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FA Update

Lobby 0.10.116 : Team matchmaker Beta.

This version introduce a new version rendered possible by FAF donators. Big thanks to them!

Remember that you can help making new functions and updates possible by donating to FAF (left panel) and put the function you are asking for in the comments.

Changelog

The matchmaker allows you to play balanced team games.

You can invite friends to your team (right-click on their nickname in the chat), or search for some random teammates.

The current map pool is derived from the 1v1 one, but more options will come later.

Remember that this function is in Beta, and some connections problems are still happening. You can help debug it by posting the faforever.log and game.log of every player involved in this thread.

Check how to enable logs & post them here.

This update come with others enhancements to the lobby :

  • Better detection of connection loss to the server. In case of the IRC server, it will try to reconnect. Reconnection for lobby & game server may come later (check first paragraph of this post ­čÖé
  • Fixing some errors in the map preview code.
  • Fixing issues with secondary servers hanging the client (ie. tournament tab).
  • Fixing a crash when parsing an invalid game.prefs (error when hosting a game).
  • Fixing an issue where selecting a faction after selecting “random” for 1v1 matchmaker didn’t changed the button status.

Additional thanks:

Early matchmaker testers : Deering, Myxir, Gorton, Mad Mozart, PascalP, SAKO_X, ZLO_RD, D4E_Omit, Totaltuna, lextoc, Reddev32, Taffy, Chosen and LittleSunshine.

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FA Update

Balance Team Survey

The survey to elect the balance team for patch 3629 is now opened.

You will not choose directly what team you want.
You will first rank each team by his composition, then individually vote for all proposals.

It’s made that way because some changes are common to several teams.

The vote will end the November 3rd, and the votes will be proceeded to rate what team is the closest to what YOU want.
Some changes may eventually be denied or imposed to that team depending on the results.

Click on the link below to vote !
(you need to log with your client to see your token).

For some reasons, the survey doesn’t provide a feedback when you press “Submit”. But it’s still registering your answer!

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Lobby Update

Lobby 0.8.10.

Bug fix :

  • Fixed a bug when joining a tournament.

New feature :

  • Mumble voice connector (by Rienzilla) and dropping support for teamspeak.

WHAT DOES IT DO ?

It will make sure you are automatically put into a voice chat channel with your teammates (or fellow observers), as soon as you launch a game.

The plugin will launch mumble, connect it to a temporary mumble server, and make sure you are moved in and out of the correct channels when you play games.

HOW DO I USE IT ?

  1. Install Mumble version 1.2.3 from http://mumble.sourceforge.net/
  2. Configure mumble to use Position Audio link :
    1. In Mumble, go to Configure -> Settings.
    2. Check the Advanced checkbox.
    3. Select the Plugins pane. Make sure “Link to Game and Transmit Position” is checked, and the “Link v.1.2.0” plugin is enabled.
  3. Enable the Mumble Connector in Faf. In FAF :
    1. go to Options -> Settings -> Voice.
    2. Check “Enable Mumble Connector”, and click finish.
  4.  Restart FAF.