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Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 4:30:28 AM   
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A huge list of improvements and changes coming with this capital ship-sized update

Matrix Games and Code Force (www.codeforce.co.nz) are proud to release a massive new update for their award winning space strategy game, Distant Worlds! The comprehensive 1.0.6.0 update comes with dozens of changes and fixes which improve nearly every part of the game, specific emphasis has been placed on stability, balance, colonies, fleet and ship behavior, and interface improvements.

Specifically, there are more than 40 bug fixes alongside major features such as improved AI and automation, better fleet management, more realistic colonization (including habitat quality) and migration, improved planetary combat and rebellions, new per-ship and per-group engagement stances with defaults adjustable on an empire level, better game balance in terms of combat, economics and technology, major performance improvement including lower memory usage and much quicker saves and finally multiple interface improvements to make managing your empire a breeze!

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Distant Worlds has been met with critical and fan acclaim, even bringing home a few trophies. This update solidifies the position of Distant Worlds as one of the premier space-based 4X strategy games! We have great plans in store for fans of Distant Worlds, including more updates and an upcoming expansion, so this is a great time to jump on board if you’ve been on the fence!”

Distant Worlds is a vast, pausable real-time, 4X space strategy game. You can run the game as slow or as fast as you like, with intelligent advisors and many different settings for warnings and auto-pause triggers to help you manage your empire at your own pace. Experience the full depth and detail of large turn-based strategy games, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game.

Vast galaxies are made to order: up to 1400 star systems, with up to 50,000 planets, moons and asteroids. Galaxies are so deep, fun and immersive that you won’t want to finish the game... Build, expand and improve your empire endlessly. The galaxy is packed with life and activity. Encounter other empires, independent alien colonies, traders, pirates and space monsters. Explore star systems, asteroid fields, gas clouds, supernovae, galactic storms and black holes. Discover evidence of civilizations long since past, uncovering secrets about the galaxy's troubled history...

Best of all, you can play the game your way: enjoy a quick, intense game in a crowded galaxy or take your time in an epic game spread across a vast galaxy!

Get the update here. This update is comprehensive and will bring all previous versions of Distant Worlds to 1.0.6.0.

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 4:39:45 AM   
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Wooohoooo!! 4.30am in the morning where I am though. This will have to wait a few hours so I can get some shut eye.

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 6:57:22 AM   
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great news. i played the beta patch for a while and was very happy with the new AI preformance. its realy challenging now so you did a great job guys.

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 7:49:50 AM   
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Very good decition, i hope all previous buyers / testers of DW will try this patch :)

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 8:59:01 AM   
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Nice, I missed this earlier this afternoon. Will get patched up to the official now.

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 11:46:30 AM   
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I was so tired last night, I forgot to say, thank you, guys. Great job as usual.

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 12:59:46 PM   
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Hey wait a second, that says "upcoming expansion". Woooo hooo! I can't wait to hear more details about that!

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 1:08:20 PM   
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quote:

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Distant Worlds has been met with critical and fan acclaim, even bringing home a few trophies. This update solidifies the position of Distant Worlds as one of the premier space-based 4X strategy games! We have great plans in store for fans of Distant Worlds, including more updates and an upcoming expansion, so this is a great time to jump on board if you’ve been on the fence!”


Great news for fans that there is more to come from DW, and congrats to Matrix/CodeForce for the success, it's good to see a smaller developer and publisher doing well, I'm fed up with some of the stunts the industry leaders are pulling these days, but you guys provide proper support and seemingly care about what the customer thinks and says. 

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 1:42:06 PM   
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haven't got a savegame on hand to show it but so far I've seen a small spaceport (standard design) that had just been finished (4 components unbuilt as the attack began, but it was powering up shields as the pirate ship came in range) refusing to fire on a pirate ship.

I also received a pirate base as reward for destroying another pirate base. and this new base should supposedly be able to build and retrofit ships, but the old pirate ships that came with the package I ordered to be retrofitted there are just all stuck there not doing any retrofitting...

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 2:31:28 PM   
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Where I can find a change list?


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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 3:35:32 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Wenla

Where I can find a change list?


The beta thread should have it. At the end of the thread Erik Rutins from Matrixgames says they decided "to make 1.0.6.0 official" - I take that to mean the release is unaltered from the last beta and the list of changes complete.

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 3:38:20 PM   
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When will the Galactopedia be updated?

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 4:10:28 PM   
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Yay! I know what I'm doing this weekend.

But...does this mean that moons are still named oddly? (i.e., uniquely, not linked to a system or planet?)

thanks for all the hard work DW team!

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 4:10:59 PM   
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Any difference from official patch and the beta patch?


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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 6:40:59 PM   
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Thank you Elliot&Erik for this awesome official update, and your huge support.

Keep up the good work guys! :)

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 8:13:45 PM   
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quote:

and an upcoming expansion


Info please.

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/30/2010 9:55:20 PM   
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Still some planets that are named by the old moon naming system (XY272 and such), but no biggie :)

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/31/2010 4:26:33 AM   
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Hi guys,

Yes, the 1.0.6.0 Beta became 1.0.6.0 Official, no further changes.

We ran out of time for the galactopedia update in this release, we will aim to get that into the next update. It proved to be a bigger job than expected.

More news on the expansion will be available when it's a bit further along, but the goal is to have it done before the end of this year.

Regards,

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/31/2010 7:29:59 AM   
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will additional modding be opened up before or after the expansion?

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 7/31/2010 10:12:03 AM   
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I'm guessing before,

Erik is the expansion going to contain things from the wishlist or will we see more of those through patches?
I can't wait! :)

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 8/2/2010 6:36:42 AM   
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wow, this is amazing. simply amazing. THANKS TO ALL THE SOULJA'S AT MATRIX :D.

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 8/2/2010 6:39:20 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: WoodMan

quote:

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Distant Worlds has been met with critical and fan acclaim, even bringing home a few trophies. This update solidifies the position of Distant Worlds as one of the premier space-based 4X strategy games! We have great plans in store for fans of Distant Worlds, including more updates and an upcoming expansion, so this is a great time to jump on board if you’ve been on the fence!”


Great news for fans that there is more to come from DW, and congrats to Matrix/CodeForce for the success, it's good to see a smaller developer and publisher doing well, I'm fed up with some of the stunts the industry leaders are pulling these days, but you guys provide proper support and seemingly care about what the customer thinks and says. 



WORD UP. three cheers for the dudes and ladies ad MATRIX and CODEFORCE :D

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 8/2/2010 7:02:59 PM   
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Very exciting indeed to see what features will be coming in the Expansion.

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 8/3/2010 1:55:40 PM   
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Thanks!

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 8/3/2010 5:39:44 PM   
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Cool, I try it imidiatly. Thanx devs

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RE: Huge New Update for Distant Worlds! - 8/3/2010 10:02:25 PM   
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Curses! Right as StarCraft II releases! I'll never sleep!

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