Echoes (Updates and Patches)

PC, Steam, Normal.

The first access following each of the last two public releases has been unpleasant.

The cursor would bob around no matter how slowly I tried to move it. Turning had the same problem. Nothing short of exiting to desktop and then re-entering would fix it.

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Happy Mothers Day, Void Mother! :heart:?

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Reading all of this guys tweets now, did not realise he was posting so much insight in to the games development <3

Heres a fun one on switch optimisation/load times I thought I’d share with the other one

Looking at their gaming credits… wow. So many obscure games i’ve never met anyone else whose played em, yet I had. Nuclear Strike. Beasts and Bumpkins ;0; Warhammer: Dark Omen AND FA Premier League 99, the first and last football manging sim game I ever played and am convinced no game has matched since (assumed out of ignorance having only played one).

Was this guys forte getting PC games to run on any PC even silly old ones that should not ever try a game ever? Cos I think thats why I played all the games he worked on, they were PC games that worked on our family computer XD

Seems he was mainly responsible for getting compressed video to playback on mid 90s videogames back in the day, for which I am forever grateful. Audio Streaming Codecs too… So without him the beasts nor the bumpkins would have made those wonderful soundbytes

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A post was merged into an existing topic: Future Update Speculation

4.70 Patch Notes

  • Expedition Thirteen, Adrift, will begin shortly and run for approximately seven weeks.
  • During the expedition, every star system has become abandoned, removing all NPCs, all active starships, and destroying system economies.
  • A number of other gameplay changes have been made to reflect the strange nature of this universe, including to gameplay events, to player communications, and to the distribution of various hostile entities.
  • Rewards include new posters, decals and titles; a set of starship wreckage base building parts; a vile and gnawing companion; a unique cursed frigate; several new starship customisation options; and the exclusive Iron Vulture hauler.

  • Introduced a number of significant memory usage optimisations.
  • Fixed an issue that caused base parts to pop in after loading.
  • Improved the speech audio of the Assembled Construct on the Space Anomaly…
  • Improved the audio for planetary titan worms.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the Space Anomaly from playing its warp-in effects.
  • Significantly improved the visual effects around the Space Anomaly’s Prime Terminal.
  • Fixed an issue that caused distorted Travellers to pop in when interacting with Unknown Graves.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the crafting page to use incorrect text when attempting to build an object while lacking sufficient resources.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed markers belonging to separate resources to be merged together when part of the same clump.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could allow damaged technology to appear in the list of refinable items.
  • Planets with synthetic or robotic creatures will now report this information in the “Fauna” category of their data readout.
  • The purchase UI screen has been tweaked to improve clarity when the current item is unaffordable.
  • Fixed a number of rare issues where incorrect rewards were listed in the UI or in the interaction prompt.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Atlas Path from appearing in the Collected Knowledge section of the catalogue.
  • Fixed some misleading mission instructions in the They Who Returned mission while in an uninhabitable star system.
  • Fixed a number of rare mission blockers that could occur while reloading a save in the middle of space combat.
  • Fixed a number of rare blockers in A Trace Metal related to Tethys’ interactions.
  • Added a catalogue guidance mission for Atlantideum.
  • Improved mission text clarity in the event that a player travels a significant distance away from their current mission target.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could add an “ON PLANET” label to the Atlas Station’s marker.
  • Fixed a number of minor text issues.
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For discussion of the Drift expedition, please see below:

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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent custom starship textures from replicating correctly.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could block redemption of the Ship of the Damned on other saves that also had the Leviathan.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause discoveries with custom names to revert to their procedurally generated name after a save/load.
  • Fixed an issue that caused dragging items on to a damaged or partially installed Personal Refiner to be treated as an attempt to refine the items rather than apply them to the repair.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented various weather and hazard related objects (such as meteors, tornadoes, firestorms or lightning) from spawning.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause players piloting some specific ships in third person to appear to other players as if they were dangling below the ship.
  • Fleet expeditions can now be managed from the freighter’s fleet management terminal in the event there is no navigator present on the bridge.
  • Fixed a number of starship texture customisation issues.
  • Fixed a number of collision issues on the damaged starship base parts.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Locate Substance mission for Atlantideum to end as soon as it started.
  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly added an non-functional “Locate Substance” button to Silicate Powder in the catalogue.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause some pinning missions to briefly appear blank in the log immediately after selecting them.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some mission instructions to become truncated.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Surge Battery recipe from being learnt at the correct point of the Adrift Expedition.
  • Fixed an issue that could block progress in some Adrift milestones if every rendezvous had been visited before starting them.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a misleading hint related to Helios to appear while on the Adrift Expedition.
  • Fixed a number of minor text issues.

  • Fixed a crash related to replicating biological horrors.
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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused two Adrift milestones to both award Nutrient Processor plans.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Horizon Omega and Prime Vector pre-order ships to be interpreted as freighters, causing a crash shortly after claiming them.
  • Fixed a minor issue related to planetary tornadoes.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the claiming of some expedition milestones if one of the rewards upgraded a ship or multitool, but the current item was already at S-Class.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from claiming the Ship of the Damned if they had permanently declined the freighter rewarded by an earlier milestone in the Adrift expedition.
  • Fixed a number of minor text issues.
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I have seen an issue with the new posters not rendering clearly. Very blurry. Reported.

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Nintendo Switch - Echoes 4.7.0

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In-game version: 123706
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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Iron Vulture engine effects from activating.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the ‘previous expedition’ label from showing on the save select screen whilst another expedition was active.
  • Fixed an issue that caused two Adrift milestones to both award Nutrient Processor plans.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from claiming the Ship of the Damned if they had permanently declined the freighter rewarded by an earlier milestone in the Adrift expedition.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the claiming of some expedition milestones if one of the rewards upgraded a ship or multitool, but the current item was already at S-Class.
  • Fixed an issue that caused ships to be invisible in some planetary storms.
  • Fixed a minor issue related to planetary tornadoes.
  • Fixed a number of minor text issues.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Horizon Omega and Prime Vector pre-order ships to be interpreted as freighters, causing a crash shortly after claiming them.
  • Fixed an Xbox-specific multiplayer crash.
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Nintendo Switch - Echoes 4.7.2

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In-game version: 123971
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