough with the original model when you're quite new to it.

Here's the patch notes:

  • Fixed smelter issue when a very long time has passed since visiting (10000 days)
  • 30s Pre world save warning added
  • Stone stair physics fix
  • Inventory screen gamepad focus fix
  • Large-creature visual overhaul (troll, boss-2 & boss-3)
  • Troll ragdoll material fix
  • Harpoon mechanics overhauled
  • Engine updated (some stability improvements)
  • Draugr archer visual fixes (1 & 2 star draugrs sometimes got the wrong material)
  • Fixed issues when crafting station is destroyed while in use
  • Creature group spawning adjusted to avoid spawning over total limit (in some cases)
  • Credits updated
  • Localization updates

Still remaining as one of the most popular games on Steam overall, not just for indies but still beating out many AAA titles months after release. Regularly seeing over 50,000 players each day, it's extremely impressive, although the player number isn't too surprising since it's sold multiple-millions.

I'm personally very excited by the upcoming Hearth and Home update which will bring in lots of new goodies. Once there's a date for it, we will let you know.

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TheSHEEEP 12 May
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Nothing beats sailing across the waves, looking at distant shores, letting the atmosphere and music sink in....

and then have a frigging troll flash its butt at you from the coast.
Spirimint 12 May
Or you just sailing with your small boat and you think.. is there a snake in the water?? Until its get bigger and bigger :D


Last edited by Spirimint on 12 May 2021 at 10:42 am UTC
Termy 12 May
i must say i'm kinda disappointed by the pretty slow dev-speed. Sure, being rich overnight doesn't hire new devs immediately, but the changes since "release" are really not much, even for a small team...
The_Aquabat 12 May
Quoting: TheSHEEEPNothing beats sailing across the waves, looking at distant shores, letting the atmosphere and music sink in....

and then have a frigging troll flash its butt at you from the coast.

and then you harpoon it and make it do some water sky!!
TheSHEEEP 12 May
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Quoting: Termyi must say i'm kinda disappointed by the pretty slow dev-speed. Sure, being rich overnight doesn't hire new devs immediately, but the changes since "release" are really not much, even for a small team...
I was thinking the same.
But on the other hand it's quite possible they took two weeks off and are now back at it - or something along those lines.
The_Aquabat 12 May
Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: Termyi must say i'm kinda disappointed by the pretty slow dev-speed. Sure, being rich overnight doesn't hire new devs immediately, but the changes since "release" are really not much, even for a small team...
I was thinking the same.
But on the other hand it's quite possible they took two weeks off and are now back at it - or something along those lines.
afaik it's supposed to start picking up the pace, they were on bug fix mode for a long time, devs said that bug fixing is done.
slaapliedje 12 May
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Quoting: TheSHEEEPNothing beats sailing across the waves, looking at distant shores, letting the atmosphere and music sink in....

and then have a frigging troll flash its butt at you from the coast.
I fully enjoy shooting them in the butt, and then stealing their skin so I can wear it. I only wish they'd add a Troll Hide rug :P
slaapliedje 12 May
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This game does bring up an interesting problem. One of the mods we'd installed had some comments about it not working on Linux, and the author of the mod wasn't even aware that the game is available for Linux, and I wonder how common that is. Most of the mods are of course hosted on Nexus mods, which neither the nexus mod manager nor Vortex have Linux native versions. Vortex at the very least is open sourced, so if we could get a coder to poke around and help port it (and maybe the sub-program Loot can be ported / recreated) that'd be amazing, and then maybe we could get it to support proton base games.

Though maybe it'd be cooler if we could get Lutris to support mod management or something. Seems to me a universal game launcher should have such a capability. :) Yeah yeah, I know, I should just learn to code and do it my damn self. :P
Lofty 12 May
Quoting: slaapliedjeThis game does bring up an interesting problem. One of the mods we'd installed had some comments about it not working on Linux, and the author of the mod wasn't even aware that the game is available for Linux, and I wonder how common that is.

Very common, none of my windows using steam friends knew that it was available on Linux and some even thought that Linux was for university labs only.. yes in 2021 with all the power and information of the internet.

It's even sadder when you remember the game was created on Linux by Linux devs.


edit* even the wiki page doesn't mention this.


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TheSHEEEP 13 May
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Quoting: LoftyVery common, none of my windows using steam friends knew that it was available on Linux
To be fair, why would they?
If I was still a Windows-only user, I'd have no idea, either, because it would be pointless for me to even check that.

I only got into Linux because I was forced to for some work-related stuff.
And then noticed it's actually way better for me than Windows, so I switched.

Quoting: Loftysome even thought that Linux was for university labs only.. yes in 2021 with all the power and information of the internet.
I wish I could say that would surprise me


Last edited by TheSHEEEP on 13 May 2021 at 5:46 am UTC
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