Horse Tales: Emerald Valley Ranch has been updated to Ver. 1.1.4. You can see the patch notes for this update below.
Several improvements to performance optimization and resolution scaling. What this means for players is reduced ‘blurriness’ and fewer hitches/lags when moving through the world. This will be most noticeable on Nintendo Switch, but may improve the experience on other platforms as well.
Extended Camera Settings
You now have several more options to customize your camera behavior.
Locked Camera Mode
Means the camera stays behind horse and rider and you have to press the camera toggle button (Middle Mouse Button or Period on PC) to move the camera freely. (This is a new, simplified mode!)
Free Camera Mode
Means that you can always move the camera with your mouse. The camera toggle button then simply re-centers the camera behind you, but you can always move it again. (This is how it’s been working so far!)
Simple vs Dynamic Camera Movement
Determines how the camera moves and pivots. Select “Dynamic” for the camera to behave as it has been so far, or switch to “Simple” if you’re looking for a more immediate response that is always centered on the player. You can set this separately for the movement on foot and on horseback.
Is a toggle that determines if your camera occasionally resets behind you. Disable this if you always want full control over the camera.
Try the different settings to find the experience that works best for you!
Fast Travel between Home Bases
You can now unlock fast travel between the Emerald Estate and your Homesteads!
Fast travel to a home base
You need to visit it on foot/horseback first and find a ticket that unlocks the location for fast travel.
Keep an eye out for the hot-air balloons on each of the bases. The tickets can be found nearby. Interact with the balloon to travel.
We’ve added more Sandcastles in the world and increased the number of peppermints you get from Esmee for a favor point.
Fixed a bug where all collision triggers (resource collecting, race checkpoints) would stop working.
Lucha Libre tack set
Fixed the availability of the “Lucha Libre” tack set. The set can now be found as intended by the Chasms race near Withers’ Ridge.
Horse Walker blue print
Fixed the availability of the “Horse Walker” blue print: The blueprint is now a mission reward for the “Horse Expertise” side mission. If you’ve already completed this mission, the Horse Walker should be buildable as soon as you update the game to version 1.1.4.
Fixed issues with the Out of Shape, Lazy Jumper and Lazy Sprinter traits: These traits can now be trained/improved correctly and should not return once the relevant training mission has been completed.
Fear-related Trait Missions
Fixed multiple issues with fear-related Trait Missions: Traits like Fear/Uneasy in the Dark and Fear of/Uneasy with Heights no longer return once the relevant training mission has been completed.
Fixed an issue where the trophy cabinet would become empty when rebuilding the player home.
Fixed minor localization issues, such as horse parentage getting displayed the wrong way around in the horse’s history.