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Alpha 2 - multiplayer patch

2015-11-09 General
This new Alpha 2 version (0.8.3.8), will enable you to explore the game content with your friend again!

 


These past 4 weeks, we have mostly been stabilizing the multiplayer aspect of the game, but we also took the opportunity to improve some features. Here is a list of the main changes we made:
  • New icons for materials
  • Cognitrons around unknown structures are a bit more aggressive and now exist in different tiers (with a variation in color)
  • The plasma gun has been enhanced (area damage, charged fire which can destroy the ground, secondary fire which throws a sticky bomb)
  • You can now swim in water (an oxygen supply icon has been added)
  • The “final quest” object is now deactivated once the stolen plans retrieved
  • The ingredient slots of the crafting window are now filled automatically even if multiple choices are possible

We also improved our engine performances:
  • Divided by 2 the initial universe loading time (the progress bar during the loading when you create/load an universe)
  • Improved by 30% the world generation time, the "popping" time. This is noticeable in game when you pick up blocks or when you travel.

A detailed list of all the improvements can be found in the release note which you can find on the download page.

As a reminder, all the features of the Alpha 2 version can still be found here: http://www.stellar-overload.com/news/85/

I’d like to remind you that the view distance has a drastic impact on the network performance: it’s probably better for now to keep the default view distance of 24m when playing in multiplayer, you will have a better playing experience. Of course will keep working on this issue during the whole development cycle of the game.

Enjoy! And feel free to give us any feedback, good or bad!
Comments
Darky Posts: 39 Registration: 2014-04-21
@NeoM

After installing a second time, the setup didn't ask me for reboot and launched the game perfectly. I agree with you, that was really weird.
#8 2015-11-17
NeoM Posts: 1148 Registration: 2014-04-04
@Shikitokatatemo
Thanks for the feedback, we will investigate this issue.

@Darky
It's weird ... do you still have the problem now?
#7 2015-11-10
Shikitokatatemo Posts: 4 Registration: 2015-05-03
Nice patch, i see alot of improvements since the last version,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post a bug, but i noticed something buggy when i was at the water.

http://i.imgur.com/dr1wBde.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fSOekcR.jpg

See the weird looking water reflection line? That's what i mean ;)

My screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 with this game, maybe people with a lower resolution won't see this bug? But i'm not sure!

P.S. Cannot post an image directly here with [ img ], go to the links i posted to see what i mean.
#6 2015-11-10
Modified by Shikitokatatemo on 2015-11-10.
Tenelia Posts: 35 Registration: 2014-06-10
Woah that looks pretty awesome O_O
#5 2015-11-10
Darky Posts: 39 Registration: 2014-04-21
There's some kind of problem with the update. I uninstalled the previous version and installed the new. After the installation ask me for a restart and doing it (clicking the button) I couldn't see any of the desktop display after the login screen. The Ctrl+Alt+Del command works, and I could access to task manager and check all processes are apparently ok, but anything was displayed but the mouse cursor. The problem dissapeared on uninstalling the game starting the OS in safe mode.

The problem is on Windows 7 x64. If I can use some help, it will be appreciated (just because I wanna play the game :P)
#4 2015-11-10
Modified by Darky on 2015-11-10.
Arthur153 Posts: 6 Registration: 2014-04-24
really good improvements and smooth game-play for me. :)
#3 2015-11-09
sondrex76 Posts: 30 Registration: 2014-06-07 Popularity: 27
Nice :)
#2 2015-11-09
badoomtch Posts: 6 Registration: 2014-06-02
This is a neat update. I really like the performance updates. They are what really make the game enjoyable.
#1 2015-11-09
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