Doug Binks - 14 Sep 2001 - edited 30 Oct 2013
[This is an archive post about the first version of Avoyd which we now call Avoyd 1999. The full game is now free to download.]
We've released both the demo and the full version of Avoyd 1.4. This adds simple computer controlled opponents, which really makes a big difference to the game as you can now practice on your own or have huge battles with friends. There are quite a few other improvements in there too.
The number of players has been temporarily reduced to 13, however this limit will be removed at some point in the future. There is plenty of room for improvement in the networking code.
A few of our registered members, who were able to get hold of the full version of Avoyd1.4 a little while back, have been noticing that with bots the frame rate reduces substantially with slower CPUs. This is mainly due to them destroying the terrain, which puts an additional strain on the CPU. I'll be working on optimisations for this soon.