Sunday, August 30, 2009

Client Update #1 + Server wipe

For all who still don't know what happened: The server got a full-wipe this night due to a new database system. First it was just planned to wipe everything except the character accounts but well, most people 'required' a full wipe and this was ok too to us, especially because of a shattered economy from bugs and exploits.

With this update, we are also running with the latest engine version again. In the following a list of the actual changes:

- radiation/replication stat bug
- wandering critters shouldn't go too far away from their home positions
- Bags for mercs re-enabled
- Added fixed status to repair table quest.
- unlimited brahmin followers bug fix

- player can now obtain many professions, but total level (sum of all acquired professions) can't be greater than 3.
- new encounter maps
- Traders get more money now
- Boosting Ammo produced by 3
- Players can see when someone is searching their pockets with steal (same check as guards)
- Dynamite and plastic explosives lowered on traders.
- various map updates

The most important of this update: You need to download a new *.dat file and copy this file into your FOnline client folder. You can download the file here. Put the faction001.dat file into your FOnline client folder and that's it. The file is only a few kb small, so it is really not a big deal. It is very important that this file is in your client folder or else you will see missing graphics in some maps.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Forum online

Just a small information: We got a subforum on NMA now. You can register there and give feedback, post ideas or discuss other stuff and so on and so on.

Monday, August 17, 2009

How to check server status?

Here's the web address where you can check the status of the FOnline: 2238, as well as the FOnline: The Life After server:

Server status

Just click on it and that's it. We hope this will be helpful to everyone.

FOnline: 2238 Manual available

It's done: a few minutes ago our manual for FOnline: 2238 has been finished and can be grabbed right away! Also a short Additional Notes file for printing is available. The manual is 63 pages blong (4,19mb) and includes practically everything. It was based mostly on the original Fallout / Fallout 2 manuals and adds all new FOnline informations.

You can grab the files here:
FOnline: 2238 Manual
FOnline: 2238 Additional Notes

Sunday, August 16, 2009

How to get music in 2238

You cannot hear any music in the game? Then do the following:

Copy the /music/ folder from your Fallout 2 installation or CD and paste it in your FOnline Client /data/sound/ folder.

That's it. Now you should be able to hear music ingame.

Open Beta Test #3: the first 12 hours

Finally, the OBT3 has begun.

It arouse a massive interest for the game, resulting with numerous players downloading the client last night and trying to log in. This caused noticeable lags and ruined the game for some players who had less luck than the others - dying in random encounters was just one of the issues.

We are currently working on resolving them. The hardware seems to be quite overloaded, causing the abnormal lag peaks. This is due to the fact that some of our features are very complex, yet they have never been tested massively. This is the perfect opportunity to test them together, so that we may investigate any possible problems that could choke our hardware right now.

Thanks for understanding this delicate matter.

Keep testing, the game needs to be brought to the point where everyone can enjoy it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

FOnline: 2238 starts today!

Dear wastelanders! Thank you for gathering today, on IRC, on this Blog... Wherever you are! Today the third open beta test is going to start!

FOnline: 2238 is not the only game you will be able to play - our brethren from all over the world, who were working hard on another game, The Life After, will launch their servers today too. Everything you need for playing the game, as well as any news regarding the client and servers will be published on this blog or the official FOnline Homepage.

We still need some time to bring everything in order before launching the game, please be patient.

We apologize for not releasing the 3rd Developers Video before the launching date, it will be recorded soon. To make it up to you, we decided to post this small comic:

FOnline irc data:
Channel: #fonline

Our irc data:
Channel: #2238

Sunday, August 9, 2009

FOnline developers looking for voice actor!

As the title says, the FOnline developers are looking for a native English speaking male with a mature, deep, strong voice. The voice will be used for "FOnline: The life After" intro, and if you are really good we would use your talent for our own, "FOnline:2238" intro movie.

  • Voice similar to Ron Perlman (Fallout 1/2/3/Tactics narrator)
  • Soundproof or low-noise room for recording
  • Dramatic narration
  • Native USA citizens have the advantage over others
Everyone interested can post in the comments or mail me at lisac2kATgmailDOTcom, subject "Voice Actor". All other mails will be deleted promptly, be sure to write the subject properly.