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by EleonGameStudios at 11:34 AM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists,

Thanks so much for your feedback and bug reports. We are working very hard to polish Alpha 9 and to squeeze all remaining bugs.

We already released some hotfixes since our major Alpha 9 update. We will continue to update this thread as we release new hotfixes - so please keep an eye on this thread.

Please continue to report bugs here: https://empyriononline.com/threads/...play-read-introduction-before-reporting.46805


Hotfix: December 19, 2018 (Alpha 9.0.1 - Build 2082)

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Logistic Exploit: possible to circumvent code-locked containers
- Fixed: When retrieving old cargo boxes with multitool, deco blocks were returned
- Fixed: Trap doors now working anymore
- Fixed: 'F' button does not close all device windows anymore after opening it with F
- Fixed: PDA mission system does not spawn Drones as defined
- Fixed: Backpack / Escape Pod had no HUD object anymore
- Fixed: [MP] Players can be kicked when withdrawing fuel from a tank
- Fixed: HUD/map issues with Guided PDA Tasks.
- Fixed: Exception during login when a reputation update receives the client
- Fixed: AutoBrake (Button I ) does not work in space anymore
- Fixed: Several internal exceptions
- Fixed: Overlapping of volume/weight info for Backpack and DropContainer
- Fixed: Exception spam from Furnace (or other constructor related devices)
- Fixed: "Minefield" task in "UCH Story Chapter II - Ancient Revelations" was not correctly working
- Fixed: PDA Minefield task
- Fixed: Mechanoids stuck a doors
- Possible fix for System.Exception: Invalid read container size
- Fixed: Several internal exceptions

- Robinson Protocol: Added own first chapter (Basic Survival) for Arid starter planet
- Updated text in Main Menu to make clearer how to start a coop server: instead of MULTIPLAYER > JOIN A GAME, instead of NEW GAME > NEW GAME (Single/Coop)
- Changed message 'Skipping double player with id...' to 'Player with id 1234 faction inconsistency:...' to occur only when it is a real problem
- Doors can now be closed without having to enter the lock code (behavior should now be as in A8)
- Added new tribal deco models for Talon POIs
- Tweaked torch and firepit deco (blocks now increase light count on BP, added flare, better particle effect)


Hotfix: December 18, 2018 (Build 2077)

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Problem that sometimes wrong...
by EleonGameStudios at 12:35 PM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists!

Christmas is coming closer and so we thought it is about time to release the first Part of Alpha 9 to our community, so everyone can play and test and gift us with a lot of valuable feedback on the most recent additions, like NPC Factions and the new Logistic Menu in particular.

Part I, you ask?

Yes. Unlike previous major releases, Alpha 9 was split in two parts due to the very nature of the features we added: Both NPC Factions and Logistics are adding game mechanics that are completely new and have a lot of touch points with nearly every game mechanic which means we need a LOT of feedback - and we only will get that feedback, if all of our community members can access these features. On the down side, this also means that there might be a few more rough edges than usual.

But given that the features we added have great potential for the future and will also help to shape the game in terms of immersion, we are quite sure everyone is happy to give feedback on how to improve those gameplay mechanics even further.

Said that, please take your time reading through the FAQs & Feedback threads, pinned over here: https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

Here is a quick overview of the main features of Alpha 9:
1. Logistics
2. AI Factions, Reputation and Territory
3. Leveled NPCs
4. Improved Weapon Handling
5. Improved Game Start
... and many more features as documented in the changelog below.

Check out the update video that highlights the main features of Alpha 9:

Please report bugs here: https://empyriononline.com/threads/...lay-read-introduction-before-reporting.46805/

Have fun with Alpha 9


Emp Dev Team

P.S. We highly recommend starting a new game with Alpha 9. When continuing an Alpha 8 save game, your player / constructor inventories will be empty and bases will be lowered 2m into the ground. However, we added Alpha 8 to the legacy branches on Steam so you can still access it.

P.P.S. The voting for the "2018 Indie of the Year Awards" is still going on. Empyrion made it already into the Top 100. We need your help for the final mile. If you like Empyrion, please vote for it here: https://www.indiedb.com/games/empyrion-galactic-survival


CHANGELOG: Alpha 9.0.0 (Build 2076)

by EleonGameStudios at 10:18 AM
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Update: December 16, 2018: Alpha EXP 9.0.3 (Build 2075)

- First draft of showing reputation points when hovering over NPC faction in Faction Window
- Added loot to tribal deco
- Updated POIs on Lava planet + set faction to Polaris
- Updated Invader vs Defender scenario

PDA Update:
- Show remaining amount for multi-count PDA task in HUD info, e.g. (1/10)
- Show collapse arrow behind chapter title only if tasks are visible
- Don't display collapse arrow if Reputation or Level restricted and player does not have sufficient amount
- Improved PDA reputation level information.
- Rework Skip and Confirmation window
- Updated PDA with better amount display in action title
- Some faction Companion missions now have a required Standing you need to reach until you can play them
- Totally Overpowered is now a Polaris Story Mission (as it is basically a Polaris Company internal - with a cliffhanger for the player at its end ;) (Note: all the STORY missions well depend upon each other in the future; for now they can be played individually right away for testing!)
- Totally Overpowered: Brewmasters now have an increased range for their marker visibility (so you know where to head towards earlier and do not need to run around)
- Ancient Revelations: Known issue > finding the SV Wreckage (Task 2) sometimes does not work. Please resolve manually if this is the case for you.

- Updated Localization.csv
- Ship controller : Add new drag on planet depending on atmosphere density
- Temporarily deactivate Modular Wing Pylon due to problems with placement
- Updated Tribal Bazar + Aux POI new Tribal Deco (and other minor changes) - thanks to Kaeser

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Problem with Harvesting
- Fixed: Exception spam in Dedi logs linked to Troop Transport
- Fixed: Exceptions linked to Terrain
- Fixed: Container duplication exploit
- Fixed: Coded Doors open on Admin Structures
- Fixed: NearPOI does not work in Space anymore
- Fixed: Deco overlapping POIs when you teleport there for the very first time
- Fixed: Position of label "Static" for spawners in CP


Update: December 15, 2018: Hotfix (Build 2072)

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Harvesting of deco not working reliable anymore
- Fixed: With a scoped weapon equipped when going into scoped view there is a slight freeze
- Fixed: Unable to turn player model around in the player customization screen.
- Fixed: Spawner...
by EleonGameStudios at 9:47 AM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We released another update for Alpha 9 - Experimental.

Please continue to report bugs here: https://empyriononline.com/threads/...lay-read-introduction-before-reporting.46683/

CHANGELOG: Alpha 9.0.2 - Experimental (Build 2062)

Added new type of Entity Spawners: "Static"
> these new spawners should behave as if you actually place the NPC in the POI
- Spawn spawns NPC once
- No particle effect
- Will also spawn NPC when structure has no core anymore ie after conquering
- "Static" can be configured via CP of spawner block
> Idea is to be able to create POIs where the player needs to clear a POI completely from enemies even after it has been captured
> we recommend using for these static spawners the thin plate and texture it so it is hidden

General Entity Spawner Update:
- Added dummy model to all spawner blocks so that the spawner blocks can be easily found in Creative mode in a POI
- Added the possibility to set faction on a per-spawner basis (eg you can place Civilian prisoners in a Zirax prison)
- Entities that are spawned within a structure are now also saved with this structure (this means when resuming a save game, the NPCs will be at the same position as when leaving game): PLEASE test well
- Entities spawned in a structure now stay within the structure and a boundary of 5 meters around
- Updated Talon POIs with static spawners

Faction Changes:
- No reputation loss if opening container in AI faction POI that is set to 0000
- Added new trigger levels for some actions, eg when attacking an NPC or opening a container, reputation drops to neutral not unfriendly
- Updated colors of player faction and admin faction

Other Changes:
- Increased version nr to 9.0.2
- Added vessel deco parts: [​IMG]
- Allow to set blocks to a structure that is regenerate-able in super godmode
- Updated Localization.csv
- Implemented that the Logistics window opens when you press 'Manage' in CP for fuel or O2
- Increased HP of Cargo Controller L and Extension L to 500 HP
- Added proper projectile for Turret HV Rocket (FastRocketGV)
- Updated dead version for AlienBug01
- Updated messages with Material Transmitter
- Added TalonChief and ZiraxCommander NPC
- Allow for possibility of generating a random system for a scenario
- Adapted drone base attack on starter planets: only after placing turret (not when base gets powered)
- Exchanged...
by EleonGameStudios at 2:46 PM
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Update: December 7, 2018

Thanks for your great feedback. We already integrate some of it and released a new version.

CHANGELOG: Alpha 9.0.0 (Build 2053)

- Added modular expendable harvest and ammo containers for all structures
- Rebalanced reputation matrix: rivalry impact reduced by 50%, outside faction territory gain reduced by 50%
- Added new group ZiraxRipperDogPatrol to all playfields
- Adapted faction affiliation for creatures
- ZiraxOverseerPatrol, ZiraxCrawlerPatrol should not be used anymore (Overseer = Alien, Crawler = Talon). We are now spawning RipperDogs for these groups
- Replaced ZiraxOverseerPatrol, ZiraxCrawlerPatrol with ZiraxRipperDogPatrol on all playfields
- Updated Talon Deco NPC with new model
- Updated POI spawning on starter planet (AlienTowers are now Alien faction, more predator spawn around AlienTowers)
- Changed Trader content of Talon Trader (now all AuntMary > still needs to be tweaked and renamed)
- Added new gameoptions parameters for Coop games: ForcePvP and OriginFactionStart
- Added headgear and clothes to Talon
- Updated preview icons for several handheld weapons
- Now using SpawnRateZones in playfield.yaml to prevent spider spawn at escape pod drop (radius 400m)
- Robinson Protocol: display all chapters from the beginning

- Changed: When accessing the Logistics window via the Constructor or Control Panel the left selection dropdowns are now enabled
- Disabled Volume/Weight per default (before it was enabled per default but disabled with gameoptions.yaml), ie when resuming a A8 save game it will be deactivated
- improved performance (especially when switching between player inventory and a container)
- Constructor: Made the 'access linked container' button more obvious: recognizable button, icon now the opposite of the top-left back icon in window to return to the previous window
- grids are not constant 8x8 but as defined for the container
- player inventory is correctly linked with the Suit Constructor, i.e. if the constructor works, items are removed live as needed
- Updated messages with Material Transmitter
- Changed: Text in Constructor > now reads: "Please assign container from dropdown"

Weapon Handling:
- Updated aiming on Sniper T1
- Added new red dot sight to Pulse Rifle T1
- Added new building shape to standard blocks
- Added new building shape to container...
by EleonGameStudios at 2:36 PM
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Update: November 21, 2018 (Build 1909)
- Fixed: Problem with terrain not updating correctly
- Fixed: Internal exception linked to AI Drones
- Updated SV for story mission


Update: November 16, 2018 (Build 1908)

EAH (Empyrion Admin Helper) fixes:
- Playfield Restriction for Origin set to Origin 0 by default
- Please check the Playfield list for the "Belongs to Origin" column and set it to 999 for no restrictions. (You can also use the button "Set belongs to to "No") Or turn of the Playfield Faction restriction in the config, if not in use.


Update: November 13, 2018 (Build 1907)

- Increased timeout for playfield loading to 10 sec

- Small Oxygen Bottle has O2 value of 75 but only adds 35 to the O2 tank
- When the AG zone is off for a playfield the offline protection can be disabled
- Wrong configuration of several deco objects leading to spam of log files
- Several internal exceptions


Hi Galactic Survivalists,

Unfortunately, we had to revert the game engine back to Unity 2017 because several internal crashes and problems appeared after the Unity 2018 upgrade.

These game-engine related problems were almost impossible to find during the closed tester and Experimental phase and showed up only after the public release when a high number of players were playing the game on different machines.

We decided to do this step to be able to entirely focus on the upcoming Alpha 9 release and not be distracted by hunting these internal Unity 2018 bugs.

Be assured that we will revisit the Unity 2018 upgrade after the Alpha 9 release. The efforts we have invested into the Unity 2018 upgrade were not in vain because we can quickly re-integrate the Unity 2018 related changes after the Alpha 9 release. We will then again need your help in finding these nasty bugs.

Sorry for the inconveniences during this rough week with Unity 2018 and thanks for your understanding & patience.

Please report bugs here:

CHANGELOG Alpha 8.7.0 (Build 1905)
- Reverted game engine back to Unity 2017.1


Emp Dev Team
by EleonGameStudios at 10:42 AM
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The above screenshot shows one of the new features we are working on for Alpha 9

Update: October 29, 2018 - Build 1902

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Several internal exceptions found in logs


Hi Galactic Survivalists,

After several small stabilizing updates for Alpha 8.6 over the last weeks, today we released Alpha 8.7 where we upgraded the game engine to Unity 2018. Since it is a major engine upgrade, we had to invest a lot of time making sure nothing breaks. Paradoxically, the ideal outcome would be that you do not see any difference to the last public release version Alpha 8.6.3.

Please report bugs here: https://empyriononline.com/threads/...lay-read-introduction-before-reporting.45695/

CHANGELOG: Alpha 8.7.0 (Build 1899)
- Upgraded game engine to Unity 2018.1
- Temporarily deactivated trusted server label
- Reduced hitpoints of some obsolete blocks to avoid exploits


Alpha 9 Preview:

Besides the engine upgrade, our team has been working very hard on Alpha 9. However, at this point, we do not want to reveal too much about Alpha 9 but we can already say it will be a huge game changer!

Alpha 9 focuses on gameplay improvements - unlike the last major releases that focused on architectural changes. We will soon start our "Road to Alpha 9" dev blogs with more details and we are really looking forward to getting your feedback on the different topics.

So far, we just want to tease you with a couple of screenshots (maybe you can already guess on what features we are working):

Feature 1:



Feature 2:



Feature 3:

Feature 4:

But this is only a small part of the planned features for Alpha 9. Stay tuned...


Emp Dev Team
by EleonGameStudios at 7:43 PM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists,

we just released again a small patch for Alpha 8.6.

Please continue to report bugs over here: https://empyriononline.com/threads/...play-read-introduction-before-reporting.43916


Emp Dev Team


CHANGELOG Alpha 8.6.3 (Build 1891)

Bug Fixes:

- Repair-to-Template window: Allow shift-click to quick move ingots from bag to item drop
- Repair-to-Template window: Increase timeout before updating Repair Data when adding ingots to 6s
- Increased check-distance for free blocks in front of a weapon

- CoQ with Repair-to-Template
- After changing the faction of a CV it is sometimes possible to fly through hull blocks with the vessels that become undocked
- Dead NPC still persistent and targetable at 'edge of visibility range'
- Possible fix for fps drop when rotating a CV with docked ships
- Placing follow-up light does not use settings from the previously placed light
- Explosive device does not explode in space
- Repair-to-Template is not completed after moving away then returning
- Harvest module info shows 'Harvest box missing' when box is placed on the vessel
by EleonGameStudios at 11:43 AM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We just released another small patch for Alpha 8.6.

Please continue to report bugs over here: https://empyriononline.com/threads/...play-read-introduction-before-reporting.43916


Emp Dev Team


CHANGELOG: Alpha 8.6.2 (Build 1885)

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Signal setup of lights were randomly removed when opening Control Panel
- Fixed: Retractable SV landing gears stop working after a block is removed from the vessel
- Fixed: HV with 1.5m hover height cannot shoot weapons over water
- Fixed: Some landing gears had wrong collider size (collider too high)
- Fixed: Could buy from empty NPC Trader
- Fixed: Custom Color Palettes get lost when quit & resume game
- Fixed: NPC Trader fall in universe cause DSL is not fast enough
- Fixed: Too many entities crashes a playfield
- Fixed: Missing hull blocks next to oxygen tanks
- Fixed: Removed Prison POI from temperate starter (since it is not yet active in PDA mission)
- Fixed: Internal exception related to Grass
- Fixed: NPC Trader filter logic
- Fixed: Problem that some creatures on temperate swamp did not re-spawn
- Fixed: Several internal exception reported on support email and found in logs

Known Issues:
- Repair-2-Template is not always completed after moving away and then returning.
by EleonGameStudios at 5:17 PM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We just released a small patch for Alpha 8.6.

Please continue to report bugs over here: https://empyriononline.com/threads/...play-read-introduction-before-reporting.43916


Emp Dev Team


CHANGELOG: Alpha 8.6.1 (Build 1875)

- Made DSL control parameters available in gameoptions.yaml
- Added new T0 HV Stock Prefab. Thanks to:
XCaliber (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1503757615) -> with some slight texture adjustments
- Old HV T0 does not need Sathium anymore (no hardened steel used anymore)
- Removed cobalt requirement for Turret Projectile template
- Added new Junk T1 and T2 POIs: thanks to jmcburn & rainyday
- Updated TalonTemple POI and TSO Akua Orbit
- Updated textures on Open Cockpit 2 (SV) and Cockpit 3 (CV)
- Updated block info for survival tool
- Blue selection box now gets removed if 'Selection' checkmark is uncheck

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Issue with Player names in factions
- Fixed: External camera view too far away from long CV
- Fixed: Mounted vessel weapons: destroyed weapons are firing "out of the nowhere"
- Fixed: Replace mode of the texture & color tool when used on terrain causes the game to freeze in the creative mode
- Fixed: Beam of (retractable) Drill Turret and Multiturret not visible
- Fixed: Parts of bases/ships morphing/appearing on other structures.
- Fixed: Spawned docked ships don't move anymore if vessel it was docked to is gone
- Fixed: When placing HoverThruster, there should not be in CP: RCS missing, Thruster missing
- Fixed: LCDs from previous savegames turn black when being edited
- Fixed: Falling parts of a base had no texture
- Fixed: Issue with Emissive textures with bloom enabled
- Fixed: Cut removes mesh collider
- Fixed: Bug for sector map 3d pathing
- Fixed: Internal exception linked to solar panel