Hello everyone !
Alpha 14.1 is now live on Steam.
Here's what you can expect from this new build:
-Major optimizations, the game should now run much faster and smoothly. In one of our tests, a low end PC (roughly the minimum specs) that struggled at ~ 20 FPS in a small galaxy could now play a game in a big galaxy at steady 40 FPS. We still need to make sure these optimizations work well in every system configuration so your feedback on this is greatly appreciated.
-Mouse and keyboard input is now frame rate independent. What this means is that the mouse will no longer lag and keyboard input will be detected regardless of how slow or fast the game is running. Again, some big changes underneath were made to make this possible, so if any issues arise please let us know.
-The Huge galaxy setting has been unlocked. Thanks to the important optimization we made, we are confident that most people should be able to play in a huge galaxy without having too much of a framerate hit.
-Added new graphical effects such as shadows on the planet rings and a fog effect and readjusted the image colors and backgrounds.
That's all for this week. We are aware that some people are experiencing frequent crashes, which will be the main focus of our next update, along with the addition of new features and content.
Have fun everyone :)