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FA Update

Balance Patch 3714

Hello Commanders,

Today we release a new balance patch, patch 3714. Patchnotes can be found here: https://content.faforever.com/patchnotes/3714.html

This patch aims to improve the options of Aeon specifically as they have become one of the least played factions. The Czar will now have a personal shield to protect it, and much stronger AA weapons. The Harbinger also gets a quite substantial buff and the Specter gets a new weapon.

There are many changes to the other factions as well, especially at the Tech 2 land and Tech 3 land stages. Open the patchnotes to read through all the changes and see small explanations for each of the changes.

A big thanks goes to the other members of the balance team and all the players who gave suggestions and feedback on the forums and elsewhere on FAF.

Feedback on the patch can be submitted in this thread

Thank you for you time,
JaggedAppliance

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Development Update FA Update

Game Patch 3712

Hello Commanders,

We are releasing the Game Patch 3712 today, which contains but is not restricted to :

  • The ability to scale up the UI for players having a big screen.
  • An aesthetic change in the shader of seraphim unit.
  • The fix of the black plane bug for maps.
  • We added a support for custom map Props.
  • We fixed a bug with the rating reward when someone was leaving the game before it ended.

The patch notes can be found here or with some more explanations here.

Please post feedback in the forum.

See you Space Cowboy,

~The dev team.

PS : If you use the UI scaling, mods are likely to break.
In order to fix this issue, modders need to update their mods:
When setting UI elements, the position and dimensions have to be set using a correct function from layouthelpers.lua.
This file contains all required functions to position the UI elements and it scales the position by the set global multiplier.

Example of changes that needs to be done:
(1)
control.Top:Set(parent.Bottom() + 20)
to
LayoutHelpers.AnchorToBottom(control, parent, 20)

(2)
control.Width:Set(200) control.Height:Set(60)
to
LayoutHelpers.SetDimensions(control, 200, 60)

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Development Update FA Update

Hotfix 3711

Hello Commanders,

We are releasing the Hotfix 3711 today, which deals with a bug allowing to create resources for free.

Another patch will follow in the next weeks. This one will contain several bug fixes, sim speed improvements and new features.

You can see the list of changes for the upcoming patch on the forum, and you can test them by hosting FAF develop featured mods.

See you on the battlefield,

~The dev team.

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Development Update FA Update

Game Patch 3710

Hello Commanders,

We are releasing the Game Patch 3710 today, which contains but is not restricted to :

– The ability to see your allies economy at the score board. You can see their income, their storage and their current drain. (doesn’t work with the mod supreme score board or ecomanager on)

– When the observers option is on and you died, you won’t be able to see the whole map until your team loses.

– New optimal balance with mirrored spot : it will put in front of each other players having the most similar rating.

the patch notes can be found here or with some more explanations here.

Please post feedback in the forum.

See you on the battlefield,

~The dev team.

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Uncategorized

Balance patch 3709

Hello Commanders!

Today we released a new balance patch, patch 3709. Patchnotes can be found here: 3709 patchnotes

The 2 main issues dealt with in this patch are the partial removal of the snipemode mechanic and the nerfing of the mongoose/shield combo.

Please leave your feedback in this thread on the balance subforum.

~ The balance team