IMPORTANT NOTE: Instructions to get started in the test are here.
We’re here with the first of a (hopefully) weekly series of updates to the Sir Multiplayer Test. The new version is v0.1.45. If you’ve opted into the Multiplayer Branch on Steam you should get the new update automatically.
The first week of testing went smoother than we could have hoped for with our official servers more or less constantly populated and only one short outage all week. It’s all been remarkably stable and we’re very pleased. It’s also been fantastic to see so many of you hosting your own servers for friends and the general public, and to that end we’ve spent a good deal of this week adding some more controls for server operators. The full release notes are below but the long and short of it is there’s now a proper voting system for electing and replacing admins, kicking grumpy ne’er-do-wells, voting to start maps if someone is idle in the lobby and won’t ready up…
There are of course a number of bugs found and squashed – thanks to your feedback – so keep those reports coming in. We’ve been listening to feature feedback too and have added a new system for locating and identifying other players. You can now ‘ping’ your location onto the compass with a keypress (default “Y”) so friends can find each other or mark areas of interest like good loot. This marker will last for 10 seconds and for the duration the player’s name will also appear above their head if you are within a certain distance. It’s essentially the visual equivalent of shouting “Oi! I’m over here!”
Thanks from the whole team for your enthusiastic uptake of Multiplayer Sir, it’s been fantastic to watch your streams and videos, and even better to play alongside you
More to come!
1. Server operators can now optionally add an Admin Password during set up.
Use #admin password to log in as admin with this password.
2. Admins can make other players the admin with #makeadmin playername
3. You can now vote to use admin commands even if there is no admin.
Use #callvote command to start the vote (e.g #callvote kick playername to kick someone or #callvote new to start a new map. Clients then use #vote yes or #vote no to vote on this request.
#new – starts new map
#restart – restarts current map
#kick playername – kicks playername
#admin password – logs in as admin if an admin password is set up on the server (note that admins logged in in this way override voted admins).
#makeadmin playername – makes playername the admin.
#lobby – returns players to the lobby
Fixes & Additions
– Improvements to server browser (including auto-refresh, summary, and an alphabetised list)
– No more smashing/exploding sounds when joining lobbys
– Reveal your name & position to other players by pressing a key (“Y” by default)
– Miscellaneous small bugfixes (rider volume, UI tweaks, similar sundries)