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Friday - December 17, 2021
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Friday - December 17, 2021

Starsector - Update 0.95.1a

by Redglyph, 14:31

@vanedor spotted an update to Starsector, thanks!

Starsector 0.95.1a Release

Update (12/11/21, 9:20pm EST): a hotfix for a crash caused by defeating a [REDACTED] station and then a fleet in the same system is out; please re-download the game using the links below.

Update (12/11/21, 4:00pm EST): a hotfix for an audio issue, background flickering during new game creation, cleanup of some dev options left in a dialog, and a few other issues (full list of changes here) is out.

Starsector version 0.95.1a is now out! This is a .1 release, meaning it’s focused on polish, bugfixing, and quality-of-life improvements – but more than the normal share of new features and sweeping changes have found their way into this one, as well!

  • Skill system changed for more flexible builds with more options
  • Several new game-changing top-tier skills, and other new skills
  • All skills can be re-specced, no more “permanent” skills
  • New ships: Eradicator-class Fast Cruiser, Manticore-class Destroyer, Vanguard-class Frigate
  • Missions show the mission target location prior being accepted
  • Dynamic slipstreams that enable quick and efficient travel in hyperspace
  • Sensor ghosts in hyperspace!
  • Improved early access to ships and weapons through arms dealers
  • Phase cloak changes to make phase ships easier to deal with if they’re outmatched
  • Ship AI improvements; ability to issue a “defend” order targeting a friendly ship
  • Various balance changes to improve variety
  • Modding improvements
  • Assorted bugfixing, polish, and numerous quality-of-life improvements

There are many more changes; the full patch notes, and the comment thread, are here. This new release should be save-compatible. Due to the skill system changes, skill points and story points invested into any elite skills will be refunded, and the skills will be reset when a save from the previous release is loaded.

You can download the new version here [Edit. try from the site first]: Windows Mac Linux

As always, thank you for your support! I deeply appreciate it.

Information about


Developer: Fractal Softworks

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: None

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· To be announced
· Publisher: Fractal Softworks