juksmann  [developer] May 17 @ 12:18pm
Patch 9.3 is live!
I'm happy to announce that the new update is finally here.
New stuff:

  • Arena mode:
    Fight loads of monsters without worrying too much about running out of bullets and dying. Great for practice.
  • New, more usable menu.

  • Added more stuff when starting from later levels
  • Made railgun even stronger.
  • Made war walkers a bit weaker.
  • Made level3,4 a bit easier.

Lighting effects in Intel video cards:
Unfortunately, some older Intel GPUs don't support the features required for lighting, but report that they do. This results in crashes and white/black screens.
Since I can't rely on automatic feature-detection I disabled lighting on all Intel video cards.
If you think your Intel GPU is good enough (HD3000,HD4000, maybe even some older ones) follow these steps:
1)Bring down the console (F1)
2)type settings.forceshadowsupport=true
3)press return
4)restart the game

if it results in black/white screen or a crash and you can't reset this through a console, change the line "["forceshadowsupport"]=true," in settings.lua to
"["forceshadowsupport"]=false,". don't forget the comma et the end of the line!

Have fun!
Last edited by juksmann; May 17 @ 12:34pm
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GreenFlame May 17 @ 12:33pm 
Nice! =D
THEE Quentin Blackk May 17 @ 12:38pm 
awesome!
tpsinnem May 17 @ 12:38pm 
Unfortunately, for me, the game now just hangs and then crashes when I try to set up a new game ): -- this happens in the menu after pressing enter on the 'level 1' option.
tpsinnem May 17 @ 12:39pm 
I'd be happy to file a more detailed bug report if you can tell me what to look for.
greay May 17 @ 12:41pm 
Any hopes of ever supporting non-xbox joysticks?
juksmann  [developer] May 17 @ 12:53pm 
Originally posted by tpsinnem:
I'd be happy to file a more detailed bug report if you can tell me what to look for.
stderr.txt in the game folder may provide some clues. but first try verifyng the game cache and restarting Steam, this usually fixes errors like this.


Originally posted by greay:
Any hopes of ever supporting non-xbox joysticks?
It should be technically easy to do, but I always forget about it. Maybe in some mini bugfix update that comes after this.
Last edited by juksmann; May 17 @ 12:53pm
tpsinnem May 17 @ 12:54pm 
Curiously enough, the above crash only happens when I choose 'level 1' and not on the tutorial or the arena. I don't seem to be able to try starting the game proper on other levels.
tpsinnem May 17 @ 1:18pm 
juksmann: ok,stderr shows this error:

ERROR:level1/objects.lua:73: attempt to call global 'GetStartingItems' (a nil value)
at file ..\..\src\game\level.cpp, line
84

This happens even after verifying cache and restarting steam.
juksmann  [developer] May 17 @ 1:27pm 
ok, I've uploaded the fix now. Verify game cache&restart steam again and this issue should be fixed.
DiogoSN May 17 @ 1:30pm 
Hey guys, could you put a save system similar to that of FTL. Because I hate restarting the game all over again if I have a real life problem I need to handle or if I run out of time. It would be great if you guys could. Thanks and seeya!
Last edited by DiogoSN; May 18 @ 10:14am
tpsinnem May 17 @ 1:31pm 
juksmann: it works now -- thanks for the quick fix :-)
lunderdeamon May 17 @ 1:56pm 
I am very glad I bought this game, it was great before hand, the arena is great too :) great update. Love the new look of the menu.
internisus May 17 @ 2:41pm 
Oh wow, thank you for arena mode! I always freeze up in a panicked moment and utterly fail to make use of all the stuff I've collected once I get to stage 4 or thereabouts. The ability to practice fighting with nothing to lose will help me enormously!
[Not Admin] Iblob May 17 @ 3:55pm 
Larger buttons are always a plus, but it means nothing if they're keyboard controlled anyways...
Arena is a ton of fun, Although i find it terrible for pratice as the enemies come in swarms and you have very few weapons with a lot of ammo, This is nothing like the game which has spread out enemies with loads of weapons with almost no ammo in them ;3

I would love to be able to choose my own load out (Like, 1 passive item, 3 weapons, 3 explosives and a maximum healing items of up to 75 health healed) just so i can get those frankly OP Powerlegs instead of the Mag-shield.

Don't get me wrong the Mag-shield is an amazaing item in its own right but it has nothing on the powerlegs.

Btw Arena 4 stage 2 (I think, It's the stage with a ton of zombies) is so satisfying with the rail gun ;3


One last thing, the sound loss on startup bug is still present but now it crashes the game when it loads the intro :C
Last edited by [Not Admin] Iblob; May 17 @ 4:01pm
thelastleonida May 17 @ 4:38pm 
great!
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