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Next Sauerbraten release coming in about a month!

eihrul, at "New Release June 15th! FINALIZE CONTRIBUTIONS!":

It's getting about that time where the amount of stuff in CVS has reached critical mass, a boat load of good stuff in terms of the engine being prettier, faster, smoother, CTFier, etc.

So I am tentatively setting a release date for June 15. There are still things that need to get done before then, so the release may be later than that, or if everything falls into place earlier, it may be earlier, but not earlier than June 1.

In any event, if you were planning on contributing anything, please get that finalized by at least June 1, to make sure it gets in.

Among things we still need: more CTF maps. They still need to be at least release quality in playability, if not visuals (on which we may be more lenient, but please, no ugly maps either).

Also, I encourage people to hunt for any relevant bugs (by playtesting!) in the CVS stuff that need to be fixed before release. It should be mostly stable (i.e. won't blow up your computer or anything), and mostly in the state it will be at release (minus one or two things still in the works), so feel free to try it out. But do make sure your entire CVS install is up to date as of at least today before you test, so that there are no false alarms.

So far I saw some pretty good maps, like Hallo by Nieb and Duomo by Mayhem mIscreant 'hallo', both excellent Capture-the-Flag maps.

HalloHallo by Nieb DuomoDuomo by Mayhem and mIscreant

CVS Sauerbraten is available for all you people to check out using:

$ cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@sauerbraten.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/sauerbraten login 
$ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@sauerbraten.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/sauerbraten co -P sauerbraten

There are many changes since the Sauerbraten Assassin edition and I am positive that they will improve player experience a lot for everyone!

Mappers, you can show off your contributions next to other user contributions at Quadropolis:

If you want your map here, just ask Drakas. Apologies if I missed out any maps!

So get contributing, this summer is surely going to be hell of a fun one one! ;-)


Posted on Monday, 19th May 2008 by Drakas
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