It's been a long road...getting from there to here. The Foundry is back! Missions are live, the editor is online, and here's what you need to know about the most joyous time of the year.
- The Foundry works. However, there is a new bug that superficially affects mission preview in the editor. Details are spoiler tagged below (authors should read, players will be fine):
First, you may see an error pop up after a map-load that states "You must load the map on a PC client before running on a console." This was part of what Cryptic was trying to fix over downtime. However, it no longer crashes the game. Click okay and you *should* be fine. Second, the mini-map backdrop no longer displays correctly while in preview mode. This might be a symptom of the aforementioned error message. It will not prevent you from playing the mission but it might make navigation more difficult while testing. The minimap is not affected in published missions. Cryptic might still be working on a fix (we've only just reported these issues.) But as they only hit the editor superficially we should be okay for a Foundry relaunch.
- TEST YOUR MISSIONS, verify that they've all been republished successfully, and keep an eye on reviews for any new technical problems. This will help us screen for critical Foundry bugs.
- Report any issues you encounter to the Foundry bug forums.
- If everything checks out, the Foundry Roundtable will be starting our 26th Century Challenge very soon. We'll talk about this on this weekend's show.
New content (spied from tribble): the full line-up Tzenkethi ships.
And with that, I'd also like to give a super special thanks to the devs (and most especially Zero) for getting the Foundry back on its feet. We really appreciate all the work you've done, it means a lot to a small community like ours, and we'll be sure to make the absolute most out of this relaunch.
Thanks again and let's get to some Foundrying!
Bipedal mammal and senior Foundry author
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