Star Citizen showcases the Hercules Starlifter and Tumbril Nova, leaves massive logs in install folders

As in log files, but they still need to be flushed like... other logs


This week’s video digest from Star Citizen is eager to show off some new toys, as it provides a look at the new Crusader Industries Hercules Starlifter spaceship and the Tumbril Nova tank. The Starlifter segment is pretty much presented like a sales vignette, outlining the ship’s features and massive cargo capacity, while the Nova segment is more technical, discussing how the devs created operational tank treads and how the size 5 gun can one-shot smaller spaceships.

In other Star Citizen news, a member of the Star Citizen Refunds subreddit has discovered that the game has recently begun leaving massive log files in the install directory, with players reporting file sizes up to 1 GB for an hour of playtime and some even having to clear out 30 GB of log files. These automatically generate error logs for things like failed NPC loading states that can be read, but ultimately players are going to want to flush these logs before they clog up storage space.

sources: YouTube, Reddit, thanks to MothballShow for the tip!
Longtime MMORPG gamers will know that Star Citizen was originally Kickstarted for over $2M back in 2012 with a planned launch for 2014. As of 2021, it still lingers in an incomplete but playable alpha, having raised around $350M from gamers over years of continuing crowdfunding and sales of in-game ships and other assets. It is currently the highest-crowdfunded video game ever and has endured both indefatigable loyalty from advocates and immense skepticism from critics. A co-developed single-player title, Squadron 42, has also been repeatedly delayed.
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