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New beta hotfix .. https://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=192&t=405397

Version 3.30 Hotfix 1 Beta 1 (414400) - 2020-10-06

  • Fixed faction representatives still being missing under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed necessary briefing information being missing for certain missions in French and German localisations.
  • Fixed missing guidance to passenger in Split story mission.
  • Fixed success criteria in Sabotage mission.
  • Fixed display corruption on 5600 XT graphics card with Glow enabled.
  • Fixed several causes of game freezes and UI crashes.
  • Fixed several causes of crashes.

I think this round of fixes will be just tidying away outstanding issues before the next big update, and the next DLC.

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v4.00 Beta 1 is up :

https://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=192&t=405397&sid=bd19e628fdbd5763da7b8a7b665a15c6

When this comes out of beta and goes public, the next DLC I think will also be launched.

Version: 4.00 Beta 1 (418782) - 2020-11-17

  • New Feature: Volumetric fog makes space look even better.
  • New Feature: Transaction Log for detailed breakdown of income and outgoings.
  • New Feature: Message system for important communications from NPCs.
  • Added Mark as Hostile option to Interact menu.
  • Added Fire Authorisation Overrides providing control over whether ships should attack other factions.
  • Added option to declare war on another faction.
  • Added option to have player-owned police collect or ignore crates dropped by apprehended smugglers rather than destroying them.
  • Added Assist assignment for subordinates of ships.
  • Added Coordinate Attack option for fleet commanders.
  • Added Interact Menu option to Claim abandoned ships with player-owned ships.
  • Added Escort missions.
  • Added area damage to capital ship engines exhaust.
  • Added audio and visual feedback when entering damaging area.
  • Added possibility for crew to bail when under attack by NPCs.
  • Added possibility for NPC factions to claim abandoned ships.
  • Added race information to Encyclopedia.
  • Added contested sector information to Object Info menu and Encyclopedia.
  • Added descriptions for licences and blueprints in faction representative menus.
  • Added information about sectors and blacklists to Trade menu.
  • Added shield recharge delay info to Encyclopedia.
  • Added separate entries for large and medium turrets in encyclopedia.
  • Added sunlight information to sector encyclopedia entries and Plot Management menu.
  • Added research and associated resources to Logical Station Overview.
  • Added information about equipment compatibility to Ship and Station Configuration menus.
  • Added information about workforce efficiency and changes to Logical Station Overview menu.
  • Added plot licence price display while placing new station plot.
  • Added links to Encyclopedia for important items in mission objectives.
  • Added object ID code to upkeep mission list.
  • Added option to lock paint modifications per ship excluding them from changes to default.
  • Added setting for default ship weapon and turret behaviour.
  • Added construction plan shuffle option to player HQ.
  • Added additional support to navigate complex menus (e.g. map) with controller or keyboard.
  • Added ability to store crew information alongside saved loadouts (only applied when building new ships).
  • Added ability to store weapon mode and ammo settings with saved loadouts and apply them in ship build/upgrade process.
  • Added option to set preferred build method.
  • Added sync point management to Object Behaviour menu.
  • Added message when quick-save fails due to saving not being possible.
  • Added optional warning about modified game client.
  • Improved Kha'ak presence and behaviour.
  • Improved behaviour of pirates hacking station storage.
  • Improved behaviour of subordinates in fleets with fleet auxiliary ships to prefer those ships for resupply.
  • Improved mining AI to better balance travel distance and resource yields between local and remote sectors.
  • Improved station-based miners working for stations that require more than one mineable ware.
  • Improved cases where ships preferred highways too much over direct route.
  • Improved flight movement for ships docking on capital ships.
  • Improved player-owned drone behaviour so that inventory items are transferred directly to player when docking at player ship.
  • Improved balancing of relation penalty on destruction of drones and laser towers.
  • Improved shipyard generation to provide more dock capacity for medium ships (new game only).
  • Improved handling of ships sold by player to ensure their new owner recovers resources.
  • Improved workforce balancing by increasing both impact of local population and effect on production.
  • Improved build plot price balancing by taking into account sector population.
  • Improved external camera behaviour when target is destroyed.
  • Improved display of mission trade offers in trade context menu
  • Improved news notifications about faction activity to filter by local area unless war subscriptions are in place.
  • Improved scrolling of multi-line texts in menus with controller and keyboard.
  • Improved tooltip when trying to reassign for busy ship traders.
  • Improved mission icons.
  • Removed Interact menu option to follow ship (still available as default behaviour).
  • Removed Interact menu option to protect station (still available as default behaviour, or assign to station instead).
  • Fixed ships warping when exiting local highway while player is inside same highway.
  • Fixed S/M ships not able to approach and dock properly on enclosed docking bays.
  • Fixed ships sometimes not being able to dock on capital ships.
  • Fixed ships holding up docks for long periods of time.
  • Fixed AI orders and player teleport sometimes not considering sector to be in range.
  • Fixed AI ships sometimes taking longer route than they should.
  • Fixed Attack subordinates sometimes not attacking their commander's target.
  • Fixed attacking combat ships halting or fleeing in response to police ordering them to halt.
  • Fixed boarding ships launching extra empty boarding pods if they are already ready to launch at start of operation.
  • Fixed skilled marines causing more damage when claiming than marines with less skill.
  • Fixed changes to defence drone modes not registering when defence drones are disarmed.
  • Fixed claiming of abandoned ships with marines.
  • Fixed efficiency bonus from workforce not being applied if productions were not running during shift change.
  • Fixed idling ships sometimes wandering off.
  • Fixed ships retrieved from storage sometimes being rotated by 180 degrees.
  • Fixed miners subordinate to stations in hostile sectors refusing to work in their commanders' sectors.
  • Fixed subordinates set to supply fleet not getting appropriate assignment if set via order queue menu.
  • Fixed turrets on ship that player is personally flying firing on wrecks.
  • Fixed ware transfer sometimes stalling when involving one ship docked at another.
  • Fixed weapons sometimes recovering from overheating too late.
  • Fixed cases of many NPC subordinate ships being ordered at shipyards but never assigned to commander.
  • Fixed ship traders getting stuck indefinitely attempting to build costly ships.
  • Fixed software upgrades on resupply ships not starting.
  • Fixed Black Marketeers sometimes not having correct race for their faction.
  • Fixed faction representatives not being respawned after loading certain older savegames.
  • Fixed Split character sometimes being placed in cockpit floor in Fires of Defeat gamestart.
  • Fixed HQ manager in Accomplished Scientist gamestart sometimes being invisible Kha'ak or Xenon character.
  • Fixed incorrect hints in Flight School when playing with configuration of multiple joysticks or controllers.
  • Fixed success criteria in sabotage mission.
  • Fixed already opened core-shield switching to closed when loading savegame in Paranid storyline.
  • Fixed game freezing if fulfilling mission by delivering fleet that is directly subordinate to player.
  • Fixed missing guidance to mission character in End of Terrorism/Oppression missions under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed NPC ships avoiding player during payment objective of End of Oppression/Terrorism Split story mission.
  • Fixed multiple crew delivery missions reacting to delivering NPC.
  • Fixed Split Vs Argon mission referencing Paranid ship types.
  • Fixed Abort Mission button wrongly appearing enabled under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed Ships in Construction entries showing 1:00 as time left when completed.
  • Fixed broken safe deposit storage menu when closing it under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed cut-off Ship Interactions menu under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed cut-off encyclopedia descriptions.
  • Fixed highlight visitor setting turning off in certain situations.
  • Fixed licence icon in ship selection of Ship Build menu disappearing sometimes.
  • Fixed misplaced sorting arrow in Load Game menu.
  • Fixed missing icons in certain menus with specific resolution, UI scale and language combinations.
  • Fixed overlapping texts in player info box in upper left corner of some menus.
  • Fixed menu crash in Crew Information menu in certain situations.
  • Fixed missing warning when trying to trade with station that only has capital ship build modules.
  • Fixed mission guidance on Map not showing multiple objectives correctly.
  • Fixed order lines being shown on Map even if object icon is filtered out.
  • Fixed incorrect sorting of Map objects by name in certain cases.
  • Fixed wrongly aligned background elements in expanded flow-chart nodes.
  • Fixed rounding issues when truncating text.
  • Fixed Bling Bling achievement being granted by looking at encyclopedia.
  • Fixed station module and ship blueprints being available without any reputation restriction.
  • Fixed excessive credits sometimes being transferred to player when cancelling upgrade.
  • Fixed weapon cooldown delay re-starting when another weapon finishes cooling down.
  • Fixed ships with turrets that are in storage doing damage when the player is not present.
  • Fixed gates and superhighways sometimes being shown outside sectors on Map.
  • Fixed inability to interact in first person mode in certain savegames.
  • Fixed getting stuck in floor when in docked capital ship.
  • Fixed being able to fall off dock area of Zeus.
  • Fixed missing visual element on hackable console in security office.
  • Fixed parts of venture room vanishing depending on view angle.
  • Fixed flipped player logo on Asp.
  • Fixed incorrect colour on Paranid mass driver beam.
  • Fixed rolling character eyes.
  • Fixed stall on entering super-highway.
  • Fixed several causes of crashes.

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v4 Beta 1 Hotfix 1, and v4 Beta 2

  • [Beta 1 HF1] Fixed mining ships choosing lower-priority resource to mine (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 1 HF1] Fixed missing resources for HQ warping research (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 1 HF1] Fixed marines missing from crew transfer menu (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 1 HF1] Fixed re-assigning crew in Crew Information menu (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 1 HF1] Fixed cause of crash (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 2] Added horizontal scrolling in flowcharts (Shift+Mouse Wheel).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed subordinates with assignment Mimic Behaviour assigned to free traders not trading even if requirements have been fulfilled.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed turrets sometimes aiming at empty space when attacking large target.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed Teladi Trading Stations not being equipped with shields or turrets.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed ships getting stuck in highway after player ship leaves it (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed Kha'ak station modules not being destructible (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed race distribution of characters on stations.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed crew on ships sometimes not properly switching to new owner.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed NPC pilots sometimes sitting on player's lap.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed player becoming member of receiving faction when handing over ship while in pilot seat.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed Deliver Crew mission checking incorrect skills and sometimes leading to mission not completing.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed Yu t'Knk in Split storyline providing unlimited number of spacesuit bombs.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed rotation input on station plot placement map.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed access to Ship Overview menu for laser towers and drones.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed sold ships still being displayed in player property menu (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed crew info showing up in all stations (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed Deposit Inventory option always being disabled (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed Map becoming non-interactive after using Mark as Hostile option (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed bullets disappearing shortly after being fired (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed Asp transporter room floating above ship (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed several causes of crashes.

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v4 beta 3

  • [Beta 3] Added search functionality to Encyclopedia.
  • [Beta 3] Added estimated build time to station module information in Encyclopedia.
  • [Beta 3] Added strafe and shield recharge data to Ship Configuration and Comparison menus.
  • [Beta 3] Added search by maker race in module and equipment lists of Ship and Station Configuration menus.
  • [Beta 3] Added placeholder image when no video is available in personnel overview.
  • [Beta 3] Added separate inventory category for paint modifications.
  • [Beta 3] Added option to quickly reassemble equipment mods.
  • [Beta 3] Added mixed cash and non-cash rewards to generic missions at higher faction ranks.
  • [Beta 3] Added Follow assignment for ships subordinate to other ships.
  • [Beta 3] Restored menu options to Follow ship or Protect player-owned station until further notice (options removed in 4.00).
  • [Beta 3] Changed guidance and autopilot to no longer use unknown gates or superhighways.
  • [Beta 3] Improved order of ship entries in blueprint trade menu.
  • [Beta 3] Improved capital ship subordinate behaviour to ignore subordinate group docked/launched state.
  • [Beta 3] Improved Mission Offer and Manager menus to only show alternative guidance if mission briefing is visible.
  • [Beta 3] Improved numbers of NPCs on docks to better reflect workforce levels and generally make things livelier.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed cut-off text in encyclopedia descriptions under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed sector info menu not being displayed correctly under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed incorrect display of settings in Extensions menus after restoring defaults.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed inability to give piloting or management seminars to pilots or managers via Personnel Management Menu.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed inability to give piloting seminars to player's relief pilot.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed inability to place station plots in another sector (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed Ship Overview menu for ships which use Repeat Orders (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed Deposit Inventory option not being available when ship is repeating orders (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed logbook entries being added for NPC ships bailing following attacks by other NPCs.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed trade loops failing to trade with station build storage.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed ships with destroyed engines continuing to move.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed inability to scan ships multiple times.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed another case of subordinates attacking ships beyond pursuit range.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed ware amounts for repeated Buy/Sell orders not being converted to cargo space (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed auto-miners and auto-traders operating over more restricted range than previously (problem introduced in 4.0).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed capital ships not trading when player is around (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed Coordinate Attack target selection to filter out targets in different sectors (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed subordinates assigned to Mimic commanders with default order to dock and wait repeatedly docking and undocking (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed Split Story mission Zyarth's Coffin getting stuck after completing delivery.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed issue with Split-specific Fleet War Mission requesting non-existent ship equipment.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed Kha'ak stations offering signal leak missions.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed unsuitable shop areas appearing on certain stations.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed missing doors for spacesuit docks on station dock areas.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed redundant info text on radar for selected target using certain screen aspect ratios.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed graphical corruption of guidance on Map.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed certain sounds being played using incorrect volume setting.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed several causes of performance issues.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed several causes of crashes.

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v4 beta 4

  • [Beta 4] Added Accessibility Settings in Options Menu.
  • [Beta 4] Added visualisation for nearby Data or Signal Leaks, and for Long Range Scan charge state.
  • [Beta 4] Added sunlight information to Energy Cell production nodes in Logical Station Overview.
  • [Beta 4] Added Interact menu option to add ships directly to your squad.
  • [Beta 4] Added sub-categories to Blueprint Trade menu.
  • [Beta 4] Added mouseover text showing details for station account estimates in Info menu.
  • [Beta 4] Improved Account Management menu.
  • [Beta 4] Improved balancing of mining activities.
  • [Beta 4] Improved workforce balancing by increasing both food requirements and efficiency bonus.
  • [Beta 4] Improved timing of Fallen Families raider activation.
  • [Beta 4] Changed order of tabs in Player Information menu.
  • [Beta 4] Updated Tobii SDK.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed cases of missing target elements (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 4] Fixed transaction log using incorrect transaction values (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 4] Fixed being able to sell ships to unsuitable stations, resulting in blocked docks (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 4] Fixed stuck Ship Configuration menu when deleting custom loadout.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed stuck Map after closing context menus.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed excessively large selection area for order and guidance lines when using mouse on Map.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed paint modification encyclopedia entries being wrongly re-added to inventory ware category.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed customs searches on player-owned stations in player-owned sectors ordering player-owned ships to drop illegal wares.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed police ships sometimes policing sectors where they are not police.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed changing ship assignments not changing their default behaviour appropriately.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed ongoing research still allocating space for resources.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed missing trade corners on trading stations which also have faction representative.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed NPCs looking up or down when talking to player.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed Game Paused not being visible during Game Over.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed flickering objects during Game Over.

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v4 beta 5 ..

Version: 4.00 Beta 5 (426668) - 2021-01-27

  • [Beta 5] New Feature: Terraforming!
  • [Beta 5] New Feature: New Hostile relation status on map and HUD to indicate objects with which combat is likely.
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  • [Beta 5] Added shortcut to Research menu from HQ-related menus, e.g. Logical Station Overview.
  • [Beta 5] Added change override order option to Interact menu.
  • [Beta 5] Added Logbook tab to Object Information menu.
  • [Beta 5] Added tooltip for amount of reserved wares in ware exchange menu.
  • [Beta 5] Added player faction to blacklist options.
  • [Beta 5] Added option to sort Object List by relation.
  • [Beta 5] Added mining resource information to sector info menu and encyclopedia entries.
  • [Beta 5] Added option to Interact menu to remove current Dock and Wait order and resume default behaviour.
  • [Beta 5] Added comm option to ask pilots for way to next sector towards mission target (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] Added missing Follow option for subordinate groups in Ship Interactions menu (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] Added guaranteed completion rewards for all guild mission chains.
  • [Beta 5] Added mission offers for factions which are at enemy relations to player but not actively hostile.
  • [Beta 5] Added helpful ship computer warnings to Paranid story maze mission.
  • [Beta 5] Added ability for Duke's Buccaneers and Duke's Tempest to rebuild HQ.
  • [Beta 5] Added paint mod rewards to first Split plot investment mission.
  • [Beta 5] Added paint mod rewards to Paranid plot and subsequent diplomatic investment missions.
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  • [Beta 5] Improved Kha'ak presence and behaviour (again).
  • [Beta 5] Improved laser tower targeting.
  • [Beta 5] Improved capital ship combat movement.
  • [Beta 5] Improved bailing of crew in NPC-vs-NPC case (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] Improved relative resource distribution for ship-building stations.
  • [Beta 5] Improved disengaging from combat in response to relations with target improving to non-hostile level.
  • [Beta 5] Improved trade offer prioritisation when station does not have sufficient funds to pay for everything it needs.
  • [Beta 5] Improved behaviour of recon and police ships to reduce chances of investigating incidents away from densely-inhabited portions of sectors.
  • [Beta 5] Improved volume and variety of Trader's Corner music.
  • [Beta 5] Improved transaction log details text for ships selling at stations (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] improved Extensions menu with more details and added toggle in extension list.
  • [Beta 5] improved layout of resource needs in Station Build menu.
  • [Beta 5] Improved balancing of Unfolded Potential and An Ethical Challenge missions by reducing requirements for crystals and sedatives.
  • [Beta 5] Improved balancing of The Mediators, The Insurgence, Fires of Fate and Declaration of Curbs missions by reducing fleet delivery requirements and power of enemy fleets.
  • [Beta 5] Improved clarity of conversation tooltip about requirements to start Paranid plot.
  • [Beta 5] Improved diversity of paint mod rewards between guild subscriptions.
  • [Beta 5] Improved Hatikvah story mission to scan data leak at Scale Plate station.
  • [Beta 5] Improved reputation rewards for Escalation path of Paranid story diplomatic missions.
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  • [Beta 5] Removed option to drop cargo from units
  • [Beta 5] Removed Think map filter category and moved those entries to Other category.
  • [Beta 5] Removed laser towers from ship categories in Encyclopedia.
  • [Beta 5] Removed Coordinate Attack as default behaviour (new feature in 4.00).
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  • [Beta 5] Fixed ware exchange option being available for ships with which docking is not possible.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed deceptive trade offer prices and amounts if trade offer information is out of date.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed NPCs appearing as full-screen background of Map menu under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed Sell Ships menu not working when selling many ships (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed scaling for New Default Behaviour context menu.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed Alert menu not being shown under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed aim prediction for weapons on rotating objects.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed turret aiming against large targets.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed autopilot sometimes flying back into jumpgate it just exited.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed defence drones escorting ship not responding to attacks on their fleets.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed subordinates temporarily taken control over by player sometimes failing to reintegrate into their old command hierarchy.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed ships being built without any thrusters (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed player-owned stations repeatedly transferring small amounts to player's account if last player-initiated cash transfer was much less than required operating budget.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed ships not attacking objects belonging to friendly or neutral factions when they have fire authorisation override to to so (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed traders refusing to trade with blacklisted objects after having been given explicit trade order.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed automated traders trading with clients after they have moved to blacklisted sector.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed station-based traders restricting baskets to shortage wares that they are not authorised to trade.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed construction vessels remaining in unsafe locations when expanding station plots.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed construction vessels not disengaging when becoming enemy with assigned station.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed stations continuing to fire on targets that change ownership such to non-hostile faction.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed docking platform corners not appearing on wharfs which also host faction representative (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed ongoing research still allocating space for resources.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed NPC getting stuck in tool pickup loop.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed objects with hull values over 100%.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed Escape Plan mission sometimes stalling if left for too long.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed escape pods not launching in Hatikvah Breakdown mission.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed Split plot not progressing when Passenger gets lost during Rebellious Thralls mission.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed missing guidance to NPC during Suspicious Split mission in Split story.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed HQ story signal leak not appearing during specific phase of Hatikvah story.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed attacking drones in Hatikvah story not turning hostile to player as intended.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed deployed HQ construction vessels being left behind when warping HQ (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed multiple repair satellite missions in trade subscription not progressing.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed By Invitation Only mission to speak to Dal Busta sometimes not having guidance.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed upkeep mission to assign construction vessel not appearing for newly planned stations.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed cases where targeting gate displayed triangular target element instead of rectangular one.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed cases of untargetable objects in first-person mode in certain cases (e.g. pilot chairs on newly constructed ships).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed cases of missing target elements (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed guidance sometimes not being available when asking NPC for way to destination (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed faction relation bar in target monitor not updating.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed being dragged into wall by cockpit hatch in Chimera and Asp.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed floating geometry on graphene production module.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed several misaligned surface elements.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed Tobii devices not being detected with recent Tobii drivers.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed several causes of performance issues.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed several causes of crashes.

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v4 beta 6

https://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=192&t=405397

Some nice additions for coordinated attack ..

Version: 4.00 Beta 6 (427303) - 2021-02-02

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  • [Beta 6] Added confirmation request when clearing logbook entries.
  • [Beta 6] Added option to temporarily disable cover faction mode in Map.
  • [Beta 6] Added information about hacked build modules to Logical Station Overview and Ship Configuration menu.
  • [Beta 6] Added "hostile" keyword to map search (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Added Coordinated Attack option for stations (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Added support for subordinate's Assignment roles in Coordinated Attack (new feature in 4.00).
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  • [Beta 6] Fixed very low gas gathering rates and granted one-time resource stimulus to gas-processing factories (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed autopilot sometimes flying endlessly in a straight line (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed subordinates sometimes randomly going hostile against their commanders' former targets.
  • [Beta 6] Fixed incorrect auto-aim when rolling while pitched up or down.
  • [Beta 6] Fixed missing scanner on Split space suits.
  • [Beta 6] Fixed Split L Dumbfire Turrets not firing.
  • [Beta 6] Fixed Split plot fleet delivery mission getting stuck if mission was active during last update (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed completion of A Fearsome Flagship and An Ethical Challenge missions not completing Gathering Storm (problem introduced 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed Terraforming menu referring to wrong system after finishing terraforming mission and teleporting HQ (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed mission NPC not respawning in Split End of Terrorism and End of Oppression story missions.
  • [Beta 6] Fixed another case of Escape Plan mission sometimes stalling.
  • [Beta 6] Fixed blank Terraforming menu under certain circumstances (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed missing user confirmation when closing Station Build menu (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed jumping scrollbar in Station Build menu (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed Target Next Hostile (Shift+E) targeting enemy (pink) objects rather than only hostile (red) ones (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed repeated blueprint unlock messages when loading saved game (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed guidance on map stopping at unknown local highways (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 6] Fixed inconsistent faction relation display when using cover.
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  • [Beta 6] Fixed several causes of crashes.

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V4 beta 7

https://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=192&t=405397&sid=5e02b86d891037d043e05603c22083d4

Version: 4.00 Beta 7 (428572) - 2021-02-11

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  • [Beta 7] New Feature: Emergency eject.
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  • [Beta 7] Added trade assignments for mining ships.
  • [Beta 7] Added shortcuts from Logical Station Overview to create and edit trade rules.
  • [Beta 7] Added separate choices for best engine and thruster for velocity-related properties in Encyclopedia.
  • [Beta 7] Added information about terraforming project cost scaling (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Added possibility to abort terraforming projects (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Added log messages for terraforming expenses and payouts (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Added more information to transaction log entries when selling ships (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Added performance warning when using certain anti-aliasing settings in combination with volumetric fog (new feature in 4.00).
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  • [Beta 7] Improved behaviour of mining ships when using resource probes.
  • [Beta 7] Improved smoothness when panning, rotating or scrolling busy map displays.
  • [Beta 7] Improved low attention combat simulation.
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  • [Beta 7] Fixed encyclopedia showing incorrect Sustained Weapon Output for beam weapons.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed doubled group entries when assigning ships under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed incorrect credit amounts being displayed in logbook after constructing ship for another faction (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Fixed ship constructions in Logical Station Overview showing negative progress when finished.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed ongoing research still allocating space for resources for a while (improves previous fix in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Fixed player ship becoming uncontrollable when pressing undock key (Shift+D) while already undocking.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed attacking ships that are not authorised to engage other targets engaging them anyway.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed half of ships in local highway being killed when player leaves.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed launched defence drones pursuing targets beyond engagement range.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed subordinates whose commanders are in blacklisted sectors not operating in their commanders' sectors.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed stations not accounting for defence drones when dealing damage while player is not present.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed stations with missile turrets on automatic supply not requesting missile resources.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed player-owned auto-miners and auto-traders finding sectors that are not yet known to player.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed A Small Errand mission getting stuck if all lockboxes are opened in quick succession.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed aborting of individual terraforming builds stalling project progress (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Fixed stalled terraforming projects by re-creating previously cancelled build orders (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Fixed missing check for player funds when starting terraforming projects (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Fixed certain terraforming projects not updating costs when planet population changes (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Fixed Fund Start-Up terraforming project not costing any credits (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Fixed interrupted text input when using HOTAS or similar input methods.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed more repeated blueprint unlock messages on game load (improves previous fix in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Fixed broken construction/deconstruction visualisation (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 7] Fixed Theseus being able to equip mining lasers.
  • [Beta 7] Fixed Drop Drone engine not being visibly connected to ship hull (new feature in 4.00).
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  • [Beta 7] Fixed several causes of crashes.

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v4 beta 8

https://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=192&t=405397

Version: 4.00 Beta 8 (429083) - 2021-02-16

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  • [Beta 8] Added Set Guidance option on superhighway gates.
  • [Beta 8] Added check for whether Builder is required in Station Build menu.
  • [Beta 8] Added possibility to restore minimized Map with Quick Action Menu shortcut.
  • [Beta 8] Added shortcuts from Logical Station Overview to create and edit trade rules.
  • [Beta 8] Added separate Transaction Log entries for upgrading and resupplying ships (new feature in 4.00).
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  • [Beta 8] Improved effect of crew skill and resource probe usage on mining efficiency.
  • [Beta 8] Improved output of stations producing workforce resources to counter universal food shortage.
  • [Beta 8] Improved balancing of mining resource yields and replenishment rates.
  • [Beta 8] Improved mining ship usage of resource probes.
  • [Beta 8] Improved balancing of workforce for profitable production and adjusted efficiency bonus to compensate for increased costs (improves previous improvement in 4.00).
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  • [Beta 8] Fixed terraforming not completing successfully (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 8] Fixed pilot training terraforming projects not increasing skill (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 8] Fixed additional gas mining drones on large gas miners not contributing to mining speed.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed newly constructed stations potentially not receiving ship trader (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 8] Fixed Kha'ak stations offering signal leak missions (improves previous fix in 4.00).
  • [Beta 8] Fixed trade offers being sometimes shown as hostile when standing on another faction's property.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed trade subscription not being offered when teleporting to station where you receive promotion.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed station producing required building materials not being able to transfer them to build storage if it has insufficient funds.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed stations automatically reassigning mining ships to mine for them.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed assigning employee as Individual Trainee not working.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed being able to walk through walls by moving very slowly.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed heat build-up of beam weapons.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed visible sector description text changing under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed Rebellious Thralls mission in Split story getting stuck after hijacked ship surrendered.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed crew delivery missions not aborting automatically if destination station is destroyed
  • [Beta 8] Fixed engine boost effect not being visually attached to medium sized engines.
  • [Beta 8] Fixed missing barrel rotation in Bolt Repeater.
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  • [Beta 8] Fixed several causes of crashes.

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v4 beta 9

https://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=192&t=405397

A few changes recently have made quite an impact on economy, hopefully this one refines the ideas. Out of Sector (low attention) combat is getting a lot better, unprecedented for X Series games. Previously while you were in another sector, you could not expect your fleets ships / weapons configured for In Sector (high attention) fighting to do as well when Out of Sector, Egosoft for the first time are now addressing this.

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"The focus of Beta 9 is on further improvements to combat simulation, mining, workforce, and capital ship movement between sectors."

 

Version: 4.00 Beta 9 (430273) - 2021-02-24

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  • [Beta 9] Added skill information to individual trainee info (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Added red order icon for ships that cannot mimic their commander's default behaviour (new feature in 4.00).
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  • [Beta 9] Improved capital ship inter-sector movement.
  • [Beta 9] Improved low attention combat simulation (improves previous improvement in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Improved prioritisation of build queue at player HQ to ensure ships are queued before items required for terraforming (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Improved behaviour of mining ships with regard to resource probes, particularly when few resource probes are in their operating area.
  • [Beta 9] Improved lists in menus of queued ships under construction to be more concise.
  • [Beta 9] Improved Make War not Peace mission by making final option select all listed war targets irrespective of current borders (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Improved survivability of Duke's Haven by preventing Godrealm and Holy Order from invading until Gathering Storm mission is complete.
  • [Beta 9] Improved pacing of Lasting Vengeance mission by automatically removing Nav Beacons after scan.
  • [Beta 9] Improved character lighting in communications scenes.
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  • [Beta 9] Fixed performance issue when starting some terraforming projects (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Fixed subordinates sometimes not clearing reservations on reassignment.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed subordinates assigned to mimic mining ships mining in wrong sectors (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Fixed mining lasers dealing excessive damage against enemies when player not present.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed ships without weapons or turrets being able to mine asteroids.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed ships not consuming countermeasures when player not present.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed station turrets not doing any damage when player not present (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Fixed stations not using their turrets under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed remotely viewed objects not shooting under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed excessive workforce reduction when insufficient resources are available.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed player ship getting pushed when getting up while flying relative to moving object.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed player spacesuit getting pushed when moving away from player ship while flying relative to moving object.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed savegames where large number of factories have been built by factions for no reason.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed ships with automated default behaviours sometimes ignoring certain sectors.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed certain Xenon and Kha'ak stations not having turrets and shields in newly started games (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Fixed resource probes showing zero yield in locations with resources.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed some areas on map being coloured as though they contain mineral resources when this is not the case.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed logical station overview incorrectly listing ware reservations that do not influence production or trade offers.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed not being able to remove buy offers for products under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed ships not being sold under certain circumstances (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Fixed inconsistencies in Station Build menu regarding whether Builder is required (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Fixed enemy/hostile relation colours not considering military/civilian type of current ship (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Fixed terraforming missions getting stuck by adding appropriate projects to change temperature (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Fixed changed planet appearance not persisting when saving and loading (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 9] Fixed hole in Pegasus cockpit roof.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed player logo on boa not being completely visible.
  • [Beta 9] Fixed duplicate nebula rendering during certain conversations.
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  • [Beta 9] Fixed several causes of crashes.
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v4 beta 10

Two very nice fixes which became necessary after the improvents to mining and resource distribution in Beta 9, and the increased Kha'ak presence where mining activity was growing

  • [Beta 10] Added ability for player to set global policy and per-ship overrides governing response to attack.
  • [Beta 10] Improved balancing of Kha'ak threat (improves previous improvement in 4.00).

 

 

Version: 4.00 Beta 10 (431241) - 2021-03-03

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  • [Beta 10] Added available habitation capacity for race as workforce growth rate influence.
  • [Beta 10] Added optimal workforce info to production modules in Encyclopedia and Station Build menu.
  • [Beta 10] Added summary of workforce info to Habitation Modules section in Station Build menu.
  • [Beta 10] Added options to use faction and sector lists in Blacklists as whitelists.
  • [Beta 10] Added ability for player to set global policy and per-ship overrides governing response to attack.
  • [Beta 10] Added shortcuts in Object Information menu to show commander or subordinates of ships and stations on Map
  • [Beta 10] Added mouseover text for storage amounts in Logical Station Overview.
  • [Beta 10] Added Show Encyclopedia Entry interact menu option for sectors.
  • [Beta 10] Added Rename Interact menu option for player-owned sectors.
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  • [Beta 10] Improved warnings about missing storage space in Logical Station Overview.
  • [Beta 10] Improved balancing of Kha'ak threat (improves previous improvement in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Improved armament of Xenon stations.
  • [Beta 10] Improved behaviour of mining ships with regard to resource probes, especially where multiple sectors are involved.
  • [Beta 10] Improved mineral mining with non-capital ships when player is present.
  • [Beta 10] Improved collision detection while in spacesuit.
  • [Beta 10] Improved Deploy Resource Probe upkeep mission handling.
  • [Beta 10] Improved Antigone Terraforming Mission rewards by adding exclusive new Patrol jobs (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Improved balancing of terraforming Atmospheric Pressure stat on Eighteen Billion (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Improved balancing of plant-based terraforming projects such as Fields and Forestation by removing limit on Oxygen effect (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Improved balancing of Reflective Cloud Particles terraforming project by lowering temperature requirement (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Improved balancing of planet-side competitions by greatly increasing cooldown between them (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Improved visuals of several terraformed worlds (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Improved communications scenes for NPCs by adding their real environment.
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  • [Beta 10] Fixed NPCs appearing on player owned stations generally being all of one race.
  • [Beta 10] Fixed fleet commanders using their piloting skill rather than their combined skill for determining validity of formation shapes.
  • [Beta 10] Fixed subordinates assigned to commanders that have bailed becoming completely unresponsive.
  • [Beta 10] Fixed range calculation issues with capital ships attacking stations.
  • [Beta 10] Fixed ships sent to be recycled sometimes blocking dock.
  • [Beta 10] Fixed possibility to queue multiple repair orders for same ship.
  • [Beta 10] Fixed ships missing information about damage capabilities of their different quadrants (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Fixed not being able to personally claim ownerless capital ships.
  • [Beta 10] Fixed lockboxes accumulating when saving and loading repeatedly.
  • [Beta 10] Fixed map filters not being applied correctly after selecting plot in Manage Plots menu.
  • [Beta 10] Fixed number of queued orders being visible on ships with insufficient revealed info.
  • [Beta 10] Fixed incorrect voice lines playing when Fund Start-Up terraforming project becomes available (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Fixed incorrect amounts in log message related to Fund Start-Up terraforming project (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Fixed being able to start training projects without assigned trainees (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Fixed being able to build Aerial Maze terraforming project before Toxicity is removed (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Fixed misleading colour scheme for repeatable terraforming projects that cannot currently be started (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Fixed trade offers not immediately updating to reflect the changes in resource demand caused by starting or aborting terraforming project (new feature in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Fixed falling through floor and black space background after returning from external view (problem introduced in 4.00).
  • [Beta 10] Fixed freeze during emergency eject (new feature in 4.00).
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