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« News 2004.11.24

v0.1 Alpha

Mission 01: Recon. Fleet with new enemies, including Alliance Recon cruiser and Attacker 09.27

Dai-X System (begun 2004.08) - Press Tab to access. 10.05

Weapons
 - First 3 special weapons for X-Bomber (Press 1-3 to access) 07.07: 
	. ADEN cannons
	. Homing missiles
	. Rotator spreadgun
 - New weapons 04.28:
	. Heavy pulse guns
	. Rear lasers
	. Main lasers (Press Z and X together to access main laser mode)
 - X-Bomber turrets: auto-aim improved with target-leading 11.08, mouse-aim added 07.07

Gameplay
 - Enemy count doubled and enemy aggression and weapons power increased
 - Ship-to-ship collisions with collision physics
 - 10-second invincibility/afterburner Effects when shield/weapons gauges full 04.28
 - Splash damage, debris and particles added to explosions 05.06
 - Balancing:
	. Shields	 100 => 500
	. Weapons	1000 => 2000
	. Armour	  50 => 200
 - X-Bomberís movement becomes sluggish and smoke is released from engines when Armour < 25% 05.06
 - Boss weapons expanded with homing missiles 05.12

HUD
 - Status messages and character dialogue
 - Translucent status bars with percentages
 - Distance and frame-rate indicators 04.28

Graphics
 - Randomising 4-level star-field 04.28
 - X-Bomber ship sprite updated 05.12

Menu System
 - Remembers all preferences and mission reached in database
 - Mouse control in all menus
 - New intro, cut-scenes and briefing
 - 3D starfield improved 04.28
 - Menu appearance upgraded
 - In-game menu with volume controls06.25
 - High Score Menu improved 07.07

Controls
 - Dedicated X-Impulse trigger; X
 - All ship functions operable via 8-button joystick/game controller 04.28
 - Mouse control for player movement and weapons firing 06.25

System
 - Windows XP compatibility upgrade 07.07
 - External file structure for MIDI files and sub-apps - fixes stutter on music change 09.12

Audio
 - Music change 09.16
 - Upgraded sound (rear and main lasers, enemy weapons) 05.12

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