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An open world fantasy RPG with building, farming and crafting. For PC, Mac and Linux.
An open world fantasy RPG with building, farming and crafting. For PC, Mac and Linux.
An open world fantasy RPG with building, farming and crafting. For PC, Mac and Linux.
1,384 backers pledged $52,940 to help bring this project to life.

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1.21 and Achievements!

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Hello there Dear Backers!

Update 1.21 has been released bringing a decent amount of fixes and new features. 1.21 also introduces Steam Achievements.

Thank you for everyone who sent us bug reports and suggestions! Thankfully there were no major bugs reported in the last couple months but if you think you found a bug please contact us.

As you know save game compatibility is a very important element for us and we are glad to say that this patch (like every patch before) is compatible with old saves!

Just as a reminder you can find community made translations for the game here: Translations forum. (Please note that you need to put every translation mod inside its proper folder. Do not overwrite the “en” folder. Some mods use the “en” folder so you need to manually fix this!)

Some of the more noteworthy new features:
-Achievements! (There are a total of 42 achievements to acquire.)

Achievements
Achievements

-Added comparative tooltips for equipments.

Tooltips
Tooltips

-You are now able to delete custom made recipes.

Remove
Remove

-Grandmaster difficulty! We added an even more challenging difficulty mode to Balrum for those who seek an even greater challenge.

Diff
Diff

-By pressing Shift + F2 you can disable/enable the interface.

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NoGui


-Reworked a part of the GUI. (panel focus and responsiveness improvements)

Small additions:
-ALT + click now puts materials inside crafting tables intelligently.
-Autosaves won't happen when the player is below 10% health.
-Cheat death now gives back more health.
-Fields no longer get diseased if they are properly tended too.
-Enabled numpad walk commands.
-Tutorial popup when your pet dies or gets automatically dismissed.
-Reduce Gore option is available in the options panel.
-Game saves now show the chosen difficulty.

Issues fixed by this patch:
-Fixed a rare issue when some sound effects could stuck in a loop.
-Sometimes certain bosses did not use some of their abilities as frequently as intended.
-Damage absorbed text now shows the proper amount of absorbed damage.
-Deep wounds ability cooldown now properly activates.
-Mirrored monsters cannot cause a 0 damage critical bleed effect any more.
-Disabled green cursor (usable) indicator on some unusable objects.
-Fixed a graphical glitch when some late game NPCs did not render their staffs.
-Mannequins now properly render their inventory outside of the safe place.
-Fixed the ambient sounds of the island map.
-Fixed the ambient sounds of the desert maps.
-The GUI scale slider sometimes had problems setting the value.
-Various small visual map changes.
-Removing weapons while chopping down trees sometimes caused a visual glitch.
-Fixed a rare player and pet collision problem.
-Fixed a visual glitch in the last cutscene.
-Fixed a color issue with the repair panel's equipped items list.
-Fixed a rare issue with cleaning dust from ancient lore papers.
-Fixed a few typos.
-Fixed a number of other small things. (text/button positions adjusted..etc)

For translators:
-Tent tooltips are now editable via the after_release.xml.
-Nightfall level “1” (dialogs/en/gui/spells.xml)
-There are numerous new lines in the after_release.xml.
-Changes were made in the gui_texts.xml. (difficulty texts, level up text, tutorialpet)

Thank you all for your support and have a nice day!

Yours,
Balcony Team

GOG!

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Hello there Dear Backers!

Balrum has been released on GOG!
https://www.gog.com/game/balrum

And..
The great folks over GOG are going to give us keys for all of our backers!
The keys will start showing up in your messages inbox around next week.

A huge thank you to the guys and girls over at GOG!

Have a great day everyone!

Yours,
Balcony Team

1.12

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Hello there dear Backers!

Version 1.12 is here. It fixes a few issues and adds a new config.xml switch for Linux users.

Changes:
-The "crystal golem's cave" puzzle is now resettable with a switch near their cave.
-Linux users can now disable the forced window mode startup. Please see the config.xml (DisableFullscreenStartupOnLinux)

Fixes:
-On rare occasions the French translation mod was selected automatically by the engine but the text remained English.

Thank you for your support!

Yours,
Balcony Team

1.1

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Hello there Dear Backers!

Version 1.1 is here with fixes and translation support! From now on you will be able to play the game with unofficial community made translation mods.

Please note that these translations are not official translations. They are community made translation mods.

There is a Steam Discussion about the available community translations. We will update that Discussion with new translations as they become available. http://steamcommunity.com/app/424250/discussions/0/364040166672294575/

At the moment we received a link to the French translation:
-https://mon-partage.fr/f/XMgjdwFk/

We know about a Russian translation but we haven't received a link to the files. If you create a new translation please send us a link to it so we can add it to the available translations list. (our email: balcony.softworks@gmail.com)

How to install translation mods:
Extract the downloaded translation files. Copy all files into the appropriate files/dialogs/* folder. If you did everything correctly the folder you just copied files in should look similar to the files/dialogs/en folder.

Launch the game and you should be able to select the new language at the Main Menu. (lower right corner)

Fixes:
-Honey and Milk won't allow you to exceed the maximum amount of hunger.
-When creating Ancient Linen armours the selectable icons are now fixed!

For translators:
The “after_release.xml” file has changed.

A huge thank you for our great community for their hard work!
Thank you very much guys!

Have a nice day!

Yours,
Balcony Team

1.092

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Hello there Dear Backers!

We are back with a small update.

Language mods support is almost ready! Pretty much everything is working. We are waiting for the translation mod teams to finish so we can add a GUI option for language selection.

Fixes:
-A more appropriate floating text will tell you about the requirements to use special books which grant you a skill.
-Sometimes wrong LP and Thaler costs were displayed in the Talking Panel.

Features:
-Added support for additional languages font kerning. (translators should notice a difference in font kerning)

To translators. These files changed:
gui/after_release.xml
gui/floating_texts.xml

Thank you for your support everyone!
Have a nice day!

Yours,
Balcony Team