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Total Miner PC 2.0?
« on: January 06, 2020, 03:07:13 PM »
Hi,

I've noticed a massive lack off communication between the Official Discord Server 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:

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Source: Total Miner Discord server

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 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 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!

« Last Edit: February 01, 2020, 12:20:51 PM by Heywood Jablowme »

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Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Reply #1 on: 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.

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Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 06:10:13 AM »
i feel like tiny chat should just get replaced with an integration of the Discord server

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Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Reply #3 on: 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.

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Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2020, 06:21:52 AM »
Hiya Folks,

Itís 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

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@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.

Iíll keep you updated,

Cheers.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2020, 07:38:25 AM by Heywood Jablowme »

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Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2020, 02:20:40 AM »
Thanks for the update!

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Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Reply #6 on: 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!

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Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Reply #7 on: 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.

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Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Reply #8 on: 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. I have no idea if you can do it backwards if to have discord displayed though.

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Re: Total Miner PC 2.0?
« Reply #9 on: 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?