Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on Starpoint Gemini 2!*

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*Offer ends Tuesday at 10AM Pacific Time
Community Announcements - Maximus
Ahoy captains!

As you may have noticed, the new Titans DLC is out!

That also means we're updating the base game too, as usual. The changelist is not massive, but the improvements might just come in handy.

As always, let us know if you run into any problems.

Safe travels, captains!

CHANGE LIST
  • FIXED: A problem with light weapon accuracy on lower framerate
  • FIXED: Several errors in LoadSector scripts
  • FIXED: A potential error in NPC AI routines when searching for enemies
  • FIXED: Several database balancing errors in Russian, German and Polish localizations
  • UPDATED: Fighters now move more quickly
  • UPDATED: Optimized collision meshes for structures and platforms to improve performance
  • UPDATED: Junkyard optimized - Improved loading time and physics calculations
  • UPDATED: Asteroid fields optimized - Improved loading time and physics calculations
  • UPDATED: Optimized light weapon firing calculations and VFX for improved performance
  • ADDED: Maximum number of turrets per weapon battery and per ship is now increased
Community Announcements - danijel
Franchise offered at 70% discount and new DLC announced



This weekend, publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Little Green Men Games will celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the launch of Starpoint Gemini 2 on Steam, offering all Starpoint Gemini games at 70% off for a week, as a Special Promotion.

Demonstrating continued support for the game, the developer released a new patch this week, with tweaks and optimizations.

There is further exciting news regarding the highly successful space sim franchise, with the announcement of new DLC for November 2015 (named "Titans"), as well as the message that the strategy-oriented sequel Starpoint Gemini: Warlords is still on course for a Steam Early Access entry during Q4-2015.

About Starpoint Gemini 2 Titans DLC:
  • 3 new Titan class ships and 3 new chain-quests.
  • Choose and help one of the three major factions finish their Titan and fight other Titans.
  • A new set of hero characters to hunt down.
Community Announcements - danijel
New update on 1-year anniversary and a 70% discount on the franchise!

Hi everybody!

It's been one whole year since the final release of Starpoint Gemini 2 and we've been hard at work dishing out updates. To celebrate the anniversary the entire Starpoint Gemini franchise is on a 70% discount! But we're not stopping here. The next DLC, the frequently requested Titans are under construction and will reach Gemini in November.

Oh... and we also have an update ready and released :).

CHANGE LIST
  • FIXED: An error that could potentially cause the game to crash when a fighter is firing a missile at the same time as the ship is going through its OnDestroy animation
  • FIXED: A potential CTD error when merceneries are attacking a defense platform
  • FIXED: An error in the "Rogues signing off pt.2" mission (Origins DLC)
  • FIXED: Faction change issue related to the Korkyran Triumvirate and the Liberation front (Origins DLC)
  • FIXED: Waiting for orders objective issue when crossing from mission 22 to mission 23
  • FIXED: An error where the Apocalypto didn't regenerate shields after they were shut down
  • FIXED: An error that would cause the game to crash when accessing the Starchart after all nebulas were removed from the game world
  • FIXED: A memory leak that would manifest after a long playing session. Several textures were never released from memory.
  • UPDATED: Slight PhysX optimization
  • UPDATED: Optimized Junkyards to increase performance
  • UPDATED: Riftway slightly optimized for better performance
  • UPDATED: Game now records more data into the Log.txt
Community Announcements - danijel
Greetings captains!



ORIGINS ON STEAM

Here's a little something from us here at LGM :). We've been working hard to get this DLC out. It's free as stated before and as promised in Early Access. It's a THANK YOU from us to You, the community, for your support and dedication, and for putting up with us all this time. We couldn't have wished for more.

I won't bore you too much. Below is the list of fixes we've done for the vanilla game and Secrets of Aethera which you might also find useful ;).

IMPORTANT: Since there were some major changes in the game world, please note that any mod should be made specifically for Origins so it would work properly (depends on what the mod changes of course).

If you encounter any problems, let us know :).

You know how this last bit goes already:
Safe travels, Captains! :)

CHANGE LIST
  • FIXED: An issue where Iolian NPCs would equip Unique codename weapons
  • FIXED: An issue where enemies would launch wings with zero fighters
  • FIXED: A problem preventing Cloak stability parameter to work as expected
  • FIXED: A bug concerning Targeting mode and cutscenes/dialogue segments where the player doesn't have the control of his/her ship
  • FIXED: A database error in the localized versions that could cause the game to crash
  • FIXED: An error in At an empire's end mission with ships exploding in advance
  • FIXED: Numerous text errors
    • Thanks for this goes to Unbroken as he's done the additional proofreading.
  • FIXED: A typo in the DerelictOnDestroy.sal script preventing it from reaching its full potential.
  • FIXED: An error that could in some cases cause the game to crash when storing a ship into the garage
  • FIXED: Old friends mission - A bug where boarding a structure you're supposed to destroy would break the mission
  • UPDATED: Gladius group bounty hunters now T-jump in closer to the player. When you see their message on screen, you'll spot them on the radar as well.
  • UPDATED: Sorting ships by ship class when generating Freelance missions. You should no longer be fighting against level 1 freightliners. This can still happen, but not as frequently.
  • UPDATED: Mod Manager to reflect the addition of the Origins DLC
  • ADDED: Logitech Extreme 3D Pro throttle(slider) support. If you're using keyboard/mouse control scheme, you can now manually bind the slider to accelerate/decelerate
  • ADDED: Tooltips for context menu in Controller mode
  • ADDED: Scripterion2 to provide more functionality and ease-of-use. In time this will replace the original Scripterion altogether.
Community Announcements - danijel
Greetings captains,

It's been awhile since our last update, but we have been working. Unfortunately, not everything is ready just yet. Our biggest announcement is the upcoming free DLC featuring a complete storyline, even longer than the original campaign. As we promised, we've been recreating the storyline from Starpoint Gemini 1 and it should become available in June! We'll make sure to announce the release as soon as we're ready!

But, let's return to the business at hand. What's this update about? Several things:
  • Preparations for the upcoming free DLC
  • Standard assortment of minor fixes
  • And last, but nowhere near least: French localization. ALL credit goes to the esteemed gentleman by the name of Sébastien Gigot, a member of this amazing community, who took it upon himself to translate the entire game to French.
    Mr. Gigot, we owe you a debt of gratitude we can hardly repay. THANK YOU!

As always, if you encounter problems, let us know and we'll do our best to answer and help as fast as possible.

And finally we come to the already standard change list:

CHANGE LIST
  • ADDED: Follow mission button, which comes in handy when juggling several missions at once
  • FIXED: Active Only button on the logs panel, now properly toggles between active/non-active missions
  • ADDED: New mission markers (on the HUD and the Starchart) for acquired/followed missions
  • ADDED: Campaign missions now have mission-appropriate images
  • FIXED: Several errors in the Cat and Mouse campaign missions (Shinova problem)
  • FIXED: Several minor errors in Second Front Baeldor side mission
  • ADDED: Throttle/Slider implemeted for Thrustmaster Flight Hotas X, Logitech Extreme 3D Pro, Cybord F.L.Y. 5 flight stick. ship speed should now properly change according to the position of the joystick's throttle/slider.
  • FIXED: Some issues with resetting to default controls. Full Gamepad control (for Xbox controllers) should now properly load the correct controls at game start-up and the "Reset" button at Options->Controls should now reset the controls for the appropriate controller.
  • UPDATED: Support for the following controllers:
    • Logitech F710 Wireless Controller
    • Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510
    • Thrustmaster Flight Hotas X
    • Logitech Extreme 3D Pro
  • FIXED: A bug where you were sometimes unable to accept a main mission (pressing Accept didn't start the mission)
  • UPDATED: Minor changes in the flare system
  • FIXED: Minor fixes in the Defense platform hitpoints calculations
  • UPDATED: File loading system improved (optimized for mods and DLCs)
  • FIXED: A potential problem related to News panels on stations where the game was attempting to access the wrong region
  • FIXED: A potential problem related to loading textures on some graphics cards
  • FIXED: A potential problem when drawing asteroids on some graphics cards
  • FIXED: A potential problem when drawing junkyard on some graphics cards
  • FIXED: Several fixes and improvements in the game log recording
Community Announcements - danijel
Greetings captains, once again.



We've got another announcement today. It's not just an update day, it's also a DLC day.

Secrets of Aethera is now available bringing new ships, new missions, a special upgradeable weapon, new freelance mission... a nifty little bundle :).

I won't spam you too much, so here's a link to the DLC store page

Safe travels captains!
Community Announcements - danijel
Greetings captains!

It's been some time since our last update, but we've been hard at work.

The full change-list for the update is below, but as highlights I'd definitely mention the all new side missions, the shield charger structure and the new global events!
Naturally, along came a number of fixes as well.

If you like what we're doing with the game, I'd suggest checking out the Secrets of Aethera DLC :).

CHANGE LIST
  • FIXED: A bug that could trigger a constant loading of new video files, without first releasing the unused ones
  • FIXED: An error that could in some instances cause asteroids to render improperly
  • FIXED: A rare crash bug that happened when the player chose maximum weapon energy or shield energy in the energy transfer panel while affected by an engine dampener anomaly.
  • FIXED: A problem with the drydock turret button that caused it to become permanently disabled
  • FIXED: A bug related to Freelance mission generation that could in some instances cause the game to crash
  • FIXED: A visual bug related to very bright or very dark ships
  • FIXED: Several errors in the Assembly editor
  • FIXED: Several minor errors on Taxy and Ferry Freelance missions
  • FIXED: Side mission HUD icon is now identical to the log icon
  • FIXED: Side mission markers are now properly shown on the Starchart, when the mission is acquired
  • FIXED: Various minor errors that could appear when using controllers
  • FIXED: A minor error with Thaddeus Malen hero definition file
  • FIXED: A minor bug related to audio playback while anchored
  • FIXED: A minor database error in the Russian localization
  • FIXED: An error where a notification did not always appear when exiting a wormhole even if an event occured
  • ADDED: Ships can now be added using global parameters instead of only local (region-based)
  • ADDED: Automated repair facilities, artefacts, shield chargers now have special individual Starchart icons for easier recognition
  • ADDED: Ion storm global event can now occur
    • Be careful when entering Ion storm. It's discharges can severely damage your ship
  • ADDED: Ion Storm now encompasses the Maelstrom region
    • Maelstrom can be a good source of Ionized gas which you can sell for profit
  • ADDED: Numerous side missions, mostly faction-related
    • Side missions can be triggered in various ways
    • Appearance of side missions is linked to both Reputation and player level
  • ADDED: Bounty hunters of the Gladius Group now hunt for the player if his/her reputation is Outlaw
    • The lower the reputation, the higher the chance of appearance
    • Chance is automatically higher in some regions
  • ADDED: Shield charger structure is placed in the world and can be used in the same manner as Automated repair facility (enter it...)
    • Charging your shield costs Credits
    • Simply enter the ring-like structure to start charging your shield. Credits are automatically deducted
  • ADDED: Regions now become more difficult in several stages
    • First switch occurs when player reaches level 30
    • Second switch occurs when player reaches level 60
  • ADDED: A third control scheme ONLY for Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers
    • when starting the game, choose the Joystick/Gamepad scheme
    • this scheme has predefined controls configured specifically for these controllers
    • modifying controls in this mode is NOT possible!
  • ADDED: Several gameplay effects on anomalies (when scanned) and accompanying HUD warnings
  • ADDED: A specific side mission related script function to prevent bugs and glitches
  • UPDATED: Target locking of objects is now automatic when using gamepads.
    • Simply cross over an object with the targeting reticle to lock onto it
    • In combat, some objects are filtered out so they don't get in the way (you can still manually target such objects by cycling through available targets)
  • UPDATED: The in-game menu on the upper right (Starchart, Captain info...) is now hidden by default when using controllers. You can get the menu to appear by pressing the START button. This automatically pauses the game as well.
    • You can change which key is used for this action in the Controls Menu, command is called "Show Menu". This change allowed us to free up some additional buttons on the controller, like DPad Up/Down for Tactical Overlay/Align To Plane
  • UPDATED: Opening any panel/in-game menu/context menu pauses the game when using controllers
  • UPDATED: When boarding enemy ships, troopers are automatically sent when possible
  • UPDATED: Various hints and tooltips are added when using controllers (Drydock, Trader, Hiring... panels)
  • UPDATED: Hints when using controllers are no longer placed in the middle of the screen
  • UPDATED: Changing your avatar name when starting a new Freeroam game, when using controllers is now possible
  • UPDATED: Changing the name of your ship on the Drydock->Customization panel when using controllers is now possible
  • UPDATED: Autosave is now created when ANCHORING on a station/planet, NOT when leaving
  • UPDATED: On normal and lower difficulty levels, when boarding an enemy ship - all allied/neutral/mercenary ships will immediately stop firing on it, unless instructed otherwise by Marking the ship (via the Context Menu)
  • UPDATED: Starchart icons of collected Artifacts are greyed out
  • UPDATED: NPCs no longer attack a ship you're attempting to capture
  • UPDATED: Several minor changes in NPC AI
  • UPDATED: Several changes to the game text files
  • UPDATED: Increased level requirement for some events to occur when leaving stations or planets
  • UPDATED: Numerous smaller changes made to different files to make the Secrets of Aethera DLC possible and in working order. Modders are encouraged to cross-reference their files with the default game files
  • UPDATED: Added current contraband quantities so that players can decide whether they should pay the fine or fight for the valuable goods.
  • UPDATED: Stations now show faction-ownership changes
  • UPDATED: Several minor changes done to cloaked NPC ships
  • UPDATED: More distant stations now keep a more detailed info on commodity prices
  • UPDATED: Accepting quests is no longer possible when using T-Drive to open the Starchart
  • UPDATED: Player name is now displayed on the dialog panel
  • UPDATED: Add & Remove turret buttons are now exchanged with the Configure turrets button so it gives more info on what exactly is going on

Safe travels captains!
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 50% on Starpoint Gemini 2!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Friday at 10AM Pacific Time
Community Announcements - danijel


Greetings captains!

Time for the first update in 2015. This is a rather small update, primarily assembled as preparation for some bigger changes and additions to come in the next couple of updates. Check the list below for details please!

Happy hunting!

CHANGE LIST
  • FIXED: An error related to Maintenance freelance mission that would cause it to malfunction
  • FIXED: Numerous small errors to increase stability
  • FIXED: A potential error that would manifest as a blue floating line on the Starchart when choosing a destination TGate
  • FIXED: Planetary landing panel now no longer slides across the screen in certain instances
  • FIXED: Info panel scrollbar can now be used with the mousewheel
  • FIXED: Several smaller errors related to the Convoy escort freelance mission
    • Convoy security escort will now always join the defense
    • Once destination is reached, the convoy ships are no longer marked as quest objects
    • If a marked ship in the convoy gets destroyed, the marker is removed as intended
  • FIXED: An error in the reputation calculation script when destroying ships of the Thaurian Alliance. You'll be getting positive rep now. (Thanks Dewar. I dunno how I missed it.)
  • UPDATED: Script system cleared of redundant data
  • UPDATED: A slight change related to flares to make sure nothing works out of the ordinary
  • UPDATED: Game log records more information
  • UPDATED: Standard random encounters now do NOT spawn if a battle is ongoing
  • UPDATED: The game automatically slightly adjusts graphics settings on minimum configurations (more specifically graphics card)
  • UPDATED: Weapons firing range that is displayed as hint on the Drydock and the Schematics are now synced
  • UPDATED: Increased the number of freelance mission spawnpoints for Convoy escort missions
  • UPDATED: Added several modifiers to the Convoy escort freelance mission
    • Ambushes can occur
    • Convoy path displayed on the starchart is now colored differently
    • If convoy leader gets to 1500 units distance from the player, the convoy slows down, almost to a halt and waits for the player to arrive
    • Convoy slows down during an attack
  • UPDATED: Older save files (both freeroam and campaign) will now include the change in the reputation system which allows you to become good or even allied with Nyx, Empire, Directorate and Thauria
  • ADDED: It is now possible to become neutral and allied with Nyx, Directorate, Empire And Thauria on older freeroam save files and after finishing the campaign mode (even if your save file is older).
  • ADDED: Game log is now recorded through a separate process, so don't be alarmed if you see a console window popup when you're entering or exiting the game
  • ADDED: OnLoadWorld script event
  • ADDED: Region info panel now available when clicking on the starchart
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