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It's the Patch!
« on: October 06, 2007, 10:43:43 PM »
Guess what time it is! That's right, it's time for the first BtRL Demo Patch! The reason I'm writing this instead of someone like Kara or CF is because, in order to update, you'll be using an updater coded by me. Now, the requirements for the updater are simple. You will need Windows AND/OR Java 1.5+. So for you Mac and Linux people, before you read any further, make sure that you've got Java version 1.5 or greater.

Now, while the updater IS included in the Demo install, several significant changes have been made to the updater since then, and so you'll need to get the latest version of it. ( Windows (20MB) | Mac/*nix (20KB) | Alternative Win Link | Alternative Mac/*nix Link ) Please note that if you download the Windows version, you'll need to unpack all the files, not just the .exe. You'll want to replace the updater currently in your Demo folder.

Now, if you're on Mac, we're sorry, but we don't have updated builds for you yet. So you'll have to wait a bit to get the patch. Sorry about that.

Now, it's time to run the updater. This should be self-explanatory. Once it starts up, hit Next, then select your Demo folder using the prompt and hit Next again. The next page has two options on it. Make sure to leave the first one unchecked, and do what you want with the second one. On the next page, you get to select what you want to download. Make sure to select the first one, as well as the box for whatever OS you're using. Make sure that the boxes for the other OS's are unchecked. Then, hit Next. It will begin downloading the patch. Once it finishes, hit Next, and read the text on the next page. Once you've read it, hit exit, and you're ready to play!

What's in the Patch:
Improved sounds and voices
Updated missions, including one brand new multi mission, made by yours truly.
Upgraded engine, with new features, such as thrusters in Glide and improved Glide collisions, as well as additive weapon velocity (your shots inherit your ship's velocity), and Knocking code (lets you know when someone is trying to join your game after you've started).

FAQ:
Q: I now get a "Hacked Tables" message in multi!
A: The table CRCs aren't in the database yet. We'll get them fixed soon. Until then, your multi scores won't count.
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2007, 10:48:43 PM »
Fiiiiirssst! :D

Downloaded the Win version, upgraded and worked nicely. Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 11:02:12 PM »
Second!

Thanks Turey!!!!!

And how soon is soon???

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2007, 11:07:26 PM »
Does this mean that the speed junkie days are over?:naughty:

Awesome anyway. And took me completely by surprize, I wasn't expecting it to come out in months to be honest... Well, I'm glad my expectations were exceeded!


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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 11:28:51 PM »
ARGH! I'm on a mac. Supposedly, I have to wait... more! :(

However, thanks for working so hard to get this up, and I can't wait until the updated build/whatever is done.

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2007, 11:44:53 PM »
Thanks, good work.

I recently moved to an expensive and small-quota'd mobile internet service out of necessity, so I was wondering what the download size is of the patch? (Windows version.)

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007, 12:05:06 AM »
Nice, I was looking forward to this for a while. Great work guys, keep it up.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007, 12:11:52 AM »
Thanks much, Turey..:D
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2007, 12:18:36 AM »
Quote from: Fish;80932
Thanks, good work.

I recently moved to an expensive and small-quota'd mobile internet service out of necessity, so I was wondering what the download size is of the patch? (Windows version.)


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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2007, 01:42:29 AM »
woot!

Thanx for the patch. I hope I'll find some cap ships in the new missions ;) Cant wait to fly around the Galactica :P
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2007, 01:43:20 AM »
Turey,
Thanks for the patch love it........nice to have thrusters in glide.
What is the name of the multi mission you made?

Again Thank you

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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2007, 02:09:24 AM »
Quote from: Adalla;80937
woot!

Thanx for the patch. I hope I'll find some cap ships in the new missions ;) Cant wait to fly around the Galactica :P


No new ships in this patch.

Quote from: Imua;80938
Turey,
Thanks for the patch love it........nice to have thrusters in glide.
What is the name of the multi mission you made?

Again Thank you

Thracer X


It's MT-09, Squad TvT Training.
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2007, 03:04:15 AM »
All hail the BtRL team :D
Or something.



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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2007, 03:49:52 AM »
Great. Glad to get the bugfixes at last. I'm just waiting for improved netcode. :)

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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2007, 04:27:54 AM »
downloaded the new patch/updater. unpacked them and it has the updater and a folder called " rt " and inside that folder are 3 other folders called " bin " and " jetrt " and " lib ". i assume i have to place these in the BTRL folder also ? along with replacing the new updater ?