Update 3.0.4

 Elite Dangerous  Comments Off on Update 3.0.4
Mar 262018
 

Hello everyone,

We are taking the galaxy servers down now for the 3.0.4 update which has a number of bug fixes. It also reverts the changes made to hot ships and access to outfitting in the 3.0.3 update, which means ships can now access outfitting anywhere except Starports controlled by a faction that has issued a bounty or fine against them.

Details about future crime proposals can be found here[forums.frontier.co.uk].

Estimated downtime is approximately two hours, and we’ll communicate here and on our social media channels when the servers are back online.

Thank you all for your patience.

The changelog can be found below:

Consoles

  • Fixed a cockpit shadow issue near planets on the PS4
  • Restored the version info text to the main menu on the XB1

Crime

  • Fixed an issue where players couldn’t pay off bounties via the Interstellar Factors Contact when their notoriety was 0
  • Refuelling from the Starport Services screen is now allowed while under Anonymous Access Protocol
  • Power bounties are now cleared when the player leaves or defects from a power
  • Power bounties are now included when cleaning a ship with Interstellar Factors
  • Outfitting service is always open (where available) except when using anonymous access

Installations/POIs/USSs

  • Fixed scans in settlements only giving one data material, apart from Guardian Blueprints which intentionally return one
  • Fixed an issue where police will spawn in anarchy systems at a USS

Local News Reports

  • Fixed the wrong ship name appearing in the top 5 bounty lists if a commander appears in more than one list
  • Fixed ship bounties not being added to the top 5 bounty lists on login
  • Fixed top 5 bounty list entries not expiring after 5 days
  • Fixed superpower bounties not being added to the top 5 bounty list when issued

Missions

  • Long distance passenger missions now properly allow the selection of a mission reward
  • Fixed rank up missions not spawning
  • Fixed some Search and Rescue missions not correctly reflecting the repair state of the Starport
  • Fixed some mission-only cargo types not being available
  • Delivery Wing mission payouts have been increased and the cargo requirement decreased

Multi-crew

  • Crew members now unlock trade data correctly when the helm scans a Nav Beacon

Player Journal

  • Fixed localised strings where the localisation resources redirect to another text symbol
  • Fixed missing “PayBounties” event
  • Ensured commodity names are localised in CargoDepot interactions, and when scooping and dumping from SRV
  • Fixed some factions having their influence displayed incorrectly

Stability Fixes

  • Fixed a rare memory crash
  • Fixed a connection issue that could occur near SYNUEFE VM-D C15-10 2 A
  • Fixed a connection issue that could occur near planet surfaces
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Kill Warrant Scanner
  • Fixed the tourist beacon issue where the beacons became misplaced

Weapons & Modules

  • The damage values displayed for experimental weapons now more accurately represent the damage that they will deal against human vessels
 Posted by at 5:03 PM

Update 3.0.3

 Elite Dangerous  Comments Off on Update 3.0.3
Mar 212018
 

Hi folks, we released update 3.0.3 on the 19th of March, below are the patch notes to that particular update.

Audio

  • Fixed glitching effect triggering incorrectly on COVAS
  • Fixed an issue where interstellar bounty audio lines would play incorrectly on subsequent bounties

Background Sim

  • Fix blackmarket availability from stations that changed ownership when their controlling faction retreated from their starsystem

Controls & Control Devices

  • Fixed a bug that mapped the headlook motion control yaw axis to the pitch axis for DualShock4 on PS4
  • Fixed some double-bound buttons for the T Flight HOTAS One and 4

Crime

  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to pay off a fine they had received in their SRV after transferring back to their ship
  • Fixed ATR response not resetting upon ship destruction
  • The Kill Warrant Scanner grants a license to kill for any faction bounty linked to the current jurisdiction’s superpower
  • Outfitting is now locked for players in Hot Ships, even in jurisdictions where they are not directly wanted. All currently stored modules will be cleaned
  • A player’s own Power Bounties no longer cause their legal status to appear as ‘Wanted’ or increase their local bounty in their own cockpit
  • Attacking Wanted ships (player or NPC) is now legal even if the player does not know they are Wanted
  • Fixed an issue where Superpower bounties would be displayed with incorrect values
  • Fixed an issue where players were not forced to pay certain fines/bounties when respawning at a Detention Centre
  • All bounties detected with the Kill Warrant Scanner are claimed when the ship is destroyed
  • Superpower bounties are issued once a ship has bounties in 5 or more factions affiliated with a superpower
  • Destroyed ships will be recovered by the faction controlling the jurisdiction, or the faction controlling the port they were last docked at where possible
  • Factions that recover destroyed ships will check for criminal debts and deport the player to the nearest detention centre to pay them
  • NPCs have a chance to be affiliated with factions from nearby systems, and a smaller chance to be from further afield
  • Wanted NPCs may have secondary bounties issued by factions from other systems

Engineers

  • Adjusted the text layout in the Convert Modified Module UI to prevent it from being cut off
  • Fixed an issue where the Guardian Power Plant could be Engineered

Galaxy Map/System Map

  • Fixed the Galaxy Map filter configuration selection not persisting on subsequent re-openings of the Galaxy Map
  • Fixed an issue where the System Map displayed unpopulated systems with a security level of Low instead of Anarchy
  • Fixed Influence levels in the System Map not totalling 100

Holo-Me Creator

  • Fixed some pilot helmets not matching the suit colour you are using

Installations/POIs/USSs

  • Fixed some of the Guardian Sites having a different layout since the 3.0 update
  • Fixed a pylon that could not be scanned at a Guardian Site
  • Fixed an issue where some Guardian Codices only displayed when in a group

Missions

  • Balance pass on wing delivery and collect missions
  • Skimmers only spawn when you are in an SRV
  • While in a ship, approaching Settlements where Skimmers are spawned will trigger the crime of trespass
  • Fixed assassination missions showing players the target mission system prematurely
  • Adjusted reputation reward numbers to balance Superpower progression speed
  • Fixed some missions offering the requested cargo as a reward after handing it over
  • Collect missions will no longer give out rewards which are wanted by collect missions from the same station
  • Changes made to make Massacre Missions spawn more reliably
  • Superpower Rank-up Missions have been moved to the Follow On Missions section to make them easier to find
  • Fixed an issue where factions could send players on Spec Ops missions to their own systems
  • Players can no longer delete Wing Mission Reward messages until the reward has been claimed
  • Increased the payouts for bulk passenger Missions
  • Smuggling and altruism missions will now correctly display the rewarded amount of influence and reputation
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Ram Tah missions to expire too early

Multi-Crew

  • Fixed a softlock that could occur when attempting to use the Multi-Crew tab in the Comms Panel after leaving a wing

Player Journal

  • Fixed the TechnologyBroker event mixing up Commodities and Materials
  • Server synchronised time is now used for Journal timestamps
  • Fixed the Status.json flag for lights when in the SRV
  • All economy types are now listed in cases where a station has several
  • More information is included about Wing Cargo Delivery missions
  • Fixed the ‘fuel scooping’ flag in status.json
  • Fixed the ‘low fuel’ flag in status.json when in an SRV

PowerPlay

  • PowerPlay bounties can be paid off at Interstellar Factors

Ships & SRV

General Ship Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed an issue whereby you could not retract your ship’s landing gear after dying in an SRV
  • Fixed an issue where players were sometimes unable to rebuy their ship after disconnecting when dying
  • Improved the field of fire on a Large Turreted Weapons when equipped to the Large Hardpoint

Alliance Chieftain

  • Fixed Chieftain cockpit hit region being oversized

Dolphin

  • Fixed an issue whereby re-logging when driving an SRV could lead to issues boarding your ship

Vulture

  • Fixed a symmetry issue with the Pulse Paintjob

Stability Fixes

  • Fixed a UI crash in the missions screen that could occur when using various filters
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when transitioning between locations
  • Fixed a crash that could occur during a Multi-Crew session if the player’s ship is destroyed
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in systems with no factions

User Interface

  • Updated the Interstellar Factors’ name in the System Map to preserve consistency
  • Re-instated the decimal place on the stats page and the system map and changed the value format accordingly
  • The Materials Ignore List automatically ignores any materials which the player does not have the capacity to collect
  • Fixed mining fragments not displaying the material percentage when selected
  • Fixed total earnings in commander stats when selling pages of exploration data

VR

  • Fixed Sidewinder hull panels rendering incorrectly when viewed from inside the cockpit

Weapons & Modules

  • Added an extra decimal point to the display of power plant heat rate to allow small changes to be seen
 Posted by at 1:55 AM

Arma 3 Laws of War DLC raises $176,667 for charity

 ArmA III  Comments Off on Arma 3 Laws of War DLC raises $176,667 for charity
Mar 202018
 

Arma 3 Laws of War DLC raises $176,667 for charity

Half of Bohemia Interactive’s net revenue from Laws of War DLC in 2017 donated to ICRC

We’re excited to announce that half of Bohemia Interactive’s 2017 net revenue from direct sales of the Arma 3 Laws of War DLC has been donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The total amount raised is USD 176,667 (one-hundred and seventy-six thousand, six-hundred and sixty-seven US dollars – approximately EUR 143,543 or GBP 126,016).

To further celebrate the special occasion, we published a special blog post[arma3.com], which includes a new trailer for the DLC, plus an infographic with statistics on how people played Laws of War’s mini-campaign.

https://youtu.be/0SLfgUJgbJ8

“With over two billion gamers worldwide, video games have an incredible potential to convey the importance of international humanitarian law (IHL). The collaboration between Bohemia interactive and the ICRC has been extraordinary and we have learned a lot from each other by exchanging ideas and our respective expertise on how to incorporate IHL into a video game. The success of the Arma 3 Laws of War DLC has shown us that video games are one of the many ways to reach new audiences and call attention to the fact that wars do have limits and rules. We are also very grateful that Bohemia Interactive will donate $176,667 to the ICRC, which shows their commitment to support our work, to help people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence in over eighty countries.” said Helen Durham, Director for International Law and Policy at the ICRC.

Bohemia Interactive’s CEO, Marek Spanel: “We knew this DLC’s theme might seem a bit unusual, but we also felt that it has a rightful place in a game like Arma 3. At the same time, our community normally expects more traditional content you’d see in a military game, such as new weapons, tanks, and helicopters. That has made it even more amazing to see the immense level of player support for the Laws of War DLC, which really shows again how both games and the gaming audience have matured. If you also consider that some of our players are in the military or might pursue a military career in the future, then we’re glad this DLC has been able to increase awareness for this important topic. And being able to also make a financial contribution to the ICRC’s efforts is a great bonus.”

For more information about the Laws of War DLC, be sure to take a look at arma3.com/dlc/lawsofwar.

Thanks everyone for your contribution and support!

 Posted by at 2:52 PM

SITREP #00213

 ArmA III  Comments Off on SITREP #00213
Mar 132018
 

FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Tanks DLC Release Date, Dev-Branch Staging, Ports Update
PRECEDENCE: Flash

[dev.arma3.com]

SITUATION
Following the reveal of Arma 3 Tanks DLC[arma3.com] and the introduction of a large chunk of its content to Dev-Branch[dev.arma3.com] last Thursday, we’re now busy processing all of your feedback ahead of the DLC’s official release on April 11. The development team is also getting ready to deploy a public Release Candidate[dev.arma3.com] build later this week. As you can imagine, we’re rolling towards the full release at maximum speed!

Full SITREP[dev.arma3.com]

 Posted by at 5:08 PM

Community Feedback and 3.0.3 Update

 Elite Dangerous  Comments Off on Community Feedback and 3.0.3 Update
Mar 092018
 

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to thank you for your continued community feedback, patience and support – the constructive reports and information we’ve received from you has been incredibly important in allowing us to fix bugs and resolve game issues. All of it is being taken into account, so please keep it coming, and thank you for keeping it as constructive as possible.

We have noticed a lot of discussion surrounding various issues and the temporary fixes in place for those issues. We wanted to take a moment to update you on what steps we are making to resolve various issues.

Here are some of the issues we’ve previously spoken on:

  • Engineer Guardian Modules[forums.frontier.co.uk] – It was possible to engineering Guardian Modules when it shouldn’t have been. We’ve prevented players from engineering the module and offered a compensation package to affected players who had engineered their modules.
  • Skimmer Missions[forums.frontier.co.uk] – The payouts for these skimmer missions exceeded what we felt was appropriate for these missions, so we have temporarily removed them. We are working on a fix, details of when we expect that to be in game are below
  • Mining Missions[forums.frontier.co.uk] – Mining missions offered rewards which could then be used to complete additional mining missions. This was not the intended use of the new mission reward system so we have temporarily removed mining missions.

While the solutions we have implemented are temporary, permanent fixes for the above issues are on their way with the 3.0.3 update. We expect this update to be released at the end of next week or at the start of the following week, depending on how our internal tests go.

Here’s a list of things we’re currently working on for that update*:

  • Updates to the Kill Warrant Scanner (including licence to kill if a bounty is detected)
  • Updates to the generation of bounties on AI ships (to improve background simulation and support the new KWS)
  • Superpower bounties
  • Updates to the respawn rule (to improve flow robustness and legibility)
  • Locking off outfitting (to stop confusing flow for players trying to wipe low cost fines/bounties and being stung with huge module cleaning bills, and to close a missed ‘loop hole’ where players didn’t have to face the consequences of crime)
  • Skimmer missions re-enabled, with improved effectiveness of anti-ship base weaponry. Missions will no longer select planetary bases with inefficient defences
  • Mining missions re-enabled and no longer offer the same commodities as a reward that would be required by other local missions
  • ATR response now being cleared after death
  • Mining fragments now show the % of what resources it contains
  • Massacre missions now spawn for factions in a war state
  • Galaxy map configuration now persists
  • Adjusted settlement data so that missions no longer erroneously direct players to locations where they cannot be completed
  • Increased bulk passenger mission rewards and balanced the rewards for Wing Delivery missions, and addressed issues with reputation gain
  • Stop players being able to delete wing mission reward inbox messages, which stopped them from being able to collect the reward
  • Players can pay of fines that were incurred whilst in the SRV
  • Rank up missions now appear as a ‘follow up’ mission, to make it clear to the player
  • Fixed gyroscopic head look on PS4
  • Fixed collector limpets so that they automatically ignore materials that you have maxed out
  • Fixed collector limpets so they ignore correctly when used by Gunner role in Multi-crew

*This is a near-complete list of things we are working on and aim to fix with release of the 3.0.3 update.

We’ll be sure to update you on any further information as soon as it becomes available and we thank you for your patience.

Thanks,

Will and the Frontier Developments Team

 Posted by at 6:03 PM
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