Jan 7, 2012
Product Update - Valve
Xotic 2.4 is now available. The update adds windowed mode, improved translations, and a variety of fixes for customer-reported issues.

NEW FEATURES:
• Game can now be run in windowed mode

IMPROVEMENTS:
• Improved translations for all languages
• Brain Freeze achievement is now obtainable after winter sale
• Upgrade screen is bypassed in time-attack modes
• New indicator in time attack modes shows remaining goals

FIXES:
• Weapon switch timers are now reset properly
• All-Time High Scores calculation error fixed
• Fixed crash when no audio device is installed
• Fixed crash when game clip has bad data
• Fixed crash in how to play screen if gamepad control is not used
• Fixed issue with game window positioned incorrectly on non-Aero themes

Dec 10, 2011
Product Update - Valve
Xotic 2.0 Released
This free update to our genre-bending FPS features new speed run game modes, new content, new achievements, support for DLC, a vastly improved tutorial and much more!

Even if you’ve already played through the game, check out the new tutorial for valuable gameplay techniques like hologram riding that are essential to Xotic. You’ll need to master them all to dominate the new speed run attack modes!

New Features:
• Scab Attack game mode: Destroy all scab plants in each level as quickly as possible. Includes 23 new leaderboards.
• Essence Attack game mode: Collect all the Orb Essence in each level as quickly as possible. New Orb Essence content exclusive to this mode added to all levels. Get ready to bust our your hologram riding technique! Includes 23 new leaderboards.
• Orb Attack game mode: Destroy all the Orb Brains in each level as quickly as possible. New Orb Brain content exclusive to this mode added to all levels. Includes 23 new leaderboards.
• Added support for additional levels via DLC packs
• New tutorial designed to teach key mechanics of the game such as hologram riding and flight.

New Achievements:
• Contagion: poison an enemy and have him poison another enemy.
• Goal Oriented: Finish all 3 level goals (scabs, brains & essence) with a point multiplier invoked.
• Gravity Defying: Perform 3 Aerial combos without touching the ground or a hologram.
• Completionist: Finish all levels (non-DLC) in all modes.
• Head Hunter: Destroy the five robot heads in the game.
• Airborne Killer: 5 consecutive fly kills.
• Mega Speed Kill: Kill 6 enemies in under 30 seconds.
• Sky is the Limit: Land on 1000 hard holograms.
• Brain Freeze: Find and destroy a blue Crystal Orb Brain (they appear after completing any level goal in a bonus level). Only available during Steam Winter Sale.
Improvements:
• Added a 3-2-1 countdown at the beginning of the levels to emphasize the importance of speed.
• Game difficulty can now be changed without starting a new game.
• Scroll boxes now respond to click-hold for scrolling.
• Perfect Chains accomplished are displayed on map screen

Bug Fixes:
• Megabrains now display the correct number of points when you destroy them.
• Fixed some exit portal cameras
• Fixed essence hidden inside level geometry
• Fixed Spine shot hit FX missing sound
• Fixed normal maps on lurkers
Oct 14, 2011
Product Update - Valve






Xotic Update 1.4 Released


Updates to Xotic have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


  • Fix for a bug that would overwrite detailed stat information on the Leaderboards (no worries, this bug did not affect the actual score)

  • The map screen will state whether you've earned a perfect chain on each level

  • Fix for a bug that would remove the hard hologram battery in the Tutorial if replaying the level without picking it up the first time through

  • Fix crash if attempting to modify keyboard mappings

  • Prevented exploits from score camping with Spiderlings

We are hard at work on new levels and features for Xotic. Stay tuned!

Oct 12, 2011
Product Update - Valve







Xotic Update 1.3 Released


Updates to Xotic have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


  • Fix for PhysX related crash on launch affecting some players

  • Fix for crash while loading levels if audio sample rate is set to 96kHz or higher

  • Fix for 5.1 surround sounds not playing at correct volume and improperly attenuating

  • Better UI behavior in option menus

  • Added a little sugar to the results screen for all of you perfect chainers out there!

We are hard at work on new levels and features for Xotic. Stay tuned!

Oct 3, 2011
Product Update - Valve






Xotic Update 1.2 Released


Updates to Xotic have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


  • Ability to set your Screen Resolution

  • Ability to toggle on/off Glow effects

  • Ability to toggle on/off Refraction effects

  • Ability to set the FOV of the first person camera

  • Ability to scroll through your weapons with the mouse wheel

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Epic Champion Achievement from being awarded

We are still working on addressing issues with high sample rate audio and 5.1 surround. There will be another patch coming soon. Stay tuned!

Sep 20, 2011
Product Update - Valve

Updates to Xotic have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:







  • Fixed results screen crashes caused by expiring Hard Holograms

  • Mouse sensitivity can now be adjusted higher

  • Mouse sensitivity can now be adjusted in 1% increments

  • Leaderboards now display "near me" correctly

  • Fixed minor font issue

  • Disabled windows screensaver during game

  • Mouse buttons can now be mapped to movement controls

  • Refraction rendering is fixed on NVIDIA cards

We are still working on adding graphics options and addressing issues with 5.1 audio. There will be another patch coming soon. We are also working on a Demo version as well -- it should be ready within a week. Stay tuned!

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