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#1 05.05.2016 19:58:21

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[ED] Updates 2.2 The Guardians bis 2.2.03

v2.2.03

Stability Fixes

- Fix for crash when dropping from orbit at Eafots LZ-H b10-0 D 1
- Crash fix for a rare case when hyperspacing out of a system that turns into an invalid state en route
- Fix for outfitting crash when receiving a web response without a ship loadout in it
- Fix a crash in the PlayerPOISpawner if the closest planet in the planet surface manager hasn't been found yet
- Softlock loading in to a persistent POI in multiplayer situation fixed
- Prevent mission server softlock
- Fix some memory stomping reading JSON response for the ship list when transferring a remote ship
- Powerplay page softlocks on selecting power in turmoil fixed
- Fixed crash caused by the engineer crafting manager trying to callback on the workshop GUI after it has been closed
- Fix crash in role switch panel
- Xbox One: Fixed low level cockpit GUI crash

General Tweaks/Fixes

- Added new DTS Headphone X functionality
- Allow a mini USS bubble around Colonia
- Fix transaction server error when clearing a save that had lots of exploration data
- Committing a murder while in a fighter now results in being attacked by the Authority following a scan
- If saving or autosaving while in supercruise, move the player well clear of star Jet Cones. You shouldn't ever reload back in after a hyperspace failure stuck in the cones anymore. Note that if you save/log out while in normal space, you will still be in the cone on your return, this safety check can't be used to escape once you've already made a mistake, it's just covering for failures that aren't the player's fault
- Added a warning message when a non-flown ship is being scanned
- Fixed "Ship scan detected" warning not always appearing
- Fix for NPC voice volume slider not working in the audio options
- Allow Reload time in Outfitting to be shown to the nearest 1 decimal place rather than rounded to whole seconds
- Added some system metadata for the five starsystems holding refuelling bases between the Sol bubble and Colonia
- Crew rank does not update on the contacts or ship GUI after ranking up fixed
- Fixed missing cyrillic glyphs in module and systems panel
- Avoid tinting weapon impacts on environmental surfaces
- Fix for the POIs getting stuck loading due to the ReplicatedLevelContainer not activating its advance phase
- Allow Reload time in Outfitting to be shown to the nearest 1 decimal place rather than rounded to whole seconds
- Don't clear legal state after a cargo scan! This will make the cockpit "Wanted" warning vanish!
- Warning message now appears when player scans fighter or mothership with Kill warrant or Manifest scanner
- Fixed a rare cause of triggering the ship rebuy screen when docking an SRV at a planet base
- Fixed outfitting with multiple purchases of bobbleheads
- Added new Military slots to applicable ships along with loc strings and hit sphere locations for them
- Fixed descriptions for engineer related commodities
- Fixed (r) and (tm) glyph not being parsed correctly from loc files
- Xbox One: Don't show nameless scoreboard entries. If we have data for a player without a name, then don't add it to the score summary
- Xbox One: Where we have axis bindings, unhide the +/- button bindings so they can be rebound. Also make all flight control axes invertible
- Xbox One: Don't handle a protocol activation if we're resetting or disconnecting. This means if we accept one while suspended, we won't process it until we've gone through a full reset and reconnected, at which point we should be able to safely join the session
- Various text fixes
- Latest localisation updates included

Passengers

- Added passenger seating allocation to allow passengers to be assigned outside of mission board
- Updated the timescale of the Long Distance Expedition template to be 28 days
- Updated the bonus rewards from passenger demanded cargo - this makes the reward more worth while for the player

Missions

- Added a new mission type for investigating the ancient ruins
- Make supply to demand overrides take max distance into account (Stops Colonia making missions which intend to only go 500ly into missions to pop back to the bubble with a ~24 time limit)
- Reduce number of missions sent to clients as we're only sending relevant missions now
- Increased maximum mission duration to 28 days
- Fix elite rank point calculations from missions so that they are a % of any mission profit earned
- Fix the mission generation iteration limitor as it was preventing missions from spawning and thus decreasing board size
- Make sure that missions are properly transferred to the ship transactions panel after boarding from an SRV
- Fix for lack of Exquisite Focus Crystals as a mission reward
- Fix data message IDs at all ancient sites for the associated mission so that the codex scans actually trigger an inbox message
- Added mission limit to the ancient ruins mission
- Fixed mission progress elements in the ancient ruins template to actually show the inbox messages as the data is discovered
- Reduced the reputation reward for the ancient ruin mission when handed in and not fully completed
- Added a bonus reputation reward for full ancient ruin mission completion
- Massacre Conflict missions will only accept conflict zone targets
- Add additional logging to inbox messages to try to find out why we're receiving a reply for a message we don't have anymore
- Fixed codex with blank entries and Tweaked active codex numbers sot hat more are active at a time
- Fixed an incorrectly set boolean preventing multiple rewards from a single success point

New Module

- Module Reinforcement Pack (MRP) added, in the same sizes/classes as HRPs, designed to protect modules against external attacks piercing the hull
- Integrity of all MRPs approximately 15% higher than beta. MRPs now have a multiplier to make them much more easy to repair with an AMFU to offset their huge health pools, each unit of AFM ammo repaired restores 10x as much health to an MRP as it will to other modules

Weapons

- Rather than permanently disabling guidance on torpedoes, ECM now gives an enormous kick onto a new trajectory and scrambles them for a short time (randomly between 5 and 10 seconds), after which they will re-acquire a lock and turn back in to engage
- Fixed multicannon Clips increased to 100 (from 90)
- Fixed/gimbal multicannon reload times adjusted for consistency (generally buffed), fixed are now 4s, gimballed 5s (from an inconsistent 4s/5s mix)
- Fixed cannon damage increased by 25%
- Fixed cannon clip size increased to 6 (from 5)
- Fixed cannon reload time reduced to 3 (from 4)
- Fixed cannon ammo reserve size increased to 120 (from 100)
- Gimbal/Turret cannon damage increased by 15%
- All fixed pulse/burst/beam weapons have 10% reduced WEP drain
- WEP draw of burst lasers reduced by 10-15% (on top of fixed weapons as mentioned earlier). This has been adjusted so that pulse and burst weapons have essentially the same final DPE, and represent a tradeoff between DPS and power/heat
- Plasma Accelerator reload times reduced to 6s (from 8)
- Plasma Accelerator damage increased
- Damage split for Plasma accelerators changed from a kinetic thermal split to 60% absolute/20% kinetic/20% thermal (reduced from 100% absolute in beta), this means they partially ignore any damage resistance
- Reactor power draw for beams reduced 10%
- Frag Cannon base damage and hardness piercing adjusted to maintain the same damage against large ship hulls, but get a 15% bonus against small ships and shields
- Frag Cannon ammo reserve doubled (to 180 from 90)
- Clip size modifications now always round the clip up to avoid overly punishing small-clip weapons, and the modifier is not shown if it will have no effect
- Increased fighter weapon hardness piercing
- Internal statistics panel now has a combat defences section which should show:
- Shield health
- Armour health
- Armour rating
- plus the damage resistances to all 3 types for both
- Railgun Ammo increased from 30 -> 80 (90->240 for the Imperial Hammer)
- Railgun Firing heat reduced by 20%
- HRP mass halved across the board, MRPs use this halved mass
- Cytoscrambler improvement: 50% damage increase, damage falloff/range increased from 300/600 to 600/1000

Shields

- Regeneration rates have been increased for the larger shields when broken. Size 1 & 2 have no effect, size 8 is double what it was
- Regeneration rates when shields are active but have not recently taken damage are increased. It is now the maximum between what is was before (a fixed value for all sizes) and 25% of their broken regen (40% for biweave). This is lower than is was in beta
- Reboot-repair now Bump-starts shields when it completes, reducing downtime waiting for them to return. The focus of this is out of combat, so it does not work if you move at above 50m/s or take a shot during the reboot

Engineers

- Auto loader improved and ammo penalty removed
- Dispersal field damage penalty removed
- Overload Munitions ammo capacity penalty removed
- Smart rounds flight time penalty removed
- Concordant sequence regeneration amount doubled and lasts twice as long
- Emissive Munitions duration reduced to 30% of what it was, and capped much shorter for missiles
- Emissive Munitions Scale reduced vastly, it will still guarantee visibility but no longer maxes out gimbal tracking at all ranges
- Feedback Cascade no longer provides a fixed 90% reduction to healing, instead each hit reduces the healing rate by an amount proportional to damage capped at -90% as before. Exact number of hits to reach the cap varies based on size of weapon and shield cell, but will typically be 2-3 (requiring either high skill or multiple railguns) and up to 5 for smaller weapons against size 8 cell banks
- Overcharged and Efficient Blueprints now available for Beam weapons
- Plasma Slug now available on Plasma Accelerators
- More improvements to restocking weapons with engineer modifications
- Ensure the latest version of recipe ingredients are used when crafting, regardless of how long ago a recipe was pinned
- Automatically update modified modules to the latest version of the recipe
- Fix engineer names in inbox messages
- Make default items slot aware to prevent modules that are usually core (basically just fuel tanks) having to be replaced when stored from an optional module slot
- Removed option to remove modification when the module is stored
- Reduce multiplier on Phasing sequence by 20%
- When scaling Weapon Range up in a blueprint, we now display that the projectile speed has increased.
- When scaling down the fire rate of beams, lower their DPS correctly rather than having no effect. this will slightly nerf efficient beams, with a noticeable effect to lower levels, but G5 sees very small difference

New Engineer Recipes

- Grade 5 Burst Laser from Broo Tarquin
- Grade 5 Beam Laser from Broo Tarquin
- Grade 5 Mines from Juri Ishmaak
- Grade 5 Missiles from Liz Ryder
- Grade 5 Torpedos from Liz Ryder
- Grade 5 Railguns from Tod ‘The Blaster’ McQuinn
- Grade 4&5 Hull Reinforcement Thermal/Kinetic/Explosive resistance Blueprints from Selene Jean
- Grade 4&5 Armour Thermal/Kinetic/Explosive and Advanced Blueprints from Selene Jean
- Grade 4&5 Shield Booster Thermal/Kinetic/Explosive Blueprints from Didi Vatermann

Blueprint Changes

- Efficient no longer increases firing interval (reducing rate of fire)
- Efficient heat reduction reduced (from -50-90% to -50-60% at G5)
- Efficient WEP draw reduction range reduced and maximum reduced slightly (-15-40% to -25-35% at G5)
- Overcharged damage increased (+30-35% to +35-45% at G5)
- Overcharged Rate of fire increase removed
- Overcharged now reduces clip size (-15-25% at G5)
- (Changes to focused during beta were reverted entirely)
- Rapid Fire Rate of Fire range reduced, maximum still 40%
- Rapid Fire Damage penalty increased
- Rapid fire WEP draw reduction reduced, (-30-50% to -30-40%)
- Rapid Fire Hardness piercing increase removed
- Rapid fire now speeds up reload times (-50-65% at G5)
- Increase damage buff for Short Range to 45% (+5%) so that it is competitive with Overcharged and Rapid fire for raw damage,but with different tradeoffs
- Short Range: When scaling Weapon Range down in a blueprint, we no longer scale down the Damage Falloff start, nor the projectile speed
- Short range no longer increases WEP draw of the weapon
- Long Range now removes damage falloff from range on the weapon
- Long Range no longer increases WEP draw
- Long Range no longer reduces raw damage
- Light Weight no longer reduces damage
- Light Weight now reduces reactor power draw (-10-20% at G5)
- Light Weight now reduces WEP power draw (-10-20% at G5)
- Sturdy health increase doubled to +100-250% at G5
- Sturdy now reduces heat when firing (-20-30% at G5)
- Optimised Shields Reactor power draw reduction improved (20%-40% from 13-30%)
- Optimised Shields Mass reduction doubled (16-40% from 8-20%)
- Thermal/Kinetic Shields Module health increase added (+20%-40% at G5)
- Kinetic/Thermal/Explosive Hull Reinforcements: Penalties for off-types reduced (to 10%-15% from 10%-20% at G5)
- Kinetic/Thermal/Explosive Shield Boosters: Penalties for off-types on all single-type resistances reduced ( 4%-6% from 12%-13% at G5)
- Resistive (Shield Booster): Resistance to all types reduced by 2% (to 10-13% from 12-15% at G5)

Powerplay

- Powerplay consolidation feature added
- Powerplay assassins removed
- Powerplay pirates no longer spawn in exploited systems
- Powerplay pirates must align with an opposing superpower to that of the controlling power
- When a crime worthy of an authority response is committed between two ships (NPC or player) who are each pledged to a power, effectively reduce the security level of the system for the purposes of considering strength of response and delay
- Power security and pirate ships must now scan for powerplay vouchers, to check for powerplay cargo, and concerning which powers will get involved based on the player's power
- Power Security NPCs attack ships of opposing powers (different major faction) if they are locally wanted, they have powerplay vouchers issued by the controlling power of the system, or are carrying any powerplay commodity relevant to the controlling power of the system. They can not be appeased with cargo drops
- PowersPirate NPCs attack ships of the same power as the controlling power of the system if they are wanted, carrying any powerplay vouchers, or carrying any powerplay cargo (any power). They can be appeased by cargo drops as long as the attack was due to cargo, not bounty or vouchers
- Ships not meeting these criteria will be left alone, even if pledged to a power
- New chatter lines added to support changed behavious
- Ensure PowersSecurity ships are given an FSD interdictor by the auto-loadout system
- Updating the balance on AI ambient power play ships, as well as tweaking some of Famine and Outbreak AI ships
- When Opposing Control or Undermining a hostile power, vouchers will only be issued when destroying NPC ships from the defending power
- Cargo used for Opposing Control or Undermining a friendly power will now only count for 1 merit when delivered
- Voting for logistics consolidation becomes available at Rank 2 after supporting a power for 4 weeks. The number of votes increases to 5 after supporting a power for 16 weeks
- Replaced the 18 second threaten timer on PowersSecurity ships with a 2 second one (they appeared to be broken right after scanning, which was undesirable behaviour). Also adjusted standard Bounty Hunter AI to be the same
- Current Vote Status box doesn't encompass all information heading correctly
- Preparation Overview does not show the current voting ratio for logistics consolidation versus continued preparation fixed

NPCs

- Fixed firing on fighters launched from already scanned ships counting as a crime
- Increase the combat bond and bounties on NPC's by approximately 15% (to allow for increased time to kill)
- Don't spawn more escorts each time we transfer authority to a new authority
- Tweaks to make NPCs less effective against silent running
- NPCs should't always be so accurate with rail guns
- Wanted NPC has clean fighter fixed
- Balance pass for AI interdiction ability, to make it slightly easier
- Fix an accidental change that removed the delay before AI reboot-repair when their critical modules are damaged, this should now be 4-15 seconds as before
- Slight changes to the spawn rates of certain AI in ambient traffic and specific powerplay archetypes. The PP types have also had their interdiction chance upped, as there are now fewer PP ships in general flying around

POIs/USSs/Stations

- Removed wreckage and salvage from tourist beacon USSs
- Fixed some broken uplink messages
- Fixed the gamplay layout for Habitat_Layout_Civilian_001 so that it contains the correct assets
- Fix for some service station missing attachments
- Use the camera location instead of the ship location for determining whether to render the interior or exterior of the station

Ships

- Improved gold paintjob shader
- Improved chrome paintjob shader
- Fix for cockpit ambience ducking artifact
- Doubled hull health for:
- Hauler
- Type 6
- Keelback
- Type 7
- Type 9 Heavy
- Vipers across the galaxy have received lightweight chassis upgrades, reduce viper hull mass by 10 tons
- Added new military slots to the following ships:
- Eagle: 1x size 2
- Imperial Eagle: 1x size 2
- Viper Mk III: 1x size 3
- Viper Mk iV: 1x size 3
- Vulture: 1x size 5
- Federal Dropship: 2x size 4
- Federal Gunship 3x size 4
- Federal Assault ship: 2x size 4
- Imperial Cutter: 2x size 5
- Federal Corvette 2x size 5
- Anaconda: 1x5 size 5

VR

- Enabled dithering for VR to reduce banding
- If we aren't trying to override saved 3d settings don't prevent them loading
- If user has previous saved stereoscopic mode and we want to override with /vr or /novr allow all relevant modes

Network

- Wings matchmaking improvements
- Improve the way we exchange info about routers, to include info on whether there is manual port forwarding, so we don't immediately skip to Turn when a direct connection might work
- Ensure that packet sizes are correctly allowed for
- Added telemetry to catch inconsistencies with players network configurations
- Fix a race condition in Networking startup, where the initialisation of the Turn code was sometimes delayed due to taking a long time to identify the type of router: this meant that sometimes we would upload incomplete connection details to the server, which would then be passed on to other machines, they would not be able to connect via Turn
- Change the way we interpret appconfig.xml settings regarding manual port forwarding - if port has been set, but routerport has not, we will automatically assume port forwarding in the router, with the same port number on the external WAN side as the internal port number
- Fix some timings when adding machines to a session: if we're waiting for the machine's connection details, then when we receive them, reset the Session's timeout

Player Journal

- Improved atmosphere description in player journal
- Added "Target" property in player journal when recording a kill
- Fixed json syntax for Interdiction event
- Fix for getting the correct faction when docking at a station (to write into the journal)
- When a ship/slf takes damage, the journal entry now includes whether it's the ship or fighter, and whether the player is the pilot
- Added a journal entry when gaining Federation or Empire rank

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Server hotfix

- Fix transaction server error when restocking discounted ammunition (most notably Rank 5 supporters of Denton Patreus)
- Fix transaction server error when restocking ammunition for weapons with modified bursts
- Fix transaction server error when viewing members of exceptionally large private groups
- More aggressively match wing members onto servers.

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v2.2.02

PC and Xbox One

- Physics crash fix when disconnecting on entering a location
- Xbox One: Fix terrain flattening so planet ports do not appear underground
- Fix for client and server disagreeing about whether a jet cone boost is active and kicking the player
- Fix a crash writing to the player journal with an invalid station type when docking
- Fix low level network hang
- Crash fix when swapping to an SRV
- Update the maths around hyperspacing to a Neutron star with jet cones to properly deal with avoiding said cones, also push the arrival distance for neutron stars back out a little to avoid running straight into the drop-out radius. Note that you'll still hit them pretty fast, but not unfairly so as long as you're on the ball
- Fix buggy refuel on dock
- Fixed Passenger mission bug where you are unable to take any missions due to a bug where abandoned / failed missions continue to take up space in the missions limit
- Fix for planetary mission generation
- Fix for incorrect passenger elite rank points
- Heavy frame loss and stuttering when deploying a AI fighter and thrusting downwards
- Stop the station from responding to crimes of the Passenger Wanted type
- Stop the ThankYouPassedStopAndSearch chatter line from playing when scanned by police while carrying an illegal passenger as they're about to start attacking
- Target Body does not change after scanning the first beacon of a PassengerSightseeing mission that has multiple destinations
- Prevent a faction expanding twice when a conflict state overtakes an already ended expansion state
- Ensure a minimum amount of Combat rank progression is always awarded, even when the Commanders and NPC crew have a significantly higher rank than the losing pilot
- Fix transaction server error when restocking burst railguns and some other Engineer modifications
- Module storage reliability improvements
- NPC Crew Will Not Hold Position fixed
- More improvements to the automatic fixes that try to get a Commander into the game after an invalid location or loadout including storing modules that cause trouble
- Fix faction names in the Interstellar Factors contact screen being displayed as "NONE" when there are a large number of factions in the list
- The player journal entry for when docking at a station now reports the station faction economy, government, etc: (and the info on entering a starsystem names the properties as SystemEconomy, SystemGovernment etc to be explicit about what the values refer to)
- Fix journal entry when docking an ai fighter
- Orca tactical paintjobs fixed
- Fix to the Asp Pharaoh paintjob skus being switched
- Fix incorrect onionhead2 decal sku
- Always report a MaterialCollected event after MaterialDiscovered in the player journal
- Added a text line explaining more clearly the risk of carrying criminals
- If you have an illegal passenger, call this out in the status line. Only "Wanted" status trumps this
- Attempting to spend negative credits when refuelling fixed
- Add checks for ship validity to GetStoredItemsForSlot so that we only return items that can currently be fitted to a slot. This should stop multiple shield generators, refineries, fuel scoops and other assorted once only modules getting fitted via the storage tab
- Fix livery being accessible (in extenso, outfitting) when outfitting is actually not available in a starport

Xbox One also includes 2.2.01:

- Don't crash if there's invalid state in the powerplay map
- Fix crash when looking at the role panel in the SRV
- Fix a crash that can happen if the persistent POI generation runs before the planet surface controller is ready
- Fixed SRV starting underground if the base is in a crater
- Fix soft lock when entering installations when another player is already at the installation
- When cannons, plasma accelerators and railguns malfunction, they now deal 5% of their own damage to themselves, rather than 200% which would instakill them
- Civil wars now use the same structure as War/War Support to guarantee there is always at least one conflict zone in civil wars
- Fix an issue with station guns not causing damage in some network conditions
- Hunter hostiles now obey the same cooldown as normal NPCs to prevent instant interdictions
- Fixed an issue where delivery and delivery founder missions were showing the wrong credit reward in the first transaction tab after you accept the mission
- Fixed overhead per system being too large as it's not counting fortified systems towards the number of systems that pay overheads
- Materials do not drop from Fumaroles (or other persistent POIs) when multiple players are present fixed
- Stop prosecuting crimes committed by dead Commanders
- Fixed Commanders allowed to equip multiple fuel scoops, fighter bays, refineries and shield generators by retrieving a module from storage
- Fixed some stored ships not being available within the Shipyard
- Fighter Cockpit UI: removing useless indicators in the bottom right corner, leaving the component's frame only for silent running and wanted status display
- Added message when main ships power plant is malfunctioning will be displayed when player is in both main ship and fighter
- Fine now given for shooting in no fire zone with a fighter
- Lower panel shows SRV that isn't owned fixed
- Fixed missing targeting schematic images for the Satellites
- Starport UI: fixing research panel (numeric stepper) not releasing focus when pressing left on a pad to get back to contacts menu (or back button)
- Change order of string returned by GetLongLatString, to Lat then long to revert the order of the latitude and longitude readout on the hud to be the same as pre 2.2
- Fixed missing Imperial Clipper vibrant paintjobs
- Remove build watermark

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v2.2.01


- Don't crash if there's invalid state in the powerplay map
- Fix crash when looking at the role panel in the SRV
- Protect against crash from an empty journal message
- Prevent spinning ship while docked and using VR mode with Rift CV1
- Fix a crash that can happen if the persistent POI generation runs before the planet surface controller is ready
- Fixed SRV starting underground if the base is in a crater
- Fix soft lock when entering installations when another player is already at the installation
- When cannons, plasma accelerators and railguns malfunction, they now deal 5% of their own damage to themselves, rather than 200% which would instakill them
- Civil wars now use the same structure as War/War Support to guarantee there is always at least one conflict zone in civil wars
- Fix an issue with station guns not causing damage in some network conditions
- Hunter hostiles now obey the same cooldown as normal NPCs to prevent instant interdictions
- Fixed an issue where delivery and delivery founder missions were showing the wrong credit reward in the first transaction tab after you accept the mission
- Fixed overhead per system being too large as it's not counting fortified systems towards the number of systems that pay overheads
- Materials do not drop from Fumaroles (or other persistent POIs) when multiple players are present fixed
- Stop prosecuting crimes committed by dead Commanders (Cross platform)
- Fixed Commanders allowed to equip multiple fuel scoops, fighter bays, refineries and shield generators by retrieving a module from storage
- Fixed some stored ships not being available within the Shipyard
- Fighter Cockpit UI: removing useless indicators in the bottom right corner, leaving the component's frame only for silent running and wanted status display
- Added message when main ships power plant is malfunctioning will be displayed when player is in both main ship and fighter
- Fine now given for shooting in no fire zone with a fighter
- Lower panel shows SRV that isn't owned fixed
- Fixed missing targeting schematic images for the Satellites
- Starport UI: fixing research panel (numeric stepper) not releasing focus when pressing left on a pad to get back to contacts menu (or back button)
- Change order of string returned by GetLongLatString, to Lat then long to revert the order of the latitude and longitude readout on the hud to be the same as pre-2.2
- Fixed missing Imperial Clipper vibrant paintjobs
- Reduced module and ship transfer distance costs by 50% (Cross platform)
- Removed build watermark.
- The engineers have now, sadly, sold out of fish. After realizing their mishaps, they've smartened up, noting that fish oil was not the key ingredient needed!

NOTE: The Xbox One is not be included in this update, and will be updated at a later date. Thus, skipping 2.2.01 and going to a later version number. Thanks for understanding.

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v2.2

Fighters

- Added F-63 Condor as a playable ship
- Added Imperial Fighter as a playable ship
- Added Taipan as a playable ship
- Added Beluga Liner as a playable ship
- Added fighter specific weapon modules
- Added fighter loadouts
- Added Fighter Bays for supported ships: Corvette, Cutter, Anaconda, Type 9, Beluga, Federal Gunship and Keelback
- Added Crew Lounge
- NPC fighter pilots can be hired
- Hired pilots receive a revenue percentage
- Fighters can be given orders
- Mothership can be given simple orders when player is in a fighter
- NPC ships can use ship launched fighters
- Role panel updated to support fighter operations
- Display NPC Fighter Pilot name when targeting the ship they are controlling
- Added a warning/reminder to set active NPC crew
- Fighter and vehicle bays are now numbers this is to help match the bay to the vessel when using livery
- Increased boost speed of all fighters
- Rebalanced default speed for some fighters to make them inline with their original design (the Empire Fighter was too fast compared to the others)
- Increased DPS of fighter weapons by 12.5%
- Increased fighter production capability of the size 7 hanger module
- Fixed fuel gauge disappearing when switching back to mothership
- Missing avatar faces on the orders panel fixed
- NPC crew do not have appropriate backgrounds when in your ship or in the fighter fixed
- Added warnings why can't a player deploy a fighter
- Move "Orders" to the top of the menu when interacting with AI fighters/main ship
- Fighter descriptions hooked up
- Able to issue orders using both fighters in the role panel even though only one is deployed fixed
- After hiring, crew sometimes displays negative numbers fixed
- Balance displayed in the Crew Lounge is incorrect fixed
- AI Crew don't appear to be gaining any xp from combat in fighters fixed
- Fixed logic error for allowing non horizons crew in to the crew lounge to fire crew they might have hired when they had horizons
- Added default numpad keys for the new order bindings to each control scheme
- Added in better descriptions for the fighter specific stats
- Re-launching fighters resets ammo and pip setup fixed
- Fixed radar not showing hostiles/allies correctly when switching vessel in a conflict zone
- Helm 'Details' tab should go to ship description
- Audio: Velocity of the ship launched fighter is now set to the same as long as the fighter stow interface is not active
- Audio: Fixed "self" explosions to be triggered to ship launched fighters
- Fixed headlights on the fighters
- Dust layer on Independent Fighter is green, fixed it to dark grey
- Fighters can no longer use boost while they are still attached to the launch ramp
- Fixed Imperial Fighter hitspheres so weapons can be damaged
- Fed Fighter 100% damage paint issue fixed
- Fighters can no longer kill ships inside starports without being shot by the station when mothership is far away
- Fighters will no longer retract their hardpoints when the AI is asked to dock them, stopping the error where a player asked the AI to dock then swaps to the fighter and has no hard points
- Balance displayed in the Crew Lounge is incorrect and does not update on purchasing a pilot fixed
- NPC experience always shows as 50% when they're in the main ship fixed
- Removed the life support, self destruct and reboot options from the fighter
- Fighters destroyed by the mothership jumping away shouldn't count as player kills
- Fixed rendering bug causing text to overlap buttons on the role panel orders
- Fixed issue with right panel in crew lounge not showing data after loading
- The little fighter HUD no longer overlaps the target panel. It now has its own home near your ship's schematic
- Healing lasers now work on fighters
- Moved the 'Request Docking' from fighter bay to helm
- Stop fighters being able to operate beyond 30KM range if you switch to the Mothership at the last second before the SLF explodes
- Stop AI crew members leaving turret mode of mothership on "Fire at will"
- Vessel Status UI (cockpit): display the correct fighter variant name
- Fixed overlapping text on Role panel orders menu
- Fixed hit markers on the ship schematics in the cockpit being the wrong size and appearing in the wrong position for fighters
- Reduced the severity of a few info messages when changing fighter orders. Now uses a small 'log' message type, rather than the big flashy one
- Only show "No active crew" warning when a hangar module is present
- Unable to terminate crew without horizons
- Crew total payment not updating immediately fixed
- Created binding for opening the orders page (RB+B)
- Reactivate the engineer button when switching back from a fighter
- Allow the Orders GUI to move selection to the top of the list to navigate quickly to the bottom order
- Added the available stats to the fighter details page in the role switch panel
- Role Switch panel flashes, and doesn't let player click on slots and order commands fixed
- Fighters under AI Crew control now use the AI friendly fire rules
- Can no longer select ship description text in fighters tab of role panel
- You are able to purchase a SRV or Fighter that you already currently own into the same slot fixed
- Added in Gimballed versions of the Fighter Weapons so that the lasers don't look so wrong
- Following NPC crew oddities (When NPC crew is flying a player's ship) fixed:
- If MC turrets are fitted and set to Target Only, the combat AI cannot fire them
- Can only use one missile launcher, even if two are fitted
- Missiles are fired at long range and are wasted
- AI doesn't use boost to chase and kill targets, instead lets them get away
- When out of ammo, AI ship should drop back into formation
- Player ships with just missiles won't fight
- After requesting docking, all other order hotkeys are ignored
- AI crew in mothership will not attack targets if they have non combat modules deployed before switching to fighter fixed
- Added clearer message to indicate that the players fighter will be destroyed when they FSD away
- Moved empire fighters hit spheres for the weapons even further forward to help in hitting them
- Use numbers rather than bars for displaying fighter stats
- Wanted NPC has clean fighter fixed
- Fixed bounty credit notification not appearing or being awarded in a fighter when destroying a target with a non-local bounty
- Added loading animation to screen for switching between fighters and main ship
- Fixed missing font glyphs on Role panel when running in Russian
- Fixed commander name having the "Crew" tag on the death screen when killed by a player in a fighter
- Can use hotkeys to send invalid NPC commands to unmanned mothership fixed
- Audio: target destroyed lines of NPC crews and ship voice do not conflict anymore
- Audio: reduced probability of "no more targts" npc crew message down to 40%
- Audio: Fix for Crew member saying wrong line when asked to attack target
- Fix not being able to deploy an SRV or Fighter after resurrecting
- Fix NPC Crew not increasing their total kill count when assisting with destroying NPC and Player ships too low level to award combat rank progression
- Fighter ramming not counting as illegal fixed
- Fixed the incorrect paintjobs used for red and blue in CQC
- Make sure active crew are displayed correctly
- Added an inbox notification when NPC Crew rank up
- Fixed NPC Crew profit share not increasing when ranking up
- Turret settings are recovered when switching back to main ship
- Allow fighters to accept new orders if they've been told to dock
- NPC Crew can't pilot ships near planet surfaces fixed


Surface Features

- New geological features added (fumeroles and geysers)
- Biological entities added
- POIs can now be persistant (applies to new geological and organic features)
- Mysterious things added


Engineers

- Limpet blueprints added
- Scanners (KWS, Cargo, Wake) blueprints added
- Defences (ECM, Chaff, Heat Sinks, and Point Defence Turrets) blueprints added
- Utilities (Life Support, Fuel Scooping, Refinery, AFM) blueprints added
- Added new Engineers!
- Make sure we always get the right string key for existing modification name
- Added ellipses functionality to blueprint text strings. If they are greater than 25 characters an ellipses will be added
- Fixed layout problems in engineers workshop that would cause a scrollbar to appear and have unintended effects
- Fixed bug where engineer special effect animation would always overlay the description of the successful special effect, before the animation had completed

General

- Implementation of patch-based planet rendering on the system and planet maps


NEW CONTENT 1.7

Passengers

- Added passenger modules of different sizes and quality to outfitting
- Tourist beacon (surface and space) added
- Tourist beacons send an inbox message with the blurb for that beacon when scanned
- Passenger Lounge
- Added Passenger Lounge to Station Services
- Travel agents are available in the passenger lounge
- Passengers can be bulk or VIP varieties
- Added in support for mission filtering and selecting cabins in the missions panel for passenger missions
- Added mission themes for the new passenger mission types - plus appropriate icons
- Filtered missions with these themes to their own section on the transaction panel
- Custom welcome lines and titles added
- Added different passenger types
- Aid Worker passenger type added
- Business passenger type added
- Criminal passenger type added
- Explorer passenger type added
- Medical passenger type added
- Minor Celebrity passenger type added
- Political Prisoner passenger type added
- Politician passenger type added
- POW passenger type added
- Prisoner passenger type added
- Protester passenger type added
- Refugee passenger type added
- Scientist passenger type added
- Security passenger type added
- Soldier passenger type added
- Terrorist passenger type added
- Tourist passenger type added
- Head of State passenger type added
- Added UI support for showing passenger entries when cargo scanning
- Passengers (or their representitives) have portraits and names
- Added cabin inventory tab to cockpit panel
- Passenger Liner NPC archetype added
- Passenger cabins require escape pods
- Added passenger liners as possible Massacre Targets
- Ships can be scanned for wanted passengers
- Added stats for passenger contracts
- Passengers use escape pods to abandon ship if they wish to leave
- Added a long time stamp generator for use in expedition missions
- Capacity for Passenger Cabin Size 5 Class 4 has changed from 6 to 8
- Crewed SLF displays player rank, not crew's rank fixed
- Display the NPC crew experience correctly
- Improved the UI flow when selecting which cabin to place your passengers in
- Plugged in Head of State passengers to the passenger sightseeing missions
- Passengers do not eject themselves after failing a bulk mission until you discard the mission from your Transactions tab fixed
- When you abandon a mission and the passengers eject themselves, the message you receive should now appear in your inbox
- NPC chatter/ AI behaviour seems incorrect during PassengerVIP CEO kill chance wrinkle fixed
- Passenger satisfaction now decreases when taking hull damage if they don't react well to danger
- Updated the values, meaning passengers will get more disgruntled at lower ranks, but remain the same amount as before at higher ranks
- Chief medical officer still expects goods wrinkle after declining it fixed
- Updated the sightseeing kill wrinkle, to have its own hand in state - allowing you to continue to kill the spawned enemies if you want to
- Allow sightseeing to be completed even if a cargo wrinkle is active
- Long distance expedition rewards shouldn't increase with each jump
- Abandoning a long distance expedition should now impact faction reputation
- Make pods the most important thing when working out if we can take passengers
- Make passenger cabins replicate properly
- Ensure that a new destination wrinkle doesn't send you to the port you've just come from
- Updated the passenger quantity for the luxury cabin - can now support 8 passengers
- Removed the destination marker for the visit tourist location wrinkle
- Fixed not getting an inbox message about returning to the nearest dock after abandoning a passenger mission
- Updated the states to prevent it sticking on disgruntled checks
- Cannot accept PassengerStowaway mission message when there is one cabin remaining fixed
- Passenger cabins in the inventory panel now match the surrounding styling better
- If a tourist beacon is planetary, stop non-horizons people from accepting it
- After dying with passengers on board and returning to the game there is no message saying that your passengers ejected from the ship fixed
- Updated the passenger VIP templates with the state change effects for new destination system
- Added new passenger modules for various sizes and tweaked capacity numbers for all of them as well
- Balance pass on passenger mission rewards
- Balance pass on passenger mission reputation, influence, and state changes
- Add the bonus money for wrinkles into an inbox - so that players know there is a bonus for them if they do the wrinkle
- Removed explorers from the bulk passenger template
- Changed the scan wrinkle for long distance tourist missions to give a bonus for not getting scanned, rather than taking money away if you do get scanned
- Passenger sightseeing mission was blocked from being handed in by inbox request for items fixed
- Don't fail a mission if a fighter is destroyed
- Reduced jump distances for visit tourist locations in passenger VIP missions
- Corrected which VIPs get the wrinkles that they should have
- Remove assert when we try to parse a passenger contract without a passenger cabin container (i.e. in an SRV)
- Stuck in the cabin section of inventory tab in the right panel when you switch to a different ship with a cabin selected fixed
- Changing the POW passengers to appear as security guards to match the text of the mission
- When you abandon a mission and the passengers eject themselves, the message you receive does not actually appear in your inbox fixed
- Allows the player to hand in the cargo without the cargo. Should the player dock at the final station without the cargo, the passengers will get mildy annoyed - preventing the player from exploiting the goods demanded wrinkle
- Ship hull damage while in an SRV or Fighter does not effect passenger happiness state fixed
- Fixed passenger satisfaction decreasing when SRV is damaged
- Body location is now shown on long distance expeditions
- Tourist beacon wrinkle will no longer spawn twice with passenger vip wrinkles
- Tell mission listeners when progression is blocked so they don't try to trigger mission progression during location changes
- Fix the transaction panel to show goods demanded at correct times
- Manifest scanner returning incorrect results from passenger vessels fixed
- No inbox message appears when scanning a Nav Beacon during a Passenger VIP mission fixed
- Long distance expedition missions are not displaying body location of the tourist beacon in the transactions fixed
- Fixed detection of planetary tourist sites
- Audio: Fixed click in loop on Tourist beacon
- Audio: Fixed a very loud tourist beacon
- Passenger missions not displaying or paying out rewards on hand in fixed
- Updated the transaction tab for passenger sightseeing conflict, and for passenger vip conflict. They now include the system address for the conflict zone
- Remove commodities bought for passengers when completing a mission
- More balance tweaks for reputation, influence and state effects
- Player has been scanned - When scanned just once, the inbox message will pop up several times until the passenger is disgruntled fixed
- Stop passenger cabins containing passengers from being swappable
- Generic passenger generation now fits cabins with Tourists instead of Generics
- Fixed errors in passenger cabin classes and types
- Fix for passengers hiding when the ship is dismissed (from a planetary landing via SRV) and comes back...
- When you abandon a mission and the passengers eject themselves, the message you receive does not actually appear in your inbox fixed
- Fix Passenger mission problems when swapping occupied cabins between module slots
- Updated the tips referenced for political prisoner. They now display the criminal trait
- Fix error when previously occupied passenger cabins are not rebought from the resurrect screen
- Fixed passenger crime scans. Add string for passenger wanted crime
- Fix for passenger cabin allocation vis-a-vis missing pods and accidental restocking


General

- *Mysterious things added*
- Fixed mysterious things not deactivating
- New player power added - Yuri Grom
- Jet effects added to neutron and white dwarf stars
- Updated tutorials
- Instructor character added with dialogue across all training scenarios.
- Added additional on-screen prompts and assists to all training scenarios.
- Updated and improved existing training scenarios:
- Docking and Travel
- Basic Combat
- Added new training scenarios:
- Basic Flight
- Advanced Combat
- Mining
- SRV Training
- Ship Launched Fighter Training
- Mining tutorial added
- Added local player event log
- Option to move owned ships added - it's available from all Shipyards
- Ability to sell ships remotely (from different ports) added
- Module storage added to Outfitting (not currently active in beta)
- Stored modules can be sold (not currently active in beta)
- Add system to support greater variation with station interiors
- Industrial interior pieces added
- Services interior pieces added
- Agricultural interior pieces added
- High Tech interior pieces added
- Add some additional variants for hangar interiors (following the above scheme)
- New layout for Station Services menu
- Added a factor contact for universal fines, bonds and bounties handling - found in low security systems
- Various station contacts now have faces and names
- Added a security filter to the Galaxy Map
- Added the ability to use a filter to govern systems used in route plotting in the galaxy map
- Visited stars filter added to the galaxy map (this uses local storage so will only record stars visited from 2.2 release)
- Add a method for semi-automatically replotting a route to the previous destination, if the route was lost after logging out of the game or jumping away from the route
- Added fixed point locations using CQC assets
- Added planet surfaces to planetary map
- Added docked and state variants of the capital ships
- Capital ship docks added to various locations
- Added a Faction Status Summary to the local GalNet news feed
- Added an info message popup which displays the security level and, if necessary, the state of the system when jumping to a new system
- Added "Press BUTTON to abort" to the jump-to-system info, where BUTTON is the most relevant of the various FSD input bindings
- Added UI for the engine spooling when taking off from planetary surfaces
- Mission cargo can be sold on the black market


Stability Fixes

- Fixed network crash caused by non-replicated objects having replicated children
- Fix for asserts/crashes and wrong items showing in outfitting when adjusting the sorting for buyback items
- Fix a potential NaN in the vehicle system
- Fix error while switching user while in matchmaking for CQC
- Fix crash during high res screen capture
- Fix a server crash if a CQC game ends at the same time the lobby is shut down
- Fix a crash when searching for an exact system name that doesn't exist
- Fix crash in CQC when taking damage and a contributing player doesn't exist any more, likely due to quitting
- Fix a crash in CQC if we try to send a message to or about a player that is no longer in the game, also a tweak to getting player params to return a default value if that player is no longer in the game
- Xbox One: The title enters a semi unresponsive state when changing the Yaw Axis Preset from within the Controls Options fixed
- Fixed a crash when trying to get a name from a non-existent system
- Fixed crash that often occurs when self-destructing an SRV - but could conceivable occur during initialisation of any new ship
- Fixed a crash during transition states is a valid ship isn’t available
- Fixed crash exiting CQC
- Fixed a crash trying to create an NPC pilot in an invalid vehicle
- Prevent crash on game shutdown
- Prevent a crash trying to generate a mission for a station that no longer exists
- Fix a crash with the fighter bay trying to access an invalid state machine
- Fixed crash in the ship launched fighter tutorial
- Fixed crash in the SRV tutorial
- Fixed soft-lock on station services home screen if you spam click the quick refuel/reload/repair button
- Fixed the game locking up when editing/deleting a bookmark
- Fixed crash when finishing VR experience tutorial
- Trying to switch into a retrieved fighter crashes the game fixed
- Fixed an occasional crash in open vr on startup. Prevent presenting when SDK Rendering isn't setup
- Fixed CQC CTF assert when picking up a flag after previously dropping a flag
- Fixed an error in terrain cube sphere mapping
- Prevent attempting to eject a cargo unit that is already queued for ejection
- Livery modules are no longer added to the list of newly purchased modules
- Don't try to access control bindings while they're loading
- Fix a crash if a planet made completely out of gas cannot hold onto its own gas and so has no mass
- AI fighters can validly spawn as independent ships, not linked to any parent ship, so cope with this case in Fighter Stow
- Fix a crash when a POI tries to spawn the same time the player is disconnected
- Fixed a crash in the role switch panel
- Fix vehicle switching crashes in the SRV tutorial
- Mark a persistent POI as invalid if it fails to find a position for its first attempt, this fixes a crash that it causes on some planets
- Fixed an error with an audio emitter
- Fixed an error with a mysterious thing in the contacts panel
- Fix for an assert failure when loading game into a fighter and using the role switch panel
- Fixed crash when shooting Skimmers due to them not having a vessel ownership
- Fixed soft lock when backing out of launchable livery
- Fixed soft lock when selecting a cabin from your inventory tab
- Added some sanity checking to cargo transfer so we don't try to move from non-existent inventories
- Fix an assert caused by damage being moved between a ship and its modules causing it to lose the original machine the damage came from
- Fixed soft lock in outfitting when the user has the livery vessel selection dialog is open, but then instead selects an outfitting group from the left
- Removed crash telemetry if entering a location takes more than 2 minutes
- Fixed outfitting crash when previewing a fighter while docked at a planet port
- Allow the "visited stars" map filter to apply to route-plotting
- Fixed crash when starting the game with an HMD for some monitor/resolution combinations
- Fix a low level vertex locking crash
- Fix a crash when self-destructing the SRV
- Fixed JSON error in ship delivery
- If we lose connection with server immediately after connection, before mtu discovery is complete, don't crash, reset mtu discovery for another go around
- Server time synchronisation can soft-lock the game fixed
- Ensure that system map materials get destroyed on shutdown
- Fix crash swapping modules in outfitting
- No longer assert when trying to add an item which is supposed to be empty
- Fix for buyback and stored items being deleted in one array but not another
- Don't crash if the planets materials are not sensible
- Fixed error loading civilian installation
- Fixed a memory leak with the terrain compute shaders
- Updating the contents of module storage in UI was causing the UI to unlock earlier than intended fixed
- Fixed crash in outfitting where players were able to try to access data before it was ready
- Fixed an issue with a highly eccentric planet orbiting a single star and intersecting it
- Fixed an assert in CQC when damaged by an explosion from a destructible
- Module Transfer Crash - Trying to fit a module into a slot that it won't fit into fixed
- Fixed a crash when killing a faction ship
- Fix a server disconnection when boarding an SRV at a planet station after the ship has been destroyed
- Catch cases where physics objects returned in an ai probe are destroyed before being used
- Fixed crash when role switching
- Fixed memory leak in system map
- Fix for crash when bulk storing large ships
- Disconnect after deploying SRV then requesting boarding with an SRV at Planetary Outposts/Stations fixed
- Spawn our ship in space on Xbox One instead of crashing if the launch bay is not valid


General Fixes, Changes, and Tweaks

- Speed/distance restrictions for dropping from supercruise now scale with how strong the local gravity influence is - the further from bodies the easier it is to drop out
- Fix an issue that could cause flickering and/or duplicate GUIs during interdiction
- Uncontrollable spin on completing interdictions at high speed fixed
- Fix a bug that meant the rate at which the target for the interdictee moved was partially tied to framerate.
- Kill Warrant Scanner does not show progress if the scan is started when the user is out of range
- Balance and cleanup pass to the challenge scenarios. Fix descriptions, tips and difficulty
- Wake Scanners, they now deploy and work in Supercruise again
- Cannot Unlock Target within the Contacts panel command fixed
- Sensor zoom level should now be approximately preserved between super cruise and normal space
- Labels in status panel now resize width to take up all available space
- Update cargo status when moving between faction space to keep legal status in sync with displayed status
- ComboBox Menu now has an opaque background - it's previous transparent one caused readability problems when overlaying other UI
- Fixed issues with right align not working on horizontal text boxes
- Fixed bug where scrolling the focused item off the top/bottom of the list would case the focused index to become nonsense
- Allow the UI to react to changes in the cargo more quickly
- Don't show Leave Voice Comms popup if we're just passing through the state while not in voice comms
- Inventory panel states activate cargo scanner, even when unable to fixed
- Fixed written text Messages being discarded if looking away from the comms panel
- Sub target panel will display retrieving scan data animation indefinitely fixed
- All the options and main menus now have confirmation dialogs when you cancel changes
- Flipped the heading calculated for the compass GUI (no effect on other areas) so it is consistent
- Orbital HUD optimisations
- Repair inbox messages when awarding certain permits
- Amended Get Long Lat String to return a string formatted Longitude, Latitude, instead of Latitude, Longitude
- Pitch and yaw on the photo camera will now work while docked for players using mouse control
- Fixed issue where button hit boxes were misaligned on friends list
- Fixed the options screens losing focus when scrolling up and down long lists
- Commanders occasionally being rescued to last known good stations if they've logged out after driving in an SRV but before flying anywhere else
- Xbox One: Removed cause of performance drain in the tutorial UI (pre-flight checks)
- Xbox One: Data point reset timer and supercruise charging GUI overlap and flicker fixed
- Xbox One: Game takes input during the transitions between menu options fixed
- Xbox One: In Open Play, The First time a user sends a comms message to To [LOCAL]: the cursor moves from right of [Local] to left of To fixed
- Xbox One: Speculative fix for Starport Services having long loading times
- Comms panel scroll bar going beyond the bar line fixed
- Fixed settlements appearing twice on the navigation panel
- Make sure the station generation system uses the "old" metadata when in the orphaned station section of the code - Stops server/client crashing by using updated metadata
- Jet cone visual bug when viewed through buggy turret fixed
- Fixed broken shadow on SRV
- Prevent module storage until it’s working
- Fixed spurious warning when fitting a fighter hangar
- Many text fixes throughout the game.
- Fix a Commander ID mismatch with launch able vehicle in save game causing matchmaking errors
- Fix an error with settlement on Dahan 3 a.
- For the basic flight tutorial, disallow request dock with fake station
- Only add headings to "store multiple" page if they will be populated
- Fixed ‘sleepy’ expression pose
- Fixed ancient collectables appearing as "Mining Fragments" on the GUI
- Basic flight tutorial, change the way we detect pitch/roll/yaw input so that it also works with mouse controls
- Updated the ship throttle tip in basic flight tutorial to also show throttle axis if present
- Fixed sub targets panel not updating when scanning beacons (nav beacons, tourist beacons etc)
- Fixed headlook not working in station menu
- Fixed missing icon on Science & Research contact screen
- Preparation ethos icon is truncated in Powerplay menu fixed
- Removed VR Missions on platforms that don't support VR
- Audio: Fixed some missing audio in the tutorials
- Various text fixes
- Latest translation batch added
- Starport UI: displaying station economy instead of system economy in main screen and commodities market UI
- Fixed issue where CQC stats screen would not update
- Fix an issue where if you disconnect on the match summary of rewards screen in CQC the player character isn't cleared when going back to the main menu
- Fixed commander name on remote clients incorrectly identifying which vessel a player is actually controlling when entering a location
- Fixed bug where wrong icons would be displayed in info panel when being damaged by an engineered weapon
- Water Giant hologram GUI animation issue fixed
- Fix deco layers not showing on abandoned settlements
- Improved clarity when large info panel messages overlap existing log messages
- Cleaned up some of the messaging being used when jumping to a system. We now only show the abort message when the destination is potentially dangerous (currently, when in anarchy)
- By popular request - added the destination star's class type to the info panel message upon initiating a jump
- Fixed the positioning of POI and player markers on the planet map
- Low resolution artefacts on mysterious thing's lens flare fixed
- Removed black bar from station services wait banner
- Avatars with a certain eye blend shape were looking as if their eyes were closed in certain poses fixed
- Dock and travel tutorial: show correct station entrance pointer at all times during station approach, so that pointer doesn't suddenly jump to the wrong place
- Dock and travel tutorial: Don't allow cargo jettisoning
- Fixed logic loophole where docking and travel tutorial could be waiting for the docking UI to appear indefinitely if the landing gear is deployed very late
- Audio: Fix for incorrect tutorial VO line
- Neutron & White dwarf schematics fixed
- Fixed star-class info not appearing for some systems when initiating jump
- Fixed supercruise motion indicators not being displayed
- Fixed incorrect integrity value for size 1 class 2 refinery
- Prevent duplicate ships being generated on authority transfer
- Docking computer staying 1km above planetary outpost fixed
- Latest translations added
- Various text fixes
- Award combat rank progression when destroying NPCs from no particular faction
- Added MassLocks to Cap Ship Docks
- Fixed missing parts of starports
- Many starsystems were controlled by planet settlements. These have all been upgraded to dockable bases
- Bounty vouchers once again split between all wing members
- Allow bounties to be claimed from SRVs again
- Changed cargo scanner text to Manifest Scanner
- Added powerplay overhead cost in various places
- Fixed incorrect Imperial Cutter schematic
- Fixed some jet cone flickering
- CQC: When server logs out, make sure we clean up any pending lobbies
- NPC shouldn't advance their firegroups manager - this might explain some cases in game where NPC ships are not firing all their weapons
- Xbox One: Speculative fix for Xbox player not being restored to the island after resuming from store
- Added in default T16000 FCS bindings
- Enable storing info about visited stars for Xbox One
- Moved The Pit's orbit out to make it easier to dock
- Show planet surfaces in the system map without needing the surface scan
- Xbox One: Fix an issue with connecting to CQC through the friends app


Missions

- Added option to sell mission specific cargo on the black market
- Seeking Goods scenarios now issue missions
- Assassination, Massacre, Piracy, Rescue missions updated to have target faction state effects
- Salvage and Collect missions have got a new destination faction state effect now
- Courier missions now also affect the target faction
- Players can now drop mission specific cargo. If third parties pickup said cargo they receive it as stolen
- Added in new inbox text into piracy, rescue and planetary rescue mission templates
- Changed the timers to dynamic timeouts for recovery agents and cargo hunter wrinkles in piracy and rescue missions
- Add a check which can be used to detect if a player has committed a crime during a mission
- Assassination mission template has a fix to alt targets name not being overwritten properly
- Updated smuggle and delivery mission templates with new state effects that affect the destination faction's state, as well as the mission giver's state
- Mission generation optimisations
- Added in the dynamic credit reward for not being scanned into the piracy missions reward transaction
- Added mission tracker component for damage to the player's ship
- NPC Messengers with hidden contacts should be hidden
- Added in a pilot roster contract element into the transaction tabs for the recovery agents/pirates in piracy and rescue missions
- All missions now give a positive state effect with the mission giver for completion, that is relative to the cargo/mission target
- Updated text for an inbox message in missions that tells the player when they have killed a target, that there are more targets. Mission types it affects: Assassination, Collect, Courier, Delivery, Piracy, Rescue and Salvage
- Stopped New Destination Wrinkle from using Mission Giver Station in Smuggle missions
- If we don't have space for all the material rewards, only add what we can
- Remove duplicate information from massacre skimmer
- Fixed some layout issue with the mission row item renderer
- Modified mission interaction so that "Destination" title will not be displayed if there is no destination for the mission
- Massacre templates alternate wrinkle updated, so the mission can progress if the player ignores the alternate target inbox message
- Missions in transactions tab are slightly misaligned fixed
- Complete tick box now displays with correct localised text
- Resized mission complete box to support 2 lines of text properly
- Stop credit reward being shown twice when more than one faction is involved in rewards
- UI updated to display commodity/material rewards in mission summary
- If a mission POI fails to find a flat spot, then create one in a random position rather than not at all
- Removed a duplicate value the recovery agents/piracy transaction panel in piracy and rescue templates
- Massacre missions - stripped out the authority targets from the templates. These have been replaced with citizens, or activists
- Set Mining missions so that they cannot offer the cargo that the player has mined as a reward
- Make sure the mission icon is displayed when mission target is a non landable planet
- Fixed some mismatches between missions and available cargo in USSs
- Updated piracy and rescue missions to include an inbox state, to stop the constant inbox message spam when you kill the target and don't have the cargo yet
- Exclude systems with permit locked planets from mission generation targets
- Accept/ decline inbox messages now have a discard button if they are no longer relevant
- Updated Collect, Deliver, Salvage and Smuggle mission templates to no longer send cargo to a state where that cargo is illegal on new destination. (Opposite way round for smuggle, where it should always be illegal)
- Mission screen loading optimisations
- Fix a transaction server error when issuing mission tip offs
- Fix mining statistics when using mined ores to complete missions
- Ensure that a new destination wrinkle doesn't send you to the port you've just come from
- Fix the calculation of dimensions for portraits in non 16:9 resolutions
- Removed two examples of settlements metadata giving missions the idea that they can be used as skimmer massacre targets
- Switched from MM: SS time format to MMm SSs format for inbox messages detailing a remaining duration for part of the mission. This format avoids the ambiguity from a string like 20:30 (is it 20 minutes, or twenty hours?)
- Updated massacre skimmer missions to reference the skimmer system
- Remove meta data that makes invalid settlements a target for skimmer massacre missions
- Template and text changes to show both factions involved in a mission
- Target faction for missions now shown on the mission board when you accept the mission
- Make sure players in SLFs can get credit for kills in assassination and massacre missions
- Added missing strings for illegal delivery missions
- Fix missing contract elements for delivery missions triggered by scooping an item
- Prevent disconnection when retrieving data from the previous system and we've already jumped
- Changed the panel to point to the correct text for massacre illegal and massacre skimmer mission templates - The Don't Die wrinkle now shows the correct text on the panel
- Fix assassination missions not completing correctly in fighters


Engineers

- Improved lighting and geometry in all the Engineers hangars
- Engineer base Farseer Inc's floating rock formations dropped to seal gap
- Truncated elements in the material information panel for micro-resources and data fixed
- Made sure that the first focusable element is focussed on when showing the "adjust popup"
- Engineers 'Sort' Drop Down is layered underneath Engineers 'Speciality' text & No Search Results String, leads to overlapping text fixed
- Mouse wheel scrolling in engineers window affect other functions fixed
- Fixed bug where an experimental effect rolled a fail, but the UI would sometimes land on blue
- When opening the Engineers panel information may not be displayed correctly depending on how you closed the panel previously fixed
- Known engineers Pinned blueprint jitters when selecting cost fixed
- Text wrap enabled on encoded materials inventory further information panel
- Adjusted special effect text fields to account for 2 lines
- Adjusted modification text fields to prevent truncating text
- Centre align the workshop module class popup to account for wider text area
- Prevent the player from using hidden buttons in Engineers Workshops
- Added headers for type and grade microresource filter options
- Changed microresource filtering so type and grade filters are exclusive rather than inclusive
- Added engineer base UI schematic icon images
- Fixed legal state display errors when changing starsystems and when trying to pay fines at an Engineer base
- Xbox One: Pass in current text when enabling soft keyboard on Engineers screen, and get a callback when the keyboard opens (where we would clear the text, if we could)


Powerplay

- Cut-off text present on Preparation Tasks on most powerplay factions when selecting a system under their Preparation Tab fixed
- Distance of system in turmoil truncated on the powerplay screen for factions with a deficit (negative cc) fixed
- Contacts - Red confirm button should be changed to grey because red is widely used where nothing can be done
- Preparation pledge to nominate popup cant be selected as focus on background menu fixed
- Opponents undermined statistic in the stats panel removed as it's redundant
- Changed 'age' label for Powerplay characters to 'Year of Birth'
- Incorrect scaling of control systems on Powerplay map, when map origin is a long way away fixed
- Fixed Powerplay stats and ratings tabs occasionally having extremely oversized vertical scroll areas


NPCs

- Make sure police ships are aware of assault crimes that are happening if the initial crime happened before they were spawned or near enough
- Rework how NPCs score their behaviour for interdictions to be less 'binary'
- Rebalanced interdiction difficulty based on AI pilot skill
- New jump away state "Jump Uninterruptible" to handle NPCs jumping away when their target enters a No Fire Zone
- Stop powerplay AI from interdicting other powerplay AIs which are aligned to the same major faction
- Fixed docking Computer landing damage
- AI ships now aim launcher weapons properly
- Ensure that the AI auto-loadout system always gives a ship at least two fixed/gimballed weapons, to avoid ships with all-turreted weapons not being able to attack
- Passenger hunter archetypes added
- AI interdictions, only apply the system's security modifier when considering whether we are too strong to interdict the target, not too weak
- Some slight balance changes for AI difficulty/rank spawn numbers, as well as dropping the rank range that AI can interdict at by one for all non-wing AI
- NPC crewed ships now use boost when following player
- Slight balance pass on the Authority ship friendly fire aggro multiplier, we don't want it to be too high, so it's now the same as the Friendly multiplier. Also made sure that the AccidentalDamage dialog is a bit more common
- Ensure low ranked AI ships reset their pips


Wings

- Ensure single body exploration scans are awarded to all wing members
- Fix case where dropping to a wing beacon in a ring would leave the player at their current location rather than the beacon
- Propagate hostility between wing members when attacked - this should make ships in silent running show up to all members of the wing they are attacking
- Select wingman's target can now target systems that aren't in the nav panel
- Improve notifications between wing members when doing system or body exploration scans
- Only propagate wing hostility for player ships


CQC

- Adding in explosive damage for the destructibles in CQC/Arena
- Made the matchmaking lobby detect disconnects faster, this prevents the lobbies from getting stuck in a state for a few mins due to a disconnect
- Player Rank Shows Combat Rating instead of CQC Ranking while in CQC
- Fix an issue where the server was calculating a different amount of credits to reward than the client displayed
- If there are multiple winners in a deathmatch game and you are not one of them, display defeat instead of a list of the winners
- Fixed some clipped loadout text in localised languages
- 2 Digit ranks are truncated in the scoreboard menu fixed
- Since a CQCing player can't respond, don't send them text chat or voice invites
- Fixed missing Russian glyphs on CQC respawn menu
- Scale the mouse cursor for fov in the same way that usual UI movies do, which catches that one giant cursor case when zooming during death cam in CQC
- Xbox One: Fix an issue with mismatched teams in CQC
- Xbox One: Fix a case where a player A enters a CQC match against player B, when player B had previously been signed in on player A's console during this session


Controls

- Fix for the sensor zoom resetting when the game loses focus when the sensor zoom is bound to an axis
- Removed eject all cargo binding from all schemes by default
- In the keyboard and mouse control scheme add the arrow keys as secondary bindings to the UI-controls to allow navigation through the menus in the galaxymap
- Mouse cursor stuck on side of screen when in main menu fixed
- Now DualShock 4 controller keys are shown as Xbox360 icons, instead of []
- Don't bind XB360 pad's Back button to Cancel Binding, so more buttons are free for gameplay
- Removed all gamepad options from keyboard and mouse only schemes as they will prevent these schemes from showing up as a preset if you don't have a pad connected
- Fixed bug where info panel would not display correct controls after changing to new control scheme
- Get mouse-controlled headlook working in Hyperspace again
- Added device and vendor IDs for the xbox one wireless controller so it will be picked up as a gamepad in the game
- Added keybindings for fighter orders and for recalling the main ship while in the SRV
- Xbox One: When switching users, forget about disconnected controllers for the old user


Weapons

- Two changes aimed at rebalancing Thermal Shock and similar heat-imparting weapons:
- Ships now gain resistance to heat weapons based on spare cooling capacity (when ships are cold they're more resistant).
- Having a heatsink actively charging diverts most heat from external heat attacks straight into the heatsink, granting 90% resistance to these effects for those few seconds.
These two changes combine well, as now heatsinks are much more able to cut through even extreme heat attacks, and then the newly cold ship is temporarily more resistant. Simply running a cold ship will also extend the time before external heat is able to cause damage by a larger proportion.
- Heat sink launchers now take substantially less damage from beaing overheated (down to a quarter of what it was), they are designed to be the defence against overheating after all.
- Shield resistance to heat-imparting attacks increased, and active shield will now block 50% of the effect of thermal shock weapons, up from 25%.
- Fix issues with mines and missiles sometimes failing to hit targets due to networking inconsistencies, most noticeable when driving into someone else mines at high speed
- Fix issue weapons switching to Fire at Will on supercruise transitions
- When modifying a weapon that fires in bursts, always ensure the clip size is rounded up to a multiple of the burst size. This will retroactively affect existing weapons and fixes cases of the Double Shot 3 slugshot having a 5 round clip
- Fix custom VFX scaling for weapons (scaling was affecting the particles rather than the emitter
- Mines should be affected by gravity
- Mines now have vfx for default, dirt and ice surfaces
- Point defence range has been increased slightly along with it's integrity
- Blast radius for Deep Cut Payload and Penetrator Munitions is now correctly 75% of what it would be for an external blast, rather than 0.75m
- Fix a bug where the penetration direction for a missile could be wrong depending on the exact detonation trigger
- Set the Penetration chance for torpedoes and dumbfire missiles to 1. This is not used with their normal damage mode, but guarantees penetration when the damage mode is switched
- Tweaked chance of burst laser malfunction when firing as it was observed to be too likely to happen given that each shot of the burst did the test, not each burst
- Point defences will no longer try to shoot down a ships' own dumbfire missiles
- ECM balance tweaks: guided missiles and torpedos hit by an ECM charge will now gain a major drunk effect if they did not already have it, causing them to veer off target most of the time. Technically you can still be struck, but previously ECM'ed torpedos would maintain an almost straight trajectory which for ships unable to dodge would mean they got hit anyway
- Dedicated keybinding for ECM. CM do not have to be in a fire group, holding this down will charge the first ECM module on your ship that is ready to go, and releasing will fire it
- Experimental balance change reworking how heat weapons function, similar to our earlier proposal but adjusted with player feedback. Aim of the changes:
- Thermal diminishing returns cut in much harder, previously they would start at 60% and prevent you going over 190%, whereas they will now start at 65% and prevent you going over 95% (down from 80%/120% in our earlier proposal). This means that heat from external attacks alone can never cause module or hull damage
- The heat effects of Thermal Shock are doubled
- The heat effects of Thermal Cascade are 25% more than they are on live (the previous beta heat nerf is being reversed, and then a small buff), combined with a slight nerf to PackHounds to stop them being so superior to other missiles
The goal here is for heat not to be a primary damage mechanism, but be there to punish your target for doing things that generate heat spikes such as SCBs, boosting or firing the hotter weapons. We also want to make it so that it is never worthwhile to stack a lot of heat weapons together: You will get the new full effect from a smaller number of weapons than before, but it can never get anywhere near as deadly and stacking more weapons beyond that point is counterproductive
- Drop the damage of packhound missiles slightly, from 9 per missile to 7.5. They're doing slightly more damage than we wanted given their relative immunity to point defences, and dwarfing normal missile launchers
- Remove num pad 6 as a binding for chargECM, it's already in use for fighter order follow
- Small usability improvement for Slugshot turrets, drop the range at which they will auto-acquire targets drastically (down to 500m rather than the weapon's maximum range of 2000m), to stop them wasting shots on things they'll never hit
- Experimental Balance tweaks for Fixed vs Gimbal weapons with travel times. Overall we think larger changes are needed, but for now going with a safe option to avoid over-correcting and will review once these changes settle:
- Projectile Speeds for fixed cannons increased by 20% (for S/M/L/H weapons this has gone from 750/800/875/1000 to 900/960/1050/1200)
- Projectile Speeds for Plasma Accelerators (APA included) increased by 20% from 700 to 875
- Damage for fixed multi-cannons adjusted so that the benefit for fixed over gimbals is much more consistent, and on average larger. Small fixed multis are reduced by 5%, Mediums are unchanged, large and huge increased by 11% and 14%
- Damage for fixed cannons adjusted for similar consistency, small increased by 5%, medium/large/huge increased by 10%
- Damage for Plasma Accelerators increased for a more consistent relationship with equivalent cannons, medium increased by 2%, large by 5%
- Advanced Plasma Accelerator has also had its energy efficiency improved (7 per shot down to 5.5). It now has slightly better damage per capacitor power than a normal Large and deals more DPS, but at the cost of more heat
- Reduction in damage to Reverberating Cascade was a bit much, especially when considered alongside much improved ECM. Returning this to 35% of raw damage punched through to shield generator.(originally 50%, previously reduced to 20%)
- Balance tweaks to buff PDTs:
- Missile health reduced for Small and Medium dumbfire and standard seeker. Now requires 2 point defence hits rather than 3 per missile
- PDT jitter angle halved (from 1.5 degrees to 0.75 degrees).
- Fixed where PDT shots would appear to vanish but would still have an effect at long range
- Fix a reported bug with Containment missiles and their engineer equivalents, the 35 second immunity period was not working correctly for them
- Minor balance tweak for Containment missiles have received a 20% damage reduction and 50% increased time between shots. FSD interrupt mod has gone from a 20->30% reduction and the same 50% increase in time between shots. Reducing their overall DPS so you're sacrificing a little more to use them
- We think heat attacks have been reduced a little too far, and need a very conservative buff:
- Diminishing returns for heat now limit at 100% (up from 95% in previous beta)
- Damage penalty for Thermal shock reduced to 20% (from 25%)
- ECM needs some slight tweaks:
- ECM will now fire when hardpoints are not deployed
- ECM charge time increased to 3 seconds (currently 2 in beta, 4 in live)
- Hatch Breaker limpets are also having heir acceleration multiplier turned up significantly. For comparison firing at a target 1km away and with both ships matching speed the travel time has gone from roughly 10 seconds down to 5.5
- Improved flight speed and hacking time of all hatch breaker limpets
- Removed strange hatch malfunction behaviour where you could cancel it by toggling power. Hatch breaker limpets and general 'your hatch got damaged' hatch malfunctions can no longer be cancelled
- Slight reduction to the effectiveness of Incendiary rounds for Multicannons:
- Remove the hidden 20% kinetic damage that was left over
- Reduce the fire rate penalty from -10% to -5%
- Net effect is that the DPS has gone down by 4% vs shields and 15% vs hull (if unmodified), leaving the weapon strong but a slightly clearer tradeoff.
- Hatch breakers can now be blown up by point defence.


Outfitting / Shipyard

- We now preview ship kits and bobbleheads when we mouse over them
- Outfitting stats improvements:
- Adjusted stat priority so that CQC module stats no longer extend beyond the capacity of the GUI
- Added booster stats back in (CQC only)
- Show hidden stats in comparisons if the original stat isn't hidden
- Cleaned up code and resources to remove depreciated "Outfitting" stats
- Small optimisation to stop OutfittingItemInfo calculating stats unnecessarily
- Chance Modification symbol overlaps description fixed
- Vehicle bay in outfitting does not populate class indicator pip fixed
- Fixed cut off label in item descriptions
- Sort preference in Outfitting resets after being closed fixed
- Sort results ignores weapon filters fixed
- Changed slot size for planetary approach suite to 1 rather than 8 as the item itself is only size 1
- Changed "Set Fire Group Reminder" text to apply to modifying modules as well as buying them
- Modules tab pop-up backgrounds are translucent on first viewing fixed
- Class/Rating sort filter in outfitting now correctly sorts by class first, then rating
- After applying a livery item to you ship via mouse input - the UI will no longer focus to the slot under the mouse and cause a camera change away from the item you were applying
- Block the purchasing of more than one scanner of each type
- Still allow save files to have multiple scanners if they bought them previously
- Still allow selling of a third duplicate scanner, even if the remaining 2 would, strictly speaking, still be against the rules
- The sale price of a vehicle bay now takes its contents into account
- Fix module buy back becoming hidden when swapping modules
- A module category will appear in the wrong place on the Store Multiple menu if no modules of that type are equipped fixed
- Shipyard - B button doesn't work on sell ship popup fixed
- Stop clearing the remote ships list when we list the ships available at this station - this stops the remote ships list sometimes being cleared when we update
- Added some additional code to track whether a ship is being delivered "here" to control the local ship tab highlighting
- Accessing the livery via the station home screen no longer skips the 'which vehicle' step (if applicable)
- Fixed failing to go back behaviour when using the livery link from homes screen
- Fixed missing blurred background when picking which vehicle to livery
- Overhanging buttons and items in outfitting list fixed
- Changed outfitting filter options to use vectors instead of bitmaps to try to improve clarity
- First module highlighted statistics missing if purchasing to an empty slot fixed
- Removed the swap module option while previewing a fighter or an SRV as the web support is currently not available. This shouldn't cause any issues as the only swappable modules on fighters and SRVs are decal slots
- Updated icons and animation for ship transfer to improve clarity and remove WIP items
- Fixed focusing issues in the modifications screen in outfitting
- Fixed several issues with ship transfer timers
- Updated outfitting button icons to improve clarity
- Module transfers with delivery times added
- Fix overflow values for very expensive ship transfers
- Fixed bug where paintjobs and items would persist when using breadcrumbs to navigate out the menu
- Added icon for the main ship when selecting a vessel in the outfitting
- Updated vessel selection screen in the outfitting to use new cleaner ship icons
- Allow a non-horizons player to view their horizons ships if they already own them (because they own horizons on another platform)
- When selling a ship of no value, we now show its value as "0 CR", rather than "FREE"
- Shipyard UI sell confirmation popup : replacing "current ship" heading by "ship", and displaying sold ship name instead of current ship
- Don't allow more ships to be transported to a station than the local storage allows
- When populating vehicle list, making sure "selectable" flag is set (based upon purchaseAllowed state) so that the button behaves properly
- Fighter icon on SRV bay fixed
- Stat comparison screen remains during weapon swap fixed
- Process transaction cost correctly when fetching or selling a remote module
- UI was being unlocked before hardpoint animation was complete. This should now be fixed
- Module distance incorrectly show when transferring a module fixed
- Adjusted the balance areas of the popups to have an auto width, to account for large balances
- Added module class rating, added warning texts to sell and transfer module popups, gave the clock icon an orange tint
- Made class icon visible, resized the location icon to its, added space between icons and text, tinted transit text to red
- Fixed keeping hold of buyback items once we've bought them back
- Icons resized and centred, added missing class and rating, resized warning icon and added spacing between it and text
- Prevented focus from being lost when pressing Right on the read more section of the module transfer
- The Store [X/X] button is selectable when all 30 slots are full but no modules in the tree are selected
- Ship loadout doesn't update after multiple swaps fixed
- Updated icon positioning and colouring in the Inventory Browser Screen
- Added functionality to the 'Store Multiple Popup', to support pressing 'UI BACK'
- Starport UI: fixed quick action button icons disappearing when coming back from outfitting
- Store multiple modules lists incorrect number when unticking categories fixed
- Damage type tagged as 'labelfield' overlapping fixed
- Adjusted colour of "in transit" text, when focused on
- Made the "Stored Ship" tab, glow white when a ship completes its transfer
- Increased Module Storage size to 60
- Tune credits costs of Ship and Module transfer
- Added ship summary back to ship details panels for local and remote stored ships
- Don't allow sold modules to have transfer options
- Display a 0% transfer levy when transferring a free item
- Distance Levy [Undefined] Displayed when transferring modules to your current station fixed
- Only display locally stored modules when transferring a module from storage to a pre-selected ship slot
- Fix server error after transferring cargo to a newly purchased ship
- Silent Audio on module store multiple scroll fixed


POIs/USSs

- Award exploration progress when creating vouchers for scannable settlements & points of interest
- Scannable vouchers now scale by the distance from Sol
- Allow objects to be spawned in response to cargo being scooped
- Added some new conditions for the poi buckets:
- Planet volcanism strength
- Planet volcanism type
- Primary star type
- Required star type
- A warning message is now displayed when leaving a conflict zone
- Added scenario for Elite Plus gameplay
- Added military patrol scenarios
- Rebalance for fixed scenario AI set up, specifically for Nav Beacons and RES sites
- Added in new ship types and slightly tweaked down the difficulty of the more extreme set ups
- Skimmers can now be spawned in waves
- Increased pool of Federation and Empire capital ship names
- Added a Cruise Liner scenario for Boom system states
- Stop ambient police ships spawning where there shouldn't be any security response
- POIs can now contain landed ships
- Modules on damaged capital ships can now be shot and broken just like their more intact counterparts
- Make sure body volcanism is being correctly read
- Increased the distance at which persistent POIs will spawn from 5km to 15km and also made the persistent POI placement avoid placing near POIS from other placement types
- Fumaroles now no longer spawn all materials of the same type, they will select from a bucket like other mining rocks
- Have more varied states of geological activity
- Fix for POIs getting cleared when swapping into a fighter
- Fixed Occupied Escape Pods in USS appearing as Illegal Salvage/Stolen
- Fixed missing Satelittes schematic
- Added schematics for various mysterious things
- Rebalanced geyser, gas vent and lava spout forces
- Modifications to which geological can spawn where based on the volcanism types
- Fixed the hitcheck for a mysterious thing
- Added mysterious thing schematic
- Fixed broken Geyser forces
- Fix to floating Data Uplinks
- Added audio activity to trigger audio when breaking off collectables from organics
- Fixed missing serverbank audio
- Fixed Lodding Popping on Datapoint
- Updated Large Aerials on Adornments to have new texture, to make them more visible
- Fixed audio for geology fields
- Tunnel geometry not lining up in civilian installation fixed
- Turned on the hitcheck for the scaffolding around the under repair capital ship
- Placed the correct Installation in Ngalkin
- Rebalanced liquid elements of geyser VFX
- Removing Lava and fumaroles from Ice only planets at this is scientifically inaccurate
- Audio: Mix tweaks to abandoned settlements
- Audio: Added low rumble to geyser
- Fixed some misaligned tunnels on civilian installation
- Make sure that persistent POIs cannot spawn within their minimum separation of each other
- Audio: Fix for silent ambience on a secret thing
- Audio: Fix for number station ambience being audible at infinite distance
- Added new mission tipoff locations to settlements


Player Journal

- Suppress heat warning event if docked
- Tweaks to the “Location” event
- Added a mechanism to import star system names into visited stars cache
- Include Powerplay info in the FSDJump and Location events
- Include PowerplayOrigin in CargoDumped event if relevant
- When collecting microresources, include the count in the journal entry
- When scanning a star, include age and surface temperature; When scanning a star or planet, include more orbital details;
- When scanning a planet with rings, more significant figures for ring statistics
- Modification to player journal entry when rewarded a bounty, as it may list multiple factions
- The "ReceiveText" event in the player journal now has a "Channel" value that indicates if player text was received via a wing, local, friend, or direct player chat;
also include npc chat
- Added checks that we're a component on the player's ship before writing an entry in the player journal - applies to the following events: USSDrop, FuelScoop, JetConeBoost, Launch/Dock/Fighter/SRV, HeatWarning, CockpitBreached, MiningRefined
- Include details of all modules stored in the MassModuleStore event
- When transferring a ship, report distance in LY not metres
- Added Commodity Rewards info into MissionCompleted event
- Fixed issue where some received text messages were not written into player journal
- Added a "ScientificResearch" event in PlayerJournal for contributing materials to a research community goal
- When importing stars from a file into the VisitedStarsCache, interpret any line containing just digits as a starsystem address in decimal rather than a name
- Fixed journal entry for "ScientificResearch"
- Fixed the 'abandon' flag in player journal for cargo ejected from SRV
- Fixed typo in player journal for ModuleRetrieve which was causing broken json
- Fixed missing 'Module' tag in JetConeDamage playerjournal entry
- Some non-settlements were being reported via the "ApproachSettlement" journal entry - was potentially revealing secrets
- Fixed "TransferCost" key in "FetchRemoteModule" journal entry
- Player journal was asking for the packed star system age. System map was using a per star wobbled age. Now both use the per star age


Settlements

- Fixed space settlements not appearing on clients without horizons/planet landing capabilities
- Improved snap to ground mechanism


Galactic Simulation

- Fixed some economic states ending too early for factions
- Fixed the faction retreat state so that it only tries to cancel pending conflicts in the system it's retreating from, not all conflicts everywhere
- Stopped factions expanding into starsystems that can't be travelled to or are immune to conflicts
- Fixed some market & shipyard price overrides not correctly ignoring expired modifiers


Community Goals

- Added support for Material donation Community Goals
- Fixed a transaction server error when redeeming CG rewards
- Fixed Community Goal conflicts ending half a day too early
- Stopped CG leaderboards being padded out with Commanders who've signed up but not yet contributed


Galaxy Map

- Avoid "route unavailable" cases in low density areas, when the route looks like it should be available
- Fix an issue with being unable to search for systems in "Lupus Dark Region B Sector"
- When searching for a star, try to find a star with the exact searched name first before starting the partial matching, fixes the issue of "BLU THUA QY-Z D1" returning "BLU THUA QY-Z D13-0" as the first match
- Improvements to "economical" route plotting times in high density areas of the galaxy. Cap the jump range used by JumpRouteFinder, so at each system we only consider jumping to nearby systems for the route, rather than every system within jump range
- If the jump range is low, don't try to cut down the number of systems considered for fastest route plotting in high density areas
- If the player unticks the current plotting mode, don't re-tick it when next opening the galaxy map
- Fix an issue with long jump distances and route plotting
- System map performance optimisation for VR
- Optimisations for the route planner
- Fix a stall at the end of plotting a route
- When using the Fastest route plotter in high density areas of the galaxy, reduce the cost that is calculated for the final jump to the target system. This allows the route plotter to return a route much sooner rather than spending minutes investigating potential small fuel savings
- The option to turn off Nebula Names only works at a distance fixed
- Trade route filters can once again be toggled on/off en-mass by holding LMB and dragging over them
- Switched buttons around so action button is now on the right of the cancel button with bookmark dialog windows
- When system names are too long, try and trim them in a sensible manner
- System Map - Lumpy planets now get their own models in the system map overview instead of using the smooth sphere model
- Slightly sped up the double sided lighting change when first entering the planet map
- Fix an issue where planets with a retrograde spin would not have their rotation speed or axial tilt displayed in the system map
- System map planets now use subsurface scattering colouring
- Added galaxy map overrides for population and economy
- Only display a conflict state on the galaxy map if the Faction controlling that system is also fighting in that system
- Reduced loading time for galaxy map
- Fixed some stalls loading the system map
- Bookmarks all disappeared and can no longer create them fixed
- Fix planet scan logic to ensure that planet terrain is only visible if the planet has had a basic scan performed on it
- Fix rendering when there are only Horizons planets in a system


SRV

- Improvements to stopping the SRV falling into planet / getting stuck in geometry when loading the game
- Improved wave scanner readability when SRV full beams are on at night, on a planet with a bright surface colour
- Use correct bone when calculating the scoop UI in the SRV
- SRVs now trigger docking offences when loitering on landing pads
- B button on SRV cockpit GUI panels engages vertical thruster fixed
- Enabled warning after buying a SRV hangar without bays
- If the player logs in while in a buggy and their ship is landed, the ships landing gear will now be extended placing them in the same state they were in when the player launched the buggy, this should help with the buggy getting stuck under ships if the player logs out under their ship
- Fixed ships crashing into the ground/destroyed when recalled by SRV
- Reduce the maximum number of signal traces on the wavescanner now that we have more extreme cases
- Optimise the wavescanner to better handle multiple signal sources


Ships

- The discovery scanner can no longer be used while self destructing
- Flight Landing Overrides conflicts with Targeting, Cooling, Weapons etc. fixed
- Fixed where there was no space after ASSIST OFF warning
- Ships will now try to align to the target destination during the hyperspace countdown
- Wear should now apply and repair properly
- Fix an issue with the calculation for the offset of the station schematic
- Prevent "Drives Offline: Zero Thrust Capability" message showing spuriously (while engines are not on, but are booting)
- Fix paintjob wear & tear and ship integrity recording
- Fixed livery errors with Taipan fighter
- Fixed parent ship livery slots appearing briefly when selecting a launch able, which should prevent a crash caused by trying to modify a slot that doesn't exist
- Fix error in ship delivery calculation – it should be a linear association with distance, not exponential!
- Don’t send the ship arrived inbox message until the ship has actually arrived
- Fixed loading screen model for the Taipan
- Increased size of internal fuel tank for Beluga and Orca
- Enlarged hit locations on Imperial Fighter so its weapons can take damage
- F63 Condor and Eagle side panels obscured by canopy geometry
- Type 7 Bobbleheads slot 1 and 10 are incorrectly rotated fixed
- Equipped bobbleheads in the Beluga Liner clip into pieces of the GUI fixed
- Tweak up the minimum speed before taking damage when landing on a planet's surface
- Keelback landing gear floating above ground when landing on planet fixed
- Fixed zfighting issues with loading screen for the Federation Fighter
- Adjusted hitcheck for Diamondback Explorer
- Fixes for hanger cameras and decal slots on the imperial Eagle
- Fixed Decal issues on the Cobra MKIV
- Fixed fuel scoop UI position for Fed Assault Ship, Corvette, Imperial Courier, Fed Dropship, Fed Gunship, and Vulture
- Fixed some holes in the mesh for Fed Gunship, Assault Ship and Dropship
- Fixed smoothing group issues on the Type 7
- Taipan's left decal no longer missing
- Taipan fighter decals pass to make them more legible
- Added slight improvements to how accurately ships are snap to the planet's surface
- Adjusted mix of the landar/spacedar transition noise. Made a bit softer
- Rebalanced Type 7 ship to have better toughness and larger internal module slots
- Fixed incorrect Type 6 armour hardness values
- Increased armour, shields and hardness (armour rating) base stats for the Keelback. Increased a single size 3 slot on it to a size 4 slot as well
- The heading gauge now displays during orbital cruise
- Moved the docking bone on the Beluga down to help with docking issues on planetary ports
- Set asp (and asp scout) landing gear door to be open or closed when initialising to up to down
- Diamondback Explorer cockpit handles in wrong place fixed
- Moved Mini panel placement (and tweaked radar position slightly)
- Fix for docking computer crashing into Farseer tower when coming in to land
- Vulture ship kit parts have a lot of wear & tear on them when purchased brand new fixed
- Landing gear can get stuck on if you have recently had an SRV destroyed and then launch from the planet fixed
- While trying to land on a planet - the landing UI will now check against Terrain->Speed->Alignment rather than Speed->Terrain-Alignment. This should make the UI a little more helpful in the majority of situations where the terrain is unsuitable, rather than you moving too fast
- Fixed incorrect landing volume for Type 7
- Cannot see Tail Shipkits on Vulture in Outfitting due to camera angle in VR fixed
- Fixed some mapping issues on the Cutter
- Audio: Ship drives silent when respawing over planet surface having died in SRV fixed


Ship Art

- Fix for all Lakon ships that have cockpit textures which bloom out and cause visibility issues with the GUI around stars/ brightly lit environments
- Fixed smoothing on Imperial Courier
- Fixed collision issue on landing in Diamondback
- Changed Imperial Cutter /Imperial Clipper target schematics for a proper one
- Cockpit version of external material renders under cockpit emissive elements fixed
- Fixed hitcheck issues with Federal Gunship
- Fixed Hitcheck on Orca so that you can retrieve cargo
- Moved bobblehead bones backwards to stop interference with GUI compass in the Adder
- Fixed gap in mesh for Cobra MkIII
- Adjusted camera position for Decal 1 on the Eagle
- Hitcheck adjustment for greater hardpoint clearance for the Keelback
- Moved hardpoints slightly and fixed some smoothing issues on the Cutter
- Created a new front landing gear animation to avoid intersection with the SRV bay on the Keelback
- Fixed hanger camera issue for front decal on the Imperial Eagle
- Fixed landing volume for Orca
- Fixed landing volume for Diamondback Explorer
- Fixed landing volume for Imperial Cutter
- Fixed landing volume for Viper MkIV
- Removed scaling on the warning panel to fix issue on the Imperial Eagle
- Fixed front landing gear intersection with the Cutter
- Z-fighting on fighter models on ship spinning load screen fixed


Stations/Ports

- Advertising boards in hangars updated with more companies
- Landing pad hologram colours adjusted to better suit new interior variations
- Fixed other player's ships appearing to be outside of the station when they are docked
- Increased variety for adverts outside starports controlled by various local factors such as alliegence
- Rich and High Tech stations now use the alternative trucks and buses models on the roads
- Hide the station's navigation marker while within the station's bounding sphere
- Fix the stations attached modules not showing up in the station schematic
- Fix overbright envmaps being generated in rich stations and potentially other places in the game
- Rebalanced lighting in rich interiors
- The glowing emissive texture on the floodlights for Standard, Rich and ZeroG landing pads now switches on/off in sync with the spotlights
- Re-colour the crane texture used for the main gantries in the Inner Dock for variety: Agri is off-white, High-Tech red and Services a cleaned-up blue
- Fixed some flimmering lines on the back wall of the small rich hangar
- Fixed hitcheck for the trees in the rich stations
- It is no longer possible to supercruise into the back of a station and prang off it if you approach from exactly behind it
- Reworked a road junction on the PlanetPort so that it joins better
- Added a warning if trying to launch from a port without a planetary approach suite
- Added fighter bays to Jameson Memorial and Dalton Gateway
- Fix stations being different from before the beta
- Typo when selecting primary/secondary economy in station generation was changing station types
- Fixed a missing access panel on some of the large landing pads, which allowed you to see through the pad at a certain distance
- Audio: Various ATC fixes
- Added missing backer station 'Samphire's Solace'
- Added agricultural customisations to Harvestport in Kappa Fornacis
- Fix Station Services availability to cope when services aren't present at all instead of falling through to 'market not found'
- Starport UI: pressing B / exit button in Cartography section of startport UI doesn't exit back to the cockpit and just goes back to home screen as expected
- Fixed one spot light bone being offset in the Foundry station
- Fix to allow the inner dock faction light overrides to work again with the new station customisation system
- Art optimisations for the Nemo Cyber Party Base
- Fixed missing textures on holoscreens
- Fixed VO not matching polity for ATC and announcements
- Fixed some floating industrial planet settlements
- Audio: Fixed loud ambience in station menu when buying/transfering/storing a ship
- Audio: Fixed loud passenger and crew lounge ambiences
- Fix for faction lighting being applied to the new station inner docks instead of their own lighting
- Audio: Fixed number station audio events not synced due to time step miscalculation
- Audio: The new flight controllers are too quiet fixed
Services of Stations
- Fix quick restock button (was showing a full bar when empty), also remove vehicles from the calculation if not vehicle bay is present on the ship
- Adjusted the faction name label within the News Panel. It will now resize and add an ellipses when required
- Fix the contact panel avatar loading (triangles animation)

Celestial Objects

- Fix cases of "dropping too close" when leaving rings from normal space into supercruise. You are now able to maintain cruise inside a ring, so long as you are outside of it's core and heading away from the ring's plane
- Improve drop-out location for entering rings in other situations, players will generally drop out closer to the ring and their target
- Improved method for blending distant bump maps for the terrain
- Ice surface material improvements
- Rocky surface material improvements
- Metal surface material improvements
- Updated planet surface tiles
- Reworked the ice asteroid shader's lighting, and improved its parameter
- White Dwarf stars now have a unique lens flare
- Fix surface material quality being incorrect when rendering some patches
- Prevent distant surface maps jumping when camera crosses 16km boundaries, and improve precision of the largest maps
- Fix ring fog from being being lit in black hole systems
- tweaked the way ring fog interacts with local star colour so that it blends better with the star lighting
- Increased the maximum value for depth obtained from the depth buffer linearization. Fixes rendering for extremely large stars at extreme distances
- Improved the visibility of planet dust particles when in the darkside of the planet
- Terrain minor UV fixes
- Asteroids now generate only within the bounds of rings
- Asteroid billboards have their positions and size adjusted accordingly to ensure they fit within thin rings
- Ring cells now obey the ring height correctly rather than assuming all rings want 5km of asteroids
- Ring height clamped to a minimum of 1km
- Re-written asteroid billboard placement to use better depth ranges
- Re-written asteroid billboard mesh generation, lods are finally now coherent with one another
- Added randomised static rotation to asteroid billboards to break up visible repeating
- Fixed some obvious patterns on rock and metal planetary surfaces
- Stop lens flares getting disabled when entering supercruise
- Changed the planet dust colour system to only request data if we're actually close enough to a planet to see any dust
- Fix fast moving distant Horizons planets not orbiting smoothly
- Optimise physics surface patch generation
- Improved memory management for surface textures
- Alterations to europa line parameters on rocky ice worlds - stops physics-breaking patches
- Have a hard cap in the noise graph for max geometry height, to prevent planets you can fly through or from being able to drive into space
- Remove the artificial increase in star spin speeds
- Added a medium quality planet surface material setting, with performance roughly halfway between low & high
- Disable tiling and detail textures at a distance of 1km on Xbox and mid/low-quality PC. This helps us afford tiling in the worst cases (hovering a few hundred metres above the planet
- Xbox One: Improvements to planetary surfaces
- Xbox One: Fix star luminosity not being the same as PC/Mac
Star Jets
- The FSD boost level now uses the larger effect out of synthesis and jet cone supercharge, rather than always using the latter if set
- FSD supercharge status now persists between sessions rather than being wiped on game load
- Added a random initial rotation to stellar jet billboards
- Re-enable jets for OSX
- Minor optimisation to texture lookup for jet cones
- Jet cone optimisations and quality settings
- Enable BC7 compression
- Fixed some pixelation on ice distant map
- Reduce the minimum star visibility for white dwarves and neutron stars. This fixes an issue where lens flares for those star types would be rendered when the star was occluded by a planet
- Audio: Fix for Materials sound being wrong on planet surfaces.


Render

- Fixed sorting of emmisve textures bleeding through opaque surfaces
- Decal rendering improvements/optimisations
- Xbox One: Fixed the SSAO command
- Prevent luminosity class VI sub-dwarf protostars selecting a white dwarf as it's nearest visual class (Please note: a side effect of this is that various TTauri or Herbig protostars will change from white to red/purple. This is not a bug, and is a slightly better representation of their actual temperatures)
- Fixed light cones disappearing when you got behind the source


Hyperspace

- Arriving at a star now correctly leaves you in line with the source and destination systems, rather than the previous not-well-defined behaviour
- It is no longer possible to travel through or end up inside another star if you hypespace into a multi-star system. If an intervening star is detected your hyperspace will be redirected onto that star. This process repeats if the new path is also obstructed. Note that you can still end up dangerously close to other stars and get more than a little cooked
- When hyperspacing to a star with jet cones, avoid potential danger regions at the poles
- Ship aligns and follows target star through hyperspace tunnel
- Made elements of the hyperspace tunnel persist across boundaries
- Made the hyperspace tunnel go faster
- Optimisations to the hyperspace tunnel
- Texture and particle improvements to hyperspace tunnel
- Reduction of GUI contributed stalls to hyperspace entry/exit
- Fix for hyperspace nebula streaming in at low-mip at the start of the hyperspace jump
- Stop the shadow settings changing when starting the FSD charge for hyperspace/supercruise


StellarForge

- Added Persephone (Planet Nine), Haumea, Makemake, Eris, Orcus, 2002 MS4, Salacia, Quaoar, 2007 OR10 and Sedna to Sol
- Renamed Eol Prou RS-T D3-94 to Colonia
- Added starport to Eol Prou LW-L C8-76 A 3 A
- Outpost added to Eol Prou LW-L c8-138 1
- Outpost added to Eol Prou YD-W B17-1 4
- Outpost added to Eol Prou YD-W B17-5 A 5
- Outpost added to Eol Prou Lw-L C8-28 A 1 a
- Outpost added to Eol Prou Lw-L C8-306 A 4 a
- Outpost added to Eol Prou VY-R d4-443 6
- Outpost added to Eol Prou LW-L C8-133 2
- EES2009 Persei has duplicate system names fixed
- Renamed duplicate Frey system to Yngvi-Freyr
- Duplicate system name Grafias renamed to SO4-H1E 2000
- Check spin rates for neutron stars and black holes are something more sensible
- Fix issues with close orbiting bodies with large eccentricities intersecting their parent star
- Fix an issue when generating a system when a highly eccentric orbit goes outside the hillsphere of its parent, we will now reduce the eccentricity to fit inside the hillsphere
- When checking for moon-ring intersection, need to account for any objects orbiting the moon so that they don't intersect at any point in their orbit
- Ring around Archerbas in the Carthage system no longer intersects the planet
- Renamed exoplanet in the Ross 444 system to Hutton Prime
- Col 285 Sector HX-X B16-4 renamed to Exton
- Jaques station name restored
- Made the Pleiades Nebula blue
- Speculative fix for intermittently disappearing stations/systems in overriden generated systems
- Prevent an invalid update query on updating time spent in ships when we don't know the commander's current ship type


SRV

- Death in a SRV with a mother ship in orbit now re-spawns the mother ship in orbit, not on the planet
- Prevent SRV's getting stuck partially retrieved if another buggy is in the same island with their mother ship
- Minor update to SRV preview to prevent the turret and the chair from shaking
- Made the inertial camera simulation use the mode AccelerationSpring when using trackIR in the buggy, the same as without TrackIR. This fixes the camera twitching when using TrackIR in a buggy
- SRV Bay - Scarab does not show initial vehicle specs despite being selected
- Fixed SRV cargo transfer page not displaying cargo after transferring cargo to your ship then going and scooping a new load
- Added self destruct button back to the SRV
- SRV Scarab shown as being in a bay in the role switch panel, when no SRV is present
- On fitting new SRV planetary vehicle hangar all slots are full when viewing the role panel fixed
- Stop data points showing up on a fighter HUD after been scanned in the SRV S
- Stop fighter mothership pointer appearing in an SRV after the player has been in a fighter


Limpets

- All Limpets are no longer killed when one player leaves the instance
- Untargetted collector limpets will not target items owned by their player
- Tweak the thresholds for displaying Low / Medium / High material asteroid content when using a prospector limpet. The thresholds were previously way too high so it always showed Low. Now the information is more meaningful: all rings can show either Low or Medium for an asteroid, and Rocky and MetalRich rings can also show High


Environment

- Fixed crash site collision on debris
- Fixed the buggy pad in mining object layer, so it snaps to position only, not orientation
- Added fade to organic seed decals to fix cut off on extreme slopes
- Added some more variety to mysterious places
- Fixed some misaligned tunnels in an installation
- Fixed a mysterious thing finding it's way into a cargo canister when being ejected
- Fixed chatter table for trespass zone
- Added depth prepass on fumaroles/ice rocks (slight optimisation)
- Stellar schematics updated for White dWarf, Black Hole, Neutron Star
- Ice Rocks - sublayer tiling rate reduced
- Tunnel Texture in some Installations has a LOD issue with tunnel walls fixed
- Audio: Rebalanced organics audio mix
- Audio: Mix tweaks to crystal sinewave scanner element as it was dominating the mix when in a fumarole field
- Audio: Changes to organics collisions to improve ratio of collision sound triggering
- Audio: Fix for radio chatter not triggering near settlements
- Audio: Some rebalancing for settlement security voice 3 to be clearer on stereo mix
- Audio: Set correct compression settings on Hyperspace stress noises
- Audio: Tweaked micro resource collect GUI sounds


Networking/Server

- Fix some issues with matchmaking disconnections
- Fix a transaction server error during resurrection
- Improve reliability when selling lots of exploration data
- Fix clearing saves with a lot of exploration data
- If an island update happens and the new location is in a system that is not ready, then ignore it
- Fix for cargo scooping bug, only update the server when we have authority over the cargo canister being destroyed
- Generate new ID when ejecting cargo from a ship. This should fix some cargo duplication errors
- Some network replication optimisations
- Various server performance and reliability improvements
- Fixed some server stat retrieval issues. Mmm... tasty data.


Avatars

- Added scientist outfits
- Added aid worker outfit
- Added security outfit and military variant
- Added freedom fighter outfit
- Added refugee outfit
- Added doctor outfit
- Added tourist outfits
- Added option to set different portrait settings for passengers once on board ship (different background, remove baggage)
- Rebalanced all outfit palettes for mission contacts
- Rebalanced hair colours
- Rebalanced lighting in avatar portrait scene
- Switched over to using new hair shader with bespoke HSV shifts & AO support and HSV offset maps.
- Added new male and female hair styles as tests for new rendering technique
- Updated existing hair styles with decal to blend into scalp
- Added option to match hair and beard colour
- Added custom camera-facing environment map for avatar eyes
- Added 8 new pilot suit variants for NPC crew
- Preload mission contact avatars ahead of the mission board to reduce delays
- We now cache engineer portrait icons
- Reorganised avatar resources to reduce portrait generation times by up to 50%
- Added NPC crew specific backgrounds
- Added passenger cabin backgrounds


Controls

- Fighter order control bindings no longer visible on non Season 2 clients
- Xbox One: Fixed fighter order control bindings not appearing


VR

- Updated to LibOVR 1.4
- Added new (and improved!) VR graphics presets as faster cards can handle the bump.
- VR Low (unchanged from current VR Low)
- VR Medium (is currently ‘VR High’)
- VR High (Mid preset with x1.25 supersampling) VR Ultra (High with medium shadows and medium Terrain Sampler)
- Added backgrounds to textual elements on menu and option screens. Greatly improves readability in VR
- Draw the Mouse Control UI as far away as we draw other gunsights in VR
- Cannot see Tail Ship kits on Vulture in Outfitting due to camera angle in VR fixed
- Cannot see Spoiler/Wing Shipkits in Outfitting on Asp due to camera angle in VR fixed
- Fix the missing text on the wall in the VAR Main Menu hangar if you look behind you
- Fix for mouse cursor size when HMD is present
- Memory optimisations for Oculus
- Only show VR tutorial in challenges list if VR is supported on this platform



Audio

Audio Specific Features

- 5 new flight controllers
- 4 new settlement security voices
- The laser-beam part of beam/mining lasers now emit sounds (previously just the weapon did)
- Sounds for GUI radar transition from spacedar to landar and vice versa


Mix Improvements

- Improved sonic consistency across all ship voice lines (previously a few sounded different)
- Improved various rough transitions (between galaxy map, system map, main game etc)
- Improved the ship purchase screen sounds
- Some small mining tweaks/improvements
- Volume fix for SRV shield drop and reform
- Boosting Flight Controllers and Radio Chatter by small amount
- Tweaks to Solar Satellite mix


Technical Audio changes

- Better integration of ship voice and npc comms (tutorial, npc crews, flight control) systems and future proofing
- Improved the way non-player voice content in managed in game. Improved prioritisations, de-clutters the mix, and future-proofing.
- Improved memory management, and reduces chance of missing audio happening.
- Improvements to the way FSD soundbanks are managed, to target problems with missing FSD charge and hyperspace tunnel sounds.


Audio Bug Fixes

- Fixed module bootup start/complete/charge sometimes occurring in the wrong place
- Fix for impact sound spam when more than 4 beams hit the target.
- Fixed broken solar satellite audio
- Fix for multiple back sounds when backing out of certain menus using a joypad
- Fixed wing notification sound not triggering when the panel is not in focus.
- Fixed planetary music not playing when approaching from supercruise
- Changes to debris system that should improve issues with missing audio
- Voice - Fixed ability to make it flood/spam the player with Request/Cancel docking flight controller messages
- Voice - Fix low gravity warning incorrectly triggering when spawning in SRV on engineer base
- Voice - SRV boarding permission granted voice line now linked to GUI message. Fixes some issues where it wasn't always playing.
- Voice - Fix for some ship voice lines playing after player dies and respawns
- Voice - Fix "Cargo Scoop Retracted" playing upon entering a ship from a buggy with an open cargo scoop
- Voice - Prevent Flight Assist On voice event playing in death sequence
- Fixed out of range warning and linked it up to UI
- Fixed "no more targets" NPC crew line
- Enabled "multiple contacts" message which could never trigger before
- Rock & Ice Fumaroles have no impact audio fixed
- Fixed some issues with Imperial Fighter
- Beluga audio fixes
- Reduced the volume of the Taipan and Imperial Fighter boosts
- Added in another layer to the Taipan orientation sounds to give them more weight at lower speeds
- Added the oxygen mask sounds to the SRV
- Tweaks to wavescanner so not so overwhelming at organics locations
- Added spread to wavescanner attenuation shareset, so doesnt pan as harshly
- Small changes to ATC. The ATC will not look at what the fighter is doing but instead at the mothership. Calls to the mothership will be forwarded to the player in the fighter
- Hooked up missile incoming warning on NPC Crews
- Fixed a bug within the role switch panel, where switching panel items did not send the stop event of the fighter construction
- Fixed a bug with the role switch fighter construction
- Fix for crew lines being audible in pause menu
- Fix for Fighter 'other' sounds stopping abruptly when docking at speed
- Fix for fighter bay animations sometimes not being heard
- Fix missing gimbaled fighter beam weapon sounds
- Added SFX for inflight fighter construction
- Mix tweaks on fighter docking
- Mix tweak to Crew lounge sounds
- Setting Crew comms to be controlled by the "non-player voice communication" volume slider in the options menu
- Added friendly fire behaviour to the Npc Crew voices
- Fixed isues with fighter boost caused by flight model changes
- Fix for the loud boost charge up on Taipan
- Audio: Only play the hull damaged line if hull has taken damage
- Audio: Mix tweaks on Keelback on full speed acceleration
- Audio: Fixed audio error when turning Thrusters on/off in Taipan
- Audio: Adjusted the frequency balance of the ship voice lines
- Audio: Fixed a couple of clicks in the very low altitude engine elements
- Audio: Tweaks to mix of cockpit overheating sounds
- Audio: The ship voice system now distinguishes between fighter, mothership and srv
- Audio: Delayed the pre-hyperspace exit swell, to restore synchronisation on exit
- Audio: Fix for strange volume changes when entering the main game and on FSD jumps


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The following are changes from the last 2.2 beta to live:

Stability Fixes

- Catch cases where physics objects returned in an ai probe are destroyed before being used
- Fixed crash when role switching
- Fixed memory leak in system map
- Fix for crash when bulk storing large ships
- Disconnect after deploying SRV then requesting boarding with an SRV at Planetary Outposts/Stations fixed
- Spawn our ship in space on Xbox One instead of crashing if the launch bay is not valid

General Fixes & Tweaks

- Added in default T16000 FCS bindings
- Enable storing info about visited stars for Xbox One
- Moved The Pit's orbit out to make it easier to dock
- Show planet surfaces in the system map without needing the surface scan
- Xbox One: Fix an issue with connecting to CQC through the friends app

Passengers

- Fix for passenger cabin allocation vis-a-vis missing pods and accidental restocking

Fighters/Crew

- Turret settings are recovered when switching back to main ship
- Allow fighters to accept new orders if they've been told to dock
- NPC Crew can't pilot ships near planet surfaces fixed

Missions

- Fix assassination missions not completing correctly in fighters

Player Journal

- Player journal was asking for the packed star system age. System map was using a per star wobbled age. Now both use the per star age

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Beta 2.2 - Update 7


Stability Fixes

- Fixed error loading civilian installation
- Fixed a memory leak with the terrain compute shaders
- Updating the contents of module storage in UI was causing the UI to unlock earlier than intended fixed
- Fixed crash in outfitting where players were able to try to access data before it was ready
- Fixed an issue with a highly eccentric planet orbiting a single star and intersecting it
- Fixed an assert in CQC when damaged by an explosion from a destructible
- Module Transfer Crash - Trying to fit a module into a slot that it won't fit into fixed
- Fixed a crash when killing a faction ship
- Fix a server disconnection when boarding an SRV at a planet station after the ship has been destroyed


General Fixes/Tweaks

- Added MassLocks to Cap Ship Docks
- Fixed missing parts of starports
- Many starsystems were controlled by planet settlements. These have all been upgraded to dockable bases
- Bounty vouchers once again split between all wing members
- Allow bounties to be claimed from SRVs again
- Changed cargo scanner text to Manifest Scanner
- Added powerplay overhead cost in various places
- Fixed incorrect Imperial Cutter schematic
- Fixed some jet cone flickering
- CQC: When server logs out, make sure we clean up any pending lobbies
- NPC shouldn't advance their firegroups manager - this might explain some cases in game where NPC ships are not firing all their weapons
- Xbox One: Speculative fix for Xbox player not being restored to the island after resuming from store


Fighters

- Fighter ramming not counting as illegal fixed
- Fixed the incorrect paintjobs used for red and blue in CQC
- Make sure active crew are displayed correctly
- Added an inbox notification when NPC Crew rank up
- Fixed NPC Crew profit share not increasing when ranking up


Passengers

- Updated the tips referenced for political prisoner. They now display the criminal trait
- Fix error when previously occupied passenger cabins are not rebought from the resurrect screen
- Fixed passenger crime scans. Add string for passenger wanted crime


Missions

- Fix missing contract elements for delivery missions triggered by scooping an item
- Prevent disconnection when retrieving data from the previous system and we've already jumped
- Changed the panel to point to the correct text for massacre illegal and massacre skimmer mission templates - The Don't Die wrinkle now shows the correct text on the panel


Galaxy/System Map

- Fix planet scan logic to ensure that planet terrain is only visible if the planet has had a basic scan performed on it
- Fix rendering when there are only Horizons planets in a system


Outfitting/Shipyard

- Added ship summary back to ship details panels for local and remote stored ships
- Don't allow sold modules to have transfer options
- Display a 0% transfer levy when transferring a free item
- Distance Levy [Undefined] Displayed when transferring modules to your current station fixed
- Only display locally stored modules when transferring a module from storage to a pre-selected ship slot
- Fix server error after transferring cargo to a newly purchased ship
- Silent Audio on module store multiple scroll fixed


Station Services

- Fix quick restock button (was showing a full bar when empty), also remove vehicles from the calculation if not vehicle bay is present on the ship
- Adjusted the faction name label within the News Panel. It will now resize and add an ellipses when required
- Fix the contact panel avatar loading (triangles animation)


Weapons

- Hatch breakers can now be blown up by point defence


Player Journal

- Fixed the 'abandon' flag in player journal for cargo ejected from SRV
- Fixed typo in player journal for ModuleRetrieve which was causing broken json
- Fixed missing 'Module' tag in JetConeDamage playerjournal entry
- Some non-settlements were being reported via the "ApproachSettlement" journal entry - was potentially revealing secrets
- Fixed "TransferCost" key in "FetchRemoteModule" journal entry

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Beta 2.2 - Update 6


Stability Fixes

- Allow the "visited stars" map filter to apply to route-plotting
- Fixed crash when starting the game with an HMD for some monitor/resolution combinations
- Fix a low level vertex locking crash
- Fix a crash when self-destructing the SRV
- Fixed JSON error in ship delivery
- If we lose connection with server immediately after connection, before mtu discovery is complete, don't crash, reset mtu discovery for another go around
- Server time synchronisation can soft-lock the game fixed
- Ensure that system map materials get destroyed on shutdown
- Fix crash swapping modules in outfitting
- No longer assert when trying to add an item which is supposed to be empty
- Fix for buyback and stored items being deleted in one array but not another
- Don't crash id planet materials are not sensible


General Fixes & Tweaks

- Neutron & White dwarf schematics fixed
- Fixed star-class info not appearing for some systems when initiating jump
- Fixed supercruise motion indicators not being displayed
- Fixed incorrect integrity value for size 1 class 2 refinery
- Prevent duplicate ships being generated on authority transfer
- Docking computer staying 1km above planetary outpost fixed
- Latest translations added
- Various text fixes
- Award combat rank progression when destroying NPCs from no particular faction


Fighters

- Added in Gimballed versions of the Fighter Weapons so that the lasers don't look so wrong
- Following NPC crew oddities (When NPC crew is flying a player's ship) fixed:
- If MC turrets are fitted and set to Target Only, the combat AI cannot fire them
- Can only use one missile launcher, even if two are fitted
- Missiles are fired at long range and are wasted
- AI doesn't use boost to chase and kill targets, instead lets them get away
- When out of ammo, AI ship should drop back into formation
- Player ships with just missiles won't fight
- After requesting docking, all other order hotkeys are ignored
- AI crew in mothership will not attack targets if they have non combat modules deployed before switching to fighter fixed
- Added clearer message to indicate that the players fighter will be destroyed when they FSD away
- Moved empire fighters hit spheres for the weapons even further forward to help in hitting them
- Use numbers rather than bars for displaying fighter stats
- Wanted NPC has clean fighter fixed
- Fixed bounty credit notification not appearing or being awarded in a fighter when destroying a target with a non-local bounty
- Added loading animation to screen for switching between fighters and main ship
- Fixed missing font glyphs on Role panel when running in Russian
- Fixed commander name having the "Crew" tag on the death screen when killed by a player in a fighter
- Can use hotkeys to send invalid NPC commands to unmanned mothership fixed
- Audio: target destroyed lines of NPC crews and ship voice do not conflict anymore
- Audio: reduced probability of "no more targts" npc crew message down to 40%
- Audio: Fix for Crew member saying wrong line when asked to attack target
- Fix not being able to deploy an SRV or Fighter after resurrecting
- Fix NPC Crew not increasing their total kill count when assisting with destroying NPC and Player ships too low level to award combat rank progression


Weapons

- We think heat attacks have been reduced a little too far, and need a very conservative buff:
- Diminishing returns for heat now limit at 100% (up from 95% in previous beta)
- Damage penalty for Thermal shock reduced to 20% (from 25%)
- ECM needs some slight tweaks:
- ECM will now fire when hardpoints are not deployed
- ECM charge time increased to 3 seconds (currently 2 in beta, 4 in live)
- Hatch Breaker limpets are also having heir acceleration multiplier turned up significantly. For comparison firing at a target 1km away and with both ships matching speed the travel time has gone from roughly 10 seconds down to 5.5
- Improved flight speed and hacking time of all hatch breaker limpets
- Removed strange hatch malfunction behaviour where you could cancel it by toggling power. Hatch breaker limpets and general 'your hatch got damaged' hatch malfunctions can no longer be cancelled
- Slight reduction to the effectiveness of Incendiary rounds for Multicannons:
- Remove the hidden 20% kinetic damage that was left over
- Reduce the fire rate penalty from -10% to -5%
- Net effect is that the DPS has gone down by 4% vs shields and 15% vs hull (if unmodified), leaving the weapon strong but a slightly clearer tradeoff.


Outfitting/Shipyard

- Process transaction cost correctly when fetching or selling a remote module
- UI was being unlocked before hardpoint animation was complete. This should now be fixed
- Module distance incorrectly show when transferring a module fixed
- Adjusted the balance areas of the popups to have an auto width, to account for large balances
- Added module class rating, added warning texts to sell and transfer module popups, gave the clock icon an orange tint
- Made class icon visible, resized the location icon to its, added space between icons and text, tinted transit text to red
- Fixed keeping hold of buyback items once we've bought them back
- Icons resized and centred, added missing class and rating, resized warning icon and added spacing between it and text
- Prevented focus from being lost when pressing Right on the read more section of the module transfer
- The Store [X/X] button is selectable when all 30 slots are full but no modules in the tree are selected
- Ship loadout doesn't update after multiple swaps fixed
- Updated icon positioning and colouring in the Inventory Browser Screen
- Added functionality to the 'Store Multiple Popup', to support pressing 'UI BACK'
- Starport UI: fixed quick action button icons disappearing when coming back from outfitting
- Store multiple modules lists incorrect number when unticking categories fixed
- Damage type tagged as 'labelfield' overlapping fixed
- Adjusted colour of "in transit" text, when focused on
- Made the "Stored Ship" tab, glow white when a ship completes its transfer
- Increased Module Storage size to 60
- Tune credits costs of Ship and Module transfer


Engineers

- Make sure we always get the right string key for existing modification name
- Added ellipses functionality to blueprint text strings. If they are greater than 25 characters an ellipses will be added
- Fixed layout problems in engineers workshop that would cause a scrollbar to appear and have unintended effects
- Fixed bug where engineer special effect animation would always overlay the description of the successful special effect, before the animation had completed


Passengers

- Passenger missions not displaying or paying out rewards on hand in fixed
- Updated the transaction tab for passenger sightseeing conflict, and for passenger vip conflict. They now include the system address for the conflict zone
- Remove commodities bought for passengers when completing a mission
- More balance tweaks for reputation, influence and state effects
- Player has been scanned - When scanned just once, the inbox message will pop up several times until the passenger is disgruntled fixed
- Stop passenger cabins containing passengers from being swappable
- Generic passenger generation now fits cabins with Tourists instead of Generics
- Fixed errors in passenger cabin classes and types
- Fix for passengers hiding when the ship is dismissed (from a planetary landing via SRV) and comes back...
- When you abandon a mission and the passengers eject themselves, the message you receive does not actually appear in your inbox fixed
- Fix Passenger mission problems when swapping occupied cabins between module slots


Missions

- Make sure players in SLFs can get credit for kills in assassination and massacre missions
- Added missing strings for illegal delivery missions


Ships

- Fixed incorrect landing volume for Type 7
- Cannot see Tail Shipkits on Vulture in Outfitting due to camera angle in VR fixed
- Fixed some mapping issues on the Cutter
- Audio: Ship drives silent when respawing over planet surface having died in SRV fixed


Stations/Ports

- Fix for faction lighting being applied to the new station inner docks instead of their own lighting
- Audio: Fixed number station audio events not synced due to time step miscalculation
- Audio: The new flight controllers are too quiet fixed


SRV

- Stop data points showing up on a fighter HUD after been scanned in the SRV S
- Stop fighter mothership pointer appearing in an SRV after the player has been in a fighter


Installations/POIs/USSs

- Fixed some misaligned tunnels on civilian installation
- Make sure that persistent POIs cannot spawn within their minimum separation of each other
- Audio: Fix for silent ambience on a secret thing
- Audio: Fix for number station ambience being audible at infinite distance
- Added new mission tipoff locations to settlements


Celestial

- Audio: Fix for Materials sound wrong on planet surfaces


Galaxy Map

- Reduced loading time for galaxy map
- Fixed some stalls loading the system map
- Bookmarks all disappeared and can no longer create them fixed


Player Journal

- When importing stars from a file into the VisitedStarsCache, interpret any line containing just digits as a starsystem address in decimal rather than a name
- Fixed journal entry for "ScientificResearch"

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Beta 2.2 - Update 5


Stability Fixes:

- Fix a crash if a planet made completely out of gas cannot hold onto its own gas and so has no mass
- AI fighters can validly spawn as independent ships, not linked to any parent ship, so cope with this case in Fighter Stow
- Fix a crash when a POI tries to spawn the same time the player is disconnected
- Fixed a crash in the role switch panel
- Fix vehicle switching crashes in the SRV tutorial
- Mark a persistent POI as invalid if it fails to find a position for its first attempt, this fixes a crash that it causes on some planets
- Fixed an error with an audio emitter
- Fixed an error with a mysterious thing in the contacts panel
- Fix for an assert failure when loading game into a fighter and using the role switch panel
- Fixed crash when shooting Skimmers due to them not having a vessel ownership
- Fixed soft lock when backing out of launchable livery
- Fixed soft lock when selecting a cabin from your inventory tab
- Added some sanity checking to cargo transfer so we don't try to move from non-existent inventories
- Fix an assert caused by damage being moved between a ship and its modules causing it to lose the original machine the damage came from
- Fixed soft lock in outfitting when the user has the livery vessel selection dialog is open, but then instead selects an outfitting group from the left
- Removed crash telemetry if entering a location takes more than 2 minutes
- Fixed outfitting crash when previewing a fighter while docked at a planet port


General Fixes & Tweaks

- Starport UI: displaying station economy instead of system economy in main screen and commodities market UI
- Fixed issue where CQC stats screen would not update
- Fix an issue where if you disconnect on the match summary of rewards screen in CQC the player character isn't cleared when going back to the main menu
- Fixed commander name on remote clients incorrectly identifying which vessel a player is actually controlling when entering a location
- Fixed bug where wrong icons would be displayed in info panel when being damaged by an engineered weapon
- Water Giant hologram GUI animation issue fixed
- Fix deco layers not showing on abandoned settlements
- Improved clarity when large info panel messages overlap existing log messages
- Cleaned up some of the messaging being used when jumping to a system. We now only show the abort message when the destination is potentially dangerous (currently, when in anarchy)
- By popular request - added the destination star's class type to the info panel message upon initiating a jump
- Fixed the positioning of POI and player markers on the planet map
- Low resolution artefacts on mysterious thing's lens flare fixed
- Removed black bar from station services wait banner
- Avatars with a certain eye blend shape were looking as if their eyes were closed in certain poses fixed
- Audio: The ship voice system now distinguishes between fighter, mothership and srv
- Audio: Delayed the pre-hyperspace exit swell, to restore synchronisation on exit
- Audio: Fix for strange volume changes when entering the main game and on FSD jumps
- Various text fixes


Fighters

- Fixed headlights on the fighters
- Dust layer on Independent Fighter is green, fixed it to dark grey
- Fighters can no longer use boost while they are still attached to the launch ramp
- Fixed Imperial Fighter hitspheres so weapons can be damaged
- Fed Fighter 100% damage paint issue fixed
- Fighters can no longer kill ships inside starports without being shot by the station when mothership is far away
- Fighters will no longer retract their hardpoints when the AI is asked to dock them, stopping the error where a player asked the AI to dock then swaps to the fighter and has no hard points
- Balance displayed in the Crew Lounge is incorrect and does not update on purchasing a pilot fixed
- NPC experience always shows as 50% when they're in the main ship fixed
- Removed the life support, self destruct and reboot options from the fighter
- Fighters destroyed by the mothership jumping away shouldn't count as player kills
- Fixed rendering bug causing text to overlap buttons on the role panel orders
- Fixed issue with right panel in crew lounge not showing data after loading
- The little fighter HUD no longer overlaps the target panel. It now has its own home near your ship's schematic
- Healing lasers now work on fighters
- Moved the 'Request Docking' from fighter bay to helm
- Stop fighters being able to operate beyond 30KM range if you switch to the Mothership at the last second before the SLF explodes
- Stop AI crew members leaving turret mode of mothership on "Fire at will"
- Vessel Status UI (cockpit): display the correct fighter variant name
- Fixed overlapping text on Role panel orders menu
- Fixed hit markers on the ship schematics in the cockpit being the wrong size and appearing in the wrong position for fighters
- Reduced the severity of a few info messages when changing fighter orders. Now uses a small 'log' message type, rather than the big flashy one
- Only show "No active crew" warning when a hangar module is present
- Unable to terminate crew without horizons
- Crew total payment not updating immediately fixed
- Created binding for opening the orders page (RB+B)
- Reactivate the engineer button when switching back from a fighter
- Allow the Orders GUI to move selection to the top of the list to navigate quickly to the bottom order
- Added the available stats to the fighter details page in the role switch panel
- Role Switch panel flashes, and doesn't let player click on slots and order commands fixed
- Fighters under AI Crew control now use the AI friendly fire rules
- Can no longer select ship description text in fighters tab of role panel
- You are able to purchase a SRV or Fighter that you already currently own into the same slot fixed
- Audio: Small changes to ATC. The ATC will not look at what the fighter is doing but instead at the mothership. Calls to the mothership will be forwarded to the player in the fighter
- Audio: Hooked up missile incoming warning on NPC Crews
- Audio: Fixed a bug within the role switch panel, where switching panel items did not send the stop event of the fighter construction
- Audio: Fixed a bug with the role switch fighter construction
- Audio: Fix for crew lines being audible in pause menu
- Audio: Fix for Fighter 'other' sounds stopping abruptly when docking at speed
- Audio: Fix for fighter bay animations sometimes not being heard
- Audio: Fix missing gimbaled fighter beam weapon sounds
- Audio: Added SFX for inflight fighter construction
- Audio: Mix tweaks on fighter docking
- Audio: Mix tweak to Crew lounge sounds
- Audio: Setting Crew comms to be controlled by the "non-player voice communication" volume slider in the options menu
- Audio: Added friendly fire behaviour to the Npc Crew voices
- Audio: Fixed isues with fighter boost caused by flight model changes
- Audio: Fix for the loud boost charge up on Taipan


Passengers

- Added new passenger modules for various sizes and tweaked capacity numbers for all of them as well
- Balance pass on passenger mission rewards
- Balance pass on passenger mission reputation, influence, and state changes
- Add the bonus money for wrinkles into an inbox - so that players know there is a bonus for them if they do the wrinkle
- Removed explorers from the bulk passenger template
- Changed the scan wrinkle for long distance tourist missions to give a bonus for not getting scanned, rather than taking money away if you do get scanned
- Passenger sightseeing mission was blocked from being handed in by inbox request for items fixed
- Don't fail a mission if a fighter is destroyed
- Reduced jump distances for visit tourist locations in passenger VIP missions
- Corrected which VIPs get the wrinkles that they should have
- Remove assert when we try to parse a passenger contract without a passenger cabin container (i.e. in an SRV)
- Stuck in the cabin section of inventory tab in the right panel when you switch to a different ship with a cabin selected fixed
- Changing the POW passengers to appear as security guards to match the text of the mission
- When you abandon a mission and the passengers eject themselves, the message you receive does not actually appear in your inbox fixed
- Allows the player to hand in the cargo without the cargo. Should the player dock at the final station without the cargo, the passengers will get mildy annoyed - preventing the player from exploiting the goods demanded wrinkle
- Ship hull damage while in an SRV or Fighter does not effect passenger happiness state fixed
- Fixed passenger satisfaction decreasing when SRV is damaged
- Body location is now shown on long distance expeditions
- Tourist beacon wrinkle will no longer spawn twice with passenger vip wrinkles
- Tell mission listeners when progression is blocked so they don't try to trigger mission progression during location changes
- Fix the transaction panel to show goods demanded at correct times
- Manifest scanner returning incorrect results from passenger vessels fixed
- No inbox message appears when scanning a Nav Beacon during a Passenger VIP mission fixed
- Long distance expedition missions are not displaying body location of the tourist beacon in the transactions fixed
- Fixed detection of planetary tourist sites
- Audio: Fixed click in loop on Tourist beacon
- Audio: Fixed a very loud tourist beacon


Missions

- Remove meta data that makes invalid settlements a target for skimmer massacre missions
- Template and text changes to show both factions involved in a mission
- Target faction for missions now shown on the mission board when you accept the mission


NPCs

- AI interdictions, only apply the system's security modifier when considering whether we are too strong to interdict the target, not too weak
- Some slight balance changes for AI difficulty/rank spawn numbers, as well as dropping the rank range that AI can interdict at by one for all non-wing AI
- NPC crewed ships now use boost when following player
- Slight balance pass on the Authority ship friendly fire aggro multiplier, we don't want it to be too high, so it's now the same as the Friendly multiplier. Also made sure that the AccidentalDamage dialog is a bit more common
- Ensure low ranked AI ships reset their pips


Outfitting/Shipyard

- Module transfers with delivery times added
- Fix overflow values for very expensive ship transfers
- Fixed bug where paintjobs and items would persist when using breadcrumbs to navigate out the menu
- Added icon for the main ship when selecting a vessel in the outfitting
- Updated vessel selection screen in the outfitting to use new cleaner ship icons
- Allow a non-horizons player to view their horizons ships if they already own them (because they own horizons on another platform)
- When selling a ship of no value, we now show its value as "0 CR", rather than "FREE"
- Shipyard UI sell confirmation popup : replacing "current ship" heading by "ship", and displaying sold ship name instead of current ship
- Don't allow more ships to be transported to a station than the local storage allows
- When populating vehicle list, making sure "selectable" flag is set (based upon purchaseAllowed state) so that the button behaves properly
- Fighter icon on SRV bay fixed
- Stat comparison screen remains during weapon swap fixed


Stations/Ports/Settlements

- Added missing backer station 'Samphire's Solace'
- Added agricultural customisations to Harvestport in Kappa Fornacis
- Fix Station Services availability to cope when services aren't present at all instead of falling through to 'market not found'
- Starport UI: pressing B / exit button in Cartography section of startport UI doesn't exit back to the cockpit and just goes back to home screen as expected
- Fixed one spot light bone being offset in the Foundry station
- Fix to allow the inner dock faction light overrides to work again with the new station customisation system
- Art optimisations for the Nemo Cyber Party Base
- Fixed missing textures on holoscreens
- Fixed VO not matching polity for ATC and announcements
- Fixed some floating industrial planet settlements
- Audio: Fixed loud ambience in station menu when buying/transfering/storing a ship
- Audio: Fixed loud passenger and crew lounge ambiences


Ships

- Rebalanced Type 7 ship to have better toughness and larger internal module slots
- Fixed incorrect Type 6 armour hardness values
- Increased armour, shields and hardness (armour rating) base stats for the Keelback. Increased a single size 3 slot on it to a size 4 slot as well
- The heading gauge now displays during orbital cruise
- Moved the docking bone on the Beluga down to help with docking issues on planetary ports
- Set asp (and asp scout) landing gear door to be open or closed when initialising to up to down
- Diamondback Explorer cockpit handles in wrong place fixed
- Moved Mini panel placement (and tweaked radar position slightly)
- Fix for docking computer crashing into Farseer tower when coming in to land
- Vulture ship kit parts have a lot of wear & tear on them when purchased brand new fixed
- Landing gear can get stuck on if you have recently had an SRV destroyed and then launch from the planet fixed
- While trying to land on a planet - the landing UI will now check against Terrain->Speed->Alignment rather than Speed->Terrain-Alignment. This should make the UI a little more helpful in the majority of situations where the terrain is unsuitable, rather than you moving too fast
- Audio: Only play the hull damaged line if hull has taken damage
- Audio: Mix tweaks on Keelback on full speed acceleration
- Audio: Fixed audio error when turning Thrusters on/off in Taipan
- Audio: Adjusted the frequency balance of the ship voice lines
- Audio: Fixed a couple of clicks in the very low altitude engine elements
- Audio: Tweaks to mix of cockpit overheating sounds


SRV

- Fixed SRV cargo transfer page not displaying cargo after transferring cargo to your ship then going and scooping a new load
- Added self destruct button back to the SRV
- SRV Scarab shown as being in a bay in the role switch panel, when no SRV is present
- On fitting new SRV planetary vehicle hangar all slots are full when viewing the role panel fixed


Weapons

- Remove num pad 6 as a binding for chargECM, it's already in use for fighter order follow
- Small usability improvement for Slugshot turrets, drop the range at which they will auto-acquire targets drastically (down to 500m rather than the weapon's maximum range of 2000m), to stop them wasting shots on things they'll never hit
- Experimental Balance tweaks for Fixed vs Gimbal weapons with travel times. Overall we think larger changes are needed, but for now going with a safe option to avoid over-correcting and will review once these changes settle:
- Projectile Speeds for fixed cannons increased by 20% (for S/M/L/H weapons this has gone from 750/800/875/1000 to 900/960/1050/1200)
- Projectile Speeds for Plasma Accelerators (APA included) increased by 20% from 700 to 875
- Damage for fixed multi-cannons adjusted so that the benefit for fixed over gimbals is much more consistent, and on average larger. Small fixed multis are reduced by 5%, Mediums are unchanged, large and huge increased by 11% and 14%
- Damage for fixed cannons adjusted for similar consistency, small increased by 5%, medium/large/huge increased by 10%
- Damage for Plasma Accelerators increased for a more consistent relationship with equivalent cannons, medium increased by 2%, large by 5%
- Advanced Plasma Accelerator has also had its energy efficiency improved (7 per shot down to 5.5). It now has slightly better damage per capacitor power than a normal Large and deals more DPS, but at the cost of more heat
- Reduction in damage to Reverberating Cascade was a bit much, especially when considered alongside much improved ECM. Returning this to 35% of raw damage punched through to shield generator.(originally 50%, previously reduced to 20%)
- Balance tweaks to buff PDTs:
- Missile health reduced for Small and Medium dumbfire and standard seeker. Now requires 2 point defence hits rather than 3 per missile
- PDT jitter angle halved (from 1.5 degrees to 0.75 degrees).
- Fixed where PDT shots would appear to vanish but would still have an effect at long range
- Fix a reported bug with Containment missiles and their engineer equivalents, the 35 second immunity period was not working correctly for them
- Minor balance tweak for Containment missiles have received a 20% damage reduction and 50% increased time between shots. FSD interrupt mod has gone from a 20->30% reduction and the same 50% increase in time between shots. Reducing their overall DPS so you're sacrificing a little more to use them


POIs/USSs/Installations

- Make sure body volcanism is being correctly read
- Increased the distance at which persistent POIs will spawn from 5km to 15km and also made the persistent POI placement avoid placing near POIS from other placement types
- Fumaroles now no longer spawn all materials of the same type, they will select from a bucket like other mining rocks
- Have more varied states of geological activity
- Fix for POIs getting cleared when swapping into a fighter
- Fixed Occupied Escape Pods in USS appearing as Illegal Salvage/Stolen
- Fixed missing Satelittes schematic
- Added schematics for various mysterious things
- Rebalanced geyser, gas vent and lava spout forces
- Modifications to which geological can spawn where based on the volcanism types
- Fixed the hitcheck for a mysterious thing
- Added mysterious thing schematic
- Fixed broken Geyser forces
- Fix to floating Data Uplinks
- Added audio activity to trigger audio when breaking off collectables from organics
- Fixed missing serverbank audio
- Fixed Lodding Popping on Datapoint
- Updated Large Aerials on Adornments to have new texture, to make them more visible
- Fixed audio for geology fields
- Tunnel geometry not lining up in civilian installation fixed
- Turned on the hitcheck for the scaffolding around the under repair capital ship
- Placed the correct Installation in Ngalkin
- Rebalanced liquid elements of geyser VFX
- Removing Lava and fumaroles from Ice only planets at this is scientifically inaccurate
- Audio: Mix tweaks to abandoned settlements
- Audio: Added low rumble to geyser


Celestial

- Minor optimisation to texture lookup for jet cones
- Jet cone optimisations and quality settings
- Enable BC7 compression
- Fixed some pixelation on ice distant map
- Reduce the minimum star visibility for white dwarves and neutron stars. This fixes an issue where lens flares for those star types would be rendered when the star was occluded by a planet


Tutorials

- Dock and travel tutorial: show correct station entrance pointer at all times during station approach, so that pointer doesn't suddenly jump to the wrong place
- Dock and travel tutorial: Don't allow cargo jettisoning
- Fixed logic loophole where docking and travel tutorial could be waiting for the docking UI to appear indefinitely if the landing gear is deployed very late
- Audio: Fix for incorrect tutorial VO line


Player Journal

- When collecting microresources, include the count in the journal entry
- When scanning a star, include age and surface temperature; When scanning a star or planet, include more orbital details;
- When scanning a planet with rings, more significant figures for ring statistics
- Modification to player journal entry when rewarded a bounty, as it may list multiple factions
- The "ReceiveText" event in the player journal now has a "Channel" value that indicates if player text was received via a wing, local, friend, or direct player chat;
also include npc chat
- Added checks that we're a component on the player's ship before writing an entry in the player journal - applies to the following events: USSDrop, FuelScoop, JetConeBoost, Launch/Dock/Fighter/SRV, HeatWarning, CockpitBreached, MiningRefined
- Include details of all modules stored in the MassModuleStore event
- When transferring a ship, report distance in LY not metres
- Added Commodity Rewards info into MissionCompleted event
- Fixed issue where some received text messages were not written into player journal
- Added a "ScientificResearch" event in PlayerJournal for contributing materials to a research community goal

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Beta 2.2 - Update 4


Stability Fixes

- Fixed crash in the ship launched fighter tutorial
- Fixed crash in the SRV tutorial
- Fixed soft-lock on station services home screen if you spam click the quick refuel/reload/repair button
- Fixed the game locking up when editing/deleting a bookmark
- Fixed crash when finishing VR experience tutorial
- Trying to switch into a retrieved fighter crashes the game fixed
- Fixed an occasional crash in open vr on startup. Prevent presenting when SDK Rendering isn't setup
- Fixed CQC CTF assert when picking up a flag after previously dropping a flag
- Fixed an error in terrain cube sphere mapping
- Prevent attempting to eject a cargo unit that is already queued for ejection
- Livery modules are no longer added to the list of newly purchased modules
- Don't try to access control bindings while they're loading


General Fixes & Tweaks

- Basic flight tutorial, change the way we detect pitch/roll/yaw input so that it also works with mouse controls
- Updated the ship throttle tip in basic flight tutorial to also show throttle axis if present
- Fixed sub targets panel not updating when scanning beacons (nav beacons, tourist beacons etc)
- Fixed headlook not working in station menu
- Fixed missing icon on Science & Research contact screen
- Preparation ethos icon is truncated in Powerplay menu fixed
- Removed VR Missions on platforms that don't support VR
- Audio: Fixed some missing audio in the tutorials
- Various text fixes
- Latest translation batch added


Passengers

- Improved the UI flow when selecting which cabin to place your passengers in
- Plugged in Head of State passengers to the passenger sightseeing missions
- Passengers do not eject themselves after failing a bulk mission until you discard the mission from your Transactions tab fixed
- When you abandon a mission and the passengers eject themselves, the message you receive should now appear in your inbox
- NPC chatter/ AI behaviour seems incorrect during PassengerVIP CEO kill chance wrinkle fixed
- Passenger satisfaction now decreases when taking hull damage if they don't react well to danger
- Updated the values, meaning passengers will get more disgruntled at lower ranks, but remain the same amount as before at higher ranks
- Chief medical officer still expects goods wrinkle after declining it fixed
- Updated the sightseeing kill wrinkle, to have its own hand in state - allowing you to continue to kill the spawned enemies if you want to
- Allow sightseeing to be completed even if a cargo wrinkle is active
- Long distance expedition rewards shouldn't increase with each jump
- Abandoning a long distance expedition should now impact faction reputation
- Make pods the most important thing when working out if we can take passengers
- Make passenger cabins replicate properly
- Ensure that a new destination wrinkle doesn't send you to the port you've just come from
- Updated the passenger quantity for the luxury cabin - can now support 8 passengers
- Removed the destination marker for the visit tourist location wrinkle
- Fixed not getting an inbox message about returning to the nearest dock after abandoning a passenger mission
- Updated the states to prevent it sticking on disgruntled checks
- Cannot accept PassengerStowaway mission message when there is one cabin remaining fixed
- Passenger cabins in the inventory panel now match the surrounding styling better
- If a tourist beacon is planetary, stop non-horizons people from accepting it
- After dying with passengers on board and returning to the game there is no message saying that your passengers ejected from the ship fixed
- Updated the passenger VIP templates with the state change effects for new destination system


Fighters

- Increased boost speed of all fighters
- Rebalanced default speed for some fighters to make them inline with their original design (the Empire Fighter was too fast compared to the others)
- Increased DPS of fighter weapons by 12.5%
- Increased fighter production capability of the size 7 hanger module
- Fixed fuel gauge disappearing when switching back to mothership
- Missing avatar faces on the orders panel fixed
- NPC crew do not have appropriate backgrounds when in your ship or in the fighter fixed
- Added warnings why can't a player deploy a fighter
- Move "Orders" to the top of the menu when interacting with AI fighters/main ship
- Fighter descriptions hooked up
- Able to issue orders using both fighters in the role panel even though only one is deployed fixed
- After hiring, crew sometimes displays negative numbers fixed
- Balance displayed in the Crew Lounge is incorrect fixed
- AI Crew don't appear to be gaining any xp from combat in fighters fixed
- Fixed logic error for allowing non horizons crew in to the crew lounge to fire crew they might have hired when they had horizons
- Added default numpad keys for the new order bindings to each control scheme
- Added in better descriptions for the fighter specific stats
- Re-launching fighters resets ammo and pip setup fixed
- Fixed radar not showing hostiles/allies correctly when switching vessel in a conflict zone
- Helm 'Details' tab should go to ship description
- Audio: Velocity of the ship launched fighter is now set to the same as long as the fighter stow interface is not active
- Audio: Fixed "self" explosions to be triggered to ship launched fighters


Missions

- Ensure that a new destination wrinkle doesn't send you to the port you've just come from
- Fix the calculation of dimensions for portraits in non 16:9 resolutions
- Removed two examples of settlements metadata giving missions the idea that they can be used as skimmer massacre targets
- Switched from MM: SS time format to MMm SSs format for inbox messages detailing a remaining duration for part of the mission. This format avoids the ambiguity from a string like 20:30 (is it 20 minutes, or twenty hours?)
- Updated massacre skimmer missions to reference the skimmer system


Weapons

- ECM balance tweaks: guided missiles and torpedos hit by an ECM charge will now gain a major drunk effect if they did not already have it, causing them to veer off target most of the time. Technically you can still be struck, but previously ECM'ed torpedos would maintain an almost straight trajectory which for ships unable to dodge would mean they got hit anyway
- Dedicated keybinding for ECM. CM do not have to be in a fire group, holding this down will charge the first ECM module on your ship that is ready to go, and releasing will fire it
- Experimental balance change reworking how heat weapons function, similar to our earlier proposal but adjusted with player feedback. Aim of the changes:
- Thermal diminishing returns cut in much harder, previously they would start at 60% and prevent you going over 190%, whereas they will now start at 65% and prevent you going over 95% (down from 80%/120% in our earlier proposal). This means that heat from external attacks alone can never cause module or hull damage
- The heat effects of Thermal Shock are doubled
- The heat effects of Thermal Cascade are 25% more than they are on live (the previous beta heat nerf is being reversed, and then a small buff), combined with a slight nerf to PackHounds to stop them being so superior to other missiles
The goal here is for heat not to be a primary damage mechanism, but be there to punish your target for doing things that generate heat spikes such as SCBs, boosting or firing the hotter weapons. We also want to make it so that it is never worthwhile to stack a lot of heat weapons together: You will get the new full effect from a smaller number of weapons than before, but it can never get anywhere near as deadly and stacking more weapons beyond that point is counterproductive
- Drop the damage of packhound missiles slightly, from 9 per missile to 7.5. They're doing slightly more damage than we wanted given their relative immunity to point defences, and dwarfing normal missile launchers


Ships

- Increased size of internal fuel tank for Beluga and Orca
- Enlarged hit locations on Imperial Fighter so its weapons can take damage
- F63 Condor and Eagle side panels obscured by canopy geometry
- Type 7 Bobbleheads slot 1 and 10 are incorrectly rotated fixed
- Equipped bobbleheads in the Beluga Liner clip into pieces of the GUI fixed
- Tweak up the minimum speed before taking damage when landing on a planet's surface
- Keelback landing gear floating above ground when landing on planet fixed
- Fixed zfighting issues with loading screen for the Federation Fighter
- Adjusted hitcheck for Diamondback Explorer
- Fixes for hanger cameras and decal slots on the imperial Eagle
- Fixed Decal issues on the Cobra MKIV
- Fixed fuel scoop UI position for Fed Assault Ship, Corvette, Imperial Courier, Fed Dropship, Fed Gunship, and Vulture
- Fixed some holes in the mesh for Fed Gunship, Assault Ship and Dropship
- Fixed smoothing group issues on the Type 7
- Taipan's left decal no longer missing
- Taipan fighter decals pass to make them more legible
- Added slight improvements to how accurately ships are snap to the planet's surface
- Audio: Fixed some issues with Imperial Fighter
- Audio: Beluga audio fixes
- Audio: Reduced the volume of the Taipan and Imperial Fighter boosts
- Audio: Added in another layer to the Taipan orientation sounds to give them more weight at lower speeds
- Adjusted mix of the landar/spacedar transition noise. Made a bit softer


SRV

- SRV Bay - Scarab does not show initial vehicle specs despite being selected
- Audio: Added the oxygen mask sounds to the SRV
- Audio: Tweaks to wavescanner so not so overwhelming at organics locations
- Audio: Added spread to wavescanner attenuation shareset, so doesnt pan as harshly


Environment

- Fixed crash site collision on debris
- Fixed the buggy pad in mining object layer, so it snaps to position only, not orientation
- Added fade to organic seed decals to fix cut off on extreme slopes
- Added some more variety to mysterious places
- Fixed some misaligned tunnels in an installation
- Fixed a mysterious thing finding it's way into a cargo canister when being ejected
- Fixed chatter table for trespass zone
- Added depth prepass on fumaroles/ice rocks (slight optimisation)
- Stellar schematics updated for White dWarf, Black Hole, Neutron Star
- Ice Rocks - sublayer tiling rate reduced
- Tunnel Texture in some Installations has a LOD issue with tunnel walls fixed
- Audio: Rebalanced organics audio mix
- Audio: Mix tweaks to crystal sinewave scanner element as it was dominating the mix when in a fumarole field
- Audio: Changes to organics collisions to improve ratio of collision sound triggering
- Audio: Fix for radio chatter not triggering near settlements
- Audio: Some rebalancing for settlement security voice 3 to be clearer on stereo mix
- Audio: Set correct compression settings on Hyperspace stress noises
- Audio: Tweaked micro resource collect GUI sounds


Stations/Ports

- Typo when selecting primary/secondary economy in station generation was changing station types
- Fixed a missing access panel on some of the large landing pads, which allowed you to see through the pad at a certain distance
- Audio: Various ATC fixes


Outfitting/Shipyard

- A module category will appear in the wrong place on the Store Multiple menu if no modules of that type are equipped fixed
- Shipyard - B button doesn't work on sell ship popup fixed
- Stop clearing the remote ships list when we list the ships available at this station - this stops the remote ships list sometimes being cleared when we update
- Added some additional code to track whether a ship is being delivered "here" to control the local ship tab highlighting
- Accessing the livery via the station home screen no longer skips the 'which vehicle' step (if applicable)
- Fixed failing to go back behaviour when using the livery link from homes screen
- Fixed missing blurred background when picking which vehicle to livery
- Overhanging buttons and items in outfitting list fixed
- Changed outfitting filter options to use vectors instead of bitmaps to try to improve clarity
- First module highlighted statistics missing if purchasing to an empty slot fixed
- Removed the swap module option while previewing a fighter or an SRV as the web support is currently not available. This shouldn't cause any issues as the only swappable modules on fighters and SRVs are decal slots
- Updated icons and animation for ship transfer to improve clarity and remove WIP items
- Fixed focusing issues in the modifications screen in outfitting
- Fixed several issues with ship transfer timers
- Updated outfitting button icons to improve clarity


Controls

- Fighter order control bindings no longer visible on non Season 2 clients
- Xbox One: Fixed fighter order control bindings not appearing


Star Jets

- The FSD boost level now uses the larger effect out of synthesis and jet cone supercharge, rather than always using the latter if set
- FSD supercharge status now persists between sessions rather than being wiped on game load
- Added a random initial rotation to stellar jet billboards
- Re-enable jets for OSX


Rendering

- Prevent luminosity class VI sub-dwarf protostars selecting a white dwarf as it's nearest visual class (Please note: a side effect of this is that various TTauri or Herbig protostars will change from white to red/purple. This is not a bug, and is a slightly better representation of their actual temperatures)
- Fixed light cones disappearing when you got behind the source


Player Journal

- Suppress heat warning event if docked
- Tweaks to the “Location” event
- Added a mechanism to import star system names into visited stars cache
- Include Powerplay info in the FSDJump and Location events
- Include PowerplayOrigin in CargoDumped event if relevant

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Beta 2.2 - Update 3

- Fixed parent ship livery slots appearing briefly when selecting a launch able, which should prevent a crash caused by trying to modify a slot that doesn't exist
- Prevent crash on game shutdown
- Prevent a crash trying to generate a mission for a station that no longer exists
- Fix a crash with the fighter bay trying to access an invalid state machine
- Fix a Commander ID mismatch with launch able vehicle in save game causing matchmaking errors
- Fix an error with settlement on Dahan 3 a
- For the basic flight tutorial, disallow request dock with fake station
- Fix stations being different from before the beta
- Fix error in ship delivery calculation – it should be a linear association with distance, not exponential! (May still need further balancing)
- Don’t send the ship arrived inbox message until the ship has actually arrived
- Crewed SLF displays player rank, not crew's rank fixed
- Display the NPC crew experience correctly
- Fixed some server stat retrieval issues
- Fighter and vehicle bays are now numbers this is to help match the bay to the vessel when using livery
- Fixed loading screen model for the Taipan
- Z-fighting on fighter models on ship spinning load screen fixed
- Only add headings to "store multiple" page if they will be populated
- Fixed ‘sleepy’ expression pose
- Fixed ancient collectables appearing as "Mining Fragments" on the GUI
- Fixed mysterious thing not deactivating
- Audio: Fixed out of range warning and linked it up to UI
- Audio: Fixed "no more targets" NPC crew line
- Audio: Enabled "multiple contacts" message which could never trigger before
- Audio: Rock & Ice Fumaroles have no impact audio fixed

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Beta 2.2 - Update 2 - [no information available]

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Beta 2.2 - Update 1

- Fixed a crash when trying to get a name from a non-existent system
- Make sure the station generation system uses the "old" metadata when in the orphaned station section of the code - Stops server/client crashing by using updated metadata
- Fixed crash that often occurs when self-destructing an SRV - but could conceivable occur during initialisation of any new ship
- Fixed a crash during transition states is a valid ship isn’t available
- Fixed crash exiting CQC
- Fixed a crash trying to create an NPC pilot in an invalid vehicle
- Prevent an invalid update query on updating time spent in ships when we don't know the commander's current ship type
- Fixed livery errors with Taipan fighter
- Added fighter bays to Jameson Memorial and Dalton Gateway
- Reduced FSD boost from jet cones to 25% (This will be subject to further balancing!)
- Capacity for Passenger Cabin Size 5 Class 4 has changed from 6 to 8
- Jet cone visual bug when viewed through buggy turret fixed
- Fixed broken shadow on SRV
- Prevent module storage until it’s working
- Fixed spurious warning when fitting a fighter hangar
- Only show VR tutorial in challenges list if VR is supported on this platform

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v2.2 Beta 1


Please note that module and weapon storage is not available in the Beta at this time

Gameplay

- In 1.7 build the number says Elite Dangerous 1.6
- Station may switch faction and then become hostile with the player
- NPC's sometimes won’t turn hostile when attacked by player
- Sometimes NPC drop out from SuperCruise in front of player, this can cause a collision
- Asteroid fragments on very rare occasions spawn inside the asteroid
- Attacking wanted ships will cause player to get a bounty


Ships, Weapons and Modules

- When using beam laser or mining laser near surface or when mining may cause large frame rate drops
- On rare occasions the refinery may say it is full when it is not then limpets then go idle
- Huge weapons are clipping through floor in outfitting area for the Fer-De- Lance
- Corvette forward hull is partially transparent when engaging hyperspace
- Exploration Statistics missing unit indicator
- Certain settings in the right side panel may not be saved


Missions, Station Services and Community Goals

- Inbox message counter may not update once the message has been seen
- Skimmers missions may not spawn skimmers
- In the outfitting screen in the Livery section the scroll bar appears to be slightly misaligned


Powerplay

- Li Yong-Rui: bonus CR are not displayed correctly for selling exploration data


Galaxy Map, Locations and Travel

- Players maybe unable to create a bookmark in the Galaxy/System Map
- When attempting to save a bookmark name or change it the game may lock up
- Some Systems have no Stations/Settlements but have a high population


Graphical

Note – If you are experiencing any graphical issues please make sure you have the very latest drivers; this has been known to fix a large amount of issues.

- Star Jet Cones appear graphically corrupt when viewed from the SRV turret cam
- Lighting on asteroids is altered when using EyeFinity and NVIDIA Surround
- Players using SLI have reported seeing Pulsating objects on planets
- Some players have reported SLI issues with planetary shaders
- Triple monitors 16:10 setup may not display correctly


Planetary Landings

- Sentry skimmers may appear underground
- Some players are reporting being disconnected on approach to engineer base
- Points of interest may react sporadically on the scanner when rolling in your ship
- SRV chair isn't animating in sync with pilot impact animations


Audio

- Station audio loop playing after leaving a station


Crash

- When self destructing in a SRV the game may crash
- Launching the System Map may either soft lock or crash the game
- Selecting the Taipan in outfitting-livery the game may crash


VR

- [HTC VIVE] Graphical artefacts at the edge of the display
- Using SLI may hinder the performance of the Vive’s FPS
- Commodities Market UI is not curved like the rest of the UI in VR mode

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v2.1.05


Stability Fixes

- Fixed Skimmer Group issue
- Fix a crash if we try to send a message to or about a player that is no longer in the game
- Fix crash during high res screen capture
- Fix crash in wing manager
- Fix for the pilot object never being destroyed
- Fix a number of unreleased effects that could potentially have caused small memory leaks
- Fix crash when calculating the tidal locking amount for a planet with exactly -180 axial tilt
- Fixes to protect against a fatal network error, and early detection of the disconnection with server
- Fixes a crash in the fairly rare case of a ship being killed or fleeing while waiting for a response to a docking request
- Fixes for cross-platform crashes reported from the Xbox client
- Improvements to memory management to tackle cases of fragmentation
- Fix a potential NaN in the vehicle system
- Added crash protection in outfitting when getting the inventory for a sub slot
- Fix crash when taking damage and when a contributing player doesn't exist anymore, likely due to quitting
- Fix a server crash if a CQC game ends at the same time the lobby is shut down
- Fix a crash if you disconnect while shooting someone while in CQC
- Fix a crash in CQC capture the flag if someone leaves the game at the same time that the flag is dropped
- Fix crash when disconnecting while taking damage in CQC
- Fix a transaction server error when transferring cargo on changing ships


General Tweaks & Fixes

- Added surface scan materials data to system map
- Fix to allow TrackIR users to have the same headlook range as before the 2.1 patch when live
- Station weapon strength increased to allow for players with engineer upgraded defences
- When dropping out after an interdiction make sure we don't drop out too close to a planet
- Added Saitek x56 control pre-set
- Fix occasional doubling up of first discovery names on the system map
- Fix for first discovery bonuses not being paid out when all members of a wing sell their exploration data
- Factions can no longer retreat if fewer than 3 factions would remain in that star system
- Fixed combat rank increases awarded from killing other Commanders
- Balancing tweaks to the Engineer crafting recipes
- Added latest batch of translations
- Various text fixes


Xbox One

- Updated New Logo and Idents
- Improvement to user settings when switching players
- Added a language override option to allow players to choose English over their default console language
- Reduce the frequency that the statistic events are sent to make them less spammy
- Don't allow the player to spam Create Commander requests - block new requests while another is active
- Don't refresh the XBL Inventory when unconstraining to avoid the client and server getting out of sync


CQC

- Matchmaker optimisations


NPCs

- Rebalance for fixed scenario AI set up, specifically for Nav Beacons and RES sites
- Increase the threaten timer across the board for all AI. Pirates have slight higher since they are waiting for cargo to be dropped
- Set all AI ships in lawful space to have an interdiction rank range of 2 or less ranks below their own, and all AI ships in anarchy space to have an interdiction rank range of 3 or less ranks below their own
- Slightly reduced Anarchy interdictions, whilst keeping them more dangerous than lawful systems.


Engineers

- Fixed blueprints being lost when using reputation to override the special modifier
- Make sure POI data points have the firmware rarity improvements mirrored across to them
- Rebalance POI data point drop quantities, including the rate and spread of drops
- Change the weighting on "Wrecks" USS
- Fix for being able to select an unselectable adjust option which appeared to give a free upgrade
- When collecting physical micro resources or retrieving data loot, add 3 to the inventory instead of 1. If your inventory can't fit 3, just add enough to fill the inventory
- Added locations to the descriptions of the commodities


Weapons

- Balanced thermal weapons
- Fixed lens flare on class 4 burst laser


Missions

- Make permit missions have rank up tick box ticked
- When attempting to add a message to the inbox list in GUI, check if the mission manager knows about the mission. Don't show it if it doesn't
- Add a short wait time before the client re-requests a tutorial mission (60 seconds)
- Fix to allow Navy promotion missions to succeed if offered prematurely
- Fix to use the correct rank name in Navy promotion inbox messages
- Automatically clean up undeletable inbox messages for expired missions


Powerplay

- Prevent depopulating systems, change the background sim to only allow Factions to retreat if there are at least 4 factions in that system
- Additional modifier to require a commodities market during Trade related CG's


Audio

- Fixed bug where planetary music suite didn't play when approaching from supercruise
- Reduced the timing interval on the probe to bring the total transmission down to just over 6 mins

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v2.1.04


Stability Fixes

* Fixes for crashes when Hyperspace jumping
* Fix for crash when entering Supercruise from a Conflict Zone
* (Xbox) Fix for title entering unresponsive state after disconnecting the WAN Network cable
* (Xbox) Fix for title crash from launch


General Fixes

* (Xbox) Fix for loss of Horizons access after launching from Engineer Base
* Fix for Docking Computer and NPC’s drifting off target landing pad
* Various text updates

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v2.1.03


Stability Fixes

- Fixes a crash in the case of a ship being killed or fleeing while waiting for a response to a docking request
- Fix proxy kinematic rig crash
- Don't crash on capital ship 'death'
- Fix for server crash from uncertain CQC state
- Fix a server crash when checking commodity lists
- Fix a server crash when checking a players death
- Fix a crash if we receive damage from a disconnected player in CQC
- Fix a crash if you disconnect while shooting someone while in CQC
- Fix crash when disconnecting while taking damage in CQC
- Applied fix made sure that user has their input focus on a proper component when entering inventory shop
- Fix a crash when handing in missions when trying to find superpower info
- Don't assume locking of vertex buffers will succeed - prevents crash in terrain generation
- Tackle some soft locks caused by specific POIs
- Fixed softlock when quickly selecting refuel/repair/restock after opening station services
- Fix softlock when signing out as we enter Hyperspace
- Fix for softlock when loading at settlements
- Fix a softlock when approaching or loading in an Engineer's base
- Fix server disconnect on "Pomeche 2 C"
- Xbox One: Game enters a semi unresponsive state when changing the Yaw Axis Preset from within the Controls Options fixed
- Xbox One: Don't refresh Inventory when unconstraining. We don't want the client and server state to get out of sync so we now only check for Inventory once, at sign-in


General Fixes/Tweaks

- Xbox One: Support for localised languages (French, German, Spanish, and Russian)
- Added Saitek x56 control preset
- Fix missing Hawking Depot - now called Hawking Station
- Use loose rather than strict checks when testing if a ship is valid for recovering from storage, this means that people who've stored ships with mass over their engine limit will be able to recover those ships again. But will still be prompted to fix the problem when in outfitting
- Pirated cargo not appearing in hold when stealing from players fixed
- Re-fix making Independent powers being hostile to each other when deciding which actions to allow when being opposed
- Added guards against receiving duplicate inbox messages, which could cause the inbox gui to become unresponsive
- Fix not being able to dock at some stations in the Arbuda system
- Fixed viewing the list of CG's, and the progress preview bar being wrong
- If an interdiction takes you into orbital cruise, then cancel the interdiction as otherwise you will end up inside the planet
- When dropping out after an interdiction make sure we don't drop out too close to a planet. If we do drop out too close then move the drop point away
- Extra logging for some machine disconnection issues
- Stop sending Federation and Empire rankup inbox messages when eligible for the mission for the next rank
- No longer able to bind 'Reset Mouse' to the same buttons as UI controls
- Audio: For Wwise prior to 2015.1.7 and Windows 10+ only use XAudio2 if the 2.7 DLL is there
- Audio: Make sure we are relatively close to a hostile before triggering combat music
- Audio: Don't load chatter soundbanks or planet port voice soundbanks when they aren't needed
- Audio: Fix for orbital cruise sounds happening after hyperspace jumps
- Xbox One: Fixed excessive XMA compression on title ident
- Xbox One: The tabs under Friends and Private Groups do not update when the user tries to view member in a group fixed
- Xbox One: Fixing Nasty sounding XMA compression artifacts on some music cues
- Mouse cursor stuck on side of screen when in main menu fixed
- Store relationship values on mission avatars so they don't change into their cool pirate jackets anymore
- Fixed missing Cyrillic font glyphs on special effect panel
- Latest batch of translated text
- Various text fixes


Engineers

- Ensure we have up-to-date data when opening the workshop so that we correctly show 'alternative' progress
- Players can now spend favours (reputation levels) to control experimental effects on blueprints
- Filter option is not always reset when navigating to the recipe selection panel fixed
- Back button working on pinned and help popups


Missions

- Permit Missions should now give a permit
- Supply to demand overrides should take into account permit access
- Fixed mission board reputation bars being wrong
- All missions now give a positive state effect with the mission giver for completion, that is relative to the cargo/mission target
- Fix reputation values and spawning levels in planetary rescue
- Make delivery missions fail upon death
- Fix for Settlement not spawning mission required skimmers
- Some mission generation optimisations
- Nav Beacon Wrinkle message will be sent every time you supercruise away from the contact's system fixed
- If we don't have space for all the reward materials, only add what we can
- Use a more reliable way of finding commander ids so that mission update requests aren't handed invalid commander ids
- Added a contract element into the initial mission progression that checks the player's cargo hold - This prevents the player from taking missions if they don't have enough cargo in their hold when the reward has cargo in it
- Added Contract Element to all 'hand-in' panels to indicate when the player does not have enough cargo space for the cargo rewards and therefore cannot hand in the mission
- Allow people who do not have a matching mission to drop cargo for said missions through in/voluntary means
- Removed the destination station element from the transaction panels that don't need them, so you should no longer see random destination logos on the left hand panel
- Changed the Massacre legal variants to set a timer when an enemy is killed - ensures that the race wrinkle can spawn
- Read relationship from avatar contact string. Prevents the issue where you're standing may change as you complete a mission to be greeted by a slightly different avatar from the original mission giver
- Planetary Disable BLOPS missions are now marked as Horizons only
- Mark a mission as planetary if any of its contract element results are Available Planetary, not just if the end result is Available Planetary (means that unavailable missions can have the planetary icon)
- Micro resource space deficiency should be called out in the rewards section not additional
- Added Can Land AtS tation Checks to all Alternative offer inbox messages, preventing the player from talking Alternatives that require Horizons content
- Exclude minor factions from selection as mission targets if they are engineers and/or hidden
- Reduced the number of community goal web requests sent from the client by caching data and only fetching new data when viewing the goals on the mission board
- Changed the ship being used in the rescue mission maints from a hauler to a type 6 - they now have the correct amount of cargo for the mission
- Changed the effects of the states for the piracy, planetary and mining missions to be a "positive" effect when the player successfully completes the mission - on these templates it was backwards
- Allow missions & Community Goals to be completed at stations that have mission generation temporarily disabled


NPCs

- When determining the rank of NPC ships for interdiction, use the player's combat rank, rather than their highest PF rank, although add 1 rank if their trade or exploration rank is higher than their combat rank
- Updated the Archetypes of the NPCs in the USS cargo drop missions - they are now Ambush Pirate and should attack the player on entry
- Fixed AI rotation damping to work properly across the AI skill range
- alter the changes in allowed interdiction ranks based on security, so that the biggest rank disparities are reserved for very low security and anarchy systems
- Reduced the number of engineer mods on AI ships substantially, now only Deadly & Elite rank ships are guaranteed to have mods and any below Master are guaranteed to have none
- Fix for Large AI ships ramming large player ships
- Slightly reduced the ranks below an AI that they can interdict players, this will tighten up the difficulty a bit
- Add state to Powers Assassin and Powers Security ships to allow them to threaten the player before attacking
- Reduced the percentage interdiction chance of power play ships by 10%, and altered the ship type chances and combat ranks to be more mid range, dropping a lot of the top range down
- Balance mission generated NPCs to be lower ranked (for the most part)


POIs/USSs/Settlements

- Address some long initialisation times for certain POIs
- Fix for seed spikes not spawning meta-alloys
- Changed trigger volumes of trespass zones to be much smaller to prevent issues
- SRV gets stuck on Baker's Prospect ramp fixed
- Doubled the height of the foundation wall of the large biome, so that it can be bedded into more undulating landscapes without the terrain intersecting through the centre
- No audio acknowledgement that something has been received after scanning a nav beacon fixed
- For capital ships in fixed scenarios (e.g. the one at Sol, but not capital ships that turn up for combat zones) make their name choice pseudo-random based on UniversalAddress so that it will always be the same
- Materials from nodes floating high into the air when in wing fixed
- Attenuation changes for POIs
- Fix for silent security door on settlements
- Fix a server error when scanning certain large industrial settlements


Weapons

- Huge burst lasers added
- Adjust tracking rates for turreted weapons. Large+ are unchanged, medium are slightly faster, small are a lot faster
- Improvements to turret tracking: When evaluating confusion the turret will now take into account the apparently linear acceleration of the target actually caused by angular acceleration of the firing vehicle. Overall this should make turrets confused less of the time, and emphasises the skill element a bit more - the better you match your targets acceleration to keep them stationary in view, the better your turrets will track
- Correct the Target Entity checks when weapons hit their target to correctly account for subtargeting being used with Target-Only mode turrets, these will now cause hostility correctly when hitting the ship whose module you've targeted, but will correctly disregard hostility when stray shots clip other ships as before
- Advanced Plasma Accelerater now has ammo when installed
- Changes to impulse attacks (force shell an impulse mine), aiming to prevent stacking from being extremely unpleasant (and sickness inducing in VR) while not making single guns ineffective:
- Reduce impulse generated by force shell on larger cannons, smaller ones are increased slightly
- Torque generated by impulse attacks is clamped to a multiple of the ships mass, so large weapons cannot induce unrecoverable spins in small ships
- Diminishing returns now applies to impulse attacks within a short space of time. This resistance will drain to zero after at most 5 seconds, but within that window the more a ship is pushed around the more it becomes resistant to it
- Balance pass for Incendiary ammo multicannons, they're a bit too good . They now also come with the downsides of a 10% reduction in fire rate, and generate significantly more heat than a normal multicannon (though still less than an equivalent pulse). This change will retroactively affect existing items
- Dispersal field should no longer affect (some) fixed weapons, or turrets set to forward fire
- Balancing for heat attack weapons (Retributor, Thermal Shock and a few others), overall intention is to keep single weapons having a purpose, while reducing the power of heavy stacking:
- Having an active shield now statically prevents 25% of the heat from getting through
- Adjusted the diminishing returns curve, getting someone to 100% is easier, getting them past 100% is harder, getting them into hull damage is MUCH harder, and the final cap is now 220% rather than 300%
- Remove override that was giving C4 pulse/burst lasers the incorrect audio event name
- Ensure that beam highlight textures are kept alive as long as they are needed
- Main game power distributors were too good on eng/sys across the board and have been brought back to 2.0 levels
- Prevent ammo from going over the normal maximum when modifications have reduced the clip size, which also caused absurd costs to show in restock menu
- Audio: adjusted the number of audio objects in the audio impact system. A Partial fix for messy impact audio when player is hitting target with multiple beam weapons at once
- Updated the missile sound


Outfitting

- Power distributor recharge rate cropped in outfitting fixed
- Outfitting shop GUI data can persist between core modules fixed
- Sidewinder spoilers have the wrong icons fixed


Ships

- All shields now regenerate at double rate when in supercruise
- Fixed landing collision issues with Diamondback Scout
- Missing engine VFX on the Anaconda
- Both Asp Explorer and Scout Paint job cameras are no longer position behind the roof lights
- Some flight controller volume inconsistencies fixed
- Clashing "Incoming Message" and "Incoming Mission Critical Message" fixed
- Imperial Courier drive flares now working as intended again
- Added bullet fly by sounds
- Fixed some weird panning behaviour on flight assist on/off mechanical sounds by whacking up the spread on it
- Xbox One: Added landing gear deployed/stowed rumble for ships that had it missing


SRV

- Fixed offset hitcheck on SRV


CQC

- CQC power distributors now have their 2.0 values back, and weapon distributor is no longer strictly the best
- Fix a lost flag on a few PG weapons that turned all the beam lasers into pulses, and would have un-intentionally increased DPS by 50% because the damage per second value would be interpretted as damage per shot and fired every 0.66 seconds
- Wing manager should now remove player that leave the game from their teams wing, they should also no longer assert about having a wing member in a weird state
- The message the team gets about players leaving teams should now work as intended


Stations/Ports

- Small volume boost on flight controllers and radio chatter
- Xbox One: Fix for rumble happening on "other" landing pads
- Xbox One: Fixed out of sync rumble on small pads animations


Galaxy Map

- Galaxy map now properly opens from transaction tab while in headlook
- Bookmarked systems show the bookmark marker even if it has other active markers
- Bookmarks: Pressing left (pad/joystick) will close the bookmark dropdown menu fixed
- Gal map / powerplay : Displaying "radius profit" instead of "profit" in the popup to avoid confusion about values displayed
- Bookmarks: Make sure the send modification button (delete/save) can't spam request the server


Render

- Make the render feature system more robust against GraphicsConfig.xml being broken
- Increased distance for tiling rates on rocky and metal worlds to improve the distance you can see surface details from the materials. Also brightened the surfaces slightly
- Sort the stars based on the new lighting curve - addresses some lighting issues in systems with black holes
- Fix for cases where stellar background textures could fail to render correctly
- Fix ring detail texture resolution so that it isn't synced to main ring texture size
- Smaller authored ring textures as we don't need 4096 x 128 for the coarse colour/spacing information
- Fix for NaNs showing up in PlanetRingFog shader


VR

- Only control input focus through HMDs if they are rendering (don't affect regular mono modes)
- Fix for the VR camera flicker in supercruise transitions

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v2.1.02


Stability Fixes

- Prevent crash on encountering a replicated cash-for-cargo trader
- Fix server crash on non-turn platforms
- Fix for VR crash entering a location
- Guard against player recreation when transferring location for exploration databases


General Tweaks & Fixes

- Fixed commander name on Xbox when receiving an inbox message for a newly granted system permit
- Fix rank up notification inbox messages being incorrectly hidden
- Fix ammo being incorrectly removed from modules that have had their ammo capacity increased by an Engineer
- When resurrecting at a station controlled by a hostile faction, automatically adjust the reputation up to disliked to avoid unnecessary peril
- Added latest batch of translations
- Various text fixes


NPCs

- Fix NPCs ending up with overpowered hybrid weapons
- Stop NPCs deciding to attack if they only attack opposing powers and the player and AI powers are aligned to the same superpower
- Slight rebalance of the ambient AI rank chances, should see slightly less of the top end and more of the low/mid range
- Smooth out the mission-spawned USS AI levels so that high ranks are rarer and only elite missions hit the top end ai (though deadly can get close)


Engineers

- Un-filter blueprints when entering the blueprints selection panel


Missions

- Correct Microresource contract panel is now being used in any panel at a mission's hand in stage(s). This should now indicate why a mission cannot be handed in if the player's microresource inventory is full
- Using a Discovery Scanner in Planetary Rescue or Salvage missions should now give an inbox message
- Microresouce Contract Elements now included on relevant panels
- Fix target spawn times and allow new destination delivery missions to work
- Fix landable planet issue with dynamic scan rescue


Powerplay

- Fix incorrect thresholds displayed for Fortify and Undermine actions
- Fix being unable to deliver Powerplay commodities in a handful of starsystems, including Sol
- Fix Zachary Hudson's actions when being opposed by other Federal powers
- Fix supporters of Independent powers being unable to earn merits from conflict zones
- Fix a bug in the Powerplay turn processor so it once again gives the correct result for preparations

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v1.6 and The Engineers (2.1) update


Stability Fixes

- Shutdown the HMD System on destruction. Prevents AMD crash on exit
- Fix station services being left open - to crash - when player deploys their buggy while in a station menu
- Prevent soft lock if NPCs are spawning in a region that hasn't been constructed yet
- Fix for crash when opening the edit loaded screen in CQC after unlocking new modules from ranking up
- Fix for soft-lock in module data gatherer when loading into the game
- Fix a crash if transmitting a message when there's no location object (e.g. on death)
- Fix a crash creating certain scenarios
- Fixed crash in fighter cockpit when kinematic is ready before its target
- Fix crash when trying to use FSDInterdictor on a target object that is not a ship
- Fix crash with ship components activating before the object is ready
- Crash fix for when a weapon with the Malfunction Hit special effect hits a module that can't malfunction
- Prevent crash when applying livery items while deploying or boarding with the SRV
- Fix softlock happening sometimes when editing or deleting a bookmark
- Handle the case where we don't have a reference module more gracefully, and output some more useful logs for debugging this


General Tweaks & Fixes

- Fix case where save could get in an inconsistent state and game would think the player was flying while the server thought they were docked, preventing cargo collection among other things
- Fix a cause of becoming stranded in an SRV above a planet's surface
- Make sure that flight model handles forces correctly
- Add links to new tutorial videos
- Community Goal rewards now automatically redeem after 2 weeks
- Fix Imperial Cutter hull issue blocking cargo scooping
- Set server status and in-game main menu notifications during weekly server maintenance
- Missile and Torpedoes Icons are wrong way around fixed in outfitting
- Adding ship type string for damaged fed cap ship so it doesn't assert on contacts panel
- User cannot return to gameplay after selecting the Spoiler option in Livery Outfitting with a ship paint job already applied fixed
- Updated nested bookmark icon to improve clarity
- Various text fixes


Missions

- Fix founder delivery to not go to smaller ports / outposts
- Fix for mission cargo being marked as illegal salvage when dropped from a target ship
- Temporarily remove SRV mining
- Reduced the chance of wrinkles from test levels
- Reduced chance of treasure tips from test levels
- Rather than the total number of micro resources (spanning all types), say what type and how many of that type we need space for
- Make planetary missions use rank to determine base strength
- Remove economy dupes in info panel and popup when secondary economy is the same as main economy
- Remove low level materials from the rewards lists so that players can't be given them by missions
- Various text fixes


Engineers

- Allow some Engineers to gain reputation by activities other than crafting
- Rebalance engineer reputation gain from crafting blueprints
- Updated rate of Engineer progression balancing numbers
- Prevent superpower reputation from affecting rep gained by Engineers crafting recipes
- Engineers invite mission does not take into account the size of your ship when it selects destination fixed
- Remove unused variables from engineer missions because they may have been blocking progress
- Increase default size of PopUp Engineer Dialogue s in order to accommodate larger strings
- Resource Grade icons have been updated to support grade 5 resources
- Updated buff icons to make them more readable


Render

- Improvement for ice planets to increase the detail in the mid distance. Required Light power (albedo boost)/Mid amp increase and a larger mid fade distance
- Correct the proclaimed maximum terrain feature height on planets to fix issues with some physics patches not generating


SRV

- SRV turret mode give incorrect hull information
- SRV wheels don't spin on networked player fixed


Companion App

- Allow access for people who own Horizons without also owning a Season 1 SKU
- Pick up dynamic changes to which station services are available at a given market

The following is a compiled list of all the previous beta patch notes for reference.
These are specific to both Xbox One and PC. However, i'm sure it goes without saying that any Horizons specific content will not be available until the Horizons launch on June 3rd for Xbox One Commanders.


NEW CONTENT/FEATURES (2.1)

- Loot
- Added new commodities for loot/crafting (including ones from ice rings)
- Mining resources can now create materials
- Materials can be spawned inside signal sources
- Materials can be dropped from destroyed ships
- Materials can be dropped from destroyed skimmers
- Encoded data materials added
- Data materials can be scanned from scan able wreckage
- Materials inventory is now split into physical and virtual items
- Added scan able wreckage scenarios and POIs
- Added inbox messages when retrieving encoded loot from various objects
- Crafting
- Allow weapon damage values to modify visual affects
- Experimental effects can be generated on module modifications
- Engineers have module modifications of different types and grades available
- Resources can be used to craft module modifications
- NPC ships can use modified modules
- Engineers
- Added new landing pad types for Engineer bases
- Added new hangars for Engineer bases
- Added bases for each engineer
- Engineer contact history added to stats panel
- Engineer locations can be viewed in the galaxy map (if unlocked)
- Engineers each have their own unlock flow
- New surface material system - improves surface material detail and performance
- New surface salvage items
- Added new surface POIs
- Added NPC patrols near planetary ports and outposts
- NPC encounters can occur near planet surfaces
- NPCs can engage in combat near planet surfaces
- NPC ships can defend settlements and bases


NEW CONTENT/FEATURES (1.6)

- Missions
- New mission board added
- Mission board contacts added
- Contacts have their appearance deterministically generated to reflect various key factors
- Mission givers have a welcome message that reflects the state of the minor faction, their tone and relationship with player
- Display minor faction recovering and pending states
- Missions are now rated by rank, not gated by them
- Reason for mission generation now added as needed
- USSs for missions now positioned in specific locations as appropriate
- Difficulty of missions is factored into reputation requirements (as well as rank)
- Added additional scenarios for missions
- Mission UI now supports showing specific mission ranks (combat/trade/exploration)
- Reward balance pass for missions
- Commodities can be awarded from missions
- Loot items can be awarded from missions
- Special treasure locations can be awarded by completing missions
- Reveal the location of a mission USS when the body is discovery-scanned (or you scan the Nav beacon)
- Mission contacts remember if they have encountered you before
- Updated scenarios for missions
- Added new planetary mission types
- Added new scan mission types
- Outfitting UI redux
- Updated hangar cameras to fit new outfitting UI
- Some locations can have unique vouchers from scanning for larger rewards that can't be 'succumbed'
- Added huge beam laser
- Added huge pulse laser
- Added huge multi-cannon
- Added large multi-cannon
- Added enhanced performance size 2 and 3 drive modules
- Added VFX scaling for weapon size and damage
- Added huge gimbal mount
- Bookmarks: adding bookmark feature to galaxy map and system map. Player is now able to save specific locations (systems, star, planet, stations, surface settlement)
- Added collapsing sections to options screen
- Community goal markers added to galaxy map
- Minor faction state filters added to galaxy map
- Mining scenarios can now spawn in icy rings
- New mining commodities added
- Add traffic density system for generating USSs
- Shipping lanes are created between the primary star, stations, and planets with settlements. Shipping lanes that are too similar to others, or too short, are removed
- Traffic density is calculated based on shipping lane, station and settled planet proximity. This traffic density value alters the probability of USSs
- If you scan a body that has a mission POI on it, the POI will be revealed. The scan can come from the discovery scanner, or from scanning a Nav beacon
- Changed data scans to be unique per location, so they cannot be continuously rescanned
- Unlinked minor faction reputation from their parent major faction reputation, now you will be neutral with an Empire minor faction even if you are allied with the Empire major faction
- Added the ability to scan a Nav beacon to get the system exploration data for that system
- Added a 'cordial' minor faction reputation level
- Allow cargo to be transferred to a newly bought ship, if it has adequate cargo space
- Add Chopper's Orbital to Phiince system
- Updated translations
- Added named planets from Charity stream
- Added new player group minor faction descriptions
- Player inbox will hold a message until it has been deleted, or 30 days old
- Added Bluford Orbital to LHS 3447
- Cannon Research space science outpost added to COL 285 SECTOR IX-T D3-
- Overhaul & clean-up of how module penetration behaves, to allow multiple hits and various styles of AOE damage. All missiles now use external damage spheres
- Clock added to cockpit's info panel
- Added missing backer station
- Added option to reduce camera shake
- Xbox One: Purchased outfitting content added
- Xbox One: Private group support added
- Xbox One: Added GPP Decal for those players who purchased during the Game Preview Program.
- Xbox One: Customisable Controls
- Xbox One: Classified Camera added in Super Cruise


STABILITY FIXES

- Defensive code for preventing crash when starting binding pre-set is invalid
- Fix crash in monotonic timer
- Fix zero health error with Nav beacon
- Don't throw an error when loading straight to insurance screen
- Fix an error that happens when loading into a session with someone with a shield bank on cool down
- Fix error when spawning POIs
- Fix a rare crash bug with terrain height map handling (will also benefit load times)
- Don't crash if the cancel button is pressed multiple times in the bindings screen
- Prevent drone control module from possibly being able to shut down while holding game object handles to drones
- Don't crash if there is an overflow for ship lighting rigs
- Fix for error with zero length vector on dust particle lighting#
- Prevent soft locks on start-up for terrain disabled systems
- Fix memory leak in Drone Component if a drone is never activated before being destroyed
- Fix some terraform able meta data mismatches
- Fix crash cancelling control binding
- Fix crash with prospector drone
- Fix Goliath crime component crash
- Added guards to help prevent a Capital Ship related crash
- Ensure that the variable for boost cost is initialised to something valid, in case planet gravity is not active
- Fix crash in drone control module
- Fix computational shape error
- Fix for crash when approaching some settlements
- Fix for AI fighter manager crash
- Fix a crash in system generation for "Sidgoe LX-S c17-0"
- Don’t try to generate systems for child stars, it can crash due the child star not having its own set of meta data
- Fix some of the errors about physics objects out of range when dropping out of supercruise
- Stop the conflict target generator from crashing in the event that a scenario is featuring a conflict with a minor faction we don't know about
- Fix an error on destruction of a ship in CQC
- Make sure that any location objects are destroyed before removing the player
- Fix a crash when the Goliath skimmer shields reform
- Hammering the back button in the CQC menus should no longer throw an error
- Fix an issue where a Protoplanetary Disk was initiated twice
- Fix Radeon 7000s crash with terrain shadow generation
- Fix a server crash for an odd edge case of where a player is ready in a proving ground that doesn't know about them
- Fix for crash when opening the edit loaded screen in CQC after unlocking new modules from ranking up
- Fix for soft-lock in module data gatherer when loading into the game.
- Fixed assert when recording a docked event for a ship that doesn't have a cockpit yet
- Avoid possible assert failures when selecting your own private group
- Crash when attempting to enter Supercruise after scanning a Nav beacon
- Fix for crash found in wear and tear component
- Fixed frequent server crash
- Fix a crash when a proxy POI is killed before it gets to variables initialised
- Fix bad fog shape type
- Fix a crash if the Steam overlay is bound to a key that is named differently than in game
- Speculative fixes to a crash caused by cargo canisters in POIs not having an item set
- Speculative fix for non-Horizon's players being match made into inappropriate islands
- Crash fix in for when a weapon with the MalfunctionHit special effect hits a module that can't malfunction
- When a RingCell received a FOR shift, only transfer asteroids between physics worlds if they have already been added to a physics world
- When a POI is deactivated, make sure it kills all the levels it created
- Extra checks added a possible fix for a crash that occurs later in scaleform due to a null texture
- Safe-guard against the render system returning a null texture, if one couldn't be allocated
- Fix audio crash for when in SRV when in SRV and not loading the network component
- Protect against working on a string that doesn't exist or is empty
- Safe-guard against the render system returning a null texture, if one couldn't be allocated
- Added a failure state that will abort a portrait request after a large period of time waiting for a texture to be provided, so the system won't be stalled indefinitely
- Crash fix for when a projectile weapon turret on automatic hit an object that doesn't know what hit it
- Crash fix when firing a projectile from a weapon equipped to a thing without a targeting system
- Fixed a crash caused by trying to lock on to a target that is dying
- Fixed server error when issuing mission rewards to player's without sufficient storage space
- Fix crash when the location is shutting down and a drone exists without any asteroids
- Crash fix when trying to check ammo prices for restocking a vehicle but the bay is not in an expected state
- Increased rarity values for ice mining commodities so that ice mining
- Fix a server crash generating an unknown body
- Prevent a crash when (somehow) trying to preview a recipe on an incompatible module
- Fix crash if control input is spammed while applying an upgrade
- Fix the cargo spawning so that it replicates the data needed to spawn its cargo, if it gets authority transferred before spawning cargo
- Fix a crash from an ill-timed shutdown of UI during the supercruise transition
- Fix memory leak in ambient AI spawning
- Outfitting: fix for crash when viewing vehicle bay inventory
- Fix a crash from a missing texture while in VR
- Fix a crash in the animation system
- Fix softlock when disconnected from the server
- Fix softlock if trying to render a null texture page
- Fix a crash that can happen when exiting the game if a POI activates the same frame that the POISpawner is killed
- Fix error approaching a surface port
- Guard against a crash when skimmers are killed while a proxy is at a very specific stage of constructing them
- Fix a server crash with a Curl error
- Crashed ships didn't have a schematic set up for when locking onto them to scan them, causing an assert - default schematic set
- Fix crash closing workshop UI after crafting a recipe
- Fix crash when initialising scaling parameters for a weapon that is in an invalid state
- Fix crash where kinematic data was invalid for mining resources
- Fix error when avatar data was expected, but not present
- Fix audio error when going from planet into CQC
- Don't crash after building a bad string key due to a weird rank value
- In order to investigate softlock in hyperspace jump / supercruise transition, force a crash dump if it has not completed after 110 seconds
- Let the chat UI component look at destination locations if there is no current location. If there is still no location the mission branch message should do nothing rather than attempt to dereference it and crash
- Return plot route limits to 1000 light years to prevent crashing
- Force kill the game if there's a double shader loaded on a non-doubles system - so we get better telemetry if the issue occurs in the wild
- Fix crash applying an upgrade in the Engineers' UI
- Fix occasional shut down crash
- Fix for a hang when power distributors malfunction and in a bad state. Also clamp a few related values that could go out of range briefly
- Fix crash in Anomaly Detected scenario
- Outfitting: Catch for a crash with a missing inventory item


GENERAL TWEAKS & FIXES

- Fixed several region permits not working, allowing players to enter restricted regions of space. This could result in some players finding themselves trapped in restricted space, unable to jump out, which will have to be handed on a case-by-case basis
- Relocate Commanders affected by galactic region permits
- Missing collision audio when hitting SRV and Skimmer wreckage with an SRV
- Corvette shield not being in the correct place
- Some planet side POI’s spawning under ground
- General improvements to NPC visuals and their backgrounds
- Engineer invite missions not appearing
- Planet dust VFX now matches terrain colour
- Unable to use mouse input on OSX
- Fix a case of moon-ring intersection, this time it was due to a binary moon
- Fixed missing audio on Packhound missiles
- Added support for non-Latin characters in Air Traffic Controller call sign generation
- Fixed planet port voice announcements not waiting for their current message to stop playing before counting down the next message
- Fixed missing description for Maia system
- Add game client support for 'tradelist' Community Goals
- Fix for missing audio when scrolling in shipyards
- Updated Archon Delaine’s commodity production and consumption control system effect to use the same set of commodities as his price reduction control system effect
- No value up or down sounds for sliders in the graphics, controls and audio options fixed
- Spanish translations updated
- Fix issue with renaming a generated system changes the system composition
- More changes to address space bound players being match made with those on the surface
- Defaulted the main audio output device to XAudio2 as WASAPI seems to cause issues with audio driver exclusiveness (stops the game silencing other apps when it shouldn't)
- Unhide control binding option for rotational correction
- Scanning sound gets stuck if you target something else mid-scan fixed
- Scanning Nav beacons will now also trigger the scanning sound
- Fix silent shield break/reform sfx and ship voice lines "Target shields Online/Offline" on none NPC ships
- Powerplay background icon smaller than expected fixed
- Fixed issue where UI focus could get lost when Navigating the power contact screen without a mouse
- Comms chat history no longer disappears
- Bound UI Back to right mouse button by default
- Adding retreat and investment in galaxy map state filters (and removing anarchy as it it is unused)
- Fixed slight discrepancy between mouse/gamepad input when using the steppers on the munitions screen
- Switch Contacts and Universal Cartographies so that webserver can enable/disable them on a per-station basis
- Galaxy Map: Fixing xml defining jump range in navigation panel
- Galaxy map remembers previous route calculation setting (low fuel / fastest) properly again. Boost mode is not written in the backup value though, so it will reset to economical
- Fixed Silent resources collected GUI
- Fix for Nav beacon Morse transmissions being audible in galaxy map
- Added Alliance listening post (Cooper Research Centre) to HIP 19072
- Made it so that you can't interdict someone who is in orbital cruise
- Fix a performance issue when wing members are at extreme distances from each other
- Fix incorrect button label when selling exploration data
- Fix for being able to fly though a structure in CQC
- Rebalance of hyperspace lights to prevent strobing
- Provide a graphics option to adjust UI scale in VR with a maximum and default of 0.7 for Vive and 1.0 for Oculus
- Mouse cursor no longer disappears when using keyboard/gamepad input
- Fixed focusing issues related to the PopUp and various panels
- Added controller pre-set for Thrustmaster HOTAS 4
- The glow was too strong on the new control/graphics option screen, making text hard to read. Now matched to previous implementation
- Audio: Increase supercruise music fade out time to 4 seconds
- Correctly shutdown the list of FSD countdown voice events during ship swap by clearing the array, so we don't attempt to send a bunch of destroyed events resulting in the FSD countdown missing at times
- Added support to overwrite the audio engine's internal settings for samples per frame and refill buffers. That way players can increase frame rate / reduce the latency to match VR frame rates
- Fixed wonky scrolling behaviour when using gamepad/keyboard on the graphics and control options screens
- Gamma slider setting missing in graphics options fixed
- Everybody docked at Jaques Station has retreated to a safer distance
- Found a better home for some populations and factions from star systems that didn’t have anywhere for them to live
- Ensure portraits are around for any GUI that may live between locations (like the Cockpit GUI)
- Add a workaround for avatar portraits being affected by the GUI colour when it has been changed by the player - it won't work for all values, but should catch most of them
- Renamed some duplicate star systems
- Latest batch of translations added
- Various text fixes


UI:

- Prevented CMDR name from offsetting when in Russian
- Scaled the cargo-canister rack schematic to the correct size
- Adjusted the footer positions in the cockpit panels, they were off by a few pixels
- Added simple OS message box report for when a save operation fails
- Synthesis quality options do not cycle around fixed
- Added an unpowered state for weapons in Cockpit UI
- Adjusted text field widths ever so slightly in cargo menu
- Misleading wanted status and bounty message on vacant player ships
- Nominate screen sticks on screen if exited by pressing B
- Selling cartographics data does not allow you to select close on the menu when you have a first discovery bonus fixed
- Fix some wrongly sorted UI render layers
- System addresses hovered by pad/keyboard & mouse are now linked so that mouse movement won't hide the info popup after having used pad/keyboard to select a system
- Discrepancy between material name shown on contact list and when targeting/recovering the mineral fixed
- System map : making sure the system map address is reset when pressing back button to avoid displaying the map for another system when using the shortcut or the cockpit button
- In the insurance screen, only show the free ship option as an alternative to re-joining current ship when the player has fines to pay in their current ship's jurisdiction
- Ammo store shouldn't show drones as purchasable if there is no stock
- Fix for missing currency formatting on data link voucher rewards
- Fix calculating the distance to a sensor contact
- When we're at max rank, the stats should consider rank progress to be 0%
- Use "Total ship cost" not "Total cost" in the insurance screen to make it less misleading; the actual total cost would include paying off fines
- New layout for options screen
- Tone down the intensity of the white target GUI elements so that they do not over-bloom
- Add distances to wakes targeted by the player
- Fixed 'Back' input not working on the cockpit chat panel
- Fixed the ship schematic in the functions tab from 'drifting'
- "Launch" training messages saying "Not Bound" instead of the bound key
- Increased the minimum size for moons on the scanner in order to not collapse tiny moons into just one pixel
- Display the data micro resource inventory in the inventory panel
- Change the default number of items per page in Exploration selling from 20 to 50 following from server-side optimisations that make this plausible
- Systems that require a permit no longer highlighted in red on the Navigation panel
- Synced the wait time displayed on the quit game dialog with the underlying danger timer
- Fix some Commander stats not updating correctly for certain mission types or when destroying skimmers
- Fix displaying First Discovery names too many times when Commanders in a Wing claimed first discovery


Crimes:

- Fixed assault bounties not being applied when "Report Crimes Against Me" is off and turned on mid fight
- Issue was that pirate hunter hostile could spawn in a polity different from where the player drops out; if that polity is lawless no bounty would be given to the pirate - now fixed


Galaxy Map:

- Galaxy map now remembers the previous Cargo Mass slider setting, unless enough real cargo is added to the ship to exceed the slider setting
- Fix system map not remembering which tab you were on
- Planetary map: fixing coordinates used for surface settlements positioning and player ship position
- Galaxy Map: It is not that obvious what is selected when using the controller on the galaxy map fixed
- Galaxy Map: Pledge icon now lines up following the power's name fixed
- System Map: System map "Locale" scroll moves very slowly with mouse wheel fixed
- Fix performance spike in galaxy and system map pop ups
- Potential fix for the ring appearing sometimes in the system map
- Fixed the visibility routine for bodies in system map doesn't allow unexplored bodies to be show when going back from planetary map
- Safety fixes for input bindings: ConfigOptions returns the default option if its asked for the current options when it has an invalid index
- System map is now properly initialised when a route is a plotted in the targeted system
- Don't re-plot the current route just because the Galaxy Map is opened. Fixes the route being forgotten sometimes if viewing the galaxy map during FSD charge, and helps to avoid forgetting the in-system target at the end of the route
- The default light for black hole systems in the system map was not giving the desired result - A cold, dim blueish light is now substituted as the default
- Improved system map load time
- Fix the issue with the latitude being calculated negative. i.e. the North Pole was at latitude -90 when it should have been at +90
- Galaxy map: showing controlling faction state in the galaxy map popup, making sure "none" is displayed when primary minor faction is no particular state
- When searching for a system name, trim whitespace off the end of the search as some people use methods which automatically place whitespace on the end which is preventing the search from working
- Added clear route button for any waypoint of an active route
- Fixed route plotting issues when a system is actually unreachable : the route plot will fail, but the button will become available again, displaying a sub title : "route plotting failed"
- Galaxy Map population sliders don't update their position dynamically when using a control pad
- Fixed galaxy map camera initialisation and use default system position to avoid the camera to focus on last searched system
- Fixed scrollable areas on the galaxy map from jumping around seemingly at random when rolling over interactive elements with the mouse
- Reset bookmark route icon when clearing a Nav route
- Galaxy map, Nav panel: web route lines can be switched off again
- System map navigation: fixing route destination icon behaviour when plotting a route to a surface settlement
- System map: fix the target arrow behaviour (displaying it only when an object is an actual target, or when reaching the route destination system)
- Fixed planetary view audio issues
- Fixed system map ambience/music base layer missing issues
- Fixed galaxy map being not centred on last system checked with system map
- Fixed bookmark dropdown menu by removing target action button upon reopening system map of current system
- Facilities of stations missing in System Map fixed
- Fixing galaxy map cargo slider range to make it match previous behaviour (increment by 1T of cargo possible again)
- Added markers for bookmarks (these will only apply to newly created bookmarks)
- Bookmarks are now alphabetically sorted
- Added icons to show nested bookmarks (when the bookmark is for an object lower in the location hierarchy) in the galaxy map and system map
- Fixed a refresh issue on the surface popup info
- Changed the render order for icons and planetary icons to improve visibility


Ships:

- Players are no longer awarded bounty vouchers for destroying their own ship while in a vehicle
- Remove a now obsolete angular velocity clamp that only applies in FAOff
- The classified camera no longer resets the player's throttle
- Shield cell banks now fire one at a time when triggered using the shield cell bank hotkey (similar to heatsinks)
- The Automated Field Maintenance Unit can no longer be repaired unless there are more than one active repair units
- Fixed error from firing heatsinks in super cruise
- Scanner zoom level is now preserved when entering and leaving FSD
- Silent running is now disabled when the docking computer is activated
- Player's ship shields should recharge while player is in SRV
- Disabled the Speeding UI warning while docked
- Fixed the photo camera not turning when cockpit headlook is toggled on
- Fix for the landing silhouette on the terrain schematics flipping to an X axis rotation when there's no altitude raycast result available
- Made the compass on the GUI align correctly with the Nav marker at Nav Beacons and other locations
- Player ship no longer inappropriately accelerates automatically to max speed under certain conditions
- Hardpoints can no longer be deployed while in supercruise. This doesn't affect the usage of scanners and interdictors etc
- The photo camera is now disabled if the player's ship is being interdicted
- Photo camera popup can now be closed using the key bound to UI Select
- Proximity alarm is no longer triggered by projectiles launched by their owning ship
- Ships can land on top of each other when recalled in close proximity on a planet fixed
- Fix problem with evaluating landing area where ships would time out trying to land because their landing gear took more than 10 seconds to deploy
- Holding the vertical thrust input while launching from a landing pad will now work properly (you no longer have to release the input and re-apply it)
- Fixed incorrect super cruise flight model parameters for Federal Gunship
- Zero thrust on start of evaluating landing area as a previous fly to target might result in a spinning ship during this stage of approach
- Make sure that ships called in to land can take off if they landed
- Fixed thruster VFX playing while ships are landed
- It is no longer possible for a docked ship to commit a ramming crime
- Rebalanced heat efficiency of the Fer de Lance to offset the increased power plant change
- Landing gear doors are now initialised open if you load in to the game docked
- Cutter occasionally bounces off the surface when recalled fixed
- Update the logic for collision damage between ships and canisters so that larger ships don't insta-kill canisters on contact
- Review damage forwarded to the cockpit from hull - previously going in infrequent large lumps (and too fast overall) now occurs is more frequent but much much smaller amounts
- Ships can no longer enter super cruise if their thrusters are disabled
- Remove a stray transform set meaning if you hit a planet at much more than 0.1C you had a tendency to drop out in it
- Tweak the limits on headlook angles to make what you can see appear more natural (you can no longer see where your neck ought to be, for instance)
- Ensure cargo is transferred when re-buying a ship from an orphaned SRV
- Be a little bit more forgiving for surface landings that don't meet a decent standard
- Fix minimum refuel calculation when using multiple fuel tanks
- Adjusted Imperial Cutter UI elements
- Fixed missing texture in Federal Gunship cockpit
- Micro resources will now trigger the cargo scoop acquired audio
- Make sure that only valid paintjobs can be applied to a ship
- Fix missing LOD geometry on Sidewinder
- Type 9 Squadron LOD paint job issue fixed
- Decals displaying wrong colour scheme when on a Tactical Paint Job fixed
- Decal fixing on Anaconda pirate paintjobs
- Decal colours rectified on Squadron paintjobs
- Decal colours balanced on Asp & Asp Scout Stripe paintjobs
- Decal pass to balance colours for 3 colour setup on various paintjob schemes
- Added new low poly external Imperial chair model and diffuse texture
- Swapped internal and external chair models from DeLacy to Imperial versions on all relevant ships
- Fixed chair blue emissive hue to match cockpits
- Loud element in sidewinder landing gear fixed
- Fixed odd sound effect when placing a bobblehead character, not letters, numbers, or symbols
- Make sure we clear any "Under Attack" notifications sent to the ship voice system, so they don't trigger after combat has ended
- Friendly fire from wing mates no longer triggers "Under Attack" voice line
- Make sure shield break sounds always trigger the aggressive version when requested to be on, and the lighter version when turned off manually
- Module malfunction buffs now both trigger the "Malfunction Attack" ship voice event so it's not confused with the "Module Malfunction" ship voice event
- Engine reboot buff now only triggers either "Thrusters Offline" or "Warning, Engine Reboot" voice events, not both
- Make sure that if a traffic controller is speaking when the player begins their frameshift that we halt anymore notifications and clear the queue, to stop the ship voice from talking over itself
- Display three colour decals correctly (not as two colours)
- Paintjobs assigned correct colours for Crimson Eagle
- Various art fixes for Imperial Eagle
- Fixed minor LOD issue on the Anaconda
- Fixed landing gear audio issues
- Fix for voice lines overlapping
- Fix for bobblehead sound issues
- Fix for ships sometimes being silent
- Rebalanced cockpit lighting after materials were recently upgraded
- Huge optimisations of cockpit lighting in some ships. Lots of fps claimed back without impacting visuals whatsoever
- Warning lighting improved
- Fixed the freefall shepherd tone sound
- Fixed broken paintjobs on the Imperial Cutter
- Art fixes for Federal Gunship
- Asp Green Apollo paintjob fixed
- Fixed rotated headlight bones and incorrect chair on the clipper
- Fix broken asp and asp scout warning lights
- Main lights on Viper not orientated correctly - Fixed
- Federal Assault Ship shadow is projected incorrectly
- Added in re-trigger flags so the ship lights audio event can be re-triggered
- Fixes for boarding clipper in SRV
- Fixes for FDL hitcheck and shield issues


NPCs:

- Fix bad bay numbers in "parking permission granted" messages
- Attacking something that you own is legal and won't make it hate you
- Added Shield Cell Banks onto the targetable modules list. Should now appear on the subtargets list if a ship has them installed and be targetable
- Authority issue between two players at POI's fixed
- Stop NPC ships from dropping out immediately upon spawning in supercruise
- Fix some NPC docking queue issues
- Stop docked player ships that are near the docking shared path from blocking AI docking/launching
- Scanning NPCs shouldn't boost if they don't have time to slow down
- Fixed parked AI ships deploying their hardpoints while docked
- Police will destroy any loose illegal cargo after an interdiction, to stop the player from ejecting it and then re-collecting after interdiction
- Fix a few issues to do with chasers respawning when they shouldn't
- When respawning persistent AI hunters, check to see if we're in an unpopulated system beyond a set distance (500LY) from the nearest capital, and if we are, only spawn the chasers 50% of the time; this will get rerun each time we change between normal space and supercruise so the odds of the hunters persisting will diminish
- Updating certain player events so they don't appear in Anarchy systems, anything with authority, military or search & rescue ships in
- Fix NPC ships failing to launch from settlements
- Smooth out AI difficulty curve
- Improve AI for higher ranked NPCs
- Improve reliability for docking computer with the Cutter
- Don't allow vacant ships to commit crimes
- Make lower level NPCs a bit easier to chase
- Try to prevent NPCs stopping in space for no reason
- Improve docking computer behaviour near planet surfaces
- Optimise obstruction avoidance
- NPC spawned with no shields and broken AI fixed
- Slow down to engage Docking Computer message remains after cancelling docking request fixed
- NPC AI continues to fire hatch breaker even when player has no cargo and hatch is powered down fixed
- Improved use of missiles and torpedoes by NPCs
- Stop NPCs rolling on the spot
- Improve AI targeting of cargo canisters
- Docking computer forces you to collide with station on entry fixed
- Don't try and spawn ships with "Military Planet Dock", military ships don't dock. Also turn on powerplay ships at stations
- Powerplay ships can now be encountered in normal space
- Make sure that the police patrolling the station will be of the same faction as the station
- Fix ship vs environment collisions so that AI-controlled ships take damage again
- AI shouldn't be trying to manually fire weapons that are on auto fire - it causes them to fire in really odd directions
- Fix issues with inconsistent spawning. In particular, the issue with not all the cargo drops always spawning
- Only spawn pirates, power pirates and power assassins at anarchy stations
- Use local polity, not star polity, when determining ship composition at ports
- Added in more power specific chatter for Power Pirates. These guys are essentially privateers, paid to rob people, so placed the emphasis more on it being a job
- Increased variety for NPC paths approaching surface ports and outposts
- Dropping the min cargo and bounty values for a hunter to appear in
- Bumped up the percentage chance of the chasers appearing based on security
- Added the Viper MkIV to the police archetype
- Increase variety for ship departure behaviour on surface ports
- Remove scan behaviours from pirates and bounty hunters when around ports/outposts/settlements, i.e. when docking, doing a lift off, or travelling across the surface before jumping
- Killing an NPCs powerplant does not cause them to fall to the surface
- Minimum threat value for ambient supercruise police ships based on system security level
- Fix trespass zone orientation causing incorrect rendering on the scanner
- Fix duplicate spawning of chasing ships after interdiction
- Make state based trader NPCs have the same faction on multiple visits
- Slightly altered the Police Viper score values so that Viper's appear when an investigation is called, rather than an eagle
- Stop AI (often police) from scanning ships (particularly players) when docked at a station/outpost
- Fixes to AI scanning players with silent running enabled
- change hive mind reinforcement timer to be banded based on security level
- “In trouble” flee behaviour update – make decisions based on target
- AI should use Fragmentation Cannons at effective range, rather than at maximum range
- NPC's Drives do not malfunction when damaged
- Improved how NPC wing members operate with each other
- Check if a player has permission to access Horizons content before adding settlements to the list of targetable locations
- NPCs now have an automatic loadout system based on the archetype, ranks, ships and other factors
- Ships at range struggle with weapon minimum distances, don't fire enough/at all fixed
- If we've blocked NPCs from spawning due to multiple hunter hostile restrictions, check regularly to see if these restrictions no longer apply and then spawn
- Fix for Pirates being stuck in IdleFlight/PirateThreaten at RESs
- Added missing transitions between Pirate Hunter Hostile Mission Cargo Attack and Idle
- Adjusted the shield-down flee behaviour to be less frustrating
- Don't put CG commodities in NPC cargo holds
- Stop hitmen being sent after the player for no reason
- Ignore drones when pirates work out the value of cargo a player has; if players only have drones, pirates will let them go on their way
- Rebalance the tutorials to be reasonable with the new AI
- Fixed issues with recalled ships boosting when trying to land
- Tweaked AI pip management
- Fixed AI orientation issue over planets (ships nose-diving into the ground)
- Fixed AI terrain avoidance over planets (was getting very confused over higher G worlds)
- Stop ship rising to 1km when activating DC over a landing pad
- Stopped AI ships from reversing when in front of target
- Fixed AI head-on attack velocity so it scales properly
- Adjusted AI passing distance when performing a fast fly-by to reduce the possibility of ramming


Missions:

- Mission giver faction now has its type set properly
- Rank missions should no longer instantly fail for no apparent reason
- Elite Piracy and Founder Smuggling missions should no longer instantly fail for no apparent reason
- Added new 'Wanted' Smuggler Maint to prevent Hostage Rescue missions resulting in a criminal act
- Multi-cargo contract elements now have messages. and cargo types can be checked
- Balance ranks missions are generated for
- Salvage Legal missions should've been using mission specific cargo
- When a mission attempts to send an inbox message, if the player currently has that inbox message, we will not push a new message onto the inbox
- Reduce mission limit to 20
- Improve checks for player's cargo for mission advance
- Fix for mission specific cargo not being dropped
- Add 'Mission detected' text to mission based USSs
- Change the Reputation Difficulty Scalar to be relative to player's reputation with a given faction
- Fix an issue where the USS wasn't actually being marked as belonging to a mission
- If a USS for a specific mission already exists, don't spawn another
- Ensuring rescue mission cargo is not marked as stolen when liberated
- Reduced time before targets spawn in Piracy and Rescue mission. Targets will now appear between 10 and 30 minutes from mission generation
- Don't send people to settlements which don't have ports in missions
- Don't send people to the same market they are requesting a mission from
- Authority mission wrinkles shouldn't occur in anarchies
- Don't add major faction rep to minor faction rep when working out player rep
- Mission targets in settlements now don't have a range limit for displaying as contacts, also when targeted they will show as a mission target
- If there are no missions, give text which tells players what other things they could do to help
- Allow NPC ships to dump mission specific cargo
- Allow inbox messages to obfuscate the sender for black ops
- Add an introductory mission for new starters
- Refresh the inbox when completing a mission, so mission tipoffs are immediately visible
- If a mission requires you to go to a body, then display the mission marker for that body in the system map
- Mission board factions now ordered such that factions with mission hand-ins are at the top
- Fix missing timeout element on BLOPs missions
- When spawning a mission USS with a cargo override, only override the amount of cargo needed for the mission instead of all the cargo
- Added some more links in the deserter.chatter so that it will say a few more things when it is interdicted
- Make the planetary race wrinkles work in the same way as the space equivalents
- Fixed an issue where the timeout was set to a different timer compared to what the transaction panels were saying
- Fix some confusing naming on planetary disable missions
- Planetary Rescue Dynamic Scan missions should now be more explicit in its telling the player to go scan the Nav beacon after receiving the mission
- Fixed discovery scanner use not updating the assassination missions correctly
- Fixed where the penalties link to in the assassination legal templates - reputations should now decrease properly
- Make sure that timeouts function for the in space assassination mission variants
- Mission no longer uses Tiny Settlement for initial POI
- Planetary Scan missions now send an inbox message after scanning NavBeacon
- Fix altruisms to use demanded cargo, not supplied
- Fixed truncated text on community goals page
- Pirate Lord should use the auto bounty system, not a fixed value across all ranks
- Fix sending the incorrect inbox message after scanning a mission tipoff location
- Updated the Faction (Inf, Rep, State) Rewards and Penalties for completing/failing missions
- After getting the Nav Beacon wrinkle during an Assassination mission and meeting the contact, the contact gave me a Target Body of "Currently Unknown. Scan Required" fixed
- Some optimisations for mission generation
- There is now always at least 2 targets in a massacreskimmer mission
- Fix lack of failed mission icon
- Removed placeholder text from Altruism missions
- Modified text in 'target killed' inbox messages on assassinations so they refer to the target rather than the target's faction
- Collect mission details do not update in Transaction Tab after getting New Destination Wrinkle fixed
- Make military rank progress a bit easier
- Changed the point reputation is removed when the mission is failed - there is now an instant progress that links to the rep change, and to the Failure panel state
- Fix double mission icon in massacre skimmer
- For piracy flag targets, if the target is not a mission target, check if it has a leader and whether that leader is a mission target
- Removed some spurious debug output that was causing a slight stall when opening the mission details popup
- Trimmed the mission complete animation - now much snappier
- Fix an issue where scan able shipwrecks would ignore the fact that they were in a settlement. This meant they didn't link correctly to the tip off for their location
- Add a faction government test so the pesky democracies don't make my greedy corporation shout "For Democracy!"
- Fix the method that determines whether we can see planetary missions
- Added in a massacre rank scalar - targets are now scaled by the rank and the rep, to match other massacre templates. You now get 12-24 targets to kill on elite
- Made it so that a ship spawned for a mission USS will have the correct amount of mission cargo and the cargo will not be marked as stolen if the mission says it should be abandoned
- Added some missing text
- We now test against (Mission Giver's) Faction Government as opposed to the (controlling Faction's) Market Government for text and associated variables
- Reward balance pass for missions
- Assassination religious leader (elite) does not have its name overridden in the USS fixed
- Balanced the rewards for elite/allied missions
- Bodyguard USS was setting a different variable for its location, compared to the variable that the inbox was reading. Changed the variables that are set so that it matches
- Massacre Skimmer Panel showing incorrect distance to settlement fixed
- Allow missions to use scaled descriptions on the bulletin board
- Changed the mission timeout to vary from between 1 and 2 days for altruism normal, collect, massacre and smuggle missions
- Changed the base scalar for the mission end time on salvage and planetary missions to be between half a day and a day (at elite, this will be significantly increased)
- fixed the timeout on planetary missions that was using a different timeout value on the transaction panels
- Removed the timeout value from the collect rewards panels on missions that have them. This affects assassination missions - alternate route. Massacre missions - both collect reward panels and planetary disable, hack and scan missions
- Restored reputation check on Hitmen missions
- Reputation scalars now used correctly for gating
- Delivery Scoop mission initial (mission offer) Inbox messages now contain contract elements
- Don't attempt to give cargo on accept for a space mission
- Variable reordering so variables are created before being referenced
- Scoop Missions no longer require the player to scoop ALL of the required cargo before being offered the mission
- Fix rank up notification inbox messages that don't contain an animation
- Changed the transaction panels on assassination illegal alt route for missed target states so they resemble the mission route they are currently on
- Added in the body address to the post Nav beacon panels for the kill and don’t die wrinkles so they now show the target body
- Stop repeated inbox messages for the same state change in a mission
- Add telemetry to server for reporting mission request timings
- Add the super power perks text to the mission handin screen
- Added in a player killed target control in the missed target states that it was missing from
- Updated mission tip off descriptions
- Fix incorrect event name on a comms array in large scientific 002 so that associated missions will progress properly
- Skimmers should now always be marked as mission target if appropriate
- Ensure that mission cargo is marked correctly for that mission
- If the cargo unit we are ejecting is for a mission and we're an NPC, don't abandon the mission
- Make alternate branches in massacre missions a choice
- Make sure that massacre conflict missions have a hand in target
- Don't Die wrinkle now has a change of actually being triggered in Massacre Skimmer missions
- Added Missing String substitutions to planetary Hitman missions
- Massacre skimmer missions should give you negative reputation with the mission giver
- Alternate wrinkles for massacre missions will now correctly update the rep/state/influence of the factions when required
- Alternate wrinkles for massacre missions now correctly spawn the targets in the alternate system, and will send you to the correct places for the reward
- Added permit mission text


Space Scenarios:

- Distress call scenario fixes
- Prevent training level asteroids from jumping about when the game is unpaused
- Increased ship variation for terrorist leader
- Terrorist archetype now prioritises military targets
- Update spawning ambient AI in normal space, and add powerplay ships when at stations, nav beacons and RES locations
- Increased ship variety for political assassination targets
- Make more explicit use of security levels for generating police in supercruise
- Fix for dropping out at a USS not spawning the USS objects
- Added with bodyguard variants of trader and smuggler scenarios for missions
- Added more player events to scenarios
- Change how USSs are spawned so it is no longer simply time based, location is a factor
- Add a sine wave signal to POI turrets
- Add a clamp to prevent wars in systems with few planets creating no conflict zones
- Fixes to loadouts and behaviours in the rescue scenarios
- Fixed credit reward for routing a cap ship in war zones to 150000
- Show "shipping lane" instead of "deep space" when in supercruise in a shipping lane


Surface Scenarios/POIs/USSs

- Prevent collectibles on surface falling through the floor for non-authority clients
- Fixed an issue where materials would sometimes spawn inside a rock and be untargetable
- Settlement generator health cannot longer go into negative values
- Fix broken skimmer disable points on two settlements
- Unable to scan data points after other player completes settlement fixed
- Fix an issue causing POIs to spawn on steep parts of terrain when they shouldn't be
- Reduce fall off point for deep space POIs so human debris doesn't get found so far out
- Settlement sentry skimmers should avoid crashing into player ships
- Fix for canisters in POIs not replicating
- Don't try to render POIs when the sensors are off
- Make all Skimmers and POI objects detectable by ground sensors only by default, we don't want ships picking them off from the skies without having to work for it. Note that anything firing at the player will still show up and be target-able back - note that POIs can still be discovered from ships
- Collisions with skimmers are now also extremely disruptive to ships, hitting one will cause a temporarily loss of drives and shields - don't do it
- Extend time ships can fly over settlements before they get fines and bounties
- Cargo in a POI now has the correct legality flag set and is also marked as mission cargo if needed
- Settlement point defence capability upgraded
- Lower range at which buggy can target things
- Tweak skimmer armour resistances for boss
- Refresh vouchers when claiming a scan, so we can immediately see the voucher that was generated
- Don't allow skimmers to respond to accidental hits from their allied turrets
- Added a beacon light to certain data links so that players are attracted to them
- Skimmer disablers added
- Added point defence systems for settlements and bases
- If you leave a trespass zone while hostile, show a different message than leaving it while not hostile
- Rebalance on data point drops: quality and quantity
- Balance pass on low level scenarios that can be found as USS in shipping lanes. More Threat 1 opportunities for low ranking combat ships
- Fixing under staffed skimmer zone
- Added signal descriptors to ship wrecks
- Don't spawn materials when it should be seeds
- Load the correct physics soundbanks on datalinks/points
- Added in a greater variety of commodities to the POIs so the players see something other than tea
- Fix where the POI search can get stuck between the terrain bounding boxes and unable to progress beyond the initial placement
- Remove factions from systems that cannot generate scenarios - ie: systems without any bodies in them.
- Added ship voice notification when a mission specific USS has spawned
- Fixed Mining fragments being too quiet
- Fixed missing textures on wrecked Diamondback and Eagle ships
- Difficulty for one of the USS distress call scenarios does not reflect the actual difficulty fixed
- Increased audio memory pool to allow two capital ships to have audio
- Added a fence to the mining laser probes
- Fix various fixed event scenarios, ships now move and have chatter
- Added in audio feedback for when a Nav beacon scan returns stellar data
- Set the number of microresources chosen for planets to the correct number
- Ensure planetary material distribution is the same as in 2.0
- Decals added to Large Wreckage

Docking Computer:

- Screen violently shakes when using the Standard Docking Computer to dock at a Planet Port fixed
- Auto Docking module occasionally crashes ships on planetary stations fixed

Weapons:

- Fixed issue with incorrect firing mode assigned to gimballed fragment cannons
- Increased the heat damage of small beam laser slightly
- Explosive damage more effective against shield generators
- Increased torpedo damage
- Increased mine ammo capacity and hardness piercing
- Increased damage from missiles
- Increased ammo capacity for dumbfire missiles
- Re-evaluate default missile guidance parameters so that they make more use of lookahead further out
- Reduce the splash damage for dumbfire missiles so they're not overpowered against surface targets
- Fixed hardpoints deployed audio being spammed by ships that are in the process of landing/docking
- Point Defense Turrets should only damage their target or submunitions
- Fix Point Defense Turret parameters so they're a bit more accurate
- Chaff no longer blocks advanced scans and so is less of a catch-all defence
- Rebalanced torpedoes to be much tougher but slower
- Tweaked point defence turrets to fix a fire rate issue and increased hardness piercing of dumb fire missiles
- Make sure that beam weapons don't cause crimes when they're not supposed to
- Stop submunitions being teleported for a frame in some circumstances
- Target-Only turret mode changes:
- It will now stop firing when blocked correctly, and can be activated while blocked and will not fire until the shot is clear
- Target Only now has the same rules as Fire At Will and cannot cause crimes under any circumstances when accidentally hitting things other than the intended target. Crimes for hitting the intended target apply as normal
- Correct an exploit where rapidly switching target several times during a bullets' flight would allow damaging a target without aggro
- Replace legacy weapon variants with their defaults, along with some credits and materials to offset the inconvenience
- Increase heat generated per shot on rail guns
- Reduce heat sink ammo by one
- Overhaul of mines for a mix of balance and fixes:
- All mines now use Proximity versions rather than the slightly unreliable homing variants, and now have much bigger shiny explosions that better telegraph how dangerous they are
- Mines now have the same module-stripping blast damage as missiles
- Mines are now targetable by point defences, and have a little more health
- Increased ammo on medium mine launcher (doubled)
- Synthesis damage boost now adds a multiple of the base weapon damage rather than the damage after engineers have run their magic. To avoid some nasty multiplicative stacking issues we've seen
- Assorted buffs/fixes/rebalancing to missiles:
- Speed of Seeker missiles increased from 450 to 625.
- Speed of drunk (packhound) missiles increased from 400 to 600.
- Speed of Dumbfire missiles increase from 600 to 750.
- Blast radius of small seekers and dumbfires increased to be in line with mediums (50% boost).
- Hardness piercing of small seekers & dumbfires plus drunk missiles brought up to intended levels and consistent with medium (100% boost).
- Base damage and hull/module split of all missiles increased as intended, approximately a 40% increase to hull damage and 120% increase to module damage.
- Missiles now take an extra two point defence shots to bring down, but are still easily shot!
- Some impact effects rebalanced in light of new material change
- More optimisations (Cannon in particular)
- Slightly increased damage and fire rate of turreted weapons so that they're more in line with the damage progression from fixed to gimballed
- Fixed the missing confusion stat from the new gimballed weapons we recently added
- Buffed cannons effectiveness without changing their DPS.
- Remove damage fall off completely. They'll now do their full damage up to their maximum range
- Slightly increase projectile speed so they're easier to use at range
- Increase armour piercing so they get to apply they're full damage to even larger ships than before
- Slightly increase their chance to breach the armour and increase the module/hull damage split when they do
- Feedback tweaks to torpedos:
- Torpedos now have a 2.5 second arming time rather than their previous 0.5 second. When hitting a target before arming they will deal no damage and self destruct in a small puff
- Torpedos now inherit the speed of their launching ship for the first few seconds of flight, before dropping to a 250m/s cruising speed. These two changes give them an effective minimum range of about 700m+ depending on ship speeds, and also means that you won't be running into the back of your own torpedos!
- Some mining laser effects are offset - now fixed
- Halve firing heat from missiles
- Ensure that projectile scaling is used for initial shots even if there is no custom VFX associated with the weapon they're fired from
- Fix incorrect target tracking from causing torpedos aimed at sub-targets to deviate and lock on to inappropriate targets, in this case the signal of a planetary POI!
- Fixed incorrect mass values for new 2.1 weapons


Controls:

- Removed gamepad controls from keyboard and mouse scheme
- Removed some telemetry that is sent when every someone changes a control binding
- Axis bindings were being implicitly cast to button bindings fixed
- Turned off Yaw into Roll by default on controller schemes
- Mouse cursor visible when using HOTAS
- Don't force rotation correction on when we land on the planet surface - it only makes sense in a space station
- Fix being unable to use control keys to look at the cockpit panels whilst launching from dock
- Fixed throttle setting itself to zero when exiting from hyperspace or super cruise while the game doesn't have focus
- Add info message on cargo scoop retraction
- Fix an issue where is you have multiple Xbox controllers, only one of the controllers will work
- Fixed several issues with how the SRV was handling mouse input
- Added controller preset for Thrustmaster HOTAS 4

Galactic Simulation:

- Fix an issue when you had exactly -35 rep, it couldn't work out your relationship
- Added investment faction state
- Rebalance how player actions and missions count towards the star system's influence caps for the day
- Rebalance how player actions and missions contribute towards faction state and influence buckets
- Additional factors now contribute towards outbreak and famine's buckets
- Added a new "Retreat" state for factions with low influence levels not in their home system
- Significantly changed the "Expanded" state. The Faction's search for another system is now triggered at the end of the expansion's active phase. If the surrounding systems are full, then an expansion might trigger an invasion war if an appropriate defender can be found.
- Added new "Investment" state for factions that have failed to expand, which significantly increases development level for a short time and lets the Faction search a bit further away when they next expand
- The "Lockdown" state now locks down many station services for affected Factions, allowing Commanders to concentrate on helping those Factions' crime control efforts
- Conflicts should now be easier to win, with rebalanced effects of combat actions during conflicts.
- War now only needs a 5% influence difference to win. Civil War and Elections remain at 3%
- When assigning the spoils of war, Ports & Stations that ships can dock at, are now considered more valuable than Planetary Settlements
- Send out Inbox messages when Commander reputation changes past each threshold
- Superpower reputation now affects the rate of change of affiliated Faction reputation
- Fix background sim consequences for crimes other than piracy or murder and to consider both the victim faction and the faction that controls the jurisdiction of any crime
- Local news articles have been improved for many states, including which system a Faction has just expanded into!
- Fixed localisation for Commodity and Ship descriptions in local news reports

Markets

- Rebalanced smuggling illegal commodities
- Each star system's current security levels now significantly affects buy & sell prices for legal and illegal commodities
- Significantly increased the effects of faction state on commodity markets availability and prices

Powerplay

- Fixed not being able to defect away from dead powers
- Removed warning about assassins and power change cool down when defecting away from a dead power - there's no penalty to defection here
- Fix Powerplay preparation costs varying during a cycle when Starsystem population varies
- Fix when choosing actions to oppose a Power. Independent powers should now always use the hostile variants against each other in all circumstances.
- Reactivate Powerplay actions in starsystems that have population but no planets

Network/Server:

- Add system X, Y, Z co-ordinates to network log
- Performance & reliability improvements for exploration

SRV:

- Added suspension travel prediction to SRV physics
- After any outfitting web request, update the module boost states from the ship state that the server returns
- Fix for incorrect SRV shadows
- SRV fuel bars do not update in your role panel fixed
- Disabling plot route / select buttons in galaxy map when player is in a SRV
- SRVs can no longer be deployed when their respective Vehicle Bays are disabled
- The select highest threat hotkey can now lock onto turrets and skimmers
- Fixed the cargo scoop hotkey not working in an SRV when close to the ship
- The SRV can no longer be deployed when the ship is in the middle of launching from a port
- The SRV is now refuelled when it docks at a port
- Fix for data link scanner not scanning when the option 'Firing deploys hardpoints' is disabled
- Prevent turret mode being accessible via roles panel when under the ship (or otherwise blocked)
- With drive assist on, moving off forwards at slow speed has long reaction time
- Fix for vehicle turret camera clipping when at max pitch angle
- Drive assist doesn't engage gear to react to throttle if buggy is slowly sliding fixed
- Fix for the buggy rolling when it shouldn't, automatic handbrake only disengages when a drive/reverse input is received
- Ship oxygen supply no longer depletes while the player is out of the ship (i.e. in a buggy)
- Fix detection of high-speed collisions when two buggies collide
- Fixed wheel motion blur rendering
- Fixed Forward Only throttle issues with dead zones on the buggy
- Fix incorrect physics collisions with wheels
- When broadcasting text chat to /local, send to all ships/vehicles in the current session, regardless of range, visibility, etc (SRVs were not previously receiving chat from ships)
- Tri-mesh vs. wheel stability improvements, wheels won't clip through walls anymore, rolling looks better
- Now if your ship makes contact with your buggy while landing, it'll fly away. If you drive under the feet of someone elses landing ship, it'll crush you
- Added tyre tracks
- Fixed SRV turret mouse pitch axis being inverted by default
- Allow transfer of stolen cargo from buggy to ship
- Incorrect distance shown from targeted location after deploying SRV fixed
- Fixed buggy wheel thrusters not animating while in the photo camera
- The Turret mode does not scan targets. Meaning you have no information of health or shields - fixed
- Added support for dirtying the buggy wheels according to the planet's dust colour
- Fixed the buggy trying to run away while the game is paused or doesn't have focus
- Fixed SRVs getting stuck in the cargo bay when deploying from the perspective of other clients
- Role panel shows 0 buggys available when you restock SRV via the restock screen fixed
- Fixed the buggy going rogue while the photo camera is active during buggy deployment
- Fixed the throttle showing negative zero while stationary and improved buggy behaviour while the photo camera is active
- Fixed dumping cargo near a settlement in a buggy not giving the player a fine
- Fixed escape menu moving during the vehicle boarding animation
- Fixed Radar contacts being visible in the SRV while in turret mode
- Raise up the buggy's garage start position by a couple of metres, to stop it getting embedded in the floor in some garages
- Tweak vehicle cargo hatch behaviour to enable "Cargo Acquired" message in the SRV
- Buggy Turret UI is inconsistent when targeting things fixed
- Small modification to the SRV headlights so that they don’t bleach out the ground so much on some planets
- Add door change messages to the SRV to match what the ship has. Especially useful when opening/closing the cargo scoop while in turret mode
- Let player park buggy in any garage, not just the one for the ship's landing pad. Use compass to lead them to the nearest one
- Fix unsold exploration data and vouchers not always being removed when dying in an SRV and the parent ship has been destroyed
- Prevent repeating handbrake line when stationary
- Fixed very loud Wavescanner inactive weapons sound when close
- Improved board ship icon sound, also mute sound when leaving ship
- SRV lights are not silent when switch-spammed fixed
- Fixed some issues with the turret HUD
- Fixed surface noise volume issues in SRV turret cam mode
- Player can see through their ship while headlooking up during SRV deployment fixed
- Fix for the strange looking muzzle flash on SRV turret
- Make sure that SRV stats update before they are picked
- Stop ship rising to 1km when activating DC over a landing pad
- Make sure we update our heat prop from the SRV as well as the ship, so we don't get repeating heat warnings if we deploy our SRV whilst the ship's temperature is above 100%


Synthesis

- Remove the "No Effect", "Superseded" and "Boost Active" synthesis states, so a synthesis is always available as long as you have the materials for it and you are in the appropriate vessel
- When scanning a micro resource outcrop, up the maximum amount of different types the scan message can display from 4 to 6
- Fix large calibre munitions synthesis not being applicable to cannons
- When applying synthesis boost to the buggy's armour, decrease the damage multiplier rather than increasing it


Supercruise:

- Smooth some issues with supercruise transition
- Made the drop out into glide mode smoother, so there is no teleport backwards
- Speed/distance restrictions for dropping from supercruise now scale with how strong the local gravity influence is - the further from bodies the easier it is to drop out. Statios and most scenarios won't be majorly affected, but things like USSes that appear in deep space, and some Nav beacons are much easier to drop at
- Fixed the safe for drop message not appearing when entering supercrusie in a safe to drop state


Wings:

- Prevent dropping at wing beacons inside asteroids
- Feedback is now given to the player if they send a wing invite to a player already in a wing
- Always show wing commander names above their ships, regardless of them being targeted or not
- Fix when issuing trade dividend vouchers to wing members
- Fix for for a wing member showing as destroyed briefly when they transition to/from supercruise


Drones/Limpets:

- Prospector limpet drone replacement order gets stuck fixed
- Fixed refinery bin list jumping up and down when collecting fragments that are automatically removed from the hopper
- Stop jumping when non-auth drones receive a position update via the network
- Non targeted collection drones should try to return to their ship and find another target
- Drone controller modules are no longer visible on the HUD arcs unless assigned to an active firegroup
- Limpets can now deliver cargo to a hatch which is trying to be any of the 4 open states, rather than having to wait on the door to cycle back to the open scooping state
- Fixed bug where roaming collector drones would re-build after authority transfer as single target drones
- Don't allow further drone launches while another drone controller on the same ship is busy launching a drone
- Prospectors now display asteroid material content as high, medium or low


Stations:

- Shooting a station module will now result in the station registering the hit and becoming hostile
- Improved LODs on the holo adverts outside of stations
- Fix LOD pop on station storage pods caused by greebles being used for large areas of geometry
- Fix LOD pop on station fusion reactor caused by greebles being used for large areas of geometry
- Fixed and smoothed landing pad animations
- Improved textures in hanger to receive lighting correctly
- Fix station name in chat panel
- Fix for matchmaking when starting docked at a surface settlement: players were always starting in a 'fresh' island
- Improved the issue of the station inner dock popping into view
- Add fog to station interior
- Fix the occasional loading into the wrong docking bay
- Added a check if the ship is clear of any landing bays, before classing the ship as "left the station"
- Stations will no longer let you dock if the controlling faction dislikes you

Arena:

- Don't start the CQC backfill matchmaking check timer if we're not in a CQC game yet
- If someone joins a CQC match when the current game has less than 1 minute left, then have them wait on the lobby screen for the next match instead of joining a game about to end
- Added scaling to the schematic models in the empire fighter cockpit
- Fix a possible timing issue where the replication of CQC objects could come out of order, this would cause the splash at the end of a game to show an incorrect result, but the score summary screen which appears later would be correct
- Make sure we don’t mark a CQC game as about to end when it’s in the loading state
- Make sure we keep hold of the spawn point claim in CQC until either we move off the spawn point or we get destroyed, so we don't allow a spawn in the same location
- Fixed issue of not being able to focus on party elements in UI
- Fix an issue with accepting an invite from a player that has since disconnected from you
- Cancel pending lobby invites when we enter matchmaking - players can't join lobbies that are in the middle of matchmaking, so the invite should be invalidated at this point
- Adjusted how teams are set up in CQC games so make them more balanced
- Save the CQC loadouts when you leave the ship select and loadout edit screens, instead of just when we quit the game
- Fix for CQC disconnect bug caused by incorrectly aligned timeouts
- Moved the animating doors on the asteroids map so there isn't a gap that the player can fly through
- Added an extra check to the Matchmaking Lobby to try and catch an odd case of someone not quitting the game after the match has ended
- Make sure we set the CQC user presence string when we start loading into the CQC menu, otherwise it will say we are in open play when we are on the loading screen
- If we detect a CQC game is imbalanced (i.e. only 1 person in deathmatch or a 3v1 in team games) the it will start a 30 second countdown to end the game early. This countdown will be cancelled if someone else joins and balances the game out a bit
- We now give players notifications for when someone joins/leaves/disconnects from the same CQC match that they are in
- Fix drive placement/damagability on empire fighter drives
- Drop 'CMDR' from gamertag when showing score summary as there's not enough room and everyone is a commander on that screen
- If we receive a session error and we are the host to a squad, them make sure to remove the squad from matchmaking to avoid errors of being in the wrong state
- After respawning after dying in a proving ground, make sure the respawn menu is closed
- Fix for the CQC score screen staying up between matches if you have it open when the match ends
- CQC ShieldBooster multiplier too small, bumped from 4% to 10%.
- Fix an issue when trying to start a game with more players that in supports
- Fix an issue with team sorting, it was possible for the team sorting to happen when we didn't have all the players data, so it couldn't split into teams correctly
- Performance fixes for Arena
- Remove the CMDR from the front of the name in the match summary screen
- Accepting squad invite loading into CQC front end results in error fixed

Private Groups (Xbox)

- Focus of the main GUI window is lost after creating a private group
- The list of players in a private group should open the gamercard when selected
- You lose navigation of Private Groups if you cancel leaving a group fixed
- Fixed losing UI focus after creating a group
- Show user a pop-up message rather than an error when selecting a group search result they're already in


Ship Art:

- Modified trimesh hitcheck for targeting weapons to work on the Cutter
- Fixed hardpoint slot decal renumbering and adjusted thruster on Keelback
- Improved LODS on cargobay for all ships
- Bobble head stem fixes on some ship cockpits
- Added Low LOD lights and fixed clipping issue in Cutter cockpit
- Make sure that landing gear collision is in the right place at the right time
- Type 6 landing gears have some of the pistons broken fixed
- Type 7 landing gears have some of the pistons broken fixed
- Keelback Hardpoint door clips into thruster fixed
- Fixed UV mapping issue on the Cutter large hardpoint insets
- Fixed the landing gear on the Keelback not deploying in sync
- Added in cargo bay door and fixed some hitcheck issues for the Anaconda
- Fix for non shadow casting ship headlights (Anaconda and Cutter)
- Make the struts an interior material so they get the nicer clip plane on the Vulture cockpit
- Four types of generic utility hardpoints for use as Scanners, Shield Boosters etc
- Burning embers on permanent damage now cools off over time
- Fixed greeble issues on the Anaconda
- Fixed Anaconda chair positions and orientations
- Let the Corvette's schematic get smaller when departing a planet surface
- Updated Scratch, Dirt maps etc to improve appearance of damaged states and fix issues with damage appearing on new ships
- Fix for Python hitcheck issue
- Fixed flipped decals on Type 6, Type 7, and Type 9
- Fixed mirrored decal on Diamondback Explorer
- Viper MkIV flipped decal fixed
- Adjustments to Imperial Cutter cockpit to fix some camera and HUD issues
- Fix for incorrect hardpoint doors opening and closing in outfitting on Type 6
- Updated Orca cockpit so bobbleheads don't intersect broken canopy
- Fixed flipped hardpoints on Keelback
- Fixed medium hardpoints were intersecting with the weapon's cage
- Ensure that cockpit exterior textures aren't loaded twice
- Now the Federation Corvette has bespoke landing gear doors animations
- Decal pass on all ships
- Fixed hitcheck for the ASP scout to cover wings
- Some hitcheck fixes on the Imperial Cutter
- Fixed offset shield issues with the Vulture
- Keep clear text flipped on Corvette hull fixed
- Fixed some hitcheck issues with the Orca
- Fixed landing volumes for Asp Scout
- Fixed offset hitcheck on the hauler, also fixed the landing gear hitcheck so that it covers the doors so that the SRV won't drive through them now
- Increased the height of the buggy bay so that it doesn't clip when you look up in the SRV
- Updated the Eagle's top hardpoint to not clip and be able to fire when small weapon is applied
- Updated the Imperial Cutter's retro drive unit so that the particle fires the correct direction
- Fixed stretched texture on the front of the Type 9
- Fixed bone position on the Cutter's rear thrusters
- Fix some issues with Sidewinder landing gear
- Fixed mirrored text and incorrectly rotated light on the Python
- Fixed an AO issue on the Type 9
- Fixed multiple issues regarding the Imperial Eagle
- Viper Paint 'MCV2' LOD issue fixed
- Fix a mesh issue on the Viper


Building Art:

- Fixed some flimmering decals on buildings
- Fixed offset collision on holographics
- Offset the collision more under the external planet port buttresses to stop the top of the SRV clipping
- Fixed missing geometry on a section of the science outpost
- Fixed offset collision mesh for buildings
- Fixed some lodding issues on buildings
- Buildings texture fixes
- Fixed floating decals on buildings
- Extended foundations on the Dome outbuildings to help prevent them from floating over the ground on very bumpy terrain
- Fix various floating buildings
- Added an extension to the entrance ramp to improve access to a crater base if its placed on particularly bumpy terrain
- Removed some rogue ground polygons which sometimes clipped into planetary port hangars
- Fixed intersecting text on low lod of medium sized planetary hangar
- Don't generate small rocks within planetary ports
- Fixed offset UVs on the small planetary landing pad, which was causing textures to pop between LODs

Celestial Bodies:

- Prevent rings intersecting moons
- Make sure that a ring is not completely invisible
- Planet pops in and out of view when close to the edge of the viewport fixed
- Graphics settings-dependant rocks now placed near existing rocks to maintain patch layout, so that graphics settings now only affect the general density, rather than the pattern of placement
- Small surface rocks now generate right up to and around settlements
- Game is not waiting for physics terrain to be ready on start-up at planet fixed
- Reduce the green component of the starlight starting with surface temperatures greater than 8000K. This moves the colour scheme more towards the expected colour range for O-B stars
- Reduce the maximum brightness from the star so that not every system follows the full range. This is a loose guard to stop dim stars with a nearby frost line from having high-albedo planets in over bright conditions
- Fix the desaturated starlight target - it had been transitioning to full-grey instead of a fraction of the true/conventional colour mix
- Fix a bug where patch lighting wasn't being generated and causing planets to render at low detail
- Disable the terrain depth prepass render nodes when the player isn't on near/on the planet surface
- Ejecta crater basins, edges, and multiring regions play nice with each other - the subsequent craters in the array should (mostly) stamp out the previous ones
- A layer of noise from crater basins has been removed as it misbehaves for planets with large radius
- The europa line depths have been exaggerated for large planets
- Various optimisations for planet surface rendering
- Add a very low terrain option for use in environment map captures
- Optimisations for weapon effects on planet surfaces
- Improved LOD management over distance
- Enable asteroid shadow casting in ultra quality settings
- Put the rocky/metal asteroid shaders into the correct FX list, there's no need for them to be doing any forward rendering
- Add high quality bloom settings and preset updates for new bloom settings. Currently enabled for ultra and high presets for Win64 and OSX, and also enabled for Xbox One. The previous bloom has been kept in as a cheaper medium setting
- Colour re-balance and general housekeeping for Rocky asteroid rings.
- Changed billboard colour to better match "real" rocks
- Tweaked billboard normal to give better surface detail
- Tweaked fog effects when in ring to add more "atmosphere"
- Balancing pass on Metal and Ice asteroid rings:
- Billboard diffuse textures tweaked to remove shading.
- Billboard colour matched to "real" asteroid diffuse better.
- Billboard normals given more detail.
- Ring fog boosted and balanced for greater atmosphere.
- Ring distant specular brought down into sensible ranges as much as possible
- Transition from distant ring to close up ring (in supercruise) improved to be more visually pleasing
- Fix for large surface rock rotations not matching the correct settings
- Enable asteroid SSS at medium material quality
- Change to help reduce the brightness of ice ring systems
- Texture generation workload size is now increased during System Map loads to compensate for vsync
- Fix environment map null render logic
- Fix black strip artefacts on planets
- Tweak shadow bias settings for planetary approach on ultra to reduce some blocky artefacts
- Fixed non-linear depth for stars and planets
- Fix AO artefacts due to precision issues on terrain patches
- Prevent light showing through planets that use lookup tables for atmosphere scattering, like gas giants
- Implemented alternative technique for baked shadow calculation that removes precision issues. This fixes patchy shadow artefacts on large planets
- Fix an issue where planets were using the wrong lighting when rendering sometimes
- Improve LOD calculation for surface patches
- Replace the authored ring detail texture with a generated texture which is unique for every ringed planet and does not tile
- Scale frequency of detail texture on planet rings so that rings of differing breadths have uniform detail effects
- AMD optimisation for terrain patch generation
- Asteroid billboards are now deferred. This means that the ring fog is able to interact with them correctly
- Changed how planet rings shadow. They now receive more realistic, much less diffused planet shadows. Rings background occlusion values have all been boosted as well
- Fixed the asteroids in the ring sometimes not appearing when dropping out in them
- Planet base dust is now driven from blended surface material colour
- Stop shield geometry being drawing into the environment map (was causing the planets to turn blue sometimes)
- Fix an issue where stellarforge live objects would not get a FOR shift it it happened the same frame as a location transfer, this would mean the live objects would be a few km out of position
- Fix star glow effects
- Only apply depth bias to non-miniature stellar bodies
- Stop star glow effects depth testing incorrectly
- Shader fix
- After a location transfer, make sure to add the asteroids to the new asteroid octree, otherwise they wouldn't appear on the radar
- Fix some unsightly miscoloured rocks/dust/decals that can display briefly when transitioning between cruise and normal flight while we're still waiting for the planet surface colour to be calculated
- Kill solar flare particles and particle emitters when we move far away from a star
- Are you still reading these patch notes?


Render:

- Fix lens flares from clipping against near plane
- Fix stereoscopic display resolution issues when using borderless window
- Fix for normal maps having an incorrect format in Win64 resource builds
- Add additional options to frame limiter and increase accuracy
- Stop beam laser light sources from flickering
- Added new VR High and Low graphics options
- Fixes for particle visuals when shadows are set to the lowest setting
- Decal rendering optimisations
- Disabling the GUI now dims the HUD lights
- Improved default HBAO settings and fixed reading settings from the graphic configuration XMLs
- Fix AO quality presets for Windows
- Changed how the size for HBAO quarter res elements was calculated in order to avoid any additional aliasing
- Added scaling for the AO radius based on the distance to the camera. This ensures that we get some HBAO contribution on far away objects in large scenes (such as station interiors and settlements).
- Environment map blending optimisations
- Rebalanced shadows for all quality levels and profiles
- Fixed the light diffusion on lit dust
- Clear any pending terrain queries when we shut down or deactivate. Make sure we sample the terrain less often if we're on a ship
- Asteroid billboard optimisations to bring performance back in line with the old forward rendered billboards
- Star rendering optimisation
- Fix frame of reference shifts for trail decals
- Missing arrival effects for ships dropping from supercruise to normal space fixed
- When dropping out of supercruise at a USS, make sure that the motion lines have a sensible direction


VR/3D:

- Fix HMD cockpit position for ships
- Fix VR performance issue in glide mode
- Fix for no head look when in hyperspace
- Updated the main menu hangar
- Fix headlook not working when playing on a 3D TV
- Make 3D mode revert to off when options attempt to set HMD when it is not present
- Update hangar VR cameras

Steam:

- Instead of always blocking the "shift+tab" button combo for the steam overlay, look up the current steam users steam overlay binding and block that key combo in game

Stellar Forge:

- Rename some duplicate star systems
- Capitol is no longer a water world
- Change StellarForge population to match system data in LHS 2819
- Renamed CEECKIA ZQ-L C24-0 to Beagle Point
- The authored Naraka system has been renamed to Arbuda
- Renamed EACTAINDS GN-W C1-6 to Rendezvous Point
- Renamed duplicate HR 6946 to Mammon

Localisation:

- Updated translations
- Fix for errant 'location' text field not being translated
- Use localised strings for star types that previously weren't
- Fix some localisation issues with the training scenarios
- Localised Galnet's Powerplay prediction
- Adjusted ship name to cover 2 lines instead of 1 in the shipyard

Xbox One Specific:

- Fix physics crash with overheating ship and fuel scooping
- Fix softlock entering or leaving supercruise
- Fix error retrieving star data when the data hasn't loaded yet
- Add option to hide user's presence in rich presence
- Unable to see any notifications in the top right panel about the flag in CTF fixed
- When a player is invited into a game, try to use your squads suggested team as your suggested team, this should help the xBox backfill matchmaking make better team suggestions for new members
- Allow comms to remain open between squad mates until a CQC game starts, then it will switch over to team comms. After a match has ended it will go back to squad comms
- Fix issue with player being kicked if they're Live data wasn't properly initialised as the session was being created
- Activate panel controls while focussed on the scanner panel for consistency - can now use pad B to exit the focus
- Docking computer activates hardpoints and fires at station without player input
- Always show the friend options popup, even if the only options are Show Gamercard and Back. This is less confusing than just automatically showing the gamercard in some situations
- Add greater facility for binding controls
- Prevent unlocking ship-killing achievements by killing skimmers
- Fix full gamertag not being shown when targeting wing wake
- Made space for gamertag in CQC menus able to fit 15 characters wide
- To the right of Arena on Main Menu are links to Training Videos, these block Controller Navigation to Comms Contacts fixed
- Various UI performance optimisations
- Enabled HBAO by default on Xbox One
- Fix issue with video player when coming back from constrained mode
- Friends and Private Groups: Pressing B with a friend selected backs out of friends completely instead of just the sub-menu fixed
- Fix system request error
- Reject profiles as soon as they are signing out and sign out is not being deferred to prevent soft lock
- Fix threading issue when leaving wing while suspending
- Controls Help text has a Translucent black backdrop which in some instances fixed
- Prevent button mashing putting context menu appearing anywhere
- Correctly handle "Show Gamercard" option on Groups page
- Fixed incorrect prompt for classified camera mode in SRV
- Enable Menu Groups should default to false, so it doesn't affect (most) people's custom controller bindings
- Reduce stall created by system map info panel update on xbox: now info panel is updated only when camera stops moving, allowing faster navigation above objects without lagging
- System map / bookmarks : hooking up B button to exit drop down menu or popup if displayed
- Fixed incorrect preset graphics error
- Enabled station fog on XBox
- Fix aliasiing on deferred shadows
- Fix another potential ESRAM aliasing issue with the HBAO node
- Fix for potential ESRAM aliasing between the schematic and blur nodes
- Decal rendering optimisations


Engineers

- Renamed advanced armour to be consistent with the hull reinforcement upgrades with the same effect
- Top level module selections listed as 'Other' for both module options at Qwent Research Base fixed
- Fixed modified jitter stat off-by-one problem
- Implemented blueprint sorting
- Removed special effect warning from 'view cost & generate' pop-up and fixed the non-localised string
- Refresh engineer data after discarding
- Add generic "You've learned some information about a new engineer, $#name;. Check your log for more details." message when unlocking a new engineer to notify players of a change
- Adjust timers for mass lock munitions and both Choke Canister (Ion disruption) and Shift-lock canister for making more sense of their buffs and a longer immunity period
- Fix misnamed parameter which was causing locked recipes to appear unlocked
- Change default class of module assumed for pinned recipes in commander log to take into account that we don't have class 1 engines
- Overhaul Feedback Cascade: Now rather than breaking the shields, will inhibit the shield cell to only heal 10% of what it otherwise would do, and will deal direct damage to the shield cell bank equal to half the weapon damage
- Fixes to the donation popup button
- Known Engineers 'Sort Results' options are not sorting 'By Access Level' correctly fixed
- When the recipe pinned for an engineer changes, the commander log does not update fixed
- Fixed incorrect string for long range recipe
- Double amount of micro resource inventory capacity from 300 to 600 on physical and 100 to 200 on data
- To help players find crafting resources, UI's displaying Engineer recipes now have a 'tooltip' for each ingredient
- Fixed the 'removed effect' box sometimes not appearing on crafting UI
- Added loc strings for 'Where are my pinned recipes' helper popup
- Added popup explaining where pinned recipes can be found
- Fixed flickering UI when showing engineer popup with a face/text combo
- Added text field to the level progress to describe the unlock condition e.g. "Buy Modifications"
- Added an appropriate spinny 'wait' UI state while the modification is being rolled
- Fixed crafting UI not rendering text in Russian
- Add a resistance to heat-adding weaponry (Thermal Shock and Retributors primarily) so that the hotter the target already is the less effective they become, one or two weapons are still effective, without 6-8 being totally out of the park. It should still be fairly easy (though harder) to push ships into module damage, as they start reaching hull damage diminishing returns will kick in severely. becoming immune to these effects at 300% heat or higher, preventing the 8000%+ cases we've seen
- Added some schematics for Engineer bases
- Added Engineer ident audio
- Help information on the Potential Outcome menu does not disappear if you exit completely out of the screen by pressing 'B' fixed
- Recipes should now be referred to as blueprints
- Don't show progress bar when at maximum level - now applies in commander log as well as workshop UI
- Bias the rolls for engineer-crafted items, following several factors:
- Existence of a special effect tends to mean you rolled nearer the top of the ranges
- Items tend to be more consistent in extremity of positive and negative mods when both exist
- Rolls are now biased towards slightly above centre as a baseline
- Removed some of the common materials so there isn't quite so many different ones to collect
- Fixed Shield Booster recipe modifiers that made them affect hull rather than shield
- Added engineer ident to services welcome animation
- Tweak drop rates of data materials from basic scanning ships and add PowerPlay archetypes to loot tables to make sure the drop materials
- Fix capping on bounty donations
- Fix incorrect invite progress for stat based invites
- Pressing UI_SELECT to skip the engineering animation will no longer continue on to select a Nav button
- Fixed bug where the recipe list on the 'Apply, are you sure' popup would have items that are vertically too large
- Buttons should not be active when you have 'No Engineer Selected' in the Engineers interface
- Fix a bug spotted in stat displays for Mechanics where the difference value for stats shown as absolutes (primarily damage resistances) used the total value, not the difference
- Made the removing modification dialog box bigger
- When the recipe has no side effects we show a "This Recipe has no side effects" and the None state in the UI
- Opening the Known Engineers page whilst crafting an Item will cause the Item to be lost
- Fix to make sure we always send inbox notifications when sending engineer invites on login
- View Engineer Menu is Opaque and isn't navigable after hitting Launch while being in your hanger fixed
- Check that the player owns Horizons before sending out engineer invites
- The Engineers workshop UI will now show a box describing the effects of any previous modifications being removed
- The 'Preview' button is now focused by default when pressing right (it was focusing on the new recipe tooltips before)
- Fill in engineer relationship history
- Allow reputation to be earned from other sources than generating upgrades
- Fixed players being unable to pay fines or hand in bounties for engineer factions.
- Fixed the locking of station services at engineer bases checking for the incorrect relationship threshold
- Make sure that blueprints are locked off to the appropriate ranks
- Can't navigate to Donate button at Engineer Workshop with Controller, focus is locked on Back
- Engineer modified modules showing incorrect percentage fixed
- Prevent the player from backing out of the outcome panel after retrying a craft
- Remove Modification does not update UI
- Don't try rendering an icon as a localised string


Avatars

- Adjusted avatar constraints for dictatorship and prison colony mission givers of Alliance and Independent mission givers
- Alliance/Independent Dictatorship and Prison Colony now use all of their accessories
- Male geometry and skinning refined to help prevent neck intersection
- Alliance/Independent Communism, Confederacy, Cooperative, Corporate and Democracy governments now have a chance to have a pair of glasses at Allied
- Added longer hairstyle onto the male portrait avatars
- Fixed hair intersecting with certain face shapes
- Adjusted some of the female hair styles
- Added hat for female engineers
- Alliance/Independent Dictatorship government now have a more varied set of accessories to choose from
- Empire Patronage now has a more varied accessory progression
- Corrected a typo so the indie theocracy uses the right kind of jacket
- Fixed inconsistent mission giver backgrounds
- Ensure we don't get odd FOVs for banner textures
- Fix to prevent Lei Cheung's eye deformation when posed
- Added a failure state that will abort a portrait request after a large period of time waiting for a texture to be provided, so the system won't be stalled indefinitely
- Improve the time it takes to generate avatar portraits
- Female Theocracy jacket now has military shoulderpads fixed
- Fixed accessories on female Independent and government constraints
- Blue avatar lighting fix
- Federation Jacket & shirt palettes are always the same fixed
- Enable skullcaps and helmets on Portraits + Engineers


Hyperspace

- Hyperspace is now much bigger to accommodate large ships
- Passing lens flares now fade in rather than 'pop'
- Added more distant stars to create a sense of depth
- Reduced the frequency of nebula models
- Added an extra light


Orbital Cruise

- Fixed one aspect of the glide sequence sounding weird
- Audio: Fix a broken altitude ratio rtpc that was causing some weirdness in the glide sequence
- Optimisations to OrbitalHUD UI
- Are you sure you're still reading these patch notes?


Outfitting

- Added separate outfitting category for mining lasers
- Speculative fix for abrupt stop in audio transition when entering outfitting
- Added stats for vehicle bays
- The outfitting Values Min / Current / Max for jump distance seem to be inconsistent fixed
- Vehicle slots have 'fixed/gimbal/turret' options fixed
- Added a indication that a installed module on a ship is "modified" in outfitting
- Vehicle bay sub slots now check the stock properly, rather than defaulting to "no stock"
- Updated Outfitting resources to point at the correct UI icons per module
- Fix shield optimal strength always being reported as 100 rather than the correct value
- Changed the Outfitting to use 3 rows instead of 4 and updated item styling to accommodate those changes
- Changed Mining Launcher Category Icon to make the text on top of it more readable
- No Indication is given that a installed module on a ship is "modified" in outfitting fixed
- Fixed missing description string for Shield Generator Maximum Hull Mass
- Fixed Missile and Torpedo outfitting category icons being the wrong way around
- Vehicle Bay Slot in Vehicle Hanger doesn't list or show the SRV fixed
- Added rating indicator to a module's name
- When showing context menu, allow LMB on the list to act as 'back'
- Fixed armour piercing stat for mining lasers
- Fix for the wrong top speed and boost speed values being shown
- The first stat item in the footer now changes based on the type of item/slot being viewed
- Fixed module info on read more screen
- Back from Buy & Read More now takes you to actions menu
- Entering the inventory shop default focus was currently fitted item, but requested details on the first item from the list below fixed
- Fixed incorrect life support power draw value
- Ensure the correct Outfitting Band loc strings are used
- Fixes to the way module comparison percentages are displayed
- Outfitting modification info text and indicator overspill
- Outfitting Shop Item - Back from Buy & Read More
- UI was sending the wrong set of module slot IDs for swapping livery item fixed
- Handled text fields with names of modules and module slots better to not go beyond the edge

Ports/Stations/Bases
- Updated Hangar cameras to fit the new Engineer hangars
- Fix for settlement/port voice volumes
- Fixed and edited geometry to hide clipping meshes/bounding volumes on hangar interiors
- The Dweller - Gap under the large biome fixed
- Added Lights to Breakers Yard
- Rocks seen at the back of Felicity Farseers Engineers base in large landing pad hangar fixed
- Fix various pad issues at Pater's Memorial
- Fix engineer rock formations not having the correct colour in supercruise
- Fixed hitcheck on small engineer landing pad
- Reduced volume on one of the loud settlement alarms
- Mix fix for Independent 01 Station Voice
- Fixed offset medium landing pads
- Engineer Garage - Light bones misplaced and missing fixed
- Updated tile rate on Large pad rock material
- Fixed terrain cut out issues causing lad geo to render on top of terrain
- Removed unused material draw call from Medium pad
- Remade Hitcheck for large pad throughout
- Fixed hitcheck on Medium Engineer Pad
- Fixed landing pad allocation message being displayed when boarding at a port from an SRV
- Fixed offset landing pad and floating regolith heaters
- Fixed offset landing pad and rock which was intruding into one of the hangar bays
- Lori Jameson - Large biome is slightly floating fixed
- Fixed areas where rocks were intruding into several hangars
- Broo Tarquin - Landing pads misaligned fixed
- Zac Nemo base - large gap in bridge fixed
- Fixed the large hangar rock wall that had some of its exterior mesh showing through
- Heri Tani - Floating geometry fixed
- Fix light orientation on large landing pad
- Landing pads will now play ambiences which fit to their parenting station
- Fixed broken security alarm sound
- The Dweller - Gap under the small biome fixed
- Raised two of the most problematic hangers a few meters which seems to improve the situation inside with seeing rogue terrain patches
- Added Terrain and DepthBlocker meshes, so that if we are looking at a pad displaying a lower LOD, and the pad animates, we see a hole through the terrain
- Fixed Zfighting on the landing pads
- Fix for settlement rocks appearing white
- Upgraded some settlements and added new ports so Factions can be interacted with in some newly colonised starsystems
- Fix a bunch of mining extractors around ports without model override
- Updated the audio crowd control to use 16 min and 60 max dispersion for Audio Settlements
- Make sure we are unregistered with the right planet port voice manager rather than whichever is closest
- Changed the minimum and maximum values for crowd point dispersion in settlements. This will allow the crowd system to scale better with the different settlement sizes and prevent clusters of audio objects in small settlements
- Minor change to weighting and volume of a very annoying radio chatter line
- Fixed terrain depth blocker on the medium landing pad surround
- Added Lights to the Bridge Lift Section and Bridge Lift Top meshes
- Added LODs to Breakers Yard
- Bridge section art resources updated
- Able to drive/fly through various giant drill parts in Pater's Memorial
- Structures not properly meeting the ground at Palin Research Centre
- Liz Ryder base - remove weapons range decals
- Dekker's Yard base building not flat with ground
- Flickering texture on side of building at MacCurdy Arsenal fixed
- Set up engineer garage reverb zone and prototype
- Fixed issue with Landing Pad 7 with clipping terrain
- Moved dock 6 slightly to stop the clipping between the interior of the hangar and the large tower
- Fix for settlement ambiences not being heard on Engineer Bases
- Fix missing textures and add LODs for Prospectors Rest
- Fix for settlement security voice events and problem with offset
- Navigation Panel indefinitely tries to scan Engineer Base for SubTargets
- Updated UVs on Pillars and Walls
- Fixed invisible ceiling
- Improve the depth blocking placement on the majority of hangers
- Added another indie flight controller variant
- Improvements to Alliance 02 flight controller
- Planet port voice factions now match their ATC counterparts
- ATC won't welcome you until you've taken off from terrain if landed on a planet and not docked
- ATC lines are suppressed whilst landed on a planet, apart from hostile messages, hostile hails and docking requests
- Docking request messages now stop welcome hails from playing after them
- Added detail pass and polish to medium neutral hangars
- Added detail pass to high tech medium hangars
- Polish of large rundown hangars
- Fix for flight controllers not being loaded on some rich stations
- If we don't let the player request boarding to a port from an SRV because we're too close to our ship, make sure the ship voice tells them their request has been denied


Headline Audio Features:

Audio - Flight controller voices on starports, planet ports and engineer bases
Audio - Ambient radio chatter when close to starports and planet ports
Audio – SRV combat music
Audio – SRV voice alerts
Audio – Settlement security voice and alarms
Audio – Planet port ambient Tannoy voice announcements


Audio Support for Main 2.1 Features

Audio – sounds for all engineer related screens
Audio – support for missions screens
Audio – Engineer base ambiences
Audio – new ambiences for underground docking bays
Audio – Audio sweeteners and changes to reflect the dynamic properties of the weapons
Audio – support for new POIs/USSs
Audio – support for new collectable items/materials
Audio – Audio support for new weapons: Huge multi-cannon, pulse and beam lasers, and large multi-cannon
Audio – support for USS scanning

Additional Audio Features:

Audio – Added more Starport voices
Audio – Added Wavescanner volume slider to audio options
Audio – added SRV handbrake sounds and Voice alert (which can be switched off)
Audio – added SRV boarding alert sound (pings when in the correct position to board ship/port)
Audio – Added audio for modules powering up
Audio – SRV headlights
Audio – Manual shield deactivation sound (different to forced deactivation in combat)
Audio – Discover scanner is now audible on other ships at close range

Improvements, Bugs and Mixing

Audio – Improvements to port and settlement ambiences
Audio – Improvements and additions to reverbs on settlements and planet ports
Audio – Various skimmer improvements
Audio – Numerous tweaks to SRV audio
Audio – Improved Anaconda and Type 9 boost sounds
Audio – Wave scanner “man-made” sound, is now separate sounds for Generator, Mining area, and Ship/SRV
Audio – Numerous bug fixes

Technical

Audio – Various improvements to memory management and soundbank loading
Audio – New fancy system to manage distribution of sound emitters over the area of a settlement or planet port (internally called Audio-Crowd-System!)
Audio – updated Wwise to v2015.1.5
Audio – numerous optimisations to voice count, and compression settings

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Beta 6 Update


Stability Fixes

- Fix a crash from a missing texture while in VR
- Fix a crash in the animation system
- Fix softlock when disconnected from the server
- Fix softlock if trying to render a null texture page
- Fix a crash that can happen when exiting the game if a POI activates the same frame that the POISpawner is killed
- Fix error approaching a surface port
- Guard against a crash when skimmers are killed while a proxy is at a very specific stage of constructing them


General Tweaks & Fixes

- Added Alliance listening post (Cooper Research Centre) to HIP 19072
- Made it so that you can't interdict someone who is in orbital cruise
- Fix a performance issue when wing members are at extreme distances from each other
- Fix incorrect button label when selling exploration data
- Fix for being able to fly though a structure in CQC
- Various text fixes


Missions

- Fix incorrect event name on a comms array in large scientific 002 so that associated missions will progress properly
- Skimmers should now always be marked as mission target if appropriate
- Ensure that mission cargo is marked correctly for that mission
- If the cargo unit we are ejecting is for a mission and we're an NPC, don't abandon the mission
- Make alternate branches in massacre missions a choice
- Make sure that massacre conflict missions have a hand in target
- Don't Die wrinkle now has a change of actually being triggered in Massacre Skimmer missions
- Added Missing String substitutions to planetary Hitman missions
- Massacre skimmer missions should give you negative reputation with the mission giver
- Alternate wrinkles for massacre missions will now correctly update the rep/state/influence of the factions when required
- Alternate wrinkles for massacre missions now correctly spawn the targets in the alternate system, and will send you to the correct places for the reward
- Added permit mission text
- Various text fixes


Engineers

- Allow reputation to be earned from other sources than generating upgrades
- Fixed players being unable to pay fines or hand in bounties for engineer factions.
- Fixed the locking of station services at engineer bases checking for the incorrect relationship threshold
- Make sure that blueprints are locked off to the appropriate ranks
- Can't navigate to Donate button at Engineer Workshop with Controller, focus is locked on Back
- Engineer modified modules showing incorrect percentage fixed
- Prevent the player from backing out of the outcome panel after retrying a craft
- Remove Modification does not update UI
- Don't try rendering an icon as a localised string
- Various text fixes


Weapons

- Ensure that projectile scaling is used for initial shots even if there is no custom VFX associated with the weapon they're fired from
- Fix incorrect target tracking from causing torpedos aimed at sub-targets to deviate and lock on to inappropriate targets, in this case the signal of a planetary POI!
- Fixed incorrect mass values for new 2.1 weapons


Outfitting

- Ensure the correct Outfitting Band loc strings are used
- Fixes to the way module comparison percentages are displayed
- Outfitting modification info text and indicator overspill
- Outfitting Shop Item - Back from Buy & Read More
- UI was sending the wrong set of module slot IDs for swapping livery item fixed
- Handled text fields with names of modules and module slots better to not go beyond the edge


Galaxy Map

- Added markers for bookmarks (these will only apply to newly created bookmarks)
- Bookmarks are now alphabetically sorted
- Added icons to show nested bookmarks (when the bookmark is for an oject lower in the location hierarchy) in the galaxy map and system map
- Fixed a refresh issue on the surface popup info
- Changed the render order for icons and planetary icons to improve visibility


Avatars

- Federation Jacket & shirt palettes are always the same fixed
- Enable skullcaps and helmets on Portraits + Engineers


NPCs

- Stop ship rising to 1km when activating DC over a landing pad
- Stopped AI ships from reversing when in front of target
- Fixed AI head-on attack velocity so it scales properly
- Adjusted AI passing distance when performing a fast fly-by to reduce the possibility of ramming


SRV

- Make sure we update our heat prop from the SRV as well as the ship, so we don't get repeating heat warnings if we deploy our SRV whilst the ship's temperature is above 100%


POIs/USSs

- Set the number of microresources chosen for planets to the correct number
- Ensure planetary material distribution is the same as in 2.0
- Decals added to Large Wreckage


Ships

- Added in re-trigger flags so the ship lights audio event can be re-triggered
- Fixes for boarding clipper in SRV
- Fixes for FDL hitcheck and shield issues


Ports/Stations/Bases

- Fix a bunch of mining extractors around ports without model override
- Updated the audio crowd control to use 16 min and 60 max dispersion for Audio Settlements
- Make sure we are unregistered with the right planet port voice manager rather than whichever is closest
- Changed the minimum and maximum values for crowd point dispersion in settlements. This will allow the crowd system to scale better with the different settlement sizes and prevent clusters of audio objects in small settlements
- Minor change to weighting and volume of a very annoying radio chatter line
- Fixed terrain depth blocker on the medium landing pad surround


Render

- Fix frame of reference shifts for trail decals
- Missing arrival effects for ships dropping from supercruise to normal space fixed
- When dropping out of supercruise at a USS, make sure that the motion lines have a sensible direction

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Beta 5 Update


Stability Fixes

- Fix a server crash with a Curl error
- Crashed ships didn't have a schematic set up for when locking onto them to scan them, causing an assert - default schematic set
- Fix crash closing workshop UI after crafting a recipe
- Fix crash when initialising scaling parameters for a weapon that is in an invalid state
- Fix crash where kinematic data was invalid for mining resources
- Fix error when avatar data was expected, but not present
- Fix audio error when going from planet into CQC
- Don't crash after building a bad string key due to a weird rank value
- In order to investigate softlock in hyperspace jump / supercruise transition, force a crash dump if it has not completed after 110 seconds
- Let the chat UI component look at destination locations if there is no current location. If there is still no location the mission branch message should do nothing rather than attempt to dereference it and crash
- Return plot route limits to 1000 light years to prevent crashing
- Force kill the game if there's a double shader loaded on a non-doubles system - so we get better telemetry if the issue occurs in the wild
- Fix crash applying an upgrade in the Engineers' UI
- Fix occasional shut down crash
- Fix for a hang when power distributors malfunction and in a bad state. Also clamp a few related values that could go out of range briefly
- Fix crash in Anomaly Detected scenario
- Outfitting: Catch for a crash with a missing inventory item

General Tweaks & Fixes

- Rebalance of hyperspace lights to prevent strobing
- Provide a graphics option to adjust UI scale in VR with a maximum and default of 0.7 for Vive and 1.0 for Oculus
- Mouse cursor no longer disappears when using keyboard/gamepad input
- Fixed focusing issues related to the PopUp and various panels
- Added controller preset for Thrustmaster HOTAS 4
- The glow was too strong on the new control/graphics option screen, making text hard to read. Now matched to previous implementation
- Audio: Increase supercruise music fade out time to 4 seconds
- Correctly shutdown the list of FSD countdown voice events during ship swap by clearing the array, so we don't attempt to send a bunch of destroyed events resulting in the FSD countdown missing at times
- Added support to overwrite the audio engine's internal settings for samples per frame and refill buffers. That way players can increase frame rate / reduce the latency to match VR frame rates
- Fixed wonky scrolling behaviour when using gamepad/keyboard on the graphics and control options screens
- Gamma slider setting missing in graphics options fixed
- Everybody docked at Jaques Station has retreated to a safer distance
- Found a better home for some populations and factions from star systems that didn’t have anywhere for them to live
- Ensure portraits are around for any GUI that may live between locations (like the Cockpit GUI)
- Add a workaround for avatar portraits being affected by the GUI colour when it has been changed by the player - it won't work for all values, but should catch most of them
- Renamed some duplicate star systems
- Latest batch of translations added
- Various text fixes


Missions

- We now test against (Mission Giver's) Faction Government as opposed to the (controlling Faction's) Market Government for text and associated variables
- Reward balance pass for missions
- Assassination religious leader (elite) does not have its name overridden in the USS fixed
- Balanced the rewards for elite/allied missions
- Bodyguard USS was setting a different variable for its location, compared to the variable that the inbox was reading. Changed the variables that are set so that it matches
- Massacre Skimmer Panel showing incorrect distance to settlement fixed
- Allow missions to use scaled descriptions on the bulletin board
- Changed the mission timeout to vary from between 1 and 2 days for altruism normal, collect, massacre and smuggle missions
- Changed the base scalar for the mission end time on salvage and planetary missions to be between half a day and a day (at elite, this will be significantly increased)
- fixed the timeout on planetary missions that was using a different timeout value on the transaction panels
- Removed the timeout value from the collect rewards panels on missions that have them. This affects assassination missions - alternate route. Massacre missions - both collect reward panels and planetary disable, hack and scan missions
- Restored reputation check on Hitmen missions
- Reputation scalars now used correctly for gating
- Delivery Scoop mission initial (mission offer) Inbox messages now contain contract elements
- Don't attempt to give cargo on accept for a space mission
- Variable reordering so variables are created before being referenced
- Scoop Missions no longer require the player to scoop ALL of the required cargo before being offered the mission
- Fix rankup notification inbox messages that don't contain an animation
- Changed the transaction panels on assassination illegal alt route for missed target states so they resemble the mission route they are currently on
- Added in the body address to the post nav beacon panels for the kill and don’t die wrinkles so they now show the target body
- Stop repeated inbox messages for the same state change in a mission
- Add telemetry to server for reporting mission request timings
- Add the super power perks text to the mission handin screen
- Added in a player killed target control in the missed target states that it was missing from
- Updated mission tip off descriptions
- Various server data fixes
- Various text fixes


Engineers

- Bias the rolls for engineer-crafted items, following several factors:
- Existence of a special effect tends to mean you rolled nearer the top of the ranges
- Items tend to be more consistent in extremity of positive and negative mods when both exist
- Rolls are now biased towards slightly above centre as a baseline
- Removed some of the common materials so there isn't quite so many different ones to collect
- Fixed Shield Booster recipe modifiers that made them affect hull rather than shield
- Added engineer ident to services welcome animation
- Tweak drop rates of data materials from basic scanning ships and add PowerPlay archetypes to loot tables to make sure the drop materials
- Fix capping on bounty donations
- Fix incorrect invite progress for stat based invites
- Pressing UI_SELECT to skip the engineering animation will no longer continue on to select a nav button
- Fixed bug where the recipe list on the 'Apply, are you sure' popup would have items that are vertically too large
- Buttons should not be active when you have 'No Engineer Selected' in the Engineers interface
- Fix a bug spotted in stat displays for Mechanics where the difference value for stats shown as absolutes (primarily damage resistances) used the total value, not the difference
- Made the removing modification dialog box bigger
- When the recipe has no side effects we show a "This Recipe has no side effects" and the None state in the UI
- Opening the Known Engineers page whilst crafting an Item will cause the Item to be lost
- Fix to make sure we always send inbox notifications when sending engineer invites on login
- View Engineer Menu is Opaque and isn't navigable after hitting Launch while being in your hanger fixed
- Check that the player owns Horizons before sending out engineer invites
- The Engineers workshop UI will now show a box describing the effects of any previous modifications being removed
- The 'Preview' button is now focused by default when pressing right (it was focusing on the new recipe tooltips before)
- Fill in engineer relationship history
- Various server data fixes
- Various text fixes


Weapons

- Feedback tweaks to torpedos:
- Torpedos now have a 2.5 second arming time rather than their previous 0.5 second. When hitting a target before arming they will deal no damage and self destruct in a small puff
- Torpedos now inherit the speed of their launching ship for the first few seconds of flight, before dropping to a 250m/s cruising speed. These two changes give them an effective minimum range of about 700m+ depending on ship speeds, and also means that you won't be running into the back of your own torpedos!
- Some mining laser effects are offset - now fixed
- Halve firing heat from missiles


Outfitting

- Fixed missing description string for Shield Generator Maximum Hull Mass
- Fixed Missile and Torpedo outfitting category icons being the wrong way around
- Vehicle Bay Slot in Vehicle Hanger doesn't list or show the SRV fixed
- Added rating indicator to a module's name
- When showing context menu, allow LMB on the list to act as 'back'
- Fixed armour piercing stat for mining lasers
- Fix for the wrong top speed and boost speed values being shown
- The first stat item in the footer now changes based on the type of item/slot being viewed
- Fixed module info on read more screen
- Back from Buy & Read More now takes you to actions menu
- Entering the inventory shop default focus was currently fitted item, but requested details on the first item from the list below fixed
- Fixed incorrect life support power draw value


Galaxy Map

- Galaxy map, nav panel: web route lines can be switched off again
- System map navigation: fixing route destination icon behaviour when plotting a route to a surface settlement
- System map: fix the target arrow behaviour (displaying it only when an object is an actual target, or when reaching the route destination system)
- Fixed planetary view audio issues
- Fixed system map ambience/music base layer missing issues
- Fixed galaxy map being not centred on last system checked with system map
- Fixed bookmark dropdown menu by removing target action button upon reopening system map of current system
- Facilities of stations missing in System Map fixed
- Fixing galaxy map cargo slider range to make it match previous behaviour (increment by 1T of cargo possible again)


NPCs

- Fixed issues with recalled ships boosting when trying to land
- Tweaked AI pip management
- Fixed AI orientation issue over planets (ships nose-diving into the ground)
- Fixed AI terrain avoidance over planets (was getting very confused over higher G worlds)


SRV

- Fixed surface noise volume issues in SRV turret cam mode
- Player can see through their ship while headlooking up during SRV deployment fixed
- Fix for the strange looking muzzle flash on srv turret
- Make sure that SRV stats update before they are picked
- Stop ship rising to 1km when activating DC over a landing pad


POIs/USSs

- Remove factions from systems that cannot generate scenarios - ie: systems without any bodies in them.
- Added ship voice notification when a mission specific USS has spawned
- Fixed Mining fragments being too quiet
- Fixed missing textures on wrecked Diamondback and Eagle ships
- Difficulty for one of the USS distress call scenarios does not reflect the actual difficulty fixed
- Increased audio memory pool to allow two capital ships to have audio
- Added a fence to the mining laser probes
- Fix various fixed event scenarios, ships now move and have chatter
- Added in audio feedback for when a nav beacon scan returns stellar data

Ships

- Art fixes for Federal Gunship
- Asp Green Apollo paintjob fixed
- Fixed rotated headlight bones and incorrect chair on the clipper
- Fix broken asp and asp scout warning lights
- Main lights on Viper not orientated correctly - Fixed
- Federal Assault Ship shadow is projected incorrectly


Ports/Stations/Bases

- Fixed offset medium landing pads
- Engineer Garage - Light bones misplaced and missing fixed
- Updated tile rate on Large pad rock material
- Fixed terrain cut out issues causing lad geo to render on top of terrain
- Removed unused material draw call from Medium pad
- Remade Hitcheck for large pad throughout
- Fixed hitcheck on Medium Engineer Pad
- Fixed landing pad allocation message being displayed when boarding at a port from an SRV
- Fixed offset landing pad and floating regolith heaters
- Fixed offset landing pad and rock which was intruding into one of the hangar bays
- Lori Jameson - Large biome is slightly floating fixed
- Fixed areas where rocks were intruding into several hangars
- Broo Tarquin - Landing pads misaligned fixed
- Zac Nemo base - large gap in bridge fixed
- Fixed the large hangar rock wall that had some of its exterior mesh showing through
- Heri Tani - Floating geometry fixed
- Fix light orientation on large landing pad
- Landing pads will now play ambiences which fit to their parenting station
- Fixed broken security alarm sound
- The Dweller - Gap under the small biome fixed
- Raised two of the most problematic hangers a few meters which seems to improve the situation inside with seeing rogue terrain patches
- Added Terrain and DepthBlocker meshes, so that if we are looking at a pad displaying a lower LOD, and the pad animates, we see a hole through the terrain
- Fixed Zfighting on the landing pads
- Fix for settlement rocks appearing white
- Upgraded some settlements and added new ports so Factions can be interacted with in some newly colonised starsystems


Celestial

- Fix star glow effects
- Only apply depth bias to non-miniature stellar bodies
- Stop star glow effects depth testing incorrectly
- Shader fix
- After a location transfer, make sure to add the asteroids to the new asteroid octree, otherwise they wouldn't appear on the radar
- Fix some unsightly miscoloured rocks/dust/decals that can display briefly when transitioning between cruise and normal flight while we're still waiting for the planet surface colour to be calculated
- Kill solar flare particles and particle emitters when we move far away from a star

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Beta 4 Update


Stability Fixes

- Fix audio crash for when in SRV when in srv and not loading the network component
- Protect against working on a string that doesn't exist or is empty
- Safe-guard against the render system returning a null texture, if one couldn't be allocated
- Added a failure state that will abort a portrait request after a large period of time waiting for a texture to be provided, so the system won't be stalled indefinitely
- Crash fix for when a projectile weapon turret on automatic hit an object that doesn't know what hit it
- Crash fix when firing a projectile from a weapon equipped to a thing without a targeting system
- Fixed a crash caused by trying to lock on to a target that is dying
- Fixed server error when issuing mission rewards to player's without sufficient storage space
- Fix crash when the location is shutting down and a drone exists without any asteroids
- Crash fix when trying to check ammo prices for restocking a vehicle but the bay is not in an expected state
- Increased rarity values for ice mining commodities so that ice mining
- Fix a server crash generating an unknown body
- Prevent a crash when (somehow) trying to preview a recipe on an incompatible module
- Fix crash if control input is spammed while applying an upgrade
- Fix the cargo spawning so that it replicates the data needed to spawn its cargo, if it gets authority transferred before spawning cargo
- Fix a crash from an ill timed shutdown of UI during the supercruise transition
- Fix memory leak in ambient AI spawning
- Outfitting: fix for crash when viewing vehicle bay inventory


General Tweaks & Fixes

- Fix issue with renaming a generated system changes the system composition
- More changes to address space bound players being matchmade with those on the surface
- Defaulted the main audio output device to XAudio2 as WASAPI seems to cause issues with audio driver exclusiveness (stops the game silencing other apps when it shouldn't)
- Unhide control binding option for rotational correction
- Scanning sound gets stuck if you target something else mid-scan fixed
- Scanning nav beacons will now also trigger the scanning sound
- Fix silent shield break/reform sfx and ship voice lines "Target shields Online/Offline" on none npc ships
- Powerplay background icon smaller than expected fixed
- Fixed issue where UI focus could get lost when navigating the power contact screen without a mouse
- Comms chat history no longer disappears
- Bound UI Back to right mouse button by default
- Adding retreat and investment in galaxy map state filters (and removing anarchy as it it is unused)
- Fixed slight discrepancy between mouse/gamepad input when using the steppers on the munitions screen
- Switch Contacts and Universal Cartographics so that webserver can enable/disable them on a per-station basis
- Galaxy Map: Fixing xml defining jump range in navigation panel
- Galaxy map remembers previous route calculation setting (low fuel / fastest) properly again. Boost mode is not written in the backup value though, so it will reset to economical
- Fixed Silent resources collected GUI
- Fix for Nav beacon morse transmissions being audible in galaxy map
- Various text fixes


Missions

- Updated the Faction (Inf,Rep,State) Rewards and Penalties for completing/failing missions
- After getting the Nav Beacon wrinkle during an Assassination mission and meeting the contact, the contact gave me a Target Body of "Currently Unknown. Scan Required" fixed
- Some optimisations for mission generation
- There is now always at least 2 targets in a massacreskimmer mission
- Fix lack of failed mission icon
- Removed placeholder text from Altruism missions
- Modified text in 'target killed' inbox messages on assassinations so they refer to the target rather than the target's faction
- Collect mission details do not update in Transaction Tab after getting New Destination Wrinkle fixed
- Make military rank progress a bit easier
- Changed the point reputation is removed when the mission is failed - there is now an instant progress that links to the rep change, and to the Failure panel state
- Fix double mission icon in massacre skimmer
- For piracy flag targets, if the target is not a mission target, check if it has a leader and whether that leader is a mission target
- Removed some spurious debug output that was causing a slight stall when opening the mission details popup
- Trimmed the mission complete animation - now much snappier
- Fix an issue where scannable shipwrecks would ignore the fact that they were in a settlement. This meant they didn't link correctly to the tip off for their location
- Add a faction government test so the pesky democracies don't make my greedy corporation shout "For Democracy!"
- Fix the method that determines whether we can see planetary missions
- Added in a massacre rank scalar - targets are now scaled by the rank and the rep, to match other massacre templates. You now get 12-24 targets to kill on elite
- Made it so that a ship spawned for a mission USS will have the correct amount of mission cargo and the cargo will not be marked as stolen if the mission says it should be abandoned
- Added some missing text



Engineers

- To help players find crafting resources, UI's displaying Engineer recipes now have a 'tooltip' for each ingredient
- Fixed the 'removed effect' box sometimes not appearing on crafting UI
- Added loc strings for 'Where are my pinned recipes' helper popup
- Added popup explaining where pinned recipes can be found
- Fixed flickering UI when showing engineer popup with a face/text combo
- Added text field to the level progress to describe the unlock condition e.g. "Buy Modifications"
- Added an appropriate spinny 'wait' UI state while the modification is being rolled
- Fixed crafting UI not rendering text in Russian
- Add a resistance to heat-adding weaponry (Thermal Shock and Retributors primarily) so that the hotter the target already is the less effective they become, one or two weapons are still effective, without 6-8 being totally out of the park. It should still be fairly easy (though harder) to push ships into module damage, as they start reaching hull damage diminishing returns will kick in severely. becoming immune to these effects at 300% heat or higher, preventing the 8000%+ cases we've seen
- Added some schematics for Engineer bases
- Added Engineer ident audio
- Help information on the Potential Outcome menu does not disappear if you exit completely out of the screen by pressing 'B' fixed
- Recipes should now be referred to as blueprints
- Don't show progress bar when at maximum level - now applies in commander log as well as workshop UI


Weapons

- Assorted buffs/fixes/rebalancing to missiles:
- - Speed of Seeker missiles increased from 450 to 625.
- - Speed of drunk (packhound) missiles increased from 400 to 600.
- - Speed of Dumbfire missiles increase from 600 to 750.
- - Blast radius of small seekers and dumbfires increased to be in line with mediums (50% boost).
- - Hardness piercing of small seekers & dumbfires plus drunk missiles brought up to intended levels and consistent with medium (100% boost).
- - Base damage and hull/module split of all missiles increased as intended, approximately a 40% increase to hull damage and 120% increase to module damage.
- Missiles now take an extra two point defence shots to bring down, but are still easily shot!
- Some impact effects rebalanced in light of new material change
- More optimisations (Cannon in particular)
- Slightly increased damage and fire rate of turreted weapons so that they're more in line with the damage progression from fixed to gimballed
- Fixed the missing confusion stat from the new gimballed weapons we recently added
- Buffed cannons effectiveness without changing their DPS.
- - Remove damage fall off completely. They'll now do their full damage up to their maximum range
- - Slightly increase projectile speed so they're easier to use at range
- - Increase armour piercing so they get to apply they're full damage to even larger ships than before
- - Slightly increase their chance to breach the armour and increase the module/hull damage split when they do


Outfitting

- Updated Outfitting resources to point at the correct UI icons per module
- Fix shield optimal strength always being reported as 100 rather than the correct value
- Changed the Outfitting to use 3 rows instead of 4 and updated item styling to accommodate those changes
- Changed Mining Launcher Category Icon to make the text on top of it more readable
- No Indication is given that a installed module on a ship is "modified" in outfitting fixed


NPCs

- Adjusted the shield-down flee behaviour to be less frustrating
- Don't put CG commodities in NPC cargo holds
- Stop hitmen being sent after the player for no reason
- Ignore drones when pirates work out the value of cargo a player has; if players only have drones, pirates will let them go on their way
- Rebalance the tutorials to be reasonable with the new AI


Avatars

- Improve the time it takes to generate avatar portraits
- Female Theocracy jacket now has military shoulderpads fixed
- Fixed accessories on female Independent and government constraints
- Blue avatar lighting fix


POIs/USSs

- Don't spawn materials when it should be seeds
- Load the correct physics soundbanks on datalinks/points
- Added in a greater variety of commodities to the POIs so the players see something other than tea
- Fix where the POI search can get stuck between the terrain bounding boxes and unable to progress beyond the initial placement


Ships

- Display three colour decals correctly (not as two colours)
- Paintjobs assigned correct colours for Crimson Eagle
- Various art fixes for Imperial Eagle
- Fixed minor LOD issue on the Anaconda
- Fixed landing gear audio issues
- Fix for voice lines overlapping
- Fix for bobblehead sound issues
- Fix for ships sometimes being silent
- Rebalanced cockpit lighting after materials were recently upgraded
- Huge optimisations of cockpit lighting in some ships. Lots of fps claimed back without impacting visuals whatsoever
- Warning lighting improved
- Fixed the freefall shepherd tone sound
- Fixed broken paintjobs on the Imperial Cutter


SRV

- Fixed some issues with the turret HUD


Ports/Stations/Bases

- Updated Hangar cameras to fit the new Engineer hangars
- Fix for settlement/port voice volumes
- Fixed and edited geometry to hide clipping meshes/bounding volumes on hangar interiors
- The Dweller - Gap under the large biome fixed
- Added Lights to Breakers Yard
- Rocks seen at the back of Felicity Farseers Engineers base in large landing pad hangar fixed
- Fix various pad issues at Pater's Memorial
- Fix engineer rock formations not having the correct colour in supercruise
- Fixed hitcheck on small engineer landing pad
- Reduced volume on one of the loud settlement alarms
- - Mix fix for Independent 01 Station Voice


Orbital Cruise

- Audio: Fix a broken altitude ratio rtpc that was causing some weirdness in the glide sequence
- Optimisations to OrbitalHUD UI


Render

- Asteroid billboard optimisations to bring performance back in line with the old forward rendered billboards
- Star rendering optimisation

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Beta 3 update


Stability Fixes

- Fix a crash when a proxy POI is killed before it gets to variables initialised
- Fix bad fog shape type
- Fix a crash if the Steam overlay is bound to a key that is named differently than in game
- Speculative fixes to a crash caused by cargo canisters in POIs not having an item set
- Speculative fix for non-Horizon's players being matchmade into inappropriate islands
- Crash fix in for when a weapon with the MalfunctionHit special effect hits a module that can't malfunction
- When a RingCell received a FOR shift, only transfer asteroids between physics worlds if they have already been added to a physics world
- When a POI is deactivated, make sure it kills all the levels it created
- Extra checks added a possible fix for a crash that occurs later in scaleform due to a null texture
- Safe-guard against the render system returning a null texture, if one couldn't be allocated


General Fixes & Tweaks

- Fix a case of moon-ring intersection, this time it was due to a binary moon
- Fixed missing audio on Packhound missiles
- Added support for non-latin characters in Air Traffic Controller callsign generation
- Fixed planet port voice announcements not waiting for their current message to stop playing before counting down the next message
- Fixed missing description for Maia system
- Add game client support for 'tradelist' Community Goals
- Fix for missing audio when scrolling in shipyards
- - Updated Archon Delaine’s commodity production and consumption control system effect to use the same set of commodities as his price reduction control system effect
- No value up or down sounds for sliders in the graphics, controls and audio options fixed
- Various text fixes
- Spanish translations updated


Galaxy Map

- Fixed galaxy map camera initialisation and use default system position to avoid the camera to focus on last searched system
- Fixed scrollable areas on the galaxy map from jumping around seemingly at random when rolling over interactive elements with the mouse
- Reset bookmark route icon when clearing a nav route


Engineers

- Renamed advanced armour to be consistent with the hull reinforcement upgrades with the same effect
- Top level module selections listed as 'Other' for both module options at Qwent Research Base fixed
- Fixed modified jitter stat off-by-one problem
- Implemented blueprint sorting
- Removed special effect warning from 'view cost & generate' pop-up and fixed the non-localised string
- Refresh engineer data after discarding
- Add generic "You've learned some information about a new engineer, $#name;. Check your log for more details." message when unlocking a new engineer to notify players of a change
- Adjust timers for mass lock munitions and both Choke Canister (Ion disruption) and Shift-lock canister for making more sense of their buffs and a longer immunity period
- Fix misnamed parameter which was causing locked recipes to appear unlocked
- Change default class of module assumed for pinned recipes in commander log to take into account that we don't have class 1 engines
- Overhaul Feedback Cascade: Now rather than breaking the shields, will inhibit the shield cell to only heal 10% of what it otherwise would do, and will deal direct damage to the shield cell bank equal to half the weapon damage
- Fixes to the donation popup button
- Known Engineers 'Sort Results' options are not sorting 'By Access Level' correctly fixed
- When the recipe pinned for an engineer changes, the commander log does not update fixed
- Fixed incorrect string for long range recipe
- Double amount of micro resource inventory capacity from 300 to 600 on physical and 100 to 200 on data


Temporary changes to help support testing modified modules balance

- Greatly accelerated the speed of progress through Engineer reputation when crafting recipes
- Changed recipes ingredients to fish
- All Engineers have been taught all recipes
- All Engineers have set up temporary commodity markets to help them sell fish


Missions

- Fix missing timeout element on BLOPs missions
- When spawning a mission USS with a cargo override, only override the amount of cargo needed for the mission instead of all the cargo
- Added some more links in the deserter.chatter so that it will say a few more things when it is interdicted
- Make the planetary race wrinkles work in the same way as the space equivalents
- Fixed an issue where the timeout was set to a different timer compared to what the transaction panels were saying
- Fix some confusing naming on planetary disable missions
- Planetary Rescue Dynamic Scan missions should now be more explicit in its telling the player to go scan the nav beacon after receiving the mission
- Fixed discovery scanner use not updating the assassination missions correctly
- Fixed where the penalties link to in the assassination legal templates - reputations should now decrease properly
- Make sure that timeouts function for the in space assassination mission variants
- Mission no longer uses Tiny Settlement for initial POI
- Planetary Scan missions now send an inbox message after scanning NavBeacon
- Fix altruisms to use demanded cargo, not supplied
- Fixed truncated text on community goals page
- Pirate Lord should use the auto bounty system, not a fixed value across all ranks
- Fix sending the incorrect inbox message after scanning a mission tipoff location


NPCs

- Fix for Pirates being stuck in IdleFlight/PirateThreaten at RESs
- Added missing transitions between Pirate Hunter Hostile Mission Cargo Attack and Idle


USSs/POIs

- Rebalance on data point drops: quality and quantity
- Balance pass on low level scenarios that can be found as USS in shipping lanes. More Threat 1 opportunities for low ranking combat ships
- Fixing under staffed skimmer zone
- Added signal descriptors to ship wrecks


Outfitting

- Added separate outfitting category for mining lasers
- Speculative fix for abrupt stop in audio transition when entering outfitting
- Added stats for vehicle bays
- The outfitting Values Min / Current / Max for jump distance seem to be inconsistent fixed
- Vehicle slots have 'fixed/gimbal/turret' options fixed
- Added a indication that a installed module on a ship is "modified" in outfitting
- Vehicle bay sub slots now check the stock properly, rather than defaulting to "no stock"


Avatars

- Adjusted avatar constraints for dictatorship and prison colony mission givers of Alliance and Independent mission givers
- Alliance/Independent Dictatorship and Prison Colony now use all of their accessories
- Male geometry and skinning refined to help prevent neck intersection
- Alliance/Independent Communism, Confederacy, Cooperative, Corporate and Democracy governments now have a chance to have a pair of glasses at Allied
- Added longer hairstyle onto the male portrait avatars
- Fixed hair intersecting with certain face shapes
- Adjusted some of the female hair styles
- Added hat for female engineers
- Alliance/Independent Dictatorship government now have a more varied set of accessories to choose from
- Empire Patronage now has a more varied accessory progression
- Corrected a typo so the indie theocracy uses the right kind of jacket
- Fixed inconsistent mission giver backgrounds
- Ensure we don't get odd FOVs for banner textures
- Fix to prevent Lei Cheung's eye deformation when posed
- Added a failure state that will abort a portrait request after a large period of time waiting for a texture to be provided, so the system won't be stalled indefinitely


Ships

- Adjusted Imperial Cutter UI elements
- Fixed missing texture in Federal Gunship cockpit
- Micro resources will now trigger the cargo scoop acquired audio
- Make sure that only valid paintjobs can be applied to a ship
- Fix missing LOD geometry on Sidewinder
- Type 9 Squadron LOD paint job issue fixed
- Decals displaying wrong colour scheme when on a Tactical Paint Job fixed
- Decal fixing on Anaconda pirate paintjobs
- Decal colours rectified on Squadron paintjobs
- Decal colours balanced on Asp & Asp Scout Stripe paintjobs
- Decal pass to balance colours for 3 colour setup on various paintjob schemes
- Added new low poly external Imperial chair model and diffuse texture
- Swapped internal and external chair models from DeLacy to Imperial versions on all relevant ships
- Fixed chair blue emissive hue to match cockpits
- Loud element in sidewinder landing gear fixed
- Fixed odd sound effect when placing a bobblehead character, not letters, numbers, or symbols
- Make sure we clear any "Under Attack" notifications sent to the ship voice system, so they don't trigger after combat has ended
- Friendly fire from wing mates no longer triggers "Under Attack" voice line
- Make sure shield break sounds always trigger the aggressive version when requested to be on, and the lighter version when turned off manually
- Module malfunction buffs now both trigger the "Malfunction Attack" ship voice event so it's not confused with the "Module Malfunction" ship voice event
- Engine reboot buff now only triggers either "Thrusters Offline" or "Warning, Engine Reboot" voice events, not both
- Make sure that if a traffic controller is speaking when the player begins their frameshift that we halt anymore notifications and clear the queue, to stop the ship voice from talking over itself


Weapons

- Overhaul of mines for a mix of balance and fixes:
- All mines now use Proximity versions rather than the slightly unreliable homing variants, and now have much bigger shiny explosions that better telegraph how dangerous they are
- Mines now have the same module-stripping blast damage as missiles
- Mines are now targetable by point defences, and have a little more health
- Increased ammo on medium mine launcher (doubled)
- Synthesis damage boost now adds a multiple of the base weapon damage rather than the damage after engineers have run their magic. To avoid some nasty multiplicative stacking issues we've seen


Hyperspace

- Hyperspace is now much bigger to accommodate large ships
- Passing lens flares now fade in rather than 'pop'
- Added more distant stars to create a sense of depth
- Reduced the frequency of nebula models
- Added an extra light


Orbital Cruise

- Fixed one aspect of the glide sequence sounding weird


Bases/Settlements

- Added Lights to the Bridge Lift Section and Bridge Lift Top meshes
- Added LODs to Breakers Yard
- Bridge section art resources updated
- Able to drive/fly through various giant drill parts in Pater's Memorial
- Structures not properly meeting the ground at Palin Research Centre
- Liz Ryder base - remove weapons range decals
- Dekker's Yard base building not flat with ground
- Flickering texture on side of building at MacCurdy Arsenal fixed
- Set up engineer garage reverb zone and prototype
- Fixed issue with Landing Pad 7 with clipping terrain
- Moved dock 6 slightly to stop the clipping between the interior of the hangar and the large tower
- Fix for settlement ambiences not being heard on Engineer Bases
- Fix missing textures and add LODs for Prospectors Rest
- Fix for settlement security voice events and problem with offset
- Navigation Panel indefinitely tries to scan Engineer Base for SubTargets
- Updated UVs on Pillars and Walls
- Fixed invisible ceiling
- Improve the depth blocking placement on the majority of hangers


Stations/Ports

- Added another indie flight controller variant
- Improvements to Alliance 02 flight controller
- Planet port voice factions now match their ATC counterparts
- ATC won't welcome you until you've taken off from terrain if landed on a planet and not docked
- ATC lines are suppressed whilst landed on a planet, apart from hostile messages, hostile hails and docking requests
- Docking request messages now stop welcome hails from playing after them
- Added detail pass and polish to medium neutral hangars
- Added detail pass to high tech medium hangars
- Polish of large rundown hangars
- Fix for flight controllers not being loaded on some rich stations
- If we don't let the player request boarding to a port from an srv because we're too close to our ship, make sure the ship voice tells them their request has been denied


SRV

- Prevent repeating handbrake line when stationary
- Fixed very loud Wavescanner inactive weapons sound when close
- Improved board ship icon sound, also mute sound when leaving ship
- SRV lights are not silent when switch-spammed fixed


Render

- Clear any pending terrain queries when we shut down or deactivate. Make sure we sample the terrain less often if we're on a ship

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Beta 2 update (1.6/2.1)


Crash fixes:

- Crash when attempting to enter Supercruise after scanning a nav beacon
- Fix for crash found in wear and tear component
- Fixed frequent server crash


General:

- Missing collision audio when hitting SRV and Skimmer wreckage with an SRV
- Corvette shield not being in the correct place
- Some planet side POI’s spawning under ground
- General improvements to NPC visuals and their backgrounds
- Engineer invite missions not appearing
- Planet dust VFX now matches terrain colour
- Unable to use mouse input on OSX

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Beta - 1.6 and The Engineers (2.1)


NEW CONTENT/FEATURES (2.1)

- Loot
- Added new commodities for loot/crafting (including ones from ice rings)
- Mining resources can now create materials
- Materials can be spawned inside signal sources
- Materials can be dropped from destroyed ships
- Materials can be dropped from destroyed skimmers
- Encoded data materials added
- Data materials can be scanned from scannable wreckage
- Materials inventory is now split into physical and virtual items
- Added scannable wreckage scenarios and POIs
- Added inbox messages when retrieving encoded loot from various objects
- Crafting
- Allow weapon damage values to modify visual affects
- Experimental effects can be generated on module modifications
- Engineers have module modifications of different types and grades available
- Resources can be used to craft module modifications
- NPC ships can use modified modules
- Engineers
- Added new landing pad types for Engineer bases
- Added new hangars for Engineer bases
- Added bases for each engineer
- Engineer contact history added to stats panel
- Engineer locations can be viewed in the galaxy map (if unlocked)
- Engineers each have their own unlock flow
- New surface material system - improves surface material detail and performance
- New surface salvage items
- Added new surface POIs
- Added NPC patrols near planetary ports and outposts
- NPC encounters can occur near planet surfaces
- NPCs can engage in combat near planet surfaces
- NPC ships can defend settlements and bases


NEW CONTENT/FEATURES (1.6)

- Missions
- New mission board added
- Mission board contacts added
- Contacts have their appearance deterministically generated to reflect various key factors
- Mission givers have a welcome message that reflects the state of the minor faction, their tone and relationship with player
- Display minor faction recovering and pending states
- Missions are now rated by rank, not gated by them
- Reason for mission generation now added as needed
- USSs for missions now positioned in specific locations as appropriate
- Difficulty of missions is factored into reputation requirements (as well as rank)
- Added additional scenarios for missions
- Mission UI now supports showing specific mission ranks (combat/trade/exploration)
- Reward balance pass for missions
- Commodities can be awarded from missions
- Loot items can be awarded from missions
- Special treasure locations can be awarded by completing missions
- Reveal the location of a mission USS when the body is discovery-scanned (or you scan the nav beacon)
- Mission contacts remember if they have encountered you before
- Updated scenarios for missions
- Added new planetary mission types
- Added new scan mission types
- Outfitting UI redux
- Updated hangar cameras to fit new outfitting UI
- Some locations can have unique vouchers from scanning for larger rewards that can't be 'scummed'
- Added huge beam laser
- Added huge pulse laser
- Added huge multi-cannon
- Added large multi-cannon
- Added enhanced performance size 2 and 3 drive modules
- Added VFX scaling for weapon size and damage
- Added huge gimball mount
- Bookmarks: adding bookmark feature to galaxy map and system map. Player is now able to save specific locations (systems, star, planet, stations, surface settlement)
- Added collapsing sections to options screen
- Community goal markers added to galaxy map
- Minor faction state filters added to galaxy map
- Mining scenarios can now spawn in icy rings
- New mining commodities added
- Add traffic density system for generating USSs
- Shipping lanes are created between the primary star, stations, and planets with settlements. Shipping lanes that are too similar to others, or too short, are removed
- Traffic density is calculated based on shipping lane, station and settled planet proximity. This traffic density value alters the probability of USSs
- If you scan a body that has a mission POI on it, the POI will be revealed. The scan can come from the discovery scanner, or from scanning a nav beacon
- Changed data scans to be unique per location, so they cannot be continuously rescanned
- Unlinked minor faction reputation from their parent major faction reputation, now you will be neutral with an Empire minor faction even if you are allied with the Empire major faction
- Added the ability to scan a nav beacon to get the system exploration data for that system
- Added a 'cordial' minor faction reputation level
- Allow cargo to be transferred to a newly bought ship, if it has adequate cargo space
- Add Chopper's Orbital to Phiince system
- Updated translations
- Added named planets from Charity stream
- Added new player group minor faction descriptions
- Player inbox will hold a message until it has been deleted, or 30 days old
- Added Bluford Orbital to LHS 3447
- Canonn Research space science outpost added to COL 285 SECTOR IX-T D3-
- Overhaul & cleanup of how module penetration behaves, to allow multiple hits and various styles of AOE damage. All missiles now use external damage spheres
- Clock added to cockpit's info panel
- Added missing backer station
- Added option to reduce camera shake

- Xbox One: Purchased outfitting content added
- Xbox One: Private group support added


STABILITY FIXES

- Defensive code for preventing crash when starting binding preset is invalid
- Fix crash in nonotonic timer
- Fix zero health error with nav beacon
- Don't throw an error when loading straight to insurance screen
- Fix an error that happens when loading into a session with someone with a shield bank on cooldown
- Fix error when spawning POIs
- Fix a rare crash bug with terrain height map handling (will also benefit load times)
- Don't crash if the cancel button is pressed multiple times in the bindings screen
- Prevent drone control module from possibly being able to shut down while holding game object handles to drones
- Don't crash if there is an overflow for ship lighting rigs
- Fix for error with zero length vector on dust particle lighting#
- Prevent soft locks on start-up for terrain disabled systems
- Fix memory leak in Drone Component if a drone is never activated before being destroyed
- Fix some terraformable meta data mismatches
- Fix crash cancelling control binding
- Fix crash with prospector drone
- Fix Goliath crime component crash
- Added guards to help prevent a Capital Ship related crash
- Ensure that the variable for boost cost is initialised to something valid, in case planet gravity is not active
- Fix crash in drone control module
- Fix computational shape error
- Fix for crash when approaching some settlements
- Fix for AI fighter manager crash
- Fix a crash in system generation for "Sidgoe LX-S c17-0"
- Dont try to generate systems for child stars, it can crash due the child star not having its own set of meta data
- Fix some of the errors about physics objects out of range when dropping out of supercruise
- Stop the conflict target generator from crashing in the event that a scenario is featuring a conflict with a minor faction we don't know about
- Fix an error on destruction of a ship in CQC
- Make sure that any location objects are destroyed before removing the player
- Fix a crash when the Goliath skimmer shields reform
- Hammering the back button in the CQC menus should no longer throw an error
- Fix an issue where a Protoplanetary Disk was initiated twice
- Fix Radeon 7000s crash with terrain shadow generation
- Fix a server crash for an odd edge case of where a player is ready in a proving ground that doesn't know about them


GENERAL TWEAKS & FIXES

- Fixed several region permits not working, allowing players to enter restricted regions of space. This could result in some players finding themselves trapped in restricted space, unable to jump out, which will have to be handed on a case-by-case basis
- Relocate Commanders affected by galactic region permits


UI:

- Prevented CMDR name from offsetting when in Russian
- Scaled the cargo-canister rack schematic to the correct size
- Adjusted the footer positions in the cockpit panels, they were off by a few pixels
- Added simple OS message box report for when a save operation fails
- Synthesis quality options do not cycle around fixed
- Added an unpowered state for weapons in Cockpit UI
- Adjusted text field widths ever so slightly in cargo menu
- Misleading wanted status and bounty message on vacant player ships
- Nominate screen sticks on screen if exited by pressing B
- Selling cartographics data does not allow you to select close on the menu when you have a first discovery bonus fixed
- Fix some wrongly sorted UI render layers
- System addresses hovered by pad/keyboard & mouse are now linked so that mouse movement won't hide the info popup after having used pad/keyboard to select a system
- Discrepancy between material name shown on contact list and when targeting/recovering the mineral fixed
- System map : making sure the system map address is reset when pressing back button to avoid displaying the map for another system when using the shortcut or the cockpit button
- In the insurance screen, only show the free ship option as an alternative to rejoining current ship when the player has fines to pay in their current ship's jurisdiction
- Ammo store shouldn't show drones as purchasable if there is no stock
- Fix for missing currency formatting on data link voucher rewards
- Fix calculating the distance to a sensor contact
- When we're at max rank, the stats should consider rank progress to be 0%
- Use "Total ship cost" not "Total cost" in the insurance screen to make it less misleading; the actual total cost would include paying off fines
- New layout for options screen
- Tone down the intensity of the white target GUI elements so that they do not over-bloom
- Add distances to wakes targeted by the player
- Fixed 'Back' input not working on the cockpit chat panel
- Fixed the ship schematic in the functions tab from 'drifting'
- "Launch" training messages saying "Not Bound" instead of the bound key
- Increased the minimum size for moons on the scanner in order to not collapse tiny moons into just one pixel
- Display the data micro resource inventory in the inventory panel
- Change the default number of items per page in Exploration selling from 20 to 50 following from server-side optimisations that make this plausible
- Systems that require a permit no longer highlighted in red on the Navigation panel
- Synced the wait time displayed on the quit game dialog with the underlying danger timer
- Fix some Commander stats not updating correctly for certain mission types or when destroying skimmers
- Fix displaying First Discovery names too many times when Commanders in a Wing claimed first discovery


Crimes:

- Fixed assault bounties not being applied when "Report Crimes Against Me" is off and turned on mid fight
- Issue was that pirate hunter hostile could spawn in a polity different from where the player drops out; if that polity is lawless no bounty would be given to the pirate - now fixed


Galaxy Map:

- Galaxy map now remembers the previous Cargo Mass slider setting, unless enough real cargo is added to the ship to exceed the slider setting
- Fix system map not remembering which tab you were on
- Planetary map: fixing coordinates used for surface settlements positioning and player ship position
- Galaxy Map: It is not that obvious what is selected when using the controller on the galaxy map fixed
- Galaxy Map: Pledge icon now lines up following the power's name fixed
- System Map: System map "Locale" scroll moves very slowly with mouse wheel fixed
- Fix performance spike in galaxy and system map pop ups
- Potential fix for the ring appearing sometimes in the system map
- Fixed the visibility routine for bodies in system map doesn't allow unexplored bodies to be show when going back from planetary map
- Safety fixes for input bindings: ConfigOptions returns the default option if its asked for the current options when it has an invalid index
- System map is now properly initialised when a route is a plotted in the targeted system
- Don't re-plot the current route just because the Galaxy Map is opened. Fixes the route being forgotten sometimes if viewing the galaxy map during FSD charge, and helps to avoid forgetting the in-system target at the end of the route
- The default light for black hole systems in the system map was not giving the desired result - A cold, dim blueish light is now substituted as the default
- Improved system map load time
- Fix the issue with the latitude being calculated negative. i.e. the North Pole was at latitude -90 when it should have been at +90
- Galaxy map: showing controlling faction state in the galaxy map popup, making sure "none" is displayed when primary minor faction is no particular state
- When searching for a system name, trim whitespace off the end of the search as some people use methods which automatically place whitespace on the end which is preventing the search from working
- Added clear route button for any waypoint of an active route
- Fixed route plotting issues when a system is actually unreachable : the route plot will fail, but the button will become available again, displaying a sub title : "route plotting failed"
- Galaxy Map population sliders don't update their position dynamically when using a control pad


Ships:

- Players are no longer awarded bounty vouchers for destroying their own ship while in a vehicle
- Remove a now obsolete angular velocity clamp that only applies in FAOff
- The classified camera no longer resets the player's throttle
- Shield cell banks now fire one at a time when triggered using the shield cell bank hotkey (similar to heatsinks)
- The Automated Field Maintenance Unit can no longer be repaired unless there are more than one active repair units
- Fixed error from firing heatsinks in super cruise
- Scanner zoom level is now preserved when entering and leaving FSD
- Silent running is now disabled when the docking computer is activated
- Player's ship shields should recharge while player is in SRV
- Disabled the Speeding UI warning while docked
- Fixed the photo camera not turning when cockpit headlook is toggled on
- Fix for the landing silhouette on the terrain schematics flipping to an X axis rotation when there's no altitude raycast result available
- Made the compass on the GUI align correctly with the nav marker at Nav Beacons and other locations
- Player ship no longer inappropriately accelerates automatically to max speed under certain conditions
- Hardpoints can no longer be deployed while in supercruise. This doesn't affect the usage of scanners and interdictors etc
- The photo camera is now disabled if the player's ship is being interdicted
- Photo camera popup can now be closed using the key bound to UI Select
- Proximity alarm is no longer triggered by projectiles launched by their owning ship
- Ships can land on top of each other when recalled in close proximity on a planet fixed
- Fix problem with evaluating landing area where ships would time out trying to land because their landing gear took more than 10 seconds to deploy
- Holding the vertical thrust input while launching from a landing pad will now work properly (you no longer have to release the input and re-apply it)
- Fixed incorrect super cruise flight model parameters for Federal Gunship
- Zero thrust on start of evaluating landing area as a previous fly to target might result in a spinning ship during this stage of approach
- Make sure that ships called in to land can take off if they landed
- Fixed thruster VFX playing while ships are landed
- It is no longer possible for a docked ship to commit a ramming crime
- Rebalanced heat efficiency of the Fer de Lance to offset the increased power plant change
- Landing gear doors are now initialised open if you load in to the game docked
- Cutter occasionally bounces off the surface when recalled fixed
- Update the logic for collision damage between ships and canisters so that larger ships don't insta-kill canisters on contact
- Review damage forwarded to the cockpit from hull - previously going in infrequent large lumps (and too fast overall) now occurs is more frequent but much much smaller amounts
- Ships can no longer enter super cruise if their thrusters are disabled
- Remove a stray transform set meaning if you hit a planet at much more than 0.1C you had a tendancy to drop out in it
- Tweak the limits on headlook angles to make what you can see appear more natural (you can no longer see where your neck ought to be, for instance)
- Ensure cargo is transferred when re-buying a ship from an orphaned SRV
- Be a little bit more forgiving for surface landings that don't meet a decent standard
- Fix minimum refuel calculation when using multiple fuel tanks


NPCs:

- Fix bad bay numbers in "parking permission granted" messages
- Attacking something that you own is legal and won't make it hate you
- Added Shield Cell Banks onto the targetable modules list. Should now appear on the subtargets list if a ship has them installed and be targetable
- Authority issue between two players at POI's fixed
- Stop NPC ships from dropping out immediately upon spawning in supercruise
- Fix some NPC docking queue issues
- Stop docked player ships that are near the docking shared path from blocking AI docking/launching
- Scanning NPCs shouldn't boost if they don't have time to slow down
- Fixed parked AI ships deploying their hardpoints while docked
- Police will destroy any loose illegal cargo after an interdiction, to stop the player from ejecting it and then re-collecting after interdiction
- Fix a few issues to do with chasers respawning when they shouldn't
- When respawning persistent AI hunters, check to see if we're in an unpopulated system beyond a set distance (500LY) from the nearest capital, and if we are, only spawn the chasers 50% of the time; this will get rerun each time we change between normal space and supercruise so the odds of the hunters persisting will diminish
- Updating certain player events so they don't appear in Anarchy systems, anything with authority, military or search & rescue ships in
- Fix NPC ships failing to launch from settlements
- Smooth out AI difficulty curve
- Improve AI for higher ranked NPCs
- Improve reliability for docking computer with the Cutter
- Don't allow vacant ships to commit crimes
- Make lower level NPCs a bit easier to chase
- Try to prevent NPCs stopping in space for no reason
- Improve docking computer behaviour near planet surfaces
- Optimise obstruction avoidance
- NPC spawned with no shields and broken AI fixed
- Slow down to engage Docking Computer message remains after cancelling docking request fixed
- NPC AI continues to fire hatch breaker even when player has no cargo and hatch is powered down fixed
- Improved use of missiles and torpedoes by NPCs
- Stop NPCs rolling on the spot
- Improve AI targeting of cargo canisters
- Docking computer forces you to collide with station on entry fixed
- Don't try and spawn ships with "Military Planet Dock", military ships don't dock. Also turn on powerplay ships at stations
- Powerplay ships can now be encountered in normal space
- Make sure that the police patrolling the station will be of the same faction as the station
- Fix ship vs environment collisions so that AI-controlled ships take damage again
- AI shouldn't be trying to manually fire weapons that are on auto fire - it causes them to fire in really odd directions
- Fix issues with inconsistent spawning. In particular, the issue with not all the cargo drops always spawning
- Only spawn pirates, power pirates and power assassins at anarchy stations
- Use local polity, not star polity, when determining ship composition at ports
- Added in more power specific chatter for Power Pirates. These guys are essentially privateers, paid to rob people, so placed the emphasis more on it being a job
- Increased variety for NPC paths approaching surface ports and outposts
- Dropping the min cargo and bounty values for a hunter to appear in
- Bumped up the percentage chance of the chasers appearing based on security
- Added the Viper MkIV to the police archetype
- Increase variety for ship departure behaviour on surface ports
- Remove scan behaviours from pirates and bounty hunters when around ports/outposts/settlements, i.e. when docking, doing a lift off, or travelling across the surface before jumping
- Killing an NPCs powerplant does not cause them to fall to the surface
- Minimum threat value for ambient supercruise police ships based on system security level
- Fix trespass zone orientation causing incorrect rendering on the scanner
- Fix duplicate spawning of chasing ships after interdiction
- Make state based trader NPCs have the same faction on multiple visits
- Slightly altered the Police Viper score values so that Viper's appear when an investigation is called, rather than an eagle
- Stop AI (often police) from scanning ships (particularly players) when docked at a station/outpost
- Fixes to AI scanning players with silent running enabled
- change hive mind reinforcement timer to be banded based on security level
- “In trouble” flee behaviour update – make decisions based on target
- AI should use Fragmentation Cannons at effective range, rather than at maximum range
- NPC's Drives do not malfunction when damaged
- Improved how NPC wing members operate with each other
- Check if a player has permission to access Horizons content before adding settlements to the list of targetable locations
- NPCs now have an automatic loadout system based on the archetype, ranks, ships and other factors
- Ships at range struggle with weapon minimum distances, don't fire enough/at all fixed
- If we've blocked NPCs from spawning due to multiple hunter hostile restrictions, check regularly to see if these restrictions no longer apply and then spawn


Missions:

- Mission giver faction now has its type set properly
- Rank missions should no longer instantly fail for no apparent reason
- Elite Piracy and Founder Smuggling missions should no longer instantly fail for no apparent reason
- Added new 'Wanted' Smuggler Maint to prevent Hostage Rescue missions resulting in a criminal act
- Multi-cargo contract elements now have messages. and cargo types can be checked
- Balance ranks missions are generated for
- Salvage Legal missions should've been using mission specific cargo
- When a mission attempts to send an inbox message, if the player currently has that inbox message, we will not push a new message onto the inbox
- Reduce mission limit to 20
- Improve checks for player's cargo for mission advance
- Fix for mission specific cargo not being dropped
- Add 'Mission detected' text to mission based USSs
- Change the Reputation Difficulty Scalar to be relative to player's reputation with a given faction
- Fix an issue where the USS wasn't actually being marked as belonging to a mission
- If a USS for a specific mission already exists, don't spawn another
- Ensuring rescue mission cargo is not marked as stolen when liberated
- Reduced time before targets spawn in Piracy and Rescue mission. Targets will now appear between 10 and 30 minutes from mission generation
- Don't send people to settlements which don't have ports in missions
- Don't send people to the same market they are requesting a mission from
- Authority mission wrinkles shouldn't occur in anarchies
- Don't add major faction rep to minor faction rep when working out player rep
- Mission targets in settlements now don't have a range limit for displaying as contacts, also when targeted they will show as a mission target
- If there are no missions, give text which tells players what other things they could do to help
- Allow NPC ships to dump mission specific cargo
- Allow inbox messages to obfuscate the sender for black ops
- Add an introductory mission for new starters
- Refresh the inbox when completing a mission, so mission tipoffs are immediately visible
- If a mission requires you to go to a body, then display the mission marker for that body in the system map
- Mission board factions now ordered such that factions with mission hand-ins are at the top


Space Scenarios:

- Distress call scenario fixes
- Prevent training level asteroids from jumping about when the game is unpaused
- Increased ship variation for terrorist leader
- Terrorist archetype now prioritises military targets
- Update spawning ambient AI in normal space, and add powerplay ships when at stations, nav beacons and RES locations
- Increased ship variety for political assassination targets
- Make more explicit use of security levels for generating police in supercruise
- Fix for dropping out at a USS not spawning the USS objects
- Added with bodyguard variants of trader and smuggler scenarios for missions
- Added more player events to scenarios
- Change how USSs are spawned so it is no longer simply time based, location is a factor
- Add a sine wave signal to POI turrets
- Add a clamp to prevent wars in systems with few planets creating no conflict zones
- Fixes to loadouts and behaviours in the rescue scenarios
- Fixed credit reward for routing a cap ship in war zones to 150000
- Show "shipping lane" instead of "deep space" when in supercruise in a shipping lane


Surface Scenarios/POIs

- Prevent collectibles on surface falling through the floor for non-authority clients
- Fixed an issue where materials would sometimes spawn inside a rock and be untargetable
- Settlement generator health cannot longer go into negative values
- Fix broken skimmer disable points on two settlements
- Unable to scan data points after other player completes settlement fixed
- Fix an issue causing POIs to spawn on steep parts of terrain when they shouldn't be
- Reduce fall off point for deep space POIs so human debris doesn't get found so far out
- Settlement sentry skimmers should avoid crashing into player ships
- Fix for canisters in POIs not replicating
- Don't try to render POIs when the sensors are off
- Make all Skimmers and POI objects detectable by ground sensors only by default, we don't want ships picking them off from the skies without having to work for it. Note that anything firing at the player will still show up and be target-able back - note that POIs can still be discovered from ships
- Collisions with skimmers are now also extremely disruptive to ships, hitting one will cause a temporarily loss of drives and shields - don't do it
- Extend time ships can fly over settlements before they get fines and bounties
- Cargo in a POI now has the correct legality flag set and is also marked as mission cargo if needed
- Settlement point defence capability upgraded
- Lower range at which buggy can target things
- Tweak skimmer armour resistances for boss
- Refresh vouchers when claiming a scan, so we can immediately see the voucher that was generated
- Don't allow skimmers to respond to accidental hits from their allied turrets
- Added a beacon light to certain data links so that players are attracted to them
- Skimmer disablers added
- Added point defence systems for settlements and bases
- If you leave a trespass zone while hostile, show a different message than leaving it while not hostile


Docking Computer:

- Screen violently shakes when using the Standard Docking Computer to dock at a Planet Port fixed
- Auto Docking module occasionally crashes ships on planetary stations fixed


Weapons:

- Fixed issue with incorrect firing mode assigned to gimballed fragment cannons
- Increased the heat damage of small beam laser slightly
- Explosive damage more effective against shield generators
- Increased torpedo damage
- Increased mine ammo capacity and hardness piercing
- Increased damage from missiles
- Increased ammo capacity for dumbfire missiles
- Re-evaluate default missile guidance parameters so that they make more use of lookahead further out
- Reduce the splash damage for dumbfire missiles so they're not overpowered against surface targets
- Fixed hardpoints deployed audio being spammed by ships that are in the process of landing/docking
- Point Defense Turrets should only damage their target or submunitions
- Fix Point Defense Turret parameters so they're a bit more accurate
- Chaff no longer blocks advanced scans and so is less of a catch-all defence
- Rebalanced torpedoes to be much tougher but slower
- Tweaked point defence turrets to fix a fire rate issue and increased hardness piercing of dumb fire missiles
- Make sure that beam weapons don't cause crimes when they're not supposed to
- Stop submunitions being teleported for a frame in some circumstances
- Target-Only turret mode changes:
- It will now stop firing when blocked correctly, and can be activated while blocked and will not fire until the shot is clear
- Target Only now has the same rules as Fire At Will and cannot cause crimes under any circumstances when accidentally hitting things other than the intended target. Crimes for hitting the intended target apply as normal
- Correct an exploit where rapidly switching target several times during a bullets' flight would allow damaging a target without aggro
- Replace legacy weapon variants with their defaults, along with some credits and materials to offset the inconvenience
- Increase heat generated per shot on rail guns
- Reduce heat sink ammo by one


Controls:

- Removed gamepad controls from keyboard and mouse scheme
- Fix a few errors in the PS3 control scheme files
- Removed some telemetry that is sent when every someone changes a control binding
- Axis bindings were being implicitly cast to button bindings fixed
- Turned off Yaw into Roll by default on controller schemes
- Mouse cursor visible when using HOTAS
- Don't force rotation correction on when we land on the planet surface - it only makes sense in a space station
- Fix being unable to use control keys to look at the cockpit panels whilst launching from dock
- Fixed throttle setting itself to zero when exiting from hyperspace or super cruise while the game doesn't have focus
- Add info message on cargo scoop retraction
- Fix an issue where is you have multiple Xbox controllers, only one of the controllers will work
- Fixed several issues with how the SRV was handling mouse input
- Added controller preset for Thrustmaster HOTAS 4


Galactic Simulation:

- Fix an issue when you had exactly -35 rep, it couldn't work out your relationship
- Added investment faction state
- Rebalance how player actions and missions count towards the star system's influence caps for the day
- Rebalance how player actions and missions contribute towards faction state and influence buckets
- Additional factors now contribute towards outbreak and famine's buckets
- Added a new "Retreat" state for factions with low influence levels not in their home system
- Significantly changed the "Expanded" state. The Faction's search for another system is now triggered at the end of the expansion's active phase. If the surrounding systems are full, then an expansion might trigger an invasion war if an appropriate defender can be found.
- Added new "Investment" state for factions that have failed to expand, which significantly increases development level for a short time and lets the Faction search a bit further away when they next expand
- The "Lockdown" state now locks down many station services for affected Factions, allowing Commanders to concentrate on helping those Factions' crime control efforts
- Conflicts should now be easier to win, with rebalanced effects of combat actions during conflicts.
- War now only needs a 5% influence difference to win. Civil War and Elections remain at 3%
- When assigning the spoils of war, Ports & Stations that ships can dock at, are now considered more valuable than Planetary Settlements
- Send out Inbox messages when Commander reputation changes past each threshold
- Superpower reputation now affects the rate of change of affiliated Faction reputation
- Fix background sim consequences for crimes other than piracy or murder and to consider both the victim faction and the faction that controls the jurisdiction of any crime
- Local news articles have been improved for many states, including which system a Faction has just expanded into!
- Fixed localisation for Commodity and Ship descriptions in local news reports


Markets

- Rebalanced smuggling illegal commodities
- Each star system's current security levels now significantly affects buy & sell prices for legal and illegal commodities
- Significantly increased the effects of faction state on commodity markets availability and prices


Powerplay

- Fixed not being able to defect away from dead powers
- Removed warning about assassins and power change cooldown when defecting away from a dead power - there's no penalty to defection here
- Fix Powerplay preparation costs varying during a cycle when Starsystem population varies
- Fix when choosing actions to oppose a Power. Independent powers should now always use the hostile variants against each other in all circumstances.
- Reactivate Powerplay actions in starsystems that have population but no planets


Network/Server:

- Add system X, Y, Z co-ordinates to network log
- Performance & reliability improvements for exploration


SRV:

- Added suspension travel prediction to SRV physics
- After any outfitting web request, update the module boost states from the ship state that the server returns
- Fix for incorrect SRV shadows
- SRV fuel bars do not update in your role panel fixed
- Disabling plot route / select buttons in galaxy map when player is in a SRV
- SRVs can no longer be deployed when their respective Vehicle Bays are disabled
- The select highest threat hotkey can now lock onto turrets and skimmers
- Fixed the cargo scoop hotkey not working in an SRV when close to the ship
- The SRV can no longer be deployed when the ship is in the middle of launching from a port
- The SRV is now refuelled when it docks at a port
- Fix for data link scanner not scanning when the option 'Firing deploys hardpoints' is disabled
- Prevent turret mode being accessible via roles panel when under the ship (or otherwise blocked)
- With drive assist on, moving off forwards at slow speed has long reaction time
- Fix for vehicle turret camera clipping when at max pitch angle
- Drive assist doesn't engage gear to react to throttle if buggy is slowly sliding fixed
- Fix for the buggy rolling when it shouldn't, automatic handbrake only disengages when a drive/reverse input is received
- Ship oxygen supply no longer depletes while the player is out of the ship (i.e. in a buggy)
- Fix detection of high-speed collisions when two buggies collide
- Fixed wheel motion blur rendering
- Fixed Forward Only throttle issues with dead zones on the buggy
- Fix incorrect physics collisions with wheels
- When broadcasting text chat to /local, send to all ships/vehicles in the current session, regardless of range, visibility, etc (SRVs were not previously receiving chat from ships)
- Tri-mesh vs. wheel stability improvements, wheels won't clip through walls anymore, rolling looks better
- Now if your ship makes contact with your buggy while landing, it'll fly away. If you drive under the feet of someone elses landing ship, it'll crush you
- Added tyre tracks
- Fixed SRV turret mouse pitch axis being inverted by default
- Allow transfer of stolen cargo from buggy to ship
- Incorrect distance shown from targeted location after deploying SRV fixed
- Fixed buggy wheel thrusters not animating while in the photo camera
- The Turret mode does not scan targets. Meaning you have no information of health or shields - fixed
- Added support for dirtying the buggy wheels according to the planet's dust colour
- Fixed the buggy trying to run away while the game is paused or doesn't have focus
- Fixed SRVs getting stuck in the cargo bay when deploying from the perspective of other clients
- Role panel shows 0 buggys available when you restock srv via the restock screen fixed
- Fixed the buggy going rogue while the photo camera is active during buggy deployment
- Fixed the throttle showing negative zero while stationary and improved buggy behaviour while the photo camera is active
- Fixed dumping cargo near a settlement in a buggy not giving the player a fine
- Fixed escape menu moving during the vehicle boarding animation
- Fixed Radar contacts being visible in the SRV while in turret mode
- Raise up the buggy's garage start position by a couple of metres, to stop it getting embedded in the floor in some garages
- Tweak vehicle cargo hatch behaviour to enable "Cargo Acquired" message in the SRV
- Buggy Turret UI is inconsistent when targeting things fixed
- Small modification to the SRV headlights so that they don’t bleach out the ground so much on some planets
- Add door change messages to the SRV to match what the ship has. Especially useful when opening/closing the cargo scoop while in turret mode
- Let player park buggy in any garage, not just the one for the ship's landing pad. Use compass to lead them to the nearest one
- Fix unsold exploration data and vouchers not always being removed when dying in an SRV and the parent ship has been destroyed


Synthesis

- Remove the "No Effect", "Superseded" and "Boost Active" synthesis states, so a synthesis is always available as long as you have the materials for it and you are in the appropriate vessel
- When scanning a micro resource outcrop, up the maximum amount of different types the scan message can display from 4 to 6
- Fix large calibre munitions synthesis not being applicable to cannons
- When applying synthesis boost to the buggy's armour, decrease the damage multiplier rather than increasing it


Supercruise:

- Smooth some issues with supercruise transition
- Made the drop out into glide mode smoother, so there is no teleport backwards
- Speed/distance restrictions for dropping from supercruise now scale with how strong the local gravity influence is - the further from bodies the easier it is to drop out. Statios and most scenarios won't be majorly affected, but things like USSes that appear in deep space, and some nav beacons are much easier to drop at
- Fixed the safe for drop message not appearing when entering supercrusie in a safe to drop state


Wings:

- Prevent dropping at wing beacons inside asteroids
- Feedback is now given to the player if they send a wing invite to a player already in a wing
- Always show wing commander names above their ships, regardless of them being targeted or not
- Fix when issuing trade dividend vouchers to wing members
- Fix for for a wing member showing as destroyed briefly when they transition to/from supercruise


Drones/Limpets:

- Prospector limpet drone replacement order gets stuck fixed
- Fixed refinery bin list jumping up and down when collecting fragments that are automatically removed from the hopper
- Stop jumping when non-auth drones receive a position update via the network
- Non targeted collection drones should try to return to their ship and find another target
- Drone controller modules are no longer visible on the HUD arcs unless assigned to an active firegroup
- Limpets can now deliver cargo to a hatch which is trying to be any of the 4 open states, rather than having to wait on the door to cycle back to the open scooping state
- Fixed bug where roaming collector drones would re-build after authority transfer as single target drones
- Don't allow further drone launches while another drone controller on the same ship is busy launching a drone
- Prospectors now display asteroid material content as high, medium or low


Stations:

- Shooting a station module will now result in the station registering the hit and becoming hostile
- Improved LODs on the holo adverts outside of stations
- Fix LOD pop on station storage pods caused by greebles being used for large areas of geometry
- Fix LOD pop on station fusion reactor caused by greebles being used for large areas of geometry
- Fixed and smoothed landing pad animations
- Improved textures in hanger to receive lighting correctly
- Fix station name in chat panel
- Fix for matchmaking when starting docked at a surface settlement: players were always starting in a 'fresh' island
- Improved the issue of the station inner dock popping into view
- Add fog to station interior
- Fix the occasional loading into the wrong docking bay
- Added a check if the ship is clear of any landing bays, before classing the ship as "left the station"
- Stations will no longer let you dock if the controlling faction dislikes you


Arena:

- Don't start the CQC backfill matchmaking check timer if we're not in a CQC game yet
- If someone joins a CQC match when the current game has less than 1 minute left, then have them wait on the lobby screen for the next match instead of joining a game about to end
- Added scaling to the schematic models in the empire fighter cockpit
- Fix a possible timing issue where the replication of CQC objects could come out of order, this would cause the splash at the end of a game to show an incorrect result, but the score summary screen which appears later would be correct
- Make sure we don’t mark a CQC game as about to end when it’s in the loading state
- Make sure we keep hold of the spawn point claim in CQC until either we move off the spawn point or we get destroyed, so we don't allow a spawn in the same location
- Fixed issue of not being able to focus on party elements in UI
- Fix an issue with accepting an invite from a player that has since disconnected from you
- Cancel pending lobby invites when we enter matchmaking - players can't join lobbies that are in the middle of matchmaking, so the invite should be invalidated at this point
- Adjusted how teams are set up in CQC games so make them more balanced
- Save the CQC loadouts when you leave the ship select and loadout edit screens, instead of just when we quit the game
- Fix for CQC disconnect bug caused by incorrectly aligned timeouts
- Moved the animating doors on the asteroids map so there isn't a gap that the player can fly through
- Added an extra check to the Matchmaking Lobby to try and catch an odd case of someone not quitting the game after the match has ended
- Make sure we set the CQC user presence string when we start loading into the CQC menu, otherwise it will say we are in open play when we are on the loading screen
- If we detect a CQC game is imbalanced (i.e. only 1 person in deathmatch or a 3v1 in team games) the it will start a 30 second countdown to end the game early. This countdown will be cancelled if someone else joins and balances the game out a bit
- We now give players notifications for when someone joins/leaves/disconnects from the same CQC match that they are in
- Fix drive placement/damagability on empire fighter drives
- Drop 'CMDR' from gamertag when showing score summary as there's not enough room and everyone is a commander on that screen
- If we receive a session error and we are the host to a squad, them make sure to remove the squad from matchmaking to avoid errors of being in the wrong state
- After respawning after dying in a proving ground, make sure the respawn menu is closed
- Fix for the CQC score screen staying up between matches if you have it open when the match ends
- CQC ShieldBooster multiplier too small, bumped from 4% to 10%.
- Fix an issue when trying to start a game with more players that in supports
- Fix an issue with team sorting, it was possible for the team sorting to happen when we didn't have all the players data, so it couldn't split into teams correctly


Ship Art:

- Modified trimesh hitcheck for targeting weapons to work on the Cutter
- Fixed hardpoint slot decal renumbering and adjusted thruster on Keelback
- Improved LODS on cargobay for all ships
- Bobble head stem fixes on some ship cockpits
- Added Low LOD lights and fixed clipping issue in Cutter cockpit
- Make sure that landing gear collision is in the right place at the right time
- Type 6 landing gears have some of the pistons broken fixed
- Type 7 landing gears have some of the pistons broken fixed
- Keelback Hardpoint door clips into thruster fixed
- Fixed UV mapping issue on the Cutter large hardpoint insets
- Fixed the landing gear on the Keelback not deploying in sync
- Added in cargo bay door and fixed some hitcheck issues for the Anaconda
- Fix for non shadow casting ship headlights (Anaconda and Cutter)
- Make the struts an interior material so they get the nicer clip plane on the Vulture cockpit
- Four types of generic utility hardpoints for use as Scanners, Shield Boosters etc
- Burning embers on permanent damage now cools off over time
- Fixed greeble issues on the Anaconda
- Fixed Anaconda chair positions and orientations
- Let the Corvette's schematic get smaller when departing a planet surface
- Updated Scratch, Dirt maps etc to improve appearance of damaged states and fix issues with damage appearing on new ships
- Fix for Python hitcheck issue
- Fixed flipped decals on Type 6, Type 7, and Type 9
- Fixed mirrored decal on Diamondback Explorer
- Viper MkIV flipped decal fixed
- Adjustments to Imperial Cutter cockpit to fix some camera and HUD issues
- Fix for incorrect hardpoint doors opening and closing in outfitting on Type 6
- Updated Orca cockpit so bobbleheads don't intersect broken canopy
- Fixed flipped hardpoints on Keelback
- Fixed medium hardpoints were intersecting with the weapon's cage
- Ensure that cockpit exterior textures aren't loaded twice
- Now the Federation Corvette has bespoke landing gear doors animations
- Decal pass on all ships
- Fixed hitcheck for the ASP scout to cover wings
- Some hitcheck fixes on the Imperial Cutter
- Fixed offset shield issues with the Vulture
- Keep clear text flipped on Corvette hull fixed
- Fixed some hitcheck issues with the Orca
- Fixed landing volumes for Asp Scout
- Fixed offset hitcheck on the hauler, also fixed the landing gear hitcheck so that it covers the doors so that the SRV won't drive through them now
- Increased the height of the buggy bay so that it doesn't clip when you look up in the SRV
- Updated the Eagle's top hardpoint to not clip and be able to fire when small weapon is applied
- Updated the Imperial Cutter's retro drive unit so that the particle fires the correct direction
- Fixed stretched texture on the front of the Type 9
- Fixed bone position on the Cutter's rear thrusters
- Fix some issues with Sidewinder landing gear
- Fixed mirrored text and incorrectly rotated light on the Python
- Fixed an AO issue on the Type 9
- Fixed multiple issues regarding the Imperial Eagle
- Viper Paint 'MCV2' LOD issue fixed
- Fix a mesh issue on the Viper


Building Art:

- Fixed some flimmering decals on buildings
- Fixed offset collision on holographics
- Offset the collision more under the external planet port buttresses to stop the top of the SRV clipping
- Fixed missing geometry on a section of the science outpost
- Fixed offset collision mesh for buildings
- Fixed some lodding issues on buildings
- Buildings texture fixes
- Fixed floating decals on buildings
- Extended foundations on the Dome outbuildings to help prevent them from floating over the ground on very bumpy terrain
- Fix various floating buildings
- Added an extension to the entrance ramp to improve access to a crater base if its placed on particularly bumpy terrain
- Removed some rogue ground polygons which sometimes clipped into planetary port hangars
- Fixed intersecting text on low lod of medium sized planetary hangar
- Don't generate small rocks within planetary ports
- Fixed offset UVs on the small planetary landing pad, which was causing textures to pop between LODs


Celestial Bodies:

- Prevent rings intersecting moons
- Make sure that a ring is not completely invisible
- Planet pops in and out of view when close to the edge of the viewport fixed
- Graphics settings-dependant rocks now placed near existing rocks to maintain patch layout, so that graphics settings now only affect the general density, rather than the pattern of placement
- Small surface rocks now generate right up to and around settlements
- Game is not waiting for physics terrain to be ready on start-up at planet fixed
- Reduce the green component of the starlight starting with surface temperatures greater than 8000K. This moves the colour scheme more towards the expected colour range for O-B stars
- Reduce the maximum brightness from the star so that not every system follows the full range. This is a loose guard to stop dim stars with a nearby frost line from having high-albedo planets in over bright conditions
- Fix the desaturated starlight target - it had been transitioning to full-grey instead of a fraction of the true/conventional colour mix
- Fix a bug where patch lighting wasn't being generated and causing planets to render at low detail
- Disable the terrain depth prepass render nodes when the player isn't on near/on the planet surface
- Ejecta crater basins, edges, and multiring regions play nice with each other - the subsequent craters in the array should (mostly) stamp out the previous ones
- A layer of noise from crater basins has been removed as it misbehaves for planets with large radius
- The europa line depths have been exaggerated for large planets
- Various optimisations for planet surface rendering
- Add a very low terrain option for use in environment map captures
- Optimisations for weapon effects on planet surfaces
- Improved LOD management over distance
- Enable asteroid shadow casting in ultra quality settings
- Put the rocky/metal asteroid shaders into the correct FX list, there's no need for them to be doing any forward rendering
- Add high quality bloom settings and preset updates for new bloom settings. Currently enabled for ultra and high presets for Win64 and OSX, and also enabled for Xbox One. The previous bloom has been kept in as a cheaper medium setting
- Colour re-balance and general housekeeping for Rocky asteroid rings.
- Changed billboard colour to better match "real" rocks
- Tweaked billboard normal to give better surface detail
- Tweaked fog effects when in ring to add more "atmosphere"
- Balancing pass on Metal and Ice asteroid rings:
- Billboard diffuse textures tweaked to remove shading.
- Billboard colour matched to "real" asteroid diffuse better.
- Billboard normals given more detail.
- Ring fog boosted and balanced for greater atmosphere.
- Ring distant specular brought down into sensible ranges as much as possible
- Transition from distant ring to close up ring (in supercruise) improved to be more visually pleasing
- Fix for large surface rock rotations not matching the correct settings
- Enable asteroid SSS at medium material quality
- Change to help reduce the brightness of ice ring systems
- Texture generation workload size is now increased during System Map loads to compensate for vsync
- Fix environment map null render logic
- Fix black strip artefacts on planets
- Tweak shadow bias settings for planetary approach on ultra to reduce some blocky artefacts
- Fixed non-linear depth for stars and planets
- Fix AO artefacts due to precision issues on terrain patches
- Prevent light showing through planets that use lookup tables for atmosphere scattering, like gas giants
- Implemented alternative technique for baked shadow calculation that removes precision issues. This fixes patchy shadow artefacts on large planets
- Fix an issue where planets were using the wrong lighting when rendering sometimes
- Improve LOD calculation for surface patches
- Replace the authored ring detail texture with a generated texture which is unique for every ringed planet and does not tile
- Scale frequency of detail texture on planet rings so that rings of differing breadths have uniform detail effects
- AMD optimisation for terrain patch generation
- Asteroid billboards are now deferred. This means that the ring fog is able to interact with them correctly
- Changed how planet rings shadow. They now receive more realistic, much less diffused planet shadows. Rings background occlusion values have all been boosted as well
- Fixed the asteroids in the ring sometimes not appearing when dropping out in them
- Planet base dust is now driven from blended surface material colour
- Stop shield geometry being drawing into the environment map (was causing the planets to turn blue sometimes)
- Fix an issue where stellarforge live objects would not get a FOR shift it it happened the same frame as a location transfer, this would mean the live objects would be a few km out of position


Render:

- Fix lens flares from clipping against near plane
- Fix stereoscopic display resolution issues when using borderless window
- Fix for normal maps having an incorrect format in Win64 resource builds
- Add additional options to frame limiter and increase accuracy
- Stop beam laser light sources from flickering
- Added new VR High and Low graphics options
- Fixes for particle visuals when shadows are set to the lowest setting
- Decal rendering optimisations
- Disabling the GUI now dims the HUD lights
- Improved default HBAO settings and fixed reading settings from the graphic configuration XMLs
- Fix AO quality presets for Windows
- Changed how the size for HBAO quarter res elements was calculated in order to avoid any additional aliasing
- Added scaling for the AO radius based on the distance to the camera. This ensures that we get some HBAO contribution on far away objects in large scenes (such as station interiors and settlements).
- Environment map blending optimisations
- Rebalanced shadows for all quality levels and profiles
- Fixed the light diffusion on lit dust


VR/3D:

- Fix HMD cockpit position for ships
- Fix VR performance issue in glide mode
- Fix for no head look when in hyperspace
- Updated the main menu hangar
- Fix headlook not working when playing on a 3D TV
- Make 3D mode revert to off when options attempt to set HMD when it is not present
- Update hangar VR cameras


Steam:

- Instead of always blocking the "shift+tab" button combo for the steam overlay, look up the current steam users steam overlay binding and block that key combo in game


Stellar Forge:

- Rename some duplicate star systems
- Capitol is no longer a water world
- Change StellarForge population to match system data in LHS 2819
- Renamed CEECKIA ZQ-L C24-0 to Beagle Point
- The authored Naraka system has been renamed to Arbuda
- Renamed EACTAINDS GN-W C1-6 to Rendezvous Point
- Renamed duplicate HR 6946 to Mammon


Localisation:

- Updated translations
- Fix for errant 'location' text field not being translated
- Use localised strings for star types that previously weren't
- Fix some localisation issues with the training scenarios
- Localised Galnet's Powerplay prediction
- Adjusted ship name to cover 2 lines instead of 1 in the shipyard


Xbox One Specific:

- Fix physics crash with overheating ship and fuel scooping
- Fix softlock entering or leaving supercruise
- Fix error retrieving star data when the data hasn't loaded yet
- Add option to hide user's presence in rich presence
- Unable to see any notifications in the top right panel about the flag in CTF fixed
- When a player is invited into a game, try to use your squads suggested team as your suggested team, this should help the xBox backfill matchmaking make better team suggestions for new members
- Allow comms to remain open between squad mates until a CQC game starts, then it will switch over to team comms. After a match has ended it will go back to squad comms
- Fix issue with player being kicked if they're Live data wasn't properly initialised as the session was being created
- Activate panel controls while focussed on the scanner panel for consistency - can now use pad B to exit the focus
- Docking computer activates hardpoints and fires at station without player input
- Always show the friend options popup, even if the only options are Show Gamercard and Back. This is less confusing than just automatically showing the gamercard in some situations
- Add greater facility for binding controls
- Prevent unlocking ship-killing achievements by killing skimmers
- Fix full gamertag not being shown when targeting wing wake
- Made space for gamertag in CQC menus able to fit 15 characters wide
- To the right of Arena on Main Menu are links to Training Videos, these block Controller Navigation to Comms Contacts fixed
- Various UI performance optimisations
- Enabled HBAO by default on Xbox One
- Fix issue with video player when coming back from constrained mode
- Friends and Private Groups: Pressing B with a friend selected backs out of friends completely instead of just the sub-menu fixed


Headline Audio Features:

Audio - Flight controller voices on starports, planet ports and engineer bases
Audio - Ambient radio chatter when close to starports and planet ports
Audio – SRV combat music
Audio – SRV voice alerts
Audio – Settlement security voice and alarms
Audio – Planet port ambient Tannoy voice announcements


Audio Support for Main 2.1 Features

Audio – sounds for all engineer related screens
Audio – support for missions screens
Audio – Engineer base ambiences
Audio – new ambiences for underground docking bays
Audio – Audio sweeteners and changes to reflect the dynamic properties of the weapons
Audio – support for new POIs/USSs
Audio – support for new collectable items/materials
Audio – Audio support for new weapons: Huge multi-cannon, pulse and beam lasers, and large multi-cannon
Audio – support for USS scanning


Additional Audio Features:

Audio – Added more Starport voices
Audio – Added Wavescanner volume slider to audio options
Audio – added SRV handbrake sounds and Voice alert (which can be switched off)
Audio – added SRV boarding alert sound (pings when in the correct position to board ship/port)
Audio – Added audio for modules powering up
Audio – SRV headlights
Audio – Manual shield deactivation sound (different to forced deactivation in combat)
Audio – Discover scanner is now audible on other ships at close range


Improvements, Bugs and Mixing

Audio – Improvements to port and settlement ambiences
Audio – Improvements and additions to reverbs on settlements and planet ports
Audio – Various skimmer improvements
Audio – Numerous tweaks to SRV audio
Audio – Improved Anaconda and Type 9 boost sounds
Audio – Wave scanner “man-made” sound, is now separate sounds for Generator, Mining area, and Ship/SRV
Audio – Numerous bug fixes


Technical

Audio – Various improvements to memory management and soundbank loading
Audio – New fancy system to manage distribution of sound emitters over the area of a settlement or planet port (internally called Audio-Crowd-System!)
Audio – updated Wwise to v2015.1.5
Audio – numerous optimisations to voice count, and compression settings


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