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  1. Alpha 10.1

    Hey Squaddies, Lest another three weeks slip by unremarked, we've got a patch for you! Some of the good stuff in this one includes performance tweaking, stamina changes, bug fixing, and some localization fixes. We're still in alpha, so let us know if anything looks out of sorts. And, as always, if you run into any issues with the update, try clearing your cache. Let's roll: Stamina Vaulting, climbing and jumping now consume stamina in addition to sprinting and prone movement, which already did so previously The separate "jumping stamina" has been removed Low stamina will not prevent you from vaulting, climbing, jumping or sprinting Stamina below half will gradually decrease your movement speed until your sprint at 0 stamina is barely faster than normal movement at full stamina. This affects crouched and prone movement too. Weapon sway is still affected by stamina Localization The Squad Community has done great work translating Squad into many different languages. The initial import of the localization files into Alpha 10 failed, however. We also discovered some issues with our use of different fonts in the game and the way we set some text assets. We are currently fixing all those issues and unifying our font use. In Alpha 10.1, all supported languages work but a few text strings will not be translated yet. We'll continue working with our awesome localization community to have the game fully localized for Alpha 11. Qapla'*! (*Sorry, Klingon support not included.) Performance A focus of our work in these past three weeks has been the performance of the game. Particular problem areas identified were server performance and client performance on specific maps. With that in mind, our mapping department is currently working on addressing the most problematic maps, as noted in the recent Recap, and will continue to improve maps one after another. Map optimization is a lot of manual work and no major changes have been done in this short time frame, but they're not the only team working on a better Squad experience. For server performance, we've done some changes to make player state related replication operations quicker. However, the public test on Monday indicated that the server performance is still not on the same level as the later A9 versions. This is a problem because longer frame times on the server can lead to perceived issues with hit detection on the clients and poor kill feedback. The best approach to improving performance is not trying to make existing systems quicker, but to rewrite the systems to be smarter and only do necessary and relevant operations, especially in regards to replication. We started this process last year on our road to 100 players. Even though we didn't achieve our performance goals for the Alpha 10 release, it would be wrong to spend more time trying to optimize systems that are being rewritten at the same time. As we continue our development work towards 100 players, the optimizations that come with it will find their way into the next releases. Bug Fixes and Improvements Updated EAC SDK Complete rewrite of freelook to fix it not replicating on deployables and improve performance Fixed vehicles sometimes taking reduced damage from rockets Fixed occasional invisible gun on revive Fixed one hand getting detached in the 1p animation doing funny things Increased rotation acceleration and maximum rotation speed on 3p soldier animations Fixed bandaging not detecting other soldiers reliably Fixed bandaging animation not cancelling when moving away from the soldier that's being bandaged Set Medic's field dressings to be 25% faster to apply compared to any other role Fixed crouch-sprinting not having correct stamina cost Guns no longer get forced-lowered when very close to an enemy Fixed an issue with reloads having to be done multiple times Fixed rocket backblasts being too wide Fixed nametags disapperaing on prone lean Made nametags more transparant when aiming directly at them. The enemy won't be able to hide behind a nametag anymore Fixed an issue where enemy players could cap a neutral flag for your team Fixed inconsistent behavior when right clicking in the Squad-Leader's Fire Support sub-menu and enemy markers sub-menu Fixed invite list not being scroll-able so it could not be collapsed when a lot of players were unassigned Fixed an exploit that allowed squad members to take more limited role kits than allowed Fixed part of the player's body showing above him on incapacitation Fixed MAT-V open top turret not blocking projectiles Removed one BTR-82A from Narva AAS v1,v2 and v3 Removed two Strykers and replaced one BTR-82A with one BTR-80 on Kohat AAS v2 Fixed a RUS transport on Gorodok Invasion v1 spawning half way into the map Fixed Narva AASv2 Old Barracks flag capture zone preventing leaning Blocked windows of a wip building on Narva that players could glitch into since climbing was introduced Fixed Mestia Tunnels dynamic shadow-casting light sources causing performance issues on AMD GPUs Removed attack markers on Invasion ruleset Fixed a bug that prevented un-muting a muted player Fixed logistics technical showing 2000 as ammo/construction point capacity Toggle lean status now gets cancelled on sprint so the player doesn't start leaning again by himself when stopping the sprint Fixed a rare bug where a player would be able to move at very high speeds after using a bipod Fixed a rare bug where players would launch into space after using bipods Fixed a bounds issue on the SPG-9 deployable making it invisible in 1p Fixed BTR's special blurred camo ability when ADS Minor tweaks on dozens of movement related animations Not too big, not too small, but... by the nature of Early Access, not *just* right yet either. That's what the next patch is for! Stay tuned for more updates from the Squad team. Offworld Out.
  2. Alpha 10

    Hi Squaddies, New animation system? Check. Bipods? Check. Climbing and vaulting? Check. ALPHA TEN IS FINALLY HERE FOR GOOD? A BIG OLD CHECK! It's time! It's here! The wait is over and we're exceedingly proud to announce the release of Squad Alpha 10 -- and ready to get back on the machineguns. Catch up on the notes while you download! Version 10 will be available at 1800 UTC via Steam. Please reset your appdata in the game settings if you run into trouble with the new build! Full Changelog Gameplay Vaulting and Climbing (Default: Spacebar) have been added as a new feature to the game. Vaulting will allow you to more quickly jump over small walls. Climbing will allow you to get over higher walls than was previously possible as infantry. This changes the playing field, as a simple rifleman's sandbag may be enough to scale a wall previously only accessible with a ladder. Another trick would be to use a vehicle or even another player as a booster which would allow you to climb over higher obstacles. "Free-Look" (Default: LEFT-ALT) has been added to all infantry weapons and equipment; as well as emplacements and open-top turret based weapons. This allows for the player to decouple their camera view from their weapon and look around without moving the entire player's body. There are options to configure this feature, including Hold/Toggle to activate; and whether to recenter the camera on to weapon or vice-versa upon exiting Free-Look. Crouch Sprinting is added to the game, meaning that you will be able to traverse distances with a lower profile, albeit at a slower pace than you would if you were standing up fully exposed. Transitions to and from prone have been lengthened to much more realistic levels. This is intended to make going to prone not the ideal movement option for engaging the enemy at extreme close range. You can now lean while in prone. This kind of lean involves moving your entire upper body to the side, so naturally you would lean out further. When deploying a FOB Radio it now starts with 0 construction points and 0 ammo points. The cap for ammo points has been increased to 2000 (was previously 1000). Logistics trucks works slightly differently and comes with some new functionality. The driver of the truck can now decide what he wants to carry, and how much (up to the vehicle's capacity). A conventional army logistics truck can carry a combined 2000 resources and a logistics technical can carry a total of 1000 resources. This means that a traditional logistics truck can carry 2000 construction points and 0 ammo points if it wanted to. You could just as easily carry 1500 ammo points and 500 construction points, it really depends on what the situation calls for. To drop off supplies, use (Default: LEFT MOUSE BUTTON); and to pick up supplies use (Default: RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON). Furthermore, logistics trucks now has the flexibility to load up supplies from a FOB and redistribute it elsewhere, making it possible to salvage some resources from an obsolete FOB or run strategies where you create a supply hub FOB that other logi trucks pick up from. Rest assured that there will be more development on this feature in the future. Due to the above changes, a number of deployable assets has received a reduction in construction costs such as HABs, Emplaced HMGs and Ammo Resupply Crates, as they relied heavily on assistance from those initial resources to get a FOB going. Changes to AAS flag capture mechanics, where non-capturable flags will no longer be blockable by the enemy. For example: if one soldier is in the capture zone of their team's first flag and nine enemies are in that cap zone as well trying to block it, the flag will still be captured. Once they find him and kill him, the flag will (obviously) stop capping. This should severely reduce the "Rush Flags" meta, and shift the focus more towards the linear progression of moving from flag area to flag area, as well as having a proper supply train with FOBs and logistics. Blocking a flag is technically still possible if you eliminate the entire attacking force, but it will require more resources to do and is more likely to fail. A new 3-minute "Staging Period" has been added before matches. During this time, you can spawn in at your team's Main Base or forward spawns, organize your squads, roles, get to your vehicles and prepare to move out. However, you are unable to leave the Main Base and spawn area until the timer has fully elapsed. To prevent griefing issues, you cannot fire your weapons during the staging period. Kits and Weapons All animations for weapons and equipment in both first and third person have been remade from scratch for this new version. Weapons handling in general has been completely overhauled, including the way recoil, sway and weapons movement is done. We recommend spending some time on the Shooting Range to get used to the new feeling behind each weapon. Inventory changes allow for you to cancel the equipping/reloading of a weapon and to select another weapon extremely quickly. This gives players much more freedom and responsiveness when using their inventory. The length of your weapon also now plays a factor in how you maneuver through tight spaces and fire from cover. When you are too close to an obstacle or a surface, your weapon will be forcibly lowered and you will be prevented from firing and aiming down the sights. This naturally depends on the weapon in question, so bringing a long marksman rifle into small spaces is ill advised, whereas pistols will have a natural advantage in these tight spaces. The ADS (Aim-Down-Sights) zoom mechanic for ironsights has changed slightly in that you get half of the "Zoom" for when you ADS, and the rest of the zoom and sway stabilization when you hold "Focus" (Default: LEFT-SHIFT). The Focus should also feel more responsive with the transition into full focus being much shorter. Certain weapons now have the ability to transition seamlessly between one another. This includes switching ammunition types for Underbarrel Grenade Launchers and the RPG7, and transitioning between rifles and UGLs. Scopes have been redone to improve the visuals and fidelity of looking through an optic. This includes adding a pseudo-tunnel effect when looking around. All scope reticles' bullet drop compensators are now functional, we recommend doing some practice shooting on the Shooting Range to get acquainted. A vast majority of weapons now have the ability to adjust their sights to shoot at different ranges. (Default: X + Scroll Wheel) This includes grenade launchers, rocket launchers and rifles. Certain optics as well have the ability to be adjusted, like the M110 SASS' scope, and the SVD's PSO-1 scope. Deployable Bipods have been added to all Light Machine Guns (LMGs) and General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs) (Default: C). Bipods will allow machine gunners to set up on positions and put down a large volume of fire with terrifying accuracy. Bipod can be deployed on virtually any surface, including other players! (so as long as they dont move) Added TT-33 pistol to Insurgents and Militia Squad Leader, Medic and Marksman roles, replacing the Makarov. Added the RPG-26 to the first Russian Light Anti-tank role that unlocks. Russia's Light Anti-tank roles are now split into two. The first kit still unlocks at 4 squad members and contains 2 RPG-26's. These are comparable to the M72. The second LAT kit still unlocks at 8 squad members and has the RPG-7, but it now has 2 fragmentation rockets. The US Army Squad Leader role now feature the M17 MHS pistol instead of the M9A1 Beretta. All other US Army role that has a pistol still uses the M9A1. All US Army kits, with a few exceptions, now use the M4 rather than the M4A1. This replaces the fully automatic capability with a 3 round burst. This change is made to reflect the fact that not all units currently have the A1 as well as give them a distinct faction identity where they want to keep the fights at range for the most part. US Army SL with front grip and Red Dot, Rifleman with Red Dot and Rifleman with Ironsight and front grip retains the M4A1, making them ideal for close quarters engagements in your squad load out. A kit should always be a choice depending on the needs of the mission. All factions now has access to a Machine Gunner kit that is a Fire Support role and unlocks at 5 Squad Members. It is limited to a total of 4 per team and unlocks one kit per 10 team members. Machine gunner kits costs 50 ammo points to rearm at a FOB. Machine Gunner kits are best suited as a support weapon in a static position. The kit has about 500 rounds of ammo appropriate for the weapon, as well as the standard sidearm for the faction, 1 white smoke grenade, 2 field dressings and a shovel. Combining the machine gunner kit with a riflemans sandbags to deploy your bipods on and a Squad leader or Marksman to direct fire is a good setup, flavor your fire support squad with whatever other weapons systems you would want to provide overwatch with. Added binoculars to all Marksman kits. All binoculars now have a proper reticle with a stadiametric rangefinder which shows how tall a player is at those respective ranges in meters, aiding in judging distances. The Insurgents have had their Automatic Rifleman kits reorganized. The RPK-74 has been replaced with the RPK in its classic configuration using 40 round mags. Additionally the 40 round version now unlocks before the 75 round drum mag version does. The US Army now has a new Automatic Rifleman kit with the M249 using a M145 3.4x scope. All factions now have their first unlocking Automatic Rifleman kit moved to the "Squad Roles" section. This should allow us to see more LMGs on the field without compromising what your squad role is supposed to be. The more powerful Automatic Rifleman kits of each faction is still a Fire Support Role that you will have to compromise other kits in favor of. Replaced the AKS-74U with the AKS-74 as the Militia Light Anti-Tank kit's primary weapon to bring it in line with the other factions loadouts. Makarov and TT-33 pistols now have double the amount of magazines as they normally would to bring them to roughly the same amount of rounds as the double stack pistols. Note that the Scout kit no longer gets extra mags for his pistol beyond what other Makarov kits get. Decreased the killing radius on the 40mm high explosive grenades significantly. You will have to be accurate with it to give you a kill. It is still just as potent for dislodging entrenched enemies. In addition to this change we feel like we can up the ammo carried from 6 to 10 40MM HE/HEDP rounds for all grenadier kits. Militia Grenadier kit now uses an AK-74 with GP-25 (was previously using AKM with GP25). Insurgents get a Grenadier kit. This kit uses the AKM with GP25. This kit is limited to 3 per team, with one unlocking every 10 players on the team. The limit is there to symbolize the rarity of the usage. The faction as a whole should still be heavily RPG reliant. US Grenadier kit has iron sights instead of red dot. This is a temporary 'downgrade' because of the sight adjustment obstructions on the M203. The M110 SASS has had its 4x scope replaced with the appropriate optic. It is currently set at a fixed magnification of 6x for the time being. The Insurgent Raider kit now features 2 additional 71 round drum mags that you can equip instead of your usual stick mags for those last stand or breaching moments. All infantry rifles with up to 30 round magazines has had an additional magazine added to the loadouts. US Army M68 Red Dot sight has been rescaled to accurate proportions, and changed its sight alignment to full co-witness with the front ironsight. All non-scoped Rifleman now carry a deployable length of razor wire, in addition to their sandbag walls. All belt-fed weapons (machine guns, emplacements included) visually have a properly disintegrating belt now as you run out of ammunition. Vehicles Entering or exiting vehicles and switching seats inside vehicles is no longer instant. The duration depends on the vehicle and the type of seat. This greatly reduces the effectiveness of soloing vehicles when a vehicle is flanked or ambushed. Either it will not be able to drive away or it won't be able to return fire instantly. BTR-80, BTR-82A, MT-LBM 6MB, MT-LBM 6MA, BRDM-2 now has a coaxial PKT machine gun to better deal with infantry threats and general suppression of suspected enemy positions. Coaxial machine guns are available on the '2/3' inventory slots on applicable vehicles. MT-LBM 6MB and BTR-82A now also has access to high explosive rounds for their main guns, these are very effective at dealing with infantry behind cover and in buildings. HE is still effective vs most of the vehicles currently in game but if you are fighting an armored vehicle especially IFVs it is still most effective to use AP rounds. For the time being, the ammo capacity for each round type has been lowered to 100 rounds of AP and 100 rounds of HE to limit its staying power on the field. This will go back up when more assets are in game. BTR-80, BTR-82A, MT-LBM 6MB, MT-LBM 6MA, BRDM-2 and Strykers now have smoke launchers. A vehicle with smoke launchers carries 2 launches worth of smoke. It can be rearmed at the cost of 75 ammo points per charge to keep spamming down and to keep it a significant defensive ability. All MTLB variants now has the same damage model as the BTR-80. This is a temporary change for v10 only. Ticket cost has increased to reflect the buff - PKT:7, NSV: 11, KPVT: 16, 30mm: 21. All 14.5mm KPVT turrets found on (BTR, BRDM and MTLB variants) now has an elevation range from -5 degrees to +60 degrees. This drastically changes its ability to engage from sloped surfaces. (Was previously -3 to +35) BTR-80 and 82A variants now have a "Commander Periscope" (and thus an extra seat) like the BRDM-2 has. The goal is to one day roll this into the driver position, however for now there is an extra asset for the vehicle. Improvised Rocket Artillery Technical has had its wounding radius increased slightly. Furthermore its rearmament cost has been cut in half. Improvised Rocket Artillery Technical's respawn timer has been reduced from 15 to 4 minutes. SPG-9 technicals has had their respawn timers reduced from 8 to 6 minutes. Insurgents has a Ural 375D logistics variant in civilian colors on certain maps. Insurgents and Militia now has a MTLB variant that features a ZU-23 mounted on the back. The vehicle also has the smaller PKT turret up front, making it a fun 3 man vehicle to fully operate. The ZU-23 like its deployable version comes with high explosive fragmentation rounds for this release and will be able to deal with hill campers and light vehicles in equal and swift fashion. The vehicle costs 18 tickets upon destruction and has a respawn timer of 6 minutes. Insurgents has a Ural 375D that features a ZU-23 on the back of it. A slow glass cannon of a vehicle, best used at long range and ambushes. This gun also shoots high explosive fragmentation rounds for this patch. This vehicle costs 12 tickets upon destruction and has a respawn timer of 6 minutes. Deployables Added the ZU-23 twin barreled 23mm Anti Aircraft emplacement as a deployable for both Insurgents and Militia. For this release it features High Explosive rounds. It is limited to 1 per FOB and costs 400 construction points to build. It costs 100 ammo points to reload. Both the SPG-9 Emplacement and Mounted Technical variants have the option to choose between high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) and fragmentation rockets. Fragmentation rockets are suited for clearing groups of infantry and for shooting into confined spaces. All Mortars have access to Smokescreen mortar ammunition in addition to their normal complement of high explosive mortar rounds. These rounds provide a large smokescreen that lasts between 45 seconds to a minute, and are perfect for long-range suppression allowing for a large attack force to move on a position. Added a new wooden trench wall section to the Militia deployables. It costs 150 construction points and is limited to 10 per FOB. Mapping New Map: Belaya A new Eastern European themed map has been added to the game. This map also is set in a more frigid part of the continent, with light to medium snowfall happening on some map layers. A large tunnel complex part of an underground train line is located in the west of the map, creating some very intense CQB firefights in order to capture this facility. This map features a new weather system that is currently only on the snowfall layers of Belaya. Playable Layers include: 1 AAS layer, 1 Parallel AAS layer and 2 different Invasion layers Narva Map has been greatly expanded, almost doubling the playable area and adding 7 new flag zones. Opened up Russian side of river and created new main bases for US and Russia. Redesigned existing and created new gameplay layers. Replaced or removed specific buildings in the city to improve gameplay. Fixed numerous building collision bugs. Optimized a lot of the existing areas. Added more micro-level detail to existing areas. Logar Valley The main town in Logar Valley has been updated by replacing about 40% of the buildings with more two story and larger internal space structures. Many more damaged and ruined buildings were added throughout the map Added a few new bisecting roads to give more options to vehicles. Shooting Range Changed the factions to feature US Army and Militia on this map so there is a larger pool of weapons to get familiar with. Overhauled the CQB Arena and added a lot of props and shoot-able metal drop targets, turning it into a Kill-House style zone. Added a grenade target structure to help players practice their grenade throwing into structures. Metal drop targets have been retextured to use the Squad brand yellow colour. Added a small 10m range behind the US Army spawn, with paper targets. Added the ZU-23 AA gun to the range. Gameplay Tips signage has been updated. Sumari Bala Fixed a water transparency issue. Fixed building collision issues at Palace flag. Minor bug fixes. User Interface The Main Menu has been completely redesigned from scratch. Server Queueing is now much less intrusive, allowing you to look around and work in the Main Menu while you are queueing for a server. Music player has been added to the Main Menu, featuring the entire Squad Original Soundtrack. Installed Mods are now viewable while in the Main Menu. A new UI Widget has been created for approving and declining Vehicle Claim requests. Doing it now should be a lot easier with a simple Yes/No hotkey. As a Squad Leader, you can now invite unassigned players into your squad. Added "Request Pick Up" to the SL hex menu. Added "Mine Spotted" to the SL hex menu. All weapon and equipment selection icons have been updated in visual style. Currently selected weapon and equipment names have been added above the reserve ammunition widget, telling you what you have selected at all times. Menu tooltips for kit roles have been changed. Launch movie has been dramatically shortened. Audio New weapon fire sounds have been added, most notably for the M4 New weapon foley sounds Increased radius of Local VOIP attenuation Added empty shell impact sounds for all munitions Added more variations to the close-up explosion sounds Added sounds to new character animations, notably transitions between different stances, climbing and vaulting. Added landing sounds for characters landing on different surfaces Added entry/exit and change seat sounds to vehicles that have a vehicle enter/exit timer. Added weapon switch sounds for vehicles with multiple weapons (ie. switching between AP and HE rounds) Bug Fixes Fixed US Logistics Truck windows being fully bulletproof. Fixed destroying certain vehicles crashing the server. Fixed Ammunition indicators and Inventory being invisible while in a vehicle turret. Fixed the "Ballerina Pose" bug that was occurring usually when a player dies or exits a vehicle. Optimised the burn effects for vehicles and destroyed vehicles. Fixed incorrect bullet casings being used on all AK74 and AKM series rifles. Misc Discord Rich Presence is now active with Alpha 10. This means Squad has some integration including seeing your squad's population, team population, the current server name you are on and the map layer being played. Hot damn, that was a long one. Fortunately for you, knowledge is power, and your big ol' brain is ready for some playtime. Get out there and kick some ass, squaddie! Offworld Out.
  3. you are all hyped for V10, and so am I. I played a bit this Beta and it's "great". I bought the game back in early 2016 when we were still walking everywhere and there has been some great updates since then. vehicles, emplacements and now the animation system. Back then the game was set to release 2017. Now it basically says "maybe by the end of 2018" on steam. Now i think i've (and all of us really) have been patient, and gone along with the "it's ready when it's ready" which ofcourse is true, as with any alpha or pre-launch access... BUT frankly i would like for OWI to make some more solid statements as to what we're actually to expect from the development progress and timeframe for 1.0 launch with all the teased features and so on. 1. The coming features that have been confirmed or teased by OWI seem to be of much greater complexity than those features they have implemented so far (last 2 years of my playtime) - i'm talking Javelins that work, helicopters, better physics, tanks, electronics like thermals and so on, dragging teammates, inventory system and of course better performance. I mean i have some friends who still can't launch the game even though they have the specs for it. With this said i'm aware they are working on different stuff at the same time, but in my experience with the development so far and the monthly recaps, I find it quite unlikely that OWI will be done in 2018. Since I haven't seen OWI take any kind of responsibility towards actually explaining the overall delay of the roadmap. the "please understand we won't work during christmas" post and so on is only explaining why a small beta is not up for longer, and it's been a long time since i've heard them talk about development on a grand scale. I feel and fear we are going into eternal alpha, or at least at much longer alpha-state than we were told it would be. The monthly recaps are basically worthless only showcasing half-done maps and maybe 1 or 2 weapon models... that's not progress toward the goal of release, it's just stalling. So please OWI, take responsibility for the delay. I knew this could happen when i bought the alpha. I paid full retail price 36.99 euro for a game that was no where near worth that kind of money and still isn't. And that's okay. If you will actually be frank with the players who are supporting you by telling us the truth about the current state of development: what is done, what is not, what will be done, what is scrapped and so on. what kind of problems are you dealing with that makes it so hard to stay on schedule? You have had much bigger success than what you thought initially and the team has grown much, shouldn't that have made everything go faster? or did you also up your own expectations and standards for the end result? I still have high hopes for the game, but i feel that I and the rest of the players have been let down by OWI, and I apologize for the tone, but please let the radio silence die. now.
  4. Alpha 9.17

    Hey Squaddies, We released an update over the weekend, tweaking some of the performance issues on Mestia. We believe the appropriate barns have been burnt. Fixed Mestia performance issues. Fixed some performance issues on other maps while we were at it. Wondering what happened to Alpha 9.16? It was a fix for the custom server browser showing licensed servers that didn't quite make it into 9.15 as it should have. Offworld Out.
  5. Alpha 9.15

    Hey Squaddies, Alpha 9.15 is here and we're sneaking the first iteration of modding support out with it. Presenting the Squad Workshop. Please make sure to check out the notes for more information! Fixed Custom Servers browser showing licensed servers. Changed Yeho Invasion 2 Final Stand flag minimum enemies to capture the flag to 3 like all other flags. Fixed a weapons cache spawning in a closed building on Logar Night Insurgency. Mestia: Fixed issues with vehicle claiming and vehicle respawns. Mestia: Did more adjustments to the lighting. Mestia: Regarding a performance issue some users have reported - we are able to reproduce it on one of our systems now. Unfortunately, it's not an easy fix. The affected GPUs need for a certain operation more than twenty times as long as otherwise comparable GPUs. We are still working on a solution. The only way to reduce this issue for now is lowering the in-game resolution. Added initial gameside support for modding and steam workshop integration. Custom servers are now allowed to run modded maps. Players trying to join a modded server will be directed to the steam workshop if they aren't subscribed to the required mods. Read more about modding in the upcoming Modding Recap article. Instructions to get started on modding can be found in the modding section of the wiki: https://squad.gamepedia.com/Category:Modding. Changed game files to packaged format to allow mod packs to be loaded. This causes an increased update size and update install time. We're very, very excited to finally have this in your hands. Hit us with your feedback!
  6. Alpha 9.14

    Hey Squaddies, Hope you're enjoying the free weekend! This hotfix includes various fixes for some issues discovered during wider play of Mestia. We'll keep an eye on things and roll it back if there are any major issues. Mestia bug fixes. Correctly named Yehorivka Invasion v2. Don't forget to join us tomorrow, as we hit Twitch for Stack-Up for Veterans Day. Offworld Out.
  7. Release - Alpha 9.12

    Hey Squaddies, We've got some fresh layers for you, with no small thanks to community members Bill Nye and Nordic for their offerings direct from the Squad SDK. Read on for the rest of the fixes and changes. Added Yehorivka AAS INF v2, Yehorivka PAAS v1 and Narva AAS v3 by Bill Nye the Science Guy. Added Gorodok Vehicle Skirmish v1 by Nordic. Added Al Basrah PAAS v2. All invasion layers no longer allow flags being recapped by the defending team. Optimized performance on Yehorivka, Kohat, Chora, Fool's Road and OP First Light. Added new grass system on Fool's Road. Vehicle claims can now be approved by SLs even when they are incapacitated. Vehicle claiming is now a server config parameter "VehicleClaimingDisabled=false/true" and can be disabled on licensed servers too. Fixed admin access levels: all are working now independent (without kick rights). Tweaked prone player movement collision. Applied a fix to Nvidia PhysX fixing a client crash. Applied a fix to Nvidia PhyxX fixing freezes on Linux servers. Fixed certain sounds of nearby players not getting played. Updated the EAC plugin. Fixed a client crash on a possible timing issue on loading into a server that is changing maps. Fixed a rare client crash related to the compass. Fixed a crash preventing the recording of netprofiles. Fixed Kokan INS main base repair stations not working Removed all M1151 variants due to licensing issues and replaced them with MAT-V variants. Offworld Out.
  8. Release - Alpha 9.13

    Hey Squaddies, Just a little drop for you before the free weekend. Enjoy! Added Mestia with two AAS layers, two Invasion layers and one PAAS layer. Fixed Chora map border Added Yehorivka Invasion v2. This layer is experimental. The Militia main base is the last flag and can only be attacked once all connecting flags are captured. At that moment, the main base protection zone disappears and the main base spawn timer for Militia increases to two minutes. Most of the vehicles have a delayed spawn so that heavier weapons become available later. Offworld Out.
  9. Release - Alpha 9.11

    Hey Squaddies, We've got a few crash fixes for you. In related news, we're also trying to keep your head above ground, where squaddies belong. Fixed a crash related to loading into a match. Fixed a crash when using the +connect launch parameter. Fixed spawning below ground after revive/ragdoll. Offworld Out.
  10. Alpha 9.9

    Hey Squaddies, Everybody loves a little bump in the quality of life and we're happy to provide that for you fine folks. Alpha 9.9 brings fixes for some nagging issues, and some performance improvements too. Be sure to let us know how they feel! Implemented several performance improvements on player updates, movement, animation and inventory. Fixed Narva Invasion V1 Militia having Russian Logi trucks. Fixed the invisible player bug. Fixed player offset after revive. Fixed the "Press enter to open spawn menu" issue on the Stryker and BRDM. Fixed damage effects getting reapplied on players when the player who caused the damage reentered replication distance. Offworld Out.
  11. Release: Alpha 9.10

    Hey Squaddies, With the weekend ahead, we wanted to make sure you could get your range drills in. These hot, hot fixes can be found on a Steam client near you today! Fixed a crash in the Engine. Set soldier movement speed when playing in local to normal levels. Fixed the ingame server browser showing an incomplete list. (If you still don't see all the servers, reduce pings/min in steam settings->ingame settings). Changed ingame server browser to order by ping by default Fixed ghost gunshots being heard at maproot. Fixed placing SL markers on minimap stopping all inputs. Fixed default admins.cfg listing deprecated permission level. Offworld Out.
  12. Looking at how far Squad has come I've started wondering how close we are to having a "mostly feature complete" version of the game. Helicopters were the farthest stretch goal on Kickstarter. With the exception of mortars and IEDs I'm not sure what is left to be added to the game. I want Helicopters but if that has to come from a mod I'm fine with that. So what do you think? Beta soon?
  13. Disclosure: I'm a Squad fanboy. I clashed with the Devs early in development because I hadn't yet learned to trust they would stay on course. OWI has proven to be a unique development team and so I have a unique view of them. I now give them the benefit of the doubt on everything. The popup info panels, and something about the way player names now come into view just looked polished to me. I can imagine new players this weekend finding these to feel like a finished product. Lastnight I played Squad on @ChanceBrahh's map and suddenly everything I knew Squad could be just was. We were a fairly well organized squad with some great players. On any other map we would have been unstoppable, and we had been up until this map. On Al Basrah we were being defeated constantly. I was a Medic, which is a role I'm very familiar with and generally excel at. When playing medic you simply have to trust the rest of your squad to keep you safe while you get other people up. Smoke, and clearing the area yourself only goes so far. Well our squad of very good players was scattered and overwhelmed by the long sight paths and vertical positions. We stopped moving like a squad and started moving like a pack of individuals. The squad leader who is a good SL started changing priorities constantly. We were overwhelmed and we were not taking control. The other team didn't have better players (well better than me, but not better than the rest of my squad) they used tactics and beat us in our heads. It was astounding as it was happening. I hated it but I was also delighted at the same time. I did eventually rage quit because it was getting ridiculous and it was nearly 11:30pm my time. My wife was sleeping 10 feet away and so my urge to yell explicatives was not going to serve me well. On Al Basrah the old saying "Slow is clean, and clean is fast" needs to ring in the minds of every player and most importantly in the head of every SL. Conceal, cover, move. Distract & flank. This is not Battlefield and Al Basrah proves it. I hated every minute of it, but I love it. Excellent job everyone.
  14. Sniper and Spotter Team

    Hello together, I’m really eager to see the sniper and spotter special kits included in Squad. Is there any progression is this regard? Or are even rough timetables out there, describing until when we will see them on the battlefield? Many thanks, v0id
  15. Hey, I just posted this on the GOG forums. I really want a DRM Free release of Squad if Possible. Please at least consider it. If you need to know more about GOG Feel free and post in the thread that I made about the game. Some people will be more than happy to answer questions about GOG and GOG Galaxy. When you guys are ready - Here is the link for the submission page for GOG. Here is what I posted - - HeadClot
  16. 1,600+ live players Steams Top Seller!

    Squad is the number 1 seller on steam right now ahead of Fallout 4 and CSGO! Here is the active player stats. Also here is the estimated amount of current owners.
  17. It's finnaly 15th!!

    Do you think there will be a patch today ? :) I took a day off at work just for Squad release :D see you on battlefield soon guys!
  18. Release Time, not date

    What time is it being released? If its releasing at 12 AM EST, i need to know. I will stay up and then buy it. Thanks!
  19. Steam Release date confirmed?

    So i was checking instagram and saw this "we release on Steam on December 15th!" https://www.instagram.com/p/-T-PpLplxX/
  20. Just like buses

    Can't believe Rainbowsix/siege released their beta today. Just like buses been waiting for Squad for weeks and then two games at the same weekend. They must be so threatened but the thought of Squad moving forward. either way Happy gaming all.See you on the battlefield this weekend.
  21. What do you guys think would be a good "initial" state of the game to be released in its different states of development first for testing and afterwards? I will give a few ideas here and then update them according to feedback. PS: Schedules and items in this list are completely Fictional and based on community toughts and wishes and not facts expresed by the devs. This post is all about what the players think would make "good enought" releases for them and not what will happen in reality nor what is planned by the devs. I will try to keep the items as doable a posible thou, no point on wishing and the making notes on imposible features specially if they don't fit the gameplay the devs aim for. Beta 1 (Basically all that Squad already has but more polished) (Scheduled for mid 2015): - 2 factions (done) - 5 classes (done) - At least 2 assault Rifles, 1 shotgun, 1 machinegun, 1 submachine gun (SMG), 1 Sniper Rifle for each faction. (done) - Basic Explosives (done) - Prone position - Basic Vehicles like Technicals, motorcycles, Humvees, Quads, Transports etc (30% done) - 2 maps (70% done) - Suppression effects - VoIP (done) - Squad Management UI (done) - Basic Commo rose (done) - Basic Map UI (done) - Basic Healing Mechanic (done) - Rally Points (done) - Stamina System - Basic FOB Deployment (done) - 2 Classic Game Modes (AaS, CnC, Insurgency etc) (50% done) As of 05/06/2015 12 out of 17 items can be infered by gameplay videos to be (done). We could speculate by that measure that arround 70% of the first public beta build is completed. Beta 2 (Scheduled for late 2015): All included in Beta 1 plus: - More Deployables like Mortars, Gun Emplacements etc. - Advanced Healing Mechanic with body dragging and animations - Weapon resting - Basic weapont attachments and customizations - Bypods - APCs, Tanks - Day/Night Cycles - Dynamic getting over obstacles system - Variable Height when aiming (like insurgency, you get your head a little higher while aiming down the sights so you get to cover better while not aiming) - At least one additional game mode Release Version 1.0 (scheduled for early 2016): All included in Beta 2 plus: - Inventory system with weight encumbrance. (You move slower and get tired faster if carrying heavier/more gear) - Weapon customization using the inventory system (you can add silencers, different scopes, grenade launchers, AP Ammo etc) - Resupplying from crates or re-arming mortars etc using the inventory system. - Improved Deploying Assets/Building interface perhaps using the inventory system (Squad leaders have available assets/buildings shown in their inventories) these items do not show in the inventory if the commander/server has not allowed them. When positioning an asset/building the Squad leader should be able to rotate it to have it looking at the right direction before placing it. - At least 2 Urban Maps - 2 more factions (Russian and British are the most requested) - Transport Helos and perhaps Basic CAS - 5 Game modes (AAS, CnC, Insurgency, Escort the VIP, Search and Destroy etc) - Detailed Map UI with order issuing and drawing - Commander assets, interface etc. - Logistics/resources system Version 2.0 (Post Release late 2016 or early 2017) All included in the Release version plus: - Fully featured CAS - Fast Ropes (Moved up as suggested ) - Night Vision, Grappling Hooks etc - Flashlights, flareguns and other stuff for night time. - At least 6 Maps of different play styles and different locations like Russia, Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe etc. - Full modding support including SDK - General Engine Optimizations, smart use of GPU, CPU, All CPU Cores, SLI and getting more FPS and the best latency posible. - Ai and Coop Modes - Ai Insurgents in Insurgency Mode - Virtual Reality Support - Steam Controller Support - Lazer Beamz - From here an on the focus could be on balance and adding maps and factions but of course not as many as PR as that would take years.
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