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M.A.R.S Christmas Release

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A little late here but the M.A.R.S team released a new version with some really nice new features!

QuoteAs a kind of Christmas present we decided to provide you a new release of M.A.R.S.!
We included some steaming hot features image !
But be warned: some of them are quite incomplete. We released it due to Christmas and to fix some major bugs of the previous version.

Visual Damage!
Every damage caused and taken by you is displayed in a visually pleasing way now.

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Furthermore we included…


Specials!
These are (quite incomplete but nevertheless) funny little helpers to make you even more powerful!
They are selectable in the same way as weapons by using another key.
To use them, you have to collect FragStars by shooting your enemies or scoring in SpaceBall.
The strength of your current Special will increase with the number of FragStars you earn.
So far we built in:
      Heal – cures nearby allies
      Rock’n'Lol – the well-known rocket launcher. Spawns an amount of rockets that equals the number of your FragStars (a bit buggy yet)
      Blast – blasts away nearby enemies

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Multicolored Ships!
We included this as an attempt to increase the recognizability of team mates by simultaneously keeping individuality of ships.
Each ship of a team shares a basic team color and is decorated by decals in a player-specific color.

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ColorPicker Widget!
The colors mentioned above don’t have to be chosen via HSV sliders anymore! The brand new ColorPicker widget provides a more intuitive way of selecting your team- and decal-color.

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More Languages!
Thanks to all those hardworking translators!

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Further Changes:
Bugs
      should work on ATI-Cards under Linux again
      slow motion ends when returning to the main menu

Graphics
      suns cause a heat effect
      ship size has been increased

Gameplay
      the ball in SpaceBall is no longer “unshootable” at the start – it can be shot with weapons
      the statistics at the end of the game can be hidden by Space and return too
      increased effect of gravity on AFK and Shotgun
      colliding particles! Rockets and Flubbas can be shot with other Weapons (needs some balancing, though…)

Bot Behaviour
      more intelligent handling of black holes (they simply ignore them image )
      they know to shoot the ball at start

Feel free to DOWNLOAD the latest version!
Merry Christmas and a happy new year! image
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