Early Access version 79


This is mainly a technical update to correct the instabilities that have been plaguing the servers for the past few days due to increased load. But quite a few small improvements found their way in there, too. Check the changelog below for details.

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, and also users who haven’t logged in during the 12 months and haven’t set an e-mail.
  • :gear: Steam: Main menu URLs now open in Steam in-game browser (@BoggY :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :gear: [v78.2+v78.3 server-side] Fixed ‘out of memory’ crash during JSON decoding.
  • :bug: Fixed SOCKERR_NOTINITIALISED error under Steam Proton (@kokokokos :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :gear: Purchasing: Pricing improvements (Rp symbol is now printed before price)
  • :bug: Fixed “embarrassing” spelling.
  • :gear: [v78.4 server-side] Better debugging instrumentation.
  • :gear: [v78.5 server-side] Fixed incorrect conversion from Euros to US$.
  • :gear: Translations: Em-dash (—) is no longer treated as a special character (press Alt+0151 to insert an em-dash)
  • :gear: Translations: Inbox messages about medal awards/revocations are now correctly localized.
  • :gear: Translations: “Gift delivered” inbox message now correctly localizes name of item in gifter’s language (rather than receiver’s language).
  • :bulb: “Möbius Strip” wave: Prevented Slobs from spawning (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “Möbius Strip” wave: Added Pecking Order (@SA-GoldenBoss128)
  • :bulb: Mission coordinates are now redacted from Retro missions (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bug: “All time best” screen: Widened score column to (temporarily) fix incorrect alignment of squeezed scores (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bug: Amended incomplete fix from v.70: Fixed bleeding of “upgrade bar” squares in non-native resolutions (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Bug)
  • :bulb: 120th Anniversary screen: Widened “callsign” column in “Score” button (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “The Fortress” wave: Made ‘corridor’ wider (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “Pulsating/Palpitating Grid” wave: Disabled Slobs (@gabytzu :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: “Wormhole” wave: Disabled Cowards and Slobs (@Akemisora :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Chickenaut projectiles are now yellow (were green) (@Taubsi :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :bulb: Saucer chick projectiles are now greenish-yellow (were green) (@Recruit_75 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :gear: Fixed server crash during DB sync when a different server creates a new user in the middle of the sync (race condition).
  • :bulb: Added warning before surrendering once-only missions (@SA-GoldenBoss128 :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :gear: Translations: (Incomplete) support for custom numeric digits in RTL languages.
  • :gear: All medal awards/revocation are now logged.
  • :bulb: Added network disconnection warning icon (@OneWingLunarian :medal_sports: Idea)
  • :gear: Translations: “Equipment depleted” inbox messages now correctly localize the equipment.

v79.2 patch:

  • :bulb: [server-side v.79.2] Invasion missions now have no tier requirement, regardless of difficulty. Instead, difficulty is capped at 50% + 10% for each tier.

v79.3 patch:

  • :bug: [server-side v.79.3] Previous fix now only applies to planetary Invasion missions (and not to dares or Inbox events). (@Sammarald :medal_sports: bug)
  • :gear: [server-side v.79.3] Fixed Steam purchases not being accepted from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.


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.


nothing to say, but cool

lmao v68.0

Please don’t post fake or misleading screenshots in an official thread.


lmao :thinking:

It’s fake? Bruh.

I’ve changed my langauge and suddenly forgot number 9 (for changing format of numbers) doesn’t exist for RTL language. It shows me wrong numbers. I apologize :pray:

e.g. If I type 7, it shows me 6.

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What? Don’t you use the decimal system? Are there not 10 numeric digits in total?

Sorry, someone forgot to add number 9. That’s why this happened. :man_facepalming:

Translations of numbers are great
Only these sections are not applied

Here the numbers are slightly embedded in the text.

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What about just including the changelog in the steam update/patch notes so people can just read it there?


Always drop the changelog in steam update/patch notes in the Steam side

What about a Firepower bank? It halves the loss of you firepower when die.

It’s either a perishable or an auto use.

What you guys think?
  • Perishable (can only equip one, 299🔑)
  • Auto-use (4x20🔑)
  • No (no)
  • h (2147483647🔑)

0 voters

Banned from competitive btw

Would be nice, but honestly I’m neutral about auto-use or perishabled. I’ll just pick a random option.

No, that means you can just pay your way out of a firepower loss. Either it has to be made more lenient, or do nothing at all. For this reason I believe Speedy Recovery too should be removed.

Hmm… why there is a :bulb: ? It should be :bug:

Which one is that?

The ufo chick

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Why is the “half space” displayed as a line?
in پرنده‌س ?

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Half space is shorter than space and it is just in Arabic , Persian and Urdu .

پرنده س :space

پرنده‌س :half space

پرندهس :without space

Just took a look at the new projectiles

I don’t really like the new chickenaut projectile color, it looks like some zig-zag jellybeans.
And while the current UFO chick bullets look pretty cool, I fear that they still might blend in very well with the toxic clouds.