Alpha 8 has been released!

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Lucifer cannon

Updates

The human model!

At last, the wait is over! We have him in-game, and he's ready to blow away some aliens with his vast arsenal of futuristic weapons. He comes with his own light armor and helmet upgrades. Once we finish the new jetpack and battery pack, he'll have those too. Of course, the battlesuit is a separate model, and that will come in a future release. With the addition of the new human player model, Unvanquished should look much different than it did before.

The new lucifer cannon!

Surprise! We've redone the stage 3 human weapon. In addition to the new model, it also comes with new effects for the primary and secondary attacks. We'll be further refining the particle effects over subsequent releases, but it already looks much more explosive than the old variety.

A third-person construction kit!

Another surprise! You can now see the new construction kit in the third-person view, since Stannum has made a new model for it.

Left-handed weapons!

You can now mirror your weapons with cg_mirrorgun. In the future, we'll be adding in support for model flipping too, in addition to a left-handed HUD, so Unvanquished will look better for left-handed users.

Updates to Osavul!

Our server browser has a new default look on Windows, and also allows you to set different master servers, in case you'd like to use it for other Quake 3-based games. It now uses the Plastique theme in Qt.

Updates to the renderer!

GL3 users will use 100+ MB less memory in-game, which should provide a significant performance increase. In addition, if you support the GLSL shader cache, the shaders will load faster than before.

The new website!

Congratulations! You're reading it! I'd specifically like to thank Khaos, _ds_, and Gireen for helping this become a reality. We're still in the process of integrating everything, but if you have a forum account, you should already be able to use most site features without having to make a new account. Make sure to check out our IdeaTorrent to contribute new ideas to development!

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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- Unregistered (guest)
Monday, 08 October 2012 04:40
Got a link?
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- ishq
Monday, 08 October 2012 04:57
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- killing time
Monday, 08 October 2012 05:45
Taking forever to download... would it be going much faster if I pointed the installer to a directory containing an old alpha release?
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- virus
Monday, 08 October 2012 11:14
Just wondering, what's with the weird walk animations for running?
Death animations are also stationary...

Also, either its a glitch, or my painsaw bounces up and down when i use it.
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- illwieckz
Monday, 08 October 2012 17:13
Hi, I forwarded the news on LinuxFr for French readers :
http://linuxfr.org/news/sortie-d-unvanquished-alpha-8-et-nouveau-site-web
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- anomalous
Monday, 08 October 2012 18:17
""" wrote:
Taking forever to download... would it be going much faster if I pointed the installer to a directory containing an old alpha release?
It should be a lot quicker since most of the .pk3 files would already be there.
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- Unregistered (guest)
Monday, 08 October 2012 19:33
is there a way to update from previous version or will i just have to dl everything again?
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- asvarox
Monday, 08 October 2012 20:19
Just point the installer to the place where is your previous version of the game, that's how it works on windows at least. Took me few seconds to update (a good one, too :) )
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- Unregistered (guest)
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 06:47
Cool!
I've made a youtube video for any Ubuntu users who'd like to know how to install it, but it should be pretty obvious.
Keep up the good work guys, loving the new stuff more and more.

My only wish? That there was a flashlight in game. That would be epic.
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- forty-two
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 10:45
No more
'THIS
IS
UNVANQUISHED
YOU
ARE
WELCOME'? :(
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- kenur
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 15:45
"Unregistered" wrote:
Cool!
I've made a youtube video for any Ubuntu users who'd like to know how to install it, but it should be pretty obvious.
Keep up the good work guys, loving the new stuff more and more.

My only wish? That there was a flashlight in game. That would be epic.
Link?
"Forty-Two" wrote:
No more
'THIS
IS
UNVANQUISHED
YOU
ARE
WELCOME'? :(

Never forget.
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- ishq
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 03:37
It was actually:
Quote:
T H I S
I S
U N V A N Q U I S H E D
Y O U
A R E
W E L C O M E

It was beautiful. But, that readme is in a better place now.
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- Unregistered (guest)
Friday, 12 October 2012 18:47
@KenuR
Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z2xe7-w_1M

It's nothing special, mind you. I just put it up in case new users have no clue on how to install it.
Love how the installer is the same on Windows and Ubuntu. Really well done multi-platform support.
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Re: Alpha 8 has been released! -- Unregistered (guest)
Sunday, 21 October 2012 15:28
Spam warning! An emergency response granger has been deployed.
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