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Valheim gets upgraded to improve performance and fix major bugs

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Iron Gate have now released the latest update to Valheim, their co-op open world survival game and it should be good for all players. This is not a content upgrade but rather a tech upgrade, aimed at just improving the overall experience.

They said it includes a lot of work on the underlying systems of the game, to improve game and network performance. You should also see improved loading times and smaller save file sizes. They said they "hope that these changes will be a significant improvement for some of you".

Here's what's changed in patch 0.216.9:

  • Midsummer items enabled (Maypole & Midsummer crown)
  • Many performance, memory and networking improvements for both new/unexplored and old/explored worlds
  • World save file size greatly reduced
  • Fixed endless loading of save manager when switching tabs too fast
  • World save files that are corrupt, have load errors or have missing meta files can now be restored from the most recent backup directly from within the Select World menu by pressing the "Start" button.
  • Save file stability & issues fixed
  • Decreased load times in the Manage Saves menu.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the GUI to not update when deleting the bottommost backup in the Manage Saves menu.
  • An automatic backup is made when starting a world in a new version, and a permanent backup is created when loading into a new world version
  • Fixed a world load issue between versions. (You can no longer load into a world from a game version that is newer than your current game version)
  • Fixed hitbox issue for close combat and spear throwing issue
  • Minimap pin input fixed on steam deck & big picture mode
  • Minimap text input fix for certain Asian languages

Valheim is available to buy on Humble Store or Steam. It has Native Linux support and it is Steam Deck Verified. If you missed it they also recently went over their stance on paid mods.

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Liam Dawe Jun 14, 2023
*me remembering being killed by the boars quite a few times when first starting*

The difficulty absolutely isn't for everyone, and even some bits that aren't "difficult" can certainly be a challenge for people. Valheim is quite a brutal game, and anyone saying differently probably has played it a long time now.

Their upcoming upgrade with difficulty sliders should solve the early rough starts for people to learn it more.
LungDrago Jun 14, 2023
Quoting: Liam Dawe*me remembering being killed by the boars quite a few times when first starting*

The difficulty absolutely isn't for everyone, and even some bits that aren't "difficult" can certainly be a challenge for people. Valheim is quite a brutal game, and anyone saying differently probably has played it a long time now.

Their upcoming upgrade with difficulty sliders should solve the early rough starts for people to learn it more.

Yeah, I got chewed by boars a few times as well. Ran like a king right into the boar runestone with no food and no torch on me. Chose to fight them instead of running away, panicked a few times during the fight and paid the price. But that whole thing was completely my fault. Not a "bugged game state in a procedural game".
CanadianBlueBeer Jun 14, 2023
Ok, the boar rune with no weapons would be annoying. (yet, all that meat and scrap leather early on, would be nice)

Ohhhhh....... 1 or 2 star boar WOULD eat you for lunch with no club/shield.

Finding that right off comes under the "RNG hates you" category.

You want to find those after you have some kind of shelter setup, so you can tame them.
(a buddy loves to tame the critters, I tend to just kill everything that moves)

:)
LungDrago Jun 14, 2023
Quoting: CanadianBlueBeerOk, the boar rune with no weapons would be annoying. (yet, all that meat and scrap leather early on, would be nice)

Ohhhhh....... 1 or 2 star boar WOULD eat you for lunch with no club/shield.

Finding that right off comes under the "RNG hates you" category.

You want to find those after you have some kind of shelter setup, so you can tame them.
(a buddy loves to tame the critters, I tend to just kill everything that moves)

:)

Yes, for sure a one or two star boar or neck would be a big problem. But I'm positive the starting area is protected. The only thing you might run into around the starting area is a starred deer and those don't fight back.
Grogan Jun 14, 2023
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Quoting: LungDragoWe want you to enjoy the game as well, but I wonder really what are your expectations?

I pretty much made my expectations clear, I want something to make the game easier, and less tedious. That is coming, and I said I'm going to wait for it.

It's not a stretch, lots of survival/crafting games have an easier mode where you don't have to worry about various things.
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