king warg The beta binary for 1.0.0 can now be found here Revisions can be found here
The latest version of this client can be ran without the game installed.
04/11/2007 Client 1.0.0 Delays
king warg Client 1.0.0 has been delayed slightly, due to design problems and blocker bugs, but we are still planning to release a beta version this month.
30/08/2007 Client 1.0.0 Beta Announcement
king warg It's been a little known fact that we have been working on a new client in secret, now I am pleased to announce the details for Client 1.0.0 Beta, due for public release in early September.
This client is a re-implementation of all the current compiled utilities and ideas. All code has been re-organized and cleaned for much faster performance and smaller memory usage. Many of the previous run-time errors have been dealt with.
09/08/2007 Client 0.6.6
Koen The new setup is ready to download and install. Gogogo get it here!
Uninstall any old version you have of the matchmaker before installing this one. Also check after installing that your install directory is empty. Not uninstalling could give problems with left over files!
And all mappacks should now be available for download from within the matchmaker again!
08/08/2007 A New Place...
Koen Yeah yeah, we're back! Thanks to the kind help of Demian we've got a new webspace and a new domain (update your bookmarks to wildman-productions.org!)
There's still much work to be done, but we're hoping to have an updated matchmaker setup ready one of the next few days. Mappacks are up now, and rest of this site should be working. If you find any errors on the site, please report them!
And to mappack uploaders that don't see their mappacks uploaded in the mappacks list, please resubmit your mappack again, we might have lost it when the site went down!
In the meantime, check out this new site design made by Penguin and Desotarion!
05/06/2007 Setup for Client 0.6.0
king warg Seeing as the last multiplayer client setup file is 0.4.x, I have added a link to the downloads section for the latest client as a setup program. If you are having problems with the client, try upgrading using it.
With the coming of some programs which will be implemented into the next client version, I will be releasing a series of gameplay mods soon which, unlike mods you are familiar with that only change the game graphics, will actually be changing the gameplay.
04/06/2007 News News News! OMG!
dalisene We aren't dead! In fact, we have been working alot behind the scenes, especially Koen squashing those bugs and Warg discovering his world of constants.
Here are just a few updates...
Patch 1.05 Many of you are thinking of Patch 1.05 and if it will ever acually get done. News is that the Patch itself is finished, but unfortunately brought errors to the online client. Warg and Koen are working hard on fixes for the client so it will work with the patch. Hold on until matchmaker client 0.6.5 is released and then you can get your hands on the all new patch.
Run-Time Errors Many people have been receiving Run-Time Errors relating to "Address In Use". The problem is currently unknown, but Koen and Warg are trying hard to try and fix this problem for Client 0.6.5.
Tribal Customization A reminder that all hosts who wish to use tribal colour customization must first open port 7921 in order for other people to change their tribe colours.
A Whole New Site... Well, almost! A new site layout and theme is currently on its way, making the pages look better and tidier, especially the clan pages. It is expected to come around next week.
NOTE: This will not require you to re-register.
Mods As you can probably tell, there aren't really any mods for download and play. If you know how to create mods (such as change game overall appearance, change constant values.etc) then make sure you submit one! We want to populate that list as much as the mappack list.
Lonely Lobby We don't see many people in the lobby anymore, we do encourage people to come. If you are having problems using it or want/need something in it, send us your feedback by contacting one of us and we might be able to fix your problem/request, making your game of Populous much better.
Something really special... Coming up (estimated version 0.7 - 0.8) is a brand new and amazing feature. But be patient, great things need time!
13/02/2007 Server Problems
king warg As I found out today, everyone has been receiving "connection forcefully rejected" messages. Somehow the server IP has been redirected to a foreign DNS. I have, however erected a brute force way to make sure that my server IP is the only one registered at the site.
05/02/2007 Best Maps of 2006 / 2007 Contest
king warg Ircha is sponsoring the first ever best maps contest, more information to come soon.
27/01/2007 Client 0.5.5!!
king warg Yes, the long awaited client 0.5.5 is now available for beta testing! With the long promised tribe customizer fully operational!
king warg With the coming of this latest update, bugs found in 0.5.3x have been fixed, as well as a rewrite of the cheat blocking code. The F8 resync is now blocked as well as PM spamming
24/01/2007 Matchmaker 0.5.3 BETA
king warg A pre-release of client 0.5.5 - 0.5.3 has been released which fixes alot of problems that were found in client version 0.5.2. If anyone finds bugs in 0.5.3 please report them on the forums.
15/01/2007 Something in the Works...
king warg Long time no updates.. but be assured we're not sleeping! We're currently working on a project that will bring the matchmaker an entire new level of functionality, which we will keep you in suspense by keeping it under the table until its ready for beta testing!