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Changelog for Preview Campaign update 2 (added 16 April 2018):

Important Notes:The save format version number has been bumped, meaning your old saves will no longer work. This may happen repeatedly during the In Development period.

Texture filtering options have been temporarily disabled as we continue to make improvements to the renderer. Filtered texture mode will return in the next patch alongside further optimizations.

Changelog:

* Added Queen of the Hill arcade mode. Note: Your possible score will increase on higher difficulty settings!
* More scripting optimizations to improve overall framerate and reduce hitching
* Fixed OpenGL renderer performance hiccups by optimizing and eliminating mid-game texture streaming and generation
* Implemented precaching of sound files to further eliminate hitching
* Improved OpenGL renderer performance
* Improved save performance and space efficiency
* Temporarily disable texture filtering options. These will return in the next patch alongside more optimization work
* Tweaked enemy behavior to improve balance, and increased challenge on Ultra Viscera
* Added a pulsing sound effect to attract you to the minigun after the Warmech dies
* Increased visibility of keycard pickups
* Fixed issues with reaching some secrets in Bombardier mode
* Misc bug fixes
* Misc level fixes
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Update 4.1

(No changelog on GOG and not flagged)


Update 4

Added a new level - Heskel's House of Horrors. This level is just one section of a zone in the final game. It is selectable after beating the Preview Campaign.
Added new weapon modes. Nearly all weapons have a secondary mode of use.
Added a new weapon - Currently named the Ion Bow. This weapon has 3 modes of fire: Single, Spread, and Overcharge. It appears in Heskel's House of Horrors.
Added 3 new enemies. These will appear in the level Heskel's House of Horrors.
Updated the behavior of some weapons to improve nuance, feedback, and balance.
Updated the Preview Campaign to reflect some of the newest changes to weapons and items.
Improved HUD feedback to smooth the experience.
Added new Mega Health items. Pizza and Addictive Soda can be consumed for a small health boost that can go above 100%.
Added the ability to use soda machines. They will now dispense up to 5 cans of Addictive Soda.
Added a new difficulty mode - Maximum Violence. This mode is even more challenging than Ultra Viscera and is only for skilled players.
Updated Queen of the Hill. Improved the flow of each wave, and tweaked the scoring system. Your old top score may be reset.
Basic texture fixing on levels along with eliminating some placeholder enemy locations.
Added a new powerup - Currently titled Bomb Rush. 30 Seconds of infinite bombs. This powerup appears in the new level.
Massively improve performance. The game's logic has been tweaked allowing for more than double the performance in some scenarios.
Improved enemy logic, and increased the range on the Warmech's machine gun.
Allow for greater tweaking to framerate limiter, including allowing the limit to be offset for use with Fast Sync or slightly odd monitor timings.



Update 4.1

Tweaked Ion Bow primary fire timing and improved feedback on alt fire overcharge timing.
Increased stun effect on enemies from Ion Bow use.
Adjusted stopping power of Ion Bow and Disperser Shotgun.
Fixed a bug which could cause the Bowling Bomb not to lock on a target. Also decreased Bowling Bomb charge time before lock on ability is granted.
Improved HUD feedback and target icon for Loverboy alt fire.
Improved flame effect on Penetrator.
Fixed a bug that could cause a lock up or application crash.
Fixed a bug that would cause certain map effects to stop responding.
Fixed a bug that would cause certain sounds to be missing.
Misc tweaks and bug fixes.
I just bought this after hearing of the Heskel's House Of Horrors map and installed through Galaxy. The files downloaded fine but Galaxy says the installation is Broken. I can run it from the folder, but Galaxy is attempting to redowonload Ion maiden and reinstall it, which is gradually eating away at bandwidth.
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Agent-94: I just bought this after hearing of the Heskel's House Of Horrors map and installed through Galaxy. The files downloaded fine but Galaxy says the installation is Broken. I can run it from the folder, but Galaxy is attempting to redowonload Ion maiden and reinstall it, which is gradually eating away at bandwidth.
There are two entries in your library if you bought Ion Maiden itself and didn't just get the preview as a bonus from the Bombshell Digital Deluxe Edition.

If you want to play the new 4.1 version, it's best if you remove version 2 that's now separate.
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EnforcerSunWoo: Massively improve performance. The game's logic has been tweaked allowing for more than double the performance in some scenarios.
I really hope that I will benefit from that! The game was nice at the start, but on the penultimate map I had serious problems. The FPS were almost unplayable. I will checkout this update soon. =)

Hope the final game will be great.
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Kyle07: I really hope that I will benefit from that! The game was nice at the start, but on the penultimate map I had serious problems. The FPS were almost unplayable. I will checkout this update soon. =)
I played through all of "Crisis in Columbia" on the highest difficulty and had no fps issues at all even when there was a lot of stuff happening on screen (multiple enemies/projectiles/explosions).
So, yesterday I uninstalled the "preview campaign with update 2", because like Plokite_Wolf said, you need to do this to be able to play 4.1.

And boy, the performance is great now. No FPS drops, gameplay is fluent and the game makes fun. I was not in that one specific level, which was critical for me in the preview campaign - update 2, but the first levels of each "episode" (lets call it that way) where all fluent.

This makes me happy, because last year I really thought that I wasted 20 € for my very first early access title. But my doubts are gone now. The game runs very well.

I have a GTX 970 btw, so I was really surprised that I had issues at all, in both, software and opengl renderer.
Post edited February 06, 2019 by Kyle07