EGOSOFT released a brand-new wave of bugfixes that you can jump in and test right now in the latest beta for the big 3.0 patch that comes with the first official DLC.

As with previous betas, simply follow the instructions below to fetch the latest build of the game.

Steam

  • Make sure that your savegames are backed up!
  • To start using the Beta version, right-click X4: Foundations in the Steam client
  • Select Properties and go to the Betas tab
  • Enter the password IBackedUpMySaves
  • Select public_beta from the dropdown list.
  • To return to using the non-Beta version, select NONE from the same dropdown list.

GOG Galaxy

  • Make sure that your savegames are backed up!
  • Select X4: Foundations in your GOG Galaxy game collection.
  • Click on "More > Settings"
  • On the right hand side of the page, click on "Beta Channels: OFF" and select "ON"
  • Click on the "Channel" option and select "Add Private Channels"
  • Enter the password for the "Public Beta" channel: IBackedUpMySaves
  • Select the "Public Beta" channel.
  • To return to using the non-Beta version, click on the "Channel" dropdown and select "default"

X4: Foundation beta 5 patch notes

  • [Beta 5] Added icon next to supply-related trade offers.
  • [Beta 5] Added station icons to Object List and Property Owned menus.
  • [Beta 5] Added faction colour to object icons in map menus if filter option is selected (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Added separate encyclopedia category for paint mods.
  • [Beta 5] Added ship statistics for turret and engine group shields, and turret damage output.
  • [Beta 5] Added option to hide statistics in Ship Configuration menu.
  • [Beta 5] Added option to map shortcuts to toggle turret arming and drone launching.
  • [Beta 5] Added flee option to interact menu of player-owned ships.
  • [Beta 5] Added Undo/Redo options to Ship Configuration menu.
  • [Beta 5] Added discount and commission information to Trade menu.
  • [Beta 5] Added interact menu option to arm/disarm turrets on multiple ships (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Added list of all known blueprints (and whether they are owned) to Encyclopedia.
  • [Beta 5] Changed effect of UI scale slider to result in better UI scale behaviour at common resolutions, especially with wide resolutions.
  • [Beta 5] Changed faction colours of player and Teladi to make them easier to differentiate on map (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Improved some gate positions and orientations.
  • [Beta 5] Improved combat movement of capital ships with forward-mounted weapons.
  • [Beta 5] Improved behaviour of formations flying in travel mode.
  • [Beta 5] Improved weapon distribution among NPC ships.
  • [Beta 5] Improved balancing of defence modules by increasing hull value.
  • [Beta 5] Improved balancing of weapons and ships.
  • [Beta 5] Improved pricing and distribution of new weapons among factions (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Improved handling of docking defence drones set to escort when armed state is toggled (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Improved visibility of player-occupied object icon on map when using faction colours (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Improved logbook to show entries for player-owned ships being attacked or destroyed in red.
  • [Beta 5] Improved log message for received surplus, stating location instead of trader name.
  • [Beta 5] Improved target monitor display for construction sites and resource probes.
  • [Beta 5] Improved weapon aiming stability when time is accelerated and/or frame-rate is low.
  • [Beta 5] Improved performance in a number of situations.
  • [Beta 5] Improved Tobii support.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed some cases where autopilot aborted prematurely.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed AI ships and autopilot sometimes aborting travel mode for no reason at all.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed ships sometimes warping to extreme distances when accidentally entering gate.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed boarding pods sometimes flying to random location before moving to their target.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed laser towers and mines deployed by player as part of mission not changing ownership.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed turrets sometimes shooting at targets that are not valid for their mode.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed collector drones failing to transfer inventory items collected to captain of launching ship (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed currently-deployed defence drones set to escort moving to dock if defence drones are armed (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed player-owned ships sometimes pursuing targets acquired while on long-distance movement to beyond their engagement area.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed boarding ships with turrets continuing to fire on boarding target below hull threshold in retaliation to being fired upon.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed long-term deadlock caused by capital ships restocking at fleet auxiliary ships that do not have enough resources.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed fleet subordinates waiting indefinitely for commander to cross gate that commander no longer intends to cross (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed fleets getting stuck after going through gates in some cases if fleet commander is attacking target in distant sector (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed ships waiting a very long time for subordinates to dock when they have already done so.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed assigned ships not being able to be manually ordered to trade with build storage of new stations.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed non-player-owned ships never trying to shoot at missiles.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed Behemoth not being able to equip L-sized missile turrets.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed launch tubes of Nomad resupply ship.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed cases of large red walls appearing inside some corridors.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed Ion weapons requiring only general use equipment licence.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed very long stations (usually those whose station icon is at one end) sometimes not firing upon targets.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed item traders on player-owned stations sometimes not appearing or always being Scale Plate Pact.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed some ships not uncovering map.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed best marines of a specified rank sometimes not being selected for boarding operations.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed managers and ship traders on player-owned stations sometimes being missing from rooms.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed case of invisible NPCs on stations.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed player-owned stations seeming to transfer 0 Credits to player account.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed station modules sometimes not repairing to 100%.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed Trading Stations not being rebuilt.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed workforce providing full efficiency bonus when workforce capacity was maxed out regardless of optimal workforce requirements.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed discrepancies in boarding strength and marine numbers when ships marines are launched from are destroyed or removed from an ongoing boarding operation.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed crew transfer failing between two ships docked at different dock areas at same station (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed crew transfer using boarding pods in one direction and escape pods in other (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed signal leaks appearing on Kha'ak/Xenon stations.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed some interior doors opening into empty space.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed game starts not being unlocked during story-line.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed switching subordinate group Launched/Docked status using Loadout tab of commander Info Menu not doing anything (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed Show Ship Details comm option not showing Info menu when conversation was started from map.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed missing weapon aim indicators for certain weapons (problem introduced in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed weapon aim indicators not being visible when cockpit rendering is turned off.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed weapon aim indicators sometimes being much too large.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed default order not being shown on map if there are no other orders.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed undamaged hull values on ships with hull mods sometimes showing as 99%.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed wrecked stations being listed in Object List and Property Owned.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed wrecks on map not turning grey when faction colours are enabled (new feature in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed station modules being listed under engine category in Encyclopedia (problem introduced in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed map pan stuck to mouse cursor in certain situations (problem introduced in 3.00).
  • [Beta 5] Fixed floating capital ship bridges in Ship Configuration menu.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed missing station module info in Station Build menu.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed wrong tool tip for buy offer amounts in Logical Station Overview.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed incorrect number of owned ships in Statistics menu.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed missing text when hiring builder with insufficient funds.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed incorrect buy/sell amounts for products and resources that used to be trade wares.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed incorrect results and menu crashes when using sliders for crew tiers when upgrading ships.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed menu crash when accessing some context menus in ultra-wide resolutions.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed menu crash in Logical Station Overview when building production for wares that used to be trade wares.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed menu crash in Ship Configuration menu under certain circumstances.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed sound problems with beam weapons.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed sounds of some weapons starting too early if fired after overheating.
  • [Beta 5] Fixed several causes of crashes.