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Update 28 has finally been wrapped up and released. In this update we’ve upgraded Interstellar Marines from Unity 5.1.3 (released August 2015) to 5.6.7 (released March 2019). This much needed upgrade allows us to utilize awesome new features and improvements, which includes increased performance/optimization, lighting improvements, shader upgrades, GPU instancing, PBR materials, API changes, deferred rendering, DirectX 11 support for Windows, and more.

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Update 28 - Engine Upgrade



Update 28 - Engine Upgrade
Hello Marines, we’re very excited to announce Update 28!

First, we want to thank everyone who participated in ITO Testing - you’re the best!

Update 28 has finally been wrapped up and released. In this update we’ve upgraded Interstellar Marines from Unity 5.1.3 (released August 2015) to 5.6.7 (released March 2019). This much needed upgrade allows us to utilize awesome new features and improvements, which includes increased performance/optimization, lighting improvements, shader upgrades, GPU instancing, PBR materials, API changes, deferred rendering, DirectX 11 support for Windows, and more.

These improvements will allow for Interstellar Marines to continue to be more immersive, enhance visuals, and set us up to begin adding new features and content.

Below is our brand new Update video which showcases the potential of the Unity upgrade and other cool features/content we’ve added to U28.

YouTube™ Video: Update 28: Engine Upgrade

Get Interstellar Marines on Steam: IMonSTEAM.com Update 28 has finally been wrapped up and released. In this update we’ve upgraded Interstellar Marines from Unity 5.1.3 (released August...
Update 29: Planning Phase
We haven't discussed and decided what we're going to do for U29 yet, so we'll post another announcement in the coming weeks with what we have planned.

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Interstellar Marines - Update 28(0.5.28 - Revision 1497)
Platforms available, 32-bit & 64-bit
Windows, Linux, OSX

Changelog for Update 28
What’s New
ADDED Basic lean mechanics with audio by Eduard
ADDED Unity's new Post Processing v1 stack to all cameras
ADDED Motion blur settings
ADDED Reflection probe intensity is linked to weather state
ADDED Reflection probes are eased in on forced weather system
ADDED Screen Space Reflections setting
ADDED Exhaustion and damage post-processing effects (Chromatic Aberration and Tonemapping)
ADDED Jump penalty added to exhaustion
ADDED Performance optimizations
ADDED ECSChat server host defined in command line arguments
ADDED [REDACTED] to Resort (first iteration)

Improvements
UPDATED Unity 5.1.3 (released August 2015) to 5.6.7 (released March 2019)
UPDATED Deferred renderer from legacy deferred renderer
UPDATED DirectX 9 to DirectX 11
UPDATED Metal on MacOS
UPDATED GUIDamageWarning made WARN flash 10x faster for better HUD immersion
UPDATED Settings on all audio clips to use "Compress on Load" and now only 2 large mp3 are still using "compress in memory"
UPDATED Operations Wargames so lights occlude correctly and reflection probes with adjusted values
UPDATED Intro Cinematic scene so IM logo is more lit and MEG spotlight shadows are adjusted correctly
UPDATED Option to LightHandler with be able to set emissive boot (glow output) on lights
UPDATED Sandbox added vending machine as emissive reference
UPDATED Starcrown and NGI with foliage fixes and adjusted location of door buttons
UPDATED General emissive materials
UPDATED Hell Guardians to be a bit faster and easier to kill
UPDATED Hell geysers to glow with orange lava
UPDATED Weapon sounds and sway
UPDATED Stamina recovery rate

Fixes
FIXED Players may sometimes fall through the floor of a map (Unity 5 bug) FINALLY!!
FIXED CP counter bug when player has more than 15 mill. points
FIXED Fire button exploit
FIXED AR being able to shoot through walls

Known Issues

  • The game will stop updating when switching out of fullscreen in Windows. If you are on a moving elevator or platform, this will cause you to fall through it. If you are in a Party, this will disconnect you from the Party
  • View jittering may occur when jumping on lossy networks
  • Other players will seem to float above or interpenetrate while standing on a moving dynamic platforms (network smoothing will exaggerate this effect)
  • The gamepad implementation is early and experimental, so may cause issues (Disable Gamepad in menu if mouse/keyboard controls does work as intended)
  • Standing in a doorway when the door closes may result in the player being pushed vertically
  • The HUD names and kill messages will be clipped on aspect ratios that are less wide than 16:10



We will continue utilizing the ITO tester program to test progress on upcoming updates.

To become an ITO tester join our official Discord server and post “!Enlist ITO Tester” in the role-requests channel. Then you'll receive access to the ITO testing announcements where you’ll find the code to unlock the beta branch in Steam.

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