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Update 0.9.0 - July 6th 2018

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Steam 'Early Access' players will receive this update July 6th, 2018. 
Xbox 'Play Anywhere' players can also expect this patch to hit their consoles or Windows 10 machines throughout the day July 6th , 2018.

Update 0.9.0 contains a new gameplay mechanic and module, the Shredder, and tons of new things to discover while exploring planets!

UPDATES
You can find these updates in 0.9.0.0, the current build of the game.

NEW DISCOVERY TYPE - EXO WRECKS

Players can now find new types of EXO discoveries while exploring! From small crashed dropships to sprawling empty outposts, these discoveries await you on the surface of all planets across the solar system. Some of these structures are still somewhat usable… will you strip them of their goods, or settle down and repurpose their working parts into a new base of operations? Some of these include:

  • Solar and wind farms
  • Wrecked dropships
  • Abandoned spaceports

These discoveries will also provide valuable parts that you can use for shredding, which brings us to our next addition...

SHREDDER AND SCRAP

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The Small Shredder and Medium Shredder have been added to the game! Shredding is a new gameplay mechanic in Astroneer, that will allow players to use found and created materials to create Scrap, a new resource. Scrap is created by shredding items and modules you no longer need, or wrecked objects and debris you find in the world. Players can then use scrap to trade for materials at the Trade Platform. 

  • The Small Shredder is available in the Catalog for 500 Bytes and prints from the Small Fabricator for 1 Aluminum
  • Medium Shredder is available in the Catalog for 1000 Bytes and prints from the Medium Fabricator for 2 Aluminum

TRADE PLATFORM

The trade platform has been updated to be the primary source of trading for Scrap. Instead of trading using crafting materials, you now use the trade platform to send scrap away in exchange for resources you might need! We will continue to make adjustments to the exchange rates so make sure to let us know how these work for you!

IN-GAME UI IMPROVEMENTS

  • As part of ongoing improvements to the in-game UI, the Power and Oxygen status visualizations have been changed to icons and notification tags rather than floating text. 
  • Hovering over another player in Multiplayer games now gives you a bit of information about them. 

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

  • Harvestables now appear on Radiated and Arid, as well as in Caves on all planets! The design team is eager to hear your feedback on respawn rates and point grant values of Harvestables. Please visit the forums, or other social channels, and let us know what you think!
  • All Rovers now have tighter turn radius, enabling more awesome donut maneuvers, but also better maneuverability in caves. 

BUGS & CRASH FIXES

A number of frequently occurring low-level crashes have been fixed, increasing overall stability. 

  • [AS-3127] - Fixed a crash that occurred when printing a Large Shuttle both a Power Nugget and directional power to the Vehicle Bay.
  • [AS-762] - Fixed a UI bug where the text on the Vehicle Bay would flip upside down when approaching it in a vehicle. 
  • [AS-877] - Fixed a long standing issue in the Trade Platform where the trade resources would appear inconsistently between client and host players in Multiplayer games. 
  • [AS-2792] - Fixed an Audio issue where storm effects would not return if a player entered and then exited a cave during a storm. 
  • [AS-2840] - Footstep sound effects have returned!
  • [AS-2841] - Fixed an Audio issue where the Lowpass filter would remain in effect after dying.
  • [AS-3048] - Adjusted the headers in the Quick Help menu so they no longer overlap in Windowed mode or with longer translations. 
  • [AS-3065] - Fixed a bug where a Terrain Analyzer occupying a Backpack slots would interfere with the ability to place objects directly into the Backpack.
  • [AS-3097] - Fixed a camera collision issue that occurred when a player would pan across in front of the Habitat causing the Landing pad to flicker in and out. 
  • [AS-3104] - Small platforms should no longer topple over easily on uneven ground.
  • [AS-3106] - Filter hologram should once again be present on the Backpack printer preview. 
  • [AS-3114] - Fixed an issue where an unusable Examine prompt would appear when selecting the Small Fabricator in your Backpack. 
  • [AS-3129] - The Dropship should no longer be deployable when it is placed on a Shuttle. 
  • [AS-3149] - Fixed an Audio issue where  only the first hydrazine canister attached to a shuttle would play its associated SFX when fuel is transferred into shuttle tank.
  • [AS-3150] - Fixed an annoying issue where Hard Terrain and its surrounding terrain could not be flattened together without the appearance of a small gap or jagged edges. 
  • [AS-3175] - Tooltips no longer remain visible on the Terrain Tool after closing the Backpack.
  • [AS-3289] - Fixed a major issue on the Xbox One causing the game to not save after entering the Habitat and then powering down the console. 
     

KNOWN ISSUES

  • In a higher latency situation, rejoining players may appear at first where they last were in a Multiplayer game, but due to latency, input is still bound to the EXO satellite and on pressing 'A' they get relaunched from the station.
  • The addition of new POI's and Discovery types will cause terrain seams in old saves. This will no longer be an issue once Terrain 2.0 gets rolled out.

Thanks for reading! 

-jt

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Wow, can't wait to jump in and explore. Abandoned spaceports and other structures are exactly what I've wanted, thank you so much!

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19 minutes ago, Kevin Martin said:

How do you transport debris, it wont connect to the rovers or storage? 

Haven't tried out the patch yet, but I'd assume that the point would be to put the shredders on your rover and then transport the resulting scrap.

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nice, looks like a good patch. glad they fixed the trade platform issue. any word on if you guys are fixing the bugs on multiplayer on seeing the res that the host takes away that still stay floating on non host game? or the flattening tool jumping 3-5 feet on other worlds

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5 minutes ago, epicdude312 said:

Haven't tried out the patch yet, but I'd assume that the point would be to put the shredders on your rover and then transport the resulting scrap.

Makes sense, cant imagine dragging each piece by hand or winch. Lol

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24 minutes ago, pbartbar said:

When is it supposed to be out on Steam?

I don't know. It isn't out on Win10 or Steam (I have both versions), so none of us PC players can try it out yet.

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On ‎6‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 5:05 PM, SES_joe said:

Steam 'Early Access' players will receive this update July 6th, 2018

Ok then lets get on with it.

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maybe make it so research points can be spent at a trading platform, so if everything's unlock it still gives a purpose to researching or if you just can't find something, like order supplies for points

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why can't i download it in windows 10? in-game it says its out, in the forums too, but when i go to astroneer page in the microsoft store it says its updated, even tough im in 0.8.0

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23 minutes ago, Mak-a-Face said:

Just download the update and my anti-virus flagged it as Malware.  Anyone else?

 

Same problem here, anyone else? I'm using Kaspersky Free.

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18 minutes ago, Kevin Martin said:

How do you transport debris, it wont connect to the rovers or storage? 

Don't think you can, as of yet. I've found that wrecked 1-seats attach to tier 2 slots though, so you can at least transport those back to base on your Rover. As for the other stuff, might be something to suggest for the future.

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the O2 warnings now are nearly invisible while digging, i didn't realize i'd strayed too far from my tether until hearing the gasping

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49 minutes ago, Mak-a-Face said:

Just download the update and my anti-virus flagged it as Malware.  Anyone else?

 

Same.  I have tried twice, but my antivirus says it's both Malware AND a virus.  It says can't clean Astro.exe so it's deleting it.   :(

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6 minutes ago, alcathor said:

Same.  I have tried twice, but my antivirus says it's both Malware AND a virus.  It says can't clean Astro.exe so it's deleting it.   :(

Hmm, I hope they get that fixed soon, I'm itching to play.

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The extenders don't work. When using the extenders no power is going through them. Also I can't get my large Rover to move. I have tried everything and can't get it to move. Started a new game after the update. Stuff is broken.

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When will this be released for Windows 10? I've been waiting to play with a friend on xbox who's version is at 0.9.0.0 and theres no update on Windows 10 I'm stuck at version 0.8.0.0. We've been waiting for 5 hours now please hurry and release it 😢

 

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10 minutes ago, pbartbar said:

The extenders don't work. When using the extenders no power is going through them. Also I can't get my large Rover to move. I have tried everything and can't get it to move. Started a new game after the update. Stuff is broken.

Disregard about the Rover. Been a while since I played and forgot you had to use the triggers on the controller for forward and reverse. Extenders definitely don't work.

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