The developers of Dodgeball for the Source Engine would like to announce that Dodgeball Alpha 5 has been released. Alpha 5 contains many updates to the gameplay, visuals and stability of the game. The most important update to announce is that the memory error crash is officially gone! After months of hard work we were able to determine the source of the error and eliminate it. Alpha 5 can be downloaded at dodgeball.xsystemmods.com. We have also submitted the file to hl2files.com, moddb.com, and a few other mirrors. These will be available very soon.
Here is a list of items that have been updated in this release.
Maps:db_schoolgym designed by Dr.Devin was the winner of our Alpha 5 map contest. Devin's map has been added to Alpha 5 and is now considered an official Dodgeball map. Runners up db_moon by Swiss_Cheese and db_yardwars by Bloodshed receive honorable mention.
Sounds: New sounds have been implemented for the dodgeball bouncing, and hitting. The annoying combine run sound and also the clicking grenade pickup sound for the dodgeball has been fixed.
Models: New animations have been added to the world models that show the players catching Dodgeballs. View models and animations have been added for the new secondary dodgeball swatting action.
Competition Mode: Competition Mode is now stable and working. We have shifted the official server over to competition mode.
Gameplay: Dodgeball Swatting has been added as a secondary fire when holding the dodgeball. You can now bat away dodgeballs as they are thrown at you. Catch spamming is now eliminated also. You must click on primary fire to catch. No longer can you hold down the button. The Dodgeballs also bounce more realistically now.
Stability:The memory error crashes are gone. No other crashes have been reported.
We hope to see you in the servers!