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Eternal Silence releases 3.3 with 2 new maps and many fixes. The update is live on Steam now.

Posted by MadMechwarrior on Feb 23rd, 2009

It's been less than 3 weeks since our steam release and Eternal Silence 3.3 is already live. This patch includes 2 new maps, ctf_asteroid and de_asteroid as well as a host of other fixes. These new maps have been a load of fun for our testers and bring back some nostalgia from the old 2.3 days. Here are a few screenshots of the new maps:




I've also had the pleasure of being interview by the folks over at TheReticule.com. Here is an excerpt:

Interview wrote:TR: Have things changed at all throughout the development?

The only constant in life is change. This is even more true with a mod
team. We’ve had developers leave for all sorts of reasons. The game
itself has changed immensely over time. Everybody that touched the mod
left his or her mark, and that’s one of the great things about working
on a mod. Thing are flexible. We reinvented the gameplay of Eternal
Silence three times, once with each major version, and each time we
look back at the last version we think “How on earth did people play
this junk?”. That just tells you how much we’ve evolved and how we
will continue to evolve.


Read the full interview here

A full change log is below. Note that this patch does break compatibility with 3.2, so servers will have to update before you can join them.

[ADD] Kill assists. Person with the highest damage done gets a point too.
[ADD] Added game events requested by server admins (game_start, game_end, round_start, round_end)
[ADD] New map, de_asteroid
[ADD] New map, ctf_asteroid.
[ADD] New help screens during map load. Look better and more up to date.
[FIX] round_restart only works for server admins. Patched other commands also.
[FIX] Game automatically sets rate to 10000 for awesome network smoothness (like you've never seen)
[FIX] Increased visibility in space (thanks to new network fix)
[FIX] Removed "Attack" waypoints from targets with cut engines.
[FIX] Shortened ship trails to increase performance.
[FIX] Class menu won't keep popping up when there are no spawns to choose.
[FIX] Fixed CP spawns when no more subsystems were left.
[FIX] Fixed heavy weapon reload being interrupted by melee attack (these guns don't have melee).
[FIX] Heavy fighter now displays properly in the scoreboard.
[BAL] Increased Pistol Runspeed.
[BAL] Locked enemy gunships in ES mode
[BAL] Increased gunship HP by 20%, decreased shields the same amount
[BAL] Hacking points only awarded when the subsystem is captured.

cp_warpath:
[FIX] The NGM first spawn is now secured. UTF can’t capture it.
[FIX] Not enough spawnpoints left
[FIX] slightly increased the Lightmapgrid for better performance
[ADD] new duct from the NGM Spawn to the next Subsystem
[BAL] added a new crate nearby the first utf subsystem
[BAL] widened the old hallway to the first subsystem

cp_valhalla:
[FIX] Moved waypoints so subsystems don't overlap
[FIX] Added cables to shallow pits of death
[FIX] Optimized starting hangar to reduce lag

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Tron619
Tron619 Feb 24 2009, 7:07am says:

yes cant wait

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Tom●E
Tom●E Feb 24 2009, 9:18am says:

Can't find the update. O_o

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cosypeter
cosypeter Feb 24 2009, 10:56pm buried:

(buried)

******* troll.

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MadMechwarrior Author
MadMechwarrior Feb 24 2009, 11:31am says:

It's on steam. Run the game and it will auto update.

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BladeRunner162
BladeRunner162 Feb 24 2009, 12:34pm says:

awsome, this is a great mod. keep up the good work.

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum Feb 24 2009, 1:17pm says:

Very nice!

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08 Feb 24 2009, 6:05pm says:

Sounds good! Hope the au servers play some new map variety.

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snotmaster0
snotmaster0 Feb 24 2009, 8:35pm says:

Awesome job, keep up the good work!

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Mar 6 2009, 11:34pm says:

I must say this really does look great.

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puttfis
puttfis Mar 10 2009, 1:20pm says:

I'm gonna download this on Steam Store right now. cant wait to play with u guys :)

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