– The new intro movie has had its sound level dropped a bit. It wasn’t mentioned in the last patch notes, but you can also now click to cancel the intro should you wish. – Fixed blurry UI icons (flags, iffs, death markers etc) at low/medium texture setting. – Low HP alarm volume slightly reduced and number of beeps reduced to 2 from 3.
General bug fixes
– Fixed flag not being capped if a player picks up the enemy flag while standing on their own flagstand. – Fixed UnPause timer only showing to the person who used the command. – Fixed an issue with server performance when bots have been used on the server. – Fixed typing in the middle of route trail description. – Added scrollable menu for drills/routes list. – Added buttons to disable tournament mode and practice mode.
Minora: Touched up terrain beneath bases. Kryo: Fixed a floating tree. Tolar: Moved Red OOB out a little. NightFlare: Smoothed out tower interior a little, Added 25 health pickup to bottom of tower. Crystalline: Terrain redo. Authority: Removed water from the lower level (should improve performance a little). Coral: Added some decals, fixed gaps in some rocks. FatalFortress: Applied different glowy material on the bridge cables in mid (should improve performance a little) Ingonyama: Fixed floating foliage (again lol) Minora: Expanded OOB a bit Outpost: Blocked off the mana crack in mid Rift Valley: messed around with the OOB a bit
The “energy conduit” on some maps can create an issue where they give infinite energy
Practice Mode has been added and is available in offline mode or when a server is set to practice mode. This feature includes Route recording and playback as well as Bot Defense Drills to hone your skills against.
5 Second Out of Bounds Grid Flag Timer
You can now take the flag out of bounds for up to 5 seconds before it will automatically return to the flagstand. The flag no longer bounces or instantly drops when touching the OOB grid. Map OOB grid sizes have been adjusted (reduced) to account for this change in mechanic. There is an on screen timer to count it down and an audio alarm component to this mechanic.
This change has been made to better suit LT style gameplay, as the old OOB grid mechanic was not intended to be used without a flag IFF, the goal of this new mechanic is to reduce in-bounds area for hiding and rabbiting with the flag without annihilating flag capper return routes.
If you have any feedback regarding this new mechanic please remember to include the map which you had a positive or negative experience on with the mechanic, as this is vital information for adjusting OOB grid sizes on a per map basis, try not to direct criticism at the mechanic itself rather than the map it is applied to. The first pass of this mechanic with the reduced OOB grid sizes does need testing via pugs.
A side effect of this mechanics change should also solve many bugs associated with the old OOB mechanic, such as getting the flag out of bounds, having the client think that a player dropped a flag when he touched the OOB when he in-fact still has it and other such jank.
-Added new console command “UnPause”, which shows a 5 second countdown timer. -Spectators can look around during pause. -Removed chat spam protection during pause.
-Changed console to not always be ` (grave); can be bound to whatever now.
-Added AFK Timer – 60 seconds AFK (no mouse movement) will force spectate, 5 minutes AFK will kick from server.
-Added new single command to change map for admins – ChangeMap <mapname> instead of RconOverrideNextMap <mapname> followed by RconEndMatch.
New Intro Video
-Added new Midair Community Edition intro movie.
Removed Sniper Rifle from light loadouts.
Fixed a pair of server crashes
-Added Flag Passes, and Flag Pickup stats. Flags are now tracked by Grabs, Passes, and Pickups -Fixed weapon kill points from being awarded to players on the same team -Added point system for Flag Passes, and in field pickups. -Added Teamkill, and Suicides stats -Added stats to tab menu, rearranged a bit -Bug fix for Assists, Deaths, and Kills when a player is shot by one or more players then evacuates. It will still award points for damage inflicted upon a player who evacuates.
Aquarena: -Replaced the water with a variant that should improve performance a bit
BeachBlitz: -Replaced the water with a variant that should improve performance a bit -Added ivy to the bases -Switched the positions of the health & ammo pickups -Nerfed the strength of the health pickup
Brynhildr: -Reverted the heightmap to a previous version, restoring many old routes that were no longer possible at the beginning of MACE. -Chopped down the forest that was located near the flagstand and replaced it with a small hut with a health pickup inside. -The map has been made a daytime map again, since two of our new snow maps are also night maps as well. -Smoothed out collision on the flagstand
-Replaced the water with a variant that should improve performance a bit -Fixed blue team’s spawns facing the wrong direction -Slightly moved a cliff
-Patched a hole in the wall
-Removed all the rocks from middle -The OOB grid has been fixed so that it is a single wall, rather than the weird double OOB boxing situation -The outer red grid is now also hexagonal -Revised player spawn density
-Reverted the heightmap to a previous version, restoring many old routes that were no longer possible at the beginning of MACE. -Cleaned up collision on the flagstand a lot -Removed two front spawns from Elite -Properly mirrored the map
-Smoothed out the collision inside and outside of the top tunnel of each pyramid -Removed collision from small pipes inside of the pyramid -Properly mirrored the map
-Reduced rock outcropping quantity -Balanced spawn positions on either side of the flagstand -Properly mirrored the map
-Fixed floating spawns -Fixed floating trees
-Reverted the heightmap to a previous version, restoring many old routes that were no longer possible at the beginning of MACE. -Cleaned up collision around the flagstand a lot -Removed some rocks and cliffs from the map that would commonly disrupt smooth gameplay -Properly mirrored the map
-Turned Bloom back on in the postprocess volume for this map -Made the fog a lighter colour and less thick
-Reverted the heightmap to a previous version, restoring many old routes that were no longer possible at the beginning of MACE. -Increased Z scale of the map by 8.33% (it’s slightly more vertical now) -Improved collision on and around the flagstand a lot -Properly mirrored the map
-Complete overhaul of flagstand area, everything is now much more simple with metal scaffolding mimicking the older versions of Raptor/Iguana -Patched up a lot of holes and problem areas around the flagstand with blocking volumes -Removed all roots that would hinder smooth gameplay -Removed many rocks and trees in problem areas -Added much more simple collision to the main flagstand trees, disallowing players from climbing up into the heavens -Players should now be unable to stand still while on parts of the tree, sliding off unless jetting and moving on it -There is now an invisible 5 second alarming OOB volume up the tree before the simple collision area, which should sound off when a player starts to climb the tree with the flag, giving away their position to players below and punishing them with a flag return if they remain up there -Increased the heightfog on the map from the previous version which was basically no fog if you turned the volumetric fog off in the settings
-Reduced the Z scale of the map by 15% (it’s a bit less vertical now) -Removed all rocks and cliffs from the map
-Replaced the water with a variant that should improve performance a bit
-Yellow flag forcefields now no longer have a flag icon on them, this is because the icon was incorrect when compared to the current flag model and would stretch when the forcefield size was changed. These forcefields still act in the same way as previous; instantly dropping the flag, unlike the new OOB mechanic. These forcefields may receive a better icon later.
-The OOB grid has been made twice as transparent and fades out from a closer distance than previously, due to how much less of a threat they are to fast cappers on return routes and the requirements of the ability to play near them and see through them.
-Enemy flag returned sound volume increased -Adjusted reward audio for skillshots -Tweaked skillshot reward values to make higher star ratings more common -Low HP alarm slightly louder and beeps multiple times
-New Intro Movie volume not tied to in-game audio sliders, sorry for blasting your ears. -Still cases where flag isn’t capped if passed to a player standing inside their own flag.
Implemented chaingun overheat. Each bullet fired will heat up the barrel and slow the fire rate, moving faster will cool the barrels.
You are now all about that nuggie life. Health nuggets now heal much faster, heal up to 30hp (up from 25), and they also still stack
Combo nade has been nerfed a little bit more (due to a fix further down in the patch notes).
-Doubled hitbox size
-Reduced explosion radius 33%
-Increased damage to 42
CTF-BeachBlitz, CTF-Cerberus, CTF-Icedance, CTF-Raptor, and CTF-Zephyr make their debut AR-Chasm has had a number of holes fixed
CTF-Brynhildr had that little rock gap out the back fixed
CTF-NightFlare has had light source increased a skootch
CTF-Kryosis has had a birthday
-Moved bases & flagstands approximately 3 meters to restore pre-MACE grab angles
-Finally properly mirrored, bases & terrain are no longer misaligned by half a meter
-Minor terrain modifications
-A couple of extra spawns (still 50/50 for each side of the base)
-Added more collision volumes to the ramps leading into the base to make movement around them much smoother
Added TDM versions of DM-Blitz and Skyway CTF-Minora, and CTF-Outpost have seen some performance optimisations
Collision fixed on some tree models (looking at you, coral)
Updated nuggie model to show how much of a badass it is
Tempest reload sound adjusted
Skill shots sounds overhauled
Death cam has been removed, which should also fix the issue of sometimes staring at the ground on respawn
Implemented initial beta practice mode. Check the menu for the new keybinds.
Low health vignette shouldn’t show in observer mode. For reals this time.
Tab menu updated to show like, heaps more stuff.
Added low hp alarm sound that plays when taking damage at critical health.
Fixed an issue where shooting point blank at flags, powerups, or other effects could cause the projectile to spawn in a direction other than where the crosshair is aimed (nonreg on combo nade seems to be fixed with this, combo might need a small nerf now as it is much more predictable)
Fixed camera positions on a lot of maps
Playing maps in offline mode should now spawn you on a team making the flags work properly
Fixed an issue that was causing floating grass. Not all maps have been updated for this patch
Overheat graphic doesn’t always show for everyone. Apparently if you delete and fully reinstall MACE it comes good
Practice mode appears to be crashing the MA:CE client
-Multiple powerups/pickups tweaks, fixes and changes (still heavily WIP)
-Fixed “last life left” game message
-Damage decreased from 50 to 35 -Inheritance decreased from 100% to 75% -Hitbox increased by 15%
-Increased collection of player statistics -Added multiple new stats to the scoreboard that are now recorded by the game -Points changed or added for multiple actions
-Modular assets received some art upgrades -Water improved -Updated Desert Terrain rock textures -Added warm up desaturation effect -Changed chaingun & grenade launcher effects
-Flag events audio changes and fixes
-OOB Grid Expanded -Scale of base structures increased 25% -Added more spawns -Increased fog & changed skybox -Terrain modifications -Fixed some weird collision out of bounds -Changed middle area (pillars/rocks)
-Added some cacti -Fixed an issue that was causing the map to be incorrectly bright on low settings
-Minor base modifications
-Added new platforms for defense players to stand -Removed some spawns
-Fixed floating foliage
TDM-Calypso, TDM-Crystalline, TDM-Speedway:
-Added modular pads for powerups/pickups to sit on, they should now be much easier to find from range