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Offline Ralphis

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Odamex 0.5.5 Released
« on: October 29, 2011, 17:45:58 »
** This is a required update **
There important details for server administrators with existing configurations below.

* The Release *

Odamex 0.5.5 is the last projected release of the 0.5 series. This version comes with a great deal of bug fixes and a number of changes and new features to help hold users over until the 0.6 release.

Odamex 0.5.5 fixes a number of bugs that cropped up since the last release, including the notorious one that occured during wad downloading. A number of desync issues relating to weapon pickups, projectile explosions, and barrels not disappearing have also been corrected. Also, the team fixed an issue that caused servers with a timelimit making client netdemos incredibly large.

One key new feature to Odamex 0.5.5 is the new help system. By using the help command in either the client or server, a user can find out exactly what a variable does from inside the game! Expect this system to be further expanded on in the near future.

Other new features include a Network Options menu, sound improvements (including a new team chat sound), new crosshair options, and an assortment of other various display and compatibility options. In addition, wad downloading should now go much faster than before. A more comprehensive list can be found by checking the release page or the complete listing using our svn changelog.

* Important Server Changes *

sv_maxrate is now measured in kbps. This will not cause an issue for most server admins who already have default rate set. Any server administrators who have previously modified this to a value other than the default should take this change into consideration.

* Getting Involved *

We would like to remind our users that the Odamex project thrives off of user input, particularly when it comes to resolving bugs in the engine. If you would like to be involved in helping Odamex's development move forward, please take a moment to sign up for the Odamex Bug Tracker. The team refers to the bug tracker to determine how development should move forward. If you come across something odd or broken that is not already listed or resolved in the tracker, please submit as much information as you can! Odamex can only succeed with the help of dedicated users!

If you are interested in tracking official Odamex news more easily, you can subscribe to updates in a variety of ways:

1) Subscribe to the new Odamex Mailing List, which will give you immediate updates on Odamex bugs and their status as changes occur. You can do this by signing up here or email odamex-bug-reporter-request@freelists.org with "subscribe" in the subject field.

2) You can subscribe to the Odamex releases rss feed.

3) You can receive email alerts on official Odamex releases (requires a sourceforge account or an openid).