March 26, 2006
Left for 3.0.5
Before releasing the 3.0.5 patch, I plan on fixing bug 572 and bug 582, as well as fixing a few minor problems with the data files and VIP files. None of these should take very much time. There will also be a period of testing by the beta testers prior to a general release.
Posted by Joel at 07:50 PM
Bug Fix Update
Some excellent news. The plane visibility bug that first appeared in version 3.0.4 has been fixed. As well, the stutters and hangs that a number of users have experienced since SquawkBox 3's original release appear to also be resolved. They are a lot harder to reproduce though, so a small group of testers is testing the fix to confirm that it no longer occurs.
Both of these fixes will be rolled into the upcoming 3.0.5 patch release. After a bit more testing, the patch should be ready for public release.
Posted by Joel at 12:29 PM
March 02, 2006
In Progress for 3.0.5
I've been working all week on fixing bugs for a 3.0.5 patch release. Here's where things stand:
- Working on the missing aircraft bug introduced in 3.0.4. I'm on the trail of the problem, but the current issue is that I'm having a heck of a time reproducing it. Anyone who can get two pilots together and can reliably reproduce this problem will be in my debt. Just contact me if you think you've got a reliable way to reproduce.
- The problems people have had with hangs and severely low frame rates has always been a mystery to me. But I just switched to a new PC and I'm now getting it pretty consistently. So I'm optimistic I should be able to figure something out on this bug.
- Found a problem with the positions that are sent between pilots when within one mile. Basically they have been getting ignored due to a bug introduced just priot to the release of 3.0. Ouch--pretty embarrasing. So when 3.0.5 comes out you should see even smoother movement when close up to another SB3 plane.
I'll keep you posted as more develops.
Posted by Joel at 08:56 PM