For the more adventurous among you we have great news today!
While we are preparing a full-fledged release coming along your way soon(TM), we have restructured our build procedure and are now able to provide public development snapshots. In short, this means that everyone now has the option of using the game including all the latest features. This is especially advantageous since it comes without the need to set up a development environment to compile the code yourself. It is important to note, however, that these snapshots also come with all the latest bugs as well! A stable gaming experience is not necessarily given, so use them at your own discretion. If you do use them, please let us know of any bugs and issues you are encountering as that helps us in providing a stable experience to everyone with the next full-fledged release. If you want to read more about what these snapshots do and why we are so excited about providing them to you, please have a look at this ticket for further explanation.
What you can look forward to in these snapshots and the upcoming release? Why all the prestige and honour of being a beta tester, certainly. If that shouldn't be enough, however, we are happy to say that among an incredibly long list of additional features and bug fixes, the implementation of the server pk3 isolation system and the fix of the VM_Create error stand out. The latter has been a nasty bugger for quite a while, but should be dealt with now properly. For 2.76 we implemented an initial attempt of protecting players against potentially malicious server pk3. Unfortunately, that implementation was not an ideal solution and has since been replaced by the above. This means that now the players can still connect to servers running the wildest range of pk3 if they so choose, while still enjoying proper protection as those pk3 can for example no longer hijack the player's main menu. To read more about this feature in particular, please have a look at this ticket (Custom main menus for quick access can still be installed manually.)
To provide us with feedback you can either file an issue directly on Github or if you prefer community interaction then we would be happy to welcome you on our Discord as well. There you will also have access to the latest news regarding ET and RTCW and can actively engage in shaping this game.
Download the snapshots here
written by Kemon 5 months ago