Necromunda: Underhive Wars

Necromunda: Underhive Wars

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Netheos  [developer] Sep 24, 2020 @ 8:58am
Beta Branch Update - Sept 24
Hi everyone,

We're happy to come back to you today with good news! The team has made great progress by working on your feedback and we have a first version of the patch available as a Beta.

As explained in our latest community update, our priority is to fix the save corruption issues, and the main goal of this Beta version is to double check that the situation has improved in that regard.

Please keep in mind that this is a Beta version of the update deployed in a specific public branch to gather feedback. You may still encounter technical issues on which the team is currently working, but your report will help to bring a clean update faster.

What's in this Beta patch?
  • Overall stability improvement.
  • Improved save system to prevent save corruption as much as possible.
  • Implementation of a back up save system to recover corrupted saves (it might not work for everyone but should help a lot. More info below).
  • Various localization fixes.
How do I play the Beta?

Follow the steps below:
  • In your Steam library, right click on Necromunda: Underhive Wars and go in "properties"
  • In properties, go in the "Betas" tab, and pick "nuhw_live_prereleasebeta" in the dropping menu.
  • Close the properties window, download the update and play.
You can keep your save from the main branch to the Beta branch. And vice versa. Also note that Beta players will only be able to play in multiplayer with other Beta players. Same for the main branch.

We still strongly recommend to back up your saves. You will find them in this folder:
C:\Users[your computer name]\AppData(*)\Local\Necromunda\Saved\SaveGames

The AppData folder is a hidden folder by default. To view this folder:
1. Open This PC or the File Explorer from the taskbar.
2. Click on the View tab and tick Hidden items.

How to give Beta feedback?

The goal of this Beta is to confirm the stability improvements. If you encounter any save corruption issue, it is very important that you post a bug report in our official Beta forum[forums.focus-home.com] or in the Beta channel of our Official Discord[discord.gg]. Complete bug-reporting steps are listed [♣url=https://steamcommunity.com/app/566440/discussions/1/2942494909176736182/]here[/url], and we strongly encourage players to follow them, in order to provide the dev team with valuable log files in case you encounter any further crashes.

Beta Known Issues

  • When playing online with 2 or 3 opponents, clicking on "continue" at the end of the game might not redirect to the Hive.

More info about the new save system

Recovery

To unlock players that have already a corrupted save, the recovery system would try to look into the corrupted save files and rebuild from the ground a new save and gather all meaningful data as much as possible.

The system will try to look through different file saves:
  • It will check the profile save (the one that has all settings and main info about the player)
  • At the moment the profile is recovered, we check the last mission launched by the player
  • It may happen that the Profile would be recovered but not the rest (Gangs, Commander, last mission launched). Please, refer to the next parts of this section.
Story Missions

There are some special conditions that apply to Story Missions. Let's use an example: If a player went up to the Story Mission 08 and gets its saves corrupted, here the 2 options (assuming we're entering in the recovering nominal flow):
  • If we have a pending mission save, the system will tell the player to launch this mission in order to recover the exact progression (he won't have the choice).
  • If we didn't have a pending mission save (the player had no ongoing mission when the profile corrupted), the system will gather the achievements to see the last update of the Story Mission.
    • Currently, we have 3 achievements relative to Story progression : 5 / 10 / 15. We grant the progression in the Story up to the last achievement that was unlocked.
Gang

After the recovering, if the player tries to load one of his gangs, it will be displayed as a button saying "Recover Gang". (check the videos linked above).

By clicking on this button, the game will start the Hive and try to recover and read the data of the gang. If it fails, the player will be redirected to the Main Menu (without any feedback yet). If it succeeds, everything is good and the gang will be displayed normally in the Main Menu the next time.

Any ongoing conquest mission for the recovered gang is lost (cancelled). It will be as if it didn't happen. This mission will however start back the next time the user goes in his operation.

Wipe

If the recovery system fails, we show the possibility to wipe all saves to start fresh and unlock the player.
Originally posted by chaton:
Hello everyone,

We just released the first major patch addressing issues featured in this beta branch.
Please switch back to the default branch and download this update!

More info: https://steamcommunity.com/games/566440/announcements/detail/2882824752342789572

The beta branch is now closed.

Cheers!
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Potential wipe incoming and the game isn't a scam? Just give us our refunds already!
كريس (Banned) Sep 24, 2020 @ 9:20am 
A save recovery system? Hahahahaha
كريس (Banned) Sep 24, 2020 @ 9:21am 
A save recovery system that may not even work to fix your broken save? Hahaha
Originally posted by كريس:
A save recovery system? Hahahahaha
Which they say might not even be working as well
Seriously, WIPE on a release!? This game should have been Early Access! This is outrageous! GIVE US REFUNDS!
Here is a more in depth explanation for why I don't believe in the patch:

Devs knew about the problems the game had for a year already and they couldn't fix it during the whole time.

The obfuscated us on release by covering up and hiding the problems the game had and will deny us refunds.

So, because they had a year on them alread to fix the problem, I don't think this patch fixed it either. And I think the reason they say they "maybe" fixed it so for the same reason they deceived us on release by not being upfront about all the problems the game has.

And the save recovery system is further proof that they most likely didn't fix the corrupted saves problem.

And they also say the recovery system might not work either and there might need to be a wipe later. I mean what makes you think the recovery system will work properly for everyone if nothing else works. Has the devs ever done anything to deserve our confidence in their abilities? Nope!

So get ready for the wipe which they warn us about!
Netheos  [developer] Sep 24, 2020 @ 9:52am 
Hello, there won't be any wipe of progression with the release of the update. As explained in the post, you can keep your save from the main branch to the Beta branch. And vice versa.

The goal of this Beta is to move forward with bug fixing as fast as possible, thanks to community feedback. You are under no obligation to join the Beta and can just wait for the update to the main branch, this is perfectly fine.

Have a nice day
LordPolish Sep 24, 2020 @ 10:23am 
Is the fix list complete? I'm still waiting for invert Y fix...
Mogendo Sep 24, 2020 @ 10:30am 
Good to know the Devs are busy, Downloading the Beta now and use :steamhappy:the opportunity to replay the campaign/tutorial. Only on level six but enjoyable story and great to learn the game mechanics. EDIT....Beta loaded my save just fine :)
Last edited by Mogendo; Sep 24, 2020 @ 10:33am
Staempfe Sep 24, 2020 @ 10:38am 
What about Motion Blur? until i can turn it off, i can't play (motion sickness)
Mystery_Poison Sep 24, 2020 @ 10:54am 
Does this address the loss of infamy bug? I need that fixed so I can resume playing with my custom gangs.
Fricken Sep 24, 2020 @ 11:28am 
DLing right now to test out stability improovement.

Just want to ask a favor to devs : PLZ give Ponder his refound so he may perhaps stop his harrasment.

Yes you feel scammed ; you want your refound ; you can't get it i don't know why ( Steam politic is less than 2H playing and that's it ; you played more you are ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ) ; but for the will of God stop yelling across all the forum and stop that absurde crusade.
Originally posted by Fricken Morron:
DLing right now to test out stability improovement.

Just want to ask a favor to devs : PLZ give Ponder his refound so he may perhaps stop his harrasment.

Yes you feel scammed ; you want your refound ; you can't get it i don't know why ( Steam politic is less than 2H playing and that's it ; you played more you are ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ) ; but for the will of God stop yelling across all the forum and stop that absurde crusade.

The 2 hours refund window by Steam is not meant for discovering if the is broken because it could take days of gameplay before the bug appears which erases your progress. And that's just one example.

Steam even encourages us to ask Focus Home Interactive for a refund. If you try to refund the game on Steam, they say that. They're the ones who gave me the email to ask FHI for a refund.

Steam can only refund you if it's less than 2 hours played OR if it's a game made by Valve.
Fricken Sep 24, 2020 @ 11:49am 
So what ? Is there something in that you can't understand ? What do you want or do you expect from your over reaction on this forum ? All that ♥♥♥♥ is going a bit over the top , isn't it ?

Seriously ; the game is broken enougth at the moment to figure it out in less than 2 hours if you want the refund or not.

You already explained your point of view , gave your feed back ; and even called users that arn't giving a bad rating criminals...All that ♥♥♥♥ is going a bit over the top , isn't it ?
When will you find a limit to that ?

If it's for the 30$ ; feel free to creat a paypal account , post it here ; i m pretty sure a lot off people of the forum will be happy to send you 1 or 2 $ so you get your refund and you stop your whining.

I stop here with this. It's not the place to discuss about that. You already made topics for refund demand.

Let's talk about beta patch.
Originally posted by Fricken Morron:
Seriously ; the game is broken enougth at the moment to figure it out in less than 2 hours if you want the refund or not.
lol, it looks like you didn't understand a word I just said.

Originally posted by Fricken Morron:
You already explained your point of view , gave your feed back ; and even called users that arn't giving a bad rating criminals...All that ♥♥♥♥ is going a bit over the top , isn't it ?
When will you find a limit to that ?
Maybe you haven't seen but I have actually edited that post a bit. You should go take a look. I think you'll be happy that I've listened to the feedback you've given me. But, even if you think the analogies were a bit extreme, it doesn't take away the point of them!

Originally posted by Fricken Morron:
If it's for the 30$ ; feel free to creat a paypal account , post it here ; i m pretty sure a lot off people of the forum will be happy to send you 1 or 2 $ so you get your refund and you stop your whining.

I stop here with this. It's not the place to discuss about that. You already made topics for refund demand.

Let's talk about beta patch.
If you want to give me the $37 (32 euro = 37 dollar) I paid for the game you can add me as a friend and we'll proceed in private.
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Date Posted: Sep 24, 2020 @ 8:58am
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