PA Titans PTE 94157 is now available

Discussion in 'PA: TITANS: General Discussion' started by wyao, April 25, 2016.

  1. wyao

    wyao Uber Employee

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    Titans update 94157-PTE

    Community changes
    Added download & zip JS APIs.
    - The client can now download files from any valid URL.
    - Zip file contents can now be mounted transiently at any point in the file system.
    - See download.js and file.js for new APIs.
    Put a trailing slash on directory entries in the JS file list API.
    Convert mod system over to using the same file system everyone else uses.
    - Also introduces aliases to the file system in order to work around issues with the way mods were mounted.
    - Might have some small inconsistencies in mod behavior.
    A number of fixes to zip file mounting and mod interactions.
    - Primarily related to listing directories with memory files.
    - Mounting the same content is no longer a no-op.
    - Added api.content.remount(), which is necessary after changing mods.
    Auto-activate download redirects.
    - A download url will get a different result from Coherent, meaning it won't find an active download.
    - Auto-starts the download with the default filename. (Which is sub-optimal, but there isn't a reliable way of detecting the redirect.)
    Icon atlases now refresh when memory files are mounted
    -Allows shadowing from server mods
    -Also allows changing them at runtime
    -Does not support changing icon altas indices after creating a client world
    Icon atlases now have access to the client engne APIs
    - Primarily for the memory API
    Part 1 of in-memory shader mod support.
    - Includes hypothetical memory mounted file shader reload support for OSX/linux.
    - Doesn't appear to dynamically load shaders based on reports from testing, but is significant enough for OSX/Linux that I would like to get it checked in so I can do other smaller work.
    - Also doesn't cause any extra crashing or bad behavior from what has been reported.
    Ensure the timestamp of memory mounted files doesn't match previously mounted files.
    - Prevents caches of rapidly re-mounted files from returning stale data.
    Make boot.json memory file friendly.
    Remote mounted mods now override file system aliases when they are mounted.
    Fixed the change watcher support.
    - Added some more characters to filter from download file names.
    Added "raw" mod info interface so mods can extra information to modinfo.json.
    - Includes deprecation of api.mods.getMountedMods() in favor of api.mods.getMounted(), which uses promises instead of a callback.

    The following changes contributed by mikeyh:
    Custom Server Reconnects and Improved Game Invites
    - fixed long standing issue where previously accepted game invite fails then later invite from same person teleports you into new game without confirmation
    - fixed invites to private games (missing uuid)
    - fixed buy missing content dialog description when a classic player is invited to a titans game
    - fixed game password lost after refresh, selecting system, settings, etc
    - added logging to
    - added game info to session, connect_to_game and various scenes for custom server reconnects, improved invites and mods (will reduce number of hacks by mods)
    - added serverType / game_server_type (local|uber|custom)
    - added serverSetup / game_server_setup (game|replay|loadsave)
    - added gameType / game_type (Galactic War|Ladder1v1|FFA|TeamArmies)
    - added gameModIdentifiers / game_mod_identifiers (work in progress)
    - changed isLocalGame to use the same is_local_game session key everywhere
    - deprecated joinLocalServer / join_local_server in preference to isLocalGame / is_local_game
    - changed join_lobby helper to use isLocalGame
    - added serverType, serverSetup, gameType and gameModIdentifiers to join_lobby helper
    - added saving of reconnect_to_game_info in local storage
    - added timers in new_game and live_game to update timestamp of reconnect to game info
    - added reset of reconnect to game info when abandoning live game
    - added support for serverSetup, serverType and gameType to gw_play
    - added support for serverSetup, serverType and auto updated gameType to live_game
    - added reset of reconnect info and lobby info when leaving live game
    - changed save_game_utility to set isLocalGame, serverType and serverSetup
    - removed unused session observables in save_game_browser that might actually cause confusion
    - added support for serverSetup, serverType and gameType (limited) to replay_browser
    - added reset of reconnect info to replay_loading
    - added reconnect option to start menu (first pass) with 5 minute expiry
    - added game type, uuid and mod identifiers support to rejoinGame for uber servers
    - changed lobbyId and reconnectContent to use session
    - added directReconnect for local and custom servers (also supports uber servers if getGameWithPlayer fails)
    - refactored game invites (from latest pa chat)
    - added auto updating lobby status to game invites
    - added auto updating of game password to game invites
    - added auto updating of game mods to game invites (in progress)
    - added cancelling of game invites when inviter leaves game lobby or game starts with no free spectator slots
    - added game_invite_update and cancel_game_invite xmpp commands
    - added canInviteToChat checks for existing lobby contact and pending invites
    - moved some context menu logic out of uberbar html into model (from pachat)
    - fixed lobbyContacts to correctly update in new_game based on current players and spectators
    - fixed empty spectators (playersWithoutArmies) in new_game
    - added spectatorCount and emptySpectatorSlots
    - added lobbyFormat to new_game (first pass)
    - added sendLobbyStatus to update uberbar
    - added support for resetting reconnect_to_game_info and invite lobby info when leaving, kicked or disconnected from new_game
    - added serverModsUpdated and serverModsLoaded
    - changed default GW new game to include time
    - changed default save name to include time
    - updated to latest knockoutjs 3.4.0 (from 3.3.0)
    - added ready deferred to db knockout extender so that consumers can reliably know when indexed db data is loaded (or not)
    Allow changing AI commanders from client mods.
    Add custom server support to the server browser.
    Start Hook and Placeholder Scene for Community Mods.
    Changed global spectator chat default to team chat.
    Fix for live game alt-tab backspace reload
    Changed Start Hook and Community Mods Scene To Support Offline
    - changed start hook to try a remote load and if that fails try the download cache for offline support
    - changed community mods scene to load from download cache (remote code automatically downloads latest to cache)
    - added a default back button to community mods scene just in case there is any failure loading cached
    Added Saving of Game Server Browser Filters
    - Refactored filters to use text: value (allows localisation)
    - Added local storage settings to save filters
    - Added filter defaults
    - Added reset filters button
    - Implemented filterRetiredGames with existing default
    Added Saving of Game Server Browser Filters
    Community Mods Integration
    Changed custom servers feed to be remotely configurable
    Added mod identifiers to server beacon
    Added support for custom commanders
    Replaced color_table.js with 32 color burntcustard version
    Added —max-players and —max-spectators command line options
    Added --server-password command line option
    - added SERVER_PASSWORD to main
    - added --server-password command line option to set SERVER_PASSWORD
    - changed empty state to check if server password specified
    - changed lobby state to validate server password if specified

    The following changes contributed by JustinLove:
    Add ".stock" event namespace to the holodeck mousedown binding.
    Add server-side spec tag support to army configurations in the lobby.
    Expose build bar spec id grid map for easier modding.
    Correct gamma in world hover information.
    Improve modability of build bar.
    - Expose object constructors so new instances can be made.
    - Save their arguments so new properties can be defined.
    - Expose grid dimensions and tab definitions.
    - Extract function for unit specs so it can be either replaced or called again.
    - Expose ammo build hover details.
    - Fix the build hover cost of nuke missiles for titans.
    Extract function so showing game over can be cleanly customized.
    Remove call to undefined
    - Appears to have been a by-product of the pa-x1 branch integration.
    Fix depreciated getMountedMods to return same type as before.
    Convenience improvements to GW card access for mods.
    Use appropriate commander for spec tag
    - Can't really use spec tags without a tagged commander. Commander verification won't let them through. Having the server append the tag during finalization avoids having to think about it everywhere else.
    Prevent incorrectly broken promises when chaining.
    - If a promise gets eaten by merge it will never be resolved/rejected. If one of the previously bound handlers is called, pending != ok and it gets rejected though the handler being called is usually for resolve.
    Return content remount promise for completion tracking
    Make api.file.list reject missing directories instead of waiting for parse exception

    General bugfix/polish
    Upgrade FMOD to 4.44.60 and rebuilt banks with new version
    Tell windows laptops with AMD GPUs to use the discrete part
    Fix a client crash that occurs when a URL is requested with a trailing /
    Fix error logging for unknown error codes
    Planet description now includes metal spot, CSG, and landing zone counts
    Fix for mac build.
    - Define copy ctor/assign operator for ChangeWatcherList.
    Pop open store page instead of cart for Steam Titans upgrade.
    Print complete authenticateHelper failure information instead of [object Object].
    Fix alias search crash bug in WindowsFilesystem/StdioFilesystem::exists().
    Prevent negative output from dither in the HDR compose pass.
    -Hypothetically, this should fix a crash issue on some Intel 5xx GPU drivers.
    Fix for aliases not being converted to lowercase.
    dukyduke, devoh, Mirolog and 25 others like this.
  2. igncom1

    igncom1 Post Master General

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    I don't know what half of these are or do.

    But 10/10.
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  3. jomiz

    jomiz Active Member

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    And thank you so much @mikeyh and the rest who you guys.
    Last edited: April 25, 2016
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  4. proeleert

    proeleert Post Master General

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  5. FSN1977

    FSN1977 Active Member

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    When will we be able to connect to playfab servers? :) Btw Huge list of fixes, nice stuff
  6. proeleert

    proeleert Post Master General

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  7. Gorbles

    Gorbles Post Master General

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    Can I just say how much I love that these are the unfiltered, raw changes in the patch. Brilliant job to all involved, thanks :)
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  8. FSN1977

    FSN1977 Active Member

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    Its working now :)
  9. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    By the way, for any Linux users wanting to try out this PTE, there is an issue with case-sensitivity for files in the media subdirectory that causes a crash on startup. For some reason the coui:// file system expects all file to be lower-case.

    A workaround is to make symlinks from any file with capitals to one that is all lowercase. Script to do that for you:
    cd media
    find . -name "*[A-Z]*" -type f -exec sh -c 'ln -sf "`basename "$0"`" "`echo "$0" | tr [:upper:] [:lower:]`"' {} \;
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  10. lokiCML

    lokiCML Post Master General

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    Thank you, Uber, mikeyh, pinbender, and wondible for this PTE update.:D
    Last edited: April 25, 2016
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  11. wpmarshall

    wpmarshall Planetary Moderator

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    Feedback on mod list - Larger text and perhaps use of columns (with larger thumbnails).
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  12. Ksgrip

    Ksgrip Active Member

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    Also it needs al filters that have PAMM.
    A more niche reauest is to have a searcher for the authors, I know it already does that vut it would be clearer to everyone using it.
  13. andreasgg

    andreasgg Well-Known Member

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    Amazing stuff!!
    I don't think most people are aware of what a big impact something like a in game mod integration will have, long term, on the community. Have been using this in game mod manager last month or so and it really make it easy accessible for everyone. Thank you uber for letting mikeyh and wondible contribute. It calms me to know that the game is not at the end station yet. I know they have more plans and I am looking forward to seeing them integrated into the pa experience.
  14. burntcustard

    burntcustard Post Master General

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    Could .div-color-picker have it's fixed width and height removed or adjusted so that the colour containing box properly expands to fit in all the options please?

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  15. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    @mikeyh did community mods the greater part of the rest. And everybody should thank @pinbender for going above and beyond the call of duty to make all of that possible.
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  16. wpmarshall

    wpmarshall Planetary Moderator

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    Oh oh... can I re-gain the ability to use Able-Comm outside of offline please? <3

    *asks for more despite being given a feast of fab updates*
  17. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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  18. Remy561

    Remy561 Post Master General

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    Amazing! I'm looking forward to see what the community is allowed to contribute in the long run!

    My only suggestion is one that has been standing for a while:
    Also include the Team Colored chat mod to easily see from which team the player talking is :)

    Also, aren't many of the mods outdated nowadays? Or has somebody gone through all the mods to disable the outdated ones?
  19. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    A few mod things that might of interest beyond me and mikey

    Server-only icon updates (added units etc) are now trivial. Icon Reloader and Icon Extensions are obsolete.

    Build bar is much more accessible via virtual shared_build scene. HodgePodge can still be used to negotiate for positions, but making composable changes yourself is way more tractible. Also hook for nuke build info.

    Army spec tags can be used in regular games with additional UI mod support, although reconnects are awkward. This is the mechanism galactic war uses to have different stats and units for the player and enemy.

    I added some methods to GW Dealer and the GW start scene to streamline card mods. This should reduce the overhead of a start card mod to (gw_start, gw_play)

    requireGW(['pages/gw_start/gw_dealer'], function(GWDealer) {
      if (model.startCards) {
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  20. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Polish bug. Poor Nefilpetou is missing its icon:
    The same is true for enderstryke71.

    This is not a new bug, but since we are doing PTE's again... :)
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