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Starbase August 26 Patch Notes (EA Build 572)

Starbase August 26 Patch Notes (EA Build 572)

A large update has rolled out for Frozenbyte’s open-world voxel/vertex-based space MMO known as Starbase. The Starbase August 26 patch notes for Early Access Build 572 include many changes and are classified as a large patch. Some major features include a health bar, player healing, and a new market station in deep space for all those long-distance travelers.

You can find the new Market Station in deep space, roughly 300km into the asteroid belt. It includes an Auction House with a low 2% tax rate, which is not connected to the Origin Stations’ Auction Houses. There are also ship shops, an easy build hall, a ship design workshop, refill stations, insurance transfer (100km range), and a 50km radius safe zone. It is strictly a player-trading station, so you cannot auto-sell your ore here.

Aside from that change, we have a player health bar and healing implementation. The rest of the changes affect animations, audio, crafting, gameplay, and some fixes for ship designers and easy build.

Starbase August 26 Patch Notes (EA Build 572)

Major Features

  • Health Bar
  • Players gradually heal when inside a Safe Zone
  • New Market Station added over 300 km deep into the belt, includes:
    • Auction House and very low 2% tax. This AH is not connected to Origin AH’s.
    • All ship shops
    • Easy Build Hall
    • Ship Design Workshop
    • Refill stations
    • Insurance transfer with limited 100 km range
    • 50 km permanent safe zone
    • Notes:
      • This station does not buy ore or items. It’s only meant for player trading.
      • The station is located in the bottom area of the belt. You need to be mid-way from Origins to get the transponder to show, at approximately 200 km out.
      • There will initially be asteroids inside the safe zone. This is intended, as players seeking a brief refuge for mining can mine in safety until the asteroids are depleted. Note that you need to first get to the station to benefit from this. Also the station is not located in the highest tier asteroid zone.

Animations

  • Fixed 1st person Pipe Tool fire animation not activating correctly
  • Fixed animation not activating correctly when removing a weapon from a Tripod
  • Fixed legs not animating correctly during movement when firing the Shotgun
  • Fixed sprint animation looking wrong when equipped with Tripod autocannon

Audio

  • Added UI sounds for Pilot Chair bind menu
  • Added missing sounds for Auction House UI
  • Fixed incorrect window closing sounds when the Research Tree hadn’t been visible
  • New Audio Signal Device sounds
  • Toned down environmental noise when player is working in an in-game editor

Companies

  • Fixed an issue that caused creating company ranks to fail for new companies

Crafting

  • Added “Frames” sub-category under the “Station modules” category
  • Added Hinge B 48×48 CM to hinges & hatches node
  • Categorised all current station modules
  • Fixed not being able to craft Full or Refill versions of Propellant Tanks
  • Fixed not being able to craft Solar Panels or Solar Panel Light Sensors
  • Prevented crafting in Ship Designer test mode
  • Crafting from Crate requires Resource Bridge flow in and out
  • Fixed refunding Ore when crafting from Crate fails

Devices

  • Fixed Utility Body bolt profile issue where it couldn’t bolt properly
  • Plasma Thruster base propellant consumption reduced from 290 to 248

Gameplay

  • Players gradually heal when inside a Safe Zone
  • Fixed an issue that caused the player to spawn in an incorrect position after death
  • Fixed an issue where Ship sell confirmation was incorrectly visible on Ship spawn or Ship sell terminals
  • Now only custom items which include Ore should be blocked from inventory

HUD

  • “Despawn Ship” -text was changed to “Store Ship” in the ship despawn menu
  • A few changes to Settings menu description texts
  • Added Health Bar

Moon

  • Added new moon terrain, rotated the moon and raised the City above the ground
  • The city should now have longer “beam legs”, i.e. it shouldn’t float
  • New moon 1 ground level, ground shapes and textures
  • Moon city now has three limited range (100 km) insurance transfer terminals, located at the city main entrance, at the main flight port and at the tournament memorial

Ships

  • Changed Tengium beams to Bastium on The Mako
  • Added description for:
    • A-Frame
    • Akantha EVO
    • Apis
    • Barrow40
    • Blood Hound V2 Auto
    • Blood Hound V2 Laser
    • Blood Hound V2 Plasma
    • Buzzard
    • Cyclone
    • Dart MKI
    • FRS Smooth
    • Fal-4F3L
    • Fire Scarab
    • Huginn
    • K9-Kalman
    • Leoforeio
    • Mantis (1)
    • Mantis (2)
    • Muninn
    • Svafa A
    • The Mako
    • UMT.1.0 “Badger” Standard
    • Workhorse Advanced
    • Workhorse Supply
  • Updated:
    • Croc
    • Pincer has been updated:
      • Control layout has been reworked for the ship
      • Ship now comes with 2 batteries and has new generator adjusting script making the ship more fuel efficient
      • EcoMode button also has a note to turn it off before using Cargo Lock Beams

Ship Designer

  • Added some additional info to the error message when an error concerning failing to load scene file data is shown
  • Fixed a crash when joining a group session in test mode
  • Fixed an issue where snap points were visualized incorrectly
  • Prevented F5 test mode toggle while the scene is saving, loading, buy custom ship dialog is open, or a state transition is already in progress
  • Prevented closing the buy ship dialogs while the buy operation is active

Ship Easy Build Mode

  • Fixed Easy Build created ships flipping when re-entering
  • Fixed name for Basic 2 T1 Fuel Rod & Rack module
  • Fixed resource containers sometimes emptying when module is placed for the first time
  • Fixed ships duplicating if ship’s thrusters are separated from the ship
  • Fixed welding in Corner 1 Ore Crate module
  • Toned down environmental noise when player is working in an in-game editor

Stations

  • Fixed Factory Hall Areas saving properly
  • Fixed Station Foundation’s rotation while placing
  • Fixed an issue that caused the first Easy Build Mode module being placeable anywhere inside the Easy Build Mode area instead of next to the Station Foundation module
  • Fixed an issue where devices did not properly power off when a Factory Hall Area was deactivated around them
  • Prevented devices working on stations outside Factory Hall Areas
  • Updated new trading station name to “Trading Station Markka”

Tools

  • Durability errors can now be viewed in game by hovering your reticle or cursor over them
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Building Tool to not repair

Tutorial

  • Added camera distance binds to tutorial hints
  • Added a Quickbar Edit tutorial
  • Fixed Repair Job ship respawning not always working during the last phase of Repair Job tutorial after logging out and back in
  • Fixed an issue during Crafting tutorial where the game showed the amount of ores owned incorrectly
  • Fixed quickbar highlight during tutorial to not highlight any non-visible quickbar and to select the quickbar that has the lowest position on the screen
  • New Mineral Discovery messages now work outside tutorial mode

UI

  • Added short descriptions for handheld weapon magazines
  • Main menu updated with new Starbase logo

Weapons

  • Fixed typo in Mounted Weapon Barrel locales: “Elelctricity” -> “Electricity”
  • Fixed Tripod weapon reload animation not playing
  • Improved locales for Tripod Autocannon:
    • Better explaining how to use the weapon and showing basic stats similar to what mounted ship weapon barrels have

via FrozenByte

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