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Raul Jul 28 2011 11:46 PM

New Release -- July 28th, 2011
 
See Known Issues, Bug Fixes and Post-Launch updates at the end of this post.

Hi There,

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

1. Per-facility Start All button: Last week we enabled the Start All button at the facility level, so if you own the right tool, you will be able to start all productions for one product or all productions for all products in a facility with only on click.

2. Mixer (FC): This tool allows you to Start All productions for a product with one click on any of the 8 Mixing Facilities:

Ink Factory, Ice Cream Factory, Dairy Processing Plant, Rubber Factory, Essential Oils Plant, Metal Mill, Glass Factory and Ceramic Factory

3. 22 New products for existing facilities: (Coming in the next few days)

Facilities in Coins: Rhubarb Pie (Bakery), White Pizza (Pizza Restaurant), Maple Syrup (Sugar Refinery), Pistachios (Snack Factory), Fish Oil Tablets (Remedy Shop), Artichokes Extract (Remedy Shop), Sandpaper (Paper Mill), Yellowtail Sushi (Sushi Restaurant), Italian Sandwich (Sandwich Restaurant), Pancakes (Bakery), Pancakes with Syrup and Bacon (Breakfast Restaurant)

Facilities in FarmCash: Eggplant Parmesan (Pasta Restaurant), Fine Clay Pot (Ceramic Factory), Chocolate covered Peanuts (Confectionery), Crab Cakes (Seafood Restaurant), Fish Oil (Oil Factory), Bacon Wrapped Trout and Rosemary (Dinner restaurant), Zucchini Wrapped Grouper and Cauliflower Mash (Seafood Restaurant), Pizza Seasoning (Spice Factory), Bird of paradise and Red poppy in Pot (Flower Shop), Blue Hyacinth and Marigold in Pot (Flower Shop), Lentils Soup (Soup Restaurant)

4. Belt Dryer (FC): This tool allows you to Start All productions for a product with one click on any of the 8 Drying Facilities:

Chocolate Factory, Coffee Grinder, Spice Factory, Papermill, Instant Food Factory, Drying Facility, Cinnamon Factory and Pasta Factory

5. Log Truck with Chainsaw 3 x 3 (Coins): Chop up to 9 trees at once. This tool can not be used when working for others.

6. Design this Farm Together: For people who likes designing farms, you now have the option to invite other users to help design your farm. You just need to click the user avatar and select 'Design this Farm Together'. This feature will enable several users to join forces to design the best farm out there, or for one user to learn some design tricks from the most experienced ones. These are the rules:

- You can invite several users at the same time to design in your farm
- The owner of the farm needs to be present at all times in the farm. Once the owner navigates from the current farm the collaborative design will stop working. Another way to cancel is to select 'Cancel Design Farm Together' from the Avatar menu.
- Other users can only move non-farmcash items from one place to another, no other operations are allowed, like buying new items.
- In the future, other users will be able to rotate items as well.

7. Add to Animal Building tool in extended tool box: This will allow you to click continuously in animals to add them to their buildings. It will do the same when moving animals out of their buildings into the farm. It works similar to the Add to Item Storage tool.

8. More popups removed when using:

Yellow Edit Hand Tool
Arrows to pan or when Zooming
Adding animals to buildings
Visit neighbors message when clicking outside the farm
When you move items from item storage to farm a few times, the add to item storage related popups will go away
Message Box warning about Capacity Reached in facilities is now shown only once per product

9. Better visibility of stored products: When mouse over a product icon in the store, the last line on the tooltip will tell you how much you have in storage. Also, there is a new sort option in the store to order by Stored Amount, products with few quantities in storage will appear first. Locked products will appear at the end of the list.

10. Other Improvements and Bug fixes:

- The farm selector now shows fertilized farms with a yellow glow so you don't need to navigate to each farm to find out
- When you receive a Hire Request dialog in the market, you will not see any more requests until you accept or close the current one. This will avoid accepting the wrong hire request
- When you are hiring someone, when you go to select the target farm/farms, the current farm is now highlited
- The neighbours list at the bottom now show first online neighbours rank, then offline neighbours rank
- Farm number is now shown for Service Facilities in the Facility Manager
- Question mark next to seeds/trees/flower in Store that shows what can be done with them
- Question mark next to products that can ONLY be used in Service Facilities

11. Farming Tools Factory (coins): Produce Farming Tools.

Ladder
Wind Vane
Pitch Fork
Scythe
Manual Seeder
Fruit Picker
Fruit Picking Bag
Scarecrow

12. Gardening Tools Factory (FC): Produce Gardening Tools.

Watering Can
Flower Cutter
Hedge Shear
Garden Shovel
Leaf Rake
Kneeling Pad
Wheelbarrow
Bucket With Hose

13. Bed and Breakfast (coins): This is a Service Facility that can be stocked with the products below:

Milk with Coffee
Cinnamon Latte
Hot Chocolate
Blueberry Yogurt
Toasts with Butter
Egg and Ham Sandwich
Scrambled Eggs
Fried Eggs
Goose eggs omelette
Tea Kettle
Love Seat

14. Music Conservatory (FC): This is a Service Facility that can be stocked with the products below:

Ocarinas
Panpipe
Harmonica
Clarinet
Tambourine
Marimba and Mallets
Maracas
Guitar
Violin and Bow

Farm 11 and new levels In the next release.

Enjoy!

Thanks

--Raul



Bug Fixes and Post-Launch updates:

1. When Designing a Farm Together:
- Changes done by the owner of the farm are now reflected correctly for other users designing the farm
- When users move items, the rotation status is now preserved

2. Last message box when working on neighbour facilities was added back

3. Quests/Requests Dialogs priority improved:
- Quests dialogs should not interfere with other Requests dialogs anymore, if there is a hire request dialog open a new quest dialog will not close the hire request dialog
- Hire, Trade, Design Together and Add Buddy requests, once they appear on the screen, you will have to accept them or close them in order to see other Hire, Trade, Design Together or Add Buddy requests.
- No need to reload anymore to do another trade with the same user

4. Fertilizer effect in farm selector changed to a yellowish, solid color. It also updates automatically when you fertilize a farm, no need to reload.

5. Chainsaw 3x3 can not be used when working for others

6. Fertilizer tooltip in extended toolbox now shows correct amount when less than an hour of fertilization is remaining

7. When Designing farms together with other players, now you have access to the items menu to rotate the items

8. All Cereal boxes now have different colors so you can differentiate them better

9. The Tench fish was removed from all water items so you have more chances for other fresh water fish. All fish now have a use, except the Sturgeon which will be used in the next release

10. The Premium Cat Food now requires Catfish instead of Tuna

11. All pending 22 products launched

12. Delete menu options for fields is now enabled again

al_bundy Jul 28 2011 11:51 PM

Woo Hoo First reply

Thanks raul

al_bundy Jul 28 2011 11:52 PM

woo rhubarb will have a use i knew i planted 10 farms of it for a reason

al_bundy Jul 28 2011 11:57 PM

just got to get rid of that tornado made mess popup hopefully soon (-:

Angel70 Jul 28 2011 11:57 PM

Thanks Raul for the great update :)

Tamblyne Jul 28 2011 11:57 PM

I've been busy moving, but my little voices told me to take a peek tonight! Awesome, as always! Great stuff! Thanks!

JAS0643 Jul 29 2011 12:00 AM

Thanks for the update I can't wait to start using all the new stuff.

al_bundy Jul 29 2011 12:02 AM

out comes the credit card

Hornyroo Jul 29 2011 12:03 AM

yeah baby!!!! ty Raul!!

anniesgrannie Jul 29 2011 12:08 AM

Thanks for the update! I was working a friend's facilities and noticed the highlight indicating the farms were fertilized and had to run over here and check it out. Great as always!

max_river Jul 29 2011 12:16 AM

ty for the update

TerriFlynn Jul 29 2011 12:30 AM

Thanks Raul!

catherinesfarm Jul 29 2011 12:31 AM

Great update. I'm liking the stored harvest indicator :)

CrystalDragon Jul 29 2011 12:42 AM

Thanks so much!

*patiently waiting for more land* :)

Mrs Borgies Jul 29 2011 12:43 AM

Quote:

9. Better visibility of stored products: When mouse over a product icon in the store, the last line on the tooltip will tell you how much you have in storage. Also, there is a new sort option in the store to order by Stored Amount, products with few quantities in storage will appear first. Locked products will appear at the end of the list.
I love #9....it is going to save me so much time!!!

Thank you so much.... I truly love this game.

Kath-H Jul 29 2011 12:44 AM

Brilliant! my biggest annoyances swept away - thank you!

bebaldwin Jul 29 2011 12:45 AM

To use the new tools on all farms do we have to keep them in storage or can we put them on a farm?

chrisluvsanimals Jul 29 2011 12:46 AM

When is the sugar factory going to SHOW syrup to make? Paper mill doesn't have option of Sandpaper (and where do we get the sand?) Looks like all the new products aren't loaded into the facilities yet :(

chrisluvsanimals Jul 29 2011 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bebaldwin (Post 4771490)
To use the new tools on all farms do we have to keep them in storage or can we put them on a farm?

Tools can be put in storage

SpiritChaser09 Jul 29 2011 12:53 AM

Woo!
 
Raul, I could just KISS you right now! *plants a smooch on each cheek*...I am so LOVING my new coin tree chopper!!! Thank you thank you thank you!! Farm Town is the best game EVER!

Now, ya'll need to make a version for the 3DS/Wii....Farm Town on the 3DS would be so wicked! Just think, farming on the go...;)

Thanks again! FT FTW!!!! woohoo!

marwahr55 Jul 29 2011 12:56 AM

Have I told you lately FT Devs how much I <3 you? Maaawahhhhh ;)

gffarmer Jul 29 2011 01:01 AM

Raul, The new updates sound exciting! Thanks! This is totally awesome!!

marwahr55 Jul 29 2011 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisluvsanimals (Post 4771494)
When is the sugar factory going to SHOW syrup to make? Paper mill doesn't have option of Sandpaper (and where do we get the sand?) Looks like all the new products aren't loaded into the facilities yet :(

Read the update again - it says ...
"22 New products for existing facilities: (Coming in the next few days)

Facilities in Coins: Rhubarb Pie (Bakery), White Pizza (Pizza Restaurant), Maple Syrup (Sugar Refinery), Pistachios (Snack Factory), Fish Oil Tablets (Remedy Shop), Artichokes Extract (Remedy Shop), Sandpaper (Paper Mill), Yellowtail Sushi (Sushi Restaurant), Italian Sandwich (Sandwich Restaurant), Pancakes (Bakery), Pancakes with Syrup and Bacon (Breakfast Restaurant)

Facilities in FarmCash: Eggplant Parmesan (Pasta Restaurant), Fine Clay Pot (Ceramic Factory), Chocolate covered Peanuts (Confectionery), Crab Cakes (Seafood Restaurant), Fish Oil (Oil Factory), Bacon Wrapped Trout and Rosemary (Dinner restaurant), Zucchini Wrapped Grouper and Cauliflower Mash (Seafood Restaurant), Pizza Seasoning (Spice Factory), Bird of paradise and Red poppy in Pot (Flower Shop), Blue Hyacinth and Marigold in Pot (Flower Shop), Lentils Soup (Soup Restaurant)"
:)

Suzie Brown-Dehner Jul 29 2011 01:10 AM

Thank you for the updates!! :)

Taz D Jul 29 2011 01:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Suzie Brown-Dehner (Post 4771542)
Thank you for the updates!! :)

I agree thanks for the updates. Only problem I see with it is a waste of good Artichokes....Extract???? Obviously someone needs to go to Floriday and teach you guys what good eats are.....:D

HelenJS22 Jul 29 2011 01:16 AM

Great update as usual Raul ...... but will you please find a way to make buying farmcash under the new system work for us all as it did under the old set up ...... I'm ready and willing to buy several hundred farm cash dollars right now, but I can't get the facebook credits with my prepaid credit card, and I'm not willing to use my regular credit card. I've use a prepaid card for over a year now with no problems until we have been forced to buy facebook credits. Being given a new update with you beaut farm cash tools simply adds insult to injury.

If you are giving us 'crab cakes' then pleeeeeeeeese give us an upgrade of crab to catch. I have so many sea coasts at the moment, and we should not be forced to buy more and more to accommodate the crab content.

I guess this will be added to the 'pet gripes' thread, but I am really liking the upgrade, just not the problems which means that I am being shut out of buying the cash to buy the new tools.

holla Jul 29 2011 01:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HelenJS22 (Post 4771558)
Great update as usual Raul ...... but will you please find a way to make buying farmcash under the new system work for us all as it did under the old set up ...... I'm ready and willing to buy several hundred farm cash dollars right now, but I can't get the facebook credits with my prepaid credit card, and I'm not willing to use my regular credit card. I've use a prepaid card for over a year now with no problems until we have been forced to buy facebook credits. Being given a new update with you beaut farm cash tools simply adds insult to injury.

If you are giving us 'crab cakes' then pleeeeeeeeese give us an upgrade of crab to catch. I have so many sea coasts at the moment, and we should not be forced to buy more and more to accommodate the crab content.

I guess this will be added to the 'pet gripes' thread, but I am really liking the upgrade, just not the problems which means that I am being shut out of buying the cash to buy the new tools.


I would highly suggest PAYPAL, its a breeze and its instant once u put the info in, been using PP on ebay for years, and its how i buy ALL my FC..:)

LoveVDO Jul 29 2011 01:29 AM

Thank you!

Could you, in a future release make it to where when facilities are posted to be worked, that just like the new multi-farm hiring works only allow access to the farms that have workable facilities on them?

Sometimes people forget to post which of their farms have facilities ready to be worked and that leads to having to visit each farm to find the ones with the work/facilities. Creating a setup like the multi-farm hiring option would take out the guess work/time.

Just an idea...

Thank you again for the upgrade and new features!

SunnyD Jul 29 2011 01:29 AM

yay we can get help from designers yay . who was it that said they would help me make my beach farm??????????? HELP LOL i can see a new thread for this ........ hmmmm wonder if i am allowed to start one????/ i am going to try see if they rip it out or what?????? lol

maggiel29 Jul 29 2011 01:35 AM

Great update - missed it yesterday I KNEW if I spent the day sewing my Farm would get new stuff! Off to play with the new goodies now.

gffarmer Jul 29 2011 01:41 AM

Raul! Love the new updates!! Am looking forward to designing with help now!
Great job!! Thanks!

Greyclan Jul 29 2011 01:42 AM

Thanks Raul, best present ever :)

maggiel29 Jul 29 2011 02:17 AM

Bird of paradise and Red poppy in Pot (Flower Shop), Blue Hyacinth and Marigold in Pot (Flower Shop),

Does anyone know which Marigold? I am presuming its the yellow one as the other one is specifically called Orange marigold???? I dont want to plant tons of the wrong one though!

Wilde Lily Jul 29 2011 02:25 AM

Thank you Raul! :D

SunnyD Jul 29 2011 02:33 AM

5. Log Truck with Chainsaw 3 x 3 (Coins): Chop up to 9 trees at
once. This tool can not be used when working for others.

Anyone know if your supposed to be able to store this truck and use it on any farm... just as you can the other tools....... i stored it and refreshed several times and it is not appearing in the tool bar...I've never had the log trucks at all........

SunnyD Jul 29 2011 02:33 AM

5. Log Truck with Chainsaw 3 x 3 (Coins): Chop up to 9 trees at
once. This tool can not be used when working for others.

Anyone know if your supposed to be able to store this truck and use it on any farm... just as you can the other tools....... i stored it and refreshed several times and it is not appearing in the tool bar...I've never had the log trucks at all........

suemack Jul 29 2011 02:34 AM

Thanks guys, you do a great job!!

SunnyD Jul 29 2011 02:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SunnyD (Post 4771666)
5. Log Truck with Chainsaw 3 x 3 (Coins): Chop up to 9 trees at
once. This tool can not be used when working for others.

Anyone know if your supposed to be able to store this truck and use it on any farm... just as you can the other tools....... i stored it and refreshed several times and it is not appearing in the tool bar...I've never had the log trucks at all........

oops!! the chainsaw is in there not the truck lol i got it. sorry..........:D

al_bundy Jul 29 2011 02:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HelenJS22 (Post 4771558)
Great update as usual Raul ...... but will you please find a way to make buying farmcash under the new system work for us all as it did under the old set up ...... I'm ready and willing to buy several hundred farm cash dollars right now, but I can't get the facebook credits with my prepaid credit card, and I'm not willing to use my regular credit card. I've use a prepaid card for over a year now with no problems until we have been forced to buy facebook credits. Being given a new update with you beaut farm cash tools simply adds insult to injury.

If you are giving us 'crab cakes' then pleeeeeeeeese give us an upgrade of crab to catch. I have so many sea coasts at the moment, and we should not be forced to buy more and more to accommodate the crab content.

I guess this will be added to the 'pet gripes' thread, but I am really liking the upgrade, just not the problems which means that I am being shut out of buying the cash to buy the new tools.

why dont u create a paypal account and link your prepaid credit card (debit card) to it

thats how mine is set up and works a treat

al_bundy Jul 29 2011 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SunnyD (Post 4771666)
5. Log Truck with Chainsaw 3 x 3 (Coins): Chop up to 9 trees at
once. This tool can not be used when working for others.

Anyone know if your supposed to be able to store this truck and use it on any farm... just as you can the other tools....... i stored it and refreshed several times and it is not appearing in the tool bar...I've never had the log trucks at all........

it is the blue chainsaw on the extended toolbox bar


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