Java Netrek v0.9.8 released: partially implements window resizing and sound. Game Thursday!

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Darrell Root

May 4, 2021, 9:30:45 PM5/4/21
to, Darrell Root

With the next game this Thursday at 9PM Eastern 6PM Pacific, I’m pleased to release version 0.9.8 of the Java Netrek client.

I have a prebuilt executable .jar file attached to the release.

Version 0.9.8 adds the following improvements:

+ You can resize the main window, and the galactic and tactical windows resize appropriately
   - But the icons inside the tactical and galactic windows do not yet resize
   - Still substantial alignment issues related to window layout when you resize.

But it is cool to play Netrek in fullscreen! (Shameless plug: my MacOS Swift client supports that too)

+ Added initial sound support
   - But the sounds are “single threaded”, so (for example) if you fire a 2nd torpedo the sound from the first torpedo will be interrupted.

Sorry the new features are not yet “polished”.  But each (monthly?) game of Netrek will probably trigger me to make some improvements.


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