Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably)

New map, new telenode, new…

New map!

Or, rather, an old map. Pevel has updated Perseus for Unvanquished, taking the opportunity to improve the layout and the lighting and (of course) make use of the much better texturing possibilities.

New telenode!

Shiny new telenode model from Warvinc. The beam effect's still there; but, like the medical station's healing aura, it's normally not visible.

Telenode and Reactor setting off on a tour of Perseus

New filesystem code

This got a complete overhaul. It's now cleaner and it handles files much more strictly. See ”Big changes to the filesystem” for more info. Basically, the files have been re-arranged somewhat and are stored in a different directory; profiles are no more; there are new naming schemes for .pk3 contents; and we have .pk3 dependencies.

Things may be a bit broken as a result. All being well, any such breakage will be fixed over the next month or two.

Those changes mean that this is a good time to do a .pk3 clean-up and merge. We're throwing out a lot of old, unused resources. Consequently, plenty to download this month – and there'll be more cleanup once we've got the remaining problems with pre-compressed textures (DXTn and the like, so that we can avoid having to decompress them for sending to the GPU) sorted out.

You're likely to need to copy some files from the old location to the new one – those of you who use the Unvanquished packages for Debian or Ubuntu should find that their identification and key bindings are retained (if not, it just means that the migration script saw something already there) – and, unless you were using the defaults, you'll need to check your settings.

Gameplay changes

If you're using the armoury via the UI, as new players will, you'll see some improvements. Buy an item, and all conflicting items will be sold – so switching weapons is now a lot faster. Also, items which you can't afford and carried items which conflict with what you want to buy are marked in red.

Tyrants can slash a little faster, but basilisks no longer draw power from humans' power sources. Grangers can build any structure (so long as that type is unlocked), but they still can't wall-walk without being the advanced form. Humans can buy light armour at the start of the game. Buildings, when placed, now have 25% of their total health.

The minimum time for which items, buildables or classes are guaranteed to be unlocked is halved to 30 seconds. You gain less momentum for destroying enemy buildings and a little more for enemy players. Basic income is gone.

Rendering changes

We've added an extra preset, “Dlights, no fx”, to the video quality options menu. This is intended for hardware such as older laptops which can run the GL3 renderer but struggle somewhat – if you get less than 30fps, you probably want this option, which should allow for rendering speeds close to those of the older renderer.

Configuration changes

Configuration settings are no longer saved if they haven't been changed. There's still a work-in-progress element here – we don't yet have reset buttons in the menus, but if you know the name of the console variable used for that setting, you can /reset it.

A few important things to note here regarding variables…

  • /foo bar sets foo to “bar” and marks it as to be saved. (This still requires that foo already exists.)
  • /set foo bar sets foo to “bar”, creating it if needed. Certain variables will be marked as to be saved; most won't.
  • /listcvars has corresponding output changes – if the flag list contains ‘a’, the variable will be saved if its value is changed. If it instead contains ‘A’, the variable is marked as to be saved.
  • /reset will clear the ‘to be saved’ flag of each variable it's told to reset.

Misc changes

There have been a lot of small fixes and improvements. A few more console commands have completion support, and some command output has been tidied up. Mouse pointer movement should be much improved. A lot of potential bugs (mostly harmless, I suspect) have been fixed…

Reactor, you'd like the lighting here. Signed, Telenode.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- veyrdite
Monday, 03 February 2014 05:03
I'm looking forward to delving into the new filesystem and writing some documentation. Hopefully irc.freenode.net will start working for me again soon so I can get in contact!

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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Monday, 03 February 2014 06:25
hmmm,

upgrading from 0.23 to 0.24 on my ubuntu system here got me in some trouble. I had to move /var/games/unvanquished/main to /var/games/unvanquished/pkg to even start the game.

> if this is the normal way to get the new version to run, a little more detailed howto text than just
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You're likely to need to copy some files from the old location to the new one
would have been nice. Especially for new players and/or olders don't familliar with the changes you done recently.

Are servers not updated yet? tried to play this new version but got an 'invalid PAK reference' error trying to connect to the training and the EU server.

I now got 2 hidden home directories: '.unvanquished' and '.Unvanquished.' Is this just a misspelling? Why don't override .Unvanquished? or is that change necessary due to the new filesystem?
> if so, again a more detailed description what can be deleted, what has changed ( paths, directory names ) would have been nice.

>> a detailed install and/or upgrade instruction is something i realy do miss in the new version news. And that is not just for the current one. A detailed changelog in list form would be nice too.

>>I would like to play the new version, but can't connect due to the invalid pak error. I don't know if I've done something wrong in just letting apt-get upgrade the game from 0.23 to 0.24. You know what? a detailed install and upgrade howto in the release news would be of great help thumbs-up.png excited.png

DwarfVader
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- ccsadegh (guest)
Monday, 03 February 2014 06:46
I didn't download it yet, but plz join EU server and don't play with BOTs :/
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- amanieu
Monday, 03 February 2014 06:50
I'm not very familiar with the details of the ubuntu package, so you'll have to wait for Darren to wake up.

Regarding the hidden directory, the old one was .Unvanquished, the new one is .unvanquished. The profile migration script should have already copied your settings over.

We are still in the process of updating servers, you can check which version a server is using on this page: http://www.unvanquished.net/servers
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Monday, 03 February 2014 07:40
hmm,

so i can connect to the NA server because its the only one running 0.24 allready BUT the left mouse button doen't trigger the team choose menu anymore. So I am kind of stuck with the spectator mode. the only thing i can do is invoke the ingame menu via ESC and since that is lacking a 'join' entry the only thing i can do right now is playing around with the options and go back to the main menu or exit the game entirely. So any tipps how can i join teams? or isn't the new version meant to be played at all ? ;-)

I also get terrible crippeld sounds hovering over the menu entries, the 0.23 version was fine. Something in my gut tells me that simply copying the game pks from /var/games/unvanquished/main to /var/games/unvanquished/pkg was not all to get the game to run as it should ?

> if the the old .Unvanquished dir should have been overwriten by the migration script and its just a typo that .unvanquished gets created, pls force the developer (preferably with a gun) who is responssible for this, to use a 'real' OS where upper and lowercase matters!!!

DwarfVader
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- amanieu
Monday, 03 February 2014 07:43
No, the old pk3s will not work with the new version, they all need to be replaced. You can manually download the new pk3s from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/unvanqu ... es/Assets/

Make sure you only download the pk3s which are from Feburary (check the modified date field).

In theory this should have been automatically done by the package upgrade. I'm not sure why it didn't work properly.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- kharnov
Monday, 03 February 2014 07:45
You might want to download the universal zip. It has everything you need in one place. Just copy the assets from it into the appropriate place and you can keep using the Debian/Ubuntu packages.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Monday, 03 February 2014 07:49
wow,
sounds like a realy 'user friendly' install/upgrade routine....

im pissed sad.png

DwarfVader
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- kharnov
Monday, 03 February 2014 07:54
There will be some roughness for older users to transition their files to the new filesystem, but it was an engine change that had to happen, and it's the sort of change that can only really take place during an alpha. See the previous news post for more information about the filesystem.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Monday, 03 February 2014 08:20
i don't criticize the new filesystem kharnov. why would i ?

I'm criticizing the way the 'news' are presented to the gamers. A simple: "a new install from scratch is necessary" or "due to the internal changings of this new version a complete reinstall is advised" or something would have done the trick.

I am going to purge unvanquished now , delete the (2!) hidden home directories and resinstall it via apt-get.

Why do i have to manualy remove /var/games unvanquished/* after
'sudo apt-get purge unvanquished unvanquished-common && sudo apt-get clean' ?

I'll report back here if i can get 0.24 to run that way.

still pissed bomb.png

bsuit.png DwarfVader
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Monday, 03 February 2014 08:28
so now,

'sudo apt-get install unvanquished' returns an exit status 1 from the unvanquished-common install script.
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

thanks for breaking my system....

DwarfVader
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- ccsadegh
Monday, 03 February 2014 08:37
I always have used Generic Linux Package which doesn't need any installation, it has a helper script to download all maps/pk3s/... from sourceforge website to ~/.unvanquished directory. coffee.png
It is easier for me to launch/update alpha releases of Unvanquished and i prefer it. BTW You can try it. excited.png
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Monday, 03 February 2014 08:47
a 'apt-get purge unvanquished unvanquished-common' doesn't delete /var/games/unvanquished/* ... why? If you want to reinstall from scratch these files MUST be gone, otherwise it won't change anything (> get rid of files from the previous versions, if f.e you run into upgrade problems like i did)...so deleting them manualy breaks your system (> i had to mkdir /var/games/unvanquished just ot avoid the postuninstall skript abort error to finaly purge it. So PLEASE PLEASE review your homegrown install script thingie. It seems to be something VERY wrong with it.

Thanks

DwarfVader aka still pissed aka 'why the monthly drama with every new alpha release'


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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Monday, 03 February 2014 09:00
*by the way why do the game files get installed into /var/games at all ?? is there a plausible reason to NOT install them into /usr/(games/) or /opt like it is scheduled by the LSB http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/lsb ??
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- AnalAssault (guest)
Monday, 03 February 2014 10:04
The node and reactor look very natural in the first picture. I've always felt that the buildings felt a bit out of place, but this time it actually looks really good.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- anomalous
Monday, 03 February 2014 13:20
"DwarfVader" wrote:
'sudo apt-get install unvanquished' returns an exit status 1 from the unvanquished-common install script.
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
thanks for breaking my system....
As error reports go, that's not helpful – you've basically reported that dpkg hit a problem but not quoted the earlier text which says what the problem was. dpkg is very robust, and the problem is almost certainly a packaging bug.

Regarding earlier problems with where downloaded files were being placed, this is fixed now, but Sourceforge seem to be having some problems which may result in curl connecting but not receiving data, complaining about reset connections or reporting ‘404 Not Found’.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Monday, 03 February 2014 14:31
an
Code:
apt-show-versions unvanquished
shows
Code:
unvanquished not installed (available for: amd64, i386)
and an
Code:
apt-get install unvanquished
shows this
Code:
Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut. Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig Die folgenden zusätzlichen Pakete werden installiert: unvanquished-common Vorgeschlagene Pakete: unvanquished-server Die folgenden NEUEN Pakete werden installiert: unvanquished unvanquished-common 0 aktualisiert, 2 neu installiert, 0 zu entfernen und 0 nicht aktualisiert. Es müssen noch 1.244 kB von 1.513 kB an Archiven heruntergeladen werden. Nach dieser Operation werden 4.908 kB Plattenplatz zusätzlich benutzt. Möchten Sie fortfahren [J/n]? j Holen: 1 http://debs.unvanquished.net/ saucy/main unvanquished amd64 0.24.0-2~ubuntu.13.10 [1.244 kB] Es wurden 1.244 kB in 8 s geholt (144 kB/s). Vorkonfiguration der Pakete ... Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket unvanquished-common wird gewählt. (Lese Datenbank ... 240659 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.) Entpacken von unvanquished-common (aus .../unvanquished-common_0.24.0-2~ubuntu.13.10_amd64.deb) ... Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket unvanquished wird gewählt. Entpacken von unvanquished (aus .../unvanquished_0.24.0-2~ubuntu.13.10_amd64.deb) ... Trigger für hicolor-icon-theme werden verarbeitet ... Trigger für desktop-file-utils werden verarbeitet ... Trigger für gnome-menus werden verarbeitet ... Trigger für mime-support werden verarbeitet ... unvanquished-common (0.24.0-2~ubuntu.13.10) wird eingerichtet ... Upgrading from a very old version of Unvanquished is not supported. You need to purge and re-install unvanquished-common. dpkg: Fehler beim Bearbeiten von unvanquished-common (--configure): Unterprozess installiertes post-installation-Skript gab den Fehlerwert 1 zurück dpkg: Abhängigkeitsprobleme verhindern Konfiguration von unvanquished: unvanquished hängt ab von unvanquished-common (= 0.24.0-2~ubuntu.13.10); aber: Paket unvanquished-common ist noch nicht konfiguriert. dpkg: Fehler beim Bearbeiten von unvanquished (--configure): Abhängigkeitsprobleme - verbleibt unkonfiguriert Es wurde kein Apport-Bericht verfasst, da die Fehlermeldung darauf hindeutet, dass dies lediglich ein Folgefehler eines vorherigen Problems ist. Trigger für libc-bin werden verarbeitet ... Fehler traten auf beim Bearbeiten von: unvanquished-common unvanquished E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
so it seems to me there is something wrong with the unvanquished-common package
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- ccsadegh
Monday, 03 February 2014 15:15
I downloaded Generic Linux Package and i run download-pk3.sh helper script to download assets from SourceForge automatically but it didn't work (error 404), as Anomalous said:
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..., but Sourceforge seem to be having some problems which may result in curl connecting but not receiving data, complaining about reset connections or reporting ‘404 Not Found’.

I have to download all assets manually (md5sums0.24 content):
Code:
7fd88cfacacd52d8f4ff3e4653cb807d *map-arachnid2_trem.pk3 69cea8407fc57a62ddb877ff045bc03a *map-chasm_b1.pk3 2dc13026fff1f36cef74dda5de3fea64 *map-karith_trem.pk3 96e8643d488c524624f10081788fa9da *map-methane-beta1_trem.pk3 0f8157eefade7b5faf71d8366585688e *map-nano_trem.pk3 43b4a66030f1d304ca000bf0697c2288 *map-nexus6_trem.pk3 ac731368a4521e36748b2c23310d47b6 *map-niveus_trem.pk3 ade328cfab6c76643c3464ec28f68e03 *map-orion_trem.pk3 b212b555523037a8dfc0e9e6e4b1c527 *map-parpax_d02d.pk3 70b1805e58a8c3989e5634d71d27491e *map-perseus_b4d.pk3 c2a2e4192577c8b50aee445fd194a2ab *map-plat23_b11.pk3 9c0ff79ed2e936463c59a1e09c020321 *map-spacetracks-r1_trem.pk3 55d511b8c9370b1883f4e896174353f9 *map-station15-r1_trem.pk3 7d2dbc84e00c84831e437f8a193bdff3 *map-thunder_b3.pk3 3d2bc6b3c0055ce08ee90399458bd03b *map-tremor_trem.pk3 018d2a536ff981d1e8d174533d3fc8b1 *map-UTCS_trem.pk3 ffa5d6f0a43e9515a1acf839abf75cb5 *map-yocto_b2a.pk3 246d3af4fabe23013302b7f9da4937b0 *unvanquished_0.24.0.pk3
And copy them to ~/.unvanquished/pkg/

DwarfVader, Did you update packages list (apt-get update)?
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Upgrading from a very old version of Unvanquished is not supported.
You need to purge and re-install unvanquished-common.
Maybe Unvanquished is not removed completely. Also have you any broken package?
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Monday, 03 February 2014 15:48
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DwarfVader, Did you update packages list (apt-get update)?
Yes, i did.
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Maybe Unvanquished is not removed completely. Also have you any broken package?
apt-get install -f shows
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Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut.
Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig
0 aktualisiert, 0 neu installiert, 0 zu entfernen und 3 nicht aktualisiert.
and apt-get purge unvanquished-common
shows
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Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut.
Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig
Paket »unvanquished-common« ist nicht installiert, wird also auch nicht entfernt.
0 aktualisiert, 0 neu installiert, 0 zu entfernen und 3 nicht aktualisiert.
and an upgrade witch just happens to become available as i'm writing this shows ( via apt-get upgrade )
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Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut.
Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig
Die folgenden Pakete werden aktualisiert (Upgrade):
gir1.2-soup-2.4 libsoup-gnome2.4-1 libsoup2.4-1
3 aktualisiert, 0 neu installiert, 0 zu entfernen und 0 nicht aktualisiert.
Es müssen 261 kB an Archiven heruntergeladen werden.
Nach dieser Operation werden 5.120 B Plattenplatz zusätzlich benutzt.
Möchten Sie fortfahren [J/n]? j
Holen]
Holen: 2 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates/main libsoup-gnome2.4-1 amd64 2.42.3.1-0ubuntu1 [4.958 B]
Holen]
Es wurden 261 kB in 0 s geholt (542 kB/s).
(Lese Datenbank ... 240799 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.)
Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von libsoup2.4-1:amd64 2.42.2-6 (durch .../libsoup2.4-1_2.42.3.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Ersatz für libsoup2.4-1:amd64 wird entpackt ...
Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von libsoup-gnome2.4-1:amd64 2.42.2-6 (durch .../libsoup-gnome2.4-1_2.42.3.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Ersatz für libsoup-gnome2.4-1:amd64 wird entpackt ...
Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von gir1.2-soup-2.4 2.42.2-6 (durch .../gir1.2-soup-2.4_2.42.3.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Ersatz für gir1.2-soup-2.4 wird entpackt ...
libsoup2.4-1:amd64 (2.42.3.1-0ubuntu1) wird eingerichtet ...
libsoup-gnome2.4-1:amd64 (2.42.3.1-0ubuntu1) wird eingerichtet ...
gir1.2-soup-2.4 (2.42.3.1-0ubuntu1) wird eingerichtet ...
Trigger für libc-bin werden verarbeitet ...

you see, i can install/upgrade other packages just fine. so at least for me it seems very clear there is something broken on the developer side of the game. not on the user side.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- viech
Monday, 03 February 2014 18:17
"DwarfVader" wrote:
sounds like a realy 'user friendly' install/upgrade routine....
We call this "Alpha" for a reason. User friendlyness and balance are exactly the two things that are pointless to maintain on a high level when you aim for quick development of integral parts of the game and its engine.

If you run the game in its current state, you are an alpha tester. We don't force you to write detailed bugreports but please stop complaining. Complains alone only lead to improvment when you have a "the customer is king" doctrine. We don't even have customers.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Monday, 03 February 2014 20:31
so the only hint, that this version is going to not work probably for people who upgrade from a previous version is:
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Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably)
?

I mean, you have the fancy homepage, you do polls about this and that, you write articles about concept art and huge news texts etc. and you are realy going to tell me a simple sentence at the end of every release news how to probably update and/or install is asked too much?

If you are unable to provide f.e working *deb packages, you should temporarily shutdown the Linux distro's specific install methods support and only offer a generic ZIP package for all distros. But again a little hint in the release news would then be necessary too ...
Don't try to fool me into this 'spare-time-ressources-main-focus-1st-semester-economic-school-blabla'... I just don't belive you viech tongue.png

>one sentence with a propper hint isn't asked too much and a working installroutine isn't also imho.
So if you like, see my critism as 'alpha test' of your current way to communicate news to the players. result: thumbs-down.png

DwarfVader
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- anomalous
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 14:55
Problem's fixed. Builds are under way; packages should be available this evening (GMT).
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- viech
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 15:47
I updated the Archlinux package to make use of the (experimental) new torrent distribution system that I envision to eliminate our dependency on sourceforge in the future. Update to unvanquished 024.0-3 or later to test and tell me if you encounter any errors. (Note that assets have to be redownloaded regardless of your previous version. The upside is that it should be as fast as a strafe-jumping downhill dretch!)

If you want to support this asset distribution network either with a webseed (simply a directory on a 24/7 webserver with a domain or static IP) or a torrent seed please contact me via forum PM, IRC or mail (my nick at unvanquished.net). Any speed share is welcome for torrent, webservers should offer atleast 8 Mbit/s upload so individual downloads of bigger files aren't slowed down.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- anomalous
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 18:33
"Viech" wrote:
I updated the Archlinux package to make use of the (experimental) new torrent distribution system that I envision to eliminate our dependency on sourceforge in the future.
I don't see this being useful for installing .debs, but as an option for other installation methods, definitely a good thing.

I could add to download-pk3.sh support for downloading from our server (or a mirror)…
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- ishq
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 19:35
The benefit of this is the ability to download from multiple sources simultaneously. For instance, sourceforge may generally give less than desirable download speeds, but for some people, our server may be worse. Likewise with the mirror. Being able to download from all of them at the same time means you will probably get a decent mirror with decent speed, and no one mirror will be overwhelmed with traffic (not that we have to worry about that at this stage).
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- arf
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 23:37
Had the same problem as DwarfVader. New package did indeed fix it thumbs-up.png
I'm also getting competitive framerate + all sorts of shaders I've never seen before. Must have been some ridiculous settings that were purged upon deleting .unvanquished.

Noticed that Yocto is clicking wildly & some servers are stuck on station 15, but I'm guessing that's already known.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- kharnov
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 23:44
You're gonna like it even more next release when we have compressed textures. Early tests have shown that map loading times have gone down to a few seconds for something like ATCS.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:32
ok, so now the updated *.deb packages worked for me (0.24.0-3~ubuntu13.10) and I could install/upgrade the game via apt-get.
But still:
  • I can't play at all! how to get to the join menu? left click doesn't work. so I'm still stuck with the spectatormode.
  • terrible crippled sounds. not just in the main menu in the game as well - from what i could hear beeing only spectator.
  • language setting doesn't work. i want to set it to english, but it sticks with german. profile delete/recreate/restart doesn't work(around it).

DwarfVader
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- majkifajki
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:38
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You're gonna like it even more next release when we have compressed textures

I noticed, that with 3,5 GB of free RAM and 256 MB GPU, with r_compressed* all on 1, I get ~4 GB of RAM usage and frequent "hangs" during walking the maps - prolly caused by lack of free RAM on GPU.

Is OpenGL texture compression working correctly?
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 19:29
>it looks like my problem to join a team is only present on the training server (map station 15). i could play fine on the other servers. like a poster said before here the server maybee has crashed? can you restart the server/fix the issue?
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- viech
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 21:17
"Anomalous" wrote:
I could add to download-pk3.sh support for downloading from our server (or a mirror)…
As Ishq mentioned, the parallel download is the main advantage here. (For instance I do get constant 40-50 KB/s of my usual 1.4 MB/s on unvanquished.net, reason unknown. I'd rather play sourceforge roulette…) The torrent downloader uses aria2 to profit from both web and regular seeds, but the web seeds alone are exactly a list of 24/7 mirrors of our game data, including unvanquished.net. If you prefer to go without the torrent protocol (or even without parallel downloads), you could still attempt to extract the webseeds from the torrent file and use curl or wget.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- fuma
Thursday, 06 February 2014 08:03
"majkifajki" wrote:
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You're gonna like it even more next release when we have compressed textures

I noticed, that with 3,5 GB of free RAM and 256 MB GPU, with r_compressed* all on 1, I get ~4 GB of RAM usage and frequent "hangs" during walking the maps - prolly caused by lack of free RAM on GPU.

Is OpenGL texture compression working correctly?
You have to set r_ext_compressed_textures to 1 to enable runtime compression of our textures since we don't ship them in a gpu compatible compression format in this release.
This will cause a pretty large increase in load times though.

We plan on shipping precompressed versions of our textures in the next release to prevent this issue.
This will additionally reduce loadtimes even when compared to the uncompressed case because we no longer have to do much of any image decoding.
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- viech
Saturday, 08 February 2014 14:45
Thank you!
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- dwarfvader
Saturday, 08 February 2014 15:22
can we have a status update about the training server? when will it be online again?
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Re: Alpha 24 – download at your peril (probably) -- anomalous
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:30
It was restarted soon after I noticed that it was down. It'll be updated again soon anyway – point release in progress.
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