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[OUTDATED] 2.1.14 Pre-Alpha Test version

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:53 pm
by JeffM
Today we have 2.1.14

This is an updated testing version for the 2.1 development code that will eventually be released as 3.0

It is completely incompatible with 2.0.x and will not work on old servers.

Windows Installer
http://beta.bzflag.bz/builds/2.1.x/bzflag-2.1.14.exe
(requires DirectX 7+)

All current builds for 2.1.x will always be at http://my.bzflag.org/builds/2.1.x/

Linux and mac folk must, as always, build from sources;
http://my.bzflag.org/w/BZFlag_SVN

you want to use the trunk/bzflag URL for 2.1 code

This version includes a new font system that should look at lot better, and has the advantage of using real True Type fonts (.ttf) files directly.

Please remember that is is development code, there will be bugs, there will be issues, but the must be tested to be found out.

Thanks for your feedback.

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:46 pm
by Peter
Yay! I am loving the new mountains, and the radar shot guide. Something I have only just noticed, when browsing the options when using the up and down keys it effects the tank movement.

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:52 pm
by khazhyk
The new mountain textures cause a "break" in the mountain ring.
Image

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:55 pm
by JeffM
that is a known issue.

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:32 pm
by Winny
Yeah... When I was fixing the edges, I made a "mountain6.png" for some reason... just remove mountain6.png, and the edges line up fine...

(Jeff, maybe remove it from the SVN?)

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:15 am
by Triumph of the Soul
I'm not sure how much I like being able to move around using the keyboard and navigate the menus at the same time. I think alot of people might get annoyed if they are trying to stay in one place and change some settings only to find themselves in the middle of a firefight, in the water, or in some other indesirable position. Is there a way to disable this? I hope it's not be blatently obvious because I don't want to look like a fool in front of everyone. :D

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:59 am
by blast
That is another bug it seems. The tank should not move forward and backward when navigating the menu.

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:49 am
by Peter
When me an Enigma where playing, he has TH and I had WG, he took it from me and the control panel said, "PETER took Enigma's flag". I can see people and what flag they have, like in obs....
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x235 ... fi0267.png
How do you turn it off?
And I like, I mean really really like the new lock on where you can see who your locking on to, so no excuses now :)
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x235 ... fi0273.png
Also, in the option where you can see tanks speed in obs beside their name, dose it turn red or something like that when a tank goes over the set speed limit, that would be good.

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:16 pm
by ducktape
Wow it looks great! any idea when it well be released? Thanks to all the Mods working on this!

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:30 pm
by joevano
ducktape wrote:Wow it looks great! any idea when it well be released? Thanks to all the Mods working on this!
We know exactly when it will be released!!! When it is done. :P

I will say that there has been quite a bit more development activity over the last month or two, and that the game is closer to release today than it was yesterday. From the talk on IRC, there is a definite consensus that a release should happen in the relatively near future. Key words "should" and "relatively". The real need is to persuade more developers to contribute to the cause.

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:52 pm
by ducktape
Heh ok thanks.

Re: 2.1.14 Pre-Alpha Test version

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:33 am
by temporal distraction
JeffM wrote:Please remember that is is development code, there will be bugs, there will be issues, but the must be tested to be found out.
Here's a bug - paused tanks can pick up flags
a temporal distraction: grabbed Wings flag
Paused
a temporal distraction: dropped Wings flag
a temporal distraction: grabbed Wings flag
Resumed
a temporal distraction: dropped Wings flag
a temporal distraction: grabbed Seer flag
Paused
a temporal distraction: dropped Seer flag
a temporal distraction: grabbed Laser flag
a temporal distraction: dropped Laser flag
a temporal distraction: grabbed Laser flag
Resumed
While carrying a flag, stop on top of another flag, pause normally without moving, original flag drops after server defined time, tank immediately picks up second flag, second flag drops, flies, and is picked up again, but not dropped a second time, unpause with second flag on tank.

Maybe a known issue?

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:19 am
by khazhyk
When I try to connect to a server with bots using the -solo function, the client either crashes or I start joining, and then get a "unexpected disconnection" from the server, then couldn't join the server again. This happens whether or not -disableBots is in the configuration. I'm not sure if this matters at all, but when I ran bzfs.exe locally, after this happens, bzfs.exe keeps running, and roger (autopilot) does not have this same effect.

Note: If your running a 2.1.14 server, I probably accidentally did this to your server, so you should restart them. Sorry. :oops:


EDIT: It seems that only I can't connect to the servers, because one of the servers I can't connect to has three people on right now... :\

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:27 am
by JeffM
-solo bots don't work with 2.1.x, it is a known issue.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:20 am
by ts
I've put a Mac OS X 10.4 PPC build to http://beta.bzflag.bz/builds/2.1.x/ (as usual).

donny_baker a release is not near, even the title says "Pre-Alpha". Things like jumping are not working correct for example.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:50 pm
by joevano
ts wrote:donny_baker a release is not near, even the title says "Pre-Alpha". Things like jumping are not working correct for example.
I was not saying that one would happen, I said the consensus was that one "should happen", and that we really need people to pitch in on the development.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:09 pm
by blast
ts wrote:I've put a Mac OS X 10.4 PPC build to http://beta.bzflag.bz/builds/2.1.x/ (as usual).

donny_baker a release is not near, even the title says "Pre-Alpha". Things like jumping are not working correct for example.
He said relatively near. 2.0.8 was released in May of 2006. So relative to that amount of time, 2.2.0 is relatively near to a release, even if that means another 6 to 8 months. ;)

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:58 pm
by khazhyk
Probably a known issue? The mountain ring is waaaay to small. On TB's shape testing server the mountain ring intersects with the map.

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:18 pm
by angryfirelord
I can't find the source for it. The link is broken & beta.bzflag.bz doesn't have a tarball. Is there a problem with the source?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:19 pm
by JeffM
the sources are in Subversion

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:44 pm
by temporal distraction
I know this is a minor nit-pick, but I think the WG flag should be in the same class of flags that makes L, G, GM, SW labeled white on the scoreboard.

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:02 pm
by too much loving
a temporal distraction wrote:I know this is a minor nit-pick, but I think the WG flag should be in the same class of flags that makes L, G, GM, SW labeled white on the scoreboard.
Another nitpick: I would like st to be colored white as well.

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:53 pm
by that exploding tank
Maybe a known issue?

When I downloaded it and installed it on my PPC iMac G5, it opened, went to a black screen, and immediately closed.

...just to put out yet another bug :P

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:09 pm
by macsforme
that exploding tank wrote:Maybe a known issue?

When I downloaded it and installed it on my PPC iMac G5, it opened, went to a black screen, and immediately closed.

...just to put out yet another bug :P
This build is way old, so bug reports like this are pretty much useless to us. If you feel like compiling the latest SVN sources and seeing if the same problem occurs, that would be more helpful. The source code changes so fast that it's hard for us to tell/remember if problems have been fixed.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:15 pm
by ahs3
I would like to help with this, I have put up my Chaos map for testing 2.1.X, it is on the public list.(the only one) feel free to have a go at testing. I also added a few LG flags.

ahs3.no-ip.org:5154


Thanks
ahs3