Announcing the immediate availability of FS2_Open 3.6.10 RC3. This is likely the final release version and if no serious issues are discovered will be re-released as 3.6.10 final.
RC3 is based on SVN trunk 5209.
Windows builds were using Visual C++ 6.0, compressed as zip for ease of use and distribution
OS X builds were made using command line xcodebuild on a PowerMac G4 with running Leopard 10.5.7, and Xcode 3.1.2.
Linux builds were made on Ubuntu 9.04 32bit using the standard build-essential compiler installation*
This includes all previous fixes and fixes several critical bugs in RC2, including:
- Fixed voice recognition
- Fix for voice messaging code
- Bad mod data file warning system
- Mantis 1915
Windows builds were compiled to include both Text-to-Speech and Voice Recognition support (and it should work this time)**Don't use Inferno builds unless you're playing Inferno, or TBP, or any other mod with a gargantuan amount of shipsThis build probably breaks multiplayer compatibility with RC2, and definitely with RC1 or earlier. So try to be sure to use it with other RC3 builds. And as always, you can't mix Inferno and non-Inferno builds.
Launchers, if you don't have one already:
Windows: Launcher 5.5d
(new launcher coming soon)
OS X: Soulstorm's OS X Launcher 3.0
or whatever you can figure out.WindowsRegularInfernoOS XRegularInfernoLinuxRegularInfernoThis is not a one-stop shop to make your FSO the prettiest it can be!
These are only the FS2_Open executables. If you're starting from a fresh retail or GOG install, you probably want the MediaVPs as well, which should be stickied in a post in the Freespace Upgrade Forum
. For a full blown install it all solution, look at Turey's FSO Installer
, but there have been reports of corruption with the 3.6.10 MediaVPs, so you might want to get those separately.
As always, use Mantis
for any new bugs, or if you can't activate your account, post here.
See the RC1 thread
for info on new features.* - This also included using OpenAL Soft (libopenal.so.1) instead of the OpenAL SI (libopenal.so.0), so a symlink creation may be necessary in case it is reported as missing. If you run into this issue (likely on Fedora, maybe others), cd to /usr/lib, and '(sudo) ln -s libopenal.so.0 libopenal.so.1'. Then pester your distro to update its OpenAL package to OpenAL Soft.
** - Voice recognition seems to be working now. I suggest testing the Experimental->Voice Recognition (-voicer) option with windowed mode enabled, which makes it easier to terminate when you have trouble. Post any new information in Mantis and refer to #1906 Mantis report