Week 1 (January 4th – 8th)

Hello everyone. Here are the first Starbase Progress Notes of 2021!

Please note that the “Progress Notes” are different from the Starbase Alpha “Patch Notes”. Progress Notes are snippets from the development team and what has been worked on during the previous week, and many of the features might not be present in the current or upcoming builds of the Closed Alpha. Some features, especially in the design portion, can be subject to change as the development continues.


User Interface

  • Mailing system design is in the works
  • UI elements have been worked on for Ship and Station Manager UI’s new functionality

In-game Designers

  • Control table angle support 45 and Control table stand 45 icons have been fixed
  • Window Frame 192x36x24 cm has been moved to Windows folder as it is transparent
  • Old 30 degree beam names have been modified to match with the new 30 degree beams
  • New 15, 30 and 45 degree beams and plates are being tested and finalized
    • More snap points for plates added for easier automatic snapping
    • Rotate/Move tool gadget visualization now shows in correct position with new 15, 30 and 45 beams and plates


  • The Sled has been removed from Sunny Ship Center and Vasama has been added back
  • Argentavian Federation player ship shop is being worked on



  • Some fixes have been made for ship host transfer failing in some cases
  • Fast travel should now end correctly even if the ship flies using its thrusters
  • An optional warning message is shown for players on ships with durability errors
  • Ships with durability errors apply a “safe mode” by default, avoiding damage due to thruster use
  • Ships avoid leaving safe zones by default
  • Ship collisions now affect their residual speed, reducing for example drifting when an impact occurs in the opposite direction
  • Detached pilot chairs should no longer leave active quick binds stuck
  • A fix has been made for station transponder signal disappearing if player restarts the game more than a cell away from the station
  • Pressing the “Edit” button on station terminals is now prevented if the station’s resignation has been initiated

In-game Designers

  • A fix has been made for rotate tool widget appearing in the wrong position for objects that have a custom center of rotation point defined


Animations and Emotes

  • Rummage animations have been polished (1st person)
  • Empty fire animations have been started (trying to shoot with no ammo, 1st person)

Stations and Cities

  • Skyscraper Roof 01 has been finished
  • Level art is being worked on for Chemosh and Kbot spaceship shops

Weapons and Armor

  • Some incorrect directional properties have been corrected to Hit effects of several handheld weapons
  • Visual updates have been made to Missile and Torpedo Hit VFX: some optimizations and matched sizing to better fit damage area
  • Updates have been made to Remote Explosive VFX. Added debris trails and ‘stronger blast’: better scaled FX to match damage area


  • Inventory icons have been added for the 15, 30, 45 degree plate assets

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See you next week! 🚀