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Welcome to Week 121.

You'll notice that this update is coming to you a day early, that is because we have the Easter holiday period here in NZ. So tomorrow our staff will be on a well deserved break.

This week we’re giving the game a QoL pass, focusing on improving the UI and adding a few new small features that will add a new layer of depth.

These include consolidating the recipes on the Crafting Bench → Machining Bench → Fabricator so that each tier hosts the previous tier's recipes, and a new water purifying tablet in the orbital workshop.

We’ve also got an update on some of the content you can expect in the upcoming Laika update.

Jump in and have a read.

Notable Improvements:
  • Added prospect name to open world operations UI
  • Add Pyritic Crust for Stone and Salt
  • Added tag query for mission items, so players can filter to only show mission items
  • Fixed many recipes not being refundable, notably statues, carved furniture and industrial furniture
  • Reduced respawn delay time to 10 seconds from 20 seconds
  • Added right click context option to empty water containers



This week: Crafting Consolidation
We’re introducing a crafting consolidation quality of life pass this week, which aims to simplify the bench progression between tiers.

This will allow recipes crafted on the Crafting Bench to be crafted at the Machining Bench or Fabricator. It will also allow recipes crafted at the Machining Bench to be crafted on the Fabricator. This will naturally allow each tiers bench to replace it’s previous counterpart.

We’ve previously done this with all other upgradable benches (such as the Textiles Bench, Masonry Bench and Forge), and this week will mean core benches also operate the same.

Our ultimate intention with these changes is to reduce the clutter in bases and simplify your operations room. A secondary benefit is that higher tier benches craft much quicker, so recipe time is reduced as you level up.
This week: Xigo Puri-tab & Water Treatment Pill
Following on from last week’s water revamp, we’re adding a workshop item to complete the system - the Xigo Puri-tab.

This can be bought in the Orbital Workshop and taken down to the planet, where it can be added to canteens to purify water from Tainted or Rain to Treated.

In addition there is a new craftable pill at T3 crafted on the kitchen or chemistry bench which will convert Tained or Rain water in Filtered water.

Both of these items make it ideal for quick filtration on the go, while you are out exploring. Though for the best quality water you will still need the T3 / T4 Purifiers.



Future: Laika
Our upcoming Laika update is making progress, and we wanted to talk about one of the features this week - chickens.

You’ll now be able to raise your own flock of fowl and harvest eggs in the chicken coop. Eggs will be added to existing recipes and will feature in new ones, and chickens, just like on Earth, will have to be well cared for and protected from natural predators… like bears.

We’ve got more content coming to Laika and our Creature Comforts DLC, so keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks.



Next Week: Homeliness
Next week we’ll be improving the sleep system, adding a new dynamic that improves the quality of your sleep based on your base aesthetics and homeliness. A prospector will now sleep better in a well-built, decorated home, rather than a makeshift shack. This will be provided not only by animal trophies but also rugs and other decorations.

We’ll have more details for you next week.

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https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/35727/Icarus_Complete_the_Set/

Changelog v2.1.24.120925
New Content
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  • Added Water Purification Tablet that can be purchased from the workshop and will clean rain water / tainted water
  • Added Pyritic Crust for Stone and Salt, to ensure Miasmic Pick does not lose ore when gathering those resources
  • Adding new T3 Water Treatment Pill, that when added to Tainted / Rain water can convert it into Filtered Water on your character
  • Added text guide to hold when emptying water containers
  • Added a new usable called 'Consume_Empty' which adds a new context menu option to empty containers
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Fixed
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  • Fixed many recipes not being refundable, notably statues, carved furniture and industrial furniture
  • Added Pyritic Crust for Stone and Salt, to ensure Miasmic Pick does not lose ore when gathering those resources
  • Fixed UI scaling on weather events to not overlap card in other languages
  • Fixed Death Screen cutting off control text in other languages
  • Reduced respawn delay time to 10 seconds from 20 seconds
  • Fixed consume stack missing on many foods
  • Fixed More Stats close button missing not using translation strings
  • Updated Trophy Bench to 5 queue slots
  • Fixed Trench Shotgun being repairable with Steel instead of Titanium
  • Fixed Uniao typos in item names
  • Fixed accidental double full stop, instead of single full stops
  • Added prospect name to open world operations UI
  • Added tag query for mission items, so players can filter to only show mission items
  • Allow recipes crafted in Crafting Bench to be crafted at Machining Bench or Fabricator
  • Allow recipes crafted in Machining Bench to be crafted at Fabricator
  • Fixed typo in Highlight alteration name
  • Fixed water speed modifier not being translatable (on applicable crafting benches with an optional water connection)
  • Fixed a typo in the Graffitied Shield text
  • Fixing issues where you couldn't fill your canteen from water bodies on client
  • Fixing issue where ice water crafted on player was providing the rain water modifier, also reduced recipe cost from 50 ice to 10
  • Adding Animal Bench and setting up crafting recipes
  • Fixing some animal bed recipes which were crafting the wrong things
  • Fixing T4 Water trough so it run correctly
  • Fixed a typo in the beehive extractor text
  • Added a new usable called 'Consume_Empty' which adds a new context menu option to empty containers
  • Adding new T3 Water Treatment Pill, that when added to Tainted / Rain water can convert it into Filtered Water on your character
  • Added text guide to hold when emptying water containers
  • Update mission tags on items to correctly show applicable items when filtered
  • Water containers now require a short hold before being emptied when pressing right click
  • Fixed T4 Shotgun not using correct durability and repair row
  • Fixed T4 Food Trough to convert any food into a new Item - high quality animal feed
  • Added Water Purification Tablet that can be purchased from the workshop and will clean rain water / tainted water
  • Fixed Issue where alterations which are applied upon crafting where not being applied (Beeswax reinforced wood for example)
  • Fixed T4 Shotgun not using correct durability and repair row
  • Fixed missions/operations/quest status UI showing incorrectly for clients
  • Water purifier t1 ground/water now stop their generators when fillable is full and the ground purifier stops its generator when without rainfall
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Future Content
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  • Added bestiary text for Sheep
  • Added some DT rows for Laika tames. Updated NPCCreator wizard to fix crash when AnimBP asset already existed for selected SK mesh
  • Added DEP_Tropjy_BlackWolf_Howling, Guarding and Running
  • Added text for animal beds
  • Adding new CHAC rifle equip audio - adding item data notfy event, adding new load bullet and data table notify entry etc
  • Adding Chac rifle to items static table
  • Adding chac hunting rifle fire close, fire tail, lever in, mech, lever out audio events and data table setup
  • Adding Animal Bed icons
  • Adding workshop Dogs/Cats/Horses
  • Adding unique CHAC pistol fire body, mech and tail audio, event and data table setup. Waiting for new reload anims before I approach that
  • Adding mini hippo idle events, audio and data table setup. WIP
  • Updated Animal Bed size adjustments and Feeding and Water trough size adjustments
  • Fixed typo in Field Guide Exotic acquisition methods
  • Added spawning/damage/resistance stats for ghost crocodile
  • Adding mini hippo flinch and death audio and events. Adjustments to boar animations to not play stray vocalisations which overwrite the Mippo events. Data Table entries
  • Add spawn map for Prometheus expansion area
  • Adding more mini hippo layers Aggro states and breaths
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