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Starbound 1.3 – Spacefarer update is now live

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Another huge Starbound [Official Site, GOG, Steam] update is now live! Spacefarer as the name might suggest brings a large focus to what you can do in space.

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Many things were added and overhaul in this absolutely stormer of an update. The cockpit navigation from your ships now has Planets, Moons and Ships all visible and they orbit in real time. There's also now NPC stations, friendly and hostile NPC ships, and strange space anomalies to visit.

Customizable mechs! What would space be without cool mech units to travel around in? They can also be deployed on planets if you need a bit of extra firepower.

You can now own your own space station, yes really. They are modular, so you can customize them to fit your needs.

This might well bring me back to it. It sounds incredibly exciting. See the full changelog here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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RTheren 9 Jun, 2017
Own spacestation?

HELL YES
razing32 9 Jun, 2017
Huh , good of them to add more content.
May give it another gander (between the hundreds of other games i want to play)
shirethrone 9 Jun, 2017
I bought it during the initial hype and was kind of disappointed with it. I thought at one point that the devs abandoned it but it is good to be proven wrong ^_^
TheRiddick 9 Jun, 2017
In same boat, last time I played it was during early access. I might have to dust it off and find a local group to play with for some fun.

I like it went developers commit and follow through with updating their games beyond expectations like this, so many games on my steam list from EA are getting like a minor update every few months, real pathetic. Or abandoned.

Sure developers need money, start a new exciting project if you must but don't abandon previous games and leave them incomplete!
Joeyboots80 9 Jun, 2017
Haven't played my copy of Starbound in ages. I think it's time to change that. ^_^
Cybolic 10 Jun, 2017
Liam, have you tried the update yet? I just bought it but it crashes immediately for me on Arch, so I'm curious as to whether you're seeing the same thing.

EDIT: Thread link for those interested: http://steamcommunity.com/app/211820/discussions/3/1353742967810312286/


Last edited by Cybolic on 10 June 2017 at 2:36 am UTC
razing32 10 Jun, 2017
Quoting: CybolicLiam, have you tried the update yet? I just bought it but it crashes immediately for me on Arch, so I'm curious as to whether you're seeing the same thing.

EDIT: Thread link for those interested: http://steamcommunity.com/app/211820/discussions/3/1353742967810312286/

Liam went back to Ubuntu (he got pissed off on Arch for the openssl thing i think)

I have Arch , just started Starbound , loaded an old save and still works like a charm.
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core @ 8x 4GHz [26.8°C]
GPU: GeForce GTX 770
RAM: 13973MiB / 32143MiB
evilpilli 12 Jun, 2017
The crash issue is something quite a few linux users have reported (myself included), @razing32, would you mind posting your runtime log for from a launch and exit of the game. So I can quickly compare it to one which crashes to see if there are any obvious discrepancies between the two?

Peace!
Evilpilli
razing32 12 Jun, 2017
Quoting: evilpilliThe crash issue is something quite a few linux users have reported (myself included), @razing32, would you mind posting your runtime log for from a launch and exit of the game. So I can quickly compare it to one which crashes to see if there are any obvious discrepancies between the two?

Peace!
Evilpilli

Sure , if you tell me where to look for them , be glad to .
evilpilli 12 Jun, 2017
Fantastic, it should be under /steamapps/common/Starbound/storage and the file should just be called "starbound.log" (assuming you're using Steam). It would be great if you could open and close the game before fetching the log file. Oh, and make sure it's running the 1.3 update. Thanks in advance!
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