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Update 01.079 - Oxygen Farm, Disabling encounters option

Discussion in 'Change Log' started by Drui, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Drui Keen Update Guy Developer

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    Summary
    The Oxygen Farm block has been added to the game. It works similarly to the solar panel, but it produces oxygen instead of electricity and doesn't require ice to work. We also added the option to disable encounters in the world. Additionally, the "Save As" option can be now accessed while the player is in the game (on the Main Menu by pressing Esc).



    Features
    - Oxygen Farm block
    - Option to disable encounters
    - Save As option on the Main Menu
    - Decreased the oxygen capacity of cockpit

    Fixes
    - fixed player not respawning when dead in turret control
    - fixed oxygen bottle percentage not updating
    - fixed crash in script on DS
    - fixed merge block being targeted by own weapons
    - fixed small advanced rotor part model
    - fixed rotor part icon only on large block
    - improved lag on large mining ships (still work-in-progress)
    - fixed lost ownership of platform after reload (scenario)
    - fixed character receiving damage when sitting in the cockpit without helmet
    - fixed oxygen tank not updating oxygen amount for client
    - fixed emissivity of oxygen tank not updating for client

    EDIT 04/24/2015:
    Update 01.079.008

    - fixed crash when equipping tool with custom character
    - added interface for oxygen farm
     
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  2. taikodragon

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    First, very nice. This will make my lonely base able to sustain Oxygen.
     
  3. vetranofwar

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  4. Don Jacobs

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    SWEET!!
     
  5. Xocliw Public Relations Developer

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    Cool stuff as always :).
     
  6. MiChAeLoKGB

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    OUUUCH NICE, so our technology is so perfect that we can produce oxygen from light itself? :D lol.
     
  7. Jason45PC

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    Nice :)

    Just wondering, what are encounters?
     
  8. Volfram

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    Huh. Never seen the video go up before I could download the update before.

    What are random encounters?
    We've been able to do that in the real world for several thousand years, if not longer.
     
  9. dirtyredz

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    Very nice
     
  10. MiChAeLoKGB

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    IMO encounters are Exploration ships.

    But I still dont get how can somebody produce air from light...
    Why not a simple hydroponics?
     
  11. rottielover

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    wait what? I can build a magical block to make oxygen, without requiring anything but sunlight.... huh?
     
  12. AutoMcD

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    NICE!!
     
  13. Thedevistator

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    Can I ask what do they mean by encounters? Do they mean exploration ships?
     
  14. Drui Keen Update Guy Developer

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    Yes
     
  15. Volfram

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    It contains some sort of oxygen scrubber, obviously. Algae or chemical. Both are known to exist in the real world. I predict if/when food is added, Oxygen farms will also produce that.
     
  16. Don Jacobs

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    I think those tanks are hydroponics, with oxygen producing algae inside. Power to keep it's temp correct, light for photo-synthesis.
     
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  17. TEOTWAWKI

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    So how much suspension of disbelief are we supposed to have here? Is this the first iteration of the introduction of organic materials and we'll see some science to back up the magic block?
     
  18. HoY

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    Very happy with the update being mostly bug fixes!
     
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  19. tharkus

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    Interesting , as lately an unexpected block/feature and nice fixes :)
     
  20. rottielover

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    Where did the algae or chemical's come from? I see computers, glass, steel plates, construction components, etc. as the inputs to build one.
     
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  21. shimonu

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    Time to check how many solar panels are required to power farm :)
     
  22. MiChAeLoKGB

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    Yeah that is possible tho. But they could at least made it somewhat vissible trough, so you can see that there are plants (not real plants, the fake ones that exist today).

    Another thing is, sunlight is not enough to magically produce oxygen.
     
  23. Volfram

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    Construction components, obviously.
    Alpha. All models subject to update.
     
  24. Drui Keen Update Guy Developer

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    Let me remind you that all blocks visuals are just temporary and every block will be reworked into its full DX11 glory in the future ;)

     
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  25. tharkus

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    i guess when we have planets, we could get those algaes from there to build this block?
     
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  26. MiChAeLoKGB

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    Guys, even today we have fake plants that can produce oxygen, but you still need carbon dioxide and water to produce oxygen. So no matter what you say, this block ist still PURE MAGIC!

    Alwo, why the hell sun? You dont need sun for photosynthesis! Everybody with base in asteroid (like me and my friends) is completly screwed.

    Read the part above. This block just works as magic. You need only sun and hey hou oxygen here I go.
     
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  27. tharkus

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    we want those cool beautifull models Drui ! we want em now! hhahahaha
    joke mode off : really that new gravity generator .. it was love at first look :p
     
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    Great stuff in the update and bug fixes!
     
  29. rottielover

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    need more testing, but it's not working right on my Dedicated Server. Shows red status even though the k panel show's a % of function.
     
  30. Volfram

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    There are a lot of materials not being accounted for in mining and production already. You can't create steel plates without carbon, for example, and where does the oxygen in the iron ore go when it's refined?
     
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