Mechanized Assault & eXploration Reloaded



#1 Feb 16, 2009 9:16 pm
beko beko Offline
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Registered since: Jun 04, 2004
Posts: 2,255


Subject: MAXR 0.2.4 Release
Hi Guest Cool

Well, here it is: More shiny and stable than ever (doesn't have to say much Undecided ):

Patch:

Windows

Package patch.zip [3] ([url=pm.php?action=new&name=318]eiko[/url])

Full:

Windows

Windows maxr.exe [*] [1] ([url=pm.php?action=new&name=364]alzi[/url])
Package maxr.rar ([url=pm.php?action=new&name=364]alzi[/url])

Linux

Package maxr.tar.gz ([url=pm.php?action=new&name=70]beko[/url])
Tux maxr.run ([url=pm.php?action=new&name=677]xarvh[/url])
Debian Package maxr.deb ([url=pm.php?action=new&name=677]xarvh[/url])

Package resinstaller.tar.gz [2] ([url=pm.php?action=new&name=70]beko[/url])

Please follow the INSTALL included in the tar.gz.

Mac

Mac maxr.dmg ([url=pm.php?action=new&name=58]pagra[/url])

Amiga

AmigaOS maxr.lha ([url=pm.php?action=new&name=707]spotUP[/url])

Manual:

Package manual.pdf
Tux Windows Installation (may be aged - see INSTALL instead)
Tux Windows Building (may be aged - see BUILDING instead)

Info:

The resinstaller isn't necessary any more if you can get over some missing sounds, music and video. This release features a free graphic set and is playable even without sound effects (We're looking for a sound artist - you want to contribute? Hire today ;)).

For missing sound effects, video and music you have to make use of the resinstaller to copy original game data to the data folder of maxr.

If maxr fails to start maxr.log is a good place to start. If you're stucked it might be a good idea to take a look at the manual.

We overworked the settings menu and you can set most stuff now within the game. If that's not enough you can edit max.xml manually where you can set some settings like language, resolution and fullscreen. Please keep in mind that higher resolutions aren't yet fully supported and you might experience strange graphicerrors during game. Set language to ENG for english language. Set Windowmode to No for fullscreen.

Important:
  • This is one of our first versions supporting network games over the internet and must not be considered stable or safe in any way. We were able to play games until a player was defeated (thanks to autosafe, reconnect and resync functions).
  • To reload a network game the server has to load a game and start the server again. The other players have to join and set the same nick names like at the game's start to the server knows who is who. Now you can resume hitting the OK button e.g. after a crash.
  • If a safe crashes please send us that safe!
  • Ingame commands need the prefix "/" now. Example: "fps on" is now "/fps on"
  • If a client reports odd behaivor, invalid/ghost units or buildings try to resync the player using "/resync [<nr>]". Use "/players on" to learn about player numbers.
  • Some functions that worked before won't work now.
  • Install full version to a fresh directory - do not install over an old installation!
  • Please report crashes, bugs, odd behaivors or differences to the original game on the Bugtracker (login with your forum account and your password).

Hint: Drop by on the IRC to find other players. There is no game lobby or some sort of master server. MAXR is a standalone app and you have to find other players the old way. Ask your friends, on the irc or even on the bbs. Remember about timezones when you party.

Something you all were waiting for: utf8 key input support (means the rest of the world doesn't have to bug around with a german keyboard layout any more Laughing ) and a lot of shiny hotkeys:

Quote by Manual:

F1 Go to event
F2 Remove disconnected player (server only)
F5-F8 jump to saved position
Alt+F5-F8 save screen position
Alt+C Make screenshot
Arrows Scroll
+/- Zoom
Enter Turn End
Tab Chat
n fog on/off
g grid on/off
s scan on/off or stop or start or sentry or steal
r range on/off or reload or repair or research menu
m munition on/off
t hitpoints on/off
f color on/off
p status on/off
h survey on/off or info menu
n shild on/off
f center selected unit
a attack or automove or activate
b build menu
x xfer menu
c clear or clear mine
l load or lay mine
d disable or distribution menu or destroy
u upgrade
ESC end game

Make sure to check the manual for more hotkeys and new ingame commands.

Quote by ChangeLog:

M.A.X. Reloaded 0.2.4
==================================================
=====================
-added player overview "P" (formally hack /players on)
-improved input event system
*input doesn't get lost any more between 2 frames
*fixed a lot of input lag
*changed input system to utf8
*fixed most keyboard shortcuts
*added screenshot function ALT+C
*console commands has new syntax: /<command>
-improved config and safe format
*automoves are now saved too
*more options like player color are saved now
-fixed landing zones
-fixed race conditions in network- and loggerclass
-fixed several ingame commands (like /fps on)
-fixed map previews in several menus
-fixed gamedata path detection on linux
-tons of bugs fixed

Bernd Kosmahl
"Sir, we are surrounded!" - "Great - we can attack in any direction."
This post has been edited 2 times. Last edit on Feb 17, 2009 9:21 pm by beko. ↑  ↓

#2 Feb 16, 2009 10:31 pm
Nager Nager Offline
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Registered since: Jan 21, 2009
Posts: 47


Subject: Re: MAXR 0.2.4 Release
Grats. Smiling

Ist der featurefreeze damit lifted?
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#3 Feb 16, 2009 10:49 pm
beko beko Offline
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Posts: 2,255


Subject: Re: MAXR 0.2.4 Release
yes it is Smiling
Bernd Kosmahl
"Sir, we are surrounded!" - "Great - we can attack in any direction."
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#4 Feb 16, 2009 11:04 pm
Pedi Pedi Offline
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Registered since: Nov 26, 2008
Posts: 97


Subject: Re: MAXR 0.2.4 Release
ah good work Smiling

So you start working on the other features like goldupgrades and reasearch ?
And why do you writing Hi Pedi on the Top? ^^

Greetz
Forschung ist die beste "Medizin"
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#5 Feb 16, 2009 11:07 pm
beko beko Offline
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Registered since: Jun 04, 2004
Posts: 2,255


Subject: Re: MAXR 0.2.4 Release
a.) pagra is already on upgrades and eager to checkin his work Grinning
b.) I don't. It says Hi beko for me Laughing - logout and see what happens Cool
Bernd Kosmahl
"Sir, we are surrounded!" - "Great - we can attack in any direction."
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#6 Feb 17, 2009 11:12 am
Eiko Eiko Offline
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Registered since: Aug 03, 2007
Posts: 604


Subject: Re: MAXR 0.2.4 Release
I'd like to say a 'Thank you very much' to our few but hard working test players in the IRC Channel! Happy
Without you, we weren't able to develop the game to a playable state Smiling
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#7 Feb 17, 2009 9:33 pm
beko beko Offline
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Registered since: Jun 04, 2004
Posts: 2,255


Subject: Re: MAXR 0.2.4 Release
Jupp. It's true. I just added the AmigaOS4 port for ppc by spotUP.

You'll see.. maxr will one day work on your toaster Laughing
Bernd Kosmahl
"Sir, we are surrounded!" - "Great - we can attack in any direction."
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#8 Feb 18, 2009 7:52 pm
mc esch Offline
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Posts: 16


Subject: Re: MAXR 0.2.4 Release
Hi beko,

I don't like to play M.A.X. at the morning on my toaster! My toaster has to toast and not to fight Tongue
But I understand what you mean.
Good job!

see you

Mc Esch
Status: 'Es kann nur einen geben!'
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#9 Feb 20, 2009 9:03 pm
spanjard Offline
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Posts: 6


Subject: Re: MAXR 0.2.4 Release
the new version did not crash when i was in battle with my brother! we played 3 hours no crash! nice work guys!

we still are very very sad about the lak of goldupgrade support. as we have lots of gold but nothing to spend it on.. and it would make the game a lot more interesting of course. so please include it in your next release Grinning i love what you do guys! big fan of this game! big fan!
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#10 Feb 20, 2009 11:21 pm
beko beko Offline
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Registered since: Jun 04, 2004
Posts: 2,255


Subject: Re: MAXR 0.2.4 Release
gold works in svn. join us on the irc to get a developer's exe Smiling
Bernd Kosmahl
"Sir, we are surrounded!" - "Great - we can attack in any direction."
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