These are the release notes for version 1.9.0-beta6 of the doomsday_engine. Beta 6 represents almost two years' worth of work toward the 1.9 series. A lot has changed under the hood, and there are quite a few visible changes as well. However, our work is still ongoing, so this release unfortunately has some known issues. The biggest is perhaps multiplayer games, which are not working in this release. The next beta is planned to address network game issues only.
If you are upgrading an existing installation of Doomsday, note the following:
Any existing Doomsday installation must be fully uninstalled prior to installing this release. The default runtime folder and location where Snowberry saves user profiles has been changed in this release. Doomsday now stores data separately for each user account.
Networked games are NOT working in this release. You are able to connect to a server but the client is unable to move.
The audio plugin system is not fully working in this release. Therefore we recommend that you allow Doomsday to use the default audio driver (SDL_mixer), and NOT an alternative plugin such as dsOpenAL and dsDirectSound.
You can see a list of the bugs already reported in the Beta 6 bug tracker.