28 August 2010

1.0e/1.1 Updated Changelog 3

The FAS 1.0e/1.1 Change Log has been updated. The following changes have been added since August 17th.

- Added 4-directional hit indicators, in addition to the red fade
- Ammo caches will replace partial magazines
- Fix for ragdoll spam on initial spawn which would lag out players
- Re-compressed textures which should help users running on low end machines
- SG550 and FAMAS have been re-animated
- Specular maps added to weapon view models
- Fixed channels and attenuation of some sounds, fixes some issues where you can't hear the gun you're being shot by
- Fixed potential crashes with quick bandaging
- Kill icon for suicide
- Fixed ERRORNAME appearing when destroying SD objectives
- Fixed bug with animations and reloading when going prone with internal magazine weapons (M3)
- Fixed the appearance of an IFAK floating next to a player when a player has been put in spectator
- Weapons can fire underwater
- Added cvar fas_switch_teams_on_rwin which flips the teams and rein count between rounds
- Gunnery II now improves holster/deploy times as the label describes

New for mappers in 1.0e
- PointsForDestroy keyvalue on sd crates to give players points for destroying the objective

18 August 2010


I have posted a thread in the FAS Support Forum about Scripting for FAS. Check it out if you are looking for some basic information about FAS Scripting.

Community Model Releases

FAS all ready has a handful of custom models for you to customize your game. Be sure to check out the Released Assets subforum for more info and to leave feedback.

Kool-Aid and Butterfingers for IFAK by AirborneDaddy

Oh Yeah! :D


BR2FAMAS3 for FAMAS by ville

A fancy FAMAS to replace the standard FAMAS in FAS.


FN SCAR-L MKII for M4A1 by BathroomSecurity

A more modern weapon to replace the long in the tooth M4A1.


CF-05 Animations by Flakk

New and improved CF-05 animations, even the original animator thinks so.


Community Map Releases

The FAS Community all ready has two new community made maps for FAS. Be sure to check out future releases, or discuss current releases in FAS's Released Maps Forum.

PS_Desesrtcrisis by Hitman

A classic FA staple remade for FAS, with new routes to the middle capture point.


TC_University by Ecktic

A fast and frantic TC map that has an old school charm.


Download TC_University

Ninja Mapping

Shinobi has updated his developer blog with previews of two upcoming maps, sd_bomba and ps_caliber.

SD_bomba is a "small, tight outdoor map that might be a good server starter."

No information has been given yet about ps_caliber, other than it is planed for a 1.1 release.

17 August 2010

If You Gotta Problem, Yo, I'll Solve It

FAS has a new forum for FAS related support, surprisingly called the FAS Support Forum. Here you can ask for help with any FAS related issues, from glitches to general tweaks to improve your overall experience.

Mantis Kills Bugs Dead

In Bob_Gneu's developer blog, he has linked the bug tracking tool used by the FAS Team and Testers to track, test and fix bugs. According to Bob_Gneu, "you can now oversee how we are working and what we are working on." Not only that, but you are able to contribute to the bug tracker, the only stipulation is that you can not register anonymously to avoid an environment similar to the input forum.

If not, you can still check it out and see a bit behind the scenes of FAS.

A River Ran Through It

PS_river fans rejoice, Smilie, is remaking your beloved map. Hopefully screenshots will be available soon.


1.0e/1.1 Updated Changelog 2

The 1.0e/1.1 Change Log has been updated. The following changes have been added since August 13th.

- Projectiles no longer spawn at the other side of a wall when you're facing next to one
- Reinforcements are drained on spawn rather than death

13 August 2010

1.0e/1.1 Change Log Updated

The 1.0e/1.1 Change Log has been updated. The following changes have been added since August 7th.

- Hopefully improved stability of Mortars
- Added a fas_version command
- Reworked the ammobox code a little bit to address the ammoboxes only giving ammo to the current weapon
- Made some tweaks to the lighting effects for the NVG's to help prevent model texture/material washout
- Addressed an area of potentially invalid memory in the round over HUD element which could cause a crash
- Reworked some VGUI panels (MOTD, team panel, loadout etc)
- Fixed hint panel showing a black box with no text in it
- Fixed case where holding down MOUSE2 would continue to play the idle animation when you aim down the sights (G36C)
- Holding down the attack, attack2 or reload key will no longer prevent a weapon from deploying
- Solved some visual glitches associated with bolt action (or pump action) weapons
- Disabled the ability to jump if your stamina is less than the amount of stamina drained for jump
- Slightly upped the stamina drain for jumping from 20 to 30
- Setting fas_endgametimer to -1 will remove the 0 rein timeout, waiting until all the players on the team are dead or a full cap is made
- Added fov_desired cvar which is used in Valve's official games which allows you to adjust your FOV between 75 and 90. Defaults to 90
- You can no longer climb a ladder while prone or ducked
- Burst fire queues bullets to fire, so 1 click = 3 bullets (with M16/FAMAS), rather than having to hold it down
- mp_switchteams is now fully operational and will flip the teams when a server admin issues the command
- Ability to restrict weapons per-server through a weapons blacklist
- Shotgun reload cancelling waits until you have released the mouse button
- View punches for recoil are now applied to spectators
- Firemode recoil modifiers are fully operational
- Marksman skill increases accuracy in 10% increments rather than 5% (5->10, 10->20, 15->30)

1.0e vs. 1.1

The FAS Team is considering releasing another patch,1.0e, which would include all the bug fixes and balance tweaks of 1.1, but none of the new weapons. However, this may push 1.1 back some if they have to devote their time to packaging up what they have now for release.

You can see the 1.0e/1.1 change log here.

Let the FAS Team know what you want in the FAS Forums, IRC, ModDB or Facebook.

07 August 2010

Current 1.0e/1.1 Change Log

FAS 1.0e/1.1 looks to improve gameplay in a variety of ways. From tweaking armor and weapon values, to adjusting movement speeds, to possibly 8 new weapons, the next patch is looking great. Be sure to check this thread in the input forum for more updates.

Changes since 1.0d
- Speed modifiers for heavy and medium armor.
- You can select spectate from the team menu after spawning now.
- Fixed bug where you would be shown in the wrong team color when an enemy you hurt would commit suicide. This is now shown as an "assisted suicide" in the death notices.
- Teamkills no longer report an assister to avoid confusion with the assister being in the wrong team color. You are silently rewarded assist points.
- Improved assault rifle accuracy (usually 2-3x more accurate) - tweaked to 1024 unit range
- Improved SMG accuracy (about 1.5-2x more accurate) - tweaked to 512 unit range
- Improved pistol accuracy (to about the same degree as SMGs), lowered damage to compensate
- LMGs now have 0.25x the bullet cone while deployed
- M60 damage lowered
- SR-25 recoil increased
- Fixed inaccurate skill descriptions
- When healing yourself with the IFAK, it no longer reports the previous healing target
- Fixed tracer rounds on the Vollmer
- Armor damage mitigation modified to lower values. Light 0.4x, Medium 0.5x, Heavy 0.6x
- Different types of armor have different armor hit point values, rather than being 150 for all of them. Light has 100, heavy has 200, helmet has 100, limb armor has 75
- Added new damage sounds
- Run speed reduced to 210 from 230 (~9% slower)
- Sprint speed reduced to 325 from 340 (~4% slower)
- Changed strafe and backpedal speeds. Backwards: 0.6 from 0.8, Strafe: 0.7 from 0.8
- Removed delay between firemode toggle
- Added missing MenuOpen/MenuClose/MenuPulse HUD animations
- Resolved sniper weapon selection slot conflicts
- Delay between voice and radio messages
- Weapons start with full ammo on spawn (6 reserve mags rather than 4)

New weapons in 1.1
- Sterling
- Uzi
- Remington 870
- KS23
- Raging Bull