GearBlocks 0.7.8740

Hey everyone, it’s time for another game update!

But first I just wanted to say a big thanks to all of you for playing the game and sharing your creations. It’s great to see so many new players joining the community, it really helps motivate me to keep trying to make the game better!

OK, on to the update.

Soap Box Challenge

See how fast you can get down the hill under gravity alone, no motors allowed. This new scenario gives you an idea of the kind of “mini games” possible with Lua scripting, but it still barely scratches the surface really, hopefully we can push the boundaries of this more in the future. Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

New Parts

Continuous servo motors, more crown, rack, & worm gear sizes, more “hole & plate” connectors, and round ended beams.

Part Behaviours

Separate servo forward & reverse angles, flip pulley belts, link displays to multiple parts, etc.

Here’s a quick look at some of these changes:

Release notes:-

  • New Soap Box Challenge scenario.
  • New parts:-
    • Small and medium continuous servo motors.
    • 24T and 40T Hi & Lo crown gears.
    • x3 rack gear.
    • x1 worm gear.
    • More “1-Hole Plate” and “2-Hole Plate” resizable connectors.
    • Rounded and half rounded resizable beams.
  • Part behaviour improvements:-
    • Servo motor part behaviour now has separately tweakable forward and reverse angles.
    • Servo and stepper motor part behaviours now have an “angular speed” data channel.
    • Pulley part behaviour now has an option to flip belt routing.
    • Displays can now be linked to multiple other parts.
  • Motor, battery, and rotor parts can now attach to each other, and to other parts in a more consistent way.
  • Changed plate on “plate axle” connector part to be circular.
  • Tweaked material strength of all wheels.
  • Added buttons to UI screens to open containing folder in Windows Explorer.
  • Added player “free flight movement mode” setting to allow for moving horizontally rather than along the view direction.
  • Added settings to the controls options screen for disabling each of the manipulators.
  • Improved crosshair.
  • Added Hungarian translations to currently localised strings, thanks to BlueGoldFlag.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Upgraded to Unity 2021.3.33.