Single Player Save/Load first pass!

Known Issues currently being worked on for hotfix asap
-Currently only alphanumeric characters are supported for Non-local save/load names.
-Losing Connection to Server in Galactic War is being investigated. We’ll have a fix out as soon as we have it tracked down.

Hey all! Over the last month, we’ve been pushing on getting save/load working in the single player side of PA. We’ve also done tons of balance tweaks based on feedback and our balance folks watching replays and streams, added 2 new maps (1 for ranked play and 1 for general play), did some fairly big performance improvements for large army fights, and hit as many bugs and polish items as we could.

This is the first pass of our save/load work, so you’ll see it missing items we want in the final. That being said, we are currently working on those elementsl, but since this version was working, we wanted to go ahead and get it out so you could use it. I’ve explained what is in this version below (single player AI skirmish saving), as well as what we hope to get in next (galactic war mid game saving and resume from anywhere in a replay loading). Take a look, and if you want to join the conversation, or run into any issues, please join us over on the Uber forums!

Hotfix build 79600

Balance:
Air death weapon

-Radius decreased to 0.75 from 1.5

Gunboat (Piranha)
-Will no longer attempt to fire at units on the sea floor.

Polish/Bugfix:
-Improvements on neural network for AI
-Fix for performance hit when doing planet wide patrol
-Fix for metal spots being unbuildable
-Fixed AI nuke crash
-Fixed crash for save/load
-Fix for nav crash
-Fix for spectators being able to pause the games
-Removed Galactic War Save button until it is functional
-Fix for uneven starting metal on pacific
-Fix for units not attacking sometimes
-Fix for platoon crash

Hotfix Build 79380

-Replays are once again functioning (though replays created from the previous  build will not work as they are corrupted)
-Fix to issues with auto attack
-Orbital Fabber restrictions can no longer be bypassed

Release Build 79317

Save/Load (first pass)
-Very first pass on Save/Load now in game in its beta form (there will be some bugs, but we wanted to get this out for players to make use of asap)
–Save/Load now works with AI Free For All skirmish
—Currently it will not remember dynamic alliances
—Currently has issues with alliances ending the game
–Save/Load currently does not function for Galactic War
–Spectating won’t work after you lose a loaded game
–The sim will freeze while saving. This could take shorter or longer depending on amount of stuff being saved
–You can also view save files as a replay
—In the future this will allow you to pick a spot in chronocam and load the game there, though it is not yet functioning
-Next passes will be adding some of the missing functionality from above, including Galactic War and resume from anywhere in a replay.

Balance:
Orbital Deepspace Radar
-Metal Cost increased to 600 from 300
-Orbital Sight Radius increased to 1000 from 500

Air Scout (Firefly)
-Sight Range increased to 250 from 200

Radar
-Radar Range increased to 450 from 400
-Orbital Sight increased to 600 from 500

Advanced Radar
-Radar Range increased to 900 from 800
-Orbital Sight increased to 1200 from 1000

Wall
-New model to better communicate that your units can shoot through it
-Mesh Bounds changed to [5, 3, 14] from [5, 5, 7] (Taller, more narrow)
-Metal Cost increased to 50 from 25
-Health decreased to 3000 from 5000
-Atrophy Cooldown decreased to 0.5 from 15.0 (this is the time it takes for unit being built to die if you abandon it before it is finished)
-Atrophy Rate increased to 20.0 from 0.416667

Unit Cannon
-Health increased to 18,000 from 9,000

Orbital Factory
-Health decreased to 9,000 from 15,000
-Orbital Sight Radius increased to 250 from 100

Orbital Mining Platform (Jig)
-Nuke Radius increased to 250 from 200
-Area Build Separation increased to 100 from 50

Assault Bot (Dox)
-Move Speed decreased to 18 from 20

Boom Bot
-Damage decreased to 600 from 700

Combat Fabricator
-Can no longer build walls.

Added air_pbaoe ammo (air units with this will do AE damage on death)
-Damage set to 30
-Splash Radius set to 1.5
-Splash Damages Allies set to True

Fighter (Hummingbird)
-Added air_pbaoe as death weapon
-Health decreased to 150 from 200

Bomber (Bumblebee)
-Metal Cost increased to 280 from 240
-Rate of Fire decreased to 7.5 from 10.0
-Added air_pbaoe as death weapon

Interplanetary Fighter (Phoenix)
-Health decreased to 200 from 300
-Ammo Lifetime decreased to 2 from 5
-Added air_pbaoe as death weapon

Tactical Missile Bomber (Hornet)
-Added air_pbaoe as death weapon

Battleship (Leviathan)
-Ammo Lifetime decreased to 4 from 10

Anti-Nuke
-Ammo Lifetime decreased to 5 from Infinite
-Velocity increased to 500 from 400

Defense Satellite (Anchor)
-Metal Cost increased to 2200 from 1800

-All radar units that require energy to see the surface layer now require energy to see the underwater layer

Defense Satellite (Anchor)
-Orbital Sight Radius increased to 600 from 280

Ion Defense (Umbrella)
-Orbital Sight Radius increased to 500 from 300

Orbital Fabricator
-Orbital Sight Radius increased to 250 from 100
-Can now reclaim features and wreckage
-Can now assist and repair units and structures in the orbital layer
-Can now assist and repair teleporters

Orbital Lander
-Orbital Sight Radius increased to 300 from 100

Orbital Fighter
-Orbital Sight Radius increased to 400 from 250

Vehicle Factory
-Area Build Separation increased to 6 from 3

Air Factory
-Area Build Separation increased to 6 from 3

Bot Factory
-Placement Size changed to [30,55] from [30,60]
-Area Build Separation increased to 6 from 3

Naval Factory
-Placement Size changed to [20,50] from [20,47]
-Area Build Separation increased to 10 from 3

Advanced Naval Factory
-Placement Size changed to [50,125] from [50,70]
-Area Build Separation increased to 10 from 7

Grenadier
-Firing Arc Type changed to High from Low
-Max Firing Velocity increased to 68 from 53
-Min Firing Velocity increased to 65 from 50
-Range increased to 125 from 105
-Vision Range increased to 130 from 120

Heavy Tank (Leveler)
-Hit points increased to 1500 from 1000
-Turn Radius decreased to 60 from 90
-Yaw Rate increased to 30 from 15
-Splash Radius increased to 3 from 0
-Full Damage Splash Radius increased to 1 from 0

Gunship (Kestrel)
-Metal Cost decreased to 600 from 720

Commander
-Build Energy Draw increased to 2000 from 1500
-Energy Production decreased to 2000 from 3000
-Metal Production decreased to 20 from 30
-Metal Storage increased to 1500 from 1000
-Energy storage increased to 45,000 from 20,000

-Commander and missile turret weapons now prioritize pelicans over other non-prioritized air units

Metal Extractor
– Metal Cost increased to 170 from 150

-Phoenix, Barracuda, Kraken and Unit Cannon enabled in Galactic War

 

Polish/Bugfixes:
-Added new ranked system Amplus to the matchmaking pool
-Added new systems Amplus and Blitz to the default system list
-Updated every ranked system with new iterations
-Removed Battlefield and Inner Sol System from the pre-made system list
-Adjusted the recommended players for all of the ranked systems and the PAX system
-Fixed issues of Assisting/Repairing failing (most commonly seen from Factories with Patrol not having fabbers it built assist it)
-Fixed for units under construction by orbital factory moving when factory is being assisted by orbital fabbers
-Adjustments to how AI prioritizes based on planet resources
-Fix for rare cases where units would not fire
-Fix for a few coherent crashes
-Fix for missing vision on reconnect
-Beta tag added to Save/Load buttons on the main menu
-Fix for build orders not loading (not factory queues, but actual build orders like from Commander or Fabber)
-Fix for weird floating units after load
-Annihilazer should now load correctly (unless it’s mid-fire, you will need to fire it again in that case)
-Craters now load correctly
-Alliances restored during save/load
–Loaded games don’t end properly when allied victory is true (upcoming)
-Credits system added for our writer
-Coherent fix for crashes
-Fix for crash in AntiWeapon code (should fix that anti-nuke not firing issue)
-AI unit cap is now adjustable via the ai_config file
-Online (PlayFab) save games are found under Replays (Local saves still found in same spot, this will be better in future pass)
-Save games filter added to Replay browser
-Units falling behind the group will now pathfind much better
-Performance improvements for large army battles and large numbers of units
-Optimization pass on weapon tasks
-Improvement for dark side of the planet with shadows turned off
-Upgrade to Coherent 2.5.4
–Update to UI framework that should improve stability of the game on Mac & Linux
-Change Gamma display name from Delta to Gamma
-Improvements to AI threat handling
-Added Submarine influence for the AI
-AI will scout smarter depending on difficulty
-Factory build task improvements
-Fix for cases where army vision was not granted correctly
-AI will now realize if its nukes are destroyed mid flight and react
-Random planets will no longer spawn to where they will collide with one another
-Fixed landing zone bug on random planets
-Increased average metal on random planets
-Fixed case where shift key would get stuck while panning the mouse
-Fixed crash from patrolling with large amount of subs
-AI will now use subs
-Fix for amphibious units not using patrol correctly
-Completely re-worked neural networks for the AI
-Fix for an instance of AI getting stuck
-AI will now defend base for longer before abandoning it
-Minor changes to how AI will invade a planet
-Added Random System picker to the game lobby