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Star Citizen Alpha 3.17.2x PTU.8168029 Patch Notes

Alpha Patch 3.17.2x has been released to the PTU and is now available to test! Patch should now show: VERSION 3.17.2-PTU.8168029.

It is strongly recommended that players delete their USER and Shader folders for the Public client after patching, particularly if you start encountering any odd character graphical issues or crash on loading. The USER folder can be found (in default installations) at C:Program FilesRoberts Space IndustriesStarCitizenPTU. The Shader folders can be found here %localappdata%Star Citizen.

Audience: All Backers
Database Reset: No
Long Term Persistence: Enabled
Pledge Copy: Enabled
Starting aUEC: 10,000

Please monitor sc-testing-chat in spectrum for updates and testing instructions.
USER.cfg settings: r_displaySessionInfo = 1

Note: This patch does not contain all of the intended features, which will be added iteratively to the notes as they become available. Additionally, some features may be implemented in a partial state and as such are not ready for testing. When those features reach a playable state they will be detailed on the notes and added to the “Testing Focus”. Please issue council all issues related to those in testing focus and in general gameplay.

Testing Focus

This PTU cycle accumulates many hotfixes that we have released onto the LIVE environment over the last week which includes many client and server crash fixes as well as new fixes to elevators not working properly, UGF and Siege of Orison AI spawning and behavior issues, and party launching issues.
Today’s build has extra logging for Medical service beacon issues. This should help us track down some issues including the beacon not paying out when completing.

  • General Bug Fixes and Stability
  • Siege of Orison Playtest – Saturday for 6 hours starting at 1200 CDT | 1700 UTC
  • Ninetails Lockdown Playtest – Sunday for 6 hours starting at 1200 CDT | 1700 UTC

Known Issues

  • Players may have to restart the game after getting kicked to the main menu from a 30k server crash
  • Multiple Locations – Transit / Elevator – Carriage Desync Can Cause Missing Floor Collison
  • Targeting – A ship’s targeting pip may be missing or disappear for some players; they cannot be targeted when this happens
  • Multivehicle – Ships floating in the hangar when stored with the engines left on then retrieved again
  • Targeting – A ship’s targeting pip may Ships / Character Animation – The player character arm will misalign when seated in ships, causing obstruction of HUD and view
  • Vehicle / Spawning – The Khartu-al spawns on the hangar floor sideways
  • Vehicles / Ships – Shields – Weapon fire penetrates shields when ships are moving
  • Vehicles / ShipRefuel – While docked to a Starfarer multiple vehicle types will continuously tilt instead of remaining stationary and snap away from the arm if any movement is attempted
  • Vehicles – The Argo Raft’s elevator controls cannot be interacted with from either deck
  • Crusader Ares – Headlights on Ares are too dim to notice at reasonable range
  • Medical Beacon- Medical beacon does not complete mission/payment when player is brought back from incapacitation
  • Animation – Weapons – All weapons are held like a pistol whilst moving in EVA
  • FPS Weapons – Weapon holsters or un-holsters unintentionally
  • Armor / Weapons / Utility items may disappear between sessions
  • Inventory – Weapons – Weapons looted directly equipped from containers/boxes are missing attachments
  • ASOP – Ships on landing pads end up in “unknown state” for location and have to be reclaimed after the ship is stored or streamed out
  • Missions – UGF / Bounty Hunter – Turrets around bunkers respawn very quickly, sometimes almost instantaneously

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed multiple issues causing elevators around the PU to block player entry and use

Technical

  • Fixed 1 Client Crash

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EVOCATI

PTU WAVE 1

OPEN PTU

LIVE

3.17.1 EVOCATI

3.17.1 OPEN PTU

3.17.1 LIVE

3.17.2 EVOCATI

3.17.2 PTU WAVE 1

3.17.2 PTU WAVE 2

3.17.2 PTU OPEN

3.17.2 LIVE

3.17.2 PTU OPEN

3.17.2 LIVE

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