Version 1.5.3 of Hexen II: Hammer of Thyrion (uHexen2) is released.
This is a maintainence-only release, mainly fixing an opengl issue
on old graphics hardware.
Uploaded the full sources, as well as win32, win64, dos, linux-x86
and linux-x86_64 binary packages, here:
The Mac OS X packages should follow shortly. We would also like to
have linux-ppc rpms or tarballs if anyone can prepare them for us.
The changes since the previous release are as follows:
* OpenGL: Made non-power-of-two textures support configurable by
a cvar, gl_texture_NPOT, disabled by default: Fixes serious
slowdown on some old graphics hardware, such as R300 to R500
class Radeons on Mac OS X, which the driver is lying about its
capability. Added a menu entry to enable/disable the feature
(OpenGL features -> NPOT textures.)
* Sound: The client no longer tries updating the ambient sounds
when not connected, ie. when no map is active.
* Several updates to the documentation.