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  1. Gina

    true flat

    I don't think the devs ever lost sight of how important this aspect of game play is. From the very beginning, the ability to get "true flat" was an accidental feature. Building with the terrain is an integral part of Astroneer so players discovering that they could manipulate it with precision was probably as exciting for the developers as it was for us. If you were fortunate enough to build with true flat, then you were playing during Early Access and probably remember that with each update it was necessary to start a fresh save. In many cases, if you didn't, you'd begin to experience terrain seams and sometimes these seams would do untold damage to the things you built. If you didn't end up with your build being literally torn apart at the seams, then it probably ended up covered in unwelcome trees, grass, and rocks. You may have seen planets that looked like they were split into quarters. Older worlds just didn't last very long, especially considering they more-or-less update the game monthly. Things are quite different now, aside from the loss of flats. When 1.0 first shipped, the mantle layers of Calidor, Vesania, and Glacio didn't have any special decorators in the deep caves. That was added later. There have been events such as the Summer Update that featured a special edition Beach Ball, the Lunar update that added the Lunar Lander and the limited time airbags with fireworks, The Wanderer Update which added a unique discoverable item to each planet and moon, The Groundwork Update which featured "spooky squash" you cold harvest and plant, and currently the Holiday Update where they have added limited time drops/toys to the game. Any one of these things would have spelled disaster in the old terrain system (adding and/or removing features/items to the terrain). This is all possible thanks to "Terrain 2.0". In their efforts to make the game update-able, which they did, they changed the thing that made flat happen. A vocal minority has been calling for its return ever since, and SES has listened. They acknowledged these players and put "True Flat 2.0" on their Development Roadmap. More recently it seems as if they have been actively working on it However, they do have their own plans and priorities for the game, so it makes sense that they didn't stop or delay other areas of development to wedge this in.
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    The Holiday Update - December 16th, 2019

    This was due to SES fixing multiplayer terrain desync in November. It was mentioned in the patch notes, so any update created prior to November 15th is subject to experiencing this.
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    Auto starting research chamber

    I have been playing since 2016 and have never experienced the research chamber automatically grabbing items. I do hope that they will add this in the future though. I would love to fill my Large Silo B's with a dozen research items each and then, as Ron Popeil would say, Set it and forget it! Until then, I will probably continue to get the majority of my research bytes from the tier 1 research samples found on rocks and flora.
  4. Gina

    Problem with retro things

    Have you unlocked any other customizations since 1.0? If so are they accessible?
  5. Steam, Microsoft/Xbox, or PS4?
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    Better rover camera when drilling

    You'll appreciate this:
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    Binding Actions to Mouse Buttons

    You can work around this. If you bind the mouse button to a key on your keyboard, then bind an in-game action to the same key, you can press the mouse button to trigger the action.
  8. Gina

    true flat

    Maybe it's a sign.
  9. Gina

    Please somebody help with this question

    No achievement progress can be made in a Creative Mode save or any save that has ever been converted to/from Creative Mode. You will need to use an Adventure Mode only save to participate in this event, and future events.
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    The Holiday Update - December 16th, 2019

    It is quite beautiful @EmeraldGamerr, you will actually find it on all planets where you can find locate and return toys for the event. There are 4 planets/moons included in the event.
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    Can't land on Glacio

    Not sure if you meant to include a video, but I don't see one. This seems interesting. Consider sending your save file, DxDiag, and any relevant pictures/video you have to so the devs can take a look at it. You can find your save files here: C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Local\Astro\Saved\SaveGames
  12. @Aiden Miller your crash reports are automatically submitted to System Era any time you crash. If you believe you have found a reproducible crash, you might be able to email them with a time-stamp for when the crash occurred (include your time zone) and that might help them narrow down which one is related to your specific issue. Regardless, I am sure they will look at it as they do all others. The dev team has been talking about performance upgrades that we should see rolling out over the next two or three updates. One of which is coming later today. 🎉
  13. You all will probably appreciate this news:
  14. Gina

    Praise the Zebra

    May The Lord Leopard bless you and keep you; The Leopard make His sphere shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Leopard lift up His countenance upon you, And give you many resources. Amen. 🙌 🐆