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Total Miner => Total Miner Discussion => : Crab January 06, 2020, 03:07:13 PM

: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab January 06, 2020, 03:07:13 PM
Hi,

I've noticed a massive lack off communication between the Official Discord Server (https://discordapp.com/invite/totalminer) and the Total Miner Forums. I know alot of people are missing out on information because they're not in the discord server for whatever reason so I though I'd post an update on here. It's been a long road to multiplayer for TM:PC but we have recently received an announcement that the game is now being worked on again by a new team. I'll post some screenshots of these announcements below:

(https://i.imgur.com/Uo8OUmh.png)
Source: Total Miner Discord server
(https://i.imgur.com/ngMAeIw.png)
Source: Total Miner Steam page

The first image is an update posted in the Discord server by Steve which gives us some major updates. Let's take a look..

Developers:

Well unfortunately it seems Craig is definitely out the game for the moment which is a shame to see but we're lucky to have @Steve and @XBLToothPik who have now taken on the game under "new guidance." We can see XBL is doing the programming and development side of things and Steve is promoting the game with the marketing/media side of things. There are some people who've been given the Developer role on the Discord that aren't mentioned in this list but may become more public in the future, this includes @Justyn and Native Function.

The Developers page (http://totalminerforums.net/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=18) on the forums have also been updated.

Testers:

We're also seeing more testers in the discord server, some old friends have come back to the testing team such as @Auroras Calling and @Nsomnia_Redline who have made a return.

Game Updates:

Okay, here's the fun part. We can monitor the game progress on the Trello link (https://trello.com/b/HB1s1xhH/totalminer) that Steve has given us. I'll talk you through some of the stuff written on the Trello.

Current Tasks:

MonoGame port - COMPLETED
Multiplayer (locally hosted)
Performance Enhancements
Mod API Rework - MOVED TO PLANNED ADDITIONS
New audio system/manager - COMPLETED

We can also see some exciting upcoming updates such as Discord support, Linux/Mac support and infinite worlds.

Though we've been told there's no concrete dates yet we have been told it's likely that the first update will be in spring 2020 (between March April and May) or possibly even earlier. Hopefully all of you guys that aren't in the discord now have some idea of what's going on, if you want to keep up with further news you can check on the discord server with the link I put up top, you can also keep your eyes peeled on this thread which I'll update with any information I can get.

Happy mining!

: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: UNSCWATCHDOG January 23, 2020, 02:15:40 PM
Hey, thanks for making this post.
For a while I thought Total Miner Forge was done, but, now I have something to look forward to with my twin brother again.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: cY Agent 115 January 29, 2020, 06:10:13 AM
i feel like tiny chat should just get replaced with an integration of the Discord server
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab February 01, 2020, 12:19:17 PM
Hello Miners!

A quick update here, I'm aware that a new audio system/manager has been implemented to the game. With this knocked off the list there appears to be only 2 current tasks left on the Trello page. Multiplayer (steam local P2P) and performance enhancements are the only tasks that are currently being worked on according to the page.

With only a month left until the start of spring it's looking hopeful that the multiplayer update will hit it's target date (sometime during spring).

That's all for now!
Cheers.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab April 14, 2020, 06:21:52 AM
Hiya Folks,

It’s been a short while but we have once again received some new on the development of the game via discord. This was said by Steve

@everyone  In this post we hope to bring some clarity on the current state of development.

- The game has been successfully ported to monogame, however porting of the multiplayer code is still underway. Initially a spring release was our best estimate, however we can say now It's looking like we may see multiplayer towards the end of spring, and it could easily push into this summer.

XBL and NativeFunction have been working very hard on this for months, loads of progress has been made so far, though still more to finish.

- Some good news we can announce is that we have hired a tp artist! Currently in the process of updating/refreshing/replacing our default block and item textures so expect a fresh texture update to drop with or around multiplayer. This will be a good foundation before we can start looking into shader development (Current packs will always remain as an option)

Part of the benefit of monogame+64bit is that the limit on the number of items/blocks we can add to the game has been lifted. This means we can start involving the community with the creation of new item and blocks, popular suggestions can be prioritized and you may see your idea make it into the game! (We'll explain more on this later)

- A New System Map is under construction which will somewhat serve as a tutorial world, this should help new players discover the power and uses of scripts. System packs are being edited as well in order to help streamline building.

- New artwork/trailer/web for the game is being worked on, we'll probably drop it a little ways out before MP release. If possible the plan is to include a release date for MP at the end of trailer.

- Music, we have some new tracks, but generally this update will not focused on overhauling the soundtrack.


It was also mentioned that as we neared the update more frequent updates from the dev team would come.

I’ll keep you updated,

Cheers.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: ROZE April 15, 2020, 02:20:40 AM
Thanks for the update!
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab June 03, 2020, 02:29:24 PM
Hi guys!

For those of you who aren't in the discord there is a title screen channel that has now been added. Join the discord with the link in the initial post and share your TM pictures for a chance to have it on the Title Screen of the next update!
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Jack Of Shades June 03, 2020, 06:59:00 PM
i feel like tiny chat should just get replaced with an integration of the Discord server
That's actually a great idea as I refuse to use discord. I've used it in the past, and wasn't impressed.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab June 04, 2020, 03:07:11 AM
i feel like tiny chat should just get replaced with an integration of the Discord server
That's actually a great idea as I refuse to use discord. I've used it in the past, and wasn't impressed.

Perhaps @bob could take a look at this link (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=558905.0). I have no idea if you can do it backwards if to have discord displayed though.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Jack Of Shades June 04, 2020, 05:50:30 PM
So, as of right now, TMF is still under development from a different crew? Is that what's going on?
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab June 04, 2020, 05:52:47 PM
So, as of right now, TMF is still under development from a different crew? Is that what's going on?

Yep, Craig felt he had no motivation to the game and passed on the development to XBLToothpik as the main developer with Steve promoting sales. We’re expecting an update in a few months that should contain multiplayer.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Jack Of Shades June 04, 2020, 07:14:06 PM
Its actually quite interesting playing it again, and playing it on PC for that matter. Good to be back and Digging Deep once again. It's a shame Craig is no longer working on the development side of the game. But I understand being burnt out ALL too well, although... not on his level. lol
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab June 05, 2020, 06:01:53 AM
Its actually quite interesting playing it again, and playing it on PC for that matter. Good to be back and Digging Deep once again. It's a shame Craig is no longer working on the development side of the game. But I understand being burnt out ALL too well, although... not on his level. lol

Any DD worlds you’re playing that you’re proud of remember to send some screenshots to the discord!
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Jack Of Shades June 05, 2020, 02:56:48 PM
I don't do discord, but I'll put em up here and tag you in them if you'd like? I'm still in early game, building my skills up. Lol
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab June 05, 2020, 05:00:29 PM
I don't do discord, but I'll put em up here and tag you in them if you'd like? I'm still in early game, building my skills up. Lol

Sounds good, post them here and I can put them in Discord under your name if you want
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Jack Of Shades June 05, 2020, 06:08:36 PM
I don't do discord, but I'll put em up here and tag you in them if you'd like? I'm still in early game, building my skills up. Lol

Sounds good, post them here and I can put them in Discord under your name if you want

That's fine with me. I'll try to make some interesting builds. Instead of doing another modern map, like Nexraptus, I'm going to do medieval.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab June 19, 2020, 11:10:14 AM
Hey folks,

A message was put in the Total Miner Discord server yesterday by one of the Moderators, Jim, who said we can expect an update in the next 2-3 weeks.

Source:

(https://i.imgur.com/4b7CA0O.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab June 19, 2020, 06:28:39 PM
Another message was put in the discord but this time from Steve

This message talks about a blog that we should see soon.

(https://i.imgur.com/lnsHvTY.jpg)
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: ROZE June 21, 2020, 08:46:12 PM
yassssssssssss
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab June 25, 2020, 03:46:06 PM
Looks like unlockables will have their challenges once again in the next update

(https://i.imgur.com/SNVZWJm.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab July 02, 2020, 03:26:25 PM
Hey,

This came from TM Steve in the Discord server earlier today:

(https://i.imgur.com/UW8J7Ds.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab July 07, 2020, 05:51:49 AM
Another message from Steve regarding the multiplayer update:

(https://i.imgur.com/rzHfJT1.png?1)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab July 11, 2020, 09:00:42 AM
A message from Steve regarding infinite worlds:

(https://i.imgur.com/4LaE2nv.jpg)
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: ROZE July 11, 2020, 11:58:00 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab July 13, 2020, 11:21:39 AM
Latest post from Steve in the Discord

(https://i.imgur.com/vyaupFi.png?1)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab August 24, 2020, 01:58:00 PM
Quick update from Stoneart:

(https://i.imgur.com/zUV8LFx.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab February 10, 2021, 07:29:08 AM
Here's a small update, it's not what we were hoping for but development isn't completely over:

(https://i.imgur.com/RhgchN9.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: ROZE February 16, 2021, 10:57:20 AM
:(
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Jack Of Shades February 17, 2021, 10:06:06 AM
So do they need more team members? Or have they quit as the developing crew?
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab February 17, 2021, 10:15:58 AM
So do they need more team members? Or have they quit as the developing crew?

Hi Jack,

It’s difficult to tell at the moment. The message given was quite vague but implies to me that they’re taking a short break before having another go.

No doubt the team would benefit from more developers but at the moment it seems they’ve hit the same “bedrock” Craig reached a few years ago.

Hopefully things will pick up again soon, I’ll keep everyone posted on all updates via this thread.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab February 24, 2021, 02:39:23 PM
Hi guys,

Don't give up hope! I've just received some super awesome news for us all..

First of all I'd like to welcome @Nefty to the Development team! Congrats!

To strengthen the case, the message of TM development being put on hold has been deleted and we can now assume that with their latest addition to the team development is back in motion!

And with that come's a statement from Nefty and even a sneak peak of development testing..

(https://i.imgur.com/4220v1G.png)

Nefty said: "I'm not heartless. Nothing like a good ole fashioned leak ;)"

(https://i.imgur.com/OqlfNqX.png)

In the picture we can see successful multiplayer with players breaking blocks and it updating for all players. This is all we need to know that the development team are working as hard as they can to get the ball rolling again.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab March 17, 2021, 08:14:59 AM
Hey guys,

Finally, the Trello has been updated! I think we've all got alot to be thankful for with Nefty.

(https://i.imgur.com/RqzTMFv.png)

Link to the Trello:

https://trello.com/b/HB1s1xhH/totalminer

And, as Casual Onion pointed out.. we can't forget the most important thing on the bug list.. lol!

(https://i.imgur.com/XFf9Uv0.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: casual onion March 19, 2021, 09:53:10 PM
And, as casual onion pointed out.. we can't forget the most important thing on the bug list.. lol!

(https://i.imgur.com/XFf9Uv0.png)

Too right, only the most important things should be worked on  ;) It's good to see the Trello being updated, I think the last update on there was yesterday so it's definitely being well used. Also the background is a beer for some reason.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab March 21, 2021, 07:53:32 AM
It looks like Nefty and Native Function are taking the lead on the development project, I’m so glad to see all the progress they’re making :D
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab April 01, 2021, 04:06:46 PM
The latest update from Nefty:

(https://i.imgur.com/luKA1KP.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Jim April 04, 2021, 07:36:55 AM
From Nefty joined there has been a lot of transparency and the trello is being used once again. Hopefully we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer for this update!
: Re: [PC] Total Miner PC 2.0?
: .ok April 04, 2021, 11:25:45 AM
It’s nice to see nefty native working on tm, and xbl has been helping a lot now too which is good
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab April 14, 2021, 03:43:41 PM
Latest Update:

(https://i.imgur.com/bb5k5yD.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab April 27, 2021, 05:17:48 PM
Quick update here from Nefty:

(https://i.imgur.com/imj5KIC.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: ROZE April 27, 2021, 08:43:47 PM
I appreciate you posting these updates, I check the forums just for this lol
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab April 28, 2021, 03:24:24 AM
I appreciate you posting these updates, I check the forums just for this lol

Thanks so much, I try and keep this thread as upto date as possible. Hopefully we’ll be seeing some more updates from Nefty in the coming weeks as his semester finishes.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab May 24, 2021, 02:07:53 PM
Hi guys,

Here's an exciting update from Nefty..

(https://i.imgur.com/IN3n7yJ.png)

TM is now out of Beta! Hopefully we'll all have a copy of a stable game soon!
: Re: [PC] Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Aaron8956 June 20, 2021, 03:16:21 AM
Any news?
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab June 20, 2021, 05:03:48 AM
Hi Aaron,

Thanks for the interest, at present as far as we know the update is being worked on and is making great progress.

The trello is being updated when the team complete tasks:

https://trello.com/b/HB1s1xhH/totalminer

I'll speak to the devs and see if I can get any further info,

Crab.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab June 21, 2021, 03:16:28 AM
Hey Aaron,

I’ve spoken to one of the developers who’s informed me that there is still work being done on the game, slow progress is being made.

I would estimate we may have the update before the end of the year but that is just my guess.

Crab.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab July 17, 2021, 03:00:17 AM
Hi Everyone,

It's been a short while since any updates but luckily Craig has come to our rescue. Yep, you heard that right.. Craig!

(https://i.imgur.com/MADQjPi.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ly5GEBC.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/gWIULsN.png)

The script editor looks to autocomplete when you're typing which honestly, is pretty awesome!!

Hopefully we'll see some more of Craig and maybe even an official return to development!

Cheers,
Crab
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab July 24, 2021, 07:45:25 AM
Craig has been pretty active in the discord recently, looks like we've got quite the development team working together to get a stable multiplayer release!
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: ROZE July 25, 2021, 07:03:32 PM
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab August 02, 2021, 01:26:04 PM
Hey guys!

Looks like TM is gonna head into a secondary Beta Release!

(https://i.imgur.com/xtF3Qui.png)

A quick word from Craig there, nice to have him back on the team!

Crab.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: UNSCWATCHDOG August 02, 2021, 01:30:23 PM
Hey guys!

Looks like TM is gonna head into a secondary Beta Release!

(https://i.imgur.com/xtF3Qui.png)

A quick word from Craig there, nice to have him back on the team!

Crab.
Let's gooooooo!
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab August 04, 2021, 02:54:34 PM
Hey everyone,

Forgot to post this update yesterday..

(https://i.imgur.com/0rEP57p.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab August 06, 2021, 01:27:46 PM
Hi All,

Quick sneak peak from Craig in the discord thismorning:

(https://i.imgur.com/9m1RYmj.png)
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab August 07, 2021, 05:24:50 AM
TM PC Coming soon!!
(https://i.imgur.com/mLYJh3E.jpg)

Edit: sorry for the size of the image, I’m on my iPad and have forgotten how to change image size with BB code lol
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab August 07, 2021, 06:14:45 AM
Looks like Craig is active on Twitter again, posting mostly the same as the discord updates.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Jim August 12, 2021, 01:24:04 PM
We’re getting close  /heidy
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab August 15, 2021, 06:07:26 AM
For those of you that aren't in the discord, Craig is actively leaking screenshots and Gifs very frequently.

If you're interested in keeping on top of that you can visit the discord with the following link:

https://discord.gg/totalminer

Cheers,
Crab
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab August 19, 2021, 11:31:06 AM
Hi all,

Quick update from myself (not official):

As the majority of you know Craig has been more and more active on the discord, in fact the last few days he’s been adding in community requested features to the game which is pretty awesome.

From my perspective the game must be in a pretty okay state if they’re able to now add new additions. I’m hopeful for a Total Miner 3.0 release before the end of the year!

All the best,
Crab.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab August 21, 2021, 05:45:02 PM
Hi all,

I’ve noticed that Justyn no longer has the developer role in discord. Looks like our dev team is trying to shrink a little.

Thankyou Justyn for all the work you’ve done!

Cheers,
Crab
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: Crab August 22, 2021, 02:28:33 PM
Hi all,

Quick announcement:

Today a few more testers were announced in the discord. Myself, Subbd, Jhettsys, Leo and Dave the Monitor (actually announced a few days ago) are all now testers for the game.

Congrats everyone and happy mining,
Crab.
: Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
: casual onion August 23, 2021, 10:42:51 AM
Hi all,

Quick announcement:

Today a few more testers were announced in the discord. Myself, Subbd, Jhettsys, Leo and Dave the Monitor (actually announced a few days ago) are all now testers for the game.

Congrats everyone and happy mining,
Crab.

Not sure if it was ever officially announced but Gordinio and myself are both testers too. (Also first post on here for ages - I'm always lurking ;))
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