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Artemis 1.60 is now available!

posted Jan 09, 2012 15:55:16 by ThomRobertson
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Science station has lost its sweep arm, and has become a more detailed LRS, with dragging, zooming, and the ability to scan ships to find out more about them.
Now you can choose from 5 different player ships; Scout, Cruiser (the regular ship), Battleship, Missile Cruiser, and Dreadnought.
These ships have different beam and tube configurations, and different shields and maneuverability.
AI for enemies and neutrals has been changed to make scripting more powerful. Now these objects have a stack of "AI blocks" that can be mixed, matched, and adjusted.
On the client, the new console choice screen lets you have more concurrent consoles and choices. Now you can have an unlimited amount of any console, except helm and weapons.
The new ECM torpedo fires and explodes like a nuke. But instead of physical damage, a ship hit by an ECM blast will lose half of its maximum shield strength, AND its shield frequencies will be severely damaged, making beams much more effective against them.
Sloops (Sl) are now Transports (Tr).
The vesselData.XML file and scripting have been changed to give modders more flexibility. While hull entries still have a unique numeric ID, races have been broken out into their own objects, and both races and hulls have "keys". This allows scriptors to make an enemy that is "enemy elite" and "large", instead of #36.
Jump drive gives the players an alternative to warping. This alternate mode of travel is more like the Battlestar Galactica point jump, and changes the game significantly.
Space monsters now hit harder.
In Invasion mode, monsters and black holes start the game a bit closer in, making them more of a navigational hazard.
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BryceWhitacre said Jan 09, 2012 16:17:23
I don't see in the downloads. Am I missing something?
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Vorus said Jan 09, 2012 17:05:17
Huzzah!! Excellent, EXCELLENT work!

The new SCI station is amazing. Our SCI officer will be very pleased, thank you.

And the new ship types, equally awesome. This is a GREAT addition!

Amazing work, Thom. You're the MAN!
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TreChipman said Jan 09, 2012 17:59:32
Now I do the Dance of Joy!
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DrTwitch said Jan 09, 2012 18:06:33
the upgrade says 1.3 to 1.6
will this work for our 1.55?
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ThomRobertson said Jan 09, 2012 20:05:39
the upgrade says 1.3 to 1.6
will this work for our 1.55?


Yes. I just decided to consolidate all the updates so far, so people wouldn't have to keep and use lots of different update files.
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fuzzy.kirk said Jan 09, 2012 20:10:08
I'm not seeing the download link anywhere. Please do share with me where it is :D
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TreChipman said Jan 09, 2012 20:18:59
I'm not seeing the download link anywhere. Please do share with me where it is :D


You can find it here
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fuzzy.kirk said Jan 09, 2012 21:36:36
None of those links are for 1.6...
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Vorus said Jan 09, 2012 22:04:57
The second to the last one, the upgrade from 1.3 to 1.6.
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tntjarks said Jan 09, 2012 22:10:20
Excellent update! Will there be any way to mix and match ship types and drive types in future updates?
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fuzzy.kirk said Jan 09, 2012 22:15:50
All I see are (from top to bottom) Artemis Demo, Full Version, Alternate Full Version, Soundtrack, v1.30 to v1.50, v1.40 to v1.51, v1.50 to v1.55, and Mod Tools. None are for 1.6, I downloaded the 1.3 to 1.50 thinking that maybe it was mislabeled, but it is not. I'm just not seeing any for 1.6.
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tntjarks said Jan 09, 2012 22:17:34
Fuzzy.kirk, I think you need to refresh your page or empty the browser cache in your browser. The one you listed as 1.30 to 1.50 should now be 1.30 to 1.60.
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fuzzy.kirk said Jan 09, 2012 22:26:06
Thanks tntjarks, that did the trick. Thanks all for being patient with me. Big thanks to Thom for the awesomeness.
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Cmdr.Brandr said Jan 10, 2012 02:59:37
Downloading Now! Looking forward to playing.
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Martok42 said Jan 10, 2012 03:44:44
Amazing work, it's somehow even better than I expected it to be. Love the new science station, very very sleek. And of course the changes to the vesselData, extremely awesome. The new torps, the new AI, the new ships, everything here is just done so perfectly. Very possibly my favorite update. Great work, Thom.
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