Warp To and Align To functionality in Sector. Radar contact icons can now be right clicked to access a new icon menu. From this menu, players can align their ship to a target or warp to it within a set range (current options are 50km, 100km and 250km 500km, in the future, these may be determined by command subsystems you have equipped). While the ship is aligning itself, use of the keyboard ship controls can cancel out of the auto-pilot. The warp can be canceled as before. We hope this new feature will help with navigating to stations and mission waypoints. If you open the Right Click Menu and want it to close again, right click anywhere off the target.
Sound options are now active in the options menu.
Recharge time of the MWD system.
Thrust values of all subsystems (1.5x)
Roll Values of all engine subsystems
Amount of durability provided by all armor plates increased significantly (2x)
Range of all Radar Subsystems
Size of Size 1 weapons Increased by 100%
Size of Size 2 weapons Increased by 50%
The starter gear now has two identical engines, instead of two at random.
Greatly reduced intensity of the dirt camera filter - feel free to enable it.
All new asteroid models and textures.
Transaction amounts in the store are now color coded: red indicates the player is paying a net amount, and green indicated a net gain.
Updated Moon textures
Planets “wiggling” when the camera moves.
Issue with blurry skybox
A bug that allowed the player to repeatedly get the starter gear.
Some scale inconsistencies for displayed speeds and ranges.
An issue where roll values were not scaling with the size of the subsystem.
Fixed a bug with subsystem prices in the store.
reduced number of asteroids
fixed issue with no light while in sector space.
Support for handling subscribing/unsubscribing workshop files in the Steam Overlay while in the Shipyard.
Issues with loading of some workshop content.
Updating existing workshop files.
Asteroid belt variation around planets to spread out more.
Minor corrupted assets in main menu.
While in Shipyard, weapons should now properly highlight on mouse-over as other parts do.
Persistent ship and station inventory first pass implementation notes:
When new galaxies are created, there is an option for Creative Mode.
When in Creative Mode, the game behaves as it did before this patch; any station has all parts and subsystems and they have no cost.
When not in creative mode, stations have a limited selection and the player must purchase ship parts and subsystems. The player starts with enough parts to build a simple ship and some credits. Ships now have an inventory using their available cargo space. Each station has a storage space that the player can store parts and subsystems in persistently.
The first time shipyard screen is now associated with a randomly chosen station in-game. The player will be near this station instead of in a random spot when entering Sector for the first time.
We would like to open the competition for the best ships. A combination of the highest ranked ships as well as those selected by our team will be used in the completed version of Kinetic Void. To rank a ship, go through the Steam Workshop. You may also download user created ships directly from the Workshop at this time.
No copyrighted names may be used (USS Enterprise, Star Destroyer, etc.), this protects us and our users from copyright infringement.
!! NOTICE !!: All previously made ships are incompatible from now on, all ships will need to be recreated, we are sorry for this inconvenience, from now on all ships will automatically be updated when changes are made to the systems, this should hopefully not happen again.
Hey everyone, this build has been a long time coming, but we finally got it out. It is however a little lighter than we wanted, we had to delay the Steam Workshop support as we ran into an issue with our ship saves, once this is resolved we should be good to go for that feature.
General light tweaks to improve the overall game look.
AI now makes use of turrets depending on where they are placed
Bug fix: an issue with ship attributes being incorrectly updated upon damage has been fixed. Apparent reversal of controls and other issues should now be resolved.
Bug fixes: Parts in the shipyard occasionally not responding to the remove command and parts resetting to size 1 on a modify after the ship is loaded should be fixed.
All ingame UI artwork has been updated or redesigned to a new style.
New missions: hostile encounter, search and destroy, patrol. These missions are still bare bones, but represent the building blocks for our future implementation.
Lots of new particle effects including new muzzle flashes, explosions, and shield hit effects.
Increased base rate of fire on kinetic weapons
Increased projectile speed for kinetic weapons
Added Options> Controls, users can now change the default controls for Kinetic Void
For now I hope you enjoy the changes and please be sure to give us your feedback, every bit helps as we continue to develop Kinetic Void.
Further corrections to all node alignments - if there are still issues let us know.
First implementation of mission framework is in place. For now, this consists of a single mission type where the player can protect a ship in distress from multiple attackers. The radar icon for the intended friendly to defend is displayed in yellow.
We are working on the XML framework for the mission system, the intent is that when its done it will be modable by the community, and easy for us to add new mission types.
All UI is still temporary and we are working on a new version of it.