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Devlog KAG Build 2416 - Many Fixes, Improved Performance, New Emotes Can be Bound

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Geti, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Geti

    Geti Please avoid PMing me (poke a mod instead) THD Team Administrator Global Moderator

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    A small "rolling" release on last build, fixing a few regressions and a small collection of fairly long-standing minor bugs. Nothing huge, but should set us up with a more clean slate for the next build.

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    The hero on their way to save the princess thinking about which of these bandits to shoot first

    Added:
    • Entities that are inside an inventory no longer have the option to collide, which should improve performance on maps (and modded servers) with lots of blobs lying idle in storages. We feel that this is the expected behaviour anyway, but any modders affected by this please get in touch ASAP.
    • New emotes work from the emote bindings config file, and emotes can be input there by name instead of by number (check EmotesCommon.as for the names). The emoticons have also been slightly reworked based on community feedback, though there's still a bit more work to do there! Note: they are not yet added to the emote menu because of an unresolved issue with the menu growing too large with so many emotes. We'll be looking at a few options soon.

    Fixed:
    • TDM map loading issues introduced by the map loading optimisations last build - no more missing chests or spikes, sorry about that folks!
    • Unreliable crash on exceptionally small maps with minimaps turned on.
    • Forever-broken emote menu if it was left open upon nextmap. This one had been in game since at least classic days, possibly as long as the emote menu has been around. Good to see it laid to rest.
    • Map borders on "cave" TDM maps was incorrectly semi-transparent, which led to a strange seam at the top of the map. The semi-transparent border is still there for open-topped maps.

    There are also a few under-the-hood networking optimisations, and we'll be investigating more soon.

    Have Fun!
    Max

    Full changelog:
    Code:
    [added] blobs inside an inventory skip their scripted doesCollideWithBlob checks and don't collide
    [fixed] leak in minimap code + optimised minimap update on nextmap
    [fixed] crash with small maps with the minimap on
    [fixed] broken emoticon menu on nextmap if it was open
    [added] g_forceresolution to deal with bad resolution detection (thanks asu)
    [fixed] fade area above map on "closed"/"cave" maps was incorrectly transparent
    [fixed] chests and spikes stopped loading from maps  (thanks asu)
    [added] emote names for custom bindings + new emotes "work"
    [modified] some mote emote changes based on feedback - still work to do though!
    
     
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  2. enderzilla747

    enderzilla747 Shipwright

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    Now to use roll eyes emote!
     
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  3. Geti

    Geti Please avoid PMing me (poke a mod instead) THD Team Administrator Global Moderator

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    There's issues with the tile change batching code so I'm reverting it for now and will get to the bottom of it with asu tomorrow. Sorry for the disruption!

    E: fixed and tested for a game of CTF, seems like it works again!
     
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  4. ThePiemaster

    ThePiemaster Horde Gibber

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    A million thanks for the constant improvements Geti!
     
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  5. MrPineapple

    MrPineapple Catapult Fodder Tester
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    Awesome!!! ::):
    Thanks for the TDM Map Fixes!!!
     
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  6. Mexer

    Mexer Ballista Bolt Thrower
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    Thank you, you beautiful devs.
     
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  7. bru-jaz

    bru-jaz Ballista Bolt Thrower

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    I know you probably thought about this (and though you devs always want to keep it simple input-wise...): How about clicking an icon ("Alternate") in the center of the emote wheel to alternate between the two versions. Since you dont use your click on the emote menu (and also cant attack while on it), it wouldnt generate problems.
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    You can attack inside the emote menu, but.. you shouldnt be avaible to do so, imo
     
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  8. Mazey

    Mazey Bison Rider Forum Moderator Official Server Admin Donator Tester

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    Do it like classic (taunts), Q and swipe left = emote wheel 1 (face emotes?), swipe right = emote wheel 2 (other emotes?)
     
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  9. epsilon

    epsilon Assonist Donator Tester
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    Or perhaps another emote wheel inside the existing emote wheel.
     
  10. MrPineapple

    MrPineapple Catapult Fodder Tester
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    Ooh, all this ideas are really good ( to do with the emote wheel ). I would like to see that game as it would make it so much easier ::):
     
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  11. bru-jaz

    bru-jaz Ballista Bolt Thrower

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    Wouldn't be two wheels at the same time something kinda harsh to the eye?
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  12. bunnie

    bunnie Bison Rider Tester

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    :X3:
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 29, 2017, Original Post Date: Nov 29, 2017 ---
    By the way, is this the canon lore of KAG? that's great that we know a bit more about it :)
     
  13. epsilon

    epsilon Assonist Donator Tester
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    I don’t think it would be harsh to the eye. I feel like it would be more intuitive than the other suggestions.
     
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  14. enderzilla747

    enderzilla747 Shipwright

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    If it is, I must retcon the Red army in the campaign being Sedgwick's army. *Now it is an army of BANDITS*
     
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  15. Geti

    Geti Please avoid PMing me (poke a mod instead) THD Team Administrator Global Moderator

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    Don't think about it too much, especially not with the head that I'm wearing there :wink:

    I feel like a 2 wheel solution could work as long as there's enough separation between the two "layers". Will need to prototype a few things. I'm honestly more in favour of a big grid as that'd be significantly more space efficient but I understand that people like the radial menu so we'll probably have to stick with that.
     
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  16. epsilon

    epsilon Assonist Donator Tester
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    I now like the emotes since the modifications, but I still don't understand what 'raised' is meant to be used for. We've already got :huh?:
     
  17. Element_Paladin

    Element_Paladin Catapult Fodder Tester
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    but those are mooks, not bandits.

    should make a longer campaign
     
  18. Geti

    Geti Please avoid PMing me (poke a mod instead) THD Team Administrator Global Moderator

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    It was originally going to be a replacement, but there was too much backlash so I kept both. I kind of like the subtle difference between them.
     

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