Title: Atrinik 3.0
Post by: Cleo on July 31, 2011, 12:42:09 pm
Atrinik Client 3.0 has been released!
After several months of hard work on the client, the new version is ready at last. :)
To upgrade on Windows, you will need to download the new client installer here (http://www.atrinik.org/download/atrinik-client-3.0.exe) (verify (http://www.atrinik.org/page/verify_download&dl=atrinik-client-3.0.exe)), uninstall the old client and install the new one.
The process for Ubuntu has changed, as the package repository has moved to packages.atrinik.org in order to support Debian as well (the Launchpad PPA only supports Ubuntu). You will need to remove the old PPA from your apt sources list (run: sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atrinik-ppa.list), and follow the installation instructions here.
This new release completely redesigns the client GUI, with a new skin, and more user-friendly interface. The spells, skills and party widgets are no longer modal and have been turned into widgets, which means they are much smaller, and can be moved around, so for example, you can always have the spells widget visible, if you want to.
The number of client songs has grown since the last release from about 40 to astounding 250 different background musics - for this reason, there is a new music player widget that you can open by clicking its icon in the menu buttons widget (by default at top right).
The client settings, book GUI, etc now use the popup system, which has been improved to add support for multiple popups at once, so that popups like settings can have a helpful '?' button, which opens the help GUI, explaining controls and the like.
Another big feature is weather support, that will soon start being used more heavily in new maps; it is possible to create effects like snow, rain, thunderstorms, complete with sound effects, etc. Currently, the only weather used is snow in Lyondale Archipelago and on the peak of Giant Mountains (where entrance to Old Outpost is).
Another new feature is the Windows updater function in this new client, which will allow us to distribute updates more regularly, and without the need to always re-download a new client.
The infravision ability has a new use in this client; as corpses do not instantly go cold after you have killed them, you will be able to see recently killed corpses in red highlight on the map, if you have infravision. Very helpful in dark dungeons.
The party widget is more useful than the old party menu was; as it now shows HP, mana and grace of all your party members, and is automatically updated.
The list of changes/tl;dr:
Happy playing! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Atrinik 3.0
Post by: NiteStar on August 01, 2011, 12:12:40 am
I'm impressed. 8) Great work, dev team peeps! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Atrinik 3.0
Post by: Ghost on August 05, 2011, 12:28:08 pm