Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

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Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

Post by SimoRoth » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:34 pm

Log into your account on http://members.maiagame.com to download the latest zip.


New features:
  • Intel support and support for older non OpenGL 4 hardware!
  • Memory leaks fixed. Game can now run for hours at a time.
  • Animation transitions and state machine is in. Animations should be fluid and much less glitchy.
  • More expressive animations. (a lot more incoming!)
  • Basic Tutorial added.
  • Quick help button added.
  • Font and GUI now scale properly for lower resolutions
  • Shader compile glitches fixed.
  • Subtle vignette and chromatic lens aberration added.
  • Object degradation fixed to make colonies more manageable.
  • Pause button now pauses game.
  • Airlock physics mesh tweaked.
  • Many many sound effect tweaks.
  • Colonist AI and pathfinding made less troublesome.
  • Room removal more effective (still leaves doors though)
Controls:

WSAD = movement.
Mousewheel = zoom
Alt + mouse mouse = rotate camera
Shift-Escape = closes the game

9-0 decrease/increase scroll speed.

j = Place rooms. (hold ctrl to delete tiles)
Press 1-7 for different room types.

h = Info mode.

Click-place digging markers (on rock) / read info tips (on mouseover of objects) Click to track any object in game. Click empty ground to stop tracking.

k = Click-place objects (use v-b to scroll all objects ctrl for snap-to-grid )

Colonists will build objects if they have access to a Workshop table. (problematically you'll need to build a door to your workshop to get to the table, so will need to use "u" to build one from a hologram.)

u = Instabuild objects (gets rid of green hologram effect) .
g = delete last object .

f12 = Screenshot.

ctrl-l = regenerate world. (bugged: Memory leak!)

-/+ Keypad = Modify game time speed. (This will not be in final game, so don't report bugs!)

You can edit the config.xml to change resolution and enable fullscreen.

Please post your system specs along with any problems you have.

Here is a post explaining how you can get that info. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=337 Surround it with Code tags rather than putting it on pastebin.


Windows users:

You will also need the VS Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/downloa ... px?id=5555

ATI users:

Avoid the Beta drivers.

Linux users:

You will need to build your own version of SDL 2 if your distro is not using it.

Known issues:

Animated characters in the Mac build are blue! :cry:

Glow is disabled for people with < OGL4 (Intel, ATI 4000 series)

Some screen resolutions get black squares at the sides of the screen. This is a rounding error and I am too lazy to fix it because it involves at least 3 maths.

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Re: Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

Post by Finnboghi » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:17 pm

SimoRoth wrote:Some screen resolutions get black squares at the sides of the screen. This is a rounding error and I am too lazy to fix it because it involves at least 3 maths.
Three whole maths? Damn, that just doesn't sound worth it.

Good looking release, though, can't wait to try it out!

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Re: Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

Post by Cormorant » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:29 pm

The command line window keeps filling up with "Unreachable Search". Should it be?

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Re: Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

Post by SimoRoth » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:00 pm

Cormorant wrote:The command line window keeps filling up with "Unreachable Search". Should it be?
Just a bit of debug output I forgot to turn off. Might hurt the framerate a little, but is otherwise harmless.

(It's just notifying me every time the path finding fails to find a decent target)

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Re: Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

Post by StfN » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:53 pm

Been a while since I tried out an alpha version, guess I'll give this one a try, see how far it has come. :)

Btw, it doesn't concern me personally, but it seems like there is only a Windows build available, no Linux or OSX.
Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Core i7 4770K (4.0 GHz)
16 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770, 4GB

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Re: Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

Post by StfN » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:41 pm

Well, the build certainly does run a lot better than the last one I tried, and it doesn't even overly tax my CPU or GPU (Admittedly I upgraded my PC since last time).
Two things I noticed, one minor, one maybe not so.
1. The ingame build number is still 0.35
2. The path finding still seems a bit off. I issued dig orders, and after digging out a few rocks and bringing the minerals to storage, the IMP just refused to move when there was some orders left. I tried removing the dig orders and placing them elsewhere, thinking maybe it really couldn't reach that spot for some reason (there was a clear path there), but it wouldn't move no matter what. The console kept spamming "unreachable search".
Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Core i7 4770K (4.0 GHz)
16 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770, 4GB

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Re: Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

Post by crazyjackel » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:59 pm

where are the space polar bears you promised me them at minecon.

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Re: Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

Post by MNOne » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:30 pm

I've had my colonists stuck in this situation for about 10 minutes (although in that time a worklight did seem to appear, but I'm sure none of them moved to place it...). You can see two female colonists overlapping. The do still ocassionally animate, as though they're working, but they don't walk about or anything. The male colonist wasn't standing behind the workbench when it was built, btw, not sure how he got there. The suited colonist is similarly stuck between a rock outcrop and the wall of one of the rooms.
The IMP is working fine, so I'm assuming all the pathfinding errors I'm seeing in the output (pasted below, just in case those numbers mean something to you) are from the colonists.
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EDIT: Oh and now I've posted that they've moved! (Perhaps another ten mins., although I'm not sure at what point during that time they actually moved.)
One female has moved over to a drill and is standing there in front of it, the male has wandering to a random spot and is standing there. Poor blonde female is still stuck at the workbench occasionally doing the working animating but not moving from that spot. An atmosphere generator and that last workbench have been built in the meantime.

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Re: Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

Post by SimoRoth » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:21 am

crazyjackel wrote:where are the space polar bears you promised me them at minecon.
Hah was that Paul or Nick?

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Re: Maia Backer Alpha 0.36 Release Notes.

Post by SimoRoth » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:21 am

MNOne wrote:I've had my colonists stuck in this situation for about 10 minutes (although in that time a worklight did seem to appear, but I'm sure none of them moved to place it...). You can see two female colonists overlapping. The do still ocassionally animate, as though they're working, but they don't walk about or anything. The male colonist wasn't standing behind the workbench when it was built, btw, not sure how he got there. The suited colonist is similarly stuck between a rock outcrop and the wall of one of the rooms.
The IMP is working fine, so I'm assuming all the pathfinding errors I'm seeing in the output (pasted below, just in case those numbers mean something to you) are from the colonists.
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Unreachable Search = 4
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EDIT: Oh and now I've posted that they've moved! (Perhaps another ten mins., although I'm not sure at what point during that time they actually moved.)
One female has moved over to a drill and is standing there in front of it, the male has wandering to a random spot and is standing there. Poor blonde female is still stuck at the workbench occasionally doing the working animating but not moving from that spot. An atmosphere generator and that last workbench have been built in the meantime.
Ok I can replicate that. Looks like a symptom of one of the things I rushed in for Minecon

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