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Scorched3D: Version44

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 44.
This is a minor new feature/bug fix release.

Posted by Gavin Camp 2014-08-01

Scorched3D: Version 43.3d

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 43.3d.
This is a minor new feature/bug fix release.

Posted by Gavin Camp 2012-03-05

Scorched3D: Version 43.3

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 43.3.
This is a minor new feature/bug fix release, the release also introduces a brand new mod.

Posted by Gavin Camp 2012-02-06

Scorched3D: Version 43.2a

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 43.2a. This is a minor new feature/bug fix release.

Posted by Gavin Camp 2010-12-05

Scorched3D: Version 43.2

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 43.2. This is a minor new feature/bug fix release.

This release implements some of the more popular game mechanics on the new game engine. Players can leave and enter spectator mode at anytime, shot limits can be set for games, and player positions are visible when buying. This release also allows players to join and leave games with out having to quit the game.

Posted by Gavin Camp 2010-11-15

Scorched3D: Version43.1c

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 43.1c. This is a minor new feature/bug fix release.

The release fixes a few server side bugs and adds a whole raft of new options to the client, including adding tank and particle reflections to the water. The in game chat has also been improved now having a movable cursor and better editing support.

Posted by Gavin Camp 2010-05-03

Scorched3D: Version 43

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 43. This is a major new release.

The main emphasis for this release is to streamline and improve the playing experience. The upshot is that the game can play like a RTS in some of the game modes. In general the game play has been improved with less waiting around.

Posted by Gavin Camp 2010-04-03

Scorched3D: Version42.1

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 42.1. This is a minor version to fix a few small issues with version 42.

Fixes include:
o Changed skill formula to have less fluctuations (more stable skill)
o Fixed unicode names in server web console
o Added more LUA scripting functions
o Changes for 64bit compiler compatability
o Changes for gcc version 3.4 compatability
o Fixed X11 dependancies for OSX binaries
o Fixed server sending too many messages to the client
o Fixed quick server launching on windows... read more

Posted by Gavin Camp 2009-03-03

Scorched3D: Version 42

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 42.
New features include:
o Optimized graphics rendering to take better advantage of hardware
o Scripting language support for weapons and server scripts
o Much larger landscapes supported
o Added multi-lingual support for chatting and player names
o Added localization support for dialogs and messages
o Some gameplay adjustments
o Better LAN/Internet communications for less timeouts
o Some new maps... read more

Posted by Gavin Camp 2009-02-15

Scorched3D: Version 41.3 released

Scorched3D is a 3D remake of the popular 2D artillery game Scorched Earth. Scorched3D can be played against the computer, other players and remotely across the internet or LAN.

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 41.3. Version 41.3 is a very minor release and fixes some small issues in v41.2.

Version 41.3 fixes issues such as:-
- Slow clients causing others to timeout
- Rebalancing of some weapons

Posted by Gavin Camp 2008-01-21

Scorched3D: Version 41.2 released

Scorched3D is a 3D remake of the popular 2D artillery game Scorched Earth. Scorched3D can be played against the computer, other players and remotely across the internet or LAN.

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 41.2. Version 41.2 is a minor release and fixes some small issues in v41.1.

Version 41.2 fixes issues such as:-
- More performance issues for some graphics cards
- Disconects caused by excessive packet loss (TCP back in use)
- Various other small usability fixes

Posted by Gavin Camp 2008-01-13

Scorched3D: version 41.1 released

Scorched3D is a 3D remake of the popular 2D artillery game Scorched Earth. Scorched3D can be played against the computer, other players and remotely across the internet or LAN.

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 41.1. Version 41.1 is a minor release fixing some small issues with version 41.

Version 41.1 adds features such as:-
- Optimized performance
- Online disconnects due to invalid avatars
- Time played and money gained stats are now correct
- Reballancing of rollers

Posted by Gavin Camp 2007-10-31

Scorched3D version 41 released

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 41. Version 41 is a major new release and aims to polish the game in many areas.

Version 41 adds features such as:-
- New simpler game launcher
- Re-designed dialogs for starting games
- Dragging the landscape will drag the main view
- New chat channel interface
- New improved tank AIs
- Enhanced water effects
- Real-time shadows
- In game Music
- Faster more responsive online communications and less data sent from clients
- Everything in the Scorched world is now interactive and can be destroyed
- Client and server processes have been split to allow headless servers to be built
- More moding options
- And many more additions and fixes.

Posted by Gavin Camp 2007-10-15

Scorched3D version 40.1d released

Scorched3D is a 3D remake of the popular 2D artillery game Scorched Earth. Scorched3D can be played against the computer, other players and remotely across the internet or LAN.

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 40.1d!

Version 40.1d fixes a few small issues with previous versions of Scorched3D v 40.1x.

Download here:
http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/downloads.php

Posted by Gavin Camp 2006-11-27

Scorched3D version 40.1b released

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 40.1b!

Version 40.1b adds new features and fixes such as :-
- Backup registration server
- More/improved scoring calculations
- Dynamic lighting calculations for trees and models
- Multi-kill logging and bonuses
- Users can draw in the plan window to send tactics to other team players
- Tank tracks drawn during movement
- And many more additions and fixes.

Download here:
http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/downloads.php

Full list of version 40.1b updates here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=459085&group_id=85144

Posted by Gavin Camp 2006-10-29

Scorched3D version 40 released

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 40.

Version 40 adds many new features such as :-
- New scoring modes
- In game tutorial
- Speed improvements
- Better 3D Positional Sound
- Ships and other graphical enhancements
- And many more additions and fixes.

Download here:
http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/downloads.php

Full list of version 40 updates here:
https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=432146&group_id=85144

Posted by Gavin Camp 2006-07-15

Scorched3D version 39.1 released

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 39.1.

Version 39.1 is a minor bug fix release:-
- Fixed client crashes due to boids turned off
- Tanks not moving during multiplayer games
- Saved games not loading correctly
- Re-balanced some weapons
- Speeded up some of the larger weapons
- Full list of changes :
https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=350911... read more

Posted by Gavin Camp 2005-08-30

Scorched3D version 38.1 released

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the release of Scorched3D version 38.1 (yes I keep copying this text from pevious posts )

Version 38.1 adds many new features such as :-
- Player decals in game and stats
- Better ais
- Less lag (hopefully)
- Mod import and export support
- And many more small additions and fixes.

Thanks to everyone on the scorched3d forums for their help and suggestions. ... read more

Posted by Gavin Camp 2005-02-12

Scorched3D version 38 released

Release focus: Major feature enhancements

Changes:
This release adds many new features including full mod support, weather effects, a cavern environment, buildings, and many more additions and fixes. It also comes bundled with a great new third party mod (the apocalypse mod) adding new landscapes, weapons, and much more.

Posted by Gavin Camp 2004-12-05

Scorched3D version 37.2 released

Added: Save game option for single player
Added: Installed documentation and viewer with game
Added: Server can have bots drop when new players join
Added: Stats ranking message when joining server

Fixed: Linux version statically linked to avoid wxwindows problems
Fixed: Server browsing updated to use new server
Fixed: Server should be much more responsive and should not lock up
Fixed: Shot cam does not switch to action cam mode during explosion
Fixed: Single player speed mode should not stop after shots
Fixed: Bots are not confused by shields and walls

Posted by Gavin Camp 2004-05-30

Scorched3D version 37.1 released

Changes:
Added: Rotation, elevation and power differences to weapon dialog
Added: Clickable areas lighten on mouseover in HUD
Added: Option to have software drawn mouse pointer (for 3D glasses etc)
Added: Sideways scrolling using mouse (at screen extremes)

Fixed: Napalm does not make scorched sound under water
Fixed: data and document location in RPM (thanks Edward Rudd)
Fixed: testing code being produced in console
Fixed: Failing to load display.xml because of user name containing "foreign" chars
Fixed: Free market tending prices towards zero
Fixed: Selling items in the free market gives too much money... read more

Posted by Gavin Camp 2004-04-06

Scorched3D version 37 released

We are pleased to announce the next version of Scorched 3D, build 37.

Download right now from :-
http://scorched3d.sourceforge.net/downloads.php

New main features include :-
o Landscapes are very different between rounds
o Trees and waves
o Free market economy
o New game GUI
o Compatability fixes for radeon graphics cards
o Compatability fixes for on board sound cards
o Compatability fixes for intel graphics cards
o Many more fixes and features, for the full list of changes see:-
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=227073

Posted by Gavin Camp 2004-03-28

Scorched3D version 36.2 released

Fixed: Some display problems on Unix
Fixed: 16bit display mode performance problems on win32/unix
Fixed: Some cross compatability compilation problems
Fixed: Invert/swap keys now works
Fixed: Graphics for explosions do not cross into next round
Fixed: Client stimulus 6 in state 4 bug
Fixed: Clicking sound sometimes continues after move has been made
Fixed: Fonts sometimes black-out or plan dialog goes all white (I think)
Fixed: Auto defense dialog only changes settings when ok is pressed
Fixed: AIs can only use an auto defense if they have bought one!
Fixed: Display modes should be shown only once
Fixed: Targeting triangle is much thinner (seen from above)
Fixed: Shot camera does not get left behind... read more

Posted by Gavin Camp 2004-01-15

Scorched3D version 36.1 released

FIXED: Small changes to allow compilation under FreeBSD
FIXED: Dedicated server crashes when using napalm and fuel
FIXED: Client crashes on machines with large number of GL extensions
FIXED: Client crashes due to different locales causing number format differences

Posted by Gavin Camp 2003-12-10

Scorched3D 36 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of the next version of Scorched 3D, version 36.

New features include :-
o Completely Cross platform (Win32, Linux, Solaris, Mac) (server and client)
o Team play
o Configurable weapons and ais
o Many other changes

Posted by Gavin Camp 2003-12-07