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Welcome to Keedlestone 1.8.1, a feature-packed update to the existing version of Keedlestone 1.8 planned to be released very soon. In this thread, you'll see development updates and screenshots of new features, feel free to make the most of the reactions feature to express your thoughts on what we have to share, all feedback is valuable and appreciated...
What's new in this upcoming version?
There are three main areas of improvement to Keedlestone 1.8.1 vs 1.8, these are detailed below...
Many of the existing areas that were present in 1.8 have been transformed (for example, Rumford has a new interchange with no more low bridges! And Snowmere has been completely reimagined, making it more true to the word of 'winding through the hills' with thePeaksWay.) Areas such as Bexley have been refined to provide better performance and driving experience. Furthermore, there are 4 new areas in this version, Rumford Park, Rumford Lake, Victoria Hospital and Pryley. For in-depth information on all of the areas in Keedlestone, this can be found on the new website that will launch to coincide with the release of 1.8.1.
Aswell as the routes already present in 1.8 (Rumford Park & Ride 15 and thePeaksWay 65), there are now 6 brand new routes, each with their own purpose and backstory, more information on these will be posted during the run up to the release of 1.8.1, and of course on the website when this has been launched.
In addition to the overall refinement and above elements of improvement, Keedlestone 1.8.1 will offer new and improved repaints, chronos, timetables, and a comprehensive driver's guide to aid both new and existing players to get the most out of what Keedlestone has to offer.
How much will it be?
The release of Keedlestone 1.8.1 will be £7.99, so you may be wondering, why has the price increased from £4.99 when 1.8 was released? This is purely down to the fact that 1.8.1 has so much more to offer in comparison, and we think that this is justified to still maintain a balance between great value for money and the content, time and effort that has gone into the addon from all of the Keedlestone team over the past few months. For existing owners of Keedlestone however, you will receive this update free of charge and the same principle will apply for the 1.9 update next year as promised.
What's this new website?
To coincide with the release of 1.8.1, there will be a brand new website both to see in-depth what Keedlestone has to offer and to purchase the addon itself. The purchasing process itself is rather self-explanatory, however if you have any questions on how to do this, please refer to the FAQ section on the website where you should hopefully find answers. Existing customers who have already bought Keedlestone will naturally still have access to the download regardless of this change, both this process and what happens when 1.8.1 is released will also be detailed in the FAQ section and in this thread upon release.