X4 Foundations Public Beta - Version: 4.10 Beta 4 (451232) - Last updated: 2021-07-14

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X4 Foundations Public Beta - Version: 4.10 Beta 4 (451232) - Last updated: 2021-07-14

Post by CBJ » Thu, 6. Dec 18, 18:49

Before downloading this public Beta version, please make sure you read, understand and agree to the Public Beta Rules and Information. By downloading and installing the public Beta, you agree to abide by these rules and accept the disclaimers it contains.

Instructions

Steam
  • Make sure that your savegames are backed up!
  • To start using the Beta version, right-click X4: Foundations in the Steam client
  • Select Properties and go to the Betas tab
  • Enter the password IBackedUpMySaves
  • Select public_beta from the dropdown list.
  • To return to using the non-Beta version, select NONE from the same dropdown list.

GOG Galaxy
  • Make sure that your savegames are backed up!
  • Select X4: Foundations in your GOG Galaxy game collection.
  • Click on "More > Settings"
  • On the right hand side of the page, click on "Beta Channels: OFF" and select "ON"
  • Click on the "Channel" option and select "Add Private Channels"
  • Enter the password for the "Public Beta" channel: IBackedUpMySaves
  • Select the "Public Beta" channel.
  • To return to using the non-Beta version, click on the "Channel" dropdown and select "default"
Remember that savegames made using the Beta version may not work in vanilla version. We try to maintain savegame compatibility, but we cannot guarantee it.

Note: Please avoid re-posting the above information outside this forum. If you wish to tell other people about this Beta program, please post a link to this forum so that people joining the Beta are aware of the risks and the rules.

Note: Problems encountered while using a modified game will be considered invalid. Please make sure your game is a clean, unmodified game before you start. Do not use the -prefersinglefiles command line option when testing.

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Release Notes

Note: This beta version is available for Windows (Steam and GOG Galaxy) and Linux (Steam only).

Note: Ventures are disabled in this Beta version. All ships currently on ventures will return immediately in preparation for the new Multiverse Team Season feature, which will appear in a forthcoming beta build. The Custom Game Start feature will also be added during the course of the beta.

Version: 4.10 Beta 4 (451232) - 2021-07-14
  • Added two new terraforming projects to directly increase or reduce air pressure.
  • Added Deliver Fleet mission variants that ask for specific ship type but let player choose exact ship and equipment.
  • Added storage information to active terraforming projects.
  • Added ware reservation information to trade menu.
  • Added option to cancel ware reservations at player-owned stations.
  • Added option to assign ships directly to subordinate group in Object List and Property Owned menus.
  • Added status info about insufficient funds to Account node in Logical Station Overview.
  • Added Show Upkeep Missions option to Interact menu.
  • Added HQ account info to Research menu.
  • Added mass crew transfer for group trainees with player HQ.
  • Added Polish localisation
  • Improved Build Station and Deliver Fleet mission rewards to give return on investment instead of flat reward.
  • Improved Deliver Fleet mission variants to ask for varying loadouts.
  • Improved Reflective Cloud Particles and Black Dust terraforming projects by making them repeatable.
  • Improved Emergency Eject feature.
  • Improved behaviour of station-based mining ships working for stations that require multiple resources.
  • Improved behaviour of police ships to sometimes allow player-owned objects to skip inspection if relations with police faction are good enough.
  • Improved station-based traders to prevent them prioritising resources that are produced by their station even when those resources are in shortage.
  • Improved faction logic to prevent construction of excessive numbers of stations.
  • Improved hazardous regions to also work when player is not nearby.
  • Improved AI pathing to fly around hazardous regions where possible.
  • Improved flight pathing for small ships docking at Tokyo.
  • Improved range and force of container magnet for M, L and XL ships.
  • Improved scanning movement of recon ships and resource scouts.
  • Improved balancing of relation penalty for destroying stations.
  • Improved low attention combat involving multiple capital ships.
  • Improved workforce information in Logical Station Overview.
  • Improved menu layouts for Hire and Reassign crew.
  • Improved interface for selecting sector order parameters.
  • Improved manual trade offer settings to allow buy amount that is higher than sell amount.
  • Improved visibility of save-related messages.
  • Improved visibility of station modules in station build menu.
  • Improved visibility of turrets in scan mode.
  • Improved Gravidar update rate.
  • Improved variety of factions seen on dock areas.
  • Improved appearance of Argon characters.
  • Improved lighting on Argon L bridge.
  • Improved asset pre-loading on GPUs with high memory capacity.
  • Improved asset streaming on GPUs with low memory capacity.
  • Changed default setting for Alerts in Map to Low for new players
  • Changed size difference for fleet leader icons from 50% to 25% larger than other objects.
  • Removed resource yield requirement from mining ship upkeep missions.
  • Removed ability to drag order lines away from inter-sector connections as they often happened accidentally.
  • Removed XS dock capacity from Docked Ships info on map.
  • Fixed Terran and Pioneer introduction missions to HQ being stalled by research ship being destroyed.
  • Fixed Hatikvah story sometimes getting stuck if dialogs are interrupted.
  • Fixed player not being able to take control of freighter because it was put into internal storage during Hatikvah story.
  • Fixed data vault mission not being completable with Cradle of Humanity expansion active.
  • Fixed rare situation in which Escape Plan mission cannot be completed.
  • Fixed players getting trapped in Boneyard during Tax Evasion 101 Split story mission.
  • Fixed Rebellious Thralls Split story mission being stuck if player has bad faction relations towards FRF when asked to dock at Slave Trader 3.
  • Fixed Rebellious Thralls Split story mission being stuck at undefined Scan guidance.
  • Fixed objects in Abandoned Asteroid Base in Astronauts, Champions, Truth Seekers mission disappearing while player is absent.
  • Fixed Astronauts, Champions, Truth Seekers mission getting stuck if conversation with Ellipsis Trouble is started before story dialog could finish.
  • Fixed indestructible Sweet Jack ship remaining after Covert Operations storyline is completed.
  • Fixed A Matter of Respect mission getting stuck if Helianthus tries to launch too many drones at once.
  • Fixed Torus switch riddle to reset all switches on leaving sector.
  • Fixed Torus switch riddle not behaving correctly if switches are repaired/damaged too quickly.
  • Fixed Operation Smoke and Mirrors mission not activating properly under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed A Heart for Pirates mission not getting removed from Mission Manager when aborted by player.
  • Fixed advanced terraforming projects not being available if Cradle of Humanity is enabled after terraforming is unlocked.
  • Fixed The Smoking Gun mission not triggering if Amplifier Station is destroyed too quickly.
  • Fixed Defenders of Sol mission getting stuck if Silverback is destroyed before player arrives at rally point.
  • Fixed adding gases increasing air pressure on worlds where that stat is not relevant.
  • Fixed some story missions being abortable.
  • Fixed player-owned subordinates sometimes not trading with other player property due to lack of funds when they don't actually need to pay.
  • Fixed looped trade orders not accounting for discounts when looking for trades with matching price thresholds.
  • Fixed incorrect trade offer price calculation for certain shipyards.
  • Fixed rebuilt build modules remaining inoperable after being wrecked before hack expired.
  • Fixed ships undergoing recycling disappearing when stored resulting in no recycled resources being gained.
  • Fixed modules under construction which are then destroyed not being recycled properly.
  • Fixed build storage of destroyed stations sometimes remaining in longer than intended.
  • Fixed more resources being returned to build storage when recycling station loadout upgrades.
  • Fixed very rare case resulting in broken ship movement when teleporting between ships in same highway.
  • Fixed automatic storage allocation breaking for stations with extremely large number of production modules.
  • Fixed subordinate traders sometimes buying then immediately re-selling same wares at commanding station.
  • Fixed boarding ships not trying to keep their boarding target alive while moving to engage.
  • Fixed turret control of boarding ships sometimes reacquiring target after target hull is below safe threshold.
  • Fixed player-owned mining ships finding resources in undiscovered areas of known sectors.
  • Fixed mining ships not firing on asteroids if any turrets are set to Attack All Enemies.
  • Fixed ships with turrets set to Attack Capital Ships or Attack Fighters not firing unless at least one turret is also set to Attack all Enemies.
  • Fixed turrets set to Missile Defence not working.
  • Fixed ships sometimes not uncovering areas hidden by fog of war.
  • Fixed player-owned ships finding paths through undiscovered sectors.
  • Fixed auto-traders not correctly updating when loading certain older savegames.
  • Fixed some buttons and doors not working after teleporting to station.
  • Fixed autopilot not working if guidance target is unknown and/or inactive gate or accelerator.
  • Fixed autopilot not using travel mode when approaching gate or accelerator.
  • Fixed not being able to call ship from storage if its cover faction is hostile to owner of object at which it is docked.
  • Fixed ships sometimes starting final dock movement many kilometers from dock.
  • Fixed never getting docking permission under certain rare circumstances.
  • Fixed fleeing ships repeatedly docking and undocking.
  • Fixed cases of ships being permanently unable to undock.
  • Fixed explosions of large objects not doing damage.
  • Fixed cases of duplicated HQ research modules.
  • Fixed Terran solar panels costing more resources than intended.
  • Fixed Kha'ak weapon platforms sometimes being unarmed.
  • Fixed Kha'ak outposts no longer appearing over time in certain situations.
  • Fixed pirate ships plundering objects belonging to friendly factions.
  • Fixed attacking capital ships staying outside weapon range.
  • Fixed weapons not shooting under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed being able to collide with hidden bridge geometry.
  • Fixed broken collision detection when flying certain ships near large objects.
  • Fixed map icons of docked ships flickering between two positions under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed position of icons next to trade offers on Map when view is rotated.
  • Fixed object select mode in Map not working in gamepad mode.
  • Fixed certain Xenon stations being invisible in Savage Spur.
  • Fixed cargo display in ware exchange menu for stations owning mining ships.
  • Fixed inaccurate text for manual buy/sell offer amount settings in Logical Station Overview.
  • Fixed several issues with ammo and drone quantities in Logical Station Overview.
  • Fixed future station construction resources not appearing in Station Configuration menu if build is already in progress.
  • Fixed Ware Transfer options when docked at another ship.
  • Fixed Request dock at option not being disabled when already docked at that object.
  • Fixed option to change Default Behaviour not being disabled under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed planned Default Behaviour changes getting stuck when changing to another menu tab.
  • Fixed ships retaining previous Default Behaviour when being set to Repeat Orders.
  • Fixed station-wide loadout level resetting every time Station Build menu is closed.
  • Fixed problems with Personnel Management menu if ships get destroyed.
  • Fixed Sell Ships menu not being displayed or not being scrollable under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed loadout presets being available for ships with installed equipment mods
  • Fixed inconsistency between player ship and other player-owned objects regarding whether default orders of subordinates can be changed.
  • Fixed medium ships incorrectly showing missile turret compatibility in menus.
  • Fixed missing title text in Interact menu under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed missing interactions in Crew Info tab for player employees on stations.
  • Fixed mismatched construction budget estimates in several locations.
  • Fixed traders adding logbook entries describing purchase after having sold ware.
  • Fixed Terraforming Expenses stat being too high by factor of 100.
  • Fixed Terraforming projects showing invalid resources if more was delivered than needed.
  • Fixed overlapping text in Ship Configuration menu.
  • Fixed input mapping conflict not being detected when assigning axis.
  • Fixed various localisation issues.
  • Fixed Terraforming menu crash.
  • Fixed Paranid head clipping through cockpit roof in Cerberus.
  • Fixed NPCs walking over furniture in Faction Representative office and Secret Service Bureau.
  • Fixed cockpit crew sometimes not interacting with terminals.
  • Fixed visiting NPCs behaving as though they are local crew.
  • Fixed Split and Terran NPCs neglecting their air marshalling duties.
  • Fixed ship crew from player-owned shipyards being random races instead of workforce races.
  • Fixed Yaki appearing on dock areas where they shouldn't.
  • Fixed jump effect sometimes not coinciding with destination position on sector transition.
  • Fixed rare cases where Venture Dock would still appear as if venture was running after ship returned.
  • Fixed scaling problems in station editor when copying sequences repeatedly.
  • Fixed looped animations stuttering at very large time values.
  • Fixed brief incorrect image display in several menus.
  • Fixed weapon effects being visible in upgrade menu.
  • Fixed incorrect grouping of turrets on Advanced Electronics production module.
  • Fixed floating turrets on small Terran Liquid Storage module.
  • Fixed turrets being rotated wrongly on Argon Defence Disk.
  • Fixed visual glitch in Microchip production module.
  • Fixed build modules being offset when wrecked.
  • Fixed turrets being located on top of player logo on Nomad.
  • Fixed turrets on Tokyo clipping inside ship hull.
  • Fixed floating geometry in Manorina gas miner ship.
  • Fixed misaligned Cerberus spacesuit dock.
  • Fixed wrong texture on Okinawa bridge window.
  • Fixed missing holo-instruments on Argon XL bridge.
  • Fixed mirrored decals in Argon L bridge.
  • Fixed rotating flack bullets.
  • Fixed pink faces on male Argon NPCs.
  • [Beta 1 HF 2]Fixed relations in Terran gamestart.
  • [Beta 1 HF 2]Fixed some previously completed terraforming projects being shown as incomplete (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 1 HF 2]Fixed mission manager shortcut not working (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 1 HF 2]Fixed text errors for gamepad buttons (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 2] Improved balancing of explosion damage from ship and station destruction (new feature in 4.10).
  • [Beta 2] Improved how factions deal with ware shortages and make decisions about new production.
  • [Beta 2] Improved choice of positioning for newly constructed NPC stations.
  • [Beta 2] Improved balancing of price and resource cost for advanced satellites.
  • [Beta 2] Improved undocking movement of S and M ships to look smoother.
  • [Beta 2] Improved Ship Configuration menu layout if no engines are available.
  • [Beta 2] Improved map icons to display related upkeep missions on mouseover.
  • [Beta 2] Improved AI navigation around dangerous regions.
  • [Beta 2] Improved auto aim against certain objects, especially data leaks.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed ship turrets sometimes damaging their own ship under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed issues with cargo drones docking when many of them try to dock at same time.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed entering ship not removing attached boarding pods.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed not being able to dock while using space suit (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed wrong movement orientation when approaching dock in some situations.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed newly constructed Terran Solar Power Plants constructing storage last resulting in delayed production.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed some homeless workers remaining on station after their habitation has gone.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed Patrol Missions pausing when player docks on player-owned ships.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed The Mediators and The Insurgence missions accepting ships delivered with minimal equipment.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed Build Station missions that ask for Administrative Centre not enforcing that requirement.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed certain mission stations remaining invulnerable in case of failed Split story passenger transport.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed some previously completed terraforming projects being shown as incomplete (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed lost HUD target if mission guidance changes under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed missing automatic storage allocation option in Logical Station Overview under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed blank context menus in Station Build menu under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed blank terraforming nodes under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed inactive dropdown options seeming to be interactive when clicked.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed name of Station Cargo map filter to correctly indicate that it also works for ships.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed inconsistent sorting in Mission Offers and Mission Manager menus.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed matching icons not being visible at some zoom levels when text filter is applied.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed selected ships and stations not showing full cargo on map if filter is active.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed map sometimes zooming sectors out too far.
  • [Beta 2] Fixed mission manager shortcut not working (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed missing Fog of War during longer game sessions (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 2] Fixed some issues with GPU memory management (new feature in 4.10, further fixes may be required).
  • [Beta 2 HF 1] Fixed some more issues with GPU memory management (new feature in 4.10, further fixes may be required).
  • [Beta 3] Added player access to some paint mods belonging to allied factions.
  • [Beta 3] Added option to prevent Tobii head-tracking hardware from being initialised using "-forcehmd disable" command line parameter.
  • [Beta 3] Improved consistency of Xenon fleet strength in Mutually Assured Destruction mission.
  • [Beta 3] Improved Map behaviour to show highlighted wares even if filters would otherwise exclude them.
  • [Beta 3] Improved visibility of hull and shield bars on Map against colourful backgrounds.
  • [Beta 3] Improved legibility of info box of selected object on Map by making it much more opaque.
  • [Beta 3] Improved handling of icons representing subordinates to fade out early when zooming out on Map.
  • [Beta 3] Improved display of player-owned and allied ships on Map to show icon and info text for current order.
  • [Beta 3] Improved behaviour of Map info boxes for ships and stations.
  • [Beta 3] Improved target icons for squad leaders.
  • [Beta 3]Fixed AI ships flying too slowly in travel mode while in formation.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed spacesuit in Split gamestart sometimes being very slow.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed being able to place station modules in invalid locations.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed group trainees sometimes remaining in-transit on Headquarters.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed carriers or fleet auxiliary ships subordinate to stations failing to get supplies.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed player-owned ships set to explore or update trade offers sometimes traveling to sectors outside their target space.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed ships assigned to protect stations continuing to patrol their area after their assigned station is destroyed.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed subordinates of subordinates not docking if assigned while their intermediate superior is already docked.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed undamaged habitation modules showing hull damage after loading non-beta saves (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed missile-armed ships and stations with no ammunition doing damage when player is not present.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed Segaris Pioneer ships being crewed by people in Terran Protectorate uniforms.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed certain Rescue Ship missions accepting transfer of ship with modified equipment.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed inaccurately displayed reward in trade guild Deliver Fleet missions.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed Deliver Fleet mission reward being too low (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed conversation option when hiring crew and immediately assigning them to Deliver Crew mission station.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed story characters getting random names when becoming passengers.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed mission lockboxes not rotating.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed rare fog of war issues when opening Map right after long range scan.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed jumpgate and superhighway connections on Map becoming misaligned.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed flickering target elements if target is moving close to crosshair.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed missing Interact menu options on superhighway gates (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed mission offer menu entries changing positions inconsistently (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed coloured station modules on radar and map when selected (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed targeting from map not working in some cases (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed missing/incorrect button descriptions in control mapping menu (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 3] Fixed order parameter sliders resetting while being used.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed some voices and sound effects not being audible in external view.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed holographic ship controls for NPCs not being enabled when NPC sits in chair.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed permanently missing texts in menus.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed graphical assets failing to load during long game-sessions.
  • [Beta 3] Fixed some cases of sudden performance degradation especially on AMD graphics hardware.
  • [Beta 4] Improved collision detection in station editor to make it less strict (improves previous improvement in 4.10).
  • [Beta 4] Improved transfer of products from station to own build storage.
  • [Beta 4] Improved behaviour of deep-level subordinates whose top-level commander is carrier.
  • [Beta 4] Improved resource probe detection range.
  • [Beta 4] Improved laser tower response to attacks.
  • [Beta 4] Improved blueprint lists in encyclopedia.
  • [Beta 4] Improved map display of information gathered by resource probes.
  • [Beta 4] Improved visibility of save-related messages (improves previous improvement in 4.10).
  • [Beta 4] Fixed ships operating in vicinity of one-way superhighways going to work in sectors they might not be able to return from.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed ships forced to bail sometimes retaining their old default behaviour.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed being able to move sequences of station modules partially outside of build plot (improves previous fix in 4.10).
  • [Beta 4] Fixed problems attaching modules to dock areas and piers and vice versa (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 4] Fixed advanced gamestarts not being unlocked when playing certain other gamestarts.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed missing text for default weapon mode (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 4] Fixed squad leader icon on map being in wrong position (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 4] Fixed comm cameras not working when in external view.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed controller rumble not stopping after boosting (problem introduced in 4.10).
  • [Beta 4] Fixed excessive number of positional lights on Osprey.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed Jian incorrectly showing missile turret compatibility in menus (improves previous fix in 4.10).
  • [Beta 4] Fixed game freeze with mods containing invalid assets.
  • [Beta 4] Fixed several causes of crashes.
Note: If a problem is not listed as fixed above then it is probably not being addressed in this patch, but may be planned for a future one.

Note: When switching back from the Beta to the Release version, you may encounter problems with the controls. To resolve this, go to the in-game Start Menu and select Settings, Controls, Load Profile, then select the default profile from the list. Alternatively, if you make a copy of your inputmap.xml file before starting the Beta, you can simply copy this file back into your \Documents\Egosoft\X4 folder. Deleting the file will not solve the problem as it will be restored from the Steam Cloud.

Crashdumps

Steam does not currently support automatic crashdump upload for 64-bit applications. We are therefore using a third party tool to provide this facility. If there is a crash then a standard crashdump will be created and uploaded to the third party site, from where we can perform analysis to determine the cause. As with Steam crashdumps no personal information is included in these crashdumps.
Last edited by Alan Phipps on Sat, 13. Feb 21, 16:36, edited 1 time in total.

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