Here’s a list of changes since the last development release:
– Remove DEATH flag from graf-xxx.prf files
– Update monsters when leveling up
– Fix room templates with specified treasures
– Fix possible nuking of useful item when too many are generated on a level
– More struct loc refactoring
Clients updated! Powerwyrm hunded down all critical bugs, so it’s now comfortable to test new version 😀 I’m a bit busy atm, but soon there would be a lot of new stuff & streams! I suppose at the end of this week I’ll be back to work on Tangria 24/7 😉
We moved to new cloud. Keep on jumping!
To play you should update your client.
There is know issue with other players invisible to you; Powerwyrm hunting this bug down 🙂
Client files (mangclient.exe and the 2 other ones) updated with a delay equal to (size of feature array / 10) between PKT_FEATURES sendings (for Tangaria which has 2600 features, the delay is 260ms, which is roughly 1 second for the 4 packets — you’ll see a slight delay after choosing character and before the login screen shows up)
I’ve updated the zip, you need to redownload it, but only the mangclient.exe file is changed so you only need to replace that file
On my local PC, this prevents server from “reprocessing” the FEATURES packets (8 calls without the delay, 4 calls with it). I hope this also fixes the “unknown packet” problem
And it fixed problem indeed! 😀 Yay!
Tangaria client updated. Test continues!
Powerwyrm fixed this nasty bugs!
Server file (mangband.exe) updated with:
– log entry for every packet that is received by the server during setup phase (I have the normal flow so I will be able to compare)
– fix for random crash due to bug with struct loc
Guys, please feel free to test stuff! 😀
Sever down for maintaince.
I’ve opened server for testing.. It’s VERY bugged, eg:
- in 70% cases you can’t login to your character. The only way is to try again and again and finally you would login. Also try not to push buttons too fast on login, when while it prompt you.
- you can not see other players atm; players are invisible to each other. But you could see if they drop items, fight etc
- sometimes client crush. After several attempts you could relogin (hopefully)
- sometimes server just crush. If so you can’t continue playing. Please tell so in discord, I’ll restart it.
There would be a wipe, so don’t worry to die a lot 🙂
This isn’t really ‘public’ test. Please do not report about it on public resources as game doesn’t work properly and I don’t want people get wrong picture.
To play – just download client in ‘Downloads’ section.
I’ve added female tile models from PWMA, added to them some hair and removed beards 🙂 And noticed that there is a bug with character appearence – other chars looks invisible.
Translation of main section @ website is finished. So I’ll start adding lore considering world, slowly.
Also I’m assigning monsters to surface locations, so they would guard entrances to the dungeons. They won’t be too dangerous for curious adventurer; some of them would sleep until you bother them. Of couse monsters on surface wouldn’t give much exp/loot as it’s easy to hunt them by using borders.. Real adventures are in dungeons! And I also plan to add more different terrain to dungeons layout.. The problem is to make them not too overburdened.
And of course I need to include Terter tiles transitions and test them in-game. Plenty of tasks to complete while waiting for Powerwyrm 🙂
As server is out for now, I’ll work with lore and my book. So atm I’m redesigning website, to fit there book section. The idea is to divide page in two parts – left would be for the game and right for lore/book. I’ll write book in Russian and won’t translate it in full length, but lore (history of world, geography, races, countries etc) would be translated in both languages; to do so I’ll also make this website bilingual.
@Terter made great graphical assets for water and land transitions. I’ll include them to tileset when website would be finished.
I’ve finished alpha version of the World, all locations and dungeons are ready. I’ve bought new hosting, started server and… <CRUSH!>
The problem is that there is a bug with PWMA which crush client (“Unknown packet type” ). So for now we have to wait for Powerwyrm to come back from vacation to fix it (3 weeks).
World building in process. Currently I’m rearranging dungeons and figured out this idea: as there are a lot of dungeons around and some of them could be pretty deadly if you come inside too earlier, it would be fun to add dungeon stones nearby to the entrances, which would indicate level of danger:
So there wouldn’t be need to make spoilers on the website ( btw precise spoilers are forbidden :E ).
With new PWMA mask system it’s possible to create custom stairs itself! For now they would be simple:
..but later on I’ll assign different and beautiful stairs for each dungeon 🙂
It seems it’s too hard to ‘read’ runes, so I replaced them with numbers