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New Release: 2.4.14 "Hello Motto"

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:36 am
by blast
We are pleased to announce the release of BZFlag 2.4.14. Platform binaries and the source code are available for download using the following links:

Windows: ... 2.4.14.exe
macOS: ...
Source Code:

This release had a few additional features and some fixes.
  • The mute/kill/kick/ban messages no longer display admin callsigns, and the ban message shows the remaining ban time.
  • World weapon API has been revamped, including new bz_eServerShotFiredEvent and bz_eAllowServerShotFiredEvent events.
  • New showMotto permission to control which players are allowed to set a motto.
  • Custom BZDB variables defined by plugins no longer require using -setforced to set them from configuration file.
  • The number pad keys are now treated uniquely for key mapping with SDL2.
  • Antialiasing now works when starting the client windowed.
The full Changelog is also available.


Re: New Release: 2.4.14 "Hello Motto"

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:54 am
by allejo
A writeup/tutorial on API changes for world weapons can be found in my "plug-ins for dummies" series.

Re: New Release: 2.4.14 "Hello Motto"

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:54 pm
by R3laX
Awesome work guys, keep it up!

Re: New Release: 2.4.14 "Hello Motto"

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:08 pm
by macsforme
The macOS binary was recompiled with an older Xcode version and re-posted. Nothing else was changed, but we discovered that building with the latest Xcode tools causes some issues with the program, such as the inability to iconify with F4 on macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

If you are not running macOS High Sierra then you do not need to re-download the game, but if you are then you may want to do so to avoid running into that problem.

Re: New Release: 2.4.14 "Hello Motto"

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:38 am
by blast
I also noticed I had messed up the source archives slightly, so I have re-posted those. The only difference was that the originals had outdated title.png/title.psd and BZFlag.nsi (the Windows NSIS installer script) files showing version 2.4.13.