Kenshi 1.0.64 / FCS 2.14 Patch Notes

Today we’re bringing Kenshi 1.0.64 and FCS 2.14 out of experimental and into the main branch. 

We have previously summarised some of the content of this update in this post when we launched 1.0.60, but we had a couple of issues that meant we rolled it back into the experimental branch while we fixed those bugs. 

We’ll continue to release any potentially useful updates to the Forgotten Construction Set as we update it internally to help us build Kenshi 2. [Edit – for those of you wondering, the FCS is a bespoke supplemental tool and is not engine-specific; we’re still building Kenshi 2 in Unreal Engine as previously stated].

If you experience any issues after the update, please ensure you have read through this post and tried all known fixes. If you’re still having issues then read this post on how to report crashes or bugs and make a post in the Lo-Fi Games forum, ensuring that you’re nice to our lovely moderators. 

Please note that we are almost exclusively focused on developing Kenshi’s prequel: Kenshi 2, so fixes to long-standing bugs in the original title are very unlikely at this stage. Bug reports will help us identify any potential issues caused by the 1.0.64 update. 

Below is the exhaustive list of updates that the main branch is receiving, compiling versions 1.0.56 – 1.0.64:

Version 1.0.56

  • Japanese translation update

Version 1.0.57 (FCS 2.1)

  • Added documentation for FCS
    • Adapted from our own in-house documentation
    • Non-comprehensive, but it’s a start!
  • Added improved item search functionality
    • Recursive property and reference searching
      E.g.
      • find squads with more than 10 skeletons
        • (In Squads section) squad.v0 > 10; squad.race = skeleton
      • find research items with ingredients with values over 1000 cats
        • (In Research section) cost.value > 1000
      • Building shells requiring construction materials with ingredients that have a value over 100 cats
        • (In Building Shell section) construction.ingredients.value > 100
    • Added ability to search using Regex
      E.g.
      • Find all dialogue lines with numbers in text
        • (In _lines section) text ? (\b[0-9]+\b)
    • Significantly improved performance of item filtering
  • Added an “Everything” section to search through all items at once
  • Added a new panel when translating conversations
    • Now displays what dialogue package references the conversation being translated as well as what event trigger can start this conversation
  • Added additional functionality to the “Set field” window
    • Can now remove references in addition to adding them
    • Can bulk modify values with addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
      E.g. 
      • Can now select all research items and halve the amount of items required to complete
      • Can select any number of weapons and multiply bleed damage multipliers by 1.5
  • Added spell check feature
    • Works for any multi line item property
      E.g.
      • Descriptions for items, races, and buildings
      • Dialogue lines
  • Added option in merge window to show previously skipped changes
  • Added multi line display on single lines for change list and merge mod windows
  • Added ability to open items from the merge window
  • Added tree view for notes
    • Dialogue lines now parented to conversations
  • Added ability to more easily navigate merge and todo trees with arrows keys (left and right now expand and collapse nodes)
  • Added categories and filtering options to errors window
  • Added error reporting on more problems loading def files
  • Added number of errors to the errors window title
  • Added error to be displayed if fcs.def has invalid FCSEnum value
  • Added lots more error types as well
  • Added derived score to dialogue lines display
  • Added additional UI for Todo window, added delete option
  • Added ability to use Ctrl-A to select all items in a list
  • Added a reset columns function to turn off all custom columns at once
  • Added dialogue keyboard shortcuts
    • Ctrl+1-5 : change speaker
    • Ctrl+L : add line
    • Ctrl+I : add interjector
  • Added ability to restore backups when loading mods
  • Added modified dialogue lines under owning dialogue in change list
  • Added ability for TripleInt properties to be displayed with % signs
  • Added ability to show % symbols when displaying values in custom columns
  • Added copy dialogue line stringID action to dialogue editor
  • Added MODIFIED_MISSING item state
  • Added a warning when deleting an item with locked propertiesAdded check to stop accidentally trying to open hundreds of items at once
  • Added combined description panels in dialogue package editor
  • Added ‘Expand Link’ to dialogue context menu
  • Added warnings to a dialogue line translation when original text is changed
  • Added ability to change mod folder location in fcs_settings.def
  • Added ability for events to display descriptions from FCS_enums.def
  • Added assets folder path to fcs_settings.def
  • Added GameData.saveSafely() function that doesn’t corrupt the existing file if it fails.
  • Added restore option if a dialogue line was deleted by the active mod
  • Added additional checks to avoid creating invalid links when merging mods
  • Updated translation mode with new features/fixes
    • When updating duplicated text, a new option is given to update just the text in this conversation vs everywhere else
    • Opening a conversation no longer always opens a new form, if one is already open it is brought to the front
    • Updating duplicate text now refreshes all nodes/forms with updated text
  • Renamed ToDo toolstrip button to Notes and added an icon
  • Improved resizing behaviour of Errors window
  • Improved resizing behaviour of Notes window
  • Pressing down arrow key in ‘add reference’ window switches focus to item list
  • List References window opens all selected items when OK pressed
  • Clear changes command in error list resolves ‘Modified item undefined error’
  • Listing references now shows what field item is referenced by
    • Added a bit more info when displaying what dialogue lines have effects that reference an item
  • Standardised descriptions in fcs.def when referencing val0/1/2
    • Sometimes we had val1/2/3 for extra confusion

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed custom column duplication
  • Fixed potential duplication of global settings and artefacts lists
  • Fixed todo list sometimes not filtering correctly
  • Fixed mod version number being overwritten
  • Fixed removed fields not appearing in misc section if there is a reference list of the same name
  • Fixed cleanup if there is a reference list with the same name as a removed field
  • Fixed system thinking a mod has changed if you just select a reference property
  • Fixed merge dialogue showing extra DELETED items
  • Fixed change list not displaying MODREF values correctly
  • Fixed some other incorrect uses of GameData Desc flags
  • Fixed custom column menu bug introduced by adding the reset command
  • Fixed reverting items not reverting all subitems
  • Fixed crash reverting subitems in change list
  • Fixed crash deleting items that own subitems
  • Fixed being able to modify locked dialogue packages
  • Fixed crash when cloning items
  • Fixed reverting MODIFIED_MISSING items
  • Fixed merge changes with only NEWREF or NEWINST data being tagged as conflicts
  • Fixed save file backups being deleted if save failed
  • Fixed exception opening missing reference errors in translation mode
  • Fixed bug deleting items that are deleted by a later mod
  • Fixed being unable to delete broken dialogue lines
  • Fixed being able to edit deleted line items
  • Fixed some issues with forms owned by merge dialogue
  • Fixed close all button making some windows unopenable

Version 1.0.58 (FCS 2.11)

  • Fixed a bug that caused items to use old names

Version 1.0.59 (FCS 2.12)

  • Fixed a bug that messed up dialogue events for a few NPCs
  • Minor bug fixes for FCS

FCS 2.13

  • Added find and replace button to toolbar
    • Replacing with a blank string results in a confirmation popup
    • Escape or cancel button closes this
    • Searching for items in translation mode only checks wordswaps and dialogue lines
    • Window now has results section
      • Can open items from here
      • Field of found item also displayed
  • Added read only mode
    • Active file is locked so other programs can’t write to it
    • Added a warning if you open a file that is already open elsewhere
    • Error resolution actions disabled in read only mode
  • Added support for custom background images / custom colours
  • Added settings window, no more text file editing for application settings
  • Added sorting on reference list columns
  • Added sorting to notes window
  • Added ability to add multiple notes at once
  • Added wordswap preview button to dialogue editor
  • Added […] button to conversation window 
  • Added […] buttons to dialogue package form window
  • Added Delete Item to […] commands
  • Added ability to disable dialogue branches in translation mode
  • Added display for notes in dialogue root node in translation mode
  • Added diff mode for use with subversion
  • Added key shortcut to add reference (Insert or +)
  • Added logging with options in settings file
  • Added support for custom autosave interval
  • Added filter timing display in navigation window title
  • Added ability to allow merging a mod to clear MISSING state
  • Improved custom columns with recursive field support
    • E.g ‘residents.building’
  • Improved searching
    • Basic StringID search uses StartsWith to avoid partial matches with other items
    • Items added or removed from filtered list if they no longer match filter
  • Improved performance of translation mode dialogue tree view greatly
  • Improved change list
    • Reverting items in here now updates their state properly
    • Interjection and fail nodes labelled as such
    • Doesn’t refresh on activation if no changes
  • Improved set field window
    • Now has open file button for path fields
  • Improved Errors window
    • Take Ownership error fix now tells you which mod you need to fix in if it fails
    • Dialogue errors now ignored for items deleted by a later mod
    • Added Copy ID action
      • Also available in merge window
  • Improved translation mode
    • Exported .po files now flag entries as needing work if original source text has changed or user has flagged them as needing work
    • Update lines box can now be closed with the escape key
  • Layout data now saved to appdata
  • Opening an item now restores minimised windows
  • Blocked changing stringID if any properties are locked
  • Browsing for files now default directory set to assets folder
  • Cannot flag new items to be discarded in merge window
  • ItemFilter assumes default value for MISSING fields
  • Changed how discarded changes work when merging mods
    • Now saves a message to the header to explicitly discard changes rather than relying on the save counters which could have false positives

Bug Fixes

  • Loads of minor things not mentioned in this list
  • Fixed Close all windows button closing translation navigation window
  • Fixed SetField not updating reference values on references with no target
  • Fixed error message if saving failed
  • Fixed loading locked removed references messing up item state
  • Fixed merge button not being enabled sometimes
  • Fixed merge window check all action missing some items
  • Fixed merging mods not merging item rename changes
  • Fixed properties being set on wrong dialogue line if you right click
  • Fixed reference state marking LOCKED items as OWNED
  • Fixed stack overflow when reverting dialogues containing loops
  • Fixed states of modified instance data if nothing changed
  • Fixed translation item list not being refreshed after loading
  • Fixed Close All button sometimes being hidden in the overflow list if window is too small
  • Fixed LOCKED|REMOVED items appearing in change list

Version 1.0.60

Global

  • Added some default keybinds to make it easier to setup SteamDeck/controller configs (you need to press the button to reset your keybinds to default)
  • Fixed the issue with changing font size in the options

Spanish localisation updates:

  • Standardised the translation of “Beak Things” and “Skimmers” to “Pinchostruo” and “Patineto”, respectively
  • Corrected mistranslations of words like “Armour King” to “Rey de la armadura”
  • Used correct tenses for skill-related verbs like “crafting” and “farming”

German Localisation updates:

  • Quotation marks and ellipses (…) are now properly displayed. No more text gaps!
  • Translated previously untranslated text
  • Fixed text overflow on certain UI elements
  • Some incorrect skill name translations were fixed
  • Generic NPC names are now correctly gendered to match the NPC’s gender (for example: Bauer/Bäuerin, Söldner/Söldnerin)
  • Fixed many naming inconsistencies, including Rebirth and the Skeleton race
  • Skimmers now retain their English name and Skimsands was accordingly changed to “Skimwüste”
  • The “Gutters” faction is now correctly called “Ausweider”
  • Reworked many UI texts, item descriptions, tips and tutorials to fix errors and increase legibility

Portuguese (Brazil) localisation updates:

  • Fixed typos, grammar, and UI display issues
  • Standardised the translation of gameplay and lore elements for consistency
  • Gendered names now used for generic NPCs like peasants, soldiers, and mercenaries

Japanese

  • Translated texts that were displayed in English into Japanese.
  • Speed-related displays such as miles/hr are now translated into Japanese.
  • Re-worded some instructional and help text.

Simplified Chinese update:

  • Fixed an issue where item weights were displayed incorrectly, causing incorrect weight values to be shown

Version 1.0.61

  • Town names are no longer saved so they can be changed by translations and mods
  • Characters can spawn with items in their belt slot
  • A fix for sometimes not playing the correct ambient audio bank
  • Fixed gui stats displaying differently when paused (for crossbows)
  • A mystery path following bug fix

Version 1.0.62

  • Fixed game crashing when dialogue censorship was switched on
  • Changed default font size from 0 to 4
  • Fixed new game starts window displaying incorrectly with larger font sizes
  • Fixed a crash on exit

FCS 2.14

  • Moved to .NET 4.5 (to allow for use of async tasks)
  • New features:
    • Added undo system
    • Added settings window
      • Added Themes
        • Dark mode now available
        • Custom themes can be made by users
      • Font size can now be changed also
    • Added detective feature – Shows which mods changed a particular value
    • Added new warnings/errors
      • Warning for sounds with 0 intensity and efficiency multipliers
      • Reference type error checks
    • Added message if failed to take ownership of missing item
    • Added replace reference button to navigation window context menu
  • Updated custom columns
    • Added new dialog box for creating custom columns
      • Combines previous separate UI elements for fields and lists
    • Added support for list.v0 syntax in item filters and custom columns
    • Columns can be of the form ‘residents.building
    • Items can now be sorted by values in reference list columns
  • Updates to conversation window
    • Added dialogue word swap permutation preview
    • Opening a conversation window for a line will select the original line rather than any links
    • Fixed file changes not being flagged when deleting dialogue lines
  • Updates to translation pipeline
    • Added spell check to translation mode, items with spelling errors now highlighted in orange
    • Added duplicate wordswap button to translation mode context menu
    • Added further support for flagging changes to translated text
    • Added extra info to .pot file comments, % chance for character to be female
    • Added right click option to mark a line as translated
    • Added search options in find window for translation mode
    • Dialogue root notes displayed in translation mode
    • Tags now get exported to .po/t files
    • Todo items now have translation tags
    • Toolbar items now hidden as well as disabled in translation mode
    • Fixing odd “syntax error” poedit keeps moaning about due to trailing whitespace or things being in a different place than expected
    • Fixed filter text not being cleared when you open a file in translation mode
    • Fixed find and replace _original_text existence check
    • Fixed find and replace operation being able to replace _original_text field in translation mode
    • Fixed translated strings not being exported properly with escaped quotation marks
    • Fixed translation mode crash if dialogue contains invalid references
  • Updated notes window
    • Added creation timestamp to notes
    • Added display name in brackets to items
    • Added column sorting options
    • Changed note timestamps format to unix time
    • Fixed tags not getting saved when set
  • Updated find and replace window 
    • Added error message for invalid regex in find/replace window
    • For dialogue line results the parent dialogue package is now also displayed as an extra column
    • Changed how nodes get created for dialogue lines to be easier to read
    • Can now handle find and replace operation for references
  • Updated spell check feature
    • Added line variation label to window
    • Fixed spell check bug where line variations would be skipped over
    • Fixed translation mode spell check issues
    • Dictionary now cleared when loading a new mod, in case target language has changed
  • Updated change list
    • No longer refreshes on activation if no changes
    • Stopped items with the LOCKED REMOVED items state appearing in the change list 
    • Fixed reverting deleted references in change list not resolving the reference
  • Misc changes/fixes
    • Changed how discarded changes work when merging mods
    • FCSEnum property dropdown lists sorted alphabetically
    • Fix when saving unparented dialogue line (this shouldn’t be happening anyway but here we are)
    • Fixed FCSEnum property change callback being called with strings
    • Fixed OWNED|LOCKED|REMOVED items not appearing in merge window
    • Fixed asset list incorrectly displaying some files as missing
    • Fixed constant value word swaps being detected as duplicates when they shouldn’t
    • Fixed crash expanding a dialogue link connecting to a parent line
    • Fixed crash removing last dialogue from package with show only used filter active
    • Fixed custom words being added to dictionary without being changed to lowercase first
    • Fixed item filter crash on null default value
    • Fixed item name and stringID being editable in read only mode
    • Fixed merging removed items and references if mod being merged is open
    • Fixed not being able to delete invalid dialogue references from dialogue packages, and related crashes with that context menu
    • Fixed undefined reference lists not displaying TripleInt values
    • Item ownership lookup only uses specified reference lists
    • Last loaded mod automatically selected in mod selection window
    • Layout file now saves minimised window states
    • Remove Invalid References action removes references with the wrong type
    • Take Ownership error fix tells you which mod you need to fix in if it fails

Version 1.0.63

  • Fixed missing Japanese translation. 
  • Fixed save manager getting stuck if trying to copy a source folder that no longer exists.
  • Added a player messagebox to inform their save is likely messed up in this situation

Version 1.0.64

  • Blocked being able to delete active save from the save window

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