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Elite: Dangerous - Winged patch 1.2 is here

Author: KeenGamer

Category: Patch

Elite: Dangerous - Winged patch 1.2 is here. Is it as big as expected??

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There are many information everywhere on the net talking about wings and all the features around. So for now let's just say that the 3.67GB big patch is online and the full change log on the official forum is quite a long text to read. There are 4 beta fixes which were done during the testing phase and we must admit that enjoying such a big patch by beta players before the release to fix all the bugs. That is something to appreciate because it minimise the errors for other commanders.

New Content/Features:

- Wings functionality added
- Added playable ship:Fer-de-Lance
- Added playable ship: Vulture
- Comms interface overhaul
- Added AI Groups
- Added ability to reboot destroyed sub systems (modules)
- Flyable debug camera with limited range added (CTRL+ALT+SPACE)

Stability Fixes:

- Fix issue in low level animation code
- Prevent crash trying to get kinematic outputs from non live ships when spawning limpet debris
- Prevent crash when shadow lights are being shut down
- Fix crash in beam weapons
- Fix a crash when trying to create asteroids in transition locations
- Prevent crash on Anaconda creation with damage regions not correctly initialised
- Fix for asteroid ring soft-lock
- Fix for unreleased dynamic material set on shutdown
- Crash dereferencing an invalid interface on shutdown fixed
- Fix for crash on entering WOLFPACK TACTICS and SUPPLY STRIKE tutorials
- Prevent crash when there is a null surface for a planet
- Fix for game crashing whenever we mouse-over an AFM in outfitting

Tweaks & Fixes:

- Don't create ambient AIs unless there's a player in range to see them
- Added some depth and detail to the engine throats on the station engine module
- Asteroid CPU improvements. Removed unused aabb and its update
- Fix schematic for High Metal Content No Atmosphere planets
- Adjusted the draw distance slightly on the text for station external names so that they don't switch on/off as abruptly
- Make sure that the local polity is updated if a player slow boats between jurisdictions
- Increase distance the system map camera can be zoomed out
- Two new headlook controls added: a sensitivity slider and a "don't centre when I turn headlook off" option
- Brought back fuel usage gauge
- When a large ship tries to dock at a station with no large enough pads, tell the player why they're refused
- Fixed fuel scoop and gauges panel heat level to be in sync
- Fixed: Letters cut off on the right hand side panel under statistics
- Optimise cargo replication
- Better checks for limpets against shield states
- Fix for looping ammo bar if it's initialised to 50%
- Fix decals on Python
- Show docked players on sensors
- When players try to move their ship and the engines are off (/broken/etc) give a warning message
- Fix for AI not scooping up mined chunks if they'd previously been in combat and their combat target was still set
- Interdiction can no longer spam fines if the thing you're interdicting isn't in a state to be interdicted (hyperspacing out for example)
- Galactic map jump data cargo mass slider - uses fractional cargo tonnage fixed
- If you have no cargo racks, you are able to cause your galaxy map jump range to become -1.0 fooling the route planner fixed
- Remove a spurious "Is Critical" flag from docking computer modules, you can no longer kill a ship by tickling one with a laser
- Fix decals from popping when in outfitting menu
- Added new light cone renderer
- Fix paintjobs to apply to cockpit model making them visible from inside the player ship
- Fix for distant rocks being missing from some metallic rings
- The Hull indicators for the French language cockpit is out of alignment compared to other languages fixed
- The characters used for localised 'units' in Russian were missing in our numeral font fixed
- Updated icons for station to be used in SuperCruise
- Self destruct now has a timer, during which your ship will overheat violently and have no power
- Fix FSDInterictor being a critical module
- FrameShiftDrive no longer a critical module as rebooting can repair it
- Turning a powering module off now correctly causes it to produce no power
- Fix non-localised strings in the cartographics window
- Fix the Python HitLayout for modules
- New community Goals Reward tier GUI bar is displaying incorrectly fixed
- Fix the issue of chatter not being called during the abandon branch of collect illegal slave missions
- Add a special text string for stars which are less than 1 million years old, rather than displaying '0 million years'
- Repeating SFX when long distance route planner failed fixed
- Scrolling a in community goal in the transactions tab generates excessive GUI sounds fixed
- Lowered the military interdiction a tiny amount to be the same as the police archetype
- Hide credits balance on galaxy map until we know what the value is
- Fix for the 'hazy' lighting bug in the adder cockpit
- Fix issue with ending interdiction (when immediately being re-interdicted) without enemy
- Reduce amount of system requests for the Cartography store
- Report when a player has not found any bodies in a discovery ping
- Added comms chat lines for transport and VIP scenarios
- Make sure AI pilots maintain their skill levels when their authority is transferred
- Fixed vouchers being styled as community missions in the transactions panel (they were white, when they should have been orange)
- Balance pass on extraction sites, better variety and increased respawn delay
- Tweaks to the nav and target highlights to makes them less pronounced then the nav and target selections
- Balance pass on repair costs
- Tweaked the overheating HUD animations to look less naffy
- HUD Ring weapon indicators will now use an ellipsis character to indicate that a label is being truncated
- Check if player has bought a paintjob while in outfitting and refresh list if needed
- Add mass to point defense turrets
- Changed location schematics to grey/white. Updated the supercruise sensor object target colour to match
- If the player is not wanted, but is carrying illegal cargo we should show the player in the local legal status area of the cockpit GUI
- Fix for planet ring sorting in system map
- Avoid mapping rocky ice worlds as water worlds
- If the collecting the cargo that we have targeted is illegal, say so in the target panel in the cockpit
- Strip out the odd blue colouring of the minor proximity colour on supercruise radar. Colours are now Orange by default, red for danger-close, blue for targeted
- Update to the repair discount based on faction reputation: Now only kicks in at 80% (allied) reputation, Reduced from 40%(ish) to 10%
- Let the player get much closer to the event horizon of a black hole
- Modify the strength multiplier of the black hole effects
- Various text fixes
- Removed the trailing particles from the chaff launcher and optimised FX
- Add system state modifiers to AI ambient traffic generation
- AI capital ships: don't spawn all fighters in response to first threat
- Make sure the cockpit spark effects trigger from module heat damage even when at 100% hull
- Fix the data in the alpha centauri system
- Added some warnings for consequences when changing modules (For example jump range has been massively reduced)
- Increased visibility of lines rendered in Galaxy map - in particular the orange plotted route
- Fixed some missing polys on the undersides of cranes
- Fixed offset mining laser beam
- Show the player a warning if they are changing power distributor and that power distributor does not have an engines capacitor large enough to facilitate boosting
- Fixed 'Activate cargo scanner' message remaining after you've successfully cargo scanned a ship
- Fixed supersampling issues with schematics
- Fixed hardpoint doors on the Python - these now open independently for Outfitting
- Fix incorrect allocation of influence from assasination mission
- Fix some odd NPC behaviour in stations
- Sidewinder seen grinding sideways into an outpost docking pad fixed
- AI should use lasers and projectiles based on target status, not range
- Don't lose the next system in a planned route when not arriving from hyperspace and the jump distance is over 20Ly. Next route destination wiull be reselected on each cruise transition unless the player already has a startup target
- Add a keybinding to select the next route destination
- Fix metal rich and high metal content planet descriptions
- Rename some backer stars and stations
- Added missing string for oxygen atmosphere type
- Fix i'm-inside-a-station schematic not updating colour
- The target name text on the cockpit target panel was getting cut-off in a couple of instances. The textfield now has a second line available
- Typo in the Cemiess system in the galaxy map fixed
- Update to AI ambient traffic, to increase wing chances and make Anarchies more dangerous
- Change WCM Transfer Orbital to Leonard Nimoy Station
- Fix Pantaa prayer sticks description
- Fix formatting in Silver description
- Changed minor faction name to Movement for V1688 Aquilae Independence
- Adjust station orbit for Stone's Legacy so you don't have to chase it to dock
- Fixed a flickering icon can be seen over your target when locking destinations
- Better catching of broken low level network messages
- Flat rate for fines now that cargo marking is in
- Balanced Type 7 schematic texture to make it not so bright
- Reworded text channel options header to be clearer
- Python now has comms panel focus for chat
- Fixed the heatsink material on the large pulse laser to glow, as they were using the incorrect shader type before
- Ensured the empire capital ship's weapons are unaffected by chaff
- Fix ship repair reporting mismatches
- Balance pass on ship repair values
- Fix that stops the small gimballed beam laser from tracking extremely lazily
- Add 'arrival point' line to station pop-up on system map, giving distance (in light-seconds) from the largest star in the system
- Fix slavery missions to have correct text and function correctly
- Fix broken federal assassination mission
- Added icons for 'point defence turret' and 'mining laser'
- Fix influence rewards on some collect missions
- Fix issue where kills against orcas in assassination missions were not counting
- Fix problem of being unable to sell some stolen goods on the black market
- Stop gimbals and other weapons paying any attention to turret mode settings, it causes bad things
- Add friend/wing location markers to System/Galaxy map
- Added friend, wing, mission and stored ship icons to the galaxy map
- Remove limit on number of factions shown on mission summary panel
- Add missing backer station
- Fixed flickering icon can be seen over your target when locking destinations
- Fixed large weapon gimbals being orientated backwards, causing guns to fire offset to their orientation
- Adjusted tri-mesh hitcheck to give more clearance so that the small RailGun can now fire when fitted to a Type6
- Fix NPCs created by following wakes/interdictions not replicating their bounties
- Adding valuable salvage convoys to three permitted systems: LFT 509, Isinor, Witch's Reach
- Fix system schematic showing briefly after collecting cargo
- Fix for incorrect text string on slave missions

Audio Change Log


- Fer De Lance Audio.
- Vulture Audio
- Sounds for "masslock", "safe to disengage" and "slowdown" GUI alerts.
- Audio added for "FSD Cool-down" GUI animation.
- Audio for reboot-sequence.
- New heat indicator audio warnings.
- Specific new impact sounds for Cannons, Railguns and PlasmaAccelerator impacts.
- New Ship voice lines for enabling/disabling thrusters, self destruct and ship reboot.
- Upgraded audio engine (Wwise) to the latest version.

Fixes and changes: 

- We have spend a lot of our time on performance related fixes and updates for this patch. Thank you commanders for helping us find them and we're still hunting so please keep the feedback coming!
- Added a missing sound to scanners.
- Fixed some missing audio in the station gui.
- Fixed a positional bug that reduced the volume on the docking clamp.
- Rebuilt the station force-field audio from the ground up to minimise the wild inconsistencies caused by speed and ship differences. This also helps with clipping on some set ups.
- Finished transitioning the Docking Bay lifts to the new animation system, which should bring back some of the missing low end layers experienced in 1.1.
- Update to station voice attenuation and reverb which fixes station voice being inaudible at some docking bays. Rebalanced the dry announcer voice and distant echoes so the station feels larger.
- Addressed rogue low frequency drones from the station reverb that was causing clipping sub-bass tones when lots of activity is present.
- Adjusted the reverb/volume balance of super-cruise engines and music, to reduce the sense that music or engines drop out entirely in favour of the other. Some emphasis remains to keep the mix clean.
- D-scanner no longer mutes all audio when used. Instead it dips the volume of other sounds gently and un-dips quicker after use.
- Switching lights on or off sounds less mechanical.
- Supercruise from hyperspace music take lead over fuel scooping ambiences & engine sound.
- Fuel scoop mix improvements.
- Removed high end noise and some (not all) low end tube like distortion from menu's.
- Addressed low end noises in the system map.
- Made voice-comms more intelligible. Lessening of the distortion, and the way the players voice ducks incoming voices.
- Voice-comms volume slider in audio options uses a different curve to be more responsive at lower settings.
- Multi-cannon reloads are more audible.


- Numerous optimisations to audio systems, to reduce numbers of audio emitters and voice count, especially in busy scenes. Should improve audio engine performance without diminishing quality.
- Optimisations pass for all types of space station modules, Capital Ships, Outpost modules, landing pads, debris, fuel scoop, supercruise, alarms, heat, weapons, ships and frost.

Beta 2 Change Log:

- Fix crash when getting missions for multiple systems
- Fix crash in AI while in supercruise
- Don't crash when pressing CTRL+ALT+0
- Orca can now correct have decals applied to it
- Fixed the decal issues on the Fer-de-Lance and the hanger cameras
- Wing trade vouchers are now awarded to wing members docked at the same station.
- Fuel scooping heat bar now correctly matches primary heat bar
- Station import and export data in the system view should now be more accurate
- Fix a disconnection issue when reconnecting to the same server
- Fix missing cockpit geometry for the Federation Dropship
- Added the basic discovery scanner to the default loadout of the Fer-de-Lance
- Fixed some weapons not firing on Fer-de-Lance large hardpoint
- Stop unwanted behaviour where beacon wakes automatically and get targeted when they spawn
- Fix Fer-de-Lance chair lighting
- Fix system schematic showing briefly after collecting cargo
- Fix issue with some module types not being listed in the internal panel
- Delay Vulture landing gear animation
- Audio: Optimizing virtualisation distances for audio emitters on 'other' ships
- Fixed 3 cases where incorrect icons were being used on missions
- Reduced the interdiction chance for pirates/Bounty Hunters when in uninhabited systems
- Add an upper limit of 100 missions to prevent slow loading of mission panel
- Increase Fer-de-Lance mass lock effect
- Debug camera now works on OR
- Can now see what docking pad you're supposed to go to in Russian
- Added a new option (to the control scheme) which determines whether or not the text input field is autofocused
- Show the "In Wing (n/m)" GUI for AI wings as well as player wings
- Only count live AI ships in wings count for GUI
- Stop ships bouncing when near each other
- Fix physics issue with submunitions
- Added a delay to the exploration data sell UI so that it only fetches the details for a given starsystem after the user has expressed interest in seeing it

Beta 3 Change Log:

- Prevent crash if an inviter of a wing leaves as the invite is accepted
- Fix scaleform crash
- Fix crash in audio system on talk channel
- Set the Vulture and Fer-de-Lance cockpit damage capacity to something more suitable for each ship
- More sensible values for wear and tear costs
- Latest batch of translations added (French, German and Russian)
- Fixed having a detailed surface scanner stopping you being able to scan and drop out at asteroid clusters
- Players dropping and returning from wing sessions no longer kicks them from a wing
- Fix date wasn't always shown on the commodities page
- Made Landing Gear Doors close a bit faster on Vulture
- Vulture cockpit cutoff at high resolution fixed
- Fix light cones shifting position when in stereoscopic modes
- Remove invites from players that leave wings and clear the invite list of a player that leaves a wing
- Prevent debug camera so it's precluded from getting to close to other ships as well as the players
- Stop shield impact gui elements showing up through ship when in debug camera
- Updated pirate lord loadout to make it less turret-y, this should allow more aggro consistency
- Add "wing man ship destroyed" icon
- Fix a control scheme confusion - "Target next system in Route" keybinding is now available in supercruise as intended
- Fix broken backer NPC name
- Added pirate chat tables to strong scenarios to give player warning of impending death
- Removed crime customisation from pirate group member files so that wing men give correct bounties
- Increased bounties for strong signal source targets that were too low
- Fix hanger camera placement for large hard point on Fer-de-Lance
- Debug camera is now available when docked
- Using the debug camera when the docking computer active no longer results in a softlock (though the camera is still not flyable for technical reasons)
- Debug camera toggle is now a bindable control, default is Ctrl Alt Space though people with custom bindings will need to set it. Check under Controls -> Miscellaneous -> Debug Camera Toggle
- Integrate the interdiction status icon for wingmen
- Show which wingman I have targeted
- Updates to contacts panel to bring wing colours/feedback inline with comms
- Fixed the target module health update on wings GUI
- made the in-line text commands (/r, /t, etc.) a little more forgiving, so now you can switch channels by hitting enter to complete the input (in addition to pressing space and continuing to type)
- Audio: updated dynamic range volume offsets to fix audio clipping in night time mode on cap ship jumps, explosions, landing pads
- Audio: updated microphone gate settings on voice comms to improve drop outs
- If when we enter outfitting, we see a player with a ship that does not match what the webserver says they should have, kick them back to the main menu, absolutely do not allow them to continue playing
- While in a wing if you use end a direct voice chat with someone it does not put you back in to wing chat fixed
- We should not be able to eject all cargo if the cargo hatch is off
- Shrunk the galaxy map icons and consolidated the friend and wing ones if they happen to be the same. Also, filled the info panel with the relevant key data (and fixed the text truncation)
- AUDIO - fix for silent huge hardpoint lifts
- flipped cameras to look at correct decal for Fer-de-Lance hanger camera
- Extend debug camera max distance by 5m
- Fix headlook not working with CentreOnHeadlookInactive and the headlook control set to Hold
- Make it obvious that players should fiddle with "MouseHeadlookSensitivity" instead of "HeadlookSensitivity", because they're independent of each other
- Audio: Don't play the main menu music when we're not in the main menu
- Set the mass of the point defense turret
- Fix the shield regeneration effect

Beta 4 Change Log:

- Avoid a crash if we start the Photo camera in a state where there's no ship available
- Fix crash in cartographics store
- Take the local players matchmaking state into account when deciding if another player is reachable and can be invited to a wing. This should cover the error case when the local player was in a private group and the remote player was open
- Don't show any wing invite GUI if there is a pending invite, but the player is no longer reachable
- Halved the drop out time that nav-locked wingmen will drop out of super cruise at - fix the extreme distances that can be covered by the system currently
- Make sure destroyable capital ship modules trigger hostility if they're shot
- Fix for player being attacked for no reason by NPC when the NPC is scanning the player and is shot by another ship
- Missing Heart Nebula in skybox when viewed from "IC 1848 Sector TD-C B28-1" fixed
- Disable cargo marking until the player has some way of un-marking it
- Add additional information to the Outfitting Item Info panels for ECMs and defence modifier modules
- CrimeScanner system was forgetting things on authority transfers, leading to missing bounties
- Arjung System, Fallows Ring outpost (anarchy) - orbiting wrong planet fixed
- Discovery scanners must be on (Powered and not broken) to be able to scan anything
- Fix a bug making the Type9's left engine invulnerable
- Mineral/Metal percentages missing from fragments fixed
- Heat Sink Launcher can have weapon type symbol attached to it fixed
- Leaving a Wing now clears your received invites. This is to stop you receiving an invite, quitting to menu then starting a solo game where your invite might still be there
- Capital ship guns should no longer think they're shooting themselves when they're not
- Fix shield flares not showing properly when player ships are shot
- A number of ships that land on Medium sized landing pads have an issue with the Comms panel aligning directly with the floodlights of the landing pad, making it hard to read. Have raised the flood lights for each medium pad upwards which fixes the issue
- Slight reduction in ambient AI numbers in super cruise, to take into account escorts now appearing
- Added the beacon option to the comms wing options
- TAB to cycle through the text chat targets doesn't always work fixed
- The comms panel voice indicator now also indicates your current mute state
- Comms text input auto-focusing is confusing for keyboard+mouse players - Can now use the normal "select" ui input to focus the text entry field (previously this would not register the first time, you had to use the quick comms input)
- Fix missing cockpit in Vulture LOD
- Extract name of bodies discovered from sell web requests as they have access to the data, to avoid requesting system keys from the server for each body you discover
- Add an 'official' binding to centre the mouse widget, which players were using MouseHeadlook for
- Wing nav lock auto beacon drop and target wing member now auto targets a beacon where possible
- If using an accumulating throttle, reset the throttle value on activating/deactivating the debug camera to avoid the throttle changes spilling over into gameplay afterwards
- Unable to have a third person in voice comms - logging and speculative fix added
- Make sure if another ship dies, falls out or does something weird in supercruise that we do not reset out current location to normal flight! This is a possible fix for engine sounds completely stopping when people have been playing with wings
- Economy type colours now align with commodity colours, and the faction colours align with the branding we use for them in the galaxy map
- Bring back mouse headlook resetting the mouse flight widget
- Interdiction sounds persisted after evading interdiction fixed
- Add 'arrival point' line to station pop-up on system map, giving distance (in light-seconds) from the largest star in the system
- Pandamonium system in empire spelled wrong fixed
- Change backer station name
- Fix missing string assignments in outfitting for French, German and Russian

Update 1.2.00 Change Log:

- Fix a crash in the protoplanetary disk creation
- Fix error with capital ship when jumping into Sol
- Fixed issue where users could not use keyboard or gamepad to navigate to the drone purchase row
- Fix to not only spawn pirates in ambient traffic in anarchy systems
- Fix timings of the heat warning messages and alerts
- Rebalance of all the empire capital ship modules health values
- Crimson Eagle Paint Job had no visual icon added
- Fix for shiny material behind cargo-scoop panel in Fer-de-Lance
- Add missing string for dumping dangerous cargo
- Made the Vultures shield smaller to fit the ship better
- Add some missing mission strings
- Stop a secondary issue for players dropping out inside stellar bodies
- Renamed duplicated star name 'Lauma' to 'Deive'
- Mouse headlook in station isn't working properly fixed
- Fix audio on Asp engines
- Stop AI spamming mines
- Add power draw, range information to the outfitting item infos for the detailed surface scanner and discovery scanner respectively
- New binding: Wingman Nav-Lock
- Reduced affect of reputation on the interdiction percentage chances, it hadn't been balanced after the changed to the base interdiction amounts
- Fixed hardpoint doors on the Adder so that they open and close independently of each other
- Fixed the hardpoint doors on the Fer-De-Lance so that they can open independently of each other
- Changed how the bespoke colour mappings work so that both the scaleform GUI and the star field render receive the same colours in the same order
- Removed redundant data about power consumption from modules that don't need it to prevent outfitting getting the wrong idea about power requirements
- Fix for spamming error message when slave jump fails
- Fix errors in Coffee and Painite descriptions

Server Changes:

- Added some benefits to stations in systems that need a permit to travel
- Fix the laws being applied when NPCs scan ships
- Changed fines issued for being caught carrying stolen and / or illegal commodities to be a proportion of the cargo's worth
- Increased prices offered for selling stolen commodities at a black market
- Rare goods now remember how far they've travelled from home when scooped from space
- Reputation can now change when NPC ships are destroyed in Anarchies
- Trade dividend vouchers are now awarded to Wing members in the same starsystem, but not necessarily docked at the same station as the Commander selling commodities
- Allow stolen Limpets to be sold
- Redeeming combat bonds now affects the influence of the faction awarding the bond
- Improved import/export data shown on System Map
- Minor performance improvements on selling exploration data
- Minor factions with < 5% influence can no longer start conflicts
- Minor factions with >= 70% influence but do not control the system, automatically trigger a conflict with the controlling minor faction
- Friends list updates improvements
- Various improvements and fixes when showing and selling pages of exploration data
- Various improvements and fixes to Community Goal progression
- Fixed some incorrect data on some space stations' import/export lists
- Fixed the Top 5 Bounties list
- Added a small amount of demand for all illegal goods in black markets. The best prices are still available at markets with strong demand, but anything illegal in modest quantities should now be worth smuggling
- Fix a crash when selling a exploration data for a single starsystem
- Improve distribution of influence from certain mission types so that that influence is applied in the system where the mission was given

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