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by EleonGameStudios at 12:58 PM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists!

Those community members who followed the pre-info, live streams or even actively took part in the experimental phase will already have some insight on how the Alpha 11 gameplay mechanic changes and additions like CPU points, new Flight Mechanics and all the other features will affect the way how the game is played.

Said that, and instead of giving a lengthy explanation here, we would instead ask any new and recurring player to do the following: PLEASE read through the pinned INFO AND FEEDBACK posts before starting into a new game or giving feedback.
The threads are available here: https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

Alpha 11 is again a “game changer” milestone and we are well aware that such changes might break playing habits which were ok and accepted for a lot of versions. But such changes also bring more depth and diversity to the game and, as you all know, we have and always will try to make transitions as fluid as possible (by avoiding savegame breaks, f.ex). On the other hand, changing an old or adding a new core gameplay will never be frictionless nor perceived the same by everyone. We are taking all (fact-based) feedback and discussions to heart and, as those that are around for some time have seen a lot of times, we are more than willing to refine initial feature releases (although maybe not in the initial release) with those well thought ideas and suggestions made - if applicable and if time permits.

Said that, and on behalf of anyone here at Eleon Game Studios, we would like to express our biggest thanks to all those, that are constantly offering help to improve features with on the spot feedback and are supporting the game design on a global level. Not only by in-detail testing new and changed features, bringing up issues and problems but also by helping new (and sometimes also recurring) players to get accustomed to new features and game changing updates in general! You guys rock! :)


Now, without further ado, everyone please check out the feature list and the full changelog below.

Main Features & Additions of Alpha 11

  1. CPU Points & Tier System
  2. New Flight Mechanic & Techniques
  3. New Pilot HUD
  4. Vessel Docking: any-to-any
  5. Thruster Rebalancing
  6. Base Attack changes
  7. Building additions
    - Material Blockshapes (+16)
    - Heavy Windows (Full Glas, Connectors,...)
    - Railings...
by EleonGameStudios at 10:05 AM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists!

We are thrilled to release Alpha 10.5 to the public today! This update does not only contain a LOT of bug fixes but we also dedicated a lot of our time to some major (multiplayer) optimizations! The first pass of these changes should allow for a more fluid gameplay experience, especially in combat. We have implemented a few new methods on how data and events are handled and would like to have your feedback on how things have improved. Please use the feedback thread pinned in the feedback forum!

Besides bug fixes and optimizations, Alpha 10.5 has a lot to offer: The orbital planet view is now a real 3D Mesh, showing also terrain heights and other specialities. The Talon will no longer ignore you and also have their own Base Attack. If you ever wanted to toy around with floating text messages and signs, you now can do that with the new LCD Projector device. In the same context, we improved the LCD panel creativity options, which now are offering a slew of sprites, icons, signs and a lot of formatting options for your creative all-out art attack (also available for the projector, of course).

Last, but not least, beyond a heap of other changes, optimizations and updates, our Builders League has set its hand on various POIs and also added several new ones. Large and small orbital bases, mining facilities, artifact sites and many more are waiting for you. If you are around on a snow planet, check out the new Rados bases - they might now be covered with snow, but they are even better prepared to give you a warm welcome.

As always, before giving feedback, read the changelog below and give Alpha 10.5 a try. Then, please head over to our feedback forum and let us know what you think: https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

If you run into any issue - or if you reported an issue in the experimental phase that does not seem to be fixed - please add your bug report to our bug report forum. There is also a description on how to set up a bug report, so the QA team can track it and work on your issues.



Without further ado: Have fun playing Alpha 10.5! :)


Empyrion Dev Team


Patch 2019-11-02 (Build 2664)

- Orbit Instances are broken
- Can't connect to...
by EleonGameStudios at 12:49 PM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We are excited to release the first EXPERIMENTAL version of Alpha 10.5.

Alpha EXP 10.5 features massive optimizations and bug fixes, an improved outside view of planets, new LCD panels, Talon base attack and many other changes and improvements.

Please report any bug in our EXP Bug Forum: https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.34/
Please read the 'HOW TO REPORT A BUG 'ahead of adding a new thread: https://empyriononline.com/threads/...ort-template-requirements-known-issues.47118/

Thanks a lot for your appreciated help and have fun playing Alpha 10.5 Experimental :)

Emp Dev Team


Patch 2019-10-23 (Build 2659)

Netcode update: Since we heard about some multiplayer problems we tried to improve this and want you to confirm if we are going into the right direction. Thanks!

- Improved entity interpolation
- Improved network communication to prevent exploits
- problem that when a passenger initiated a playfield change (teleport/warp), the pilot was not taken with him
- CoQ triggering after entering, exiting then re-entering a planet repeatedly
- Base terrain height issue
- Faster chunk loading on clients


Hotfix 2019-10-04 (Build 2656)

- Game timer - faster catch up + limiter extrapolation to 10 ticks
- 06821: [Official server US] Base attack not appearing after alert triggers (partly fixed)


Hotfix 2019-09-24 (Build 2654)

- Possible fix for slow chunk loading when changing playfields/DSL load
- POI Shield Gen Keeps Resetting

Hotfix 2019-09-20 (Build 2652)
- Final fix for IndexOutOfRangeException

Hotfix 2019-09-20 (Build 2651)
- Sometimes chunks of structure missing on first visit
- Fixed Null ref
- Spawner set wrong in POI "Abandoned Excavation Site"

Hotfix 2019-09-19 (Build 2649)
- Fixed constructor getting stuck when the time corruption problem happened


Hotfix 2019-09-18 (Build 2648)

- 06743: When a HV touches the bedrock it will get repositioned above terrain
- Fix for console command 'ticks' not working any more
- Possible fix for ticks getting out of sync


Hotfix 2019-09-17 (Build 2647)

- updated "Invader vs Defender II"...
by EleonGameStudios at 12:57 PM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists,

we just released Alpha 10.4, using Unity 2019. Please check the changelog below.

Thanks again for your appreciated feedback and bug reports!

Empyrion Dev Team


Update 2019-08-13 (Build 2554)

- No longer possible to copy & paste symbols from an input field to another (e.g. LCD sign)
- CoQ triggered by O2 calculation
- MP Damage exploit
- Telluropod & Desert golem do not damage the player when attacking
- [Edge case] Drilled out terrain returning after loading back into save game


Update 2019-08-06 (Build 2550)

- Water appears in bases placed closed to lakes when player returns from being 5km+ away from a base
- POI found to always be floating above terrain & is offset from center in BP preview


Update 2019-08-02 (Build 2549)

- More relaxed times for 'UDP delay detection' to avoid "Connection lost" popups

- Returning to a structure that has lights setup to blink can result in some lights looking on when they should be off


Update 2019-08-01 (Build 2548)

- Not all shutters flowing O2 1x3, 1x4 & 1x5
- Dedi <-> Pf server communication: removed TCP stream freeze workaround for U2018 (fixed in U2019)
- Base attacks set to OFF in the difficulty setting is not working & attacks are still triggered
- Activated better UDP delay detecting
- New game Temperate start option 2 start location wreckage base does not load


CHANGELOG: Alpha 10.4.0 (Build 2545)

- Allow to export Child properties to Config.ecf
- Exported "Prob" for resource deposits (= probability that a resource voxel drops sth)
- Network: better detecting if a player is trying to cheat with using low bandwith (not activated yet)
- Added console cmd 'structure' to manage structure internals

- Troop transports freeze above where they should land until reloading back into the save game
- Fixed thrusters in U2019
- When some blueprints are spawned they lose their device list & signals setup
- Aln faction structures no longer firing on players.
- When pasting a selection in creative, the axis slider is not aligned with the pasted selection
- SSG exception when exporting random scenario
- Cockpit 8 - single hit removes almost all of the cockpit
- texture view in SSG
- structures not getting DSL'ed on startup of a game (last fix was not working)
- U2019 Asteroids rendering...
by EleonGameStudios at 9:32 AM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists,

we just released Alpha 10.3, please check the changelog below.

Thanks again for your ongoing feedback and bug reports :)

Empyrion Dev Team


CHANGELOG: Alpha 10.3.0 (Build 2539)

PLEASE NOTE: Players who have spawned a recently saved Blueprint that have problems with signals or the device list should execute some console cmds to remove faulty data. For this, step onto that structure, open the console window and enter 'help structure'.
Then execute all three sub-commands to clean up the structure. You may then re-setup your signals, lock codes and custom devicve grouping / naming and save it as a working Blueprint. Sorry for any inconvenience!

- Added console cmd 'structure' to manage structure internals

- When some blueprints are spawned they lose their device list & signals setup
- Troop transports freeze above where they should land until reloading back into the save game
- Base attacks set to OFF in the difficulty setting is not working & attacks are still triggered
- Dark stretching on 3D representation of planets close the poles


CHANGELOG: Alpha 10.3.0 (Build 2535)

- Ship Controller: Ship high angular speed bug
- Value 1E+10 for label TorqueAmount in structure (SV_Prefab_Tier1) cannot be converted to Int
- HV mounted drills will not spin/ work until they are close to the terrain
- Temperate Starter playfield Moon Pole area has pink Alien terrain overlapping the moon terrain
- HV/SV Cockpit 8 legacy is the same as the non legacy version
- Save template last saved timer appears incorrect


Sorry for the non-functioning turrets, but we already fixed it!

CHANGELOG: Alpha 10.3.0 (Build 2533)

- Turrets not shooting
- Chainsaw does not start animation unless you only start using it when standing close to a tree
- Solar panels are not producing any output but appear to be 'online'


We quickly fixed some stuff reported today, so have fun with a more stable version :)

CHANGELOG: Alpha 10.3.0 (Build 2532)

- Planet map: smoothing normals to show less zig zag lines
- Permissions for adjusting color palette with Configure color window on structures

- Decoration: Unharvestable Trees
- Moon playfield has weather after triggering the pole fog
- OverflowException when parsing numeric faction abbreviations (f.e. '333')
- Avoiding reported CoQ
- Usage indicators...
by EleonGameStudios at 10:45 AM
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Update: July 7, 2019 (Build 2526)

Bug Fixes:

- Fixed: When spawning in some blueprints they lose their device list & signals setup
- Reverted fix for: After making a BP of a structure at max size the center of it is moved when spawning the BP in.


Update: July 5, 2019 - Alpha 10.2.2 (Build 2524)


- Tweaked Ocean Planet (eg water plane now at 60m and several other improvements) and re-added to random generation

Bug Fixes:

- Fixed: Constructor production can exceed the volume capacity of assigned containers
- Fixed: Missing localisation when repairing a vessel with a lock code in auto mode in R2B
- Fixed: After making a BP of a structure at max size the center of it is moved when spawning the BP in.
- Fixed: Resource Terrain as Bedrock logic


Update: July 4, 2019 - Alpha 10.2.1 (Build 2523)

- Refinement of C/T tool by adding "Remove" toggle > it is now possible to remove symbols without changing color or texture
- Adjusted HP and Mass of new Cockpits (added with A10)
- Adjusted HP of Armored Double Doors
- Removed Reload Delay from Alien Turrets and Sentries
- Increased Anti-Shield Effect for Plasma Turret and Plasma 2 Turret (doubled)
- New Ion Turret (Alien) now has EMP effect that only damages Shields (significantly)
- Increased recharge speed for SV Shield (2/3) and HV (1/3)
- Renamed (only loca change): Ion Cannon (Alien) > Plasma Turret (Alien), Ion Cannon 2 (Alien) > Plasma Turret 2 (Alien)

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: [MP] Shield is regenerating after being hit
- Fixed: Currently not possible to start building underwater
- Fixed: MP RtoBP issue with template password auto repair option
- Fixed: Playfield server boot timeout check, improved log output to see how long a pf server needs to boot / prepare

Known Issue:
- Missing localisation when repairing a vessel with a lock code in auto mode in R2B


Update: July 2, 2019 (Build 2522)
- Fixed: Sporadic exception when opening CP
- Updated EAH Tool


Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We released Alpha 10.2 with more bugs fixes and improvements. Please check out the changelog below.


Empyrion Dev Team


CHANGELOG: Alpha 10.2.0 (Build 2521)

Updated Base Attack:
- Base Attacks now depend on presence of drone base: If the drone base has been destroyed or there is no drone base on a planet => no base...
by EleonGameStudios at 10:29 AM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We just released Alpha 10.1.0. Please check out the changelog below.

Thanks a lot for your ongoing feedback and bug reports.


Empyrion Dev Team


CHANGELOG: Alpha 10.1.0 (Build 2517)

Updated Base Attack:
- Increased spawning distance from 360m to 600m
- Now base attack is not immediately executed when returning to a base

- Added 3 more variants of heavy doors
- Added CubeHalf version of ventilator
- Added all ventilators to block group
- Added inclination angle for Drill tools closer to lower right window
- Allow to make links in PDA clickable
- SSG: scrolling/panning moves sector camera after sector generation click

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: POIs were not placed in Freedom mode
- Fixed: Not possible to start FREEDOM mode in COOP
- Fixed: CT Tool: Closing CONFIGURE with X breaks GUI / does not open tool on RMB afterwards.
- Fixed: [MP] Shields can recharge to 100% after playfield changes
- Fixed: Collider problem with boarding ramp when closed: before player needed to jump over invisible border, now player can walk over border
- Fixed: Some item tooltips are cut at top or bottom of screen
- Fixed: Wall Mounted sentry view clipping into wall and CAN shoot through wall (adapted camera position)
- Fixed: Problem that sometimes no more base attacks were launched (now added safe check: any drones not loaded for 60 seconds for base attack are ingored, so the attack can continue without them
- Fixed: When placing a thruster, flare is now not shown anymore in the preview mode
- Fixed: Forcefield of Boarding Ramps not switched off when unpowered
- Fixed: Rotation axis of generators BA/CV was not in the middle
- Fixed: Tooltips in BP Library for BA,CV,SV,HV were wrong
- Fixed: All ore deposits are generating directly beneath the surface.
- Fixed: Detector showing already discovered POI again when going out of discovery range
- Fixed: Solar panel (sloped version) indicators are dark & not visible when turned on
- Fixed: Constructor sometimes did not show all rows of an assigned container
- Fixed: New Chat: Private message issues with player names with blanks
- Fixed: 4 Way Connector Heavy Window does not swap tints like all of the other windows.
- Fixed:...
by EleonGameStudios at 10:49 AM
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Update: June 21, 2019 - Alpha 10.0.2 (Build 2513)

Bug Fixes:

- Fixed: 'Glass railing' & 'Glass railing round' texture issue
- Fixed: Cube Quarter face goes missing when placed next to other blocks
- Fixed new chat:
- auto-jump to Private tab
- sometimes not showing sender name

- Chat: added new smileys as command exceptions ":D" and ":p"
- Updated Localisation
- Updated EAH Tool: https://empyriononline.com/threads/tool-emp-admin-helper-eah-free-v1-47-x.5771/page-58#post-314788


Hi Galactic Survivalists,

Here comes the next hotfix release which includes a LOT of bug fixes for internal exceptions (thanks to the output logs you sent in)

CHANGELOG: Alpha 10.0.2 (Build 2511)

- Added back "SVDecoIntake02" (now called SVDecoIntake02New) to "General Devices (Deco)"
- Updated models of regular windows

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: MapDistance does not work other than 0
- Fixed: Names of devices mismatch between device list and detail info screen and HUD
- Fixed: Several internal exceptions found in output logs

- Some railing blocks have texture problems (will be fixed in next build)
by EleonGameStudios at 9:10 AM
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Update: June 19, 2019 (1pm CEST) - Build 2508

- Fixed: Exception on startup when using Config.ecf from Build 2504 (note: the deco block "SVDecoIntake02" is temporarily not available in "General Devices (Deco)" - we will add it back in next update)


Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We just released the first hotfix for Alpha 10. Stay tuned for more stabilizing and polishing updates.

CHANGELOG: Alpha 10.0.1 (Build 2507)

Bug Fixes:
- Possible fix for missing chunks on connect to a server
- Fixed: Color Tool usage permission
- Fixed: Definitions of new templates in Config.ecf didn't work reliable
- Fixed: Setting Video quality to FAST by keeping Textures on MAX results in billboard issue and exception
- Fixed: Possible exception when disconnecting from server running PDA.cs
- Fixed: Problem that turrets sometimes did not aim accurately
- Fixed: Clone chamber / Medic Station: not possible to paint/texture below (we removed the base plate)
- Fixed: Cockpit 8 non armored has the same model as the armored version
- Fixed: Internal exception linked to Status Effects
- Fixed: Several internal exceptions found in logs
by EleonGameStudios at 1:03 PM
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Hi Galactic Survivalists!

After more than 4 weeks in Experimental phase, we are very excited to release Alpha 10 to the public branch today!

Thanks to all Experimental testers, who helped with tracking down bugs and who sent in their feedback over the past weeks, we managed to greatly improve the initial feature releases.

Here is a short overview of the main features of Alpha 10:
- Polarized hull shields
- More than 100 new building block shapes
- Increased mining speed and improved drill handling
- New base attack & AI improvements (including a standalone Base Attack Scenario)
- Combined color and texture tool
- New movement controller mode for vessels
- New multiplayer chat
- Increased texture resolution of our 3d models

Check out the update video that highlights the main features of Alpha 10:

When looking at the overview and the full changelog below (with a LOT more changes, improvements and bug fixes), you will notice that we introduced several “first time” features and some gameplay changes. We are aware of the fact that this might lead to some relearning of mechanics, which can be inconvenient for everyone that is used to a certain play-style. However, the goal of the Alpha phase is still to add, change and introduce large feature updates.

Thanks a lot in advance to keep this in mind when playing Alpha 10. Said that, especially the new Base Attack (including a significant AI update for NPC ground troops) and the Modding API are additions that will still evolve over time. That’s why we value your feedback on ANY of the game topics and try to incorporate ideas and suggestions wherever possible and we hope everyone will continue to do so with the public release.

Please check out Alpha 10 and make good use of the Feedback forum: https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

Of course, please also report any bug or issue with Alpha 10 in the bug forum: https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

Have fun playing Alpha 10!


Empyrion Dev Team


CHANGELOG: Alpha 10.0.0 (Build 2504)


1. Shields
- Added polarized hull shield for vessels and bases
Hitting a shield-protected base

- Added shield generator (Pentaxid is required to charge the shield and energy is needed to power the shield)