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Odamex 0.8.3 Released!
« on: May 10, 2020, 19:56:34 »
** This is a required update **

* The Release *

Odamex 0.8.3 has officially been released! Since there was no post made for Odamex 0.8.2, this post will cover the combined changes for both Odamex 0.8.2 and 0.8.3. Huge credit to AlexMax, Ch0wW, Dr. Sean, Hekksy, Hobomaster, HyperEye, JSD, Manc, so-sleepy, and vilhelmgray for all of their contributions that made these releases possible. Read on to view a more comprehensive changelog.

* Input Lag Fix *

Since the project moved to SDL2 with Odamex 0.8, some players complained of input lag. Particularly, this always seemed to be most noticed with the mouse. After years of racking our brains and reviewing all of our input code, we discovered that the issue was in fact caused by changes to the window manager in Windows 8 and Windows 10. To combat this, players are now given the option of two different input modes: Fullscreen Exclusive and Fullscreen Borderless. For users on Windows 8 and Windows 10, using the Fullscreen Exclusive video mode will eliminate the video lag (and a perceived mouse lag) introduced on these systems.

* Changelog *

Most of the changelog can be found below:
  • Fixed bug 1278: sector scroll speeds. Also reimplemented LS_Scroll_Floor (0.8.2)
  • Fixed weapon offset by 1 (0.8.2)
  • Many Fixes related to client stability regarding invalid stats, floor/ceiling height, and railgun crashes (0.8.2)
  • Fixed crash when loading a game when an Icon of Sin cube was in-flight (0.8.2)
  • Fixed cl_netgraph rendering out-of-bounds on small resolutions (0.8.2)
  • Fixed issues with actions triggered by multiple bound keys at the same time  (bug 1282) (0.8.2)
  • Most arguments now automatically translate to lowercase, fixing Many issues that may be a result from wrong case usage (0.8.2)
  • DeuTex is now used to build odamex.wad (0.8.2)
  • Improved support for international keyboard layouts (0.8.3)
  • Corrected multiple video and resolution bugs related to scaling (0.8.3)
  • Fixed issue with demo recordings where multiple map indexes were being written (0.8.3)
  • Bug fixes to weapon behavior in wads that utilize "ISLOBBY" (i.e. Duel2020OA.wad) (0.8.3)
  • Removed classicdemo variable since it was never used (0.8.2)
  • Removed suicide spam and suicide during intermission (0.8.2)
  • Rewrote a loop in SV-WriteCommands (), making the server much more efficient (0.8.2)
  • Added further improvements to wad downloading by removing the constant check for MD5 hashes (0.8.2)
  • Increase number of steps adjusting snd_sfxvolume, snd_musicvolume, and snd_announcervolume to 64 (0.8.2)
  • "players" command now also includes the number of players when used (0.8.2)
  • Reverted the patch for bug 1105. No other multiplayer ports seem to support this behavior and it is not vanilla (0.8.2)
  • Removed cvars "dynres_state", "dynresval", "mouse_acceleration", "mouse_threshold" since they were rarely used and caused confusion amongst the players (0.8.2)
  • Removed cvar "mouse_type", we now only support the ZDoom mouse type since it was just a scaler for the Doom mouse type. Odamex will detect the users settings with the old cvar and update to the new settings automatically (0.8.2)
  • Removed "cl_rocketrails" because it was unused (0.8.2)
  • Removed "cl_unlag" and "sv_unlag". They are default behavior now (0.8.2)
  • Removed "rate" cvar. The client will now allow up to what the server allows with "sv_maxrate" (0.8.2)
  • Removed "cl_predictlocalplayer" cvar. It is now always enabled (0.8.2)
  • Latest SDL2 and SDL2_Mixer libraries are now packaged with release (0.8.3)
  • CMake and compiler optimizations (0.8.3)
  • Added confirmation messages for addmap and insertmap (0.8.2)
  • Added PAR times for the Flesh Consumed (0.8.2)
  • Updated FreeDoom to version 0.12.1 (0.8.2)
  • Added some feedback to the user warning them if their iwad is out of date  (not version 1.9) (0.8.2)
  • Added back a few ZDoom/Hexen damage sectors (0.8.2)
  • intermission now plays normally during episode end. Odamex No longer jumps straight to the next map upon exit (0.8.2)
  • Added the ability to spy by name  (or closest to what the user keyed in) (0.8.2)
  • Added new vid_filter cvar to control display filtering; options are "nearest", "linear", "best", or "0", "1", "2", respectively (0.8.2)
  • Added "Fullscreen Exclusive" mode as an available option in the vid_fullscreen. The other two existing modes were windowed and fullscreen borderless. Using Fullscreen Exclusive mode eliminates video lag  (and a perceived mouse lag) introduced on systems running Windows 8 and Windows 10. (0.8.3)
  • Client now receives control of mouse when client is in console, menu, or alt+tabbed on Windows. This behavior mirrors Valve's Source engine games and is highly useful for users with more than one monitor. (0.8.3)

* Going Forward *

This is the last release expected in the 0.8.X series. With Odamex 0.9.0, we expect to bring a large amount of new features including support for many more wads (Boom/MBF), a duel queue, new game modes, and many other under-the-hood improvements that we will reveal as we move closer to the release.

* Discussion & Download *

Also, please join us on the official Odamex Discord to chat with other players, organize games, and track development of the project!

A comprehensive list of additions and changes can be viewed here.

Download Odamex 0.8.3 for your preferred platform now!

Have fun!