News/201502

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2015/02/28 - Camera & texture work

Mostly spent the entire week dead focused on Quadrotor camera view, this led to the creation of a new dash/HUD specifically for it. And new higher resolution digital dash textures to go along with it. NFSgeeek is hard at work with the new intro, and dare I say it's looking splendid!


Still a lot of bugs to sort but slowly and surely it's getting there.

2015/02/22 - Rear-steering bug fixed

Turned out the people have issues with rear-steering were using analog controllers, leaving it always stuck on regardless of vehicle parts/settings. One more bug down, so many more to go! NFSgeeek has been taking some time to attempt making a new intro cutscene, not certain if this will be ready once patch 011. Other than that, just making minor tweaks/fixes when I get time. Still looking for someone that can tackle UI texture work, would be a huge time savings.

2015/02/18 - Truck Editor

Initial work has been started on this, it seems like this is something that should have been in the game initially. It's just taking the truck viewer, and making it useful for something besides viewing the truck. The hope is to make packaging custom trucks way easier, by automating the entire process for the initial version. Later patches will then be used to expand upon it. Some of the UI choices here will likely spill over to the track editor, as it was designed to be used in an era where 800x600 was normal. (Seriously.)

TruckEd Preview.jpg

2015/02/08 - Automated installer, the long overdue adventure!

Working on an automated installer for the next release of 4x4EvoR, this might take some time. But hopefully it will take some headaches out of getting this mod installed. Especially if you want to install it in the Program Files folders. If anyone would like to assist with this it would be GREATLY appreciated, just send me an e-mail or contact me on the Vales forums.

2015/02/07 - Random Freeze Issue Found!

Thanks to the help of NKA_Street, the issue has been located with the random menus freeze bug! Testing is now underway to ensure it doesn't break the game. For reference the Windows API function QueryPerformanceCounter() was causing this.

2015/02/06 - Over one year online!

Wow, it's been a crazy year. So crazy I just realized we passed the one year mark of starting this silly project! With the very first update being released on 2014/01/19, this project has come a very long way since that simple hack. This project simply would not have been possible without the help of a bunch of people, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone whom has had even the smallest hand in the project. I believe I have ya'll listed on the credits but I want to take a moment again to thank you all once more.

Also turns out there is another forum available, that seems to cater more to the South American crowd just wanted to give them a shout out. I'll be adding ya'll to the links section later today:
http://evoforum.tk - Forums
http://4x4evo.tk - LTE track hosting

Found a WINE script as well for use in Linux, however I can't test it. Might prove usefeul as such I'm putting it in the Guides/FAQS section.
https://sites.google.com/site/b4eclan/wine-script

2015/02/04 - Windows 7 Startup Crash Isolated

Finally had some time to work with someone experiencing the infamous random startup crash. The issue has been finally isolated, and now the next step is to figure out a proper fix. The issue appears to be a DirectInput problem, disabling it resolved it. However the removal of joystick support is not an acceptable fix. Progress!