Starsector 0.95a Release

Update #6 (04/22/21, 3:40pm EST): one more build fixing an issue with the main story line. Please re-download using the links below.

Update #5 (04/21/21, 1:20pm EST): a new build with many bug fixes and a few balance adjustments; full list of changes here). Please re-download using the links below.

Update #4 (03/29/21, 6:00pm EST): a hotfix for one more save loading crash, and some other tweaks/adjustments/fixes; full list here).

Update #3 (03/29/21, 6:00pm EST): a hotfix for another save loading crash, a fleet interaction crash, a soft-lock in a specific conversation, and some other issues (list of changes here) is out.

Update #2 (03/27/21, 7:30pm EST): another hotfix for a savefile loading crash, free d-mod removal bug, and several other issues (list of changes here) is out.

Update (03/26/21, 9:30pm EST): a hotfix for several issues, most notably graphical and input issues caused by the memory management launcher option (list of changes here) is out.

Starsector version 0.95a is now out! Here are some of the new things you can do in this release:

  • Complete story missions and uncover some of the mysteries of the Sector
  • Face new endgame enemies and acquire their technology, including new weapons and a unique capital-class ship
  • Make playstyle-altering choices using a revamped skill system
  • Customize your playthrough – mentor officers, specialize colonies, make permanent alterations to ships, and more
  • Raid the core worlds for what you need using a targeted raid system
  • Improve your colonies using lost technology
  • Build relationships with contacts and gain new opportunities
  • Take on many new types of bounties, choosing the challenge level you want
  • Incorporate automated ships into your fleet

Some of the other additions and changes in this release include:

  • UI scaling and support for 4k monitors
  • Ship AI and combat balance/gameplay improvements
  • Several new ships
  • Mercenary officers that temporarily increase the strength of your fleet
  • Many modding-related improvements
  • Numerous quality-of-life and other improvements

This is by far not an exhaustive list. The full patch notes, and the comment thread, are here. You can download the new version here:

(Alternate download links, please try the above first: Windows Mac Linux)

As always, thank you for your support! I couldn’t do this without you.

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Starsector 0.9.1a Release

Update (05/20/19): a hotfix for an issue causing no salvage to be generated after some fights and a few other issues is out, please re-download using the links below.

Update (05/17/19): a new release fixing a few relatively minor issues is out, please re-download using the links below.

Starsector version 0.9.1a is now out! This is mostly a bugfixing-and-polish release, though there is also some new content and a few new mechanics.

  • Rebalanced colony progression so it’s both not as demanding of constant attention and doesn’t immediately catapult the player into the endgame
  • Improvements to ship AI, in particular escort behavior is much better (see here) and carrier survivability is much greater
  • Two new capital ships, used by the pirate and Pather factions, and a new pirate skin for the Shrike
  • A “randomized start” option
  • Various quality-of-life improvments (can set speed-up time to be a toggle, etc)
  • Reworked high-end fleet spawning – generates more large ships, and fewer ships overall, instead of just a larger number of ships
  • Large fleets can now disengage without being pursued if they can deal enough damage in a pitched battle first, even if they lose it
  • Added ambient sound track when visiting a portside bar
  • Assorted combat balance tweaks
  • Many bugfixes and modding-related improvements

The new version should be save-compatible, although some mods may require a few adjustments to work.

The full patch notes, and the comment thread, are here. You can download the new version here:

(Alternate download links: Windows Mac Linux)

As always, thank you for your support!

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Starsector 0.9a Release

Update (11/20/18, 1:25pm EST): hotfix for lack of supplies in tutorial, expeditions staying in system after failed raid, and a few other issues.

Update (11/17/18, 3:20pm EST): hotfix for occasional “random” crash while flying around, and an ability-bar-switching related crash.

Update (11/16/18, 7:35pm EST): hotfix for crash on 32-bit Windows, weapon disabled damage sound effects/visuals/floating text not showing up, and occasional game load issue.

Starsector version 0.9a is now out! Here are some of the new things you can do in this release:

  • Establish colonies! Build up industrial production to make a profit, improve your colonies, and protect them from many dangers
  • Visit a portside bar to find missions and other opportunities
  • Fight alongside – or against – massive orbital stations
  • Create your own faction and set up its military doctrine
  • Find blueprints and use them to let your colonies produce ships, weapons, and fighters
  • Face enemy ships with dynamically generated weapon loadouts
  • Discover new dangers and derelicts on the fringes of the Sector
  • Explore planetary ruins
  • Raid core worlds for plunder or to disrupt your competition

In addition, there are a ton of UI improvements, improvements to ship AI, combat balance changes, and  all sorts of miscellaneous fixes, improvements, and bits of new content.

The full patch notes, and the comment thread, are here. You can download the new version here:

(Alternate download links: Windows Mac Linux)

As always, thank you for your support!

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Starsector 0.8.1a Release

Update (6/6/17, 2:20pm EST): hotfix for “allies retreating at start of joint battle” issue and Persean League commission stopping bounties being posted.

Update (6/4/17, 3:30pm EST): hotfix for a few modding-related issues, and a few minor QoL improvements.

Update (6/3/17, 9:40pm EST): hotfix for crashes when approaching Hesperus in Eos Exodus system.

Starsector version 0.8.1a is now out! The release is mostly focused on quality-of-life features, polish, balance, and bugfixing, though it does include a bit of new content as well. Some highlights:

  • New “Interdiction Pulse” campaign ability
  • New campaign music track
  • “Fighter Strike” combat command
  • “Lay in course” using right-click
  • Colossus Mk.II and Mk.III (militarized versions of the Colossus freighter)
  • … and a ton of smaller fixes and improvements

Of particular note to mod users: the game now comes with 64-bit Java, so there’s no need to manually swap it in if you’re running a large number of mods. If you’re on a 32-bit Windows system, not to worry – the installer will automatically detect that and proceed accordingly.

The full patch notes, and the comment thread, are here. You can download the new version here:

(Alternate download links: Windows Mac Linux)

As always, thank you for your support!

 

Starsector 0.8a Release

Update (4/21/17, 6:40pm EST): another hotfix for a few crashes, another load-game issue, a few other bugs and gameplay issues is up. Please re-download using the links below.

Update: a hotfix for a few crashes, a load-game issue, a tutorial derailing issue, and a few other items is now up. Please re-download using the links below.

Starsector version 0.8a is now out! Here are some of the more prominent new features in this release:

  • More hand-crafted star systems to flesh out the core worlds area of the Sector
  • Procedurally-generated areas to explore beyond the core worlds
  • Run salvage operations and planetary surveys, with associated missions for further profit
  • New map interface – redesigned to aid in your exploration
  • A “lay in course” feature – track where you’re going and how long it’ll take to get there
  • Ship recovery – repair derelict ships or ships disabled after battle, and add them to your fleet
  • Revamped carrier & fighter mechanics – command fighters launched from your own carrier
  • New campaign abilities – scavenging, distress calls, and more
  • Skill overhaul – added Industry aptitude; every point matters
  • New enemies to fight (details REDACTED)
  • Modular orbital stations, for use in REDACTED
  • Several new ships, including new carriers
  • New terrain types – pulsar beams and black holes
  • A new “reckless” officer personality
  • “Full Assault” and “Eliminate” combat commands; other ship AI and command improvements
  • Destroyed ships break into pieces
  • A campaign tutorial, and other changes to make the early game more forgiving
  • A new set of starting options – a focus on fewer and more clear choices before the game begins
  • … and lots of miscellaneous fixes and improvements!

The full patch notes, and the comment thread, are here. You can download the new version here:

(Alternate download links: Windows Mac Linux)

As always, thank you for your support!

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