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Title: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: fromhell on February 20, 2012, 03:34:27 am
- Mac is back!
- Two new single player campaign tiers
- New maps:
      am_lavaarena
      am_lavactf
      am_lavactfxl
      am_mckinleyish2
      am_spacecont
      am_thornish
      mlca1
      mlctf1beta
      oa_bases3p3ta
      oasago1
      oa_thor
      pul1duel-oa
      pxlfan

- New player model: Neko.   
- Specular maps have been added to many player and weaponsmodels. These can be disabled by turning off detail textures.
- Invulnerability powerup and effects
- Grappling hook model, shader, and sounds
- Angelyss, Gargoyle have been reanimated
- Liz and SMarine animation glitches fixed
- Music
- Many of the old maps got entity tweaks, gametype unlocking and other fixes.
- Benchmark demo
- Fixed TEAMMATE kill message bug.
- Prevent team changing and disconnect from changing team score in Team Deathmatch.
- Don't let vampire resurrect dead players.
- Now uses FFA spawnpoints in domination.
- Workaround for Kamikaze bug.
- g_autonextmap added ("Auto change level" in the menu). Randomly picks a new map once the current map has ended. The maps allowed for each gametype are configurable.
- You can now see how much health the obelisk have left in Overload
- Autoswitch weapon can now be set to only change to better or new weapons.
- Chat beep can be disabled in options.
- Changed default customvotefile to customvote.cfg.
- Added the possibility for spawning in waves. The cvar g_respawntime says how often players should spawn.
- Added a CVAR g_voteBan X - bans a player for X minutes using the KK-admin system
- Added g_gravityModifier (default 1.0) that modifies g_gravity relatively to the value set by the map.
- Additional dmflags. Most notably "Fast weapon switch" and "No self damage".
- Added a CVAR g_damageModifier to modify damage of all weapons and triggers.
- Added replace_* cvars like disable_*. Can be used like "set replace_weapon_shotgun weapon_bfg" for replacing shutgun by BFG.
- Handicap is reset to 100 once returned to the main menu. It is no longer changeable thorugh the GUI to prevent new players from hurting themself.
- Added "Click to respawn"-message. Tells the player how long until they are allowed to respawn. Very relevant for wave spawning.
- New specular code, r_specmode 1 to enable
- New environment map code, r_envmode 1 to enable
- Cascaded bloom, which is more 'natural', and is much faster on lower end hardware r_bloom_cascade 1 to enable
- Support for GLSL shaders!
- Bloom is not allowed if we don't have 32-bit color for textures. This stops the user from playing with corrupt bloom in 16-bit color since the bloom code doesn't really support that yet.



Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Gig on February 20, 2012, 03:38:56 am
Hi!
I should check again, but I'm quite sure the sentence about handicap that "It is no longer changeable thorugh the GUI to prevent new players from hurting themself." is not correct. Now the GUI warns the user that it makes you weaker, but the option still there (and I think it is good this way). It's true, instead, that it returns to default value when you quit from a match.

PS: if you want to mention the restored compatibility with third-party bots designed for Q3...


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: PaniC on February 20, 2012, 04:58:10 am
finally a new OpenArena version is out!  :D

at gamefront im getting the message:
Quote
The file you are looking for seems to be unavailable at the moment. Please come back later.

Are the packages the same as on moddb? (http://www.moddb.com/games/openarena/downloads/)


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: fromhell on February 20, 2012, 05:12:10 am
Yep, strange. it was available at one point

it'll solve itself in a few hours probably

Sadly we don't have any tuxfamily mirrors right now


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Neon_Knight on February 20, 2012, 06:50:57 am
Can anyone suggest alternative D/L places?


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Gig on February 20, 2012, 07:41:53 am
Dropbox?


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Virus on February 20, 2012, 08:01:28 am
Nice work!!!

Found the patch on SourceForge
http://sourceforge.net/projects/oarena/files/


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: LauraNeko on February 20, 2012, 08:08:18 am
wait, wait! are you sure that it's the newest one, Virus?
because there was an unofficial one with some bugs which got fixed now.
i am still running the unofficial one because i'm waiting for the official one.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: LauraNeko on February 20, 2012, 08:10:37 am
oh and make a big announcement for the new patch because people are still complaining that they can't join my server(because they don't have the 0.8.8 patch)
some people don't know about the patch.

also tell them to close the open arena exe while applying the patch because else
the old open arena exe will not get overwritten.
so they will still have the old open arena exe!!!


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: GrosBedo on February 20, 2012, 08:40:01 am
Great news!!! I do think this new release is a big enhancement from OA 0.8.5!

oh and make a big announcement for the new patch because people are still complaining that they can't join my server(because they don't have the 0.8.8 patch)
some people don't know about the patch.

When a news is posted here it's also posted on the frontpage, and the download section was also updated.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Neon_Knight on February 20, 2012, 08:41:26 am
oh and make a big announcement for the new patch because people are still complaining that they can't join my server(because they don't have the 0.8.8 patch)
some people don't know about the patch.

also tell them to close the open arena exe while applying the patch because else
the old open arena exe will not get overwritten.
so they will still have the old open arena exe!!!
Tell them to update to 0.8.8.

We had MONTHS and even one and a half YEAR to fix the bugs for 0.8.8. It's not our fault that they weren't interested.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: LauraNeko on February 20, 2012, 08:44:14 am
you are so right but if you want people to join servers with the new patch you need to tell them or else they will not join those servers ever

Quote
When a news is posted here it's also posted on the frontpage, and the download section was also updated.

some people don't use the forum i would say most of em :/


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: PaniC on February 20, 2012, 08:53:21 am
you are so right but if you want people to join servers with the new patch you need to tell them or else they will not join those servers ever

Quote
When a news is posted here it's also posted on the frontpage, and the download section was also updated.

some people don't use the forum i would say most of em :/

Add a "OA0.8.8" behind your servers name. Maybe they know which version they're using. :)


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: LauraNeko on February 20, 2012, 08:57:03 am
i already added 0.8.8 behind the servers names a few days ago.can't really make it more obvios.and people also tend to not read the motd.on my servers.one day i had a special event and announced it with both motd's and people still didn't know whats going on...
people need to learn to read :O
we should make a log in screen before people can join a server they would have to confirm that they read the text by clicking on a letter in the text XD


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Coder on February 20, 2012, 09:51:57 am
yahooo! downloading it now


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: grey matter on February 20, 2012, 09:52:33 am
I've posted some 0.8.8 mirrors in the "Finished 0.8.8 not available" thread (http://openarena.ws/board/index.php?topic=4452.msg43192#msg43192).
The DO NOT LINK[/b]) h t t p s : / / openarena . wikia . com/wiki/Download_Mirrors]Wiki page about Download Mirrors (http://([b) needs to be updated as well.

Where's the source code release for engine and gamecode?


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: GrosBedo on February 20, 2012, 10:52:49 am
some people don't use the forum i would say most of em :/

I meant the frontpage of the openarena.ws website.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: LauraNeko on February 20, 2012, 11:59:14 am
i know.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: swaggerall on February 20, 2012, 12:52:56 pm
Maybe Under Somones Index?

Webspace


here are some alternative sites than game front


http://mediafire.com

http://dropbox.com

http://depositfiles.com

http://4shared.com

http://2shared.com

http://uploading.com

http://filefactory.com


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Gig on February 20, 2012, 04:45:02 pm
Hi!
I should check again, but I'm quite sure the sentence about handicap that "It is no longer changeable thorugh the GUI to prevent new players from hurting themself." is not correct. Now the GUI warns the user that it makes you weaker, but the option still there (and I think it is good this way). It's true, instead, that it returns to default value when you quit from a match.

PS: if you want to mention the restored compatibility with third-party bots designed for Q3...

Checked again with the complete 0.8.8 download: Handicap has NOT been removed from the GUI (and, IMHO, it's good this way).
So, if you wanna change that phrase, Fromhell, and add something about bot compatibility...


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: fromhell on February 20, 2012, 04:52:19 pm
I've posted some 0.8.8 mirrors in the "Finished 0.8.8 not available" thread (http://openarena.ws/board/index.php?topic=4452.msg43192#msg43192).
The DO NOT LINK[/b]) h t t p s : / / openarena . wikia . com/wiki/Download_Mirrors]Wiki page about Download Mirrors (http://([b) needs to be updated as well.

Where's the source code release for engine and gamecode?

Here (http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev088/) and Here (http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/eliminationSource/)


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: GrosBedo on February 20, 2012, 05:03:15 pm
I've posted some 0.8.8 mirrors in the "Finished 0.8.8 not available" thread (http://openarena.ws/board/index.php?topic=4452.msg43192#msg43192).
The DO NOT LINK[/b]) h t t p s : / / openarena . wikia . com/wiki/Download_Mirrors]Wiki page about Download Mirrors (http://([b) needs to be updated as well.

Where's the source code release for engine and gamecode?

Here (http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/oa/dev088/) and Here (http://files.poulsander.com/~poul19/public_files/eliminationSource/)

And here now:

http://openarena.ws/board/index.php?topic=4457.0


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: vindimy on February 20, 2012, 10:26:23 pm
Nice work & great news :) It's good to see the project alive and so much content, features and bugfixes added!


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: AmDDRed on February 21, 2012, 01:52:56 am
In future releases, will be smth used from ioquake3 extras and Tier666 works?
1) http://ioquake3.org/
2) http://www.moddb.com/mods/tier666


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: fromhell on February 21, 2012, 01:59:52 am
1) You mean those player models? No. Theres' no source for any of them, all are non-commercial and also many are derivative, most of them use copyrighted Q3 biped files ID released and most of them are based on a property. Also, all are made with non-Free programs, so if we had sources (.max files typically) it would be no use.
2) Closed source, possibly GPL violating since it includes a modified engine with no source in sight.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: pulchr on February 21, 2012, 03:37:43 am
well done on getting the 0.8.8 release out!

although i haven't had time to do anything oa-related in many months, i've tried to follow the forum and discussions.

hopefully i'll have time to download and test the latest release soon :)


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: MilanFIN on February 21, 2012, 06:35:05 am
Great to have this out.
Gotta update my server too soon. >:D


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: LauraNeko on February 21, 2012, 06:54:52 am
don't do it...wait 5 years or so.
i'm already using the new patch on my servers since it was unofficially released now no one connected so far because no one has the patch.some people also still are only using 0.8.1 !!!
also can't use the new neko because everyone will see me as sarge because they are not using the patch.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Bane on February 21, 2012, 07:01:25 am
I installed the new 8.8 the other day and I really like the updates guys. I especially like the Doom like music on the new aggressor and that lava map it brings back a great nostalgia  feeling. Also I was wonder is it just me or do have some of the bots gotten hard to hit, or am I just turning into a senile old man lol.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Neon_Knight on February 21, 2012, 07:06:42 am
don't do it...wait 5 years or so.
That was very douchy on your part.

Do I have to remind you again the amount of time we had for bug reporting? Where were you when we needed you?


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: LauraNeko on February 21, 2012, 07:11:17 am
i said it before and i will say it again i joined open arena a few days ago.
and we have now 2012 and people are still running around with 0.8.1
i suggest to make the previous versions unplayable so they are forced to use the neweset patch/game


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Gig on February 21, 2012, 07:33:31 am
Setup your server for DO NOT LINK[/b]) h t t p s : / / openarena . wikia . com/wiki/Automatic_downloading]automatic downloading (http://([b) (using a web server to allow fast downloads!), and most people connecting to your server will automatically get 0.8.5 and 0.8.8 patches installed (well, they would still use old binaries -autodownload works with pk3 files only-, but this should not be a big problem).

PS: creating a public server when the new patch was not yet official has not been a great idea. Please check that your server is using the official patch and not a previous ReleaseCandidate...


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: LauraNeko on February 21, 2012, 07:59:40 am
the server is running the official one which you would know when you would read what i am writing all the time.and yes i have autodownlaod enabled.and no i don't have http download because i don't have an ftp server.and i don't wanna make one on my pc.

also most people who are joinign my servers don't have autodownload enabled in their configs!!!!!!!!!

they just connect and leave

and yes people CAN join my servers.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Gig on February 21, 2012, 08:46:05 am
I asked that cause of this phrase of yours:
i'm already using the new patch on my servers since it was unofficially released
that required a confirm.  :) (that "unofficial realeased" sounds strange)

Anyway, you are not forced to host the http/ftp download on your machine: you can use a third-party service (e.g. dropbox) for that.
If users start downloadin an 80 MB file at 10 kB/s, it's obvious they will quit your server even in case they have autodownload enabled. Anyway, leaving autodownload disabled by default is a specific Fromhell design choice, and probably won't be changed.

About a server that is visible in internal browser, but not from dpmaster web site... I don't know what to think... I can suggest you to do more tests with the outgoing NAT rules to be sure that your heartbeat packets are not port-translated by your router/firewall (otherwise, master server will reply on the wrong port); Wireshark may be useful.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: GrosBedo on February 21, 2012, 09:10:15 am
the server is running the official one which you would know when you would read what i am writing all the time.and yes i have autodownlaod enabled.and no i don't have http download because i don't have an ftp server.and i don't wanna make one on my pc.

Be careful, there are two different autodownload cvars: one for clients (cl_allowDownload) and one for servers (sv_allowDownload). Please check that the server one is enabled.

And indeed, as Gig pointed out, an HTTP download might help because people will disconnect by themselves if the download is too slow.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: LauraNeko on February 21, 2012, 09:38:48 am
the server one is enabled.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: WaspKiller on February 21, 2012, 12:30:17 pm
LauraNeko, like Gig suggested, I think you and all Admins ought to use a 3rd Party for redirects.  First, there are several no-cost and no-nag services like those offered by http://www.Dropbox.com, http://x10hosting.com, http://www.000webhost.com and http://freeftpspace.org.  Second, it's inconsiderate for any admin not to take advantage of the aforementioned services and instead have their visitors suffer snail-paced downloads.

However, concerning the autodownload issue I feel your pain because while many visitors to this Forum have autodownload enabled (or know how to enable it) most OA players don't have it enabled and never will.  These casual and temporary players just want to play and will never take the time to delve into the game.  As soon as they see any roadblocks they move on to other games because its easier.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Gig on February 21, 2012, 12:50:01 pm
Just thinking... this thread is for the 0.8.8 release announcement: we should continue the tech discussions in the "technical snafus" section of the forums.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: GrosBedo on February 21, 2012, 01:57:36 pm
I think that the problem is more about anthropology than technicality. Even if you set an http download, many players will just abort the autodownload because the update is too big. I've seen it happen before.

Just wait for players adoption. This can't be helped.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: MilanFIN on February 22, 2012, 09:37:10 am
Is it enough if I just copy the pak6-patch088.pk3 file to my existing install, or should I update the launcher too?


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: GrosBedo on February 22, 2012, 10:46:42 am
Is it enough if I just copy the pak6-patch088.pk3 file to my existing install, or should I update the launcher too?

You should also update the binaries.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: LauraNeko on February 22, 2012, 04:31:48 pm
Quote
Is it enough if I just copy the pak6-patch088.pk3 file to my existing install, or should I update the launcher too?

reminds me of a previous post of me.
a post were i told people to close the open arena exe because
else the patch will not overwrite the open arena exe.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: GrosBedo on February 23, 2012, 05:58:28 am
On the left column of the frontpage:

Quote
Current Release: 0.8.8
Released: Feb 2012
Download full ZIP, or the patch

Next Release: 0.9.0
ETA: 2012?


Unless you guys have a really precise plans with included margins for bugs fixing, it would be advisable to set a far higher date than this one, like 2013, because else you will have people complaining that the next release is late, when in fact the date was too soon to be attended.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Neon_Knight on February 23, 2012, 07:17:16 am
0.9.0 will be released if we can get 100% texture replacement project done.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Udi on February 23, 2012, 09:29:47 am
0.9.0 will be released if we can get 100% texture replacement project done.

Oh, I better get cracking then...


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Gonzo on February 23, 2012, 02:49:19 pm
Sorry, guys, may I ask you a tiny Q here? Is it OK when I choose to Exit the game it says smth like "Terminating..." and quits without asking yes/no like it used to be before in the previous versions? Thank you.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Neon_Knight on February 23, 2012, 02:51:07 pm
Sorry, guys, may I ask you a tiny Q here? Is it OK when I choose to Exit the game it says smth like "Terminating..." and quits without asking yes/no like it used to be before in the previous versions? Thank you.
Yep, and it's a feature, not a bug. I don't fully agree with that feature, but well...


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Peter Silie on February 23, 2012, 05:19:35 pm
If i had played the game more then twice i am bored about the typical Microsoft question "Are You _Realy_Sure to quit the game?" -> "Yes" "Of Course" "Sure"

Next question: "realy? Think about it twice!"
Followed by:.
"We can not believe in your decision! Please try again."

If i click "quit" i like to quit the game.
No more questions plz - this is windows behaviour.
In rl (tm) nobody asks you about your decisions if they are trivial like this!

If somebody makes the wrong decision (1 of a hundred times) he is able to restart OA in - lets say - 5 seconds. No data lost, no probs.

So i am fine with this solution (just my ,02$)

PS: do you know this?
"Sie haben ihren Mauszeiger bewegt, der neue Treiber wurde installiert. Windows neu starten?"
"Ja" "Natürlich" "Aber sicher"


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: JockeTF on February 24, 2012, 06:18:02 am
Yay! Thank you for the new release!


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: j0x on February 25, 2012, 09:36:06 pm
thanks for the release i may just be a low active lurker but i always want OpenArena to be updated and this is good!


Title: 0.8.8 is uit!
Post by: RMF on February 26, 2012, 03:15:04 pm
Dutch translation

- Mac is terug!
- Twee nieuwe singleplayer campagne levels
- Nieuwe maps:
      am_lavaarena
      am_lavactf
      am_lavactfxl
      am_mckinleyish2
      am_spacecont
      am_thornish
      mlca1
      mlctf1beta
      oa_bases3p3ta
      oasago1
      oa_thor
      pul1duel-oa
      pxlfan

- Nieuw speler model: Neko.
- Hoogglans is toegevoegd aan veel speler- en wapenmodellen. Deze kunnen uitgeschakeld worden door 'detail textures' uit te schakelen.
- Onkwetsbaarheid power-up en effecten
- Grappling hook model, shader en geluiden
- Angelyss en Gargoyle zijn opnieuw geanimeerd
- Liz en SMarine animatie foutjes gefixed
- Muziek
- Veel oude maps hebben wat kleine verbeteringen gekregen, zoals het mogelijk maken van meer speltypes (gametypes).
- Een demo is toegevoegd om de prestaties van de game te meten
- TEAMMATE kill-bericht fout is verbeterd.
- In Team Deathmatch wordt nu voorkomen dat het wisselen van team of disconnecten van de server de score van het team beïnvloedt.
- Vampieren kunnen nu niet dode spelers herreizen.
- Het domination speltype gebruikt nu de spawnpunten van Free For All.
- Tijdelijke oplossing voor de kamikaze bug toegevoegd.
- g_autonextmap toegevoegd ("Auto change level" (automatisch map wisselen) in het menu). Kiest willekeurig een nieuwe map zodra de huidige afgelopen is. Welke maps toegestaan zijn voor elk speltype is instelbaar.
- Je kan nu zien hoeveel health de obelisk over heeft in het Overload speltype.
- Automatisch wisselen van wapen kan nu ingesteld worden op "wissel alleen bij betere of nieuwe wapens" ("Autoswitch weapons" optie moet dan dus "change to better or new weapons" zijn).
- Het chatgeluid kan worden uitgezet in de opties.
- Een voorbeeld customvotefile ('aangepaste votes bestand') toegevoegd aan customvote.cfg.
- Mogelijkheid toegevoegd om met tussenpozen te spawnen. De cvar g_respawntime stelt in hoevaak spelers moeten spawnen.
- Cvar 'g_voteBan X' toegevoegd--Bant een speler voor X minuten door middel van het KK-admin systeem
- g_gravityModifier toegevoegd (standaard 1.0) waarmee de zwaartekracht veranderd kan worden relatief aan de waarde ingesteld door de map.
- Extra dmflags. Meest opmerkelijke: "Fast weapon switch" (snel wapen wisselen) en "No self damage" (geen eigen schade).
- Cvar g_damageModifier (schadeAanpasser) toegevoegd om de schade van alle wapens en 'triggers' aan te passen.
- repace_* cvars toegevoegd zoals disable_*. Kan gebruikt worden zoals "set replace_weapon_shotgun weapon_bfg" om de shotgun door de BFG te vervangen.
- Handicap wordt opnieuw ingesteld op 100 wanneer er teruggekeerd wordt naar het hoofdmenu. Het is niet langer wijzigbaar in het menu om te voorkomen dat nieuwe spelers het verkeerd instellen.
- "Click to respawn" (klik om opnieuw te spawnen) bericht toegevoegd. Vertelt de speler hoelang nog tot ze kunnen respawnen. Extra relevant met 'met tussenpozen spawnen' (g_respawntime / spawn waves).
- Nieuwe hoogglans modus, r_specmode 1 om in te schakelen.
- Nieuwe code voor omgevingen, r_envmode 1 om in te schakelen.
- Gelaagd blos-effect ('cascaded bloom') wat 'natuurlijker' is, en het is veel sneller op langzamere hardware r_bloom_cascade 1 om in te schakelen
- Ondersteuning voor GLSL shaders!
- Blos (bloom) is niet toegestaan als er geen 32-bit kleuren worden gebruikt voor textures. Dit stopt de speler van het gebruiken van onjuiste blos in 16-bit kleuren aangezien de blos code dat nog niet echt ondersteunt.



I personally never really like Dutch translations because they sound unnatural, also commercially translated text is hardly ever translated correctly, but if it helps the community I think a translation should be provided.

Some things I left untranslated or put a translation next to the English term (if there was no correct translation, or when it might cause confusion). For example I provided cvar names with a translation of what they mean, but left the cvars themselves unchanged.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Gig on February 26, 2012, 05:14:17 pm
I don't understand why we are continuing to provide a wrong info in all versions of this news. It is still  possible to change handicap from the menu! (At least, accessing Player Settings it from main menu... I don't know if following other paths..)


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: GrosBedo on February 26, 2012, 05:20:17 pm
I don't understand why we are continuing to provide a wrong info in all versions of this news. It is still  possible to change handicap from the menu! (At least, accessing Player Settings it from main menu... I don't know if following other paths..)

I neither understand. But I think that's understandable: the staff has too many different roles to assume at the same time, and so they can't keep up with everything.

I think that the staff should open some rooms for a few specialized people (eg: one person to exclusively maintain news and the website should do a lot of good and spare out some burden on the main devs and modelers).


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: RMF on February 27, 2012, 03:03:49 pm
If anything gets changed in the original news and needs to be changed in my translation, just send me a PM if I don't read it here.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: fromhell on February 27, 2012, 06:16:02 pm
I don't know why I even have translated news forums anymore. We don't have localization on the main site either...


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: RMF on February 28, 2012, 12:47:19 am
A forum is pretty straight-forward to use, most work the same in any language. Also 'news' is a word most people will understand, even if they don't really speak English. If they go into the news board and discover a dutch translations board, I guess they'll read it.

Maybe it's an idea to collect all translations in one news post, and create an index of translations at the top so people see they can scroll down for the news in their language. This would also appear on the homepage then.... Yeah I think this is a better idea than multiple boards for translations :).


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: GrosBedo on February 28, 2012, 04:12:29 am
I don't know why I even have translated news forums anymore. We don't have localization on the main site either...

Having news translation is also good for communication strategy because external news websites can (and will) directly copy the news corresponding to the language of their audience.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Peter Silie on February 28, 2012, 11:55:28 am
This is what my mate RMF means:
http://god-oa.de/smf/index.php?topic=7.0


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: baud123 on February 28, 2012, 03:24:48 pm
well I added http://download.tuxfamily.org/openarena/rel/088/ to the mirrors (as usual)

Who can add it to http://openarena.ws/download.php?view.4 ? (we've got a CDN)


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: befno on April 25, 2012, 01:25:45 pm
Do the 0.8.8 patch install and make 0.8.1 into 0.8.8? When 0.8.1 joins a 0.8.8 server, will it download all the needed files?


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Neon_Knight on April 25, 2012, 01:39:20 pm
For the 0.8.8 patch you also need the 0.8.5 patch, and should install it in this order: 0.8.1, 0.8.5, 0.8.8.


Title: Re: 0.8.8 released!
Post by: Gig on April 25, 2012, 05:09:21 pm
However, it should be possible to get both 085 and 088 patch pk3s via autodownload. However, updated executables cannot be obtained using autodownload (you can continue using 081 binaries anyway).

PS: it's just important that you do not place 085 pk3 under "homepath" folder while having 088 pk3 under installation folder (to prevent issues caused by file loading order)... those two files should be in the same directory ("baseoa" under homepath or under installation folder).