Community Announcements - Crustacean Soup
New
  • New set of community-made Weapons and Helmets
    • Shark Tooth, a replacement for the Short Spear
    • Chicken Set, a Mason Knight set that replaces the Bearded Axe
    • Ornamental Set, an Agatha Knight set that replaces the Longsword
    • Styrian, A replacement for the Longsword
    • The Kin Slayer, a replacement for the Broadsword
    • Renaissance Rapier, a replacement for the Norse Sword
    • Willbreaker, a replacement for the Greatsword.
    • Shattered Star, a replacement for the Spear

Changes
  • Disable "reversals" code for turn rate cap
    • Reversals: the code that was intended to slow your turn rate cap if you ever change direction. So if you swing right->left, then start going left->right, your turn would be slowed. Mice aren't perfectly accurate, people aren't perfectly accurate with mice, and mice may unintentionally, briefly change directions mid-movement (they're not joysticks!), so this ends up slowing people down without their realizing _why_ they're being slowed
  • fixed mason archer first person camera offset (was too far forward, which was different from every other character including agatha archer)
  • the armour/character model list will no longer have weird ugly spaces if you are not a developer
  • Fixed issue in Bink integration that causes TextureMovies to break when the resolution changes (or, uh, almost every time they start on Linux / OS X)
  • Improved Dev and Bot differentiation vs. normal players in the scoreboard (colors!)
  • Map-driven (Kismet) forced forward spawns will not pause for any reason. Normal forward spawn still pauses if player is hit, or attacks someone
  • Linux: Fix memory leak during and between matches. Also improves OpenGL performance by some undetermined amount (OS X and Linux).
  • Save the resolution setting even if it's a clamped windowed mode setting (e.g. you have a 1920x1080 desktop resolution, set the game's resolution to Windowed/1920x1080; before, it wouldn't save, because that resolution would be clamped to a lower resolution because of the window decorations)
  • Replicate Stamina over to everyone again, compressed in a Byte. Fixes "exertion sound not stopping" bug.
  • Fixed server browser refresh issue in OS X and Linux
  • Proofreading pass on recent strings (since the Fortification Map Contest maps were integrated); conformed new map strings to Canadian English
  • Updated Korean translation, thanks Ki Hun, Sung
  • OS X: Fixed switching to fullscreen so it works the first time
  • OS X: VSync support
  • OS X: Fix mouse wheel moving your aim up and down
  • OS X: Make reverb settings more closely mimic Windows' (affects Ruins most noticeably)

Map changes
  • Crypts
    • Added custom hud. Replaces old draw text, scales to different resolutions now etc. Adds a 2 minute countdown timer on the last 3 enemies. Can be disabled with drawgfx 0 console command (togglehud won't work).
    • cleaned up collision around spawn room a bit
    • Changed 2 minute timer kill of straggler enemies to lava damage type, cooler than them just crumpling instantly.
  • King's Garden
    • added culldistance volume.
    • Fixed some collision issues on first area stairs.
  • Castle Assault
    • fixed wall that had no collision leading to a pit that you couldn’t get out of.
      Set torches and gates to not be completable before the match starts.
      Changed the way the burning wagon material is applied so it should work on servers.
  • Drunken Bazaar
    • Added in blockers to prevent jumping into first mason spawn from nearby roof.
    • Added blockers for Bridge objective Mason spawn to prevent Agatha from being able to walk into their spawn.
    • added blockers around Agatha bridge spawn to prevent shooting in/out of spawn.
    • Fixed a house near the bridge with open doors that was non-enterable (can now enter it)
    • Siege weapons now get destroyed after the objective where they're located is completed.
    • Set destructables to not cast static shadows.
    • Adjusted culldistancevolume settings.
    • Bazaar: fixed the "unkillable" peasant. Gave some peasants some hats.
    • Made hole on the right side of the arch just in front of the first Agatha spawn able to be walked through cleanly.
    • Floaty legs on water fixed.
  • Coldfront
    • changed culldistance volume from walls to the start of the throneroom - wasn't working before.
    • Lowered kernel sizes for post processing.
    • Spawn less snow sprites.
    • Fixed agatha barb skins on mason suicide bots
    • fixed floating pillar torchlight meshes in throneroom
    • texture settings / sizing modifications on some textures
  • Argon's Wall
    • Reduced LTS round time from 20 minutes to the standard 4.
  • Outpost
    • added culldistance volume. Can no longer hit the gate before the caravan has reached it. Adjusted caravan points volume so you need to be on the backside (pushing side) to recieve points. Fixed incorrect chieftain skins and floating flag on top of the tower. Ballista now is destroyed once the caravan reaches the gate.
    • resized some of the cowskull textures
  • Darkforest
    • very slightly modified cart path at the first gate, it was cutting too close on the left briefly at the first gate.
      Overwrote AOCFFA-Darkforest_P with cistern version (was an old version of the map that some server operators were running)
  • Stoneshill
    • FFA and TD: boarded wall windows, deleted ballistae
    • Added blocking volumes around the ceilings in the courtyard.
    • Siege weapons get destroyed when gate is destroyed.
  • Citadel
    • Mason wall spawn (peasant freeing objective) loadout change volume shrunk such that you can no longer use it while you are in the exits
  • Arena
    • fixed flame levers, trigger volume no longer blocks weapons

SDK
  • Pointed all references in Civ-Cove package to Cove.upk because these were duplicate packages. If any modders were using Civ-Cove.upk they should now be using Cove.upk.
  • More tools for TO2 / Modders / Crazy Mappers:
    • Add new sequence actions: GetNumPlayers and GetPlayerAtIndex (should be used in concert to loop over all players in the server)
    • Add a new "CMWMapSpecificHUDInfo" class that lets you create a map-specific HUD for TO2 and such. You can load in any SWF you want, and call functions on it and send data to it all through Kismet (no UnrealScript needed, but you will need some ActionScript in the SWF). It's like magic.
      • Can be disabled with drawgfx 0 console command (togglehud won't work).
Community Announcements - Darbeenbo
Greetings Noble Lords and Ladies!

The Polycount Arms & Armor contest may be over, but fear not! We are preparing our anvils to start equipping our warriors with an entirely new arsenal of weapons and helmets!.

In the spirit of openness, we are trying to provide content creators with as much information as we can about the sales of items in the UGC store, so that you can make data-driven decisions based on what our players are interested in.

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As you can see, there is a large disparity between the highest and lowest selling items, and you can see from the graph that stylistic differences had an influence on this.

Some items that we would love to see and think our players are yearning for:

  • Man-At-Arms Helmets
  • Vanguard Helmets
  • Longbow
  • Warbow
  • Crossbow
  • Heavy Crossbow
  • Short Spear
  • Heavy Javelin
  • Sling
  • Saber
  • Cudgel
  • Broad Dagger
  • Hunting Knife
  • Flanged Mace
  • Morning Star
  • Hatchet
  • War Axe
  • Dane Axe
  • Claymore
  • Warhammer
  • Pole Axe
  • Sword of War
  • Fork
  • Polehammer
  • Quarterstaff
  • Light Flail

Remember though, not all weapons are created equal, in that more popular weapons will most likely sell more.

We’ve settled on the next group of items to be incorporated, and will be looking to the workshop in the coming weeks to choose items beyond that. This will be an ongoing process. Stay tuned for updates coming very soon on the next round. While there is definitely a backlog of quality items that didn’t quite make the cut for the contest, there are still plenty of opportunities to get new items into the game.

Lastly, we would like to know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the whole process of content creation through implementation in game. This is a new process for us, and will be evolving as we continue to learn more.

Community Announcements - Darbeenbo



Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Patch #35 (Mac and Linux Integration)

Brand New Features!


Chivalry is now Available on Linux and OS X!

You've all been asking for it for quite some time, and Torn Banner is happy now deliver! Chivalry can now be played on Mac and Linux machines!


Improving your head-chopping experience is important to us. While we are constantly improving the game, we rely heavily on our players to help us with bug reports. If you notice any issues or have suggestions on how to improve the game, please post on the steam forums or join in on the discussions on the official Torn Banner Forums.




Big list of 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!***


Make sure to join the Chivalry Steam Group for all official updates and events!
http://steamcommunity.com/games/219640

Torn Banner & Chivalry elsewhere on the internet:
Chivalry Facebook
Torn Banner Facebook
Torn Banner Twitter

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!



Community Announcements - Darbeenbo


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare now has Full Big Picture mode support!

New

Added Full Controller Support
  • Players are now able to choose between keyboard and mouse and a gamepad
Removed Launcher
  • Launching the game now goes through Steam Launch Options
  • Stay tuned for the new way we will alert users to Chivalry News
Fixes
  • Fix issue where game crashes without Steam (bSteamEnabled = false)
  • Join Game now allows you to halt a search that's in progress
  • Fixed issue users were having when trying to manipulate the advanced filters in the Server browser
  • Filtering by Locked servers now functions properly
  • Placeable variant of GiantSlayersFamilyInfo added for TO2 maps
  • -windowed now disables borderless

Be sure to check out the 5 Community made Team Objective maps added to the game in the Fortification Map pack!

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