Stone Legion

by Kane Hart at 6:36 AM
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So we been always looking for the next big thing that will last. I think we did it and that is StarMade. It's had 1000's of changes and Tons and tons and tons of new features and no we have not listed them all. But we think this might be the next big thing on Stone Legion!

I really think we can make a really nice whitelisted StarMade Server that can bring in 100's if not 1000's of players over the years. I think it will work out for both builders and pvpers and even PvE players. Will have to of course come up with rules and regulations but I think there could easily be a home for everyone. Build Stations, Build Ships, Build on planets, its all there! Check some the gifs at the bottom of the page!

I hope you take a read below of some of the new features that I wrote up for you guys and also comment. I love to hear your comments and thoughts. These devs are insane. They deserve to be checked out.

So what overall is new or changed in StarMade in the last 5 Months?
  • Almost 1000 Bug Fixes!
  • Optimization for up to 50% more fps (depending on hardware)
  • Optimizations for shadows - Shadows have been optimized by a lot, and you should now get a lot higher fps when using the. Also some small optimizations have been made to general drawing performance. Also, optimizations to the lighting calculations have been made, so chunks should now display much faster.
  • Optimizations for Lighting - The lighting system has been overhauled. The first thing is, you will no longer see any change of lighting indoors when the ship is moving. Also, dynamic shadows will no longer darken indoor areas when turned on.
  • Optimization for Lighting Sharder - Improved the values for the lighting shaders to look a lot more crisp. It also removes the problem of whites beeing flooded with light
  • Optimizations for Physics - physics optimization has been made to ensure further scaling of the game. Especially for huge ships colliding, new algorithms have been implemented to reduce the time taken to search for colliding blocks (in millions of blocks). Also the physics system will now attempt to solve situations where objects get stuck without warping to give a better ship battle experience. It will now just push the ships outside each other using a low-performance-mode of the physics.
  • New Textures - Realistic Textures You can even Click Here to See Animation Example!
  • Round Planets - Planets are now dodecahedrons! Screenshot!
  • Planet Core - The planet core is the center of the planet. It has hitpoints, and heals very fast if hit. But it can be destroyed. If that happens, the planet will blow up, and all the planet segments will fly off into space (for performance reasons they will not collide with other objects for that time, but they will become physical again once they stop).
  • Faction Point System - New Point system that you gather points overtime for player activity etc. This then can be used for special faction things like owning a galaxy.
  • Faction Territory - New system to allow you to own a 6x16x16 sector chunk at once also known as a Galaxy System. With owning this you will get notices when people leave and enter the System but also get a big mining speed bonus.
  • Scanners - is a new type of block for scanning systems. Factions that own a Galaxy System can scan the entire thing. Depending if your enemy or own the area you will get smaller or greater scanning bonuses.
  • Warp Gates - Warp gates are the stationary version of structures that enable players to warp. Their rage is 8 systems (128 sectors). They have a steady power cost on size, and also a one time cost per ship that passes through, which is based on the mass of the ship.
  • Jump Drives - You can put them on a ship, charge them up, and instantly travel up to 8 sectors.
  • Logic System - Another brand new feature is a fully fleshed out logic system. With this system you can design any functional system you like. Ever wanted to have blinking lights? Airlocks? Automatic doors? Automatic gravity? Automatic weapons? Traps? A computer in a computer? 6 New Blocks: Activation block, Not-Block, And-Block, Or-Block, Delay Block, Delay (None Repeating) Video Tut?
  • Factory Linking - Linking a factory to another has the effect, that the factory can move elements out of all other factories that are connected into its own inventory and proceed to use them for production. This means, you can basically rebuild a crafting tree with the necessary factories linked together to be able to create anything from just resources and rock.
  • New Raw Resources and Rocks - There are two types of raw resources: ore and shards. Those are now separated from blocks. That means they can spawn in any rock. If you salvage a rock that has a resource in it, both the rock and the resource will be placed in your inventory. If you destroy the block, the resource is lost, too.
  • New Crafting items - Several new block types were added as part of the crafting system, although they serve only as an intermediate stage in the crafting of other blocks, we gave them textures that you might find useful in decorating parts of your ship.
  • Personal Crafting - But now you can not only use factories to craft, it can also be done in the player inventory. The capsule factory and micro assembler are permanently available there. They work slower than factories, but they can do all basic things.
  • Crafting Update - Entire crafting system has been revamped to make it more enjoyable and balanced. This is an older example of the new recipes?
  • Dynamic Prices - Prices of items are now based each other
  • New personal Weapons - Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher, A healing beam, power supply beam!
  • New Weapon System Revamp - boils down to linking different weapon systems to grant unique weapon combos. An Antimatter cannon can be turned into rapid fire flak guns or long range snipers. I believe the current count is 75 weapon combos not including tertiary effects. OLD Video But gives you ideas.
  • New Weapon System Effect System - The tertiary effects change how damage is applied. More damage to the shields or the power supply? Emp, Explosives, Ion, Piercing, Punch-Through, Push, Pull Stop, Perhaps explosive impact? The tertiary effects can also be used defensively. What is used to damage to enemy shields can help boost your own.
  • Colored Weapons - These can be achieved the same as other weapon combinations are, simply link any light emitting block to the primary computer and its projectiles will now be in that color.
  • Debris - A debris effect has been added to the game when taking out blocks.
  • Display block - Upon clicking on a display block (which now has a better texture), you can now change the color and the font size. Furthermore you can now use variables like shields and shield capacity as well as power of the ship in the text.
  • Custom station spawning -In this build, admins will be finally able to customize station spawning.
  • Mailing System - Players (and the system) can now finally send mail to other players even if they are not online.
  • Save/Load Templates to paste - You can now save what you selected with "copy" and load it to paste any time you need it.
  • HUD changes - Lots of Hud Changes overtime.
  • New Advanced Build Mode functions, - Undo/Redo, Copy/Paste, Remove Filter, Mass Place Size (10^3)
  • Replace Mode - This mode is now a checkbox in advanced build mode when selecting the "remove/replace filter" button in the bottom. Instead of just removing, this feature will replace the blocks taken with the one selected in the hotbar. This will make refitting ships a lot easier.
  • Scrap Stations - All newly generated/spawned neutral stations will now be scrap. This means no more salvaging stations and selling it for tons of profit.
  • Template Symmetry and Rotation - Templates now come with a full preview. They also work with symmetry now and can be rotated in all 3 axis with the mouse wheel (or Pg-Up/Down).
  • Build Helper - Game now supports build helper and there is 3 to choose from. Ellipsoids, which are spherical objects defined by 3 radii, Circles, which can be rotated in all dimensions, Torus, which can be defined by outer and inner radius. They can also be rotated in all dimensions
  • New Doors - There now are door wedges as well as two additional types of doors: Blast Doors and Glass Doors
  • Various New Blocks & Wedges - There have a lot of new blocks added, as well as a lot more shapes for existing blocks
  • New Decorative blocks - A lot of new decorative blocks have been added! Screenshot
  • Multi Slots - Basically these slots hold all shapes of the same type of block in one slot: Normal, wedge, penta, tetra, and corner. You can just drag them together to form a multislot, and right click them to take specific blocks out.
  • Missiles can be hit (Point Defense) - Missiles can not be shot by anything but laser. This will probably remain an advantage of using lasers. Missiles were the OP weapon in the game, and we hope, that making them...
by Kane Hart at 8:30 PM
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I think now that their introducing Bug Fixes and no features, things will just become more and more stable. I think this might be a perfect time to introduce Space Engineers again on Stone Legion.

I would love to have the community help out find mods for the server but also good time to talk about how we want to layout the server once again. I feel our last server was actually quite a successful idea though not sure if you guys want Pitch Black space again or not.

Space Engineers Mods

I Know @Togy was enjoying making another station and has played around with ideas as well in Single Player. Not sure though if the community wants another big station idea or start from scratch or what you guys want.

I love to see anyone who might consider playing to leave some feedback!


Mods Added So Far:
by Kane Hart at 5:15 AM
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Found this really cool Kickstarter while I was laying in bed. I backed it you can too and you can even back it as low as $5 for the game though I'm sure they would like a bit more. The concept and what they have shown looks great.

Wish them the best of luck!
by Kane Hart at 3:40 PM
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PS4‘s system software v2.00, codenamed Masamune, is making its arrival tomorrow and we can’t wait for you to check out all the new enhancements it’ll bring to your PS4. This update adds unique, forward-looking features like Share Play, and addresses some of the most highly requested features from the community including YouTube integration, USB music player, ability to find players you may know, sorting options for PS4′s game library, and themes that change the look of your home screen. This is the biggest update we’ve delivered to date for PS4.

For a look at what you can expect, check out our walkthrough video on key Masamune features. And don’t forget to watch the walkthrough video of the SharePlay feature.

Here’s a recap of some top features you can expect with Masamune in list form:

  • Share Play: PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game — even when they don’t own a copy of it. PlayStation Plus membership is required for certain Share Play features.
  • YouTube: Upload your gameplay highlights directly from PS4 to YouTube by clicking the “SHARE” button on DualShock 4. In addition, a YouTube app for PS4 will be available to download from the PlayStation Store.
  • Themes & Colors: Personalize your home screen background with select themes and colors. As a big thank-you to the PlayStation Nation, we want to kick-start your dynamic theme options by giving away a theme for two of the biggest titles gamers will be playing on PlayStation 4 this fall; Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Both themes will be available for download on Tuesday.
  • Live Broadcasting Enhancements: Search filters, archived broadcast support and more have been added to Live from PlayStation
  • Content Area & Library: Find and access your content quicker with a redesigned Content Area and improved filter and sort functions for the PS4 Library.
  • USB Music Player*: Insert USB memory with music in your PS4 and start playing your favorite tunes in the background.
  • What’s New: To make the activity feed more relevant and timely for you, What’s New will add Friends of Friends suggestions and Live Broadcasting updates from your friends at the top of your feed.

For the full list of features in PS4 system software update (v2.00) and instructions for updating your PS4 system, pleasevisit this page after the update goes live. As a reminder, you can also set your PS4 to download system updatesautomatically.

PS Vita and PS TV Update
Also available tonight is a new system software update (v3.35) for PS Vita and PS TV, which includes 4-player Remote Play support for PS TV, as well as the Live from PlayStation app, which allows you watch game streams from PS4 on both your PS Vita and PS TV devices. A full features list and instructions for updating PS Vita and PS TV can be foundhere after the update goes live.

PS App Update
Lastly, don’t forget to update your PlayStation App on your mobile devices to the latest version. The new 2.0 update will include a redesigned home screen, and a new layout for tablets.

This has been an amazing first year for PS4 so far, with more than 10 million units sold and a robust set of new features already added including SHAREfactory, automatic pre-download, and more. We are pleased to see the great feedback we’ve been getting from fans like you, which helps us to make PS4 the best place to play.

Let us know what you think about these new features and let’s keep the conversation going!
by Kane Hart at 10:41 PM
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Some new commercials are out for WoD. Looks like Blizzard is really starting to get the hype train going. What was your favorite?

by Kane Hart at 8:02 PM
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I'm really excited and proud to announce a new space game to Stone Legion, the name is Empyrion.
"Empyrion is a 3D open world, space survival adventure in which you can fly across space and land on planets. Build, explore, fight and survive in a hostile galaxy full of hidden dangers."

In short it's Space Engineers Had a Kid with Starmade and then Elite had a Kid with their Kid and then we ended up with Empyrion!

Will you run a dedicated server?
Yes the second that it is possible to run a server I will. Even if Dedicated server is not an option at the time I will do my best to simulate and run a Dedicated like server if it requires running a 2nd PC that just runs the game only.

Will you do videos, let's plays, etc?
Yes I will be doing tons of Videos, and let's play series for Empyrion for sure.

Who has backed the game that you know of?
@Kane Hart


Support them today as low as $11USD for Alpha / Beta / Release!
by Kane Hart at 3:41 AM
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Thanks to everyone for helping us test the Unleashed 2.0 Test Server. The Test Server is now down and is generating our final world for our launch tomorrow.

What is Unleashed:
Unleashed is Stone Legion flagship Modded Server that runs in Seasons, consider 2.0 being a Season 2. We run and maintain the server until the majority of the players have quit the server. From there we usually take a 1-2 Month break and then boot up the next Season.

Unleashed is also our Jam Packed Mod pack. With over 100+ Mods (150+) In the launcher showing up. We also don't restrict features or ban features. This is hence the major reason why it's an VIP Server due to Griefing and the Power Required to run such a pack.

Use your head and if you are not sure ask. Please don't use nether pumps. They cause to much lag on the server keeping Nether Chunks loaded and are very taxing.

You must be a VIP Member. (Yellow Text at the top click that). Once you are a VIP Member just reply to this post with your Minecraft name!

All the VIP Memberships go to paying for the server that runs Teamspeak, Website, Minecraft, and other game servers our community plays. Vip pretty much costs a 2 hour movie so it should not be too expensive!

Client Download:
Suggested Setting (The Gear in the Updater):
2-4G of Ram Set and 256M PermGen is a must!

Installed Mods:
Blood Magic-v1.1.0(1.7.10)
Botania r1.2-121
Carpenter's Blocks v3.3.0 DEV R4 - MC 1.7.10
ClothingCraft 1.2.0
Elemental Creepers-universal_1.7.10-4.2.2
Please note this list might be out of date as we do add and remove mods during the operation of our live server. Might be due to bugs, or new features, etc.


If you need any help then feel free to reply here or post in our support forums.

Screenshot Thread:
by Kane Hart at 3:44 PM
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So most of you if things went well should of not noticed anything really new. But for the past 2 days I been revamping Stone Legion and even Godcraft's old forums and the Minecraft servers. We installed 2 new VM's for Websites and Game Servers. From there we moved the forums, Teamspeak, and even our Minecraft servers to the new VM's.

On top of all this we switched from Apache to Nginx. This should increase the speed of loading pages and navigating 10 fold and this is all thanks to our new Deployments and tweaks to the VM's and also Nginx.

Build Server and Creative server had their dynmaps pruned for the move. We will most likely regenerated down the road when we can build our own tweak webserver rather then using the build in version later on. Also Build Server Block Logs has been backed up but also pruned for the move. They were over 3 Gigs and for a inactive server there is really no need to keep them anymore.

As you might know at this time there is going to be no Build, Creative Server updates for a very long time. The future of 1.8 in Bukkit, Spigot had officially come to an end. Though we have some light down the tunnel as forge was to try to help fill in this gap in the future.

Coming Soon:
Minecraft Unleashed 2.0!
by Kane Hart at 1:11 PM
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New Trailer:

Our Stardale Kickstarter is now live! You can pledge and support us and preorder your copy of Stardale through our Kickstarter page and take advantage of the amazing rewards we're giving for the next 30 days! Rewards are pretty epic and range from naming in-game items, beta/alpha access, naming mobs, and even a leather bound book of Stardale artwork and select dev logs. In addition, every reward level gets a unique epic forum badge to give you distinction for your support! All rewards will be synced with our website allowing supporters to bind their reward level to their account and this will become available 14 days after the Kickstarter ends (that's when they give us the info).

I hope you'll support us and help us reach our goal. Remember that if we don't reach our goal of $15,000.00 then we receive zero funds from this Kickstarter; which means Stardale will take a lot longer to develop and it will take a lot longer for you to join in on an epic fun sci-fi space/adventure/creative exploration/building game! If you have any questions, comments, or any feedback at all please feel free to post and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have!​