The fifth, and likely, the last release in the 0.4.X series of Odamex, 0.4.4 introduces some important fixes for server administrators and players.
Odamex 0.4.4 comes with the usual code optimization and bug fixes, as well as improvements related to client/server sector desyncs and dehacked support.
The Odamex client comes with a few fixes which include weapon sorting issues, a working reimplementation of spynext in coop, server disconnects, and crashes which affected Linux users.
Important changes for server administrators are included in 0.4.4, including fixes for a variety of memory leaks which were found since the release of 0.4.3. Odamex 0.4.4 also corrects a crash which occured on win32 machines when using the “clearmaplist” command. It appears that the infamous bug which spawned random objects in capture the flag mode has potentially been resolved as well.
An additional cvar, sv_unblockplayers, allows server administrators to make it so that players may pass through eachother. This may be useful to prevent players from stopping forward progression by problematic players in cooperative mode.
The launcher received a significant number of fixes and optimizations since the last version, notably with improved Mac OSX support.
The Odamex team would like to remind our users that the Odamex project thrives off of user input, particularly when it comes to resolving bugs in the engine. If you would like to be involved in helping Odamex’s development move forward, please take a moment to sign up for the Odamex Bug Tracker. The team refers to the bug tracker to determine how development should move forward. If you come across something odd or broken that is not listed in the tracker, please submit as much information as you can! Odamex can only truly succeed with the help of dedicated users!
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3) Join the Odamex Facebook group.