New police arrive in Sheffingham, player actions now have consequence

Month 31 of Landlord’s Super Early Access.

Phase 2 of the Yuppie update has now entered the InDev Branch on Steam. As stated last week, phase 2 contains Benefits, Caravan Customization & Crime & Punishment features. Phase 3, which will begin in December, is the final phase and will focus on retirement functionality and the end game state. More on that next month, for now, read on about phase 2.

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Crime & Punishment

No longer will players get away with terrorising the locals, for the law has entered Sheffingham. Player actions now have consequences. Play without regard to your local residents and you could end up with a hefty fine or even jail time. The following actions are now considered a crime.

  • Vandalism (i.e. breaking windows / property)
  • Assaults (i.e. sledgehammer attacks)
  • Peeing (on NPC or their property)
  • Fraud (working or receiving income whilst on benefits)

Performing each of the above crimes can result in a Penalty Charge. Failure to address this Penalty Charge, or repeated offenders could face in jail time.

Penalty Charges are issued through the post via a Penalty Notice. Players will be given 28 days to pay off this notice. Failure to do so may see them issued with a prison sentence. Players who cannot afford to pay off the full fine may instead work off their debt through community service. 

Prison food; no good.

More Visual Improvements

Continued graphical improvements this month include new pee effects, stationary cars parked throughout Sheffingham and new posters advertising all three unlockable furniture catalogues.

Landlord’s Super in the Guardian

Greg did an interview with Rick Lane for his Guardian piece on “games currently exploring the causes and consequences of Britain’s political and economic crises“. It’s a really good article, check it out here.

Caravan Customization, Benefits, Crime & Punishment Available on InDev Branch

You can now play all the above mentioned – as well as the benefits and caravan customization features detailed in last month’s newsletter – through the InDev branch on steam. Details below.

What is InDev?

InDev is a separate branch on Steam that gives players access to updates earlier while they are still in development. It’s a great way to try out new features early whilst also helping to make updates release as polished as possible. Whilst InDev contains the majority of the content available in the upcoming Yuppie update, players who opt-in should expect bugs, performance issues and some missing features.

How to Access InDev?

1. Right Click on your Landlord’s Super install in Steam and select “properties”
2. Click the Betas tab and then select InDev In development access
3. The InDev build should start to download on steam!
Note: Steam may require a restart after stage 2 for the InDev to download.

Community Highlights

This month, Forzaguy125 spotted a Trabant in Washington DC sporting a Jalopy Sticker, and Manuuuu has built a home fit for even the most demanding Yuppie.

Head to the Job Centre to sign on for benefits.

Month 30 of Landlord’s Super Early Access.

Phase 1 of the Yuppie update is currently in the InDev Branch on Steam. Whilst that’s been out, we’ve been hard at work on adding more content for phase 2, including benefits claims and caravan customisation. Read on for more info.

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Benefits

With the lack of employment opportunities in Sheffingham, and in keeping true to the setting, we’re adding the ability to sign on for Job Seekers Allowance and Invalidity Benefits. 

Players out of work will be able to claim Job Seekers Allowance allowing them to receive a set amount of funds each day whilst they are looking for work. When players do find work, it is then their responsibility to go to the Job Centre to sign off. Failure to do so could result in a hefty fine.

Players will also have the opportunity to claim invalidity benefits, if they can prove they’ve recently been incapacitated. Again, once a player has found themselves back into employment, it is then their responsibility to sign off, or they could face a fine. 

Caravan Customisation

A worry we’ve had is that first impressions of the game are quite negative. This seems mainly due to the lack of visual care given to the caravan which players start the game in. To address this, we’ve not only polished up the look of the caravan, but also added the ability for players to customise their caravan.

Much the same as can be done with the properties players build in-game, they will also be able to customise their caravan by laying carpet, fitting lighting, painting walls, placing furniture, and more. We look forward to seeing how players make their caravan feel more like a home.

More Visual Improvements

As we push on with exiting Early Access, we’re ensuring more areas of the game not only look great, but also feel true to the setting. Whether it’s the weirdly monolithic police station receiving a downsize, or adjusting the railway and bridges to appear structurally competent, we’re leaving no corner untouched. More on this next month.

Community Highlights

This month, Gola is probably violating several health and safety rules, JohnFister shows how to utilise the new furniture, and Makumba has a showdown in Sheffingham.

New furniture catalogue is in the works, to help entice the demanding Yuppie tenants.

Month 29 of Landlord’s Super Early Access.

Last month we released The Consumables Update for Landlord’s Super. The update contained purchasable consumables for players to replenish energy throughout the day and new ways to earn (or lose) money with the pub fruit machine. 

This month, we’ve been hard at work on assembling the furniture for the final furniture catalogue. (bonus surprise PICO-8 logo design from JWBstuhr over on the discord)

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Harold’s Furniture Catalogue

To allow players to better express their interior design abilities, and to entice the demanding Yuppie tenants, we’re working on adding one final furniture catalogue, the Harold’s furniture catalogue.

The items in this catalogue provide a luxurious-classic style, with stand out pieces such as patterned carpets, brass & gold trimmings and modern bathroom stylings. You’ll be sure to impress any visiting guests with a full leather settee and walnut coffee table combination.

More on this next month, but here’s a small sneak peak. 

Tiles Visual Improvements

Continuing the work to improve the visuals of the game, we’ve added specular and normal maps to all tiles and wooden flooring in the game. In layman’s terms, this means the tiles now accurately reflect light, making them stand out better and look a little shiny. 

This was actually surprising difficult to figure out, with the way these surfaces are rendered in-game, but we’re confident the results really add to the interiors.

Yuppie Tenants

As we’re mid-through the Yuppie update, we’re not quite ready to show off the Yuppie tenant just yet but she is coming soon.
Yuppies will be the final tier of tenant, and require the most work to keep satisfied during their stay. These out-of-town visitors are sure to demand a lot from players. More on this next month.

CHRBRG Played Landlord’s Super

CHRBRG did a great showcase of the game over on youtube, they even managed to show the creepy breathing on glass feature we added. Be sure to show your love over in the comments!

Community Highlights

This month Artgut shares a creative Kitchen build, The literal Dronk Tracktore man spends a little too much time in the pub, ThisPenguinCanFly proposes how buying damaged properties could look in-game, and not happy with the job centre in town, Horn decided to build his own…

MinskWorks presents the Consumables update for Landlord’s Super.
Available on Steam Early Access Now.

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THE CONSUMABLES UPDATE IS NOW AVAILABLE

We’re delighted to announce that access to the Consumables update for Landlord’s Super is now available on Steam Early Access. If you have Landlord’s Super already purchased and downloaded on Steam, your game will update automatically. Otherwise, you can purchase Landlord’s Super Early Access here.

The Consumables Update marks our arrival at Version 0.9 which sees the addition of the fruit machine for gambling, an array of new consumables to restore energy and an immersive overhaul of the in-game pub. The Consumables update also includes many new features, graphical improvements, gameplay changes and bug fixes.

Overview & full patch notes below:

NEW CONSUMABLES

Work harder for longer with an array of new consumables. Purchase snacks and drinks from the Anchor Tavern and store them in your pouch to consume while on the job. Working overtime becomes easy, just keep an eye on your waistline.

FRUIT MACHINE GAMBLING

There’s now even more ways to finance your constructions, if you’ve the bottle to risk it. Find the fruit machine in the Anchor Tavern, add in a few coins and try to gauge whether the machine is ready to pay out with the all new Fruit Machine Gambler. The Fruit Machine acts just like the gambling machines of old! Cor, nice.

GRAPHICAL OVERHAUL

The characters of Sheffingham has had a tart up and look better than ever. With all new animations, unique eyes and teeth, and a general clean-up, the characters feel more alive than ever.

The Anchor Tavern has also had a renovation. The furniture art has been completely redone to match the fidelity of the rest of the game. TV’s have been installed for players to check in on the weather. Speakers have been fitted that play music during the opening hours and the Fruit Machine offers another great reason to visit.

New Rain effects and more also add to the depressing sense of being stuck in Thatcher’s Britain.

& MUCH MORE

Hangovers, more additional construction services and more detailed in the change list below.

CHANGE LIST

Landlord's Super 0.9 Update (The Consumables Update)

New Features
- Added a Fruit Machine (Slot Machine) to the Anchor Tavern
- Added Beer Bottle, Stout Bottle, Whiskey Shot, Whiskey Bottle, Vodka Shot, Vodka Bottle, Rum Shot, Rum Bottle, Red Wine Glass, Red Wine Bottle, White Wine Glass, White Wine Bottle, Rose Glass, Rose Bottle, Fish Snack, Bacon Snack, Pork Snack
- Reworked how ordering from the bar functions, players now have to select the item they wish to buy from the shelf behind the bar
- Mitchell now offers the fill in foundation frames service
- Mitchell now offers the fill in no-fines frame service
- Additional rain screen effects to help give better feeling of wetness
- Players can now get hangovers if they drink too much
   - Hangovers will mean players wake up later than usual, have blurred vision and a chance to vomit which will cause a loss to energy and hygiene

Changes
- All NPCs have been givens significant visual improvements including better animations, unique eyes and teeth, and an overall visual touch up
- Improved visuals inside the Anchor Tavern
- Added beer garden area to the Anchor Tavern
- Can now watch TV in the Anchor Tavern
- Shower now fully cleans on one use
- Rewrote some of the toilet dialogues
- Winston now mentions he’ll be in the Anchor Tavern if you refuse to give him the job
- Tamsin Player barred dialogue re-written to feels much more natural
- Re-priced consumables (drinks & food) to be period appropriate
- Added “Norman” & “Bogtrotter” to the Lout name pool
- Increased Item Details font size and added an outline for better readability
- Moved over Item Detail texts to the localised format - this may produce some errors so please report if you see any text issues here
- When Mitchell’s boys moves tools and supplies to the tool shed, they will now put junk and damaged items into the skip
- Adjusted Mitchell dialogue to better explain the use of the construction services document
- Construction services document is now restricted until player has accepted Mitchell’s business agreement
- The Anchor Tavern now plays music while open

Fixes
- Fixed issue where Mitchell wouldn’t start rental dialogue
- Fixed Mobile Compressor containing incorrect item detail text
- Fixed spelling of “Seti” to “Settee”
- Fixed caravan using old shower art
- Fixed Tamsin some Tamsin dialogue flows that could mean players are locked out of completing jobs
- Fixed issue where being smelly would break flow for Mitchell dialogues if player used catalogue
- Fixed some text references for Concrete, Mortar and No-Fines that incorrectly reference strength class (should now be Standard, Strong & Prime)
- Fixed rare placement issue with No-Fines walls on site
- Fixed Totter’s roof job spawning supplies everyday
- Fixed tier 3 window lintels preventing brick placement
- Lintel colliders now enabled on load even if the window isn’t secured
- Lintel colliders now enabled on securing of the window
- Fixed issue that could spawn multiple job tickets for the same job
- Fixed issue where selling a house to the council build with brick no-fines could hang the game
- Fixed soft-lock caused by exiting the “turn around” bubble
- Renamed “Curved Slate” to “Crescent Slate”  to avoid confusion with Curved Slate item group
- Fixed players able to pick up secured plasterboard
- Can now repair plasterboard with plasterboard again

New consumable options can now be ordered from the Anchor Tavern and stored in the player’s pouch.

Month 28 of Landlord’s Super Early Access.

The Consumables Update for Landlord’s Super is now available for testing in the InDev branch on Steam. The update contains new consumable drinks & food, graphical overhauls to the Anchor Tavern and in-game characters, the ability to gamble money on the fruit machine, new Mitchell construction services, the possibility to suffer hangovers, and much more.

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New Consumables

With the Power Tools update enabling players to complete their construction projects faster, the Consumables Update aims to keep players building longer.

By introducing new new food & drink options, and also the ability to carry these consumables in the tool belt pouch, players will be able to restore energy easily throughout the day. Allowing them to work harder for longer, just make sure not to overdo it, otherwise you may suffer a hangover.

New consumables include:

  • Bottles of Landlord’s Super & Doyle
  • Shots of whiskey, vodka & rum
  • Bottles of whiskey, vodka & rum
  • Glasses of red, white & rosé wine
  • Bottles of red, white & rosé wine
  • Packets of fish, bacon & pork pub snacks

Graphical Overhaul

Work continues on improving the visual quality of the game. Rain effects are now more pronounced to give a better impression of it’s effects, but we’ve gone even further with characters and the Anchor Tavern.

All characters in Sheffingham have had a visual overhaul. Animations have been redone, with every character having their own unique talking and emotional states. Textures and shading on the models have been improved, and each character now has their own set of eyes and teeth.

The Anchor Tavern has also had a renovation. Furniture has been remodelled and textures to include specular and normal effects, bringing them up to the quality of other furniture in the game. The stage has been given a set of speakers and microphone. There’s two TVs that players can use to check the weather report. There’s now a fruit machine to lose money on, and the pub has been given it’s own beer garden.

Fruit Machine

Players can now gamble their earnings away at the Anchor Tavern on the brand new “Peachy Bums” fruit machine.

Hangovers & Other Changes

Players will now wake up later than normal, and with a hangover, if they drink too much the day before. Hangovers blur vision occasionally and can cause your character to vomit. With the addition of new alcoholic consumables, achieving a hangover is easily done.

Other changes are included in the change list below. 

Landlord's Super 0.9 InDev Access (The Consumables Update)
New Features

Added a Fruit Machine (Slot Machine) to the Anchor Tavern
Added Beer Bottle, Stout Bottle, Whiskey Shot, Whiskey Bottle, Vodka Shot, Vodka Bottle, Rum Shot, Rum Bottle, Red Wine Glass, Red Wine Bottle, White Wine Glass, White Wine Bottle, Rose Glass, Rose Bottle, Fish Snack, Bacon Snack, Pork Snack
Reworked how ordering from the bar functions, players now have to select the item they wish to buy from the shelf behind the bar
Mitchell now offers the fill in foundation frames service
Mitchell now offers the fill in no-fines frame service
Additional rain screen effects to help give better feeling of wetness
Players can now get hangovers if they drink too much
Hangovers will mean players wake up later than usual, have blurred vision and a chance to vomit which will cause a loss to energy and hygiene
Changes
All NPCs have been givens significant visual improvements including better animations, unique eyes and teeth, and an overall visual touch up
Improved visuals inside the Anchor Tavern
Added beer garden area to the Anchor Tavern
Can now watch TV in the Anchor Tavern
Shower now fully cleans on one use
Rewrote some of the toilet dialogues
Winston now mentions he’ll be in the Anchor Tavern if you refuse to give him the job
Tamsin Player barred dialogue re-written to feels much more natural
Re-priced consumables (drinks & food) to be period appropriate
Added “Norman” & “Bogtrotter” to the Lout name pool
Increased Item Details font size and added an outline for better readability
Moved over Item Detail texts to the localised format - this may produce some errors so please report if you see any text issues here
When Mitchell’s boys moves tools and supplies to the tool shed, they will now put junk and damaged items into the skip
Adjusted Mitchell dialogue to better explain the use of the construction services document
Construction services document is now restricted until player has accepted Mitchell’s business agreement
Fixes
Fixed issue where Mitchell wouldn’t start rental dialogue
Fixed Mobile Compressor containing incorrect item detail text
Fixed spelling of “Seti” to “Settee”
Fixed caravan using old shower art
Fixed Tamsin some Tamsin dialogue flows that could mean players are locked out of completing jobs
Fixed issue where being smelly would break flow for Mitchell dialogues if player used catalogue
Fixed some text references for Concrete, Mortar and No-Fines that incorrectly reference strength class (should now be Standard, Strong & Prime)
Fixed rare placement issue with No-Fines walls on site
Fixed Totter’s roof job spawning supplies everyday
Fixed tier 3 window lintels preventing brick placement
Lintel colliders now enabled on load even if the window isn’t secured
Lintel colliders now enabled on securing of the window
Fixed issue that could spawn multiple job tickets for the same job
Fixed issue where selling a house to the council build with brick no-fines could hang the game

How to Access InDev

1. Right Click on your Landlord’s Super install in Steam and select “properties”
2. Click the Betas tab and then select InDev In development access
3. The InDev build should start to download on steam!
Note: Steam may require a restart after stage 2 for the InDev to download.

Community Highlights

This month Horn shared a suss build, while Hooken’s shared their finished works too.

We’re delighted in presenting you with the Power Tools update for Landlord’s Super.
Available on Steam Early Access Now.

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THE POWER TOOLS UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE

We’re delighted to announce that access to the Power Tools update for Landlord’s Super is now available on Steam Early Access. If you have Landlord’s Super already purchased and downloaded on Steam, your game will update automatically. Otherwise, you can purchase Landlord’s Super Early Access here.

The Power Tools Update marks our arrival at Version 0.8 which sees the addition of the mobile compressor and various pneumatic & powered tools. The Power Tools update also includes new brick wall frames which allow even more versatility for your construction projects.

Overview & full patch notes below:

COMPRESSOR & POWERED TOOLS

Dramatically improve productivity with a host of new tools. Powered by the mobile compressor, these tools require no energy to use.

  • Rapidly fill no-fines frames with the mortar gun
  • Tear down your creations with the pneumatic breaker
  • Hang plasterboard with the nail gun
  • Secure stairs with the bolt gun
  • Fit doors & windows with the powered screwdriver 

BRICK WALL FRAMES

Redecorate your properties with an entire catalogue filled with new “traditional” themed furniture.

BUG FIXES & MORE

More fixes, visual improvements and quality of life improvements continue to improve the state of the game.

CHANGE LIST

Landlord's Super 0.8 Update (The Power Tools Update)
New Features

Compressor & Power Tools
The all new mobile compressor allows the use of power tools that require no energy to use and are substantially more efficient
Pneumatic Breaker
Nail Gun
Powered Screwdriver
Bolt Gun
Mortar Gun
Brick Wall Frames - Allows the construction of brick properties
Changes
No-Fines trowel repair rate increased by 10 (now repairs 1000 Psi per use, previously 100)
No-Fines Damage Rate increased from 200psi - 1000psi per Sledge hammer hit 
Trowel & Mortar gun now show damage or fill UI when looking at No-Fines frames
Sledgehammer and Pneumatic Breaker now show the psi / damage units of items
Improved visuals for the Circular Saw
Added price tags to Ronnie’s Tool Shop window
Lowered amount of scrap that can spawn
Brick Wall Frames should now “hide” their structure upon completing the brick wall build task (all bricks placed) - This is to allow transparent bricks to look better but also helps performance
Made it easier to interact with the notebook
Loose objects should load in much faster
Can now carry up to 8 plasterboard at a time
Added a window frame visual to Brick Walls to better show intended brick layout
New TV screen specular and normal maps
New furniture normal and specular maps
New glass damage visual
New art for Agoost catalogue cover
Can now “place” objects into the skip similar to how placement works with the wheelbarrow
Added cap of £200 to pickpocketing from passing out
Fixes
Fixed issue where cement piles could appear half transparent
Fixed movement issue caused by traveling on buses while pushing objects
Fixed interaction dropping out if using the bus stop them immediately exiting
Fixed players being able to move during search tool conversation
Fixed some placement render issues with No-Fiens frames
Fixed issue where players would sleep an additional day
Fixed Brick placement being blocked by generated ceilings and roofs
Fixed Mortar Gun not being able to collect from Storage Buckets
Fixed being unable to sleep multiple days
Fixed a bunch of issues with mortar placement collision checks (Mortar placement should feel a lot more comfortable now)
Fixed not being able to place bricks on frames if dropping one but still holding more
Fixed being unable to pick up Brick Frame walls
Fixed Mortar Gun unable to refill from Cement Mixers
Fixed sometimes being unable to use the chest light
Fixed soft-lock caused by breaking bricks in half with the bolster while on a tenant’s property
Fixed plasterboard placement sometimes placing inside wooden frames
Fixed cement pouring causing invisible foundations
Fixed soft-lock caused by picking up Roof Planks & Plasterboards
Fixed soft-lock caused by dropping plasterboard into the wheelbarrow
Fixed bathtub text description issue
Fixed mirror texture on Agoost medicine cabinet
Fixed IQ’ERE table placement

The Compressor & Power Tools speed up construction and save a bunch of energy.

Month 26 of Landlord’s Super Early Access.

The Power Tools Update for Landlord’s Super is now available for testing through the InDev branch. The update contains several new tools, powered by the new mobile compressor. There’s also a new wall frame type for complete brick wall builds. The update will hit the main branch soon.

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Mobile Compressor & Power Tools

To help speed up constructions and add more progression options to the game, we’ve added the option to purchase a mobile compressor and an array of power tools. 

The mobile compressor is powered, so needs to be turned on to use. The benefit of this, however, is that the tools powered by this do not deplete player energy. Along with the mobile compressor, there are 5 new tools that can be purchased. Each of these tools can be stored on the compressor for ease of transport. The new power tools are as follows:

  • Nail Gun
    • Applies nails to surfaces and instantly secures them
  • Mortar Gun
    • Holds significantly more than the Trowel
    • Applied mortar to surfaces and instantly flattens it
    • Holding input fills No-Fines frames significantly faster
  • Powered Screwdriver
    • Instantly secures screws
  • Bolt Gun
    • Instantly secures bolts
  • Pneumatic Breaker
    • Significantly speeds up destruction of construction elements

Brick Wall Frames

We’ve finally added support for brick wall builds, meaning you can now easily build structures entirely of brick – with automatic roof generation. Brick walls can be access from the wall frame hot bar, as with other wall frame types.

Robbaz Stream

Robbaz streamed Landlord’s Super over the course of two days. If you’d like to watch, both streams can be found here and here.

What is InDev?

InDev is a separate branch on Steam that gives players access to updates earlier while they are still in development. It’s a great way to try out new features early whilst also helping to make updates release as polished as possible. Whilst InDev contains the majority of the content available in the upcoming Free Build update, players who opt-in should expect bugs, performance issues and some missing features.

How to Access InDev

1. Right Click on your Landlord’s Super install in Steam and select “properties”
2. Click the Betas tab and then select InDev In development access
3. The InDev build should start to download on steam!
Note: Steam may require a restart after stage 2 for the InDev to download.

Jalopy Fan Faction

Spotted in the Discord, Jalopy seems to have some interesting fan fiction for it…
You can read the fan fiction hereWarning NSFW!

American Daydream by Jeremy Warmsley

The ever talented and inspiring Jeremy Warmsley (Composer of Both Jalopy and Landlord’s Super) has a new album coming out, American Daydream.

American Daydream is an album of original songs paying homage to the life and music of Brian Wilson, lead singer and songwriter of the Beach Boys.

You can listen and purchase the album here. Full release is expected in September. 

Community Highlights

This month we hosted a community evening. It went really well and is something we’d like to do again in the future. Not sure if we shared before, but DialUpDude over on the discord recreated the in-game cassette player. Wolf Wings also created a really inspired “pyramid haus” build.

We’re delighted in presenting you with the Grafter update for Landlord’s Super.
Available on Steam Early Access Now.

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THE GRAFTER UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE

We’re delighted to announce that access to the Grafter update for Landlord’s super is now available on Steam Early Access. If you have Landlord’s Super already purchased and downloaded on Steam, your game will automatically update. For everyone else, you can purchase Landlord’s Super Early Access here.

The Grafter Update marks our arrival at Version 0.7 and introduces players to their second tier tenant and an entirely new furniture catalogue. The Grafter update also revitalises the rental gameplay, allowing players to choose between several tenants each day rather than just one. Skirting boards allow players to add authentic interior design to their properties. Survey properties and new build tasks allow a deeper understanding on the value and necessity of properties. Utilise more varieties of furniture, wallpapers, tiles and lighting with the new Agoost furniture catalogue. As before, we have further improved the visuals and performance. Sleep multiple days to advance through awkward tenancy periods or rainy days. Jump back in now and experience all the fun!

Overview & full patch notes below:

GRAFTER

Grafter tenants have arrived in Sheffingham. Voiced by Lewis of the Yogscast, these hardworking folk provide a decent balance between income and expectations.

AGOOST FURNITURE CATALOGUE

Redecorate your properties with an entire catalogue filled with new “traditional” themed furniture.

SKIRTING BOARDS

Add authenticity to your interior design with all new skirting boards.

RENTAL CHANGES

Better understand the faults and benefits of your builds with an extensive survey system, available right away in the in-game notebook.

BUG FIXES & MORE

Hundreds of new fixes and another optimisation pass make this the most stable & performant the game has ever been. 

CHANGE LIST

Landlord's Super 0.7 Update (The Grafter Update)

0.07.10
Fixed No-Fines not rendering UI fill info once placed
Fixed positioning of tiles & carpets when placed on second and third floor plasterboard
Fixed tiles & carpet placement acting strange when handled at a certain angle / direction
Fixed small window placement being blocked
Fixed door & windows blocking placement on each other
Tweaked player height and plasterboard colliders in order to prevent players getting stuck on staircases
Fixed Agoost cupboard w/ draw screws misalignment

0.070.9
Fixed paintings being difficult to pick up once placed
Fixed some tenancy data tracking issues
More environmental graphical improvements, particularly related to shaders for the Anchor Tavern and other buildings in town
Maybe fixed pouffe falling through the world on placement

0.07.07
Fixed furniture catalogue not unlocking correctly
Fixed screws being un-targetable on Agoost Kitchen cabinet
Fixed Agoost Grill only screw positions
Fixed lamp shades not loading in correctly when ordering a standing lamp from Agoost catalogue
Fixed issue where players couldn’t order cookers from Agoost
Agoost washing basket should now require input to be held to pick it up if it has been placed in the property
Fixed Agoost toilet lid colour not setting correctly on order
Toilet seats should always load in closed now, preventing rotation issues
Fixed collisions on Agoost kitchen cupboard with drawer
Fixed issue where players couldn’t order a white oven from the Agoost catalogue
Trying a fix for Agoost chairs falling through environment (not sure if it will work as cannot reproduce the issue)
Fixed issue where placing Brown carpet or Blue carpet from the Agoost catalogue would save them as vice-versa. 
Fixed job centre visual issues

0.07.03
Fixed missing text string “orange”
Fixed a bunch of issues with Agoost oven only and oven only wall furniture
Fixed a bunch of issues with Agoost extractor fans and grill only furniture
Brightened up the Agoost furniture coloured oaks
New interaction audios for dishwashers, washing machines, fridges and ovens
Fixed screw placements on Agoost kitchen cabinets
Fixed exposed area on certain Agoost kitchen sinks
Fixed IQ’Ere screw placements and collision issues
Mirrors now secure on placement preventing pickup outline rendering and requiring players to hold input to remove
Fixed outline renders not disabling when moving to look at No-Fines walls
Fixed Agoost medicine cabinet UI visual issues
Fixed Agoost medicine cabinet order delivering kitchen cabinet
Added damage visual to lid of the Agoost wash basket
Fixed Agoost single mattresses not being delivered
Fixed some audio issues on Agoost wardrobe drawers
Fixed some minor naming issues on Agoost wardrobe UI
Fixed couple instances of Agoost standing shelves using incorrect UI images
Fixed Agoost lounge cabinet damages
Fixed a bunch of Agoost catalogue naming issues

0.07.02
Fixed sink UI visuals in the Agoost catalogue
Significantly Boosted LOD distances
Fixed tenant applications only showing Grafter tenants
 
0.07.00
Updated art of furniture catalogue unlock pamphlet
Added 100s of new Agoost furniture
Added Agoost furniture catalogue
Agoost furniture catalogue can be unlocked after having 1 perfectly happy tenant
Added Grafter tenants voiced by Lewis of the Yogscast!
Fixed an incorrect response from Mitchell when asking to talk about something else during the Tenants dialogue introduction
Fixed Black Fridge doors not functioning
Fixed mesh issue with Blue Post-Modern Front Door
Fixed inconsistency with Jimmy referring to “Cupboard” and Furniture catalog listing items as “Cabinets”
Fixed missing collisions on church railing
Removed tarp from an area on the church scaffolding to help stop players getting stuck there
Various visual improvements to the Notebook
Removed the Notes page on the Notebook
Potentially temporary, though likely to return if we introduce the tape measure feature. More thought on this area needed for now.
Fixed crash caused by selling the house with cement piles on site
Fixed Furniture value not being calculated into house price
Fixed Shingle value not being calculated into house price
Fixed Shower bubble UI reading “Bath Tub” in the furniture catalogue. Should now correctly read “Shower”
Tenants who leave early due to reaching zero satisfaction now trash the property before leaving
Trashing property values buffed (Uh oh!)
Fixed soft-lock caused by tenant trying to damage curved roof tiles
Fixed issue where tenants wouldn’t damage roofing
Fixed exploit where players could run into a tenants house if the tenant answered the door and remarked on how smelly they are and the player was quick enough
Fixed visible mesh seam on Hob Only cabinets
Fixed potential soft-lock caused by dropping wallpaper while applying it
Removed Tool Shed purchase option from Mitchell Document
Fixed plasterboard misalignment on Tall small window frames
Added 2 types of Skirting boards. Each come with 15 varieties of color & style
Fixed issue where placing sofas could damage the house
Fixed plasterboard placement misalignment above doors
Fixed issue where players couldn’t place nails on unsecured frames that were loaded in from a previous play session
Added space between character name and occupation in the dialogue UI
Added ability to sleep more than 1 day away (day skipping)
Caravan bed now only removes 5 hygiene per day
Fixed issue where ceiling lights could soft lock selling of houses
Fixed issue where Cement mixers on site could be broken when selling / demolishing properties
Cement Mixers should now correctly save added colour
Trowel should now correctly apply, receive and save colour
Returned Mortar colour functionality (mortar colour should now save / load correctly)
Added Tool Tip on Trowel equip to explain size change functionality
Added little icons to the hold-able trowel mortar board to better differentiate between mortar and no-fines piles 
Optimized framerate when using Mortar Towers
Fixed Painting save load issue caused from buying and selling properties. (properties would load painted walls wrong)
Added more aggressive occlusion culling to give better framerates when facing the town
Fixed issue where half blue bricks would load in as a pallet of blue bricks
Added Property Surveys
Added new build tasks

Glorious new interior design available from the Argoost catalogue.

Month 26 of Landlord’s Super Early Access.

The Power Tools Update for Landlord’s Super is now available for testing through the InDev branch. The update contains several new tools, powered by the new mobile compressor. There’s also a new wall frame type for complete brick wall builds. The update will hit the main branch soon.

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Grafter Tenant

Last month we took a sneak peak at the new furniture coming with the Grafter update. This month we’d like to showcase the new class of tenant players will be able to interact with.

The Grafter is the mid-tier tenant that provides a balance between medium negligence, medium expectations and a medium rental income. Grafters are no-nonsense folk who would rather stay in for their Sunday roast rather than host guests with a lavish party.

To unlock Grafter tenants, players will need to first successfully complete a 100% satisfaction tenancy of the Lout tenant. Players will then receive a congratulation through the post, with information on the new Furniture catalogue unlock and instructions on how to attract Grafter tenants. Players will then need to complete the Grafter Build Requirement checklist, in order to make the house viable for Grafter tenants. Instructions on how to complete these tasks are – as before – provided by our good friend Jimmy at the Anchor Tavern.

Surveys

With the Grafter Update, we’ll be adding the ability for the Notebook to provide building Surveys

Surveys will provide detailed information on the property, better inform players of any potential issues or simply providing them with the square meter size of their property.

Changes to Rental System

We’ve started to work through much needed changes to the rental system in Landlord’s Super.

Previously, players would be given one randomly generated tenant, once per day. The new system will now allow for three randomly generated tenants per day. This allows players more agency over their tenancy agreements.

This also leads into the work we want to do for External Rental properties. Which we hope will allow players to have multiple properties (out of environment) that they can rent out and maintain in unison. More on this in the future.

MeblIQ’ERE’s Mod Loader

MeblIQ’ERE has created a mod loader for Landlord’s Super. More from the man himself below:

Hi everyone, I updated Water Launcher! (mods-manager). Here is a small changelogs: —FEATURES—

    New name & logo!
    UI rework
    Now, you'll know when there is a new update!

—FIXES—

    exit() was not recognised by py-to-exe, and that causes huge problems (so I just change it by sys.exit())
    The button for going to @Moojuiceman-LSMods repo wasn't working (just a mistake in the keys)
    When you remove a mod, it was always showed as install on the list (because it wasn't updated)

Here is the main page link: https://github.com/MeblIkea/Water-Launcher I hope you would like the new version, and the last bugs wasn’t too annoying, Have a nice week! ^^ Edit: I have to build it again, for having exit totally fixed (if you read this, I didn’t do it for the moment)

New Discord Emojis

Ruta made some more Emojis for Discord. This time they’re developer focused! Be sure to join the Minskworks Discord here.

Community Highlights

I don’t think we ever shared this one, but Horn’s build based around the conspiracy theory of birds being fake still really does it for us.

LUCse_MENSEN showing that brick builds can be done.

Month 23 of Landlord’s Super Early Access.

After hitting our latest milestone, we spent the past month between working on the Traditional Furniture & Tenant Update, and attending the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. Let’s take a look at what we’ve worked on and what we’ve learned.

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New Furniture

We’re well into Phase 1 of the current roadmap, meaning work on the Traditional Furniture & Tenant Update is underway. 

Most of the traditional furniture has been modelled, textured and hooked up into the game. Though we still need to set up the new furniture catalogue, create the new tenant and design and implement logic regarding furniture unlocks, and tenant tiers.  

No dates as for when this stuff hits either InDev or Main Branch yet, but we’re excited to get more build freedom into players hands soon!

New Furniture

Yes, Landlord’s Super now has Mods! 

All credit goes to Moojuiceman over on the Minskworks Discord for these. Details from them below:

How to install mods: You will need BepInEx 5, which you can get from github. Here is a direct link to the 64-bit version of 5.4.19 which works with the game https://github.com/BepInEx/BepInEx/releases/download/v5.4.19/BepInEx_x64_5.4.19.0.zip Unzip the contents into your Landlord’s Super game folder, next to the LandlordsSuper.exe. You can find it via Steam by right clicking the game > Manage > Browse local files, or by clicking “Streaming Assets” from the game’s main menu then going up a folder. Start the game once so BepInEx creates all the necessary files and folders. You can then download any of these mods and put the .dll file into the BepInEx\plugins folder. Some mods have configurable options, these are stored in BepInEx\config\<Modname>.cfg IMPORTANT: Since the game is still in development, some mods might change or break with updates. Also since these alter how the game works, any bugs might be due to the mods and shouldn’t be reported to bug-reports unless confirmed to also be present when playing without mods. You can report suspected mod bugs over on the discord.

None of my mods should affect save files, but as a precaution it’s wise to backup your save files anyway. They can also be useful for developers to debug issues, both with mods and the main game. To backup saves: From inside the main menu of the game, click “Save Data” to open the save folder. Make a copy of the “LandlordsSuper” folder, either to another location or as a new folder name in the same place.

To backup saves:
From inside the main menu of the game, click “Save Data” to open the save folder. Make a copy of the “LandlordsSuper” folder, either to another location or as a new folder name in the same place.

Name: Better Wheel Barrow
Functions: While moving the wheelbarrow, you can hold the alt fire button (default right mouse) to dump the contents. This restores physics to the cargo (like when you stop moving it), and tilts the front down a lot. You can then walk backwards to remove the wheelbarrow and leave the contents there. You can also pick up multi-stack items (bricks/shingles/tarred roof planks) from the barrow by holding the run button (default Shift). If you don’t hold it, the default behaviour of re-placing the item you just picked up remains. With it held, the hovering blue indicator won’t appear and you can take multiple items like you can from the ground.

Download here : BetterWheelBarrow.dll

Name: Strongman
Functions: Allows you to increase the amount of multi-stack items (bricks/shingles/tarred roof planks) you can hold, and the amount of weight you can carry without losing your ability to sprint and jump, or losing hygiene when picking/placing heavy items.
Config options: Max Shingles (also used by tarred roof planks), Max Bricks, Weight Limit

Download here :Strongman.dll

Name: Site Cleaner
Functions: Adds keybinds for cleaning tools and materials from the build site, as happens when someone moves in.
Config options: Clean Tools Key, Clean Materials Key

Download here : Sitecleaner.dll

Name: Xray
Functions: Adds a keybind to toggle visibility of the currently held item. Useful to see where you’re going when carrying large items.
Config options: Toggle Key

Download here : Xray.dll

Name: Express Delivery
Functions: Makes Winston teleport from the store to your house and back again instead of driving. No more waiting for items to arrive or being able to use the shop again (and no more driving mishaps)

Download here : ExpressDelivery.dll

Name: Shifty Shingles
Functions:
 Adds a “left align” option to shingles. When placing shingles, right click to toggle between centre, right align, and left align

Download here :ShiftyShingless.dll

Remember!
Join the discord to support Moojuiceman’s work, report any issues and follow all the new mods and updates. 

GDC

We spent a significant portion of last month over at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco.

We spoke to many other developers and publishers trying to learn as much as we could about how to make and sell games in 2022. Our goal was to try to understand what we could be doing better to extend the dev life of Landlord’s Super, and how we could get better awareness of the game. We really think the game deserves the moniker of being the Quintessential Construction Simulator, and we’re committed to building a game to reflect that. 

Expect to see us trying new things, and asking our communities input on this in the near future. This is going to be a big year for the game, our studio and the community. 

Community Highlights

Special thanks to Moojuiceman for the modding support, but also shout outs to Dialupdude showing us the way Landlord’s was meant to be played (Check out dialupdude on twitch for more https://twitch.tv/dialupdude ) and Cleetus for showing us how the soundtrack was meant to be heard.