Sunday, February 17, 2013

ArtClient v3.2.3 alpha

With the release of Artemis SBS v1.7, a lot of things changed both for users, and under the hood. For a while, I was pretty much convinced that things had changed too much for me to figure out. But, I persevered, wrote a few utility classes, and finally figured out the big changes---and even discovered some new things, too.

With some help from players on the Artemis forums, I've resolved a bunch of issues and now have a pretty good build. This is still alpha, because I think there's at least one or two unresolved crashes, but it also includes a crash reporting utility (which the security-paranoid can opt out of, though that means I may not be able to fix any crashes you experience) and a bunch of new features.

You can download v3.2.3 alpha here. It is no longer compatible with Artemis SBS 1.661, but IS compatible with 1.7 and 1.701 (the version on iOS).

  • NEW: Captain's map controls are properly separated from Science controls
  • NEW: "Relative" helm display! Enable under Settings
  • NEW: Engineering's Warp/Jump systems labeled appropriately by chosen drive type
  • NEW: Improved science scanning handling, follows the official client much more precisely!
  • NEW: Added (opt-out-able) crash reporting, so hopefully I can see exactly what's causing any remaining crashes
  • NEW: Allow connecting to version 1.701 servers (untested!)
  • FIX: Radar touch controls now continue to work properly after leaving and returning to the app
  • FIX: USFP references changed to TSN to match 1.7 client
  • FIX: Various bugs
  • Improved helm's tap-to-steer logic.