New Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter Update Released

Kerberos Studios released a new patch for their space strategy game, Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter. This update will be auto-downloaded next time you start the Steam client and comes with various fixes. Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is the full stand-alone follow-up to the hit 4X-styled Sword of the Stars franchise. The game is a major step forward in 4X gameplay, taking the easy-to-learn-but-hard-to-master philosophy set out in SotS1 and following that path to a new standard in space strategy games.
Stars II: Lords of Winter Update Changelog:
Critical Fixes:
+ Fixed a plague-related turn update crash.
+ Fixed a combat psionic effect-related crash.
Other Fixes:
+ Diplomatic points are now being accumulated and applied.
+ Heavy planet missiles are now working.
+ System entry points and approach vectors are now working.
+ Ships now recover psionic power each turn based on the empire’s psi potential.
+ Fixed neutral combat zones not returning to the system’s owner.
+ Fixed an issue where options window revert button was not working correctly.
+ Fixed an issue with incorrect speech timeouts.
+ Zuul civilians are no longer considered in slave calculations.
+ Fixed an issue where fleet travel distance was not being reported correcly.
+ Zuul players are no longer queried for alternate mission route confirmations unless this is necessary.
+ Fixed localization issues with admiral traits.
+ Structure and armor bonuses now show correctly in the design screen.
+ Fixed known issues where reserve fleets could go missing.
+ Drones in the bottom wing of Hiver Dreadnoughts now launch.
+ Slave disks now connect with the correct ship sections.
+ Reduced speech spamming in the design screen.
+ Fixed floating modules on Human dreadnoughts.
+ Fixed a corner case preventing combat with hiver gates.
+ Colony support missions now stop correctly if the target colony is destroyed.
+ Fixed a couple odd issues where fleets were not correctly considered to be ‘at’ a system.
+ Combat AI now deploys battle riders more intelligently.
+ Fixed an issue where crewless ships were preventing players from entering accelerated time in combat.
+ Fixed the issue where requesting surrender of an empire could lock out camera control.
+ Fixed the issue of invalid save game names crashing the game.
+ Fixed an issue where crewless ships were preventing the end of combat.
+ Fixed the visual glitch with torpedo trails.
+ Fixed the issue where fleets in transit could be unselectable.
+ Fixed an issue where the strategic AI was creating duplicate ship designs.
+ Fixed an issue where surveying fleets were returning home if hostiles were encountered.
+ Fixed known issues with Land Grab and Leviathan victory conditions.
+ Victory conditions are now correctly reported when all other players are eliminated.
+ Fixed an issue where trade income was not being synchronized correctly in networked games.
+ Fixed an issue where client player status was not being updated correctly in networked games involving more than 2 clients.
Other Changes:
+ Sound volume now updates in real time.
+ Mine fields and SDBs (System Defense Boats) can now be placed in the Battle Manager and activated in combat by clicking their icons in sensor view.
+ Mission screens not grey out systems that are not viable.
+ Sensor, support and trade views now grey out systems that are out of range.
+ Stations now appear along with fleets, and they can now be repaired through the standard repair dialog.
+ News events are now reported for lost or retired admirals.
+ The repair dialog can now be called up at any system.
+ The game now agressively seeks out and frees memory consumed by game assets where possible. This should help players who are running into performance issues due to memory consumption.
+ Updated star map node line and mini-ship visuals.
+ New encounters are available or have been re-introduced, including:
The system killer, asteroid showers, spectres and swarmers. More are on the way.
UPDATE:
Wow, that was quikc. Kerberos Studios has just released a hotfix for Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter. You can view its changelog below!
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter Hotfix:
Critical Fixes:
+ Fixed crash on startup for Russian players.
+ Fixed crash that could occur when attempting to scrap stations.
+ Fixed crash that could occur when exiting the Battle Manager afterplacing fleets.

Other Fixes:
+ Stations will no longer show up alongside fleets in transit.
+ Battle Manager fleet positions are now obeyed.
Other Changes:
+ Added Slaver encounter.