Hey all, the team’s just getting up some steam after Christmas, while our Russian MP Strike Force are having their own Russian Christmas at the moment. As such, you’ll get a more fully fledged development blog (and hopefully some internal MP test session vids) next week.
In the meantime the rest of the team are working on IWBUMS public beta patch 41.50, which we intend to release at the start of next week.
This will (very, very likely) be the last IWBUMS public beta build before all the non-MP developers move fully into a merged MP codebase. As such there will be a pause in 41 updates at that point, hotfixes aside, until we are opening the build up for Community Megatests and wider multiplayer testing.
As far as the current internal MP build goes, we had three super-successful nights of internal testing over Christmas – testimony from some of the participants of which can be found here. From this we’ve got a laundry list of things to polish and fix that will begin in earnest once Yuri and Andrei are back from their orthodox holidays next Monday.
41.50 next week, meanwhile, currently contains the following:
That’s all for now. There’s an exciting few months coming up, and we can’t wait until the point at which everyone can jump in to help us with it. Thanks!
This week’s Spiffo carnage AGAIN from Injen – making them the first recorded back-to-back-blogs image provider. A changelist of all IWBUMS patches since the 41 beta was released can be found here. A general list of stuff added to PZ, and vids of features being worked on, is kept here – so you don’t have to plough through endless dev blogs for info. The Centralized Block of Italicised Text would like to direct your attention to the PZ Wiki should you feel like editing or amending something, and the PZ Mailing List that can send you update notifications once builds get released. We also live on Twitter right here! Our Discord is open for chat and hijinks too!