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Star Citizen Patch 3.0.0

New Features

General Content


Breathing, Stamina & Heart Rate

  • Oxygen Supply: Many areas, such as space or the moons of Crusader, do not have breathable atmospheres and are dangerous for characters unless they’re wearing a pressure suit. Most pressure suits are equipped standard with an oxygen tank. As you breathe, you will slowly consume the oxygen inside your tank. Your oxygen tank will automatically begin to refill once you are inside an area, station, ship or outpost with a breathable atmosphere. If your oxygen supply runs out, your pressure suit contains a small buffer of oxygen to provide you with a short amount of time to try to find an oxygen supply. If your suit is not sealed or you’re not wearing a helmet, you will not have this buffer. If you do not have any oxygen available, you will asphyxiate and quickly pass out.
  • Stamina: As you exert more effort by running, jumping, etc., your muscles work harder and begin to consume more oxygen. To keep up with this higher demand, your heart rate and breathing increase to provide your muscles with a steady supply of oxygen. Wearing heavier armor will increase how much effort it takes to do actions and will tire you out sooner. The more you exert yourself, the harder you breathe and the faster your oxygen supply will be depleted.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: The heart rate monitor on your helmet’s HUD and in your mobiGlas functions as an exertion/stamina meter. As a character exerts themselves, their heart rate increases. If a character exerts themselves too much, they will enter a Hyperventilated state. This will restrict the actions that you can perform, and things like running, sprinting or vaulting will be blocked until you exit the Hyperventilated state. Heart rate and breathing can also effect recoil handling and aim. As your heart rate increases the character’s aim will begin to sway, ranging from a minor wobble to wild drifting. Once levels reach certain critical thresholds your vision will also begin to be effected, slowly dimming till it goes completely black. Once your heart rate returns to normal, so will your vision and movement.

Wound System

  • Injury is now taken into account for status effects to a small degree including movement penalties for limb damage.


Interaction System


Interaction Mode

Holding down the [F] key will activate Interaction Mode - a contextual cursor will appear in the center of the screen, interaction points will be highlighted, even from a distance. The parallax cursor movement allows selection of anything on screen with little head movement, while retaining full input control. Movement is limited to walking speed while in Interaction Mode. Holding the right mouse button enters into 'focus'; the camera rotates and zooms in on the cursor location, putting it in the center of the screen. From here, the cursor behaves normally. Releasing right click returns to standard view. Left click confirms the selection, and the associated action begins. Releasing [F] will always immediately return to natural gameplay.


Inner Thought Prompt

When near enough to interact, the inner thought prompt will softly appear on the player screen, tilting towards the location of the interaction to help provide context to the inner thought text. The text will inform you of the action that will be performed upon interaction. Moving away, looking away, or having line of sight to the interaction point blocked will remove the inner thought prompt. The inner thought text will display on screen relative to the object of interaction, but will stay at a fixed size so it's guaranteed readable. The ellipse below the text indicates that secondary options are available, and they can be accessed with the cursor or mouse wheel.

Hint System

Added the foundation of a new "hint system" which will allow players to learn about how to play the game whilst playing it and reduce the burden of having to consult an off-line resource.


Party Launch System

Added new command /partylaunch. If the party leader enters /partylaunch into the chat window in game, this will send a notification to each party member when the leader enters an instance that they can either accept or ignore. If accepted they will be put into Matchmaking system to join the leader. If the server doesn't have enough space for the full party, all players in the party will be put back into Matchmaking to find another server.


Universe

New Locations

We have implemented the first fully procedurally generated, explorable planetary bodies. These include three moons; Yela, Daymar, and Celin, as well as the mining planetoid Delamar. Each planetary body has unique atmospheric composition, pressure, and gravity as well as a variety of surface outposts and derelict ships to explore, many tied to our new missions system.

  • Levski is a base built into the rock on Delamar, an asteroid hidden deep in an asteroid belt. The base was originally an active mining facility but after being left derelict for a number of years new residents moved in and it became a hotbed for political radicals & criminals. The main areas are controlled by various political groups with a strong anti UEE sentiment, they try to keep order best they can. Levski has the choice of numerous shops spread across multiple floors, many missions will be available (both illegal and legal). You can gain access to Levski by; foot, ship or ground vehicle.


Planetary Motion

  • Planetary bodies now have rotational motion complete with dynamic day/night cycles.


Surface Outposts

Planetary surfaces are dotted with surface outposts representing a variety organizations and functions.

  • Each outpost is unique and has its own power system and oxygen supply, many with usable Kiosks and landing pads with associated ASOP terminals.


Persistence and Insurance


Persistence

  • Ammo and missile persistence.
  • Ship damage state persistence.
  • Spawn location persistence (what location you left your ship at, what location your character was at).
  • Inventory Persistence – items, commodities and ships.


Air Traffic Control (ATC)

Landing and take off at public facilities is now controled by Air Traffic Ontrol (ATC). The ATC acts as the connection between you and the landing tower using the MFD comm function in every ship. When attempting to land, you will open a communication channel to the tower and ask for permission. The tower then checks if all the requirements are fulfilled and will advise appropriately. Selecting a target location will happen via the MFD Comm System.


Shops

  • New items (clothing, armor, weapons, components) added to shop inventory.
  • Added Dumper's Depot to major locations.


AI Subsumption

  • We have introduced the basics of subsumption. You should now see NPCs going about their daily lives at all 3 major landing zones (Grim Hex, Port Olisar, and Levski).


Quantum Travel System

  • Quantum travel (QT) destinations are now selected via the MobiGlas StarMap app.
    • Whether or not an object can be targeted for QT is determined by the drive's detection range and is based off gravitational values (The larger the object the further away you can detect it, large objects with small objects in orbit drown out their detection capabilities at long ranges). Meaning you will not be able to travel from point A to B at all times, but instead may need to move into orbit of a larger body to detect destinations also in orbit. For example, to get to a station orbiting a moon that orbits a planet, the route is Planet>Moon>Station.
      There's now a short range quantum travel for moving around different orbital points of moons and small planetary bodies.
      Quantum travel speeds, spooling and cooldown times are variable based on the size and quality of the drive.


Mission System

  • Delivery Missions (Lawful/Unlawful)
  • Missing Person Mission
  • AI Bounty Hunt Mission
  • Derelict investigation
  • Escort Mission
  • Mission Givers

Doors and Airlocks

  • Doors and airlocks have been updated with additional functionality.

Item 2.0


First introduction of item 2.0 system for ships, including the following:

  • Power – Includes the ability to control how much power is generated by the power plants and is distributed to all of the other systems to use.
  • Heat – Includes the ability to monitor how much heat, EM, and IR the ship is generating, and the ability to temporarily reduce IR.
  • Shields – Includes the ability to monitor and adjust shield strength and repair behavior, and adjust power usage and performance.
  • Flight HUD – Includes the cockpit lens elements which provide vital feedback to the player during flight and combat.
  • Weapons – Includes the ability to monitor and prioritize gun and missile ammo, and adjust power usage and performance.
  • Thrusters – Includes the ability to monitor and adjust thrusters power usage and performance.
  • Radar – Includes the implementation of 2D and 3D radar.
  • Annunciators – Includes the implementation of annunciator screens and their warning behavior.
  • Screen Switch Behavior – Includes the ability to switch between various screens on the same physical monitor.


Cargo and Commodoties

  • Introducing the first implementation of cargo!


Salvage

  • Some items are transported in small, portable boxes.
  • They can be bought and sold at vendors.
  • These items are placed in/around the Stanton system’s wreckages and procedurally on planet surfaces.
  • They will be generated when destroying cargo-carrying ships.
  • 0.5m boxes can be lifted and moved using the existing hand-lifting system.
  • 1 SCU cargo cannot be lifted or moved.


Storing Small Items in the Cargo Grid

  • Ships will have 'Cargo Grids' set up inside that governs how cargo is placed/secured within it.
  • Placing 0.5m boxes within the Cargo Grid will be considered ‘secured’ in the ship.
  • 0.5m boxes will align within the Cargo Grid.
  • Any loose items placed within the grid will not align to this.
  • Loose Items placed inside the Cargo Grid will be added to the ship’s 'manifest'.
  • Items placed outside of the grid will therefore not be added to the 'manifest'.
  • Items can be taken from one ship’s hold, carried to another ship and stored in its hold instead.

 

Buy/Sell Cargo through Market Vendors

  • 1 SCU crates full of a single commodity can bought and sold at vendors.
  • 0.5m boxes the player discovers, or recovers can be sold at vendors.
  • Commodities can be bought at a vendor in selected spots.
  • Players will walk up to the kiosk and use it to initiate an interaction.
  • Only the stock the vendor buys/sells will be listed and the price they want for each.
  • Transactions takes place entirely in the interface.
  • Ships must be stored before their inventory can be used to buy/sell.

 

New Ship Multiple Selectable MFD (MFD) featuring Render to Texture (RTT)


Heat - System

Signals:

  • Heat - Total heat generated by items.
  • Heat Capacity - Total heat capacity available to the ship.

IR Suppression - This button toggles suppressing the IR signal multiplier (which temporarily reduces your IR signal) at the cost of all items (and thus, the entire ship via the Heat Sink) heating rapidly. When IR Suppression is active, you should see that IR starts to drop down, and Heat starts to creep up toward its overheat value.

  • System IR Suppression - All groups are suppressed. This overrides any groups below.
  • System IR Suppression - All groups are suppressed. This overrides any groups below.
  • IR Levels - Shows the IR levels of each item category.


Heat - Items

  • On Button - This denotes the On/Off state of the item.
  • Item Name - Reorder alphabetically by item name (all categories).

Item Name:

  • Distortion Damage - Appears when distortion damage is received, and disappears when there is none.
  • Item Type - Reorder by cycling item type (all categories). This is a list of available types:
  • Power Plant (power in this case is power generated)
  • Cooler (no heat, but for health/wear indication)
  • Shield Generator
  • Gun
  • Main Thruster
  • Maneuvering Thruster
  • Quantum Drive
  • Jump Drive
  • Radar
  • Power - The current item power usage.
    • Heat - The current heat the item is generating.
    • Health - How much health each item has remaining.
    • Wear - How much wear each item has remaining.

Power - System

  • On Button - Turns all power plants On/Off.
    Power Throttle
  • Throttle - This throttles the connected Power Plants' maximum power output.
  • Throttle Max - This is the 100% value for the Power Plants maximum power output.
  • Throttle Stealth - This is an updating bar which denotes the Stealth value that Throttle is set to when the Stealth Button is pressed (see below).
  • Power Usage - Currently generated power.
  • Power Required - Required power by all items.
  • Power Deficiency - Amount of required power minus the currently generated power. Only appears when the power plants aren't able to supply enough required power.
  • Stealth - This button sets the Throttle to the Stealth value, which is the sum "on" Power value of all connected items that are on, plus a small reserve value (10% to start). As individual items will be able to be turned off, this bar will move up and down as the Stealth value changes. Once the Stealth Button has been activated and the Throttle value reduced, you may then readjust the Throttle to suit your needs or adjust the Power Priority Triangle to work with the reduced power output.
    • Power Priority Triangle - Moving the indicator on the Power Priority Triangle adjusts the percentage of power that is distributed to the three major systems (Shields, Weapons, and Thrusters) if total power requested is larger than available power generated. Nudging toward one system should add to it, and take proportionally to the other systems.


Groups - Each group (Shields, Weapons, Thrust) are represented by icons.

  • Priority - Percentages for each group. These should total 100%; dead center of the triangle should indicate 33% on each corner of the triangle.
  • Power Deficiency - If any group isn't receiving its requested power, it is indicated by an icon.

Signals: Heat - As the point of throttling power to items is to control your ship's signals, they are indicated here.

  • Heat - Total heat generated by items.
  • Heat Capacity - Total heat capacity available to the ship.
  • EM - Current total EMsignature.
    IR - Current total IR signature.

Power - Items

On Button - This turns individual power plants On/Off. Please note that the only items that can be turned on and off from this page are power plants. All other items are only observable in their on/off states.

Item Name:

  • Distortion Damage - Appears when distortion damage is received, and disappears when there is none.

Item Type - Reorder by cycling item type (all categories). This is a list of available types:

  • Power Plant (power in this case is power generated)
  • Shield Generator
  • Gun
  • Main Thruster
  • Maneuvering Thruster
  • Quantum Drive
  • Jump Drive
  • Radar
  • Avionics

Power - For power plants, power generation. For all other items, item power usage.
Heat - The current heat the item is generating.
Health - How much health each item has remaining.
Wear - How much wear each item has remaining.


Item Group

Shields - System

  • On Button - Turns all shield emitters and shield generators On/Off.
  • Shield Generator Throttle - This works exactly like the Power Throttle in all other MFDs and throttles Power for the shield generators.
  • Shield Status - As before, a top-down (for front, back, left, and right) and side (top and bottom) shield health is displayed. Face repair is represented by the highlighted bar, and each face's health is indicated by the value next to it.
  • Top - Represents the health to front, back, left, and right.
  • Side - Represents the health to top and bottom.
  • Face Priority - Dragging the pip toward a face moves priority toward that face. Increasing face priority both increases the rate at which it is repaired when damaged, and also redistributes health toward it when the shields are healthy.
  • Top - Represents the face priority to front, back, left, and right.
  • Side - Represents to the face priority to top and bottom.
  • Face Hardening - Selecting a face temporarily gives it extra resistance, allowing you to brace for damage to a particular face.
    Standby - This button turns off the actual shield temporarily to allow it to repair more quickly at the cost of not having the shields on while this is happening.

Shields - Items

On Button - This turns individual shield generators On/Off.
Item Name - Reorder alphabetically by shield generator name.

Item Name - Shield Generator name.

Distortion Damage - Appears when distortion damage is received, and disappears when there is none.

Type - Item Type Icon
Power - Shield generator power usage.
Heat - The current heat the shield generator is generating.
Health - How much health each shield generator has remaining.
Wear - How much wear each shield generator has remaining.

Weapons - System

  • On Button - Turns all weapons and missiles On/Off.
  • Weapon Group On Button - This turns all weapons in the weapon group On/Off.
  • Weapon Group Number - Weapon Group 1 or 2.
  • Weapon Group Throttle - This works exactly like the Power Throttle in all other MFDs and throttles Power for that Weapon Group.
  • Weapons Number - Number of weapons in that Weapon Group.
  • Missiles On Button - This turns all missiles On/Off.

Missiles Icon

  • Missiles Number - Number of missiles left.

Weapons - Items

On Button - This turns individual weapons On/Off.

Distortion Damage - Appears when distortion damage is received, and disappears when there is none.

Weapon Group - The Weapon Group number (there are two). Clicking this specific element switches the fire group to the other fire group (there are currently two fire groups).

  • Ammo Type
  • Ammo

Remaining Ammo - Ammo remaining in current reload.

  • Reloads - Ammo reloads remaining.

Power - Gun power usage. This will be useful for showing you how much power each gun requires to use.
Heat - The current heat the item is generating.
Health - How much health each gun has remaining.
Wear - How much wear each gun has remain


Technical


Menu

  • Added FOV Scale to menu

Audio

  • New Low Ammo Audio
  • New Ship Weapon Audio
  • New Ship Engine Audio

Graphical

  • New "Fog" VFX
  • New Quantum Travel VFX
  • New Ship Destruction VFX
  • New Ship "trails" VFX
  • New layered ship weapon impacts

Optimizations

  • Added additional serialization
  • Improved emitter update performance

 

Feature Updates

Universe


ASOP Terminals

  • Added ship selector with more ship specific information

Shops

  • Adding Magazines and Grenades to Cubby Blast
  • Added new clothing to various stores


Crime Stat

  • Reworked, but still basic implementation of crimes and criminality
  • Split "wanted" and "criminality" reputations
  • Only players at wanted level 3 should appear hostile

Missions

  • Many new job contracts available via the Contract Manager App

Grim Hex

  • Additional Props
  • Updated art assets
  • Moved ASOP terminals to main railing

 

Ships & Vehicles

General

  • Updated with new hit reactions
  • Updated ship entry and interaction animations

Drake Cutlass Black: Complete Rework

RSI Aurora Series: Complete Rework

Aegis Avenger

  • Updated dashboard

Aegis Vanguard

  • Cockpit rework

Aegis Sabre

  • Cockpit display rework

Aegis Gladius

  • Cockpit display rework
  • HUD update

Anvil Gladiator

  • Separated art for pilot/copilot geometry

Drake Herald

  • Rescaled self-destruct timer

Vanduul series

  • Updated lighting

Merlin

  • Updated lighting

MISC Reliant

  • Updated lighting

Drake Caterpillar

  • Added airlock hole for EVA hatch

Ship Weapons

  • Updated animations
  • Knightbridge Arms series: Complete Rework
  • Klaus and Werner Repeater Series: Complete Rework

Star Marine

Armors

  • Armor and equipment weight now alters run speed and stamina drain
  • Light/Medium/Heavy armor piece damage reduction balancing

Weapons

  • New P8-SC SMG available
  • Tweaks and balance changes across all weapons

Arena Commander

  • Scoring Rework

First Person

Animations

  • Updated jumping
  • Updated pistol animations

Gear

Equipment Weight

  • Equipment weight now influences actor state and run speed

Weapons

  • Complete art rework: Devastator 12 Shotgun
  • Complete art rework: Arrowhead Sniper Rifle
  • Complete art rework: Arclight Pistol
  • Complete art rework: P4-AR Assault Rifle
  • Complete art rework: Gallant Rifle
  • Complete art rework: Gemini L86

Technical

Menu

  • Reskinned "Contacts" page

Keybindings and Controls

  • Tweaked controls for turrets for an improved experience
  • Added joystick mappings for EVA and FPS
  • Added joystick mappings for interaction mode
  • Added gamepad mappings for interaction mode
  • Added ADS zoom in and out for gamepad

Audio

  • Updated internal ship audio
  • Updated quantum travel audio
  • Updated shopping UI audio
  • Updated collision audio

Graphical

  • Exposure Improvements
  • Specular Improvements


Bug Fixes


Universe

  • Fixed LOD issues on Olisar
  • Fixed delayed/missing music in Crusader
  • Fixed missing purchasable items form ArcCorp
  • Added proper collision to GrimHex shop window
  • Fixed an issue where hangar spawning a Freelancer in front of a Scythe would cause them to collide
  • Fixed missing collision in Aeroview hangar

Vehicles

  • Suspension should now work properly

Ships

  • EMP Charges no longer have a chance to kill players
  • Fixed some audio feedback issues

Khartu-Al

  • Corrected several backward or missing decals

Gladiator

  • Fixed exterior lighting

Mustang Series

  • Corrected several backward or missing decals
  • Fixed cracked glass appearance on cockpit from a distance

Caterpillar

  • Fixed an issue with shadow flicker in cockpit

300 Series

  • Corrected several backward or missing decals
  • Fixed some clipping geometry
  • Fixed texture normals

Vanguard series

  • Fixed a bug with Hoplite destruction VFX

Vanduul

  • Fixed collision issues with Scythe and Glaive landing gear

Starfarer

  • Player no longer t-poses when entering/exiting turret

Constellation series

  • Reduced the interaction point size of ladders
  • Resolved missing or quiet audio for fly by


FPS

  • Fixed some issues with grenade markers
  • Fixed players momentarily in aim pose during jump
  • Projectiles should now spawn in correct zone
  • Fixed issue where players could use MediPen without reducing supply or without HUD updating

Arena Commander

  • Fixed LOD issue on Dying Star central spire
  • Fixed LOD issues for landing pads

Star Marine

  • Visual clean-ups for Star Marine: Demien
  • Cleaned up issues with player lighting
  • Fixed issue where all players were marked hostile for spectator
  • Players no longer slide into hacking animation when interacting with terminals from side or back
  • Removed grenade damage through barrier into spawn room

General

  • Fixed issue where players were unable to join on friends if different regions are selected
  • Fixed issue where if both players add each other to contacts they both appear as permanently offline
  • Fixed an issue where only the first PTU account copy would get added to friends system
  • Fixed an issue where loading into the universe would present no destinations after finishing a match of Arena Commander
  • Fixed an issue where input recognition would fail when overlapping inputs

Balance

Ships

  • Boost and afterburner are additive rather than multiplicative
  • Quantum fuel tanks and consumption have been updated for new planetary distances
  • Hydrogen fuel tanks and consumption have been rebalanced and tweaked

FPS

  • Increased hip fire recoil
  • Damage and spread balancing across all weapons
  • Reduced procedural breathing sway effects in ADS
  • Added damage reduction component to armor items
  • Increased damage reduction of medium and heavy armors
  • Increased movement speed difference between light and medium



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