The Riftbreaker feature

The Riftbreaker Stability Patch October 18th released and detailed

EXOR Studios has released a new stability update for The Riftbreaker. According to the team, the October 18th Update will prevent the game from removing map save file if autosave removal fails. This should prevent users from losing progress while jumping between planetary locations.

Additionally, this patch prevents the game and users from manually overwriting autosaves. It also allows the game to create a unique save backup directory for every save state. Not only that, but it fixes an infinite loading/saving issue when access to the save backup directory is denied for any reason.

EXOR Studios has also fixed a Lua crash related to building/selling buildings during regular gameplay. Additionally, the team fixed several crashes in the inventory screen, the fog of war system and weapon mod system.

As always, Steam will download this update the next time you launch its client. Below you can also find its complete changelog.

The Riftbreaker Stability Patch October 18th Release Notes

MAJOR:
  • The game will no longer remove map save file if autosave removal fails – this should prevent users from losing progress while jumping between planetary locations. Affected save files are gone forever, but hopefully this will never happen again. We are terribly sorry this ever happened in the first place.
  • Autosaves can no longer be manually overwritten.
  • The game will attempt to create a unique save backup directory for every save state.
  • Fixed infinite loading/saving when access to the save backup directory is denied for any reason.
  • Fixed Lua crash related to building/selling buildings during regular gameplay.
  • Also fixed several crashes in the inventory screen, the fog of war system and weapon mod system.
  • We changed the method for enumarating possible monitors and output resolutions. It will prevent the game from crashing if there are more than 512 combinations of output resolution/display present.
  • The game should correctly identify the system language and default to that localization without any need for manual setup.
  • D3D12: add logs to adapter detection if some API call fails – this will allow us to fix DX12-related issues more quickly in the future.
  • WorldEffectSystem: fixed potential earthquake instant kill
  • The game will no longer display LUA assertions that could interrupt your gameplay.
  • Commands.lua: make cheat_add_resource ironium work – it now adds the proper resource.
  • Sound: fixed crash in MusicPlayerEmulator on pause.
  • Save file size has been reduced by introducing some optimizations.
Volcanic Area Reconnaisance mission:
  • Forced a larger minimum number of cryoplants to spawn on the map to prevent bad RNG instances.
  • Increased the chance of spawning large cryoplants instead of small cryoplants to provide more scannable objects.
  • Increased the bioscanner hint display time to encourage using the scanner instead of destroying the plants.
  • Destroyed Cryoplants will now regrow over time to always be present on the Volcanic Area Reconnaisance mission.
Minor changes:
  • Tweaked the size of loot containers
  • Increased chance to receive a skin for Mr. Riggs after opening a Bioanomaly.
  • Increased chance for mod drop from all enemies.
  • Fixed lights in Small Machine Gun and Minigun projectiles.
  • Achievements: do not trigger achievemements in benchmark mode.

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John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email