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FAF Client Hotfix Release 0.11.64

FAF Client Hotfix Release 0.11.64

We have prepared a hotfix release of the FAF Client that fixes the display of the What’s New tab after the website upgrade.

It is ready for testing and can be downloaded and installed now.

Please test this Client version. If it causes problems, you can revert to the original version by reinstalling from the Download page.

If no problems are reported, we will release this client as a regular patch soon.

As the maintainer of the Client I would like to thank Downlord and muellni for their help preparing this release.

— OppressiveDuke / duk3luk3

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FA Update Lobby Update roadmap Server Update

New lobby version released ! Patch 3611 released !

thygrrr ( for the lobby part) and Raging Squirrel (for the web/vault part) spent the last month redoing the lobby for the first official public release.

Today, you will have access to a open-beta of this new lobby.

What does it mean ?

It’s not the definitive lobby. The code is entirely redone, and we need another round of beta test to be sure to solve all bugs and problems.
Some features are left out for now as we want to focus on only a fraction of the functions for now.
Some others features will be added later to this beta.
For example, the next step is redoing entirely the communication protocol with the server, to be able to add passworded lobbies, automatic refreshing of the lobby games, …

What are the missing features from the final version ?

The main missing one is the replay vault. But a lot of little neat features are missing. You will see them when the time will come

Coop and Galactic War tabs disappeared, did you drop the development ?

No at all. On the contrary, once the final version is released, these will be the main development focus. But for now, empty tabs are removed from the interface.
We are still aiming a first Galactic War public alpha test before the end of the second quarter of this year. Maybe later, don’t hold your breath. But it’s still planned.

Where is the FAFInstaller thingy ?

FAFInstaller is obsolete. It’s now merged inside the lobby.
Also, we don’t add files to your installation folder anymore.

That’s mean that you can remove the binFAF folder and all .faf files from there. It’s not needed anymore.

Where are the FAF files then ?

They are now in your COMMON_APPDATA folder (C:\ProgramData on most systems if you didn’t changed it).

You will also find FAF Lobby and FA logs there, in the logs folder. These are file needed when you make an error report

Why are we in 3611 now ? What is inside that patch ?

Bug fixes from 3610 :

  • ¬†sorian AI will now use the new units from mods like BlackOps.
  • Removed chance (~50%) that air units, upon death, will vanish without a wreck and without crashing.
  • ¬†Fixed uef acu drone/pod bug.
  • air units now leave wrecks in water.
  • Fixed UEF acu nano regen.
  • Some units had incorrect sphereSize hitboxes.
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Lobby Update

Lobby update !

 

  • The biggest is FAFInstaller update !
    It’s now patching accordingly to what I’ve described here.
    If all goes well, featured mods and 3609 will be added this week-end.
  • Fixing a bug in the FA updater : On your first update, the patch wasn’t detected correctly in the lobby, result in the progress bar not closing.
  • Fixing a focus bug in chat. The cursor was jumping around when you try to enter text. That should not happen anymore (if so, tell me in the forum).
  • Some special characters were causing bugs in the list of games.
  • The tournament page is showing up correctly in the tournament tab.
  • There also was a little update to the server, that can help solve some NIL.
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Lobby Update website

New MSI Installer.

Follow this link.