Las Venturas Playground 42

posted by Russell on Saturday, May the 2nd at 6:50 PM
Hi all -

I'm glad to announce that Las Venturas Playground 42 has been released.

This feature introduces NuwaniJS, a rewritten version of our IRC bots completely in JavaScript. It's open source, is far more advanced and compatible than the previous version of Nuwani, and brings a ton of new features for players and administrators alike.

Other changes in this release include:

  • FEATURE: Nuwani has been replaced by NuwaniJS.
  • FEATURE: The `/flip` command may now be used in races.
  • FEATURE: The `/vr all` command has been added for administrators.
  • FEATURE: `/show irc` has been added, and `/show ts` has been removed.
  • FEATURE: Oui FM radio has been removed, Generations Rap FR and Radio 10 have been added.
  • FEATURE: Various lasting commands have been disabled for temporary administrators.
  • FEATURE: People can now be slapped with a "Winniegun", whatever that is :)
  • FIX: Houses with the "Normal House (1)" location may now have an armour pickup again.
  • FIX: The original trailer must be delivered in the Delivery minigame in order to win it.
  • FIX: Picking up a dead person's money will not take your own money away again if they were in debt.
  • FIX: Gang leaders and managers are able to kick all people from the gang again.
  • FIX: Unregistered players will now always receive their property earnings in cash.
  • FIX: Unregistered players are now only allowed to borrow up to $10,000.
  • FIX: Vehicle passengers can no longer use `/jump`, unless they're an administrator.
  • FIX: The `/house goto` and `/race` commands are now much less prone to abuse.
  • FIX: The `/isolate` command has been fixed when a player respawns.
  • FIX: Nitro injection cannot be added to Quad bikes anymore.
  • MISC: House IDs have been added to admin notices for house mutations.
  • MISC: The `/forward` command is now implemented in JavaScript.
  • MISC: The `/pcmd` command has been removed.
  • MISC: Support for UDP-based echo broadcasting has been removed.
  • MISC: Support for logstash/ElasticSearch integration has been removed.

Many thanks to Xanland, Holsje and W1nn1e_HC for their contributions, and Halo for his continuous excellent testing.

There is one clarification I would like to make regarding disabling commands for temporary administrators. Our position continues to be that people who receive temporary administrator rights are trusted with the responsibilities that come with it, and they should be able to carry out in-game administrative duties just like any anyone else. There are, however, cases where they aren't in a position to have the knowledge, experience or necessary actions to make consistent decisions with the rest of us, and those we'd like to capture. 

Finally, this release also updates the versions of MySQL, v8 and Boost that we depend on, bringing in the latest security enhancements and capabilities.