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Toontown Gets a Silly Surge!

Posted by Doctor Surlee on April 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A good day to you, Toons! Doctor Surlee here, returning to my work on the Silly Meter in Toon Hall. I apologize for my absence over the past few weeks. I needed some time to think about the past, the present, and even the future. A great deal has happened as of recent! I can tell I returned on a good week, however, because Toontown's silliness is so far off the charts that our predictions are showing an incoming Silly Surge.

Doctor Surlee with his Panda3D button in front of the Silly Meter in Toon Hall.

What's a Silly Surge, you ask? Thanks to April Toons Week, silliness has hit an absolute peak! There's so much silliness in the air that a Silly Surge is doubling all Silly Points and reducing the Silly Meter's cool down time. The other Scientoons have done some preliminary study on this matter, and have predicted that this phenomenon will last until the end of April Toons Week. The Silly Meter is already active again, so get out there and earn as many Silly Points as you can before the Silly Surge ends!

In my absence, the other Scientoons have been hard at work, optimizing and tweaking the Meter in the wackiest of ways. Now that the Silly Meter has begun to stabilize, it will require less fine-tuning. However, I did notice a peculiar new button on our Silly Meter analysis tools, one that looked suspiciously like a panda. I pressed it out of curiosity, and lo and behold, Toontown received a major performance boost! As some Toons call it, "much less laggy."

I also briefly spoke to Flippy upon my return to Toon Hall, and told me the Toon Troopers have been working on some great things too. For instance, new signs have been added inside of buildings and flickering has been almost entirely eliminated from streets.

With all that said, I'd like to thank all of Toontown for making the Silly Meter a reality. With the help of every Toon in Toontown, we're fighting back the Cogs and increasing the Silly Levels exponentially. In what feels like a lifetime ago, I never could have dreamed of this plan coming to fruition, yet here we are. From the bottom of my heart... Thank you.

Have an amazing April Toons Week, everyone!

April 6, 2019 [ttr-live-v2.5.0]

General
• Engine Upgrade! Toontown Rewritten has been upgraded to Panda3D 1.10, the latest version of the technology which powers Toontown.
• Game performance has been significantly improved. Toontown is now smoother than it has ever been, especially on lower end computers!
• Decreased loading time when entering new areas.
• Fix a common problem related to game settings that would crash the game on startup.
• Fixed many miscellaneous crashes throughout the game.
• Corrected various typos in ToonTask dialogue.
• Updated label of the Shticker Book "Options & Codes" page.
• Fixed a bug causing the "Enter" key to stop working after getting a boarding group invite or friend request.
• Boarding group invites and friend requests can no longer be accidentally accepted when pressing the "Enter" key.
• Implemented additional logging to help us balance various gameplay elements in future updates.

April Toons Week
• Silliness is off the charts! The Silly Meter will provide double Silly Points and a significantly decreased cool down time for the rest of April Toons Week.
• Removed random Toon sounds and effects due to community feedback. Some jokes get old after a few years!

The Silly Meter
• Doctor Surlee has returned to Toon Hall!
• Improved appearance of the Silly Reader's "Inactive" state.
• Fixed a bug causing the "Next Silly Cycle" text to fly into the sky.
• Added a message to the Silly Stats page when Loony Labs is still calculating Silly Points.
• Fixed several street crashes related to animated objects.
• Fixed a bug related to the Silly Meter which caused districts to occasionally freeze.

Battle
• Fixed a server crash related to the Toontorial.
• The "Items Recovered" screen at the end of a battle will now display how many of each item was recovered.
• The "Items Not Recovered" screen will no longer display items that have already been found.
• When walking into a Cog that a Toon has started a battle with, you'll now join the battle with them.

Options
• Anti-aliasing is now set to "off" by default on fresh installations of Toontown Rewritten. If you're still experiencing performance issues, we suggest going into the Options Menu and disabling Anti-aliasing.
• GUI Animation has been added for almost all in-game pop-ups. This option can be changed on the "Video" tab!

Trolley
• Improved instructions for the Toon Slingshot minigame.

Estate
• Reduced the volume of the Hype Train furniture item.
• Improved Doodle path-finding. They should have an easier time interacting with you at your Estate!

Visuals
• The streets of Toontown have been given a visual pass to improve consistency and accuracy to Toontown Online.
• Fixed most cases of texture and sign flickering on building exteriors.
• Fixed a longstanding bug that caused certain street signs to disappear.
• Restored tunnel and elevator signs for Cog Headquarters.
• Restored shop signs on the interior of Toon buildings. This is a feature from Toontown Online that has been missing for years, but has finally returned!

P.S. - Doctor Fissionton left this image on my desk, with a note for me to include it in my next blog post... Even after ending all of the anomalies, they just love to watch you solve mysteries. Best of luck solving whatever puzzle they've put together for you. I'm sure they put together something amazing. (And, knowing them, perhaps a bit difficult...)


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McCheeseburger said on April 6, 2019 at 6:02 AM
Neat

Doctor Curly Crinklecorn said on April 6, 2019 at 6:03 AM
Surlee. I know you are trying to act normal and get back on track... But I know a broken mind when I see one. You have gone through something, I know it.

Princess Violet Lemonfluff said on April 6, 2019 at 6:04 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU TTR TEAM :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Coach Bob Whistleberry said on April 6, 2019 at 6:20 AM
Surlee your back.

Freezeflame said on April 6, 2019 at 6:20 AM
Ok , no idea , but it sounds cool!

Super Croc Light Zap said on April 6, 2019 at 6:32 AM
Very Noice

Zackattack said on April 6, 2019 at 6:45 AM
I want to personally thank you, before this update I felt so annoyed because of my computer

Jake Cheesey Marble said on April 6, 2019 at 6:48 AM
Awesome. Glad to have Surlee back!

Candy Flower said on April 6, 2019 at 6:55 AM
You guys always do such a great job with improving and fixing bugs/glitches in Toontown Rewritten!! You guys are the best!! :D

Tristan said on April 6, 2019 at 6:56 AM
Beautiful stuff as always, Surlee. Though, it's curious that Fissionton would be the one to leave a most-definitely encrypted note for us.

prince funnycorn said on April 6, 2019 at 7:00 AM
you know, that image in the link looks an awful lot like the windows symbol but with the wrong colors.

Dianna said on April 6, 2019 at 7:06 AM
WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! TYVM!!!!! OMG I'M GONNA SPREAD THE WORD IN TOONTOWN! TYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTY!!!!!!!!!!!! ( I feel like I won $1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)

Bun Bun Jr. said on April 6, 2019 at 7:17 AM
Very interesting! Great improvements!

Icy said on April 6, 2019 at 7:28 AM
This is so epic.

Two said on April 6, 2019 at 7:44 AM
Thank you so much for taking off the random toon effects TTR team! Now I can avoid running into those cogs >:(

ToonieFan said on April 6, 2019 at 7:50 AM
I love that you guys are paying such great attention to the little details that matter. It makes a big difference! Keep up the great work, and thanks!

Miss TwinkleFish said on April 6, 2019 at 7:52 AM
I think this will make everyone much more comfortable to play TT since the silly meter brought so many people closer.

Fancy Fumblesmirk said on April 6, 2019 at 7:52 AM
Who doesn't love a good mystery? So many great fixes this week, amazing work Toontown Rewritten team!

Sir Loopy said on April 6, 2019 at 7:55 AM
Thank you so much for all of the hard work you all put in to fix the things that aren't as noticable, especially like those pesky flickering signs! I remember a few years going through and the whole thing flickered like crazy. Now, it's smoother than ever! Thank you, and please know your work is appreciated :)

Midnight Luxray said on April 6, 2019 at 7:55 AM
The colors in the image must match up with the ones on the blog post picture! This means that the numbers 8, 3, 4, and 5 must be important somehow... Hope we solve this mystery soon :0!

Chance said on April 6, 2019 at 7:58 AM
Good work as always guys! :D

Jared The Happy Dog said on April 6, 2019 at 8:15 AM
I'm guessing that puzzle has something to do with new Toon Colors!

The Legendary Donkey said on April 6, 2019 at 8:24 AM
FINALLY! The flickering is gone! YES! Thank you so much, guys!

Professor Control said on April 6, 2019 at 8:46 AM
I don't know what the image is, but I thought Doctor Surlee was gone forever with the Fissiontons! WHEW!

Doctor Curly Crinklecorn said on April 6, 2019 at 8:56 AM
This update is amazing! Thank you TTR team!

ivoney said on April 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM
my computer was good but I bought one now much stronger it should turn everything smoothly next week

May said on April 6, 2019 at 9:11 AM
Wow! This is a really nice update! I'm actually a little sad that the effects have been taken away from April Toon's Week, that's one of my favorite parts!

Mister J.C. (Laff 120) said on April 6, 2019 at 9:32 AM
Wait, Performace Upgrades & Visual Upgrades? HECK YEA!!!!!

Sammy said on April 6, 2019 at 11:13 AM
Thank you SO much for this update, TTR team! I really love the signs in buildings, the not-flickering cog building floor count signs, and especially the performance improvements! Hope to see more of this good content soon!

Chica said on April 6, 2019 at 12:01 PM
I think the image has something to do with the cog headquarters, or cogs in general. The Purple is the sellbots, dark periwinkle/blue would be the Lawbots, green is obviously cashbots, an--- oh....huh, maybe I was wrong... theres no brown. So I don't know what that aqua color means.

Berry said on April 6, 2019 at 12:13 PM
YAW YEEET

Bobby said on April 6, 2019 at 12:48 PM
awesome! tyyyyy

Meep said on April 6, 2019 at 12:50 PM
Wow this is a big change, the game is cooler and lots of annoying glitches have been patched. But did u really have to improve the doodle path thing? They always get in the way of my gardening and when they got stuck in other plant pots it keeps them out of my way

Knuckles said on April 6, 2019 at 1:26 PM
This is perfect, thank you for your hard work

Brambles said on April 6, 2019 at 1:40 PM
8, 7, 5, 4? Hmm what could that possibly mean?

Weird Flex said on April 6, 2019 at 2:29 PM
amazing!! thank you!!

Mr. Toon said on April 6, 2019 at 2:54 PM
Where's Dr. Fissionton?!

Mercury said on April 6, 2019 at 3:51 PM
So many cool updates!!

Angelicat said on April 6, 2019 at 3:57 PM
I understand the reason for removing the Toon sounds & effects. However, I personally really enjoyed the random sounds and effects! I wish we could choose to have those on/off.....oooh! OR somehow get a way to purchase (with jellybeans) one of the effects permanently for our Toons from the Cattlelog! They could have a category in the accessory chest, so that we can switch out effects or have no effect on our toon. Of course, it would mean taking out the tasks for the effects.....but I never really do those tasks because all 4 of my task slots are taken up. The only "Just for fun!" tasks I usually do are for clothing tickets because I like putting outfits together. Although, to be honest, I would much rather be able to buy cool new clothes in the clothing stores.

Pheni said on April 6, 2019 at 4:25 PM
This improved performance so much, I'm blown away! And all the minor stuff is really cool imo, thank you :)

Barney Wondersnout said on April 6, 2019 at 6:10 PM
Aw, I kinda liked the random "cheesy effects" and toon voices.

Crazy Boo Boo said on April 6, 2019 at 8:35 PM
Honestly, I love the update and the improvements. Way better, I'd love to help contribute monthly if I could by some sort of membership!

Deerly said on April 6, 2019 at 11:46 PM
ty for the less laggy

WACKEY101 said on April 7, 2019 at 6:16 AM
Hmmmm.... Could the aqua be the new cog type? maybe chairman type?! hmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

Quack Theory (Not So Epick) said on April 7, 2019 at 7:15 AM
I'm not good at ARGs whatsoever, but the linked image looks like the colors of Purrview, Dimm, Prepostera, and Fumbdound. Definitely looking forward to whatever it is, though.

Orange Cat said on April 7, 2019 at 7:23 AM
this update will be very great

Cool Comet said on April 7, 2019 at 10:35 AM
Could this be one more ARG for us to solve, or maybe just a fun puzzle? Either way, welcome back Surlee!

Cheezydoodle said on April 7, 2019 at 10:36 AM
Okay, notice the colors of the picture. It is obviously the colors of a Minecraft zombie. Now notice that the picture is obviously the windows logo. The puzzle is trying to tell us that toons under the windows version of the game are actually zombies!

Aiden mcpounce said on April 7, 2019 at 5:11 PM
I know what surlee has been through, you know the fissington'S look at the s! They were anomalies, they got erased as the rewrite was glitched, they were one of the anomalies.

Loopy said on April 7, 2019 at 6:50 PM
Haha! This fixes so much! You guys are really showing your a-game! Great job, ttr team, can't wait for what you have in store!

Darknight said on April 8, 2019 at 3:47 AM
Omg they released news on my birthday! (And Joey's birthday XD)

Gold Mouse Cool Toon said on April 8, 2019 at 4:11 AM
You've surlee made Toontown a better place, Doctor.

DjAwesomness said on April 8, 2019 at 6:13 AM
Maybe the image could be apart of something with the silly meter in the future or it could be a clue in an upcoming event in TTR, but it now gives us a mysterious to go solve which makes the games even more fun to play now.

Hank said on April 8, 2019 at 7:53 AM
That was a lot of bug fixes! Thanks team!

KawaiiPancake said on April 8, 2019 at 12:05 PM
April Fools and Silly Week are the best! Hoping for new codes.

Kitcat said on April 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Nice!

Yoshi said on April 8, 2019 at 4:37 PM
Cool beans.

Dado said on April 8, 2019 at 5:49 PM
Thank goodness you guys finally fixed the creating a new toon glitch!

Weird Curly Megaquack said on April 8, 2019 at 9:03 PM
You know, that image almost looks like the four Cog Bosses's suit colors. . . as for what that means, I have no idea. :/ But THANK YOU for the engine upgrade! I didn't have *too* much lag to begin with, but I can definitely tell the difference. Also, I'm happy not to be randomly changing sizes this year. :D

Colorized said on April 9, 2019 at 5:21 AM
Nice to hear that you all at the TTR team are still working hard at making this game as silly as it can!

Miss Whicker (Laff 102) said on April 9, 2019 at 3:12 PM
I can agree about the cog suit color relationship, and the code 8374 means something..... It feels like something to do with the Executive Office Tower.... :thinking:

CaptainBananaWhip said on April 9, 2019 at 5:28 PM
Dr.Surlee is holding some kind of rating system button with a Panda's face on it, inTOONresting...

Bubbles (PowerPuff) said on April 10, 2019 at 12:30 PM
TOON-TASTIC!

Blossom (PowerPuff) said on April 10, 2019 at 12:32 PM
Whoa! THIS IS AMAZING, TOONTOWN!

Blisstina (PowerPuff) said on April 10, 2019 at 12:33 PM
This seems TOON-TASTIC! I Want to try this!

Silver Stardust said on April 10, 2019 at 4:59 PM
I think that's a dance floor..

kit bumbleglow said on April 11, 2019 at 4:06 PM
love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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