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CTF edition released!

by eihrul@work on 06/18/2008 03:22, 92 messages, last message: 06/28/2008 17:47, 87275 views, last view: 05/19/2022 13:53

Go forth and download: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=102911

Quoth the history.html:
* added new MP maps by Nieb (hallo, shipwreck), schmutzwurst (akroseum, berlin_wall), KillHour (hog2), KaiserTodretter (paradiselost), Mayhem & mIscreant (duomo), Mayhem (tejen), Hero & WahnFred (mach2), TUX (capture_night), SATAN!!! (reissen), Redon (c_egypt), and Kal & DairyKing (kalking1)
* added MitaMAN's new SP campaign: "Private Stan Sauer"
* added Fanatic's new 10 song soundtrack "Spontaneous Failure"
* added geartrooper's new MD5 character model: Mr. Fixit
* added ctf and insta ctf game modes
* added support for cloud boxes and cloud layers over sky box
* added in-game text editor for editing cfg files
* texture browser now displays glow, rotation, and offsets
* added console message filter (controlled via "confilter" and "fullconfilter" vars)
* "follow" command now works in first-person (can spectate in third-person via "thirdperson" var or 9 key)
* added support for Cube Server Lister extended information
* added support for Mumble positional audio (contributed by The Conquerors clan)
* added "apply changes now?" dialog using "resetgl" command (toggled via "applydialog" var)
* made clip material coexist with other materials (so water/lava can clip)
* added "death" material for forcing player suicide
* added "fullconsize" var for controlling the percent of the screen the full console occupies
* undo now works with heightmap editing mode
* now automatically pick up ammo boxes when touching a base in normal capture mode (toggled via "autorepammo" var)
* lowered the minimum gridpower to 0
* added "texoffset", "texrotate", and "texscale" commands for more easily specifying texture slot parameters
* texture rotation is now done via texture coordinate generation (instead of making copies/wasting memory)
* added "sayteam" command for chatting to teammates (bound to Y key by default)
* added optional t-joint removal to fix world sparklies (toggled via "filltjoints" var)
* made hit crosshair show when successfully hit enemy (duration set via "hitcrosshair" var)
* made teammate crosshair show when aiming at a teammate (toggled via "teamcrosshair" var)
* player is now dumped to an empty map if he does not have the particular map in multiplayer
* added support for soft particles/explosions (toggled via "depthfx" var)
* added support for "pulseglow" shaders in fixed-function mode
* added "texscroll" command for scrolling texture slots
* added cheaper/more-controlled glow/specular bloom (controlled via "glare" var)
* added "texgui2d" var for toggling whether the texture palette uses a 2D or 3D gui
* scoreboard now always defaults to 2D, regardless of GUI settings (controlled via "scoreboard2d" var)
* added "waterfallcolour" command to control coloring of waterfalls separately from water
* optimized water reflection/refraction with scissoring and tighter frustum culling
* added refractive waterfalls (controlled via "waterfallrefract" var, disabled by default due to cost)
* added environment-mapped waterfalls (controlled via "waterfallenv" var)
* added tethers that show who is capturing a base (controlled via "capturetether" var)
* rewrote particle renderer to make it more extensible
* rewrote world renderer to more efficiently batch draw calls
* made lightmaps use a texture atlas to enable better batching of draw calls
* locked physics at fixed rate of 200 Hz (no more variable rate)
* revised handling of slopes in physics to reduce sticking problems
* made underwater fog/caustics fade in instead of turn on immediately at the surface
* added "resetgl" command to restart the renderer while running
* added builtin zoom (toggled via G key or "zoom" var)
* added directional damage indicator to the HUD (toggled via "damagecompass" var)
* smoothed out the shadow boundary caused by the shadowmap depth peeling
* softened water edges now work when under water
* players can now reconnect to private games when disconnected, so long as their IP matches
* added precomputed visibility/PVS system for occlusion culling on 3D cards that don't support OQ (see editref.html)
* added support for environment-mapped water reflections as a cheap fallback (used if "waterreflect" is off)
* added movement smoothing for other players in multiplayer (reduces jumpiness from packet loss)
* added "fullbrightmodels" var for controlling fullbright-ness of player models
* added MD5 model support with new skeletal animation system (see models.html)
* added OBJ model support (see models.html)
* added new decal system for bullet holes, scorch marks, etc.

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#13: Re: ..

by Max of S2D [Fr] on 06/18/2008 10:48, refers to #8

For the intensive bullet holes, stuck yourself in a wall, watch it, and shot five times with your shotgun. The framerate dropped to 180 to ~70/80 for me.

(done in one of the RPG maps, y'know, the cheapest)

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#14: one of my best days...

by D-TurboKiller (LT) on 06/18/2008 11:52

Well, it's about time! Now I can finally work and play with my crappy laptop, thanks to PVS culling :) (Damn you, Intel graphics card!)
I see this is gonna be one hell of a day for me... I finally got the time to try Portal today. I'll save the best for last (Sauerbraten, that is). Good thing school's over, now I have loads of time to create new content, starting with the very final version of my best map, "LT Space Deathmatch eXpanded".

Now we just need the most asked feature EVER, Co-op mode (SP for MP). And also something I've noticed since CVS: try to improve (make it faster) the creation of PVS Culling for maps. The time you need to do it can be... colossal :P
Also, kudos for the great and cheap new graphical revamp! That glow makes a nice change, especially on Intense :D

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#15: ?

by SkiingPenguins on 06/18/2008 13:57

why dont the "roller coasters" work anymore? other than that, WOOHOO!!!

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#16: Good job!

by Dracion on 06/18/2008 14:02

Well worth the extra 3 days wait for me. Really like the new graphics especially. One problem though, the bullet marks made in walls seem to remain after you remove the cube, which creates the effect of a random floating object.

Example: http://i29.tinypic.com/2zp5ovn.png

Apart from that, a big well done :D

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#17: ..

by HashBox3 on 06/18/2008 14:04

So I just downloaded this new version of Sauer, and when I run it, I get insanely low FPS. Now I mean INSANELY slow, like, under 1 FPS, not enough to even navigate the menu. I'm not too sure what is causing this. Graphically, the game looks fine, and I am not using any software OpenGL (Quake 3 CPMA runs perfectly). I am running under XP SP2, and my specs are as follows:
900mhz Celeron, 192mb ram, ATI Radeon 9200PRO. Ok, so it isn't too flash, but I was able to run Sauer around a few months ago and get around 70 FPS (from memory). Can anyone shed any light on this situation? Sauer is looking great :)

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#18: ..

by HashBox3 on 06/18/2008 14:57

Ok well, I figured it out, if I set "ati_texgen_bug 0" in my config, it runs with no problems, although it seems to remove that from my config on exit. Thanks anyway guys, and well done to everyone who contributed to this release! :)

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#19: ..

by Hero on 06/18/2008 15:01

Don't write in your config.cfg (I assume you meant that)

Create an autoexec.cfg, there you can put all scripts and commands you want to be executed on startup.

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#20: hmm

by zxc on 06/18/2008 15:24

Looks like sauer turned heavyweight...

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#21: Re: Hit Change

by Maddog1906 on 06/18/2008 15:27, refers to #6

what command would you use in the game to change the hit crosshair?

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#22: Re: ?

by Max of S2D [Fr] on 06/18/2008 16:23, refers to #15

* revised handling of slopes in physics to reduce sticking problems

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#23: congratulations!!!!

by mau on 06/18/2008 16:40

y\'all did a fantastic job on the engine. i don\'t get the \"freezes\" i used to get and the performance is even better than it already was. just wanted to congratulate you guys and say thanks a million.

congratulations to the map-making folks out there too. the new maps are awesome!

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#24: ..

by Julius on 06/18/2008 17:54

Bug report: Happend in a CTF game on the TC server several times.
All players could pick up items but the ammo etc wasn't added to their inventory and flags could not be picked up. After a level restart it was usually gone.

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#25: Re: ..

by Mr.Piddly 00000001 on 06/18/2008 17:58, refers to #13

I dont have that problem at all.

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#26: Flag Carrier

by tman_elite on 06/18/2008 18:26

Maybe for the next release the flag carrier should have a speed decrease (maybe 10-20%). It's not that big of a change but I think it would work well.

CTF is great. Nice work.

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#27: Re: ..

by SheeEttin on 06/18/2008 18:57, refers to #18

It's recommended that you remove config.cfg when installing a new version of Sauer.

In fact, it's also recommended that you uninstall the old and install the new version completely... But who's really going to do that (especially with the -q option)?

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#28: Like New Version a LOT!!!

by Titanic12ship on 06/18/2008 19:03

I like everything a lot, high quality new maps, CTF is great, and I really like the new features. Everything is spectacular.

I just had 1 question: Was the writeobj command taken away? I tried it and looked for the object file and I can't find it. Maybe I'm just not looking in the right place.

Anyway, fantastic release!!

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#29: download is slow and keeps stopping

by CC_machine#1847629837641 on 06/18/2008 20:56

my father and I are trying to download, getting only 40 to 60kb/s each though (we are on 2megabit download, wired connection, so 256kb/s maximum) and in Firefox at least, the downloads keep stopping for a few seconds every so often, or claim to be finished (when they arent, and so the file is corrupt.) he is on Windows, i\'m on Linux. same behaviour if i use wget on a terminal.

any other people experiencing download issues from sourceforge? mh.

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#30: Another great release

by tentus_ on 06/18/2008 21:03

Oddly enough, my favorite addition is the cloudlayer stuff. I love how the clouds look in Shipwreck (particularly at gamespeed 400).

I wonder if we could get Yahtzee to give it a whirl? From the sound of his reviews, Sauer would be right up his alley, especially with the new decals and gamemodes.

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#31: Re: download is slow and keeps stopping

by SheeEttin on 06/18/2008 21:15, refers to #29

Try a different mirror.

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#32: low fps with PVS?

by D-TurboKiller (LT) on 06/18/2008 23:14

I wonder why, but I'm getting pretty low fps (less than 10) on more open maps, like shipwreck, which has PVS. Of course, this happens when I see a bit far away. I even tried using the /pvs command to check if it was on. The strange thing is that it's the same crappy FPS with or without PVS. I know I have an Intel card, but still, with an Intel dual core processor with about 1.5 GHz for each core and 1 GB of Memory, I was expecting it to run a lot faster than that. This is kinda strange since I can play UT2004 and any Source game nicely.

(6 times 1? Damn, this is a tough one xD)

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