Current Build and Known Bugs

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The current major build of Drifter is 0.8.x (code name "Event Horizon") and the current minor build is 0.8.0

Release Notes

Historical release notes

Previous versions

0.8.1 - 14 May 2017

  • Initial faction system implementation!
    • Factions now exist in the game
    • You can't interact with them yet!
    • Initial territory capital selection
    • Initial procedural territory expansion
    • Initial territory visualization in galaxy view
    • Faction system will be fleshed out in 0.8.x
    • Faction specific missions on the way
    • Factions will be player joinable
  • Added keyboard shortcuts
    • Galaxy Map - G
    • System Map - H
    • Jump Console - J
    • Ship Menu - O
    • Comms Menu - K

0.8.0 - 26 Mar 2017

  • New Ship Status UI in the ship menu
    • Displays all equipment installed on the ship
    • Displays current ship statistics and status
  • New HUD mail message notifications
    • Messages now display read/unread state
    • Displayed on the bottom left of the HUD
    • And in the top left of the station headers
  • New jump status information in the HUD
  • New icons in the starmap and station views
  • Ship menu now has icons and is neater
  • New procedural mission system
    • Missions are now fully scripted!
    • This build includes improved versions of all existing mission types
    • With the new system, mission types and variation will get rapidly better
    • Missions now visually formatted
    • Missions now send you mail when completed
    • Missions now display HUD messages
    • Missions now check and display requirements
      • i.e If you don't have cargo space for the mission item
    • Missions now have random mission-specific responses
    • Mission information in active list is now dynamic
      • i.e Distance to targets, etc
    • Missions display objectives more clearly
    • Missions display state more clearly
      • i.e Patrol missions show waypoint progress
      • Information displayed by mission is mission specific
      • Completion deadlines for urgent missions are clearer
    • Terminate missions now spawn the enemy when close
      • Fixes mission specific NPC's being killed before you arrive
  • UI polish and improvements
    • Main menu and pause menus visually polished
    • UI headers now display in all station views
    • Starmap search field now auto focuses
    • Plot course and View system buttons in Starmap Search
    • All tables and views polished further
    • Assets view shows ship icon
    • More scrollbar momentum and click improvements
    • Can no longer use jump console while jump state is active
    • Can no longer view the local station as a remote station
    • Can no longer load when no save is selected

Bugs

The following list of bugs/incorrect behavior is known to exist in the current build. Below that is a list of bugs that are known and have been fixed for the next build.

Please report any bugs you encounter that haven't been noted here either via. the Drifter Backer Forums or via email to contact@celsiusgs.com.

Fixed Bugs

0.8.1
  • Fixed some stability and memory allocation bugs
  • Fixed dropdown menus being broken
  • Fixed system state clean up where ghost stations could persist
  • Fixed search dialog incorrectly popping up from remote system view
  • Fixed Jump Override slider updating when open and timer expires
0.8.0
  • Jump state save caused some ships to become “stuck”
  • Afterburner sound no longer stays active while paused
  • Table sorting now works (again!)

0.8.1 preview

0.8.1.full.jpg

Previous 0.8.x previews

0.8.0.full.jpg
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