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Title: A short update!
Post by: Django on June 16, 2008, 11:40:50 am
Its been a while since my last post so I thought I'd spend a little time explaining what we are up to and where we are at with XR development.

You might have heard rumors while playing savage over the last few weeks that we are nearing the first release of XR ( of which I'm mostly responsible for :roll: ). These are partially true! We are currently polishing things so that the release is of a high standard. We had hoped to release a couple of weeks ago but as always things crop up both in the development life cycle and in people's lives which have set us back.

Right now Extreme, a new addition to our staff, is fixing a few issues in sound system which has been updated to use the latest fmodex library. This has been updated to allow native ALSA support in Linux and means the crackling and skipping on new sound cards has been fixed and Savage will no longer hog the entire sound card as it did with the old OSS only sounds library.

We are also working on finishing two new maps showcasing the Aztec and Desert prop sets and polishing the GUI for the level editor which should renew people's passion for map making.

Some people who have been part of the community for a long time may remember the jump pads in the Ex2 mod for Savage. Case is currently working on implementing changes to the physics engine to re-enable such additions to the game but in a more maintainable and extensible fashion.

As for me, I've been working on a new version of the Auto-Updater to support the creation of s2z archives and speed up the update process, as well as working on backward compatibility with older clients connecting to XR servers.

So stay tuned and expect to see a few more Dev blogs in the coming weeks.


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: Epoks on June 16, 2008, 11:48:05 am
Well said.


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: Tjens on June 16, 2008, 12:37:26 pm
desert props!!!! YESSS!


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: Hawk_Eye on June 16, 2008, 01:38:21 pm
: All I can say is -  :x LoL


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: darkbread on June 16, 2008, 02:14:32 pm
desert props!!!! YESSS!


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: CarniWhore on June 17, 2008, 08:21:33 pm
I heard it will be out with Duke Nukem Forever  :lol:

seriously tho, we are all waiting and hoping. Thanks guys (yes that includes you darkbread  :-P )


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: darkbread on June 18, 2008, 01:43:29 pm
seriously tho, we are all waiting and hoping. Thanks guys (yes that includes you darkbread  :-P )

 :?


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: CarniWhore on June 18, 2008, 01:44:36 pm
seriously tho, we are all waiting and hoping. Thanks guys (yes that includes you darkbread  :-P )

 :?

I was being nice...I think  :-P


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: Dragonsclaw on June 18, 2008, 01:50:44 pm

One ishoo wit patchin may come dat you have too build every patch up from the base XR, or have you fixxed that allready?


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: jaguar on June 19, 2008, 09:09:41 am
There is an auto updater which will automatically patch your game. Once you download the XR client you will not need to download anything else at all.


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: duberman on June 20, 2008, 01:18:40 pm
do you plan closed beta period for testing XR?


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: jaguar on June 20, 2008, 01:27:47 pm
We are currently in the closed beta testing. Next is the open beta testing. Meaning everyone that wants it gets it pretty much. Will not be long!


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: Dragonsclaw on June 22, 2008, 07:23:07 am
There is an auto updater which will automatically patch your game. Once you download the XR client you will not need to download anything else at all.

Well I was talking about "developer hassle" but hey thats information.


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: Dr. Evil on June 25, 2008, 02:42:17 am
Looking forward to seeing all your hard work in play!  Thanks to everyone who have taken the time, energy, and commitment to make this all possible.  It's guys like you that really breathe life back into our favorite game.

MNI-Uruk Hai / Dr. Evil



Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: Aery on July 02, 2008, 09:52:12 am
Good going lads, keep it up !  :lol:


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: Tafelpoot on July 15, 2008, 01:59:47 pm
So stay tuned and expect to see a few more Dev blogs in the coming weeks.
some weeks have passed now ... we're hungry ..  :-)


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: happyera on July 21, 2008, 07:11:33 am
So stay tuned and expect to see a few more Dev blogs in the coming weeks.
some weeks have passed now ... we're hungry ..  :-)

I am not hungry. I just ate 2pizzas. hmm nice

Do not rush them. Let them use maximum time to polish it and fix some problems.

Go Go Devs.


Title: Re: A short update!
Post by: Scrapo on July 21, 2008, 10:40:41 am
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.