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Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
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Submitted By admin on 09/04/14
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This Document originally posted in the "Mars Explorer" Group

Greetings everyone!
 
I have been very busy of late (and will continue to be for at least the next week), but I have decided to release 1.9.6 "as is" - in true beta spirit. You get to play with tons of new stuff, but do so with the understanding that there are many more features I haven't quite had a chance to implement yet.
 
Have fun,
 
-Aubrey
 
 
 
(Note: this will automatically upgrade your Unity plugin, which currently causes bugs in older game versions)
 
 
 
Predominant: 
  • Integrated Player list, which the host can use to expel unruly players from their server
  • Customizable game physics:
    • Tweak gravity, handling, performance, flight aerodynamics, even the availability of each vehicle - and your settings automatically synchronize to everyone connected to your game!
    • Export your settings to a simple text string, and share or save them for later use
     
 Auxiliary:
  • Many bugs that were related to the frequent crashes in 1.9.5 have been fixed. 1.9.6 should be much more reliable!
  • New networking state synchronization logic: faster, simpler, and much greater error tolerance: Please let me know if anyone still experiences all other players occasionally ceasing to move. I am also interested in whether other players movements appear smoother or "more jerky" on your screens. This new logic should definitely provide more spectacular networked vehicle collisions!
  • Buggy and Tank autoleveling now work relative to terrain normals
  • Multiple players or bots materializing at the same time now stack instead of exploding
  • The dreaded "bot block" has been fixed! There shouldn't be any more "ghost vehicles" cluttering up your servers.
  • Better looking buggy wheels and suspension - you can now see the tread in crisp detail!
  • New "FPS cap" in the Game Settings panel allows you to specify how hard you want your computer to work on rendering the game. Now hopefully we won't melt Fly's GPU :)
  • Slightly smoother server entry
  • New buttons in Game Settings to adjust your resolution while playing Mars Explorer
  • Properly textured Lava Racer terrain, and slightly enhanced freestyle seafloor
 
 
 
Future:
  • Finish rewrite of the Hovercraft physics
  • Add Olim's long-anticipated submarine - which we have now decided will double as a high performance jetboat when operating at maximum buoyancy
  • Upgrade the airbrake and vehicle brake models to incorporate MacDane's excellent idea of gradual application, allowing you to "tap" the brakes for smoother deceleration
  • Add server settings presets (Standard, SuperFlight, TankWars, etc) which will be selectable during server creation, and which will prevent host from switching physics on everyone in-game. Server list will show physics mode for each game, "custom" indicating that the physics can be changed while you are playing - which is great fun, as long as a noob isn't hosting the server :)
  • Expose more physics parameters for customization - drift, tire size, suspension range, etc
  • Tons more stuff, such as multiple islands and a moving Sea Monster in applicable worlds

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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
3 days - 10,178v
Posted 2009/04/14 - 15:40 GMT
IM SO EXITED!
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
3 days - 10,178v
Posted 2009/04/14 - 15:44 GMT
cool im first on!
 
(ive only tested the gravity but its cool!)
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
1 day - 4,448v
Posted 2009/04/14 - 15:54 GMT
WOO HOO!!!
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/04/14 - 15:58 GMT
Sadly, no internet,
however, I do have an app to download :P
And, a trip to my uncles home, where internet is available *s*
See y'all in a couple of hours
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
1 day - 2,288v
Posted 2009/04/14 - 16:09 GMT
This is the best ever Aubrey! What a fantastic job! I really loved the wings in 194, but hated the ones in 195. :( (no offense)
But when i played 196 today......  ......HOLY MACKORAL! I love everything about it! The wings are back! YES! The look and work efficiently amazingly! BRAVO! The host user settings... ...absolutely LOVE! Fantastic!
 
KUDOS = 999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999etc.
 
CanonEBSTRElite
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
1 week - 17,200v
Posted 2009/04/14 - 17:35 GMT
Thanx Aubrey.
If this game gets any better, I'm gonna cry *pout* ;-)
You have really outdone yourself on this version.
Capital, Capital!
 
All the best
 
-Johnny
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
2 days - 7,217v
Posted 2009/05/03 - 6:43 GMT
hi
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
1 week - 12,017v
Posted 2009/04/14 - 17:42 GMT
BEST VERSION EVER!!!!
I can finally boot
The flying tricks are back without falling
 
The only thing I dont like is the air brakes and no skimming
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
1 week - 12,017v
Posted 2009/04/14 - 17:49 GMT
what the...... theres no lava in LAVA racer.......
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
20 hours - 2,151v
Posted 2009/04/14 - 23:04 GMT
just saying thanks for not having the shiny installer thing.  because of these stupid parental controls.  so thank you.
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
1 day - 4,230v
Posted 2009/04/14 - 23:43 GMT
Thanx so much I love this!
 
Dang my mom's gonna get mad at me for downloading more stuff...
 
Amazaling! xP
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2009/04/15 - 0:14 GMT
This is the best release ever.  I love the settings and everything!
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
1 week - 16,790v
Posted 2009/04/15 - 1:37 GMT
SLOWLY WAITING FOR IT TO DOWNLOAD... GO FASTER!!!!!
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
1 week - 12,017v
Posted 2009/04/15 - 1:40 GMT
It seems that playing on good settings flies faster than on simple. My problem is I can't play on good because my FPS fluctuates between 10 and 5 on it. Which makes it hard to see and very glitchy and laggy. So while everyone zooms away on good i eat there dust in the back on simple. So if there is any way ANY way to get better FPS (although I can't pay any money for it) Please help me.
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/04/15 - 3:13 GMT
poor ah...sidenote: i like no lava in lava racer. just awesome....
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
1 day - 4,505v
Posted 2009/04/15 - 3:29 GMT
I have the same problem.  Normally low FPS is due to not having enough memory.  This can't be the case because I have 2g's of memory on my macbook and can't stay in above the teens on the good setting.  I guess good is to good.
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/04/15 - 5:00 GMT
SPECTACULAR!!! Thanks so much Aubrey! Please consider making lavaless and option?
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/04/15 - 6:06 GMT
yes can you consider making a lavaless option for the game as it is fun to drive on the lava floor
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
17 hours - 1,188v
Posted 2009/04/17 - 12:55 GMT
meow
 
come kitty kitty
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/04/18 - 15:18 GMT
So fly..... you WILL play this version?
 
DDIIIIE!!!!   :)  MEOOOOW! RAAAWR!
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
4 days - 9,839v
Posted 2009/04/16 - 4:51 GMT
amazing!!!!!!!!!! i've been busy of late, but man everything is customiseable 
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
2 days - 5,729v
Posted 2009/04/16 - 16:56 GMT
Uhhh... bit of a problem here;
 
when i tried to load it in my browser, it took me 5 minutes to load the initial unity thingy, and then froze when I tried to start a game or load someone else's
 
when i tried to load the app, it takes 11 hous, 35 minutes.....
 
I CANT PLAY!! NOOOOO.....
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
17 hours - 1,188v
Posted 2009/04/17 - 12:53 GMT
thx man! :) good work
 
-8B bzzz bzzz
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
10 hours - 1,166v
Posted 2009/05/03 - 9:47 GMT
I am so proud to be part of the game aubrey... u created sthg within the past year...
it was fun, when I joined on 1.4 but now its awsome... THX and keep it up... Marcuz (aka igizmo)
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Re: Mars Explorer 1.9.6 Released!
14 hours - 1,741v
Posted 2010/06/03 - 2:53 GMT
Ok, Now it is 2010. This version is old.


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