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Rhythm-based indie roguelike Crypt of the Necrodancer conscionable got its archetypal update successful 5 years (opens successful caller tab), with mentation 3.0 making a full big of changes and additions including bug and prime of beingness fixes, arsenic good arsenic Steam Deck enactment and a level editor.

Crypt of the Necrodancer archetypal graced our screens each the mode backmost successful 2015, offering a amazingly catchy combo of RPG and bushed game. In our reappraisal astatine the time (opens successful caller tab), we stated that "Crypt of the Necrodancer strikes the equilibrium betwixt charm, readability, and trouble that is truthful important for a crippled of this type, and it does truthful disconnected the backmost of a acceptable of brilliantly-executed caller ideas."

Update 3.0's summation of a level exertion is peculiarly astonishing to me, and could beryllium a changeable successful the limb for Crypt of the Necrodancer's longevity, with a theoretically infinite good of user-made maps keeping fans engaged for years to come.

The prime of beingness improvements see the quality to prevention and discontinue successful the mediate of a run. Previously advancement successful Crypt of the Necrodancer was lone saved in-between runs, truthful this is simply a invited change, and 1 that dovetails with the update's summation of Steam Deck support. Update 3.0 besides adds a "no bushed mode" to play the crippled sans its signature gimmick for an easier time, arsenic good arsenic much businesslike streaming of resources to trim load times.

Update 3.0 tidies up Crypt of the Necrodancer's replay system, leaderboards, speedrun timer, and paper strategy portion addressing a enactment of clang and desync issues. I've enactment the spot notes successful afloat below:

List of New Features successful v3.0.0Added No Beat mode, enabling Bard-like gameplay for immoderate character. Yes, adjacent Aria for anyone who would similar to acquisition the game’s communicative successful an easier way!Added a Save and Quit diagnostic to let exiting the crippled and resuming the league later. The league is besides automatically saved erstwhile closing the crippled window. Suspended and resumed runs tin beryllium submitted to the Deathless, Story and All-Characters leaderboards. Greatly reduced loading clip erstwhile starting the crippled by streaming much resources connected demand.Added improved controller enactment via Steam Input, with gamepad-specific fastener symbols and Steam Deck support.Controls and Input ImprovementsAdded assorted improvements to the controls and input system. Added the quality to delegate aggregate keys oregon buttons to the aforesaid action. Added enactment for customized multi-key combos for immoderate in-game action. Most paper controls tin present beryllium customized. Mouse buttons tin present beryllium assigned to in-game actions. Added a paper for rapidly switching betwixt keyboard/controller schemes for co-op players.
Custom Music OverhaulAdded an overhauled custom euphony strategy with the quality to prevention aggregate playlists and power betwixt them. Audio files successful the MP3, OGG and FLAC formats are supported. Beat detection is performed successful the background, allowing much songs to beryllium selected successful the meantime. Special tracks (story bosses, training, tutorial) tin besides beryllium customized. Imported songs and their beatmaps tin beryllium previewed straight successful the Custom Music menu. On Linux, a autochthonal record chooser dialog is present utilized successful spot of the in-game enactment menu. New and Improved Co-opAdded dynamic presumption scaling for section co-op sessions erstwhile players determination distant from each other.Added autarkic per-player beatmaps successful co-op mode: play immoderate operation of Cadence, Bolt and Bard! Each subordinate tracks their ain rhythm: the beingness of a Bard oregon Bolt does not transportation their effects to each players. Adjusted the behaviour of each enemies to travel the bushed of the nearest player. Updated Replay SystemAdded an precocious enactment to presumption post-death replays from the position of the force that ended the run.Added a redesigned replay strategy with hotkeys for seeking done and skipping levels. Multi-run replays (Deathless, Story, All-Characters) present grounds and playback gameplay crossed each runs. Replays present reproduce close input timings for Bard, successful No Beat Mode oregon with Custom Music enabled. Replay auto-saving tin beryllium configured to grounds each runs, lone victories, oregon nary runs astatine all. LeaderboardsAdded a informing to the leaderboard paper if mods oregon customized rules are causing the leaderboards to beryllium disabled.Split co-op leaderboards into 'Cadence + Cadence' and 'Mixed Characters'.Changed Custom Music leaderboards to besides see No-Beat Mode and different bushed customizations.Added Low% speedrun leaderboards, tracking the fastest completion times without the usage of items oregon shrines.Added offline redeeming for achievements and stats, synchronizing them automatically erstwhile the transportation is re-established.Meeting an achievement's unlock information portion offline volition assistance the accomplishment upon reconnecting.Speedrun TimerIn the All-Characters enactment room, the speedrun timer is present ever paused, including connected intermediate characters.Completing a partial tally successful All-Characters oregon Story mode nary longer shows a confirmation paper portion letting the speedrun timer continue.On brag floors, the speedrun timer is ever paused until the archetypal move, adjacent if the "Show brag intros" enactment is unchecked.Waiting retired a customized opus present adds a clip punishment of up to the archetypal song's afloat duration to the speedrun timer. This ensures that highly abbreviated customized songs can't beryllium utilized to summation an vantage connected the leaderboards. Quality of Life UpdatesAdded an audible countdown erstwhile unpausing to get backmost into the rhythm.The magnitude of this countdown tin beryllium configured successful the settings, oregon it tin beryllium turned disconnected altogether.Added a caller latency calibration adjunct that matches the BPM of the existent song.Added the quality to paste into substance boxes (such arsenic the tally seed) by pressing Control+V.Added the quality to toggle AMPLIFIED contented connected oregon disconnected without restarting the game. This besides changes which acceptable of leaderboards tin beryllium viewed and submitted to. Menu and OptionsAdded "Custom Rules" menu, allowing assorted gameplay settings to beryllium tweaked. This disables leaderboard submissions.Added a paper for gameplay quirks - obscure mechanics oregon bugs from erstwhile versions that tin beryllium toggled connected oregon off.Added enactment for unlocking the game's framerate beyond 60 FPS.Added options to alteration the game's presumption scaling mode.Added options to customize the strength of screenshake, particles and frost frames.Added an enactment to amusement precocious settings, unlocking galore further customization options for experienced players.Added a hotkey for searching done menus (*Control+F*). The pursuing menus are supported: Options, Custom Rules, Mods, Reassign Controls, Select Replay, Load/Save Dungeon. Better Modding CapabilitiesAdded a afloat redesigned mod loader and modding menus. Multiple mods tin beryllium loaded astatine once, and their override precedence tin beryllium customized. This includes mods altering `necrodancer.xml`: changes volition beryllium merged unneurotic successful precedence order. `necrodancer.xml` mods created without the AMPLIFIED DLC tin present beryllium loaded adjacent if the DLC is enabled. Mods tin beryllium loaded successful the mediate of a tally without requiring a restart. The Mods paper present displays thumbnails, authors and descriptions from the Steam Workshop. Subscribing to a mod portion the crippled is moving present downloads it automatically. Active mod downloads present bespeak their advancement successful an overlay portion successful the lobby oregon successful a menu. Added a text-based translation/localization system. This allows for the instauration of instrumentality translations without needing to edit immoderate representation files. Translation template files are disposable successful the aforesaid CSV-based format utilized by the game. New Custom Level EditorAdded a caller level exertion with galore further features and improvements to the power scheme. The level exertion tin present beryllium utilized with a mouse, keyboard, oregon controller. Various signifier tools are disposable for placing tiles and objects: freeform pen, line, filled/outlined rectangle. Using the eyedropper hotkey (*Q*), existing tiles and objects tin beryllium rapidly selected for further placement. The eraser instrumentality (*Right-click*) adaptively deletes objects, walls, oregon floors based connected the starting constituent of the pen stroke. A enactment instrumentality allows cutting, copying, pasting, moving, and deleting rectangular sections of the level. Tiles and objects are grouped into categories, which tin beryllium rapidly navigated by pressing *Tab*. The contents of the broadside sheet tin beryllium filtered by pressing *Control+F*. The broadside sheet tin beryllium resized by clicking and dragging, oregon by changing the exertion options. Almost each benignant of tile/object successful the crippled tin present beryllium placed successful customized dungeons, including bosses. Multiple items, enemies oregon different same-category objects tin beryllium stacked connected 1 tile by holding *Shift* portion placing them. The subordinate spawn constituent tin present beryllium moved astir utilizing the 'Move objects' tool. The contents of chests, crates and urns tin beryllium customized by placing items (or enemies!) connected them. Existing customized dungeons tin beryllium imported into the level exertion and are automatically converted into the caller dungeon format. Levels successful customized dungeons tin beryllium reordered, duplicated and renamed. Boss songs and peculiar tracks tin beryllium chosen successful customized levels, allowing the accustomed song-length clip bounds to beryllium removed. When generating procedural levels for customized dungeons, a fixed effect tin present beryllium optionally specified. The size of generated brag levels tin beryllium customized, altering the arena size and the fig of brag minions. Boss levels successful customized dungeons tin present beryllium modified successful the exertion aft being generated, and volition prevention their changes. Story bosses tin beryllium added to customized dungeons. Newly generated levels tin beryllium rapidly rerolled with the aforesaid settings, but a antithetic seed. When utilizing a controller, grid-aligned and gyroscopic controls are supported for cursor movement. Hotkeys are disposable for Quick Save (*Control+S*), Test Level (*F5*), Undo/Redo (*Control+Z* / *+Y*) and galore different actions. All mouse, keyboard and controller bindings tin beryllium customized. Updated System RequirementsOn each systems, astatine slightest 4 GB of RAM are required, and 8 GB oregon much are recommended for champion performance.On Windows, a 32-bit oregon 64-bit installation of Windows 7 oregon greater is required.On MacOS, a 64-bit installation and MacOS mentation 10.10 oregon greater is required.On Linux, a 64-bit installation of Ubuntu 18.04 oregon SteamOS 3.0 is required.Crash and Desync FixesFixed clang erstwhile utilizing an Electric Dagger to sound an force into a Rat Familiar.Fixed clang erstwhile utilizing the Boots of Lunging to determination instruments astir successful Nocturna's last boss.Fixed clang erstwhile loading a store mod with invalid images oregon audio files.Fixed immoderate substance not being colored correctly successful non-English languages.Fixed galore known causes of replay desynchronization: Fixed desync erstwhile utilizing much than 1 point oregon spell aft stepping connected the exit stairs. Fixed desync erstwhile utilizing healing items to artifact harm from Spike Traps. Fixed desync erstwhile 'Enable Particles' enactment differs betwixt replay signaling and playback. Fixed desync erstwhile performing accelerated inputs during the opus modulation of Cadence's last boss. Fixed desync erstwhile moving rapidly arsenic Bard. Fixed desync erstwhile Nocturna's last brag summons enemies. Fixed desync erstwhile an Armored Skeleton spawns from a Sarcophagus. Fixed desync erstwhile changing a replay's playback speed. Fixed desync erstwhile resizing the crippled model during a run. Fixed desync erstwhile a Blast Helm detonation is utilized to support against a Fireball. Fixed desync betwixt Windows and MacOS/Linux erstwhile the subordinate is diagonally aligned with a digging miniboss.

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