Now Released can be downloaded from https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/releases/tag/v1.2.3
This topic is meant to introduce the new features and updates that are being added to the client for version v1.2.3. As the new PRs are merged they will be added here and when the release client is created for testing.
Chat User list CPU usage optimizations https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2007
The chat user list was determined to be a large source of the lag that many users experience when running the client, especially as the number of players online has grown. Up to now the main solution has been to close the aeolus chat tab to decrease the lag. This update aimed to optimize how the chat user list is updated and displayed in order to reduce cpu usage.
Remove ability for foes to ping you in aeolus https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/issues/2017
This update makes it so that users will not be pinged when mentioned by a foed player
Add Date Format Option https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2014
Adds choice of date format to the client
Add button to join channels https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2013
This will add a UI tab/button that can be used to join IRC channels in addition to the /join command in chat
Add generation type options to map generator UI https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2005
This will add generation type options to the map generator. Specifically the options Casual, Tournament, and Blind.
Causal generates maps as they are done in v1.2.2.
Tournament forces all random options and will not display the preview in the client lobby to the generator as well as time stamps the map with the original time of generation and places it in the map description to prevent the use of pre-generated maps in tournaments
Blind generates maps without any preview in the client or in the game lobby.
Restart on Default Theme Selection https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2003
This will ensure proper application of the default theme by alerting the user that a restart of the client will be needed.
Game Information on Chat Hover https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2010
This allows for seeing the players in a particular game when hovering over the map image
API calls are now synchronized so that multiple function calls will not happen if the cache is empty
Add copy action to labels https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2031
Map Name, Mod Name, Descriptions, Authors, and other labels can now be copied and pasted elsewhere using a context menu accessible via a right mouse click
Correct number of more mods in game tile view https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2025
Number of mods now displayed correctly in game tile view
Paginate Local Replays https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/1820
Adds pagination to the local replays tab in the vault
Fix bug where removing players from friends list removes them from chat list https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/2022
Add experimental option to watch replays while waiting in lobby https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/pull/1926
This add an option to allow watching of replays from the game lobby. This requires patching the game.prefs file which you can do from the settings in the client. This only allows for starting replays from the replay vault once the game is open it does not allow you to start a game while watching a replay. Please note that watching replays which are of conflicting patch version to the game you have open is not supported and will result in an error.
Date Format Option
Add Channel Button
Additional Map Generator Options
Game info on Hover
Experimental Replay Option
whats the difference between casual and tournament?
Causal allows the host map generator to see the preview in the client.
Tournament forces all the options to random and does not display the preview in the client. Also the map description will contain the time and date the map was originally generated at
ah i see might wanna add in info pop up or something to help explain that or is that already on the cards
Probably would be good to do
Added Lastest Relese to the Wiki as well https://wiki.faforever.com/index.php?title=1.2.3
I'm not sure where this goes so I'll just put it here: could the "Max Players" filter in the replay vault be changed to refer to the max players in the game, not the max number of spawns on the map? It's pretty counterintuitive and would also allow you to get all 1v1s in a simple replay search (something I know people like to look for, including me). At the moment you have to search for the 1v1 ladder game mod OR games with 1v1 in the title OR maps with 2 spawns (you can combine all these in a search), but you will miss out on custom 1v1s without "1v1" in the title played on maps with more than 2 spawns - for example tournament games.
Unfortunately the API does not support querying based on number of players in the game so this is not possible
Fair enough, thanks for the reply.