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I showed nil this and he said it was okay. I'm working on a way for windows users to access the lobby without a tcp client.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/30298900/picture1.png

Everything you see works, except for "Start"

I will release it when I figure out copy and pasting on this android phone.

edit: Some of the screenshots' links broke and I can't put them back up right now.


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Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:49 am
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Cool! This is good because I don't feel like switching to my mac partition each time I want to play halo.

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Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:22 pm
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Download ??? Link broke for some reason ???

It will come with a config file. There is a bug that causes the program to not start if the config isn't in the same folder as the program. I'll fix this when I return in 10 to 11 days.

Please note this is NOT HaloMD, it only gives Windows users faster access to HaloMD servers. You will need the latest version of Halo to use this. You'll also need the maps.


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Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:06 pm
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The first person animations for the energy sword are done, but now it's on to the third person animations. That will take a while, as I need to import and export every existing cyborg animation first.

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I released Alpha 16.

Changes:

*Added new map Crossing again! The map and energy sword is still a work in progress, but have fun testing it out!
*Made heavy optimizations and improvements to Barrier, making the map easier to learn.
*Added experimental support for 3rd party modding. The game has been hacked to report the mod that is being played. Joining modded games will be easy. A slot is used for "modded" maps.
*Double-clicking on a game will now attempt to join it rather than refresh it (see game menu item to do latter action)
*Removed scoping blur by modifying bitmaps when a player is using pixel shaders.
*HaloMD reports when hosting a game fails, when you are trying to host one (most likely due to firewall/router issues)
*HaloMD removes save games on launch, allowing one to play the campaign again and again
*Fixed bug on decoding player name and server text from Halo (now using correct Latin1 encoding).

Unfortunately I wasn't able to get the delta update to work.. so, it's a fairly big download.

[EDIT]: I fixed the delta update!

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Game tomorrow night, anyone?

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Game tomorrow night, anyone?


I'll try to be on like at 7 or 8 PM EST. If anyone's interested, go on iRC tonight and we'll see if we can get anything going.

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sounds good!

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I was busy but I got to play with Sparky and a couple of other guys, in Crossing. Sparky is real silent and scary. It's strange.

Anyway, I've released alpha 18 which is a small update from alpha 16. Think of it as a bug-fix update for 10.5 users, and fixing a bug where 'infinity' showed up in the lobby window instead of 'crossing'.

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Oh man I forgot I had this planned >_>. Sorry, I had just got back from my first day on the football camp.

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Since it wasn't posted because it's a small update, posting alpha 18 changelog anyway:

Version 1.0a18
Fixed crashing bugs for OS X 10.5 (Leopard) users introduced in alpha 16.
Fixed bug where Crossing showed up as "Infinity" in the lobby.
Very small update.

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Crossing is awesomee. I really like the sword you put in Sparky (slow long ranged stab, and quick short ranged melee - it's a deadly weapon)

Few things that may need to be looked at:
*Do third person animations on sword-stab (Sparky already knows this, his job)
*The ground texture near the base that's "gold" isn't gold in the original (probably was swapped incorrectly originally), that texture needs to be reverted back.
*In CTF at least, there is a spawning location on the bridge right on the energy sword... Don't think spawning on the bridge is a good idea, probably should be removed.
*I kind of want to change the crosshair of the sword, something not halo2-ish. Maybe the switching weapon sound too.

I received a criticism about Barrier going along the lines: "I can't play it because it is just all white and hurts my eyes." Anyone else feel the same way?

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I received a criticism about Barrier going along the lines: "I can't play it because it is just all white and hurts my eyes." Anyone else feel the same way?

I just hopped on it and I really disagree. The tiled color really adds the effect of the "So close, yet so far." My eyes also survived the playthrough. Some people can just be a little picky I think.

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It seemed darker than original actually, but that just may be the shaders. Either way I disagree.

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An experimentation with the barrier wall bitmap could be helpful. It has its own unique shader and bitmap because of the redo I did.

The gold-hued ground texture, which is the unearthed metal panels bitmap which is also used in bloodgulch looks the way it does because of the cubemaps. Try just nulling the cubemap reference in its shader tag and see if that fixes the problem. If it does, then I'll release an accordingly-revised version after the 3p animations are done and I remove the bridge spawn point.

What should the reticle for the sword HUD look like? Again, it could just be completely removed from the wphi tag metadata under the crosshairs section, or by nulling the h2 crosshair bitmap reference... maybe... but nulling the reference if it's a bitmap usually means the map will cause the game to crash.

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