Flotilla Support/Patches


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    Version History

    Version 2.4
    September 6, 2010
  • Crash: Fixed crash in audio initialization.
  • Game: AI now chooses enemy targets on a more random basis.
  • Game: Fixed issue with Bruja Heart item not working.
  • Game: Camera no longer automatically zooms out after all ships have orders. Player can manually invoke camera reset by clicking mousewheel.
  • Game: Fixed Adventure issue where player has no more planets to visit.
  • Controls: Q and E now lower/raise the camera.
  • Controls: can now use numpad for camera control.

    Version 2.332
    April 25, 2010
  • Fixed crash in audio initialization.
  • Fixed crash in in scoreboard.
  • Fixed soft crash in online scoreboard when no internet connection is available.
  • Added more granularity to score calculation.
  • Increased online scoreboard listing to top 1000.

    Version 2.3
    March 12, 2010
  • Improved error-checking in rendering systems.
  • Fixed bug where player gets stuck in invisible menu.
  • Fixed incorrect location of Smite UI.
  • Hide Smite UI during skirmish.
  • Smite now has a chance of destroying multiple enemies.
  • Gave extra bonuses to enemies in Hardcore mode.

    Version 2.2
    March 11, 2010
  • Fixed version number bug.

    Version 2.1
    March 11, 2010
  • Fixed missing tutorial message.
  • Fixed position of Hardcore button.
  • Fixed incorrect labels on high score buttons.
  • Hid experience point UI during tutorial.

    Version 2.0
    March 10, 2010
  • Fixed crash with the disc renderer.
  • Fixed bug with incorrect enemy fleet sizes.
  • Added Hardcore mode (longer adventures, tougher enemies)
  • Added Hardcore online scoreboard.
  • Added "Smite" power. Spend XP points to vaporize enemies.
  • Added ship type UI to player ships.
  • Enemy ships can now use upgrades.
  • Added spacebar shortcut to New Item, New Ship, and AAR menus.
  • Added Pgup/Pgdn/Home/End shortcut to Captain's Log menu.

    Version 1.9
    March 8, 2010
  • Fixed save/load of control options.
  • Fixed bug in online high score saving.
  • Fixed scrolling bug in high score menu.
  • Added "Find Me!" button in online high score menu.
  • Spacebar now opens the Fleet Setup menu.

    Version 1.81
    March 6, 2010
  • Fixed missing line connecting ship to plane.
  • Added highlight to player name in online scoreboard.

    Version 1.8
    March 6, 2010
  • Fixed crash in the fleet setup menu.
  • Fixed crash when selecting priority target.
  • Fixed crash in controller rumble.
  • Fixed crash when toggling manual mode.
  • Added online high score table.

    Version 1.7
    March 4, 2010
  • Fixed crash in the line renderer.
  • Fixed collision on Beam Gunship.
  • Fixed bug that caused ships to stop rotating.
  • Fixed bug that prevented high scores from being saved.
  • Moved hardware mouse option to the video settings menu.
  • Added functionality to slow down camera (ctrl or alt)
  • Balancing: increased flank move speed.

    Version 1.6
    March 3, 2010
  • Fixed crash in particle system.
  • Added extra check to ensure AI ships don't collide.
  • Planar grid now raises and lowers to the selected ship's altitude.
  • Unlocked the Proto Fighter for skirmish games.

    Version 1.5
    March 2, 2010
  • Fixed audio system crash.
  • Fixed crash in the mesh renderer.
  • Fixed crash in the Fleet Setup menu.
  • Fixed crash caused by beam weapon sounds.
  • Fixed crash in the patch version-check.
  • Fixed crash during the Priority Target step.
  • Fixed crash in the skybox renderer.
  • Fixed crash in the starfield renderer.
  • Fixed missing Captain's Log for hitchhiker-deer event.
  • Fixed bug in playback recording.
  • Reduced default screen resolution.
  • Added extra check to ensure AI gives every ship a move order.
  • Activating Manual Mode now defaults orientation to the ship's current orientation.
  • Added an option to default to Manual Mode.
  • Added an option to use hardware mouse.

    Version 1.4
    March 1, 2010
  • Fixed crash in the bloom renderer.
  • Camera no longer auto-rotates when player selects ship.
  • Added option for mousewheel to toggle between moving the camera forward/backward or up/down.
  • Added option to adjust mouse sensitivity.
  • Added new keyboard shortcuts/UI:
    • F: toggle Manual Mode.
    • F: skip priority target.
    • F: open command menu.
    • F: open fleet menu.
    • Spacebar: close Captain's Log.
    • Spacebar: close Fleet Setup menu.
    • Spacebar: close Playback menu.
    • 1 2 3 4: select event decisions.
    • 1 2 3 4: select ship orders.
    • 1 2 3: select command orders.


    Version 1.3
    February 28, 2010
  • Fixed crash when loading certain ship content.
  • Fixed crash with graphics device not properly unloading.
  • Fixed crash when unequipping inventory items.
  • Fixed audio crash when player ends or begins a turn.
  • Fixed bug with assassin encounter giving infinite cargo items.
  • Fixed player not having any more planets to visit.
  • Selecting the patch option now directs user to Flotilla patch website.
  • Added UI label showing ship type beneath the ship name.

    Version 1.2
    February 27, 2010
  • Fixed crash with region-specific character sets
  • Fixed crash with certain gamepad/joystick configurations.
  • Fixed rare crash when game saves options settings.
  • Fixed region-specific issue with the startup version check.
  • Fixed issue with video settings menu sometimes not saving changes.
  • Added "Draw Planets" video option. Uncheck this if you have a low-end PC or netbook.

    Version 1.1
    February 26, 2010
  • Initial release


    I get the error message "Your computer is missing a Microsoft DirectX component required by Flotilla."

    Flotilla requires DirectX to run. DirectX is free and can be downloaded from: http://www.microsoft.com/directx

    I get the error message "Your computer is missing the Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1 required by Flotilla."

    Flotilla requires the XNA Framework to run. The XNA Framework is free and can be downloaded from this link.

    I get the error message "Your computer is missing the .NET Framework 2.0 required by Flotilla."

    Flotilla requires the .NET Framework to run. The .NET Framework is free and can be downloaded from this link.

    Flotilla crashes on my 64-bit Windows 7 system.

    There are two possible fixes for this issue.
      Fix 1: Change audio settings
      1. Right-click on your volume control on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
      2. Select "Playback devices"
      3. Right-click on "Digital Output"
      4. Select "Set as Default Device"
      5. Try running Flotilla again.

      If that doesn't work, try this:
      Fix 2: Reinstall .NET and XNA Redistributable
      1. Download the .NET redistributable
      2. Install the .NET redistributable.
      3. Download the XNA redistributable
      4. Install the XNA redistributable.

    How do I run the game in full-screen mode?

    You can toggle between fullscreen and windowed mode in the Video Settings menu:
    Options/Help > Options > Video Settings > Fullscreen

    How do I make the game run faster?

    Low-end PCs or netbooks can improve the framerate by adjusting video settings.
  • Deactivate the Bloom option.
  • Deactivate the Draw Planets option.
  • Choose a lower screen resolution.

    These options can be accessed in the Video Settings menu:
    Options/Help > Options > Video Settings

    What are the system requirements?

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
  • 1GHz processor
  • 1GB available system memory
  • 80MB available hard drive space
  • DirectX-compatible graphics card with Shader Model 1.1

    In addition, Flotilla setup includes and installs these packages:
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • XNA Redistributable 3.1

    The installer appears to be frozen.

    The installer may appear unresponsive. It is normal for the Flotilla installer to take a few minutes to complete unpacking its files.

    Why doesn't Flotilla recognize my gamepad?

    Ensure your gamepad is plugged in, and restart Flotilla. If you have multiple gamepads, try having only one connected to your computer.

    Where does Flotilla keep my settings files?

    User files (high scores, options data, etc.) are located at:
    My Documents/SavedGames/Flotilla/AllPlayers

    Where can I see the online scoreboard?

    The scoreboard is viewable in the game, under the "Hall of Fame" option. Or, you can see your score online on this handy page: http://www.blendogames.com/flotilla/scores/scores.php

    I can't find Flotilla in Xbox marketplace!

    You can find Flotilla in Xbox's Indie Games channel.
    1. From the Xbox dashboard, go to "Game Marketplace"
    2. Select "Explore Game Content"
    3. On the "Games & Demos" tab, scroll right and select "Indie Games"
    4. Go to "Titles A-Z" and you'll find Flotilla there.
    Alternatively, you can download the game to your Xbox machine through this page: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Flotilla/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8025855048b
    Note: The Xbox Indie Games channel is not available in all regions of the world.

    My question isn't answered here.

    Email me at brendon@blendogames.com or post on our Flotilla Messageboard.