Early Access version 69


Another update with a multitude of small fixes and quality-of-life improvements. We’re now getting very close to the point where the galaxy will need to be reset. This means:

  • The galaxy will be regenerated (the position of constellations, star systems, planets, etc. will change)
  • Your spacecraft will be placed in a random position in the galaxy.
  • Your exploration % will be reset (your exploration medal, if you have one, will persist)
  • All planetary missions will be deleted and completely regenerated (due to this, squadron assignments will also be reset)

Everything else will remain the same.

Also, due to changes in how dares work, all in-progress dares have been unavoidably reset.

Bug/Idea medals will be awarded later in the day. :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).


You will lose:

  • any in-mission progress
  • all graphics options, which includes your window/borderless/fullscreen setting.
  • if any options have been removed or added to a new version, then all menu options (not just graphics) will be lost.


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

  • :gear: Deleted users who haven’t logged in during the past 4 weeks and have less than an hour of playtime, and also users who haven’t logged in during the past week and have less than 10 minutes of playtime.
  • :bulb: League: “Friendly Match” now appears even for non-contacts (albeit disabed) (@EmeraldBirb :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: “Bonus Challenge!” wave renamed to “Treasure Shower” (@ScarletCuboids :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bulb: League: Friendly matches can now be repeated multiple times per day (@hale :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: League: Fixed highlighted entry getting lost after browsing prev/next pages (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bulb: League: Boss waves are now highlighted (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: League: Boss rushes can now be up to 7 waves (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Planetary Egg City now has +50% health (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: Spawned Feathers no longer affect stats (@Spiv_Briv :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bug: “Feather Fields”, “Henpire Ambush”, “Eggshell Fields”: Fixed cases of enemies spawning outside screen.
  • :gear: Fixed crash when entering characters via the emoji keyboard (Win+.) during full-screen (@VerMishelb :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bug: Contacts screen: “League” button is now disabled for contacts without callsigns (@EmeraldBirb :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bug: Fixed Droid NPCs disappearing for players not connected to the senior server (@EmeraldBirb :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bulb: “First Impressions” wave renamed to “Back to Basics” (@Randomkodude @Spiv_Briv :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “Stats/Fleet” screen: Spacecraft models now shown to the right (@ThisIsChristianF :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :new: Paint screen: Added “Exhaust additive magic” (@VerMishelb @Kylo-Hen :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “Chicken Geometry” and “Area Measurements”: Now have 9 enemy sets (was 6) (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “Bullet spray expander/condenser”: Now affects by 20% (was 12.5%) (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “Shockwave Capacitor” is now cheaper (5.8 keys) (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “Dimensional Phase-Out” is now more expensive (12 keys)
  • :bulb: “Attack of the Giant Crab”: Starts appearing at 40% difficulty (was 30%), health boost +10%
  • :bulb: “The King of Crabs”: Starts appearing at 60% difficulty (was 40%), health boost +20%
  • :bulb: “Giant Robotic Space Crab v2.0”: Starts appearing at 50% difficulty (was 10%), health boost +20%
  • :bulb: Absolver: Beam thickness now has +20% (was +10%) leeway when clearing enemy bullets (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “It’s the Mother-Hen ship!”: Now shoots 2 more slanted projectiles in difficulties >100%. Yolk health boost +33% (@OneWingLunarian @Donny :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: “Squawk block” waves: “Pecking Order” is now possible (@Francis :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bug: Fixed “Daily stipend” not being awarded (@Canterlot :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :gear: Window background color is now dark red (was white).
  • :bulb: Balloon chickens now play final “baloon deflate” sound even when insta-killed (@ScarletCuboids :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :gear: Client-side balancer now closes connection after reporting an error.
  • :bulb: League screen: Added “Locate” button to completed incoming/outgoing dares (locates ‘other’ recruit in the League ranking) (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :idea: Crab boss: Moved collision area slightly upwards (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: “Single Digits” wave: Fixed Pecking Order bonus (@IdanHol :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :gear: Strengthened anti-cheat measures (@Francis @EmeraldBirb :medal_sports: Idea)

v69.2 (server-side emergency patch):

  • :bug: Fixed server kicking out players that lost all their lives (“mission failed”).


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.




Planetary missions? But those aren’t in the game yet. Or did you mean the environmemtal hazard ones?

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I mean missions present on planets/suns (i.e., not challenges or league missions)


“UCHO 5 when”

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:warning: Taking server down for backup. 15 mins.


What’s with the red screen at startup?

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UCO 5 when?

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It’s for Valentine’s day. You’re welcome.

Nah, I prefer red to white, because Windows tends to whiten screen when an app is not responsive (which would not be visible).


I’ll go try out the new mother hen ship. Will tell if more bullets are preferable.


you again
the account was reset
always reply from U.C.O 5

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nothing important but can it be blueish like the default UI?


UCO 5 poll gathered 56 votes.


Yes, this is so.

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can there be an option in the installer to not make a ciu folder in start menu? i try to keep all the games in one folder

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I caught it in time … THAT’S HOT

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Was there not a better option available? Like maybe purple?

Obviously not blue, since that’s an error screen too.


all white for pure blindness


Why y’all hate red :confused: