Community Announcements - Nelson Sexton
Hello!

These are patch notes for the preview branch, not what's currently default. If you're interested in testing this you'll have to go read the Black Box update.

Today I've been working on getting reloading and attachments into 3.0, but that will not be fully complete until tomorrow. (Sorry for not updating the Trello!)

These are the goals for 3.0 over the next month:

  • Completely swap over to server side input processing. This is the last major revolution that I want to make to 3.0 that I was discussing the other day, and it basically means that hackers will not be able to fly, noclip, etc and the hit detection will be far more accurate.

    Essentially rather than having the player say "I moved here, you can trust me, right?" the server handles their key presses and makes sure they're acting legitimately. An example of a game that does this very well is counter strike.

    Of all the things on the list this will take the longest amount of time, but the reward will make up for it with far fewer working cheats, fixing of issues like rubberbanding and the ability to do some really cool things that would not work before for fear of cheaters.

    This will gradually be applied over the coming weeks as more aspects of the game are adopted into it, rather than one giant update like 3.0 was.

  • Add navigation data tools into the editor. The introduction of this feature will likely include basic zombie types. This will also take quite a bit of time, and I'm still not entirely sure on how I want it to work.
  • Build many more buildings and props such as airports not necessarily for the Devtest map, but definitely for future maps and community creations.
  • Begin adding more item functionality such as flares and basic barricades.
  • Implement communication features such as voice chat, text chat and the in-game player list. Along with this allow admins to send server commands through chat.
  • Add reloading and attachment systems.

This list is erring on the side of caution, as at this point I am highly uncertain about how long the server side input and navigation will take to add. If all goes well way more than these will get done, but this is the worst case scenario.

Questions:

Jagulev
"So... Nelson is adding stuff from 2.2.5 AND working on all-new things for 3.0? Or am I getting this wrong?"
> 3.0 started out as simply porting over content from 2.0 to the new steam servers, but fairly quickly it turned into a whole new project so that things like the level editor, localization, better graphics, anticheat, etc could be added. This is why PEI can't be brought over since the game simply can't load it. This means that everything in 3.0 is being created from scratch to support all these new features, while building on ideas from 2.0.

VHDnewvegasguy
"Does unturned have a piracy problem? why did he need to Improve anti piracy for a free game?"
> For some reason there are jerks out there who not only play the game for free for hundreds of hours, but also feel entitled to a free Gold upgrade and use hacks to fake that they own it. Fortunately with 3.0's update yesterday they get kicked from servers for doing this.

Thanks for reading!
Community Announcements - Incandescent Imaging
Today's Update

Today a small update to the Caffeine Pre-Release Demo was pushed out to the magical Steam cloud.

This update included a few fixes and performance improvements that should give a small fps increase and less lag spikes for a smoother experience.

Upcoming Updates

I will be releasing a second update soon that will add a few more performance fixes and both a gamma slider and resolution options to the menu.
Community Announcements - Hellerphant


Hello screencheaters!

This week we've got a major update for everyone who has pre-ordered the game! Known as the Murder Mystery update, Samurai Punk has packed in a gigantic new map called Manor, and a brand new mode called Murder Mystery. We made a video to show you how the new mode works, so check it out:

http://youtu.be/h-fICWzTD90

We find that Murder Mystery forces you to stop spanning, screencheat more, and will have you tracking your foes down in an intense game of cat and mouse. Of course, we'd love to hear your feedback, so head over to this discussion

We are also setting up several developer play sessions leading up to the October 21st release. We're making event reminders on Steam, but below is the current schedule:

US SESSIONS


Mondays at 7:00pm PDT

Wednesdays at 7:00pm PDT

AUSTRALIAN SESSIONS


Tuesdays at 7:00pm AEST

Thursdays at 7:00pm AEST

Hopefully we'll see you online! Feel free to record the sessions, because if you manage to beat Samurai Nick in battle, that's quite an achievement!

So now it's heads down on hitting our release date. We're happy to report that we are feature complete, and all that remains is polish and minor bug fixes before we unveil version 1.0. You guys can expect two new weapons, a new map, and a new mode when the game launches!

Thanks again to all of your support! Have fun, and we'll see you online - Steve
Community Announcements - Chris
We're putting together a small 1.2.3b update that will probably be deployed tomorrow. It primarily includes the first steps of the process that will allow Grandmaster Supporters to export their characters for inclusion in the Hall of Grandmasters. One other aspect of this patch is that we're adding nine new microtransaction item skins (eight weapon skins and a shield skin). Today's news post contains videos of those nine new skins. We'll post more information about the patch tomorrow!

Community Announcements - SM Sith Lord
- Added a new cabinet called IMAX that can be unlocked on the Rewards menu.
- Added a new cabinet called Normal Laptop that can be unlocked on the Rewards menu.
- Added a new prop called Long Bar that can be unlocked on the Rewards menu.
- Added new Donation Rewards for October.
Community Announcements - cuddigan
The September update of Delver is here, just in the nick of time. This is a fun update for us, since we had the chance to work with the awesome character artist Hunter Russel to redo all of our monster animations and the results shine.

We also updated to the latest version of the libGdx engine, fixed some collision issues that were causing people to get stuck in the mines, and got in some decent performance fixes that should stop the hitching some people have been experiencing. There's also a super fancy new menu background, to replace the boring image that was there before.

Features

  • Redid ALL monster animations
  • Monsters leave corpses now
  • Some new NPC animations
  • Bats have a lunge attack now
  • The druid and worm monsters have jumping attacks
  • Mages now have a windup before their magic attacks to give themselves away
  • Fancy in engine menu background
  • Player starts with some gold now, instead of 0
  • Player and mobs can no longer stand on eachother
  • Overlay text is now smaller by default


Bug Fixes

  • Redid the stepping up physics code, should no longer get stuck in small spaces or step up onto columns
  • Showing a win message instead of 'Dead' after finishing the game on the main menu now
  • Fixed dragging and dropping items from the inventory not throwing them as expected always
Community Announcements - Programmer Joe
The Beta for Half-Life 2 has been updated. This includes Episode 1, Episode 2, Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, and Half-Life: Source.

Changes include:
  • Fixed default refresh rate when using a Virtual Reality display at higher than the desktop refresh rate.
Community Announcements - SnailGamesUSA
The regular scheduled maintenance has been cancelled for this week! Enjoy the extra hours of server up time!

Get ready for our next expansion coming in October, Winds of Destiny!

Find out more here!
http://www.ageofwushu.com/static/jssj/
Community Announcements - SFRobert
We want to thank everyone for playing Q*Bert and for all your feedback, it’s been very helpful. Based on your comments and feedback, this initial update includes:

- Various bug fixes for Classic mode
- Various art touch ups in Classic and Rebooted modes
- Sound FX fixes in Classic and Rebooted modes
- Updated controller support with default mapping for XBOX 360 controller and D-pad support
- 1 new playable character (can you find him?)
- 5 new levels

Thanks again for playing!

Best,
Sideline Amusements & Gonzo Games
Community Announcements - Xelu
We are finally Live!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/323850

The Move or Die steam page is public and everybody can access it (however you can't buy the game just yet)

Check out that awesome trailer that took me like a week to edit.

Make sure you "follow" the game and GET HYPED on the community hub!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEEWWWWFHWEFIHOWEGWge
~ Those Awesome Guys
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