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Update 01.118 - Planetary Tutorials, Improved lighting effects, Bug-fixes

Discussion in 'Change Log' started by Drui, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Drui Keen Update Guy KeenSWH Developer

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    Summary
    This week we are adding Planetary tutorials for new and returning players to help them survive and use all the mechanics and resources properly on the planets - for example, how to use wheeled vehicles.
    We have improved the visual fidelity of spotlights and beacons, and also added reflection to glass and shiny surfaces. From now on you will be able to navigate much easier in indoor environments.
    Additionally, we have improved the performance by reducing the amount of particles without sacrificing the quality of the effects and the overall look and feel.

    Important message for those who are using custom skins on characters, especially modders. Due to a fixed oxygen consuming bug the game may crash when using custom skin on characters. To fix this, follow this link: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/character-skins-crashing-after-01-118.7378645/



    Features
    - Planetary Tutorials
    - Improved lighting effects
    - Spotlight for Spectator Mode

    Fixes
    - fixed crash with oxygen
    - fixed crash in Havok
    - fixed crash when clients are joining
    - fixed drill too fragile
    - fixed high particle count
    - fixed window reflections
    - fixed spotlights not shining enough
    - fixed ice disappearing in oxygen generators
    - fixed no gyro sound playing

    Update 118.011
    - fixed crash when creating faction
    - fixed crash with oxygen
    - fixed crash with electricity
     
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  2. Martinineter

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    Nice update
     
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  3. SilentSymphony

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    delicious crash fix
     
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  4. Xellon

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    Yay! Great work on the Drills, Keen!
     
  5. g0vernor

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    Sweeeet!
     
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  6. Lord Bhael

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    Yay! Better documentation!
     
  7. polopl334

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    no net code....
     
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  8. Togoshige

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    Yay bugfixes
     
  9. Zyfe

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    Who thought it was a good idea to have the actual game content limited to a tiny 1/4 of the video? Do we really need to see the person who is speaking?

    Otherwise, this update freakin rocks. I've been waiting so long for lighting improvements - it's one of the biggest factors that always took me "out of" the game.
     
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  10. maliqua

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    Joel's clearly getting more comfortable and or the teleprompter is more centered on the camera :)

    i haven't found any new bugs yet in the few seconds i tried it just to see the new lights (they look better at first glance)
     
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  11. Thomas_Jefferson

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    Excellent update with all the fixes. +1 to this:
    :pbjt::carlton::pbjt:
     
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  12. Dwarf-Lord Pangolin

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    Better lighting, fewer particles, and tougher drills? Fantastic! Sounds like it will look better, run better, and play better. :D
     
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  13. KingdomBragg

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    Nice, glad the drills are more robust :)
     
  14. Thermonuklear

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    Can't wait to get home!
     
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  15. Twitchy.mc

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    Awesome update Keen.

    I like that not only did you guys mention the new features but you also snuck in a warning for a new known issue regarding custom player skins. Maybe more creepy crawly bug info in future updates? I would not mind hearing about what bugs you guys are trying to squash during the next update cycle.

    Keep up the great work Keen. And as always thank you for keeping this game going.

    :Edit: Btw Solar Panels look much much better now that they have a proper reflective surface.
     
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    - fixed crash in Havok

    Lets be the mining freeze bug, lets be the mining freeze bug.
    Dear Keen, tell me this havok crash is what cause the mining client freezing T.T

    Mining is the core of the game, it's impossible to play in survival without mining freezing the game randomly D:
    Cross fingers and install update...
     
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  17. achedb0b 2

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    Lubbly Jubbly~
    always good to have better lighting~
     
  18. ghofmann

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    Great bug fixing, guys!
     
  19. Mr Engineer

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    Thanks Keen! Better Performance! I like to hear about better performance! Better Drills too! All round good with some pretties thrown in too!
     
  20. vozze

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    Wheeee!
     
  21. lgustavomp

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    I wish a more resilient piston head on a future update
     
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  22. rexxar KeenSWH Developer

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    Incorrect. Changes to the netcode are still ongoing.
     
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  23. drkrieger

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    Just because they don't list it doesn't mean they haven't made adjustments.

    Nice update guys! Keep up the awesome work :)
     
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    Love all the fixes but this one caught my eye. There are sounds for the gyro?!?
     
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    Probably the person who is speaking. @Xocliw's still experimenting with the format and i'm sure your opinion - which i mostly share - is valuable feedback to him. To my knowledge he doesn't get any hard directions for the videos from above so it's him trying to figure out the best way to do things. I'm fairly sure a 50/50 percentage between game video and him is possible and probably desireable, or an even bigger percentage for the game considering Xoc's a slim one. I'd also second somthing i read in the Youpoop comments; in case of stuff like the Interior Lights i'd appreciate a Before-After comparison (though that's probably pointless as making the lighting situation any worse would be hard to pull off unless they expand the DX11 Blindfold to lit rooms.). Other than that great video, fine patch and performance increases are always nice.
     
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  26. Shabazza

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    Some hummimg noise in direct vicinity maybe?
    Didn't notice it yet.
     
  27. Varin

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    Yup, I really am hoping that DS performance boost will be noticeable. Great update, thank you!

    Could you guys give us some info whether you are working on changing sim speed connection to max speed on DS? Currently, it is pretty impossible to leave the planet atmosphere if there are more than 7 players on the server, very offputting for the new players ;(
     
  28. kingkrieg

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    Nice update, thank you!
     
  29. slangl3

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    Nice update guys! A lot of Bug-fixes. Thank you!
     
  30. Syncaidius

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    Nice update!

    There's a (nice) typo at the end of the video though.

    "- Improved lightning effects"

    I really wish SE planets had weather/lightning. :p
     
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