Well i like the survival mode (so far), it killed me twice but on my third attempt i had worked out a strategy to make it the 15 mins trip to my ship. Well done HG on doing this mode, the rare resources spread is feeling super fun and challenging.
Performance wise it is an odd one, i read a number of people saying how their performance improved, but mine has gone down. I was in the 20-50 (30 avg) range previously, but now i’m down to 15-35 (24 avg). All the setting are the same (medium with just generation on high) but there is that new TAA setting (was using FXAA previously, so might try that again).
I’m also not as big a fan of the overall graphics now, it looks like some much lower res vegetation is in play and the colours and light are not as ‘70’s sci-fi’ as in the previous version.
I have installed them side by side to test things back and forth, so have two install, v1.09.1 of the original game and now the Foundation v1.1 game.
Keep in mind you still share save games in this setup (Please STOP putting important stuff like save games in appdata game devs!), so after having to clear my save in my first run through on Survival mode, i also lost my ongoing games save from the original game. Luckily i had a backup, but why spread saves outside the actual game folder?
Not looked at mods yet, although there are sure to be a few essentials i will hope are ready soon. Overall great difficulty improvement with the Survival Mode, lots of fun and frustration.