3.0 Stylish Characters

by Nelson Sexton

Posted on August 15, 2014

Hello!In case you don't know, right now Unturned is going through a massive overhaul for optimizations, dedicated servers on the steam server list, VAC, workshop and overall better networking which isn't currently on the public branch.To start off I'd like to address fears that your 2.0 savedata is going to be lost: 3.0 is going to on a Preview branch to start off (Sometime in the next few weeks or so?), and once it's fully complete it will swap places with 2.0. You'll have the choice to play the default 3.0 experience, or swap to a "Classic" branch that still has 2.0 and all your savedata.This past week I've implemented a ton of core functionality into 3.0, and shifted the scope of the project towards not only the features in the header, but trying to improve the issues people have with 2.0 by doing things that couldn't happen in the existing framework.It's now possible to wear a hat, glasses, mask, backpack, vest, shirt and pants all at the same time. This will allow you to wear your nightvision goggles at the same time as your hat, which was has been a highly requested feature in 2.0 for a long time. Hair and beards aren't in yet, but once they are you'll be able to have both at the same time as well!The mesh quality for everything is much higher than before with better performance, and even the animations are significantly improved. As you can see on this new AR32, attachments can now be seen even on the ground.

Those are the main things that have visually changed, but behind the scenes many improvements were made. Here are the more useful features, but if you're not interested skip to the bottom

-Servers can be hosted in Secure, Insecure and LAN mode which will allow hackers to keep playing after they get banned (on Insecure servers), but keep the game safe for legit people.-Hosts can blacklist, whitelist and kick players straight from the dedicated console or by adding their names to the whitelist/blacklist files. Hosts can also choose to give other players Admin powers which will help moderate the server and keep cheaters away. When banning and kicking you can choose how long you want it to last, and provide a reason for the logs.-The rich presence API is integrated allowing you to see what level your friends are playing on, if they're editing or if they're on the menu. You can also join them by clicking join game on the friends list or getting an invite from them.

From now on I'm going to be doing my best to get a 3.0 update post out every few days, along with the schedule for what will be added so you know exactly what's going on. Here's the current upcoming roadmap

Saturday -> Revamp existing 3.0 inventory to allow per-clothing storage. Sunday -> Implement the multiple character system and main menu.Monday -> Improve terrain tool functionality and post the next update!And to wrap it all up, here's /u/B3arBrotel's amazing "Enclave" base:http://youtu.be/H8FXf9LjqJ4Thanks for reading!

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