Empyrion – Galactic Survival - Community Forums

by Pantera at 6:30 PM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!

Today we are not only releasing "Dark Faction", our first content expansion for Empyrion Galactic Survival - we are also releasing a general update for version 1.11

You can find all changes in the changelog below.

The bugfixes listed below also apply to owners of the DLC. We released most of the planned bug fixes towards the end of last year because we didn't want to keep you waiting for the release of version 1.11!

Very important: For the main game version without DLC, development will of course continue (with free content updates and bug fixes)!

As always, we look forward to your valued feedback!

Have fun playing!
Your Eleon Game Studios team.

Main game changes:
- Base attack system changes: now the base attack's system checks for the playfield difficulty level & also the player structures attack & defense rating to determine what kind of attack will be triggered.
- Decreased the overall fog seen when lights (suit light, handheld light, spotlights) are enabled in particular weather types
- DialogueState from BlockConfig.ecf: if this is set, always this dialogue state is taken (even if it is overwritten using god mode)
- DialogueSystem: added 'RemoveBookmark(int bmId)' and new 'AddBookmark()' with possibility to get the bookmark id (bmId) on bookmark creation
- Edited FWN constructor icons to include a colored background and darker shadows.
- Various optimisations done for loading into saves to cut down on how long it takes to load into a save game.

Playfield changes ‘Akua’ playfield:
- RockResources can be easier dug close to poles
- Tundra biome is larger
- Nights are a bit brighter; adjusted Storm fog colors
- Biomes tweaked for decorations, added Savanna transition biome ‘HighGrass’
- Terrain stamp placement tweaks, removing some texture artifacts. Note: Playfield seed has been altered.

- Parts Collection window: fixed CoQ when pressing "L" in the search window, now updating the page "Info" when pressing "Reload" of a BP and also reloading it in BP lib (so the new version gets spawned)
- Parts Collection Window: fixed Blueprints losing blocks when saving a BP via Parts Collection Window and there were blocks without Id changed/moved in BlocksConfig.ecf
01184: Delay of Fuel calculation for just loaded structure lead to wrong fuel consumption
01113: Forcefield effect visual glitch while moving in 1PV on the vessel...
by Taelyn at 6:23 PM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!

Today, not only are we releasing version 1.11, but we are also celebrating the launch of our first true expansion of the main game with "Dark Faction"!

In order to reward you for your monetary support with appropriate content, we have been working hard on various features that will also open up entirely new thematic areas for the future.

Among others:

- Dynamic territory expansion of the Dark Faction across the galaxy!

- The Dark Field, a planetary and orbital effect field that will affect your drives, weapons, and much more.

- New decoration on conquered planets as well as corrupted animals and NPCs

- A completely new type of enemy that dynamically develops from an egg form to camouflaged soldiers and then to an egg-laying queen.

- Grenade launchers (with bouncing grenades), bows (with explosive arrows), and swords (including a temporary energy shield!)

- The organic-technological arsenal of the Dark Faction with new devices, weapons, and new organic building blocks, including textures and more than 50 exclusive, organic shapes and organic doors!

- Volumetric fog in conquered orbits.

You can find detailed information in our Game FAQ: https://empyriononline.com/threads/faq-dark-faction.102209

For all other questions please head over to our general FAQ about the DLC: https://empyriononline.com/threads/faq-dark-faction-dlc.102169/

Of course, with these contents, we are just getting started on the theme "Dark Faction" and the associated features and functions.

More content and updates are planned and will follow - as always, incorporating your feedback!

But for now, we hope you have a lot of fun and thank you in advance for your support!

Your Eleon Game Studios team.
by Hummel-o-War at 6:51 PM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!

First and foremost: We are extremely excited about your enthusiasm for the upcoming DLC 'Dark Faction'! We are also delighted with all the positive feedback and numerous questions that have reached us in the last few days .

You can find the announcement including the trailer OVER HERE.

We will now try to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the Empyrion Galactic Survival DLC 'Dark Faction'.

Additionally, we plan to release more blog posts with further details and information about the DLC in the weeks leading up to the release!

As always: If you have specific questions about the gameplay or the new features of the DLC, feel free to post them below this message and we will try to answer them in the next theme blog.

Without further delay - let's get started!


- General -

Does the DLC only work in single player?
Server owners can set up servers based on the DLC-included game version as normal. However, all players must own and have installed the main game and the DLC to play on these servers

Is the "Dark Faction Rising" scenario suitable for multiplayer mode?
The scenario is intended for single player and small co-op games. It is not balanced or made for dedicated servers. Dedicated multiplayer scenarios based on the DLC may follow in the future.

Will the content of the main game (version with and without DLC) continue to be updated free of charge (content updates, bug fixes)?
We will continue to provide the main game (version without DLC) with free content and bug fixes for its owners. Owners of the DLC version of the game will of course also receive associated bug fixes and DLC-specific content updates free of charge

Will there be another bug fix update before the DLC release?
Bug fixes that are relevant for both the main game version with and without DLC will, whenever possible, be fixed and installed at the same time. However, it is also possible that the DLC game version and the non-DLC game version will sometimes be updated independently of each other. Please keep an eye on our announcements!

- Compatibility -

Can I download/subscribe to blueprints created with the DLC for my non-DLC game?
We are currently clarifying the final technical...
by Taelyn at 4:19 PM
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The first planet falls on February 6!

Hello Galactic Survivalists!

Today, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Dark Faction, our most ambitious project yet, arrives on February 6!

This DLC is priced at $9.99 / €9.99 and therefore, it contains a brand-new experience and a whole lot of content.

In this first ever DLC for the game, you will discover a terrifying threat to the entire galaxy: an almost indestructible organism driven to spread and take over any life it touches. Plunge into an intense survival story from the moment you enter the world.

We developed this scenario with both new and veteran players in mind. The new player experience provides an easy way to learn the basics of the game while setting up the new story. If you want to experience the new content on an existing character but without the story, you can do that too.

New Features

A New Story (requires new character):
Wake up on a derelict ship and discover what has befallen the crew. Uncover the secrets of the Dark Faction and how to stop its spread across the galaxy.

Dark Faction Planets:
Explore a new and deadly environment that’s spreading across the galaxy.

Dark Faction Building Blocks:
Expand your creativity with a new set of organic building blocks.

New Devices:
Craft new powerful devices such as the Translocator, Phase Shield, and Corrupted Shield.


Updated Melee Combat:
We’ve updated melee combat, which plays a large role from the beginning of the scenario.

We’ve Partnered with Funcom!

In addition, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with Funcom for marketing duties on our future projects. That goes for Dark Faction... and beyond.

Funcom’s previous publishing record includes Shiro Games’ Dune: Spice Wars and The Outsiders’ multi-award winning Metal: Hellsinger. They are also the developers of the open world survival game Conan Exiles.

With Funcom taking care of marketing, we’re free to focus entirely on development, and as you will see with Dark Faction, this has given us the opportunity to raise the bar for both the quality and quantity of our content.


A New Chapter for Empyrion

We want to thank you all so much for your support. Being able to release a DLC of this size and scope is a big milestone that...
by Taelyn at 10:18 AM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists,

As we wrap up another incredible year together, we want to take a moment to extend our warmest wishes to each and every one of you. This festive season, may your hearts be filled with joy, your homes with laughter, and your spirits with the magic of Christmas.

:ChristmasTree: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! :SantaClaus:

We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support and enthusiasm you've shown throughout the year. Your dedication has truly made our community a vibrant and thriving space. Together, we've achieved so much, and we couldn't be more excited about the journey ahead.

:Pressent: A Special Thank You :Pressent:

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each member who has contributed bug reports and valuable feedback. Your attention to detail and commitment to improving our game has been instrumental in making it better every day. It's a true testament to the strength of our community, and we're thankful for your support in this journey.

:Party1: Looking Back, Moving Forward :Party1:

As we reflect on the year gone by, we're filled with pride and joy at what we've accomplished together. The challenges we've faced have only strengthened our bonds, and we're excited about the opportunities the future holds.

In the spirit of the season, let's continue to support and uplift one another. May the coming year bring even more success, growth, and moments of shared joy.

:Fireworks1: Cheers to a Wonderful New Year! :Fireworks2:

Eleon Game Studios
by Pantera at 11:19 AM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!
Just a small patch for the following fix more to come soon.

Changelog v1.10.8 B4262 2023-12-20


- 01178: Production devices are not going back to idle energy level

- Added seasonal food recipes to food processor (requires new ingredients!)
- Added new ingredients & templates for seasonal food
- Added ingredients to traders and some loot drops
- Added seasonal food as loot drop (Traders, Zirax Soldiers, Civilians)
- Updated Loca (Main) with seasonal food references
by Pantera at 7:35 PM
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Hey guys,
In addition to yesterdays hotfix we have an additional fix to accompany it. More to come soon.

Changelog v1.10.7 B4260 2023-12-15

- 01179: Request_Player_Item_Exchange does not seem to reset after using it once
by Pantera at 7:58 PM
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Hey guys,
Just a small patch for the following fix more to come soon.

Changelog v1.10.6 B4258 2023-12-14


- Fix 01179: Request_Player_Item_Exchange does not seem to reset after using it once
by Pantera at 11:20 AM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!

The festive season is upon us, so it's high time we released update 1.10.5 for everyone waiting for the latest updates, content additions and bug fixes!

With this update, we're not only moving to a new version of Unity, but also adding goodies like AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 and NVIDIA DLSS2. You can find some important information about these two new features in the changelog below. With the two technical changes also come a number of field optimisations that are very important for our multiplayer servers and their communities.

On the content side, we would like to present you the new models for constructors, deconstructors and other crafting devices, the new deco trees for interiors, a number of new and updated POIs (some of them with the new NPC model of the Brotherhood of Farr), some new building shapes, improvements to the tools for collecting blueprints and more.

Of course, version 1.10.5 also includes a list of bug fixes.
You can find all the details in the changelog below.
As always, please report any bugs here:

We wish you lots of fun! :)

- Please note that our Official Servers will wipe today with this release.
We will also reset the “Official Server Player Role” on our Discord. If you
want access again to the channels specially for the Official Servers you need
to use the /global_chat command on Discord.

Official Multiplayer Servers
EU / NA Server:
- Activated the Christmas Event for 2023
- Added Mrs. Nesbitt Suit Prop Hat
- Added Temperate Fungus Planet
- Added Taelyn Bot Homeworld + System
- Added Primordial Planet (Snow)
- Replaced Void with a new planet (Destroyed)

Vanilla Server:
- Activated the Christmas Event for 2023
- Added Mrs. Nesbitt Suit Prop Hat
- Added Primordial Planet (Snow)

Changelog v1.10.5 B4257 2023-12-13

- Updated Unity to 2022.3.8f1
- Added video options for AMD FSR2 and NVIDIA DLSS2
We have added support for AMD's FSR2 and NVIDIA's DLSS2 to our game, which can be found at the bottom of the video options in the options menu. These technologies work by using different methods to upscale lower resolution frames to higher resolution ones, while preserving and enhancing the details and sharpness of the original image. They can help you improve your performance and graphics quality, depending...
by Pantera at 6:41 PM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!

Welcome to the third release of Empyrion Galactic Survival v1.10.5 Experimental branch.
Please see the changelog for new additions to this release.
As always, we extend our gratitude for your unwavering support and valuable feedback throughout this experimental phase.

As always - please report each bug over here for this experimental release phase:


Changelog v1.10.5 B4257 2023-12-12


- Fix for a regression found with mining/drilling trees & terrain deco on some planets (they cannot be mined/drilled)


Changelog v1.10.5 B4256 2023-12-11


- Changed DLSS version to 2.5.1 to avoid the ghosting issue found in later versions
- Disabled Sky Reflection with DLSS


- Fixed Ghost tree seen on planet in front of the player
- Fixed NPC Blocks rotating when accessing a dialogue on it


Changelog v1.10.5 B4255 2023-12-06


- Added a video option for Nvidia DLSS2:
We have added support for NVIDIA's DLSS2 to our game which can be found at the bottom of the video options in the options menu.
Like with FSR2 we recommend using DLSS2 with at least 2k resolution or 4k.
You can also choose from three image quality modes: Quality, Balanced, and Performance.
Each mode has a different performance boost and a different image quality.
DLSS2 can help you achieve smoother and more responsive gameplay, depending on your hardware, resolution + video options, and scene complexity.

Nvidia users at native 2k resolution can also experiment with using DLDSR & or DSR from the nvidia control panel in combination with DLSS2 to improve overall picture quality.
To do this simply open the Nvidia control panel from your desktop then navigate to:
Manage 3d settings > Global settings > DSR - Factors:
If you have the “DL scaling” options at the top of the GUI choose those over the “Legacy” options. For now test with just the 1.78x option by checking the box then select ok & apply in the control panel.
You may...