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GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Graf Zahl » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:12 am

Notice: The survey is currently closed. GZDoom 4.2.4 does not include the survey code that 4.2.0 did.

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Highlights
  • This is a bugfix release without new features. The notable highlight is that this fixes translucent objects in the software renderer.


Details
  • Fixed stretching for 256 and 240 pixels tall skies in software.
  • fixed broken walkthrough of Restoring Deimos MAP07
  • Fixed a bug in the flagdef processing code.
  • adjusted collision detection for item pickups. Use vanilla condition for a thing with MF_SPECIAL flag to fix inability to grab it when item's top is at the same height as sector's floor from it can be picked up
  • fixed localization support for intermission texts
  • fixed radius attack that may inflict damage twice
  • sort CVAR output in config alphabetically instead of randomly dumping them in their internal order.
  • Fixed ZScript's Screen.DrawLine using the wrong color when drawing pure black.
  • fixed missing frames for Hexen's fighter's axe attack without mana
  • fixed usage of uninitialized object in BlockLinesIterator
  • removed hardcoded width limit for screenshots
  • Fixed dynamic arrays as function arguments.
  • added Visual Studio debugger visualization for several types
  • do not accept read-only variable as out argument
  • fixed variable's stack offset for implicit dynarray clearing
  • Fixed Vector2/3 out parameters in the ZScript compiler.
  • added explicit clearing of global VM stack. When exceptions are thrown from JITed code, the VM stack isn't cleared during unwinding.
  • fixed typo with D'Sparil's serpent attack in lights.pk3, creating an extremely large light.
  • fixed bad application of translucency in the software renderer
  • Scythe MAP22 Compatibility fix
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Graf Zahl » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:13 am

I originally wanted to do this last week but had no spare time for it so it had to wait a little longer.
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Eonfge » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:35 am

4.2.4 is currently being pushed to Flathub:
https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.zdoom.GZDoom

As for the release numbers, we've had 512 downloads in last year, of which 416 in the last month. Not bad if you ask me. It's also doing better then Duke Nukem :D
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Graf Zahl » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:37 am

With Duke Nukem, do you mean EDuke32? If so, how much better?
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Eonfge » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:43 am

I was indeed referring to EDuke32, which is now also on flathub:
https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.eduke32.EDuke32

I get my usage stats from Paul Carroty, who runs an overnight script to consolidate all numbers:
https://github.com/paulcarroty/flathub- ... s/releases

Based on the monthly figures, GZDoom has 416 downloads and EDuke32 has 116. It's not a truly fair comparison though: GZDoom has had a few more releases, so that keeps it on the 'recently updated' page. By doing regular updates, you can increase your visibility a lot. I noticed this with my own app as well.
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Tkfreak77 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:29 pm

Still to slow on OpenGl and instable with xBRZ 4x (crashes often) on Vulkan API on Windows 10 with gtx1070 (8gb Vram) on Ryzen 2700x with 16gb Ram. I can´t recommend this build.
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby wildweasel » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:01 am

Try without the xBRZ filter. That's not trivial to run.
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Graf Zahl » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:07 am

Tkfreak77 wrote:Still to slow on OpenGl and instable with xBRZ 4x (crashes often) on Vulkan API on Windows 10 with gtx1070 (8gb Vram) on Ryzen 2700x with 16gb Ram. I can´t recommend this build.


You are aware that xBRZ x4 is not only a first grade performance killer but also eats lots of video RAM? The menu already warns you that it requires 16x as much as unscaled textures. Even with an 8GB graphics card you'll reach that faster than you might ever think, when you blow up a simple 128x128 texture to use 4MB of VRAM - 6 with mipmapping.
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Rachael » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:14 am

Tkfreak77 wrote:Still to slow on OpenGl and instable with xBRZ 4x (crashes often) on Vulkan API on Windows 10 with gtx1070 (8gb Vram) on Ryzen 2700x with 16gb Ram. I can´t recommend this build.

There is something very wrong with your setup if you're having issues running with this. It sounds like you're trying to run a mod that uses an insane amount of texture memory and you are somehow expecting this to "just work", especially with the resizer.
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby catenaro82 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:16 am

What is the difference between gzdoom-4-2-4-Windows-64bit.zip from zdoom.org and gzdoom-4-2-4a-Windows-64bit.zip from Github.com?
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Graf Zahl » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 am

4.2.4a has been recompiled with Visual Studio 2017 due to visual corruption in the software renderer caused by a compiler bug. If you only use the hardware renderer they'll be the same.
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Zenon » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:09 am

I noticed the highlights from 4.2.3 still haven't been compiled.
You gonna put them here or in the next update?
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Re: GZDoom 4.2.4 released

Postby Major Cooke » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:48 pm

Zenon: F3DFloors was exported, otherwise it mainly just a bunch of bug fixes.
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