2.31a released

Discussion in 'News' started by MOOtant, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Guns and Wham-O

    Guns and Wham-O Banned

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    + Support for DirectX levels lower than 90.

    I wouldnt call it progress by removing useful features.
    Those of us with older hardware looking for better frame rates could benefit from this feature being added back in a future update.
     
  2. .:.HeXi.:. emcalex329

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    it seems as if i spoke too soon regarding the heavy rifle. the trick is to fire slow and use it like the scout rifle.

    however, it should do 31 damage instead of 30, because with damage upp, each shot will only do 33 damage, which doesn't make much of a difference, vs. if it had 31 damage with damage upp, 3 shots would kill someone
     
  3. recon

    recon SM Support Dev

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    It's a cheating issue, and IIRC, it was disallowed from the server side a long time ago.
     
  4. aaaaaa50

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    Technically against someone with 130 hp, damage upgrade would mean needing 4 instead of 5 hits to kill, but that's a really pathetic advantage. Your idea might be good.
     
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  5. .:.HeXi.:. emcalex329

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    i just think that damage upp should actually make a noticeable difference with the heavy rifle.
     
  6. -Mayama-

    -Mayama- MANLY MAN BITCH

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    For fucking sake stop that ignorant lying. Direct x8 does not give you any advantage in any way and it was never ever disallowed on any server out their. Stop that pretendious bullshit cause you obviously have no clue what you are talking about. The only reason directx 8 was removed is to piss people off without any logical reason.

    Its no effort to keep dx8 in the game its doesnt cost anything. You are using stock shaders anyway. Its just a dick move to the community. If empires would look better than episode 2 or left 4 dead 2 I might understand it but it doesnt and the direct x9 version of the game is unreasonalbe slow for no logical reason.
     
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  7. MOOtant

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    hotfix already? holy shit you guys work fast.
    i assume a changelog is included in the dl, or can you post what you changed on the forums?
     
  9. MOOtant

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    - skills getting blocked after map change
    - escort having artillery and nukes allowed
    - crashes on server related to assists
    - missing textures on escort/mvalley
     
  10. Iselore

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    Whoa, why were the missiles nerfed so badly? Oh and I agree with Mayama, I've watched my avg fps drop since 1.07 till 2.3 and I believe 90 percent of the players use an average computer to play Empires. The new particles are absolutely unnecessary as well. Isn't it possible to just disable the settings in DX8 which are considered "cheating"?
     
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  11. OuNin

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    same size as other installer

    surprise!

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  12. Lollum

    Lollum Tester++

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    Get some screenshots of those new BE turrets up, having screenshots on a news looks good.
     
  13. meg griffin

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    Lets go play some escort :D :D :D while it lasts...
     
  14. f1r3w4rr10r

    f1r3w4rr10r Modeler

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    just two things concerning models:
    1: the new turret models where done by Smithy

    2: the aiming point of the NFHR is still a bit off to the right from the ironsight pin
    atleast last time i tested after the patch (before 2.31a)
     
  15. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Ok hexi. That sounds fair, but NFHR does 24 damage to grens, due to their 20 percent resist. I'm unsure if I want to change that.

    Also, dx8 has no cheat stuff, that's dx7.0

    Also, wtf? Missiles got more buffs than nerfs. Nukes are better, homing is more useful. Only guided got nerfed, as I can't change the fact that they can be guided as far as you can see.
     
  16. vipervicki

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    can't dowload 2.31a message says This account's public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled! :(
     
  17. blizzerd

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    same lol ^^
     
  18. Herbie

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    No more NF guided ownage? :(

    Crap, i am going to start playing BE now D:
     
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    DX 7.0 was disallowed, later on DX 8.0, but 8.1 was still "okay"
     

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