The recent update to 0.76b1 has introduced several protocol changes. One such change that wreaks havoc on the current stable AFLobby is the introduction of two new ranks with make AFLobby crash almost immediately. The other change is the introduction of SETSCRIPTTAGS and the deprecation of UPDATEBATTLEDETAILS. AFLobby 188.8.131.52 and several alpha versions of 3.9.9 do not support these new commands, and thus fall apart in the new server protocol environment.
I have been implementing the new protocol specifications, and correcting GUI issues since my last post. Sadly I have not been paying spring as much attention as usual but thats due to University, and impending coursework deadline monopolizing my time among other things.
Christmas has passed, and the 0.76 release did not come, but I have it on good authority a release will happen before or on new years day under the best of circumstances.
Unabated by the delay of the much anticipated release, content makers have been busying themselves in hopes their frantic typing and screaming will keep their Christmas dinners from exiting the wrong orifice.
Recently I’ve had a little more time than usual with aflobby. Of note are a slew of bug fixes and glest support.
I’ve corrected numerous aesthetic issues, including icons that stretch tabs, and windows that are still undecorated such as the warning window. The bundled Substance has been updated to 4.1 stable, and I’ve made other GUI tweaks to make minor improvements.
All the mods in the installer should have these tags, and as of 0.76b1 the lobbies will have access to them. I personally want to change the list/drop down box mod selector into a much prettier and more useful tool using this, and any old mod not implementing the tags correctly will look plain weird, that or itll look like little efforts been put into it. Continue Reading →
With the recent release of 184.108.40.206, I’d like to address the immediate future and what i want to do in the next month or two.
Rather than go the full hog and do beta 4 and release after xmas, I thought I’d better fix what was wrong here and now and push it out.
This is a bug fix stability patch, however its highly reccomended.
After a few failed attempts at installing Trac, I have installed mantis on my webspace, and twiddled it a bit here and there!