Community Announcements - Darbeenbo
New



Chivalry is now Available on Linux and OS X!

Fixes

  • Attempt at mitigating Stoneshill second objective crash
  • invite-accept crash fix; not sure whether reproducible on PC
  • don't do anything with HUD markers etc. until level has finished loading. Fix for issue where icons may not appear on some levels when loading slowly (particularly, Stoneshill)
  • don't let King try to Forward Spawn or switch to Observer (may unintentionally end objective early)
  • when a client loses connection to the host without warning (e.g., because the client's LAN cable was pulled), could call DisableSprint() every frame until it crashed
  • fix issues with throwing fire pots into lava
  • Fix non-alt direction combo feint to parry to riposte to combo issue, wherein that last combo would play Release in non-combo direction despite the riposte coming from non-combo direction as well.
  • Fix flag not being put down correctly when it was just picked up and the previous weapon is still being put down
  • kill the pot if the FX is done. The FX is pooled and if we shutdown _after_ this, we might shut down when someone else has taken that pooled object. The shutdown turns the FX off -> we might turn someone else's FX off
  • stop client pawns from spawning weather emitters on listen server host
  • stop people from using items (E) if they're throwing a throwable
  • If someone joins while a server is paused, unpause for 1 tick (unpause is necessary as part of the player joining process), immediately repause.
  • AdminTournamentMode fixed
  • Fix for server browser "Server Details" query crash
  • Fix buckler phys asset, added a sphere body to cover the boss (the player's hand was slightly sticking through the existing collision body)
  • Slightly realigned shortbow and crossbow skins due to valid complaints lodged here: http://forums.tornbanner.com/showthread.php/22911-New-crossbow-skin-annoying-problem
  • Also temujin and hound swords were slightly misaligned
  • Corrected vertex paint on some spartan foliages (used in various UGC maps)
  • Fix buckler phys asset, added a sphere body to cover the boss (the player's hand was slightly sticking through the existing collision body)
  • Stop player names getting set to "Player123" or such

Other changes

  • Loadout change volume now has a 15 second cooldown
  • Admin login events are now light red (#FF5555 ) in chat. The system PM color is now pale blue (#B2C4E1) instead of cyan (#33FFFF)
  • Added phys asset for workhammer mesh
  • Removed several instances of log spam
  • Reduced amount of data replicated or considered for replication, reducing CPU and bandwidth use for servers
  • Script optimization, reducing (game thread) CPU use for servers and clients
  • Skeletal mesh / animation rendering optimizations
  • DetailMode affects more Pawn effects. Decap distance repurposed as "high detail distance"; this distance is further on High Detail than Medium Detail, etc.
    • don't do blood masks at all in Low detail, or beyond high detail distance - 1 step
    • don't do blood splatter effect unless on High or within high detail distance + 1 step
    • don't do blood decal if MaxActiveDecals setting is 0, or DetailMode is DM_Low, or DetailMode is DM_Medium and we're beyond high detail distance + 1 step
  • modified dummies (console command adddummies / admin adddummies) to constantly attack but not move. Good for parry/riposte testing.
  • Pass over all levels' sound sublevels to move as much into Client-side Kismet as possible. A few were playing ambient sounds continuously off the server, which is kind of expensive. Fixed now with no actual effect on the audible sounds.
  • Animation framerate LODding added. New video config setting to modify this. Server always plays anims at 1/5 rate unless they include root motion

***Linux server should be downloadable now!***
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

It's the Steam logo.

$57 million US is a lot of money. So’s $58 million, but I mention $57m specifically because that’s how much Valve have paid out since 2011 to folks who made and sold in-game items for their games. It’s over $57 million dollars from hats, knives, guns, staves, and swords across TF2, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. And those last two games only sell cosmetic items. And that’s after Valve have taken their cut. Crumbs!

Now non-Valve games can join in. The first games opening up a ‘curated’ Steam Workshop bringing items to sale are Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Dungeon Defenders Eternity.

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PC Gamer

The Steam Workshop is a giant thing, containing over 24,000 Skyrim mods, over 413,000 Portal 2 levels and, for some reason, over 100 Goat Simulator characters and mutators. It's also a profitable thing. Team Fortress 2, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive all have curated Workshops—letting players pick the community-made items that will go on sale in the game.

Valve has now announced that, since the launch of the Workshop in 2011, the total payments to individuals for the creation of in-game items has surpassed $57 million.

Previously, only Valve games had curated item Workshops—something Valve attributes to the "sheer number of challenges required in order to scale to a global audience of creators and players". Seemingly, these hurdles have been overcome, as the Workshop is now hosting curated item Workshops for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Dungeon Defenders: Eternity.

"Purchases of this great new content directly enables those community members to continue practicing their craft and making more awesome content," writes Valve, before going on to say that they expect more curated Workshops in "the coming weeks and months".

Steam Blog - Valve
When we launched the Workshop late in 2011, we expected that it would grow, but not that it would grow this much, this quickly. So far, the total payments made to individuals for the creation of in-game items sold in Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have passed $57 million. This money was earned by over 1,500 contributors spread out across 75 countries.

New Curated Workshops

The limitation of paid, revenue-generating Workshops to Valve content has been an unfortunate consequence of the sheer number of challenges required in order to scale to a global audience of creators and players. Today we're happy to announce that after a ton of work, the first curated Workshops for non-Valve games have opened: Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.



This is really exciting news and means that more high quality content will be available for the game you love playing. Plus, purchases of this great new content directly enables those community members to continue practicing their craft and making more awesome content.

We expect more curated Workshops to become available for creators and players in various games over the coming weeks and months.

Introducing Revenue Tools For Workshop Authors

The Workshop has continued to grow and a larger number of contributors are now earning revenue from more pieces of content in a wider variety of games. To help answer questions about where revenue is coming from, we're also launching a set of new tools that enable contributors to view real-time sales data for their items as well as view detailed per-item revenue breakdowns and historical statements.



Once you have content accepted into a paid, curated Workshop, you'll see a link to "View Your Revenue" from your "My Workshop Files" page. If you don't have any content accepted yet, now's a great time to get involved!
Community Announcements - DaGGyzo
Greetings,
As pointed out by a few players, there was an issue introduced with the last patch, notably the speed of feinting during a combo. This patch brings the gameplay back to the way it was Pre-UGC patch. We also went ahead and fixed a few more issues.

Patch 34 Hotfix
  • Combo feint time restored to Pre-Patch 34 numbers
  • MOTD works in Duel and TO2
  • "Locked" message in Customization always shows the message for the current tab for less confusion
  • ?modname= works in the server maplist now, allowing servers to switch between mods
  • When running a mod, normal configs are used for non-modded classes
  • MAA "super jump" should no longer be possible.
Community Announcements - DaGGyzo

Polycount contest winners items are now available for purchase in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare! Congratulations once again to our Contest winners! You now have more ways to have your creations appear in-game. Creators who have their items sold in-game will also be earning a percentage of the profits through Steam!


Newly Added items:
  • Assault Set ( Assault Helm + Assault Falchion) by Shuruboro
  • Burning Sun Set ( Sun Helm + Fist of the Burning Sun Brandistock) by Noth
  • Honor’s Guard Set ( Honor's Guard Helm + Honor’s Guard Spear) by BounchFX
  • Judgement Set ( Judgement Helm + Judgement Axe) by Arsenal
  • Crusher Helmet by Konras & Pior
  • Fallen Helmet by Alexd
  • Dark Ornate Set (Dark Ornate Helm + Ornate Messer) by Scoot_da_Poot
  • Hawkeye Set ( Hawkey Helm + Hawkeye Crossbow) by Paradox
  • Temujin’s Legacy Set ( Temujin Helm + Temujin’s Boradsword) by Hawk1701
  • Oriental Set (Oriental Helm + Oriental Broadsword) by TrevorJ & Pior
  • Horsebow by islipaway
  • The Hound Set ( Hound Helm + Hound Longsword) by NBLM
**Purchasing an item that is part of a set will unlock all set items.**

Fixes
  • Code

    • HTML surface (MOTD screen, main menu news box)
      • no longer causes crashes
      • better performance
      • accepts mouse input
      • is blanked out to begin with, instead of showing garbage

    • Fixed: adminrestartmap on modded servers kicks everyone off the server and transitions to the map the server was started on
    • Prevent pawn moving, jumping in SIEGEWEAPON or DODGE states (when using a battering ram, when tipping burning oil, in mid-dodge, etc.)
    • More texture-related crash protection for the Scaleform integration
    • Fix a performance sink: Bink movie was rendering in background if you opened and then closed the escape menu. Also, stopping the movie in the FE if you leave the main menu for another screen.
    • remove uber nodes from the scaleform render target PPCs, and skip depth pre-pass (performance improvement in Customization)
    • additional messaging for the workshop uploader for some error conditions
    • Fix: riposte out of CFTP could cause windup and release to play different animations (e.g. windup would play Right-to-left slash, release would play left-to-right slash)
    • Fix: issue where inventory attachments would go bOwnerNoSee for 3p players upon own pawn death
    • Fixed some text getting cut off in the Customization screen
    • Customization screen will warn when exiting if any classes have invalid (locked) items equipped
    • Customization will be loaded from the config file with any invalid items automatically zeroed out, so even if you ignore the aforementioned warning, your customization will work and not be rejected by game servers (aside from the locked items, which will be reset to their defaults)
  • Levels

    • Belmez: Fixed areas where attacking team could bypass spawn barriers.
    • Outpost: Fixed instances where players could exploit loadout change volumes.
    • DarkForest FFA Cistern: Fixed instances where players could exploit loadout volumes from TO sublevels.
    • Server vs Client desyncs that caused players to disappear and TO items to not function properly should now be fixed.
    • Fixed some issues with the Crypts
Community Announcements - DaGGyzo
Hi everyone, we'd like to get your help in testing Chivalry for Linux and Mac OS X.

Everyone who owns Chivalry should now have access to the Linux and OS X versions. Currently you will need to switch to a Beta branch to access this, the "linuxtesting" branch (for both OS X and Linux).

To access the port testing beta from the Desktop Steam client, right-click on Chivalry in the library, click Properties, click on the BETAS tab, and choose linuxtesting from the drop-down.


From Big Picture, open up Chivalry's page in the Library, move left to "Links & More", and down to "Select Beta..."; open this, choose "Ports testing (Linux+Mac)" from the drop-down, and choose OK.


If you can't see the branch, you may need to restart Steam first.

The Linux and Mac OS X builds should run without any additional dependencies required so long as you have Steam installed. Steam should include all the necessary libraries.

Performance on Linux should be roughly what it is on Windows for the same hardware, with potentially up to a 10% difference or so. OS X should be similar. Performance differences are going to come from differences between UE's renderers, and between OpenGL drivers.

We don't have much in the way of Mac hardware, so any performance reports we can get would be helpful, especially if you can compare performance to the game running natively in Windows, but even if not. Comparisons on Linux would also be really helpful.

Please post any bug reports, performance reports, or other feedback to:
Linux
Mac OS X
Community Announcements - DaGGyzo

Torn Banner Studios would like to wish you all a Merry Chivmas!! To do this we've replaced one of your favourite map, Moor, with a version to befit the Holiday Season!! We've also added an extra treat by giving you all a Chivmas Hat! We'd like to keep Moor as the festive map for the holidays so holiday Hats are mandatory! This Event will run from Dec 12 - Jan 5th, at the end of the event the holiday theme will be reverted, and that includes the hats! Happy Holidays!!

NEW

Chivmas Moor Mapname - "(AOCTD/FFA)-Moor_p"

Moor has undergone a Festive Makeover! The new look will be available From Dec 12 - Jan 5th

  • Chivmas Moor!
  • Any Moor gametype will have this new look
  • Players will wear appropriate attire in Chivmas Moor (Chivmas Hats are mandatory in Chivmas Moor)
  • Chivmas Hats available for use on any player in any map

Changes / Fixes
  • Crypt has also received a slight Festive upgrade in the attire department
  • Fixed issue in Crypts where enemies spawn in the wrong room in single room mode
  • Enemies are properly counted in Crypts
  • Prevented rare instance where all enemies spawning with HUD markers
  • Players can now properly attain server information in the server browser
  • Fixed a scaleform related crash that some users were experiencing
Community Announcements - Darbeenbo

Your favorite First-Person Slasher is out now on the Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360. Just head on over to the New Releases tab to download the game now!
Community Announcements - DaGGyzo
Greetings Lords and Ladies!

From Black Friday(28th) to Monday(Dec 1)
The Helm bundle items and the Vanguard Skins will be on Sale! Check them out in the player customization!



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