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Egosoft are continuing to improve and expand their detailed space trading, exploration and combat sim X4: Foundations.

Along with a bunch of gameplay improvements, one of the highlights of this release is the overhaul of the crew transfer feature. Instead of needing to make an order and having the ships meet up, it's been streamlined to be less of an annoyance. Now you can do it anywhere, along with it being possible to move any amount of people as they will use crew capsules to move around independently. Once you start getting far into the game and build up a little empire, this sounds like it will be much nicer.

The user interface for the new crew transfer system can be found under the Empire Overview in X4: Foundations.

Other patch highlights include:

  • Improvements to alerts and notifications
  • More information on the Logical Station Overview
  • New map filters and key bindings
  • Enhancements and fixes to trade behaviour
  • Lots of smaller fixes and quality of life improvements

X4: Foundations is such an impressive game when it comes to the scope of it. Being able to fly across a huge universe, with so much simulated as you move around it's crazy. The economy, all the different factions, NPC ships and stations and so much more. Some of the visuals in 52.50 X4: Foundations are absolutely wonderful too.

Want to pick up a copy of X4: Foundations and find your space legs? It's available from Humble Store, GOG or Steam.

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beko 3 Aug
Ohboiohboi - can't wait for GoG to pick up the patch. Some really annoying bugs fixed 🙏
TheSHEEEP 3 Aug
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Only 2-3 years remaining until playability...

I assume they still haven't fixed the bug/idiotic design that shots which hit your allies turn them hostile towards you so that whenever you try to aid an ally you actually end up at war with them.
beko 3 Aug
Quoting: TheSHEEEPOnly 2-3 years remaining until playability...

I assume they still haven't fixed the bug/idiotic design that shots which hit your allies turn them hostile towards you so that whenever you try to aid an ally you actually end up at war with them.
Oh my…

* That's only temporary - just leave for a while
* Watch Your Fire!
* Does iirc not apply for OOS fights (no friendly fire computation)
Alm888 3 Aug
It has arrived on last Thursday, AFAIK.

But not on GOG, of course.

Quoting: beko
Quoting: TheSHEEEPOnly 2-3 years remaining until playability...

I assume they still haven't fixed the bug/idiotic design that shots which hit your allies turn them hostile towards you so that whenever you try to aid an ally you actually end up at war with them.
Oh my…

* That's only temporary - just leave for a while
* Watch Your Fire!
* Does iirc not apply for OOS fights (no friendly fire computation)
This. :)

Plus, there are far more concerning issues than troubles of a player who does not care where he/she is firing a six-barreled machinegun.

War with Argon in Teladi space, for example: it is apparently totally OK for Argon ships to blast you away right in front of (presumably, allied to you) Teladi (both factions) without repercussions, but the instant you return fire…
"Hold it right there, villain! In the name of The Moon, we will punish you!"

UPDATE: Now it is available on GOG.


Last edited by Alm888 on 3 August 2020 at 3:17 pm UTC
beko 3 Aug
Quoting: Alm888"Hold it right there, villain! In the name of The Moon, we will punish you!"
🤣 you killed me
Alm888 3 Aug
Quoting: beko
Quoting: Alm888"Hold it right there, villain! In the name of The Moon, we will punish you!"
🤣 you killed me
Ah, sorry, I have just misquoted the Teladi rep. :)

For anyone interested though, the correct quote is "Stop your attack immediately! You will now suffer the consequences!".


Last edited by Alm888 on 3 August 2020 at 11:44 pm UTC
Quoting: TheSHEEEPOnly 2-3 years remaining until playability...

I assume they still haven't fixed the bug/idiotic design that shots which hit your allies turn them hostile towards you so that whenever you try to aid an ally you actually end up at war with them.

I believe there is a mod available that actually takes care of that. The game is already pretty fun in vanilla, but once you get used to it and start playing with the modes (like VRO), it becomes a whole other thing.
beko 3 Aug
Nice, it is indeed available now. Odd that this happens always minutes after complaining
Alm888 3 Aug
Quoting: bekoNice, it is indeed available now. Odd that this happens always minutes after complaining
Corollary: We shall complain more.
TheSHEEEP 3 Aug
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Quoting: beko
Quoting: TheSHEEEPOnly 2-3 years remaining until playability...

I assume they still haven't fixed the bug/idiotic design that shots which hit your allies turn them hostile towards you so that whenever you try to aid an ally you actually end up at war with them.
Oh my…

* That's only temporary - just leave for a while
It isn't.
The first few shots turn friends hostile - THAT is temporary, similar to hacking stations.
However, now that the friends are hostile, your turrets and other ships start actively AIMING AT THEM ('cause they are hostiles, right? herpderpdep :/ ) - and after just a few seconds, you/your armada will have shot down a bunch of small craft of your former allies.
The penalty for that is NOT temporary, believe me...

And even if it was temporary - what kind of insane solution is that?
"Just leave for a while!" - Oh, sure, just don't play the game for a while the way you want to due to inane design choices or bugs...
Also... "Oh, sure, I'll just tell my armada to go back home, while the Xenon eat my allies alive, because my allies will think I'm their enemy for a month now."

Quoting: beko* Watch Your Fire!
Did you actually play the game?
In something larger than the smallest ship?
In a large battle with many allies and enemies?
When you have more turrets on your hull than toes on your feet and five times as many drones & small ships, then some of them WILL hit allies in the thick of battle, it is entirely unavoidable. Which makes the idea of friends/allies turning hostile if some of projectiles hit them so absolutely idiotic.
And the fix would be so simple: ignore incoming fire for FF calculations if the original target was not you.

Quoting: beko* Does iirc not apply for OOS fights (no friendly fire computation)
That's true.
But since my entire point for playing was building large armadas and leading them into battle, that's not really helping much.
The economic simulation is nice and all, but excel just isn't something that yields much fun for me.
I was quite happy just setting my traders/etc. into automatic mode and let them do their thing while I fight or explore somewhere.

But honestly, that wasn't my only gripe with X4. Not by far.
It was just the straw breaking the camel's back.
And almost all issues I had a gripe with would be super easy to fix, but from what I gather have all been around pretty much since launch.

There was this in some patch notes after I stopped playing:
Fixed accidental friendly fire from turrets on player ship being treated as intentional.

But, frankly, I was so disappointed by the game that it will probably be years before I give it another shot.

Quoting: EagleDeltaI believe there is a mod available that actually takes care of that. The game is already pretty fun in vanilla, but once you get used to it and start playing with the modes (like VRO), it becomes a whole other thing.
If there is such a mod, I wasn't able to find it.
Just loads of threads of people asking for such a mod, people saying such a mod cannot be done, or people begging for an option to turn FF off entirely - which would make sense, honestly. Only the player would be able to abuse it and the player can already exploit and cheat like there's no tomorrow, so that is not a logical reason not to give people that option.


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