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  1. BeamNG: meet the team

    , 6 Days Ago at 03:05 PM
    Let me quickly introduce our current team members, so you know who's who:

    • Saskia: She is the organizational mastermind and keeps things nicely ordered and ensures we are not missing meetings and so forth.
    • Kamil and Safdar: The support and Quality Assurance guys that put a lot of effort into answering your emails and check the latest builds.
    • Mirco and Theo: The UI guys - they are responsible for the new User interface and fix the bugs you are reporting.
    • Xiaoyi and Rajinder: Developers working on the growing software ecosystem like the updater, launcher, etc.
    • Luis: The Torque3D game engine mastermind. He is constantly trying to increase the speed of T3D, fix bugs and make the game engine next-generation ready.
    • DrowsySam: Helps us debugging the physics and maintaining the wiki documentation.
    • Estama: Resident physics wizard who solves problems in the physics core
    • Gabe: The man behind the brands - he researches, designs and creates all the vehicles in the game
    • Sam: The landscaper - he does all the environment work; planning, modeling, planting trees and building roads
    • Thomas: describing yourself is always crap, so we will skip that
    • You: We are hiring

    We are working distributed from all over the world, with some guys working from our HQ in Bremen, Germany.

    Updated 6 Days Ago at 05:57 PM by tdev

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  2. Working on friction and collision

    , 1 Week Ago at 05:41 PM
    Quick preview:

    Updated 1 Week Ago at 06:34 PM by tdev

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  3. Interview with BBC - Autos : Video-game wrecks get real

    , 1 Week Ago at 12:38 PM
    We got a nice interview with the BBC:

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    Updated 1 Week Ago at 12:46 PM by tdev

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  4. New office

    , 2 Weeks Ago at 12:45 PM
    We are pleased to announce that the we got proper office rooms now where some of our team work
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  5. Multi-DAE support working, intervehicle friction improvements, and Sunburst

    , 2 Weeks Ago at 12:53 AM
    We got multi-DAE support working, which means you don't have to edit the original vehicle mesh anymore to mod it! We have also moved all of the wheel and tire meshes to wheels.DAE in vehicles\common, so they are now global, and can be used by any vehicle, moved, and duplicated. These changes will be coming in the next update.

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    We are also working on static friction between vehicles/objects - you can now carry items like the oil barrel in the bed of the D15 without it sliding around We still need to fix the internal collision to stop it from getting stuck to the wall, but it no longer slides around all over the place.

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    Also, if you haven't been following in the forums, the Hirochi Sunburst is in-game and the .jbeam work is mostly finished.

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    Updated 2 Weeks Ago at 01:01 AM by gabester

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  6. 0.3.3 released: Crash to desktop fixed, vehicle spawning fixed

    , 3 Weeks Ago at 08:08 AM
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    The "Spawn new" Button works better now, just don't press it too quickly, or this happens

    Changelog 0.3.2 > 0.3.3:

    • Fixed game crash (lua stackoverflow) when running the game for a bit longer
    • Fixed resource error when loading DRI
    • Fixed "spawn new vehicle" function: not spawning inside the other car anymore
    • Improved world editor: now using window resolution correctly: right windows will be correctly on the right side of the screen now (side effect: saves your windowed resolution)
    • Improved player spawning: thePlayer is now visible in the scene tree and will not be saved when saving the level
    • Fixed crash reporting up: updated crashreport tool, improved the way it works, fixed ability to use/run the game even if the system is missing
    • Fixed some app minimal size bugs on persistence saving
    • Fixed DirectX: proper offline installation now
    • Rewrote level saving a bit
    • Improved bananabech: improved output formatting, added RAM and OS info
    • Beam break debug working again: if in debug mode, broken beamns will print to the message app
    • Fixed part manager when no props are present
    • Lua instances have log names now. S0 = system lua, V0 = first vehicle lua, V1 = second vehicle, etc
    • Increased accuracy of friction
    • Improved tiremarks: now with better placement and sizing
    • Fixed bug in slidenodes: now resetting correctly
    • Added new lua function: setNodeMass(nodeid, mass)
    • New 3D feature: decal roads have fading now, reducing the visible tri count a lot
    • Fixed 3D feature: re-added mieScattering setting for scattersky
    • Improved 3D feature: decal sorting now faster using two lists: one sorted, one unsorted
    • New 3D feature: Add DecalRoad TS interface to get its nodes
    • Doubled vehicle render distance from 250m to 500m

    How to update: Start menu > BeamNG > Update

    Updated 3 Weeks Ago at 09:44 AM by tdev

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  7. 0.3.2 released: Slow motion fixed

    , 3 Weeks Ago at 05:08 PM
    Changelog 0.3.1 > 0.3.2:

    • improved message app: added text to edit mode to prevent deletion
    • exchanged video in loading screen with screenshots
    • level updates to work better with different time settings
    • increased banabench tested vehicles to 10
    • fixed and improved bullettime: not crashing anymore and better usage via keys (ALT+arrow keys) and via UI
    • added UI message on instability
    • minor improvements to new vehicle spawning
    • improved water shading in basic lighting
    • minor vehicle updates: slidenode steering racks for all vehicles
    • fixed beam breaking debug: enable debug mode and breaking beams will be printed to console again

    How to update: Start menu > BeamNG > Update

    Updated 3 Weeks Ago at 05:18 PM by tdev

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  8. 0.3.1 - pre-race update released

    , 4 Weeks Ago at 01:29 AM
    So, after a very un-smooth start, we released the traditional setup to install the game:

    We also wrote the changelog now: Changelog

    Major things we worked on in the last week: spotlights, flares, slidenodes, bugfixes
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