PA PTE build 87224-pte is now live!

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by mkrater, September 3, 2015.

  1. mkrater

    mkrater Uber Alumni

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    87224-pte 09/08/15

    Fix for loading classic saved games
    -The saved games browser will now show saved games for both classic and titans, regardless of current mode.
    -If you attempt to load a game that doesn't match your current mode, you will be prompted to switch to that mode.
    -The main menu 'load latest save button' will not show a save if you would have to switch modes to load it.

    87070-pte 09/03/15
    AI Changes

    Update to the neural network for Classic mode
    Toned down the AI's nuke happy nature.
    The AI should always be expanding its economy.
    The AI now has a shutdown path to clean stuff up better.
    AI will now create and destroy planet managers as needed.
    Adjusted AI commander behavior a bit to keep it from doing nothing.
    Improved the way the AI updates planet manager statuses.
    Improved the way the AI calculates its main economy planet.
    Improved the perf overhead of updating AI base deploy data.
    Added some new cheap build conditions to test for platoon build items before we do the more costly canFindPlaceToAttack.
    AI perf improvements to finding a place to attack.
    AI should be less flippy floppy about what fabbers are assisting.
    Improved AI Land and Orbital interplanetary assistance calculations.
    Improved the way the AI chooses where to expand.
    AI will build a bit more defenses.
    AI should no longer attempt to build Halleys, Catalysts, or Ragnaroks if an ally already has one or more of them on the planet.
    AI will now use the average max range for keeping targets at range.
    -This will help the AI keep as much DPS as possible in range of the target.
    Fix for the AI getting stuck not sending out attacks due to the AI's factory rally point being inside wreckage.
    The AI will now disband units into the general squad.
    Improved AI stuck detection for air based platoons.
    More work on fixing issues preventing the AI from sending attacks.
    Minor fixes to AI threat response.
    Fix for issue in the AI where the recon gone state was not being handled.

    Add an #id to the Uberbar options button
    Revamp panel ordering to ensure consistent ordering even with child panels
    -New order, starting from the top-most panel:
    --Video Player
    Don't accept input for the game panel until splash is dismissed
    AI influence map perf improvements.
    Removed some variables that were no longer needed.
    Fix for AI not clearing build items when a factory dies.
    Fix for AI crash in land teleport to planet task.
    Orbital work:
    - Units that are sent as a single order arrive spread out
    - If a user made a mod that issued unique move orders across an entire planet it'd work fine and there'd be nothingwe could do to stop it
    - Distribution isn't even because createCelestialMoveTask is called before all units are added to the order. But it's good enough for now.
    - orbital_arrival_radius and orbital_arrival_unit_radius are defined in nav.json. They can be tweaked to fudge things around.
    Fix for resource leak related to trees and rocks
    Fix for AI commander getting stuck if it was in danger as it teleported.
    Fixes for orbital unit damage upgrades in galactic war
    Fix certain characters in your user name causing games to not start.
    Fix for PA owners getting error about "commander_step.pfx" failing to load
    Fix for AI crash if the AI receives a killed unit message for a unit assigned to a planet manager that has been destroyed.
    Fix the "Architecth" achievement requiring the orbital radar unit
    Fixed a bug where time spent as a spectator was not counting towards the relevant Steam achievements
    Fix for the bug on Linux that caused certain menus to become unclickable
    Mesh rendering behavioral change to help track down mesh culling crash.
    Fix for units not leaving wreckage upon loading a saved game.
    Fix for the default LOD group not getting set for mesh instances that are added during the frame.
    Orbital teleports are inactive for a few seconds after entering orbit.
    Fix for client mesh instance crash caused by units transitioning between planets.
    Added kickstarter backer name to credits list and their planets names to the planet list.
    Fix issue where planes that begin a new move order after moving over CSG would do a slow vertical take off rather than move forward
    Fix a crash that could occur on save/load due to uninitialized memory
    Fix some bad perf situations on client
    Fix for unnecessary nav overhead on the client
    Added a draw call limit to the virtual texture processing.
    - Helps limit the amount of time spent rendering virtual texture pages.
    - Also helps reduce the amount of memory allocated to virtual texturing in texture buffers.
    More nav perf improvements, mainly in sweep waves.
    Fix for uv scrolling behavior on units. Now materials are only updated when the unit is moving.
    Fix for AI crash in transport to planet task if a planet gets destroyed during the loading step.
    Editing landing zones will also lock in the position of metal spots (that way they will not be repositioned after you finish editing the landing zones).
    Added "anti_entity_targets_units" to weapon specs to speed up anti-entity weapons that do not target units.
    Refactored auto repair task to speed it up a bit.
    Shared armies will no longer self destruct after 10 minutes if one of the players disconnects. Fhe army will only self destruct if all the players in the shared army disconnect.
    Added landing zone options to the AI in the lobby.
    -If a system allows multi-planet spawns, you can force the AI to spawn on the same planet as a player, or on a planet with no players.
    -If the conditions are impossible, the AI will ignore the restrictions.
    -The option should only appear if the planet supports multiplanet spawns.
    Added restrictions to the bounty mode modifier. Values must be within [0.1, 1.0]
    Last edited: September 8, 2015
  2. jomiz

    jomiz Active Member

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    nvm, stupid --software-ui
    Last edited: September 3, 2015
  3. sevmek

    sevmek Active Member

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    This PTE fixed the bug for Linux where strategic icons, green metal spots, clickable menu were broken. Thank you !

    I found an issue with the system preview on the top right (see attached image) where the planet is just blank. (Linux/Nvidia proprietary driver)
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  4. sevmek

    sevmek Active Member

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    After more testing, it appears this bug only shows when:
    1- using steam to launch PA (i mean the steam UI, using this commande line $ ~/.steam/bin32/steam-runtime/ /home/steam/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Planetary\ Annihilation\ Titans/PA does not triggers the bug)
    2- it appears with some mods enabled.

    Thus this is not a bug for Uber. Sry for the false report
  5. PrionL

    PrionL New Member

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  6. kholonet

    kholonet New Member

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    Just to add I launched the game several times using the Steam UI, and I also encountered this bug, but only once. So maybe it has nothing to do with the Steam UI.
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  7. kholonet

    kholonet New Member

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    By the way, the message when a player has been annihilated is wrong (at least in french) : (using "loser" as a player name for the example) "loser a été annihilé par loser" ("loser has been annihilated by loser") and I think this is the case even without PTE.
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  8. sevmek

    sevmek Active Member

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    Indeed, I tried again and sometimes there is a white preview, sometimes a black preview, sometimes the PiP is white and turn black after a F5 in game refresh. And it seems to sometimes fix itselft (after a F5 or after switching windows). All was done using this command line:
    $ ~/.steam/bin32/steam-runtime/ /home/steam/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Planetary\ Annihilation\ Titans/PA --coherent-log-level=TRACE --gl-debug --nomods 2>&1 | tee PA-LOGx.txt
    It seems there some kind of fade out from white to the actual planet. I also noticed this animation can be slow sometimes. My guess is there is something fishy with it.

    As I'm using Titans, i'll report that bug in the Titans forum.

    EDIT: bug reported here
    Last edited: September 5, 2015
  9. uggla88

    uggla88 New Member

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    Got the same once, but it was the main screen which was impacted and not pip.
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  10. sevmek

    sevmek Active Member

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    I confirm this (french here too).
  11. temeter

    temeter Well-Known Member

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    Nice, looks like there are a lot of fixes and changes I was hoping for. :D
  12. mkrater

    mkrater Uber Alumni

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    OP updated with new PTE 87224 notes.
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  13. jomiz

    jomiz Active Member

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    Thanks for fixing and patching linux version so fast, I'm sure that people who don't know how to play vs people on main version does really respect you for so fast actions to make main version unbroken.

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