Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns

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Harebrained Schemes  [developer] Jan 22, 2014 @ 2:44pm
Release Notes Beta 1.2.0
Version 1.2.0 contains our new and improved save game functionality, including the ability to save in the middle of scenes.

BEFORE ACCESSING THIS BETA, PLEASE BACK UP ANY SAVE FILES AND UGC CONTENT (just in case). We’ve gone through extensive testing internally, but if you encounter a problem we haven’t found, you’ll want your old save game files so you can recover.

Backing up save files and UGC (Steps 4-5 are for UGC creators only)
1) Create a folder to store backup of save files (anywhere is fine).
2) Click here[] to locate save files for your operating system.
3) Copy any files into your backup directory created in Step #1.
4) Locate “working copy” of content packs for your operating system.
5) Copy the entire “ContentPacks” folder into your backup directory created in Step #1.

We have begun public beta testing for the next update. This is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL, but if you'd like to try out the latest and greatest before it's available to the rest of the world, here's how you can participate:

1) Go to Steam Library
2) Right click on Shadowrun Returns
3) Select Properties
4) Select Betas
5) Then a drop down says: "Select the beta you would like to opt into"
6) Choose: Public Beta

You should see some 'updating' traffic as Steam fetches new files for Shadowrun Returns.

1) Go to Steam Library
2) Right click on Shadowrun Returns
3) Select Local Files
4) Select Verify Integrity of Game Cashe

A new window should pop up and a download will start. When this is finished, play Shadowrun Returns and open the Credits by clicking on the HBS logo and look for the current version number in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Before reporting a bug please read the know issues section of this post, if you are unable to find a bug listed that matches what you are experiencing then leave a comment in this thread. Include as many details about the bug including the steps you took to produce this bug.

If you ever want to opt out of the Public Beta and return to the normal public build that everyone else has, you can repeat the process above and choose NONE from the drop down list.

Release Notes Beta 1.2.0 RC4

New Features, Improvements
- [Save] Added ability to save game at any point on the player’s turn! You can access this using several places in the game:
  • PDA via “Save” option
  • “Quick Save” feature currently bound to the ‘F5’ key while in game.
  • “Save and Quit” when exiting the game.
- [Save] GM’s can initiate an autosave via trigger in Editor. This does not create a ‘rewind’ point, but will allow players to return to it in the case of death or quitting without saving.
- [Save] Game over screen now allows to load from last save.
- [Save] Hardcore mode added that will disable save-at-any-point functionality: autosaves will still be performed during scene transition and at GM initiated points (however, all other methods of saving will be disabled for this game slot).
- [Save] ‘F9’ hotkey added to quick-open load menu from PDA.
- New totem selection screen.
- Improvements to loading bar to more accurately display loaded content and loading tasks
- Conversations show triggering actor portrait
- [Triggers] Added title field to display text popup.
- [Triggers] Set the body model of an actor
- [Triggers] Actors can be detained for transitions within the same scene
- [Triggers] Isolate a team to allow one specific team to act before it returns to normal
- [Triggers] Check if door is open or closed
- [Triggers] Check if player is controlled as a drone or spirit
- [Triggers] Permanently add AP by trigger, or by campaign progress
- [Triggers] Get all actors with exceptions
- [Debug] Toggle debug mode is Alt ~ or Ctrl F1
- [Debug] Better tracking of trigger history, analysis txt from a dump
- [Editor] Allow teleport regions for player characters only
- [Editor] Added comparison of tags to a wildcard pattern with * ?
- [Editor] Added toggles for allowing prerequisites to control Hack State of Matrix Nodes
- [Editor] Added trigger to check unspent karma
- [Language] Chinese language support added!
- [Feature] Adding a fill animation for team healing events.
- [Feature] Allowing non core races to be in party screen (Not including slaves: Drones/Spirits).
- [Feature] Adding tool tips in load screen.
- [Feature] Adding vfx for shaman points.
- [Feature] Added whoosh sound to screen labels
- [Feature] Allow actors to spawn without a fist
- [Feature] Vulnerabilities added for bleeding, disarming, mental attacks, movement, ap, dumpshock

Bug Fixes
- Doors and AI have smarter shoving to push them forward if it closes on them
- Actors use doors more intelligently, reduced use from a sharp angle
- Fixed an issue that caused the non-archetype Troll to gain massive HP boosts.
- Fixed an issue that caused IC to spawn with incorrect HP values.
- Fixed issues with rebelled AI spirits not attacking after their master dies
- [Triggers] Fixed an issue with Any and All tags returning incorrect value.
- [Triggers] Fixed an issue where wait for <x> resumed from the wrong step in true and false branches
- [Options] Fixed bug where checkboxes would check/uncheck after the screen loaded.
- [Windows Touch] Fixed full screen keyboard input on windows.
- [Hiring] Fixed bug with equipment being swapped between hirelings.
- [Editor] Fixed issues in the hackable node tab.
- [Debug] Fixed command “execute <x>” where x is the name of the trigger
- [Debug] Disable keyboard hotkeys while typing in the command console field
- [Save] Fixed duplicate player bug.
- [Save] Fixed bug where some data was being retained during scene transitions.
- [Save] Fixed bug where raining begins on load.
- [Save] Fixed bug where saving to a new slot could sometimes overwrite the core autosave.
- [Save] Fixing bug where cyberware cooldowns were reset after loading from a save.
- [Barriers/Buffs] Fixing issue where barriers would not last as long as they should.
- [HUD] Fixing issue where portraits are not updated when going into combat mode.
- [PDA] Character sheets now show character's max HP as well as their current HP
- [AI] Improved AI Turn speed
- [DMS] Fixing bug where Dodger is the only hireable in the Telestrian mission.
- [Gameplay] Fixed stun immunity
- [Gameplay] Fixed issue with free spirits attacking neutral shopkeepers
- [AI] Allow AI to attack new enemies and forget old enemies when they switch teams
- [AI] Prevent AI from attacking their teammates
- [Save] Fixed bug where Nuyen increases on load
- [DMS] Duplicate hireling removed from Telestrian Office run
- [Save] Fixed bug where Nuyen is lost
- [Save] Fixed bug where story variables dropped from save file
- [AI] AI moving in freemove no longer cause player to wait
- [Gameplay] Chainshot hits all selected targets
- [Bugfix] Fixing bug where user could attempt to Doc Wagon an already revived target.
- [VFX] Creating a way to continuously loop a VFX
- [Save] Turning off the ability to toggle on Hardcore mode.
- [Save] Fixing migration issue with rewinding to a combat scene.
- [Save] Fixing some drag issues when deleting entries.
- [Save] Adding safety check to remapping.
- [Save] Don't play triggered sounds on load unless they're looping.
- [Editor] Adding toggle to show triggering actor window during conversations.
- [Editor] Adding toggle to allow player movement beyond camera regions.
- [Bugfix] Fixed issue with triggers which set vulnerabilities
- [Bugfix] Fixed some issues with AI taking a long pause to attack when on the edge of fog of war
- [Bugfix] Fixed issue with additional HP added on Cyberware install.
- [Bugfix] More clear distinction to prevent combatants from spawning inside collision tile, ambient actors can spawn wherever
- [Bugfix] Fixed issue where stunned actors who are attacked again would freeze in place
- [Bugfix] Safeguard to prevent the only player from being removed from the party if UGC sets them to AI controlled
- [Bugfix] Fixed issue with barriers being used on occupied tiles
- [Bugfix] Fixed issues with in-scene detain transitions regarding drones and spirits
- [Bugfix] Fixed some issues with IC appearing white.
- [Bugfix] Fixed issue that prevented confused actor to attack team or ally
- [Bugfix] Fixed issue with a door closing on an AI player, now will shove forward and out
- [Bugfix] Fix issue causing conversation option to be locked out (new)
- [UI] Fix issue causing enemy to show blue team disk (new)
- [Bugfix] Fix issue causing incorrect HP after character creation (new)
- [Save] Fix to issue where PC could be duplicated when rewinding a save to combat scene (new)

Known Issues
- [Resolved] Barrier spells last for incorrect duration
- [Resolved] Selecting create new save will overwrite the active save
- [Resolved] Hiring list is missing from Telestrian Office run
- [Resolved] Environmental vfx not clearing between levels/saves
- [Resolved] Nuyen sometimes increases when a save is loaded
- [Resolved] Hireling duplicate for Telestrian Office run
- [Resolved] Lonestar in final scene are not passive
- [Resolved] Nuyen can be reset upon rewind
- [Resolved] Story variables can sometimes be dropped from save file
- [Resolved] AI set to Patrol in freemove cause Player to wait
- [Resolved] Chainshot does not hit all targets
- [Resolved] Zoom constraints can be broken
- [Resolved] Installing Cyberware adds more HP then it should
- [Resolved] Camera pan during combat is slow
- [Resolved] Conversation options can lock out
- [Resolved] Main character is duplicated when rewinding a save to combat scene
- Health for IC is inconsistent in Editor vs in Game
- IC may have bloated HP due to inconsistent values
- Hiring roster may be missing story characters (Coyote, Shanon Half-Sky)
Last edited by mikebot; Mar 3, 2014 @ 3:27pm
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[CULTSHIT]ED13 Jan 22, 2014 @ 2:47pm 
Nice :D
NeonSocialite Jan 22, 2014 @ 2:54pm 
Whelp Jan 22, 2014 @ 2:54pm 
No barrier spells fix? Aww man!

EDIT: sorry for being negative yo, good stuff.
Last edited by Whelp; Jan 22, 2014 @ 2:55pm
Harebrained Schemes  [developer] Jan 22, 2014 @ 3:31pm 
Originally posted by Whelp:
No barrier spells fix?
Can you describe the issue you are facing with barrier spells?
rentier7419 Jan 22, 2014 @ 3:40pm 
Originally posted by Harebrained Schemes:
Originally posted by Whelp:
No barrier spells fix?
Can you describe the issue you are facing with barrier spells?

I have this issue also! my last save was in the basement of the brotherhood in DMS

If I load my save (all saves with shaman char) and use his wall spells

I can click 5 tiles - ok then releasse the spell and about 30seconds nothing happens (the char's hands are glowing and his ritual is shown but nothing more hapens for that time)

then only the first wall tile is appearing the other tiles have no animation and are empty - even walking on them doesn't receive damage and/or AP-reduction!

EDIT: with beta 1.2.0 they are working again and no wait in the basement - well done - the described bug above was with 1.1.2 release!

EDIT2: but the barriers only last 1turn not 3! - Aargh no chance against the bugs
Last edited by rentier7419; Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:16pm
[E] Caladus Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:00pm 
I never use barrier spells. What's the bug?
rentier7419 Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:06pm 
Originally posted by E Caladus:
I never use barrier spells. What's the bug?
the bug was barrier spells do block 5 tiles, with the bug only 1 tile and long wait till casted
EDIT and now in Beta 1.2.0 they only last for 1 turn not 3
Last edited by rentier7419; Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:16pm
The Defenestrator Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:16pm 
Excellent work ! TBH didn't expect it was coming this week. Looks great and looking forward to trying it out.
The Defenestrator Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:30pm 
Originally posted by rentier7419:
Originally posted by E Caladus:
I never use barrier spells. What's the bug?
the bug was barrier spells do block 5 tiles, with the bug only 1 tile and long wait till casted
EDIT and now in Beta 1.2.0 they only last for 1 turn not 3

That's a shame. 1-turn barriers are sorta of useless. Though this sounds like an easy fix for them, so hopefully if folks report it will be fixed for the official release of the patch. While they are at they should buff the barriers more.
[E] Caladus Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:42pm 
Noticed that the save anywhere works but names the files (autosave) still.
rentier7419 Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:44pm 
Originally posted by E Caladus:
Noticed that the save anywhere works but names the files (autosave) still.
the autosave in brackets was only added to my autosaves but not to my manual saves I did for testing
Coal Jan 22, 2014 @ 6:25pm 
Good patch, but still a bit buggy:
Rewinding a save causes hired runners to have a weird number of AP and not be able to move.
Pistol's chainshot skill only damages the first target selected, and plays an odd animation.
NadaGeek Jan 22, 2014 @ 8:23pm 
Really ? Acting like the barrier bug is new is just stupid . it has been reported in every single forum related to this game that I have been able to find, since version 1.1 . It is the largest single reason people are saying shamans are broken . You have publically acknowledged it on your twitter . If it is not fixed , damn . However acting like it's new is beyond bad social media management . You can and should do much better.
Last edited by NadaGeek; Jan 22, 2014 @ 8:26pm
cHaOsReX Jan 22, 2014 @ 10:48pm 
I loaded a game I was playing last night, Nightmare Harvest. After installing the beta tonight when I loaded the game it had me import a character rather than load my last save. All of my mission items info is gone. Just a blank screen.
cHaOsReX Jan 22, 2014 @ 11:06pm 
Same game, I did a rewind and there were two of my character standing next to each other. I had the character I was controlling walk out of the area. Once the next area loaded I took a few steps then everything went black, the fog of war just took over and I lost control of my character. Really strange.
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Date Posted: Jan 22, 2014 @ 2:44pm
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