[CT]Robert  [developer] Dec 17, 2013 @ 7:53am
Serious Sam 3 Update 195990 - public beta
Build 195990 for Serious Sam 3 is now available in beta "publicbeta", which does not require a password.

To install the beta, do this:
- locate the game (Serious Sam 3 in this case) in the Steam's "Library" panel
- right click and invoke "Properties"
- select the "Betas" tab
- choose "publicbeta"

Here are the changes:

Features:
- Added Christmas-themed achievements, new player model, and items throughout Serious Sam 3 levels.
- Added experimental support for Direct3D11. This API can be enabled through console by setting gfx_strAPI to "D3D11" and then calling gfxRestart(). This feature is in beta, with possible rendering issues and artifacts.
- Upgraded to FBX SDK version 2014.1.

Bug fixes:
- DirectX redistributable is now included in the build again. This should fix errors such as "Fatal error: cannot set display mode" on fresh installations of the game.
- Fixed several glitches with sandwhales, allowing them to be evaded or to kill players in unreachable areas.

Linux:
- Fixed memory leak when pasting from clipboard.
- Fixed setting fullscreen window in Xfwm and KWin window managers.
- Added logging of current window manager and primary display. This should work for all EWMH compliant window managers.
- Added a controller config file for Afterglow XBox360 gamepad.
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Nicholas Steel Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:15am 
I hope it's the DirectX Web Installer and not the entire redistributable package. It's a pain in the ♥♥♥ having EVERY game include 150MB's of something that only needs to be installed once and then forgotten (Except when there is an update).

I've got numerous GB's of space wasted to DirectX Redistributables on my Steam partition >:V
Last edited by Nicholas Steel; Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:16am
hs5rb Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:22am 
I'm looking forward to seeing the Christmas-themed achievements.
Mauritsio Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:38am 
Oooh, nice!
PersonOfAchievements Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:54pm 
Will there be a final update these days with the new achievements or we have to switch to beta in order to earn them?
Solais Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:09pm 
Of course there'll be a final one.
kwahoo Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
- Added experimental support for Direct3D11. This API can be enabled through console by setting gfx_strAPI to "D3D11" and then calling gfxRestart().

Robert, is gfx_iAPI obsolete now? I seems the correct ones are:
gfx_strAPI="D3D11"
gfx_strAPI="Direct3D9"
gfx_strAPI="OpenGL"
DUKAPb Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:43pm 
New achievements its always good!
But why no something new for TSE? =(
Nephron Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
Will the achievements still be available after Christmas?
Solais Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:11pm 
They will be, just the means to get them won't. Only if you change your PC's clock.
Ryason55 Dec 17, 2013 @ 6:33pm 
I'm pretty sure that when I talked to Alen about the Pumpkins, he said they wanted to implement an unfakeable date system. Looking at the script, it seems they've implemented something of the like. Since the christmas items, trees, and decorations are all part of that script... yeah, you're probably not going to be able to. (Unless by some off chance you can get the achievement in moddable mode)
AlenL  [developer] Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:50pm 
Originally posted by kwahoo:
- Added experimental support for Direct3D11. This API can be enabled through console by setting gfx_strAPI to "D3D11" and then calling gfxRestart().

Robert, is gfx_iAPI obsolete now? I seems the correct ones are:
gfx_strAPI="D3D11"
gfx_strAPI="Direct3D9"
gfx_strAPI="OpenGL"
Yes, those are strings now. Not sure which strings are valid, Den will know exactly.
AlenL  [developer] Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:53pm 
Originally posted by Nephron:
Will the achievements still be available after Christmas?
They will be available (for earning) in the period of "Winter Festivities" around the new year. The achievements will show on the list for the entire year.
ReikoRaph Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:16pm 
Hm and how get Reindeer Hunter?
Barkaya Dec 18, 2013 @ 5:09am 
Originally posted by ReikoRaph:
Hm and how get Reindeer Hunter? :grinsam:
Decorate Christmas tree (just like for achievement "Christmas in Cairo"), but on all levels of the game.
Hunter Dec 18, 2013 @ 5:53am 
but where they are?
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