Stellaris: Patch Update “Cherryh” 2.0 and Apocalypse DLC

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The 2.0 update for Stellaris is going to be a major change in gameplay and the Apocalypse DLC adds some heavy weapons to the game. I plan another multiplayer campaign with Jayjo and maybe some more people, either in German or English, we haven’t decided yet. But we will have Stellaris streams happening every week starting on 22nd of February when Apocalypse and the new patch are released. Below you find information about the new downloadable content as well as the full patch notes for Cerryh. If you are new to Stellaris follow this link to find out more about the game.

Apocalypse

These features are only available if the accompanying DLC is activated.

  • Planetary destruction – Ability to construct a special late-game planet-killer ship nicknamed “Colossus”, a technological super-weapon that can shatter entire worlds.
  • Titan class ships – Players are now capable of building strong capital-sized ships that offer tremendous bonuses to vessels under their command.
  • Ion cannons – Starbases can deploy expensive defense modules that hit targets on the other side of the system with a powerful attack.
  • Marauders – The galaxy can now spawn nomadic empires on the fringes of the galaxy that raid settled nations. Players can hire mercenary generals and admirals from them and order a raid on a rival if relations are high enough. There is also a chance these scattered hordes coalesce into a unified force, potentially triggering a mid-game crisis event.
  • Unity ambitions – More civics and ascension perks as well as new ways to spend unity to customize empire development.

These features will be added to the base game on the 2.0 (Cherryh) patch meaning that they are free for all players and function without the need of the accompanying DLC.

  • Border rework – Borders are now simply a reflection of system ownership meaning that the owner of a system is now almost always the owner of the Starbase in said system.
  • Starbases – Each system can now only have a single Starbase above its sun. They can be upgraded, ranging from outpost to citadel, and further specialized with modules and buildings. Starbases replace spaceports in military ship construction. Constructing a Starbase costs influence and they can never be destroyed, only disabled or captured.
  • Colonization changes – It is now impossible to colonize worlds outside an empires’ borders, but it no longer costs influence to do so.
  • FTL overhaul – The game no longer allows players to select the starting FTL type, instead everyone starts as primarily hyperlane-based, with more advanced forms of FTL unlocked through technology. Hyperlane generation has been altered, now creating more ‘islands’ and ‘choke points’, allowing for a more interesting galactic geography. Ships now need to travel to the entry point of a particular hyperlane but to compensate sublight travel has been sped up. Wormholes are now a natural formation that can be encountered while exploring the galaxy. They work in pairs and essentially function as very long hyperlanes that can potentially take a ship across the entire galaxy near-instantly. Jump drives have also been tweaked, they normally travel across hyperlanes like any normal ship but they are able to make a small tactical “jump” into a nearby system that is not directly connected by the hyperlane network.
  • Gateways – New megastructures that can be built, or found and reactivated. They function similarly to wormholes in that they initially pair up with a random other Gateway somewhere in the galaxy, but all Gateways of an empire can freely connect to any other they own.
  • Galactic terrain – Systems can now have environmental effects and hazards that cause profound tactical and strategic effects on ships. For example, pulsar render shields unusable, nebulas block sensors from picking up ships outside the system they are in, etc.
  • Basic ascension perks – The majority of ascension perks are now included in the base game without the need of DLC to unlock them.
  • War overhaul – To declare war a casus belli is now required. Different casus belli have different types of wargoals. System are considered occupied if the Starbase and all its planets controlled by the player are under enemy control. Occupying a system awards the owner control of any mining and research stations and the ability to use the Starbase.
  • Claims – One way to get a casus belli is by having a claim over a system. They require influence and its possible to claim a system multiple times.
  • War exhaustion – Warscore is gone and has been replaced with war exhaustion that measures the total weariness and attrition suffered by all empires. It goes up from having planets and starbases occupied by the enemy, suffering losses during combat, and passively by attrition. The speed at which War Exhaustion accumulates is influenced by factors such as ethics, traditions, technology and the amount of claims being pressed.
  • Fleet Size Limit – A new concept called command limit restricts on how large an individual fleet can be. There is now a thing called Force Disparity Combat Bonus that’s applied when a smaller force is engaged with a larger one in battle. This allows casualties on both sides to be more proportionate. Ships below 50% health now have a chance to disengage from battle and it depends primarily on the currently selected war doctrine and secondarily on the amount of damage received and ship class type. Damaged ships now have their speed and combat ability reduced, all the way down to a ~50% reduction when almost destroyed.
  • Fleet manager – New interface window that allows players to keep track and manage fleets. Each fleet now has a template that keeps track of how many ships, their sizes and individual designs the fleet is supposed to have. Fleets can now reinforce by use of a button, filling in any ships that are missing or were destroyed based on the current template.
  • Home bases – Each fleet now has a home base assigned and it is to this base the fleet gets redirected when recalled or looking for repairs.
  • Armor changes – Each point of armor is now effectively one extra hit point for the ship, forming a new health bar between Hull and Shields that will not repair itself under normal circumstances.
  • Ship designer changes – All empires now start with all basic weapons types researched. Ships now have a single reactor with a certain power output depending on ship class and technology. Missiles are now exclusive to the torpedo slot and bypass shields entirely. Ship computers can now have four different combat modes: swarm, picket, line, and artillery.
  • Army rework – New mechanic has been introduced called combat width, it is determined by the size of the world and it dictates how many troops can be engaged at any moment. Defense armies are now created from certain buildings and armies on planets no longer reduce unrest directly. Assault armies are now based in space but can be directed to garrison a planet to help against planetary invasions. There’s also collateral damage where civilians and civilian infrastructure can be damaged as fighting goes on and different troop types cause different amounts of damage. This damage can be lessened by building and manning fortresses with POPs. Retreats now have a significant chance of destroying a retreating regiment. Army attachments have been entirely cut from the game.
  • Orbital Bombardment changes – Worlds no longer have fortification levels, instead bombardment now deals planetary damage. Planetary damage can kill armies not protected by a Fortress, ruin buildings, and kill POPs. Armageddon Bombardment can now turn a planet into a depopulated tomb world if given enough time. Worlds cannot get invaded if there is a hostile Starbase in the system.
  • Technology changes – Technology and unity penalties are now based on the number of owned worlds and systems. Worlds now give less of an impact on tech costs. There are now five tiers of tech as well as a special sixth tier that relates to Fallen Empire technology and is only obtainable via salvaging. More researchable technologies have been added, in general related to weapons and defense.

There are 3 new tracks by Andreas Waldetoft included in the Apocalypse expansion, totalling about 15 minutes of new music, this is the main theme:

Full Cherryh Patch Notes (2.0)

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# DESIGNERS’ NOTE #
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# Stellaris has changed quite dramatically for 2.0, and in our #
# experience, for the better. Overall you can expect the game- #
# play to have been slowed down a little, and you now need to #
# make active decisions on which star systems you want to #
# expand into and control. #
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# You will need to build starbases to control systems and #
# defend your borders. You will need to outfit your starbases #
# with shipyards to build military ships, or turn them into #
# powerful fortresses to defend vital choke points and #
# strategically important locations. #
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# How you use your fleets will be different as well, as you now #
# have a limit on how many ships you can have in one fleet. #
# It will also be important to make sure that your fleets are #
# positioned correctly so that they can respond to any threat #
# to your borders – whether be it from pirates or hostile #
# space empires. #
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# The war system has changed as well, and you now need to make #
# claims on an enemy’s territory before declaring war on them. #
# This means that it is now possible to declare war for a #
# single system without having to wage a long, drawn-out #
# war for it. #
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# Larger wars have changed as well, with the arrival of the #
# Colossus in the Apocalypse expansion. The Colossus is a #
# powerful super-weapon that can be equipped with various #
# armaments, one of which is capable of blowing up a planet. #
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# We hope you are ready for the Apocalypse. #
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# Expansion Features
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# Colossus
* Added a new ship size called the Colossus, with graphical variations for all ship sets (including Plantoid and Humanoid if those species packs are owned). The Colossus needs an Ascension Perk and can be equipped with different planet-killer weapons capable of devastating entire planets.

# Titan
* Added a new ship size called the Titan, with graphical variations for all ship sets (including Plantoid and Humanoid if those species packs are owned). Titans are massive ships with Titanic-class weaponry that serve as the flagships of your fleet and have auras that can buff friendly ships and debuff hostiles.

# Ion Cannon
* Added a new defensive platform called the Ion Cannon. The Ion Cannon is a Titanic-class weapon meant to defend your Starbases against enemy capital ships.

# Ascension Perks
* Colossus Project, required to build the Colossus.
* Enigmatic Engineering, prevents enemies from reverse-engineering debris from your ships and extends sensor range.
* Nihilistic Acquisition, allows you to abduct Pops while bombarding enemy planets.

# Civics
* Life-Seeded, changes your homeworld into a size-25 Gaia World but also makes other planet classes uninhabitable for your species.
* Barbaric Despoilers, allows you to raid and abduct Pops while bombarding enemy planets but other empires will dislike you.
* Post-Apocalyptic, changes your homeworld into a Tomb World and allows your species to survive on other Tomb Worlds.

# Unity Ambitions
* A new set of very powerful edicts that cost Unity to enact. The cost is equal to one tradition unlock. Unity Ambitions are unlocked by the Ascension Theory technology.

# Marauders
* Added a new type of non-playable empire, from which you may hire fleets, admirals, generals or pay them to attack your rivals. A Marauder empire can “awaken” under the leadership of a Great Khan, constituting a mid-game crisis. When that happens, the Marauder empire will begin to expand and attack its neighbors.

# Music
* Added 3 new music tracks by Andreas Waldetoft

# Other
* UTOPIA: Psionic Assimilation: It is now possible for empires that have completed Psionic Ascension to give other biological species residing in their empire the Psionic trait through assimilation

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# Free Features
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# FTL Rework
* Every empire now starts with the Hyperdrive FTL.
* Wormhole Travel and Warp Travel are no longer available FTL types at the start of the game, and have been changed into additional (and very different from before) modes of travel detailed below.
* Pairs of Natural Wormholes can now be found scattered across the galaxy, connecting two star systems across vast distances. It is possible to pass through them for near-instantaneous travel, with the correct technology.
* Gateways are ancient megastructures connected in a network. Like the Wormholes, they allow instant travel across the galaxy. Gateways need to be activated before they can be used, and you are able to construct new Gateways once you have the technology to do so. Gateways do not require Utopia to restore or build.
* FTL Inhibitors prevent hostile fleets from advancing, they can only leave by the hyperlane they came from while any FTL Inhibitors in the system remain active. Starbases and planets get access to FTL Inhibitors if you have researched the associated technology.
* Jump Drives now allow fleets to make near-instantaneous point-to-point jumps that ignore hyperlanes. However, jumping has a long cooldown and significantly debuffs the fleet while the cooldown is in effect.

# Starbases
* System ownership is now determined by who controls the Starbase in it. Starbases are similar to Frontier Outposts and Spaceports combined into one, and they can be upgraded and specialized with different modules and buildings. You must now fully survey a system before constructing a Starbase in it
* Starbases can be upgraded from Outposts into Citadels (5 levels total)
* Starbases have module slots (0/2/4/6/6) that can be filled out with different Modules such as Shipyards and Trading Hubs
* Starbases have building slots (0/1/2/3/4) that can be filled out with different Buildings such as the Fleet Academy and the Nebula Refinery
* Starbases can build and maintain their own fleet of defensive platforms. The number of defensive platforms a Starbase can support depends on its size, buildings and other factors such as ascension perks

# Fleets
* Fleet Command Limit is a cap on how many ships can be in the same fleet, effectively limiting how many ships a single admiral can command and provide bonuses to.

# Ascension Perks
* Most basic ascension perks are now available in the base version of Stellaris. Megastructures and Psionic/Biological/Synthetic ascension paths still require Utopia
* Added the Eternal Vigilance ascension perk that boost your defensive capabilities, increasing starbase defensive platform cap, and effectiveness of defensive platforms and starbases
* Added the Executive Vigor ascension perk that doubles your edict duration

# Army rework
* Defensive armies are no longer built, but are rather created automatically to garrison planets from certain buildings, such as Capitals and Fortresses
* Orbital Bombardment was changed. While a fleet is bombarding a planet, it will now deal damage to both armies defending the planet, and the planet itself. Planet damage is a value that goes from 0 to 100%, and once it hits maximum, a tile on the planet will be damaged, ruining any building on it and potentially killing pops and creating blockers. More severe forms of bombardment do more damage to both armies and planets
* Planets can now construct Fortress buildings that provide additional defensive garrisons. Armies spawned by a Fortress cannot suffer any damage from orbital bombardment while the Fortress is functional
* Assault armies engaged in battle on a planet will now cause collateral damage to the planet, in the form of planetary damage similar to from bombardment. Different types of armies cause different amounts of collateral damage
* Armies at low (<50%) morale will now have their combat ability reduced, in addition to the more severe penalty that already exists for being at 0 morale
* Planets now have a combat width that determines how many units can take and deal damage at the same time during combat
* Planets no longer have a limit to how many armies can be garrisoned on them
* Armies now have a chance to disengage from battle when they take damage and their health is at <50%. Disengaged units will not deal damage or take damage as long as there are other units to fill the combat width
* Retreating from an invasion now results in each retreating unit having a chance of being overrun and destroyed. The chance increases if the unit is at low health

# Unit Experience
* Armies and Ships will now gain experience from combat and rank up. Higher rank armies/ships are more effective in battle

# Galactic Terrain
* Certain systems will now have effects on ships in them. Pulsars, Neutron Stars and Black Holes will affect ships in the same system in various ways, while Nebulas prevent all outside sensors from having a view of the system

# Fleet Manager
* We have added a new interface that lets you manage your fleets. You can manage templates, retrofit designs and reinforce all fleets.

# Technology
* Technologies have been reworked into 5 tiers, and many have had their base costs changed
* Renamed Atmospheric Restoration to Atmospheric Transformation
* Doctrine: Fleet Support no longer unlocks any spaceport modules, but instead increases naval capacity
* Interstellar Fleet Traditions tech no longer unlocks any spaceport module, but instead unlocks two starbase buildings
* Auxiliary Fire-control technology added to the game
* Modular Engineering technology has been added, which reduces starbase building and module build cost by 25%
* Each ship size has two technologies that increases hull points. For example, corvettes can increase their hull points by +100 two times
* Each ship size has a technology to increase the build speed of that ship size by 25%
* Technologies that unlock new ship sizes also increase Fleet Command Limit by +10
* Orbital Hydroponics tech removed from game
* Will to Power tech removed from game
* Wormhole Stabilization technology has been added to the game, and it is required to travel through Wormholes
* Gateway Activation technology has been added to the game, and it is required to activate Gateways and to travel through them
* Gateway Construction technology has been added to the game, and it is required to build new Gateways

# Traits
* Traditional species trait has been added, which increases unity output
* Quarrelsome species trait has been added, which reduces unity output

# Spaceports
* Spaceports as an entity no longer exist, and starbases with shipyards are required to build military ships. Every planet can build civilian ships through the spaceport tab, including Habitats
* All spaceport modules removed from the game. Some were converted into Starbase buildings

# Pirates
* Pirates can now spawn in any unowned system near your borders. Pirate spawns keep getting stronger as the game goes on. Pirates will raid systems to destroy mining and research stations
* Pirates cannot spawn during the first 10 years of the game

# Sensors & Intel
* Sensor range is now a measure of how many FTL jumps away you can see rather than euclidian distance. A sensor range of 1 gives view of only the same system, 2 of same and neighboring system, and so on
* Intel levels have changed. They are as follows: None (Unknown), Low (unsurveyed but known), Medium (surveyed, not in sensor range), High (unsurveyed, in sensor range) and Full (surveyed, in sensor range)
* You no longer need to survey systems owned by other empires you have comms with. Exception is systems owned by Fallen Empires or Marauders

# Edicts
* Edicts now all have an up-front cost and a duration, rather than being able to be toggled on and off. The only exception are one-off edicts such as Land Reclamation
* Removed a bunch of planetary edicts, and many others were turned into empire edicts. In addition, many of them have had their effects tweaked or reworked.
* Recycling Campaign empire edict added to the game, which reduces consumer goods cost
* Healthcare Campaign empire edict added to the game, which increases pop growth
* Education Campaign empire edict added to the game, which increases leader experience gain
* Fear Campaign empire edict added to the game, which increases unity output and xenophobia

# Setup
* Can now set when mid-game and end-game events will start at galaxy setup
* Can now set overall speed at which tech and traditions are unlocked at galaxy setup
* Can now set frequency of wormholes and abandoned gateways at galaxy setup

# Misc.
* Added some new events for gaining additional Precursor artifacts outside of anomalies, this should guarantee that precursor chains can always be completed
* It is now possible to start a game with no other empires in it, but this will disable conquest victory
* You now start with your home system explored, and largely fixed (slightly randomized) number of resources present
* No longer possible to trade star charts with other empires, instead you can trade for communications
* War Philosophy now controls whether or not you can freely make claims on other empires. It is always possible to claim systems of empires that you are fighting a defensive war against
* Broken planets are now their own planet class, instead of using the barren planet class
* The Scyldari are now Spiritualist rather than Materialist, as the prescripted empires were looking a bit Materialist-heavy
* Changed the Iferyx from Xenophobe to Pacifist, and gave them Corporate Dominion, to give them a different AI personality from Yondar attraction
* Added new component reactor booster with 3 levels and accompanying techs – aux slot component that gives extra power to ships, the basic version is available as a start tech
* Mineral Processing technology no longer gives +2000 Mineral storage cap, but rather unlocks Nebula Refinery
* Consolidated mineral storage modifiers from techs into just a few techs instead of spread all over
* Military Stations removed as a buildable station type. They are now Defensive Platforms for starbases.
* Added Resource Replicator building, which converts 50 energy into 30 minerals per month
* Auxiliary Fire-control aux component added to the game, which is an aux slot component that increases weapon hit chance
* Curators now ask if you wish to renew their research agreement when it ends
* Added a new Corvette-section: Picket Ship with 1 point-defense slot and 2 small slots
* Climate Transformation technology is now called Climate Restoration again
* Added Feral Prethoryn events

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# Balance
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# Important
* Armor has been reworked completely. It is no longer a damage reduction modifier, but rather a separate source of hit point, similar to hull points or shields.
* Weapons can deal additional (or reduced) damage to hull points, armor and shields. Damage is first applied to shields, then armor and lastly hull.
* Most weapons have been reworked in accordance with these new changes. All weapons have been rebalanced according to a x1.3 tech curve.
* Missiles have been completely reworked. All missiles now use the guided slot, ignore shields and will have a specific intended target.t
* Reactors are now a required component, and are no longer placed in Utility Slots
* Strike Craft now only exist as one entity, and are no longer split up between bombers and fighters
* Point-Defense has been reworked to adjust for new strike craft stats
* You now always start the game with laser, projectile and missile weapon techs, as well as basic shields and armor tech
* Becoming Federation President now requires an empire to own at least 10% of a Federation’s total planets, OR at least half the number of planets of the largest member. Empires who do not fulfill this condition will be passed over for leadership.
* Only science ships staffed by scientists can now enter systems that you completely lack intel on (stops ‘corvette exploration’)
* Added Force Disparity mechanics. In combat, a smaller force that is engaging a larger one (based on total combined fleet sizes) will now get a bonus to firing speed, to make casualties in battles less lop-sided
* Ships now have a chance to disengage from combat whenever they take hull damage while already at <50% health. The chance depends on the amount of damage dealt, the ship size (smaller ships have an easier time disengaging) and ship/country modifiers. Disengaged ships are not dead, but do not take any further part in the combat, and rejoin the fleet once combat ends
* Leaders now cost 200 energy to hire instead of 50 influence
* Resettlement now costs energy instead of influence
* Basic (lvl 0) Farms, Mines and Power Plants removed
* Lvl 1 buildings (Farms, Mines, Power Plants) can now be built on new colonies
* Ship upkeep is now 1% of cost in minerals, and 0.5% of cost in energy

# Civics
* Buffed Shadow Council to -75% influence election cost
* Driven Assimilators can now allow Cyborgs to procreate (they do not need food to grow)
* Successfully assimilating a Pop as a Driven Assimilator now generates one month’s worth of Unity and Society Research
* Driven Assimilators can now research most Genetics techs
* Driven Assimilators can now derive Assault and Defense Armies from Cyborg Pops
* Servitor Morale modifier scaling has been made more granular, updating per every 5% Bio-Trophy population rather than every 10%
* Rogue Servitors and Assimilators can now uplift species
* Corporate Dominion civic now increases Trading Hub energy output by 1, instead of +10% energy credits. In addition, it also unlocks Private Colony Ship
* Imperial Cult civic no longer reduces edict cost by 33%, but rather increases edict duration by 20%
* Cutthroat Politics civic no longer increases monthly influence by +1, but rather reduces edict cost by -20%
* Inward Perfection no longer increases monthly influence by +1, but rather increases edict duration by 10%
* Charismatic ruler trait effect on edict cost reduced from -20% to -10%
* Planetary Unification technology now increases monthly unity by +5
* Distinguished Admiralty civic no longer increases evasion, but rather increases admiral level cap by 2

# Traits
* Fortifier ruler trait effect changed to reduce starbase upgrade cost by 20%
* Trickster admiral trait now gives +25% ship disengagement chance instead of -50% emergency FTL damage
* Charismatic ruler trait effect on edict length reduced from +25% to +20%
* Deep Connections ruler trait now requires Planetary Unification technology and is no longer available for starting rulers
* Eye for Talent ruler trait no longer increases leader recruitment cost, but instead increases Leader Experience Gain by 20%
* Eager and Newboot now reduce leader cost by -50% (instead of -33%)
* Fertile trait now also increases unity output by 10% and other species happiness by 5%
* Erudite trait effect on leader level cap increased from 1 to 2
* Robust trait gene point cost reduced from 6 to 4, and also increases all pop output by 5%

# Technology
* Corps of Engineers now increases starbase upgrade speed by 25% and reduces starbase upgrade cost by 15%
* Combat Training technology now also gives +10% army damage
* Technology is now twice as expensive to research for Awakened Fallen Empires
* Commissar Squads attachment now requires Centralized Command instead of Will to Power
* Moved some techs to the Computing and New Worlds tech categories, to make them more useful specializations
* Renamed Rocketry category to Propulsion, and moved kinetics weapons tech into it, to make it a more useful specialization
* All technologies should now belong to a category intended for its field, ie no more statecraft technologies in physics
* Gaia Creation technology removed from the game, Gaia World terraforming is now a part of the World Shaper ascension perk
* Planetary Unification technology now unlocks campaign edicts
* Atmospheric Manipulation technology removed
* Terrestrial Sculpting technology now allows you to terraform planets into other climates as well
* Terrestrial Sculpting technology base cost increased from 1000 to 2000
* Ecological Adaptation technology base cost increased from 3000 to 4000
* Ecological Adaptation technology now requires Terrestrial Sculpting instead of Atmospheric Manipulation
* Climate Restoration technology now requires Terrestrial Sculpting instead of Atmospheric Manipulation
* Galactic Markets technology now requires Colonial Centralization instead of Galactic Administration
* Galactic Benevolence technology now requires Colonial Centralization instead of Galactic Administration
* Interplanetary Research Initiative technology now requires Colonial Centralization instead of Galactic Administration

# Traditions
* Tradition cost is now based on number of owned planets & systems, number of pops has no effect

# Expansion
* Reach for the Stars expansion tradition no longer affects colonization influence cost, but rather reduces starbase influence cost by 10%
* Galactic Ambitions expansion tradition no longer reduces upkeep for frontier outpost, but rather increases starbase capacity by 2

# Domination
* Domination adopt effect now unlocks Demand Tribute and Demand Vassalization diplomatic actions instead of the previous effects.

# Purity
* Never Surrender purity tradition now increases starbase hull points by +10% and defensive army health +50%

# Prosperity
* Administrative Operations now also reduces starbase upkeep by 10%
* Trans-Stellar Corporations no longer unlocks private colony ship, but rather increases energy output by 5% and Trading Hubs produce an additional 1 energy

# Harmony
* The Greater Good effect on unrest reduction reduces from 25% to 20%

# Supremacy
* Supremacy adopt effect no longer increases border range, but rather increases starbase capacity by 2 and reduces starbase upgrade cost by 20%
* Supremacy finish effect no longer increases fire rate, but instead unlocks War Doctrine policies, which allow you to give different bonuses to your ships
* Master Shipwrights no longer increases naval capacity, but rather reduces upgrade cost by 20%.In addition, the effect on ship build speed has been increased from +15% to +25%
* Right of Conquest now reduces claim cost by 20% instead of war demand cost
* War Games no longer increases admiral level cap, but rather increases command limit by 20 and ship fire rate by 10%

# Discovery
* Polytechnic Education effect on leader experience gain reduces from 33% to 25%

# Ascension Perks
* Master Builders now requires Zero Point Power, but gives the Mega-Engineering tech option
* Interstellar Dominion no longer increases border range, but rather reduces starbase influence cost and claim cost by 20%
* Mastery of Nature no longer unlocks all tile blocker clearing technologies, but rather gives your planets access to an edict that can permanently increase their size by 1 to 3, depending on their size. In addition, effect on tile blocker clear cost reduces from 50% to 33%.
* One Vision now also increases unity output by 10%
* World Shaper now requires Climate Restoration technology
* World Shaper no longer gives Atmospheric Manipulation technology, but rather unlocks the ability to terraform planets into Gaia Worlds. In addition, effect on terraforming speed removed.
* Voidborne now only requires Star Fortress technology
* Galactic Force Projection effect on naval capacity reduced from 200 to 80. In addition, fleet command limit is also increased by 20.

# Crisis
* Reduced the chance of the Contingency crisis triggering
* Contingency now uses particle/tachyon lances instead of Arc Emitters
* Contingency-occupied planets are now left without an owner upon liberation to prevent border gore

# Fallen Empire
* Enigmatic Observer Fallen Empires now hate Fanatic Purifiers, Devouring Swarms, and Determined Exterminators slightly less, minimizing instant war declarations
* It is now possible to spawn 5 fallen empires in a Huge galaxy if you have Synthetic Dawn

# Misc.
* No longer possible to release a planet undergoing Stellar Culture Shock as a vassal
* Native Indoctrination now costs energy but gives society research
* Increased the energy cost of native Enlightenment and Infiltration
* Boosted the society output of Passive and Active native observation
* Living Metal now gives -20% Megastructure Build Cost instead of +30% Megastructure Build Speed
* Reduced the effect of Admiral skill level on ship fire rate from 5% to 3%
* Increased the likelihood of High and Medium probability reward options in Shroud events
* Increased likelihood of several unique Shroud events granting special boons to fire
* Reduced consumer goods cost of Chemical Bliss, Utopian Abundance and Social Welfare, as the happiness boosts provided were simply not worth the massively increased costs
* Increased effect of leader skill on election support
* Doubled the chance of getting the “Hotfix” Warning Signs event
* Quartered the initial risk of getting the Machine Uprising (without warning signs)
* Domesticated Prethoryn fleet no longer uses naval capacity, and cannot be disbanded
* Colonized planets and habitats always have a spaceport tab to build civilian ships
* The fleet donated by the Cybrex no longer uses up naval capacity and cannot be disbanded
* Machine Leaders no longer cost 100% more influence (random breakdowns are balanced enough against leader age)
* Afterburners now add some evasion
* Synthetics in Servitude no longer have a penalty to energy production
* Empires that have outlawed robotic workers before any Warning Signs events occur will no longer experience Warning Signs or Machine Uprisings
* Warning Signs events now chain together over years rather than decades, culminating in either a Machine Uprising or a “hotfix” event permanently blocking Machine Uprisings
* Reduced risk of Warning Signs/Uprising occurring once every decade past 50 years from 50% to 33%
* Warning Signs (and Machine Uprisings) can no longer occur before 50 in-game years have passed
* Hacking the Infinity Machine is now far more likely to succeed, and yields a better reward
* Self-Modified Pops now count as a different species for the purpose of species rights
* Planetary Shield Generator now only requires Planetary Administration rather than Capital
* Xenophobe empires will no longer experience Pop self-modification, as this would just result in them being instantly enslaved
* Shields and Armor technologies have now had their costs rescaled a bit
* You now automatically have survey data on most systems owned by empires you have communications with. Certain empires, such as Fallen Empires, will not share survey data
* Each ship class now has multiple types of combat computers to choose from, with different combat tactics suitable for the ship class.
* Science, Construction, Transport and Colony Ships are no longer designable, but rather has a fixed cost and are auto-updated with the latest components
* Reworked Enigmatic Shields and Power Cores into Dark Matter Deflectors/Reactors, tier 4 techs that can be scavenged from Fallen Empires
* You can now repair and get reduced orbit maintenance at allied starbases
* The orbit maintenance cost reduction is now applied when orbiting a starbase, not when orbiting a planet
* Stars now always have some sort of deposit, so that there are no completely useless systems
* Crystal-Infused and Crystal-Forged plating are now regular utility slot items that add hull points to ships
* Significantly reduced the amount of naval capacity empires get in the late game. Maximum possible naval capacity is now 1000
* Doubled the impact of more advanced thrusters on ship sublight speed
* Shield Capacitors now increase shield hit points by +10% instead of increasing shield regen
* Lowered MTTH on the Dragon’s Hoard events
* Most ship sizes can now be inspected, even crisis ship designs
* Defensive Platform build time reduced from 180 to 120
* Defense Platform upkeep costs reduced from x0.75 to x0.25
* Mineral Processing and Advanced Mineral Processing technologies no longer unlock Mineral Silos
* Removed Mineral Silo buildings from the game, and is now instead a starbase building
* Added tradition effects on tech weights for some technologies
* Private Colony Ship is now unlocked by the Corporate Dominion civic
* Authoritarians can now use species-wide slavery
* Equalized combat computer stats and specialized them more towards their specific roles
* Habitat Labs effect on research output reduced from 3/3/3 to 2/2/2
* Gaia Planets and Machine Worlds now have the same cost (10000) and time to complete (7200)
* Gaia World now increases pop output by +10% instead of increasing unity output by +15%
* Machine World effect on pop output reduced from +25% to +20%
* Delicious Titans modifier now gives +20 food (static) instead of +50% food
* Doubled the chance for non-Tomb World colony event chains to fire within the first five years after colonization
* Trader Enclaves now give resources monthly instead of in lump sums when you make a trade deal with them.
* The Artisan opinion reward for patronage is now given immediately instead of monthly
* Demand Vassalization and Demand Tribute diplomatic actions now require Domination Traditions to be adopted
* Art Monument purchase cost increased from 1500 to 3000
* Ministry of Culture purchase cost increased from 2000 to 5000
* Ministry of Benevolence building influence cost increased from 100 to 150
* Ministry of Benevolence building mineral cost reduced from 500 to 300
* Galactic Stock Exchange building influence cost increased from 100 to 150
* Galactic Stock Exchange building mineral cost reduced from 500 to 300
* Research Institute building mineral cost reduced from 500 to 300
* Research Institute building influence cost increased from 100 to 150
* Plague Memorial building effect on happiness reduced from +10% to +5%, but now also produced 2 unity
* Consolidated the three Curator enclaves into a single country
* Energy Torpedoes have been reworked into a long-range plasma-like artillery weapon that go into the L-slot

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# AI
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* Major AI work and changes for new and changed features
* Fixed AI evaluation of which portal belongs to which extra-dimensional invader
* Added a ‘crisis fighter’ AI module used for Cybrex and Sentinels, that should make them more effective at their jobs and less prone to getting stuck
* Roaming space monsters now have their own AI module that should make them less prone to getting stuck or wandering into suicidal situations
* Sectors will now always want to have at least 300 energy left after clearing a blocker, instead of spending their last energy credits

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# User Interface
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* ‘Maintenance’ is now always referred to as ‘Upkeep’
* Tooltip for planet view pop counter now tells you the amount of each species on the planet
* Expansion planner now hides planets in other empires’ space
* Map icons now differentiate between different kinds of military & civilian ships, and show a different icon for ships that are in FTL
* You can now see in the outliner when you have planets that need buildings or upgrades
* Added more descriptive tooltips to species view to tell you which species are living on which planets
* Added a Help button in the connection window shown when failing to connect to a server
* Systems now have a brief descriptive tag (such as ‘Homeworld System’ or ‘Mining System’) shown in the nameplate in system view. This descriptive tag is scriptable in the system_types database folder.
* Added a notification for when an edict expires
* Sensor Range is no longer displayed on the Galaxy Map
* Single ships that are heading to merge with another fleet are no longer shown in the outliner
* Galaxy and system view now show remaining duration in the tooltips for planets with ongoing terraforming processes
* Component Torpedo Slot (T) is now called the Guided slot (G)
* Transport fleets can now be set to aggressive stance. Aggressive stance transports will automatically follow nearby military fleets and invade hostile planets, if odds are favorable

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# User modding
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# Misc.
* armor_damage can now be specified for components
* Added a hull_damage column to the components sheet which decides how much bonus damage is dealt to hulls
* combat_max_speed and combat_rotation_speed have been removed, only max_speed and rotation_speed are used now
* can_recharge_shield component property has been removed
* Added shipsize_X_hull_add
* Add add_casus_belli effect
* you can now skip the hyperlane creation and the auto discovery of systems created by spawn_system
* Rename on_white_peace -> on_status_quo, on_white_peace_forced -> on_status_quo_forced
* Removed declare_white_peace_with effect
* Added fleet settings can_disband and uses_naval_capacity
* Removed can_support_spaceport option from planet class
* Removed spaceport context switch
* Removed random_spaceport, every_spaceport effects and any_spaceport, has_spaceport_construction triggers
* Removed create_spaceport effect
* added effects add_seen_bypass_type, add_seen_bypass
* Added support for show_tech_unlock_if for armies & attachments
* change_species now works to change country founder species
* Traits are now restricted by moddable species archetypes rather than species classes, so new species classes need only be assigned the correct archetype instead of having to be added to every trait. Archetypes can be set to inherit the traits of other archetypes for easy creation of new archetypes with unique traits.
* Species points are now handled on the archetype level rather than the species class level
* Added support for species archetypes to inherit their trait points from another archetype
* Civics can enforce species traits on the primary species
* Added a game rule for when planets can be colonized outside your borders
* Added new scope system_star, targets the star object in a solar system
* Added new scope capital_star, targets the star object in capital solar system
* Added set_species_flag, remove_species_flag and set_timed_species_flag effects
* Added effect remove_auto_move_target
* Added effect auto_move_to_planet, this makes a fleet automatically move to and orbit the targeted planet
* Added fleet_uses_templates game rule
* Added an on-action for when an auto-moving fleet completes its movement to destination
* Added optional parameter destroy_on_arrival to auto_move_to_planet effect
* Added new effect auto_attack_fleet = { target = <fleet> }, makes a fleet follow and force-attack another fleet regardless of hostility rules. Can be aborted with remove_auto_move_target
* Reworked auto_attack_fleet into auto_follow_fleet with an optional attack_fleet parameter, if off the fleet just keeps following the target
* Fixed every_ship and every_pop effects being read with an incorrect scope
* Files in common/defines and common/sector_settings use UTF-8 encoding (without BOM) to be consistent with other script files
* Added a define to control whether staffed science ships are needed to explore unknown systems
* Scripted base cost for Traditions removed and is now based on a defined base cost
* clear_uncharted_space is now clear_uncharted_space = <Country/GalObj>
* Added leader_age_min and leader_age_max variables for randomizing an age in create_leader effect
* Can now set whether a ship size is able to be inspected with sensors or not using can_be_inspected setting
* Possible to script create_fleet with species name in fleet title name
* Added effect randomize_flag_symbol = <category>
* Add clone_leader effect where the last created leader is cloned
* set_skill effect now ignores level caps
* create_leader effect now takes skill level (skill = 1-10) instead of amount of experience, and ignores level caps
* Added show_notification flag for Casus Belli types
* Add add_static_war_exhaustion effect for planet destruction events
* Add event target for attacking country in add_static_war_exhaustion effect
* Add define for message notification standard duration (30 days)
* ship_emergency_ftl_mult now controls the chance that a ship takes damage or dies during emergency FTL
* Support for Male/Female Second Names in Name Lists
* Added location EventTarget for battle in add_static_war_exhaustion effect
* Add random_owned_starbase effect
* Added add_claims effect
* Added remove_claims effect
* root scope in effect inside create_species now points to root instead of from
* It is now possible to script a limit on how many an empire can build of a certain ship size, potentially scaled to naval capacity
* Add exclusive_trigger to event options that, if valid, disables all other event options
* Use false as default value for is_space_critter (previous named has_leader)
* declare_war, can_declare_war: enemy country is specified with “target”
* declare_war and can_declare_war require the attacker_war_goal to be specified
* Added a should_force_rename setting to governments, that forces an empire renaming if they are switched to or from
* Added set_planet_size effect
* The resettle_pop effect now optionally takes a tile as well, planet does not need to be defined if moving pops on the same planet
* added ‘base’ parameter to modify_species effect to change the base species of the new species
* Exported orbital bombardment stances into a scriptable database, so new stances can easily be added
* Added a ship size setting for whether designs should have a mineral maintenance cost
* Added tiered_technology_module for country types, unlocks all techs of a certain tier and below
* Armies can now be set as not being limited by number of pops
* Added set_fleet_bombardment_stance effect
* added “can_have_their_comms_shared” to country type to allow countries that have custom diplomacy to be shared with allies
* Added effects add_hyperlane and remove_hyperlane
* change_pc effect now lets you keep the previous planet entity
* added on_action events for on_space_battle_lost and on_space_battle_won the same way other such events are triggered from the combat manager

# Defines
* Added CLAIM_COST_MAX define limiting how much a single claim can cost
* Added define SHIP_DESIGN_SAME_NAME_FACTOR
* Renamed WAR_EXHAUSTION_MAX_FROM_UNITS define to WAR_EXHAUSTION_FROM_UNITS_CUTOFF
* Added WAR_EXHAUSTION_SHIPS_KILLED_DIV gameplay define
* Added WAR_EXHAUSTION_HIGH_ALERT define
* Added WAR_EXHAUSTION_PLANET_OCCUPATION_DIV gameplay define
* WAR_EXHAUSTION_MAJOR_WAR_MULT gameplay define is now added to 1.0 before being applied
* Apply WAR_EXHAUSTION_MAJOR_WAR_MULT properly for fleets and armies
* WAR_EXHAUSTION_PASSIVE_GAIN_MONTHLY gameplay define has been reworked into WAR_EXHAUSTION_PASSIVE_GAIN_YEARLY
* The define PEACE_MAX_WARSCORE_TO_DEMAND has been remade into PEACE_MAX_WAR_EXHAUSTION_TO_DEMAND
* Added WAR_EXHAUSTION_PASSIVE_GAIN_MONTHLY define
* WAR_SCORE_MAJOR_WAR_MULT has been reworked into WAR_EXHAUSTION_MAJOR_WAR_MULT
* WAR_SCORE_SHIP_KILL_MULL has been reworked into WAR_EXHAUSTION_SHIP_KILLED_MUL
* Renamed define WAR_EXHAUSTION_FROM_UNITS_CAP to WAR_EXHAUSTION_MAX_FROM_UNITS
* Added define WAR_EXHAUSTION_MIN_FROM_BATTLE which defines the minimum amount of war exhaustion gained from battles that is required for it to be registered
* Rename WAR_EXHAUSTION_X_MUL defines to WAR_EXHAUSTION_X_MULT for consistency
* WAR_SCORE_X defines have been reworked into WAR_EXHAUSTION_X
* WAR_EXHAUSTION_CAN_ENFORCE_SURRENDER has been renamed to WAR_EXHAUSTION_ENFORCE_SURRENDER
* WAR_EXHAUSTION_CAN_STATUS_QUO has been renamed to WAR_EXHAUSTION_ENFORCE_STATUS_QUO
* Added WAR_EXHAUSTION_ARMY_KILLED_MULT
* Added CLAIM_COST_BASE and CLAIM_COST_DISTANCE_{FREE,FAR,COST,SCALE} economy defines
* Rename SET_DEFENDER_WAR_DEMANDS_TIME_LIMIT -> SET_DEFENDER_WAR_GOAL_TIME_LIMIT
* PLANET_DISSOLVE_ANIMATION_TIME_SCALE define has been added to the game
* MILITARY_POWER_ARMOR_DAMAGE_WEIGHT define has been added to the game
* MILITARY_POWER_ARMOR_WEIGHT define has been added to the game
* DAMAGE_REDUCTION, SIZE_MULTIPLIER_DAMAGE_REDUCTION_EFFECT, DAMAGE_REDUCTION_MAX_SHIP_SIZE, DAMAGE_REDUCTION_HIGH, DAMAGE_REDUCTION_HIGH_SCALING, DAMAGE_REDUCTION_MAX defines have all been removed
* MIN_COMBAT_SPEED_FOR_AFTERBURNERS has been replaced with MIN_SPEED_FOR_UTILITIES
* SHIP_SPEED_SCALE define has been added to the game, which decides how the scripted/displayed ship speed scales towards the internal speed
* REPAIR_RATE ship define has been removed
* STARTING_WEAPON_TECHS_ICONS define has been removed
* STARTING_WEAPON_TECHS define has been removed
* OUTPOST_STATION_BUILD_SPEED_MULT define has been removed
* REPAIR_SHIELD_MUL define has been removed
* START_REPARATION_TIMER_DAYS define has been removed
* STATION_SELF_REPAIR_RATE define has been removed
* WAR_SCORE_WARGOAL_MULT define has been removed
* WAR_SCORE_FLEET_COMBAT_WIN_BASE gameplay define has been removed
* WAR_EXHAUSTION_ENFORCE_SURRENDER define has been removed
* WAR_EXHAUSTION_{PLANET_BASE,PLANET_POP,OCCUPATION_MULT,SUBJECT_MULT,SUBJECT_FE_MULT} gameplay defines have been removed
* WAR_EXHAUSTION_SHIP_KILLED_MUL define has been removed

# Modifiers
* Added ship_max_damaged_effect static modifier which is fully applied to damaged ships at 1% HP and scaling to nothing at 100% HP
* ship_hull_regen_add_perc modifier has been added to the game
* ship_hull_regen_add_static modifier has been added to the game
* ship_armor_regen_add_perc modifier has been added to the game
* ship_armor_regen_add_static modifier has been added to the game
* ship_shield_regen_add_perc modifier has been added to the game
* ship_shield_regen_add_static modifier has been added to the game
* station_self_repair static modifier has been added to the game
* ship_armor_damage_mult modifier has been added to the game
* ship_armor_regen_add modifier has been added to the game
* ship_disengage_chance_mult modifier has been added to the game
* ship_shield_reduction modifier has been added to the game
* ship_armor_reduction modifier has been added to the game
* ship_speed_reduction modifier has been added to the game
* country_claim_influence_cost_mult modifier has been added to the game
* country_distant_claim_influence_cost_mult modifier has been added to the game
* country_claim_distance_mult modifier has been added to the game
* ship_auto_repair_add modifier has been removed
* ship_auto_repair_mult modifier has been removed
* ship_hitpoints_add has been renamed to ship_hull_add
* ship_hitpoints_mult modifier has been renamed to ship_hull_mult
* ship_hull_damage_mult modifier has been added to the game, which decides how much bonus damage is dealt to hulls
* starbase_building_build_{cost,speed}_mult modifiers has been added to the game
* starbase_module_build_{cost,speed}_mult modifiers has been added to the game
* shipclass_<class>_build_speed_mult modifiers has been added to the game
* ship_disengagement_chance_reduction modifier has been added to the game
* ship_shield_regen_mult modifier has been removed
* orbit_repair_effect static modifier has been added to the game
* ship_combat_speed_mult modifier has been removed, only ship_speed_mult should be used
* opinion_white_peace_not_accepted has been renamed to opinion_status_quo_not_accepted
* country_starbase_upkeep_mult modifier has been added to the game, it affects upkeep of all Starbases, Starbase Buildings/Modules and Defense Platforms in empire
* ship_speed_reduction modifier has been added to the game
* ship_speed_reduction modifier has been added to the game
* ship_shield_hp_add has been renamed to ship_shield_add, to be consistent with armor and hit points
* Component armor_value has been removed and is now handled via the ship_armor_add modifier
* Replaced the define for ship orbit reduction with ship_orbit_upkeep_mult modifier, multiplicative on maintenance when ship is docked with Starbase
* renamed leader_influence_x_cost modifiers to leader_x_cost
* shipclass_X_hit_points_mult has been renamed to shipclass_X_hull_mult

# Triggers
* Added is_designable trigger which checks if the ship design/ship/fleet is designable
* Added has_auto_move_target trigger
* Added has_species_flag trigger
* added “owns_any_bypass” trigger. Returns true if the scoped country owns a bypass of the type passed in parameter. Ex = “owns_any_bypass = gateway”
* the “distance” trigger can now skip either min_distance or max_distance for when you want don’t need both
* New trigger “num_active_gateways” compares the number of currently active trigger to a value
* Removed war_demand_counter trigger
* Removed is_proposing_war_demands trigger
* Added count_starbase_modules trigger
* Added has_starbase trigger and set_starbase_owner effect
* add has_casus_belli trigger to check if a country has a valid CB (any CB or a specific one) on another country
* Added trigger has_hyperlane_to
* Add count_starbase_sizes trigger
* Add any_owned_starbase trigger
* Add using_war_goal trigger
* Add free_army_slots trigger
* expended trigger “is_constructing” to also accept “starbase”, “mining_station”, “research_station”, “observation_post” and specific ship class to see if a constructor ship is constructing it
* {off,def}_war_score_sum triggers have been reworked into {off_def}_war_exhaustion_sum triggers
* {attacker,defender}_war_score triggers have been reworked into {attacker,defender}_war_exhaustion triggers
* Rework is_charging trigger to has_status trigger for checking the current status of colossus
* Added has_orbital_bombardment = yes/no trigger
* Renamed orbital_bombardment trigger to has_orbital_bombardment_stance
* Add is_charging trigger for checking if a colossus is charging to attack a planet
* added triggers has_seen_any_bypass, has_seen_specific_bypass

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# Graphics
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* Added new main title screen
* Improved the look of borders in galaxy map. Empire colors now use two colors and have their borders shaped by all owned systems rather than just colonies
* Exploring a system next to the galactic core will now lift the Terra Incognita on the galactic core
* Terra Incognita is now entirely based on which systems you have intel on
* Changed hyperlane color from Green to Cyan to help with accessibility

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# Performance
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* Improved caching of pathfinding and system distance from FTL consolidation into hyperlanes
* Less ships overall in late-game should lead to increased performance

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# Achievements
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* Added 10 new achievements

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# Bugfixes
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* Small Space Amoeba weapon is now properly a small-sized weapon instead of a medium-sized weapon
* Fixed event-generated countries getting the wrong randomized name lists
* Improved descriptive triggers for Species Rights
* Fixed and improved Artisan Troupe interactions
* Fixed layout and added new assets for Gene-modding header button
* Fixed sub-species of the empire’s dominant species not Psionically Ascending along with their parent species
* Fixed issue where Machine Empire capitals did not produce additional Unity from Distributed Computer tradition
* Fixed some Warning Signs events potentially reoccurring after a Machine Uprising
* Contingency now gets army reinforcements regardless of their fleet size
* Removed erroneous tooltip in a Horizon Signal event
* Fixed the End of the Cycle not properly preying on colonized worlds
* Fixes section entities relying on sizes being defined first in the “spaceport.txt” files, leading to entities not being found when they do actually exist
* Fixed rebel countries sometimes getting one Ethic too many
* Avoids crash when using a country that doesn’t have a tech module
* Fixes crash when a leader is of an invalid class
* Fixed Synthetically Ascended empires being unable to assimilate cyborgs
* Fixed Determined Exterminators not getting the Autonomous AI tradition swap
* Fixed Determined Exterminators and Devouring Swarms not getting the swapped Purity tradition tree name and description
* Fixed an OOS when some player(s) have Plantoids DLC while others don’t
* Reduce likelyhood for CTD when starting a game using mods that add a lot of portraits
* Fixed some scoping issues causing Warning Signs events not to fire as intended
* Fixed Spare Parts Depot and Unit Assembly Plant buildings not being available to all Machine Intelligences
* Xenophage penalty no longer applies to eating pre-sapients, and properly applies to turning organics into energy
* Fixed fleet move order showing the real name of unvisited systems
* Outlawing sapient AI now only removes sapient AI assistant, rather than also removing non-sapient AI assistant
* Devouring Swarms can no longer process robotic pops into food
* Fixed a couple of Anomaly categories never spawning
* Fixed hot join country selector using multiple stars to indicate the previously played country
* Crash fix when an invalid country invites a correct country to a Federation
* Fixed an assert and potential crash when a saved technology no longer exists
* It is no longer possible to rename planets owned by other empires that are inside your borders
* Fixed empires with Evolutionary Mastery being unable to de-assimilate Hive Mind pops
* Fixed issue with Synth Terror events not triggering during Contingency crisis.
* Hovering over a category in the Traditions screen now works correctly with non-default UI scaling
* Auto-Exploring fleets now use the correct status icon in the outliner
* Added missing scope switch for description trigger in certain leader trait events
* Fixed Machine Uprising silently fizzling out in some edge cases
* Fallen Machine Empires can no longer have two simultaneous compliance demands on the same empire
* Gene-modding a species will now also modify an appropriate portion of owned colony ships with that species
* Fixed the Horizon Signal event chain causing unintended events to fire on Tomb Worlds in the player’s capital system
* Fixed factions in Inwards Perfection empires referring to Diplomacy traditions when they mean Adaptability
* Habitats are now destroyed when their Pops are purged by the Prethoryn
* Prevent crash in weird cases when a galaxy has more nebulas than actual systems (I’m assuming missing mods here, but i’m not sure what was going on with that save)
* Fixed National Purity and Native Privilege agendas being available for fanatic xenophile empires
* Fix blurry egalitarian ethics icons when using low graphics quality
* Fixed Machine Integrated species sometimes not respecting their Military Service species rights
* Fixed error in Energy Torpedoes tech description
* Human Russian last names now have both masculine and feminine forms
* Fixed Fallen Empires built from prescripted species not always getting all the traits they should
* Earth Custodianship now uses the Humanoid graphical culture by default
* Fix Plantoids Species Pack being listed as “Plantoid” in the launcher
* Fixes Platypi species never being selected for random species
* Fixes human preset and custom empires not spawning
* Fixes the Default Species Right not showing if you currently have a species without rights selected
* Self-modified species are no longer blocked from colonizing, resettling, etc, in an empire where they are the primary species
* Fixed a bug where ruler could level up and get traits focusing on ship sizes you had yet to unlock
* Fixed a bug where aux slots would not get a proper border in ship details view
* Made sure that the same existing order check used for construction ships to see if order is valid is also used to anomaly research
* Fixed the faction demand “Recent Enlightenment” immediately invalidating itself when fulfilled
* Fixed Armies list displaying a non-functional scrollbar marker when precisely five armies are present
* Fixed Gestalt Consciousness empires being able to enable the tutorial once in-game
* Fixed a missing event title in the Ancient Drones chain
* Fixed duplicate tooltip in Migration Controls species rights
* Fixed a couple of prescripted Machine names popping up in random generation
* Using set_disable_at_health no longer immediately disables ship, but just sets the health limit when it should be disabled.
* Disabled ships and stations no longer automatically regenerate hull (same as with armor and shields
* Ships and starbases disabled through events should not auto heal. Had to reintroduce a flag for this
* Fixed the Artisan Troupe becoming incommunicable when trying to buy a Ministry of Culture after declining an earlier offer
* Improved some potentially risky code. CTD possibly already fixed, but this should catch the only possibly crash in this function
* Fix bug where the local missile target wasn’t updated when the actual target was
* Added missing homeworld name to hostile Servitor dialog
* Hunt for the Hyacinth event chain will no longer trigger if there are no valid systems for it
* Fix potential OOS where ship design modifiers weren’t cleared before being recalculated
* Fixed reference to wrong species in white peace offer
* Numerous other bug fixes

 

As mentioned in the patchnotes, there are 10 new achievements coming with 2.0 ‘Cherryh’ and the Apocalypse updated. Here they are:

  • Exterminatus: Destroy another Empire’s capital planet
  • Clash of the Titans: Defeat a Fallen Empire Titan in battle with a fleet of your own that includes a Titan
  • Stay On Target: Destroy another Empire’s Colossus while it is in the process of firing on a planet
  • Citadel of Death: Own a Citadel with 40k fleet power
  • Tradition is Everything: Unlock all 42 Traditions
  • Emissary: Explore a natural wormhole
  • No Khan Do: Kill the Great Khan in battle
  • Pandora’s World: Shield a planet belonging to Fanatic Purifiers, Ravenous Swarms or Determined Exterminators
  • Imperial Highway: Own 4 active Gateways
  • Star Struck: Own 200 starbases (Outposts count)

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