Author Topic: Beta Branch Patch 0.16.4 Patchnotes  (Read 4360 times)

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on: March 19, 2018, 08:32:59 PM
Patch 0.16.4

Date: March 19th, 2018

Beta Branch Note: These changes are currently available on the beta branch. The beta branch is for testing experimental changes and for finding and fixing errors.

This is how you get access to the beta branch (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK):
Right-Click on Avorion in your Steam list, Properties -> Betas -> Select branch 'beta'.

Gameplay
  • Added basics for usable items
    • Usable, scripted items are now possible
    • Usable items can be used with Double-Click or Right-Click
  • Added a new usable item: Energy Signature Suppressor
    • Energy Signature Suppressors can be used to shield a sector's energy signatures
    • Sectors which's energy signatures are shielded won't be attacked by persecutors
    • Suppressors are active for 10 hours of playtime
    • Suppressors can be bought at NEWLY GENERATED Equipment Docks
UI
  • Added a warning window for applying ship plans with large block counts
  • Added context menus for right-click on inventory items
    • Mailing items can be done with RMB now
    • Destroying items can be done with RMB now
Scripting API
  • A new script template type for usable items was introduced
Bugfixes
  • [UBR] Fixed an issue that led to crashes when deleting a selection of blocks while mirroring is enabled
  • [UBR] Fixed an issue that led to torpedo tab crashing the game

Edit: Whoops, something definitely went wrong here - fixed now! Ahem...



Edit: Hotfixes 20-03-2018
  • [UBR] Fixed an issue that led to transfer fighters menu breaking due to bad mouseover event
  • [UBR] Persecutor follow-up dialog is now chat messages and no longer a dialog
  • Added sound for incoming hail
« Last Edit: March 20, 2018, 04:42:05 PM by koonschi »
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on: March 19, 2018, 09:58:09 PM
So dispite (accidentally?) having the 0.16.3 patch notes posted here, there is some cool new stuff:

  • Usable/consumable Items
  • An hiding from Persecutor-structure/ship/satellite called "energy suppressor"
  • An utility Merchant selling above
probably some more that I missed while looking through the files
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on: March 19, 2018, 09:59:34 PM
Yes this seems to be equal to 0.16.3. What happened here?
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on: March 19, 2018, 10:13:09 PM
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on: March 19, 2018, 10:16:32 PM
Well on twitter Koonschi posted these patchnotes:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/445220/announcements/detail/2732995878613284518
This looks like a current patch note, thanks.
Edit: Fits the changes I saw in scripts, and sounds great  :)
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on: March 19, 2018, 10:44:15 PM
Yasss, finally i can start testing torps :-) what kind of usable items can we expect, except from the suppressor?
« Last Edit: March 20, 2018, 06:59:13 AM by Wanderer »
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on: March 20, 2018, 02:00:18 AM
Yeah so something definitely went terribly wrong here... Let's forget that happened. Ahem. I fixed it.
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on: March 20, 2018, 04:42:17 AM
can you please do something about the frequency of pirates firing their torpedo's when you enter a sector? by the time you've loaded in they've pretty much hit your ship.  And Point defense turrets are completely useless.  They miss 100% of the time.  Point defense lasers do 0 damage.  The only thing that seems to stop them(en mass if you have at least 15) are anti fighter turrets, but their range is so bad that the explosion still hits you for half value :/



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on: March 20, 2018, 05:35:15 AM
And Point defense turrets are completely useless.  They miss 100% of the time.

I have not experienced this issue. Point defense turrets seem to be quite effective in my time playing, but they WILL miss if you are rapidly turning your ship.



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on: March 20, 2018, 07:03:07 AM
I also have this problem, because my ship gets torped all the time and maybe stops one of them, but not the other. They usually fire all but they just dont really hit it. Mayne downscale the endgame torpedo-hp a bit? Because in the beginning, they're no problem. In the end, your going to have to repair all the armor you lost due to 2 headhunters lobbing torps at you
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on: March 20, 2018, 07:44:35 AM

I don't have to be moving for them to miss/deal 0 damage 100% of the time, i can be sitting in 1 spot and 15 turrets fire, all 15 miss.



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on: March 20, 2018, 07:45:33 AM
Also, would be nice for that new item to work against headhunters.  Really tired of them appearing every 3 minutes because the factions near 0:0 hate you by default for no logical reason.



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on: March 20, 2018, 08:25:21 AM
Might be because I only faced them in naonite/trinium territory so far. Maybe end-game torpedoes have too much hp?



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on: March 20, 2018, 11:43:21 AM
I had a 66 dps, 3 X 9,1 dps, 3X 7dps pdc all firing at 2 headhuntertorpedoes flying 300/400 m/s. None got taken down... :-/
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on: March 20, 2018, 08:50:25 PM
The problem is kind of logical, made some testing, with 1600+ m/s TL 1 nuclear torpedoes and four exotic TL 1 PDCs on a Shihori: the target prediction seem to be off for torpedo targeting ???. Torpedoes beelining to the ship get destroyed very quickly, but those which curve almost always hit the ship (or get hit 0.1km from her).
Torpedoes not getting shot can also be caused on low-end machines by the "no damage because server overloaded" bug, as PDCs fire a lot of shots and some could be ignored but not the torpedo.

Bug: Researching PDCs cause either very few or no PDC results (tested with 160 exotic PDCs, got 32 legendary usual chainguns and no legendary PDC).
Other, minor bug: right-clicking on Research Tab opens up the new Mail/Destroy context menu.

Some good news: turrets put on Defensive Mode seem to stay on Defensive Mode after exiting the ship. PDCs still fired at the torpedoes during a purely remote test-duel. So ships can be escorted by PDC flak craft ;).

The "no damage because server overloaded" bug is still not fixed. More patience low-end computer users :) !
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