July 14, 1999

Balls of Steel v1.2 Released!

Today, we've released the shareware download of Balls of Steel. This new version is v1.2, and is primarily a bug fix release (for video issues), but there are some game play issues as well. Here's a complete list of all the fixes/updates in v1.2 over v1.1.

* added DirectDraw support option for the display
* fix to Firestorm 3-ball totaling for undefused bombs
* change to double for scoring, rather than custom 64-bit ints
* updated magnetic lock parameters to prevent ball getting stuck
* fix to Firestorm Powerplant and Freeway ramp scoring awards
* super combo scoring cap introduced
* kickback cheat code on Mutation now properly opens kickback gate
* powerball mode now correctly resets gas cylinders on Duke Nukem
* ball blocker gate bug corrected
* ball dumping from cyclotron dish during Mutation 3-ball improved
* free 4-billion points in Duke Nukem video mode corrected
* high score sorting problem corrected
* crashing after final ball of Darkside 3-ball corrected
* parental lock extended to cover text of hurry-up message
* Firestorm outlanes no longer turn off novice ballsaver
* suppressed false display of combos values in Mutation
* fixed Barbarian element missions to ensure correct display on completion
* corrected bug in Duke Nukem multiball modes in conjunction with elevator
* removed references to Worldscores, as they no longer track Balls of Steel scores

This list is for the registered version, obviously issues relating to the registered tables don't apply to shareware.

In addition to this shareware episode, you can also download patches that will update your existing game to v1.2! As a convenience to our customers, these patches will update either v1.0 or v1.1 to the new v1.2! You can download the shareware episode or the patches from our FTP area right away by visiting our Master download page. Please remember, if you have any problems attempting to apply these patches, you will need to remove your game (with the Add/Remove Programs icon in Windows), and then reinstall and reapply the patch.

If you've never tried Balls of Steel, than now's the time! Visit our Balls of Steel Pages for more information about the #1 PC pinball game!

Posted by Joe Siegler on July 14, 1999 at 1:00 PM | Permalink
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