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Release notes help us determine any changes on Toontown Online's open and test servers. This is the release notes page for 2004.

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January

January 8, 2004 [sv1.0.9.21]

  • Changes made in the audio and low level code which should fix the Sellbot VP disconnect problems.

January 27, 2004 [sv1.0.9.27]

  • Fixed the "stuck at end of battle" bug in the Factory.
  • Debugging added for "stuck after Foreman battle" bug.
  • Installer now gracefully deals with patches that are downloaded corrupt.
  • More low-level code changes to fix Sellbot VP disconnect problems.
  • Catalog updates for upcoming Valentine's.

February

February 20, 2004 [sv1.0.10.8]

  • Toons no longer keep moving at the end of conveyor belts.
  • Jumping on the Factory elevators now behaves better.
  • Various physics and Factory model improvements.
  • Factory doors now have 2 stages of opening to hide network object creation lag.
  • New factory door-and-switch initial network setup.
  • New stairs to conveyor belt in lava room.
  • Fixed bugs when Toons defeat the Factory Foreman while another player is elsewhere in the factory.
  • Better messaging when other Toons in your party engage and defeat the Foreman.
  • Toons no longer get clipped at the end of the conveyor belts.
  • Improved frame rate in areas with many Goons.
  • Cogs on West Silo were moved to not be so close to the elevator.
  • Improved Toon interactivity when being stomped.
  • Previous Toons no longer show up when the Factory elevator re-opens.
  • There's a loader screen for the Factory now.
  • SOS card is not lost anymore if the "Back" button is used.
  • Piggy bank upgrades were not being offered past Series 1 of the CattleLog. This has been fixed, and piggy banks will be offered every 6th and 12th week of any CattleLog Series.
  • Fixed problem with doors not opening in the Factory.
  • Toons get at least 1 jellybean in the Catching Game even if they didn't catch anything.

Other fixes

  • Toons should not stick to his/her jellybean bank anymore.
  • Collisions with other Toons in the Ring Game are no longer sticky.
  • Miles sound system upgraded to version 6.5.
  • Fixed missing Tutorial Tom, and various bugs in the Race Game.
  • Some battle calculator fixes, and fixed some bugs in clothing browsing.
  • The reward for the Cannon minigame has been adjusted to match the other minigames.
  • Launcher tries to be even more tolerant of "Internal error" problems during game startup.
  • Fixed lost-experience bugs in Factory and VP battles.

February 21, 2004 [sv1.0.10.9]

  • Fixed AI crash which didn't like a very old Toon being offered a Piggy bank upgrade.
  • Fixed a crash condition when a Toon was getting off an elevator.

February 24, 2004 [sv1.0.10.10]

  • Fixed bug that kicked a Toon out of the game after playing a Trolley game in Minnie's Melodyland.

March

March 2, 2004 [sv1.0.10.15]

  • St. Patrick's Day items to be found in your Cattlelog soon!
  • There's a bonus for Group Perfect in the Ring Game now, and Toontown Central and Donald's Dreamland offer easier patterns.
  • Corrected the number of defeated Cogs each Toon is shown after a battle.
  • Misreporting of "New Record" when catching a new species of fish fixed.

March 19, 2004 [sv1.0.11.6]

  • Try picking up some of the following Sellbot HQ tasks in Minnie's Melodyland, Daisy Gardens, The Brrrgh, or Donald's Dreamland:
    • Rescue a SOS toon
    • Defeat the Sellbot VP
    • Defeat the Sellbot Factory
    • Defeat the Factory Foreman
    • Defeat Skelecogs
    • Defeat Cogs in the Sellbot HQ
    • There are "Help a new Toon" versions of most of these quests for Advanced Toons too!
  • The number of merits needed for Cog promotions has been reduced. They also now give Laff boosts at levels 15, 20, 30, 40, and 50 of the Mr. Hollywood Cog suit for a total of 110 Laff.
  • You can no longer run from battles in the Factory, but they give double gag experience.
  • A bug that allowed unlimited SOS traps has been fixed.
  • Signs have been added to identify Factory elevators as well as Cog tunnel entrances.
  • Using better fishing rods will now significantly increase the likelihood of catching rare fish.
  • Watch out for Skelecog invasions.
  • Fishing with the Steel and Gold rods costs less now:
    • Before  After   
    • Twig  1  1   
    • Bamboo  2  2   
    • Wood  3  3   
    • Steel  5  4   
    • Gold  8  5  
  • Jellybean Jars caught with these rods have more jellybeans:
    • Before  After   
    • Twig  10  10   
    • Bamboo  20  20   
    • Wood  30  30   
    • Steel  50  75   
    • Gold  80  150  
  • The bug in the elevators that let a Toon 'fall out' has been fixed.

March 20, 2004 [sv1.0.11.7]

  • Game crash that occurred after a battle fixed.

April

April 1, 2004 [sv1.0.11.9]

  • Happy April Fools!
  • Fixed a bug where Toons were not getting credit for the Skelecogs they eliminated in the Sellbot HQ Boss battle.
  • The first Cattlelog delivery is now delayed until after the first task. This also fixes the bug where the first Cattlelog was not reliably being delivered.
  • Misreporting on the Fish Page of the number of species collected corrected.

May

May 7, 2004 [sv1.0.12.12]

  • The "PLACES" SpeedChat menu has been reorganized and some new phrases added.
  • There was a bug that let a Toon walk around with a fishing pole. It has been fixed.
  • A Toon no longer gets stuck at his Jellybean bank while having a visitor over at the Estate.
  • The physics and collision system has been tweaked and improved.
  • Some of the remaining AI battle crashes have been fixed.

May 21, 2004 [sv1.0.13.3]

  • Cattlelog series #4 is coming! Look for your issue of it as well as contest t-shirts.
  • Some small changes made to the tutorial and fish browser.
  • Cleaned up some error messages when exiting the game.
  • Windowed mode is available for playing Toontown now. Check out the options page in your Shtiker book.

May 21, 2004 [sv1.0.13.5]

  • Fixed bug that was disconnecting Toons from Toontown.

June

June 16, 2004 [sv1.0.13.13]

  • There's something new in the fishing spots! You'll get some new Trophies which give extra LaffBoost too.
  • New July 4th CattleLog items are coming.
  • Tutorial has been tweaked so you can't shut the Friends Panel nor the Shticker Book while a Toon is guiding you through it.
  • Crash problems for some video cards when switching to windowed mode is fixed now.
  • Fixed various bugs related to jumping and opening the Shticker book in mid-air, as well as the misspelling of Dalmatian.
  • Crash in the Gag Tutorial after a minigame with others is fixed.

June 17, 2004 [sv1.0.13.14]

  • Fixed crash trial Toons are experiencing after Pick-a-Toon.

June 28, 2004 [sv1.0.13.15]

  • Fixed a bug where Minnie refers to the merry-go-round which is no longer in Melodyland.
  • Made minor change to classic character chat phrases.

July

July 16, 2004 [sv1.0.13.16]

  • New bug fixes that keep districts running more stably, and return reliably if they go down.
  • Fix for phone/bank/closet to attic bug where friend using item could get trapped in attic along with item if it is put away during use.

August

August 03, 2004 [sv1.0.13.20]

  • Fixed problems related to recent stability issues.
  • Cured window/full screen mode switching problem some Toons were experiencing.
  • Cattlelog Series 5 is here!
  • The Pet Shop Clerk has some interesting news for you Toons! Be sure to stop by and say hi!

August 10, 2004 [sv1.0.13.21]

  • New fishing poles will now appear more frequently in the Cattlelog!

September

September 3, 2004 [sv1.0.14.15]

  • Attention all Toons! Pet Shops and Doodles are finally here!
  • Each Playground has its own Pet Shop, which looks like a fire hydrant.
  • In the Pet Shop you can adopt or return a Doodle, as well as sell fish. There are boy and girl Doodles in a variety of shapes and colors to choose from.
  • Each Doodle has a unique personality, and their moods are influenced by your interaction with them. Once adopted, you can pick a name for your Doodle from a list of thousands, and they will appear at your estate ready for play!
  • You can feed your Doodles, pet them, and teach them to perform tricks. Doodles will heal your toon when they successfully perform a trick. Be sure to look for new tricks to purchase from the Cattlelog so you can have more fun with your Doodle.
  • If you want a happy Doodle, be sure to give it lots of attention! They'll even understand your calls and SpeedChat phrases!

Some details about adopting Doodles:

  • Doodles with more desirable traits and "looks" will be available in Pet Shops in different Playgrounds. The more desirable the Doodle, the higher the adoption price.
  • Pet Shops have a rotating stock of Doodles. They stock three types in each gender at a time. Each type will stay in the Pet Shop for three days and then be replaced by a new type. Your Doodle loves Jellybeans! Each time you feed them it will cost your Toon 1 Jellybean.

Other fixes/updates:

  • Cogs will now take over more buildings.
  • All fish now have sound effects and updated graphics.
  • Fixed several bugs that cause crashes.
  • Fixed Make-A-Toon bug where there was an issue with Toons switching from one gender to the other during the process.
  • Pet Store Clerks are now at every street pond for more convenient fish selling.
  • Toontown will now try a lower resolution if a higher one cannot be used, before exiting.
  • Added new SpeedChat phrases.
  • Added lots of new Toon Tips about Doodles and the Estates.

September 4, 2004 [sv1.0.14.16]

  • Fixed coat rack inside Pet Shops, it is no longer transparent.

September 6, 2004 [sv1.0.14.17]

  • Several fixes to get rid of the Cogs' wrench in Toontown! Game stability should be much improved.

September 16, 2004 [sv1.0.14.21]

  • There's now a Tutorial on the basics of playing and caring for your Doodle! After you adopt your first Doodle and return to your Estate, a simple tutorial will appear that explains some of the things you can do with your new Pet.
  • Doodle's will now have faces that match their moods, they now also walk and swim more realistically.
  • Doodles will no longer stay lonely when around other Toons or Doodles, and they will pay better attention to your Toon and won't ignore Trick requests (but whether they perform the Trick or not is a different story!) They will also come when you Call them.
  • *HINT* Doodles will be less likely to do a Trick properly if they are unhappy, so be sure to give them lots of attention and love!
  • The animation for feeding, scratching, and calling have been made smoother and faster, and Doodles no longer "slide" away after the animation is over.
  • The panel for feeding/scratching/calling will now stay open when interacting with Doodles.
  • The mood icons above Doodles will no longer deform depending on perspective.
  • The "Speak" trick has been fixed, and the phrase "Nice Doodle" have been added to Speed Chat. Also, Doodles will now become hungry less often.
  • There are now gold fish swimming inside the glass bowl at the top of each Pet Shop, as well as inside the shop behind the counter.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Toons to feed their Doodles without having any Jellybeans. Now a Toon can only use Jellybeans in their pocket to feed their Doodles, and not ones from their bank.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Toons from teleporting across different districts to each other.
  • Fixed a problem with the Cannon game that could lead to game instability.
  • Fixed a bug with the Ring and Tag Trolly Games.
  • Fixed VP boss battle bug where Toons were unable to finish successfully.
  • Fixed several graphics issues that made some Cogs look weird.
  • The text of the firewall error message has been improved and should help those with that problem lauch the game successfully.
  • There are numerous other fixes and changes to add more stability to Toontown.

September 28, 2004 [sv1.0.14.22]

  • All Toons rejoice!! Cattlelog series 6 has arrived! Don't miss out on all the new goodies from Clarabelle!
  • New Speed Chat category "Election" has been added.
  • Made some refinements to Fishing.
  • Fixed a couple of bugs that could cause crashes.

October

October 14, 2004 [sv1.0.14.27]

  • Doodles have finally settled comfortably into Toontown thanks to the many Toons who've adopted these cute creatures. They're now feeling more at home and are happier for it!
  • Doodles will now stay happy longer and are more likely to stay near your Toon. They are now less likely to become lonely, as long as they have company.
  • Your Doodle has gotten smarter! S/he will successfully perform tricks more often now. Doodles learn tricks with practice and encouragement, so remember to reward your Doodle with a jellybean treat or "Nice Doodle"!
  • Additional bug fixes to keep Toontown running smoothly.

October 29, 2004 [sv1.0.14.30]

  • Implemented the Black Cat Day Easter Egg which will turn a Toon cat black. The cat will stay black forever, but the "trick" for this "treat" will only work on Halloween. Clues to unlock the Easter Egg were revealed in the October subscriber newsletter and on the subscriber home page of this website.
  • Revamped the Halloween events (pun intended).
  • Reorganized SpeedChat categories, added some new phrases, and fixed the Battle menu getting cut off.
  • Additional bug fixes to improve stability.

November

November 11, 2004 [sv1.0.14.33]

  • The Toons have spoken! Please welcome Monkey, the newest Toon species to join Toontown!
  • Stability enhancing fixes to keep Toontown running "Cog free".

November 22, 2004 [sv1.0.14.35]

  • Special delivery from Clarabelle! Cattlelog 7 has arrived for you Toons who like a head start in your holiday shopping.
  • The volume level of the "long" Monkey sound has been adjusted for better clarity.
  • The Monkey Laff Meter has been repositioned so it won't interfere with other parts of the game screen.
  • Toontown will now more accurately detect your computer's 3D graphics.
  • For those that have been playing without music or sound due to periodic crashes, please turn your music and sound effects back on. We believe the issue has been resolved. If you continue to crash, please submit a new bug report.

*** Known Issue ***

  • The sound effect of feeding your Doodle could be very faint for some Toons. We are investigating this problem and it will be resolved on the next update.

December

December 1, 2004 [sv1.0.14.41]

  • Toons, break out those rods because Fishing Bingo is finally here! Every Wednesday starting from 12 Noon Pacific Time, when you fish at any pond you can compete with other Toons in a variety of bingo games for lots of Jellybeans! Good luck!
  • You can now sell fish at your Estate! This only works on Fishing Bingo Wednesdays, and does not require a Fisherman. When you are fishing at the pond in your Estate and your bucket fills up, a window should appear and it will ask you if you'd like to sell all of your fish. Currently you must either sell all or none of your fish.
  • A graphics issue with the Daisy Lamp and the Small Table in the Cattlelog has been fixed.
  • A bug which allowed Toons to skip LaffBoost ToonTasks has been fixed.

*** Known Issue ***

  • We are still investigating the Doodle feeding sound effects issue.

December 9, 2004 [sv1.0.14.43]

  • Fish Bingo is now scheduled every Wednesday from 12am until 9pm Pacific Time.
  • Selling fish in your Estate has been improved. Now when your bucket is full and you try to cast your line a window will appear asking if you'd like to sell your fish, and you will be awarded Laff Boost and/or a Trophy just like you would with the Fisherman. This only applies during Fishing Bingo Wednesdays.
  • Some Doodles purchased before September 30, 2004 may now behave better. They may take much longer to become hungry and angry, and may stay in a good mood more often and for longer periods of time.
  • There was a bug which caused the Bingo game board to sometimes not appear when your Toon steps onto the Pier. This has been fixed.
  • A bug which caused the Bingo button to not be flashing when you first step onto the pier while someone has "bingo" is now fixed.
  • Fixed a bug which allowed the chance of multiple Toons calling "Bingo!" at the same time.

December 17, 2004 [sv1.0.14.47]

  • We have added a setting to make the Secret Friends feature more customizable. A new "Restricted Secret Friends" setting will require the parent password each time a secret is generated or entered.
  • Some things you should know about this update:
    • Everyone who had Secret Friends enabled will automatically be switched to "Restricted Secret Friends" access.
    • Everyone will keep their existing Secret Friends UNLESS they change their access to "No Secret Friends."
    • To change your access at any time, please visit the Member Services area of Toontown.com or the Friends Panel in the game. The parent password is required to change these settings.
    • Parents! Please do NOT give your password to your children.
  • Other changes in this release:
    • Enhanced game stability on Fish Bingo Wednesdays.

December 31, 2004 [sv1.0.14.48]

  • Happy New Year!
  • Fixed incorrect year in the fire works end message. It now shows "2005".
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