It's here! Hedgewars 0.9.13 Released!

It's been a long time in the making, but it's finally here (if a few days late). We'd like to thank everyone who's contributed to make this the most polished, the most exciting and the most fun Hedgewars release ever.

There's a lot to see, so either read the changelog below or simply head to the download page now and grab it!





Below is a summary of the new features, this is not a complete changelog


 

  • many bug fixes
  • speed optimisations
  • many new hats, hats visible while using rope and blowtorch
  • Exploding barrels
  • AI uses new weapons, aware of fire, can fight in artillery mode
  • New options in ammo editing - crate probability, delays
  • option of semi-opaque hog name tags to avoid fail when land is hidden by name
  • new British voicepack
  • notification sound when people join your room
  • translation updates
  • contextual help when using weapons menu
  • 3d effect for waves
  • fade effect when starting/stopping game
  • new game modes - place hedgehog, king mode, randomise starts, allies share ammo, disable girders
  • shift + direction to turn without moving
  • view ammo menu when not your turn
  • new font for CJK text and better CJK detection
  • dud mines
  • hat reservation for donators (hats should be released to public in 6 months or so)
  • team flags
  • visual effects: dust on fall impact, smoke, shotgun shells, blink team name on start of turn, hogs pulling weapons out, falling flakes kicked by explosion and more
  • hogs react to throwing grenades / dynamite and when near them
  • graphic of crate contents when picking up weapon/utility
  • walk sound for hedgehogs
  • UFO changed to homing bee
  • splashes/droplets when things fall in the water
  • 45 degree bounce when throwing grenades
  • new bounce sounds
  • information on game rules when starting game
  • knockball map (scripted map)
  • Birdy weapon and poisoning effect
  • maze generator for new random maps
  • new crazy map template
  • new Olympics, Desert themes, visual updates to many other themes
  • Background texture for land for a 3d effect on explosions
  • frontend able to delete teams
  • ignore/friends lists in frontend
  • alt weapon preview on rope, parachute
  • updated options in frontend: independent toggles for frontend/game sound/music, select locale
  • More
  • lua scripting
    Lua scripting allows the easy creation of missions and special maps. Examples of this can be seen in the Knockball and Basketball maps, that are now scripted

We hope you enjoy this release, as always we look forwards to your feedback, we hope you have lots of fun and we'll see you all on the server.
Expect a new tournament soon!


P.S. Mac version is still uploading, and will be available very soon :) .. mac build availble, see download page :D

ZOMG FINALLY!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! (and to all of you, I COMMENTED FIRST!!!! HA!!!!!) :P

Misc:

* Added Piano Strike (ultimate weapon)
* Added Limburger Cheese Bomb (grenade)
* Even more day-1-goodness
Is that not included?

N8theGr8 wrote:

ZOMG FINALLY!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! (and to all of you, I COMMENTED FIRST!!!! HA!!!!!) :P

i commented third, so what?
AT LAST!

It's finally there, Christmas came early this year! (rhyme unintended) Big Grin

Didn't see "new explosion effect" in the feature list.

This is a great release!

Fantastic! Big Grin I've been waiting for this for a long time! Thank you.

I can't read all those changes. I have to play it!

charlieg wrote:

Didn't see "new explosion effect" in the feature list.

It's in the changelog though: http://fireforge.net/scm/viewvc.php/*checkout*/trunk/ChangeLog.txt?revision=3268&root=hedgewars :P

Big Grin

"45 degree bounce for grenades" - What does this mean? Shouldn't the bounce angle be the angle of incidence?

TheCycoOne, sheepluva can talk to you more about this, but detecting arbitrary angles w/ pixel based system is rather tricky and something he's still fiddling with.

The 45 degree check is reasonably reliable though and didn't break player expectations too much, while still allowing fun stuff to be done with girders and angles close-ish to 45 degrees.

Apart from that, should work as a true bounce.

Thank you so much. This is one amazing release (as always). Smile

PS: I'm starting to play around in the area of physics (simulations mostly) so hopefully soon I'll be able to give a hand in the physics-part in Hedgewars (bouncing angle for example Smile).

BarthVader wrote:

N8theGr8 wrote:

ZOMG FINALLY!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! (and to all of you, I COMMENTED FIRST!!!! HA!!!!!) :P

i commented third, so what?
AT LAST!

The glory of commenting first is, uh...not much at all... Sad Smiley Thanks for ruining my fun... Aghh

N8theGr8 wrote:

BarthVader wrote:

N8theGr8 wrote:

ZOMG FINALLY!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! (and to all of you, I COMMENTED FIRST!!!! HA!!!!!) :P

i commented third, so what?
AT LAST!

The glory of commenting first is, uh...not much at all... Sad Smiley Thanks for ruining my fun... Aghh

You're welcome. Hellish Hand Grenade

harmless911 wrote:

Misc:

* Added Piano Strike (ultimate weapon)
* Added Limburger Cheese Bomb (grenade)
* Even more day-1-goodness
Is that not included?

Hmmm I suppose not as they don't apear to be there. Maybe they just weren't stable as of yet and therefore taken from the release.

Wow!
Still a few days to finish my thesis and I'll be on the server all day long to play with this new amazing release! Big Grin
Can't wait for it...

Thank you, guys Smile

This is amazing! Big Grin
But... what with announcer on balloon? Shocking

Amazing Release!!!! Great job on version .13. The hedgewars dev team needs a well deserved break Big Grin

Ikonz101

hi, first off, gread job on the new versions, i wanted walking sounds since i installed the game. :o
but did i see right that you cant turn down the music of the menu? dont get me wrong i like the song, its just a little to loud.

exelent job!!! (you miss the "dragon ball" hats ( and saint seiya Big Grin))

loved it! my family and i sat around the computer and played it all day after downloading the source and compiling it (karmic 64-bit). great job. my wife actually told me i can donate money to the cause nowWink Smiley amazing.

Heh, shame she didn't let you do it sooner, we could have included a custom imnotsonic hat.
oh well.

m4rcus, you can turn off frontend music separately if you're tired of it, in options.

Some bugs that I found it:

* When I use mine air attack, has no associated sound.
* When I write in the chat (in game) if I want to delete all text, I must press delete for each letter, and I can not hold to delete everything quickly(in 0.9.12 was the same thing).

Excuse for my bad english :P .

phyro, hit esc to erase all text in chat.

both of those are feature you want, not bugs...

TheCycoONE wrote:

"45 degree bounce for grenades" - What does this mean? Shouldn't the bounce angle be the angle of incidence?

the 45° should refer to the angle of slope the grenade is colliding with (so e.g. diagonal girders are meant), not the bounce angle Wink Smiley

Excellent, big thank for all developers

Great release Big Grin especially been waiting for AI to start using all the weapons, they weren't much fun in 9.12

found a bug though:
when you select a knock-ball or basketball game types, it doesn't put a weapon set in, and won't let you play until you go into the weapon editing bit, click save then go back

EDIT:
figured out this only happens if you've created a weapon set and used it before you try to play knockball

sheepluva wrote:

the 45° should refer to the angle of slope the grenade is colliding with (so e.g. diagonal girders are meant), not the bounce angle Wink Smiley


Hmm, maybe you're right. Now that I read nemo's post, I realize that he meant the angle between girders etc. At first I thought that he meant that no matter what the angle of the slope is, the grenade always bounces off at 45 degrees.

btw The 3D-feel of the water is superb. Include the distant background and it really feels 3D. Smile

When I start the game, it says "Engine could not be started: 1". The menu appears, but I can't start a game. (I have the Mac OS version, running on 10.6)

EDIT:

OK, I fixed it:

1. get the latest XQuartz from here:
http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X112.5.0

2. install it

3. open Finder, press CMD-SHIFT-G and enter /usr/

4. copy the files from /opt/X11 to /usr/X11 (overwrite)

5. log out and in again

> it works

Well, I prefer the squeaking of Worms instead of this sound. But nevertheless, 0.9.13 is great!

nemo wrote:

phyro, hit esc to erase all text in chat.

both of those are feature you want, not bugs...

Sorry. In 0.9.12 mine air strike have a sound associated, in 0.9.13 doesn't, so I called it as a "bug".

Thanks!

I have been playing this for a while and I have to say that this is the best release yet.

I never thought that you could ever add and improve so much things in one release.

Thanks and keep up the good work.

Really jelous as I can't get it working on my mum's (mucked up) ubuntu so have to wait till I get home and back to my ( suprisingly more stable) arch Linux.

I want to install the game in ubuntu 10.04 (beta), but it doesn't work. when I enter cmake . in the terminal, i get this error:

-- Building Release
CMake Error at cmake_modules/FindLua.cmake:14 (MESSAGE):
Couldn't find Lua 5.1 library!
Call Stack (most recent call first):
hedgewars/CMakeLists.txt:6 (find_package)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!

Can someone please help me???!!!

@jorrieboy:

Do you have Lua 5.1 installed? This dependency was added between releases.

sudo apt-get install liblua5.1-dev

how much days take getdeb before updating version?

it's still 0.9.12 >.<

phyro wrote:

Sorry. In 0.9.12 mine air strike have a sound associated, in 0.9.13 doesn't, so I called it as a "bug".

Thanks!

if i remember right the rope had a sound too, but its missing in .13 8[

There's never been a roping sound, nor an airstrike *sound*
however the hedgehog "Incoming" speech has vanished.

I'll look into that to see who removed it and why.

Adding an airstrike sound would be nice. Smile Something like the hooter before air-raid. Smile

Quote:
Adding an airstrike sound would be nice. Something like the hooter before air-raid.

hehehe, he said hooter.....

Anyways, AWESOME release as usual...do see a few things that could be improved, but I'll post those on suggestions board.

Great work guys (and gals ??)

Is there any list or guide of writing scripts for hedgewars?

Lans wrote:

Is there any list or guide of writing scripts for hedgewars?

I don't think there is one.

Also: I started scripting (I wrote the SniperRifle training mission) right before release and discovered that some of the scripting functions are bugged or just missing resulting in many limits for what you can do.
And as the scripting implementation wasn't my code and release was about to happen I only dared to fix that hats work so that the sniper hog has a sniper hat xD

So if you are really into scripting I'd recommend waiting for 0.9.14 or to stick to the commands and how they are used in the existing scripts.

EDIT: made it more fair and true after Smaxx confronted me and made me remember better XD

Is it just me who can't edit or create teams. The buttons are greyed out?

bananaoomarang wrote:

Is it just me who can't edit or create teams. The buttons are greyed out?

Here's the solution:
http://hedgewars.org/node/2038#comment-13225
Smile

Ahhhhhh thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I found one bug.

I'm using 1680*1050 resolution on my computer and when i put hedgewars to full screen mode and hedgewars resolution to 1024*768 everything is OK until i quit the game.

my screen looks like this after quitting the game in lobby:
http://personal.inet.fi/private/private_stuff/bughedgewars.jpg

and i cant see the whole hedgewars screen.

Comments?

I didn't have that problem in previous version.

I have Vista business SP2 and Dual Core E5300 / 4GB RAM / Radeon HD 4650

That's a known bug with Qt/SDL fullscreen interaction.

Simple solution for now: Don't run the frontend in fullscreen (see options) and this shouldn't happen.

Lua scripts:
I've started some documentation some days ago but it isn't finished. Look in the training missions for some commented example code.

Suggestion for next version: easy-to use hat maker.

@BarthVader: It's not the problem of tool, but your abilities to create something good. you can use Inkscape which is a great tool.

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