Hey, we survived to Update 2!
Hopefully we can make it to the end of the game before Nintendo finds us, but until then, here's what the following release's features will consist of:
- A common thing that isn't that big of a deal but we wanted one anyway because they look cool.
- With this, you'll be able to start the game up and be notified when new updates are available, however, once downloaded, the game's main .exe will also be available if you're not currently connected to the internet.
- Because of the launcher's flexibility, expect smaller updates to be released far more frequently instead of large updates being released every four months. (Expected Time: 2 Weeks per update)
New Map: Oak's Corral
- We find our heroes in Oak's Backyard, testing out the Pokemon he has available. Over the months, we'll slowly make our way into his lab, and eventually Pallet Town itself! For now, just have fun running around and finding that super secret ledge you can climb.
- We've gone ahead and added the remaining two starters (Squirtle & Bulbasaur), along with Rattata and Pidgey, totalling in six available Pokemon.
- Each has their own unique move-set, apart from a few duplicates. They have type advantages, different play-styles, and may even make you rethink who you choose for your starter! Just kidding, long live Charmander.
Catching & HUD
- You can now catch Pokemon by clicking on the little Pokeball icon in the new HUD.
- You can catch as many as you want, but like the games, you may only carry six at a time.
- There's also a Healing Machine available so that you can heal your Pokemon whenever you wish.
Main Menu & Saving
- The main menu now supports longer IP strings for connecting to site-hosts, as well as port editing.
- All teams, stats, menu settings, and GUI scale is now all saved conveniently in a data folder. No trying to decrypt the stats though, or we'll resurrect Sauron and place the Ring of Power in your living room.
- Spectator mode has been given all new controls and features, and the chat for multiplayer has also been cleaned up.
- With the combined efforts of the team, many bugs have been eradicated and we've done our best to make the multiplayer experience as enjoyable as possible. That said, there will always be bugs here and there, so if you find anything that hasn't already been posted in the Bug Testing forum, drop a thread/post there and let us know.
That's it for now! We'll be working to get some more Pokemon added before we dive into the more complicated things, but enjoy Update 2 for now! Great things are coming.
P.S.: For a full guide on using the launcher, visit the tutorials section.