Uebergame released

Finally version is out.


This is also the two year anniversary of Uebergame. It was two years ago when the first alpha was released on 24th december 2014. It is not on steam since that, the Steam version was released roughly one year later at 26th october 2015.

Main new features are:

-Bots !!!

-Engine and renderer update for better performance

-Visual interface overhaul

-Potato support


So this version took a little longer since there were some major changes.

For example the engine update took a little longer, since it also introduced new bugs that had to be solved again and so on. It is not fully done yet, only a part of it, so the performance gain is not very big, if any at all, depending on settings. But the graphic settings were improved and a new quality level was added called "Potato" which can be used to gain additional performance on very very slow computers. It runs smooth on Integrated graphic chips on those settings, so that should be enough.
Then the bots were also a pretty big new feature, as they needed to be taught to be able to play all gametypes, all levels and use the equipment. Bots are also integrated into the voting system, so players on a server can vote, if bots should be added or kicked automatically. Additionally the hosting dialog was improved to directly have a slider where you can quickly add bots, if you want to host a server yourself, or play offline.

And finally the whole user interface has gotten a big overhaul as well. There are animated buttons now for the bigger menus and buttons have sound effects now. Overall the layouts of the different menus and dialoges have been improved to make it more ergonomic, as well as many new features have been added, like players where you can play demo recordings of your game using the build in demo recording function.
The new design philosophy of the main menu is to provide a mega-menu, where every feature can be accessed directly from anywhere, no matter if you are in the main menu or in a game, this saves some time, as you no longer need to quit first, to access the main menu. It also helps those people who did not know that there was a server voting menu or an armory where you could choose your equipment, since those have menu buttons now as well.

And finally finally there have been many small adjustments, improvements and bugfixes as well, like some more server options, overall a bit better default settings, a greatly improved help menu that offers a full manual of all the games features now and some other stuff I forgot.

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Uebergame released

This update mainly adds new levels and assets.

The new level PB_Gummifeld consists of one large area containing multiple paintball fields, 4 teamplay fields and 2 deathmatch arenas.

Each paintball field can be played individually in DM and TDM mode or the whole map can be played at once without boundaries.

Further this update contains a few small optimizations and a new feature that adds player blood explosions.

It also adds camera shake and impact sound, if you get hit by bullets to give a better feedback for players.

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Uebergame released

Uebergame brings a complete redesign of the game mechanics and lots of new features.

It is the biggest update so far and involves a complete restructuring of the game's code, which is the reason it took so long, especially since a lot of testing was needed to get it halfway stable.

There are so many changes, that the list would be too long, so I only list the big major changes.

You can download it as always at the downloads section.


-Weapon loadout system, where you can customize your starting equipment

-4 main weapons: assault rifle, sniper rifle, shotgun and grenade launcher

-4 types of grenades: frag grenade, smoke grenade, shape charge and timebomb

-2 special abilities: munitions and medic, munitions can drop ammo and medic can drop medikits

-Iron sight mode, lets you aim down sights or looks through sniper scope, it provides zoom and more accurate shooting

-New hosting menu, it lets you start matches based on game type and has an advanced server options menu

-New join menu, with more features and displays

-4 game modes to chose from: deathmatch, team deathmatch, paintball deathmatch and paintball team deathmatch

-Completely updated options menu with lots of new features, such as skin preview, field of view changer etc

-Updated graphics options: More easy to use graphics options, some new features such as an "Ueber" quality level, which improves the graphics a bit more for those people with high end graphics cards

-Ingame admin interface, which lets you manage admin/super-admin permissions inside the game and lots of admin commands to use such as kick users etc

-New ingame features: Fire teams, quick chat system, voting system and a spectator mode

-New ingame HUD and new loading, endgame and score GUIs

So those are most of the changes.

One more advice if you play the new version for the first time, you need to press "i" before the round to adjust your loadout. This is especially important if game type is changed and you play paintball for example, then you need to change to paintballer and give yourself a paintball weapon, otherwise you start without a weapon and better save your favorite loadouts to a unique slot, so you can quickly switch them if needed.

For people who want to host dedicated servers, the process has changed as well and you will need to update your server launch scripts as well as download a new dedicated server build, but I will update the tutorials with the new instructions and scripts.

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