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Release v0.4.3

This release is part 2 of a big drive to reduce bugs in Mission Control. It fixes some long standing bugs and annoyances players have.

This turned out to be a much bigger release than I had intended and brings in 27 bug fixes, gameplay balances and minor features.

Tracked by Milestone - v0.4.3

Upgrade Instructions

  • If you're using MC without a modpack and none of your own changes, just delete the MC folder and move the new one into your mods folder
  • If you're using MC without a modpack but you've made some of your own changes to the configs:
    • Back up your old MC folder
    • Move your old MC folder out of your mod folder
    • Move the new MC folder into your mod folder
    • Manually make the changes back
    • If you prefer the old balance of lances, copy your entire config/AdditionalLances folder back to the new MC mod folder
  • If you're using MC as part of a modpack, let the modpack authors update MC for you

Minor Features

  • Additional Lances: Added an option (MatchAllyLanceCountToEnemy) to 'match' ally lance count to the rolled enemy lance count. This is off by default but can be turned on in the settings.json.
  • Additional Lances: Added an option (IsPrimaryObjectiveIn) in the settings.json to specify if the enemy AL lance(s) should be a primary objective or not.
  • Additional Lances: Added better friendly lance portraits (Thanks @17783 / Spectre)
  • UI: Added an update notification. When a new version of MC is released the Main Menu will show a notification. This can be disabled in the settings.json.
  • AI: Follow Player - Exposed TargetZoneRadius setting in the settings.json. This specifies the target zone the following mech will try to enter before not following anymore. If this zone is left, they will try to follow again.


  • Load Times: Decreased on average between 30% - 50%
  • Additional Lances: Lower tonnage lances can now spawn for higher difficulty contracts (since v0.4.2 only the same class of lance [e.g. heavy, assault] would spawn for the difficulty level).
  • Additional Lances: Reduced max lances to 1. MC is just too brutal at times. This can be edited back under the configs MissionControl/config/AdditionalLances/ if you want it harder again.
  • Additional Lances: Substantially increased bonus payout from 20% to 150%. This is to try and offset the huge Company cost to fighting extra lances like the repairs, new mechs and pilot recruitment costs.
  • Extended Boundaries: Increase specific boundary size for contract type & map combinations
    • Capture Base with mapGeneral_frigidSteppes_iTnd
    • Capture Base with mapGeneral_icyOutpost_iGlc
    • Simple Battle with mapGeneral_highPeak_iGlc
    • Fire Mission (all of them)
  • Extended Boundaries: Increase default boundary increase from 20% to 30%
  • Rescue: Added a minimum distance to objective check for the player lance spawn
  • Hot Drop Protection: Changed evasion pips from 4 to 6 (effectively a change from 40% to 60% evasion) if the starting drop is within enemy detection range
  • AI: Follow AI - Reduced 'should sprint' range from 200 to 120 units. This means the following unit should keep up better with the player mechs

Bugs Fixed

  • Random Spawns: Fixed issue where mechs wouldn't be able to move after spawning (stuck in one place from spawn)
  • Random Spawns: Fixed issue where mechs would spawn in rocks or buildings
  • Random Spawns: Fixed a few issues that could cause long loads
  • Random Spawns: Fixed the Array out of Bounds errors when testing for valid spawn points
  • Random Spawns: Fixed issue where the map 'plot' (point of interest) could not be found to orientate spawns on for the map mapGeneral_gridLock_uTech (and possibly others who shared the same map set up)
  • Random Spawns: Fixed issue where the pathfinder mechs would trigger any Region they entered causing an error
  • Extended Boundaries: Setting the sub-override IncreaseBoundarySizeByPercentage was not read. This is a similar issue as v0.4.2 but for the contract type & map Overrides section instead.
  • Extended Boundaries: Customised size position can be wrong causing key points outside of boundary (same bug as in v0.4.2). Should be properly fixed now.
  • Localisation: Fixed a possible issue with locales that don't use period / fullstop for their decimal place. An error would occur when loading a map with an Additional Lance reward
  • Additional Lances: Fixed issue where if the player restarted a contract 3 or more times then no more AL lances would spawn (friendly or enemy)
  • Additional Lances: Fixed issue where Heavy Metal campaign contracts would allow Mission Control to run (and Bigger Drops). There's a setting (DisableIfFlashpointContract) in the settings.json to allow for MC to run in flashpoints but it's off by default.