X4 Foundations Public Beta - Version: 3.00 HF1 Beta 1 (393143) - Last updated: 2020-04-01

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X4 Foundations Public Beta - Version: 3.00 HF1 Beta 1 (393143) - Last updated: 2020-04-01

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).

Version 3.00 HF1 Beta 1 (393143) - 2020-04-01
  • Added tooltips for cut-off research resource text.
  • Improved subordinate group auto-expanding in Object List and Property Owned menus.
  • Fixed turreted ships continuing to fire upon targets that have docked.
  • Fixed Split S shield generators being destructible.
  • Fixed Split factions not selling blueprints for L and XL construction modules.
  • Fixed missing default paint themes in Split game starts.
  • Fixed not being able to assign crew to start ship in Fires of Defeat gamestart.
  • Fixed Achieve Coverage mission being excessively difficult to complete.
  • Fixed Split gate discovery event ship (Argon Expedition or Escaped Slave Ship) not moving.
  • Fixed some mission objective texts not being localised.
  • Fixed mission briefing text for ship mod research mission.
  • Fixed platform guidance lines going haywire when in certain interiors, e.g. on Teladi trade stations.
  • Fixed stuck tooltips in certain situations.
  • Fixed several missing or incorrect English language voice recordings.
  • 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.

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