Alpha 8.7: Back to Unity 2017

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  1. EleonGameStudios

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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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  4. Hummel-o-War

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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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  10. Myrmidon

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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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  12. MozoTyce

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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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  13. binhthuy71

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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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  18. Runeshadow

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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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  20. agal59

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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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