Alpha 8.7.1: Back to Unity 2017

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  1. EleonGameStudios

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    HOTFIXES:

    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

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    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.

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    Update: November 13, 2018 (Build 1907)

    Changed:
    - Increased timeout for playfield loading to 10 sec

    Fixed:
    - 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

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    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:
    https://empyriononline.com/threads/...lay-read-introduction-before-reporting.45730/

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

    Yours,

    Emp Dev Team
     
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  2. The Hashtronaut

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    ...... o_O.......
     
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  3. Germanicus

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    Well, it seems to me to be a necessary step back after all those Errors.
    Should we start new games now to get rid of those issues?
     
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    It would be helpful just for the sake of testing (thanks in advance on behalf of the bug tracking team), but it it is not required (!)
     
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  5. Space Beagle

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    Well, when you go out on Steam and check some other similarly compex games powered by Unity that switched to new 'U 2018' version - they all have/had big problems with it whole summer & autumn... (and there was some bugs in engine, as I understand)
     
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  6. Germanicus

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    No worries, I am quite happy with starting again for the... What? 200th (?) time;):D
     
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  7. Germanicus

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    Ok, STEAM "updated" my EGS....here we go again;)
     
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  8. Space Beagle

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    Update is 666.6mb, soooo .... everything will work great as hell, right!
     
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  9. Liang

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    Guess I should check to see what issues people were having because I started a new game after the patch and received zero errors the entire time.
     
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    I suggest delete the relevant cache folder of the "old" save game.
     
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  11. The Hashtronaut

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    I cant anymore...After 2946 hrs....I got my money's worth
    Moved onto Space Engineers
    With Full Mod Support...Cant beat that..
    But i will keep a eye on this game for sure and play it on and off with friends
    if i am not trying to build Robots in SE :)


    HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY....Peace out
     
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    Can we also have a link to report "No Bugs" ? I've been playing happily, albeit single player, with no issues what-so-ever :(
     
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    Start a new game after an update? I do, but only because I have thousands of hours in EGS and lots of spare time. If you're having a wonderful time in a game and it still loads then play on. I'd think that Eleon would also want to know if a build messed up previous saves.
     
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    What a nice dev team these guys are... I really love how they talk to their community.
     
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    I truly appreciate the honesty about it, thanks
     
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    I blame Microsoft and their corrupdates....
     
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    Sorry to hear it didn't work out on first go, but I think it's fair to say that majority of people will be more excited to see A9 than U2018 - so if both will end up taking significant amount of time, "we'll focus on A9 to bring it out first" will be more popular than "we'll push back A9 a few months until we have U2018 running steady" :D
     
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    Good call. This is project management. Sometimes you gotta chop it off
     
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    Good call and keep going. Got my full support
     
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    Bummer... I had no problems with the upgrade. In fact my frame rate was much better with the new engine. Unfortunately, it has dropped again with this retrograde. I'm strictly a single player on a Win-10 box (an anemic one at that).
     
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