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Old 10-31-2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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1.1 Patch Imminent

Just a heads up that the 1.1 patch is about to come out - like tonight (Wednesday) PST or tomorrow morning (Thursday) PST.

We're planning to primarily release through CrosuS (click this text to go to the site) with torrents as well. CrosuS is similar to STEAM - here's a blurb from the site:

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CrosuS is a complete game management system. It provides a central download and update mechanism for an ever-expanding list of games and mods, plus it displays a browsable list of games along with screenshots, descriptions, user ratings and comments to help you find new things to play. In addition to the download features, CrosuS also contains a built-in IRC chat client to help find other players to talk to, it contains a news notification system to keep you updated on Isotx or game developments, and we're planning to host some game tournaments through CrosuS.

Our vision for CrosuS is for it to become a community-driven tool. We allow users add mods to CrosuS themselves so that content appears quickly, and reflects what the gaming community want, we're working on a matchmaking system to help schedule games, and we're working on integrating more of these items into the Hive website.
Through CrosuS you'll be able to easily update your 1.0 version of Fortress Forever to 1.1 by only downloading the files that have changed (and all with the click of one button).

We'll also have a full 1.1 .zip file (597 MB) and a 1.0->1.1 incremental .zip file (87.1 MB) available via .torrent from the start.

If you would like to host a mirror please let us know somehow.
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
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Neat. Worth posting twice for sure.
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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i wont mirror but i'll download and help seed.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:05 PM   #4
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Just to preempt the inevitable comments about installing a steam-like program for FF, I wanted to add that releasing FF on Steam isn't an option for us now. If Valve can work out the logistics for it you can bet that we will, but for now Crosus is the only steam-like freely usable service available to mods. In addition there is many mods and games on Crosus already so hopefully you can find more use out of it than just FF.

Why are we using Crosus?

There is a lot to gain by having the ability to provide small incremental updates to the game, especially for a small team. Had we released 1.0 on Crosus we could have been rolling out more frequent updates all this time. The 'release early and often' concept is very difficult to pull off on a small team. Alot of effort goes into just the packaging and uploading of distributable content, finding mirrors, etc. Crosus saves time on the developer and user side.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:06 PM   #5
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O SNAP O SNAP O SNAP!!

*faints* *>.< forgets feigning is not possible in FF* *shoots self instead*

This is like an early Christmas present. Lets just hope it's not the equivalent to a bucket of coal...

I won't mirror, because I don't know the capability of my web host, but I will spam the shit out of the FF servers I go to!
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:10 PM   #6
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Hurray! I just hope we get a buttload of players that stay with the patch release.

*Dusts off his Wrench*
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:10 PM   #7
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I won't mirror, because I don't know the capability of my web host, but I will spam the shit out of the FF servers I go to!
Trust...as soon as it is officially released I am literally going to copy and paste a link to the dl to every single person on my steam friends list...I think if everyone does that we'll be good to go!

Also I suggest binding a key to spam the release in game as well something like:

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bind KP_ENTER "say FF 1.1 finally released!!! Go to "random link" 
to download NOW!"
Of course replace "ramdon link" with whatever site is hosting it!
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:13 PM   #8
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OH SHIT!

AWESOME!



I can't wait! All the fixed bugs and added stuff :O
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:15 PM   #9
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Of course replace "ramdon link" with whatever site is hosting it!
How about fortress-forever.com?
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:16 PM   #10
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that would work just perfect I think!

EDIT: Provided they update the front page...
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:17 PM   #11
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SPOOOOGEEE SPOOOGEEE SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGEEE..... FAP FAP FAP SPOOOOODGEGEEEEEE ahhh now my head will untilt !
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:17 PM   #12
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Just to preempt the inevitable comments about installing a steam-like program for FF, I wanted to add that releasing FF on Steam isn't an option for us now. If Valve can work out the logistics for it you can bet that we will, but for now Crosus is the only steam-like freely usable service available to mods. In addition there is many mods and games on Crosus already so hopefully you can find more use out of it than just FF.

Why are we using Crosus?

There is a lot to gain by having the ability to provide small incremental updates to the game, especially for a small team. Had we released 1.0 on Crosus we could have been rolling out more frequent updates all this time. The 'release early and often' concept is very difficult to pull off on a small team. Alot of effort goes into just the packaging and uploading of distributable content, finding mirrors, etc. Crosus saves time on the developer and user side.
Oh ok. Is crosus going to be used for future patches as well, or future small-increment updates?
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:22 PM   #13
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Yes, hopefully it works out and we can update users with incremental patches and content updates. It also has functionality to download and install 3rd party maps.
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I can guarantee there will be a butt load of people flocking here tonight for the patch. Sadly, my old clan probably won't be convinced as they just switched to TF2...

Anywho, after the update goes through, can we get an official list of features/fixes that happened?
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:36 PM   #15
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The changelog thread is pretty much everything that's going in.

1.1 Changelog
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:55 PM   #16
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I downloaded CrosuS, because it's awesome
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:07 PM   #17
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This should probably go on the main page as well...
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:13 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Satan
Trust...as soon as it is officially released I am literally going to copy and paste a link to the dl to every single person on my steam friends list...I think if everyone does that we'll be good to go!

Also I suggest binding a key to spam the release in game as well something like:

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bind KP_ENTER "say FF 1.1 finally released!!! Go to "random link" 
to download NOW!"
Of course replace "ramdon link" with whatever site is hosting it!
Aha!
Let's all do this, it is a great idea, random link could also be www.fortress-forever.com

Now FF1.1WILLOUT :P
I cannot wait for it.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:19 PM   #19
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Yay...I'm soooooo happy!

I posted a new thread everywhere i could think of to get the word out at the following places:

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http://www.ugcleague.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7694

http://forums.thecatacombs.net/showthread.php?t=99407

http://www.fortresspimp.net/forums/showthread.php?p=12861#post12861

http://www.ozfortress.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13

http://forums.tfleague.com/showthread.php?p=79972#post79972

http://www.editlife.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=7578#7578

http://interlopers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=246533#246533

http://forums.gamershell.com/index.php?act=ST&f=81&t=18839

http://forums.filefront.com/general-gaming/336464-fortress-
forever.html#post4008946
It's all the same exact thread, but just so you all know here's what I put:

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Thread Title: Fortress Forever Patch

It's finally here...The dev's over at FF have been working non-stop to
 get everything up and running. And have officially announced that the patch
 will be released either tonight(10/31) or tomorrow(11/1)!

So for all you guys out there that were turned off by the bugs and problems
 with FF I strongly urge you to dl the patch and give FF another chance!

For news and updates please pop on over to the FF forums:

HERE for news on the updates

HERE for a full list of the features and fixes that will be implemented! 

~I will update this once the release has officially been made and I hope to
 see you all in game!
P.S. If anyone has a registered user ID to the STA forums please post something in there...I can't seem to register for some reason!

P.P.S. I really hope this isn't a joke or anything cause then I would look like a real ass!
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:23 PM   #20
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need to inform PHL , and others like gamershell and what not. ibtl
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