The most recent enlargement for Complete Conflict: Warhammer 3 is right here, and Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs brings quite a lot of huge, glorious hats with it. New DLC time can also be new update time, taking the perilous fantasy grim-em-up to model 3.0. Tucked away within the “normal updates” part of the patch notes is a point out this update has “launched a brand new pack file restrict that will increase the variety of mods that may be hypothetically run concurrently (barring any cross mod points).”

That is a boring means of claiming what William Håkestad, a Artistic Meeting designer engaged on Complete Conflict: Warhammer 3 DLC, introduced to the Complete Conflict modding Discord in a extra thrilling style: “The brand new packfile restrict is 65,534 concurrently. Your move.”

Every mod is a separate packfile, and as Håkestad went on to elucidate, these video games used to have a a lot decrease packfile restrict. “This was set to 256 in some unspecified time in the future in the course of the age of the dinosaurs as a consequence of being saved in 8 bit,” he mentioned. That included the game’s personal packfiles, making the quantity you may pile on even much less. Having too many would not robotically crash your game, however the outcomes would not be good. “The game was meant to fail when this restrict was exceeded, however a little bit of a fluke sometimes allowed the game to proceed to perform, nonetheless, solely 256 of your packfiles would truly be operating, and the game’s stability can be severely affected.”

Even on the top of my mania for modifying the unique Complete Conflict: Warhammer with beer-throwing catapults and HeroQuest goblins I do not suppose I even made it as excessive as 50. Nonetheless, for many who wish to go mod wild, having the variety of working packfiles boosted will likely be a blessing. And, Håkestad mentioned, “For those who by some means, handle to exceed the brand new 65,534 restrict (we’re storing in 16 bit now!), you’ll now get a popup telling you to please scale back your packfile rely beneath that quantity. Simply in case.”

Provided that there are lower than 10,000 mods for Complete Conflict: Warhammer 3 on the Steam Workshop up to now, you may need some hassle managing to hit the brand new restrict. Perhaps modders will see this as a problem?

Response to the opposite adjustments in update 3.0 appear optimistic, with gamers praising enhancements to unit habits like pursuers chasing down enemies that rout and single-entity models partaking lords, higher siege AI, and a small however welcome change to diplomacy making distant lands extra more likely to accept peace. Early testing makes it look like the brand new line-of-sight adjustments, like ornamental objects not impeding gunners, will lastly make issues higher for models with firearms too. Which is sweet, as a result of the Chaos Dwarfs positive have some huge weapons to go along with their huge hats.