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Multiplayer update. Yes there are a few bugs. They will be fixed of course. Post feedback in this thread. Update: 355b uploaded with some urgent bug-fixes. Mini-FAQ: Why are people's names orange? They are chatting from osu!. IRC users will be grey. Why does the game crash randomly? Can you read ^^^^^^? Concise changelog: 2008-06-03 (+) First release of multiplayer. (+) New shader effects (enable them in options menu). (+) New skinning options (animated sprites, sounds etc.) (*) Hundreds of minor improvements (see changelog for full listing). screenshot194.png Full changelog: (+) New skinning options (animated sprites, sounds etc.) (+) New shader effects (enable them in options menu). (+) Added lighting burst with star bursts (Shader effect). (+) Added generic shader addon support with bloom/softening filter. (+) Added blur when dialogs are visible (mod select etc.) (Shader effect). (+) Added blur when HP hits dangerous levels (Shader effect). (*) When a timing inconsistency is detected, the current play will not be ranked, but the game will not crash. (*) Updated LZMA libraries (performance improvements). (*) Taiko mode is MARKED AS UNRANKED. A lot of people asked this question... (*) Song load time decreased by ~10%. (*) Scrollbars are disabled when scrolling is not possible. (*) Scoreboard names are cut off with an ellipsis when they are too long to fit (*) Score submissions are attempted again if they fail the first time around. (*) Refactor of multiplayer packet structure. (*) Reduced softening filter by 25%. (*) Reduced bancho bandwidth usage by >80%. (*) Reduced LZMA compression dictionary size to fix out of memory errors on some PCs. (*) Multiplayer song selection can be changed. (*) Multiplayer play improvements and bugfixes. (*) Multiplayer bugfixes. (*) Mouse wheel can have focus in editor/song selection even when F8 chat is visible. (*) More netcode changes. (*) Local scores for beatmaps which have been deleted will be removed from the database. (*) Lobby improvements - new layout and better stability. (*) Lobby bugfixes. (*) Large refactoring of sprite management. (*) Increased leniance with audio drift checking. Seems to be a lot of false positives currently. (*) Hitting escape to return to previous menu from options makes a sound as expected. (*) General lobby/multiplayer improvements. (*) Fixed wonky spinner alignment. (*) Fixed user panel not changing to correct colour. (*) Fixed sort order of users with rank sorting. (*) Fixed sort order of scoreboard. (*) Fixed songs being selected through the osu! button on song select. (*) Fixed some custom samples not loading on a beatmap level (sectionpass etc.) (*) Fixed sliderbars getting modified even when window is not in focus. (*) Fixed random crash when ending slider placement of an invalid slider (too short). (*) Fixed random crash bug when creating sliders in editor. (*) Fixed pause status being set incorrectly. (*) Fixed osu! chat support with new multichannel changes (no multichannel support yet). (*) Fixed mouse cursor not reappearing if exiting spectator mode by clicking your own avatar while watching. (*) Fixed minimising osu! window over a long period of time causing unresponsiveness on restore. (*) Fixed minimising osu! window causing random crashes. (*) Fixed main menu buttons getting hover focus under the osu! logo. (*) Fixed editor saving .osb contents to .osu files. (*) Fixed crash when selecting a song selection tab that contains 0 items. (*) Fixed bug with exporting replays when song contains invalid windows filename characters. (*) Fixed bug where video event lines are removed by the editor. (*) Fixed bug where osu! may crash when saving a score. (*) Fixed bug where clicking the osu! button on song select quickly after loading causes weird animation glitch. (*) Fixed 'Unranked maps' filter not remembering its toggle state. (*) Fixed 'Perfect' graphic not displaying. (*) Fixed 'Force tablet initialization' not actually having any effect. (*) Fixed "Other Spectators" list not display (why did noone pick up on this!) (*) Entering lobby doesn't screw with mousewheel focus. (*) Configuration file is alphabetically ordered. (*) Clicking songs on song select is easier (larger radius allowance, less restrictions in general). (*) Chat window is hidden when a popup dialog is activated. (*) Bancho only compresses data when it exceeds a fixed size (512bytes). (*) Added skin.ini variable "CursorTrailRotate". If this is set to 1, the cursor trail rotation rotates with the cursor.