Alpha 8.0.2: Hotfix Releases

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  1. EleonGameStudios

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    Hi Galactic Survivalists,

    We have another update ready for you with more bug fixes and improvements.

    Regarding the new camera shake: we will add an option to disable it in Alpha 8.1 that will be released next week. In addition, we will add more video options for low-end machines to get a better performance.

    Bug Reports:
    https://empyriononline.com/threads/bug-reports-alpha-8-0.38176/

    Bug Reports Solar System Generator:
    https://empyriononline.com/threads/bug-reports-alpha-8-0-solar-system-generator.38177/

    Bug Reports Controller & Keymapping:
    https://empyriononline.com/threads/bug-reports-alpha-8-0-controller-keymapping.38178/

    Bug Reports PDA Missions & Robinson Protocol
    https://empyriononline.com/threads/bug-reports-alpha-8-0-robinson-protocol-other-missions.38184/

    Thanks for reading and stay tuned

    Empyrion Dev Team

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    CHANGELOG: Alpha 8.0.2 (Build 1716)

    Changes:
    - Added Survival Tool directly to start equipment + updated PDA to take into account that Survival Tool is now also part of the starting equipment (note: the survival tool is still craftable in survival constructor)
    - Remember suit light status when leaving cockpit
    - Tweaked camera shake: removed movement of camera and removed rotation around z axis
    - Temporarily disabled asteroid fields in the orbit map
    - Changed "PresetStyle" of drone waves so that drones attack immediately
    - Reduced render distance of grass
    - Updated description for Akua-Omicron to make clear that it is also available in Creative mode
    - Updated dedicated.yaml: disabled "TimeoutBootingPfServer" for now
    Note to all server owners: we recommend to disable this feature temporarily because it can cause problems on startup of the server (we are working on a fix for Alpha 8.1)

    Bug Fixes:
    - Fixed: Exception when loading savegames older than A8
    - Fixed: Problem that sometimes backpack was empty
    - Fixed: Problem that docked SV or HV vanished if the structure (CV or BA) at which vessel is docked was completely disassembled or the core of the structure destroyed
    - Fixed: Exception when using teleporter (only when using French language): Support email - Build 1710 #E0A6C
    - Fixed: Disassembling SV\HV open cockpits did not give back any resources
    - Fixed: Player list sometimes appearing blank in MP
    - Fixed: Problem that grass was rendered twice and thus generated too much polygons
    - Fixed: Problem that entry motion sensor was deactivated in Unknown Artifact POI and thus did not trigger
    - Fixed: Shadow of Starlight Scenario: Task on Veldis "Chapter 3, The Agent" (Village of the Elders) could not be triggered due to deactivated motion sensor (thanks for report)
    - Fixed: Problem that there was often only 1 single drone in a drone base attack wave
    - Fixed: More localization errors that could lead to exceptions
    - Fixed: Warning in logs "Spawner cannot spawn entity 'TurretRobotNew'"
    - Fixed: Exception "The terrain file X is not found neither as DLL nor as XML"
    - Fixed: Several internal exceptions reported on support email and found in logs

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    Update: June 15, 2018 - Hotfix 2 (Client Only)

    We have another small update for you:

    Changelog: Alpha 8.0.2 (Build 1717) - Client only

    Bug Fixes:
    - Fixed: Problem that Blueprints in BP Factory were lost after Server update (after build number increase) - MP only
    - Fixed: Problem that PDA log was deleted after Server update (after build number increase) - MP only

    Instead of deleting the full "Cache" folder after a build number increase, we now only delete the "Playfields" sub folder of the save games.

    Note: Losing Blueprints in a BP Factory after a build number increase only concerned Clients playing on a Multiplayer Server. Blueprints in Single Player were not affected.


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    Update: June 16, 2018: Hotfix 3 - Alpha 8.0.2 (Build 1719)

    Bug Fixes:
    - Fixed: Exception when leaving start sector in Akua-Omicron scenario
    - Fixed: Problem that Akua-Omicron Scenario and Legacy savegames were not working at the same time

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    Update: June 17, 2018: Hotfix 4 - Alpha 8.0.2 (Build 1721)

    Bug Fixes:
    - Temporarily deactivated "ScreenSpaceReflection" post-processing effect to improve performance
    - Further optimized terrain shader
    - Fixed: Exception on Playfield Server that could block a playfield
     
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  2. icehot

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    Good bunch of fixes there, like the light being remembered now. Now you've got the light being remembered, just wondered if it'd be possible to remember the jetpack status when changing playfields?
     
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  3. nexus_absolute

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    You guys don't stop.
    Thanks for the update :D
     
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    From the bottom of my heart, thank you! :)
     
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  5. Hicks42

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    Ha! Finally got rid of that crappy dynamo light! Thank you for your work.
     
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  6. Starwing6

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    Regarding the Survival Tool change: what happens with existing games? We're going to have other players join but will they get updated start equipment if I update the playfile for them? Or will they need to have charitable assistance upon spawning? :eek:
     
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  7. Hicks42

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    Hmm... you Can still make it in your SC... the point I think was that they saved you having to press a button. If they get it Kool! If Not... ButtonButtonButton!
     
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  8. Starwing6

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    Except you need resources, right? So for a player joining in, if the updated equipment list doesn't apply, players just cannot make a tool to get on with survival.
     
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    Survival Tool doesn't need resources to craft :)

    Scoob.
     
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  10. Cleff

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    I thought the survival tool was free.

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    @Scoob beat me to it.
     
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  11. Hummel-o-War

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    It still is.
     
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  12. Starwing6

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    FABULOUS!! (cheering, not shouting ;))

    Are there any details from the playfield that would change if I update the file--or only if we do a complete playfield wipe later on? The drone wave improvements would benefit us, but we don't plan on wiping anytime soon.

    Sorry to ask so many questions in the update thread! I'm really excited about the fixes and the suit light being on again when you had it on and leave a cockpit or the bike! :cool: So many welcomed changes and fixes today!
     
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    - Remember suit light status when leaving cockpit ...aaaaaand Motorbike! :):D
     
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  14. Scoob

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    Random question: Critters can see us of course and now they can hear us too, does having the suit (or any) light on impact the former? Night vision goggles - which should be a suit slot thing btw, just sayin' - would be a better option if this was the case.

    No opportunity to play currently, which is frustrating...perhaps this evening :)

    Scoob.
     
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  15. 68plex

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    Very nice quality of life fix. Thank you so much :) Fixing the HV exit mechanic, and now this... I'm beginning to think you guys might even fix the immediately closing loot container upon first opened after exiting a vehicle bug soon. ;)
     
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    Hallelujah

    Last night I discovered something else that needs a fix, definitely not a game breaker, but pretty annoying...
    If i go in CP and turn on "Show on HUD" of some device to find it, then if I forget to turn it off before removing the device, the marker stays and can't be removed...
    Exiting and reloading the game might fix it, but I have to check, and it'll be cool to not have to do this...
     
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  17. Brimstone

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    That marker is in your map markers- you can delete it from there
     
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  18. ion_storm

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    The map markers that stay after You salvage the POI are another issue...
    This is "Show on HUD" for individual devices in CP, like when You want to find the thrusters of the crashed ship with less digging...
     
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    Yep. As he said, go into map markers and delete it from there. When you tell a device to show on HUD it does so by adding a map marker.
     
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    OP dated https://empyriononline.com/threads/alpha-8-0-2-hotfix.38289/
    Update: June 15, 2018 - Hotfix 2 (Client Only)


    We have another small update for you:

    Changelog: Alpha 8.0.2 (Build 1717) - Client only

    Bug Fixes:
    - Fixed: Problem that Blueprints in BP Factory were lost after Server update (after build number increase) - MP only
    - Fixed: Problem that PDA log was deleted after Server update (after build number increase) - MP only

    Instead of deleting the full "Cache" folder after a build number increase, we now only delete the "Playfields" sub folder of the save games.

    Note: Losing Blueprints in a BP Factory after a build number increase only concerned Clients playing on a Multiplayer Server. Blueprints in Single Player were not affected.
     
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