News and Updates on the Rigs of Rods truck simulator, based on an advanced soft-body physics engine.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

RoR 0.32, IGF, no network

Finally the long-brewing new version of RoR is out!

Contrary to previous announcements, I had to make a strategic change of priority in order to enter the Independent Game Festival, and meet their October, 1st deadline.

That important choice has two consequence:
  • I had not enough time to develop and test a functional network version before the deadline. So I concentrated on finalizing a clean 0.32, "IGF edition" version of the game, and report the network feature to version 0.33. My plan is to concentrate on network right now, and release 0.33 ASAP.
  • I will not change the way Rigs of Rods is developed until the result of the IGF.
Features of the new version are:
  • New installer package
  • Smooth roads
  • Tons of new vehicles, sorted by category, thanks to all the contributors!
  • Different spawn points for trucks, airplanes, boats, and loads
  • Experimental vegetation, thanks to Thomas
  • Upgraded objects model, LUA scripting, and mission support capability
  • Update to Ogre 1.4.3
  • Many other features and bugfix