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Author Topic: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)  (Read 21699 times)

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Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« on: October 09, 2011, 04:18:21 pm »

After a long time, we are finally nearing a big release again and we need your help to make sure it is as good as we can make it! Please download this beta version, test it, and report all issues you find at Launchpad.

Download here

You can find a complete change history here, but that is probably a good deal *too* complete :)
Since the full changelog would be too large, here are just some of the most important points. We will work out a more comprehensive changelog until release.

  • New game mode: Dual King of the Hill (DKotH)
    • Two teams, two CPs, one landgrab
    • Two built-in maps: dkoth_atalia and dkoth_sixties
    • Garrison Builder support not done yet
  • New Lobby system
    • The lobby now shows all GG2-related game and mod servers.
    • Incompatible servers are greyed out.
    • Mods can show a custom game name, version and URL.
  • Direct map downloading
    • Custom maps are now downloaded directly from the game server
    • No more need for image hosters and locator files
  • New Screenshot mechanism
    • Use either F6 or F9
    • Screenshots are now saved in a "Screenshots" subdirectory and timestamped
  • Revamped Generator game mode
    • Among other things, the generator has a regenerating shield now, so that coordinated attacks are rewarded over rushing forward on your own.

Apart from the big features, we have also added new menu music (thanks Elkondo!) and as usual fixed a ton of bugs and changed a lot of balance. One bug that might be of particular interest is https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/799141, which caused some servers to stop accepting new players after a while and vanish from the lobby.

Map makers should note that forward spawning now works in KotH and DKotH, and Setup Gates have been made compatible with Arena, KotH and DKotH as well. Additionally, there are now one-way doors (leftdoor and rightdoor) which only allow passage in one direction. They block projectiles in any direction though, like a bullet wall. Garrison Builder does not support the new features yet.
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 04:19:27 pm »

At first I thought the first thread was the real thing  :drool:
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 04:20:15 pm »

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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 04:53:22 pm »

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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 06:04:37 pm »

If you guys want to flex your creative muscles, we're considering having a more inventive name than "2.4 Update."

Try to focus on some of the things that players both old and new will notice right away and understand. The GG2-exclusive game modes and the mods lobby are both rather noticeable even to a new player. Direct map downloading, while important, isn't that visible unless you hosted a server prior to the update. The "Classy Update" from April was named as such because it enhanced HUD (classy) and it parodied the "Classless Update" that introduced KotH to TF2.
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011, 07:37:10 pm »

I'm hosting a server for those who want to join in and try the new things out. I'll try and keep it up 24/7 if it's possible.
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 07:48:34 pm »

Haxxy death sprite removed?
oh well.
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 08:09:52 pm »

My god, I haven't been here in forever. Gonna try this out posthaste...
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 08:12:57 pm »

I've got two people in the server with me right now; join in if you want.
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2011, 08:40:39 pm »

0_o I didn't know you (timohtep) were a forumgoer.
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 09:02:17 pm »

Took a screenie with f9
an error came up, something about the timestamp :\
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 09:05:10 pm »

Are there any significant nerfs/buffs?

All I could tell is that flare is faster and I think lasts a bit longer  :v
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2011, 09:07:51 pm »

-airblast is faster
-flare gun does more damage and travels straight rather than in an arc
-I think fire was buffed in general
-flamethrower ammo was overhauled, buffs and nerfs in different areas
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2011, 09:08:01 pm »

If you guys want to flex your creative muscles, we're considering having a more inventive name than "2.4 Update."

Try to focus on some of the things that players both old and new will notice right away and understand. The GG2-exclusive game modes and the mods lobby are both rather noticeable even to a new player. Direct map downloading, while important, isn't that visible unless you hosted a server prior to the update. The "Classy Update" from April was named as such because it enhanced HUD (classy) and it parodied the "Classless Update" that introduced KotH to TF2.
Perhaps we could call the update the "Paramount Patch" instead of the "Uber Update."  I don't know if it makes sense based on the content of that update and that of this one correspond with each other, though.  Mostly it just sounds kind of cool.
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Re: Gang Garrison 2.4 Beta 4 (Fixed download)
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011, 09:10:49 pm »

THE FLARES
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