New Release - 11th January 2016

12/01/2016 12:08

See Known Issues, More Information and Post Release Updates at the end of this post.
Last updates released on February 1st, 7:40PM.

Hi There,

We just released a new version of the game with the following new features and bug fixes:

1. 42 x 42 expansions for farms 1 - 10: 20,000,000,000 coins or 30 FarmCash

2. Improvements to the 'Show Work Info' feature: The 'Show Work Info' will now show a breakdown of all work available, each work will have a different color with a legend on the top left. Here are again the rules for this feature in both contexts:

a) When 'Show Work Info' is requested while you are in the Market, it will show all work available for the specific Jobs you are trying to hire
b) When 'Show Work Info' is requested from the 'Show Names' window, it will show all work available for the currently selected tool. If you don't have any tool selected, it will show all work available for any tool.

Also, frozen flowers are now ignored and not counted on the results. On the next release they will also be ignored in the Farm Stats window.

3. Employee Mode Improvements: When working as an employee or Super Neighbour, when work is finished for the current tool and there is more work available on the farm, the next tool will be selected automatically.

4. 16 x 16 Crop Tools: Seeder and Harvest-Plant Combine are now available in 16 x 16 mode, this will allow you to perform farming operations over 256 fields at a time.

5. Performance Optimizations and Improvements released today:

- The 'Highlight Fertilized Crops/Trees' option in the preference window show a yellow glow effect on each item that is fertilized in the farm however this effect may slow down the farm especially on slower computers. As an alternative, you can disable this effect and instead look at the background color of the top oval containing the farm name, if it's Olive Green instead of brown then the farm is fertilized.

- Added 'Show Ponds' option to the Preferences Window
- Better performance of single tools
- The XP/Coins floating info text was shown too low sometimes interfering with farming work
- When highlighting items especially trees the highlighted item was overlapped by the info text
- Removed Spanish and French translations, they were never fully completed and currently had translation errors as well
- Farmer storage content is sent to the browser only if needed, reducing bandwidth

BugFix: In the 'Farm Stats' window while waiting on the results, if you moved the mouse outside the window, for example to access another tab in the browser, you may have experienced a Timeout message
BugFix: Sometimes after releasing a tool, a section of the farm remained highlighted until a refresh was done

6. Performance Optimizations and Improvements released during the past 3 weeks:

- When working as an employee or Super neighbour your avatar will not move anymore as you farm, same as when you are working solo, however other users in the farm will see your avatar moving, so they have a better idea of which section of the farm you are working on.
- Before this release we had 6 zoom levels, from 1 (fully zoomed out) to 6 (fully zoomed in). We just added another zoom level between 1 and 2 to make the jump less abrupt.
- After using the irrigator/water sprinkler we now show the feedback message as a floating text instead of the usual message box, so no extra click is required.
- After using the manure spreader we now show the feedback message as a floating text instead of the usual message box, so no extra click is required. However this change only applies to those who have the green manure spreader.
- When you mouse over your water items you will now see the Growth time as well even if you don't have any fishing tool selected.
- When fishing with the pole or boat, the small water circle animation or the net is now shown right where you clicked, not an inch below.
- Super neighbours and regular players invited to design together can now freeze and unfreeze flowers.
- Less bandwidth consumed while farming, which could have a positive impact on performance, specially for users with slower internet connections.
BugFix: There was an issue with the Eye that after using the water can, sprinkler and other tools, the worked items were not coming back to a visible state even after releasing the tool.
BugFix: Fixed the old bug of watering flowers and then not been able to harvest them right away unless the farm was reloaded.
BugFix: When finishing working a farm, after changing farms the XP and coins suddenly changed.
BugFix: Super neighbours with all permissions allowed for designing can't use the green hand when the employer has the green hand but the Super neighbour does not own one.
BugFix: Ordering by Level in the neighbour bar was not working for users with very high XP

7. Ice Fishing Supplies Factory (FC): Produces Ice Fishing Supplies.

Ice Hole Insulator
Ice Fishing Scoop
Ice Fishing Sled
Ice Picks
Ice Auger
Ice Fishing Shelter
Ice Fishing Pole
Jack Trap

8. Car Dealer Supplies Factory (Coins): Produces Car Dealer Supplies.

Portable Display Ramps
Paper Mat
Suggestion Box
Giant Balloon
Key Storage Board
Velvet Rope
Car Lot Flags
Air Dancer

New products in other facilities: Velvet Textile Roll in the Textile and Spinning Mill.

9. 9. British Restaurant (FC): Produces British food.

Pigs in Blankets
Ocean Pie
Scotch Eggs
Sausage and Chips
Shepherds Pie
Beef Wellington
Beef w/ Yorkshire
Rhubarb Crumble

10. Car Dealer (Coins): Provides Car Retail Services and can be stocked with products from the Car Dealer Supplies Factory.



Post-Release Updates - January 12th, 4:00AM

- We just unchecked the 'Highlight fertilized crops/trees' preference option for all users. As mentioned in the notes of this release, this option may slow down the game and is not really needed at this point, as you can instead look at the background of the top oval containing the farm name, if it's Olive Green it means the farm is fertilized.

However, if you still want to have the yellow glow effect on the fertilized items, exactly like it was before, just go to the Preference Window and enable again the 'Highlight fertilized crops/trees' option, just click the green tick when asked for confirmation.

Post-Release Updates - January 12th, 3:00PM

- Fixed an X025 error when buying animals from the store.

Post-Release Updates - January 14th, 12:00AM

- When working super neighbour farms, if you are allowed to plant, the harvest storage counters of the super neighbour will be refreshed every time you navigate to another farm, so when you need to open it's storage to pick a seed, each crop stored quantity is updated automatically based on the work you did on previous farms. This was the way it was working before the latest release.

Post-Release Updates - January 14th, 4:00PM

- Fixed a bug where a 'Joining Room' messages remained in the screen indefinitely while changing farms.

Post-Release Updates - January 15th, 7:00PM

- Released the British Restaurant.

Post-Release Updates - February 1st, 7:40PM

- Released old valentine items and 11 new valentine items, 6 as gift and 5 on the Store.

Known Issues

- None.