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Changelog for CPMA 1.52

Additions

  • SuperHUD element RecordingDemo will only be visible when recording a demo

    • this will only be supported by compatible engines (latest CNQ3 and Quake3e)
  • item timers for 1.52+ demos and live view (non-coaching spectators only)

    • ItemTimers* HUD elements | placement, appearance, team filters
    • ch_timers* CVars | type filtering, ordering, time sync
  • SuperHUD elements for groups of item timers:

    • ItemTimers1_Icons to ItemTimers4_Icons display the icons
    • ItemTimers1_Times to ItemTimers4_Times display the time remaining until spawn
  • ch_timersList (default: "quad bs regen invis haste flight medkit mh ra ya")

    • it's a space-separated list of item types to display in all modes
    • when not in CTF/NTF, the list's order is the display order
    • to print the list of tracked items and their short names, use /itemtimerlist
  • ch_timersSync <0|1> (default: 0) synchronizes all item timer text updates

  • ch_timersOrderOR <0 to 3> (default: 0) is the order within own/red item timers in CTF/NTF

  • ch_timersOrderEB <0 to 3> (default: 1) is the order within enemy/blue item timers in CTF/NTF

    • 0 - Flag -> Mid
    • 1 - Mid -> Flag
    • 2 - Custom list (ch_timersList)
    • 3 - Custom list inverted (ch_timersList inverted)
  • ch_timersOrderTeams <0 to 3> (default: 0) is the order of item timer teams in CTF/NTF

    • 0 - Own -> Enemy
    • 1 - Enemy -> Own
    • 2 - Red -> Blue
    • 3 - Blue -> Red
  • new SuperHUD commands and command arguments:

Name Description
fadedelay wait time in milliseconds (max. 5000) before the "fade" animation starts
alignh <L C
alignv <T C
direction <L T
textoffset offset to apply to the text position after all other computations
imagetc texture coordinates for the shader specified by "image"
margins offsets (positive means inward) to apply to "rect" when drawing "image" "text" with a non-"fill"ed background
itteam <R B
color changes the background color to match the item timer's team

L T R B C stand for Left Top Right Bottom Center respectively
when used in StatusBar_Bar, "direction" overrides "textalign" and gives access to top-to-bottom mode when used with ItemTimers, "direction" only specifies the axis, the orientation is handled by CVars

  • only users with compatible engines will get a full item timers refresh right after /record

    • for the others, the timer data will be invalid until either an arena restart or arena change happens
    • note that /autorecord will always work on all engines
  • server_timersNeutralZone <0 to 256> (default: 16)

    • allows some wiggle room in the definition of center map for item timers in CTF/NTF
    • some maps have their mid power-ups slightly off-center (e.g. quad, haste and mega on cpmctf2)
  • cfg-maps/itemtimers.txt can be used to tweak some entity positions for item timers

    • some maps have base items at exactly mid-distance between both flags (e.g. bottom YAs on q3wcp14)
  • new SuperHUD elements Name_OWN and Name_NME

    • they won't be visible in pre-1.52 demos when in FFA or a 1v1 mode in free-float view
  • /con_echo can now output a cvar's value using the $(cvar) syntax (e.g. "con_echo $(s_volume)")

  • the players' ready status is now drawn in the 1v1/hm scoreboard during warm-up

  • the #V team chat token is the last enemy player you killed

Changes

  • the #T team chat token is now the last enemy player you damaged

  • the #D team chat token is now the last enemy player who damaged you

    • the AttackerIcon and AttackerName HUD elements now refer to the last enemy player who damaged you
    • /messagemode4 will send a private message to the last enemy player who damaged you
  • ch_drawWarmup 1 no longer draws anything in coach view

  • improved the default HUD and added item timers, player names and a demo recording indicator

  • removed the "draw3d" SuperHUD command (to load a skin, use "image" after "model")

  • com_blood 0 no longer turns off gibs (despite cg_gibs 1) in all modes other than FTAG

  • "Add Bots" and "Remove Bots" menu tweaks:

    • fixed all unregistered keys scrolling the list up by 1 line
    • added list scrolling support with home/end/page up/page down
  • in free-float view, Score_OWN/Name_OWN is red/1st place and Score_NME/Name_NME is blue/2nd place

  • the accepted value range for the fadedelay and time SuperHUD commands is now [0, 5000]

  • removed ch_drawWeaponSelect and added 2 new SuperHUD elements as replacement:

Name Description
WeaponSelection the weapon wheel
WeaponSelectionName the name of the selected weapon

unlike ch_drawWeaponSelect, the new elements are also active in live and demo follow views
to learn how to replicate the look of ch_drawWeaponSelect, please refer to the website's guide

  • disabled WeaponList and WeaponSelection* in team modes when multi-view is active
    because the weapon list would only consist of the current weapon (it's a MV limitation)

  • tweaked demo playback a bit:

    • HOME: sets speed to 1, no longer resumes playback
    • END : toggles play/pause
    • PGUP: multiplies speed by 2 (max.: 32), no longer resumes playback
    • PGDN: divides speed by 2 (min.: 0.125), no longer resumes/pauses playback
    • the demo playback messages are now drawn in coach (multi-)view as well
  • spectators can always vote when no human player is in the arena

Fixes

  • fixes for the power-up list in the HUD when multi-viewing games:

    • the list could sometimes be broken or empty
    • the order now matches the currently loaded SuperHUD config
    • 2v2/TDM: time remaining was ticking down during server pauses
    • 2v2/TDM: the icons were not displayed when the pick-up time wasn't known
    • 2v2/TDM: the countdown was starting at 29 instead of 30
  • team chat token data for #C #D #P #T #V now gets cleared during team changes

  • first-person gun offsets were wrong when cg_fov was too high or had a fractional value

  • disconnecting players could cancel team pauses

  • the FollowMessage SuperHUD element was visible for players in the arena during server pauses

  • vid_restart could revert the following to former values: scores, warm-up, # of red/blue players alive

  • you could get awarded the defense medal by vicinity for protecting a dead or invalid player

  • server crash (division by 0) at the end of a CTFS/CA match when printing the stats

  • team mode matches could start with an empty team

  • callvotes now get validated more strictly to prevent redundancy, mistakes and abuse:

    • on/off items only accept "0" and "1"
    • numeric items only accept numbers in range with no extra characters
    • numeric items only accept numbers different than the current ones
    • the "mode" and "match" items only accept names of modes that exist and are enabled
    • the "item"/"items" item only accepts proper item names with a "+"/"-" prefix
    • the "item"/"items" item only accepts callvotes that would change the current item list
    • the "nextmap" item now gets validated like the "map" item
  • in the error menu, pressing any key when the cursor was on the button would transition to the main menu

  • in team modes, referee spectators could /coachinvite players to coach the spectator team

  • Score_NME was visible even when the score wasn't valid (no (other) player in the arena)

  • a very old bug prevented some state changes from being sent to the clients through config strings

    • affected: score blue/1st/red/2nd (sb/sr), # blue/red players alive (pb/pr), warm-up time (tw)
  • team and player names now get validated the same way

    • the maximum display length is 16 and leading/trailing whitespace is no longer accepted
  • the SuperHUD element StatusBar_AmmoBar never drew the ammo bar with infinite ammo (<= -1)

  • the SuperHUD element AmmoMessage could be visible with infinite ammo (< -1) (e.g. mg on wtf24)

  • ch_recordMessage 0 wasn't respected when starting demo recording through /record

  • incorrect behavior with cg_predictItems 0 (always) and cg_predictItems 1 (sometimes):

    • backpack pickups in NTF would show weapon/ammo names/icons in the SuperHUD and emit weapon/ammo sounds
    • with cg_autoswitch 1 in NTF, pickups of backbacks dropped by players who had
      a weapon with ammo selected would make you switch to said weapon when you had it
    • cg_predictItems 0 only: power-up pickups didn't show up on the HUD (ItemPickup and ItemPickupIcon)
      pre-1.52 demos will exhibit the same behavior no matter what cg_predictItems setting was used
  • the following UI bits were still drawn when cg_draw2D was 0:

    • Multi-View coach | scoreboard, center print, all SuperHUD elements
    • Multi-View zoom | scoreboard, center print, SuperHUD element WarmupInfo
  • connecting players were not always moved to the spectator team after game type changes

  • SuperHUD vertical double bars now work correctly in the StatusBar_*Bar elements

  • the WeaponList and Console SuperHUD elements can now fade properly

  • no longer writing stats and clearing the console when spectating with cg_autoAction flags 1 and 16 set

  • ch_playerNames now draws at correct locations regardless of FOV

  • when the score limit is greater than 1 in DA, we now display the correct scores

    • they are hidden during playback of pre-1.52 demos since they were incorrect
  • map script callvotes were always rejected (e.g. "cv map !cpm17tp")

  • player win/loss stats were updated incorrectly after forfeits

  • player models were distorted or invisible in the UI when the resolution was too high

  • spawn telefrags were still possible due to an incorrect distance test

  • the follow specbug (toggling follow/free-float mode with +attack)

  • pending votes not timing out in game modes other than 1v1/hm