v1.7 Experimental III

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  1. Pantera

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    Hello Galactic Survivalists!

    Today we start the final phase of Experimental Version 1.7! Included is a very special gift that we announced some time ago and that we know is high on the wish list of many players: Crouch!

    From now on your player avatar can go down by pressing and holding the C key (standard assignment). Press C twice in succession and you will remain in this mode until you either stand up (press C once) or jump, provided there is enough space above you.

    In addition, some improvements to the existing features have been made for phase 3, and some bugs have been fixed.

    Also new is the next story mission: Murky Christmas. You can play this mission directly by jumping to the sun of the Ellyon system. It starts there automatically.

    However, a note: If you visited the ContAr1a95 system in phase 2 to see two of the new deco planets, you either have to clean up this system first (we have a howto for you in the mission feedback thread!) or you simply start a new savegame with phase 3 - which we recommend for a "clean" test of the other changes and additions!

    As always, take a close look and don't skimp on feedback and bug reports!

    As always, you can find the complete changelog in the attachment below.

    Please make intensive use of the Experimental Bug forum as well as the topic posts pinned in the Experimental Feedback forum!

    As always please note:
    Report bugs and issues right over here: https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.34/
    Fixed bugs for the Experimental branch can be found here: https://empyriononline.com/forums/tracking-filed.91/
    Fixed Experimental version bugs can be found there: https://empyriononline.com/forums/fixed.90/

    For discussing the new and updated features, please head over to the Experimental Feedback forum: https://empyriononline.com/forums/experimental-features-discussion.35/

    Changes:

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    Patch: 2021-12-15 v1.7 (B3632)

    Fixes:
    - Last task of Sigma Fulcrum mission could not be completed
    - NearPOI playfield parameter broken on first playfield entry

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    Patch: 2021-12-14 v1.7 (B3630)

    Changes:
    - Updated: Localization (incremental update as of 13.12.2021 for Hud, UI, PDA and Dialogues)
    - Changed item-/inventory drop containers for Christmas time
    - Updated Status icons

    Fixes:
    - Mission or trader dialogue disables the Jetpack

    - Updated IvD scenario:

    Fixes:
    - Removed drones from Ferrda Planet and reduced drones in Ferrda Space
    - Fix for a game crash when leaving a planet

    EAH:
    - https://eah.empyrion-homeworld.net/download/patch-notes-emp-admin-helper-full

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    Patch: 2021-12-10 v1.7 (B3626)

    Fixes:
    - Faction Reputation Info page showing wrong info in some places
    - Can't pass door with lock code (also removed the annoying lock code dialog when moving away from an opened door)
    - NPC and creatures become unlootable after killed
    - Fix for reflection remaining with turning SSR off. With this the water reflections are tied to the "Screen Space Reflections" video option.

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    v1.7 B3622

    - First iteration of crouch enabled for the player controller
    CrouchV1.7.png

    - Through improvements to the current player controller, it is now possible for your game avatar to kneel (aka ‘crouch’). Whether behind a cover, in front of the Zirax or so that you can crawl through a narrow passage - there are many new possibilities. :D
    - To crouch hold down the C key & to toggle crouch double tap the C key

    - Harvestable plant models update
    NewHarvestableModels2.png

    - The artists have put quite some effort in our "old" harvestable plant lineup and gave them a facelift in terms of optics and quality, sometimes creating all new versions!

    Misc:
    - Added story mission 11 'Murky Christmas' (For ease of testing, a new save game is recommended)
    - Added message when entering one of the new deco testing planets
    - Updated Robinson Protocol initial game start reflecting status effects changes of EXP Phase 2(now you get a Dermal Burn instead a Broken Leg); Please retest
    - Updated Tales of the Past mission in regards to the changed medical items you need to get rid of the dermal parasites; Please retest
    - Slightly increased health/food levels for Easy (full) and Medium (300 instead of 250) difficulty game start due to changed status effect on game start
    - Updated/adjusted both Robinson Protocol and Tales of the Past mission dialogues and texts related to the status effect changes and other required updates. Note: Your localization might show the English default texts until the changes are made in our languages.
    - Added a few new starter POI (Synth Lab around Ancient Tower, Convoy near the Heidelberg, Bunker near the Polaris Sanctuary, Wreckage near downed SV Dart in Zirax Territory)
    - Added FXAA/SMAA/TAA Anti-Aliasing Settings
    - Updated Empyriopedia on MP default scenario to current state
    - Activated Explorers Guild discovers missions for MP default scenario
    - Murky Hollow: moved moon closer to temperate planet (To not exceed 15 AU warp range of Santa Sleigh SV)

    Fixes:
    - PDA activating more than the first ordered action
    - Door in Cryo Prison (Tales of the Past) was not locked and lever was not used (which broke mission progress)
    - FPS drop when aiming a drill at water
    - Exception spam when reactivating the HUD whilst in a cockpit
    - Reporting to Kezzel did not advance the quest when "Additional Info" answer branch was chosen.
    - Reporting to Kezzel did not remove Report when "Skip" answer branch was chosen.
    - Default Multiplayer scenario had all factions and vessels in the starter system.
    - Fixed an exploit


    Updated IvD scenario:
    Changes:
    - Added Christmas Event. (Follow the mission in the PDA)
    ChristmasEvent.png

    - Added Santa’s Workshop, Santa’s Express, Santa’s Sleigh and Santa’s Christmas Tree POIs. (Thanks to Decurion1965, iClustaFlux, Ray and Willow)
    - Added Santa’s Elf Hut. (Thanks to Escarli)
     
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  2. Myrmidon

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    For me this is a surprise. :thumpUp:

    I was expecting crouch to be enabled anyway. :p
     
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  3. Bob [OG]

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    let the [censored] begin!

    [crouching over zirax corpses]
     
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    Can the avatar walk in a crouch?
    It will be really cool if he can crawl with a gun too
    [​IMG]
     
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    You can walk while in crouc modus of course ;)
     
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    Sure we can "crouch walk" and the animation is very neat and pro. Well done guys ! :)
     
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    'gm' on and off and you just glide, no more walking or crouching - until the next start of the game :rolleyes:
     
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    I just tested this and no problem. I have a "hotkey" for godmode + itemmenu + spawnanyblueprint, so I pressed it while I was crouching : player stands up and glides. Pressed "g" to disable godmode and went into crouch : animation is ok.

    Maybe you didn't use enough cheats ! :D

    Edit : I'm also currently messing up my galaxy config pretty badly. Maybe this is related ? Try messing up or galaxyconfig.ecf so labels get so big that they hide themselves behind each other, stars make a huge bright spot behind them, and navigating this becomes a nightmare.

    I didn't try "crouch" while in the galaxy map though.
     
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    There is only an issue if you have "gm" enabled then use "gm off" in the console instead of using the toggle key (which doesn't trigger this issue). This is known.
     
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    :thumpUp:
    Experimental 1.7.1_2021-12-09_12-39-24.png
     
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    Maybe it's time to get a new player avatar to go with all the graphics improvements added over the years, frankly it's so outdated it looks out of place now !

    [​IMG]
     
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    One thing at a time:NewStuckoutTongue:
     
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    The video settings that help my GTX-1070 provide close to 80FPS in Epx 1.7.3 (given that I am not having tons of scanned signatures on HUD and I am not inside multi lighted POI).
    Screenshot from 2021-12-09 18-00-50.png Screenshot from 2021-12-09 18-00-58.png
     
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    We have some more fixes added to B3626 please update

    Patch: 2021-12-10
    v1.7 (B3626)


    Fixes:
    - Faction Reputation Info page showing wrong info in some places
    - Can't pass door with a lock code (also removed the annoying lock code dialog when moving away from an opened door)
    - NPC and creatures become unlootable after killed
    - Fix for reflection remaining with turning SSR off. With this the water reflections are tied to the "Screen Space Reflections" video option.
     
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    Animals can still breach hull. :D
    Experimental 1.7.1_2021-12-10_07-16-11.png

    Players can still find no water, O2 pockets under the sea level.

    Experimental 1.7.1_2021-12-11_14-00-17.png
     
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    Patch: 2021-12-14 v1.7 (B3630)

    Changes:
    - Updated: Localization (incremental update as of 13.12.2021 for Hud, UI, PDA and Dialogues)
    - Changed item-/inventory drop containers for Christmas time
    - Updated Status icons

    Fixes:
    - Mission or trader dialogue disables the Jetpack
    - Fix for a game crash when leaving a planet

    - Updated IvD scenario:

    Fixes:
    - Removed drones from Ferrda Planet and reduced drones in Ferrda Space

    EAH:
    - https://eah.empyrion-homeworld.net/download/patch-notes-emp-admin-helper-full
     
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    Patch: 2021-12-15 v1.7 (B3632)

    Fixes:
    - Last task of Sigma Fulcrum mission could not be completed
    - NearPOI playfield parameter broken on first playfield entry
     
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    Hi,

    May I ask why the Pitch controls for keyboard have been reversed for v1.7? I do often use the keyboard for pitch / yaw when driving or flying with cruise enabled. I can get used to it eventually of course, it's just an odd change.
     
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    3.4 GB for this fix or is it already the final version (from 1.7) that came out today?

    Just out of curiosity
     
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