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Star citizen Development plan

Discussion in 'Star Citizen' started by Maki, Oct 10, 2016.

By Maki on Oct 10, 2016 at 7:13 AM
  1. Maki

    Maki Support Pilot (OF-1)

    Weekly updated with the latest changes in the end of the thread.
    Latest update done 23rd of November.

    PTU LIVE! : https://robertsspaceindustries.com/.../expanding-star-citizen-alpha-3-0-ptu-testing

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    Last update from CIG: 23rd November, 2017
    Last update from me: 23rd November, 2017


    NOW live for Evocati 6th October
    NOW live for PTU 23rd November

    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/.../expanding-star-citizen-alpha-3-0-ptu-testing

    Release date: - 8 September (21th August) - (was 29th June)


    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/schedule-report

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    • MOONS
      Feature Complete

    • SURFACE OUTPOSTS
      Feature Complete

    • ADDITIONAL SURFACE OUTPOSTS
      After a recent Director review of the moons, it was apparent that the moons felt a little unpopulated. To address this, we’ve added additional outposts to the moons to explore.

    • SURFACE OUTPOSTS LIGHTING
      Feature Complete

    • IMPROVED LIGHTING FOR FOG TECH
      We are implementing a new fog system in the game to improve the overall feel in various environments such as ships and shops. In doing this, we need to convert the old fog volumes to this new system and do another sweep through existing lighting to ensure the new fog works with the lights correctly. This work is still being estimated out, so a fuller update should be provided next week.
      ETA is TBD

    • MISSION GIVERS
      ETA is October 6th (Delayed from 12th May)
    • BASIC DERELICT SHIPS
      Feature Complete

    • INHABITED DERELICT SHIP SITES
      Feature Complete

    • DEBRIS FIELDS
      Feature Complete

    • DELAMAR / LEVSKI (STRETCH GOAL)
      Shop kiosk implementation – Code complete

    • ALREADY COMPLETE IN THE 3.0.0 BRANCH: (Added 28april-17)
    • Modular Room System for procedural generation of planetary outposts
      • Official Outpost Spawning System ready for mission designers
      • Integrated Outpost distribution to PlanetEd
      • Single outpost Object Preset
      • Cluster of Outposts
      • Crash site mission
      • Interface to hand place modules and save to Layer
      • Interface to teleport the camera to the closest outpost
      • Area boxes created by artists (all room sizes are now usable in the outpost procedural system)
      • Entrance Room system working (stairs and ramps are now available as initial rooms)
      • Rooftop Prop system working for Solar panel
      • Wall prop system working for additional prop variations
      • Material Wear/Dirt on props using Layer Blend done and actually working
      • Developed Outpost “feet” system
      • Set random rotation and offset caps on planet editor
      • Start documenting 3 possible map layouts looping system (using 2 or 4 meters metrics *
      • system; using connection additional corridor pieces; using spline skinned corridors)
      • Support Aircon/solar panel system on outposts
      • Added color tinting to Outposts
      • Added color tinting interface to Planet Ed
      • Created material distinction for interior / exteriors
      • Group elements offset in Planet Object Preset to be able to offset landing pads

    • New Assets:
      • Heavy Marine Armor
      • Explorer Suit Armor
      • Cloth and Clothing simulation on various assets old and new
      • Updated helmet interiors and exterior for updated art, FOV tech and standardization
      • Armor converted to work within modular customization structure
      • Finalized delivery of ALL facial assets from 3lateral.

    • Ships:
      • New Skinning and Rigging tools for landing gear on ships.
      • Constellation Cargo Bay/Elevator extensions
      • Light Group entity optimization
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    • PLAYER MANNED TURRETS
      Feature Complete

    • PICK UP & CARRY
      Feature Complete

    • ITEM 2.0 SHIP CONVERSION – PART 1
      Feature Complete

    • ITEM 2.0 SHIP CONVERSION – PART 2
      Feature Complete

    • ITEM 2.0
      Operator Seats Feature Complete || Radar System
      Feature Complete
      Light Control System Feature Complete || Fuel / Refuel Feature Complete
      Power Supply / Pipes Feature Complete || Quantum Drive Feature Complete

    • INSURANCE
      Code Complete. Now supporting bugfixing

    • STAMINA
      All 3.0.0 tasks complete. This feature will be developed further for future releases.

    • DOORS & AIRLOCKS
      Feature Complete for 3.0.0. Bugfixing in progress.

    • CARGO
      Code Complete. Now supporting bugfixing

    • COMMODITIES
      Feature Complete

    • KIOSK SUPPORT
      Code Complete. Now supporting bugfixing

    • ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY SUPPORT
      Feature Complete

    • PERSISTENT DAMAGE, AMMO AND MISSILES
      Feature Complete

    • REPAIR
      Code Complete Bugfixing to follow as needed.

    • INVENTORY SYSTEM SUPPORT
      Feature Complete

    • ROVER AND DRAGONFLY IN SHIPS
      Feature Complete

    • IFCS PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
      Feature Complete

    • HINT SYSTEM
      Feature Complete for 3.0.0. Bugfixing & polish in progress.

    • COCKPIT EXPERIENCE
      This will be an ongoing task and we will continue to polish features up until the release of 3.0.0. Any additional work will continue into future releases.

    • ALREADY COMPLETE IN THE 3.0.0 BRANCH:
    • Crusader Converted to Object Container Setup
      • With the transition to Object Containers, the Crusader map was completely re-designed. Each Point of Interest is now an object container laid out via the Solar System Editor. This is in preparation for Object Container streaming and seamless transitions from different POI’s and between Star Systems. Mission Flowgraphs are converted over to use Subsumption and the new Mission System.

    • Mega Map for Persistent Universe
      • Mega Map tech (also used in Crusader for seamless loading between different gamemodes) is now possible in the new PU map, which is setup in the Solar System Editor. This allows the utilization of Mega Map technology.

    • Revamp of Power Plants / Shield Generators / Coolers and the Heat & Power System for improved gameplay and conversion to Item 2.0

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    • PLANETARY TECH
      Feature Complete

    • SOLAR SYSTEM TOOL
      Feature Complete

    • ENTITY UPDATE COMPONENT SCHEDULER
      Planned work for 3.0.0 is complete. This feature will extend past 3.0.0 as the work is ongoing, and continual improvements will be made in the run up to 3.0.0 release.

    • ENTITY OWNER MANAGER
      Code Complete. This now allows the backend team to properly hook into this system.

    • ALREADY COMPLETE IN THE 3.0.0 BRANCH:
    • New Radar Databank
    • Subsumption Base Functionality
      • This is the initial release of the foundation technology that drives all of the AI, mission, dynamic content, and conversation logic. The mission content previously created with FlowGraph has been replaced and the implementation time to achieve a desired effect has been cut dramatically.

    • Various Performance improvements
    • Planetary Physics Grid to support orbiting and rotating planets
    • Multi-Function Display implementation for Item 2.0 Components on ships
    • IFCS improvements to support AI & Takeoff System
    • Unified Visor for seamless Ship 2.0 / FPS transition
    • HUD/Visor integration for new Radar Databank
    • Object Distribution
    • Terrain / Object blending for soft natural transition of objects intersecting with the ground
    • Video codec updated to Bink2, providing higher fidelity at lower bitrate
    • Vehicles no longer use Lua
      • This is a huge step forward on the code side.

    • Skeleton Extension support for Item Port Offset overrides per item
    • Numerous types of physics simulation for all Item 2.0 attachments including hair, weapons, grenades and more.
    • Destructible component for items, props and environment assets
    • Nested Physics Grids support for vehicle transportation inside large ships, i.e. DragonFly & Rover
    • Physics simulation gravity vector now respects planetary gravity
    • Modular loadouts rule sets and support for up to five loadouts
    • Animation driven facial audio implemented
    • Updated Sandbox Editor Python integration.
    • Zone culling on all character assets and layers, system complete and mesh markup complete supplemented with tools to easily support new assets.
    • Solar System Editor
      • A tool that will layout entire solar system with their astral objects (sun, planets moons) as well as space stations, etc.

    • New Light Controller for runtime light switches
    • New network message queue (current in QATR) to reduce network bandwidth and network thread time.
    • Light Entity Render node merging.
    • Dynamic Physics Grid to support sparse space areas vs. dense areas like space stations.
    • Highly optimized vertex and position format for all geometry
    • Texture memory usage reduced across the project
    • Unified material libraries for use across all departments
      • Comparing and finding all duplicated normal maps and albedo maps in the LayerBlend texture library
      • Clean up LayerBlend Material Libraries, Resolution Adjustments, Renames to Lower Case
      • Follow-ups on list of unused textures and materials

    • Massively improved LOD computation and average face sizes for ships
    • Shared hair assets (instead of bespoke asset per head) for character creation
    • Automated facial asset LODs, skinning algorithm per LOD updated.
    • Reworked mesh setup of facial assets for optimal performance and reduced drawcalls.
    • Unified helmet and character mesh into singular render proxy for better performance and visuals.
    • Various portal and culling improvements.
    • Improved Animation Data Base collection and build process for optimized animation data streaming also added external tools to manage this.
    • Deprecated thousands of legacy and test assets including animations, geometry, libraries and more for reduced build size.
    • Automatic Asset Error collection and tracking.
    • Reworked itemport layout for characters and character items
    • Updated all assets using HumanSkin to highly optimized HumanSkinv2 shader. This saves upwards of a 100 megs of texture memory per face.
    • Vastly improved memory allocator which allowed massive reduction in runtime allocation count
    • Several significant optimizations to entity update code

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    • KIOSK UI
      Feature Complete

    • ITEM 2.0 MULTI FUNCTION DISPLAYS
      Feature Complete

    • FIELD OF VIEW SLIDER
      Feature Complete

    • CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION
    • ETA is TBD (Delayed from 31th May)

    • PERSONAL MANAGER APP
    • Feature Complete

    • MISSION MANAGER APP
    • Feature Complete

    • CARGO MANIFEST APP
    • Code Complete. Bug fixing to follow.

    • VEHICLE CUSTOMIZER APP
    • ETA is TBD (Delayed from 28th June)

    • SHIP SELECTOR APP & INSURANCE CLAIM
      ETA is TBD (Delayed from 12th June)

    • HEAVY ARMOR FOR STAR MARINE
    • Feature Complete

    • INVENTORY SYSTEM
    • Feature Complete

    • MISSION BOARD APP
    • Feature Complete

    • STARMAP APP
      Feature Complete

    • UI OWNER COMPONENT
    • Feature Complete

    • MOBIGLAS OVERHAUL (STRETCH GOAL)
    • Feature Complete

    • COMMS SYSTEM UI
      Under Review (Delayed from 30th June)

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    • MISSION SYSTEM
    • moved into the bugfixing stage of this feature (Delayed from 31th May)

    • AI TURRETS
    • Feature Complete

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    • RENDER TO TEXTURE
    • Feature Complete

    • ENVIRONMENT PROBE
    • Feature Complete

    • ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY
    • Feature Complete

    • VOLUMETRIC FOG
    • Feature Complete

    • GPU PARTICLES
    • Feature Complete

    • ENGINE TRAILS & CONTRAILS
      Feature Complete

    • ASTEROID PHYSICS
      Feature Complete

    • EXPOSURE IMPROVEMENTS
      Feature Complete

    • ALREADY COMPLETE IN THE 3.0.0 BRANCH:
    • RenderTarget refactor
      • This saves over 50% of the video memory previously used for dynamic textures.

    • Physically-based area lights
    • Shadow map caching system
      • This allows for many more shadow casting lights at once and avoids the need for baking shadows.

    • Revamped decal rendering system which renders fully deferred, instanced decals with aggressive overdraw optimizations

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    • DIFFUSION SUBSET FOR 3.0.0
    • Feature Complete

    • SOLAR SYSTEM SHOP SERVICE
    • Feature Complete

    • SOLAR SYSTEM MISSION SERVICE V1 “MISSION BROKER”
      Feature Complete

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    • NEW MESSAGE QUEUE
      Feature Complete

    • PHYSICS SERIALIZATION
      Feature Complete

    • PERSISTENT DATA REFACTOR
    • Feature Complete

    • REMOVED | NETWORK BIND/UNBIND (STRETCH GOAL)
    • This feature has been moved out of 3.0.0 in order to make way for the Persistent Data Refactor
    • ETA was 30th June, (Delayed from 26th June)

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    • DRAKE DRAGONFLY - Feature Complete
    • DRAKE CUTLASS BLACK - Feature Complete
    • RSI CONSTELLATION AQUILLA - Feature Complete
    • RSI URSA ROVER - Feature Complete
    • MISC PROSPECTOR - Feature Complete
    • RSI AURORA - Feature Complete
    • BEHRING P8-SC - Feature Complete
    • APOCALYPSE ARMS SCOURGE RAIL GUN - Feature Complete
    • KLAUS AND WERNER GALLANT RIFLE - Feature Complete
    • ARROWHEAD SNIPER RIFLE - Feature Complete
    • KSAR DEVASTATOR-12 SHOTGUN - Feature Complete
    • KLAUS AND WERNER ARCLIGHT PISTOL - Feature Complete
    • GEMINI L86 PISTOL - Feature Complete
    • BEHRING P4-AR - Feature Complete

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    BEYOND 3.0.0 - OVERVIEW
    Ships Beyond 3.0.0
    • 3.1.0 Goals (may arrive earlier or later)
    • MISC Razor
    • RSI Aurora (Update) - included in 3.0.0
    • ANVIL Terrapin
    • MISC Hull C
    • DRAKE Cutlass Red
    • DRAKE Cutlass Blue
    • AEGIS Vanguard Harbinger (Variant)

    • 3.2.0 Goals (may arrive earlier or later)
    • RSI Constellation Pheonix
    • RSI Constellation Taurus
    • MISC Freelancer MAX
    • AEGIS Vanguard Sentinel (Variant)
    • MISC Freelancer DUR
     
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Comments

Discussion in 'Star Citizen' started by Maki, Oct 10, 2016.

    1. Maki
      Maki
      someone has been having way to much fun in yela

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    2. Maki
      Maki
      Star Citizen Patch 2.6.0m

      Important Issues
      Be advised that, in order to receive new lobby invites, you will need to restart the client after every match.
      Star Marine Leaderboards are not in-game this build.
      Our planned Electronic Access improvements for sequential map loading (“mega map”) are not in this build.
      Scan is not complete, please refrain from using it (“Tab” key on default keybindings).
      Missile rebalance is ongoing.
      Flight Balance Changes to include Acceleration, Afterburner, Boost, Fuel Rates, and Jerk are ongoing.
      New! Star Marine – Whenever a player respawns, all players will experience a lag spike
      New! Being invited to a Multiplayer Match, then exiting and joining a Multiplayer game will always put you in a Battle Royale on Broken Moon
      New! Combat Visors have a chance of not showing up in some ships.

      Updates
      Fixed a number of client and server crashes in Star Marine, Crusader and Arena Commander.
      Fixed a number of issues causing error code 30000 and 10002 for players.
      Fixed a number of issues with the Caterpillar MFDs.
      Fixed an issue with the hands of a Reliant pilot going through the flightsticks.
      Fixed an issue where Afterburner and Boost would continue after fuel had run out.
      Fixed some missing audio with the Starfarer.
      Improved the performance of Chaff Countermeasures against missiles.
      Fixed Rikkord Memorial and Defford Link race maps so they are no longer caught on a loading screen.
      Fixed a number of issues with the new frontend UI.
      These include a number of lobby crashes and numerous graphical issues.
    3. Maki
      Maki
      the main concerne i have atm with the 2.6 update and flight changes is that they basicly killed PVE for me
      and im a pve'er.

      So thats kinda gameover for me atm, yes im very salty right now.
      i just spent 10 - 15min trying to kill a pirate on one icc mission i was pretty close to just leave the game right there and then.
      I don't know if it's the new flight changes or if they have done something with the laser weapons on most ships. becouse 2.5 you could easily wreck most things in a super hornet. now i don't seem to make a dent.

      so for me 2.6 is a pvp update first and foremost.
      im a bit torn tbh.

      stability wize. it's alot better then L patch.
    4. Light Cavalry
      Light Cavalry
      Well, you can always figure that balance is probably a pretty low priority, as long as it's playable then it's not super important.

      Obviously we'd like for it to be decently balanced, but, we'll see.
    5. Vyla
      Vyla
      If the lasers work okay against players, it's probably not a balancing issue but a bug, especially if npc gear is not the same stats as player stuff.

      There's probably a number been missed somewhere.
    6. Maki
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    7. Maki
      Maki
      anyone read the mail from CIG about them changing engine from Crytech to Amazon Lumberjack/mil?
    8. Maki
      Maki
      2.6 has been released with that im posting the 2.6 development log here for us to keep a record of past updates.

      Last edited: Dec 24, 2016
    9. Maki
    10. Maki
      Maki
      added production schedule for 2.6.1
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    11. Light Cavalry
      Light Cavalry
      I hope they can keep on top of it this time!
    12. Maki
      Maki
      im with ya, but at the look of things, people where right, 3.0 is starting to look like it's getting a summer release date.
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    13. Maki
      Maki
      3.0 scedule update to go live today, thread will be updated as soon as the scedule page is updated. stay tuned!
    14. Clockwork
      Clockwork
      all aboard the hypetrain
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    15. Damocles
    16. Redshift
      Redshift
      It's on like Donkey Kong!! REPORT UPDATED!!

      Good Googly Moogly!!

      SO MUCH INFO!!

      Updates across the board as well as expected pipelines out til the end of the year. Major things of note... other than, well everything, more ships getting pumped out and work is ongoing on the 890 jump. Lots of variants expected by year-end, including all Constellation and Freelancer and a few Vanguard. I'm half tempted to download that chart at the end to see how things progress.. that chart is hecka-important.
      Last edited: Apr 15, 2017
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    17. Maki
      Maki
      Awsome, tried to stay up until 2am just waiting on that report, then i gave up :p
      looking at it now :D
    18. Maki
      Maki
      first update pass on thread done.
      due to the amount of features ive only put the feature and when its ETA is due.
      no information about each feature at this point.
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    19. Denikus
      Denikus
      Thanks for doing this Maki
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    20. Maki
      Maki
      Cheers, happy to do it, great way to keep track for myself as well on how the progression is going.
      If you have any suggestions on how i can improve it, don't hesitate to throw it out there :)