Monday, 1 June 2009

Moviestorm 1.1.6 & 1.1.7 update

Moviestorm 1.1.6 will be going into initial testing this week.

Key features for this update include:
  • Support for the upcoming pyros and hairstyles packs
  • Support for a third content pack (which we'll announce shortly)
  • Improved modder's workshop
  • Various minor bug fixes
Testing will take 2-3 weeks, so we're aiming for a release towards the end of June assuming all goes well.

In development for Moviestorm 1.1.7 we have a whole bunch of performance improvements and major fixes for the animation blending. We've already seen some big steps forward in terms of performance, but they won't be ready for release in 1.1.6 - as often as not, fixing one issue reveals a load of other previously hidden problems. On the animation side, we've been dealing with the dreaded "popping", and at the same time changing the way the animation system works so that it works better when you have a character simultaneously using a prop, gesturing, talking, emoting, and moving around the set.

We'll also be giving Moviestorm a whirl under Windows 7 and see how well it behaves. In Dave's words, "I don't see any problems, but that was what I said about Vista." If anyone's already given it a go already, drop us a line and let us know what it was like!

3 comments:

Matt Kelland said...

We've had early reports that MS works under Windows 7, so there's hope!

AngriBuddhist said...

Nice update. There's no 24 inch pink spikes coming out of anyone's head or fiery staff wielding wizards but it's good to hear that you're on top of the little things.

Donell said...

I'm Using 7 as we speak and all is well so far.