Posts by MommaT

    THANKS! I downloaded and played on the Mac side (Catalina 10.15.7) and it did play fine. Very cool. The world looks much more realistic. Very curious to see how we'd use the various "talking devices". Don't want to spoil it! Ha.

    So I guess I'll download on the bootcamped Win side and see how that goes too. I expect I will get slightly better performance on my native OS side if possible to play that way in future. Also curious about the paint!

    Don't know if anyone mentioned a livery stable, and wagon repair shop. Stagecoach station and or old train station. Definitely a church and school and a saloon, no old west town is complete without those. A Doctor's office, a general store, maybe a newspaper office/telegraph/post office. Perhaps a bath house? (Old time miners often didn't have a bathtub of their own, and sometimes a Chinese Laundry offered both laundry services and bathtubs for rent!

    This seems like a super fun project, hopefully you'll put it on YouTube or share lots of pictures here. Good luck!

    :D I am MOST excited about the painting aspect. I know!:crazy: It's the little things. And maybe resizeable everything! Wowee. :wow: And easier manipulation of building materials!

    But on the other hand adding food spoilage, and crop farming issues will add a whole new dimension to the game aspect, and that is exciting too! I know that's "planned" and not done but it's something a lot of us have wanted.

    Since you are also planning baking a cooking, and possibly quests—what would be super cool is to have a way for players to also input their own custom recipes using the ingredients at hand. Obviously you'd come up with the basics first, but allowing us to build on that and share them would be awesome. Ditto, quests or storylines, something we might either share (like blueprints) or set up to play our selves or in multi-player or co-op play. I can imagine something as simple as a scavenger hunt or treasure hunt that you write and then set up by hiding things players need to find, like a party game. (Now that we CAN place things in the world! Yay, Red!) Or you could even possibly set up a scenario where you have to fight off raiders (NPCs?).

    I would "like" flowing water but it's not that important. It would be nice to have rivers between lakes/seas, but I can see where the different elevations would cause a problem. When you get to the terraforming perhaps just making some placeable water effects (animations) might be one way to do it. (Like Planet Zoo, which also doesn't have flowing water.)

    I love the weather and the possibility of changing seasons, and I love how the snow builds up in a natural way. Footprints in the snow is a cool idea, and the sound effects improvements—good job. It's looking gorgeous.

    I'm also thankful that you are being so transparent and sharing your Trello board with us, it's helping me keep the excitement and hope alive. (We need that right now!)

    I am hoping that the demo when it comes will not overwrite the current version, so that I can keep playing, right? I want to say hurry, but take your time, but hurry! <3

    Great suggestions!

    I love the pets or sidekick idea. In that vain, I'd love to see the domestication of animals and requirements for feeding them, etc. to be built into the base game, and watering/weather requirements in the farming aspect too.

    Your Map suggestions are spot on. Multiple maps would beget to have (for different purposes). Perhaps one for mining/locations of rich resources, a different one for exploration, or different areas of the world?

    I <3 Rising World and miss it. I've paused my play in anticipation of the new redux of the game. Meanwhile playing some Planet Zoo, which gives me some basis for comparison with regard to building. (I love RW game for the creative building capabilities most of all.) My building suggestions are mostly aimed at creative mode, and I definitely want Creative Mode as well as Survival Mode to remain a thing—and the ability to choose either in a world we've created. (as now)

    There are some things I prefer in either RW or PZ.

    I feel like RWs building mechanics are easier to master quickly. I prefer the organic, granular style of building that RW has, though ...

    I love that PZ has so many wonderful building components to work with, which gives me inspiration for trying different combinations I wouldn't have thought of.

    So more complex shapes, please. Smaller things too: nails, rivets, smaller PNB etc. Make everything scalable, and freely rotatable.

    Improve the rotation, and placement mechanics. Rely less on the console commands for this and build in some GUI controls at point of use.

    PZs duplication of components, grouping, and advanced moving of building pieces is better in some ways.

    RW needs that duplication of custom-made components (building parts made from multiple pieces) in creative mode. I realize that "blueprint" sort of fills this niche now, but it is a way clunky way of doing it—simple, group/select/duplicate/drag or move into place repeatedly would make building a breeze in RW.

    Re-colorable shapes/block textures is a MUST. I have wanted painting abilities from day one. A grayscale type texture on a block that could be colored would do it.

    The ability to add custom textures would be SWEET! (custom wallpaper!!!)

    RWs poster feature is great, let's retain that but increase the size limit so we could use them to cover an entire wall.

    Ability to color clothing too. And possibly someday to make our own styles of clothes. And customize more fully our avatars (but only if 3rd person is also enabled.)

    Love that we'll be able to place items in the world now.

    Hopefully the new engine fixes the flickering posters (cross-fighting) and of textures.

    I realize the above makes it less of a GAME and more of a creative tool for custom building creations. I come at this as more of a creator/hobbiest than a "gamer". Still a valid use I think!

    More variety in animal skins, please! Goats and Pigs and Cows come in many colors/patterns and should be a quick fix.

    Gameplay aspects. Though I mostly play creative, I've enjoyed survival too. (I'm not a fan of violent games though, and like the ability to turn that aspect off.)

    Survival should be more challenging, adding things like food spoilage, weather destroying crops, scarcity of food plants, fewer water sources, etc. would help. Or, a sliding scale or (easy, medium, hard modes in setting for those things). Adding illness, medical herbs, and recipes as others have mentioned will add to the game play!

    Different scenarios, this could be quests, but it could also just be a random challenging situations thrown out by the game upon world creation.

    I haven't played on a server yet, but I like the idea of being able to invite friends to my world for cooperative play— with more friends getting the game, that's something I hope you keep.

    Perhaps more interaction with NPCs under certain storylines? (I'm not really that kind of gamer, so this is less important to me.) Just having more "intelligent" NPCs would be a great addition! Ha ha. Minions, (golems?) to do work around your place, like mining, gardening, etc. would be a great use of NPCs. No slavery though, we should have to pay them somehow.

    Others have mentioned vehicles. I've enjoyed the boats. Being able to carry stuff on a vehicle would be cool. Like on push cart, or mine cart.

    I'm excited by the possibility of controllable electricity! Having to build a power plant and needing it to run lights or other things.

    If running water (or animation of such) is possible, then constructing a working waterwheel would be super cool.

    So many things I want. LOL. But mostly I want the building aspect. DO WHAT THE MAJORITY WANTS THOUGH! It doesn't have to be perfect. The sooner we can play at least some aspects of the game in its new, more beautiful environment the better. <3 THANKS!

    The shadows are lovely! Really getting excited for the playable demo.


    Merry Christmas Joyous Holidays of whichever kind you celebrate, and Happy New Year to All!

    Yay! We got boats.

    First, thanks @red51 for the update. So many new things to discover. Right away I built a boat.

    A few observations/requests. I was anxious for boats as I just built a fishing village. It took a few minutes to figure out how to row the boat and steer it. Right now head movement—moving the mouse doesn't steer, but I gather in the future it will.

    We can't fish from the boat? This seems an oversight. Hopefully one that will get fixed. Actually shooting from horseback falls in this category too.

    When getting out of the boat, the boat sinks, as do you! The boat rises back up, but you don't unless you are on shore. This proved a problem for me, as no matter how I tried to jump to the dock, I could not. I always just sink. The only way I can get out of the boat is to run it ashore on a sloping beach. Then you can hop out, but the boat seems slip back away from the shore a bit. If you go to a shore that isn't a slope (water over your head) you will still sink. So, if it can be made so that you can target the spot you want to jump out to with your mouse then hit escape to hop on shore or dock, that would do it.

    Devising rope in the game would be cool too, so we can tie up a boat, or a horse! Oh, also can we get reverse with the horses and boats? Both can back up in real life.

    Overall, great update. Thanks!

    Hi, I thought this got solved at one point, but now it's back and worse than ever. Posters flicker when you move and don't seem to settle down no matter your distance from them. A work around was to place a small beam or plank in the middle on the wall and attach the poster to that, but the small rectangle then flickers through the poseter (and it isn't really always possible to do it anyway).

    Also related, I have placed "wood paneling" (planks) against a block wall (where I want a color on one side but not the thickness of two blocks (which is ridiculous). The paneling also flickers same as posters. My plan to "tile" my white floors that need to be white for the ceilings of rooms below won't work either.

    Possible to fix the flickering?

    Here's static pictures. Poster/planks flickers in geometric shapes.

    OMG! I am so excited to see this. The unofficial Discord has been pinging my phone all day, but I am working so ...

    I can't wait to play. But I have lots a of work right now. Darn. But yay?

    Anyway have fun with the horsies y'all. I hope to see ya on the range soon.


    Oh fun! I spawned 2 NPCs in a practice world without issues. (they are in their underwear right now). Eve hung around but Adam wandered further away. I am wondering how far they will roam?

    Can animals attack them? (I notice animals never attack each other...) Keeping your farmhands safe would add complexity to the game!

    I hope that we'll get some kind of "crafting" interface for making npcs (both human and animals) that will be like that we have for crafting objects.

    Hoping we can also ask them to follow us, or to perform a simple task, like mining or raking, or collecting crops. Would like to see them pick and eat food, and to interact with each other!

    Thanks Red, this is a great addition to the game. :)

    I agree Hudson555! I love that we have options. I've only just begun to play survival mode, and even then it's mostly a creative endeavor. (Though I am not cheating in my Survival game.) I think soulsurvivor's Settings suggestions are great, and they would definitely up the difficulty level a LOT! I don't know if I would enjoy it, it might be super frustrating for me—who isn't so good with the survival stuff. Though, I would be willing to try it. One thing I do not want to see in the game is zombies! I know that monsters in the dungeons is planned and I am not sure how I feel about that. Maybe it would be exciting, or maybe it would be just too much for me. Hopefully we'll continue to have options to turn some things off.

    I am not a fan of violent games and can only just bear to kill virtual animals if they are for food. So gaming for this newbie is very selective indeed as there aren't too many non-violent immersive games. (Though I am a fan of puzzle games like Myst, Obduction, Quern, etc.) I love creative mode too—and this game just rocks in terms of the building experience. I think it will only get better too.

    I haven't tried a Surreal World yet. Can you post pictures?

    Thanks Red. I have deleted the error logs and will watch to see if it throws any more. So far, none yet. I already did have the graphic set to undecorated not full screen and that works for me. I'll post if I get more Java errors.

    I don't always get an error log. But I have attached one from the most recent time it wrote one. As I said, I get a the java icon in the dock and I can't close it. Then I can't actually shut the Mac off except with the power button. I can continue to play or use other programs while this has happened, but it just stops me from shutting down normally. It's very weird.

    I have had for some time a java error when quitting the game. Not always but many times. This is related to the steam loader. I don't know java at all—so it's a mystery to me. I am now running the vers of the game. I have noticed the last few times that it throws the error upon loading the game. The game still loads and I am still able to play without issue. What the java error does is make it impossible to shut down the Mac. I can't even "force quit" the java program that appears in the dock. To shut down the computer I must do a hard shut down using the power button. It doesn't seem to affect other programs. Here is the Debugging console that appears just as the game loads.

    Rising World - (Steam)
    2018/03/16 07:44 PM

    Mac OS X 10.11.6 Java: 1.8.0_121 x86_64 -H:4096 -D:3072 (Steam)

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    com.jme3.system.lwjgl.LwjglDisplay WARNING: Selected display mode: 2560 x 1440 x 0 @0Hz
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    Initialize Static Classes...
    Collision Shapes initialized!
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    Items initialized!
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    Weapon-Definitions initialized!
    Record-Definitions initialized!
    Objects initialized!
    Clothing initialized!
    Plants initialized!
    Picking initialized!
    Food-Definitions initialized!
    NPCs initialized!
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    Crafting-Definitions initialized!
    Initialize Default Options...
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    ... finished
    (0) Built-in Output, STEREO, 2, 44100

    Initialize Music...
    Initialize Sounds...
    Sound initialization done!
    Initialize RenderingSettings...
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    Initialize LocalPlayer...
    Playername: MommaT
    Construction elements quality 256
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    warning CollisionDispatcher.needsCollision: static-static collision!
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    com.jme3.texture.plugins.DDSLoader WARNING: Got 11 mipmaps, expected 12
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    LOAD CUSTOM BITMAP FONT: de/jiw/gui/resources/Fonts/
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    4 Plants loaded from DB!
    5 Furnaces loaded from DB!
    561 NPCs loaded from DB!
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    aV.g INFO: No default server permissions found!
    CLIENT 1 CHANGE STATE: Disconnected -> Connected
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    Invalid IP format (ANY):
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    LOADPLAYER: MommaT (76561198079765669)
    - /resources/plugin.yml
    * Plugin: GPS
    * Version: 1.1.0
    * Author: Maurizio M. Gavioli aka Miwarre
    * Team: VistaMare Software
    * Description: To aid the player in world navigation and positioning. Allows to set a home point and up to 15 waypoints; displays current player position and optionally distance and radial to home/waypoint.
    * License: Creative Common by-sa
    * Website:

    - /resources/plugin.yml
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    * Author: Maurizio M. Gavioli aka Miwarre
    * Team: VistaMare Software
    * Description: To provide players with non-standard planks and beams. Note by JIW: Added temporary workaround in order to make this plugin compatible with 0.9
    * License: Creative Common by-sa
    * Website:

    Received NPC init spawn: 561
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    * Plugin: com.vms.RWGUI
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    * Author: Maurizio M. Gavioli aka Miwarre
    * Team: VistaMare Software
    * Description: A back-end plug-in providing some GUI ready-made controls for other plug-ins to use.
    * License: Creative Common by-sa
    * Website:

    GetPlayerInformation Skin + Clothing
    - /resources/plugin.yml
    * Plugin: UserObjectLoader
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    * Author: Kryssi
    * Description: A simple plugin
    * License: Bier

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    GPS 1.1.0 loaded successfully!
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    LOAD MAP DATABASE: /Users/SueCampbell1/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/RisingWorld/Map/sp_Naked Not Afraid135752262/
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    com.jme3.system.lwjgl.LwjglDisplay WARNING: Selected display mode: 2560 x 1440 x 0 @0Hz
    Graphics saved!
    -> Remove spawn collision helper INFO: Play music 'piece_night_7'
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    Rising World - (Steam)
    2018/03/16 07:44 PM