StarMade is a Minecraft inspired multiplayer 3D space shooter. Build your own ship and conquer the galaxy.
This update features another bunch of Bug Fixes, Performance Boosts, and small Features.
Posted by schema on Aug 16th, 2012
Hello and welcome to StarMade, We are testing tirelessly to make the game & multiplayer as fast, and as stable as possible.
Since the use of disconnected controllers is only an option, advanced users are going to take advantage of, all controllers are now automatically connected to the core.
To further simplify ship building, and to give new comers an easier start, controllers are now automatically selected when placed. In combination with the auto-connected controllers, this means, that there is no more manual selecting or connecting necessary, to build a simple ship. Of cause, I added an option to disable auto-selecting controllers, but even for veteran StarMade players, this is a very convenient feature.
There was a bug, that would disable convex casting in some locations of structures, leading to physics glitches like clipping into planets or physics fighting. After finally getting rid of that bug, the experience with gravity on planets is now even better. I also improved the client/server synchronization of jumping, getting rid of rubber-banding in jumps.
A bug caused the first batch of connection in a new loaded ship to not being loaded. This only affected small ships, because with the second batch, the whole structure would be recalculated. Still, this caused small ships to have no thrust for example. Furthermore I found another network leak that would transmit unnecessary data for connections. Removing that leak improved network and client performance when entering a new sector or loading a ship from the catalog.
star-made.org now implements wiki functionality at www.star-made.org/wiki . The wiki is free to edit for all members of the site. We will constantly be adding new content like help, tutorial, strategies, and more.
If you want to join the growing community of alpha testers, and meet with us on servers for some testing and multiplayer fun, you are welcome to visit the StarMade forum at www.star-made.org/forum and apply.
Here is an excellent Tutorial in German made by Jarro
Thanks for playing StarMade,