BZFlag 2.4.4 "Be My Valentank" released

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BZFlag 2.4.4 "Be My Valentank" released

Post by macsforme » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:31 am

We are pleased to announce the release of BZFlag 2.4.4. Platform binaries and the source code are available for download using the following links:

Windows: https://download.bzflag.org/bzflag/wind ... -2.4.4.exe
Mac OS X: https://download.bzflag.org/bzflag/maco ... MacOSX.zip
Source Code: https://download.bzflag.org/bzflag/source/2.4.4/

This release encompasses several years of effort and a variety of fixes and improvements. Some of the more notable changes are as follows:
  • Several new server plug-ins
  • Numerous new API features
  • Several new server permissions for more finely-tuned server administration
  • Several improvements to the match countdown process
  • A new Xcode project file for Mac OS X, replacing the previous system which had many problems
  • Automatic reset of the game at the start of a match (score reset and players spawn on the base)
  • Tracking of self-kills on the scoreboard
  • SDL 2 support, which corrects an issue where the game would fail to launch on several newer versions of Mac OS X
  • The radar and console can now be resized individually
  • CIDR ban support on the server for more targeted ban ranges
  • A new font import tool and higher-resolution fonts included for a smoother appearance
  • Serif font replaced by sans-serif font for a more consistent appearance
  • Automatic team assignment improvements so that the weaker teams get the new players more often
  • Vertical sync option in display settings on Mac OS X and Linux
  • List server transactions are now sent using SSL/TLS by default
  • Simpler method for including third-party server plugins in build system
  • Several security improvements to harden server against remote exploit attempts
  • Server list sorting now ignores the observer count and includes a random factor for more fair server exposure
  • Improved support for custom colors for color vision deficient players
  • Improved server list filtering including custom filter editing and help information
The full ChangeLog is also available.

There is still a known issue involving Windows 10 and certain recent AMD GPU driver versions which we are still looking into. We hope this issue will be corrected in the next release (if it is found to be a flaw inside our code). Please monitor this thread for further information.

Enjoy.

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Re: BZFlag 2.4.4 "Be My Valentank" released

Post by Zehra » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:02 am

Thanks to all the developers and bzflag community for making this possible.
I hope to see more releases like this one coming in the future.
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Re: BZFlag 2.4.4 "Be My Valentank" released

Post by ZE BOZZ » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:30 am

Thank you guys for your work! Works splendidly for me on Windows 10.
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Re: BZFlag 2.4.4 "Be My Valentank" released

Post by T-roy » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:00 am

The radar and console can now be resized individually
i did not see a way to do this in options.

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Re: BZFlag 2.4.4 "Be My Valentank" released

Post by macsforme » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:11 am

T-roy wrote:
The radar and console can now be resized individually
i did not see a way to do this in options.
GUI Options now has Radar Size and Panel Height right next to each other.

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