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It's the end of the week and we've released our third major build in two days, things are speeding up for us. If you're interested in playing Blade Symphony, we have 500 keys beta keys available to people that read this post!

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Hey all.
After a hard week of Podcasting with P17, updating our auto-updater and fixing some intense issues and adding more content -- Build 3 is out!
We thought it would be a great time to show some of the new stuff we've been working on and give out some keys for our closed beta of Blade Symphony. Remember, PHANs get immediate access!

Check out the changes..

Build 3 Released update Build 3 Released update

Left: Testing reflective surfaces on maps Spire was working on.
Right: Mock-up of a redesign for the round start screen that Atomy implemented a week ago.

Build 3 Released update Build 3 Released update

Left: Charles created an alternate skin for Ryoku. I just finished the skin selection code this week to try it out.
Right: Here's our new character selection screen. It's still work in progress of course.

Build 3 Released update Build 3 Released update

Left: The first screenshot of District, the map we will release after Monastery.
Right: The final arena of Monastery, the Hallways.

Also PHAN club member Alice posted a series of really cool Blade Symphony videos on YouTube. Here's one of our favorites!


Build2_Changelog wrote:

    Additions & Changes:

  • Added the Katana from Dystopia.
  • Added a graphical menu for sword selection, default key is “L”.
  • Added a graphical menu for character selection with model preview, default key is “K”
  • Added skin support for models using vs_skin and vs_character
  • Added second Ryoku skin.
  • Optimized the Courtyard arena of duel_winter.
  • Changed in-game chat to be readable by dead players as well.
  • Changed “stacatto_black” sword name to Stacatto Black.
  • Cleaned up the round overview screen to removed extraneous elements.
  • Added a check for unranked players.
  • Added rank color highlight.
  • [#3261][#3181][#3170] Added fading when camera is too close to character.
  • Changed display name of Knight to “Judgement.”
  • Changed scoreboard formatting.
  • Added global ranking stat to scoreboard.
  • [#3254] Added basic bow mechanic
  • Bugs:

  • Fixed character selection Accept and Cancel button widths.
  • Fixed an animation ragdoll assert.
  • [#3224] Fixed chat HUD going away on spawn.
  • Fixed chat bubble starting at weird angles when dashing or backflips.
  • [#3211]Fixed crash on map change when player entity memory address changes.
  • [#3262] Fixed for reverse stance and heavy stance run animation.
  • [#3166][#3137] Fixed reverse stance sword flip.
  • [#3200] Fixed Heavy String 2 Tier 1 and Tier 2 transitions.
  • [#3198] Fixed Changing stances affecting attack charge speed.
  • Fixed incorrect sword selection load on spawn.
  • [#3241] Fixed bug where round start displayed wrong names for spectators.
  • [#3270] Fixed client crash on random map change in mid-round.
  • Fixed prediction error for action animation durations.
  • [#3226] Players start in non-default poses after round start
  • [#3263] Fixed floating spawn points on duel_winter
  • [#3133][#3197] Fixed partially cut off shadows on deck and courtyard arena in Winter.

Also, we've been at work on a stats system for Blade Symphony, thanks to our stats pro; mindstormmaster. Using this system, you can also check out the player activity. Although, we'll talk more about stats in a future post.


Looking for a beta key to get into the Blade Symphony closed beta?

To get into the closed beta, simply go to Blade-symphony.com and signup using the code " 79f9116126c6d94e " without the quotes. Be sure to correctly enter your SteamID and e-mail. This key is only valid for a limited number of usages, so sign up quickly!


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Warfield
Warfield

Amazing and thanks for the beta key!

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rainerwain
rainerwain

it doesnt accept my steam id??

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mindstormmaster
mindstormmaster

Try using your Community profile URL.

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Newbez
Newbez

simply stunning

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Lanceo9
Lanceo9

wow. awesome. thanks guys Its downloading now.

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naitoookami
naitoookami

yay i got into this beta this time

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angelcs
angelcs

nice vid

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

At last i'm in Beta :P

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AAAStudios
AAAStudios

i have error when i update it,it says "One possible cause of this is a change to rsync password on server" help :(

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Esoj
Esoj

if you have a firewall try disabling it and then updating.

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Res1
Res1

Finally i get to play this awesome mod !

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Ha!

didn't clear this news post. :P

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KindredPhantom
KindredPhantom

That will teach you not to clear any of the future newsposts. :D

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Hitelf
Hitelf

OH YAY :D
Cant wait to play and test it out.

Il be glad to leave a feedback :3

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DeadPhaker
DeadPhaker

I got in yeay :D

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stealthpredator
stealthpredator

Hooray!

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stealthpredator
stealthpredator

Wait, how do i register a forum account? Sidekick says i need to log in :(

Link for forum please.

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Die-Hard-Ed
Die-Hard-Ed

You need to log in with your email addres and the provided password which should have been emailed to you.

I'm logged in to Sidekick but when i'm downloading the update, i keep being presented with this error message at around 79%:

*** Error : Errors with program diagnostics
*** One possible cause of this is a change to the rsync password on the server

Any ideas?

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mflux
mflux

A lot of people have been having this problem. I recommend downloading the dedicated server build for now until we get sidekick issues resolved. You can still play with that version, it is updated.

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Underet
Underet

Thx to dystopia team! (or PH)

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Soldier1312
Soldier1312

Great "THANKS" for game and for beta key. :D

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Torabi
Torabi

Fantastic. I was almost certain that it was used up already. Downloading now!

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Soldier1312
Soldier1312

Hmmm sorry for this maybe stupid question but: Is it normal that black katana doesn't work?

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KindredPhantom
KindredPhantom

Do you mean the katana model? Could you provide a screenshot?

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mflux
mflux

It was a mistake left in the build. Try not to use that one, and wait for our next patch.

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TrooperHUN
TrooperHUN

**** yeah I'm in.

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majorD2
majorD2

*Gets beta key*
*Explodes*

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Soldier1312
Soldier1312

@KindredPhantom: Here's screenshot
Img441.imageshack.us

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Ansob
Ansob

Yeah, that's one of our artists leaving the name and path in the swords list but forgetting to include the model. Ignore that for now and just don't pick that sword. :)

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majorD2
majorD2

When sidekick was launched, it said that "Unable to find a version of the Runtime to run this application"
Help?

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mflux
mflux

You may need to install
Microsoft.com

and/or

Microsoft.com

Are you not on Windows 7 by any chance?

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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

the download link for the beta seems to be down

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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

scratch that last comment, i just got the phan download one, the url for the download in the beta email is dead

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Soldier1312
Soldier1312

Ok. Thanks for info Ansob. :)

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Soldier1312
Soldier1312

Ok, that's probably spam now but I have few more questions (sorry).
1. At screenshots I see about 4 maps and in-game I have only 2.
2. "Added second Ryoku skin" - does it mean I can change texture of model? If yes, I would be grateful for telling me how to.
3. Last thing I want to ask is that functions "bow" and "taunt" should work? Because they aren't working for me.

Sorry for problems but I just want to know everything that I should know.

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mflux
mflux

1. Not all maps have been released yet.
2. Still buggy, wait for a future release.
3. WIll be in next release. That some how snuck into this current build's changelog.

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Soldier1312
Soldier1312

Ok mflux. Good to know.

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galdor
galdor

yay i got it to work cant wait to play

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raijian
raijian

I got into the beta, and I have the installer. I installed it, and sidekick was like "Found an update, click restart to install it now"

So i did, then nothing happens.

If I try to connect to a server it gives me an engine error something about class tables etc.

What's up o.o

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SEGIII
SEGIII

Try downloading it from the dedicated server, it has the latest build.

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raijian
raijian

Where is the "dedicated server"

Is that a server in the game I should connect to?

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KindredPhantom
KindredPhantom

You can download the Windows dedicated server from here, just unzip it into your sourcemods folder: Punyhumangames.com

You will have to create a forum account if you have not already. After that myself or one of the other moderators can then give you access to the part of the forum where you can download the files from. If you join #punyhuman on irc.gamesurge.net then this can all be done within a few minutes on there.

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mindstormmaster
mindstormmaster

The update sidekick found was an update for sidekick. You need to run sidekick again and click the Update button. It should show you what the current revision number is and which revision you have, or none if you haven't updated with sidekick yet.

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raijian
raijian

Thanks. Sidekick is updating the game now, should I be able to connect to a server once it finishes?

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Ansob
Ansob

Yes, you should.

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Warped
Warped

And I'm in the Beta, yay :D

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Rych_Assassin
Rych_Assassin

Mine says Could not find Steam ID...

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mindstormmaster
mindstormmaster

Did you try one of the other three Steam ID formats? Go to Steamidfinder.com for more help on finding your Steam ID.

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Visorak06
Visorak06

Thanks for the key guys, looking forward to playing this afternoon when I get home.

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CyborgChaosX
CyborgChaosX

how do i sign up? or is it already used up

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