They Are Billions Update: Multi-language Support – Spanish Available

Greetings!

First, thanks for all this wonderful support! The amount of comments, feedback, videos, Twitch streams… is simply amazing! There are players that are making colonies that we have never seen in our play testing. Just look this one with almost 16K colonists!

We are glad to see our game engine moving softly these huge scenes with thousands of colonists, hundred of buildings and dozens of thousands of zombies.

And here goes a quick update to inform you of the game’s development progress.

Since the release on December 12th, we have been very busy working on several important technical aspects of the game:

Solving Installation Issues

With so many players and computers, sometimes some components required by the game are not correctly installed. Therefore, some players have had problems starting the game.

DirectX: It seems the Microsoft install is not always the correctly installed version, so we have added the exact libraries to the game folder and DirectX is no longer needed.

Visual C++ Runtime 2017: The same issue here. This has been the source of a lot of problems, giving the error HRESULT: 0x8007000B (thanks, Microsoft). Now the libraries are compiled statically, so that installer is no longer needed anymore.

There are a few more technical issues that we are studying such as problems with some monitor refresh rates.

Solving Bugs and Crashes

We have fixed a lot of small bugs detected by the players and refactored some parts of the code to avoid random crashes. This new version should be the most stable one.

Multi-language Support

As They Are Billions is being played massively in all parts of the world, we have worked on implementing the multi-language support. And furthermore, we have implemented an automatic system that allows the translators to update the game with their changes very easily. So, all the languages will always be up to date and won’t delay the development at all.

Spanish Available

Spanish is the first language added and is now available on the options screen. It is available in the Version 0.5.

New Languages Coming

We expect in two or three weeks to have the next languages: Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Japanese, German, French, and Russian. We are also trying to add Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Italian.

New Content Delayed

Unfortunately, because of all the work related to the technical aspects we have delayed the development a few weeks for the new building The Tavern and the feature Challenge of the Week. But don’t worry, it will be ready very soon. All the developers want to test our skills against all the players playing the same map. That is going to be very fun!

Thanks for all the support! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break and a happy start to 2018.

See you soon!

  • Posted by Julie
  • On December 29, 2017
  • 21 Comments
Tags: early access, numantian games, Steam Early Access, they are billions

21 Comments

Joseph
greatings! go go for italian language ;)
Ufuk Oğlakcı
turkish language support please
Jeremy valley
I would love to entirely do the French translation!
jacob lauritzen
Danish please :)
jacob lauritzen
Danish language please :)
Vraian
I would be more than happy to help with the Brazilian Portuguese translation!
John McClain
Less focus on language and more focus on units, buildings and enemies. We need more stuff gameplay wise, not focus on language if you ask me.
    GrubbyJJ
    I would love a multiplayer where the map would maybe be 4times the size but you can play with 4 friends everyone has to defend well else u are all dead. You could trade/send resources and troops. Also, I would love to have some "special scenarios/missions" these would maybe have restrictions or requirements but most importantly special maps. Maybe start on top of a mountain and you have only 1 small path where you can expand that then leads to bigger fields that will be essential. Ty! I really enjoy this game and want it to become even better.
Mitchell
I have a couple of questions. Sorry if you have answered or stated one of these questions 1) How many more types of zombies and human troops are you going to add to the base game apart from DLC? 2) Are there going to be "heroes" like special troops with cretin ability's?(I'm guessing that is what the tavern is for) 3) Will there be Endless Survival, where the game never ends with a larger map and gets harder and harder? 4) Will there be enemy humans and factions like raiders, just plain bad guys or peaceful colonies, that build their own colony that attack you or you can make peace with, or kill them for their recourses 5) Will there be mod support one day?
Mat
Guys, any chance that focus on multiplayer after the Campaign launch? I think it has an incredible potential, and will increase the player base and decrease the piracy of it. So far, all I gotta say is "Thank you, and congratulations" I can't stop playing it
    Jake
    I agree with Mat, some sort of Multiplayer would be fun in the future, I don't think it will prevent the piracy aspect, I got a copy of the game before it was released to see if it was worth the money (PS: Guys, really really worth the money, even in its alpha state!!) Piracy will always be an issue, you might consider making a global and local (for the country that you are in) leader board to encourage playing an authentic version of the game. There are 2 features that I would really LOVE to see, first would be the ability to change the seed of the map and/or tweaking the settings of the map (IE: Forest Density, Obstacles, Mountains etc...), this would allow players to play the same maps as their friends. The second thing that I would really love to see if the ability to Move my command center later in the game to a more secure location, or even the option to choose where I want to place my command center in the beginning of the game. I can't tell you how many times I've played a map and wished my command center was a couple of tiles more to the bottom etc. Perhaps a mechanic where you start with a Commander, and he places the Command Center (Instant Construction)? Really loving the game, keep up the good work guys!! Can't wait to see what content the future will hold, this game has SOOOOOOO much potential!
rafael
looking forward to multiplayer or coop mode *-*
GrubbyJJ
I would love a multiplayer where the map would maybe be 4times the size but you can play with 4 friends everyone has to defend well else u are all dead. You could trade/send resources and troops. Also, I would love to have some "special scenarios/missions" these would maybe have restrictions or requirements but most importantly special maps. Maybe start on top of a mountain and you have only 1 small path where you can expand that then leads to bigger fields that will be essential. Ty! I really enjoy this game and want it to become even better.
KZhar
I don't think the multiplayer is a good idea in a game with such a single-player approach. Historically that has been a mistake and I think that the success of this game is due to their good approach. I just hope for a campaign mode as good as it seems and maybe more variety in survival mode. Congratulations to the team for their great work.
GrubbyJJ
Just continue updating the game in the gameplay aspects! We need more variety because I love this game but I get bored after playing to much. Maybe add a workshop option so people can create their own maps/units and more (for the creation of maps I recommened Tiled). Great job u are doing
mornelm
was wondering if the whole one save at a time is a thing that going to be changed in the future, kind of an odd thing to do
Alva jelang ramadhani
very good game cant wait for your interesting future update :)
Francis
I would love this game but I only have Linux.
Daniel
you should change the colours for map 3 and 4 the cells from the tesla tower are hard to see on map 4 and on map 3 yellow/green on ice really terrible :-(
Y tho
They should add a high health high damage high speed infantry unit with a shotgun that does no damage to chubbies and is also quite exspensive
Y tho
Q:How many times have I died playing they are billions? A:They are billions!

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