Holy crap it’s version 0.3!

After 8 months of hard work it’s finally here! Be sure to uninstall any old versions first and read the Documentation carefully for any new features.

New features:

  • Basescape:
    • Craft rearming.
    • Craft equipping.
    • Purchase/Recruit.
    • Sell/Sack.
    • Base transfers.
  • Battlescape:
    • Battle turns.
    • Item equipping, firing, throwing.
    • Environment: fire, smoke, explosions, damage, kills.
    • Unit stats.
    • Inventory.
    • AI Phase 1 (patrol, aggro).
  • New languages: Czech, English (UK), Polish, Romanian, Russian.
  • Support for custom font characters and full Unicode.
  • Options.
  • Platform-specific folders.
  • Partial Ufopaedia.
  • Externalized soldier names.
  • Nag screen only shows once.
  • Swapped F5 and F12 keys.
  • Movable caret in text input.

Bugfixes:

  • Bug in Geoscape pathfinding.
  • Incorrect language names.
  • Cross-platform bug when loading PCK files.
  • Invisible loading errors.
  • Incorrect mouse events.
  • Missing strings.
  • Various UI issues.
  • Various translation issues.
  • Bug in craft rearming.
  • FPS Counter didn’t always show up properly.
  • Crash sites didn’t vanish properly.
  • Failing to load a game could crash the Geoscape.
  • Games weren’t always saved properly.
  • Monthly report didn’t show correct date.
  • Crafts in base view weren’t positioned correctly.
  • Music loading issues.
  • Various battlescape fixes.
  • Various performance improvements.

And as usual, the known issues:

  • Battlescape is still in a “sandbox” mode, so missions never end and anything you do in it won’t carry over to the Geoscape. Take advantage of it!
  • Geoscape sidebar isn’t translated in all languages.
  • You can’t minimize dogfights.
  • UFOs are nerfed to make them easier to intercept.
  • Screenshots are saved in BMP since it doesn’t require libraries. DO NOT share them in this format, convert them to something sane like PNG/JPG first.

P.S. We also got our own shiny domain now, update your links accordingly. πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Holy crap it’s version 0.3!

  1. domsson

    Yay, so much process! This is great!
    Guess I’ll have to quit my job once this game is finished. ^_^

    Oh, and finally a domain even I can remember! πŸ™‚

  2. Pinkertonius

    Wow, nice…I don’t think I remember seeing snow…maybe it’s just been awhile. Also it this using any scalers? It seemed smoother looking than I seemed to remember.

    One possible addition (after 1.0 of course), it would be awesome to be able to “right-click” on items in inventories (or store) and pull up the UFOpedia entry if there is one. Then when it closes, you’re returned to the inventory screen/store screen/whatever

  3. SupSuper Post author

    Have you tried compiling it yourself? Pre-compiled version probably only works on specific setups…

  4. Bto

    I dowloaded and installed the version 0.3 and copied the xcom ufo defense sub folders in data folder. I opened the game in the screen instead of research it writes N/A and instead of manufacture it writes N/A. I tried earlier versions, i can see research but can not change anything same problem with the manufacture screen. Please help thank you

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