• NCE 2.4.48 - Coco Candy

    Created on 10.12.2019 21:19:42 by NST

    Technical & Client Updates

    • Added new "heavy rain" sound; 
    • Enhanced Logging; 
    • Fixed an error which could lead to a crash;

    Gameworld & Content

    • Blackmarket FSM (City Administration) is now working as intended;
    • Added missing script (GER/FRA) for the MK II and MK III Turret - You can now download the Turret BPs with a german/french client;
    • Ceres Infantery NPC size lowered; 

  • NCE 2.4 - Coco Candy

    Created on 09.12.2019 20:11:08 by NST

    General

    To celebrate this huge update we've enabled triple XP - see you ingame!

    Technical & Client Updates

    • Implemented item grades - that allows us to create special items that add +10% per grade level to all item stats; - translates to 'Yay, we can have legendary-like items!';
    • Improvements to language support;
    • Missing translations added for German and French using the DeepL-API;
    • Language added: Spanish;
    • NPCs using the "new" player models are now able to wear gadgets and facial objects;
    • Item tracking improved. Items have a unique identifier now;
    • Fallback mechanism implemented for text resources;
    • The language path defect is fixed;
    • Languages use the ISO-Alpha-2 code now instead of KKs version (requires a launcher update);
    • Various re-factoring of the Neocron Code base;
    • LUA doesn't use the internal LUA functions to determine the faction and faction relation anymore. It does behave like the client/server now;
    • Weather has been fixed;



    Gameworld & Content

    • Added a new High Level Dungeon, with a completely new and unique map to the Gameworld. Some mobs in this dungeon use brand new AI-scripts which should make the whole experience more challenging and diversified;
    • The Cavespider-trophy is finally ingame!;
    • Players who have already activated one of the WOC skills can now accept a unique and new mission. The Brotherhood of Ceres is calling for help and is going to reward the successful runner with one of their most powerful items;
    • The Pepper Park Blackmarket is offering new services. Barters can now access FSM items via Blackmarket Terminals in Pepper Park. Access to allied, neutral and hostile FSMs is granted related to the players barterskill;
    • Added 4 new missions to the Job Center (3rd level) for mid-/high level runner;
    • Service employee NPCs in front of the Job Center got a new script to explain what you can do in the Job Center;
    • Vehicle Models/Trophies found their way ingame!
      • Added NExT Air Guard V.1.1 Trophy;
      • Added NExT Hovertec V.1 Trophy;
      • Added NExT Terminator Assault Quad v1.5 Trophy;
      • Added NExT Rhino 4x4 Chaincraft v.3 Trophy;
      • Added NExT Chaincraft V.1 Trophy;
      • Added NExT HH 4x4 Chaincraft V.1 Trophy;
      • Added NExT AT Troop Carrier V.1 Trophy;
      • Added NExT Scorpion Trike V.1 Trophy;
      • Added NExT ER Trike V.1 Trophy;
      • Added NExT HH Wheeler V.2 Trophy;
    • Added a new Mission to the Gameworld, called "Money Man" which you can start in Viarosso Sector 2;
    • Overhauled Outzone Sector 1:
      • Opened closed stores;
      • Added a bunch of details to the area, like new Decals and Decoration;
      • Goods from anti-NC Traders have found their way into the stores;
    • Added short names to most of the drones;
    • Removed wrong exit at the end in the Aggi Cellars;
    • To ensure the safety of all citizen NCPD decided to hire 3 new Nightshift Officer at Plaza Sector 1;
    • [Desert Racetrack] Grounded floating actors;
    • [Desert Racetrack] Replaced old decals with new decals;
    • [Desert Racetrack] Added some details to the area;
    • The Black Scorpion is now visible in the Neocron Zoo;
    • Added additional geometry to existing outpost buildings (such as fortresses) and optimized lighting;
    • HEW Security Package: Gatlin Turret MK2 found it's way back in-game;
    • HEW Security Package: Gatlin Turret MK3 found it's way back in-game;
    • Fixed incorrect "Hypercom" explanation;
    • Former NExT pilot Carl Shivers has found his way back home to Plaza 1... At the bar ;
    • [Mech Haven] Increased the dropchance of "MH DELTA v3 Pattern";
    • [Mech Haven] Altered Drops;
    • [Desert Underground Dungeon] Fixed Safespot in El Farid;
    • Fixed a mis-leading sync from the JobCenter to Plaza Sector 2;
    • Fixed a mis-leading sync from Gaia Mine 2 to Gaia Mine 1;
    • Fixed some incorrect nodes in the "NCPD Manhunt"- script;
    • Fixed some incorrect nodes in the "NCPD has an eye on you"- script;
    • Fallen Angel Epic Mission 6: If you pick the Gene sequencer mission target, you now get the instructions for it, instead of instructions for the field dampener;
    • Brother Leitus is now able to speak english;
    • The Black Dragon Storage Boss is now able to speak english;
    • The Black Dragon Storage Boss is now speaking proper german;
    • Brother Leitus is now speaking proper German;
    • Historian Miles is now speaking proper English;
    • Eli and Laura are now speaking proper English;
    • Updated F8 Missiontext for the Jones Soldier Mission that you have to kill 3 Inquisitor;
    • [Tech Haven Sector 1-3] Added new path-finding decals;
    • [Tech Haven Sector 1-3] Added new flower pots;
    • [Fallen Angel Headquarter] Fixed broken chairs;
    • Increased the size of the "Shin-Metal" model (Jones Mission item);
    • The description for the Damage Blocker modules has no longer a stray > in the text;
    • Removed backpack reference (GenRep Help text);
    • Removed flying "flame" in D06 (on the water);
    • Grounded floating actors, trees, and flowers in J04;
    • [J04] If you head east to J05, you can now see the Bunker before you sync;
    • Grounded floating actors, trees, and flowers in B09;
    • Grounded floating actors, trees, and flowers in H09;
    • Grounded floating actors, trees, and flowers in I10;
    • Grounded floating actors, trees, and flowers in J05;
    • Grounded floating actors, trees, and flowers in J07;
    • Grounded floating actors, trees, and flowers in J14;
    • Grounded floating actors, trees, and flowers in J15;
    • Grounded floating actors, trees, and flowers in K05;
    • Grounded floating actors, trees, and flowers in F12;
    • Corrected a misplaced Decal in Pepper Park Sector 2;
    • Grounded floating actors in Pepper Park Sector 1-3;
    • Added new flower pots to Plaza Sector 1;
    • Added new flower pots to Plaza Sector 2;
    • [Headquarters] Fixed colour scheme inconsistency;
    • [Headquarters] Grounded floating actors;
    • [Headquarters] Added new flower pots;
    • [Headquarters] Assigned the correct GR model;
    • [Headquarters] Replaced incorrectly placed decals;
    • [Fortress and Mine Outposts] Grounded floating actors;
    • [Fortress and Mine Outposts] Assigned correct GR model;
    • [Fortress and Mine Outposts] Replaced incorrectly placed decals;
    • Enabled the weather effect "Snow" and "Heavy Snow" (Plaza Sector 1);



    Balancing

    • Drugs: mainskill bonuses have been adapted;
    • Drugs and potions now have an Integer, instead of fractional, effects on skills again;
    • Ionic Shotgun Cannon & Rifle now consume the correct amount of ammo with each shot;
    • Accuracy of 28 weapon type families increased;
    • Range of flamer cannons increased by 15%;
    • Gaya Glove PSI requirement dropped to 44 (no more re-logging on PEs);
    • Buffed dual resist nanites to be in line with their single resist alternatives;
    • Heavy Targeting Matrix v. 0.3 now has a malus of -3 Melee Combat, instead of a bonus of +3, as intended;
    • Rifle Targeting Matrix v. 0.1 now has a malus of -1 Heavy Combat, instead of a bonus of +1, as intended;
    • Smart Cyber GPU v. 1.04 now has a bonus of +5 Hightech Combat, instead of a bonus of +1, as intended;
    • Fixed starter point allocation of Driver Spies and Tanks;
    • Fixed starter items of PE Engineers;
    • Reduced weight of "Holographic Projector Suit" to get in line with other armour;



    Graphics

    • Added new 'Glass' model;
    • Added new mission models/icons;
    • Added two new flower pots;
    • Fixed various broken decals;
    • Added new decals to the Gameworld;

    Important Note

    This update does contain some breaking changes in the clients filebase in order to run this update correctly you need to "Clean & Repair" your local client installation.

    Make sure you have saved Screenshots and customization (Those will be deleted within the Cleanup & Repair process)!

  • Smuggled goods in Pepper Park?

    Created on 01.06.2019 16:45:25 by Patricia Cole

    The fact that Pepper Park offers all sorts of things isn't new, but according to disturbing rumours, in addition to the usual drugs, dirty secrets and questionable services of all kinds, valuable goods from faction stocks could also become available in Pepper Park in the future.

    Initial research suggests that goods from all factions, even the CityAdmin itself, may be available on the black market if you have the necessary negotiating skills.
    Queries from Neocronicle in the faction HQs make it clear: the faction supply managers are shaken and cannot explain this circumstance.
    The information, however, was quite sparse and it was repeatedly said that "investigations" had been initiated.

    So far it is completely unclear who is behind it, how they managed to get their hands on these goods and how exactly the smugglers get in touch with their customers.

    Patricia Cole
    Neocronicle