Hotfix to Alpha8c

Posted December 15th, 2014 by Tynan Sylvester

Note: This hotfix created it’s own new bug (colonists can’t use hydroponics). Sorry! I’m uploading a fix now.

I’ve released a hotfix to some further important issues discovered in Alpha 8. You can get the update by downloading from the download link we sent you before (this is your personal permanent link and will never change). There will be no email sent for this non-essential update.


  • Mostly fixed some hard performance hitching that occurred when there were a lot of blueprints that lacked resources (usually when laying large amounts of carpet without enough cloth).
  • Surgically removing bionic parts from living people will now yield the removed part for reinstallation or sale.
  • The binding between workers and bills will no longer time out. This should eliminate problems with workers starting the same bill several times and ending up with multiple unfinished versions of the same item.
  • The ‘was imprisoned’ thought now has a greater effect on mood.
  • Fixed growers just standing there when there was a nearby growing job that was not accessible (e.g. a plant pot in a locked room).
  • Plant not growing now text uses the word ‘resting’ to clarify that the problem isn’t a lack of light.

8 Responses to “Hotfix to Alpha8c”

  1. siberianhamster

    That bug effecting work bills was really messing with me. My current colony has a half dozen unfinished sculptures that i have no idea what to do with.

  2. You should be able to prioritize work on them, or select and cancel them.

  3. Auum

    Thanks for the continued work Tynan! Love what you’ve done so far, can’t wait to see what you do in the future. Rimworld has become my favourite game by far 🙂

  4. hachepueblo

    Longtime player, first time commentor. Downloading these hotfixes has subtracted my total download count. In other words, with two computers I downloaded Alpha 8, then 8b on both, and now only have one download remaining. In the past this number reset after these updates. Thoughts? xoXooO -hache

  5. Noobshock

    I noticed something happening repeatedly in my current game: a room with 3 medical beds assigned to colonists gets reassigned to prisoners automatically it seems whenever I first load a game starting a session. not sure why.

  6. Monroyo

    I lost my download link. How do I get it back?

  7. Email me [email protected]

  8. Steve

    I want to download the new version as i did before but im worried im running out of download s remaining. :S how often do they reset?