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Title: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: Lurler on January 27, 2015, 03:40:29 am
VoidExpanse v1.0.x Update patch notes.

Yup, that's right. The 1.0.x is here! Still in experimentals though. As always, see the list of changes below.

Note: achievements are not yet enabled. They will be available with the next small patch, probably with stable release.

=== VoidExpanse v1.0.0 ===
New features:
   * Added achievements to the website and steam.
   * New music track.
   * Completed localization logic.
   * Pirates are now much smarter and may retreat from a futile fight with another NPC.
   * Added muzzle flashes for energy weapons.
   * Other small additions.

Changes:
   * Balancing changes.
   * Russian localization almost entirely finished, still some corrections to the texts are required.
   * If an NPC kills another NPC there will be no drops.
   * Other small changes.

Fixed:
   * Female NPC & localization issues.
   * Loot.
   * Holodeck and science points.
   * Script issues.
   * Fire origin on Aurora and Boomerang hull.
   * SP/MP missions.
   * Memory leaks.
   * Escort missions / following NPCs.
   * Quest item moved to Storage and can't be equipped again after hull switching.
   * Server icon not copied into the game build for Windows.
   * Game freeze on docking, breaking savegame.
   * Projectiles firing through the objects.
   * Various other issues.

=== VoidExpanse v1.0.1 ===
New features:
   * Target unlock (Shift+R).

Changes:
   * Experience progression and scaling.
   * Mining experience and money earning by selling resources rebalanced.
   * Extended targeting radius (R key) - it will lock on the closest to the cursor enemy.
   * Slow projectiles like nuke missile, don't inhere the shooter ship velocity now.
   * Russian localization include voices!
   * Various performance optimizations.

Fixed:
   * Localization issues.
   * "New npc" instead of NPC names in escort quest.
   * Stingray Mk2 engine trail position fixed.
   * Anti-hive weapon not dealing any damage.
   * NPC name not being displayed in the locked target display.
   * Generic quests re-added (only "escort" quest was available in 1.0.0).
   * Character generation - wrong number labels.
   * Huge UI controls memory leak.
   * Autopilot issues.
   * Some projectiles remains in space.
   * Removed ALL debug code! :)

=== VoidExpanse v1.0.2 ===
New features:
   * Achievements! Yay!

Changes:
   * Experience curve adjusted. Hopefully it is the last time we need to introduce any changes here.
   * Server descriptions.
   * Background now can be dimmed if it's too vibrant for you.
   * Key rebinding improved, now you can assign key which is already used.

Fixed:
   * AI pathfinding stall
   * "Cannot reach destination" if navpoint is inside any space object like asteroid + other autopilot improvements
   * Multiplayer "sort by" doesn't display default value
   * Experience meter doesn't update
   * Localization improvements

=== VoidExpanse v1.0.4 ===
New features:
   * New item comparison tooltip - now shows +/- values.

Changes:
   * Mining experience adjusted
   * Key bindings, now non blocking
   * Multiplayer saves from non-dedicated server now stored in the user documents
   * MP: Ship stats update is now a configurable option.
   * GameServer processor resources / memory usage is reduced drastically
   * Group invite notification added
   * Some more signposting to make certain things easier to figure out
   * Topics list is dimmed during an active conversation
   * Notification time increased
   * New screenshot notification
   * Stacking consumables on pickup

Fixed:
   * Lots of fixes to in-game texts
   * AI pathfinding stall
   * Typing quanity when moving items doesn't update the price
   * Mac/Linux fixes
   * Pause issue
   * Hardcore death doesn't display player ship explosion
   * Radar offline/interference

I hope you enjoy this update! ^_^

It should be the last version in this branch, hopefully :) (fingers crossed)
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.0
Post by: madpinger on January 27, 2015, 06:54:56 am
Is the mod support getting to where it's fairly static now then ?

Sounds good tho, I'll update and give it a play ^.^

*edit* Nice "Incompatible" image across my save :3  Figured as much, but worth a shot ^.^
Time for a diff build,  did fighter last game.  lvl 118.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.0
Post by: Lurler on January 27, 2015, 07:52:55 pm
Is the mod support getting to where it's fairly static now then ?
It should be, yes. I don't think there will be any major changes before the release, so, feel free to safely tinker with the game now :)
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.0
Post by: madpinger on January 29, 2015, 12:28:31 am
Nifty, it'll be a bit before I can tinker tho,  have dev project on commission atm so can't say I'm looking to do more code for fun just now.
Hopefully others will take that as a queue to get going tho :3

Come on ppl, I know you're out there.  Nothing to say about the patch >:

So far, can't say I've ran into anything worth note in the patch.  I shoot things and they explode.  All as would be expected thus far :3
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.0
Post by: Hammish on January 29, 2015, 09:05:10 am
I'll make sure I get BTC up to snuff if anything needs to be changed, probably over the weekend. :)
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.0
Post by: Lurler on January 29, 2015, 10:07:32 pm
New VoidExpanse update v1.0.1 is out! I've update the first post to include the list of changes.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.0
Post by: djs4000 on January 30, 2015, 04:03:39 am
Congrats on getting everything ready for the steam release! Everything is looking good.   :D Any plans on adding Steam Workshop support for the mods? I have no idea what that entails (and I'm sure it'd a be good bit of work), but it would be such a boon for the modding community on this game.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.0
Post by: Lurler on January 30, 2015, 07:22:03 pm
I mentioned that somewhere before, but essentially we'd like to add it, but it will definitely not happen until after the release, otherwise we'd have to push the release even further.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.0
Post by: ai_enabled on January 31, 2015, 03:45:54 am
Forgot to mention – VoidExpanse v1.0.1 now is stable version!
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: Lurler on February 04, 2015, 03:39:01 am
I updated the first post with the list of changes from the last v1.0.2 update. Still experimental, but if you feel like it - give it a try. The main thing is the achievements. And if everything is well that will be the last version we release until after Steam launch. But we will not introduce any new features until the Steam release, only bug fixes if needed.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: InVasMani on February 04, 2015, 01:31:13 pm
Anyway to revert back while keeping my old previous save file to a stable version didn't realize I could no longer connect to the US server at patching to latest experimental build. Is my character saved server side so just reinstall perhaps?
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: ai_enabled on February 04, 2015, 08:07:09 pm
Anyway to revert back while keeping my old previous save file to a stable version didn't realize I could no longer connect to the US server at patching to latest experimental build. Is my character saved server side so just reinstall perhaps?
Sure, you can downgrade with our game launcher or just by downloading previous version from our website - it's still there.
About the game server - we are updating it only when releasing a new stable version... anyway, soon we plan to stop hosting official public server, as we get more public servers hosted by the community, and we can't host enough capacity for thousands of Steam users who will purchase our game. The official public server with only 64 player slots was there only for testing during the alpha phase...
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: InVasMani on February 05, 2015, 09:27:36 am
Ahhh ok guess I may as well just play single player with experimental in mean while then so hard to say when a reliable public server will crop up at this point in time. It would be nice if you could use your single player saves some how for host or client in the future even if you could only partially use portions of them due to the random seeding aspect of creating a single player or hosted game.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: ai_enabled on February 05, 2015, 07:51:43 pm
Ahhh ok guess I may as well just play single player with experimental in mean while then so hard to say when a reliable public server will crop up at this point in time. It would be nice if you could use your single player saves some how for host or client in the future even if you could only partially use portions of them due to the random seeding aspect of creating a single player or hosted game.
If I understand you right, it's already implemented - you can use savegame from the multiplayer server in singleplayer game and vice versa. You just need to copy it from multiplayer server saves folder to the singleplayer saves folder.
Regards!
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: InVasMani on February 05, 2015, 08:23:41 pm
Happen to know what default file locations are for these? That would be helpful to know.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: ai_enabled on February 06, 2015, 09:43:14 pm
Happen to know what default file locations are for these? That would be helpful to know.
The location of all dynamic game data is "<your documents>\AtomicTorchStudio\VoidExpanse". But the "Saves_Multiplayer" placed inside the server folder (near executable).
Maybe I didn't understand you correctly... but you can't get world save file from the remove multiplayer server. So if you wish to get it, you need to ask the server administrator to send you a world save (if he/she allow it).
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: generalmek on February 09, 2015, 06:19:06 pm
can you make forum on russian as site? i found a lot of bugs
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: Lurler on February 09, 2015, 07:11:40 pm
can you make forum on russian as site? i found a lot of bugs
You can contact us directly: https://atomictorch.com/ContactUs
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: ai_enabled on February 09, 2015, 07:41:12 pm
can you make forum on russian as site? i found a lot of bugs
Official russian forum http://www.elite-games.ru/conference/viewforum.php?f=93 (we will add a link on voidexpanse.ru soon).
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: Lurler on February 09, 2015, 11:48:55 pm
Updated the first post with list of changes to v1.0.4 which is now a new stable version.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: VincentV on February 11, 2015, 09:00:08 am
Quick question about game versions and saved games. I updated from 1.01 to 1.04, my saved game is incompatible. Now I do understand that as the game is patched the saves wont work because of some of the newly implemented features, however is that going to happen any time there is a new patch even for bug fixes?
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: Lurler on February 11, 2015, 08:58:53 pm
Yes, since the game is actively changing (and frankly, due to our poor choice of saving format) when we make some significant changes to the game it sometimes makes the saves incompatible. But when the game is properly released it shouldn't happen anymore since we won't be making such groundbreaking changes to the core structure of the game. Or we might change the save format that will fix this issues once and for all.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: VincentV on February 12, 2015, 08:39:42 am
Ok perfect! thanks for the info! I figured that was the case just wanted to make sure :D
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: ai_enabled on March 18, 2015, 06:22:54 am
VoidExpanse v1.0.8 (experimental) is available now for Windows. The patch notes will be added to this topic tomorrow. Now you can play and guess what's new and what's fixed, huh :-). Hint: it's super-optimized and includes Unity 5 physics-based shading.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: omicron on March 18, 2015, 06:57:07 am
yeeeha!

thanks! ;)
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: WelshPixie on March 18, 2015, 08:36:01 am
VoidExpanse v1.0.8 (experimental) is available now for Windows. The patch notes will be added to this topic tomorrow. Now you can play and guess what's new and what's fixed, huh :-). Hint: it's super-optimized and includes Unity 5 physics-based shading.

Ooooh fancy :D
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: omicron on March 18, 2015, 11:46:06 am
uhm....

i have no audio, anyone else?

maybe it`s just me, copied the 1.08 files in the 1.04 files manually.

try it tomorrow again ;)
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: WelshPixie on March 18, 2015, 11:50:31 am
No sound here either. The Silent Update!  8)
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: omicron on March 18, 2015, 11:56:41 am
hehe ok ^^

tryed to make my own noises ingame...not the same :(
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: Lurler on March 18, 2015, 07:31:22 pm
Can you upload your log files please?
The logs are in "Documents/AtomicTorchStudio/VoidExpanse/Logs" folder.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: WelshPixie on March 18, 2015, 11:00:41 pm
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ot8ciqx7ufnz5ih/Log_VoidExpanse_Client_2015-03-18_20-22.log?dl=0&s=sl
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: ai_enabled on March 18, 2015, 11:10:36 pm
WelshPixie, thanks for logs, we're working on the fix now.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: Silberspeer on March 18, 2015, 11:14:03 pm
We have a helping Pixie here :D Great fairy magic!  :D
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: WelshPixie on March 18, 2015, 11:22:39 pm
Just don't get pixie dust over everything - you don't want your office equipment flying off. :D
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: ai_enabled on March 19, 2015, 02:40:25 am
VoidExpanse v1.1.0 is available now. Hope it fixes issues with sounds and shadows.
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: WelshPixie on March 19, 2015, 02:43:16 am
Huzzah! I shall update and test it immediately :D

Edit: We have sound!
Title: Re: VoidExpanse - Patch notes v1.0.x
Post by: Lurler on March 19, 2015, 03:05:49 am
Here is the new patchnotes for v1.1.x http://forums.atomictorch.com/index.php?topic=481