Early Access version 40.2

MAIN CHANGES

:warning: An emergency v40.2 update is now available, which fixes crashes when selecting “Unmount all” for a Space Race mission. This update is optional, but recommended. Get it from ⬇ Download Early Access

A myriad of small improvements and bug fixes in this update. This is a ‘dangerous’ update, because it requires significant behind-the-scene changes. Some highlights:

  • You can now select separate music for the boss fights. To support this change, note that your mission slots will be emptied in this update and you’ll have to mount your equipment again.
  • The Ion Blaster has been reworked, partly based on @1galbatorix1’s Weapon Balance Program. Test it out and post your impressions!
  • Medals are now worth points.

Bug/Idea medals will be awarded later in the day (even after your medal is awarded, you’ll need to re-connect to see it). :warning: Your medal cannot be awarded if your in-game callsign doesn’t match your forum name (send it to me in a private message).

COMPATIBILITY

You will lose:

  • all mission slots will be emptied
  • any in-mission progress
  • any menu options you have configured

CHANGELOG

:new: New features – :bulb: Tweaks – :bug: Bug fixes – :gear: Internal changes

  • :gear: Deleted users that haven’t logged in in the past 4 weeks and have less than an hour of playtime.
  • :bug: “Ask for confirmation” option: Fixed typo. (@BoggY :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bulb: Invulnerability Extension: Doubled extension, halved price (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Appetite Attractor: Halved price (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Eggular Repulsor: Price decreased by -70% (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: Enabled Clean Sweep on CI1 Anniversary mission (asteroid and “Be Quick or Be Dead” waves) and “CrossHatch” wave (@Francis :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bulb: Reduced M400 and M408 hitboxes (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Poultry Payback: halved delay, doubled damage (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Spacecraft models now have their own crash damage (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “Scrooge McChick” medal is awarded every 100k keys (rather than just once). (@xXmlgDiegoXx :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Shop: Comparative stats that would be worsened by an upgrade are now displayed in red (@BoggY :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Changed Absolver Beam charging sound (firing sound remains the same).
  • :gear: Game window is now created at 100x100 once more. Failure to set window size or position now stops the game with an error (temporary debugging measure).
  • :bulb: Contacts screen: Last known contact status is now shown, and whether contact is in-mission or not. Mission cancellations are now also sent as status updates. (@xXmlgDiegoXx :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Missions screen: Entries are secondarily-sorted by time (most recent first) (@BlueGamingVN :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Bombers are now power-limited to 14/16/18/20.
  • :bug: Fixed crash when deleting and re-adding a contact who’s too far away to be normally visible (‘relevant’) in galaxy (@matix524 @Francis :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bug: Contacts ‘asterisks’ are now updated dynamically (rather on just upon login) (@BlueGamingVN @lbekeneb88 :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bug: “Alien Saucer” enemy: Extended length of fire warning (dashed line) to cover cases where alien is off-screen (@xXmlgDiegoXx :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bulb: Reduced “Twice Infinity” boss max health by -25%, added 360o fiery attack for difficulties >100% (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Increased points awarded by major bosses (Yolk-Star, Henterprise, Egg Cannon) by up to 600% (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “Mysterious Ship” boss: Now has 4/5/6 beams depending on difficulty. Warns before first attack (@anon27929001 @OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Increased key “base multiplier” of Boss Rushes to 30% (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: Improved collision code for linear beams and fast-moving projectiles (better impact location calculations) (@Fractorial :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :new: Medals are now also worth points (@SpryterTerraxian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: Disabled Clean Sweep on “Do Not Cross” wave (@BlueGamingVN :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bug: Contact requests can no longer be sent to NPCs or admins (@BoggY :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bulb: “Unoriginality penalty” now applies regardless of whether mission has been won or not (anti-farming measure)
  • :gear: Stricter anti-cheating checks.
  • :bulb: Mission Config screen: Background/music is now previewed when selected (@RamonTokus :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: Mission Config screen: Config is now saved if ESC is pressed.
  • :new: Mission Config screen: Added “Unmount all” button (@RamonTokus :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Removed “Report problem” from mission.
  • :bulb: Moved “Feedback” button from main galaxy screen to ‘hamburger’ menu.
  • :gear: (from v.39) Removed forgotten debug logging (“Starting”) from when Lightning/Plasma/Positron fires (performance implications).
  • :bulb: Fleet Loadout screen: Equipment is now sorted by type/alphabetically (@BlueGamingVN :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :new: Mission Config screen: Added “boss music” slot. Can now mount separate music for waves/boss battles.
  • :bug: Spacecraft now spawns completely off-screen after losing a life (doesn’t work correctly with mouse control).
  • :gear: Added “low memory” warning at startup.
  • :new: Added “Speedy Recovery” equipment. (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: Fixed bug: Ion Cannon & Heavy bombers: Center gun emplacement was incorrectly placed at the spacecraft’s center (rather than each pylon’s center) for all power levels >= 2.
  • :bug: Fixed bug: Utensil Poker & Heavy bombers: Center gun emplacement was incorrectly placed at the spacecraft’s center (rather than each pylon’s center) for all power levels >= 2 (@Sophodot :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bug: Fixed bug: Neutron Gun & Heavy bombers: Center gun emplacement was incorrectly placed at the spacecraft’s center (rather than each pylon’s center) for power levels between 3 and 7 inclusive.
  • :bug: Fixed grammar of “consecutive log in days” message (@youraveragegrant @GuestUniverse :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :new: Reworked Ion Blaster (@1galbatorix1 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: (v40.2) Fixed Bug: Mission Config screen: Game crashes when selecting “Unmount all” for a Space Race mission (@thisistrueuser :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bug: (v40.2) Fixed Bug: Mission Config screen: Selecting “Unmount all” multiple times brightens locked slots.

BACKUPS

You are reminded that during Early Access you are responsible for backing up your own progress. Make a copy of everything under C:\ProgramData\InterAction studios\CIU (including all sub-folders). :warning: Never rename files or move them from one version folder to another. Simply make a copy and then later put it back exactly where you found it.

19 Likes

Wooho! The update 40its out! Lets test!

1 Like

Can’t wait to check it out!

6 Likes

11 idea medals :upside_down_face:

4 Likes

Let’s go!
11 Ideas, congrats
(I am Ve’ai)

Oh boy…

Is everyone excited?

1 Like

:warning: Apparently, “Unmount all” button is buggy and can crash your game. Don’t use it until I figure out what’s going wrong.

5 Likes

@thisistrueuser https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/693474425068060676/700728989005905960/unknown.png

Yay! I love this game :slight_smile:

I can’t wait to test out the rebalanced ion!!

Now I have the 3 medals, I am happy

Bug: Super-Chick in Chicken Multiplicity, The Absolver Beam make it very weak boss


1 Like

The Absolver Beam can’t destroy part of Alien Mothership

Bug: If you press “Unmount all” button several times, lock icon comes brighter.

1 Like

1 Like

The best defence lol

1 Like

@InterAction_studios i dont have my medals :c (idea and bug medals)

Later this day.

1 Like

Third bug

2 Likes