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2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Buginator » 22 Feb 2010, 02:51

After a slight hiccup with beta 11, we now bring you Beta 11a.

More bugs were squashed, multiplayer sync improvements and for more information, see the changelog


Note 1: Don't panic if your stderr.txt file is big. LOG_NET is forced on, you can't turn this off.
This is to help us find issues with the socket code. If you have crashes, then please upload the stderr.txt and the crash dump (warzone2100.rpt) to here: http://developer.wz2100.net/newticket

Mac people, you need to open Console.app (can be found in the Utilities folder), then search within the log for wz2100, and copy & paste the messages into a ticket, the same with your crash dumps.

Note 2: Yes, there are balance changes in this release. Try them out, and give us feedback on the changes!


Remember to give us feedback, since this should be the last beta before we do at least one release candidate.


Thanks again for all your help in testing this build!




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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Buginator » 22 Feb 2010, 02:51

Bug Reports:
As usual, we need bug reports to fix problems in the game. Please note that we use tickets only to track bugs, for discussions about how features should work and feature requests we have a dedicated forum section.

For bug reports, see BugReporting for details, in short:
  • Search the existing tickets for your problem, if the problem has already been fixed in SVN, the ticket will be closed.
  • If there is an open one already, feel free to add more info to it.
  • If there is no report yet, make a new ticket.
  • Be as detailed as possible in both summary and description, and either log in with your forum account or leave an email address so we can contact you if we need more information.
  • The more information we have, the easier it is to fix problems, so include savegames/instructions to reproduce the bug, crashdumps, backtraces, screenshots for graphical problems... if you have.
  • When you attach files to a ticket, please add each text/image file separately and uncompressed, so we can view them easily in trac (savegames can and should be zipped, they consist of name.gam, possibly name.es, and the files in the name/ folder).

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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Buginator » 22 Feb 2010, 02:52

ChangeLog:

2010-02-26: Version 2.3 beta 11a
  • General:
    • Change: Display time and level name in release builds now
    • Change: add 'logs' directory in config dir to store all netplay logs. (r9779, ticket:1564)
    • Change: Use -fstack-protector if available (r9940)
    • Fix: NSIS updates (r9764, r9907, r10017)
    • Fix: Only drop artifacts on a fully built factory (r9795, r9787, ticket:1574)
    • Fix: Multiple cross build system fixes (r9870-r9878, r9899, r10020)
    • Fix: Do not update the orientation of flying droids with respect to the ground. (r10022)
  • UI:
    • New: Add MessageBox support on systems that have Motif (r9814, ticket:1569)
  • Gameplay:
    • Change: Commanders now work the same way in skirmish and campaign (r9941, ticket:1612)
    • Fix: Power generator output should now always be correct (r9891, r9894, ticket:1469)
    • Fix: Trucks could instantly repair structures (r9776)
  • Campaign:
    • Fix: Commanders could have more than the maximum number of units assigned (r9941)
  • Skirmish:
    • Fix: Add back missing cyborg mechanic, thermite and grenadier (r9750, ticket:1607)
    • Fix: Stop AI from building VTOL factory before it is researched (r9713)
    • Fix: Stop giving a massive power bonus to autogame AI players (r9720)
  • Balance: (r9946)
    • Oil derricks are no longer limited (r9698)
    • Cannons and rails have their original 1.10 HP levels restored.
    • Heavy Cannon was moved later-game
    • Assault Cannon, Twin Assault Cannon, and Hyper Velocity Cannon were moved earlier-game (and rebalanced accordingly)
    • Assault Cannon, Twin Assault Cannon, were made lighter
    • Hyper Velocity Cannon can now hit air units, penetrate units, and is lighter, but reloads more slowly and has less HP. It no longer replaces Medium Cannon
    • Plasma Cannon has been made into a cannon (prereqs: HPV + Inferno + DSLDA3), and has been rebalanced accordingly.
    • Cannons, rails, mortars, and howitzers have their splash damage increased.
    • Ripples and Archies have been nerfed.
    • Lancer has had its damage slightly nerfed. A full lancer rebalance is planned for later.
    • Analogous changes have been done to the corresponding cyborgs and VTOL weapons, as well.
  • Multiplayer:
    • Change: Display map transfer progress, for the host, for each player (r9838)
    • Fix: When player drops, do not remove their oil resources (r9768, ticket:1558)
    • Fix: Fix kicking when host would change limits while hosting a game (r9824, ticket:1577)
    • Fix: When a player drops, abort the map transfer (r9838)
    • Fix: Fix game going out of sync when some Alt key combinations were used (r9840, ticket:1474)
    • Fix: Remove disabled players from the map when scavengers are turned on (r9724)
    • Fix: When player aborts file transfers, close the old filehandle. (r9923)
    • Fix: When player is forced to drop, don't strand them in the lobby. (r9924)
    • Fix: Try to fix all SIGPIPE and SIGBUS issues on linux (r9915-r9918, r9954, r9885, ticket:1136)
    • Fix: Some droids were not showing up as destroyed on all players' screens (r9944)
    • Fix: Add a 1s delay between sending a quit message, and closing the socket (r9984)
    • Fix: On player join, send stats from other players to them (r9993)
    • Fix: On player quit, close things down and cleanup correctly (r10004)
    • Fix: On host quit in buffer fill routine, then exit out into lobby with correct error message. (r10003)
  • Mods:
    • New: DyDo-AI added to bundled mods (r9901)
    • Fix: Update NTW to work with new template system and other various fixes (r9773, r9910)
    • Removed: Aivolution removed from bundled mods (r9752)
  • Translations:
    • Fix: Make more strings translatable (r9758)
    • Updated: Spanish (r9759, r9828), Brazilian (r9829), Ukrainian (r9830), German (r9831, r9331), Croatian (r9883), Polish (r9933)

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Re: 2.3 special testing build now available!

Post by crux » 27 Feb 2010, 00:31

we didn't have enough people to play a 8p game but for 4p the sync issues are worse than beta 10.
it started out with the units doing different things on different machines.

we played 2 games with beta 10 and 2 games with this version and we think beta 10 is better for sync but crashes when people disconnect.

in this build, why the drastic changes to the cannons? They can shoot down VTOLs now?
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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Buginator » 27 Feb 2010, 03:57

Footnote: NTW isn't fixed 100% in this release, but it should be fixed in the repo shortly.

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NTW Bug Fix

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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by ODDity » 27 Feb 2010, 07:43

Many thanks for this, I will be trying it out with friends ASAP.

Quick question, will it be using the same directory I have in linux as ~/.warzone2100-2.3 i.e. where I put sequences.wz and my saved games go?

If that is the case would it be beneficial to have these releases use their own "home" directories - like ~/.warzone2100-2.3b11a or some such or don't I need to worry about it.

Thanks for all the great work, it's an awesome game.

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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Zarel » 27 Feb 2010, 07:49

ODDity wrote:Quick question, will it be using the same directory I have in linux as ~/.warzone2100-2.3 i.e. where I put sequences.wz and my saved games go?
Yes.
ODDity wrote:If that is the case would it be beneficial to have these releases use their own "home" directories - like ~/.warzone2100-2.3b11a or some such or don't I need to worry about it.
Why? It seems to me that it would be fine to just let them share a config directory.

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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Saberuneko » 27 Feb 2010, 08:36

Why? It seems to me that it would be fine to just let them share a config directory.
I have the same opinion, I prefer this than moving all the files again and again to the a new config dir manually...

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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Saberuneko » 27 Feb 2010, 08:53

Tested, after playing 3 minutes... I noticed another bug... "Locked Teams" doesn't work... Or at least, my allies doesn't appear as allies...

It also swapped my keyboard layout on some of my apps, now I have the same wrong layout on msn and IRC...
Keyboard layout on chat window is wrong, it doesn't adapt to other countries' keyboards!

Please, tell me how to solve my problem with the keyboard layout... (I want it back on Spanish layout for my msn and IRC clients!!!)

I'm not going to touch this Beta anymore... I'll wait until b12 comes... I think you should make better taking back from Beta10 and starting again from there on... At least b10 was less buggy...

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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Per » 27 Feb 2010, 13:00

Saberuneko wrote:Tested, after playing 3 minutes... I noticed another bug... "Locked Teams" doesn't work... Or at least, my allies doesn't appear as allies...
That seems to work fine here. Tested both in single player and multiplayer skirmish. Can you give more details?

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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Terminator » 27 Feb 2010, 13:22

there is a mistake with beta version in News "2.3 Beta 10 has been released. Please help test this version." or I dont know how should it be .
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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by NoQ » 27 Feb 2010, 15:42

I still have problems with cyborgs' legs walking around without their bodies.
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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Per » 27 Feb 2010, 18:07

hao wrote:I still have problems with cyborgs' legs walking around without their bodies.
Anyone see any pattern to this bug? I've never seen it, and I have no idea how to begin debugging it... :(

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Re: 2.3 Beta 11a is released!

Post by Michal » 27 Feb 2010, 18:34

My friend just hosted a 2v2 game. He played with a guy with ping 44, so not laggy. Host had a wall standing, 10 enemy tanks were approaching. Then they dissappeared, and appeared on the other side of the wall. Defence breached, end of the game.
Lag is probably out of question, as there were no players with ping >100. So it was either cheat or sync issue or Something Strange Totally Out Of Space :)

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