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Update 01.069 – New armor block types, Armor and asteroid modding

Discussion in 'Change Log' started by George.Mamakos, Feb 12, 2015.

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  1. George.Mamakos Apprentice Engineer

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    Summary
    New types of armor blocks have been added - rounded and angled. Moreover, we have expanded the modding possibilities to armor and voxels (asteroids). You can find more info in the modding guides linked below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEYZGatrsDA

    Features
    - new armor block types: rounded, angled
    - armor modding
    - asteroid modding

    Guides
    Armor: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=391202025
    Asteroid: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=391149836

    Fixes
    - fixed crash when starting DS when using faction chat
    - fixed some instances of welding issues (still work-in-progress)
    - fixed some instances of launchers exploding themselves up (please let us know, if it worked)
    - fixed damaged armor blocks not rendering properly

    EDIT 02/13/2015:
    Update 01.069.012
    - fixed resetting chat scroll-bar to upper position
    - fixed character staying in world after save in multiplayer
    - fixed issue when player can not interact with objects when he has block in hand
     
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  2. Martinineter Senior Engineer

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    Very nice update, the round blocks look like damaged blocks though
     
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  3. SilentSymphony Apprentice Engineer

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    nice job, no real server fixes that i can see D: but the extra angles should be fun.
     
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  4. Fidel Battista Apprentice Engineer

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    Oh the possibilities!!! :thumb:
     
  5. Randomness Apprentice Engineer

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  6. carnivore Apprentice Engineer

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    I'm assuming small ships will get rounded armor as well? I can't wait to get home and have a look!
     
  7. trotski94 Trainee Engineer

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    laaaaaaame
     
  8. casparmartin01 Trainee Engineer

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  9. zekes Apprentice Engineer

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    Haha, rounded armor. Cute.
     
  10. shimonu Apprentice Engineer

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    Well hoped for something else. Next week maybe :)
    (not whining, I know those can be useful for some designs)
    Can I ask for rounded blast door blocks?
     
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  11. CaptainScout Trainee Engineer

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    yet another nice & small update.
    Someting big must be brewing, hoping next week wil bring big things.
     
  12. Agnar Apprentice Engineer

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    This...
     
  13. digitalmaji Trainee Engineer

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    i think the texture might need to be tweaked i cant help but point out that the rounded armor with that kinda texture looks like it was bashed into that shape no what i mean like its damaged corner armor..
     
  14. galacticon Apprentice Engineer

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    Very nice! I think the polygonal shape goes along with the traditional angled feel of the game, love it!
     
  15. KingdomBragg Junior Engineer

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    Interesting update, I've had a look at the armor mod guide but can't tell if the <Skeleton> tag options (<BonePosition> and <BoneOffset> ) will work for mod blocks that aren't 1x1x1.
     
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  16. KarlGrim Trainee Engineer

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    You call that rounded?

    Maybe in 1998.


    Don't mean to sound hostile, but that ... doesn't look round. It's still a welcome addition but... that's not round.
     
  17. D45x Trainee Engineer

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    Very Nice that!
    But...could you PLEASE start to fix the problems with the light's rendering by time?
    We have this problem for a long time now..and it's disgusting that there are massive lags if you just want to lighten up your projects.
     
  18. Conradian Moderator

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    As harsh as it sounds I have to agree, because I'm playing ME and making round towers...
     
  19. Leatherneck Apprentice Engineer

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    Indeed.
     
  20. MrFaul Trainee Engineer

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    OK more armor blocks.
    That's not a bad thing but looking at your modding guide wouldn't it be easier to remove all "special shaped blocks of one and the same thing" at once and just give us direct access to the bones ingame?
    That would be pretty awesome and boost the creativity in ship design.
    Anyway can't wait for the compound blocks that's a real space saver :-D
     
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  21. SenorZorros Master Engineer

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    Great to see more options for armour
     
  22. Balmung Senior Engineer

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    Nice Update, because rounded Armor could be the first step that Modders can make own really Armor Blocks, because Armor Blocks works a bit different than the Rest of the Blocks. And that is also the Reason why they look that "rounded". ;)

    Asteroid on Workshop... I will upload my Asteroid soon. ^^
     
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  23. gimmilfactory Junior Engineer

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    I AM SO GLAD I STAYED UP ALMOST 24 HOURS FOR THIS!!! WOOOOO!!!! Thanks Keen!
     
  24. kingkrieg Apprentice Engineer

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    Good update, many possibilities with these blocks for shipbuilding and less mods to rely on!


    its most likely the rounded blocks will get reworked tho for better displays



    i reckon some people will keep whining tho, but devs where crystal clear previously: first we release the most content, then we fix it


    such is the works of alpha builds
     
  25. Pliskin Trainee Engineer

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    Every Update is a good update, but I don´t like the new rounded armor blocks. The ones, which were in the game files looked way better!
     
  26. Valkysas Trainee Engineer

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    Well i was expecting the round armor we saw in data mine in the past not saying these are not good they def seem like making slanted sides on your ship will be much better and faster to do now - notice how i said slanted and not round ! since they are def not round

    But hey it's new block something we def needed and it is useful just not as round blocks
     
  27. voicesdark Senior Engineer

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    All the countless months those "round" blocks have been sitting in the code and THIS is what you finally release???!!! Why didn't you actually do what you did with Darth's cockpit and actually use something from someone competent like this mod: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=307174586



    Not to mention it's funny how all of a sudden the second "Empyrion - Galactic Survival" started showing off videos with round armor blocks that Keen finally decided these were a priority.
     
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  28. Morozova Trainee Engineer

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    Round in SE means

    Round in ME means

    :confused:
     
  29. AlexDenton Trainee Engineer

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    Well... not a surprise and not to my liking but thanks as said "any update is better than none".
     
  30. Wizlawz Master Engineer

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    / FINALLY !!!

    now....about that control panel.....
     
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