Well, finally, here we are at…wait, 2.0.7? Yep, nothing truly exciting, but a significant bug was found and needed to be corrected immediately, so we’re releasing a simple hotfix patch. This release contains no new content, but includes the following bug fixes:
- Fixes a major issue with netplay that caused the game to be hypersensitive to denial of service attacks.
- Fixes an issue with lasers in netplay causing consistency failures.
- Fixes a rare crash when using F12 in Capture the Flag mode.
- Low framerate should no longer cause screenshots to be taken improperly.
Head on over to the download page to get a copy of the patch.
It’s been a few months since we updated, so I guess it’s about time we came back with another reminder that yes, we are indeed still working on 2.1, despite all reports to the contrary. As always, click on the images for a higher resolution shot, and everything here is subject to change by release time.
|Here’s a shot of the final room of Arid Canyon Zone, showing the alternate path that didn’t exist in 2.0.X. A lot of sections throughout the game have had similar modifications to try to fix the difficulty curve and make it more reasonable.|
|Those who have been playing SRB2 for some time will no doubt recognize Aerial Garden Zone, a hidden stage in 2.0.X. It has been updated slightly in visuals, including a simple sky ripped from Sonic Advance, as well as tweaked for difficulty and bugfixes. Because of the removal of Red’s room in CEZ2, there is a new method for unlocking AGZ in 2.1.|
|2.1 includes a new character selection option: Sonic & Tails. Just like the classic games, this causes Tails to follow you around, eternally trying to catch up while getting hit by everything for your amusement. If you have set Player 2 controls up, you can even take control of him directly to fly yourself around.|
|2.1 supports tallpatches, which allow extremely large graphics to be inserted into the game without issue, as demonstrated in this test WAD of an extremely large, single-patch texture built out of various images of the Yakumo family. The things in the foreground are also using sprites beyond the old size limitations.|
|Techno Hill Zone, Act 2′s reworking for 2.1 continues onward, reworking the level to play better with the new slime and updating the visuals. This screenshot demonstrates the new look of the slime room at the end of the stage, along with some new content in the background. Please forgive the HOM, as certain parts of the stage haven’t quite gotten cleaned up, and the stage is very much still a work in progress.|
|Here’s another screenshot of THZ2, showing off an all-new outdoor area, demonstrating the usage of skyboxes in a more dramatic fashion. As with the other screenshot, this area is still very much a work in progress.|
As a reminder, if you’re looking for even more 2.1 information, check out the Version 2.1 page on the Wiki.
Since last month’s update didn’t have enough space for post everything we wanted to show off, here’s a bunch more 2.1 screenshots. As with all previous updates, everything here is subject to change before release.
Rumors of the project’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Despite the lack of news, we have been making slow but steady progress on SRB2 over the last year. As with the previous updates, click on the screenshots for a higher resolution version.
It’s been a while since we posted any information about 2.1′s progress on the front page, so here’s some random tidbits from the development team:
Srb2.org will be down at February 25, 2012, at 6am CST and will be hopefully back up by 6pm the same day.
The data center the SRB2.org server sits at will have 8 hour downtime on February 25, 2012, at 6pm CST
Oh, and someone submitted false spam report on SRB2MB and SRB2 Wiki emails on Hotmail, so Hotmail has banned the server from sending email to hotmail, msn, and live users. If you wish to change your account to a different email, you can, I’ll be watching the mailbox of the MB and Wiki, and forward emails messages from a non-blocked account.
Well, this is Alam, your srb2.org server administrator, I am sorry but on Tuesday the 10th of January, the server’s hard drive started to fail. So I had to replace it and reload everything from the weekly backup, so we may had lost some MB posts, Wiki changes and a few other things (including the “Police Public Call Box” we had on hand).
Due to GoDaady’s support of the SOPA act, I am transferring the srb2.org domain from GoDaddy to Namecheap.