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Adding in a ton of new content, adjustments and fixed - RimWorld 1.1 is now available in Beta to suck you back into building a colony. While RimWorld was done and released in full back in 2018, they're clearly not done with it.

One big improvement will be for players that have high resolution monitors, as the UI should now look good even at 4K. There's a new Quests tab to give you info on available, active and previous quests as well to help you not get lost. Modding sees improvements too with "a new data-driven quests generation and management system" so apparently modders can add or change quests "without programming" and there's also improvements done to clean up the mod management interface.

Modder Oskar Potocki has donated their Vanilla Animals mod, so it's now going to be officially part of the game bringing in: Bison, donkey, duck, goat, goose, guinea pig, horse, sheep, yak.

There's also now light recon armour, an EMP launcher, smoke grenade launcher, a smoke grenadier enemy, a heatstroke alert from people and tamed animals, barricades which can be made from things like metal and wood and now sandbags are made from textile stuff instead of steel. An asexual was added, the bisexual trait is no longer hidden, a weapon biocoding feature which makes a weapon only usable by one individual and the list of fun sounding changes goes on for a while.

If you wish to try out the 1.1 Beta you can access it from the "unstable" branch on Steam. To do so right click on the game, select Properties and go to the Beta tab where you can pick it from the dropdown.

Don't own it? You can pick up RimWorld from Humble Store and Steam.

Not seen what it's all about? Check the original launch trailer below:

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fractal 17 February 2020 at 1:46 pm UTC
Quests tab is a major plus, I'm still playing unmodded and a few times I've failed a quest because I simply forgot about it.
14 17 February 2020 at 4:43 pm UTC
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It's funny and cool that this huge update is about to come out. I played RimWorld around a year ago and I thought I was done. I decided to start a new colony the other week on the laptop since it can run fine on it and I didn't want to be in the basement anymore where my desktop is. Heh, I got sucked in. I think I put in 15 hours last week, which is a lot for me these days. Nice timing that there is about to be a big update.
Pangaea 17 February 2020 at 5:49 pm UTC
That is an awesome (and huuuge) changelist. Some pretty big changes too, which is nice to see, and a lot of fixes. Also think it's pretty cool to see fixes to bugs that I personally reported. Always gives a nice feeling.

Since I don't use steam I shan't try it for a while, but it's a great game that I want to go back to. Games like this is why I'm so pleased about indie developers in general.
Pangaea 17 February 2020 at 5:55 pm UTC
Some fond memories...


This is a problem... *gulp*

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This is fun =)

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