Wierd post-death bug. Ressurected with buggy sound and camera acts odd

prismaticq 4 weeks ago in Graphics/Visual Performance • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 2 weeks ago 2

I just died of a dead suit battery, and had a weird bug occur.

Possibly related, I was holding down the "c" button (crouch) while I died.

First the screen went black, but the audio started to glitch and repeat itself. Then I "came back to life" but could not look around, just walk. I noticed that if I walked sideways, my character POV started to rotate, eventually leading to everything being sideways, as seen in the video

Under review

PLAYER POLL: How often do you utilize Oxygen Filled Canisters during a playthrough and how many Canisters do you typically have in your inventory/storage?

Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 1 month ago in Gameplay • updated by MarsWalker 1 month ago 13

Looking for feedback on canisters and how they might be affected by some simple changes I'm considering. Let me know how you use them.


I Mean...

MarsWalker 1 month ago in Gameplay • updated 1 month ago 6

How long do these dust storms last anyway? I've got one where I'm like on day five. I thought TLD was bad with it's sometimes 20 hr blizzards, lol. The hab I'm in is now unable to generate much power during the day so I was forced to leave in the storm while I still had some battery power left. I started heading towards a weather station where I thought I was walking in an south east direction towards another hab where the dust storm had cleared from around there. Thankfully the storm was not in the south since I ended up getting discombobulated and was walking due south, close to getting into radiation. My nav came back up just in time for me to find this out. I was way off course. If I had hit radiation in the dust storm it would have confused me even more, lol. Anyway, safe and sound in the other hab. No dust storm here but is still raging where I was. It's zero visibility everywhere around there for at least 800K in every direction.


The storms all vary slightly in their overall size and speed. So you may have just gotten extra unlucky with a large, slow storm. In the next update there will be consumable backup batteries that you can stockpile similar to oxygen filled canisters that will allow you to recharge your battery while out on an EVA. This could also be used to then transfer back to the habitat battery to keep the habitat going during a storm. Unlike oxygen filled canisters though, I think I may implement a failure rate for the batteries where they have a chance of no longer holding a charge, at which point they would change into "Expired Chemical Batteries" (which are an item that technically already exists in the game). This would require you to craft additional batteries.


Did We Just Get An Update??

MarsWalker 1 month ago in Gameplay • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 1 month ago 1

Steam doesn't tell there was one today but my game is just now telling me I'm playing from an older version. It didn't this afternoon.


Yes. Just a minor bug fix update. Shouldn't cause any issues loading an old save. A larger feature update is due hopefully before Christmas. 


Another Problem!

MarsWalker 1 month ago • updated 1 month ago 13

I've just found a new hab and I got all modules up and running in good condition and they all have power turned on but my habitat says that electrical is offline and the hab has no power. I worked on all the modules and got them going by 12:00 so it was day light for quite a few hours. The hab never got power though and I was forced to turn around and go back to the closest hab because this hab wouldn't even let me eat. I'm down to 100 calories so I have to leave pronto. I have 73% oxygen left and 100 on the battery so I'm sure I'll make it unless I starve to death first. I don't understand. Shouldn't the hab gotten powered up while everything was up and running well during daylight?

Edit: Okay I made it but I was down to zero calories and dangerously fatigued. I thought she was going to have a heart attack by the time I got there. Thankfully it was fairly close to the one I had just found. Phew....I still don't get it though. Now that I'm not panicking anymore, I'm wondering if I should have given that hab my own battery power?


Better support for 4:3 and 5:4 resolutions

Mr. Fusion 1 month ago in Graphics/Visual Performance • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 1 month ago 1

The visor and the HUD does not scale down properly (or rather, at all) to 4:3 or 5:4 aspect ratios and gets just cropped on the sides, making some important information not visible.


While I'm At It...Anyone?

MarsWalker 2 months ago in Gameplay • updated 2 months ago 4

What does this mean? In this pic I have two working heating elements, but one has the white colored circle. I never knew what that meant. Shouldn't they all be green, if they're in working condition?


Okay, One problem and One Question

MarsWalker 2 months ago in Gameplay • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 2 months ago 10

All of a sudden I can't run anymore. I don't know why. I've checked and rechecked that I am in good condition and also that I have not got the PSP equipped, I don't. I am a bit encumbered though, is that a thing now? Also I am sending a pic and want to know exactly what the part in red means. I'm not 100% sure. I was outside walking back to a habitat.

Edit: Also, I was gone from habitat one for about maybe 3 days and when I got back every wire was burnt out for my electrical and all three heating elements. I know better than to leave them that long but I definitely thought I was back in time to repair any wear and tear. Is this normal? The broken elements were a jab where it hurts, and also the wires. Not finding many wires.


Everything Looks...

MarsWalker 2 months ago • updated 2 months ago 2

GREAT! Just started a new game with the recent update and so far, so good. I've just finished 'Prey' and so now, back to Mars. Will report anything weird if it happens.


Random dust storms may have been deactivated?

Mr. Fusion 2 months ago in Saving/Loading • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 2 months ago 2

In a game which I started in 0.61 then carried over through 0.61.1 and 0.61.2, I'm not getting any random storms in the Big Storm scenario after the initial one, even though I'm now on sol 24 and I'm almost certain that in previous games storms occurred maybe 8-12 sols apart.

Having looked into the .verify files in the save folder, I'm seeing a "dustStormRandomActive = False" line two lines up from the bottom, while in previous saves which I've archived for bug reporting, this line was always "True".

Since I cannot tell if it happened because I carried this save over several versions, or the random storms have been accidentally disabled somehow, I've not posted this as a bug, although even if it was caused by carrying saves over, this feels like something that should not be a problem to keep/restore between version changes so it might worth looking into it anyway.