Week #51 update

Welcome to the last weekly update post for 2016! Merry Christmas everyone! This project will be back in full swing at the start of 2017.

There has been quite a bit of interest in getting this Lode Runner Online: The Mad Monks' Revenge to run on the Raspberry Pi. I don't have a Pi so can't offer much help. If you've managed to get MMR to work on the Pi then I'd love to know. In the new year I might look into getting the project to run with Windows IoT on the Pi 3.

A name in parenthesis and in bold is the finder of the bug/quirk. Thanks to all, I really do appreciate your time and support. Cheers!

Editor

  • fixed bug that showed the editor menu when closed

Game

  • players no longer fall when a ladder is above a phase block when it phases out - this matches the Original (Howie)
  • you can press any key (except death) to toggle pre-game pause - this matches the Original
  • tweaked monks changing directions on ladders to match the Original
  • monks can drop gold in phase blocks - this matches the Original (Howie)
  • tweaked players getting squished when climbing a ladder into a phase block
  • players that are partially inside a phase no longer draw topmost when the phase is solid - this matches the Original (Howie)

LAN

  • snapshots buffered to reduce "jitters"
  • basic adaptive code added to improve perceived network lag when processing snapshots
  • host no longer echoes messages to the client that sent the message
  • lobby changes;
  • fixed incorrect behaviour when clicking revert
  • revert no longer resets the max player count to the default (4)
  • refactored lobby code
  • fixed bug that caused odd results when host toggles monk mode (when using the YOG cheat)
  • fixed blaster effect not updating for monks on client machines

General

  • added toggle to dropdown control on the Options dialog

Drop toggle
Toggle added to drop control

Bugs being worked on

  • collecting tools when falling is not always easy

What I'll probably do next week

  • input predication (web games)
  • monks merging when crossing ladders

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Quark Robot

A massive Lode Runner fan. You may have guessed that.

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