Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

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Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by GSH » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:19 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to announce that the Battlezone 2 patch version 1.3.6.5 Public Beta has been released. You can download it from http://matesfamily.org/bz2 .

Major features of v1.3.6.5 Public Beta:
- Replacement matchmaking provided by RakNet
- Various other fixes and optimizations.

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This Battlezone II Combat Commander 1.3 patch comes with no warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the package "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and the accuracy of the information contained within it. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the package is with you.

According to the publisher, the last officially supported patch is the 1.1 patch.

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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Huib-Bloodstone » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:44 pm

Thank u GSH :)

Have fun playing BZ II

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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Juggernaut » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:04 am

Thank you GSH! I just had a strat with Sub-O and all was smooth (and one MPI prior). Sub did notice a few of my blasts did not render, no sound, yet took damage. Other than that it was a great game.

FYI - I had to disable Avast to install, just figured I'd let you know seeing others may be suspicious if they get this
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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Huib-Bloodstone » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:49 pm

Yes, we know the problem with Avast, this archive has been here for ages. it seems Avast updated there scanner that doesn't like passwordt protected archives.
THIS IS A FALSE POSITIVE

I reported it to avast but this can take a while, what helps if u guys send a note to avast to report this. u can do this in the program
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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Iron_Maiden » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:26 pm

So far I'm liking it GSH, much obliged.

One question, does running the game in 256 colors make it look better or worse?
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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Commando » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:19 pm

Bugs I encountered

1. If you hop out of your ship, then switch to sniper, your character will randomly undeploy then deploy. I suspect the engine is arguing with itself as to whether you pilot is deployed or not. I suspect it is related to lag. It doesn't occur 100% of the time, but does occur enough to be annoying.

Bugs brought to my attention

1. IBSCUPGH.odf, points to itself, in the classlabel. Needs to be changed from ibscupgh to just ibscup.

2. The effect xsgasvehgh is called by an odf, when the effect does not exist. Haven't verified this myself, nor did the source know what odf referenced it.

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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Commando » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:32 pm

I can fix the recursive odf. I guess I messed it in the CL, if it was mentioned there.

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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Red Devil » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:34 pm

sorry, forgot to tell you i encountered that while making the gh aip's
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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by General BlackDragon » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:27 pm

I submitted a fix for that, guess it didn't get in :-/
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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Commando » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:10 am

Yeah, I pretty much stopped messing with assets when GH left, granted if I had known about that bug, I would have fixed it.

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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Progressor » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:54 am

Look at the screenshot: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/409 ... oard01.jpg
Why these vertical stripes at the end of each line? They appeared in 1.3.6.4[k-z?] patch and still exist. Not a big deal but...

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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by GSH » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:50 pm

Why these vertical stripes at the end of each line?
Looks like newlines are showing up as a character. Not sure how/why this is different from before; probably related to the new fonts built as part of the expanded UI. What screen resolution are you running?

As to 'why', we do not have the exact TrueType font used to generate the BZ2 fonts. A similar-looking font was picked for the upscaled resolutions, introduced between 1.3.6.4 and 1.3.6.5, but they may have different characters, etc. The shell generally looks much higher quality with higher quality font sources -- BZ2 uses bitmap fonts, not TrueType. Bitmap fonts are much faster -- especially so in 1999 -- but do not upscale too much without looking blurry. To get higher quality bitmap fonts required building from a similar TrueType font to bitmap at a higher resolution.

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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Commando » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:51 pm

I suspect the same. They show up in Linux Mint too.

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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by Commando » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:53 pm

Something brought up on steam.

\/\/1/\/$0CK: respawning ISDF pilots have 250 health
\/\/1/\/$0CK: scions, 100.
\/\/1/\/$0CK: *suser_m
\/\/1/\/$0CK: plus they regen ammo at 1/2 the rate

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Re: Battlezone II v1.3.6.5 Public Beta released

Post by General BlackDragon » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:36 am

my friend austen got this in 1.3.6.5, looks like a random graphics crash.

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ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678648|---- Battlezone II Log File ----
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678650|//=====================================================
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678651|App version: bzone 1.3.6.5 Public Beta Jun  4 2014 21:24:28
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678652|Windows version: Windows Version: 6.1.7601 'Service Pack 1' PlatformID=2

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678653|Last few battlezone.log lines (may or may not be relevant):
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678654|DIAG|         ParameterDB:214  |19:44:14|5868848| 4 : apBZCwrckb.odf
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678655|DIAG|            runcodes:172  |19:44:28|5883120|[View] Entering run code [FORWARD]
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678656|DIAG|            runcodes:172  |19:44:46|5900552|[View] Entering run code [COCKPIT]
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678686|DIAG|            runcodes:172  |19:54:37|6492209|[View] Entering run code [FORWARD]
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678687|DIAG|            runcodes:172  |19:54:46|6500710|[View] Entering run code [COCKPIT]
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678688|DIAG|            runcodes:172  |19:56:23|6598443|[View] Entering run code [SATELLITE]
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678689|DIAG|            runcodes:172  |19:56:50|6624677|[View] Entering run code [FORWARD]
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678690|DIAG|            runcodes:172  |19:56:51|6626407|[View] Entering run code [COCKPIT]
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678691|(done)

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678692|Exception code: C0000005 (ACCESS VIOLATION) READING from 00000090h
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678694|Message :  Exception
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678696|Error occurred at 6/12/2014 20:14:26.
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678697|C:\Games\Battlezone II\bzone.exe, run by Austen.
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678698|C:\Games\Battlezone II\bzone.exe, run by Austen.
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678699|CPU: 8 processor(s), Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678700|     Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678702|Process Memory :   1045 MB free out of   2048 MB total
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678703|Physical memory:   4866 MB free out of   8170 MB total
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678704|Page(swap) file:  12218 MB free out of  16337 MB total
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678705|This exe is using 497 MB (135 MB dlmalloc), peak use 497 MB

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678706|Fault address:  0048A00B 01:0022900B C:\Games\Battlezone II\bzone.exe
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678708|
Registers:
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678709|EAX:00000000
EBX:7C03C060
ECX:7C03C140
EDX:126AF670
ESI:126AF6C0
EDI:126AF6B0
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678710|CS:EIP:0023:0048A00B
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678712|SS:ESP:002B:061FD340  EBP:061FD3B4
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678713|DS:002B  ES:002B  FS:0053  GS:002B
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678714|Flags:00210246
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678715|
Call stack:
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7678716|Address  Offset1  Offset2  Module              SourceFile
ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679219|0048A00B +0022A00B 0000021B bzone            (bzone): : FamilyNode::RenderSetStateWithParent

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679221|0048A579 +0022A579 000003E9 bzone            (bzone): : FamilyNode::RenderSetState

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679236|00374F82 +00114F82 00000010 bzone            (bzone): : ENTITY::PostSimulate

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679273|0038749F +0012749F 0000002E bzone            (bzone): : Resolution_Layer_Class::Entity_List_Class::Render

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679277|0038789C +0012789C 0000007F bzone            (bzone): : Resolution_Layer_Class::Render

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679279|00388043 +00128043 0000003B bzone            (bzone): : SceneManagerClass::Render

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679284|002A9C8D +00049C8D 00000162 bzone            (bzone): : MirrorClass::Render

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679290|003D2518 +00172518 00000021 bzone            (bzone): : TerrainClass::SubmitWaterAndOrReflections

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679292|002AA842 +0004A842 00000708 bzone            (bzone): : Simulate_Cockpit

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679293|002AAA02 +0004AA02 0000009A bzone            (bzone): : Render_Internal_View

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679296|002B662D +0005662D 0000064C bzone            (bzone): : ViewCockpit::Process

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679299|002B79FF +000579FF 000000A1 bzone            (bzone): : ViewManager::Process

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679302|002BBDD9 +0005BDD9 000000B9 bzone            (bzone): : MissionHandler::RenderOneFrame

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679303|002BC1FD +0005C1FD 00000367 bzone            (bzone): : MissionHandler::State::RunState::Process

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679306|002B980D +0005980D 0000001E bzone            (bzone): : MissionHandler::Process

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679309|004924E1 +002324E1 00000061 bzone            (bzone): : Main::MessagePump

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679311|002ABB95 +0004BB95 00000572 bzone            (bzone): : HandledMain

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679312|002AB83F +0004B83F 0000021C bzone            (bzone): : HandledMain

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679317|002A8882 +00048882 00000069 bzone            (bzone): : WinMain

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679319|00432BE7 +001D2BE7 00000191 bzone            (bzone): : exp

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679320|768D338A +0001338A 00000012 kernel32         (kernel32): : BaseThreadInitThunk

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679321|77C29F72 +00039F72 00000063 ntdll            (ntdll): : RtlInitializeExceptionChain

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679322|77C29F45 +00039F45 00000036 ntdll            (ntdll): : RtlInitializeExceptionChain

ERR |    ExceptionHandler:191  |20:14:24|7679323|
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