Starpoint Gemini 3
Has been suggested that they use the mouse wheel and I just noticed that Space Bourn has done this, so LGM should be able to it.
Some one back in the 90s jokingly said that a space sim was just a Doom clone without any walls. So it's really ironic that devs are now trying to push this FPS control system onto these games.
short message from LGM about what they have been doing although no date given for the next update https://store.steampowered.com/app/977720/Starpoint_Gemini_3/
Greetings fellow earthlings!
In case you were wondering, nope, we haven't dropped dead after Early Access release run, nor have we been abducted by you-know-who sporting big black eyes and the skin tan of a full ashtray. We’re still here, live ‘n kickin’, firing missiles, mowing down enemy fighters… as people usually do. Today however, we wanted to share some details on what we’ve been up to lately.
If you've looked at our planned roadmap, the next big milestone, appropriately named Skillshot, and everything for that oh-jolly-what-a-most-festive occasion is still going according to plan. In our internal version we're already very „skilled“, our missiles are as blind as bats (we might tweak that a bit…) and critical failures plague our ship.
We're preparing lots of goodies for this upcoming update: dumbfire missiles, CSF mechanics, entire skill system, new ship modules, new equipment... and a big bundle of Tough love bug-spray for all the bugs you guys reported!
Thank you for providing all the awesome feedback! The upcoming update will be better thanks to you! And that one is just the first of many.
See you with the new update in a little while. In the meantime, I made a bet I can make a mid-flight precise strike against a small moving enemy fighter using only an unguided capital ship busting torpedo, so I really should get back to that…
Hmmm skill tree, I will be interested to seeing how this is implemented and how it affects gameplay. Thanks LGM 👍
Just got it downloaded 918mb, off to see what's changed and apparently the save games will work with this update after they fixed a bug according to the Steam forums.
Games has had a couple of small updates and as I guess they were just hot fixes as they have not said anything.
Gears and cogs update should be dropping tomorrow according to Steams updater. https://store.steampowered.com/news/?appids=977720
You haven't heard from us in a few weeks, but don't worry. We just kept our head down and worked hard on Roadmap update No 2. Along with the planned update elements, we managed to complete a few more things in advance, so a couple of surprises await you!
No more easy pickings dear space captains. Your ship is loaded with missiles? Fine, your adversaries have plenty of decoys and they are not afraid to use them! You're proficient with cut engines maneuvers? Won't help you – enemies will have tricks of their own with new AI and behavior routines. But you're not helpless – to give you a fighting chance, newly introduced crafting system enables you to be creative and engineer a plethora of items and equipment to enhance your survivability.
Your feedback was also noted, and some improvements have been made to existing features as well. Anyway, without further delay – what's in store for our finest captains this time?
One of the pivotal new systems is crafting. You acquired a dirty amount of credits, but you simply aren't happy with any of the items available at the drydock? Wait no more! Now you can gather blueprints and materials to craft those hard to acquire equipment and weapons.
Collect blueprints from destroyed ships (will be further improved with updates to open up additional ways to gain blueprints)
All items in the game (with some exceptions) are in some form linked into the crafting system, either as an ingredient or as a craftable item on its own
Create anything from better (more complex) items to equipment and weapons
Some of the above mentioned additional gear could come in handy when traveling through dangerous areas, because this update also introduces the radiation mechanics. That’s right! [/i]A nanoscrubber a day, keeps death away[/i], as my mechanic used to say.
rather important visual warnings will scream at you
gameplay effects come in the form of lighter or heavier critical system failures before your hull starts to crumble on a molecular level (yeah… stay radiated long enough and you’ll be a deader)
added radiation areas in all sectors
added VFX & SFX to complement the gameplay effect
added in a bonus of Nanoscrubber equipment to clean that radiation right off. Like a hot shower that removes residual radiation without actually cleaning you… so… yeah… not really like a hot shower. *scours away to find a better-suiting analogy*
AI, behavior and the untold story of the Terminator mindset
To keep a perfectly balanced equilibrium, as all things should be, we've also „equipped“ your adversaries too! AI, both friendly and hostile, received a fresh batch of AI routines. Don’t be surprised if the enemy suddenly drops a mine in your face to ward off any of those nasty ideas you had about destroying him. As far as the untold story in the subtitle goes, it will remain untold :P.
Besides coming in all types of ships, the NPCs now also come with a whole range of different behaviors. Some are more aggressive, some lean more on the defensive side. Some like to keep close to you, like an over-clinging ex, while others will keep their distance like you have the plague.
AI will now utilize a bunch of different flight maneuvers to gain the upper hand when attacking or to get away when they’re in your sights.
AI becomes increasingly more complex as you progress through the game.
NPCs will now use decoys to avoid getting hit by missiles. Of course, not all and not all the time
NPCs can now drop mines when their ships or egos are threatened
The previously implemented portion of the campaign also got a fresh coat of paint (and then some) in its upgrade process, but most of the changes in this update will be visible in the freeroam portion.
The focus of this update is enriching the gameplay, giving You, the players more to do and ways to do it. Many elements of this update are also a prerequisite for some of the upcoming gameplay mechanics, planned to be rolled out with next update!
Almost forgot about how we…
…rebalanced the hell out of a lot of things
different wings now have a different number of turret slots.
player ship hull module HP increased significantly
player ship shield module HP increased significantly
player weapon energy cost increased somewhat (in some cases significantly)
overall weapon damage increased (smaller increase with scatterguns as they were OP to begin with)
Player shield recharge increased
Player shield reboot time reduced
higher tier NPCs deal significantly more damage
higher tier NPCs have significantly stronger hulls and shields
Freelance jobs are paid a lot better. A number of changes and a major rebalance overhaul are coming in the next few updates!
Loot drop value is increased across the board.
boost speed decreased and now varies depending on the engine installed
cruise speed decreased to 300 for all ships
player ship modules prices
…oh and also how we…
…overhauled the entire flight model
A number of booster and cut engines tweaks and upgrades
Completely rebalanced flight-related stats (much faster lateral and backwards movement for example)
Added a few missing controls and made a lot of overall quality-of-life improvements
In the end, we leave you with our mandatory long list of the other stuff we made for this update. The honorable mentions if you wish. Feel free to pick your favorites!
ADDED: new equipment and additional equipment tiers
the already mentioned Nanoscrubbers take that accumulated radiation edge off
Higher tier decoys lure angry missiles away
Booster injection gets some of that juicy fuel back into your booster to keep going
Mines of all shapes, sizes and damage types will knock your enemies flat to the other side
ADDED: a whole lot of additional missiles (specifically higher tier missiles)
ADDED: 4 completely new weapons to purchase and use
ADDED: more weapons of the higher tier persuasion
ADDED: Missiles can now be found in loot drops
ADDED: new ship modules in drydocks
ADDED: new difficulty settings – easy, normal, hard, insane
ADDED: VFX on NPC ships when damaged. Effects increases progressively as hull drops. It also makes very damaged NPCs easier to spot.
ADDED: In-game HUD now shows the names of equipped and swapped weapons
ADDED: In-game HUD now shows live stats of weapons/shields/missiles
ADDED: NPC ships can now move and shoot following a specific path, if need be
ADDED: SFX when upgrading skills
ADDED: SFX for incoming enemy missiles and launched missiles
ADDED: a HUD warning if some action cannot be executed
ADDED: Steam controller support
ADDED: new equipment items
ADDED: Equipment now has short text info
ADDED: In-game panels can now be toggled via keyboard shortcuts
ADDED: camera shake effect when hitting an asteroid
ADDED: Encounters now have an ease-in period. they get more difficult as you progress further
ADDED: huge hollow asteroids that ships can fly through and use as cover
ADDED: enemy ships now spawn with different tiers depending on map difficulty
ADDED: new event when player enters the range of specific object
ADDED: outlaw faction ships now have appropriate trails
ADDED: player engine/trails change color depending on speed and currently used flight mode
ADDED: explosions on asteroid destruction
ADDED: title cards in campaign missions
ADDED: several types of enemy behavior templates
UPDATED: the way how missile damage is dealt. ALL damage is handled as blast damage. The further away from the detonation epicenter you are, the less damage you receive, as it should be.
UPDATED: controller software keyboard
UPDATED: color schemes of HUD waypoint and info icons
UPDATED: default reputation with certain in-game factions
UPDATED: balanced NPC vs NPC damage variables
UPDATED: collect all option works properly, players can remove items from cargo
UPDATED: NPC ships have different, more realistic firing arcs
UPDATED: HUD reticle more visible and has variations depending on equipped weapon
UPDATED: campaign missions in chapter 1 reworked and polished
UPDATED: cutscenes in campaign chapter 1 have been upgraded
UPDATED: improved visuals in nebulas
UPDATED: faction reputation alignment system has been reworked
FIXED: text alignment in station/bar dialogues
FIXED: all barman dialogues are now skippable
FIXED: shortcut for buy/sell trader buttons work properly now
FIXED: resolution setting in launcher will be properly saved now
FIXED: freelance mission ships are properly marked now
FIXED: impact explosions on ship hull work properly now
FIXED: player ship shield regeneration variable works properly on load
FIXED: scripts for freelance mission ending now work properly
FIXED: in-game dialogues work properly when paused
FIXED: possible resolution problem when automatically choosing setting in launcher
FIXED: launcher will no longer crash if Steam isn't running in the background
FIXED: NPC ships will target and hit player properly in all situations
FIXED: When changing control settings in launcher, resolution won't abruptly change with it
FIXED: Player is no longer stuck in photo mode when using it
FIXED: camera works properly when using the controller and holding down LT to follow target
FIXED: menu footer is changed correctly when using HOTAS
FIXED: key binding in controls cannot be duplicated anymore
FIXED: target locks will appear in correct positions now
FIXED: numerous HUD errors when playing the Spanish language version
FIXED: branching dialogues won't break anymore if using HOTAS/controller
FIXED: various controls binding issues with HOTAS and controller
TWEAKED: visual controls input when using HOTAS
LGM Games team
New trailer for the game and the next major update should be sometime this month.
I have watched a few videos on youtube about peoples impressions and they are complaining more and more about the story and missions. Now in LGM's defense this is still early access and I am sure the story in concept is done, its just executing it right in game. Missions could probably be tweaked as early access progresses and you get more user feedback. People tend to forget early access means they are still actively working on the game 😉
This is why my policy is I don't play the games at all until they have at the least been released, but usually I wait longer and wait for a few patches to hit before taking a game for a spin. But from the videos I have seen they are definitely doing a Rebel Galaxy Outlaw style of game. I will be most interested in the player mechanics and and how they put in the rpg style elements into the game. Because now that this is first person you have a much more controlled aspect to combat and your abilities. Where as before you were always in a 3rd person point of view executing commands for the most part.
So this is new ground in a way and look forward to see this game progress over next year.
And the update is downloading now as I type this, 730 odd meg update to the game. Will have to give it a play at the weekend.
Just before the holiday craziness kicks in, we've reached the third milestone. That means we're offering, just in time, some fresh new ways to expand your experience of the game and fill any free days you might have coming.
This update looks exactly as a December gift basket is supposed to look – a little bit of something for everyone!
You've already explored the available game areas? Good – now you have new ones to check out, including some pretty familiar planets. Or, you've mastered the combat system and you're unmatched out there? Awesome – Boss mechanics will make sure there is something out there you haven't seen yet and that WILL be an adequate challenge! Also, if you're bored of your everyday bartender – new businesses have opened onboard new stations and planets.
Besides the obvious additions you can't miss, a huge chunk of improvements is a mandatory part of each update – missions, equipment, AI, HUD elements, ADAH companion etc...
Anyways, to avoid spoiling the surprise, here is the entire changelog, and you can unwrap the presents yourself as soon as update is downloaded.
In case you want to take a sneak peek into what's „in the box“, there is a new short gameplay video trailer that speaks a lot more than words:
Game had another update the other day about 160 meg, might have been some sort of hotfix as I can't find any mention of it, not had any time to play the latest update, but hopefully will try over the next week.
New update coming tomorrow and a price increase, but the game is currently on sale with 25 percent off.
Hope you had a splendid holiday season with many presents and sufficient time too play your favourite games!
We are starting right where we left off – with an update. Starpoint Gemini 3 is rushing to reach first half of planned major updates, and this update marks another step towards that goal.
This time, as we already mentioned in earlier announcement, unexpected paths of game development took us in a little bit different direction, and in order to avoid wasting any valuable time, we had to modify previously planned elements for this update. Few things planned for Update 4 will be delayed for Update 5, while several features from Update 5 is moved ahead for this Update. After next milestone, feature list from both Updates should be back in sync. Apologies if this will confuse some of you, but when we executed tasks for this update, we realized some features simply need to be forced to a more complete stage immediately as they can cause a chain reaction later. Following next milestone, everything should be back in pre-planned order as stated on Rodamap.
So, what is the cornerstone of this update? I'd say there are three pillars - first infusion of extra life into our Universe, then new Starchart to give you much better tool when understanding where the heck you're going and how this Universe looks like, and finally pretty extensive batch of improvements and fixes to existing features based on what players reported and suggested in forum discussions. Those of you that participated in them and threw ideas at us, will certainly recognize what we're talking about.
Once you boot up the game, how will these changes spice up your life? It's simple really – open a Starchart and notice you have a proper map that shows much more details and area objects. Each object has a pop up window describing in short what a specific location is, where it's exactly located and what's its purpose. Starchart also has 2 layers – local sectors and overall Universe map. Second layer allows you to cycle through all distant Star systems and see what local maps are available. Best thing is – you can access and browse sector maps within a specific system map even if you're not physically located in that system at all. Ladies and gentleman, you can now snoop around and determine your next target for pirating even if you're sitting half a galaxy away!
When your spying of global maps is over, and you finally hit the road in any given direction, be careful of traffic – it's gotten a helluva more dense. Trade convoys, individual ships going about their business, everybody using T Gates, Starpoints and Nav Buoys... you'll see much more stuff happening around. All these events are to be considered as a welcome opportunity or simply as greater variety of targets to plunder. But beware of unintended consequences – AI got first batch of updates, so trade ships and convoys will have armed escorts that won't sit idly by while you plunder the hell out of them.
But, enough of me talking, here's the entire changelog. Read through it as you wish and feel free to jump into game and check out the changes for yourself.
Oh, and, when you start cruising around, little surprise can be found – double tap forward key for max throttle.
ADDED: New Starchart system, both visually and functionally
ADDED: Added info notes on starchart locations
ADDED: Dynamic map system with overview of all systems and sectors
ADDED: New locations and objects markers are now added to starchart
ADDED: New cutscenes when using fast travel via Nav Buoys
ADDED: Nav Buoys now have visual effects showing direction and destination point
ADDED: New game starting scenario – Outlaw
ADDED: Seed in random generator, adding more variety when statring new game
ADDED: NPC ships now use Fast travel objects and follow various behaviours
ADDED: Convoy system, meaning existence and behaviour of convoys and escorts
ADDED: Ship convoys near space stations
ADDED: Ship convoys near space structure clusters
ADDED: Ship traffic entering and exiting Starpoint
ADDED: Ship traffic entering and exiting T Gates
ADDED: Ship traffic entering and exiting Nav Buoy structures
ADDED: New ship model from Outlaw faction – Guerilla fighter
ADDED: New ship model from Outlaw faction – Stalker scout ship
ADDED: Hotkey to enable constant speed without need to hold forward movement button
ADDED: Ambient sound in bar on Delta station
UPDATED: Decreased number of spawned enemies near stations when player is low level
UPDATED: Map locations and objects near planets Extera, Earth, Caterton and Sora
UPDATED: Jeepers Creepers boss fight now works properly in any situation
FIXED: Missiles don't occassionally disappear and now have normal blast effects
FIXED: NPC ships now follow intended proffession behaviour
FIXED: Errors with loading when jumping to distant sectors
FIXED: Objects for fast travel (Starpoint, T Gate, Nav Buoy) are now of correct, civilian faction
FIXED: Targeting of gas collector ships now works correctly
FIXED: After dock, player marker on starchart will now resume normal behaviour
FIXED: Loading sequence allows ship collisions to work as intended
FIXED: Encounters will now spawn on correct positions
FIXED: Encounters will now use correct faction alignment
FIXED: Proximity trigger on stations now has correct values and doesn't interrupt level loading
Largest portion of this update is aimed at creating more vibrant and alive universe. And everything added this time for this purpose is just a beginning of creating a very vivid and lively feeling. Also, many features are only just a foundation for massive chunks of the game that are yet to come.
This time we can also announce that before next major update, we will be pushing out another not planned upgrade with some neat features that are nearly done but need a little bit more testing.
You're welcome to try all of this out, and bombard us with your opinions!
P.S. following this update, and in line with previously announced plan, price of Early Access Starpoint Gemini 3 will be increased for the first time. If you're interested, you still have several days to use original price + current discount!
LGM Games team
Dev playthrough of the game showing some of the new feature coming up I think as I have not had a chance to watch it.
Now I'm embarrassed. I have the original for years now... and still haven't gotten to it.
I have the original for years now... and still haven't gotten to it.
Play the SPG2, because it has the first game as free DLC which uses the new engine so it is better to experience it that way. I played SPG2 but not to the end so I do need to replay it and maybe update my review. But I think you will enjoy it, there is a lot of fans of LGM Games here they make some satisfying space/scifi games and I always await their next game.
Play the SPG2, because it has the first game as free DLC which uses the new engine so it is better to experience it that way. I played SPG2 but not to the end so I do need to reply it and maybe update my review. But I think you will enjoy it, there is a lot of fans of LGM Games here they make some satisfying space/scifi games and I always await their next game
Thanks for the tip, I'll pick it up and give it a spin
This game video from the dev is showing off a lot, and he is correct that it uses a lot of Freelancer mechanics... which isn't a bad thing. I won't play this while in early access and will just wait until its released, plus I need to replay SPG2. I will be interested in how reputation is affected if you engage in npc skimishes?
I agree on Freelancer mechanics not being a bad thing, I miss that game, left the CD in some country or another during my travels. I would like to think that reputation would be affected similar to a good RPG, your actions have consequences, and not superficial ones at that.
New update and fixes lot of fixes, looks like they have added some more content to the game although you will have to start your game again as the saves are not carried over. https://store.steampowered.com/news/?appids=977720
Are they making DarkStar 2.
As one awesome man once said: „ That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. “, our Starpoint Gemini 3 development process is currently at one such crossroad. With Roadmap milestone 5 being reached, we're entering the second half of the entire process.
First of all, you've probably noticed there was a longer pause between the last two updates. That was planned since the amount of assets and features needed for this cross into the beta stage was really huge. After all, you'll get the chance to check it all out!
The roadmap originally called this milestone „Narrative“, but we'll call it „Beta“, since the size of this update grew significantly in the past months. Everything planned for the Narrative update is here, but so is a lot of other cool stuff.
So, what's new? Well, to check this out, you'll need about 5 seconds of playtime - starting with the main character. Jonathan Bold was given a complete overhaul, from the 3D model to animations. The old model has been removed, since, you know... Gemini isn't big enough for two Bolds.
What's more important is that Bold's journey continues further with this update. For the first time after Early Access launch, the main campaign is unlocked several steps further. There are new places to visit, new characters to meet, new intrigues to uncover... In the new missions you'll be able to start noticing changes in the main character’s personality. These changes will become more and more significant later on as we near the final stages of the campaign. The beta game version does not enables the entire storyline, but pushes it several steps ahead.
All of you that already played through the game, will also notice that the first part of the campaign has also been upgraded with new animations and scenes. This is the plan till the end of development - to upgrade and polish everything, including the already implemented game elements.
For destruction-oriented addicts we also have a couple of treats. The first is the arrival of anti capital ship combat mechanics. You now have weakpoints to target and exploit on these juggernauts, but beware - they also bite back and usually aren't alone. Note here that this system is just a small part of what we'll need later for player commanded capital ships. The second treat in this category is the addition of ADAH combat mechanics - our sweet drone can now encounter bad drones and waste them. ADAH can also find and gather loot on her away missions. Oh, and did I mention that the ADAH model is also replaced with a new enhanced one?
Of other important news - we've revamped the loot reward system, mining rewards including „rich asteroids“ system, made changes to the UI and added a number of UI elements, added lots of events, encounters, between-faction events... Basically, the freeroam dimension of the game is also getting a serious boost. More places to visit, more stuff to see and more events to participate in. All of that will generate more opportunities for experience and level gains and ship improvements.
Before we post the intricate details of this mega update, one information for all players - as we already mentioned as expected situation earlier - from this update you, unfortunately, you won't be able to use your old saves. We tried our best to keep the consistency of save files throughout all updates since September last year, but this massive update simply changed too much, both in the campaign and the freeroam mode. Forcing old saves to work with this version would cause a lot of unforeseen issues, so it was unavoidable. If all goes according to plans, this will be the only such situation during development, and we figured it's better to do this synchronization now rather than later when much more gaming hours could be in jeopardy. We hope you understand why we had to do this.
ADDED: New campaign missions
ADDED: New main character model
ADDED: New storyline characters: J.J Digins, Vassily Ratbone, Night Watchman, Glenn Curacao
ADDED: New interior and exterior locations
ADDED: New character animations and voiceovers
ADDED: New interface elements and notification systems
ADDED: New hint and notifications
ADDED: New quest tracking and information panels to Starchart
ADDED: New encounters and random events throughout maps
ADDED: New loot system with more frequent drops
ADDED: New „rich node“ asteroids system for much more lucrative mining
ADDED: New weakpoint system for anti-enemy capital ships combat
ADDED: Enemy capital ship combat mechanics
ADDED: Hostile drones in interior maps
ADDED: ADAH drone combat mechanics
ADDED: New ADAH drone movement mechanics
ADDED: ADAH drone inventory
ADDED: Option to use quick interact button when using drone
ADDED: New loot and reward system for drone interior missions
ADDED: Enemy drones to fight against in interior missions
ADDED: HUD markers for discovered mining and scavenging objects - gas pockets, rich nodes and derelicts
ADDED: Asteroids HP bar visible to player
ADDED: New collisions with asteroids and other objects
ADDED: Ships can now destroy smaller asteroids by ramming into them
ADDED: Collisions from other objects now also add damage to player
ADDED: Large batches of new sounds linked to actions and objects
ADDED: New indicators when locked and targeted by enemy missiles
ADDED: New voiceovered chatter lines for number of events throughout maps
ADDED: Outlaw Guerilla special ship design
ADDED: Outlaws Stalker special ship design
ADDED: Options to scan the scenery objects
ADDED: New cutscenes for additional storyline missions and some revamped old ones
ADDED: Large batches of chatter voices for NPC ships and stations
ADDED: Additional sounds for HUD, cockpit and cutscenes
ADDED: Almost all asteroids yield loot now
ADDED: Encounter system when attempting to use TGate
ADDED: Encounter system when using NavBuoy
ADDED: Enemy space drones spawn system on various locations
ADDED: New Mars sector map, along with objects, encounters and characters
ADDED: Additional civilian and military traffic to various sectors
ADDED: Lock on enemy missiles as they are approaching
ADDED: New hints and HUD feedback information regarding missions and events
ADDED: HUD element - weapons fire range indicator
ADDED: Ship convoys near space stations
ADDED: Ship convoys near structure clusters
ADDED: Ships entering and exiting Starpoint
ADDED: Ships entering and exiting T Gate
ADDED: Ships using Nav buoys
ADDED: New information to stations and planets
ADDED: More additional variety in appearance of derelicts
ADDED: Scanner ship module now has new and upgraded stats
ADDED: New explosion visual and sound effects
ADDED: Derelicts now have special ambient sounds
UPDATED: Revamped experience rewards system
UPDATED: Revamped quest system with barmans
UPDATED: Shortened duration of damage effects on player ship
UPDATED: Modified visual particles when viewing game from cockpit
UPDATED: AI agression levels with ships in fleets
UPDATED: Firing weapons is now disabled in cruise mode and while charging cruise as well
UPDATED: Optimizations to physics system
UPDATED: Lens flare visual effects now depend on surrounding ambient
UPDATED: Weapons targeting against objects is now more precise
UPDATED: Revamped lighting effects and ambients in multiple sectors
UPDATED: Starchart received additional direction lines showing the path of jumps
UPDATED: Prices of numerous missiles reduced
UPDATED: Loot prices and availability increased throughout sectors
UPDATED: Rebalanced difficulty to adjust for new enemies and capital ships
UPDATED: Rebalanced prices of weapons and equipment
UPDATED: Rebalanced experience gain system
UPDATED: Rebalanced enemy weapons and rate of fire
UPDATED: Almost all crafting blueprints are rebalanced
UPDATED: Spin up cycles for Cyclone and Sorm modified
UPDATED: Increased the price of wing ship modules
UPDATED: Increased how much additional turrets influence wing module price
UPDATED: Music system now plays all tracks scattered in various sectors
UPDATED: All missions and other planned actions now yield experience points
UPDATED: T-Gate now has correct hit collision sphere
FIXED: Issues with releasing of 3D sounds
FIXED: Enemy weapons fire sounds now have correct ranges and volumes
FIXED: Mission and object markers on Starchart now are now saved correctly
FIXED: Corrected waypoint tracking and position on Starchart
FIXED: If already initiated, quick action cannot be started again
FIXED: Soundtrack is now properly played throughout sector maps, both combat tracks and ambiental ones
FIXED: Sound issues with playing multiple sounds at the same time
FIXED: Sound issues related to distance of the sound origin
FIXED: Multiple issues and desync during character animations
FIXED: Encounters will now spawn on correct positions
FIXED: Encounter ships will use correct predefined faction
FIXED: Several bugs during Jeepers Creepers Boss fight
FIXED: Lynx wings module now has correct stats
FIXED: Magellan refinery quests now work correctly
FIXED: Trade convoys follow correct paths and behaviour
FIXED: Autosaves now work correctly during campaign mission stages
FIXED: Cutscene on Pyros campaign mission doesn’t cause camera to offset
FIXED: You cannot accidentally sell quest items anymore
FIXED: Vfx from boost engines now shuts down correctly when disengaged
FIXED: Post processing effects from radiation now shuts down properly
FIXED: Iolia factory is now placed in the correct sector
FIXED: Crafting process now has more info on what is gained and invested
FIXED: Skipping cutscene doesn’t break the game anymore
FIXED: NPC AI behavior doesn’t halt indefinitely
FIXED: Target sphere on loot objects increased for easier selection
FIXED: All wings now have correct turning speed information
TWEAKED: Decreased energy recharge of weapon batteries
TWEAKED: Increased energy cost of scattergun weapons
TWEAKED: Increased inventory size for all hull modules
TWEAKED: Increased loot drop value of “ore nodes” and derelicts
TWEAKED: Repair and scan sounds now have normal volume
TWEAKED: Enemy structures now cannot be interacted with
We'd also like to note that, despite the fact that the game is now largely improved and expanded on, development is still some ways off from being finished. All features included in the beta update will now be polished and tweaked according to requirements and feedback from players, plus we still have some major stuff to add, like player capital ship, remaining maps, rest of the campaign etc... A very busy schedule is ahead of us, but hopefully this update will give you all a taste of what's to come soon!
And just like last time, fly safe!
Good news for graphic whores as they have improved the look of the game since I last played it and I have just played through the campaign but only as far as when it ended last time, so not the new mission yet.
Don't like the new look of bold they seem to have made him look younger and much more generic and have changed some of his dialogue, I got a bad feeling we are heading down the DarkStar one route.
Still have the annoying WASD controls as default and you still can't access any of the info screens from inside the game as you have to use the escape key and no radar in cockpit view.
ADHA seems to have been given a gun to use in her missions, don't think it was in the early versions as well as some drones to shoot at and chests to open, but you are still flying on a plane and it could benefit from having a full 3d environment.
Otherwise it seems to have come a lot but I will know more when I get around to playing the open world part of the game rather then the campaign.
I haven't even looked at this game since I bought it @Pinback.... I play them once they are officially released. But the game does support controller now since the game is a lot more first person aspect than the previous? I don't mind using the keyboard and mouse for controls, but since your still have your issues with the control scheme I was wondering if controllers were an option and if it makes playing better? I think your complaint was having to keep 'W' pressed to continue thrust.
I will admit, I would have preferred a slightly older main character. He doesn't look seasoned enough to have these skills 😉
You can use a flight stick with the game like a X52 which gets around the WASD layout.
Long dev play through of the game, may give this one a watch.
Never got around to watching the vid but they have updated the game and very happy to see they have added a radar.
It is almost the middle of the month, so a fitting time for next Starpoint Gemini 3 Early Access update!
Since it's summertime, and the pandemic situation shows no signs of easing, we hope you're still keeping yourself safe and healthy. And clocking some good gaming hours is luckily one of the things that can help with maintaining your safety and distancing while still experiencing a bit of good old fun.
There are a number of improvements in this update, we've included a nice list of fixes and upgrades based on your feedback throughout various forum discussions. Two things will stand out though – firstly the beginning of implementation of a second gameplay „style“ that leans more towards simulation.
Note that all these incoming options will be possible to switch on and off in the game options, depending on whether you prefer to play the game as a more pure action game or more simulation oriented. In this update we're adding the radar screen (for both cockpit and 3rd person cameras) with overview of the surrounding situation. Hope you'll find it useful!
Second important thing is the introduction of Steam achievements. There are over 100 of them, and you'll be rewarded with various achievements from the very start of the game, for any number of activities: exploring, using different weapons, destroying enemies, reaching certain stages of the campaign etc... In main game menu you can check out the entire list of reached achievements as well as those yet to be reached.
Hope these additions, along with many other fixes and upgrades will supply you, ladies and gentlemen, with more goals to play for in this summer heat. Meanwhile, we're going back to player capital ships mechanics that was already announced earlier. We've done some good progress there, but it wasn't yet fully ready to be added with this update. If all goes well, it will be the backbone of next one.
Full changelog for this update is here:
- ADDED: Ingame active radar, can be toggled in game options
- ADDED: Steam achievements are now activated and can be gathered
- ADDED: Entire new Darwin sector colony
- ADDED: An option to turn off shadows, helpful for slower configurations
- ADDED: Collectable derelicts throughout sectors. Players can shoot at them, and they can eject loot drops until they are destroyed
- ADDED: New mining facility structures with mining effects
- ADDED: New batch of German translations
- UPDATED: Freelance mission markers don't transfer to different maps
- UPDATED: Adjusted level of drone damage received
- UPDATED: Drone events added: weapon fire detection range
- UPDATED: Cutscene SFX is now bind to overall SFX option slider
- UPDATED: Detection markers on interior drone missions improved
- UPDATED: Ambient near planet Jupiter improved
- UPDATED: Loot drop calculation improved
- UPDATED: Rich nodes now hidden when player is too far
- UPDATED: Behavior of enemy drones and their awareness improved
- FIXED: A few duplicated shortcuts now working properly
- FIXED: Several causes for possible game breaking issues resolved
- FIXED: A bug with infinite respawning blueprint
- FIXED: „Ghost“ loot doesn't appear anymore on interior missions
- FIXED: Dockable status of Tgates are now saved properly
- FIXED: Frequency of „engine down“ event reduced
- FIXED: Upon undocking from Calisto refinery, ambient functions normally now
- FIXED: Spawned NPC drones now follow correct path
- FIXED: Shortcuts displayed properly in crafting menu
- FIXED: Visible mouse pointer during cutscenes removed
Fly safe and stay safe!
Bit late with this but just checking the steam page they have announced a new price for the game starting on Monday the 4 of August and it's going up.
Some new gameplay footage of the game.