Nov 23, 2017
Fragmented - J.C. Smith
We'd like to wish all of our American players a Happy Thanksgiving. Fragmented will be running on a 70% discount from now until November 28th.

Happy Holidays.
Aug 15, 2017
Fragmented - J.C. Smith
Today we have moved Fragmented into a released state after 16 months and more than 30 patches in Early Access. As part of that transition there will be a 40% off launch sale for the next week.

We wanted to look back at some of the noteworthy improvements that occurred during the Early Access period:

  • Introduced a batch crafting system, along with a tiered crafting station system which makes that possible.
  • Rewrote most of the housing system to support more modularized pieces, snapping, abandon code, demolition system, location adjustments, rotation changes, and many other improvements. We also introduced many new types of props and structures during the EA period.
  • An Engagement/Public Quest system was added.
  • Complete gamepad support was added.
  • Rebalanced the leveling and progression systems, moved around many of the skill trees, and altered the content of the game world wide to make for a more natural leveling system. During this process the level cap was raised to 75 and the skill cap to 15.
  • Added localization support, as well as support for Russian, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, German, and Spanish languages.
  • Respecialization, Artifact, and Hieroglyph systems were both added.
  • Many performance and Graphical/Animation improvements including better hit reactions, animation blending, foliage settings, and optional camera shakes.
  • The achievement system received a large scale revamp and many new achievements were added.
  • The User Interface received a large number of changes to make it easier to use, and to include additional information which players had requested.
  • The pet system saw many improvements including a new progression system, better functionality, utility, and additional pet types.
  • Armored Vehicles were added. They were just a small part of the vehicle improvements over the EA period including the addition of things like Crowbars, Mechanic’s Kits and many other tweaks and fixes.
  • A registration system was added to make it easier to find player hosted servers.
  • Optionally password protected servers, along with numerous other server related configuration improvements such as being able to tweak corpse times, starting level, or resource yields.
  • Much of the games audio and music saw improvements during Early Access.
  • Added a tombstone and map marker system.
  • The Guild System saw a big revamp in the early patches which improved it’s performance and functionality.
    Introduced the Helltyr Cave.
  • Chain Guns, Firestrand Armor, Structure Repair Kits, and many changes to the container system highlight some of the item additions.
  • Introduced several new species and sub-species including Jabberbulls.
  • Many more smaller changes such as weather affecting temperature.

We want to stress that this does not mean the end of updates for Fragmented. We will continue to make tweaks and bug fixes, so please continue to provide us with feedback and bug reports where you think it is necessary. We want to thank everyone that helped support us and the game since its Early Access Launch and hope you continue to enjoy playing Fragmented.
Fragmented - Joshua Halls
17.8.1 is mostly a maintenance patch to address a few issues and fix the issue preventing us from deploying it earlier. We did add in an update to the anti-aliasing in this patch. If AA is at High or Ultra now it will use TXAA (before it was off or using FXAA, which is now Low and Medium). We found a few changes to make the TXAA acceptable to use with a lot less blur and streaking. We encourage everyone to check out the Ultra setting and see if that works for you. Performance hit for it is maybe 2-5% for modern video cards. TXAA should remove most of the jaggies and the shimmering, but it is slightly less crisp than no AA. It also enabled a few shaders that do not work without it enabled (the water for example looks much better).

The patch also includes adjustments from the 17.6.1 patch includes fixing the guild invite bug so you can properly invite a player to join your guild and includes a few input adjustments, a new loading screen, removal of VR plugin, and some animation adjustments.

Animations

  • Blending adjustments were made to the following creatures: Calprates, Jabberbull, Lurker, Mubark, Drosera, Rhinoc, Rocharus

Miscellaneous

  • Removed the VR plugins from the game. They were causing issues if you had a VR set plugged in and could reduce performance as well.
  • Introduced TXAA as an option for Anti-Aliasing at High and Ultra. Performance hit is marginal so you might want to check out Ultra and see if you prefer it over the previous options.

User Interface

  • Added a new loading screen plugin to display a loading screen between transferring between the menu and into the game.
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to click on the guild invite prompts.
  • You can now add map markers using the controller.
  • There is now a gamma value in the options to adjust the gamma if the game is too dark or bright.
Jun 21, 2017
Fragmented - Joshua Halls
The patch was pulled due to an issue with structures "disappearing". The servers were rolled back and the structures restored to a few minutes before the patch was deployed. We will be examining the issue to see what is going on and hopefully can issue the patch after figuring out what is going on.

If for some reason you updated to 17.6.1 be sure to make sure you are running 17.3.1. A full restart of Steam is the best way to force it to update.
Fragmented - Joshua Halls
17.6.1 is mostly a maintenance patch to address a few issues. This includes fixing the guild invite bug so you can properly invite a player to join your guild and includes a few input adjustments, a new loading screen, removal of VR plugin, and some animation adjustments.

Animations

  • Blending adjustments were made to the following creatures: Calprates, Jabberbull, Lurker, Mubark, Drosera, Rhinoc, Rocharus


Miscellaneous

  • Removed the VR plugins from the game. They were causing issues if you had a VR set plugged in and could reduce performance as well.


User Interface

  • Added a new loading screen plugin to display a loading screen between transferring between the menu and into the game.
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to click on the guild invite prompts.
  • You can now add map markers using the controller.
  • There is now a gamma value in the options to adjust the gamma if the game is too dark or bright.
Fragmented - J.C. Smith
We are happy to announce that Fragmented has reached the 100,000 player mark today.

Fragmented is a science fiction survival game which can be played in both Single Player or Multiplayer Online.
Fragmented - Joshua Halls
Hello, we are releasing a small maintenance patch shortly to fix a memory issue impacting a few servers (EU1 in particular) when it comes to their structure files. This fixes the issue with the memory usage, but did adjust how they are loaded. Some initial testing was done, but if you find any errors please report them ASAP. We recommend waiting a day or two for any major structure or container placement (on our servers) to make sure no issues are found after the patch that could possibly require a rollback. The adjustment should not impact single player.

Items and Fittings

  • Adjusted the Campfire description to denote that they will expire after 15 minutes.

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected an issue which was preventing Medium and Large Iron Supports from being salvaged.
  • The server configuration window should no longer pop up after creating a character on a dedicated server.
  • Fixed a bug which was causing wood decals to appear when harvesting non-wood objects.
  • Fixed a memory bloating issue with online servers with a large structure file. Dedicated servers will no load structures in chunks (initially) to resolve the issue.
Fragmented - Joshua Halls
This is mostly a small bugfix patch. It fixed some issues with the keyboard wheel, cleaned up some user interface/input issues, adjusted the pathing proximity on npcs to improve the fidgiting they do at the end of their roaming path, introduced more Fiber on Calprates, and fixed a few other smaller issues.

Graphics

  • Made some improvements to the Steam effect when doors open or close. It has been made more transparent with a shorter duration.

Items and Fittings

  • Doubled the rate at which you can acquire Fiber from Calprates.

NPCs

  • Adjusted the ending distance a bit on pathing to get rid of the fidgeting that npcs do at the end of their pathing.
  • Calprates should ground a bit better now.

User Interface

  • The map and respawn map will now properly show the gamepad help when a gamepad is being used. Included the zoom functionality help as well.
  • Gamepad help will now be hidden in character creation if a gamepad is not plugged in. The controls were also setup with new manual values when using the left/right on the dpad so they will more predictable move between the left and right side of the UI.
  • First button should now highlight properly in the main menu when first starting the game.
  • Fixed issue with tip widget not hiding the gamepad button properly.
  • Added a Commit Suicide button to the in-game/system menu. This button allows players who have no keyboard to easily access the /suicide command if they ever need to use it.
  • Added a 45 second auto-cancel to Yes/No Confirmation Dialog windows. If you do not confirm within that time it will auto-reject.
  • You can now hit escape to cancel confirmation dialogs.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug which caused the keyboard wheel to stay on the screen if you manually closed the guild window before creating.
  • Fixed a bug which caused guild validation to give a failure message when it was actually successful.
  • Fixed an error that could occur and early out when closing the map marker window.
  • Fixed an issue where hitting the B button (cancel) on the respawn window would cause it to lose focus.
  • You are no longer able to build structures while dead.
  • Herbal Flowers no longer have the same icon as their Seeds.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause a player to lock up if invited to guild due to a focusing issue.
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Fragmented - Joshua Halls
The 16.12.1 patch wraps up most of the gamepad support adding in a new configuration window that is gamepad friendly (you can switch between the new mode and the old mode for finer control, but it requires a keyboard/mouse to change the values) and housing controls are now fully gamepad supported. A few other adjustments were made to handle reload/use being on the same input so you wouldn't reload your firearm when interact with a container. There might be a few smaller bits left (some input options for putting in player name), but most of the game is gamepad friendly now.

One of the requests we have received was improve durability on armor. Body armor now has more durability and should last a lot longer now. Legs and Head pieces also have more durability than arms and feet. Each tier of armor also has more durability than the last. In general the higher end armor lines should last a bit longer than before, but lower end armor might have less durability on the feet and arms due to the change (for example cloth in general is a bit under what it was if you add all 5 pieces together, but Mubark has quite a bit more than before).

Another request added is repair kits for weapons and armor. They are added to the skill lines that make the weapons or armor. Armor repair kits will repair all 5 pieces of equipped armor, weapon repair kits (melee and ranged) will repair the equipped weapon. Repair kits comes in 4 qualities and will also reduce the maximum durability when used. Higher quality repair kits repair more damage and reduce maximum durability at a slower rate. You can choose to use the lowest quality repair kit on the higher end armor if you choose, but you will have to replace it sooner.

The patch included a few bug fixes including some snapping issues with some ramps and fixed an annoying issue when editing text in the chat box where the caret would move to the end if you inserted some text. Full notes for the patch are below.

Audio

  • Music and weather sounds will now pause anytime the game is paused.
  • Introduced new sounds effects which will play as structures break into pieces in a siege. The sound effects vary by the structure itself.

Housing

  • Adjusted geometry used in determining housing platform pieces so that smaller pieces are more likely to test as supported by larger (e.g. a medium platform on top of a large support).
  • Added new snap locations to all the ramps, so you can more easily align ramps edge to edge of each other.

Items and Fittings

  • Slightly reduced the amount of hunger restored by Warm Phosphori Meat.
  • Increased Exceptional Calibrite Sword Durability to 450.
  • Master Crafted Calibrite Sword now has a durability of 500.
  • Sharp Setlang Claw durability was reduced down to 400. Razorsharp Axe up to 425, Helltyr Hammer up to 450.
  • Exceptional Steel Sword was properly named and durability increased to 550.
  • Mastercrafted Steel Sword durability increased to 600.
  • Charged Sword and Axe changed Durability to 550. Heated Sword and Axe to 600, Exceptional Heated Sword to 700.
  • More Durability changes. Jabber-Coated Club up to 400, Rhino-Horn Spear up to 500, Warlord's Hammer up to 600, Drosera-Thorn Spear up to 700 (doubled that, oops), Phossphori Sword and Axe to 800.
  • Adjusted all the durability values on armor in the game. They now have a progressive increase in durability with higher quality armor (so more durability on lurker armor vs cloth). There is more durability on chest pieces vs head/legs and vs arms/feet. Some lower tier armor might have less durability as a result, but all chest pieces now have more. Higher tier armor has a lot more total now compared to before. You will need to create new armor to get the new durability.
  • Added 4 tiers of armor repair kits. They repair armor, but also reduce the maximum durability. Each improved repair kit increases repair % and reduces damage %. Repair kits repair all worn armor and will stop working once you have damaged the max durability by 75% or more.
  • Added repair kits for melee and ranged weapons. They will repair the equipped weapon.
  • Reduced the amount of equipment damage on death by 25%.
  • Improved the description of Respec Kits to make it more clear that they will reset your glyph bonus points.

NPCs

  • Calprates can now be skinned for Fiber.

Resources

  • Twigs will no longer be harvested from Cacti. In their place you will receive Fiber.

User Interface

  • The key press hint, shown with the housing crosshair, will now reflect the current key bound to the "Use (Secondary)" action, i nstead of always showing "F", no matter which key was bound. If you are using an XBox gamepad, and a gamepad key is assigned to that action, then an icon for the gamepad key will be shown instead.
  • Added full gamepad support for placement and moving of structures. If you attempt to place or move a structure with the gamepad it should display tips for how it all works (manual movement and rotation require holding down buttons and using the analog sticks (left stick moves faster, right slower).
  • Selection Wheel when using gamepad will only work if the UI windows are not up. Having it work all the time was breaking some usage of the button in other windows (such as inventory, where Y was used to move stuff).
  • When using a gamepad you will no longer reload if you interface with a structure or storage container as both use the same button. When using a keyboard/mouse it doesn't care as it typically is not on the same key as the use functionality (E or F).
  • The structure dialog now had gamepad support. If you interact with a storage container or crafting station with a gamepad it will no longer just open up, but prompt the structure dialog window now. For quick ease of use the open routine is the same as the use button (X) so you can double tap it open it quickly. The rest of the functionality (move, pickup, destroy) also has gamepad inputs.
  • Added a border to the ingame menu. Just a visual change.

Bug Fixes

  • Updated destroyed versions of wood support structures to use the new wood look.
  • Fixed a typo in the Experience Modifier text on the Server Configuration window.
  • Corrected the platform snap locations on many platforms and ramps, so they will now align correctly when snapping together.
  • Adjusted the trimming function on character name in character creation so it would only fire if there was a change or it was at the limit. This was causing it to move the caret to the end if you make an edit inline.
  • Fixed the trimming function on the chat box. If you made a change inline it would place the caret at the end due to the trimming routine. It will now only attempt to trim if it is over length fixing that issue.
  • Fixed a bug which allowed players to craft while dead if they were next to an appropriate crafting station.
  • Fixed an issue with some code failing when saving settings in the options window the 1st time. It was causing a pause and also was causing a crash on xbox.
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