Natural Selection 2 Build 228 is now live on Steam. This patch fixes crash issues some players are experiencing, especially those during the "pre-caching" phase of connecting to a server. If you do experience a crash in NS2, please submit the crash report via the displayed dialog; this information is very useful for us to fix any problems quickly.
Fix - Fixed issue where the game would run out of memory on 32-bit Windows. - Fixed bug where unicode characters could not be deleted in text inputs. - The server browser scroll bar now resets when the menu is displayed and when the "Refresh" button is pressed. - Fixed server crash caused by getting a new ability in the same frame an Alien was destroyed. - Reduced bloom flicker (thanks slime!) - Reduced visual noise when ambient occlusion was enabled.
Improvement - Added server list filter option to display favorites only. - Added option to disable camera animations. - Disabled automatic sorting of server list during refreshing.
Optimization - Reduced client and server memory usage by 200-400 MB