Star Citizen Wiki Update:Star Citizen Alpha 3.13.0

Update:Star Citizen Alpha 3.13.0

Star Citizen build released on 2021-04-22
(Redirected from Star Citizen Alpha 3.13.0)
Released (2021-04-22 - 5 months ago)
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Star Citizen Alpha 3.13.0 is a major Star Citizen update, bringing in a new Reputation system, Visual hull improvements, Ship to Ship Docking V1, all new Shield technology, and more.

Alongside tech improvements, 3.13.0 adds the missile-toting buggy, the Tumbril Cyclone MT, along with the Greycat ROC-DS, a rugged dual-seat mining vehicle.

Major updates

UI for the Reputation System in 3.13
Feature Description
Ship Hull Visual Improvements Adding visual degradation over time, along with vehicle names and serial numbers

Certain ships will now display their unique ship name on the side of the hull. Over time, ships will now display wear and tear as they are used between full repairs at rest stops. This is purely visual for this patch.

Reputation - UI Implementation Implementation of V1 of the Reputation system

The first implementation of the full Reputation system within Star Citizen to track the player relationships with various corporations and entities. Mission performance can improve your affinity and confidence with various mission givers, as well as let you move up in standings with corporations. These unlock new, better missions and higher payouts.

UI for the Reputation System in 3.13
Feature Description
Object Push and Pull Allowing citizens to move around rolling objects

Mechanic allowing players to grab some larger objects and move them around an environment by either pushing or pulling them. The initial implementation will have usable trolleys that players can find in the world at space station cargo decks and underground facilities.

Ship to Ship Docking v1 First implementation of ship-to-ship docking with the Constellation and Merlin

Adding the ability to for the Merlin snub ship to dock and undock within the Constellation, along with guidance mode UI to ensure correct alignment during the docking process. Players will be able to use the autoland system and manual flight to dock. To take off from the constellation, press the landing gear keybind (default N). To start the docking process, target the Constellation then hit the landing gear keybind (default N) to initiate the docking UI. You can do the same to dock with another player's Connie but you will need to request permission to dock and have that player approve it after initiating the docking UI with their ship.

Caves entrances - Drive-in & Sinkhole 2 new cave entrances for the PU

Adding two new cave entrances to the PU. The ‘drive-in' entrance will allow players to enter using a ground vehicle, while the ‘sinkhole' entrance will require players to enter and exit using a ship. These new entrances will replace some of the existing cave entrances as well as adding additional caves onto planets and moons.

Alpha 3.13 Update - Asteroids
Feature Description
New Asteroids

Replacements for the asteroids currently used in the Stanton system using the new organic asset workflow. These new asteroids can currently be found scattered around Lagrange points.

Shields v2 (SDF Shields) Implementation of Signed Distance Fields for ships to allow shields to better match the hull

Implementing improvements including the use of particles with signed distance fields (SDF) to allow shields to more closely conform to the shape of the hull of the vehicle, allowing better visibility at distance, creating clearer visual cues that the shield is being damaged, and its overall health. While SDF shields are designed to protect the hull and main parts of the ship, they may not extend to cover attached items beyond the hull such as weapons that stick out farther than the shield reach.

FPS Missions to Caves Added missions that may be undertaken inside caves

We have added 3 new mission types aimed at FPS combat inside cave s which introduces more AT NPCs into caves and FPS mission reputation.

  • FPS Cave Assassination
  • FPS Cave Bounty
  • FPS Cave ClearAll
Shields v2 (SDF Shields) Implementation of Signed Distance Fields for ships to allow shields to better match the hull

Implementing improvements including the use of particles with signed distance fields (SDF) to allow shields to more closely conform to the shape of the hull of the vehicle, allowing better visibility at distance, creating clearer visual cues that the shield is being damaged, and its overall health. While SDF shields are designed to protect the hull and main parts of the ship, they may not extend to cover attached items beyond the hull such as weapons that stick out farther than the shield reach.

Cyclone MT Adding the Cyclone MT to the game for co-op ground combat

The Cyclone MT is a two-person rover for anti-air and anti-ground combat, utilizing a manned turret equipped with both a repeating cannon and a set of anti-air missiles.

Full patch notes

Alpha Patch 3.13.0 has been released and is now available!

Patch should now show: VERSION 3.13.0-LIVE.7319707.

It is strongly recommended that players delete their USER folder for the Public client after patching, particularly if you start encountering any odd character graphical issues or crash on loading. The USER folder can be found (in default installations) at C:\Program Files\Roberts Space Industries\StarCitizen\LIVE. Database Reset: YES Long Term Persistence: Enabled (Reputation wipe to support the new Reputation manager) Starting aUEC: 20,000

New Issue Council testing

Along with 3.13.0 we will be introducing the new, updated Issue Council! Please use this to report any issues with 3.13.0 and forward.

Links to the new Issue Council can be found here in the feedback thread: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/190049/thread/the-new-issue-council-3-13-0-ptu

Known issues

  • Customized loadouts are reset to default when the ship's name is changed
  • 100 Series is missing ptich/yaw/roll
  • ATC at New Babbage Space Port is not allowing the exit or arrival of ships or vehicles to hangars and garages
  • A Players Ship can enter a state where it cannot be Retrieved
  • An elevator in Lorville Spaceport has invisible collision blocking the entrance
  • Claiming any Constellation variant that's on a pad causes station turrets to blow it up with no crimestat
  • The Quantum Sensitive Cargo can become stuck to the players hand, while lacking all functionality
  • On landing pads, trolleys are unable to be pushed / pulled up the entryway / cargo ramp, or elevator ramps.
  • Docking with a moving ship lags behind, causing a large snap into the docked position
  • Docked merlin enter interactions don't show when constellation is moving
  • Mounting weapon while holding a grenade will cause the player to enter a broken state upon exiting via interaction mode during low FPS
  • Wallace Klim can spawn away from his table, facing the wrong way and floating
  • When accepting a mission or when speaking to Clovus his animations are not fluid and appears to jump around
  • Hammerhead is missing form [sic!] New Deal
  • The outline for the save changes button is off

New features

Gameplay

Alpha 3.13 Update - Ship Naming
  • Vehicle Names and Serial Numbers
    • Adding the ability for certain ships to display custom player-assigned names on the sides of their ships on the hull. Special serial numbers will also be shown, and all other ships will have unique serial numbers displayed, to identify them in the universe.
  • Ship to Ship Docking v1
    • Adding the ability to for the Merlin snub ship to dock and undock within the Constellation, along with guidance mode UI to ensure correct alignment during the docking process. Players will be able to use the autoland system and manual flight to dock. To take off from the constellation, press the landing gear keybind (default N). To start the docking process, target the Constellation then hit the landing gear keybind (default N) to initiate the docking UI. You can do the same to dock with another player's Connie but you will need to request permission to dock and have that player approve it after initiating the docking UI with their ship.
  • Reputation - UI Implementation
    • This feature adds the addition of a new mobiGlas app that will give players insight into their reputation with the important NPCs and organizations they have interacted with. This will also include a total list of reputation ranks, including those that have been completed and the ones they’re actively working on.
  • Object Push & Pull
    • Mechanic allowing players to grab some larger objects and move them around an environment by either pushing or pulling them. The initial implementation will have usable trolleys that players can find in the world at space station cargo decks and underground facilities.
  • Mounted Gun Aiming T0
    • Further expanding the player's arsenal by allowing them to take control of a mounted gun on either a vehicle or the ground. These weapons will offer greater firepower and stability at the cost of mobility. With the initial implementation, players can find these scattered around junksites and underground facilities.

Ships and vehicles

Feature updates

Locations

  • Caves entrances - Drive-in & Sinkhole
    • Adding two new cave entrances to the PU. The ‘drive-in' entrance will allow players to enter using a ground vehicle, while the ‘sinkhole' entrance will require players to enter and exit using a ship. These new entrances will replace some of the existing cave entrances as well as adding additional caves onto planets and moons.
Alpha 3.13 Update - Asteroids
  • New Asteroids
    • Replacements for the asteroids currently used in the Stanton system using the new organic asset workflow. These new astroids can currently be found scattered around lagrange points.
  • Refinery Station Non-Commercial Room Overlays

Introducing new non-commercial overlays to the entry areas of refinery stations to add more variety and better suit the theme.

  • Stanton system polish
    • Visual improvements for all of the Stanton system which includes updating assets, object presets, planet painting, and the global data of all planetary bodies.
  • Degnous root Harvestable
    • Addition of the harvestable Degnous root which is a macroalgae found in the shallow coastlines of Hurston.

Gameplay

  • Force Reactions T2
    • Updates to the Force Reactions system to add staggers that will happen based on the severity of received force, causing a player to stagger in the direction of received force. The distance and duration of a stagger increases relative to the received force until the force is great enough to trigger a knock down instead. When staggering into a wall without a weapon, the character will raise their hands, or shoulder (depending on direction vs. surface) to momentarily brace / halt themselves. G-force blackouts are now experienced by actors attached to something in the ship interior (usables, ladders, operator seats, weapon mounts etc.) and actors in prone front or prone back.
Alpha 3.13 Update - Shield Update V2
  • Shields v2
    • Implementing improvements including the use of particles with signed distance fields (SDF) to allow shields to more closely conform to the shape of the hull of the vehicle, allowing better visibility at distance, creating clearer visual cues that the shield is being damaged, and its overall health. While SDF shields are designed to protect the hull and main parts of the ship, they may not extend to cover attached items beyond the hull such as weapons that stick out farther than the shield reach.
  • Mining Components
    • Mining sub-components will allow players to customize their lasers to suit specific jobs and encounters. For example, some will make mining easier, some will make it faster, and some will have great stat boosts at the cost of serious trade-offs elsewhere. These can be purchased in game in shops on refinery decks.
  • Law System Improvements
    • Updates to the Law System include proxy crime when one person on board a ship commits a felony and the option to hide notifications and criminal rating updates. Option to hide notifications & criminal record tracking. Update the “Unmonitored” bounty marker when Bounty spends UEC. Update the “Unmonitored” bounty marker when bounty's mobiGlas remains in use for a period of time. Marker will be updated when the Bounty Destroys the ship/kills a player/AI. Update marker when the Bounty dies or is killed (not arrested).
  • Quantum Sensitive Cargo Delivery Missions
    • Addition of local delivery missions that have quantum sensitive cargo which will explode and damage ships if taken into quantum.
  • Timed Multi-Drop Delivery Missions
    • Addition of missions with time sensitive cargo in which players are expected to deliver multiple packages each with slightly varied timers meaning players will have to prioritize which box to drop off first.
  • FPS Missions to Caves
    • We have added 3 new mission types aimed at FPS combat inside cave s which introduces more AT NPCs into caves and FPS mission reputation.
      • FPS Cave Assassination: The player must navigate their way to a cave and find a civilian target. The player must kill them when they find them. If the player is in a monitored zone this target will count as a murder victim. This mission will become available to players upon completing one Vaughn Assassination mission.
      • FPS Cave Bounty: The player must navigate their way to a cave and find a criminal target. The target is protected by armed guards who will attempt to kill the player on sight. This mission will become available upon completing the Crusader Bounty introduction mission for missions around Stanton 2 and available upon completing the Hurston Bounty introduction mission around Stanton 1.
      • FPS Cave ClearAll: The player must navigate their way to a cave and kill all the criminals they find there. This mission will become available upon completing the Crusader Bounty introduction mission for missions around Stanton 2 and available upon completing the Hurston Bounty introduction mission around Stanton 1.
  • Updated Bounty missions to be more equally spread about available mission locations
  • Updated multiple missions to include more specific location information
  • Updated law system to prevent griefing where players position themselves over a ship taking off/landing to be willingly run over and give the pilot a crime stat

Ships and vehicles

We have made many changes to updates to increase the visual standards of the Aegis Gladius. This includes many level of detail, decal, geometry, material, and paint changes inside the cockpit and on the exterior of the ship.

  • Smoothed Ramp Collision proxies for ships to help pushables and vehicles on them
  • Removed access to Carrack and MOLE turrets when landing gear deployed/landed to prevent clipping issues
  • Increased in-game price of Esperia Prowler to be more in line with ships of similar role/size
  • Added Mercury Star Runner to in game shops
  • Added Talon and Shrike into in game shops
  • Added Nomad into in game shops

Weapons and items

  • Equipable Med Pen [sic!]
    • Replaces the previous functionality of immediately using a fps consumable (to heal or oxygenate). Medical Pens are equipped by pressing the consume action (C key), or by interacting with a pen and selecting the “Equip” interaction, or when selecting a pen from the FPS Consumable Quick Select Wheel Pen use on self is triggered by clicking mouse1 (left mouse button), after which the pen is automatically discarded (dropped). FPS Consumable Quick Select Wheel can be opened by holding the C key. Medical Pens can be holstered (re-attached to the suit attachment) by holding R, or by selecting the holster action from the FPS Consumable Quick Select Wheel. Medical Pens can now be interacted with in the same manner as other equippable carryables (e.g. grenades, weapons etc.) via the interaction system, and can be carried, equipped, inspected and stowed.
  • Added Drake Buccaneer Spinal Mount Turret to in game shops and AC rentals

Core Tech

  • Added new profile options for the Tobii Eye Tracker to differentiate Flight vs On-Foot
  • User folder location change
    • With this update, the USER folder structure has changed a slight amount. This adds a couple of extra layers of subfolders inside the original USER folder compared to previous releases. User folder location change: -install-\USER\Client\0\

Major bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Star Map to sometimes lose functionality when opened
  • Fixed multiple asteroids and rocks in areas inside and out of Grim Hex [sic!] where players could clips through them and get stuck
  • Fixed low gravity that was occurring inside some of the underground facilities
  • Fixed an issue causing thrown objects to not follow their trajectory line
  • Elevator Location display should no longer show an incorrect current floor location
  • Mined rock deposits should no longer shatter violently, causing them to be flung far away, during a controlled shatter
  • Players should no longer be wrongly awarded " Ace " and " Killing Spree " when killing only 1 or 2 enemies in Arena Commander
  • Replace me ball should no longer be present at the Customer Service in Trade & Development Division of Area18
  • Fixed multiple areas around seats on refinery decks where players could get stuck
  • Fixed multiple Visarea issues around New Deal in Lorville
  • There should no longer be any chairs inside of tables at Grim Hex
  • There should no longer be missing barstools at bar counter in Grim Hex
  • Fixed geometry around Miles Eckhart that allowed players to get stuck between the table and the wall
  • Fixed an issue causing windows and glass displays to become blurry when the player is very close to them
  • The Ursa rover's Power On / Off interaction should now correctly appear in Interaction Mode
  • Players should no longer be able to clip into the Cutlass bunk bed and become stuck
  • The Elevator call button should stay lit, when pressed, until the elevator arrives
  • Players should no longer be able to clip through the Rest Stop viewing area glass windows from EVA
  • Fixed various floating lights on outpost landing pads
  • MIC-L1 Shallow frontier station should now be in the correct location at MIC-L1
  • Fixed an issue causing the player to be unable to exit AC game modes once player loses all respawns
  • Dying mid race in Arena Commander race modes should no longer force player back at the start of the track rather than close to the last checkpoint they passed through
  • Fixed an issue that allowed an escaped player to be able to put minerals mined on the exterior in their inventory and then log out and back in to spawn in prison with the minerals still in their inventory
  • Fixed an LOD issue in Lorville causing habs, Metro Center, and Customs signs to be unreadable close up

Technical

  • Fixed 6 Client crashes
  • Fixed 7 Server crashes
  • Fixed a Main Thread Deadlock
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