Sunless Skies: Known Issues

 

This is not an exhaustive list, for example we do not list bugs with an exploitative nature. If you do not see your issue listed, please send a report to skies@failbettergames.com. Please see our Bug Reporting page for details on what to include in your report. For crashes, black screen issues and minimised game windows please see our troubleshooting section.

Current build: 1.2.3.0.f3b4e1db

Last updated: 12/06/2019

Latest Patch Notes

Contents

Audio
Character Creation
Chart
Controller Support
Controls
Docking
Equipment/Weapons
Graphic Options
Interfaces
Linux
Loading (including crashes, black screens & minimised game windows)
MacOS
Performance
Prospects and Bargains
Scouts
Transit Relays
Weather
Patch Notes

AUDIO

  • The transit gate arrival audio is not yet in place.
  • Scrive Spinster SFX persist when you move out of their range.

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CHARACTER CREATION

  • If you experience a black screen (or crash) at the point of character creation (when first docking at New Winchester after going through the Opening Game Experience) and see d3d11 errors and/or a ‘Symbol-SearchPath’ crash in your log, then please see our troubleshooting steps.

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CHART

  • The scroll functionality on the chart occasionally becomes unresponsive – this is a Unity issue and we are investigating to see what we can do. Quitting the app and relaunching usually resolves this. If you experience this issue, try not to click out of the game window as it loads – there’s a greater incidence of the issue when it is out of focus.

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CONTROLLER SUPPORT

    There are a number of outstanding gamepad bugs which we are working on whilst also improving the overall user experience of controller support. Please bear with us while we address these issues.

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CONTROLS

  • If you’ve played at any point during Early Access and the Alpha, we highly recommend restoring default controls from the Options menu since we’ve changed the configuration several times. This will allow you to get the latest changes to the controls (which don’t update automatically with each new build), particularly for gamepad controllers. If you then wish to alter them to your previous/preferred set-up you can do so.
  • If you find that your bat will no longer deploy (even when remapped) and that closing the main menu does not unpause the game, then please see our troubleshooting steps.

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DOCKING

  • The Docking prompt can remain on screen if you drift out of the dock. This can happen when experiencing stuttering on low end machines or when colliding with the docking barrier – if you see the prompt on screen when travelling, return to the dock and press R to undock properly, otherwise it may pull you back and damage your hull on terrain.

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EQUIPMENT AND WEAPONS

  • There are two instances of weapons working intermittently, neither of which is a bug:
    • If you are holding down the button for continuous fire, the weapon will cut out when your engine overheats. This is to stop you taking damage to your Hull. You can press it again to fire immediately without having to wait for your engines to cool down, but you’ll receive 10% Hull damage.
    • The default configuration has been changed so that weapons are activated by the mouse buttons. So that you don’t fire weapons when clicking on interfaces, we had to disable weapons fire when your cursor is hovering over the UI. Even if you reassign the weapons to keyboard keys rather than mouse buttons this still applies, so make sure your cursor is not over any of the UI elements when firing.

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GRAPHIC OPTIONS

  • Letterboxing on some aspect ratios (5:4, 4:3) will cause the credits to become compacted and the title screen art to be cut off.

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INTERFACES

  • If you experience missing quality text results (usually accompanied by transparent interfaces) then please see our troubleshooting steps here.
  • The scroll functionality on storylets (and the chart) occasionally becomes unresponsive – this is a Unity issue and we are investigating to see what we can do. Quitting the app and relaunching usually resolves this. If you experience this issue, try not to click out of the game window as it loads – there’s a greater incidence of the issue when it is out of focus.

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LINUX

  • Minimised game window: some players have recently experienced the game opening at a resolution of 0 x 0 pixels and are therefore unable to play (audio can be heard, but nothing is displayed). If you experience this please follow the troubleshooting steps here.
  • A freeze is sometimes seen on Linux machines when entering full screen via the Options menu – if you experience this please send a report with your tech specs and include the player log – this is the reason we force windowed mode on Linux builds.

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LOADING

  • For Linux specific loading issues see the Linux issues and for MacOS check out the MacOS issues.
  • Minimised game window: some players have recently experienced the game opening at a resolution of 0 x 0 pixels and are therefore unable to play (audio can be heard, but nothing is displayed). If you experience this please follow the troubleshooting steps here.
  • Black screen: so far we have seen seven causes of black screens on some machines when trying to launch the game. If you experience a black screen on launch please follow the troubleshooting steps here.
  • Crashes: If you experience a crash please follow the troubleshooting steps here.

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MAC OS

  • If you see a Steam error message after downloading the latest build then please uninstall and re-install the game.

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PERFORMANCE

  • Performance can drop when crossing segments as a new segment loads, and again when the old segment unloads – we will be working on ways to improve asset loading after launch. We will also be introducing a Borderless option alongside Windowed and Full Screen. Players with issues caused by low VRAM will then see performance gains since the desktop will be rendered underneath when playing in Full Screen.
  • We’ve made some significant improvements to performance in recent builds but if you experience issues, please try changing your Texture Quality in the Graphics menu to Low.

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PROSPECTS AND BARGAINS

  • Bargains for a good will sometimes appear for a port where you have a pending prospect for the same good – this is not a bug, it just looks odd.

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SCOUTS

  • If you can no longer deploy the Scout see our troubleshooting steps here.

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TRANSIT RELAYS

  • If you experience a black screen (or crash/hang) when going through a Transit Relay, then please see our troubleshooting steps.
  • Opening the chart when a transit gate is in use will delay the animation.

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WEATHER

  • We’ve had reports of the Peacock wind’s effects on locomotive speed not being removed when players exit the wind. If you experience this please send us your output log.

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Patch Notes

Build version: 1.2.3.0.f3b4e1db. Release Date: 12 June 2019 (Vagabond)

Build version: 1.2.1.3.0224b0c8. Release Date: 18 April 2019 (Bug fix update)

Build version: 1.2.1.2.B0df8add. Release Date: 09 April 2019 (Wayfarer)

Build version: 1.2.0.2.4cf00080. Release Date: 16 February 2019 (Bug fix update)

Build version: 1.2.0.0.157b386b. Release Date: 08 February 2019 (Bug fix update)

Build version: 1.1.9.8.C44a55c5. Release Date: 05 February 2019 (Bug fix update)

Build version: 1.1.9.6.E24eac9e. Release Date: 04 February 2019 (Bug fix update)

Build Version: 1.1.9.5.08b4e1b8. Release Date: 31 January 2019 (Blue Kingdom / Launch Build)

Build Version: 1.1.7.4.f187636. Release Date: 19 December 2018 (Commander)

Build Version: 1.1.6.2.e8412a5. Release Date: 7 November 2018 (Survival)

Build Version: 1.1.5.3.aa85c96. Release Date: 10 October 2018 (Reach Redesign)

Build Version: 1.1.4.5.2f2c56e. Release Date: 29 August 2018 (Combat II)

Build Version: 1.1.3.5.4d9e3cf71. Release Date: 25 July 2018 (Eleutheria)

Build Version: 1.1.0.4.cd2a9a87a. Release Date: 07 June 2018 (Roleplay)

Build Version: 1.0.9.4.72fb12b. Release Date: 09 May 2018 (Threat)

Build Version: 1.0.7.3.035a6b6. Release Date: 04 April 2018 (Albion)

Build Version: 1.0.6.5.8046df9. Release Date: 27 February 2018 (Combat I)

Build Version: 1.0.7.4.1f12226aa. Release Date: 31 January 2018 (Exploration)

Build Version: 1.0.6.3.4ea876f. Release Date: 11 December 2017 (Prospects and Bargains)

Build Version: 1.0.4.6.24e7833. Release Date: 29 November 2017 (Procedural Generation)

Build Version: 1.0.3.2.1dcb4f0. Release Date: 15 November 2017 (Bug fix update)

Build Version: 1.0.2.3.2dbd705. Release Date: 25 October 2017 (Legacies)

Build Version: 1.0.1.5.91c3278. Release Date: 13 September 2017 (Bug fix update)

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