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).
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.