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Beta 1 Release Notes. Last updated on July, 4th


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Hi Noveans,

 

We have released a new patch today. Dual Universe is now in version 0.29.8 and you can find the changes below: 

 

General Note

We’ve revised the backend working of radars and though this should be an unnoticeable change for players, we’d like to invite you to send us a report should you encounter issues with radars. We’ll be monitoring radar performance and reports closely.

 

Improvements

  • [Radar] There are now fewer attack announcements.
  • [Radar] Warning in widget if radar linked using generic control plugs
  • Prevent the player from putting the maneuvered construct in an unreachable position.
  • [Radar] Similarly to weapons, radar will now have a visibility cone that will need to be clear of voxels and other elements for the radar to function. Unlike weapons, there will be no cone falloff and obstruction will be a binary state, the cone will either be obstructed and the radar will not work, or it will be unobstructed and it will work.
  • [Build Helper] Added a new Combat category with information about radars and weapons.
  • [Weapons] Increased rotation speed.
  • Changed to the inworld mark layout: mark base icons are smaller. Selection & hover are now displayed as a circle around the mark. Name is now under the mark with  distance below the name and threat info is on the side of the mark icon. 
  • Added an ‘identification bar,’ that grows with identification progress.
  • Added an option to ignore default engine tags.
  • [Build Helper] List CCS Capacity in the Construct Information.

 

Bug Fixes

  • [Marks] Fixed names of radar targets not being updated.
  • [Radar] Fixed abandoned constructs occasionally not showing as abandoned.
  • Fixed a bug where players were able to board inactive constructs in space, without proper RDMS having been set.
  • Fixed freezes that could occur when loading very large images in Lua screen units.
  • Fixed a bug where Point Of Interest names were cut on fullscreen mode (which was specifically a problem for the market district numbers).
  • Last camera settings when entering a cockpit are now saved.
  • Fixed invalid player position after a surrogate session.
  • Mining units now catch up with server downtime.
  • [Parenting] Fixed an issue preventing some destroyed constructs being properly removed from the game.
  • Damages due to collision/friction can now affect docked constructs.
  • Fixed bookmarks that could be erased in some rare conditions.
  • Player is no longer unboarded when refreshing the rights of the current construct.
  • Player is no longer unboarded at the end of the loading screen.
  • Fixed maneuver information being sometimes displayed while not maneuvering.
  • Fixed the, ‘retro skin,’ for Programming Boards.
  • Display an intelligible error when trying to remove fuel and the player inventory is full.
  • Mining Unit and Plasma extractor animations stop when they are broken.
     

Thanks for your support! 

 

Cheers, 

Nomad

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Hi Noveans, 

 

We just released a new hotfix today. DU is now in version 0.29.9. Please find the changelog below:

 

Improvements

  • [FTUE Outpost Screen] Connected the following five tutorials to the screen: Construction, Gunnery, Atmospheric Piloting, Ground Piloting and Speeder Upgrade.
  • [FTUE Outpost Screen] Added more information in the descriptions of objective tabs not yet connected to tutorials.

 

Crash Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when loading a Programing Board config with too many slots.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed transponders not working.
  • Fixed radar not working near asteroids.

 

Thanks for your support! 

 

Cheers,

Nomad

 

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Hi Noveans, 

 

A new hotfix is available today. DU is now in version 0.29.10. Changes are below: 

 

Improvement

  • [Shields] Base Shields can now be toggled on and off.

 

Bug Fixes

  • Aphelia constructs are no longer wrongly marked as unclaimed.
  • Fixed the build mode grid display.
  • Fixed a typo in the outpost screen.

 

Known Issue

  • The fix deployed today to hide the "remember this device" checkbox on the login screen when running on Nvidia GeForce Now didn't work as intended. We're investigating this issue.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Cheers, 

Nomad

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Hi Noveans, 

 

We just deployed a new hotfix. DU is now in version 0.29.11 and changes are below: 

 

Improvements

  • [Radar] Improved functionality in handling planet safe zones.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed transponder not active at server restart.
  • Fixed report abuse cooldown being 250 hours rather than 15 minutes.

Thanks for your support!

 

Cheers, 

Nomad

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  • NQ-Nomad changed the title to Beta 1 Release Notes. Last updated on June, 2nd

Hello Noveans,

 

We have released another hotfix today, DU is now in version 0.29.12 and the changes can be found below:

 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a case of constructs not loading.
  • Fixed entity search on planet map.
  • Fixed Geforce Now detection.
  • [Radar] Fixed a bug where radar identify notifications (audio and text) no longer appeared in space while in the safe zone.
  • [Lua] Optimized mining unit ore pool Lua to server requests.

Thank you all for your support!

- Deckard

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  • NQ-Deckard changed the title to Beta 1 Release Notes. Last updated on June, 7th

Hello Noveans,

 

We have released another hotfix today, DU is now in version 0.29.13 and the changes can be found below:

 

Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue causing radars to not receive signatures correctly when the radar was moving.

 

Thank you all for your support!

- Deckard

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  • NQ-Deckard changed the title to Beta 1 Release Notes. Last updated on June, 9th

Hello Noveans,

 

We have released another hotfix today, DU is now in version 0.29.14 and the changes can be found below:

 

Improvements

  • We are making servers more robust.

Bug Fixes

  • [FTUE] Fixed player getting stuck in lander if they abort the FTUE just after landing.
  • Added missing wallet log entry for challenge rewards.
  • Added missing tax to Haven and Aegis markets

 

Thank you all for your support!

- Deckard

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  • NQ-Deckard changed the title to Beta 1 Release Notes. Last updated on June, 14th
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Hello Noveans,

 

We have released another hotfix today, DU is now in version 0.29.15 and the changes can be found below:

 

Bug Fixes

  • [Links] Element links are now instantly updated when another player modifies them.
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from replacing destroyed elements.
  • Fixed ‘ElementPropertyUpdate’ for streamed properties that were not correctly forwarded to observers. So players would not see the engines of a ship running if someone else was piloting.
  • Fixed an issue where constructs would not appear to move for observers. Some radars would appear broken and also resulted in the so called "rubberbanding" issue reported by the community.

 

Thank you all for your support!

- Deckard

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  • NQ-Deckard changed the title to Beta 1 Release Notes. Last updated on June, 23rd

Hello Noveans,

 

We have released an update today, DU is now in version 0.30.0 - Mercury, the changes can be found below:

 

New Features

  • Talent Reset
    • As part of the mercury update we have refunded all talent points for all our players. Upon logging in you will find all your points available for spending and your queue empty.
  • Lua API revamp
    • Added new `player` permanent slot. Represents the local player, usually called MasterPlayer in the API.  This gives access to name, id, nanopack mass/volume, headlight control, parenting, etc.
    • Added new `construct` permanent slot. Represents the control unit construct, usually accessed through the Core Unit API. This gives access to name, warp status, pvp status, more physics data, etc.
    • Implemented new naming convention for events.
    • Added left mouse click to system input actions.
    • Changed container content acquisition behavior to a fixed minimum inter-request delay of 30 seconds.
    • Added more item API support in containers and industry API.
    • Added specialized API for all engine type elements such as wings, adjustors, atmospheric engines, space engines, airbrakes, space brakes, vertical boosters, hover engines, and rocket engines.
    • Added Lua API for weapons.
    • Added Lua API for plasma extractors.
    • Re-enabled HDR color support for lights.
    • Added Lua left mouse click action for onActionStart, onActionStop and onActionLoop events, as "leftmouse".
    • Replaced all string status values with integers for better comparisons and to be future-proof.
    • Redesigned the Counter element API to extend functionality.
    • Redesigned the Telemeter element API to extend functionality.
    • Added several useful functions on different elements.
    • All existing APIs affected by the revamp are deprecated and not deleted.
    • More detailed information is available in the codex and on the forum here.
  • Novean Overview
    • We're adding an interface which provides an overview of your general account information and unlocked cosmetics. We’ll expand this feature moving forward.
  • Alioth Exchange
    • We’re deploying a new installation in the heart of Alioth where players can apply to build a display to advertise and sell their creations. Applications are open to all players who want to advertise their ship shops, markets, Lua scripts, organizations, voxel libraries, or anything else they create in Dual Universe.
  • Space Delivery Challenge
    • We’re adding a new challenge to the “Challenges” tab in the VR Surrogate Station:, the Space Delivery Challenge.  Like the Air Delivery Challenge, but in Space!    Use one of the supplied ships to deliver packages from surrounding space stations back to your starting point to earn quanta.
  • Rendering Improvements
    • Improved screen-space ambient occlusion effect (SSAO).
    • Added screen-space global illumination effect (SSGI).

 

Improvements

  • Removed arbitrary 4000 max slots in containers.
  • Improved the visibility of locked/highlighted avatars.
  • [Linking] Added more notifications when linking or unlinking fails.
  • Improved the appearance of secondary lighting from the surrounding environment.
  • [VFX] Added new VFX for anti-gravity generator and pulsor.
  • [Performance] Improved baseline frame rate around vegetation.
  • Use PopcornFX instead of Unigine particles for fireworks.
  • Improved precision of some voxel operations.
  • Better texture compression.
  • [Lua] Doors now have a isOpen lua function.
  • [System Map] Added a line to the target plane under the player mark and the current selection.
  • [Construct destruction] Added a new destruction sequence when a construct core unit is destroyed by a weapon.
  • Slightly improve voxel operation performance.
  • DU now has an icon on the Windows taskbar.
  • [Radar] Better interpolation for moving targets.
  • [Build helper] Added a "Box opacity" slider to change the opacity of the outer build area box.
  • [Lua] Changed library.getPointOnScreen function output to be more suitable and add depth information.
  • [Lua] Deprecated functions have been replaced in Lua libs.
  • Alien constructs have a dedicated icon in the map and marks.
  • [Lua] radar.getConstructKind returns 7 for alien constructs.
  • Removed the roadmap & replaced the space with a visual of the current version.
  • [Lua] Added radar.getOperationalState() to replace isOperational with error messages.
  • [Lua] Added weapon.getOperationalState() to replace isOperational with error messages.


Crash Fixes

  • Fixed possible crash when re-logging after disconnection.
  • Fixed a crash occurring with some svg’s on screen units.
  • [Lua] getStringValue/getIntValue/getFloatValue will not crash the game anymore when the key doesn't correspond to a value of an incorrect type.

 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where contextual Menus persisted after respawning.
  • Fixed one source of ground texture corruption.
  • Fixed glitched preview of Luminescent White Glass.
  • Fixed a memory leak when changing light color a lot through Lua.
  • Fixed performance issue on system map rendering.
  • Fixed an issue with many vegetation assets that caused them to be rendered too dark, especially at a distance.
  • Fixed destroyed elements reacting to input signals once after breaking.
  • [Rendering] Fixed rock shapes being different when pointing at it with the harvesting tool.
  • Fixed asset action "material_params".
  • [Broken elements] Fixed the broken texture of animated elements not being reset upon restoration.
  • Fixed some mesh lod display issues.
  • [Constructs list] Fixed a bug disabling destination cancel from the context-menu from a construct in the list.
  • [Element VFX] Recentered welding VFX on heavily damaged elements.
  • Fixed displayed Voxel coordinates when using the VPT with keyboard.
  • Fixed a bug that would put industry units into an unexpected state when fulfilling ingredients by linking a container.
  • Ground Mining units will now stop when calibration reaches 0.
  • Slight fix for Deploy Blueprint tool icon.
  • Fixed size of circular progressbar radius.
  • [Lua] Fixed onCompleted and onStarted event binding.
  • [Lua] Fixed industry getStatus function missing deprecation.
  • [Lua] Fixed multiple issues in the Lua documentation.
  • [Lua] Fixed screen units losing their input on disconnection.
  • Fixed a bug leaving unremovable dynamic properties on the core unit when retrieving from a blueprint.
  • Reduced the occurrences of certain shadow glitches.
  • Fixed an issue with Mining units that could stall when changing their output container.
  • Concurrent harvesting of a rock no longer results in all players getting materials.
  • Display a specific error if the link tool fails because all links are taken with at least one otherwise compatible link.
  • [Air Delivery Challenge] removed errant teleporter pad.
  • Display the correct error notification when dropping an undroppable item.
  • Fixed the element position reset in precise mode with the Deploy Element Tool.
  • Fixed the element position rollback with the Move Element Tool.
  • Fixed repair units locking constructs after the end of the repair cycle.
  • Fixed a case where compacted construct blueprints that were claimed would cause an error and fail to deploy.
  • All user's files in data/Lua are now preserved after a full client update or reinstall. However NQ Lua files are overwritten.
  • Fixed inventory icons for Luminescent White Glass, Thoramine and some types of dirt (Soil, Gravel, Pebbles, Rock, Sand, Tundra).


Known Issues

  • The resolution of skin thumbnails in the Novean Overview Panel is too small and produces an unsatisfying display.
  • Ammunition related talents are not working correctly.
  • Some icon inconsistencies in the Talent menu.
     

Thank you all for your support!

- Deckard

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  • NQ-Deckard changed the title to Beta 1 Release Notes. Last updated on June, 28rd

Hello Noveans,

 

We have released another update today, DU is now in version 0.30.1 and the changes can be found below:

 

Crash Fixes

  • [Lua] Fixed a crash when using hardStop and softStop deprecated functions on industry units.
  • [Lua] Fixed a crash when using a string instead of a Lua table as an argument in Lua functions.
  • [Rendering] Fixed a rare rendering crash that occurred randomly while shadows were turned off.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that kept avatar mass on the surrogate destination construct when disconnecting from a VR session.
  • Fixed piloting keyboard shortcuts not working with remote controller.
  • Fixed Input reminder when piloting with remote controller.
  • [Lua] Fixed weapon.getHitProbability() always returning 0.
  • [Lua] Fixed outdated description of docking modes in the CODEX.
  • Fixed industry tutorial flow.
  • Fixed Territory Scanner deploy animation.
  • Fixed forbidden dynamic blueprint deployment in deep space.
  • Fixed more cases of industry units deadlocking when manipulating output container links while the industry unit is jammed.
  • [FTUE] Fixed blueprint trigger not working.


Known Issues

  • The resolution of skin thumbnails in the Novean Overview Panel is too small and produces an unsatisfying display.
  • Ammunition related talents are not working correctly.
  • There are some icon inconsistencies in the Talent Menu.

 

 

Thank you all for your support!

- Deckard

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