Empyrion-Servers.com Blog Feed en https://empyrion-servers.com/ Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:25 CEST Empyrion-Servers.com is a Empyrion servers list. Its goal is to provide an efficient way for players to find a server that suits their needs and also for servers owners to get more players on their servers. 60 v1.11.6 Hotfix https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/310/v1116-hotfix/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/310/v1116-hotfix/ Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:25 CEST We have a fix for the custom scenarios menu ready & to also mention we have much more to come very soon.

As always, please report any bugs here:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

If you would like to give any constructive feedback:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

Thank you.

Changelog v1.11.6 B4471 2024-04-18

Fixes:
  • In the New Game Scenario screen scenarios subscribed in Workshop can lead to CoQ on systems without the DLC installed
  • Changed difficulty settings on a scenario are lost when returning to scenario selection screen
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v1.11.5 March Update https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/309/v1115-march-update/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/309/v1115-march-update/ Thu, 28 Mar 2024 14:40 CET In today's March update, as promised, we have provided a first set of improvements and even new content.

These include, among others
- The improvement of the sword and body shield includes an increased swing speed, an additional animation, and a glowing effect around the avatar when the shield is active.
- The UI/UX improvements have added new information and markers for the Dark Field strength on the map, as well as a warning message before landing on a planet.
- The new feature for range preview of generators allows a live preview of the effect field before final placement, for both Dark Field Neutralizers and Generators as well as regular gravity generators.
- The new content includes a gravity generator for small ships (SV) with a renewed model and various ranges, available in both game versions (with and without DLC).

Unfortunately, the "Boarding Parties" feature discussed in the recently released blog had to be postponed to the upcoming next update in April. So, your security teams have gained a little more time for training. ;)

Included in today's update, of course, are bug fixes as well as further adjustments and improvements listed below in the complete changelog.

As always: please report bugs in this forum: https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

We thank you all for your cooperation and patience and look forward to your feedback!

Changelog v1.11.5 B4468 2024-03-27

Dark Faction DLC
Changes
  • Strain feature on bow will now only fries when the player lets go of LMB
  • Sword speed increased (hold down LMB for continuous strikes with the sword), sparks effects & another strike animation added.
  • Added: Shield recharge bar for players to see when it’s next available & body shield shader when shield is active.
  • Added: Changed the strain controller sprite & placed it close to the center of the screen
  • Added: New icon on the HUD, Map window & galaxy map to show the Dark field strength in corrupted playfields
  • A message will appear on the HUD when entering Dark faction playfields with a Dark field


Fixes
  • 01338: Structure swap will use blueprints from the player BP folder if they are named the same as what is setup in the scenario
  • Various fixes for corrupted NPC's reactions to the player
Main game & Dark Faction DLC
Changes
  • Updated Main Loca for supported languages
Added
  • Added the possibility to see with a visualization sphere some generators area they effect which can be seen when you have f.ex a gravity gen or dark field neutralizer equipped & press alt+right click
  • Replaced gravity generator model
  • Added: GravityGenerator radius configurable in BlocksConfig.ecf
  • Added: Gravity Generators for BACV (4 variants) & for SVHV (4 variants)
  • Added: both BACV and SVHV Gravity Generators to individual Block Groups
  • Added: Gravity Generators BA/CV/SV/HV to Techtree + Crafting Templates





Fixes
  • 01359: Reputation ‚Neutral‘ factions send base attacks to player & Base attack did ignore the MinimalBaseStrength parameter
  • Fix: Base attack did ignore the MinimalBaseStrength parameter
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Update Preview: what’s next? https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/308/update-preview-whata-s-next/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/308/update-preview-whata-s-next/ Fri, 22 Mar 2024 19:15 CET
At the beginning of March, we provided some insights here into the basic contents for the coming weeks and months (Roadmap Blog - March/April 2024).

Today, we want to get more specific and give you a little preview of the upcoming update.

Here's a little disclaimer: All images below and detailed information should be considered as work in progress. They are from the active development process, and it's possible that even days before a release, things may change or, if in doubt, be postponed to the next update. Therefore, the information below is primarily to let you know what we are currently working on and to shorten the waiting time for the next update. Thank you for your understanding. 🙂

With that said - What are the main topics of the next update?

New Features: Boarding Parties!
The turrets of the Dark Faction are getting (the first iteration of) a new function! The Disruptor Turret will now be able to immobilize your (not shield-protected) ship and then the Translocator turret will teleport troops over to your vessel! Make sure your internal security is up to scratch! 😀

Improvement: Sword and Body Shield
Three improvements are planned here. Not only has the swing speed of the sword been significantly increased. There is now also an additional animation and a glow effect around your avatar as soon as the shield is active.



UI/UX Improvements:
  • Dark Field On Screen Info & Warning message
    We added new information and updated the markers in the various map views about the presence or strength of the local Dark Field. There is also now a new message: when you approach a planet it will inform you about the strength of the Dark Field even before you attempt to land!
  • Lift-Off Warning
    In addition to that, we also plan to add another new warning message - available for both game versions: If you approach a planet, a warning will be displayed in case you would not be able to take off from this planet.



Last but not least, the current update includes a topic that fits with the previous improvement and also brings some new content that we would like to explain to you in advance.

New Feature: Range Preview for Generators
Both for the Dark Field Neutralizers (also for the Dark Field Generators) and the regular gravity generators, there is now a live preview of the effect field that you can activate BEFORE the final placement! This feature will, of course, also be included in the main game (without DLC) for the gravity generators!



And yes, we are deliberately using the plural "gravity field generators". ;)

New Content: Gravity Generator for Small Vessels (SV) and New Model
We will not only renew the model of the gravity generator and give several models with different ranges, but also introduce gravity generators for SV - for both game versions (with and without DLC).

Overall, this should give you more flexibility for your building projects - or, if it's your aim, a needs-oriented and more precise coverage without just installing the biggest generator. ;)



As mentioned above, everything here is still a work in progress and can be subject to change. ;)

Beyond the mentioned topics, there are, of course, general improvements, e.g., to the movement patterns of the creatures and, of course, bug fixing!

We hope there is something among the above improvements for you as well.

There is no fixed date for the mentioned update yet, but it looks good for the coming week.

We will keep you updated. 🙂

Your Eleon Game Studios Team.


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Roadmap Blog - March/April 2024 https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/307/roadmap-blog-march-april-2024/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/307/roadmap-blog-march-april-2024/ Fri, 08 Mar 2024 19:11 CET
First off, we want to thank you for your patience over the last days and weeks while we have been working on further improvements and bug fixes!



We acknowledge that the DLC fell short of what we intended. Our aim was to offer something substantial and innovative, but in our pursuit to push boundaries, we ended up releasing an experience that was not well-polished and had technical issues. Now, we can only show you with facts that we want to make things right. Our entire team is working diligently on these step-by-step improvements.

One of the key issues was the COOP mode, which was addressed in the recently released update.

It is now not only operational again but the scenario "Rise of the Dark Faction" has also been expanded in terms of cooperative play for small groups. This means you can now play the scenario and its story campaign with several friends at the same time in a new game. Please pay attention to the new text displays and information from the game and keep in mind that it is a COOP scenario, not a full multiplayer scenario.



So, what comes next? Let’s have a quick look!

Dark Field Improvements
We're refining how the game communicates the Dark Field's impact, ensuring you have all the information you need to navigate its challenges.

New Notification Feature*
Stay alert with a feature that warns you when approaching a planet that's hard to escape due to gravitational or dark field conditions.

Handling Enhancements
Expect better handling of Dark Field Generators, Neutralizers, and Gravity Generators*, allowing for tailored gameplay strategies

Gameplay Experience
Look forward to a series of updates aimed at enriching the overall gameplay - from better shield indicators to enhanced NPC animations.

Spreading Mechanic & Alpha Field
We're broadening the Spreading-Mechanic to be usable with other NPC factions and introducing the "Alpha Field" setting, offering new layers of strategic depth.

This is, of course, just a brief summary of the things we are doing to show you that we continue to work with the utmost effort to provide you with the gaming experience you deserve and that we haven't for a minute thought of letting you, our community, down.



As you might have noticed, we have been working on fixing these issues and will continue to do so to ensure that you receive the experience we originally envisioned. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may have encountered.

We hope that our upcoming fixes will provide a better experience for those who give us a second chance, as that is ultimately our goal.

Thank you for your tremendous support, and we look forward to continuing to build and improve Empyrion Galactic Survival and the Dark Faction expansion together with you!

Your Eleon Game Studios Team.

*) Will be available for both the DLC and the main game (without DLC) in relation to the mechanics, functionalities, devices, items and tools available in the respective version!]]>
v1.11.4 Patch https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/306/v1114-patch/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/306/v1114-patch/ Tue, 05 Mar 2024 17:17 CET We have some fixes ready we would like to put out & also to mention we have much more to come very soon.

As always, please report any bugs here:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

If you would like to give any constructive feedback:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/


Changelog v1.11.4 B4467 2024-03-05

Dark Faction DLC only:
Changes:
  • Itemicons for DF Ammo & Ores updated

Fixes:
  • Loca of DF Ammo was misplaced for some languages
  • Multiple fixes made for Co-op mode to work with the “Rise of the dark faction scenario” & Improved DF Scenario start for Coop compatibility. In Co-op for this scenario when the Self destruct in the Vanguard vessel at the beginning is triggered a new spawn location will be activated for anyone joining the session after.

Main game & Dark Faction DLC:
Changes:
  • Itemicons for Ores updated
  • Updated Dialogues/Loca/PDA (DE,IT,FR,ES,PTb,RU,ZHs)
  • Added: PDA Chapter visibility restriction "MultiplayerOnly"

Fixes:
  • Fixed issues with empty dialogues for some languages (Please recheck!)
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v1.11.3 Hotfix https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/305/v1113-hotfix/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/305/v1113-hotfix/ Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:19 CET We have some fixes ready we would like to put out & also to mention we have much more to come very soon.

As always, please report any bugs here:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

If you would like to give any constructive feedback:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

Thank you.

Main game:
Fixes:
  • DF Research console is missing dialogues in SP game with DF injection
  • Some Wildlife was not spawning on planets
  • Melee NPC's are not inflicting any damage on players in MP

DLC:
Changes:
  • Added localization to tokenized items (DE,FR,IT,ES,PT(b),RU,ZHs)
  • Loca/PDA/Dialogues update for DE,FR,IT,ES,PT(b),RU & ZHs

Fixes:
  • Some Wildlife was not spawning on planets
  • Melee NPC's are not inflicting any damage on players in MP
  • After DF corruption come to Aratos a CoQ triggers
  • CoQ appear after leaving the Nova planet during story quest
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v1.11.2 Hotfix https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/304/v1112-hotfix/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/304/v1112-hotfix/ Fri, 16 Feb 2024 11:18 CET We have some fixes ready we would like to put out after finding some errors in dedicated server logs & also to mention we have much more to come very soon.

As always, please report any bugs here:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

If you would like to give any constructive feedback:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

Thank you.

Changelog v1.10.8 B4262 2024-02-16

Fixes:
  • Multiple exceptions found in dedicated server logs
  • A fix for artifacts on stars with DLSS/FSR enabled
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v1.11.1 Hotfix https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/303/v1111-hotfix/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/303/v1111-hotfix/ Thu, 08 Feb 2024 17:34 CET We have some fixes ready we would like to put out with more to come soon.

As always, please report any bugs here:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

If you would like to give any constructive feedback:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

Thanks.

Fixes:
  • Custom AssetBundles from the "ShardData" Folder do not work anymore
  • Fixed an issue when exiting to main menu while battle music was still playing
  • Fixed a crash that happened when opening the Control panel > stats window on some vessels in the Dark Faction scenario
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The Dark Faction DLC is Here! https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/302/the-dark-faction-dlc-is-here/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/302/the-dark-faction-dlc-is-here/ Tue, 06 Feb 2024 18:23 CET
Dark Faction, our first DLC ever, has arrived, bringing new mysteries, weapons, devices, building blocks, and an all-consuming, galaxy-spanning threat.

Witness the birth of a new galactic power.



https://store.steampowered.com/app/2765930/Empyrion__Galactic_Survival_Dark_Faction/

Survive A new Scenario

Solo or in co-op, plunge into an intense survival story from the moment you enter the world. Wake up on the Vanguard, the ship you just saw in the trailer, and discover what has befallen its crew. This journey will lead you down a dark path, but even this corruption can be excised with new weapons and technology.

Carve Away The Corruption in Melee Combat

Melee combat is a new feature introduced in the Dark Faction DLC. Two specially crafted energy-boosted swords are one of the few things that can harm the Dark Faction. Equipped with a sword, you will also enjoy a shield for a limited amount of time. While fighting, make sure to keep an eye on your stamina.



Ballistic Trajectory Weapons

Dark Faction also brings two brand-new kinds of weapons that use ballistic trajectory: The grenade launcher, and the bow, effective in short to mid-range combat.

A New Environment Spreads

Planets that have been taken over by the Dark Faction can be clearly identified by their darker atmosphere, and their environment changes dramatically, corrupting flora, fauna, and weather. Left unchecked, the corruption will spread to new planets as time passes. Play the story to discover how to halt the spread, even liberating corrupted planets.



Build With New Blocks

Find a way to render the corruption benign and you can build your ships and bases with the new Symelit material, which looks corrupted and organic. It probably won’t eat you alive.

Dark Field Technology and More

Beware the power of Dark Field Generators that interfere with your technology, such as power generators, by crafting Dark Field Neutralizers to counteract the effect. Cripple enemy ships from a distance with the Disruptor Turret by cutting off their thrusters and making them easy prey. Even more advancements wait to be discovered!



Thank you all for joining us on this journey to new horizons. Our small team is proud of what we have accomplished with this DLC, and excited at this opportunity to offer you a new experience in Empyrion.

We would also like to clarify that as ever, work on the base game continues with free updates and bug fixes, details of which we look forward to sharing with you. If you have any further questions about the DLC, take a look at our recent FAQ on Dark Faction.]]>
v1.11 Patch https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/301/v111-patch/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/301/v111-patch/ Tue, 06 Feb 2024 18:18 CET
Today we are not only releasing "Dark Faction", our first content expansion for Empyrion Galactic Survival - we are also releasing a general update for version 1.11

You can find all changes in the changelog below.

The bugfixes listed below also apply to owners of the DLC. We released most of the planned bug fixes towards the end of last year because we didn't want to keep you waiting for the release of version 1.11!

Very important: For the main game version without DLC, development will of course continue (with free content updates and bug fixes)!

As always, we look forward to your valued feedback!

Main game changes:
  • Base attack system changes: now the base attack's system checks for the playfield difficulty level & also the player structures attack & defense rating to determine what kind of attack will be triggered.
  • Decreased the overall fog seen when lights (suit light, handheld light, spotlights) are enabled in particular weather types
  • DialogueState from BlockConfig.ecf: if this is set, always this dialogue state is taken (even if it is overwritten using god mode)
  • DialogueSystem: added 'RemoveBookmark(int bmId)' and new 'AddBookmark()' with possibility to get the bookmark id (bmId) on bookmark creation
  • Edited FWN constructor icons to include a colored background and darker shadows.
  • Various optimisations done for loading into saves to cut down on how long it takes to load into a save game.
    Playfield changes ‘Akua’ playfield:
  • RockResources can be easier dug close to poles
  • Tundra biome is larger
  • Nights are a bit brighter; adjusted Storm fog colors
  • Biomes tweaked for decorations, added Savanna transition biome ‘HighGrass’
  • Terrain stamp placement tweaks, removing some texture artifacts. Note: Playfield seed has been altered.
Fixes:
  • Parts Collection window: fixed CoQ when pressing "L" in the search window, now updating the page "Info" when pressing "Reload" of a BP and also reloading it in BP lib (so the new version gets spawned)
  • Parts Collection Window: fixed Blueprints losing blocks when saving a BP via Parts Collection Window and there were blocks without Id changed/moved in BlocksConfig.ecf
  • 01184: Delay of Fuel calculation for just loaded structure lead to wrong fuel consumption
  • 01113: Forcefield effect visual glitch while moving in 1PV on the vessel
  • 01007: Flickering of holo devices & force fields seen at certain angles
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FAQ - Dark Faction (DLC) https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/300/faq-dark-faction-dlc/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/300/faq-dark-faction-dlc/ Fri, 12 Jan 2024 22:44 CET
First and foremost: We are extremely excited about your enthusiasm for the upcoming DLC 'Dark Faction'! We are also delighted with all the positive feedback and numerous questions that have reached us in the last few days .

You can find the announcement including the trailer OVER HERE.

We will now try to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the Empyrion Galactic Survival DLC 'Dark Faction'.

Additionally, we plan to release more blog posts with further details and information about the DLC in the weeks leading up to the release!

As always: If you have specific questions about the gameplay or the new features of the DLC, feel free to post them below this message and we will try to answer them in the next theme blog.

Without further delay - let's get started!



FAQ

- General -

Does the DLC only work in single player?
Server owners can set up servers based on the DLC-included game version as normal. However, all players must own and have installed the main game and the DLC to play on these servers

Is the "Dark Faction Rising" scenario suitable for multiplayer mode?
The scenario is intended for single player and small co-op games. It is not balanced or made for dedicated servers. Dedicated multiplayer scenarios based on the DLC may follow in the future.

Will the content of the main game (version with and without DLC) continue to be updated free of charge (content updates, bug fixes)?
We will continue to provide the main game (version without DLC) with free content and bug fixes for its owners. Owners of the DLC version of the game will of course also receive associated bug fixes and DLC-specific content updates free of charge

Will there be another bug fix update before the DLC release?
Bug fixes that are relevant for both the main game version with and without DLC will, whenever possible, be fixed and installed at the same time. However, it is also possible that the DLC game version and the non-DLC game version will sometimes be updated independently of each other. Please keep an eye on our announcements!

- Compatibility -

Can I download/subscribe to blueprints created with the DLC for my non-DLC game?
We are currently clarifying the final technical details. However, it will not be possible to use DLC-related content (e.g. blueprints with DLC content) on non-DLC savegames or game versions (neither in single player nor in multiplayer)

Can players who do not own the DLC play on servers that require the DLC?
That will not be possible. To play on a server or scenario that uses DLC content, the creators and players must own and have installed both the main game and the DLC.

Can scenarios that were created with the main game (version without DLC) use DLC contents?
Scenarios or mods that are based solely on the main game (version without DLC) will not be able to use the contents of the DLC.

- Gameplay & Features -

Will we get melee combat?
Yes, there will be melee combat in the DLC game version. Take a closer look at the published screenshots ;)

Will the main storyline of the game be changed, expanded or completed with the DLC release?
Eleon Game Studios is a very small studio. To make the DLC fun and enjoyable, all developers and content designers have been working on this project for the last few months. We will of course continue to work on the main scenario ... especially on completing the main storyline (which will be included in both the version with and without DLC!)! However, there is no announcement on this yet and the work on the main story arc it is not part of the "Dark Faction" DLC update or the accompanying update to both game versions for the reasons mentioned above. The eponymous scenario in the DLC will also have its own storyline, which is not directly based on the main storyline or is only loosely connected to it.]]>
Experience a Darker Empyrion in The Dark Faction DLC! https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/299/experience-a-darker-empyrion-in-the-dark-faction-dlc/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/299/experience-a-darker-empyrion-in-the-dark-faction-dlc/ Tue, 09 Jan 2024 16:05 CET
Today, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Dark Faction, our most ambitious project yet, arrives on February 6!



This DLC is priced at $9.99 / €9.99 and therefore, it contains by far the most content we’ve ever made for the game at once.

In this first ever DLC for the game, you will discover a terrifying threat to the entire galaxy: an almost indestructible organism driven to spread and take over any life it touches. Plunge into an intense survival story from the moment you enter the world.



We developed this scenario with both new and veteran players in mind. The new player experience provides an easy way to learn the basics of the game while setting up the new story. If you want to experience the new content on an existing character but without the story, you can do that too.

New Features

A New Story (requires new character): Wake up on a derelict ship and discover what has befallen the crew. Uncover the secrets of the Dark Faction and how to stop its spread across the galaxy.

Dark Faction Planets: Explore a new and deadly environment that’s spreading across the galaxy.

Dark Faction Building Blocks: Expand your creativity with a new set of organic building blocks.

New Devices: Craft new powerful devices such as the Translocator, Phase Shield, and Corrupted Shield.



Updated Melee Combat: We’ve updated melee combat, which plays a large role from the beginning of the scenario.

We’ve Partnered with Funcom!

In addition, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with Funcom for marketing duties on our future projects. That goes for Dark Faction... and beyond.

Funcom’s previous publishing record includes Shiro Games’ Dune: Spice Wars and The Outsiders’ multi-award winning Metal: Hellsinger. They are also the developers of the open world survival game Conan Exiles.

With Funcom taking care of marketing, we’re free to focus entirely on development, and as you will see with Dark Faction, this has given us the opportunity to raise the bar for both the quality and quantity of our content.



A New Chapter for Empyrion

We want to thank you all so much for your support. Being able to release a DLC of this size and scope is a big milestone that we couldn’t have achieved without your support over the years. We look forward to entering this new chapter for Empyrion with all of you.

The Dark Faction begins to spread on February 6.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2765930/Empyrion__Galactic_Survival_Dark_Faction/]]>
🎄 Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Grateful Thanks for Your Support! 🌟 https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/298/-wishing-you-a-merry-christmas-and-grateful-thanks-for-your-support/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/298/-wishing-you-a-merry-christmas-and-grateful-thanks-for-your-support/ Mon, 25 Dec 2023 10:23 CET
As we wrap up another incredible year together, we want to take a moment to extend our warmest wishes to each and every one of you. 🎅 This festive season, may your hearts be filled with joy, your homes with laughter, and your spirits with the magic of Christmas.

🌟 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🌟

We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support and enthusiasm you've shown throughout the year. Your dedication has truly made our community a vibrant and thriving space. Together, we've achieved so much, and we couldn't be more excited about the journey ahead.

🎁 A Special Thank You 🎁

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each member who has contributed bug reports and valuable feedback. Your attention to detail and commitment to improving our game has been instrumental in making it better every day. It's a true testament to the strength of our community, and we're thankful for your support in this journey.

🎉 Looking Back, Moving Forward 🎉

As we reflect on the year gone by, we're filled with pride and joy at what we've accomplished together. The challenges we've faced have only strengthened our bonds, and we're excited about the opportunities the future holds.

In the spirit of the season, let's continue to support and uplift one another. May the coming year bring even more success, growth, and moments of shared joy.

🥳 Cheers to a Wonderful New Year! 🥂

Eleon Game Studios

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v1.10.8 Hotifx https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/297/v1108-hotifx/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/297/v1108-hotifx/ Wed, 20 Dec 2023 11:22 CET Just a small patch for the following fix more to come soon.

Changelog v1.10.8 B4262 2023-12-20

Fixes:
  • 01178: Production devices are not going back to idle energy level

Changes:
  • Added seasonal food recipes to food processor (requires new ingredients!)
  • Added new ingredients & templates for seasonal food
  • Added ingredients to traders and some loot drops
  • Added seasonal food as loot drop (Traders, Zirax Soldiers, Civilians)
  • Updated Loca (Main) with seasonal food references
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v1.10.7 Hotfix https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/296/v1107-hotfix/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/296/v1107-hotfix/ Fri, 15 Dec 2023 19:37 CET In addition to yesterdays hotfix we have an additional fix to accompany it. More to come soon.

Changelog v1.10.7 B4260 2023-12-15

Fixes:
  • 01179: Request_Player_Item_Exchange does not seem to reset after using it once
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v1.10.6 Hotfix https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/295/v1106-hotfix/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/295/v1106-hotfix/ Thu, 14 Dec 2023 20:00 CET Just a small patch for the following fix more to come soon.

Changelog v1.10.6 B4258 2023-12-14

Fixes:
  • 01179: Request_Player_Item_Exchange does not seem to reset after using it once
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v1.10.5 Patch https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/294/v1105-patch/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/294/v1105-patch/ Wed, 13 Dec 2023 11:19 CET
The festive season is upon us, so it's high time we released update 1.10.5 for everyone waiting for the latest updates, content additions and bug fixes!

With this update, we're not only moving to a new version of Unity, but also adding goodies like AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 and NVIDIA DLSS2. You can find some important information about these two new features in the changelog below. With the two technical changes also come a number of field optimisations that are very important for our multiplayer servers and their communities.

On the content side, we would like to present you the new models for constructors, deconstructors and other crafting devices, the new deco trees for interiors, a number of new and updated POIs (some of them with the new NPC model of the Brotherhood of Farr), some new building shapes, improvements to the tools for collecting blueprints and more.

Of course, version 1.10.5 also includes a list of bug fixes.
You can find all the details in the changelog below.
As always, please report any bugs here:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

If you would like to give any constructive feedback:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

We wish you lots of fun! :)

- Please note that our Official Servers will wipe today with this release.
We will also reset the “Official Server Player Role” on our Discord. If you
want access again to the channels specially for the Official Servers you need
to use the /global_chat command on Discord.

Official Multiplayer Servers
EU / NA Server
- Activated the Christmas Event for 2023
- Added Mrs. Nesbitt Suit Prop Hat
- Added Temperate Fungus Planet
- Added Taelyn Bot Homeworld + System
- Added Primordial Planet (Snow)
- Replaced Void with a new planet (Destroyed)

Vanilla Server
- Activated the Christmas Event for 2023
- Added Mrs. Nesbitt Suit Prop Hat
- Added Primordial Planet (Snow)

Changelog v1.10.5 B4257 2023-12-13

Changes:
  • Updated Unity to 2022.3.8f1
  • Added video options for AMD FSR2 and NVIDIA DLSS2. We have added support for AMD's FSR2 and NVIDIA's DLSS2 to our game, which can be found at the bottom of the video options in the options menu. These technologies work by using different methods to upscale lower resolution frames to higher resolution ones, while preserving and enhancing the details and sharpness of the original image. They can help you improve your performance and graphics quality, depending on your hardware, resolution, and scene complexity.
    We recommend using FSR2 or DLSS2 only with 4K or 2K resolutions, as these are the optimal settings for these technologies. Using FSR2 or DLSS2 with lower resolutions (for example 1080p & below) may result in blurry or pixelated images, as the upscaling process may not have enough information to work with. If you are using a lower resolution monitor or device, you may want to keep FSR2 or DLSS2 disabled and use the native resolution of your screen.
    Please note that FSR2 and DLSS2 have some limitations and trade-offs & DLSS2 only works on Nvidia RTX GPUs.
Blueprint Collection tool
  • Blueprint Collection editor: added ":tag=XXX" search possibility for tags and changed ":group=XXX" to "part word search"
  • Blueprint Parts Collection window: small improvements
  • Blueprint Collection editor: added decals in preview
  • Blueprint Collection editor: added "E" and "R" buttons for properties
  • Blueprint Collection editor: fixed new CoQ, added statistics information for Blueprints
  • Blueprint Collection editor: now you can select a device by clicking on it (if the devices panel is open). Flare lights now also show up in the device list.
  • Blueprint Collection editor: device tab improvements (better handling of multi select editing)
  • Console command 'destroy': if no id is specified, the entity the player is looking at is destroyed
  • Blueprint Collection editor: added first draft of new device tab
  • Blueprint Collection editor: added ":tag=XXX" search possibility for tags and changed ":group=XXX" to "part word search"
Guided Tutorial
  • Updated configs (Switched to new Constructor models, Multitool T1 now uses Small Energy Cells as ammo)
  • Tweaked some POI for Multitool ammo loot
Misc
  • Main Loca updated for new video option settings
  • MP: Playfield server optimisations have been done which you should result in you seeing less overall RAM being used (around 1GB less per PF server)
  • Changed: Multitool T1 now using EnergyCellSmall for ammo
  • Added: EnergyCellSmall (Craftable in all constructors; 5 Steel Plates, 2 Electronics; 15 fuel value)
  • Added new models for constructors, deconstructor, portables (constructor, water/o2 condenser, heater/cooler, Autominers)
  • Added: DecoIndoorTrees block group with new selection of 20 trees (also added to stock scenarios IvD & DF MP)
  • DialogueSystem: added variable type 'dbglobalpoi_string' and function 'SetGlobalPoiVar(name, val)'
  • Allow ATMs to be placed on CVs in Default Multiplayer & Invader vs Defender scenarios
Playfield changes
  • Updated FARR POIs: Replacement of Soldiers and Guards with Farr NPCs (HumanSoldiers/Elites/AlienSoldiers/Cyborg/CyborgSentinels/Shotgun/AssaultRifle); Please visit and check for issues.
  • Updated Talon Main Settlement (Omicron) (only works with new savegames / pf not visited)
  • Updated CIV/DESC POIs (Orbital Defence, Distillery, Waystation, Omicron Command)
  • Added/updated POI (Kriel, RAV, Colonists, Talon'Ar; Thx to Don2k7, Stellar_Titan, Escarli, Matcz)
  • Added new 'City Ruins' POI (by sulusdacor)
  • Added: CornerHalfD(Left/Right), NotchedE(left/right), RampConnectorF2(left/right); no icons yet
  • Added the Temperate Fungus Planet in Invader vs Defender
  • Replaced Void by a new playfield that is more interesting in Invader vs Defender
  • Ground texture and deco tweaks for the following playfields: Desert, MoonIce2, MoonNascent, Scorched, Snow, Arid, Barren, BarrenMetal, Lava, LavaNascent, Moon, MoonDesert, MoonIce, MoonLava, MoonLava2, Temperate, TemperatePlateau, TemperateSwamp, DesertBurn.
  • Removed some texture artifacts
  • Added all basic RockResources to each world.
  • Scorched: Adjusted daylight intensity
  • Decreased groundfog on Temperate playfield
DesertBurnt
  • Changed some biomes in spawn order
  • Fixes for some creatures not appearing
  • Removed Plantation biome, renamed Sand biome into LavaPlains, SandDrift biome into LavaField, added LavaFolds biome
  • Made playfield day darker again
  • Tweaked ground fog strength and height variances
  • Reduced atmosphere O2 percentage
  • Changed music & description text
Fixes
  • Fuel for turned off vessels can go missing when the player returns
  • The player can get hit & take damage when the NPC is behind a block
  • Possible fix for Visible holes seen in terrain
  • Lag spike when reloading after opening & closing a corpse's inventory GUI
  • Ghost blocks remain in place after a thruster has been removed
  • Water/Lava shader need offset to support child shapes
  • Moving a weapontool from connected toolbar can cause an exception
  • Close window X-button not in place for galaxy map and autominer
  • When using logistics, ammo disappears when the Fill All button is pressed
  • Logistic - connected to cargo container block the turret firing
  • After opening & closing a GUI then reloading a weapon a lag spike can be seen
  • CoQ at game start "-ERR- Exception while serializing playfield to file"
  • Water surface block the access to the underwater devices or vessel cockpit
  • Weapon movement glitch while moving in God mode
  • Placing some parts via SP tool broke the color palette for entire BP
  • Shift+LMB blocks replace feature not working with symmetry
  • Fixed CoQ with looting some dead NPCs in Invader vs Defender & Default Multiplayer scenarios
  • Fixed Trader Abbrev in Default Multiplayer
  • Fix: some factions (wastelanders, karana, tresari) were not attacked by other NPC factions (legacy, warlords etc)
  • Fixed Players getting stuck in the ventilator after teleporting on the BA_TradersTradersShuttleHub & BA_TradersFrontierHub
  • Fixed Gambling Table empty dialogue in Kenex Station
  • Fixed O2 issue on Far Point Outpost (thx to AkevaBanshee)
  • PDA: Signals are not working if player fly with vessel in area
  • Fixed NPC Blocks rotating when accessing a dialogue on it
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v1.10.5 Experimental III https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/293/v1105-experimental-iii/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/293/v1105-experimental-iii/ Wed, 06 Dec 2023 18:41 CET
Welcome to the third release of Empyrion Galactic Survival v1.10.5 Experimental branch.
Please see the changelog for new additions to this release.
As always, we extend our gratitude for your unwavering support and valuable feedback throughout this experimental phase. As always - please report each bug over here for this experimental release phase: https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.34/

Changelog v1.10.5 B4255 2023-12-06

Changes:
  • Added a video option for Nvidia DLSS2:
    We have added support for NVIDIA's DLSS2 to our game which can be found at the bottom of the video options in the options menu.
    Like with FSR2 we recommend using DLSS2 with at least 2k resolution or 4k.
    You can also choose from three image quality modes: Quality, Balanced, and Performance.
    Each mode has a different performance boost and a different image quality.
    DLSS2 can help you achieve smoother and more responsive gameplay, depending on your hardware, resolution + video options, and scene complexity.

    Nvidia users at native 2k resolution can also experiment with using DLDSR & or DSR from the nvidia control panel in combination with DLSS2 to improve overall picture quality.
    To do this simply open the Nvidia control panel from your desktop then navigate to:
    Manage 3d settings > Global settings > DSR - Factors:
    If you have the “DL scaling” options at the top of the GUI choose those over the “Legacy” options. For now test with just the 1.78x option by checking the box then select ok & apply in the control panel.
    You may also want to adjust the "DSR Sharpness" setting to you liking here in combination with your DLDSR/DSR which is just below "DSR -Factors". Typically around 10 to 20% is enough.

    Next start the game up & in the video options choose the screen mode “Exclusive Fullscreen” & then in the resolution list select a new resolution which should be at the bottom of the list.
    Lastly select which mode of DLSS to use at the bottom of the video options on the right side then load into a save game. When in a save you can change to different quality modes with DLSS via the video options.
    To go back to your native resolution just change it back in the resolutions list in the video options.
    Additional: you may also want to experiment at this point with locking your FPS in the video options menu to 60 or up to a max of 75 when using such higher resolutions to increase the image quality in combination with DLSS to decrease the workload on your GPU.

    Important: DLSS2 only works on Nvidia RTX GPUs and it may have some limitations and trade-offs.

  • Main Loca updated for new video option settings
Guided Tutorial: Maintenance update:
  • Updated configs (Switched to new Constructor models, Multitool T1 now uses Small Energy Cells as ammo) - Tweaked some POI for Multitool ammo loot
Fixes:
  • 00938: Fuel for turned off vessels can go missing when the player returns
  • 01108: GUI tiles go blank on the first opening after loading in to a save
  • Fix the path of some prefabs like "HexapodDeadPrefab" in some scenarios to fix an exception found in PF server logs
  • Fixed MultitoolT2 not using the MultiCharge as ammo in Default Multiplayer
  • Fix Decoration collider bug https://empyriononline.com/threads/can-not-harvest-rocks-or-trees-on-snow-planets.102093/
  • Deconstructor device animations are not working correctly.
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v1.10.5 Experimental II https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/292/v1105-experimental-ii/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/292/v1105-experimental-ii/ Wed, 29 Nov 2023 16:20 CET
Welcome to the second release of Empyrion Galactic Survival v1.10.5 Experimental branch.
Please see the changelog for new additions to this release. We have also made the dedicated server files available for MP on the Experimental branch as of this release.
As always, we extend our gratitude for your unwavering support and valuable feedback throughout this experimental phase.

As always - please report each bug over here for this experimental release phase:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.34/

Changelog v1.10.5 B4251 2023-11-29

Changes:
  • Added a video option for AMD FSR2 + implementation & default settings:
    We have added support for AMD’s FSR2 to our game which can be found at the bottom of the video options in the options menu.
    FSR2 works by intelligently upscaling lower resolution frames to higher resolution ones, while preserving and enhancing the details and sharpness of the original image.

    We recommend using FSR2 only with 4K and 2K resolutions, as these are the optimal settings for this technology. Using FSR2 with lower resolutions may result in blurry or pixelated images, as the upscaling process may not have enough information to work with. If you are using a lower resolution monitor or device, you may want to keep FSR2 disabled & use the native resolution of your screen.
    Each mode has a different performance boost and a different image quality. FSR2 can help you increase your FPS and reduce your GPU usage, depending on your hardware, resolution, and scene complexity. However, FSR2 only works on GPU-bound scenarios, and it has some limitations and trade-offs.

  • Added/updated POI (Kriel, RAV, Colonists, Talon'Ar; Thx to Don2k7, Stellar_Titan, Escarli, Matcz)
  • Added new 'City Ruins' POI (by sulusdacor)
Playfield changes:
  • Ground texture and deco tweaks for the following playfield types:
    (Desert, MoonIce2, MoonNascent, Scorched, Snow, Arid, Barren, BarrenMetal, Lava, LavaNascent, Moon, MoonDesert, MoonIce, MoonLava, MoonLava2, Temperate, TemperatePlateau, TemperateSwamp, DesertBurn)
  • Removed some texture artifacts
  • Added all basic RockResources to each world.
  • Scorched: Adjusted daylight intensity
DesertBurnt:
  • Changed some biomes in spawn order
  • Fixes for some creatures not appearing
  • Removed Plantation biome, renamed Sand biome into LavaPlains, SandDrift biome into LavaField, added LavaFolds biome
  • Made playfield day darker again
  • Tweaked ground fog strength and height variances
  • Reduced atmosphere O2 percentage
  • Changed music & description text
Fixes:
  • Fixed O2 issue on Far Point Outpost (thx to AkevaBanshee)
  • PDA *Signals are not working if player fly with vessel in area
  • MP issue with constructors not showing animations
  • Fixed Farr did not attack hostile players (please retest)
Known:
  • Deconstructor animations are not triggering
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Announcement https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/291/announcement/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/291/announcement/ Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:13 CET
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of our esteemed colleague and friend, Jascha. It is an incredibly challenging moment for all of us as we come together to remember and honor the life of someone who was not only a valuable member of our team but also a cherished individual.

He made the Empyrion Admin Helper (EAH) , worked with us on the API and the multiplayer side of the game. Without his contributions Empyrion as you know it, would not exist.

Let us extend our deepest condolences to Jascha's family and friends.
Our thoughts are with them during this challenging time.

May we find strength in our shared memories of Jascha and in the support we provide to one another as a united family.

Sincerely,

Eleon Game Studios]]>
v1.10.5 Experimental I https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/290/v1105-experimental-i/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/290/v1105-experimental-i/ Wed, 22 Nov 2023 15:26 CET
The year is about to come to its end - but not yet! In order to improve multiple areas of the game, we will release version 1.10.5 around mid-December.

Today, we will start the Experimental phase for you to have a look and review the changes and fixes.
Note:

On the content side, we would like you to enjoy the all-new models for constructors, deconstructors, and other crafting devices, the new deco indoor trees, a slew of new and updated POIs (some with the new Brotherhood of Farr NPC model added), a few new building shapes, improvements to the blueprint collection toolset, and more.

Of course, 1.10.5 also contains a list of bug fixes.

Please find all the details in the changelog below.

As always - please report each bug over here for this experimental release phase:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.34/

We wish you a lot of fun! :)

Notes:
  • For now only the client is available on the Experimental branch & we have an Experimental server which will be online today shortly after this release for anyone to make use of. The Dedi server files for v1.10.5 will be available from next week on the experimental branch.
  • With the public release, we will wipe our Official Servers.
Changelog v1.10.5 B4247 2023-11-22

Changes:
  • Updated Unity version to 2022.3.8f1
  • MP: We have implemented some Playfield server optimizations which you should see result in less overall RAM being used (around 1GB less per playfield server)
  • Added: New models for constructors, deconstructor, portables (constructor, water/o2 condenser, heater/cooler, Autominers) these new models have multiple parts that can be colored independently (constructor & deconstructor) & come with some new animations when they are running a task.



  • Added: DecoIndoorTrees block group with new selection of 20 trees (also added to stock scenarios IvD & DF MP)
  • Changed: Multitool T1 now using EnergyCellSmall for ammo
  • Added: EnergyCellSmall (Craftable in all constructors; 5 Steel Plates, 2 Electronics; 15 fuel value)
  • Updated FARR POIs: Replacement of Soldiers and Guards with Farr NPCs (HumanSoldiers/Elites/AlienSoldiers/Cyborg/CyborgSentinels/Shotgun/AssaultRifle); Please visit and check for issues.
  • Updated Talon Main Settlement (Omicron) (only works with new savegames / pf not visited)
  • Updated CIV/DESC POIs (Orbital Defence, Distillery, Waystation, Omicron Command)
  • Added: CornerHalfD(Left/Right), NotchedE(left/right), RampConnectorF2(left/right)
  • DialogueSystem: added variable type 'dbglobalpoi_string' and function 'SetGlobalPoiVar(name, val)'
Blueprint Collection editor:
  • Added ":tag=XXX" search possibility for tags and changed ":group=XXX" to "part word search"
  • Added decals in preview
  • Added "E" and "R" buttons for properties
  • Added statistics information for Blueprints
  • Now you can select a device by clicking on it (if the devices panel is open). Flare lights now also show up in the device list.
  • Device tab improvements (better handling of multi select editing)
  • Console command 'destroy': if no id is specified, the entity the player is looking at is destroyed
  • Added first draft of new device tab
Playfields: Ground texture and deco tweaks:
  • (Desert, MoonIce2, MoonNascent, Scorched, Snow, Arid, Barren, BarrenMetal, Lava, LavaNascent, Moon, MoonDesert, MoonIce, MoonLava, MoonLava2)
  • Removed some texture artifacts
  • Added all basic RockResources to each world.
  • Scorched: Adjusted daylight intensity
Misc:
  • Added the Temperate Fungus Planet in Invader vs Defender
  • Replaced Void by a new playfield that is more interesting in Invader vs Defender
  • Allow ATMs to be placed on CVs in Default Multiplayer & Invader vs Defender scenarios
Fixes:
  • 00896: The player can get hit & take damage when an NPC is behind a block
  • 01009: Possible fix for Visible holes seen in terrain when arriving to a location
  • 01111: Ghost blocks remain in place after a thruster has been removed
  • 01039: Water/Lava shader need offset to support child shapes
  • 00997: ScifiTableV2 exploit + 00926: ScifiTableV2 glitches player in table when standing up from it.
  • 01105: Moving a weapontool from connected toolbar can cause an exception
  • 00983: Close window X-button not in place for galaxy map and autominer
  • 00448: When using logistics, ammo disappears when the Fill All button is pressed
  • 00515: Logistics - when connected to a cargo container turrets couldn't fire
  • 01075: After opening & closing a GUI then reloading a weapon a lag spike can be seen
  • 01087: CoQ at game start "-ERR- Exception while serializing playfield to file"
  • 01034: Water surface block the access to the underwater devices or vessel cockpit
  • 00797: Weapon movement glitch while moving in God mode
  • 01096: Placing some parts via SP tool broke the color palette for entire BP
  • 01100: Shift+LMB blocks replace feature not working with symmetry
  • Fixed CoQ with looting some dead NPCs in Invader vs Defender & Default Multiplayer scenarios
  • Fixed Trader Abbrev in Default Multiplayer
  • Fix: some factions (wastelanders, karana, tresari) were not attacked by other NPC factions (legacy, warlords etc)
  • Fixed Players getting stuck in the ventilator after teleporting on the BA_TradersTradersShuttleHub & BA_TradersFrontierHub
  • Fixed Gambling Table empty dialogue in Kenex Station
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Christmas Release Plans https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/289/christmas-release-plans/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/289/christmas-release-plans/ Tue, 21 Nov 2023 16:15 CET
This year we are planning to release a lighter update in December compared to previous years that will be tag v1.10.5 with some changes, additions and bug fixes.
We are working on something bigger for early next year.

Experimental will start on 22 November 2023 and we aim a Public release on 12 December 2023

Taelyn
Community Manager
Eleon Game Studios

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v1.10.4 Patch https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/288/v1104-patch/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/288/v1104-patch/ Wed, 30 Aug 2023 11:11 CEST
We have just released a new build with some changes & fixes that we have ready.
Please update your dedicated server & client asap.
More to come soon!

For bug reports and errors, please post in this forum:
- https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/
For feedback on specific points, please share your thoughts in the pinned or new threads here:
- https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/


Changelog v1.10.4 B4243 2023-08-30

Changes:
  • Blueprint Parts Collection Tool:
    1. Adjusted info panel layout, decreased thickness of green boxes slightly
    2. Added more BP information into the info tab
    3. Added tabs for BP Info/BP Parts/Snap Points
    4. You can now enter various filter criterias into the full text search to filter for BPs. Possible are: ":class>X" ":class<X" ":class=X" ":error" ":block=id" ":blockname=XXX" ":group=XXX"
    5. Added missing icons from the BP Parts tool GUI​
  • Console cmd replaceblocks can now be used to also replace child blocks, f.e. replaceblocks 1006 HullLargeBlocks HullArmoredLargeBlocks. Also the check for block size and structure type was removed, only a warning is issued now.
  • Buildsettings menu: when pressing Shift key while pasting, air blocks do not get pasted from the selection
Fixes:
  • Fixed issue with Elite Soldiers being hidden on distance while still shooting at player (also applied fix to other weapon-bearing NPCs for Talon, Zirax and Humanoids); Please retest!
  • Fixed problem that GlobalConfig.ecf content was not applied to clients in MP games.
  • 01029: HV Bike camera jitter - Now all variants have the fix applied
  • Fixed: Zirax Trade Station did not have an Admincore (Change only applies if playfield not yet visited / for new games)
  • Fixed: Collection Point (Skillon) had 2 spawners releasing enemies directly behind player when triggered. (Change only applies if playfield not yet visited / for new games)
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v1.10.3 Patch https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/287/v1103-patch/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/287/v1103-patch/ Wed, 16 Aug 2023 11:11 CEST
We have just released a new build with some changes & fixes that we have ready.
Please update your dedicated server & client asap.
More to come soon!

For bug reports and errors, please post in this forum:
- https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

For feedback on specific points, please share your thoughts in the pinned or new threads here:
- https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

Changelog v1.10.3 B4241 2023-08-16

Changes:
  • Improved Blueprint Collection Tool:
    1. Added icons for BP type
    2. Added button in N menu to open BPP editor
    3. Combined blueprints + collection list. Removed favorites list.
    4. Added button to instant spawn BP.
    5. Slightly adjusted wireframe thickness of green/red boxes of blueprint parts
    6. Opening the window via N menu only in creative allowed & added filter button for "internal blueprints", slightly more space for BP list, sorting BPs in list alphabetically now, selected BP filter buttons get now brighter background
  • Add requested blank playfield template to the Example Planet
  • Explosions: added a check to avoid an explosion if the structure was deleted already
  • Hoverbike:
    1. Now allowed to go over water but with a speed reduction
    2. Improved vertical stability on rough terrain.
    3. Added Auto rotate Key O
  • Updated: Main Loca updated (manual changes + autotranslated for DE,FR,IT,SE,PT(br),RU,CHS; plz report issues to [email protected]); thx to all contributors and helpers

Guided tutorial:
Several fixes for stability, clarity, flow:
Space start:
  • Better armor locker interaction
    Salvage beach: Possible fixes for Player getting redirected back to beach:
  • Added task to access the Portable Constructor for the first time
  • Fix for task stopping when drilling Carbon early & when crafting Hoverbike very early in several combinations
Weather station:
  • Added reminder message and marker to open cargo palette
    Copper mine:
  • Added task to discover tower; prevent possible edgecase softlock if discovering Copper deposit early; message tweaks, better marker position
    Salt marshes:
  • Easier travel with Hoverbike at half-submerged beach section (Stamp: ‘Starter_7_Beaches’ very tiny tweak)
Lost Garden:
  • Clearer task description how to find buried tech cache
    Farm & Antenna
  • Added messages to inform player when skipped mining tower
HV Workshop:
  • Prevent rare edgecase HV spawn glitch
Challenge island:
  • Artillery base: Prevent softlock when destroying Sentry & Core early, placing Core early.
  • Better entry/exit point for cockpit of final SV
    Other:
  • (Foothold, Tech Caches) Prevent some pre-placed cargo boxes from getting destroyed when putting a block on them.

Fixes:
  • 00974: Structures stop updating while building at some point
  • 01002: Structures stop updating after some time while taking damage
  • 01001: Explosion's can happen with a big delay when a big structure is taking damage
  • 00890: Collision for large thrusters is not correct and does not apply blastdamage correctly
  • 01029: HV Bike camera jitter (Only the default white model is fixed for the time being)
  • Fix UCH Diplomat forbidden blocks
  • Fix SV_Prefab_Tier5 forbidden blocks
  • Fixed: Ashon Start: Suspicious Escape Pod spawned in core room instead of hangar
  • 'Barren' playfield: Fix for typo in decoration definition
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v1.10.2 Patch https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/286/v1102-patch/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/286/v1102-patch/ Wed, 02 Aug 2023 11:17 CEST
We have just released a new build with some changes & fixes that we have ready.
Please update your dedicated server & client asap.
More to come soon!

For bug reports and errors, please post in this forum:
- https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

For feedback on specific points, please share your thoughts in the pinned or new threads here:
- https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

Changes
  • Increased Light blocks maximum ranges. Now 5m, 10m, 20m, 40m ranges are available.
  • Increased distance light from spotlight blocks are visible from (doubled the distance)
  • Added: Audio Options effects volume slider and "Reset to Defaults" button
  • Added sensor option: "Detect non-piloted vehicles", useful for motion sensor controlled doors
  • DroneBay: Speed up launch / landing process added in file BlocksConfig with the parameter "ADBDockingSpeedFac" + increased detection range to 1000m
  • Added stationary hoverbike variants as pickup/for transportation use on some starter playfields mission hubs (Ningues, Masperon, Skillon and Ashon Moon; Note: applies to not-yet-visited playfields & new savegames only); Also available at some traders (Bertrams, Interweap, Servant Corp & Aunt Marys )
  • Changed: due to popular demand, removed all Omicron locks and limitations ;) (Only applies to new savegames).
  • Changed: removed Abyssal drones from Masperon to avoid ruining REP and reduce confusion. ( note: the free roaming drones are kept, but they are in the ALIEN faction anyways) (Only applies to new savegames)
  • Changed: Rebalanced FarrBlaster (now equal to ZiraxLaser)
  • Changed: Added dedicated, rebalanced weapons for UCH, Prenn, Arkenian and Legacy(infected) Shotgun and Assault soldiers (equals Zirax Shotgun & Minigun).
  • Changed: Treaders UI lables "Buy > Sells" and "Sell > Buys" to better indicate what the TRADER sells and buys (currently it is from the view of the player, which seems to be confusing)
  • Changed: ZiraxCommander and ZiraxGuard can now be "picked up" via SHIFT-F from OWN structures for easier relocating them (without having to shoot at them with a multitool/disassemble); Both NPCs are also now individual 'blocks' and not grouped anymore. (Immersion test)
  • Bad Wolf (Masperon): added Marker for where to find Commander Ezzren after talking to Ikkenz (Only applies to new savegames)
  • Deserted Powers (Skillon): adde guidance after having spoken to the Guard to better find the captain and oltimer for starting the mission (Only applies to new savegames)
  • Clear Skies (Akua): improved guidance (markers) assistance to start the mission (Only applies to new savegames)
  • Updated some Homeworlds to the new decoration system. (HomeworldARC, HomeworldFarr, HomeworldPolaris, HomeworldTesch, HomeworldTrader, HomeworldZirax)
  • Very slight biome tweaks: Arid, Barren
Guided Tutorial:
    Space: Ship interior:
  • Starting tasks: Wording tweak for clarity
  • Fix: Missing trigger for eating cereals
  • Oxygen leak: Slightly better triggers & text clarity
  • POI tweaks for lighting if player uses best shadow setting
Planet: First island:
  • Teleporter box: Fix for swim help message playing prematurely. Added trigger for message when carrying tool and sinking into water; box is now SI stable when deconstructed
  • Added info message for Hoverbike controls
  • Fix for not getting enough steel plates when salvaging broken blocks
  • Possible fix for player wrongly getting redirected back to starting beach
Planet: Second island:
  • Farm: Increased despawn times for critical drop items: Core, BA Small fuel tank, BA Small generator, Solar capacitor, BA CPU Extender T2, Concrete farming plot, Large constructor
  • HV Workshop: Allow player to spawn in starter HV again (Set unlock cost to zero for Spotlight, Cargo box)
Planet: Challenge island:
  • Increased despawn times for critical drop items: Clone chamber, BA starter, Artillery turret
  • Reminder message for Tank third person camera / turret access
  • Added info of broken armor losing all protection, to keep EVA boost off for fighting
  • Better message cascade after closing armor locker
  • Epsilon Spaceport: Invisible commander spawn now visible; POI difficulty tweak
Planet: Dronebase:
  • Switched an invisible repeating spawner to static
  • Fix hint marker for switch to open Core Access
  • Fix for core door not opening
  • Fix for Patrol Vessels not spawning when fleeing the planet
Fixes:
  • Light source from the Portable Work Light block was turning off at a short distance
  • Boarding Ramps LOD were very short on the underside
  • 01011: CV multitool turret cannot be moved
  • BP Factory gives wrong message when BP is restricted by Spawn Limit
  • Invader vs Defender: The Epic Gift mission keeps triggering
  • Fixed an exception with Blueprints when loading in playfields
  • 01005: Cannot pick up a half-submerged hoverbike
  • 00478: LCD projector block distance of text the projector displays was very short
  • 01016: Underwater reflections are missing
  • O2 and Fuel tanks do not have interaction prompts
  • 01033: Preview model for blocks and devices are missing underwater
  • 00895: Signal triggering with no player in the detection area
  • 00954: Exiting from vessel in the signal detection area breaks the signal
    Fixes for exceptions found in logs sent in to us
  • Fixed: Some messaged did not display correct on Akua gamestart (with RP active) (Only applies to new savegames)
  • Fixed: Team mission 'Gas station' could not be completed (fixed item reference)
  • Fixed: Updated main Dialogues (EN) typos & grammar (thx to imlarry)
  • Fixed: In some cases of an old 1.9 savegame, the mission 'Wins & Losses' could not be started. (note: this might not fix all cases; please write to [email protected] in case of running into an issue with any mission or quest)
  • Fixed: Loca reference Golems > Hishkal updated to match changed lore naming
  • Fixed: Alien Soldiers using the growl of Zirax
  • Fixed: Bad Wolf > dead ripperdogs despawned on cage 3
  • Fixed: CutCornerB did not color correctly when mirrored. Note: A dedicated left/right variant was added for the fix to work. PLEASE RETEST!
  • Fixed: ZiraxCommander was available in two groups.
  • Fixed: Picking up Zirax Commander and Zirax Guard returned the wrong crew blocks group.
  • Fixed: Drone Bay Spawner did not return correct materials / device when picked up. PLEASE RETEST!
  • Fixed mismatched edge issues in new shape blocks; Updated device texture asset to include warm orange material.
  • Minor adjustments to geometry and UVs of new shapes.
  • Fixed some of the new shapes to fix gaps at the edges/corners.
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v1.10.1 Hotfix https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/285/v1101-hotfix/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/285/v1101-hotfix/ Thu, 29 Jun 2023 13:25 CEST
We have just released a new build with some fixes that we have ready. Please update your dedicated server & client asap.
More to come soon!

- For bug reports and errors, please post in this forum:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/
For feedback on specific points, please share your thoughts in the pinned or new threads here:
- https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/


Changelog v1.10.1 B4233 2023-06-29

Fixes:
  • 00992: Scoped weapon crosshair position when zoomed in is different to the non zoomed in crosshair position
  • 00897: Retractable multitool turret can go invisible when turned off
  • Removed console command parameter "di wdw". The suggested use is the separate console command "bpcoll"
  • Fixed: Xeno Steel Blocks thin shapes had wrong mass/hitpoints values
  • 00989: Light come through blocks in opposite direction of light source with dynamic shadows
  • 00990: Dynamic Shadows only work with 'Ultra' setting for shadows (they only work with Ultra & High settings)
  • 00992: Crosshair position when zoomed in is different to the non zoomed in crosshair position
  • Added HoverBike thruster particle effect
  • Hoverbike can fly
  • Fixed an exploit with the HV bike
  • Xeno Steel Blocks thin shapes had wrong mass/hitpoints values (fixed in stock scenarios Default, Invader vs Defender, Default Multiplayer)
  • XP Exploit with Water/Lava Blocks (fixed in stock scenarios Default, Invader vs Defender, Default Multiplayer)
  • Fixed Default _POIGroupsConfig.yaml interfering with Custom Scenarios
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v1.10 Release https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/284/v110-release/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/284/v110-release/ Tue, 27 Jun 2023 11:02 CEST
Welcome to the 1.10 update of Empyrion Galactic Survival. The summer update has some cool features in store for you. Besides visual improvements of the game world you can expect among other things:

- Drones from your very own Drone Bay will now defend your bases and vessels.
- The hoverbike replaces the motorbike!
- 23 new block shapes were added together with water & lava blocks and a full blown blueprint parts collection toolset.
- Over 300 new and revamped bases and vessels to fight and explore on and around the newly added. faction homeworlds, while the new combat soundtrack supports you in the battle.
- 25 new missions on starter planets to sink your time into!

There are two things to note about some important gameplay settings:
- Mass/volume & CPU & block limits are now active by default when you start a new game.
- Blueprint factory requires all devices in a blueprint to be unlocked in the Techtree.

Note: You can change the above settings in the Difficulty menu when starting a new game.

Check out our release video for a quick overview:


Thanks a lot to all testers that went through the Experimental stages, submitting feedback and bug reports each day and week. :)

For the now publicly available version 1.10, please report bugs over here:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.24/

For all the features that were added for the game in the summer update, please head over to the feedback forum and check the pinned threads - or start your own:
https://empyriononline.com/forums/faq-feedback.25/

We are looking forward to your feedback!
Have fun with the Summer Update 1.10! :)

PS: Don’t forget to join our discord for live discussions about the update and its changes: https://discord.gg/empyrion


For Server owners: For any server using a custom scenario please make sure after updating & before you start your server you update the custom config files in the Scenario Configuration folder.

Changelog v1.10 B4232 2023-06-27

Gameplay
  • Added the ‘Drone Bay’: You can now craft and place the Drone Bay and equip it with Defense Drones. A Drone Bay Spawner is required for starting the drones.
    1. Pay attention to the direction you set the drone spawner block & also place it on the outside of the vessel so the drones have easy access to it to spawn & despawn from.
    2. To “retrieve” spawned drones toggle the power off for the drone bay & wait for them to return & despawn. When they are close to your vessel keep it still so they can find the spawner & despawn.
    3. Please note this is the first iteration of this feature. Please leave you feedback here
    https://empyriononline.com/threads/v1-10-exp-drone-bay-feedback.101630/
  • Replaced player bike with a player hover bike: Note that the Hoverbike cannot go over water
    https://empyriononline.com/threads/v1-10-exp-hoverbike-feedback.101631/
Building: Blueprint Parts Collection Tool
  • Added a new tool to manage blueprint part collections “Blueprint Parts Collection Tool”. To try this tool out in creative mode use 'di wdw' in the console to test it

  • Added possibility to create snap points to combine blueprint parts together. With that POIs can be created very fast and easy, especially out of construction sets.
  • Added console command 'bpcoll' to show the blueprint parts collection window
  • A demonstration video for the snap points feature to help guide you through the process of creating snap points and utilizing them in your blueprints effectively.

  • We encourage you to try out the feature firsthand in the game and share your valuable feedback with us over here: https://empyriononline.com/threads/v1-10-exp-blueprint-parts-collection-tool.101632/
  • Snap points are an incredibly powerful addition, and once you become familiar with their functionality, you'll discover that they are a remarkable time-saving tool.
Building: Blocks & Shapes
  • Added 23 new blockshapes; You can find the new blockshapes by checking for missing slots and white blanks on the Cubes, Round and Connector tabs OR hover over the seemingly empty slots on the 2nd page of the "basic shapes" tab

  • Added: Ramp Round Medium Transition (All blockshapes for 1.10 are now added)
  • Fixed mirror issues with new blockshapes
  • Updated new shape icons for clarity
  • Water and Lava Blocks are now available from in the Item Menu for POI building
  • Added WaterSplash at high speed fall
  • Changed: Water block now has 8° temperature effect + drops purified water when picked up in survival
  • Changed: Lava block now drops rockdust when picked up in survival
Default Scenario Update:
POI & OPVs:
  • Added/updated about 300 space & ground stations, wreckages, dungeons, small and large, weak and strong combat and civilian vessels - created, reworked and updated by various authors and community contributors (check details at: https://empyriononline.com/forums/showroom-submissions.108/).

  • Thanks a lot to everyone building for Empyrion <3
Missions
  • Added locale mission arcs (with 5 missions each) to all starter planets:
  1. Akua: Clear Skies
  2. Ningues: Andromeda Strain
  3. Masperon: Bad Wolf
  4. Skillon: Deserted Powers
  5. Ashon: To Good Business
  • Note: To start the mission, find the main mission hub on the playfield (there are indications in PDAs and/or notifiers when approaching a mission relevant POI)
  • Adjusted main storyline contents, mission structure and dialogues (eg. shortened amount of text and/or added more SKIP routes)
  • Changed start location and context of main storyline (Prelude now starts when arriving on Omicron Sector!)
Most important changes:
  • Updated: Story Mission 'Totally Overpowered' updated to new settings and faction references. Dialogues updated to reflect context changes.
  • Updated: Story Mission 'Glacial Grave': Reduced Log content (amount of text) found on the system consoles down to 1-page logs and made several other refinements on procedures.
  • Updated: Story Mission 'Ancient Revelations': fixed issues with opening doors too early, changed creatures to variants that better fit some room sizes. Staircase now cleared when using shortcut from main access to upper level; added some additional markers in some places.
  • Updated: Story Mission 'Uncertain Outcomes': fixed several issues in mission progression; Set stations to civil + admin cores; removed Tier3 ores from mission asteroids.
  • Updated: Story Mission Interlude 'Meet the GLaD': added some skip areas to Dialogues and streamlined text info for summaries
  • Updated: Story Mission 'Sigma Fulcrum': Reduced clickcount on station console (each message now only shown once as long as player stays in the dialogue); Fixed a few inconsistencies with mission progress; Note the station is still set to Colonists faction you won't damage your reputation with. So first ask, then shoot.
  • Updated: Story Mission 'Unexpected Allies': Fixed faction settings to not break mission progress. Updated some dialogues; updated info + added more SKIP routes in dialogues.
  • Updated: Story Mission 'Wins and losses': Adjusted some text elements; Fixed progression issues. (Note, this is currently the LAST mission. Final mission might be added for 1.11 or 1.12)
  • Deactivated 'Murky Christmas' mission (as this is seasonal content).
  • General change on story mission factions & enemies: When there is no chance to proceed in a story mission other than to fight against a dynamic-RP faction, the opponents will be set to "Alien" to not forcefully ruin player reputation. If there is a choice, e.g. to trade, talk or fight, a dynamic faction might be used & the decision to ruin the Reputation towards them is up to the players themselves.
  • Factions & Reputation & NPCs
  • Set UCH to dynamic faction reputation
  • Added a static player-friendly 'technical' faction 'PlayerAssistDefaultHostile' (PDH) to help with mission setups that require combat against default-hostile factions and RP is not spoiled by friendly-fire or the faction is already used in another context. The faction is not intended to have POI or territories but is a "technical" static faction only.
  • Reworked faction reputation matrix: eg. added more crossover effects (pos and negative), removed too strong level-drop effects and added specific RP-loss amounts to some blocks (f.ex. Cores)
  • Changed NPC groups (EclassConfig) and updated terrain-spawned patrol groups (Egroup)
  • Telluropod now available from NPC Spawners
  • Updated the UCH faction NPCs: the faction now uses a dedicated set of NPC types for military and civilians.
  • For builders, use the male and female military and non-military variants for NPC spawns that start with ‘UCH’ (eg. UCHSoldierFemale2AssaultRifle, UCHPilotMaleRed, UCHCivilianMale1 and so on.
  • https://empyriononline.com/threads/v1-10-exp-faction-changes-feedback.101633/
Gameworld
  • Updated home systems and home planets for all major and minor factions (1st iteration)
  • Added home systems for community-submitted factions
  • Sorted/changed blueprint groups of lots of POIs for the factions
  • Sorted blueprint groups for all faction OPVs (space and planet) into tiers.
  • Note: if your scenario uses default BP groups, their contents might have changed!
  • Changed: Several story-mission-relevant POI did not have an admin core
  • Changed: Enemy attack in story mission context is now mostly set to "alien" faction to avoid spoiling reputation unintentionally.
  • Added a few battered, free-roaming cannon drones to Ningues, Skillon and Masperon (Alien faction; will attack player, but not other NPCs)
  • Changed: Activated Base Attacks on Akua (Talon) and Masperon (Zirax/Abyssal)
  • Changed: Akua SupplyDepot swapped Raptor02 with RaptorNight and interior AlienBug01v2 with Spider01
  • Updated Ocean planet (decoration, atmosphere, textures & biomes)
Game World Maintenance
  • GalaxyConfig / in-system map: Fix for SmBH ‘star halo’ having sharp edges
  • Removed some lore-unfitting creature spawns
  • Added some creature spawnzones
  • Fixed some missing deposit textures
  • Tweaked some POI spawning positions: Further away from poles
  • Fixed missing deposit textures for TemperateSwamp
  • Switched HomeworldUCH to new decoration system
  • Merged Default GalaxyConfig with the Default Multiplayer Scenario
  • Merged Default Factions with the Default Multiplayer Scenario
  • Merged Default DefReputation with the Default Multiplayer Scenario
  • Adjusted Tresari Group contents
  • Fixed: Karana playfield fixes
Gameworld - Stars
  • Space: Tweaked looks for star types O,B,F,A,G,K,M, LegacyNexusHub
  • Space: Adjusted playfield lighting colours and brightness. (O: Much brighter; B: Bright)
  • Galaxy map: Star types easier to tell apart in distance
  • Increased size class for G, A type stars and SmBH
Planets:
  • Added Aluminium and Platinum ground deposit (removed Carbon for it)
  • Aluminium: Alien, Arid, Barren, Desert, TemperateSwamp
  • Platinum: BarrenMetal, LavaNascent, TemperatePlateau
  • Added RockResourceCarbon to Barren
  • Barren: Very slight decoration tweak
  • Arid: Bound some deposits to biomes
Multiplayer / Coop
  • Added PlayerFaction Role dropdown UI to Control Panel's Devices page. To use this select a device on your base or vessel & select the role level you want to restrict the devices access to & in the Faction GUI window apply the appropriate roles to faction members.
Config Changes
Global configs
  • Important change: Mass/Volume/CPU/Blocklimit = default on (Can be changed in settings at gamestart!); Full changelog & feedback & known issues thread: < >
  • Important change: Blueprints cannot be put into the Factory if the player hasn't unlocked the needed items in the techtree yet!
  • New optional parameter "ignoreOtherTarget" is available for Pf-Ops SpawnDrone, SpawnOPV and SpawnTroopTransport
  • Updated info in galaxyconfig.ecf about hiding a solar system
  • Added information about AuxPoi setup to example playfield yaml
  • Added new parameter 'DisableProximityLog' (true/false) for gameoptions.yaml to allow disabling the proximity log button in registry
Dialogue System
  • Added possibility to omit the cone for NPC with dialogues (class NPCDialogue) by adding the property OmitCone: true in BlocksConfig.ecf
  • Added function string GetFaction(int entityId) that returns the faction name from the FactionConfig.ecf
  • Added a property "DialogueState" to BlocksConfig.ecf to be used in blocks of class "NPCDialogue" to allow specifying a hard coded target dialog. If this is present, this block can be placed by users on player bases and be also triggered using "F".
  • Added new function GetStructure(entityId)[
Creative Mode / Scenario
  • Creative mode improvement: if SHIFT (run key) is pressed the focus box now focuses inside the target block (pressing RMB will remove it and LMB will replace it). The removal was working before, but now the focus is also placed correctly.
  • BuildSettingsMenu: Green pasted area can now also be mirrored "in place"
  • BuildSettingsMenu: Green pasted area will now collide with its surrounding structure if pressing LEFT-SHIFT while moving (using the move handles)
  • Default Creative scenario: Updated Temperate and Arid playfields to new decoration. Updated selection pictures.
Visual Refinements & Controller upgrades
  • Added Global Illumination, Dynamic Shadows & Terrain Tessellation & video options to toggle these on & off






  • New force field VFX added to all blocks that have a forcefield visible

  • New swimming animations added
Sound / SFX:
  • Added dynamic combat soundtracks for planets & space
  • WIP: Adjusted device volume levels to be lower overall: Ramps, Shutters, doors, hangar doors, blast doors, water generators
  • Added some new sounds for power generators, shield generator, water generator & the warp drive
  • Lowered the distance some NPC’s can be heard from (particularly noticeable in POI’s)
Fixes:
  • Explorer Token for faction homeworlds should now work/be given again (also for the new dynamic factions!)
  • Explorer Token for first-pickup for ores did not work anymore or were given randomly
  • Falling animation is playing when you fly a vessel.
  • 00858: Collision model for deco block - Antena 05 is missed
  • 00912: Collision model for block Deco SVDecoAeroblister01 is missed
  • 00897: Retractable turrets can be invisible when they are turned off
  • 00910: Large thrusters is flickering in 1PV after resume the game
  • Fixed Blueprint spawn crash
  • Fixed: BA_PolarisDroneBase offset missing
  • Fixed: BA_UCHSettlement was missing FillerBlocks at the corners
  • 00917: Ctrl + Alt key combo toggles free look
  • 00991: Sensor-related exception when changing playfields
  • Multiple fixes done during exp v1.10 https://empyriononline.com/forums/fixed.90/
EAH:
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v1.10 Experimental RC II https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/283/v110-experimental-rc-ii/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/283/v110-experimental-rc-ii/ Wed, 21 Jun 2023 17:39 CEST
Welcome to the second release candidate of Empyrion Galactic Survival v1.10. This update is mainly to resolve some issues we had fixes ready to release.
As always, we extend our gratitude for your unwavering support and valuable feedback throughout this experimental phase.

Changelog v1.10 B4230 2023-06-21

Changes:
  • Blueprint Collection Parts:
  • BPP texts now face the camera
  • Moved BPP texts a bit higher
  • Added group hierarchy selection
  • Removed yellow group name preview when focusing a group as this is not needed any more
  • Added checkbox "Copy Air", increased font by 50%, if pressing Left-Shift now group will be closed​
  • Now you can also use the "Look Around" key for toggling groups, fixed group not showing if only one group and SP focused
  • Changed: added dedicated mirror model to RampRoundConnectorC, RampRoundMediumTransition and RoundedRampB (available also in the Block shapes selection)
  • Fixed: mirror issues with coloring and texturing for RampRoundConnectorC, RampRoundMediumTransition and RoundedRampB
  • NOTE: The change will affect every build that has been done with the current EXP/RC version. As always: Please do not create builds or blueprints for the public release with EXP devices and blocks as they can always change to the very last minute ahead of the public release.

Fixes:
  • 00967: HV bike flying up into the air when getting back on after exiting the bike
  • 00969: HV Bike can lose hover height & get catapulted in the air after going over planet border
  • 00979: Player Drones will not spawn when an offline protection block is placed on a base & not "active".
  • Blueprint Collection Parts: fixed setting of snap point group name
  • 00985: Open preview for some BP’s in the bpcoll menu can trigger exceptions
  • 00917: Ctrl + Alt key combo toggles free look
  • 00963: DroneBay: PlayerDrones shoot in PvE
  • 0944: Sun reflection & clouds visible through forcefield effects
  • 00964: Building and movement under water near structure issue
  • Preview model for block placement is still very hard to see when placing blocks underwater.
  • Fixed indestructible walkway (Abandoned Base Masperon)
  • Fixed issues with Science Station and Mineral Synth Lab (Ningues)
  • Fixed: Convoy (Ningues) was missing closte with Tales of Tash log
  • Fixed: Changed Obelisk faction to Progenitor (so turrets do not shoot at them anymore)
  • Fixed: Main story could not be started sometimes when starting from Ashon (Gamestart)
  • Fixed Invader vs Defender: Typo in BlockShapes
  • Fixed Default Multiplayer: Typo in BlockShapes
  • Fixes for missing faces in the new shape blocks.
  • Fixed issue with elemental blocks (error spam/coq)
  • 00965: Filler Block Terrain bug <- In any playfield which you have already visited & already has an issue still with the filler blocks you will need to wipe the poi's of this playfield via the wipe command f.ex:
    wipe Omicron poi
    Then for SP leave the save & load back in & for MP saves restart the server & load back in.
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v1.10 Experimental RC https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/282/v110-experimental-rc/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/282/v110-experimental-rc/ Wed, 14 Jun 2023 16:53 CEST
Today we start the last round of the Empyrion Galactic Survival v1.10 Experimental Phase with a major focus on bugfixing!

Of course there are also some smaller and bigger additions this time! The new blockshapes for our builders are now implemented and also the Blueprint Parts Collection Tool got its last addition with the "Snap Point" feature. You can find a video about this below.

We also worked intensively on the Drone Bay and fixed many problems. We would like to ask you to try out again whether the errors are fixed and the functions are available as expected. Please destroy any spawned personal drones & remove & replace the drone bay & spawners once again to make sure everything is fresh with the latest bug fixes.

Please also continue to use our pinned forum threads for all central feature feedback topics: https://empyriononline.com/forums/experimental-features-discussion.35/

We wish you a lot of fun and thank you for all feedback and bug reports so far and for those still to come! :)

Changelog v1.10 B4227 2023-06-14



Building: Blueprint Parts Collection Tool
  • Added console command 'bpcoll' to show the blueprint parts collection window
  • Now allowing to y rotate BPP with INS/DEL.
  • Now allows to set Snap Points!
  • Added GroupName for snap points
  • A demonstration video for the snap points feature to help guide you through the process of creating snap points and utilizing them in your blueprints effectively.
  • Snap points are an incredibly powerful addition, and once you become familiar with their functionality, you'll discover that they are a remarkable time-saving tool.


  • We encourage you to try out the feature firsthand in the game and share your valuable feedback with us over here: https://empyriononline.com/threads/v1-10-exp-blueprint-parts-collection-tool.101632/
Building: Blocks & Shapes
  • Added: Ramp Round Medium Transition (All blockshapes for 1.10 are now added)
  • Fixed mirror issues with new blockshapes
  • Updated new shape icons for clarity
  • Water and Lava Blocks are now available from in the Item Menu for POI building
  • Added WaterSplash at high speed fall
  • Changed: Water block now has 8° temperature effect + drops purified water when picked up in survival
  • Changed: Lava block now drops rockdust when picked up in survival
Gameplay
  • Faction Roles no longer require a lock code now just assign the players Faction Role within your faction (promote & demote options) then setup devices in your faction bases with the faction role drop down to allow sorting what devices you want to be accessible between the faction roles.
  • AI Drone Bay: If the core of the base/vessel is missing or all spawners are missing then all active drones will be destroyed.
  • Hoverbike: added a frontal light that will only turn on at night + thruster exhaust particles (wip)
  • Changed: Names and icons related to Playerbike > Hoverbike transition
  • Lowered the distance some NPC’s in POIs can be heard from
Game World Maintenance
  • GalaxyConfig / in-system map: Fix for SmBH ‘star halo’ having sharp edges
  • Removed some lore-unfitting creature spawns
  • Added some creature spawnzones
  • Fixed some missing deposit textures
  • Tweaked some POI spawning positions: Further away from poles
  • Fixed missing deposit textures for TemperateSwamp
  • Switched HomeworldUCH to new decoration system
  • Merged Default GalaxyConfig with the Default Multiplayer Scenario
  • Merged Default Factions with the Default Multiplayer Scenario
  • Merged Default DefReputation with the Default Multiplayer Scenario
  • Adjusted Tresari Group contents
  • Fixed: Karana playfield fixes



Planets:
  • Added Aluminium and Platinum ground deposit (removed Carbon for it)
  • Aluminium: Alien, Arid, Barren, Desert, TemperateSwamp
  • Platinum: BarrenMetal, LavaNascent, TemperatePlateau
  • Added RockResourceCarbon to Barren
  • Barren: Very slight decoration tweak
  • Arid: Bound some deposits to biomes

Fixes:
  • HV Bike loses hover height when climbing inclines/hills
  • Added loca keys for later video options (Terrain Tessellation, Dynamic Shadows and Global Illumination)
  • Blueprint Collection Parts: fix that group id table was not stored in a structure (and got lost when doing a BP from it)
  • Blueprint Collection Parts: fixed missing group ids on reload bug, fixed CoQ on placing SP in special use case bug
  • Player drones cannot despawn when they arrive at the spawner block
  • Player drones keep spawning after spawning pads are destroyed
  • Player drones can spawn when the base has no power
  • AI Drone Bay: remove initial drone pack on the Bay container
  • Docked vessels can spawn AI drones from AI drone bay
  • Defense Drone item did not have a drop box (dropped a white cube/dropped through ground)
  • Bay drones can exceed the max spawn limit after resume the game
  • Drones randomly wondering away to random locations on the planet
  • ScifiTableV2 glitches player in table when standing up from it.
  • Fix Default Multiplayer: Preview of the Hover Bike was wrong
  • Fixed: Invader vs Defender: Preview of the Hover Bike was wrong
  • Exception appearing when you approach a dronebase POI
  • Blueprint Collection Parts: possible fix for wrong colors and disappearing chunk parts
  • HullExtendedSmall7 was missing from the Small Blocks
  • BP Factory's block unlock check with block groups
  • Notched D required a dedicated mirror block (Now Notched D left and right variant)
  • Cut Corner F required a dedicated mirror block ( now Cut Corner F left and right variant)
  • Could not add Defense Drone into Drone Bay
  • CorridorPillarD missing from small blocks shapes (causing a CoQ, please retest)
  • CorridorPillarD missing from Small Blocks (caused CoQ; please retest)
  • No signal change when opening Signal Logic page (in Control Panel window) for the first time
EAH:
Known:
  • Player suit light is not working
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v1.10 Experimental II https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/281/v110-experimental-ii/ https://empyrion-servers.com/blog/281/v110-experimental-ii/ Thu, 08 Jun 2023 11:11 CEST
Today we start phase 2 of the current Empyrion Galactic Survival v1.10 Experimental version.

Since this version focuses on building and creating, an important note: DO NOT create blueprints or build POIs while you are in the EXP version. There can always be changes that may cause your blueprints and POIs to not work in the upcoming public version!

That being said, this new phase of the Experimental Version is a milestone for several reasons.

For one, we've replaced the motorcycle with a hoverbike. Furthermore, we have added player-usable defense drones for the first time! You can use this feature by building the Drone Bay, filling it with up to 10 Defense Drones and placing at least one Drone Bay Spawner. The feature is available for both Bases and Capital Vessels! A maximum of 2 drones will be launched when a threat appears and attacks you.

The latter event got its own "battle soundtrack" with this update which is different from the planet battle soundtrack!

For all the builders among you there is also an additional treat: Not only have we added a Snap-Point function to the Blueprint Collection Tool, you can now also jump on 17 new block shapes. But important: Remember the disclaimer to avoid problems after the experimental version!

Please post your feedback in the feedback threads provided and pinned in the Experimental Forum. Links, as well as more details of the update, can be found in the full changelog below.

We wish you a lot of fun in phase II

PS: Want to share your feedback about the game and the Experimental live? Join our discord server right away! >> https://discord.gg/empyrion

Report bugs over here: https://empyriononline.com/forums/bugs.34/

Changelog v1.10 B4201 2023-06-08

Gameplay
  • Added the ‘Drone Bay’: You can now craft and place the Drone Bay and equip it with Defense Drones. A Drone Bay Spawner is required for starting the drones.
    1. Pay attention to the direction you set the drone spawner block & also place it on the outside of the vessel so the drones have easy access to it to spawn & despawn from.
    2. To “retrieve” spawned drones toggle the power off for the drone bay & wait for them to return & despawn. When they are close to your vessel keep it still so they can find the spawner & despawn.
    3. First iteration for testing. (A dedicated feedback thread will be pinned soon)
      https://empyriononline.com/forums/experimental-features-discussion.35/
  • Replaced player bike with a player hover bike: first addition of model and basic movement controller. Note that the Hoverbike cannot go over water and it has not yet an updated icon in the containers and toolbars.
    (A dedicated feedback thread will be pinned soon)
    https://empyriononline.com/forums/experimental-features-discussion.35/
Building
Blueprint Parts Collection Tool:
  • Added possibility to create snap points to combine blueprint parts together. With that POIs can be created very fast and easy, especially out of construction sets.
  • Teaser video: https://streamable.com/iz9oyn
  • A detailed documentation + video how to setup Snap Points up will be coming shortly
  • Improved preview speed of blueprint parts
  • Added buttons to reload the blueprint part preview
    (A dedicated feedback thread will be pinned soon)
    https://empyriononline.com/forums/experimental-features-discussion.35/
  • Added 17 new blockshapes (17); First addition/icons missing. You can find the new blockshapes by checking for missing slots and white blanks on the Cubes-, Round- and Connector- tabs OR hover over the seemingly empty slots on the 2nd page of the "basic shapes" tab
    (A dedicated feedback thread will be pinned soon)
    https://empyriononline.com/forums/experimental-features-discussion.35/
Factions
  • Updated the UCH faction NPCs: the faction now uses a dedicated set of NPC types for military and civilians.
  • For builders, use the male and female military and non-military variants for NPC spawns that start with ‘UCH’ (eg. UCHSoldierFemale2AssaultRifle, UCHPilotMaleRed, UCHCivilianMale1 and so on.
    (A dedicated feedback thread will be pinned soon)
    https://empyriononline.com/forums/experimental-features-discussion.35/
Sound & SFX
Other changes
  • Updated main loca (EN) for new additions of devices and entities
  • Added Difficulty setting to disable new BP Factory behavior to check if all blocks are unlocked in TechTree (default: check active)
Fixes:
  • 00890: Collision for large thrusters in not correct and doesn’t apply blastdamage
  • 00910: Large thrusters is flickering in 1PV after resume the game
  • Solved non-stop BattleSondtrack when tweak music volume.
  • Fixed Blueprint spawn crash
  • Fixed: New UCH entities (soldiers + civ) had no SfX (Alert, Death, Hurt)
  • Fixed: BA_PolarisDroneBase offset missing
  • Fixed: BA_UCHSettlement was missing FillerBlocks at the corners
  • fix: 00926: ScifiTableV2 glitches player in table when standing up from it.
  • 00944: Forcefield sun reflections
  • 00940: Flickering at the edges of blocks devices with SSAO enabled
EAH:
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