Pre-Alpha 2.x.x

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Pre-Alpha version 2.0.0 is the public release of the game which was released on August 5, 2015 at Steam Early Access. There are few subsequent minor updates and patches before its next major update to Pre-Alpha 3.0.0 with procedural generation.

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Pre-Alpha 2.0.0[edit | edit source]

Pre-Alpha 2.0.0 was released on Steam Early Access on August 5, 2015. It was the same version as Closed Pre-Alpha 1.2.3 but dubbed as Pre-Alpha 2.0.0 for the public release of the game.The game released with following features

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Space and planet exploration: An absolute free-roaming experience awaits you: fly across space, land on planets and freely walk around.
  • Building and construction: You can build everything out of blocks & building parts: capital vessels, small vessels, ground vessels as well as space & planetary stations.
  • Survival mode: Survival is key - try to stay alive in a hostile environment. Food and oxygen are rare, resources scarce and dangers lurk around – be well prepared.
  • Creative mode: Freely build on planets or in space and do not care for food, resources or enemies.
  • Space and land combats: Empyrion features a variety of enemies reaching from (peaceful and hostile) creatures living on planets to aggressive robot drones that can attack you in space and on planets.
  • Single and co-operative: Besides single player, Empyrion supports co-operative gameplay with your friends.
  • Mining and resource gathering: For building and construction, you must gather and mine resources that you find on planets and asteroids.
  • Extensive crafting system: Using and combining resources, player can craft his own equipment and weapons.
  • Farming and food system: Grow your own vegetables and fruits or hunt creatures for their meat to prepare yourself a delicious meal. Find rare plants to prepare medical supplies.
  • Terrain deformation: Player can entirely modify and deform the terrain. It’s a true sandbox game!

Pre-Alpha 2.0.1[edit | edit source]

This is a hotfix released on 6th August 2015.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed player name bug and save game bug: now not allowed characters (e.g., ? ) cannot be included in the player name or name of new game any more (before it caused a crash when starting a new game)
  • Fixed problem that you could shoot when being in the passenger seat (error when zooming with sniper)
  • Fixed bug that FPS drops significantly if several large capital vessels are close together
  • Fixed problem with flare of drones not showing correctly when zooming with assault rifle and other scoped weapons
  • Fixed problem that error dialog was not shown in all cases
  • Removed cockpit from crashed ship on Moon (error when changing core and trying to access cockpit)

Pre-Alpha 2.0.2[edit | edit source]

It is a small bugfix released on 8th August,2015.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed bug that NPC creatures did not correctly attack player

Pre-Alpha 2.1.0[edit | edit source]

It is a minor update released on 12th August,2015.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • New player models (male and female)
Player Model Customization
  • Simple character customization: you can choose gender and two colors
  • Added sounds for female character

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • When game crashes due to error, now better protection against save game losses
  • Added gun fire effects to rocket launchers and laser-based weapons
  • Added new attack sound for "Harley Davidson Monster" (the creature with the multiple serpent heads that attacks during Omicron night)
  • Bases on Moon, Aestus and Ningues now attack player
  • Dismantling of Container on Escape Pod now also gives resources
  • Added hint in Video Options if Fullscreen mode cannot be selected due to wrong aspect ratio
  • Re-sorted Option tabs so that Video and Audio are side by side

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed: Constructor / Food Processor Inventory only showed 8 instead of 9 item rows
  • Fixed turret bug after resuming game
  • Fixed bug that rockets and laser weapons did not collide with close objects
  • Fixed bug that removing last block (e.g. after dismantling Escape Pod) causes an error

Pre-Alpha 2.2.0[edit | edit source]

It is a minor update released on 17th August,2015.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Added Creative Empty mode: same as normal Creative mode but without capital ships and bases. This mode is for those of you who want to start in an empty world.
  • Workaround to be able to load corrupted save games
  • Added slimmer version of Male model

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Reduced crafting times
  • Reduced Head-Bobbing
  • Control Panel now shows damage of essential blocks
Rocket Launcher
  • Added Rocket Launcher (replaced old launcher)
  • Hyperion crashed better defended
  • First version of hover texts for resources and created objects (BA, SV, GV) on 3D Map
  • Repair & Remove Tool has bonus to remove cockpit and other high-armored objects
  • Less armor on Constructor
  • Updated Main Menu Button Colors
  • Made some more keys configurable (Show FPS, Save Screenshot, HUD on/off)
  • Outputting system data in output log now
  • Shrieked radius of drill

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed bug that appeared at transition from planet to space and that corrupted save games
  • Fixed bug on Laser Rifle (before it exploded directly at weapon for male)
  • Fixed quick cargo box close/open: no longer reports 'Occupied by me'
  • Fixed error message for connecting to other game that has not same version
  • Fixed exploit that you could drop SV weapons.
  • Fixed scope bug on Pulse Rifle
  • Fixed bug when exiting turret
  • Possible fix for bug when quiting game during explosion
  • Possible fix for bug during eating
  • Fixed clipping issue with weapons (weapon mesh could not be seen sometimes in multiplayer)
  • Fixed bug on symmetry plane
  • Fixed animation of other player when connecting

Pre-Alpha 2.2.1[edit | edit source]

It is a small bugfix released on 17th August,2015.

Bug fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed corrupted save games

Pre-Alpha 2.2.2[edit | edit source]

It is a small bugfix released on 18th August,2015.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed bug that already discovered resources did not correctly save and had to be re-discovered after Resume Game

Pre-Alpha 2.2.3[edit | edit source]

It is a small bugfix released on 19th August,2015.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed bug: when approaching an enemy base with turrets on it an error occurred sometimes that crashed the game and corrupted save game.


Pre-Alpha 2.2.4[edit | edit source]

It is a small hotfix released on 22nd August,2015.

changes[edit | edit source]

  • Increased strength of drill: you should now be able to drill again as in Pre-Alpha 2.1.0