Updates to default puppet

Replace local changes OFF

We have made some additions to the puppet as seen in the procedural animation section. We have decided to activate the new 'anticipate turn' and 'idle jump' on the default puppet so that new puppets already have them active. If you built your puppet from the basic puppet you will likely see this as an update available in the update tool for that creation. It's best practice before taking any update to read the version notes that appear in the update tool and be sure you want to take those changes. You probably also want to turn off 'replace local changes', otherwise you could see objects like sculptures change.

Don't panic if you perform the update with 'replace local changes' still on. You should be able to perform an undo on the update to revert the changes and then perform the update again with 'replace local changes' turned off.  Another best practice is to always test your level after performing updates and before saving to be sure the update was successful.

We had a long debate about whether to push updates to the basic or deluxe puppets to users, or to hide them.

We thought users would see version notes, but unfortunately this isn't the case. An update with no description is shown, and we do understand that without a description it's hard for users to make a call on whether they want the update.

Updates notes missing

Updates notes missing

Given that we expect players to heavily edit these templates and even cross-pollinate them (deluxe puppet inside a basic puppet for example), updates without version notes may prove difficult.

In future I think we may opt to hide these updates from users, or change the system to show the version notes so users can make an informed choice.

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