Monday, April 16, 2012

AVWW Beta 0.930 "Bugfixes Are Always Better When They Involve Ponies" Released!

This one is all about the fixes and polish, in keeping with our agenda for the next week.  We'll be back to content updates next week, once we hit 1.0.

The biggest news with this one is incredibly-better gamepad support.  You can customize your analog noise filtering sensitivity and everything, and map up to 8 different axes if you have some sort of crazy flight control stick that you want to play the game with (hey, we're not here to judge).  There's still more to do on the controls front to make the keyboard-only action and gamepad-only action a bit smoother, but we're getting quite close with those.

Beyond that there are really a lot of fixes here, especially for multiplayer.  More to come tomorrow on those as well, but it's excellent progress towards as spot-free a 1.0 as we can get.  Regarding the title of this release, there is a driver issue with some ATI cards where you literally get better vastly performance by playing My Little Ponies videos in the background while playing AVWW.  I'm not joking.  Hopefully this version will let the affected folks fix that issue without the involvement of cute ponies.

More to come soon.  Enjoy!

This is a standard update that you can download through the in-game updater itself, if you already have 0.500 or later. When you launch the game, you'll see the notice of the update having been found if you're connected to the Internet at the time. If you don't have 0.500 or later, you can download that here.

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