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Offline DanSteph

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06 May 2007, 02:57:06
Only for members of beta team list - Do not post if you're not members - Thanks




BETA 10 of DeltaGliderIV

For a list of DGIV new features and improvment see past beta thread: (closed)
1st: http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.msg183132#msg183132
2nd http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=11925.msg183236#msg183236
3rd http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=11929.msg183340#msg183340
4th http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=11938.msg183499#msg183499
5th http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=11984.msg184212#msg184212
6th http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=11986.msg184353#msg184353
7th http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=11999.msg184727#msg184727
8th http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=12010.msg185107#msg185107
9th http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=12016.msg185336#msg185336



Here's the DGIV BETA 10:

Download:
You must have received a PM with the link to the beta file, please do NOT publish this link.


BUG REPORT:

Please use the text form in the link below to report bug: It's important !

http://www.dansteph.com/publie/beta_form.txt



List of correction since BETA 9:


DGIV:

-New computer power button replaced the AP (autopilot button) computer and autopilots are powered by this button
(previously the computer was powered by main bus)
-New feature: teinted windows filter (see lower panel)
-New feature: high AOA wings vapors.
-New feature Reentry heat shield.
-Reworked ascent autopilot.
-New ascent autopilot PRO904 hover take-off ascent for earth PRO905 hover take-off from moon PR0906 Hover take-
off from mars.
-New skin for Prelude base "Elysium 42" on Mars.
-New "what's cool" scenarios, new mission.
-Corrected bug with RCS not working after a crash (and no failure of RCS)
-Corrected cabin temperature calculation when both cooling unit OFF.
-Added a funy sound when pilot dead and button pressed.

PreludeII:
-New Skin "Elysium" for Mars (see mission "Atmospheric flight on Mars")
-New hi-res skin for phobos and Frontier (Altaire stay low res for small config)


UMmu:
-Reworked the demo of ShuttlePB, maybe other things, don't recall ;)



Still On my TODO List:
-News scenario, correction of typo and other things in scenarios.
-documentation (help in english welcome)
-New DGIV download page on this site







Much thanks for testing :)

Dan



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Offline Quick_Nick

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Reply #1 - 06 May 2007, 03:38:11
Can I still say thanks for another cool version and another long period of time of hard work? THANKS!:wor:
(answer with silence or deletion of post. no need to reply)
Unrelated: I have a much higher download speed than usual downloads. Maybe your end, but it's cool.



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Reply #2 - 06 May 2007, 03:43:26
Just finished downloading. Pretty funny sounds with the dead pilot! Nice. :ptdr:


-Nick

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Reply #3 - 06 May 2007, 03:57:44

DELTAGLIDERIV BUG


Short description:

(Bad effet in the heat shield visual. It happen when I move the camera "around" the ship. I know it's a known bug in
some situation, but I can't remember more than that... Ça "clignote" seulement quand on tourne, sinon l'image est
stable, quoi que imparfaite. Note that me average FPS is more in the 20s. I don't know why it's 59 here...)

Severity

and)


Complete  description

In one picture:


Reproduce bug



Miscallenous

(Otherwise, it's a really cooool effect!)


Pagir

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Reply #4 - 06 May 2007, 04:07:25

DELTAGLIDERIV BUG


Short description:

Says "Beta Expired" but it's definately beta 10.


Severity

Minor but annoying text at the bottom of the screen.


Complete  description

I re-installed by Copy/Paste method and still says Beta Expried so I'm sure I got the right files in.

Reproduce bug

It should show up when you run it.

Miscallenous

(If you have comments or something to add)



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Reply #5 - 06 May 2007, 04:10:20
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Pagir a écrit:
(Bad effet in the heat shield visual.

Are you running in 16 bits by any chance ?
That's a "Z" effect that may happen in 16 bit.

Dan


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Reply #6 - 06 May 2007, 04:11:34
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MattNW a écrit:
Says "Beta Expired" but it's definately beta 10.

What about your system date ?
Pagir doesn't seem to have it otherwise he would have mentionned it.

Dan


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Reply #7 - 06 May 2007, 04:14:33
I get both of the bugs mentioned above, if anyone asks.

And Dan, the Mars skin for Prelude II is fantastic! Looks great. :)


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Reply #8 - 06 May 2007, 04:14:46
Strange :wonder: your screen say "32 bit" and I tried in 16 bit I don't have this effect... :wonder:

Crappy graphic card ? :wonder:

20 FPS ?  are you running an Amiga ? even on my old computer I have 40FPS in 1182x864 :trucdeouf:

Dan



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Reply #9 - 06 May 2007, 04:22:49
Quote
DanSteph a écrit:
[...]
Pagir doesn't seem to have it otherwise he would have mentionned it.

Dan

In fact... I forgot to mention it :sad:

So yes, it's writen expired...

I'll check with other resolutions.

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Strange  your screen say "32 bit" and I tried in 16 bit I don't have this effect...

Crappy graphic card ?  

20 FPS ? are you running an Amiga ? even on my old computer I have 40FPS in 1182x864

Dan

I know, I know... But it's a notebook... Soooo... I don't have a lot of dedicated memory.

I remember It happen with some virtual cockpit when looking at Earth... :wonder:

Pagir


Pagir

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Reply #10 - 06 May 2007, 04:29:51
Quote
Pagir a écrit:
In fact... I forgot to mention it :sad:
So yes, it's writen expired...


If you put the date next week does it still happen ?

(c'est quoi cette strangery ? on est pas la 18eme semaine ? la beta est ok pour 18eme et 19eme semaine
ca joue chez moi)

Dan



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Reply #11 - 06 May 2007, 04:32:55
Quote
DanSteph a écrit:
Quote
Pagir a écrit:
In fact... I forgot to mention it :sad:
So yes, it's writen expired...

If you put the date next week does it still happen ?

(c'est quoi cette strangery ? on est pas la 18eme semaine ? la beta est ok pour 18eme et 19eme semaine
ca joue chez moi)

Dan

No, it's gone  on may 12 ;)

About the visual bug: when I use 16bits, the "black effect" is... well... ça fait des zèbrures noir/orange, plutôt que des
polygones noirs. Do you understand, or do you wish a printscreen?

Pagir


Pagir

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Reply #12 - 06 May 2007, 04:33:17
Quote
DanSteph wrote:
Quote
MattNW a écrit:
Says "Beta Expired" but it's definately beta 10.

What about your system date ?
Pagir doesn't seem to have it otherwise he would have mentionned it.

Dan

Nope. It's May 5, 2007. I have it in bother Orbiter installs. Clean Orbiter and my normal Orbiter. It's definately Beta 10
because I see the same thing in the heat sheild that Pagir reported.


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Reply #13 - 06 May 2007, 04:33:33
Ok I understand :ptdr:

it's because you are all late :badsmile:

I'm sunday, it's the 18th week, you all are still saturday 17th week.
Should be ok tomorrow....

Dan


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Reply #14 - 06 May 2007, 04:34:01
I think I understand:

In my part of the world, it's saturday... not sunday! :)
(sunday in one hour)
Pagir


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Reply #15 - 06 May 2007, 04:34:45
(I was typing at the same time...)

Pagir


Pagir

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Reply #16 - 06 May 2007, 04:42:41
Haha, yes I have both 'bugs' although one is solved without doing anything. 2 hours and a bug will be automatically
cleared... cool! lol. With the 16/32bit stuff, I see problems with MFDs and HUDs and other stuff depending on both
your computer bit and Orbiter bit. I think I usually have to have them opposite to work. 32bit on computer and 16bit
in Orbiter is what I use. It solves VC problems, but obviously not this. 96MB Intel 82865G Graphics Controller.


-Nick

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Reply #17 - 06 May 2007, 04:57:54
Yes "heat" mesh is some centimeter bigger only, something that your "Z" buffer graphic card don't seem to accept.
I'll make it a bit bigger and post "patch" to test (if I make it too big it would look strange, so test will be made to
make it smaller possible ANd that it work everywhere)

Dan


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Reply #18 - 06 May 2007, 05:05:49

Pas un bug mais un petit défaut sur Prélude, deux en fait.
The sound level is to low when i compare to the external view.
Very trop différent in fact and I'm obliged to move the cursor of my enceintes.
Sinon, c'est très chouette ... l'atmosphère sonore est sympa.
Et le MMU peux s'enliser sur le pad quand on le fait bricoler sur la surface.
Ce ne sont que des détails ;)


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Reply #19 - 06 May 2007, 05:31:31


Gents,

I agree. I am viewing the DGIV the day prior to its release date, so Dan, you are correct. I will test this after midnight
EST here in the US (5 or so minutes from now).

Dan...I too am seeing the heat shield effect with rendering issues. I tried in both 16 and 32 bit color, but I am only
running a 128MB PCI graphics card. I wonder if this somehow ties into the same bug that impacts Saturn where part of it
disappears depending on your distance?

Otherwise, keep the heat shield effect. I can live with the rendering. It is otherwise very cool.


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Reply #20 - 06 May 2007, 05:44:51

DELTAGLIDERIV BUG


Short description:

WINDOWS FILTER NOT TIED TO A BUS


Severity

minor


Complete  description
If you choose any scenario and cut off all power, APU, and busses, you can still click the Windows Filter to medium, high, or
off and it will still work. It should not do that. It should either change back to clear, or stay at the filter level it was
at when the power died.


Reproduce bug
Just choose any of the scenarios and cut off all power. Ensure you don't put the vessel into safe mode, but cut off all the
busses. You will see the window filter will still work.


Miscallenous

(If you have comments or something to add)


"Sun Dog"

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Reply #21 - 06 May 2007, 11:29:06
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sunshine135 a écrit:
WINDOWS FILTER NOT TIED TO A BUS

Should be solved in next beta.

Much thanks

Dan


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Reply #22 - 06 May 2007, 13:02:29
Heat Shield replacement A had some slight funkiness, but B, C and D were fine.

EDIT:

When I was flying in the atmosphere, I deliberately caused G-LOC. My captain (the only person aboard) passed out, but I could still control the craft.



Post Edited ( 05-06-07 14:27 )

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One of which is soon to be out of date, and one is not yet useable. Great Success!

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Reply #23 - 06 May 2007, 15:46:37
Je ne comprend pas, je n'ai pas le bug Z buffer avec le mesh d'origine du zip chez moi.
Testé trois fois en chauffant la coque avec des modifs par la touche 2 pour avoir plusieurs
aspects de la texture liés à la température, jusqu'à destruction totale du DGIV et en
tournant autour du DGIV en vue externe comme un malade dans tous les sens.

Pas vu l'ombre d'une ombre noire. Texture parfaite sous tous les angles. :wonder:



Message modifié ( 06-05-2007 16:23 )

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Reply #24 - 06 May 2007, 15:48:01
For me, Bug disapears usin version "B" of the mesh  (exist with "A" but lightly)

Cheers


[EDITE par Dansteph] Pas besoin de bug report, c'est un feedback pas un nouveau bug. Merci quand même
du feedback

Denis