GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

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GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby Psyonix-Jerad on Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:04 pm

New Content:
- A new arena, Galleon, is now available. It is set aboard a pirate ship on a cold spring night.
- A new arena, Stadium, is now available. It is a European-style soccer stadium.
- 14 new car skins

Replay System:
- Replays can be exported to SaveData as backup or to share with friends.
- Replays can be imported from the Replays menu.
- The final score is now displayed in the replays list. The user can also enter a title and short description.
- Replays are now numbered for quick identification.
- Red and Blue goals are automatically keyframed.
- A System Options item has been added that allows the HUD to stay visible when recording to video.
- A new menu option has been added to the mid-game menu that restarts the demo and video recording.

Camera:
- Players can now swivel the camera during in-game replays.
- Demolishes now shake the camera of nearby players.
- The camera swivel pitch amount has been increased.

Friends List:
- Friend status is now displayed on XMB friends list to indicate if they are in single-player, ranked match, etc.

Menu/HUD:
- Added an in-game graphical indicator to distinguish between official Psyonix employees and impersonators.
- Added “Go!” notification to the 3-2-1 countdown at the beginning of matches.
- Added left and right indicators on the map vote screen at the end of matches.
- The scoreboard will now update automatically.
- The Mute menu now displays all players, not just the ones that are currently talking, to make muting players easier.
- Added a Retry option at the end of all challenge modes.
- Clients can now view the server list while matchmaking in team lobbies.
- The names of each team member are now visible when viewing a team's detailed stats from the Standings menu.

Misc:
- Music playback is maintained during level/menu transitions.
- Updated the XMB movie icon.
- The ball outline has been tweaked to show through walls and other obstacles.

FIXES / IMPROVEMENTS:

Friends List:
- The Friends List has been rewritten to use Sony's friends list services exclusively. This fixes numerous problems with buddy status and invites.
- Friends who are currently online and playing the game are now sorted to the top of the list.

Server Browser:
- Fixed the “Please wait..” box getting stuck open when failing to connect to a server.
- Added a pop-up notification to distinguish between when the initial server list retrieval is taking a long time and when there are no servers up at all.
- The Server List is now sorted correctly with low-ping servers appearing at the top of the list.

Networking:
- Fixed a problem where clients would sometimes experience unintentionally weak hits on the ball.
- The overall bandwidth consumption in online matches has been optimized. This should improve playability on hosts with poor upload capabilities.
- Placed a cap on each client's bandwidth usage.
- Added a “bad connection” icon to the HUD to indicate when connection to a host is faulty without obscuring the screen with a pop-up box.
- Red and blue ball trails will now always appear correctly for clients.

Camera:
- The “Behind View” analog stick button now properly looks behind the car when in BallCam mode.

Menu/HUD:
- Fixed a problem that caused the time to display “OT” at the end of the game, even when not actually in Overtime.
- The Standings menu now focuses on the same statistic when changing filters instead of resetting to “Wins” each time.
- The Standings menu now operates faster: Players may now scroll left and right to get to the category they want without waiting between each category.

Stats:
- When the host leaves a team match, the opposing team will properly have a win added to their statistics.
- Fixed a bug that sometimes caused players who disconnect from a team match to report a loss for the wrong team, giving the winning team a loss.
- Fixed a bug in which quitting players teams' would sometimes not be included in the stats submission which would corrupt the entire match's statistics.
- Fixed a bug in which hosts who forfeit matches during replays would sometimes not write all stats and/or wins and losses for players in the match.

Misc:
- Moved the Trophy registration and synchronization to a background process, no more “Registering Trophy Information” progress bar.
- Fixed a rare but unusually long delay at the end of an online match while saving icon was showing.
- Fixed the problems preventing saving profiles and saving replays simultaneously at the end of a match.
- Fixed several issues in Split-screen where the order of controller sign-in would prevent some players from playing.
- Fixed a bug in the layout of the start positions on Utopia.
- Turning VSync ON or OFF no longer affects car speed.
- In-game replays are no longer affected by a client leaving the game during the replay.
- Map voting with splitscreen players now properly places a vote for each splitscreen player.
- Cars will no longer reset to a new position between “Waiting for players” and the actual start of the match.
- The custom soundtrack feature will now resume the last song that was being played.
- The ball will no longer reappear after replays at the end of a match.
- Countdown sounds are now played in the lobby when the match is beginning.
- The match start countdown time in the lobbies has been increased.
- Fixed the French “News Unavailable” translation.
- Players that quit or disconnect will now properly appear in the “Players Met” list after the game.
- Adjusted the contrast on the in-game HUD to reduce the chance of burn-in on plasma televisions.
- The “Most Valuable Player” Award will once again be awarded to users playing the US version of the game.
- The ball will now properly reset to the center of the field in Overtime in all cases.
- The car suspension effects have been enabled in online matches. The player's car will now bounce on its suspensions just like in offline mode.


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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby av428 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:06 am

Nice :cheesygrin:
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby Fysho on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:07 am

Finally! :D
Very nice Psyonix!!!
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby TomPB on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:11 am

Wow, that's huge - Thanks again.
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby Fysho on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:13 am

I think I'll go play again

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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby TomPB on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:15 am

- Added a “bad connection” icon to the HUD to indicate when connection to a host is faulty without obscuring the screen with a pop-up box.


I actually think this is one of the best improvements aside from the lag fixes.

That message was SO annoying!
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby coolcole93 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:18 am

Does v-sync still lower the frame rate :?:
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby Psyonix-Jerad on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:20 am

Yes, naturally. ;)
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby Psyonix-Eric on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:20 am

coolcole93 wrote:Does v-sync still lower the frame rate :?:

Yes. It will still net you around 30fps, as opposed to 50 or so with v-sync turned off. However, you won't get the occasional screen-tearing with v-sync on that you get with it off.
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby sharp_instincts on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:26 am

Great list! :)
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby av428 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:28 am

v-sync turned off makes me feel nauseous...
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby Fysho on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:33 am

You forgot to add "Added theme song before start up"

"Suuuuuper Sooooonic"
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby TomPB on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:36 am

Fyshokid wrote:You forgot to add "Added theme song before start up"

"Suuuuuper Sooooonic"
by: Psyonix-Adam and Ben


Lol, you can just tell they made the vocal tracking in their garage together.
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby LiquidMetal14 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:41 am

Great set of important fixes. Thanks for posting it in the GAF thread, I will get a mod to fix the name as soon as possible :shock:
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby Psyonix-Jerad on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:48 am

The music was made by a group called Rant Theory.
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby TomPB on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:58 am

The theme tune actually reminds me of this song by Extreme:

Skip to 50 seconds in and see if you can hear the resemblance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSG2sMnvyOQ
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby TomPB on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:59 am

Actually no, scrap that - sounds nothing like it I was just humming it wrong in my head lawl.
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby perstrame on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:02 pm

Thanks Psyonix....

but i have to say.....since i installed the update, i've had worse lag :/

i don't know whether it's jsut a coincedence and my connection is being bad, as my connection is usually good.
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby Eriquo on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:10 pm

perstrame wrote:Thanks Psyonix....

but i have to say.....since i installed the update, i've had worse lag :/

i don't know whether it's jsut a coincedence and my connection is being bad, as my connection is usually good.

its cause us north americans are haxing you
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Re: GALLEON UPDATE STATUS [CHANGELIST]

Postby Darkenmal on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:13 pm

woot, if the update was out. :(
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