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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #225 on: July 27, 2018, 11:16:40 PM »
SITREP Saturday #32: "New Age of Infowar" - The coolest robot hacking animations yet :D (oh yeah, and they're useful, too, of course!)


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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #226 on: July 29, 2018, 01:50:07 AM »
Are you still doing the high score table manually?

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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #227 on: July 29, 2018, 01:52:06 AM »
Yup! (If anything changes there it'd surely be an announcement :D)

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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #228 on: August 04, 2018, 12:08:09 AM »
SITREP Saturday #33: "parse_system" - Some neat new robot hacks, simulcasted speedrunning races, weekly community strategy discussions, and #roguecel 2018


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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #229 on: August 04, 2018, 05:54:10 AM »
I really wish I could play this with steam/linux.
What I enjoy the most in roguelikes: Anti-Farming and Mac Givering my way out. Kind of what I also enjoy in life.

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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #230 on: August 04, 2018, 06:15:01 AM »
For now the best Linux solution is to get the DRM-free copy for Wine, which comes with a Steam key you can make use of later if and when it's compatible with Linux-Steam, which I do eventually plan to test one day...

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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #231 on: August 04, 2018, 11:49:43 AM »
I'll wait for the linux steam version.

By the way.. wow.. just watching a youtube video on the gameplay, I must say I am highly impressed; the aesthetics are impressive, very well polished roguelike with great depth of play. Congratulations and thanks for this gem.
What I enjoy the most in roguelikes: Anti-Farming and Mac Givering my way out. Kind of what I also enjoy in life.

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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #232 on: August 04, 2018, 12:02:58 PM »
Thanks! Glad it looks like something you'll be interested in, I'm certainly happy with how it's turned out so far, becoming a roguelike I'd be happy to continue working on for ages if I could.

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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #233 on: August 16, 2018, 01:06:14 AM »
Huge blog post covering all 65 robot hacks coming in the next release :D



Also of course mixed in with design talk, as usual.

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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #234 on: August 17, 2018, 11:49:41 PM »
SITREP Saturday #34: "Hacking Complete, System pwned" - Complete robot hacks overview, simulcasting, art, and Beta 7 when? :P


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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #235 on: August 24, 2018, 11:32:09 PM »
SITREP Saturday #35: "map.png" - Map exporting, final stretch to Beta 7, and Cogmind on Linux via Steam


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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #236 on: August 31, 2018, 11:15:28 PM »
SITREP Saturday #36: "The Gunslingers" - Guaranteed gunslinging, modal inventory management, and automated testing of the imminent Beta 7


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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #237 on: September 03, 2018, 11:25:03 PM »
Fat changelog? CHECK. Lots of new toys to play with? CHECK. It's time to hack the planet!

The all-new robot hacking system creates new ways to play, and is expansive enough to integrate with existing strategies. Plus Beta 7 comes with more combat buffs and a heavy dose of QoL features, requested and otherwise.



For the full release notes and feature demo images, see here. Cogmind is also 10% off for the next week.

Cogmind Beta 7 "Hack the Planet" (0.10.180904) changelog:
  • NEW: 65 new robot hacks
  • NEW: Garrisons now contain an RIF Installer (required for most robot hacks)
  • NEW: 12 Relay Couplers (available from numerous sources), required to execute better robot hacks
  • NEW: 1 more brute force hack (secret)
  • NEW: 3 new items (new mechanic)
  • NEW: 75 new score sheet entries (total = 772)
  • NEW: Added several encounters
  • NEW: Info window for part types that cannot be repaired precedes the maximum integrity value with a *
  • NEW: Derelict Logs that give an exit location for the current map when Cogmind already knows it explicitly indicate that in the log
  • NEW: Blue '@' marker appears to indicate the direction of Cogmind's position when offscreen
  • NEW: New kind of squad dispatch under certain conditions
  • NEW: Standard robot hacks also accessible via manual entry
  • NEW: Manual robot hacking UI includes autocompletion and fully-featured command buffer (data stored in /user/buffer_robot.txt)
  • NEW: Option to alphabetize coupler-based robot hacks instead of based on cost (advanced.cfg: alphabetizeCouplerHacks)
  • NEW: Option to not have map center on Cogmind with every move, requiring manual panning instead (advanced.cfg: viewFollowsCogmind)
  • NEW: Option to disable mouse-based movement in mouse mode (advanced.cfg: disableMouseMovement)
  • NEW: Vi-keys (j/k) can be used to change selected entry in item/robot info page
  • NEW: Datajacks can be used on any bot
  • NEW: parse_system robot hack is an additional way to add items to gallery collection (and won't aggro friendlies)
  • NEW: Lower difficulty modes give Relay Couplers more uses
  • NEW: Additional lore giving the new robot hacking system a background
  • NEW: Shift-Alt-m exports PNG of entire current map, showing explored areas
  • NEW: Worker latching onto a disabled bot now has its own sfx and color
  • NEW: Assign text tags to inventory items (Shift-Alt-t + inventory item number)
  • NEW: Kinetic cannons can cause knockback, where the chance is a function of damage, range, and target size
  • NEW: Kinetic and Impact weapon knockback that causes one robot to hit another can damage and displace the second robot
  • NEW: Additional Garrison layouts
  • NEW: Export robot data with the "-exportRobots" command line argument (massive spoilers!)
  • NEW: Explicit log message for failure to rewire disabled bot via Datajack
  • NEW: Tutorial message reminding that items held in inventory do not themselves add to total mass
  • NEW: Explicit interface message about large part non-swappability when using dedicated swap mode ('/')
  • NEW: "Part Auto-Replacement" manual section expanded with an explanation of why the rules list is fairly short
  • NEW: "Volley" manual section expanded with description of resource cost timing
  • NEW: Non-forced melee attacks while flying require confirmation (toggle in advanced.cfg: ignoreFlyingMeleeConfirmation)
  • NEW: Numpad '/' behaves as regular slash, activating part swap mode
  • NEW: Heat flow errors due to corruption temporarily block movement (like part rejection)
  • NEW: Hit chance modifiers due to attacker/defender recent moves reset on ramming and knockback
  • NEW: Deploying ARCs list robots in message log
  • NEW: Active ARCs engage emergency deployment system just before destruction (effects vary)
  • NEW: Watchers can always jam sensors as long as Cogmind within their sensor range, even if using inferior Sensor Arrays
  • NEW: Fully modal part management system (in addition to existing systems), press 'p' to open new menu for part toggle/attach/info/remove/drop
  • NEW: Z-terminal access has limitations on each map
  • NEW: All 0b10 bot calls for reinforcements that didn't already have one now display that notification as an on-map ALERT message
  • NEW: Garrisons activated in response to calls for backup also display that notification as an on-map ALERT message
  • NEW: All Alpha supporter names registered since Beta 6 added to in-game list (see Credits menu)
  • MOD: Destroying Garrison Relays has a different effect
  • MOD: Hacking Suites no longer apply to robot hacking; chance-based robot hacking system removed
  • MOD: No longer any benefits from hitting target with multiple Datajacks
  • MOD: Target corruption no longer a factor when hacking a robot
  • MOD: Programmers no longer assimilate other Programmers
  • MOD: Less garbled text results from brute force hacks, just enough to more or less fill the window
  • MOD: PARSE/LINK/REBOOT/OVERLOAD/ASSIMILATE robot hacks removed
  • MOD: Rewrote Hacking Robots section of manual
  • MOD: Engineers far less likely to get stuck in groups when many of them try to to repair the same area
  • MOD: Disarmed Researchers won't trigger an attack warning
  • MOD: Machine hacking uses a new kind of RNG
  • MOD: Borebot weapon once again a prototype (since it can be discovered via parse_system)
  • MOD: Datajack hits against any robot are not considered an attack
  • MOD: For now the "Factory Defaults," "Error 47," and "Assimilation Complete" achievements refer to the hacks reboot_system, overload_power, and formatsys_
  • MOD: Robots assimilated by Programmers no longer immediately activate, require some reboot time
  • MOD: Updated offensive and defensive hackware effect descriptions to reflect changes in mechanics
  • MOD: All Datajacks always have a 100% to achieve system access (i.e. penetration mechanic removed)
  • MOD: All melee Datajacks' attack speed increased by at least 50%
  • MOD: All Remote Datajacks' stats adjusted, including significant reduction in matter cost and an increase in speed
  • MOD: Dirty Datajacks don't deteriorate as quickly
  • MOD: Remote Datajacks work like guided weapons in that they must be fired solo
  • MOD: RIF Installer incompatible with Super Gauntlet challenge
  • MOD: Removed some pieces of lore related to obsolete hacking mechanics
  • MOD: Robot info window no longer also displays speed as a percent in Tactical HUD mode
  • MOD: Robot hacking UI no longer closed by RMB
  • MOD: Shift-cursor method of panning map now ignored while robot hacking UI open
  • MOD: Robots with temporarily disabled weapons more readily return to fight once weapons reactivated
  • MOD: Executioner loadout improved
  • MOD: Desublimator now a prototype
  • MOD: Inventory scrolling keyboard commands under advanced help displayed as "]/[" instead of "[/]"
  • MOD: No turn progression or input allowed during special CRM and conduit interface animations
  • MOD: itemLabelRelativeRatingCutoff option no longer applies to any items that aren't placed randomly (always labeled)
  • MOD: Zhirov profile reduced from 7x7 to 5x5
  • MOD: Dedicated mapshift mode (`) no longer automatically recenters on completion (Enter is another option)
  • MOD: Mouse-based movement and other map commands disabled while cursor hidden in keyboard mode
  • MOD: Devolution challenge scoring formula now purely depth-based rather than slot-based
  • MOD: "Executioner" achievement description reworded for clarity
  • MOD: Updated "Turtlemind" achievement icon
  • MOD: "Hit/Miss Streak" score sheet entries changed to "Robot Hit/Miss Streak," and only shots targeting robots count towards them
  • MOD: "Crack Shot" and "Storm Trooper" achievements only count shots targeting robots, and exclude melee attacks
  • MOD: "Adventurous" achievement renamed to "Ooh, Shiny!"
  • MOD: Mines cave-in event can no longer kill low-integrity Cogmind
  • MOD: Melee follow-up attacks incur no additional time cost aside from the weapon's halved time delay
  • MOD: Exit labels for offscreen exits not shown if any part of the primary label for that exit is showing
  • MOD: Message on inapplicable use of '>' command refers to traps and drone bays as well, rather than just stairs
  • MOD: Secondary targeting (gunslinging) by guns is now guaranteed wherever applicable (100% chance)
  • MOD: Follow-up attacks when multiwielding melee weapons will always automatically switch to the next available target if any in range (100% chance)
  • MOD: Materials Terminals no longer list direct hacks for robot or item schematics
  • MOD: Field Recycling Units operate on purely turn-based checks rather than an action- or wait-based counter, so take effect faster if moving more slowly
  • MOD: S7 guaranteed to contain 1x TR
  • MOD: Core Expanders more rare
  • MOD: Part Auto-Activation feature active by default on a fresh install (still available in options menu)
  • MOD: Part Auto-Activation hotkey switched to F10
  • MOD: Tutorial messages involving part activation updated
  • MOD: While a modal input label is visible across top of map simultaneously with an interface message, the latter is pushed down to avoid overlap
  • MOD: Alert level decay from passing turns has diminishing returns over time (except in easier difficulty modes)
  • MOD: Revision 17 never spawns in Scrapyard if using the quickStart option
  • MOD: "SW" no longer much more likely to die from impact damage
  • MOD: Super Gauntlet challenge Garrison Access cannot have traps next to their interactive section
  • FIX: Under default config settings, faulty/broken unidentified prototypes excluded from mass labeling, revealing their state [zxc]
  • FIX: Attached faulty power sources still contributed to energy storage capacity [zxc]
  • FIX: Guided weapon waypoints were retained between maps [zxc]
  • FIX: Crash on destroying a machine as first action on entering a new map before machine-relevant Derelict Log data displayed [zxc]
  • FIX: "Spaces Moved" entry in score sheet didn't account for robot jumping by flight propulsion [zxc]
  • FIX: "Average Speed (%)" entry in score sheet included stasis escape attempts [zxc]
  • FIX: Derelict intel could ID the L exit [zxc]
  • FIX: Opening world map in keyboard mode unable to select a map if just left Waste or Garrison and previously visited another on the same route [Joshua]
  • FIX: "Watch This!" achievement couldn't be earned [Joshua]
  • FIX: "Oh No You Don't!" achievement could be earned if Cogmind last damaged Saboteur later destroyed by another non-specific attacker [Joshua]
  • FIX: "No Explosion For You" achievement also earned when your missiles shot down as well, not just those fired by hostiles [Joshua]
  • FIX: "Just Shoot The Terminal" achievement awarded if a hostile bot achieved the same effect via misfire [lsend]
  • FIX: "Fragile Parts" challenge was only applying rules to subsequent runs after game start, not the first [lsend]
  • FIX: Adjustments required to accommodate a certain possibility during special Z+M@C event [lsend]
  • FIX: Scrolling map view away from certain NPCs prior to dialogue skipped their dialogue, affecting the results [lsend]
  • FIX: Sticky Parts challenge also blocked inventory parts from dropping [Raine]
  • FIX: Sticky Parts challenge increased inventory contents beyond capacity if using get-attach shortcut on an already full inventory [Raine]
  • FIX: "Executioner" achievement wasn't obtainable by way of normal evolution [Raine]
  • FIX: Several typos in various messages and context help [Mhorre, Tzan, Rumbl3, Raine]
  • FIX: "Collateral Damage" achievement couldn't be earned [Mojo]
  • FIX: Certain late-game special event message might be shown globally even though it should require line-of-sight [Mojo]
  • FIX: As of Beta 6, prototypes in gallery info didn't show their full name at the bottom [Mojo]
  • FIX: Particular garrison layout could spawn any random disabled drone type, should be N-00 Fly [Mojo, GJ]
  • FIX: Ally distance warning before level exit may report incorrect number for some at edge of radius [Valguris]
  • FIX: Hacking bonus from allied Operators counted first Operator against the total, starting it at +5% instead of +10% [Valguris]
  • FIX: Central database lockouts in Recycling would still cause investigation dispatch [Valguris]
  • FIX: Full-sized evasion readout still listed Cloaking as a bonus, renamed to Phasing to match new corresponding utility name [PhenomPhear]
  • FIX: Unique swords weren't playing any hit sfx [PhenomPhear]
  • FIX: "Cya!" achievement was earned by flying over only two bots [PhenomPhear]
  • FIX: Tutorial messages about gallery and lore collection still mentioned old key commands [b_sen]
  • FIX: Drag-swapping parts with between 19 and 30 energy would only complete the first half of the action instead of giving the low-energy warning [b_sen]
  • FIX: Simultaneously using any Thermal Generator and Cryofiber Web dropped energy reserves, allowing them to even go negative [IrishDemon]
  • FIX: In rare cases an unknown open cell within ally transfer range may be highlighted while leading allies and standing adjacent to exit [DDarkRay]
  • FIX: Quickly pressing an up/down arrow key after closing a robot's part info window in keyboard mode would place the cursor incorrectly [Jivya]
  • FIX: RMB on hidden doors wouldn't enter targeting mode, revealing their presence [Malthusis]
  • FIX: Fleeing Workers continue pushing previously disabled bot even if bot rewired while fleeing [Laida]
  • FIX: Reaction Control Systems dodging a trap could jump Cogmind into a neighboring phase wall [Pimski]
  • FIX: Individual Researchers normally only call reinforcements once, but after a run save/load could call again immediately
  • FIX: <x2> consecutive message counters would not appear if not enough room remaining in the previous message log line
  • FIX: "Missiles Intercepted" score sheet entry tallied all instances rather than only Cogmind's
  • FIX: "Batter Up" achievement could be earned if an enemy Brawler knocked any bot into an exploding machine
  • FIX: Due to earlier changes, world map unable to display both a Waste and Garrison visit from the same map, or current Garrison marker
  • FIX: Multiwielding impact melee weapons allowed attacks to continue even after target already knocked away

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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 6)
« Reply #238 on: September 04, 2018, 04:44:31 PM »
Ive been mentioned in dispatches.  :)

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Re: Cogmind (now at Beta 7)
« Reply #239 on: September 04, 2018, 10:20:47 PM »
You have joined the ranks of the roguelike immortals 8)