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The new Mars release is finally here! BB+ content is included.

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Stardrive Mars release is finally here!

Stardrive Mars

You can find it here
Installation instructions here
Overview of early Mars:

Major changes:

  1. Vanilla content is now replaced with Blackbox plus (BB+) content, when deliver a better and more balanced experience than Vanilla while still not overwhelming to new players.
  2. Serialization which reduces errors
  3. Save Games no longer crash with OutOfMemory
  4. Reduced OutOfMemory crashes, it is now very rare
  5. Threat Clusters - huge speedup during lategame for sensor scans
  6. Fleet Designer - minor improvements to usability and lots of bugfixes
  7. New Space Roads logic - road management is now stable and efficient, with budget based scrapping
  8. Colonizable Volcanic planets - rare rich planets which can be colonized for huge production output
  9. New Camera Movement - Middle mouse to pan, fast adaptive camera zoom
  10. A lot of stats balancing - early game should be considerably more fun
  11. Combined Arms mod is supported in Mars and latest build can be found here
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Corelious
Corelious - - 290 comments

Why did the team gut the ship hulls? You removed all the best ones and extra factions.

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fizban1978 Author
fizban1978 - - 41 comments

Performance / memory issues.
We might bring them back when we move to 64bit.

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