FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More! - Live on Steam

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FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More! - Live on Steam

Postby Matthew » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:58 pm


The patch will now be live on Steam for all users (on Windows, MacOS, and Linux). If you didn't know already, the Steam for Linux Beta is now in open beta so anyone can access it (and FTL on it)! Check it out here: http://store.steampowered.com/news/9638/

Assuming all continues to go smoothly, I'll be sending the patch to the HumbleStore and GOG.com and it will be available for those users within a couple days. I'll put up a post on our website news section as well as update this space once that happens :) I apologize that that system is not an instant as Steam.

There were a few small fixes made, so the most up to date version is 1.03.1. The changes just involved fixes to the hotkeys to ensure better functionality :)


Hello Everyone!

We have a small patch just about ready to roll out! The major additions include plentiful hotkey options as well as a colorblind friendly mode. Full change log at the bottom of the post.

As in the past, we're going to put it on the beta branch on Steam before pushing it out to everyone else. Given our relatively limited testing capabilities (just the two of us, remember :)), this has proven helpful in trying to catch last minute issues / additions before making everyone update. Once the patch goes live for everyone else I will make an announcement here as well as our website news section, so keep an eye out. So if you're eager to get the most up to date version, or you just want to be helpful for testing purposes, then check it out! See further down for instructions on how to access the patch on Steam.

In addition to that patch, that branch / password will also give access to the Linux version of FTL on Steam! If you're part of the Steam Beta program you'll be able to download it and try it out. As a warning, there's currently a problem with the Linux Steam client that might necessitate that you disable the Steam Overlay in order to launch FTL. You can do that by right clicking on FTL and going to "Properties" and toggling it off from there.

If you have any problems or feedback, please email me (zasdarq@ftlgame.com), post to the tech support forum (found here: viewforum.php?f=9), or use our GetSatisfaction (found here: https://getsatisfaction.com/ftlgame)


Accessing the patch

Right click on FTL in Steam and select "Properties". From the "Beta" tab you can choose to opt into the Beta Builds. Put in the password "betapatch" (without the quotes) and press "Check Password" and it will download. You can revert back to pre-patch if something goes wrong by selecting None from that tab.

Version 1.03.0 Changelog


-Colorblind mode (available in options) makes many color pallette changes and adds additional symbols to help out our colorblind players. I apologize for the delay in getting this into the game!
-Hotkeys added for many actions in the game, customizable from within the Options menu
-Indicator for when the enemy is attempting to jump away (and if it's able to)
-Cloaking will automatically cooldown in non-danger situations
-You can now pause using the middle mouse button (one handed gaming for those of you who need to hold your child in the other!)
-Orange room borders for very low O2 have been replaced with hazard stripes on the floor (should be more obvious for everyone)
-Ctrl+click (customizable in Options) when aiming will allow you to specify a single weapon to auto-fire (or not auto-fire if auto-fire button is toggled)
-Minor balance change: System Repair drones power requirement reduced to 1

Major Bugs:

-Cloaking will provide the +60 evasion even if you don't have a pilot
-Beams will correctly damage crew (and start fires if the Fire Beam)
-Odd numbered Shield Systems will now properly repower after ionization
-Tough Little Ship, Astronomically Low Odds, and all of the Crystal Cruiser achievements fixed
-Repair/Anti-Personel Drones will always properly disappear whenever unequipped (or sold) - this will let you unequip them to make room for repair men if you system is destroyed
-Potential fix for rare crash when selecting weapons

Minor Bugs:

-Fixed: Zoltan Bonus power wouldn't update while paused for drones
-Federation Cruiser Artillery cooldown imagery properly updates during pause
-Fixed: Sometimes incorrectly displays the teleporter/shuttle text when your crew dies after battle
-All enemies (including boarders) will now have names
-Tooltips will properly clear when events/sub-windows open
-System limits/effects caused by events (or nebulas) update upon arrival, not after the event
-Cloaking system glow fixed
-Zoltan Trade hub event fixed - blue option will actually do something now
-Fixed: Quest beacon tooltips were sometimes inaccurate
-More Typos/Grammar Fixes
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Re: FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More!

Postby UltraMantis » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:22 pm

The list of changes is awesome. Many of the features listed have been requested for a while now. Thank you for polishing FTL further with this update. :D :D

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Re: FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More!

Postby aaOzymandias » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:47 pm

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Re: FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More!

Postby Postal » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:27 pm

Lots of great changes here. Love it. If nothing else, it will at least slow the number of "is this game dead" posts on the forums. Thanks for all the updates!
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Re: FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More!

Postby omegaai » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:51 pm

Will the beta version stats, achievements, save games be kept when the retail game is updated to 1.03.0?
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Re: FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More!

Postby Captain_Midnight » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:52 pm

Looks like a great collection of changes! It's like an early X-mas present :D
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Re: FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More!

Postby jamotide » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:03 pm

Very cool, thanks for the continued support!
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Re: FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More!

Postby ExtraCheesyPie » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:04 pm

To make this present complete, we need a new ship.

Come on.

We know you want to.

Just add the liquidator in for Holiday shopping.
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Re: FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More!

Postby Beefy8969 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:34 pm

Can not wait for this update! Love this game! Thank you for your continued hard work and effort!
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Re: FTL Version 1.03.0 - Hotkeys and More!

Postby Springy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:38 pm

Excellent news, colourblind mode sounds quite intriguing (along with the rest of the updates and bug fixes) cannot wait for this.
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