Hey everyone! We're currently moving our servers from Las Vegas to Kansas City. There'll probably be some things that stop working, but let us know and we'll try to get everything back to normal again. This also means that existing links to the game servers won't be right: the new ones all start with aos://180274501.
server status page is up. Teams are locked and server is off master list. I will turn on master about 10-5 minutes before the start of the event. Teams will also be unlocked about 10-5 minutes before event starts
Download the client software on the right side of the screen. Installation is pretty simple, as there's a wizard when you first start the application to help you set up your mic and audio.
I highly recommend using a button to activate it, rather than having your mic turn on automatically when it picks up noise. This is especially true for laptop users or those using a webcam w/ mic. You'll have this option towards the end of the wizard (my push-to-talk is set to mouse button 5, your scroll button (click, not scroll) is also free in aos for you 3 button mouse owners).
If you choose to do push-to-talk, keep your threshold rather low (so that it's easier to pick up sounds), this means your blue part of the meter should be small. If instead you are using auto-detect, be sure to keep your threshold toward the high end, or else the rest of us will pick up your game and background noise, which can get quite irritating, especially with 16 people.
Once you've setup your microphone, click the picture of the world icon. Then click "Add New" and enter the following:
Label: Aloha Address: Mumble.aloha.pk Port: 64738 (unchanged) Username: Your username. Please stick to your most common username, as after you register, you'll never get to change it.
Once you're connected, double click on Aloha to put you in that channel. On the event day there will be channels for Blue and Green team.
Spoiler for Leaderboard:
Of course during this event you can also record your game statistics by logging in to our new leaderboard with your forum name and password. Read this for more information about our leaderboard. Caution: only log in with this name and pass on aloha.pk servers. You can set a specific aos-password in your forum profile.
Please try to be on Discord mumble (or discord) and in the IRC or discord 15 minutes prior to the event. You can find the IRC webchat link on the top right corner of aloha home page, or simply click the blue "IRC" above. Thanks!
For Windows 8.1 or earlier users: While launching OpenSpades, you might get an error message that says api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0 is missing from your computer. If this happens, applying this Windows Update will solve the problem.
For macOS users: See this wiki page if you're having trouble starting OpenSpades.
See Trello for a more comprehensive list of new/updated features. Highlights Compatibility
Compatibility fixes: fog, recoil by yvt (4047b61, 866267d, #337)
First person view for spectate by noway421 (#328) Minimap improvements by pandaro (#340) Configurable player name drawing by Chameleonhider (#384) Display spectators in scoreboard by VelocityRa (#466) Right click to mark favorite servers by theunknownxy (#465) More game experience options by yvt (5e3b41b) Mumble support by L0L022 (#413)
Operating System Support
OpenBSD support by devnexen (#477)
Polish translation by Kuzyn (#309) Brazilian Portuguese translation by feikname (#408) European Portuguese translation by DarkDracoon (#485) (Preliminary) custom TTF/OTF font support by yvt (#484) Language switcher by yvt (2be6524)
A graphical glitch can be visible if Volumetric Fog is enabled (#447) Vertical fog is still existent when the software renderer is selected.
Following binary packages are provided:
OpenSpades-0.1.0-Windows.zip: for Windows users OpenSpades-0.1.0-OSX.zip: for macOS users
OpenSpades-0.1.0.pdb.7z is NOT needed unless you're a developer and intend to debug OpenSpades.
Additionally, non-English users are encouraged to download NotoFonts.pak. It contains beautifully designed Noto Fonts distributed by Google, which cover all languages supported by OpenSpades. It can be installed by copying it to the Resource directory.