VO 1.8.442 included:- Gatling Cannon HV shot timeout increased from 3 to 5 seconds, increasing maximum range from about 600 meters to around 1000 meters.- Avalon Torpedo sound effect has been corrected, the wrong sound had been used since November, due to a bug in a prior release.- Added enhanced Windows crash reporting, intended to gather more detailed debugging information on the Trident-crash that has been plaguing some players.- Station Defense turrets will now stay closer to their assigned defensive positions (will go into effect after a server restart, later tonight).VO 1.8.441 included:- Improved Mac Updater and updated the icon.We are continuing to try to debug the sporadic "Trident crash" that is impacting some players on Windows. Hopefully the additional debug information from the crash reporting system will help us track this down.Happy New Year, everyone!
December 30th 2017
We've recently updated to the Vendetta Online website to drop support for certain old browser connection standards that are no longer considered secure. The web in general will be phasing out "TLS 1.0" in June of 2018, and we're just getting a little bit of a head-start. Similarly, we have also dropped support for 3DES encryption, which had been kept around for a few people on older browsers.The Vendetta-Online website is "secure all the time", and has been for some years. Because of this, there is no "un-encrypted" version of the site that can be used by people with older browsers. If a device or browser is too old, it will simply fail to connect to our site at all.So, if you own an older Android device and find you can't connect to the website using the ancient, built-in "Browser", then consider installing Chrome or Firefox from the Play Store. If you have an old PC or Mac, consider downloading a new browser. There are modern, updated browsers available for practically every internet-capable platform, even MacOS 9 and other "retro" desktop systems. A modern, up-to-date web browser will make your usage of the internet much more secure.For the average person who is reading this, and isn't using the default browser on a 5-year-old phone: don't worry about this. It probably doesn't affect you at all.
December 17th 2017
VO 1.8.440 included:- Fixed rendering issues with the Trident on DirectX 9.- The on-phone volume buttons no longer render 2d controls in Daydream VR.- When changing between left and right hands for Daydream VR controllers, the setting is immediately changed in-game.VO 1.8.439 included:- New optional graphical assets for future usage on certain ship types (the new Liveries).- Improvements to the behaviour of NPCs that are defending others.We've also recently released the game on the Mac Store, although we're still working through some challenges there with the In App Purchases.Bigger changes are planned for the near future, including a New Behemoth!
December 16th 2017
VO 1.8.438 includes:- New Warthog graphics, with much higher polygonal detail and advanced shaders.- New Weapon: Capital Rail Cannon, 10k damage, 25 grid power, 25,000Kg.- Capital Swarm Missile damage increased from 850 to 3000, missile timeout increased from 25 to 30 seconds.- Screamer Rocket energy requirement dropped from 60 to 30.- Warthog MkII is now available at Sedina D-14.- Fog has been removed from Sedina H9.- Fullscreen mode on Mac OS works better with Spaces and switching between apps.- Fixed certain OpenGL 4 shaders that were not properly renormalizing lighting calculations.Various gameplay tweaks, plus a cool new look for the Warthog. More information coming soon in the next Newsletter.If you're playing on the Mac, and have any issues with the new version, please let us know via the Forums or a Support Ticket. We'd like to iron out any Mac issues as soon as possible. Thanks!Have a great weekend, everyone.
December 2nd 2017