Empyrion – Galactic Survival - Community Forums

by Taelyn at 12:19 PM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We are very sorry but something broke in the last patch. DO NOT update the game and server atm.
If you have done this already then the best is to shutdown and wait till we fixed it so things dont get worse then it is.

Note: this only applies to Old SaveGames. If you start a fresh SaveGame then everything works fine

Eleon Game Studios
by Pantera at 11:11 AM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!

We have a fix for the exception that has been reported to trigger when exiting a save back to the main menu & the issue with some deco being invisible. Please make sure to update the client & dedicated server to this build.

Have fun and please report bugs and problems as usual - thanks a lot!


Patch: 2021-09-09 v1.5.8 (B3457)

- Multiple playfield & client exceptions found in submitted logs


Patch: 2021-09-07 v1.5.8 (B3456)

- Updated unity to 2021.1.17f1
- Optimized some queries for the ranking information in the player overview screen. With this change, the "travelled AU/LY" will get reset.
- Optimized query for requesting player name in chat window

- MP: Potential fix for missing chunks in ships when changing playfields
- Fix for connection issue found with yesterdays release

Note: just as a precautionary measure we would like to advise you to create a backup copy of your save games & blueprints before they are touched by this build.


Hotifx: 2021-08-25 v1.5.7 (B3449)

- Fixed SQL CoQ with new games


Patch: 2021-08-25 v1.5.7 (B3448)

- Improved DB query GetStarDiscovered by 30%

- Fix for game.dat corruption on MP servers
- An exploit


Hotfix: 2021-08-12 v1.5.6 (B3446)

- Exception when exiting to the main menu
- Fixed HV harvest device paint map missed
- Fixes for invisible deco: BigFlower, mushrooms, trees in radiated biomes etc

- https://eah.empyrion-homeworld.net/download/patch-notes-emp-admin-helper-full
by Pantera at 11:04 AM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!

Here is the changelog for v1.5.5 with some more fixes & changes we have been working on. Have fun and please report bugs and problems as usual - thanks a lot!

Bugs fixed in the latest experimental version can be found there: https://empyriononline.com/forums/fixed.90/


Patch: 2021-08-06 v1.5.5 (Build 3444) Please make sure to update the server & client to this build!

- The Player core can now be placed back on AI vessels that have been stopped

- https://eah.empyrion-homeworld.net/download/patch-notes-emp-admin-helper-full


Hotfix: 2021-08-05 v1.5.5 (Build 3443) Please make sure to update the server & client to this build!

- Blast damage is not working in MP


Patch: 2021-08-04 v1.5.5 (Build 3442)

- Updated to unity 2021.1.14
- Added possibility to mod StackSize
- Dialogue system: Added "PlayfieldName" to "Player" infos
- Added Dialogue LocF() function to output variables in loca keys
- Added information about @p0 parameter to Dialogues-config-and-examples.txt
- Updated: Arid Starter, Lava, Desert, DesertBurnt (Fixes on POI spawns and some refinements)
- Updated: Sanctuary (Starter Planet) now has a second exit option when entering the station using the secret entry (and not wanting to kill anyone/damage your reputation)
- Updated story-related POI: Mining Operations (fixed shortcut issue)
- Updated story-related POI: Sigma Fulcrum > destroying the core is not necessary anymore for completing the story. The Salurian (Warlord faction) are now a lot more present in all the 'Restricted Access" areas!
- Updated: Sigma Fulcrum set to...
by Pantera at 11:14 AM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists!

Here is the changelog for v1.5.3 with some more fixes we have been working on. Have fun and please report bugs and problems as usual - thanks a lot!

v1.5.3 (Build 3390)

- Added Dialogue LocF() function to output variables in loca keys
- Dialogue system: Added "PlayfieldName" to "Player" infos

- Duplicate exploit of "DropOnDeath: false" items and "Keep inventory on death" active
- Multiple exceptions found in server logs that were sent in

- https://eah.empyrion-homeworld.net/download/patch-notes-emp-admin-helper-full
by Pantera at 11:06 AM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists!

Here is the changelog for v1.5.2 with some more fixes we have been working on. Have fun and please report bugs and problems as usual - thanks a lot!

v1.5.2 (Build 3389)

- No-Quit option for Dialogues (suppress ESC and 'X' key), use text command "@q0" to activate "NoQuit" for the current dialogue
- Reduced "Interaction Message" (e.g. "Press F to do this") font size by 20%

- Player avatar is too tall when using a jetpack in space
- Symbols not appearing on the screen of the new color & texture tool
- Gained items aren't showing custom icons
- Planet Asteroid Rings can be seen to flicker when the player is moving around
- Ground AI : Raptor not attacking player bug -> fixed
- Dialog GUI rotates the player's view
by Pantera at 2:03 PM
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v1.5.1 (B3384)

Here is the changelog for v1.5.1 with some fixes we have been working on. Have fun and please report bugs and problems as usual - thanks a lot!


- Added: Trader heavy OPV (filbertfarmer)
- Added: Polaris large freighters (Don2k7)
- Added: [ARC] orbital station and defense satellites (Don2k7); currently set to Warlord faction.
- Updated: Abandoned Bunker (vermillion)
- Fixed: Traders in Pirates Hyper City cannot be approached (check link: https://empyriononline.com/threads/common-mistakes-please-read.98083/ )
- Updated ModAPI documentation
- Add texture selection on the screen of the Texture/Color tool (Symbols will be displayed here also in one of the next releases)
- Removed internal /* comment markers and replaced with # to make the BlocksConfig.ecf and ItemsConfig.ecf better readable by tools
- Added: POI and vessels for the Warlord "Wastelanders" subfaction (theScriptHD)
- Added: Raptor Ranch (Pirates) & OPV Warlord "Atlas" (sulusdacor)
- Added: Colonist OPVs 'Escort Series' (Robot Shark)
- Added: UCH 3rd & 5th fleet + BAOs ( Don2k7)
- Updated: OPV Trader light & med (filbertfarmer), Crashed Vessel A & B (Escarli), Com & Science Satellite (DarkestWarrior)
- Updated stock blueprint: Core Horizon (Garaman)
- Updated various Brotherhood of Farr POIs (spanj, goldwingknight, Don2k7; full changelog: https://empyriononline.com/threads/v1-5-exp-new-faction-brotherhood-of-farr.97695/#post-436157 )
- Updated: TSO Ningues (Pear)

- The temperature symbol is shown in Celsius when Fahrenheit is selected (when changing this option from inside a running game you need to quit to main menu and resume to see the change)
- Exception after destroying planet vessel HQ
- UI info spam with frequent and many reputation changes
- Lens flares are too large
- Exit savegame leads to Ordered Actions not completing anymore
- Vessels can sometimes be found to "Rise" when returning to them on planets
If you find the "Rise" still happens for you please send a copy of the servers logs folder for the build that it’s on f.ex “3384” ( which contains the...
by Pantera at 11:14 AM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!

Welcome to version 1.5 public release! As we detailed in the announcement and the blog posts, this is a code-heavy release, but it has a lot of nice additions to offer for builders, explorers, mission runners and beyond. Check out the version 1.5 Dev Blogs over here: https://empyriononline.com/forums/news-announcements.6/

Without further ado, please carefully read through the changelog below.

As always please note:
Report bugs and issues for the public release right over here:

For those that followed the EXP version:
Fixed bugs for the Experimental branch can be found here:
Fixed Experimental version bugs can be found there:

For discussing the new and updated features, please head over to the Experimental Feedback forum: https://empyriononline.com/forums/experimental-features-discussion.35/

Have fun! :)
Empyrion Dev Team.

Mandatory maintenance: Due to changes in the game configs (additions, changes,..) everyone using CUSTOM config files (locally or for published scenarios) needs to update their custom files to these changes!

IMPORTANT: Scenario/local versions of ItemsConfig.ecf require at least the settings of the following entry to be added, otherwise scenarios might not start: “+Item Id: 549, Name: MeleeHunter”

Change log:


AI Changes:

- Updated: Temperate Starter now uses new AI for Raptors, Alien Insect and Parasaur + new behavior for alien creatures in radiated & radiated fog biomes.

New start:

- Escape Pod now...
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by Hummel-o-War at 5:31 PM
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Update: Exp release postponed to tomorrow (19th) due to extended hunt.

Hi Galactic Survivalists!

Without further ado, you can save the following dates about the version 1.5 experimental and public release.

Experimental version 1.5 will launch on Wednesday, 19th of may.

Client and server files will be available from that date. Feedback threads and more info will be added to the experimental sub-forum by then: https://empyriononline.com/forums/#experimental-branch.33

Please note: For being able to test all the features of version 1.5, starting a new game is mandatory, as updated missions, POI and related cannot be updated on already existing saved games. There is also the chance that it might become necessary to start new, in case we need to update the experimental version with critical fixes on these content items.

Reminder: Creating POI and missions with the experimental version will lead to issues when they are used in version 1.4.x! You need to wait for version 1.5 to release them to your subscribers!


Public version 1.5 release is currently scheduled for tuesday, 8th of june.

This date might still be subject to change. As always: depends on how well the experimental phase goes. ;)

Please note: Although v1.5 will NOT break saved games, starting a new game with version 1.5 is highly recommended, as the updated missions, POI and related content cannot be updated to previous saved games.

Our public servers will be wiped with the public release of version 1.5 as well.

Read you soon!
Empyrion Dev Team
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by Hummel-o-War at 11:25 AM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!

When we made our first announcement we said that version 1.5 will focus on code work.

One of these code-heavy topics we are working on is artificial intelligence. Today we want to give you a little insight on what is going on with that.

The main goals of the introduction of the new ground AI creatures in version 1.5 is as follows:

● Introduction of a new set of AI vs AI interactions. This starts with predator AI hunting prey AI to feed. Or scavengers AI looking for corps to eat. In this way the player will have the new ability to not be at center of the action but also to observe action around him. This will let some new survival strategy arise.

● Some new states are added to the creature like the hunger, the thirst or the ability to hide. This will bring some slightly more sophisticated behavior that will create a more immersive environment.

● Overall some more complex behavior of creatures have been developed to bring some more unique action for each creature that will challenge the player in some new and unexpected way.


The following four, already existing creatures will mark the start of our efforts in terms of improving AI but also make the worlds of Empyrion even more immersive!.

Alien Insects
The Alien Insects now have territorial behavior and will defend their chosen edible plants within their territory that is an area of about a radius of 30m. The behavior has also a new hunger state that will make the creatures eat their favorite plants whenever they are hungry.


A hunger state and a thirst state have been added to the creature. This will imply that the Parasaur will have a hunger and a thirst that will increase over time. Whenever the creature reaches a hunger and thirst threshold it will go to eat his favorite plants or will go to drink nearby water. During the night the Parasaurs will hide in the grass to spend the night and avoid the predators.


The new version of the Raptor AI will have some new abilities like scavenging corpses, hunting AI prey, stalking the player and hiding to ambush him.


Alien Bug Group
This mixed group of bugs will show a behavior of the mother bug creature spawning some guard bugs around her and firing at some distance. The guard bugs are aggressive and go for some melee attacks to any intruder.

These four updated AI...
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by Hummel-o-War at 6:08 PM
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Hello Galactic Survivalists!

Although the version 1.5 is heavily code-focused, we not only have new content for story runners and explorers (as detailed in the past dev blogs here and here). We also have a few gifts for our builders.

To conclude the April fools joke from last year, we added the ‘modern’ variant for the restrooms to complete this model set, with the modern variant showers already available. We hope you know how to use the three sea shells.


Speaking of sets: when we added the Heavy Window, we also had an additional lineup idea with a few more ‘emperor style’ variants in mind. We are looking forward to what you will be doing with the Heavy Windows (patterned).


In case you do not know what to put besides new windows and the toilet on the bare naked walls of your base or vessel, try our new motivational posters, made by Rumepelstilskin! You can either get them as a reward from playing the story missions or find a GIN console in one of the trading stations and get a random poster for a minimal ‘GIN Gallery’ support fee! ;)

A few examples:

You want something more menacing for POI bases and NPC vessels? We have you covered! With version 1.5 we have set up the small ‘bulb turrets’ of The Legacy ships with different variants, colored in red, blue, green, cyan, yellow, orange, purple and black to guard the galaxy in style. Their weapons of course have the matching effect color as well! As a little side note: we have added these not only because we could, but with some future (post v1.5) weapon rebalancing in mind. ;)


Last, but not least, if you ever were done with building, but still envious of the Talon having these nice crossbows and you instantly remembered that hairy fellow wielding a similar, but lazer pew pew based weapon .. maybe check out the renewed Tales of the Past story mission!


We hope these new toys will be enjoyable and we had enough movie allusions for this dev blog. :D

Read you soon.
Empyrion Dev Team