R21 contains fixes, updates and rewritten instructions docs\Autocross.txt
New layout editor instructions: docs\Autocross.txt
Improved UNDO and REDO - the selection is now correctly restored
Start position / checkpoints / finish line now in control section
FIX: Heading slider bar was not restored after a failed rotation
FIX: Zero diameter marshalls could be placed in the same position
FIX: Diameter stuck after adding a circle when diameter was zero
New value PMO_AVOID_CHECK for PMO_ADD_OBJECTS avoids validity check
I always assumed the fact you can only add one of each was the reason they were excluded from the editor. Having all objects listed in the editor + removal of these dedicated keys ('S', 'F', '1', '2', '3') is a nice improvement.
The following report is probably not related to the test patch. Nor is it a bug but it might be worth mentioning. When you add (by pressing 'O' or 'M') a selection (row as shown in the screenshots attached) of intersecting movable objects with PMO_AVOID_CHECK flag set the validity check is performed. A PMO_ADD_OBJECTS is sent followed by a PMO_DEL_OBJECTS. Interestingly it does not remove all objects. It typically leaves 1 or 2 objects. The same happens when you place on ground.
This is probably much ado about nothing although, as a result the UNDO/REDO is blocked. You can't undo from that point on anymore.
The screenshots illustrate a row of intersecting movable objects (with ground level check) which were copy-pasted.
Interestingly, depending on which the last selected object is 1 object or 2 objects are left undeleted. Could the validity check become patchy when movable objects (especially railing, I can't reproduce this with other movable objects) are close to one another?
I've been stuck into the editor properly this week, and it really is nice to use with these new features. There's one thing that does slow me down though: The outlines can get in the way when you're trying to lay a line of objects neatly, for example a long wall made of many concrete wall objects. I end up repositioning my view and zooming in and out with every object in the line, or having to go back and smooth it out via the coord buttons with lots of swapping which object is highlighted.
Would it be possible to have a key that would turn them off temporarily? I imagine that just while the key is pressed would be better than an on/off toggle, so it would be like when we use ctrl+alt to momentarily turn playernames into usernames. That'd be just enough for a quick visual check before we place, without hobbling the usefulness of the outlines.
I see there's a new line in translations - "matching object". Not sure where and when the message comes,so before trying all variations,could someone explain how it's meant and when it's displayed?
Also Scawen - would be nice,if there are new lines to translate in new test patch,you could just notify in test patch post about it. I know you send e-mail when there is more stuff to translate,but in my case it would be enough something like "Translators - new line(s) to translate" in post. To be honest - I check this forum much more often than my mail...
Window while connecting - no idea why this option is needed , just use Win+T or Alt+Tab. And why is this option everytime after a update installed enabled? If it only need 5min to remove this, please do it. Suggestion for the new LFS: User-Settings are needed, optional in the windows default settings folders C:\Users\<yourusername>\AppData\Roaming\
That (annoying) window thing comes from a time when people were using 3rd-party firewall software that would ask you to allow network access for lfs.exe. It could happen that that request didn't actually pop up correctly and thus block LFS from connecting to the master which resulted in people asking why the game was broken.
User-Settings are also a think that weren't really around when LFS was initially released in 2002. It's basicly how games worked back then and has the distinct advantage that you can just copy your LFS folder and save all data at once without having to dive deep into the user folder (and AppData isn't even visible per default) and back a 2nd (3rd, 4th ...) folder as well.
Both concepts have advantages and disadvantages.
I am late about this but still would like to comment about it. Lots of people with powercards forget to realize that LFS is pretty GPU friendly, in a way that the GPU goes into sleeping mode by clocking itself and its memory down if it detects it has not have to do much. Without monitoring GPU-Z (which has a clock history graph) its impossible to say what is going on. When in fullscreen or windowed/borderless screen and post processing on/off the drivers can decide to be in a different power state and therefore cause the 10x framedrop. Its then your card which is "sleeping" but to be sure about this; monitor GPU-Z.
Especially when you you use the frame limiter or V-sync function in LFS this happens.
I have a problem in getting to the server someone can help me?
when I get into the server in part of (waiting for ok) I'll this error
(did not receive ok)
but when it comes to the server that nobody is inside it does not gave it!!!
someone can help me for this error
If you just select them there are no preview objects, but you can still paste a copy with the O key. If you select them and then press ctrl-c to copy the selection, you will have preview objects (which you can still place with O, but also ctrl-v).