Avatar Farm patch 1.1 released (Still freezing, BUT!)

As some of you already know, the 1.1 patch for Avatar Farm has been released. This is the detailed list of changes:

  • Fixed some frequent background loading issues
  • (Hopefuly) fixed frequent freezes due to P2P score sharing
  • Added a setting to disable P2P Score sharing
  • Increased view distance of the plant icons
  • Increased player walk speed around 15%
  • Reduced experience gained for fast-growing plants
  • Increased experience required to level up
  • Increased level cap to 18. Some plant requirements have been updated to fit in the new range.
  • Fixed not being able to move up when you’re in the 2nd row, 1st column on the purchase screen.
  • Increased the time it takes for a plant to die in 50%. Also added a minimum of 12 hours for a plant to die.
  • A message is shown when you exit the game, showing the time you have until some plants start dying.
  • Recycling gathered land no longer gives 5 coins.
  • No autosave message is shown on trial mode.
  • Increased autosave interval to 5 minutes (instead of 2 minutes).
  • Reduced autosave duration by 25%.
  • Fixed not being able to set sound/music volume to 70.
  • Fixed Code 4 crash when trying to show more than 64 plant icons at the same time.
  • Fixed Trees not growing fruits on the correct season when loading the game.
  • Now trees won’t instantly grow fruits when purchased.
  • Added 2 new camera modes: Isometric (not exactly, but almost) and a global view to admire your farm 🙂 (you can’t play in this camera mode)
  • Fixed a minor camera rotation issue
  • The active camera is saved
  • Added new decoration elements: Country flags.
As the title says, sadly the freezing issues haven’t been fixed with the changes we did to the P2P score system.
But now there’s a way to disable P2P score sharing on the game settings, so you can get rid of the freeze just by disabling them.
Of course you won’t be able to mantain a syncrhonized scoreboard if you disable them, but you can always enable it for a while, wait for them to synchronize, and then disable again.
We’re still working on this and looking for the reason for these freezes, but, to tell the truth: Now we’re totally clueless. We’re out of ideas as of what can be happening now. So we can’t promise we’ll be able to fix it. But rest assured we’ll try our hardest.

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  • Christopher Trevino says:

    Hello : )
    if you need someone to beta test your title’s before release I will be more then Happy to Help : )

  • Matt says:

    Why can’t I see the country flags after I buy them? I bought the American flag, two of them in fact, and all I saw was the shadow for it.

  • WaaghMan says:

    We’ve already addressed the issue and will be fixed on the next update (which will take at least another 7 days though :S)

  • Steve says:

    Every time I choose play game it loads but then just goes back to menu.

  • Christopher says:

    I just noticed that the American Flag can not be seen when bought ? and when I recycled it it gave me 1000 coin’s instead of Avatar Farm Dollar’s ?

  • Matt says:

    I like the new viewing options and items but it is still freezing. Love the game but hate the freezing issue.

  • Soy1Bonus says:

    The flags are a bit buggy, we’ve almost finished a new patch that will fix that (and the flags will also animate) and will add some new crops and other items.

    It will also contain some fixes for the freezes but is really hard for us to test it. In our development environment we can only push the game to a degree… we would like to be able to see what’s happening in the retail game, but it’s something we’re not allowed to do.

    We will try fixing the issue as much as we can, so we’ll keeping releasing patches to try to eradicate the problem.

  • Soy1Bonus says:

    When you delete anything it only gives coins, not dollars. But if you keep the flag, although you can’t see it (you can see the shadow, though) you’ll be able to see it when the new patch is out (1 or 2 weeks at most, depending on how long it takes to get it approved).

  • Soy1Bonus says:

    Remember you can disable P2P Scores in the Settings menu to avoid freezes. You won’t be able to share scores, but you can always turn it on again whenever you want.

    It’s a temporary way of solving the freezes while we work on fixing it once and for all.

  • WaaghMan says:

    Mmm, that’s new. Can you contact us by mail to help us locate the issue?

  • Q says:

    Cud we get a lil pond? I love my farm but wud love to see some water. mayb in a future update.Anyways thnx 4 this awsome game! Its the 1st indie game i bot and it rox!

  • Soy1Bonus says:

    We’re working on it. We’ve added some crops and decorations and we’re trying to add some water and other dynamic items.

    The landscape has also been improved. The patch should be out in 1 or 2 weeks (depending on the approval proccess).

    Thanks for your support! It’s nice to see people are really passionate about the game!