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Star Traders: Frontiers update for 21 January 2022

Update #288: Gather Round

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Patchnotes via Steam Community

Star Traders, gather round the spice hall -- its Update #288.

What’s the latest on Cyber Knights?

Earlier this month, we launched Cyber Knights: Flashpoint’s private alpha test for Kickstarter backers, following the same tried-and-true process we used for Star Traders: Frontiers. With a thousand players in the game now, development pace has picked up and we’re on the long march to release on Steam, so make sure you’ve wishlisted (and followed!), or join us for behind-the-scenes discussion and development snapshots in our Discord.

Repair Time Rebalance

Over the last few updates, we've been updating the data schema for ship components to give us more fine-grained control over the cost and time consumed by repair. As this backend work has wrapped up, we've now made some wholesale adjustments to these values and rebalanced the time required to repair all ship components in the game. In general, repairs times should feel shorter, more predictable and less "spikey". As components increase in size (small, medium, large) and level (1-8 currently) and complexity (engines, bridges, salvage bays, launch bays, etc) the repair times increase but more within an expected curve than previously where some components simply came with astronomically high repair hours.

We've love to hear your feedback about it and will be returning to look at the credit cost ($$) of repair in a future update but this alone has gone a long way to help make repair a more predictable experience.

Finally, we have also put in a rule that -- regardless of any Talents or faction bonuses -- Repairs must always take at least 1 Turn.

For anyone who was counting Turns and worrying about the pace of story, this should be a boon as well!

Valencia and the Hunter

I don't want to spoil anything, but we fixed a story timing bug where Valencia might leave before "the Hunter" arrives. If you had this bug, you know what I mean. If you don't, good luck!

Fuel Range in HUD

After the fuel cost display adjustment in Update #287, the HUD could display the wrong AU Fuel Range. This has now been resolved and you'll now see a 100% sync between the displayed fuel range and fuel cost per AU throughout the game, engine displays and HUDs. Thanks to everyone pushing on this!

Ship Comparison Crash Fix

There was one case -- in which one of the two ships had no weapons installed -- that could cause the new ship comparison screen to crash. We've fixed this bug with #288 and apologies for the delay on that.

v3.2.27 - 1/21/2022

  • Rebalanced repair time for all components, especially improving some Weapon Lockers, Railtraks and other peaks
  • All repairs must always take at least 1 Turn
  • Fixed issue where AU Fuel Range was misreported in the HUD
  • Fixed story bug where in some cases, Valencia left before the Hunter arrived
  • Fixed some ship designs could cause crashes with new ship comparison
Windows Star Traders Frontiers WINDOWS Depot 335621
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Linux 32-bit Star Traders Frontiers LINUX Depot 335623
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