- Multi-threaded map preview download.
- Galactic War replays can now be played correctly.
Multi-threaded map preview downloadBefore this update, a newly installed client or a client with a cleared cache (options – Clear – Cache) was experiencing a major slowdown/lockup in the replay vault, or some mini-freeze regularly. These locks were due to the client downloading map previews, locking the client until all previews were downloaded. Now, the client is downloading the maps (and many at once) in the background.
Galactic War replays can now be played correctly.The Galactic War replays need a lot of operations to be played correctly, ie. the reinforcements of the players must be known. These informations are now downloaded correctly from the server. They will be embedded in the replay header later.
This is mostly an update for Galactic War Alpha testers.
- Adding a livestream page (you can register your channel on the forum).
- Added item to right-click menu on nickname: “view replays in vault“. This opens up the replay vault with a search on that player’s nickname and returns all the online replays of that player. (by PBuyscard)
This is mostly a GW update, but it bring a fix and a new feature for everybody : – Fixing a bug with the client failing to register to nickserv and get back the nickname if already in use. – Adding a “Post game chat”. It’s enabled by default (option menu). After a game, all players are sent in a chat room to post-game discussion and easy rehost. (by pbuyscard).
This is an update for handling Galactic War Alpha phase. Fix a bug with proxies : http://www.faforever.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3862
Hi, I’m happy to announce that the successful indiegogo campaign and the high praise of FAF in PCGamer brought me under the spotlight of big fishes. I’m glad to announce that Galactic War will be officially supported by Activision/Blizzard ! This is very exiting for me, I hope you are thrilled too ! Blizzard has a long history of supporting promising mods (like DoTA), and is very interested in bringing the Galactic War experience to Starcraft 2. Galactic War will be an exclusive feature for Starcraft 2, and I’m currently moving the whole project over Battle.Net 2.0. This sadly means that I won’t have time to make the FAF version. I will try to find someone to take over FAF over the next month as I won’t have time to maintain it anymore.