Thursday, May 14, 2015
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DOOM Retro v1.7.1

DOOM Retro v1.7.1 has been released! It may be downloaded here. This is a small point release and the changes it brings are as follows:

  • Optimizations have been made to further improve the overall performance of DOOM Retro.
  • The stray brown pixel in the super shotgun’s sprite has now been removed from all the frames that it appears.
  • Red blood splats are now slightly darker.
  • A warning is now displayed in the console when a map contains an unknown object.
  • Warnings are now displayed in the console when the player enters a sector, crosses a line, or shoots a switch with an unknown special.
  • Sounds are now made again when liquid sectors move up or down.
  • The file doom2.wad is no longer autoloaded if the –FILE command-line parameter without –IWAD.
  • A warning is now displayed in the console if the versions of sdl2.dll and SDL2_mixer.dll don’t match the versions that DOOM Retro was compiled with.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby the game would crash when trying to render sprites that had been manipulated with DeHackEd.
  • The “screen shot” string may now be changed with DeHackEd.
  • Several further improvements have been made to DeHackEd support.
  • The HOME and END keys will now scroll to the top and bottom of the console output, if the player has started scrolling up with the PGUP key.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby the game would crash when using the bind CCMD to bind an action to some keyboard controls.
  • save and load CCMDs have now been implemented.
  • Savegames are now saved with a file extension of .save rather than .dsg.
  • The new savegamefolder CVAR shows where savegame files are saved.
  • The new totalbloodsplats CVAR shows the total number of blood splats currently in the map.
  • The r_bloodsplats CVAR has been renamed to r_maxbloodsplats.
  • If the player saves a game on one map, finishes that map and then starts the next one, if they then die without saving again, the savegame for the previous map will be loaded, rather than the player “pistol starting” on the new map.
  • The Arch-vile’s fire attack is no longer clipped in liquid.
  • A bug has been fixed in some instances whereby some objects were still being clipped and bobbing when the sector they were in was no longer liquid.
  • The new thinglist CCMD will list all things in the current level, including their (x,y,z) coordinates.
  • The new maplist CCMD will list all the maps available to the player.
  • Graphics will now automatically be reset if the vid_screenresolution is changed to desktop.
  • The player’s view height is now smooth when descending between two liquid sectors of different heights.
  • The widescreen HUD will now remain on the screen while the player is dead. No ammo will be displayed, though, to be consistent with the status bar.
  • The par time displayed on the intermission screen is now positioned better.
  • The normal use of the CAPSLOCK key is now disabled in the console, and will toggle the “always run” feature on/off instead.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby the value displayed by the totalkills CCMD wouldn’t take into account any Pain Elementals killed using the kill CCMD.
  • The console is now automatically closed when using the endgame, exitmap, kill and map CCMDs.
  • A bug has been fixed whereby the map name in the automap was displayed incorrectly when using ZDL to launch the game.
  • The “fuzzy” edges of Spectre shadows are now paused while the console is open.
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