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Title: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: killermonkey on May 24, 2013, 11:30:41 am
Hello community,

I just want to let you all know that v4.2.3 is currently in release testing with RC1 being distributed to our active community members and the team. We will be running it through its paces over the next couple of days to iron out any last minute issues. Here is a brief list of things that are new in v4.2.3:

[Python]
* GEUtil.PlaySoundFrom localizes the sound now to the immediate area
* Consolidated GEUtil.PlaySound functions
* Added GEPlayer.GetSteamID() to python API
* Added GEUtil.StopSound function
* Fixed justification in HUD Messages from Python
* Added several new temporary entities to GEUtil.CreateTempEnt
* Can submit server and client commands from python as if from console

[Scenarios]
* CTK: World kills now count as suicides
* Added Arsenal and Tournament DM from Troy

[HUD/VGUI]
* Team Round Report scores are more readable
* Round Report title is localizable (and changes between round and match)
* Fixed round report showing incorrect information when switching game modes mid-match
* Added color hinting to HUD Messages
* Bot difficulty and turbo mode were added to the new server menu

[Weapons]
* Fixed Ammo/Armor/Weapons respawning instantly with > 24 players
* Make projectiles pass through teammates (except when friendly fire is on)
* Added sniper rifle zoom in/out with the mouse wheel
* Fixed grenade launcher shells losing all velocity sometimes on bounce

[Gameplay / Misc]
* Add glow to capture areas
* Added Enable/Disable inputs for item_armorvest
* Toned down the screen flash after receiving damage
* Fixed overlapping of capture areas
* Added ge_endround_keepweapons command to keep the current weapon set across round transitions
* npc_mine is now separated into three different entities: npc_mine_remote, npc_mine_proximity, npc_mine_timed
* A convar to disable the open slot left when filling a server with bots
* Advanced music selection based on map defined areas
* Fixed loadout manager not selecting gameplay loadouts properly

Troy did an excellent job writing the new Tournament DM and GunGame (now called Arsenal)!

A ton of bug fixes were also incorporated and tweaks to the invulnerability period. The spawning system was also fixed so that you will no longer spawn in the middle of a fire fight. The overall result should be a much more balanced game with a focus on fun instead of luck.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: namajnaG on May 24, 2013, 12:37:51 pm
Great job, Once more! Especially on the spawning system, That was one of the major flaws, Well done.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: markpeterjameslegg on May 24, 2013, 06:25:57 pm
Well done KM, and well done Troy  :)

Um... I didn't see anything about Bots being fixed though, have these issues been corrected?
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Rick Astley on May 25, 2013, 02:15:20 am
Fantastic :-) man im getting excited now :D!!!
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: liamcadhain on May 25, 2013, 03:42:37 am
Nice one. Kudos to yourself, Troy and anyone else who was involved in any way in the making of this update. Hopefully this, along with the recent SeaNanners clip, will help boost the player base and get GE:S back into the spotlight again
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Troy on May 25, 2013, 07:52:58 am
Well done KM, and well done Troy  :)

Um... I didn't see anything about Bots being fixed though, have these issues been corrected?

I don't think KM plans on focusing on bots for the patch.  The SDK bug really puts a damper on them being used online anyways.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: killermonkey on May 25, 2013, 08:05:16 am
Troy is right. I intend to completely recode the way the bots work for v4.3.

Right now bots are worthless for online play thanks to Valve. In the recode, I won't make the bots occupy player slots. They will be players, but not in the classical sense. Obviously this will take a bit of time.

I also plan to use python entirely for their decision process. Right now it's a shared task between the classic hl2 Ai code and python.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: markpeterjameslegg on May 25, 2013, 08:58:37 am
Troy is right. I intend to completely recode the way the bots work for v4.3.

Right now bots are worthless for online play thanks to Valve. In the recode, I won't make the bots occupy player slots. They will be players, but not in the classical sense. Obviously this will take a bit of time.

I also plan to use python entirely for their decision process. Right now it's a shared task between the classic hl2 Ai code and python.

Sounds great :)
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Grunt Attack on May 27, 2013, 01:00:16 am
YES!!!, Goldeneye Source now features, a rigged free spawning system. :D
Thank you, Goldeneye Source Dev Team for making this update.
I can't wait to start playing GE:S all over again.
The last time I played GE:S was 7 months ago

P.S    I'm back, I only used this forum account a year back, just to fix my GE:S problems. Hopefully, I'll stay alive on this forum.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: WNxUufje on May 27, 2013, 08:28:52 am
Thanks for your effort! I'm really happy to see 4.2.3 will be released soon.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Falko on May 29, 2013, 10:23:13 am
Troy is right. I intend to completely recode the way the bots work for v4.3.

You probably spend countless of hours on 4.2.3...
Such dedication is impressive. We are grateful of your work !
Are the bots you're next priority ?
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Grunt Attack on May 29, 2013, 08:04:55 pm
So wait , currently we can't use bots on LAN with latest SDK?
I'm just hopping this update doesn't brake custom maps, just like with 4.1 to 4.2 update, some maps have missing textures and they need to be updated for 4.2
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: namajnaG on May 30, 2013, 01:04:15 am
So wait , currently we can't use bots on LAN with latest SDK?
I'm just hopping this update doesn't brake custom maps, just like with 4.1 to 4.2 update, some maps have missing textures and they need to be updated for 4.2

You can use bots on LAN right now, However, There are several issues about them that needs to be fixed.
Also, Updates like 4.2.3 are most likely only to be bug fixes and code changes, I don't expect any new maps to be released until 4.3. I could be wrong though.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Troy on May 30, 2013, 06:20:10 am
You are right.  That is what we're aiming for.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: terps4life90 on May 30, 2013, 08:34:24 am
Not to sound like an asshat but I think the only real bug in Goldeneye Source that i am aware of are the bots. I have had no real bugs that require fixing. Bots are what needs to be top priority. Everything else is fine. Gamemodes work fluidly, weapons are perfect. The only other thing that we are in dire need of are more characters, yes i know we don't have a lot of "Modelers" but come on! I understand it takes time to do this kinds of things. Where is that one developer that apparently made a bunch of models for GES but never released them to you? How about you get his ass on the phone and tell him whats up. The longer you wait the more bitchy people will become. Everything is perfect and i think my opinion is valid since i have over 1800hrs played on this mod.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Yes! I am Invincible! on May 30, 2013, 08:40:17 am
Not to sound like an asshat but I think the only real bug in Goldeneye Source that i am aware of are the bots. I have had no real bugs that require fixing. Bots are what needs to be top priority. Everything else is fine. Gamemodes work fluidly, weapons are perfect. The only other thing that we are in dire need of are more characters, yes i know we don't have a lot of "Modelers" but come on! I understand it takes time to do this kinds of things. Where is that one developer that apparently made a bunch of models for GES but never released them to you? How about you get his ass on the phone and tell him whats up. The longer you wait the more bitchy people will become. Everything is perfect and i think my opinion is valid since i have over 1800hrs played on this mod.
Agreed.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: killermonkey on May 30, 2013, 11:25:45 am
Need I remind you that putting bots into the game in the first place took me over 1 year of effort....

I am a lone programmer, we are not a studio. You did not pay for this game. Patience is a virtue.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Rick Astley on May 30, 2013, 01:59:13 pm
Need I remind you that putting bots into the game in the first place took me over 1 year of effort....

I am a lone programmer, we are not a studio. You did not pay for this game. Patience is a virtue.

and we appreciate all the hard work that you and the rest of the developers are doing for us :D

but on the subject of Modelers is it possible that we could advertise Modeler Positions on websites to try to invoke new blood into GES?
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Jonathon [SSL] on May 30, 2013, 04:04:30 pm
I understand it takes time to do this kinds of things. Where is that one developer that apparently made a bunch of models for GES but never released them to you? How about you get his ass on the phone and tell him whats up.

If only it were that simple. Trust me, multiple people have tried getting in contact with him and getting the models. Unfortunately, all we have at this point are some old renders of what could have been. One of the models was found and I rigged him when I went on my big character re-rigging binge a while back, but we never got the textures...
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Bloodix on June 01, 2013, 05:12:03 pm
Good to see, even after all these years, that the game is doing well. :)
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: El Dudereno on June 05, 2013, 06:27:41 am
Terp or shall I call you "Raj" (You know who this is) you need to chill.  These guys have done a great job and I'm sure they will fix the bots if they can.  No need to piss KillerMonkey and the rest off or we won't have any more updates.  If you have a problem with that I would be glad to meet you in Stack with my knife.  8)
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: terps4life90 on June 05, 2013, 01:46:44 pm
Terp or shall I call you "Raj" (You know who this is) you need to chill.  These guys have done a great job and I'm sure they will fix the bots if they can.  No need to piss KillerMonkey and the rest off or we won't have any more updates.  If you have a problem with that I would be glad to meet you in Stack with my knife.  8)

Bring you diaper...it's gonna get messy :D!
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: killermonkey on June 06, 2013, 03:22:19 pm
We are in the final stretches of release testing! Thanks to Troy, Joe, and our normal testers, we have identified and fixed a good number of pesky bugs. Some of these are in the current version of GES, which is great news!

Here is the change log since release testing began:

~ Incorporated VGF's hi-res models
~ Arsenal fixes for PrintWeapon
~ Fixed a teamplay bug where player's match scores would be reset if ge_autoteam was active but teamplay didn't actually turn on/off due to the scenario
~ Fixed an intermittent crash when loading a new map if LALD was played on the last map
~ Cleaned up LALD and added a new way to pick the next Baron to make sure every player gets to play
~ Fixed music dimming from Python
~ Fixed HUD Messages drawing over each other even in a defined channel
~ Fixed python debugger connection issues
~ Added "curr_value" parameter to GEUtil.InitHudProgressBar
~ Fixed achievement panel not sizing correctly on first pop-out
+ Added specialized team filter to give more flexibility to Python messages (for observer vs non-observer messages and progress bars)
~ Fixed Yolt's foes indicator for eliminated players and spectators
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Troy on June 06, 2013, 06:59:07 pm
Nicely done with the observer vs non-observer feature.  Great idea Joe!
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: The Cy on June 06, 2013, 10:15:52 pm
ahh, the famous "trio infernale of coding" strikes back, good news  8)
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: terps4life90 on June 07, 2013, 02:05:20 am
Whose Joe? Very inactive if you ask me.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: namajnaG on June 07, 2013, 06:35:28 am
Joe is the one that coded the gamemode Freeze Tag and contributed to several bug reports.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: terps4life90 on June 07, 2013, 10:10:33 am
Joe is the one that coded the gamemode Freeze Tag and contributed to several bug reports.

Never played that mode...not to mention i never heard it of it either. Was it even publicly released? Is it even in rotation in any of the servers?
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: killermonkey on June 07, 2013, 10:33:48 am
Do you live under a rock?

http://forums.geshl2.com/index.php/topic,7378.0.html
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Rodney 1.666 on June 07, 2013, 04:41:57 pm
Good to see, even after all these years, that the game is doing well. :)

*snoops*

Quote from: Last post
« on: December 15, 2009, 09:45:59 AM »

._.
Good to see returning faces. ;)
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: kraid on June 07, 2013, 09:26:34 pm
Do you live under a rock?

http://forums.geshl2.com/index.php/topic,7378.0.html
usually they live under a bridge. XD

Edit: anyone else having issues finding GES servers in the server browser?
It's working ingame for me, but with the server browser it's malfunctioning again.

Message (translated into english): There are no internet games visible that pass your filter settings.

Ofc. i checked all the filter settings but they're ok. Favorites are also working.

This reminds me on the issue we had some time ago. Possibly Valve is messing up something again.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: terps4life90 on June 08, 2013, 05:00:19 am
usually they live under a bridge. XD

Edit: anyone else having issues finding GES servers in the server browser?
It's working ingame for me, but with the server browser it's malfunctioning again.

Message (translated into english): There are no internet games visible that pass your filter settings.

Ofc. i checked all the filter settings but they're ok. Favorites are also working.

This reminds me on the issue we had some time ago. Possibly Valve is messing up something again.

Watch who you call a troll...bozo!
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Troy on June 08, 2013, 05:40:21 am
Yea, I was having the same problem.  I went into GE:S and it worked in there.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: namajnaG on June 08, 2013, 10:13:40 am
The Steam server browser works fine for me. They must've fixed it.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Calystos on June 16, 2013, 02:09:21 pm
Sounds great, can't wait til finished so can upgrade our servers too.

Anyone tested installing a fresh server since the HL2 core is now on steampipe, like everything else is getting moved to?
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Kratos on June 23, 2013, 02:03:31 pm
Oh wow another update. Thank you guys for everything you do and keeping the Goldeneye spirit alive.

*Raises Drink*


Need I remind you that putting bots into the game in the first place took me over 1 year of effort....

I am a lone programmer, we are not a studio. You did not pay for this game. Patience is a virtue.

Give Killermoney a break. The guy programmed bots ALL BY HIMSELF and probably help from others, but majority of the code was written by him. His sweat and tears is what made the update so great.

Nothing can be perfected in such small amount of time. Just be glad he PUT bots. Majority of the community were asking for it and the devs listened and delivered.

Wait for another few months as more exciting things will come.

In the meantime, play online with your friends. Get a server up and running and get the word out.

Thank you all.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Troy on June 23, 2013, 02:14:19 pm
I'll keep KM busy with numerous bug fixes. ;)
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: TriDefiance on June 23, 2013, 05:25:04 pm
I'll keep KM busy with numerous bug fixes. ;)

Only you troy...
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Kratos on June 23, 2013, 06:28:35 pm
I'll keep KM busy with numerous bug fixes. ;)

Poor monkey.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Enzo.Matrix on June 23, 2013, 07:46:10 pm
Sorry I couldn't join in on the testing.  My power has been out the last couple days due to flooding and I was just able to come back after being evacuated.

Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: TriDefiance on June 23, 2013, 08:39:47 pm
Sorry I couldn't join in on the testing.  My power has been out the last couple days due to flooding and I was just able to come back after being evacuated.

Damn, everything okay man?
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: killermonkey on June 23, 2013, 11:57:21 pm
Wow that's intense Enzo! Hope everybody is OK
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Enzo.Matrix on June 24, 2013, 02:02:58 pm
My family and I are okay.  Just highly inconvenienced with the City turning our power off even though we live on high ground. (bad power grid design)  But we help all those affected.

This sums the event up pretty well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DxMVvDAYSU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DxMVvDAYSU

And some more to give you an idea
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1003650_466749216747663_2019212595_n.jpg

These are all near my place
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1011708_10152947712965576_773187179_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1003894_10152947717115576_921468481_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/6468_10152947720410576_518966295_n.jpg



And because we have a sense of humor
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/9393_10151456416531017_1384368238_n.jpg
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Calystos on June 26, 2013, 11:03:26 pm
Thats a good sign, Valve released the Source SDK 2013 which added Mac and Linux mod development support, :-D Hopefully this will be picked up by GoldenEye: Source (and all other mods that are pretty sweet) at some point an deliver us full Linux client release, :-D

An yeah, holy crap, glad you and your family are okay Enzo.Matrix! (I now have the urge to re-watch every episode of ReBoot, your fault, hehe) But yeah, sounds like it was pretty awful. It goes to show how much we rely on the simple things like electricity, etc, an when it goes it can screw things over epically. :-(

Have they managed to get it sorted though now? Or is it still a bit of an iffy situation for you?
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: killermonkey on June 26, 2013, 11:26:56 pm
Holy shit!

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/source-sdk-2013

Looks like i have my first task for 4.3!
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Enzo.Matrix on June 27, 2013, 04:52:44 am
Epic!!!


Everyone is doing good.  But today I woke up to this
http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/06/27/bonnybrook-rail-bridge-in-southeast-calgary-on-verge-of-collapse

So I can't go to work today :D
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Jonathon [SSL] on June 27, 2013, 06:34:36 am
Holy shit!

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/source-sdk-2013

Looks like i have my first task for 4.3!

HOT DAMN!
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: mbsurfer on June 27, 2013, 10:30:51 am
SOURCE SDK 2013 IS IN DEVELOPMENT.

2013

201-3

HALF-LIFE 3




not.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: namajnaG on June 27, 2013, 11:16:47 am
Woah, About time!
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Rodney 1.666 on June 28, 2013, 11:06:18 am
Everyone is doing good.  But today I woke up to this
http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/06/27/bonnybrook-rail-bridge-in-southeast-calgary-on-verge-of-collapse

So I can't go to work today :D

I'm flying to Calgary on the 1st for training... and not even a fugging flood is gonna stop it it seems.
Welp.
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: killermonkey on June 28, 2013, 04:41:40 pm
I think you guys are going to have a good day tomorrow :-)
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Troy on June 28, 2013, 05:23:38 pm
Meh, I'll be at work. :/
Title: Re: GES v4.2.3 Update In Release Testing!
Post by: Rick Astley on June 28, 2013, 10:00:14 pm
I think you guys are going to have a good day tomorrow :-)

Just heard the news on Facebook :) Yay!