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Tidalis Beta 1.010 (Bugfixes, And Fanfare-Disable Option)
« on: December 14, 2010, 04:04:21 PM »
Original: http://arcengames.blogspot.com/2010/12/tidalis-beta-1010-bugfixes-and-fanfare.html

This release has a number of bugfixes in it, for stuff that has been working suboptimally since all the recent upgrades of the Unity engine, our drawing mechanics, etc.  This should take care of nearly all the issues we're aware of at the moment (with a question mark on one issue, further testing needed), which is a great feeling.

This one also includes a new settings option which allows for the chain and combo fanfares to be disabled. This is useful for those players who want to hear the regular sound effects, but who don't want the fanfares overlaying the background music. The much-rarer fanfares, such as the line/board clear fanfares, are still played when this option is on.

Also, just as an aside, I'd like to note that the 1.009/1.008 versions had one of the funniest bugs associate with them that I've ever seen.  It seems that if you would play for a while, then go back out to the main menu, sometimes the seafaring ship on the title screen would be... flipped upside down, like it had capsized.  The technicalities were that some internal pooled texture objects weren't correctly remembering that they had been flipped, so it was entirely a huge coincidence that this could happen, but the end effect was something that looked hilariously intentional.  This definitely goes in the annals as one of my favorite bug reports ever.


This is a standard update that you can download through the in-game updater itself, if you already have 1.000 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 1.000 or later, you can download that here.
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Re: Tidalis Beta 1.010 (Bugfixes, And Fanfare-Disable Option)
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 06:46:33 PM »
Guys, I seriously thought the ship going belly-up was an intentional little feature and I laughed when I first saw it in my Tidalis session at the weekend. Some sort of sly dig at my performance as when I first spotted it, I was on about my 50th or more restart having a hell of a struggle with adventure level 80 (I think that level needs a rebalance, btw...), after plain sailing until that point.

Instead of the plucky ship holding fast against the huge wave, you are now sinking captain...EPIC FAIL!  :)

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Re: Tidalis Beta 1.010 (Bugfixes, And Fanfare-Disable Option)
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 10:15:00 PM »
This definitely goes in the annals as one of my favorite bug reports ever.

Mission accomplished! ;D

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Re: Tidalis Beta 1.010 (Bugfixes, And Fanfare-Disable Option)
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 09:38:58 AM »
Good news, this release fixed all our issues at my place.  We are back to doing the adventure co-op and even went back and did the ones we couldn't do before.

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Re: Tidalis Beta 1.010 (Bugfixes, And Fanfare-Disable Option)
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 10:31:20 AM »
Awesome all around! :)
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